Rudolfs 2+2: Update: 6/10/17: Building A V8 Forklift!
Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:28 PM
Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:34 PM
Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:49 PM
You'd probably be better off selling that spoiler and re-purchasing a fibreglass one on to modify. Would hate to see that lovely carbon wing cut up or painted.
Id be keen to grab the Cf one if its up for sale
Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:09 PM
you should really change those fuseable links, good to get it going not good if it burns to the ground...
also nice P1's on the s15, dont see many sets of those anymore. I'm running gtr32 wheels on mine. best wheels for an s15 i rekon haha
Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:36 PM
I think the wing cost $450? around that, yes its a topstage reproduction of the 432 wing. Dont really want to sell it, but not looking forward to hacking it up either.
UPDATE 8/7/13 - Nardi, Autometer and Fujitsubo?
Wow ive blown so much money on this thing in the last few weeks.... where to start.
I Bought Gareth's old carb set up, and plan to have a new manifold custom made by a engineering shop we use though work, of course, book it to something work related.
Also fixed my clock, by cheating and buying and fitting a Autometer clock. Not happy with where it is, i will eventually remove the Din pocket where the radio should go, and put the clock and 1 more gauge that size there, probably battery volts, then up top have fuel, oil and temp.
My Nardi Torino FINALLY arrived, after 3 months wait as it had to be made!
I removed my radiator to send off for repairs, the small crack in the end tank ended up being a whole new radiator core.
That led to me replacing all coolant lines, heater lines, fuel lines and vacuum lines in the engine bay.
Bought a Choke Lever handle
New shift knob with JDM awesomeness.
Big thanks to Jesse Streeter for hooking me up with my Fujitubo Exhaust..... Haha 40 year old New old stock, 1 week express from Japan! Wasnt cheap!
I also drove down to Stewart Wilkins Motorsport and ordered a set of headers, I initially wanted the 6-1 that everyone one here likes, but he convinced me to get their newly developed 6-2-1 set up which is apparently nearly as good top end with a more meaty midrange. should be done next weeek
And since my car chews through 1L of oil per 400km's due to the valve steam seals being rubbish and having glazed bores, i decided to buy a second hand L28 to rebuild....
Im broke, Wife not Happy!
Edited by CroS13, 16 July 2017 - 01:18 PM.
Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:44 AM
Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:33 PM
Did you buy just the rear section of the exhaust? I tried to buy just the rear through Jesse as well but ReinhardJPN wouldn't sell just the rear and wanted drug money for the whole kit?
Reinhard were having a 30% off sale last week David. Makes it a tiny bit cheaper but still exy I think.
Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:01 PM
As far as im aware, they are the only other ones to make a exhaust like this type.
I only wanted the rear section too. Problem i have, is that the Bus is longer than a 2 seater, so it would not fit anyway if i got the full system.
Not cheap, it was over $700 to get it to my door, but hey, its the exhaust i wanted.... full system would have been $1300 if i recall. Then id still have to get it modified to fit my car, so more money there.
Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:42 PM
+3 with the exhaust pics. I once bought a Fujitsubo system for an Evo 8; best quality I have ever seen in welds, bends etc. Again, wasn't cheap as well (around $1200) but sounded great without being attracting the wrong attention.
Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:30 PM
Can't believe I have missed your build thread - another Z in Sydney and a Blue 2+2 (my favourite colour)
Nice Work, slowly but surely you will get there.
Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:28 PM
Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:52 PM
I really like the way your build is coming along mate. Car is looking good, yep you're broke as a result. I think we all know that feeling. At least you're going to be making it much more reliable and good idea on the fire extinguisher.
I have a workmate who just finished a 4 year build on a stroked VL 5L, he keeps telling me that ill end up doing things twice, to bite the bullet and strip her down now and rebuild from scratch, trust me i agree with him, i just enjoy driving this darn car too much, i want to keep her running until something major breaks, then ill tear her down... im thinking engine, because im giving her hell, and i chew threw 1L of oil every 400km's that and it leaks oil from the head gasket.
Anyway, update time!
UPDATE 17.7.13: a new motor!
I bought a new... well... not really... anyway, bought a L28 for the nugget. The old bloke was so nice, he let me keep his custom engine stand, which was a home made bird poo welded shopping trolley! I'm honestly surprised it didn't snap off the stand and fall off the back of the box trailer on the way home.
Engine is a N42 head and N42 block, so meh, standard standard....
Edited by CroS13, 16 July 2017 - 01:19 PM.
Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:00 PM
Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:57 PM
you going to run with the efi or put the carbs back on?
Posted 21 July 2013 - 08:37 PM
I'm out of breath and tissues!!
Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:29 PM
Nice pipes man!
Could you do me a favor and provide dimensions of the rear muffler, diameter, length and pipe size?
Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:26 PM
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