Bought a new project

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  1. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    Part II of the recently acquired daily driver

    Found legit white JDM 16" Type R wheels, adjusted the coilovers up so it's no longer tucking tyre and looking like a commodore (see previous post). Gave her a good clean and buff, paint is more presentable than I originally thought.

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    Some may remember I used to have a white one of these when I lived in Japan, followed up the new owner who bought it off me after I privately imported it, I really wanted the car back but he told me to "kindly" fuck off...

    Since I can't have the car I asked if I can have my old MOMO steering wheel back and turns out he sold it but put me in touch with the person whom bought it off him. I cold called him but actually managed to get my old steering wheel back which carries a lot of sentimental value.

    Here's a photo of it in the white car:

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    It's been kept in good nick and I'm very glad to have it back. '93 Nov manufacture date so a very old version of the momo tuner.

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    So now to find a boss kit to get this thing installed. After lots of research no one could confirm for me what the difference is between OH-207 and OH-215 which are specifically the SRS boss kits.

    They are nearly 3x the price of the more basic OH-136 which is the most generic Honda boss kit. Wasn't convinced I had to have the airbag version if the non SRS one also fits? Took a punt on it and is working perfectly.

    1. Removing a very worn SRS wheel, safety first, disconnect the battery for at least 5 mins.

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    2. Removed the SRS clock spring as well, I can only assume the SRS boss kits are more plug and play and will retain the clock spring. Apparently they also provide a SRS light cancellor but more on that later.

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    3. Testing the pair of wires going into the clock spring are indeed for the yellow SRS airbag connector.

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    4. Confirmed which wires do what, had to cut the airbag wires as that connector cannot be removed from the clock spring.

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    5. After doing some reading on how to stop the SRS light staying on, apparently it's just a matter of wiring in a 2ohm 1/4 watt resistor. So really HKB is charging you an extra $70 AUD for a 50 cent part when buying the SRS boss kit. What a joke.

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    6. Spliced the resistor onto the 2 airbag wires and checked resistance across both ends. Soldered on once I confirmed the resistance is correct.

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    7. Also got the horn to work, just made sure the horn wire is in constant contact with the back of the boss kit. It's pretty much the same as an RX7 where you create a makeshift contact point https://www.rx7club.com/3rd-generat...-work-after-aftermarket-wheel-install-904878/

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    8. Moment of truth, SRS diagnostic on ignition.

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    9. Success, light went off within a few seconds and no errros:

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  2. lidz

    lidz Well-Known Member

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    Nice one Mike, gee you've got a great collection of '90s jap metal! What's next?
     
  3. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    haha no idea, most of the cars have been fixer uppers so whatever interesting comes up for sale I suppose. I was actually wanting something LS powered and ended up with a FWD 4 banger since it was such a bargain. V8 next hopefully?
     
  4. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

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    Looks pretty nice! I'm a fan of the old ITR's.
     
  5. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    Same here, the only FWD car I've ever owned, sold and regretted enough to want another. Did try a few B16A and B18 VTIR swapped Civics recently but didn't do it for me.
     
  6. ugame

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    Great work!

    FWD 4 bangers are the new RWD V8 :D

    Next step for the GTV.....make it BARK :D

    Fitted some Koni STR't shocks to the rear also.
     
  7. MikeZ32

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    So this is a very late update but the FD is finally done, had to be sensible with the budget but the car deserved a brand new fuel system & boost control so ended up selling off some of the parts that came with the car and got the below:

    Full Function Engineering primary and secondary rails, dual in dual out setup
    Turbosmart FPR1200 v3
    Bosch EV14K 1000cc primary injectors and 2200cc injectors.
    Walbro 400 fuel pump
    Blitz Dual SBC
    Turbosmart 50mm progate
    Turbo is actually a T04R, not a ball bearing T04Z as originally informed to me by seller but whatever, it works.

    Stayed with 98 as economy is already terrible without E85. Made a hair under 300rwkw on a conservative 16psi tune. When Trent dialled in a more aggressive boost setting (on the graph in grey) the clutch started slipping.

    Currently has a rather basic Exedy Heavy Duty. After some research on the FD forums most suggest if sticking to a single plate the best would be a Exedy Hyper Single VF but that's a $2k clutch and comes with its own flywheel so going to leave that until the car actually needs a new clutch before going back for a touchup tune.

    Seems to idle fine on big injectors and included a vid of the brap at the bottom.

    Now I can get on with fixing the Z and getting that back on the road.

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    Had to cut the insulators off the EV14 injectors, change the O rings and put in inserts to the injector ports to accept the smaller 14mm injectors.

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    Made up some more heat shielding and wrapped the entire exhaust down to the cat.

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  8. stumagoo

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    god I love the sound of a bridgy..........
     
  9. Peter Black

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    That is a truly horrendous colour.

    Very nice car though, well done.
     
  10. MikeZ32

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    haha cheers Pete :D
     
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    Haven't updated in a while as all the old pics have gone down. I can fix the links if someone is kinda enough to do a global edit on all the past posts or make me a temporary mod so I can do it myself :D

    Anyway, a rare opportunity came up recently and this is a very non planned purchase. So I'm currently trying to sell the 34 and then sneak this car into the garage then pretend it's the same car when the wife asks because she hates cars and I was supposed to sell something before buying another one...

    Without copy and pasting a long parts list, here's the latest impulse purchase because you only live once:

    1995 R33 GTR, resprayed in R35 Gun Metallic
    Flowed RB26 head with lumpy HKS cams, Tomei HD valve springs and retainers
    RB30 block from a VL that was X ray checked then built with all forged parts from with a mix of RIPS racing and Nitto bits.
    GTX4088R
    OS Giken 6 speed sequential - this basically sold me on the car, always dreamt of a real sequential and made this car stand out vs most of the other built 33s I've been looking at which usually break gearboxes.
    Extended sump, BPP rail, 2000cc injectors, dual 044 pumps + surge tank
    Haltech Elite with street dash

    Purchased sight unseen. Not something I normally do but since it's a Maatouks Racing customer car, made it a bit easier and I spoke with Drew Maatouks about the build and he gave the car a clean rap and confirmed the car was a no compromise build. Still with full interior and working AC. They've just recently put the trigger kit on it and made 650KW (870HP?) at the wheels so estimating it makes ~930HP @ the crank? Close enough I can cross off the thousand horsepower GTR and sequential gearbox items off the bucket list.

    It is still NSW registered so the fun part begins, make the bare minimum changes needed so I can get it roadworthy and transfer it onto VIC plates. I fancy my chances but failing that, the backup plan is I'll just drain the tank, store it for a year and put it on club after 16 months when it hits 25 years old.

    Here she is, a relatively stock looking R33.

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    The seller was pretty pumped about being on Motive DVD which removed any doubt I had. Jump to 3:55 and the grey speed boat appears :D

     
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    wow fantastic! I prefer the R33 to any other Skyline in GTR guise or other. Much sleeker imho.
     
  14. lidz

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    Wow Mike, think you've got a problem mate! Surprised the 34 is already on its way but a very nice replacement. There's been a couple current build threads on Sau running OS88 boxes, sounds like a bloody nice addition. Hopefully catch you Sunday mate for a good chat
     
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    Nice Mike!
     
  16. MikeZ32

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    Cheers, I also like 33s and don't buy into the whole hated middle child thing that seems to be popular opinion.

    These are still the performance bargain for anyone looking since they're not popular in Aus but will likely go the way of the 32 soon. I've been watching the GTR market for a while and 33s are slowly creeping up as they're now only 16 months away from becoming US legal.

    See you Sunday Tim. I will likely bring the 34 and rack up kays on it. Have been using it as a daily for the past couple of weeks haha.

    To be honest the driving dynamics there really isn't much difference between 33 to 34. Suspension is the same and they feel pretty much the same to me. I was actually looking for a rough 33 to use as a base car for a build then this car just came along already done.
     
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    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

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    Wow, looks like a weapon! I went looking at 33's the other day and they all seem to have jumped $15k since last time I looked.
     
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  18. JEDI-77

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    Hahahahaha, holy shit Mikey, you have too much money..... Good on you man, but shit yeah.....too much money :)

    And a very tolerant wife by the sounds of things :)

    Sad to see the R34 go though :( If I hadn't bought the Redline, I'd consider putting in some extra cash and buying the R34 off you :)


     
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    w00h00, passed pits and now VIC registered.

    I won't go into all the mandatory de-modding that was needed but for anyone considering buying a heavily modified car, after going through all this it's definitely something I'd do again for the right car. Buy it with current interstate rego and it's very doable.

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    Hoosiers were great but they don't take turns all that well and my god they wear fast. Needing a good all round tyre option I ended up selling the TE37s with Nitto Invos and re-used the stock R34 wheels sitting in the backyard. Now running the Nankang AR1 semi slicks and very impressed with the grip and handling. Downside is the tyre roar is deafening.

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    Here's a video, idles like the RX7:

     
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