Thursday, March 10, 2011

Still getting there....!

The last few weeks have been testing the little patience I have. The car is very close but we've been fixing a number of issues the car has had for a long time and improving other areas.

Aircon came out. This was a milestone as I have resisted doing this for so long. This improves cooling and obviously weight.

Engine bay has been cleaned up while I was at it. This was a massive job. This was done in conjunction with the oil cooler being done. Air con removed really neatens up the engine bay as well.

Glass is finally back in! Had to use a universal rear window seal instead of the nissan one but I don't mind the look of it.

Oil cooler now in the open air. Previously it was between the intercooler and aircon condensor and oil temps were getting hot very quickly. This should improve things. It was a decent job and involved taking the inlet plenum off, removing the oil cooler and sandwich plate as well as the relocator. Cleaning the whole side of the engine bay up which was disgusting and took days. The battery tray was also cut out in the process and then some etch primer put on any bare metal until the engine bay is resprayed.

Then once that was complete we put the new N2 Tomei oil block one which is better than the previous Greddy screw on plate. The stainless braided lines were then bined and replaced with teflon braided lines.

The relocator was also moved and placed behind the oil cooler. The whole thing required custom brackets and a bit of fiddling around. Final result i'm really happy with though.

My headlights have always been really yellow and looked nasty. Neil sanded them and them brought them back with the buff. Made a massive difference and looks much better.

Saw these on Skylines Australia and just had to have them. When I found out they had R comps in decent sizes on them I was stoked.

This is comparing the 265's to the new tyres. These new ones won't be used any time soon as some more modifications have to be done to the car to fit them all round.

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