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Thanks, the fuel tank is great isn't it, hope it works well once I start using for fuel injection setup, no reason why it won't though.

 

 

Unfortunately its got to be a bit slow for a while, I'll be buying parts as and when I can afford them over the next 5 months, next on the list a Link G4+ Extreme ECU with extra sensors.  

 

 

 

 

Still got a lot of expensive parts to get unfortunately but I'm too far to stop now:

 

  • ECU & Sensors
  • Custom Mil-spec Wiring Harness
  • Mounts
  • Custom Sump
  • Custom Intercooler and Radiator
  • Custom Propshaft
  • Injectors (Probably Asnu 700cc)
  • Coils
  • Ceramic Coating of manifolds and turbo elbows
  • Clutch & Flywheel
  • Tomei Fuel Rail, Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator, AN fittings and lines, Filter
  • Various Engine and Turbo gaskets
  • Custom Oil Catch Tank
  • Oils
  • Air Filters
  • OS Giken LSD
  • Speedhut Gauges - Speedo, Tach, Water Temp, Boost, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp

 

Quite a scary list.

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Will be September or October before any proper updates to this but here a brief one anyway:

 

 

 

Got my ECU, Link G4+ Extreme with Internal knock control and OBDII upgrades along with 4 bar map sensor, Boost Solenoid, Fuel pressure sensor, IAT Sensor and a Missile select switch for switching between high and low boost settings.

 

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My custom Millspec wiring harness in now finished on its way to me now, along with fuse/rely box and LS2 wideband controller.

 

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My sump is currently being built for me by Pat1 and my intercooler and radiator are being built by Pro Alloy who made my fuel tank.

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I'm now on holiday for 6 weeks so work has begun again on this.

 

 

First thing to do, sort out my parts:

 

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Crank trigger setup:

 

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Fuelab Inline Fuel Filter

 

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Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator

 

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Turbo water and oil lines

 

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Synapse Engineering Synchronic BOV

 

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Asnu 700cc Injectors:

 

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RB Motorsport R34 Ignition Coils:

 

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Custom Rear sump with baffles and trap door, big capacity, should hold around 6.5 litres of oil, thanks to Pat1

 

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Speedhut Gauges:

 

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Innovate LC-2 Wideband:

 

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Custom Millspec Harness and wiring setup, will be nice if I have to remove the engine anytime, only takes 5 seconds to disconnect the harness at the bulkhead. Tefzel wiring, Raychem DR25 heatshrink, concentric twisting, service loops at bulkhead connector, brand new connectors and looks great.

 

 

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More Parts should be arriving this week. Swap should be starting on the 15th.

 

 

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Some more parts landed from Japan this week:

 

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Nismo Super Coppermix Clutch and Flywheel kit, Tomei Fuel Rail and OS Giken CLSD, pretty sure they sent me the wrong LSD though so I'm working on sorting that, yet more hassle.

 

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Installed my wiring harness bulkhead connection:

 

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Engine is looking good, had the rocker covers painted Kandy Apple Red with a gold Flake

 

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Custom Intercooler and Radiator were finished up and arrive with me from Pro Alloy, both were made from blueprint I sent them.

 

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Need to modify the diffuser plate to get it to fit, it will be tight though, wanted to use every last bit of surface area possible, just hope I didn't push too big, its about 20mm taller than my blueprints because of the way the sizing worked out 20mm extra meant two extra rows of fins.

 

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Can't wait to see those badboys in the bay.

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I've always loved the look of the R34 GTR engine plaques, however they say Skyline, this is no good.

 

 

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My Solution:

 

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I think it finishes off the engine perfectly. heart.gif

 

 

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Been sorting out a lot of things for the swap like trying to get the correct LSD because I was sent the wrong one, modding my diffuser plate for the intercooler, drawing up a blueprint for my catch tank. Unfortunately my intercooler piping needs some altering to make it fit the really tight hole it has to fit through on the drivers side. :'(

 

 

Got some spacers machined, spacer for the turbo side mount because I think the oil pan will be too close to the cross member without it and some spacers to make the bracket for my crank trigger sit correctly with my custom sump.

 
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My parts came back from getting Ceramic Coated by Zircotec, it better work well because it wasn't cheap, but I believe it should make a good difference to the rear turbo as the front turbo elbow sits very close to it, and hopefully it keeps the twin turbo outlet piping a bit cooler as well.

 

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Did you make that label? Looks good.

I drew it up and then got it machined by a local company.

 

Loaded up with the last few remaining parts

 

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Fitted boost switch, the switch beside it will have a black cover over it and will be for anti-lag, the hole on the square cover behind will have a switch for tunring on my data logging.

 

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Modifications to intercooler work, fits well now, had a test fit,

 

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Last mileage of the L26, kind of sad really.

 

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Old engine is out and the RB is almost ready for test fit which will be happening on Satuday:

 

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Still not sure if this will clear the cross member, if it does it will be super tight.

 

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Thanks, nice to see someone on here at least looks at my build :)  RB does look like it was meant to be in there from factory.

 

 

 

 

Still making Progress:

 

Fuel line setup, hard to believe this lot costs £560.

 

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Fuel lines are done, FPR fitted, intercooler and radiator fitted, throttle cable is fitted, LSD is going in today along with 4.11 final drive, propshaft should be ready tomorrow.

 

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Arrived today, spacer for front wheels to give me some more lock, led light for dash to be my check engine light, remaining fuel system parts and my gauges back from repair.

 

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Almost there, got to work out a solution for the top radiator hose, trim my intercooler diffuser panel, fit the sump tray and that's it for the outside apart from intake, intercooler and exhaust piping. Was working on the inside wiring today and fitting my gauges.

 

 

 

 

Hardlines under the car with braided line up front

 

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Got the wiring finished, switches wired in, dash fitted, spacers fitted, interior cleaned, top coolant hose on and filled her with coolant, adjusted the mapping a bit, fitted vac lines and general tidying. Pretty much there now apart from piping (downpipe, exhaust, intercooler) this will be started on Monday.

 

 

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Can finally get rid of this:

 

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Been replaced with this:

 

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My new Twin Turbo Badge finally arrived, couldn't get this from Nissan anymore, but RHD Japan got me one:

 

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Interior looking nice again (new gauges fitted)

 

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Thanks Drew

 

 

 

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Exhaust is underway although its already well behind schedule:
 
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Made up my breather lines and finished the wiring plate install:
 
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Original plan was to hide the wiring connector under the catch can, but the wiring was about 2 inches too short for this, so I machined the plate down to fit where it is below. I think worked out ok, perhaps it would have been a shame to hide it?
 
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The downpipe runs very close to the chassis so to avoid heat damage I added some insulation, if Gold is good enough for a McLaren F1 engine bay then its good enough for me, meant to reflect 80% of the radiant heat, plus it looks cool

 

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Unfortunately I have run of time to get this finished and I have had to go back to work with it unfinished.   :cry:  I plan to return for a week once the weather get a bit better, perhaps end of Feb and I'll get it finished ready for my next holiday where it will be getting mapped.

 

 

Downpipe finished, wanted equal length for the sound but I just couldn't see a way to make that work on my chassis, I heat wrapped the parts close to the chassis and turbos, would have like to do the whole thing but the problem then is if it scrapes the ground it tars and the whole lot comes off.

 

 

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You can see the intake piping for the rear turbo has to run above the front turbo elbow and exhaust so to help keep the pipe cooler I am considering gold wrapping the piping also.

 

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Exhaust is also finished:

 

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Not sure whether to leave the heat colouration on the tip or remove it:

 

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Almost there   :)

 

 

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Thanks guys  :)  Really can't wait to get it finished now and drive it. Unfortunately I'm back at work so will be away for around 5 months before this can happen.  :cry:  Hope all the work is worth it.

 

 

 

No idea how I missed this thread but I am glad that I have seen it now AWESOME WORK!!!

Thanks, Wish I had people who could do fab work like is on your build, some really get fab work you have done and really neat welds on everything. Great work on your build by the way.

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Thanks Toni, means a lot coming from guys like you who's car build's I admire a lot.

 

 

 

 

Intake and Intercooler piping is now finished:
 
 
Nice Job on the welds:
 
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Bay is a bit dusty, work is being done in a bodyshop.
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Was originally planning to have all the pipes polished, but I'm not sure now. I'm thinking I'll leave the intake pipes the way they are but not sure what to do with the intercooler pipes. I can either leave them how they are, have them brushed so they look like they do now but without the colouration from the welding, it will look like one piece of pipe until you look close and see the neat welds. I can have them mirror polished or I can do them in satin black.
 
One option for the intake piping was to get it ceramic coated silver, would be the same finish as my turbo elbows, while this may be effective I'm not sure its the nicest looking compared to the other options.
 
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Looks a wee bit cluttered down here, but that's really as neat as I can make a twin turbo setup look.
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Wanted the bottom filter to be closer to the top one but it just wasn't possible.
 
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Would have updated this a few weeks ago but I was having problem pasting things into the form.

 
 
 
Quite mean looking with the intercooler there, you can just about see the diffuser plate below the intercooler, this makes a huge difference to the aerodynamic performance. Plus it looks much better than without it.
 
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I've since spent two days giving her a full detail so it should look even better now.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Its now fully mapped and running great, I'm really loving it, loads of fun and crazy quick. Made 480hp and 490lbft
 
 
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Some heat in there!
 
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One of the earlier ramp runs, not a great video, I have better footage from my GoPro but my software isn't working right at the moment.
 
 
 
 
 
My turbo side engine mount bush has failed, my hopefully stronger custom replacement arrived today so hoping to get it fitted on Monday and get back to some proper driving again.
 
Ran out of toe adjustment and was stuck at 2' out either side, so I trimmed the end slightly and it should be all good now, also needing to get my brakes skimmed.
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