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i used one of those transportation angencies. most of there fees are the same (about 125 bux) then they put it out on a network that the carriers see. i want to say it was like usa transportation or nationwide transportation, something like that. i would get a quote from Reliable Transportation. i think they are a big company but they have a rig that parks in a plaza when the driver is home and man what a nice setup they have... probably more for high end autos though.

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well, i tell ya, everything is fighting me tooth and nail. went to install the blinkers and i heard something rattling around, ok no biggy i will just take off the lens and see whats up... well it was only the shiny bulb surround that was loose so i epoxied it back on there but to get the damn lens off i had to weld an attachment to each of the phillips screws cause they were all stripped and i couldn't get my vice grips down in there. holy hell what a pain, but its all done now. got the air damn mounted and the bumper mounted. starting to look like a car again.

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Thanks for the info. The guy with this car wont ship it, so now I am flying out to drive it back this weekend.

 

Anyway, what is next? wheels? cage? ...?

 

I actually like the airdam black and unpainted more than the ones that match. Looks way more aggressive.

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working on the oil catch can at the moment. trying to figure out if i want to vent it to the exhaust or not. still waiting on T3 parts to test drive. maybe finish the tank and work on the intake this weekend. ups lost my downpipe, so mckinney is making yet another haha. i really should have just made it to begin with. looks simple. then work on the exhaust. i am thinking 3" stainless with a 3" borla resonator and some sort of muffler. i like the HKS dragger look but i dont think you can get those anymore. i think the apexi N1 and hks, greddy is just to big.

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finished the oil catch can... calling it a night im tired. I tried to find stainless steel but this town sucks so i had to settle for copper, i thought that would be better than the regular steel crap.

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Well, got a little bit of tinkering done. Got the downpipe wrapped in that DEI titanium head wrap and fabbed up the evap valve. hopefully i can find a vacuum gauge tomorrow and test how much vac it will pull. Rebuilt the Z32 rear brake calipers, bead blasted the hubs, brake hardware, backing plates, etc and painted them. Played with my blinkers and all that, got some weird electrial issues i will have to sort out, but you dont need blinkers and headlights if its not on the road B) . Got my tube chassis 280z on its own wheels and took it to work to make room for the baby girl when she gets off life support. :D

Hopefully this downpipe willn't be to low, it hangs down pretty damn good though. i think i might cut off the last 2 foot or so and stuff it in the hole better. wish i could get this damn drivetrain vibration solved 1st though. Im thinking i need to make a new rear trans mount. don't think this *Vendor omitted* one is going to work to my standards( not that its build quality or anything, just hard to make a suitable one with the stock trans mounts).

left my camera at the office. pics later

running outta energy... taking a cruize in july (provided i still have a company to run)... so that will be my vacation.

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Getting burned out but getting close to a good point in taking a break.I would be done if people would send me the correct parts. I feel like that Sarah Mclachlan song

 

Spend all your time waiting

For that second chance to get the right parts

For a break that would make it okay

There’s always one reason

To feel like cussing someone out

And it’s hard at the end of the day

I need some distraction

Oh beautiful RB

Fuel seeps though my surge tank

Let it not be empty

And weightless and maybe

I’ll find some place to do a burnout tonight

 

haha, sorry I have not had my coffee yet this morning..

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well another weekend down and nothing to show for it. Got the new downpipe installed, had to modifiy this one a little bit too. It still hits the transmission mount but im thinking of how i want to make a new one anyway so f that piece of ****. I measured the droop that the mckinney one has and its 1 inch drop from unweighted to weighted no wonder there is severe drivetrain vibes, turns out it broke my speed sensor when it drooped that much. anyone have one those those (red gear).

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dp hits tranny here

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and here

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i modified it some with a 5lb slede hammer and a vice so it fits but it still rubs, gonna take care of that when i start making the exhaust and hacking this dp up. not impressed with these parts except the oil pan that was/is incredible.

 

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well i dont get how to use this multiquote thing, but thanks joel. im gonna put a vac gauge on it and see how much it pulls. i know it pulls a small amount at high rpm but thats under no load. R34 heavy duty RWD, maybe the weakest link in the build??

 

Who did the oil pan? Looks like it attaches to the transmission like the rb26 one? Transmission mount does look a little flimsy.

 

Its a Mckinney one. no it doesnt attach to the trans but you do have to pull the trans to remove it, not all the way out but the flange will not clear the bottom of the bell housing.

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Looking at your build makes mine seem inadequate haha. Nice job on the custom stuff.

sad part none it is really gains performance :(

but thanks i need some inspiration, now if i can find a chick that gives back and neck massages i'd be set B)

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ok finally an update... i drove it around the parking lot... that was beer inspiring, man i see an electric power assist steering in my future. Got the rear finished here is 2 pics of that, i will get more shortly.

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Ended up having to use the low mount R230 mustache bar instead of the high mount to get the driveline angles with the mckinney mounts.... Still dont have all the vibration out, but it was a big difference.

Still need to put on the cotter pins on the rear axle, align it, finish fuel system (running on surge tank at the moment), mount ecu, make intake setup, fab exhaust, and stuff like that. but it coming along. i havent been able to work on it in almost 2 weeks. Clutch and brakes seem ok. I made some Stainless rear brake lines and will do the front when i upgrade to the ACZ brake setup and 5 lugs. i will probably stay with the Z32 rear brake setup, i am currently modifying the parking break to work with it. Right now im stuck with shitty 5 lug wheels off a ford ranger, the bullet hole wheels but oh well, progress is progress. :blink:

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yea it does look mean, but its got no real big performance stuff on it yet... i wouldn't mind putting a set of N1 turbos on it but then again i might do a small to medium single turbo if i do an upgrade.

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Well didnt have long to work on it this week but made some progress.

 

Here is the ECU plate. You cant see it but i used rubber well nuts to mount it to the chassis so that will give it vibration protection and also the ecu is velcroed on. I welded a little ledge for it to rest on too. The velcro is not on there yet in the pics. Not going to put it on till i test drive it on the street.

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Finished up the fuel system and got the parking brake figured out (will post the parking brake setup tomorrow or tuesday).

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I have a megan turbo GT muffler and 409 16ga pipe on the way, hopefully be here by the weekend so i can start that. I have an oil leak somewhere on the drivers side, think it might be a valve cover gasket or a cam seal (which is new though), gotta get someone to look while i run it on the rack.

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