My latest SWB Z32 TT manual build...this one will skid!!

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  1. akinadan79

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    I thought it was about time that I started a build thread for my SWB TT manual, as my old LWB TT manual build was a big fat failure (read: ended up getting cut up into bits on my driveway and carted off to the scrappy in the back of a pikey's transit van!!)

    I figured that this time, rather than give a step by step commentary of its progress (which can be depressing when progress comes crashing to a halt) this time I decide that I'd build it first and when it was pretty much ready to hit the track, only then would I write it all up afterwards..

    Here's the old girl as of yesterday afternoon, a few minor jobs left but pretty much 99% ready to rock:

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    (big thanks have to go to 'Monster' and Whifbitz for some really nice parts at very generously low prices)

    *I'm currently running a tidy VG30DETT that had been tinkered with in Japan, I'll run this until I kill it this Summer by which time I should have finished re-building the forged lump (below). The bottom end is finished, I just need some new cometic gaskets....joy)

    (Engine)

    VG30DETT (bored/honed ’20 thou)
    Carillo ‘H’ beam rods
    Arias oversized pistons
    ARP bolts
    Cometic gaskets *
    Nismo 740cc injectors
    300 degree fuel rails
    SE ported and polished heads
    SE cams/valves
    AMS pulleys
    ACL bearings
    Polished crank
    AMS manifiolds + gaskets
    HKS turbo elbows
    Garrett GT675 RS turbos
    Polished water pipes
    New OEM water pump/oil pump
    EGR/PCV delete
    NGK spark plugs
    Unorthodox racing lightweight pulleys
    Blitz custom exhaust (titanium wrapped)
    Greddy 3 row front mount intercooler
    ARC GTR oil cooler + braided hoses (front mounted)
    Koyorad radiator
    Nismo rad cap
    CZP radiator hardpipe kit
    ARC bov's
    Greddy expansion tank
    Greddy oil catch tank
    Blitz oil filler cap
    Greddy sandwich plate
    Samco intercooler pipes/radiator hoses/vacuum hoses/intercooler couplers
    SFS water/heating pipes
    HKS twin induction kit/Samco elbows
    AEM EMS
    AEM 3.5 bar MAP sensor
    Bosch 044 fuel pump
    Accusump
    Cusco brake stopper

    (Transmission)

    Carbonetic triple plate clutch + flywheel
    Carbon one piece prop
    Re-built OEM 5 speed gearbox

    (Steering/Suspension)

    Tein Type Flex coilovers
    Tein EDFC
    Driftworks front upper camber arms
    Driftworks front lower arms
    Driftworks Geomaster tension rods
    Driftworks polybushes
    Tein inner tie rods
    SPL version 5 outer tie rods
    SPL front drop links
    Stillen front ARB
    Driftworks HICAS replacement kit
    Driftworks rear upper camber arms
    Driftworks rear lower camber arms
    Driftworks tension arms
    Driftworks polybushes
    CZP rear drop links
    Stillen rear ARB
    Ksport 8 pot brakes (356mm discs) front + braided hoses/Yellow Stuff pads
    Ksport 6 pot brakes (356mm discs) rear + braided hoses/Yellow Stuff pads

    (Exterior)

    Satin black paintjob
    Stillen GT-Z front bumper (modified)
    Border vented fenders
    Carbon fibre vented bonnet
    Carbon fibre vented front panel
    Carbon fibre fuel door
    Carbon fibre aeriel delete plate
    Carbon fibre cannards (front bumper)
    Adjustable bumper support bars
    Carbon fibre ‘Origin’ GT wing (formerly fitted to the Driftworks S15)
    Aero-catches (rear hatch)
    Stainless bonnet pins (bonnet)
    Border JDM wing mirrors
    CMS skirts
    Flared rear arches
    ’99 spec rear lights
    HID headlights
    Scroth tow loop (FIA approved)
    Red enamelled rear tow loops
    17” Riverside deep dish split rims (10j & 9j) ET -7 (only set this side of Mars!)

    (Interior)

    Sparco Kevlar Pro 2000 drivers seat
    OMP seat rails
    Sparco Kevlar rally seat
    Bride seat rails
    Takata 6 point harnesses
    ASD hydraulic handbrake + Willwood brake cylinder/pass through kit
    Driftworks hydraulic brake lines
    Personal steering wheel (Ltd edition OZ Racing)
    Nismo GT gearknob
    Autopower/Pegasus Auto roll cage (SCCA/FIA approved 1.75 inch x 0.120" DOM)
    Carbing rear strut brace
    HKS Oil temp/Oil pressure/Water temp gauges
    Greddy 60mm (pillar mount) boost gauge
    APEXi multichecker
    Tein EDFC controller
    Greddy Spec ‘S’ boost controller
    Blitz AF meter
    Lifeline 2ltr on board fire extinguisher system
    Electric cut-off switch

    there are probably a few bits that I've missed off the list, but it's all going in the right direction this time at least

    Simon at SJS Design is currently working on some custom decals and arrangements are underway for a day of free skids...so life is all good :smokin:

    more pics to follow shortly...
     
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    ASD hydro imported from the US, I opted for this as it's the same one that 'D-Mac' (Darren Mcnamarra) was running in his AE86, so would assume that it's pretty decent

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    The clutch swap was long over due thanks to a few motorway/duel carriageway encounters that effectively killed my old one

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    The old red zed getting chopped up and carted off by the Chuckle Brothers...

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    reeperR32 Drift-Street-Imports

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    seriously nice spec dude, loving the hydro handle and the buckets look pretty cool..

    i cant help but think it would look really wide and low de spoilered though :p
     
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    Cheers bud

    You could be right mate, I'll see how I get on with it as it is and then give it a go without. SWB zeds are really snappy on the limit so I'll see what difference it makes.
     
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    i like the front bumper for one reason, it has purpose, it looks like every hole/vented area is there for a reason, which is sick, other than that it looks abit max power.

    extreme spec though, this will eat tyres, good luck mate
     
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    Look's like the sort of thing the villain would drive in an early 90s action film. Not that that's a bad thing.
     
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    Love the GT wing haha. Should be a weapon. Get some video asap!
     
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    That looks sweet!!! I love it. Almost exactly how I wanted mine to look. Cant wait to see more z32's drifting, we will take over the world :)
     
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    Hey Matt, yours looked the nuts down at Castle Combe the other week mate, proper fast entry's and definately not shy at shredding rubber either!!

    I'm just chuffed that I've eventually got this one sorted how I want it, as the other one was just 'FAIL' from the off...it just took me a while to realise it

    It'd be good to get some z32 twinning going once I've got my own skills up to scratch :thumbs:


    Good luck for the rest of the season bud
     
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    cheers mate,
    yeah twinning would be cool but we can do better than that because in my drift team SkidRoh both me and Alex Law have z32's, his isnt up to bdc spec yet but he still drifts it when he can. Do some triple z32 drift trains!!!! :)

    Where did you get your perspex rear window for your old red 2+2??, really need to sort mine out as it weighs about 3.6 tonnes lol.

    Also with it being a short wheel base you should be fine drifting it as Michael Scherr uses a shorty over in germany. Sure you must have seen his vids. Like the fast and furious remake of drifting up the spiral part of a multi story car park...lol
     
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    Getting there slowly but surely




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    Not sure whether this will be better used for skidding or grip so I'm going to give it a day or two of laps at Cadwell and Castle Combe to see what sort of times I can get with it. There's not a lot of the original car left so it's whole new territory for me and it could prove to be a big pile of dog turd on track?!?

    I'll get some vids up when I've got something worth showing...
     
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    That looks mean! ive always wanted one of these
     
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    LOVE Z32's!!!
     
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    Wow! Great work, car looks awesome
     
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    Nooiiicceeee work. Looks sick.
     
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    finally an update.. looking good dude.. more pics of the vips in white please :p
     
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    Looked way cooler pre graphics IMO, but still like it lots
     
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    It's a weird one stav because in pictures I actually agree with you, I prefer it without the graphics, but when I look at it in the metal it definately looks better with them.

    There are more decals to go on it yet because we've managed to bag a handful of decent sponsors from a variety of fields (and mostly companies that we've either partnered with on contracts or companies that we've built a rapor with over the years)

    Oracle (SP) Ltd are the main sponsor with technical support provided by Hereford Tyres (Hunter alignment/tyre supplier), Mikina Precision Engineering (CNC gucci test bits), J&R Recovery (most of the mechanical work), T&S Auto Services (Electrical work) and Chaos/Hereford Muay Thai (and MMA Universe in the pipeline on the proviso that the board give it the go ahead)


    Ref the white rims chief, I'll get some close up shots once I've finished wet and drying them and given them their third coat


    I'm just going to enjoy this whilst I've got it this Summer and do with it whatever I fancy, be that skid it/grip or most likely roll the fucker on it's first shakedown!!


    Would definately be good to get to some DWYB days in the next few months though
     

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