Nissan Gloria 90's Vip. Update 30/8 manual swap!

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  1. Adam-MGTF

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    The 4 door is just sat there atm, it's in need for some proper rust treatment. it's not full of holes. but 1 or 2 more winters and it'd be totally shot.

    Message a bloke called mike sanford and search for a company called automodz on facebook. They are the 2 main guys who brake and work on z32s :) Manual boxs have suffered nissan Tax a bit of late. But if you see a NA one then don't be put off - unlike most nissasns the na boxs are as strong as TT. Just a different starter motor (as the TT has a larger flywheel)
     
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    I've been looking at Z32 or Z31 manual parts. I'm not on Facebook dude but any contact info is appreciated.
     
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    Finally got the split rims sealed & the tyres fitted. Completely changes the look of the car.
    Just got the rears to do next!

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    I also ripped out all the a/c system in the engine bay including the compressor & radiator. There's so much more room in the bay without all the rubber & hardlines.
    With the car in the air I noticed my tension rod bushes were a bit shagged so I fitted the hardrace ones off my S13.

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    When I got the car it had a Japanese no name cheap mushroom filter with random pieces of pipe from the turbo. It was crammed right up in behind the headlight.
    I had an apexi filter from my rb25det so I removed all the pipework & changed it up so the filter has more room to breath.

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    I've been asked to show a few pics of my intercooler pipework so I hope this helps.

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    Those fake brides off ebay are getting good these days.
     
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    Yep fakes but very comfy!
     
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    Hi bud, not checked in on this for a while but fantastic progress, with regards to the intercooler can you show me the setup to the inlet manifold?

    Yes 7 mpg. I assume the car is broken somewhere some pics of the big turd for you. 20160430_190114. 20160715_143832. 20160715_143641. FB_IMG_1459776411009. FB_IMG_1459776415135. FB_IMG_1459776418839. FB_IMG_1460920950882. FB_IMG_1460921000323. FB_IMG_1460920955484. FB_IMG_1460920966570. FB_IMG_1460920972160. FB_IMG_1460920976436.
     
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    The rear light bulbs always looked really dull & there was condensation in the housings so I wanted to investigate.
    So I pulled the light off the car & released the bulb holders. On inspection the light lenses are actually clear but have red vinyl on the lower half.
    When I pulled the bulbs out I noticed why my indicators look dull. The bulbs has been sprayed gold!!

    Refitted the lights with led brake/ lights & capless indicators.


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    I know it's a bit marmite but as the parts are aftermarket & original to the car when imported I think it makes it even more individual to any other Glorias out there. 75ae7c6dcb83.

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    On inspection the front indicators are also covered in lense tape so when I remove the complete units I'll strip & sort them out too.
     
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    In preparation for the front hub change I needed heavier spring ratings than the ones on my bc coilovers. Those were for my s13 which is obviously a lot lighter.
    After a search I found some on here which were ideal. 16kg hsd springs.
    They arrived today so I stripped the coilovers down & changed the top mount for a pair I bought from Diggory on here.
    Then I built them up.
    So if all goes well I'll start the front end swap this week.

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    Started on the lower arms as they are s14.
    Knocked out the balljoints & burnt out the bushes with my propane gun.

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    I've ordered new powerflex inner bushes & balljoints. So for now I'll clean them up ready for paint.

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    I love these pictures:-) Thanks man. I used to have a Nissan but not in this class. Very nice work! :-)
     
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    this is exactly what happens to rubber bushes when they are done up not being in their "ride-height" position.

    cool project
     
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    Thanks guys it's nice to get a bit of feedback.
     
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    Love this car and how your keeping it how it was imported.
     
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    I took the lower arms to my mates unit & shot blasted them, gave them a prime & paint. Then a couple of coats of lacquer. Fitted the new inner bushes supplied by driftworks. Just waiting on ball joints & I can build the front end.

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    Also removed the headlights to remove the old grill brackets & fit sidelight bulb holders.
    Originally these are located in the bumper with the front fogs.
    So I had to strip & split the lights. I wanted to fit the oem bulb holder so I dremeled the fitting.
    I also stripped the orange lense tape & fitted an orange bulb to the indicators.

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    Pulled a bit more of the interior out today & found a nice ecu.
    Impul Y32-1203.
    Does anyone know how I can get any info or tune info from it?

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