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Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by smoody, Feb 26, 2016.
I'm still sticking with the bright anodised purple idea I think
Bit of progress, screamer sits out the bonnet nicely, wiring is almost done, just need the new center console so I can mount the switches and tidy the wiring, boot locks are fitted and diffuser is now black
it's the little things that make the difference 6666
few little photo updates now its on the ground
still waiting on dash and the finishing parts to come in the post, then onto ecu tuning once ive tied and neatened all the wires.
made some lower door cards
also spent yesterday with adam from autopaints express mixing a custom candy paint for the skyline, painted a test panel and I can safely say im excited!!
along with the normal car building progress of putting things together I made a stencil for the intercooler for a little extra touch
It may not seem much, but I found one of the essential things to have even in a fully stripped out race car, is the heater system.
De-misting your windows with a sponge on a stick gets really old really quick...
So after 10 hours at the garage, given most of them were spent swearing at things that didn't want to fit... It didn't work... The last hour spent looking through wiring diagrams, cutting and soldering wires and we finally have life!
Goodbye spongey stick!
Hello blowy screen wizard!
also installed a PLX wideband so I can get my base map correct when I come to start the car hopefully in the next week or two
ive been progressing with the map lately so fingers crossed later today I can try start the car!
he boost pipes are now fully welded and now ive been securing the catch tank, setting up the filter location, welding up the internal wastegate better!
along with that ive done some body work but photos of that aren't very interesting haha
ill post some later but heres a few little updates
WE HAVE LIFE!!
after two days of checks, final adjustments, wiring and mapping the link ecu.
This has been the first time ive ever tried changing a cars map but I think it has went well so far
She idles beautifully!!
How much did you pay for the 6boost mani mate?
I think it was around a grand, so yeah it was pricey
She has moved!!
Today she finally moved under her own steam, took her out of the garage and had a little slow mooch to datalog some parameters for mapping and finally got to do some work in the sun!
Truly awesome build. No corners cut.
Where did you get the purple turbo trumpet from? Been trying to find one. Thanks
They have them on eBay, I just modified it so it didn't need a silicone hose to fit it.
Turns out the hy35 turbo has a strange size v band flange. A normal off the shelf one I bought was blowing like mad and wouldn't seal up.
I had to make my own v band on the lathe and weld it on instead of the original, now it works brilliantly!
Just a little info if anyone buys a turbo like this
daaaam that thing sounds mean. what size is the exhaust and where did you get the turbo?
3" from turbo back to twin 2.5" back box.
turbo I bought when compressor racing managed to get a hold of some last year! its a hard turbo to find it seems.
Its been some time since I posted and all for good reason,
ive spent a lot of time on the car and this is what ive been up to!
cut out and backlit skyline into the rear bumper:
made my carbon center console:
24K Gold plated all of my arch bolts and center console bolts:
made the calipers nice again and some shiny steel wheel bolts:
Also ive been on with this...
ill let the pictures do the talking.
if anyone wants to keep updated I post more on my instagram there will be a few photoshoots to come!!
Looks amazing. Have you had it mapped then?