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    Nissan Silvia
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    S15 GT Spec S
  1. please.... I had the best intercooler on this website when i did it... bitchez loved it! refer to the following: http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=415971 actually.... since your a Mod, someone actually PM'd me within the last 2 weeks asking for pics of my set up. The link has all broken photo links, i tried to edit it to fix them and it wont let me for some reason. Perhaps you can slot these photo's into the top post. I always used to get people asking me for pics but the links were dead. My car never knocked on no one in 6 years haha! Ive been reading a bit more, it seems E85 knowledge has come a long long way. It seems if i go a haltec I might be able to squeeze 270kw out of my fuel set up with E85..... Does the Tomei HG require you to have the block decked? is it a metal? multilayer etc? And Is there a part number for the Jetta ARP studs? and do i get them from VW or the likes of rocket? Thanks. Rudi.
  2. Haven't posted on here in years, Finished my S15 "build" 8 years ago, and its been my daily driver for the last 10 years with no issues. Blew a head gasket a few weeks ago, im still driving the car for now. Its leaking coolant into one of the cylinders. Loosing about 1 litre every fortnight, and it misses on startup until you rev it. (guessing its leaking coolant overnight into the cylinder, causes misfire until it clears on startup) Probably going to try some chemiweld for now, as i am in no position to have the car off the road for the next 3 months, but i need to get it fixed obviously. Specs: S15 SR20DET 237KW and 650ish NM @ 20psi. Tuned by Yavuz 8 years ago, when it was either him or Adam from Jem who were the only 2 to go to. Old school set up : 2871R, all supporting mods, power FC running 20psi. Greddy Eazy cams, kept VCT, rocker arm stoppers 220 000kms (and on stock box believe it or not) Ok, so i need to replace the head gasket, don't want to go crazy as 1: its my daily driver and 2: im restoring a 260z, so all my interest is in that, don't really want to go crazy with the Silvia anymore. HOWEVER..... If i'm pulling the head, might as well upgrade right, maybe push a extra few pounds into her. (still running 98 - NO E85) So ive read the main reason the heads lift is head studs. So i upgrade them to ARP or whatever. what ones for a stock motor? or i read Jetta studs? What head gasket should i get? a metal one or a stock one? Ive read that if i get a metal one I'd need to pull the motor and deck the block, I don't want to do that. will the standard head gasket be fine? or should i go a Tomei, or Cosworth or whatever ive read. Just want to be able to maybe push a extra PSI or 2 into her, maybe get it from 20psi currently to 23-24 psi safely if possible. would be nice to crack 250kw at the wheels. Running Nismo 760's and a nismo Fuelpump so fueling should not be a issue. Might try somewhere else to tune it, maybe powertune, as ive read some bad things about unigroup lately..... Any help will be appreciated. Rudi.
  3. UPDATE 7.7.15 - Driver quarter panel repaired, holes shaved! Been a busy beaver in the garage the last month in spite of the frigid weather, i just close the roller door, put on the heater and hammer away! So first i cut out all this crap! You can see there was a previous repair made to the lower quarter, which actually wasn't half bad, but it wasn't rust treated.... so guess what happened..... Got Locky's panel, and with a bit of fettling and hammering i welded it in, you can see the wheel arch was abit wonky, my doing, but i have since fixed it: Then i moved to the rear corner where i had more rust, and made a patch, this was version 1.0 which was a failure due to not having the correct tools to form the corner. I wasn't happy with it, so i ended up cutting it out, going and buying a hammer and dolly kit for $70 and making a even bigger patch which actually turned out pretty good. I also welded up the seam and made a start on making a plate for the 5mph impact bar holes, thanks to Locky from the Z forums for aiding me to identify what the hell they were supposed to be for!: then some post production magic and this is what it looked like! From the back it looks like a patch work quilt HA! but i never claimed to be a panel beater or fabricator! Either way im happy with the repair, a bit of KBS rust seal for good measure was used: Then to weld in the inner skin which i had made previously: I now had to make a flat end cap for the 2 panels where the wheel arch goes, so here it is!: and two more views, welded and plug welded into place: This was the biggest f**K around for me so far, having to re make the corner from scratch, having to make the inner skin from scratch, it has taken over 3 months in total with a hour every night after work.... but im happy with the turnout. In hindsight........ i should have drilled a few holes in the bottom lip of the inner skin for more drainage, something like a 20mm hole right on the edge in a few places, but there is a hole in the bottom corner, and i really cnbf mucking around with this corner again. Oh and i found rust where most have them, fuel filler flap.... but next i want to just plug some holes in the doors where mirrors were, and fill the rear antenna hole and the passenger side bumper hole and seam. Rudolf.
  4. UPDATE 12.5.15 --EXTENSION DONE, WEDDING DONE.... ROLL ON DATSUN! wow i cant believe its been 3 months since my last update! the car had to be put on the back burner for awhile as my now wife and i had to organize everything for our wedding! So with some help from the guys over on the Datsun Z car forums this happened! But now all the major stuff had been done, it was time to get back into the garage, and boy was there some dust i had to blow out of the shed. First area to tackle was the drivers side rear quater, it had a previous repair done, the wheel arch was abit crap so id need to redo that bottom edge. Thanks again to the z car boys for making me up the pannel around 2 months ago, because i had been too busy to do anything car related with all the wedding planning, but it is still sitting on the work bench un opened. The inner skin was quite abit worse though: due to not seeing it once done, i decided to tackle this myself, as it would not matter how bad it looked. i started by making a rough area/ shape: as you can see by the ball pein hammer marks, i tried to beat the hell out of the panel to stretch it into the divot for the fuel filler neck, but it wasn't happening, so i ended up making some relief cuts, then hammering it into shape: then making some filler pieces, i welded them in: and once cleaned up: and trial fit: pretty happy with the fitment, so i slapped on some KBS rust seal: next up ill trim locky's outer quater and cut and weld that in place, getting sick of doing rust repairs, just want them finished!! Rudi.
  5. How much can a Clutch/Box Handle?

    touch wood my original 6 speed is at 190 000km's and has been running at 245kw for the last 4 years, then again i drive like a little bitch. have a NPC single plate organic clutch, so its not too harsh either. Box has been noisy as f**k, hard to get into 1st and reverse for probably 2 years now, change the oil every 10 thousand or so, no metal.... its probably on the way out.... once it breaks just go RB25 box.
  6. UPDATE: 8.2.15- More Rust fixed, more to come! So quite alot has happened in the last 3 months, and really not much zed stuff.... firstly, continuing with the house extension, i spent a majority of time sanding.... sanding walls and filler.... I also took on a new project of making a new hand rail for the back landing... its a work in progress, i still need to add more support to the rail on the stairs: but progress on the zed carried on.... firstly i had some rust in the top of the drivers quater window, and to be honest it wasn't that bad, just surface and some pitting, i honestly could have just spot welded the holes and ground it back, but i decided to disturb the sleeping dog as they say.... and well a big headache later, i had melted away lead filler, next had a blowtorch burning it all out, but i got it fixed in the end: After that headache, the next project was to attack the passenger side dog leg, a repeat process of the drivers side: So i thought that was the major rust done, but then i uncovered some behind the rear wheel arch at the bottom part of the quater, most of it is in the inner skin, so thats the next project.... Rudolf.
  7. before i went GT2871R many many years ago on the S15 i had: Blacktop VCT Nismo fuel pump Exhaust intercooler Z32 AFM Power FC Greddy Easy Cams (actually did nothing power wise on a T28 except make it a dog down low) Blitz boost controller T28 189kw @ 21psi (spiked to 21 died down to 16 or so)
  8. UPDATE: 8.11.14- Drivers Dogleg finished Firstly a big thanks to Locky for making me the dog leg panels, and fast turn around too! so i got to hacking away at them and welded in my patch: however, before i had welded in that patch, i had noticed where the quater panel folds over into the door jamb, there looked to be abit of rust on the top section, which is understandable, as water would pool there off the door: so i got to cutting: and this was what i needed to make: which looked abit like this when done: welded in and hit with some primer: then formed a new outer lip and plug welded that in place onto the door sil: And the finished product!!!! PHEW! it turned out better than i expected!!!! Now all thats left is the passenger side dog leg, and ill probably drop all the suspension, put it on the rotissarie thats rusting away in the back yard, and send the car off to be sandblasted. Rudolf.
  9. UPDATE 20.10.14 -- attacking the doglegs and sil panel! So even though i am proud of the repairs i did in the nose, the Dog legs have been intimidating me since i got the dam car, with their bubbled fresh paint, hiding god knows what. I decided to kill them... kill them with an angle grinder and sanding disk..... and this is what what revealed on the drivers side: hrmm... time to bust out the cut off disk, once i had removed the panel i saw what lied beneath.... more rust, which deflated me for a hour or two: then i snapped out of it, and got back to cutting: and the last month and a half i spent maybe half hour each day trying to make a patch panel for the inner sil, with no real template to work off, as the rusted section was pretty mangled... but after lots of trial and effort i came up with this: which once welded in looked like this: and finally once hit with some KBS rust seal and weld through primer, this is where i am up to: Rudolf.
  10. s14a dori project .....Sil80 reshelling

    I had seen the cheap respray group post all the photo's on their page, car looks mint now, hopefully it can stay that way, but i don't like its chances, at least you have some pictures of it while its still nice!
  11. trust me, this rust repair is getting reeeeaaaallll long in the tooth, after i finish this car i'd probably never want to build another one again! well that's what i tell myself now at least! something lovely happened to me last week, while i was welding in a new inner sil panel patch, i was laying on the floor on my side, a bead of weld splatter went into my ear hole and i think melted into my brain... i mean i can still feel it in there a week after, no amount of cotton bud prodding has removed said bead of hot weld...... not fun, you actually hear the inside of your ear melting..... Rudolf.
  12. UPDATE 13.10.14 - MORE RUST REPAIRS, IM NOT DEFEATED YET! Wow time really flies, and its been a few months since my last update! Its safe to say life has taken over and work in the garage has slowed down considerably over the last month or two, but not to a grinding halt which is good. Over the last few months i struggled to get 2 to 3 hours a week to work on the car, i really can say i didn't have enough hours in the day, mainly due to me building an extension on the house, which is also a work in progress: but in that time i did manage to finish the rust repairs in the nose of the car, and i also got stuck into the drivers side dog leg. Here are some photos: Hit with some KBS rust seal and weld through primer: Once again thanks to the boys over on ausZcar for making me the outer panel which i welded in: And then hit with some primer: a photo of the final repairs on the nose with the workshop supervisor overseeing my work: I also got cracking on the drivers dog leg, it also rusted through the inner sil panel, which ive already cut the cancer out of and replaced, but those photo's are for another day Rudolf.
  13. 86 or MX5?

    which is unfortunate, when i got my first car, a S13 non turbo auto CA, i paid 9k for it, SR20 turbo S13's were still around the 16k mark....... When i got My S15, i paid 26k for it.... a stock one..... now look at them........ too bad they dropped in price, now all the flat brim wearing yolo generation fags can afford them...... I'm surprised your deciding to get an even smaller car.... I'm planning the opposite, I'm well and truly over the lack of room in my car, but Ive owned nothing but Silvia's for the last decade. I want more room and to be able to take people around, im looking at a Forrester Xt myself.... If i had to choose between a 86 and a mx5, id just catch the bus........
  14. JET200 is back

    yeah i cant even remember how many versions of this car there has been, i just remember it rocking up to the old Villawood Bunnings meetups on a Wednesday night way before motive DVD and all that crap was around. Cruise down to Silverwater or Homebush P6...... wow ive been here wwaaaayyyyy to long
  15. Edward lee's?

    Well here is my personal experience with a friends car about 10 years ago. She bought it off them, friend did a service and the oil filter had 50 thousand more km's written on it. Then i did some digging, top pic is their advertisement for my friends car, bottom is the dealer/broker that THEY bought it from..... They are pure scum, all import dealerships are pure scum. Note the kms...