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Monday, June 17, 2019

How to Replace the Air Conditioning Coil on an R32 Compressor

Replacing the A/C compressor clutch in car. Poor People Racing

The other Sean, Sean Kirby at Poor People Racing in Florida, just posted some pictures and information about replacing the air conditioning compressor clutch on a Nissan Skyline compressor.

If your A/C isn't working, and you are blowing fuse #5, most likely the compressor clutch has gone bad.  In the past, the only option was a new compressor.  Since the new compressors are very difficult and expensive to get, this is a great option for those that want to have functional air conditioning.

We have a customer with a R12 charge and a bad A/C coil, so we are doing this in car. I had a spare compressor and decided to show how this is removed and how the new compares to the old.
Doing this in-car is quite the challenge, but can be done if you progress slowly, We removed the radiator as it was being upgraded as well.
First step is to remove the center bolt in the clutch housing, Next is to use the 3 threaded holes and a puller to remove the clutch face.
Next is to remove the snap ring off of the main clutch, and attach a pulley puller to the outside of the pulley and slowly pull off, keep an eye to make sure the unit is pulling straight off, any binding or off center pulling may destroy the bearing.
Once removed you are faced with the toughest part if it is in car, the magnetic clutch snap ring. once this is removed, the coil will basically fall away.
Reassembly is basically the reverse of disassembly, but the coil has to be clocked correctly, the resistor on the rear has to be at the 12 o'clock position, there is a dimple that fits at the 11 o'clock position that will clock it correctly
New replacement A/C compressor clutch, old crusty A/C clutch from an R32. 
Head over to the Poor People Racing website to get ahold of Sean, to help repair the AC on your Nissan Skyline.

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Drift My Dad Father's Day Special - TRD Toyota Avalon

Not GT-R related story, but its a project I am working on.  So live with it.  Any complaints direct them to Idontcare@dontemail.me

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

How to Buy and Store a JDM Car Overseas - 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R

An example of how not to buy and store a car overseas. Seized R33 GT-R from a few years back 
Vehicles over 25 years old are legal to import to the USA. However once they turn 25 years old, everyone is trying to buy the same cars. And with the laws of supply and demand, we see a big spike in the prices. Buy now to help lock in prices today.

Toprank Importers can find and buy a vehicle that is not yet 25 years old, and store it in Japan for you, until it is 25 years old.  Then Toprank will ship it to the US.  In Japan, Toprank can handle any service or modifications you are looking to do.   Head over to the Car Finder, input what kind of classic Japanese car you are looking for, and start making your dream, a reality.

The R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R starts turning 25 years old in January 2020. From 1995-1998 there were 16,674 R33 GT-R's produced. About 1/3 the number of R32's. There are three distinct versions of the R33. The Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3. Series 1 are 1995. Series 2 are 1996. Series 3 are 1997-1998.

Series 1 Normal -5050
Series 1 Vspec - 4095
Series 2 Normal - 2291
Series 2 Vspec - 1203
Series 3 Normal - 1958
Series 3 Vspec - 1270
GT-R LM - 86
GT-R LM Vspec- 102
Total N1- 86
Autech GT-R - 416
Vspec (GB version) - 103

GT-R Magazine Registrations
1995- 8446
1996- 4093
1998 -1175

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Friday, June 14, 2019

19 Nissan Skyline GT-R in the Toprank Importers Shop. Or is it 18?

US legal JDM Nissan Skyline GT-R in the shop. Cypress, California
Always lots of over 25 year old Nissan Skyline GT-R's at the Toprank Importers shop in Cypress, California.  If you are looking to legally import a 25 year old vehicle to the US, head over to : https://www.importavehicle.com/inventory

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