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Friday, November 30, 2007

Trick it Out - MTV 3

I was not even totally aware of an MTV 3. MTV TR. Channel 63 on Direct TV. Anyway, around May of this year , Victor , Kenny , Ernie, and myself competed on MTV's show - Trick it Out. I hated myself for doing it, but I had nothing else much better to do. 10 days to build a car to a theme. 1991 BMW 5 series sedan , 1960's theme.

The stupid clock. I hated the doomsday, countdown clock. It sucks. I wanted to break it at the end, they wouldn't let me. I even offered to pay for it.

We made our own wheels. We used 3 piece Volk outers , Steelie wheel centers, an adaptor ring , Ernie welded them up , and then we put them together. 18" steelie wheels. Steelie, Aluminum , 3 piece wheels.

Color matched the engine , did a couple other weird little details on it.

A 1991 BMW 5 series sedan - to a 5 series woody wagon. It was a bit of a werid stretch. The wood sucked. Turned out not the way we wanted. Maybe looked ok from far, but not so hot up close.

Bench seat in the front. Color matched interior.

Deck in the back , surfboard.

Wood steering wheel from Moonies , Surfboard rear view mirror , Hula girl on the dash.

We didn't finish all the way, so that hurt us. We ended up losing to this car.

Automobile Magazine Review : 2009 R35 Nissan GT-R

Automobile Magazine

"Once completed, the engines are run through both a zero and full load dyno test before shipment to the Tochigi assembly plant for installation. At that plant, the GT-R rolls down the same line as the Infiniti G35 and G37 but, once finished, it is put through a unique, eight-lap shakedown by one of ten trained drivers on a test track situated next to the factory."

"Toggle the transmission switch to its fastest shift-speed setting, flip to manual mode, and turn off the traction and stability control. Left foot on the brake, right foot pinning the throttle, and the engine revs rise to around 4500 rpm. Release the brake and the GT-R rockets off with a transmission shudder and a lovely four-wheel burnout. Grab the right paddle for a quick upshift at 7000 RPM and you've passed sixty mph in around 3.5 seconds according to Nissan. OK, we're not bored anymore. It was so much fun that we tried two more launches, maybe that was a bad idea. Just after the third try, a warning light labeled AWD lit up telling us, "Houston, we have problem". This light show reminded us of Tokyo at night and also brought along a load of heat radiating through the rear center console. Maybe this is why Nissan equipped the GT-R with an array of logging equipment and anti-modification software. The GT-R is the most powerful car with a dual-clutch gearbox other than the million-dollar Bugatti Veyron. We wonder if this quick-shifting transmission will prove to be the weak link when the tuner crowd cracks the code and turns the boost up to eleven on the dial. A Bill Gates style shutdown and restart brought the GT-R back to normal but we decided to be nice to the two-door rocket ship for the remainder of the flight."

"All GT-Rs, whether bound for Japan or the U.S., have the same suspension tuning - which includes a comfort mode that was developed specifically for the U.S.-market. Despite this, we still reserve our final judgment on ride quality until we drive the cars on our soil next year. That initial impression still holds - the GT-R may prove to be a little too stiff in everyday driving for some buyers."

Thursday, November 29, 2007 2009 Nissan GT-R renderings

This post and rendering are from 2007. For more information on the Nissan GT-R- check out


Click the link for full details. The rear rendering...


Do not keep upward this side.

Siemens Turbocharger

General Purpose Acuator

A real way to control the waste gate. Rather than an electric solenoid , varying a pulse width of open, to control the amount of air flow , to a mechanically actuated diaphragm. The only thing would be, hope you dont melt it.

It does open up some great things for boost control. I always call boost controllers , "boost guessers". They just get kinda close at guessing the amount of boost you want. Most are so complicated to setup, no one ever gets them right. And in the case of some units, if your battery goes flat, they lose their settings, and default to "blow up" boost.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec - $51500

Imported by Motorex, DOT bond released. HID headlamp, Red interior trim. US title, 26400 miles

R33 ATTESA ECU location

Self Diagnosis Procedure R33(GTR and Vspec) and R34(GT-R) not Vspec

1)Drive vehicle at 30 km/hr for at least 1 minute. Bring vehicle to a full stop. Do not turn off engine. Look at LED at top of control unit (red lamp). Note the number of times it blinks ON and OFF.

If two or more systems are malfunctioning, all warning lamps will blink ON and OFF

2) After completing required maintenance procedures, be sure to erase results of self diagnosis testing from memory

3) Once again drive vehicle at 30 km/hr for at least 1 minute. Check that the 4wd warning lamp and ABS warning lamp are off.

How to Erase Self Diagnosis results - R33 - R34

1) Remove cables from battery terminals. Also remove ETS/ABS control unit connectors.

Some Big Nasty R32 GT-R videos

Tuning by Blast Racing. 2.8 liter , GT42R. Next time 1 k...

Monday, November 26, 2007

967 hp / 795 lbft

Teaser video

Big Nasty on the Dyno. GT42R equipped R32 GT-R

967 hp pull at 39 psi.

At Irwindale running the 1/8th mile.

R32 on the dyno

Kenny and Wakita from Blast Racing

D1- International finals. Nomuken vs Jr vs the wall

Ford RS200 - Replica at D1

Interesting car. It is a replica, built off molds from one of the 20ish cars they disassembled for parts. 1968 Lotus Europa is how it started life, now it has a Sierra Cosworth engine in the back , 300hp pushing 2000 lbs. I usually don't like replicas, but this is a cool replica.

2010 Nissan Silvia

Motor Authority
As brilliant as the new GT-R is, its premium price tag and limited availability means it will be out of reach of most sports car lovers for some time to come. Then there’s the 350Z but it too can be a bit expensive for younger fans. Sadly, Nissan’s affordable sports car, the Silvia (240SX), no longer exists. In fact, Nissan’s image of late has been skewed towards the SUV segment, but this may soon change with speculation there’s a Silvia replacement in the works.

I don't think that this car will be as soon as 2010. Maybe a 2011 or 2012 model.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


D1 - far away photo

The ultra far away , crappy Treo 680 photo of nearly nothing. Soon there will be crappy video up also.

RB26DETT information : The myths , the truths

The RB26DETT. An engine of much myth. We are going to try and set out some truths. Remember to trust nothing you read on the internet, or is it trust everything that you read on the internet?

1000 horsepower stock?
Just put a chip to make 500 horsepower?
Is it true that the RB26 early block from the BNR32 is very durable compared to other standard blocks?

  • Rated at 280 ps (Pferdestärke) or 276 horsepower stock from 1989-2002
    • Found in the R32, R33, R34 GT-R
    • Also found in the Stagea 260RS (aka Nissan Skyline GT-R Wagon)
    • The RB26DE was available in the Autech R32
  • Inline 6 cylinder
  • Iron block
  • Aluminum head
    • 24 valve
  • 2568cc of displacement
  • 86mm bore x 73.7mm stroke
  • Twin turbo
  • Individual throttle bodies - that is six in groups of 2
  • Coil on plug ignition
  • Interference engine
  • Stock R32 Dyno chart
R34 - Nissan Skyline GT-R

Saturday, November 24, 2007

RB26 D1


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Nissan R35 GT-R exhaust sound from GTR owners meet

Found this video from the GT-R owners meet. Lets you get to hear the exhaust sound a little better than my videos.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

R35 GT-R Key

Tesla Roadster at the SEMA show - 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Pictures from GT-R owners meet - R35 GT-R

GT-R video from R35 GT-R roll out

R35 GT-R roll in at GT-R owners meet

GTR owners meet at Chiat Day

Friday, November 16, 2007

So what qualifies you to tell me about the car I have listed on eBay ?

Ebay Listing

Idiots. The GT-R listing brings out idiots. If you are an idiot, don't send me a message on eBay. I'm not even going to send you a hat anymore.
Q: this is a skyline-GTS Nov-16-07
A: Is that a question or a statement ? Its a GT-R. The chassis number is BCNR33 . It has an RB26DETT in it. It is all wheel drive. It has aluminum hood and front fenders. Brembo brakes.

Serious ? This is a question. Telling me this R33 GT-R I have on eBay is a GTS ? Questioning my experience with GT-R's ? This slightly tweaked me....

Dear tyndago,

easy dude i ment to say its like a GTS because the engine is not twin turbo.

Ok , I responded I get not nice

Dear caifan_rockero,

This is a GT-R. It is twin turbo. When you have 7 years experience working on Nissan Skyline GT-R's , then you can talk , till then STFU.

Then he answers me...

Dear tyndago,

oh somebody got mad >.<>

Then I get really mad....

Dear caifan_rockero,

Are you an idiot ? Why exactly do you think this is not a twin turbo ? Does the toy car you have not have twin turbo ?

Do you need a picture of the engine - showing the "twin turbo" piping to prove to your feeble mind that this car is a twin turbo car ?

I work on these cars every single day. This car is a twin turbo car. STFU and go back into your hole.

Its alive and its mean

R35 GT-R images by Jim Marshall