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Friday, May 31, 2013

Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Trunk Won't Open

Trunk will open from inside the car
Just had someone ask this question about opening their trunk.  There is a mechanical latch/lever/switch next to the latch assembly in the trunk of a Nissan Skyline.  The problem is if you slam the trunk hard enough you can move this mechanical switch. If it moves down, then the interior pull won't open the trunk any more.

Lever is down. Only the key will open the trunk
Switch is up, either the pull or key will open the trunk. 

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RB26DETT Timing Belt Alignment and Tension Adjustment

RB26DETT Timing Belt Alignment and Tension Adjustment

The RB26 is a timing belt engine. Like any engine, you want to make sure you get all the pulleys lined up correctly for the engine to run right. If you don't get everything lined up, you can end up chasing  issues, that turn out to be an actual mechanical problem. It is a little difficult to get all the dots and marks lined up because most of the time you don't have a straight view. Since your view is a little off, it helps to use a straight edge to double check all the timing marks.

Parts for RB26 Timing Belt Change

Timing belt -13028-20P25
Tensioner- 13070-42L00
Idler- 13074-58S00
Tensioner Spring- 13072-58S10

Water Pump - 21010-21U26
N1 Water Pump - 21010-24U27

My personal experience is that every time you have to go into the front of the RB26 engine, you want to replace the water pump, you want to replace the idler and tensioner pulleys, and the belt. You don't have to, some people get away with it, but for me, about every time I haven't replaced one of the big pulleys (bearings) they make noise. Kind of a "woooo,woooo,woooo" noise. Then the water pump I didn't replace, starts leaking out of the weep hole.  Eric over at EPP stocks a ton of RB26 parts, and I just picked up what I need to do the front of the RB on NISMO #500.

RB26DETT Cam Timing Adjustment
RB26DETT Ignition Timing Adjustment forum for discussion about importing vehicles over 25 years old to the US.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bathurst Winning Nissan Skyline GT-R For Sale

1992 Australian Touring Car Championship Winner.
1992 Bathurst 1000 Winner.
5th and final evolution of Gibson Motorsport Nissan GTR's built.
Restored and kept better than most by fastidious owner.
2 owners from new with all important documents intact.
HUGE spares part package.
A red car, that's Blue-Chip.

Like Nissan Skyline GT-R's? Have a desire to own the 1992 Bathurst winning Nissan Skyline GT-R? Its for sale at Ecurie Investments in Australia No price listed, but its probably more than $0.53.  Check out a recent article from Speedhunters for a ton of good photos of the car.

GMS built a total of 5, Group A R32 GTR's, with the car we have for sale here, being the 5th and final evolution of everything GMS knew about making the GTR fast and reliable. GMS #5, teamed up with Mark Skaife and Jim Richards, is rightfully famous for winning the 1992 Bathurst 1000 and the 1992 ATCC, but it’s the victory speech given by Jimmy Richards, on the Bathurst winner’s podium, which truly sets this puppy apart from the rest; To my international friends reading this, please picture the winner of Spa, Le Mans, Daytona, Indy, (or wherever you’re from that is your local race of utmost significance and broadcast live on free to air TV), taking the top step, grabbing the Microphone and loudly announcing that the race goers in attendance are “a pack of assholes”.
Just the end with the famous quote from Jim Richards.

The whole race: forum for discussion about importing vehicles over 25 years old to the US.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

SoCal GT-R Rampage 5-25-13

Pauls R35 GT-R in front of the Korean Friendship Bell
A few SoCal Nissan GT-R guys got together for a little cruise, and a Fast and Furious 6 viewing 5-25-13. Not a ton of cars this time, 7 R35's and 3 R32's. We met up at the Korean Friendship Bell in San Pedro. Great views, something I never even knew existed.  I have been doing a little bit of work to #500. Purchased a set of R34 wheels, 18 x 9 with 245/45/18 tires versus the stock 16 x 8 wheels and 225/50/16 tires.

 View this entire album: SoCal GT-R Rampage 5-25-13

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Heat Treatments Nissan Skyline GT-R Goes 7.41@193

The Heat Treatments R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R is in Australia, and set a new personal best, and new record.  They ran a 7.45 and a 7.41 at a huge 193 mph.
Check out the video below. They said they were going to start running the 350Z if they went 7.4 in the R32, but hopefully they keep running it. 6's and 200 mph would be cool to see in the old R32.
Reece Mcgregor has today reset his own world record for the quickest 4wd powered car in the world. The team have been working extremely hard for many years to break out of the 7.5 (pb 7.53) zone and today, absolutely smashed it, firstly with a 7.45 @ 193, followed by the record setting 7.41 @ 193 mph. 
Big congratulations on a lot of hard work which eventually paid off. The team planned to release their Nissan 350z drag car once the car broke into the 7.4s, and we'll be waiting patiently for their next move. forum for discussion about importing vehicles over 25 years old to the US.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Irwindale Thursday Night 1/8th Mile Drag Racing 5-16-13

Nissan GT-R at the Irwindale 1/8th mile drag strip
A few of the local SoCal Nissan GT-R owners headed over to Irwindale Event Center for some 1/8th mile drag racing Thursday 5-16-13. There are not a lot of local drag strips in LA. Pomona 1/4 Mile drag strip is just about off limits to street cars due to neighbor complaints.

 Fontana - Auto Club Speedway Dragstrip was also shut down by some of its neighbors complaining. The drag strip runs alongside a set of train tracks. Nothing even that loud runs at the drag strip. Typical whiners that move in next to a racetrack or airport and complains.  The latest from July says they are going to install a sound wall to appease the "group of concerned citizens." Hopefully they open the 1/4 mile up again soon. The closest place to run a quarter mile now is Bakersfield.  Check out some photos from last night.

Auto Club Dragway strip and train tracks location

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (July 31, 2012) – “The Auto Club Speedway has reached a settlement with a local group of concerned citizens in the San Bernardino County area known as CCoMPRESS, represented by Chatten-Brown & Carstens related to the operation of the Auto Club Dragway. As a result, the Auto Club Speedway may resume operations at the Auto Club Dragway if it first complies with a series of requirements intended to mitigate the environmental impacts to the surrounding community, including construction of a soundwall.”

 View this entire album: Irwindale Thursday Night Drag Racing 5-16-13 forum for discussion about importing vehicles over 25 years old to the US.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

RD28 Engine Repair Manual

Why the RD28? It is a diesel version of the inline 6 Nissan engine. Its heavier and stronger than the old RB blocks.  79kg vs 69kg for the RB30.  Its not as hard as the RB30, but the deck thickness is huge.  12.8 mm for the RD28 vs 7.5 for most of the RB blocks.
RD28 with an RB26 head

RB26 vs RB25 vs N1 via Motive DVD

RB30 vs RD28  via Motive DVD

Check it out after the break.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 : This Is How Its Done

R32 getting it. Hellaflush. Hellafire. 

The last post was how you fuck up a Nissan Skyline GT-R. This post from Speedhunters is how you properly build a Nissan Skyline GT-R. Gibson Motorsports in Australia ran a couple of Group A based Nissan Skyline GT-R's in Australia until they were eventually banned.  Head over to the story on Speedhunters for a ton of great pictures, and more of the controversial story.

Mark Skaife, and Jim Richards drove the car. forum for discussion about importing vehicles over 25 years old to the US.

Sad Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 : Don't Try This at Home

If you have to carry two tires, a jack, and enough wood to build a fence, maybe rethink things.

Come on kids, don't fuck them up like this.  Colors, are a personal preference, not my style. Its unique I will give it that. A roof rack and storage box with two spare wheels and enough wood so you can drive the car up driveways? So low that there is no longer any travel in the suspension.   Fake ass Varrstoen wheels, a Volk Wheels TE37 knockoff, with a 225 tire stretched on a 10.5 inch.  If you want a guide on fucking up an R32, head over to illmotion. If you want to see a happy R32 GT-R, then check out this one.
I hate your fake wheels! JDMEGO

Varrstoen 2.2 18×10.5 et -15
225/40/18 dilente d7 thunder
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Robert Ingram’s Nissan Skyline GTR

Gibson Motorsport in Australia has just started on a rebuild on the Nissan GT-R that won the 1991 Bathurst 1000 race.

The return of Gibson Motorsport build #2 Nissan GTR to the experienced hands of Fred Gibson and Alan Heaphy revives memories of the GMS connection to Thailand business man ( and motorsport fanatic) Prutiral Ratanakul Serireongrith.
Following the launch of Nissan’s new  four wheel drive Skyline GT-R, long time Nissansport competitor and parts importer Bruce Wilkinson contacted Fred Gibson regarding the development of a GT-R for ‘Pharn’ to compete in regional events, including the FIA sanctioned South East Asian Touring Car Championship. Shortly afterwards a Japanese built GT-R race car arrived from Bangkok at the GMS workshop in Healey Road for extensive modifications, using both Nismo and locally developed GMS performance parts, including a Hollinger gearbox. The car was then returned to Thailand where it achieved credible results.

Will be looking for some updates and pictures on bringing the car back into its as raced in 1991 shape.

This car had already made an indelible mark in Australian motorsport, winning the 1991 Bathurst 1000 in the time of 6 hours, 19 minutes and 14.8 seconds, a record that stood for almost 20 years! On delivery, both Fred and Nissan team driver Mark Skaife travelled to Bangkok to commission the GT-R and provide driver and technical training for the complex car, by now christened ‘Godzilla’ by the Australian media.

 1991 Bathurst 1000 race. forum for discussion about importing vehicles over 25 years old to the US.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Brakes : Preparing a NISMO Nissan Skyline GT-R for a Track Day

Nismo #500 Show or Display R32 GT-R
Track day. Driving a car on the track. Its not racing, but its fun, and something car enthusiasts enjoy. Taking a car around the track with no real restrictions. As fast as you feel comfortable driving.

The 1990 NISMO R32 Skyline GT-R was the base for the Group A race car, but that doesn't mean that you can just take a 23 year old car, and hit up a track day. The GT-R does have some weak points that need addressing. Overall its just going to be some very limited HPDE(high performance drivers education)/ open track day kind of thing for NISMO #500. The real toy will come when the 1989's turn 25 years old.

Fontana Nissan Meet #5 at Auto Club Speedway

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Full Race Nissan Skyline GT-R EFR Twin Turbo Kit

Nissan Skyline GT-R RB26DETT EFR Twin Turbo Kit

Full Race from Arizona has an upgrade for the Nissan Skyline GT-R in 2013, a BW EFR twin turbo kit.  The basic kit without turbos sells for $2696.82, turbos add another $2923.08 to the cost.

Godzilla got an update for 2013 - this kit features:

  • Based around twin BorgWarner B1-EFR (Internal WG) turbos for unrivaled turbocharger spool and boost response without the "shuffle" traditionally associate with upgraded twins on the RB26
  • Low angle merge collectors deliver efficient high velocity exhaust flow into the turbine inlets
  • Robotic TIG welding ensures superior strength and long service life
  • 100% Handmade in the USA from high grade thickwall stainless steel
  • Sealing surfaces machined flat ensuring a leak free seal
  • Full-Race RB26DETT twin EFR Manifolds fit R32, R33 and R34 GTR chassis **R32 requires swapping to single-stage P/S pump from rb20 or rb25 or later model RB26
  • Full-Race RB26DETT 02 Housings adapt to stock or aftermarket Y-pipes

2.6L Dyno chart comparing Full-Race twin EFR6258 RB26 kit to a twin GT28R on a competitor turbo kit forum for discussion about importing vehicles over 25 years old to the US.

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