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Old 29-10-15, 18:34   #201
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Can you give me a bit more info on sikaflex, never used the stuff. Is there only one type or a particular sealant type i should get ? I have got some of this stuff, http://www.ppgaerospace.com/Products...k-Sealant.aspx that i was going to use. Its a flexible type sealant that will fill the small fillet and set nice. Managed to find a mate who has the skills and is keen to weld the holes so that should be going ahead tomorrow. I have a plate to cover the oval hole by the looms that ill just paint.

And a photo because no one likes boring photoless posts. Mil spec connectors i got for the new engine loom and firewall



---------- Post added 30-10-15 at 17:07 ----------

Well besides a small sound deadening and air con ducting fire that was luckily doused.
i now have welded up the old loom holes. heres hoping i dont need them later on





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Old 02-11-15, 19:57   #202
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That sealant looks pretty hi-tech, should do the job. Sikaflex is a black goop that you can use to fix on door mouldings and the like. It's flexible, stupidly sticky and dries like rubber. It's quite expensive, maybe $20+ for a tube, pretty sure Repco and maybe even mitre 10 stock it.

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Old 03-11-15, 09:08   #203
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Yea im worried it might be to flexible and the paint will crack off but should be alright only need to use a small amount to make a nice fillet. Thanks for the info, might have to grab a tube of it just to play around with so i know for future use.

anyway...progress



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Old 07-11-15, 15:00   #204
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More progress in between large bouts of procrastination



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Old 04-12-15, 11:19   #205
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More engine bay tidy up. I would never wish this torture upon anyone.







Also scored a GTR intercooler. hope the bástard fits

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Old 28-01-16, 05:35   #206
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Finally got the engine bay painted




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Old 25-02-16, 07:57   #207
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2.5" Piping hot side. GTR intercooler. 3" cold side piping into XF throttle body.
With HDI clamps on the intercooler piping to keep it clean







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Old 05-03-16, 13:28   #208
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A mate at work cut the centre of my dizzy out, put a nylon cap in and shaped it to look a bit more original.



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Old 11-03-16, 21:51   #209
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Car looks great mate! May I ask what that black goo is you put on the boot floor and inside the bay on page 8? Cheers
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Old 12-03-16, 16:32   #210
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Car is coming along nicely, I like the modification to the distributor>
Good work on the bay, looks nice!
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Old 19-03-16, 18:26   #211
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Car looks great mate! May I ask what that black goo is you put on the boot floor and inside the bay on page 8? Cheers
Cheers man. The black goop is POR15. A metal prep kind of stuff. I'm still undecided on it. Brushes on quite thick and self smoothes which makes it look super good. Unsure about painting onto it though
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Old 21-03-16, 18:45   #212
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Painting over it you mean?
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Old 22-03-16, 08:34   #213
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Are you still going to use the cas in the dissy, or are you looking at a different cas setup there since you're getting rid of the cap?
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Old 23-03-16, 18:03   #214
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Still going to run the original CAS. I know I've heard people having problems but it's there and it's easy. I bought a brand new sensor, cleaned up the wheel and put it in so hoping it'll do the job
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Old 30-05-16, 17:44   #215
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Slow progress.

Got the exh manifold ceramic coated



Also picked up another pair of VT GTS rims, one to replace a smashed one and one extra for my track wheels.



Blasted them and thought i might have a go at repairing the kerbing because why not.







Yet to sand/file them

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Old 13-09-16, 20:38   #216
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Small steps.

Got catch can mounted and plumbed up.




Mounted the surge tank



And found my lost 8mm socket amongst the trash under the back seat

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Old 28-09-16, 09:49   #217
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Old 29-09-16, 04:47   #218
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thats looking great man. i especially like the super smooth intercooler pipework. very cool.
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Old 30-09-16, 01:22   #219
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very nice, just curious though, why is your compliance plate mounted where it is and not on the firewall ?
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Old 30-09-16, 19:48   #220
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The pipe work does have a clamp to go where the joins are but it looks a lot cleaner then silicone joiners. Using silcone joiners at the intercooler connections for a bit of flex in the system.

I have no idea why the compliance plate is there. Something about being an NZ new car ? but even then i havent seen it there on other NZ cars.

Got my gearbox out today. Fitted the navara speedo drive unit (part no. 32702-02G17) to the 25det box. Seems to work with no modification required. Just have to make a little donut out of ali to
space the gap for the little bolt down tab to hold it in. Next up google & attempt to change the reverse sensor because the plugs are differnt to VL.



Got the last of my fittings to make oil cooler and fuel lines. Then onto wiring which i have no idea where to even start but i hope becomes obvious when everything is in place

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Old 01-10-16, 12:22   #221
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ok, because correct me if im wrong, but i think the vk's have them there but not 100% sure...

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insane build though, love the blue colour !
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Old 01-10-16, 14:50   #222
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It's NZ assembled

All NZ assembled VL's have their build plate on the left strut tower, whereas OZ assembled VL's have them fitted to the firewall.



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Old 01-10-16, 15:17   #223
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thanks for confirming that dan, do you know any reason why they put it there ? maybe it's just easier to read haha !

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and one of the only other vl's i've seen with the nissan rocker cover haha
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Old 18-10-16, 18:36   #224
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Yea i got the engine out of a R31 wagon someone had jump started with the door open, in reverse and it had backed into a tree and bent the door most of the way around. Lets hope the old man owner babied it so it can handle some boost.

Ordered a reverse switch off ebay today. So hopefully that solves my issue. Now to assemble the clutch fork and slave and the real hurdle of wrestling it into place under a car on jack stands.

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Old 25-10-16, 17:06   #225
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Looks good man, almost there won't be long until it's up and running
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