Some serious effort and work is going in this 33, the end result will be amazing
Thanks for the positive comments guys, I know not a lot is happening ATM, just trying to get the parts together and do things in one go.Great update, your car will be stunning!
Would you have the bonnet stay retainer clip part number please?
Need one my self
Possibly, it looks like the majority of the thread is gone though unfortunately! I know the nut was cut off as it wouldn't come off of the housing. Personally, I think it is too far gone, but I'll have a look at work tonight if we have a die set that'll fit.can you not re-tap the thread on the wiper motor?
I get a lot of mileage out of my dremmel. If its any help for cleaning up pipework I have found that a cutting disc is good on the big stuff then using the 'tube' sandpaper sections to smooth out the finish. You tend to burn through cutting discs but ebay has them if you are not too proud to use non-Dremmel branded discsAnd finally, my new toy!
I bought it to modify the centre console, and also to clean the inside of the KTS pipe kit as it is a little rough. Nothing too major, but I've read giving them a sand / polish to remove the rough casting helps the air flow better! :thumbsup: I'm looking to get both my rear wiper arms sand blasted at work tonight too, just waiting on some Canbrush C29 metal primer, and then they'll be done in satin black too. Pics to follow...
Few more parts to arrive over the next few weeks, and hopefully get some progress pics when I pop over to the garage tomorrow. I'm very much looking forward to getting the car back and getting on with fitting some of this lot! Probably be away for a while yet though! :sadwavey:
Can I ask what process you are using for the painting? I did my wiper arms a while back, primed and painted with rattle cans of Plasti-Kote. It hasn't lasted well...Quick pic of the work in progress. Primer should be here by Friday, so I'll get to work Sunday or Monday and spray them up. The masking tape did actually do a bloody good job at keeping 99% of the sand out, I just forgot to mask up the small holes meaning a bit got in. I have given it all a clean though, and as the thread is buggered anyway, it won't be used on the car, so I'm not overly worried about tiny particles doing any harm. I will be more thorough though when it comes to doing the 'working' version that'll go back on the car!
I masked off the rough shape on the back where the two parts of the housing and back plate go together. I don't know how the paint will react with the grease, so I'll leave it as it is, I didn't sand blast that bit either, so no worries there! Not entirely sure what the discoloured patch is on the back plate. I may have missed a bit of grease on the back, which has been absorbed passed the spot welds? We'll see what happens when it comes to the painting.
Really looking forward to getting these primed and painted, then the 2nd strip down can begin! I'll be a bit more methodical this time, maybe go a bit 'Kev' and take more pictures of the process too... :clap:
Love the build, great plans, keep the updates coming, got to be one of the most pampered bcnr33 in the uk:bowdown1:Thanks guys
HPI elbows took about 2 months from RHDJapan, should have been sooner but there was a manufacturing delay at the factory unfortunately! Didn't worry me as they won't be going on for a while anyway. I went to see Ross at JDR yesterday and we're going to hold off fitting the fuelling parts, etc until I have the Nismo plenum as the engine needs to come out to fit it. No point in fitting and then removing everything I've bought, only to refit it a second time! :chuckle: While the engine is out I'll get the rest of the bay repainted, engine cleaned up & painted and probably a refresh of all the bearings. I can't afford to go forged and as I won't be chasing big numbers (a safe 500bhp or so) we don't see the point - as much as I'd love a Nismo 2.8L! (Like Sully! )
Haha no pit for me, you're the third person to ask me that now! My GTR's underside is all fresh & sealed up, new bearings, Nismo arms, gearbox refresh... I don't really have a need for a pit tbh. We used to have one in my father in laws workshop for his building company, but as the yard was lower than the field at the back the rain water used to wash through the yard, rats would go through the wood over the pit and well, let's say they ended up as dead, furry, water balloons... uke: The family that owned the land sold it to developers when my in-laws wrapped the business up due to ill health, a cheapo builder came along and stuck a load of not-so-cheap houses and bungalows there! The idiots filled in the culvet between the yard and the field... Guess where the excess water goes now!? Thankfully we're higher up than the houses next door so we're not affected! Lol
I'm going to get a decent set of low riser ramps (possibly the hydraulic type?) and an ultra low jack to get under the GTR, also a lot cheaper than a pit! The garage is at the bottom of a small slope so I don't want that filling with water either. We've got an ACO drain across the front too for any excess water, plus a couple of soakaways to be doubley sure!
Sully, I bought the gauges used from I think, Euro Exports on this forum. They are available new from RHDJapan, I had them on my wishlist for ages until a used set came up, I had to have them! Lol You'll probably be able to get them in the UK too, I think they're more expensive than from Japan though? I'm eyeing up the Border gauge pods for mine, I have two Greddy gauges that are getting a bit passed it now and need to go sadly.
Ooh, the GTR is booked in for January to have the strut tops done now before they need doing - mine look ok, but you never know! Few bits of paint on the top half to do at the same time (where the strut brace has rubbed) and have the rear arches looked at; small spots either side need a refresh so may as well hit them too.
I'll get some Garage pics uploaded today.