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i have modified a 92..... R32 for Dragracing.......


i built a VERY modified RB26Dett N1 Engine
gearbox is Chevy TH400 drag auto
rear axle is a short Ford 9" with fourlink
rear wheels are Centerline rims with M&T 31" Slicks
front wheels are Moroso frontrunners on modified original rims
Engine/gearbox is moved backwards 38 cm for better chassi reactions
Drysump system, full rollcage
and much much more ..............



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Wow, that is very very cool. :smokin:

Interesting that you've stuck with the RB26, if you're running a drag auto box and rear axle I'd have thought an American V8 jobby would've been an easier way to go. Big respect for going with the RB though, very nice installation.

A dumb question if I may though, why does moving the engine back improve chassis balance/reactions? I'd have thought that with plenty of rear grip, (big drag tyres, fuel cell over the rear axle), having the engine further forward would stop the front lifting. :confused: Or is the car okay from the wheelie point of view, and moving the engine back increases the weight over the rear wheels further to increase grip?

Best of luck with the project, and please post up some more pics when you can, this looks like a very interesting car. :bowdown1:
 

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Wow, that is very very cool. :smokin:

Interesting that you've stuck with the RB26, if you're running a drag auto box and rear axle I'd have thought an American V8 jobby would've been an easier way to go. Big respect for going with the RB though, very nice installation.

A dumb question if I may though, why does moving the engine back improve chassis balance/reactions? I'd have thought that with plenty of rear grip, (big drag tyres, fuel cell over the rear axle), having the engine further forward would stop the front lifting. :confused: Or is the car okay from the wheelie point of view, and moving the engine back increases the weight over the rear wheels further to increase grip?

Best of luck with the project, and please post up some more pics when you can, this looks like a very interesting car. :bowdown1:
Yes a V8 would have made it a little easier for me.... but i just must see how far i can go with it ...where the limit is ....

Yes your spot on......"Or is the car okay from the wheelie point of view, and moving the engine back increases the weight over the rear wheels further to increase grip?"........
 

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some specs....

Nissan RB26 DETT N! Engine
concrete filled engine block to prevent the block from cracking at high outputs ( they do crack ,trust me)

Modified carillo rods
Modified JE pistons
external electric waterpump
6 individual waterinlets for each cylinder
with crossflowing coolingsystem (in Engine)
special modified oilsystem in engine block
Modified Moroso drysump system with custom drysump
from Chevy Big block dragrace Engine
Custom steel crank
Custom inlet manifold
90 mm Trottle
Bosch 1600cc injectors
Special custom made camshafts
custom made valves ,springs,seats,
Modified Garret GT42 R BB Turbocharger
3 Bosch motorsport fuelpumps
Engine runs on Alcohol

Gearbox, Chevy Th 400 modified for dragracing
Modified gear pattern
Transbreak
all internal parts are modified or changed
8" Turbine with 6000 rpm stallspeed
B&M dural aluminum covers

Shortened Ford 9" rear axle 4,88 ratio
double adjustable Aldan drag shocks
with custom springs
fullfloat 35 splined axles
drag spec four link

Full Pro mod roll cage

and much more ....
 

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I love that bumper.

I think it looks good, couple of little touch can sort the car out "look" wise, but then it wouldn't work as a drag car.

a nice little side skirt, rear duffiser, and a "tiny" drag wing on the back for aero aid (and looks like you will need it), the car will look proper HARDCORE.

Oh, get raid of those wing mirror, probably will take otu .3 second on the quarter with the amount of drag those board make. :chuckle:
 

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I love that bumper.

I think it looks good, couple of little touch can sort the car out "look" wise, but then it wouldn't work as a drag car.

a nice little side skirt, rear duffiser, and a "tiny" drag wing on the back for aero aid (and looks like you will need it), the car will look proper HARDCORE.

Oh, get raid of those wing mirror, probably will take otu .3 second on the quarter with the amount of drag those board make. :chuckle:
i got a drag wing ..it`s a "must have" on a car like this

the mirrors cant go ,because its still a "street legal car" in sweden so i need them

the car is getting a bellypan and some small skirts to improve aerodynamics
 

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Note that the hood is still the original GTS steel hood

i just cut off the lip and made a airoutlet on it

there`s no plastics or Carbon anywhere on the car
except for the front spoiler. it`s FRP
(it`s a homemade copy of an old Trust front)


BTW ,we are thinking about taking the car over to the UK next summer

where would it be best to come ....TOTB ? or something?
 

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What a fantastic project and thanks for sharing.

I for one would love to see this run in the UK - Japshow at SantaPod in June and October may be better???
 

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Note that the hood is still the original GTS steel hood

i just cut off the lip and made a airoutlet on it

there`s no plastics or Carbon anywhere on the car
except for the front spoiler. it`s FRP
(it`s a homemade copy of an old Trust front)


BTW ,we are thinking about taking the car over to the UK next summer

where would it be best to come ....TOTB ? or something?
Actually, the front bumper is a TBO front bumper. Very few people have it as the company is no longer around. The best looking R32 bumper if you ask me.

time for a GTR bonnet, it is aluminium, save alot of weight.
 

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BTW ,we are thinking about taking the car over to the UK next summer

where would it be best to come ....TOTB ? or something?
That would be fantastic!!! :D:smokin: :smokin:

There are plenty of events to choose from.

ToTB is probaly the highest profile one day event at the moment.
Although Santa Pod may be more suitable for the grip level you'll need.

I hope you can bring it over.

So thats two super fast rear wheel drive Skylines now.
Could help us with points at ToTB if we can be in two classes! :) ;)
 

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That would be fantastic!!! :D:smokin: :smokin:

There are plenty of events to choose from.

ToTB is probaly the highest profile one day event at the moment.
Although Santa Pod may be more suitable for the grip level you'll need.

I hope you can bring it over.

So thats two super fast rear wheel drive Skylines now.
Could help us with points at ToTB if we can be in two classes! :) ;)
Who owns the other 1 then??? Surely there cant be anything else that awesome & that 1 is not even in the country.
 

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Very nice, and a bit different to!

Anyu chance of some more info on your filled block and how your water cooling system works please?
Thanx.......

The engine block is filled with "Moroso Engine block filler"
its a special concret/epoxi mixture ,specially made for filling up water
chanels in engine blocks.

Used by the V8 dragracing guys for Years

But its not just to pour it in .there are some things you have to know before
you do it ..especially if you do it on a RB engine

Maybe i can show you how the coolingsystem is built . it took us a long time and alot of work to come up with a solution that works for a highpower RB engine. we have tested the system for a year now .the cooling capacity is now even better compared to the standard system......and the engineblock
can now handle the oscillation that comes with high power outputs (wich crack the engine block after a while)


Cord: if you send me a PM . we can talk about the concept
and i will explain in detail how it`s done
 
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