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Evening folks :wavey: Thought I would say hello as I am about to be the proud owner of my first GTR....cannot wait!! I have been a Scooby man for quite a number of years and thought I would never leave the marque but I have had Skylines on my mind for longer than I can remember.....i just can't shake them so it had to be done! The current motor is a Hawkeye sti running 642bhp...had it a good few years and it has been through a lot of changes in the time....now being broken to fund the GTR!
It'll be about a month before I pick her up so no pics available at the moment I'm afraid. I'm getting an R32 :).....it has been in the country for around 7 years but under a tarp in the corner a shed for all of that time....running 800bhp, she snapped the nose off the crankshaft during a drag run due to no damper pulley and that was that....Travelled about half a mile on British soil and never been registered here so I'll be the first. Awesome spec though which I can post if anyone is interested. Will probably do a wee project thread once I get her.

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Graeme :cool:
 

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I bet that Scooby was a bit of a monster running that sort of power!

Why anyone would run a GTR without a crank damper is beyond me, but good luck with the car and get some pics up when you get it!
 

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Cheers mate....Aye, the Scoob was quite a car! I loved it to bits but a change was needed :)

The 32 has the engine out just now as I'll be sourcing a new crank and will need a few paint repairs etc taken care of once I have her . Life in the corner of a workshop has not been the best but there is zero rust which is great :) Pics will definitely follow and I'm looking forward to being on a steep learning curve from here on in!!
 

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Cheers Guys :) I'll definitely get the pics fired up when I get some!
This is the spec as done by my mate from memory. He admits there is probably a fair bit he has forgotten about! The kit is all a bit older but still pretty decent :)

Hks forged pistons ( step 3 )
Hks rods with carillo bolts ( step 3 )
Hks 12 counter crank forged ( step 3 )
N1 block
N1 oil pump
N1 water pump
High tensile head studs
Mls head gasket ( hks )
Greddy vernier pulleys
Custom 12 injector intake manifold
Hks fcon v pro gold ecu
Q45 throttle body
Heads race ported
Arp cradle bolts
Trust baffled sump
Grex diff's
Os giken gearset
Os giken tripple plate
Bee r launch control
Hks drag dampers
3x044 bosch fuel pumps
Nismo fpr
12x denso 550cc injectors
2x greddy fuel rails
Swirl pot
Braided fuel lines
Custom 4" cat back
Greddy t88 33d
Greddy top mount manifold
Greddy full race fmic and hard pipes
Splitfire coils
Hks stage 3 camshafts
Tomei valves springs and retainers
Line lock
Hks boost controller
Torque split controller
Cusco cage
 

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Hey Bud! Aye, to be honest it's been on my mind for quite a while now...just decided to go for it :) John will still be doing all the work. He was into Skylines before he started on Scoobs so he's well versed thankfully!
 

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May need to speak to him about my gearbox soon. Glad you made the move over, one thing about the gtr is it won't lose value
 

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Aye, you said it. The Hawk wasn't really holding value too well at all even with all the gear that was in it. Looks like the rolling shell is going to be kept on the road now though which is good news. Anyway, I'm really looking forward to getting the GTR....it will be a completely different drive to the Scoob. I just hope it fits in my wee garage lol!
Definitely give John a buzz....I'm sure he'll be more than happy to chat about it :)
At least I've actually had a couple of folk say hello here....I posted a similar thread on skylineowners.com a couple of nights and have had zero replies! :chuckle: It's no Scottish Scoobies anyway!
 

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Once you get pics up it all begins.
I owned 3 blob sti's and a jdm sti hawk and the one thing I noticed about the ride in my r33 is its noisier ie older so more interior rattles, engine noises etc but the handling is more, without sounding cliche" much more planted and smooth at high speed. You get a much better feel for the road through the steering, better feed back, so you can catch the back end going. Front end grip is also very different, very very different! It turns in better but you feel the weight so much more. Compared to the scoobie though understeer is much better.
For b road bashing the sti in a different league but seen as us Scots have big open long winding great visibility roads to play on the gtr is perfect
 

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Hello and welcome, It'll be no bad thing to have another 32 back on the road. Seems to be a lot of them disappearing up here, lookin forward to some pics when you can get them.

Charlie.
 

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Once you get pics up it all begins.
I owned 3 blob sti's and a jdm sti hawk and the one thing I noticed about the ride in my r33 is its noisier ie older so more interior rattles, engine noises etc but the handling is more, without sounding cliche" much more planted and smooth at high speed. You get a much better feel for the road through the steering, better feed back, so you can catch the back end going. Front end grip is also very different, very very different! It turns in better but you feel the weight so much more. Compared to the scoobie though understeer is much better.
For b road bashing the sti in a different league but seen as us Scots have big open long winding great visibility roads to play on the gtr is perfect
Aye, right enough. I had forgotten you had that Hawk. I'm kind of expecting it to be a bit closer to a Classic Scoob...my last Wagon had plenty rattles and squeaks! I understand what you mean though....to be honest, I'll be happy if there is plenty of engine noise....I doubt I could get too much of that :thumbsup: I know it's not going to be brilliant on the back roads....that Greddy T88 is gonna be a laggy bastard but I think we'll be firing a billet wheel in so that should help, along with being able to rev it to 9.5k! I thought going back to twins would be the answer but John seems keen to keep the single :)
 

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Hello and welcome, It'll be no bad thing to have another 32 back on the road. Seems to be a lot of them disappearing up here, lookin forward to some pics when you can get them.

Charlie.
Cheers Charlie :) Aye, they seem to be a rare sight these days....I drive around Edinburgh most of the day and I can't remember the last time I say an older GTR. A few R35's going about mind you.
Will get the pics sorted as soon as I have her though she won't be looking the best to begin with!
 

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Welcome to the forum fella from one R32 owner to another :thumbsup:
 

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Cheers Charlie :) Aye, they seem to be a rare sight these days....I drive around Edinburgh most of the day and I can't remember the last time I say an older GTR. A few R35's going about mind you.
Will get the pics sorted as soon as I have her though she won't be looking the best to begin with!
Welcome to the GTROC.

A properly maintained Skyline will run "forever" and give you great fun on the road and track.

Beware of seeking too much power from 2.6 litres unless you care more about spending money than actually driving your machine on a regular basis.

See you soon at an event.:)
 

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Welcome to the GTROC.

A properly maintained Skyline will run "forever" and give you great fun on the road and track.

Beware of seeking too much power from 2.6 litres unless you care more about spending money than actually driving your machine on a regular basis.

See you soon at an event.:)
He spends money on his car like hefner on viagra
 

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Welcome to the GTROC.

A properly maintained Skyline will run "forever" and give you great fun on the road and track.

Beware of seeking too much power from 2.6 litres unless you care more about spending money than actually driving your machine on a regular basis.

See you soon at an event.:)
I hope so mate...I definitely intend to hold onto her for a long time.

I'm not sure I'd have taken the power up to 800 but it is already there :)

Appreciate the advice though and will definitely be at as many events as I can :thumbsup:
 
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