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R32 gtr project build
Well the story so far is bought this car in 2007, with blown turbos, had a engine fitted by a well known tuner, so i fitted 2530, apexi pfc and boost controller,
the garage who fitted the pfc boost controller fitted it wrong.
car went on rolling road and made 475bhp at 4200 revs but overboosted,
like an idiot i went and opend it up and at 150 mph blew the headgasket.

so i thought rebuild the whole thing, but got banned and it sat on the drive for a year, then locked away in a garage till about a month ago , as i now have licence back thought better get on with the car,

how she looked before i started



how it looks at the moment




so onto the engine, i had intended to rebuild the rb26, but after talks with a freind, and doing some research i have decided to build a rb30/26,
i bought an rb30et engine on aus ebay for $100 dollers, sold the head and other parts i didnt need by seller in aus which coverd the shipping to uk.

as soon as i got it stipped it out and checked the bores all ok, had the crank checked and it is spot on so had the crank coller fitted, block was checked and no problems found so was cleaned and honed, and decked 20thou.
i am using rb25 cp forged pistons in the build as i had these already.
so have now test fitted with standard rods still waiting for my forged ones to arrive.



have fitted the adapter plate , supplied by leeroy25 of here plus he supplied the crank coller, and must say, its a very good piece of kit.







made up a ruff oil pick up pipe,



now this one is for a standard sump, but will make one for a extended sump.

i have had the head refurbed , all poted and polished, have hks cams to put in but there are no other markins on them


also test fitted the manifolds, as these need some machining off the bottom to fit over the water gallery, i was lucky not these


i will be fitting 2530 to these with mines dump pipes,

thats all at the moment as i have to strip the rb26 out of the car this week,
plus stripp out all the hicas and air con,

now i want to strip the interior out, but wife wants me to leave in,
what you lot think
 

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Please tell me that isnt someones pink knickers hanging over the radiator LOL!
 

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well sortig out the cam idlers, moved the tensioner above the water pump,
but the origanal idler pully seems to have an oil return gallery in its way,
seems that it makes the idler sit at an angle
pic of the oil gallery

pic of how it makes the idler sit


so am going to machine a tapperd washer so it can sit flush,
will post up a pick of the result when done.
 

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Hey buddy,

I had to do exactly this on mine.. I put a steel rule accross the flat face of the block to determine how thick a washer I needed then fixed it on with metal paste! After that I made up a threaded pilot and sanding wheel to make sure the face of the washer was flat and perpendicular to the engine as if it's not spot on the belt will wander off the pulley which will not be good.. I can e-mail some pics of you need an ideas..

When you get the belt on turn the engine over a few times to make sure the belt stays true.

Good Luck.
Lee
 

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Looks good, looking forward to see ít finished :)

@Lee
You never told me about the sump adapters :p I might need one..

Marc
 

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Well found out why i was having this problem, its a series 1 engine,
also found out proengines makes a laser cut piece to fit here, but you have to cut 10mm of the idler arm

well sorted out the wedge today, bit of hassle, but got there in the end
its 2mm one side with a shanfer up to 10mm
sits totaly square now and is 4mm from water pump bolts, as is tensioner




thanks leeroy,
 

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you can still fit a roll-cage in 6-peice design and add the 7-peice [rear-crossbar] when u dont need to use the seats. Pushing 600bhp+? you'd hardly notice the rear seats in or out weight differentce, but keping them in will keep you from getting headaches on long journeys !
 

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ya am leaving in for now, will have the cage fitted after all the engine work is complete,
taking the inlet plenium of the other engine at the mo, god what a pain that is,
its easier taking the turbos off,
 

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nearly there then mate,that rb30 of mine is up and running got 500 miles on it now,and had it past 9000rpm to but only @1.5bar. sounds like the end of the world is coming.
 

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cheers bernie, hows yours holding up.
sawthe vid on sau, looks awsome
yes good mate, done 9000 miles on it now, and a few trackdays too,:thumbsup:
been to 2.7 bar aswell before we realized the wastegate was leaking..;)
i love it, would not go back to a rb26 now, will have to meet up next year, have abeer, could drag jon and a few other along..rb30 club..:D
 

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ya look forward to it, bernie
john i think i will get you to give it the once over before i crank it up,
just takin me time, dont want to rush it now as i have been mitaculace on it,
stripped everything down to clean and refurb,
took the inlet side of the car today only took me 21/2 hours,
will asemble the whole thing before i put back in.
plus i want to clean all the engine bay, remove all the hicas, aircon systems.
 

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looking great. a lot of work, but worth it.
i have a roll cage in and the seats will go back in with a bit of persuasion no problem.
 
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