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Anyone here good at translating from Japanese to English?

More proof that the UKDM Skyline GT-R's from Middlehurst are special limited editions in their Own right....













Enjoy!:)
 

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T5 GTR.

This article also shows T5 GTR, one of the six registered R34 UK press cars that preceded the 80 production examples. This car was sold and exported to Malta around ten years ago now but the registration lives on in the UK on another Skyline.
 

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Mine still exists and I don't understand your comment/s about "unloved"

Everybody knows that the R33 is was and still is the best styled Skyline ever!!

The R32 was the proto type
The R33 was perfect
The R34 was a games station on wheels!

That should help start the old debate about which Skyline is "best"

PS Oh, and it's Midnight Purple to and not Battleship Gay !! (like wot R32's are)
Ok, not OP, but about the "unloved" statement. I searched up "Skyline GT- R" and it took 11 rows to get to an R33. It had lots of R34s(expectedly) a bunch of R35s(idiots made google confirmed), A handful of R32s(one of the true Skylines), a Hakosuka or 2(The first, so expected), and even a Kenmeri which is very rare.

Also, the true prototype Skyline was the R30/R31 GTS- Rs. They, IMO, are a true GT- R, unlike the R35s(No stick shift, it it my opinion.):chuckle:
 

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This article also shows T5 GTR, one of the six registered R34 UK press cars that preceded the 80 production examples. This car was sold and exported to Malta around ten years ago now but the registration lives on in the UK on another Skyline.
That'll be the Midnight Purple Top Secret BNR34, Correct Dr?!:)
 

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Could well be!
The registration T3 GTR is also alive on a later car! T4 GTR was / is retained by Nissan GB. As for the others 7 & 9 ?


You might be interested in acquiring a copy of the Feb 2019 edition of Japanese Performance magazine DrDickDatsunly because This Midnight Purple 3 BNR34 is featured in it!

HTH!:)
 

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Hi guys, literally my first post

I find this all very interesting, as im due to collect what is supposed to be one of the original 500r conversions.

It's a sonic silver series 2, running the hks 2530 setup, full black leather interior, all the hks exhaust system and torque converter etc

Currently on registration P555 GTR

When I was going through the receipts, there was one for the actual sale of car, and another 20k receipt for the 500r conversion.

I'm wondering if the interior trim was part of the package? As literally all plastic trim is now carbon

Looking forward to ownership regardless
 

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Hi guys, literally my first post

I find this all very interesting, as im due to collect what is supposed to be one of the original 500r conversions.

It's a sonic silver series 2, running the hks 2530 setup, full black leather interior, all the hks exhaust system and torque converter etc

Currently on registration P555 GTR
Hello Royden500r and welcome to the forum!:)

Your April 1997 Skyline GT-R (P555 GTR) is indeed had Middlehurst 500R Tuning work done to it. May I suggest you look into purchasing a December 2009 copy of Max Power magazine....



You see what you are about to collect was once featured on page 114 of said car magazine!







Its only a small five page spread but this might be of interest to you or any other BCNR33 enthusiasts?

When I was going through the receipts, there was one for the actual sale of car, and another 20k receipt for the 500r conversion.

I'm wondering if the interior trim was part of the package? As literally all plastic trim is now carbon
The "500R" is a neat little sticker to go on your on the top right corner of your bootlid where the V-Spec item usually sits and some engine/chip Tuning only. No interior trim sorry.


Looking forward to ownership regardless
That's great to hear Royden500r and I hope you have many fun years ahead with your Skyline GT-R!:cool:
 

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Hi guys, literally my first post

I find this all very interesting, as im due to collect what is supposed to be one of the original 500r conversions.

It's a sonic silver series 2, running the hks 2530 setup, full black leather interior, all the hks exhaust system and torque converter etc

Currently on registration P555 GTR
Hello Royden500r and welcome to the forum!<img src="http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />

Your April 1997 Skyline GT-R (P555 GTR) is indeed had Middlehurst 500R Tuning work done to it. May I suggest you look into purchasing a December 2009 copy of Max Power magazine....



You see what you are about to collect was once featured on page 114 of said car magazine!







Its only a small five page spread but this might be of interest to you or any other BCNR33 enthusiasts?

When I was going through the receipts, there was one for the actual sale of car, and another 20k receipt for the 500r conversion.

I'm wondering if the interior trim was part of the package? As literally all plastic trim is now carbon
The "500R" is a neat little sticker to go on your on the top right corner of your bootlid where the V-Spec item usually sits and some engine/chip Tuning only. No interior trim sorry.


Looking forward to ownership regardless
That's great to hear Royden500r and I hope you have many fun years ahead with your Skyline GT-R!<img src="http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" />

Wow! Now I'm even more excited to pick it up
Thank you for that info!
I'm going to try get my hands on a copy of that
I grew up on max power, being a 40 year old child and all that ***x1f642;

What a great welcome !
 

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Wow - so glad I found this post. I***8217;m considering buying an R35, which got me reminiscing about my R33 I used to have.

Mine was #104 (Reg R26 BND) and I noticed on here that it may now be in Norway !!! Does anybody have any further info on its current state / existence ? Picture from 2003 when I owned it ***x1f642;

Thanks
Lee
 

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We , have the most immaculate original Uk car in silver , one owner , . There where 100 uk cars , plus around 6 , that where changed into uk cars officially , and where used as demos /press cars .I guess that 30 plus must have disappeared over the years . We have a list of all the cars , and the demos , and most of the original orders . As mentioned there where another 20 cars that came via Nismo , but non of them had coolers , mods for the Uk , and there was V pec and non Vspec , Andy Middlehurst
 

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As mentioned there where another 20 cars that came via Nismo , but non of them had coolers , mods for the Uk , and there was V pec and non Vspec , Andy Middlehurst
Hello once again Andy! Do you still have any technical drawings/documents or Official Nissan engineering stuff/blurb that directly relate to the UK versions Calsonic Gearbox and Differential Oil Coolers that you'd be possibly willing to share publically here on the Forum please?

Its something that truly interests Us Enthusiasts/NERD's who like to intimately know the real differences between the Official Middlehurst Spec 3 V-Spec BCNR33's and the later V-Spec BNR34's.

Thanks in advance, All the best Sean!
 

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Unlike other Skyline GT-R's, UK specification models were specially modified by Middlehurst Motorsport engineers to provide extra cooling for the engine, gearbox and 4WD transfer box. This ensures that prolonged periods of very high speed driving can be undertaken without the resulting high temperatures that might otherwise have occurred.
Did these Transmission enhancements/modifications of both the UK's BCNR33's and BNR34's come about due to the initial R&D of the 100 Australian Domestic Market BNR32's which were the first Skyline GT-R's (that I knew of) having had some extra transmission oil coolers retro fitted to them Andy?



Is this the origins/basis for why Your Company took it one massive step further on Your V-Spec BCNR33's?





With Differential....



Gearbox....



And Transfer Box Oil Coolers....



Also being fitted to them all. What sort of excessive Temperatures were you seeing on JDM versions Transmissions to necessitate all of these extra Calsonic Pumps and Oil Coolers, If You don't mind me asking? Hopefully this Technical information is not exactly Secret after the two decades plus since these Vehicles were Sold Brand New.



And finally, Are Your BCNR33's and BNR34's V-Spec's developments in this area the reason why Nissan's ultimate Nismo Z-Tune II's also had extra oil coolers fitted to protect their mighty Transmissions too?





I know its a lot to ask here but I'd really like to know (and I'm sure other Enthusiasts would too) of all the inside Stories from back in the Day regarding as to why all of these extra specific items came about to be exclusively fitted on Your Middlehurst supplied Skyline GT-R's Andy and to what Nissan's/Nismo's input was (if any) with these aftermarket Oil Coolers.

Best Regards, Sean!
 

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Oh I forgot to ask about the placement of the rear coolers under the Skyline GT-R's Spare Wheel well, Was this done purely for practical limited space reasons or maybe something else dictated its position?

I ask this solely because of this YouTube video below :-


If you were to go to 8:10 and watch from then on, Gale Banks tests on under Vehicle air flow (whilst testing the effectiveness of His new super cooling Differential Cover) would seem to suggest that the dead zone of air behind the rear differential is not exactly the best place to fit something like these extra Oil Coolers?

 
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