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In my fast GTR I have a Step 3 2.8 HKS engine with every concievable upgrade all carried out by Top Fuel in Japan.

It runs Apexi turbos, HKS F-Con V Pro, Top Fuel inlet plenum ect. I am sure you get the idea. It made 992.5ps @ 2.1 bar.

Also it has a OS Six speed box and OS diffs.

I am now a bit bored of it and wish to go back to a standard or stage set-up. I would like to keep the car as it has only done 18,000 miles from new and is without a doubt the cleanest R33 you will ever see. And it is a late model.

I have seen people offer an exchange (plus cash of course) for a standard setup. Do you think this is viable?

It's that or I just sell the gearbox and try it with a 5 speeder, I just can't decide!

For any guys thinking of a brake upgrade I have just fitted a KAD 6 pot and 360mm set-up. They work a treat!

 

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I think you should swap cars with me!

lovely looking engine there mate and great spec!
 

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Thanks. TBH the pics don't do the car justice!

If anybody cares the turbos are the big ones, TCW77L-P20 .
 

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Yup i have a Micra I'd swap for it
 

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I would be tempted to buy a new "crate" N1 engine/good 2ndhand 6sp Getrag and do a straight sale on the monster lump/sequential box.
Add a pair of GT-SS turbos for a sweet driving 500hp.
 

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Strange way of putting it 'a bit bored'!! (i'm envious:) ) I assume you mean that at this power level the car is just too highly strung to drive unless it's at 10/10ths, did you gradually build up to this power level or was it in one hit? Curious to know at what point in the power game this becomes a problem, my own car is running around the 600BHP mark (2.8 HKS) and i'm pushing to get to 700, is this a step to far? AS to what to do with your car, short of turning it into an out and out drag top speed machine i reckon COSSYCAM's suggestion is a good one, Gary at GT ART told me the GETRAG gearbox if the changes arn't rushed will take an enormous amount of stick, as an alternative get a lower map sorted in your present engine, save all the costs of changing and put the GETRAG in. Your car looks stunning by the way:clap:
 

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Thanks chaps.

The car was built by Top Fuel in Japan all in one go for a Brazillian guy. He did less than a 1000 miles in it, then I bought it off him. It cost a hell of a lot but when you see the car in the flesh I am sure you would think it's worth it.

I think what I need is a bit more drivability (if you get my drift). The car is bloody fast, over 200mph and high 9's,but I fancy doing a few more miles in it and at this spec it would be a waste.

Cam, your idea sounds very good. Do you know how much for a new N1 engine and do you have a gearbox still?

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1000bhp said:
Thanks chaps.

The car was built by Top Fuel in Japan all in one go for a Brazillian guy. He did less than a 1000 miles in it, then I bought it off him. It cost a hell of a lot but when you see the car in the flesh I am sure you would think it's worth it.

I think what I need is a bit more drivability (if you get my drift). The car is bloody fast, over 200mph and high 9's,but I fancy doing a few more miles in it and at this spec it would be a waste.

Cam, your idea sounds very good. Do you know how much for a new N1 engine and do you have a gearbox still?

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Hi Alex,
I am not 100% on the cost of a crate motor tbh. I dont have my Getrag but there are a couple flaoting about round the 1500-2000 mark. I think a couple of guys who have gone sequential recently have theirs for sale. Alternatively maybe selling the box on a p/ex basis to a 34 owner?
 

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It will probably be cheapest & easiest to sell the whole car and get a new one of the spec you want...

Awesome car :D

Rog
 

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The Admiral said:
It will probably be cheapest & easiest to sell the whole car and get a new one of the spec you want...

Awesome car :D

Rog
That's a great idea Rog, that's what I would do and it worked for the last Brazilian owner after all :).
 

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The Admiral said:
It will probably be cheapest & easiest to sell the whole car and get a new one of the spec you want...

Awesome car :D

Rog
as Alex said
"I would like to keep the car as it has only done 18,000 miles from new and is without a doubt the cleanest R33 you will ever see. And it is a late model."
 

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I have thought about selling, but I would never find an R33 in the same nick. So if I did I would buy another R34.

Just out of intrest Cam what do you think the gearbox is worth?
 

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1000bhp said:
I have thought about selling, but I would never find an R33 in the same nick. So if I did I would buy another R34.

Just out of intrest Cam what do you think the gearbox is worth?
Depends if its a series 1 or 2 OS88.
4k+ (series1) to 5.25k (series2) imo and 6k if for a 34 (a 34 needs a 33 transfer/front prop/front section of rear prop to make it fit).
 

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What about just changing the bolt on's? IE turbo's to something like SS's and changing your cams, get it remapped. Saves pulling the engine out and putting a new one back in.
Just a thought
 
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