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Welcome to project32... I've decided to put this site together to document my build up from a very stock 1989 Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-T into whatever it ends up becoming. On here you'll find some various photos, bits and pieces and maybe the occasional useful thing such as some tutorials on how to do things. Part of the goal is to show how easy it is to do things yourself, and learning along the way is much more interesting than paying somebody else to do it.

p.s. Don't hassle the design as I do enough websites for my work, this is for fun - therefore design time spent = 5mins :-p

-Gordon, 20th December, 2004

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  Feburary 12th, 2006
Conversion Time!

A year on, it's time to finally get around to doing the main goal of the whole project, the rb25det engine and manual conversion. I've been collecting small bits and pieces needed for the conversion over the last few weeks (and last year really), and finally everything has come together. Over the last week as well, the Skyline has also been starting to overheat when driving for more than 30 minutes in traffic, etc. I think the problem is simply the thermostat, but to replace that involves pulling a lot of things off the engine - really pointless when the whole engine was coming out.

Earlier in the week I bought another cheap car to get me around whilst the R32 is off the road - A 1990 Nissan Pulsar Q hatchback. Yep, its still a Nissan, although a bit of a different beast to the Skyline. 1.8L of pure 4 cylinder power (not quite), but its ok to run around with, and much cheaper on the fuel than the skyline.

Today decided to start by starting to take apart the interior, and remove the auto box, to make it easier to get the RB20det out. I've never taken out a gearbox before, but with a bit of help from my flatmate, and the car well off the ground, it wasn't too difficult - just a bit fiddly in points. After about 4 hours we finally got it out completely. With that out, it finally feels like everything is now coming together and the process has started.

I've taken so far, and going to take a stack of different photos, and mentally noting everything. I hope by the end to have available a full guide on the auto -> manual conversion, as well as an entire guide on the rb25det engine swap into an R32. A lot of people are after information on this, and not too many are willing to share the full details on how to do it - so its time to put it out there for everybody.


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  Feburary 25th, 2006
RB20DET ready to come out

Well have been fiddling over the last week, disconnecting most of the things around the engine, taking out the radiator, pulling the loom through the engine bay, and generally starting to get everything ready to take the engine out.

As you can see, starting to look a lot emptier in there! Now really just need to hire an engine crane to lift the engine out, and put the RB25 in. Still awaiting the clutch and a few other small parts required for the gearbox side of things. Will probably be a couple of weeks away at this rate until I get around to it.

After the engine is in, the next main task will be wiring it all up to work with the R32 body wiring.


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