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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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  June 4th , 2005
Front Mount Piping installation

Whilst it was great to have the cooler sitting there, it kind of wasn't *doing* anything. Purchased a stainless steel piping kit off another Skylines Australia member, which saved a lot of money, and would hopefully prove a lot less stuffing around to get it to fit.

Purchased a whole bunch of quality silicone hosing of the required size, and some decent hose clamps at a Diesel Supplies place to fit the piping kit. This is a great place to buy this sort of thing, as they don't charge a fortune (like performance shops), and also, the quality is designed for massive pressures in trucks - so more than enough for a turbo car.

Unfortunately, didn't *quite* end up being that easy as I had hoped the end, as the piping where it connected to the cooler came out a lot further than the front bar, as you can probably see. Had to hack about much of the front bar, piece by piece until it was a tight fit. The piping looks a bit lopsided, but there wasn't much I could really do about it, other than going out and getting some all new piping made up. That could have pushed up the cost up a fair bit more.

With a front bar which came out a bit further (such as a GTR bar), it would have all fitted under nicely, but with my "non Type-M" front bar, it wasn't designed for a front mount intercooler at all, so required significant cutting. It looks a bit funny in the end, but it does the trick. Later on I figured, I can always buy a fancier frontbar, to go with whatever other bodykit I go for (later on, much later on), and get it all resprayed, etc as one. Then everything will be sitting underneath the bar there, and not visible anyhow.

In the engine bay, the stainless steel looks great (which you can see a bit of in the top photo), and definitely an eye catcher when you pop the bonnet. The cooler at the front also gives some nice, but subtle road presence. Most importantly, it should allow the car to run a lot more boost safetly without risky detonation.

 


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