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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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  May 7th , 2005
Front Mount Install

Saturday installed 450x300x75 "Hybrid style" front mount cooler I bought a while back. Basically a very cheap cooler, but quite a few people run them and have reported results just as good as ones twice the price.

I decided to go for the slightly smaller one, to both reduce the size and amount of cutting to fit it under the standard R32 front bar, and also, a smaller cooler should be slightly better in terms of throttle response. Most people go overkill for their intercooler when they upgrade and get the largest they can find, I don't see the point when this 450x300x75 I'm guestimating should be good for around 250rwkw and under 20 pounds boost anyhow.

Install from go to woa took about 6 hours. Bit of fiddling, as I had to work out how to even pull off the R32 bar, as never done it before. In the end, once I'd worked out all how it fitted together, bit of angle grinding, bit of figuring the best way to bracket it to the body, etc it wasn't too difficult. The hardest part was probably just cutting enough back of the bumper skin (which was plastic) to get it on, without making it look too ghetto. You can see a few in progress shots there. Think it came up pretty well in the end.

I have the piping ready to install too (nice shiney stainless...mmm).. and a Blitz Blow Off Valve, just to see how it sounds (may not stay on). But that will have to wait for another weekend to get that all on there and properly hooked up.

Pretty exciting to finally start getting into the performance side of things. Also 3" cat-back exhaust system should be on its way from Adelaide in 2-3 weeks. So can start winding up the power and have some fun !

Once thats all done hope to get to around 150rwkw, and give most cars a good run for their money. Will also take it to the drag strip and see what she can run..

 


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