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Old 27-04-14, 09:10   #51
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replaced the leaking radiator wit a black one finally got rid of the red one thank f@#k ha ha




finally on the rollers after 4hours no luck breaking down on boost only running the 15psi spring,
the cas had **** itself so that's been replaced with another so will try re,tune in few days,


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Old 30-04-14, 00:27   #52
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Man its so close. first start up must have felt good.

Bit of info that helped me when I recently moved my battery to the boot and shortened the loom on the drivers side. So that it no longer runs around the front of the strut tower, meaning the big plug (pictured above) now sits behind the break booster.

Found these usful in joining large wires that i couldn't solder.


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Old 30-04-14, 13:24   #53
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vid of start up ,


yeah TURISMO I just want it running 100% as soon as its tuned im gunna pull the guards off and start the neatening side of things, howd you go with ur headlights? mine are a bit low on brightness, may require bigger wire??
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Old 01-05-14, 15:11   #54
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well shes all over for a while!!!
made 233kw @17psi then blew the headgasket
ahh well guess time to build a motor:0
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Old 03-05-14, 13:17   #55
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so pulled down to have a look

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detonation station population ME!!!!

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this crack could b a problem too,

so put a new gasket on after the first failure, dropped boost to 15psi and timing to 10deg
made just under 190kw @ about 430nm, on a "safe" tune got it home and temp went right up and water line below head uhhhh

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Old 03-05-14, 22:25   #56
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That suck man, at least she was making some good power when it happened. Have you made a plan of attack in regards to the motor?
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Old 04-05-14, 08:49   #57
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That suck man, at least she was making some good power when it happened. Have you made a plan of attack in regards to the motor?
Umm mite b time to build a motor,I got it back home, was gunna take the boys for a run in it, and bammm went again!!!!
Only 10deg of timing and 15psi of boost, I'm not sure unless I put apr studs n maybe a commettic? 2 head gaskets in 2 days, lol
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Old 04-05-14, 17:30   #58
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Sucks when you blow parts. I would retard the timing if you are advanced 10 you would be getting a very hot in there. Also the only head gasket to stand up is a genuine nissan one unless you go all the way.
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Old 05-05-14, 00:14   #59
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Sucks when you blow parts. I would retard the timing if you are advanced 10 you would be getting a very hot in there. Also the only head gasket to stand up is a genuine nissan one unless you go all the way.
He had the timing retarded to 10 degrees.

Re headlights: could check the voltage at the lights using a multimeter if you have one. Or clean and inspect wiring, fuses and plugs.

My lights are good as I have not touched that part of the loom hehe


Shouldn't have to retard the timing at all at 15 psi? Good on ya for getting rite back on the horse.

Sound like a clean slate is the best place to start, especial considering the work your putting in.

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dodgy heat sheild gone!!

fuse box loom grommet out!

looks instantly cleaner!!! don't knw what took me so long,




not sure if I wanna run the h/light loom through here or the rail,
whats everyone else done???

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not sure how far I will go with the bay? I at least wana smooth the towers and bottom area and re/paint and general tidy up of loom and booster ect, I guess il pull motor out and sus it then,
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Nice work! What did you end up using to extend the loom?
Joiners like I posted above or solder?

I'm thinking with the large wires ( as there to thick for my iron to solder) I'll split them into 2 and solder both separately then move them back to gather heat them up, bringing them into one again. With out using to much solder.
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Looks good once that engines out I think you'll be hooked and it won't go back in till it's show quality.
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Nice work! What did you end up using to extend the loom?
Joiners like I posted above or solder?

I'm thinking with the large wires ( as there to thick for my iron to solder) I'll split them into 2 and solder both separately then move them back to gather heat them up, bringing them into one again. With out using to much solder.
Thoughts...

Looks good once that engines out I think you'll be hooked and it won't go back in till it's show quality.
Haven't ran right through yet mate, just making a bit of an effort so I don't have heaps todo when I pull motor,
But I have a spare loom so il extend the LH headlight side with solder and keep the same colour an size wire, but unsure on the drivers side man, theres a few bigger plugs ect id like to delete, but I've researched it a fair bit but a lot of blokes only go thru the process not the specifics I guess like joiners or soldering joints, I would use a joiner if I was unable to solder it,
I'm sorta guessing as I'm going, trying to ask as many people on the way,
How ur calais coming along?
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Old 15-05-14, 21:43   #63
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Good man. Luck you have a loom on hand..
I just finished extending my loom:
25 cm for the drivers side and around 30 cm for the passengers side. Pull firm the loom reaches from fire wall to just infront of calais eyelid

Cross my fingers n hope it fits but if the loom is not a sufficient length in order to be hidden completely ill cross my fingers harder lol

Solder was not a problem.
I used 4 gauge as i was told by my local autoelec that it was perfect for headlight loom. @ $1 a meter i bought 15 meters single color as no one sees it.
Note: I use speaker wire (Heavier gauge 3 maybe) for the 5 or so thicker wires and 4 gauge for the rest.

For the real thick stuff (drivers side plug 4 red wires 1 black and 1 black/white) I bought a new plug and plant to shorten that loom, replacing the original plug (crimp and solder) its a little tight in there

still have a junction point (basically a floating bolt that's taped up) for fusible links, misc and a wire to an aftermarket auxiliary fuse box. not happy with that **** so im going to re organize that area.

Also in regards to the "screw terminal" i posted a picture of earlier. I strongly recommend NOT using them. all connections have experienced some degree of oxidization. (I live 2 Ks from the beach and near the biggest salt producer in Australia namely Dampier Salt). As i Live and learn

Any way thats my life story keep up the good work. Its like woman's day, but not and for men lol
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Also in regards to the "screw terminal" i posted a picture of earlier. I strongly recommend NOT using them. all connections have experienced some degree of oxidization. (I live 2 Ks from the beach and near the biggest salt producer in Australia namely Dampier Salt). As i Live and learn

Any way thats my life story keep up the good work. Its like woman's day, but not and for men lol
lol yep the story of the vl and the restless lol
yeah good thinking im only a street away from the beach but didn't even take that into account bud,
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"didn't even take that into account bud,"

True its just dodgy, but i found out there is such thing as electrical grease that prevents corrosion of exposed wires. But obviously the best bet is to not have them exposed.

Any way ill stop hijacken your thread n let you do your thing.
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"didn't even take that into account bud,"

True its just dodgy, but i found out there is such thing as electrical grease that prevents corrosion of exposed wires. But obviously the best bet is to not have them exposed.

Any way ill stop hijacken your thread n let you do your thing.
all good man I love yarning anything about cars anytime!!!
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got the left side extended and fitted, relays and fuse rail in g/box, now will just have to mount somehow and clean up,
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Old 18-05-14, 22:15   #68
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Lol I thought the car had been in an accident till I realised the red was the hidden wiring and not some of the bodywork :P Good work.
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got the left side extended and fitted, relays and fuse rail in g/box, now will just have to mount somehow and clean up,
Looks good
Tons of pics that will give you lots of ideas on google (image search)
The most common method employed is to use a backing plate.
Im Looking for a suitable peace of plastic to create a rear backing/mounting plate for mine.

Did you have to mod/cut the rear wall of the glovebox?
Looked good.
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Lol I thought the car had been in an accident till I realised the red was the hidden wiring and not some of the bodywork :P Good work.
lol yeah I try put up as many pics to help others along the way,

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Looks good
Tons of pics that will give you lots of ideas on google (image search)
The most common method employed is to use a backing plate.
Im Looking for a suitable peace of plastic to create a rear backing/mounting plate for mine.

Did you have to mod/cut the rear wall of the glovebox?
Looked good.
yeah I cut the f@ck out of it, my loom has so much added stuff eg:headlight fuses added ect, and is all tangled, so I cut more than I wanted to make it easier on myself, however if my vl was shmik as I would of taken more care,
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Haha cool. Will give it a go today.
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honestly the hardest part is cutting the old grommet, and I removed my blower fan:0
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honestly the hardest part is cutting the old grommet, and I removed my blower fan:0
Yeah grommet owes me a nice razor cut. didnt realize it was fused into the loom.

Angle grinder made short work of the glove box and its backing.

So its just a matter of mounting all the gear in the glove box?

I cut a hole under where the antenna loom bullet holes through the body. so many sparks though it was going to catch fire lol

Do you have to take the front bar off to remove the guard. (just dont want to damage the bracket or bar)

Color code the hidden loom.. that's love
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yeah mate I just undid the side I was working on h/light too
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