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Decided i'd start a build thread in the hope that it gets me motivated.


The poor drifted out cress to be replaced. It has had a pretty major hit in every corner including an R33 glancing the front left door and guard, an r33 properly hitting the rear right, my gf smacking the pit wall at calder park thunderdome whilst being 'taught' how to drift by an expert and then myself pretty convincingly smacking the front right (and then rear right in the same incident) years ago at winton whilst manjing the straight.


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My current road car, previous road car (to become new drift car) and previous previous road car turned drift car.

The task begins, more on that when i can be fucked taking photos of stuff ive done to it.


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Started collecting parts.


Have had this for years, cost me a fuckload to get from .jp <img src="http://jzxproject.com/bbs/public/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=" :(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> Will probably end up running S9 front and skirts though and a stock rear bar with a diffuser.


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R154 rebuild and Marlin Crawler parts from DM.com...I was wondering why my box had trouble staying in first. Turns out there was about 100ml of oil in it. Need to machine up the other shift forks that MC don't make, mine are all fucked from no oil.


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First summit order. Converting my entire brake system to AN fittings and my wastegate lines to PTFE braid. Plan to machine up an AP racing (copy) floor mount trunnion MC pedal box using the installation drawings from their site.


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More $AUD being sent to the US <img src="style_emoticons/default/sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=" :(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" /> This one is most of my fuel system fittings. Just need to source some alloy hard line to run through the cabin.


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OMP HTE seat, bought it due to it having good vision compared to other seats with side bolster thingos


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Penny modelling the heavy as fuck mount that i got thrown in for free. Will probably find some right angle 6061 extrusion or something instead.


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Boot floor removed to get the cell where i want it. Probably seriously compromised the rear end stiffness to save 4kg!!


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Cheap polycarbonate i got through work...not the most fun to work with.


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Side mirror plug and mould i made whilst at motorsport school last year.


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Sexy twill weave carbon....


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My first attempt with the nasty shit.


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Worked out ok IMO.


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Probably very ambitious but i've always wanted carbon doors.

Prepping some to take a mould. Will buy vac bagging equipment for this, have mates in aerospace who are qualified in composites unlike myself.


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Have a cage builder lined up, have a shitload of parts to play with and some new ones to make, just wish the ass hadnt fallen out of the aussie dollar or i would probably have ordered the S9 catalogue by now...


Inventor is fun, new handbrake will be similar to this one i've designed using an alcon cylinder.


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Considered other engine conversions whilst at my last job...


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That's it for now, have removed a whole shitload of weight from places most people don't bother with also. Will update with that next.

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Nice! I like to see people making things. Braided lines are so purty.

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I'm pretty sure the dog is a Dingo. Aren't they all Dingos in Australia, like all bathroom tissue is Klenex and all inline skates are Rollerblades in the US.


How come your headlights are straightedge?


You're a pussy if you don't put in that Maserati straight 8 or Merlin or whatever the hell it is.


Your parts collection looks impressive, but it will all look awesome once they're installed ;)

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haha. nice progress man. what kind of dog is that/


Amstaff/Staffordshire Bull Terrier X


How come your headlights are straightedge?


You're a pussy if you don't put in that Maserati straight 8 or Merlin or whatever the hell it is.


Your parts collection looks impressive, but it will all look awesome once they're installed ;)


1-What do you mean? They're mark 2 lights and ive never installed the garnish between the lights and the bar...i was too scared i would bend it so i'm gonna make a carbon one and keep the steel one as an original.


2-I'd prefer an allison V1710 from a lightening...28L/1710cu QOHC TurboSupercharged all alloy V12. 1600hp in a 1400lb package of detroit muscle haha.


3-I got a pretty good paying job after a year of study so of course i went crazy on my first few pays....Slowed it down a bit atm to keep the girl happy.


Do want the Rolls Royce.


You gonna make your own rear diffuser?


You too can have a flogged out one for about $30k...it will only cost you about $150,000AUD for an overhaul.


Yep, rear diffuser. Will have very curved strakes to hopefully still have some flow at big angles. Even considered trying to make the strakes and wing endplates active and move in relation to drift angle, again, very ambitious but would be pretty awesome. Drift is about the only category left where you can get away with some crazy ideas.

If i can work out what material to use (not a fan of any form of honeycomb on any type of under tray for a drift car) i'll be including a propper front splitter possibly with an upsweep. Did a fair bit of work on West Racecars last year so got some good ideas from their aero. Not that anything from a 375kg/280kmh racecar is even remotely similar to a fkn heavy cressida brick.





A guy i used to work with used to build racing boats and had 13 odd metres of it left over. 2 boxes of light beer and it was mine....haha. That was back when it was over $100/metre1

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Ok...The car WILL be as follows when it first hits the track.



Internally stock 1JZ

Ross tuffbond balancer (got)

HKS cam pulleys (got)

Alloy pulleys (got)

ARC 90mm thick intercooler (got - will v-mount)

Greddy TD06 20G L2 8cm (got)

China mani (got)

Tial 38mm gate (got)

Stainless PTFE wastegate hoses (got, was sick of burning gate hoses)

3.5"dump into dual 2.5" exiting out each rear door - v bands throughout (need to make)

DM.com alloy flywheel (got)

Jim Berry Raceclutch single 4 puck unsprung carbotic 1500kg clutch (got)(may send back for inspection due to strange uneven wear?)

R154 - Rebuilt w/marlin crawler catalogue and custom shift forks (Rebuilt)

DM.com alloy tailshaft (need)

ATS 2 way metal LSD (Rebuilt - need to pull apart again now that i have a solid spacer)

3.5" neck k&n pod (need)

Jaz PS tank (got)

Alloy or CF oil catch tank w/k+n breather (need)

C's copy shifter (have made all parts, need more machining)



<u>Fuel System</u>

RCI 35l plastic cell (got)

Russell 40micron -8 filter (got)

Carter 100gph lift pump(got)

1.5l surge tank(got)

Russell 12" 10micron filter(got)

Bosch 044(got)

AN-6 alloy feed and return through cabin(got)

AN-6 and AN-8 Aeroquip startlite hose and fittings (got)

Aeroquip compact FPR w/gauge(got)

Sard 650cc injectors (got)



Rear mounted 4 core alloy rad (got)(huge - probably too big)

Ford AU Falcon thermos (got)

Long 19 row oil cooler (got)

Russell stainless braid oil cooler hoses and fittings (got)

Filter relocation kit (got)

Long 19 row power steering cooler (got)

Alloy header tank (need)

Alloy swirl pot (need)

Jaz catch tank (got)




Custom loom - Circuit breakers for critical components such as ECU and Fuel, fuses for rest (made, need to tidy up. possibly with milspec plugs)

Adaptronic E420C ECU (got)

ECU controlled wastegate solenoid (got)

Innovate LC-1 wideband (Got - adaptronic can self tune using this alone)

Adaptronic vidigauge unit (Got - allows the ECU to output up to 9 gauges at once onto an LCD)

15.6" Widescreen LCD (Got - Too big but was the cheapest available over 9")

PC680 Odyssey battery (Got - Possibly fucked and needs replacement)

FIA approved cutoff switch w/external pull cable - prevents alternator from keeping engine running (Got but need pull cable)

Anderson plug in bodywork for jumping/charging (need)




Glasurit 3 layer pink w/blue pearl paint ($1500 worth of paint i got for a few hrs work)

Mark 2 lights and grille (got - will probably vac bag up some thin lexan to replace the super heavy glass lenses)

Carbon mark 2 bonnet with hole for v-mount cooler (need to make)

FRP or Carbon front guards (Need - will make these stock width and make carbon bolt on flares)

Crash king/S9 front bar (have izumi bar, S9 later. Will include ducting for oil/ps coolers)

Front splitter

S9 skirts (need)

Carbon rear diffuser (need)

Novelty sized carbon wing w/foam core - Centre mounted (need)

Carbon doors (need for some reason)

Carbon boot lid (have mould)

Carbon dash (need to make)

Vortex generators (need)

Lexan windows in all but front (got, need to cut)

CDS cage w/door x bars, dash bar, harness bars, bracing to strut towers as a minimum (need)

OMP HTE Seat (got)

Racetech passenger seat (got)

2xFIA harnesses (need)

Wide angle rear view mirror (need)

Polycarbonate NACA ducts for ventilation through windows (got)



Tilton ex-nascar pedal box (got)

Remote adjuster (got)

Full conversion to AN lines (got)

Tilton 3 chamber plastic res (got)

Wilwood plastic res for handbrake(got)

Alloy and titanium (just for wank factor) handbrake w/alcon bearing mount cylinder (got cylinder)

R34 GTt front calipers (have)

Ford Falcon BA front rotors w/centering rings (got)

Lucas front and rear pads (need)

2 x rear R33 calipers (got, 1xpair for brakes, 1xpair for handbrake)

JZA80 TT rear rotors (got)



S9 coils and camber tops (need)

Adjustable rear cradle pickups (will have appx 75mm of vertical adjustement)

Rack hard mounted to xmember (need to suss out)

Custom inner tie rod mounts - offset to stop binding (need)

Steel hex bar tie rods w/rose joints each end (need)

Cut+Shut knuckles or S9 knuckles (got, will do a few sets to see which i like best)

RCAs (have 30mm ones, will plot suspension and decide what size is best for fixing bumpsteer)

Modified rear cradle - notched into chassis, extra inner pickup points added, A70 diff pickups (need to mod)

S9 rear arms (need)

Rose jointed RUCAs (need)

Rose jointed FLCAs (have - appx 1" longer)



18x10+18 AVS model 5


Other shit to be added.

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i just spent $150 on summit for fittings and i thought i was baller...


but hey, ya earned it!

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Added a few extra bits of kit to the rather large list....


This is some prac in the old car. Realised afterwards that most of the rear end bolts were loose, thus the reason for the lack of stability when accelerating. Dynoed the JICs not long after. 1 had degassed and another seemed to have a factory fault where something was loose internally.


I'm 100% certain that the new car will be a gazillion times better but may not sound quite as cool due to the fact that i will actually be running an exhaust :unsure:


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This guy must have a golden goose shiting out golden eggs.


Shoot me a dozen brochacho.

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Finally cleaned enough blown up 7ms out of the garage to get the shell back in there and get to work....

Did a bit of work tonight. Would have better pics but our intarwebs contract ran out and we haven't renewed so iPhone it is.






I know you can swallow some big wheels, lots of castor and lots of lock by beating shit out of them and dressing smooth but I like the look of tubs.

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More high quality iphone pics...


New gear.










Nah..those hubs are just something i had to turn the bores on at work, for a GT40 i believe.

I _could_ make all sorts of shit like that, but cbf and there is no point..


Cell almost mounted, its as low as it can go without hitting a diffuser.




And my workshop....









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You should market a REAL hydraulic handbrake setup after you get the bugs worked out. KSport price with aussie fab quality please.


This is awesome. Youre spending more in AN fittings and steel hoses than all of TC.net has spent on headgaskets.

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We r way ahead of u! I am CNCing the first test unit on Tuesday. When I'm not driving I will give you a run down on it and the twin r33 rear caliper adaptor!

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Jza80 tt Vented rotors Twin R33 Rear Calipers



The CNC'd Brackets used.



The Handbrake setup that i am working on is like this, but a different shape.



I plan on making the handle out of carbon tube and the body out of 6061 T6 Ali.


This is a Pull type AP Racing Master that i will be using. EX-NASCAR unit i got for $50AU




Side Profile of the setup



I will be using all braided lines as my drift car is sponsored by a Rapid Hose Hydraulics shop.


What are your thoughts?

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