Babalouie Posted June 18, 2009 Report Share Posted June 18, 2009 (edited) Hi guys I've got quite a few friends who hang out here, and they suggested that it would be great if I could share my project over here (long time listener, first time poster). I'm Australian and a journalist for Japanese Nostalgic Car Magazine. My project's a 1971 KGC10 Skyline 2000GT, which started life as a narrowbodied 120hp single carb 2.0L six. In Japan it was converted to a 2000GT-R race replica with flares and wings, as the mechanical side was upgraded too. Today, it's got a 3.0L L6, pretty built with triples, 11:1 HKS pistons, lightened and balanced bottom end, 72 degree cam, a lot of headwork, Trust headers and exhaust, electronic ignition and a few other little things. Trans is a 280ZX 5spd and the rear end is a 4.6 open R180. I imported the car from Japan in 2007, and it was supposedly a fully-restored ride with nothing to spend, but as often is the case, sadly this wasn't true, and pretty much every aspect of the car's had to be redone or renewed in some way. When I got the car, pretty much nothing electrical worked :), it barely had enough power to cough its way to a 40kmh top speed and rather a lot of its metalwork resembled swiss cheese instead of steel... Suspension's Koni coilovers up front, KYB adjustables out back, with Datsport cambertops at the front too. The head's probably where the most work's been done, the ports are 41mm, it's got bigger valves, a 3mm shave and the chambers have been welded and reshaped. The whole project's been going on for almost a couple of years now, and my build diary can be found here: http://www.japanesenostalgiccar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1600&start=0 The diary tells the story from the beginning, and goes thru the day by day journey as we discovered more and more things (some not so good) about the car and the ppl who worked on it before me. Where we are at right now is that all the major things have been fixed and the car is registered and driveable. We're still running it in though, so it's all still untuned and undyno'd...and typically for a car that's been sitting idle for quite a few years, there's been some minor teething troubles to iron out since we got back on the road a few weeks ago. Feel free to ask any questions :) Look forward to making some new friends here :D Edited June 18, 2009 by Babalouie 3 Quote Link to comment
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