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Compost Busta Nut.  :no:

 

I don't know what's harder for me to take, you getting 2 months in the French Alps, or doing that while you have a Coupe that needs attention just sitting in your driveway, Right Now. You seem so cool and unmolested by all this conflicting tension you've created here. All be it a double positive, I don't see how you can do it man. I'm falling apart just watching... almost 7,000 miles away I might add.

 

PM me when you get back, I can't take this.

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Compost Busta Nut. :no:

 

I don't know what's harder for me to take, you getting 2 months in the French Alps, or doing that while you have a Coupe that needs attention just sitting in your driveway, Right Now. You seem so cool and unmolested by all this conflicting tension you've created here. All be it a double positive, I don't see how you can do it man. I'm falling apart just watching... almost 7,000 miles away I might add.

 

PM me when you get back, I can't take this.

So its me and bustanut in a chalet in France.......WHOOHOO...margaritas!!
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Compost Busta Nut.  :no:

 

I don't know what's harder for me to take, you getting 2 months in the French Alps, or doing that while you have a Coupe that needs attention just sitting in your driveway, Right Now. You seem so cool and unmolested by all this conflicting tension you've created here. All be it a double positive, I don't see how you can do it man. I'm falling apart just watching... almost 7,000 miles away I might add.

 

PM me when you get back, I can't take this.

 

2 months left, I've been living in Chamonix for 2 years. Mountain biking in the summer, snowboarding in the winter, and using interseason to travel. It's not been a bad couple of years, I did want to go to Canada for 12 months, but the girlfriend didn't get a visa so we've had to can that idea. Love to get over to the US, but its a nightmare trying to get a visa for me so sadly, we're settling back in England :(

 

@Busta Nut yes, that is rusty. Mine isn't that bad. Just a little.

 

The main areas are all on the passengers side rocker and rear 1/4 lower, inside the arches and floor seem solid.

 

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But on the grand scheme of things, for a car that's not been moved in 14 years, it's not too bad!

 

Got to sell my SSR MK1 wheels, JDM front grill and what ever the other wheels with GoodYear polyglas tyres are on to buy a car/intake setup and pay for a custom exhaust.

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  • 3 years later...

WOW, I've been neglecting this thread more than I've been neglecting the Coupe! Time flies.

In those 4 years, I've moved back to the UK, started a new job, purchased a house, totally renovated the house, built a small garage, brought the Coupe home. Brought a new Audi A1, sold the Audi A1, got a Mercedes Benz C300 Coupe, not sure if I like it much.

 

I've also been back to France 6 times to either snowboard or mountain bike (lack of mountains in London) Been to Canada for the same, NYC, Singapore, Bali and a little Spanish Island off the coast of Africa. The love of traveling is probably the best excuse I can give to not doing much with the car.

 

A couple of mile stones include getting the engine built. 

 

After a couple emails with Mori San at Kameari Engine Works to discuss my build, about a week later, this lot arrived in the post:

 

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Built up, the engine spec reads like this:

 

OER45  Carb

Kameari Engine Works L18 INLET MANIFOLD KIT   #1017
Kameari Engine Works L18 high strength gasket set
Nissan PITWORK gasket assembly paste
Nissan PITWORK Oil filter
ARP L4 Head Stud Bolt Kit
Kameari Engine Works L18 Piston Kit (86mm)
Nismo L4 WPC Bushing Main Set 
Nismo L4WPC Bushing Con Rod Set 
Kameari Engine Works L4 Lightweight Big Valves 36.5 (118mm)
ARP CONROD BOLT
Kameari Engine Works L4 Headgasket 1.0mm /86
Kameari Engine Works L4 Timing Chain
Kameari Engine Works L4 TWIN IDLER GEAR   (blue)
New NISSAN L18 con rod
Kameari Engine Works L4 Racing distributor with Spindle gear
Kameari Engine Works Racing damper pulley kit
New Nissan L6 water pump
Kameari Engine Works Alternator pillow tension rod
All nuts, bolts, washers, dowels etc new from Nissan
 
 
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Hopefully the rest of the build will carry on along the same standards.

 

I was going to buy an off the shelf header and exhaust from either Kameari, Refresh60 or Altair. But we voted to fuck up our economy last year and the pound tanked. Luckily, on our little secluded island, we're blessed with some amazing skilled workers. A good friend of mine, made this up for me:

 

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Shame it gets covered up with the 45s 

 

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But a peek through the empty headlight bucket reveals the header

 

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All that lot is out the car and tucked away, the engine bay will be shaved, filled, painted and put back together at some point.

 

The rear looks like this:

 

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Rusty. That crap will be cut out and replaced soon. Also playing around with some sticker ideas.

 

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13 hours ago, banzai510(hainz) said:

looking great!!!!!!!!!!!

 

that intake gasket looks on the small side. the SSS gasket or Felpro is a thre 1.5 inch intake hole size

 

 

Good spot. It's a standard one and is on the list of jobs to do. I was looking for one that separated 2/3 exhaust ports but most seem to run this open. My engine builder is of the impression it'll be better. I'll need to find and ship something over. 

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11 hours ago, five1oh said:

dude just saw your pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! congrats on getting it painted! Can't wait to see it all put back together 🙂

 

It's a huge step forward and a massive milestone. Almost now or never as this thing has dragged on for 7 years now and life has moved on a lot since. Cars were never top priority in life and they've slipped even further down the line.

 

Seeing it like this though has given me motivation to get it finished. 

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