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This will be a build tread about my 72 GTX Skyline. I bought the Skyline in Long Beach in Feb 2006. The car seemed to be in good shape minus a motor. The P O supplied a Nissan reman engine out of a Maxima. I had to find a oil pan for the car, that was no easy feat back then. I sourced a pan, and when it showed up it looked like the car hit a pot hole at 60 mph. After repairing the oil pan to working order. I installed the motor and the journey begins.

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Teasing is not allowed on Ratsun  :w00t:

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Ha!  I finally start my thread and now you are going to one up me??  I must say yours WILL be done before mine haha.  If you don't post pics soon I will as I have a few ready to go.  Just say the word "kgc10".....

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Here is a pic's the first time I saw the car and bought her

 

 

41510033215_0774e0d9a5_k.jpgIMG_33771 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

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I'm going to bombard you all with photo's. from the early days of owning my Skyline. There will be wheel upgrade, brakes, front flare install, and a current motor upgrade. My motto is I only want to do it twice.

 

41698280474_ba207e21f1.jpg3728935940_ec13d04f70 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

41519077055_14ae845523.jpg3754124484_1feb9e3a2b by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

41698278084_ca446a48fa_z.jpg5420067566_0211992444_z by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

42371438442_8db3a6a64c_k.jpgnew wheels by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

42421337391_e7ef9471ca_k.jpgnew wheels a by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

Here's where I did something 4 times rear brakes and working on a 5th 

1.metal caliper adapters for a 810 or 910 

2. Z 32 or R33 set it up for 12 oclock mount wrong.

3. 510 Brembo rear mounts not shown bolt spacing to small.

4. Custom made rear Brembo with no parking brake

5. working on adapter with parking brake mount.

 

41698278764_b77ddc4b36.jpg5403927120_217bb098fb by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41698277464_65b803109b_z.jpg5626456540_26c754faf7_z by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

41698277824_2a19410c8d_z.jpg5626456264_4a234fa436_z by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

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42421337691_3345bd6bb6_k.jpgIMG_0415 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

42421338091_857a247b65_k.jpgIMG_0412 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

42421339431_579f2a6b6c_k.jpgIMG_0386 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

40613383940_38b7df3e83_k.jpgIMG_0542 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

41519076785_4582d754aa_q.jpg4129368025_70c05f6f7b by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

41698279124_ffbde88922.jpg5396395611_7d8daf638c by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

41698281404_52b6f5e0b1_k.jpgIMAG0116 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

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41698277244_14f5284668_z.jpg5636341223_38e0b7b187_z by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

42421339941_244844318b_k.jpgIMG_0348 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

It's a R192 Diff with a locker

 

41698278354_52f4fd9ea0_z.jpg5420067276_d208e2d192_z by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

I've wanted a finned diff cover for years. After 10 years of looking I found one  .

 

27543978557_4ff999c22a_k.jpg20180125_220355 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

16" Wheels, Brembo Brakes and Tires front 225-50-16 and rear 245-45-16 

 

27552018137_84be73e0a9_z.jpg5446204203_8f415c9236_z by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

27552017957_c5561f8c40_z.jpg5446845534_2edb95316e_z by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

42372106192_974ac20810_z.jpg5647889595_fe4e2f4093_b by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

42372105822_6a66afd334_b.jpg5648466086_6b68f5f0d7_b by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41699002054_ea943c4df2_b.jpgnormal_IMG_7774 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

Older pic when it still had the 14'' wheels

 

42372113342_4b8959257b_z.jpgnormal_IMG_5021 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

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do you happen to have the part numbers for the rotors ? thanks 

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I had been planning on a RB 3.3 with throttle bodies and a nice stainless steel header. I had collected almost all the part to build the motor except the RB 26 cylinder head. I stopped by my local Engine builder who I've know for more than 30 years. As we where talking about the engine build. Let me back up a little bit my good friend was encouraging  me to go a different route. He said keep it and L based motor. The car might have a higher value if to maintain a L based motor. Back to where I was. Talking to Dave the engine builder about the RB and the HP it would produce. He turned the conversation to a new cylinder head that a guy out of Florida was making. He went on to say it's a twin cam 4 valve. So long long story really short I decided on a 3.5 Liter twin cam 4 valve cylinder head that out flows the other head Better known as the Datsunworks head. The last time I drove the car was to take my 10 year old to a local ice cream shop that was last Oct. I would like to say I been busy and a lot has gotten done but you can be the judge. Lets began the prep work. Some where along the way I stared to strip the paint and primer the car. The body can see all the flaws

 

40636312610_d1157e634a_o.jpgEngine Compartment 2 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

40636367790_fd2a7007c4_o.jpgengine28 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41721254814_bd9200683c_o.jpgIMG_0357 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

I miss my little truck.

 

41721254614_596b89953a_o.jpgkgc 10 pan by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

5 layers of paint on the hood

 

41721458374_de0f103d48_o.jpg20170530_223608 - Copy by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

42444886651_60270f087f_o.jpg20170529_195500 - Copy by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

42394160762_78f7531849_o.jpg20170602_211657 - Copy by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41721449534_be739aa3e4_o.jpg20170609_224257 - Copy by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41721452164_4ccb47f6e3_o.jpg20170608_214016 - Copy by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41721445574_49738a2072_o.jpg20170614_201900 - Copy by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41721463424_6bc17692e3_o.jpg20170529_205901 - Copy by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41721425744_2c94592e16_o.jpg20180129_212225 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41721424004_560446fff5_o.jpg20180131_222805 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

42394134232_5508446840_o.jpg20180331_120214 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

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I leaned the motor over to the other side to gain more room for the induction system and I figured that if it worked for the S20 engine it would work for me. There is a little more to it than that but maybe later. it leaned over 10 degrees to the 1 o'clock position I modified the cross member and one of the motor mounts. The mock up block is a LD 28 so the height was right for both the hood clearance and the header.

 

 

27545630267_3e7686c446_o.jpg12980 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

42416122521_be85834d41_o.jpg12982 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

42416129021_2336ccc85e_o.jpg20180327_202215 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

42414808441_077b731b71_o.jpg20171216_194715 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

42364684762_f0b96661ec_o.jpg20180106_224341 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41511925195_e05e3cdda7_o.jpg20180106_224354 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

42366596722_c75df016e2_o.jpg20170825_145831 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

A little valve cover logo change

 

 

27545841297_622df00ef2_o.jpg20171201_190615 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

28542769698_a257a8e125_o.jpg20180323_174612 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

42416210631_e6da533d9e_o.jpg20180323_180446 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

42416165301_449f5e4671_o.jpg20180323_223659 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

42416156911_dd4aa17c23_o.jpg20180326_190715 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

42366359732_8ba386f155_o.jpg20180326_192836 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41513520915_e8b6001f33_o.jpg20180326_192855 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

 

41692886614_ff3eae0ea4_o.jpg20180326_195653 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41692891714_2df9eb6b0d_o.jpg20180326_195626 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41692912944_de411c0e2f_o.jpg20180326_190709 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

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Maybe one day I can sell all of my other cars and afford a DOHC motor to be cool like you  :thumbup:

 

Can't wait to hear it and go for a ride.....

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Man, Ralph. I really want one of those. You had another one a while back, right?

 

Love to come down and see it.

 

Matt

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41692886614_ff3eae0ea4_o.jpg20180326_195653 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

I love the GTR air-filter box! Is it legit or a remake?

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No it's NOS from Nissan I'll have to modify it a little bit. What's interesting is the air box has the air horns in cover section and not in the plate.

 

28542760818_832156a64a_o.jpg20180323_182242 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41593358075_fbe061267b_o.jpg20170814_170026 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41593355895_036260a7b8_o.jpg20170814_170124 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

41593358665_7faf82ac0c_o.jpg20170814_170019 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

41593354845_8a3b589506_o.jpg20170814_170254 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

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I guess I'm going to have no choice but to follow this thread as well. Bravo!

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The next up date is three in one. Trans, Sub frame and Trans tunnel. Trans is a CD009 6spd with a CBF short shifiter, The sub frame extensions and the trans tunnel where done by KoogleWerks out of Santa Rosa. 

 

 

Test fit with no sub frame extensions

 

 

42414916861_50b9775c2a_o.jpg20170924_203743 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

42414912441_e5a3106c13_o.jpg20170924_203815 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

This trans has some HIPS.

 

28541429808_31e3f58711_o.jpg20170924_203831 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

Pre Sound deadened removal.

 

42414383481_28a2850bd4_o.jpg20170925_223600 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

27543805937_c8e64472cd_o.jpg20171116_133240 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

27543795337_b382a91a54_o.jpg20171116_133308 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

JWT adapter plate 

 

40606620870_e8cb7bd5d1_o.jpg20171214_191445 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

28541340738_57d472ca4a_o.jpg20171214_221005 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

27544230087_fe5c8d0361_o.jpg20171214_221011 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

CBF forward mount shifter.

 

 

27543961487_167fc2fe43_o.jpg20180329_210429 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trans with new mount and sub frame extensions.

 

42364558762_76cdb540f5_o.jpg20180505_122859 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

27543939827_a2b98d76d8_o.jpg20180505_122907 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

 

 

42675853092_34657403f1_o.jpg20180430_202746 by Ralph Kenyon, on Flickr

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Amazing as always!

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