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Old 05-18-2012   #1
Funnygas
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Default Project Skyline GTS-V

I blew my clutch drifting last October. I realized I need more torque, more power and a better powerband. "Rebuild the 20" I said. Then I saw the cost. "**** the 20!" I said. My buddy Steve tipped me off on the VH motor. There was one for sale on Craigslist... and here you have, the first North American VH45 R32 Skyline (there is another one, in New Zeland. There are a few pictures and a youtube video).
This project started in November of last year and included:
1992 VH45DE motor
Z32 transmission
XCessive S13 VH45 swap kit
- driveshaft
- solid motor mounts
- solid trans mount
- alternator relocation bracket
- shorter shift linkage
- smaller power steering pulley
S13 crossmember
Ebay Z32 short throw shifter
ACT HD 6 Puck unsprung clutch
Fidanza 10lb flywheel
Powersteering cooler (with steelbraided lines and AN fittings)
Unknown electric fan
Honda Civic clutch master with custom clutch pedal adapter fork
Completely removed HICAS
Driftworks Total Hicas Eliminator kit
PBM Solid subframe risers
Custom headers and side exit exhaust built by Doug @ Kamloops Autopro & Customs
Probably more I am forgetting.
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Old 05-18-2012   #2
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Picture time!






The master, and his masterpiece.







Oh hello side exit exhaust.

Removed the regulator for header clearance. Removed rag joint in steering shaft.


FYI. Foxbody Main hoop. Fits. Rather well.


IT RUNS!!!
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Old 05-18-2012   #3
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Day it first moved under its own power!
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Old 05-18-2012   #4
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So after chasing down a few quirks. Getting the exhaust redone (side pipes replaced for single out the back into a magnaflow race series muffler. had to ditch the side pipes for legal ground clearance and threats from the cops for noise)... I took it out to our burnout and drift areas.. Only to have the motor start knocking.. followed by my fuel pump packing it in and the car wouldn't start. Oh well..

Cooling down after my fan fuse blew.

Charging a dead battery

Two running Skylines!

Tried a brakestand... brakes wouldnt hold me. Stalled coming back to idle.
More of the same, with a knee to the stubborn door.
Got pissed at the issues I was having, tried to drift. Fail miserably. Returned with the pleasant sound you hear at the end.
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Old 05-18-2012   #5
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Update:
Old motor out. New motor in this weekend hopefully. Just waiting on threaded inserts for the trans adapter bolts, and a 94 CAS and an ECU to repalce the one that fried. Hopefully it should be drving in a week or two.
Out with the old...

...in with the new.

Vacuum lines? We don't need no stinkin vacuum lines!

Bye Bye OEM stuff
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Old 05-25-2012   #6
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That's wicked! Love the commitment!
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Old 05-25-2012   #7
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As of today it's all ready to go, but stuck in the garage. Won't fire. Aftert little jumper cable incident a few weeks back.. (room mate hooked them up wrong to my truck when I hooked them to the skyline, not really the Newfie's fault, moron I bought the truck from painted the negative terminal red). New motor, new ECU, replaced the ECCS and fuel pump relays. I get a no fire, the fuel pump is not getting power, nor is the ECCS. Pulling the relays I notice that on the plugs 3 of the 4 wires have power. So I would guess I have a short somewhere.
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Old 07-17-2012   #8
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Nice dude
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