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  1. federalman

    Who knew starlets had a pollen filter??

    Found mine ages ago. It was not pretty. Managed to find a replacement from mister auto. Think it was about £11
  2. federalman

    S14a major rebuild

    Finally got round to ordering the power steering fluid cooler this week and it arrived yesterday. Managed to finish the framework, made from 3mm stainless. Plenty of strength to it and it won’t rust. Currently waiting on some 6mm stainless rod from China as I mistakenly ordered it from there but it was cheaper than getting it from the UK. This will then be welded to a plate and fitted inside both front wheel arches.
  3. federalman

    S14a major rebuild

    I don’t get to spend nearly as much time on the TIG as I’d like to but I do alright for an electrician! I think it’s a nice touch if you can say you’ve done all the fabrication yourself. Nice S15!
  4. federalman

    S14a major rebuild

    Oil cooler turned up today from good old china. About the same price as just the block adapter from Tomei so I was skeptical if it but I was mainly interested in the adapters and lines. The core is actually very good so no need to buy a decent core. I’d say that’s a win. Drilled all the holes for the mounts so just need to weld it all up
  5. federalman

    S14a major rebuild

    Finally able to get photos sorted. I’m mounting the oil cooler in the drivers side wheel arch. The plate will bolt into the arch. Just waiting on the oil cooler and metal bar to arrive so I can measure up and drill the holes to mount it and then weld it all up
  6. federalman

    S14a major rebuild

    Started work on the framework for the oil cooler this evening. However Imgur has shat itself it would seem so I’m unable to upload any photos.
  7. federalman

    S14a major rebuild

    There will be plenty to update! I shall be forging the bottom end and upgrading the head as well
  8. federalman

    S14a major rebuild

    Cheers! Need to get the front anti roll bar off and wire wheel it before painting and fitting a pair of bushes. Then it’ll be waiting for the oil cooler to arrive. Need to get a tube notcher and arch roller in the next couple of months as I need to make a new front end for it and I definitely need to flare the arches! I shall be respraying the car so I can be pretty aggressive with the flare, want to get it as low as I can.
  9. federalman

    S14a major rebuild

    Cheers for that. The welding isn’t the best, unfortunately I’m not a fabricator by trade so I just don’t get enough time behind the torch. But I’ll give anything a go
  10. federalman

    S14a major rebuild

    So that’s where the car currently stands. I have an oil cooler turning up at some stage and will need to order the power steering cooler. I’m aiming to put both of these in each front wheel arch. Getting as much as I can done before ordering up the GT30 and fabricating the downpipe and intercooler pipework. Then it’s time to pull the engine and tube frame the front end.
  11. federalman

    S14a major rebuild

    Holes in the boot lid had to be filled. And a random assortment of other photos of bits and bobs. Some serious lock without grinding back the original knuckles and without the track rods Catch can lines The Partsshopmax knuckles have a 25mm true drop at the coilover. This is its current rear end height on skates. I shall be keeping a fair amount of reverse rake on it so the back digs down when you’re on the power. Swapping all the bulbs to LED The z32 maf does not fit on the Apex’i filter so I had to make an adapter. Just some flat aluminium from the metal pile. Going to have to flare the arches as 8j do not fit under Work d9r Partsshopmax eccentric rack bushes
  12. federalman

    S14a major rebuild

    Had to make up a frame for the rear number plate lights Needed to attach the number plate to the front bumper. I’m not keen on making holes in a good Japanese bodykits that aren’t hidden. So I made a sturdy stainless frame for it
  13. federalman

    S14a major rebuild

    Race spec cam cover with AN10 fittings. I made a catch can to fit onto the radiator framework. I found a company that makes some very fancy looking cam cover bolt kits. But I’m tight and had some aluminium in stock so I made my own
  14. federalman

    S14a major rebuild

    Machined some back purge adapters to purge stainless pipework. Purge adapters, screamer pipe, wastegate adapter: Made up an earth/purge block/heat sink
  15. federalman

    S14a major rebuild

    With the larger alloy radiator I decided to bin off the viscous fan in favour of a twin electric fan setup. These are 10” or 12” 80w fans. Having tested them they had the power to suck the lathe, pillar drill and welders into a new dimension that opened up in the middle of the garage. After gaining my tooling back I decided these would provide sufficient cooling when there is a lack of airflow through the car. So the fan Mitto kindly donated to me from some D1 car in Japan now sits on my wall. Some photos of the fabrication work and machining I carried out I used some delrin to make inserts into the bottom of the radiator to stop the stainless wearing through the aluminium
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