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Old 14-10-2016, 04:47 PM
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RB25 sleeper project

Sleeper?
Well I say that as my latest project will have a totally stock appearance but with a RB25det under the hood
I purchesesd a suitable rust free vehicle a few months back which had already been converted to RHD.
Thought I should post up a few photos of work so far.
To date the underbody blasted and painted in body colour now I have my fingers crossed the rolling shell will go of the paint shop soon as I would like to have it back painted by January .
Last weekend I picked up a RB engine and gearbox .I am not looking for wild horse power
Somewhere around 3-330hp will be nice.
I shall also during the build be installing p.a.s but haven't made up my mind if it will via the pump or electric.
Also going to install Vintage gen 2 air conditioning kit .














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Old 14-10-2016, 07:58 PM
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looks like you've got a good shell there to start with well done good luck and keep the pic coming we all like pics

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Old 14-10-2016, 08:04 PM
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Looks like your moving forward nicely. The RB25 is a nice engine for a conversion and one I had thought about using on a number of occasions. Standard they are good for around 250hp and IMO factory is the way to go for drivability. I had the non turbo 25 and loved it even though it only made around 200-220.
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Old 14-10-2016, 09:08 PM
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That shell does look in excellent condition, do you know who did the rhd conversion on it.
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Old 14-10-2016, 09:51 PM
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Yes, that car looks in very sound nick. Did it come with everything or was it literally a shell?

Would welcome more pics if you have them ...
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Old 14-10-2016, 10:47 PM
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Is this a keeper Neal....just wondered with the aircon ?
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Old 14-10-2016, 11:27 PM
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Yep car was complete except for bumpers and the odd trim.
Was very pleased when I collected her on the condition of the body (no welding reqd)
You never 100% know with a eBay purchese
I am Planning on building her as a keeper so treating her to some nice stuff.
Decided on a/c Sean after the drive down to lemans this year .
Think the pair of us where nearly stuck to those seats by the time we arrived.
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Old 14-10-2016, 11:30 PM
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That shell does look in excellent condition, do you know who did the rhd conversion on it.
Yep she'll is excellent .dont know who has done the RHD conversion but it's been done well
Someone must of had a complete donor car
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Old 14-10-2016, 11:41 PM
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Decided on a/c Sean after the drive down to lemans this year .
Think the pair of us where nearly stuck to those seats by the time we arrived.
Ahh, shorts and vinyl - who needs hair-wax ?
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Old 15-10-2016, 12:31 AM
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If you had an old original vinyl seat cover which wasn't in in bad nick I'm in the market for one!

That's presuming you'll be having new covers ...
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Old 15-10-2016, 08:04 AM
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If you had an old original vinyl seat cover which wasn't in in bad nick I'm in the market for one!

That's presuming you'll be having new covers ...
I could help you....what colour do you want ?
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Old 15-10-2016, 02:18 PM
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Nice project. You should be able to see 280 - 300<< hp on the stock engine with a stock turbo. Not more than that as stock turbos can't take more than 1bar, best to keep the stock turbo to 0.9bar max.
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Old 15-10-2016, 03:43 PM
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Nice project. You should be able to see 280 - 300<< hp on the stock engine with a stock turbo. Not more than that as stock turbos can't take more than 1bar, best to keep the stock turbo to 0.9bar max.
That will do nicely to start with.
Don't really see me wanting more than that .As she will be purely a road car any way
I read that with the following minor mods a stage 1 should give 300hp
I don't want to throwing a ton of cash at it before I have tried it in standard spec

Stage 1 225rwkW (approx. 300rwhp)
Full 3″ exhaust system from dump pipe back
Apexi Power Intake air filter (bolts directly to AFM without an adaptor)
MGP front mounted intercooler kit
Walbro 255L/hr fuel pump with fitting kit
NGK Spark Plugs – custom gapped
Upgrade S1 AFM to S2 type (required on S1 cars only)
HKS EVC-S electronic boost controller
Retune factory R33 ECU to suit modifications
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Old 15-10-2016, 05:13 PM
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Im glad I haven't taken you up on your invitation, would of come away :bow and a lot of :.
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Old 15-10-2016, 05:42 PM
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Im glad I haven't taken you up on your invitation, would of come away :bow and a lot of :.
Ahh you could have still popped over to have a look at the old car before she goes to her
new owner next week.


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