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    Build a decent chamber or modify that one, you will need to add an iac pipe to that chamber anyways, may as well use it for the booster too. If you swap out for carbys i recommend you use a pump.

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    I got the pump today. $0.
    Easy as to hook up.

    The throttle bodies have an idle stop screw, wont run an iac. Crude way of doing it, and may cause some issues when a/c cuts in. She'll be right.

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    More deets on the vac pump? I think it might solve a bunch of brake issues I have with the Free30 and give me some more engine bay space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yohoes View Post
    Whats your opinion on hydro handbrakes for rookies drifting?

    Necessary? Easier? Not needed at all?
    Unless you run a standalone system with a second pair of rear calipers, hydros are horrible.

    I've drifted with S&R chassis handbrakes and both can be perfected. S as OP replied above. R nerds PMU shoes and scuffed/machined drum surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketchy View Post
    More deets on the vac pump? I think it might solve a bunch of brake issues I have with the Free30 and give me some more engine bay space.
    This is the vac pump. 375ml can for size reference.




    They can be found on any VE-VF Commodore equipped with the SIDI V6 directed injected engine and are bolted to the front timing cover on the driver's side. Pretty simple thing, held on by 10mm bolts and nuts, 1 wiring plug and a vacuum hose.
    Mount it.
    Hook up 12v.
    Run hose to the brake booster. The factory GM hose has a one way valve in it, or use whatever one your car already has which is what I'll be doing.
    Done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithbro View Post
    Unless you run a standalone system with a second pair of rear calipers, hydros are horrible.
    Somewhat true in my experience. Standalone system is ideal if you can set it up, GKtech do a kit for S chassis.
    The only pain i had with the inline setup on the VL was when you used the hydro and the foot brake at the same time they'd fight each other, hydro would force the brake pedal back up into your foot and vice versa. I just adjusted my driving style to suit.
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    Got any more? Cheap?


    Standard vh commodore brakes with dirty big cam don't mix well...
    an easy fix is get a mate to drive in front of you at 60 then 80 then 100 and mark in on your speedo with some liquid paper.

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    Nah sorry, I got this off a broken engine at a mate's shop.

    Wouldn't be too much at a wreckers i'd imagine? Plenty of busted VE-VF out there now. The SIDI is prone to spinning bearings when people don't check the oil regularly. Swapped a few when I was at Holden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidFlanders View Post
    Somewhat true in my experience. Standalone system is ideal if you can set it up, GKtech do a kit for S chassis.
    The only pain i had with the inline setup on the VL was when you used the hydro and the foot brake at the same time they'd fight each other, hydro would force the brake pedal back up into your foot and vice versa. I just adjusted my driving style to suit.
    Yeah that's what I meant, I found this horrible even in a dedicated drift car. After using the hydro the pedal would have less resistance etc.

    Factory setup done right & regularly adjusted is win.

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    Yep for sure. The handbrake setup from the 180 will be swapped into the Silvia. Drift button, GKtech extended levers and Project Mu D1 drift rear pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketchy View Post
    More deets on the vac pump? I think it might solve a bunch of brake issues I have with the Free30 and give me some more engine bay space.
    Quote Originally Posted by StupidFlanders View Post
    This is the vac pump. 375ml can for size reference.




    They can be found on any VE-VF Commodore equipped with the SIDI V6 directed injected engine and are bolted to the front timing cover on the driver's side. Pretty simple thing, held on by 10mm bolts and nuts, 1 wiring plug and a vacuum hose.
    Mount it.
    Hook up 12v.
    Run hose to the brake booster. The factory GM hose has a one way valve in it, or use whatever one your car already has which is what I'll be doing.
    Done.
    the i have in the datsun is a bit chunkier, looks like a generic aftermarket unit.


    makes a noise like a windscreen washer pump when it activates, can hear it easily through the firewall. doesn't bother me though.

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    Is it insulated? GM one runs little rubbers on the mounts.

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    In regards to that gearset posted earlier, you won't need that for N/A.

    As for the trumpets and the crappy mesh "filters", just run nothing. The throttles are at the top of the engine, in more or less enclosed engine bay. Chances of a rock getting in there are almost none. A few old blokes I've talked to recently who have raced cars with trumpets reckon they never run filters and have never had any problems.

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    Lol, but do they ever exit the track at speed and plow through gravel traps?

    Highly unlikely for sure. I though i'd just get them for insurance. Will probably just go naked trumpets most of the time.

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    Run Filters. It's not the rocks that you've got to worry about, it's the fine particulates that will merrily waltz past your tea strainers and eat the rings and bores.
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    All the parts we ordered have now arrived. There's a metric fuckload of bits to go in. I've organised to borrow an engine crane next week. Then the transformation can begin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidFlanders View Post
    Depends on the car. In my VL i fitted one because the standard handbrake is junk. Worked fantastic.
    Standard S chassis Nissan handbrake works really well with the handbrake built into the calipers. I fitted GKtech lever extenders to the calipers to make them that little bit more awesome.

    Guys running Skyline rear brakes tended to have dramas with an innefective handbrake because they have drums with shoes.

    I really recommend a good handbrake for beginners. I didn't have a working one until 2 years into it. I had to learn the hard way.
    Don't use it too much though, flat spots delaminate the tyres real quick.
    Quote Originally Posted by smithbro View Post
    Unless you run a standalone system with a second pair of rear calipers, hydros are horrible.

    I've drifted with S&R chassis handbrakes and both can be perfected. S as OP replied above. R nerds PMU shoes and scuffed/machined drum surface.
    Thanks guys

    This is for a 180sx.. we do have access to spare sets of silvia and skyline calipers we could use for a dual setup but I'll sus how retarded we are at using the factory handbrake before going hydro

    Ill look into these lever extenders too

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    While we wait to start the big and fun jobs, I spent a little of my spare Saturday morning time to do a little Babs style job and photographic essay. I haven't gone into every little detail, it was windy as fuck and I was over it about 3 minutes in. Also no shit on a stick pointer. I did contemplate borrowing a nugget of the neighbour's cat's shit from my front garden and attaching it to a long flat blade screwdriver, but I didn't want to risk the vicious clawing I'd no doubt receive when he came around to do his smelly business and discovered I'd taken one of his brown babies from his nest.

    Anyways, the Silvia badge sticker between the tail lights was looking pretty sad. Old and crusty and yellowy/white in colour. We picked up a brand new genuine Nissan one from Just Jap as few weeks ago and set about fitting it.




    Firstly I marked out the perimeter with masking tape to help line up the new badge later.




    After heating up the sticker with a hair drier for a while, it peeled straight off. And left ALL the glue behind. Fuckit!




    Out comes the trusty Bosch cordless and caramel wheel.




    Which I proceed to use to buff all the glue off. You have to be very careful not to leave it in the one spot for too long and melt the paint, best to keep it moving constantly. It rips straight through the glue, and leaves some nice rubber dust everywhere. And it smells like caramel. I'm hungry now.




    A quick wipe down with wax and grease remover and some compressed air to blow the dust away and now we have a clean surface to stick the badge to.




    At this point I realised the backing paper of the sticker is almost the exact same material as the masking tape I laid down previously, which made it almost impossible to see the tape lines and line it up properly. Oh well, held my breath and pressed it down where I thought it was right.




    And the finished product! Well done me. Pat on my back.





    And that's it. Will have my last decent drive of it as an automatic single throttle body nugget tonight when I go visit family, then time to do some actual work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidFlanders View Post
    Lol, but do they ever exit the track at speed and plow through gravel traps?

    Highly unlikely for sure. I though i'd just get them for insurance. Will probably just go naked trumpets most of the time.
    Yep, everyone who races exits the track and hits the gravel traps at speed 😂

    New badge looks good!!

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    Progress.

    Undid some bolts.



    Borrowed an engine crane and lifted shit.



    Removed a piece of shit.



    Stuck it on the engine stand and removed some more shit.



    Dummy fitted some parts and lost my shit.






    I think we're on a winner here. Plenty more to do.
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    Yup, that works....

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    Trumpets look porn! Have fun swapping the spigot bush

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    Looking good.

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    I already forgot, you're running the Haltech from the 180 yeah? Use the CAS and coilpack setup toooooo... so much neater than dizzy and leads

    Ignore if I'm 5 pages behind already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithbro View Post
    Trumpets look porn! Have fun swapping the spigot bush
    Easy as, I've done a few in the past on auto Nissan engines. My trick is to put a nice little cut through the auto spigot with a die grinder. Then it falls out. Pics when I do it.
    And you just reminded me I forgot to buy a manual one, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by nopistons View Post
    I already forgot, you're running the Haltech from the 180 yeah? Use the CAS and coilpack setup toooooo... so much neater than dizzy and leads

    Ignore if I'm 5 pages behind already.
    Yeah this car came with the coilpack conversion done already. Have to admit though, I was a little bit devo about that because I wanted to run braided ignition leads for a super old school porn look.

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    Ive built a couple of S13s myself and I like where this build is headed. Carry on!

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    Braided ignition leads?! I didn't know that was a thing!! I think I need this in my life!!

    Engine with throttles, trumpets and extractors looks bloody good mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren View Post
    Braided ignition leads?! I didn't know that was a thing!! I think I need this in my life!!

    Engine with throttles, trumpets and extractors looks bloody good mate!
    Very much so, yes. Fucked if I can find a decent pic of them fitted to an engine.

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    Looking forward to hearing the song this sings!

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