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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:51 am 
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Most of my parts I get from Rubber-Soul. I've got some parts occasionally from Victory50, but Rubber-Soul always seems to have a bigger selection of stuff. Generally you'll find that all of the resto shops in Japan stock the same stuff...usually when runs of repro parts etc are made, they all band together, so there isn't any difference in the bits you get from any of the shops. Victory50 does do some custom stuff tho.

Mind you, neither of them ship overseas, so your best bet would be to contact someone in Japan to act as middleman, like say Jesse Streeter: http://www.jessestreeter.com/

If you need panels or rust repair sheetmetal, I'd contact Nakazoto (he's on the forum), he lives in Japan and his employer does panels. If you need factory parts which Rubber-Soul don't list, Adam from Feast Auto in Japan seem to have some luck sourcing stuff from Nissan Japan: http://www.feastautoexport.com

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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:58 pm 

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kev wrote:
If you need panels or rust repair sheetmetal, I'd contact Nakazoto (he's on the forum), he lives in Japan and his employer does panels. If you need factory parts which Rubber-Soul don't list, Adam from Feast Auto in Japan seem to have some luck sourcing stuff from Nissan Japan: http://www.feastautoexport.com


good point. I should have thought about Nakazoto earlier. I ought to check with him for my trunk floor.

or, wait, maybe I could check with you? gemini's are everywhere down there, right?

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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:34 pm 
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opelboy76 wrote:
or, wait, maybe I could check with you? gemini's are everywhere down there, right?


You need an Isuzu Gemini rwd boot floor?

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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:50 pm 

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kev wrote:
opelboy76 wrote:
or, wait, maybe I could check with you? gemini's are everywhere down there, right?


You need an Isuzu Gemini rwd boot floor?


yeah, a 76. mine's all rusted out. some of the rear panel just above it, too.

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=20306&start=20
towards the bottom of the page.

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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Great news, everyone!

The Hako will be on display at Eastern Creek on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of March, thanks to our good friends at Motor Magazine.
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Motor Magazine will have a collection of cars at the Motoring Village section of the pits, and the plan is for the Hako and an R35 to be on display together. Come and say hello :)
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For those who don't already know, the TG Festival looks like a great weekend of petrolhead fun, more details here: http://www.topgearfestivalsydney.com.au/ So for any JNCers plannint to be in Sydney that weekend, hope to see you there!

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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:06 pm 

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yo Kev, I've found an engine for you if you need some more horses.

http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/02/engine-porn-os-giken-tc24-b1z

I don't know what your finances are like so it may be a bit out of your reach, but still.


I'll hopefully be at the top gear festival too.


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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:26 pm 
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yo Kev, I've found an engine for you if you need some more horses.

http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/02/engine-porn-os-giken-tc24-b1z

If I recall correctly...the estimate for a crate motor from those guys, is US$80,000 :D

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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:31 pm 

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kev wrote:
aussieANON wrote:
yo Kev, I've found an engine for you if you need some more horses.

http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/02/engine-porn-os-giken-tc24-b1z

If I recall correctly...the estimate for a crate motor from those guys, is US$80,000 :D


small change.

Regardless, it's a hell of a motor. I don't think there are any other sixes you can get over 400hp out of n/a.


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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:49 pm 
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Very true. For a very basic production motor, the L6 has got heaps of power potential. A 911 flat six would struggle to put out the same power with heaps more capacity, and the OS-G motor takes it a step further.

IIRC Auto Service Watanabe got 392hp out of a regular L-series (but I think that might have been a very extreme drag motor). So if the OS-G motor is streetable, then that's quite an amazing achievement.

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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:03 pm 

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I've been informed that the BMW S54 can hit numbers like that, but that's a new engine and not a 30 year old donk.

To be fair, I bet that L is an absolute pig to drive on anything less than 7000rpm and full throttle.
Still, they make a hell of a sound at WOT.


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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:23 pm 
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I suppose...in theory...the OS-G with its 4 valve head could flow better at low rpm, compared to a L-series head with drainpipe size porting. And hence the OS-G would be more streetable than an L6 modified to make similar power.

But yeah, I don't think anyone buys the TC24 to just potter around on the shopping run :D

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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:03 pm 

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Flow aside, to hit numbers like that the cam must have lobes the size of my arm (i would say worse than the cam originally in your car).

I don't remember where (it may have been in the article) but the engineers said it was literally impossible to drive at low speed. There's a video of one called "office 240z something" on the tube with him trying to pull out of a driveway.
Doesn't sound like too much fun but wide open it's a rocket.


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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:33 am 
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Y'know, sometimes life overtakes you a little, and the next thing you know...you haven't driven your pride and joy for eight months! :)

That's the situation that I found myself faced with...after World Time Attack last September, I drove the car back into the garage, set it up on ramps, and went back into the house to have some dinner...with every intention to come back down and do some spannering after din-dins. Anyway, I never did come back down to the garage after dinner :lol: and eight months later, I'm dropping the car off the ramps again :)

One thing that I always seem to hear, is that modern fuels have gone all environmentally-friendly, and as a result they don't hold up well to long term storage anymore. Over time, it's meant to turn into this brown goop that gums everything up. So as a first step, I renew the pre pump fuel filter (who knows what's going to come out of the tank)...
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Then I unplug the fuel line in the engine bay, and run the fuel pump for a while. And what comes out...looks clean and clear to me.
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Just in case...I install a new pre-carb fuel filter.
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The tank's probably got 15 litres of the old stuff in it, so I top it off with a fresh slug of BP's finest.
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Then crank the engine over a few times with the ignition unplugged to get the oil circulating...and...turn the key!
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After a nice long drive to get everything up to temperature, dump the old oil out, which looked really black and nasty.
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I have to say, that I find it easy to forget what a great car this is. My other car's an air cooled 911, and everything that ppl say about those things is true: they really are the everyday sports car, and after a while it's like that comfy pair of jeans that you end up wearing everywhere. But the Hako's character is so different. It's a lot simpler, and I suppose, more "honest" in its personality...but in its power and its sound...just wow.

Even after 6yrs of ownership I still get a shock and a buzz out of it. This never gets old.
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The only casualty of the car's hibernation seems to be that one of the rubber elements of the door latch has disintegrated, and the door won't latch closed without it.
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For the time being, I've stolen the one from the passenger door (I just have to remember not to open it, until I get a new one!)
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But thankfully, it looks like 510s have something pretty similar, so I'll give Baz and Tracy a call at Datsport on Monday to get one sent up: http://datsport.com/body-rubber-door-latch.html

Gotta get the car ship-shape for Top gear Festival next weekend :D

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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:58 am 

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We use stabil in north america. It drys out any moisture in the gasoline. You add it before you store it. Do you have it in your parts? >> http://www.goldeagle.com/brands/stabil/

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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:17 am 
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So wish you could make it to All Japan Day here in SA next Sunday.... Too bad Top Gear Fest is on at the same time

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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:49 am 
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We use stabil in north america. It drys out any moisture in the gasoline. You add it before you store it. Do you have it in your parts? >> http://www.goldeagle.com/brands/stabil/

Yeah, we can get Sta-Bil here too (in fact I think it's the main brand of fuel additive for long term storage). But the BP fuel that was in the Hako seemed ok after 8 months tho. I've been told by certain Porsche specialists that BP stands up the best to irregular use.

I gues sthe most elegant solution would just be to drive it more often :D

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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:31 pm 

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kev wrote:
G wrote:
I guess the most elegant solution would just be to drive it more often :D


Ohh, what a shame that would be :D

I expect to see you going for cruises up to Palm Beach past my house, so I can hear that glorious L series motor along


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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:31 pm 
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"I guess the most elegant solution would just be to drive it more often :D"

I could um....do that for you if you want.
For a small fee of course :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:42 pm 
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"I guess the most elegant solution would just be to drive it more often :D"

I could um....do that for you if you want.
For a small fee of course :mrgreen:

I thought you said that you were terrified of the brakes.

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 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:09 am 
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Pah! brakes only slow you down.

I'll drive somewhere where you don't need brakes :wink:

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