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Fred's 1998 C34 Nissan Stagea 25X Four Wagon 
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All ready to rumble, minus the 12mm ratchet ring which is hiding from me for the time being. Probably don't need it anyway. < Typed? Last night and forgotten, I think, posting now out of sequence!

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:01 am
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I went out of my way to get this head because it was quite clean, just a light
varnish, no sludge at all. Japanese engines are rarely this clean, for example
there was another RB25DE there that was coated with black carbon deposits
about 1-2mm thick, everywhere. Not a fan of engines this grubby, but most
are. So to see this one with only yellow stains in some parts of the top end
was a pleasure, and I thought about grabbing it there and then, but there
wasn't time and I didn't have all tools required with me.

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Missing a few things, like cam cover tin that's not bent, and coils/brackets for
them, etc, but fundamentally, this is a good base for the 600hp RB30DET goal :-)

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:01 am
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Figured out the original purpose of the switch in this thing:

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リモゴンスターター
メイン
remote starter
main

Done by visually matching the letters to those in random wikipedia pages and copying them into the sequence, then through google translate.

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Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:06 pm
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Waiting for the wife this evening, I pulled the panel off, identified the
plug/socket combo, disconnected it, did the brakes N times quickly,
and the flashing 4wd light came up. Tested shortly afterward there
was a puff of smoke and away we went with some squealing. Good.

So then I dropped off the mrs at home and went and found a dark
quiet place to perform a more entertaining and extensive test. OK.
One small white cloud and away I went, slightly satisfied at my
first NA RB powered burnout since 2007. Nice.

I can do better, I wrongly thought. And went off to find another
dark quiet street to retry in, this time locking into a low gear so
as to hold the smoke up the street longer. No dice. Excess grip.
Strange. Then again, both spun, rotating toward the footpath I
was. But strange noises were occurring.

Then I realised that the right rear had gone flat and proceeded
to dawdle home at a crawl to preserve the slightly tortured tyre
sidewall. Made it. Tyre looks OK. Needs air, and likely a puncture
repair and balance, too. Carnage: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1259177984

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So then, new priority for this car, LSD :-) Though I could have similar
amounts of fun with either of the Volvos with addition of the G80, too.

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Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:30 am
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Fixed this last night and refitted it. Need to source an LSD for this so I can have some proper
circular fun in it, like the old days, but with 45 more horsepower and 300 more kilograms.

Holy tyre, batman: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 4755595268

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