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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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Wed May 03, 2017 10:42 pm
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This thing did 350km this evening, in 4 hours 36 minutes, that's a 76kph average, peak maybe 125 or so? Not sure.

Pretty bad conditions, was mostly aiming for safe arrival.

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Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:03 pm
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And another 360km today, in 4 hours and 9 minutes, average of 86.747 kph, non-stop, except topping up one tyre on the way out of town.

And it's ~1k overdue for an oil change, assuming I put ordinary stuff in. 236642km now, last changed at 230740km just over a year ago.

Obviously not putting a lot of miles on this one! But it does most of the big road trips because it's a safer car, especially when wet.

Next stop, new block of land for some measuring and marking :-)

Was good to catch up with Presto and his Mrs: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2306757633

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Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:28 am
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Finally got around to modifying this in a key way, earlier, in the cold, and rain, outside, in the dark, sub-optimal conditions for soldering, but:

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Also had the right rear tyre fixed again on Monday arvo while feeling like crap. Hopefully it holds out for 500km or so, at least.

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Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:51 pm
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My Stagea, the workhorse of the stable: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 3781744640

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BMW sunroof is on its way to a new owner :-D

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