Monday, November 30, 2009

Nissan R35 GT-R Attaché Case

Pic 1: The Nissan R35 GT-R Attaché Case

Imagine this; you're someone with great taste of everything in life. This would invariably extend to your choice of your personal mobility, i.e. your car. You could be driving something exotic and oozes sex appeal like an Italian, German or British thoroughbred sports coupe. BUT inside you knew better and eyes the CBA-R35 as the car that epitomes your sense of style and individuality.

You drive your Nissan GT-R to work but alas; had to park her in the basement car park away from the glorious view of the outside world. You can't park the car inside your office. No sir, you can't do that BUT what you can do is to equip yourself with an item that continues to ooze that appeal, that whiff of enthusiasm that you place so high into your automotive passion.

Pic 2: GT-R logo and R35 rear spoiler styled handle

That my friends, is the Nissan R35 GT-R Attaché Case (Part No. KWA4003710). Produced by Nissan, this is the ultimate office accessory to link to your GT-R. It is made from full dry carbon on a single piece shell and frame. On the inside it is wrapped with the finest leather.

Measuring W450mm × H320mm × D100mm of pure carbon fibre and titanium, this piece of art sells for JPY500,000. Yes indeed it is pricey.

If you noticed, the handle is styled after the rear spoiler of the R35 GT-R. The case features a 3 digits combination lock to keep important documents safe and of course the final piece of de resistance is the G-TR emblem on the briefcase.

Ain't this uber cool?

Pic 3: Check out the dry carbon

Pic 4: Embossed GT-R logo on the inside

Pic 1: Inside of the Nissan R35 GT-R Attaché Case

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Injectors oh injectors.....

Pic 1:
Injectors galore!!!

Injectors are what feeds the engine with fuel. I've had in many instances just sat there thinking to myself do I really need bigger cc injectors for my ER34 project. I have a general idea of what I want to do with the RB25DET but the injectors are something I can't really decide and put my finger on.

The stock ER34 injectors have a volumetric flow rate of 370cc/min. That would means that it will flow fuel at 35.2lb/hour.

Assuming if one targets 420bhp out of the engine, looking at 0.5 Brake Specific Fuel Consumption (BSFC) and a maximum injector duty cycle of 98%, one would require injectors that flows 35.7lb/hr or 375cc/min.

That means that the stock injectors will only support 420bhp up to a safe level. Running 100% injector duty cycle is of course possible but will only support minute bhp gain, thus it would not be worth the risk.

Ideally I would love to have slightly bigger injectors to be on the safe side, perhaps a minimum of 440cc injectors whereby I can run at 90% injector duty cycle and it'll be extremely safe. OR I can go for even higher cc just in-case I struck Toto/4D and can splurge on the car. LOL :)

Btw, SARD only makes 650cc and 800cc
top feed high impedance injectors for the ER34. Just in-case, you know .... you got itchy hands like me.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Chevrolet Cobalt GT-R?

I am utterly confused which is the CBA-R35 Nissan GT-R and which is the Chevrolet Cobalt. Damn, my eyes must be playing tricks on me. I must really try to get more sleep tonite.

It's afterall gonna be a blue-ish Monday tomorrow. Yawn....nitez all.

Pic 1: Which is which??

Friday, November 20, 2009

Proton Waja-line R34

Pic 1: Front of Waja R34

I took these set of pics quite a while back and kinda forgotten about it until I found it in my folders. This is a Proton Waja undergoing transformation to become uhm.... a R34 Skyline look-a-like.

Of course by now it's already done. Hope to bump into it on the road someday. :)

The transformation is pretty elaborate. It spots a BNR34-like front bumper, headlights made to mimic the R34 items, copy version of the BNR34 rear spoiler and R34 sedan style rear lights. I wonder if the intercooler is a real working version......

Pic 2: Rear shot of Waja R34

Pic 3: Front 3/4 view

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Inheritance - Nissan GT-R Short Film

This is a short film featuring the Nissan GT-R. The plot is this:-

A family gathers to read their father's will, but his final wish forces them into a high speed race. Will a Nissan GT-R give the estranged daughter Emily the edge she needs to earn her inheritance?

A Dylan Osborn film written by Sarah Haskins.
Starring Victoria Haynes, Patrick Flynne, Sanam Erfani, Josh Lubin-Levy, Sarah-Doe Osborne, and Chuck McMahon.
Director of photography Scott Uhlfelder.
Produced by Seth Low-Tufo.
Consulting producer Catherine Schuler.
Original score by Eliot Gray Fisher.

This is well worth the view, I think it's an excellent film with superb cinematography especially the driving/race portion on country roads.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nissan GTR Evolution film.

Check out this Nissan GTR Evolution film. The film was used at the Geneva Motor Show as a central piece of the GTR stand celebrating the GTR legacy. Awesome stuffs!!

Repainting update ...

Pic 1:
BNR34 Rear Wing onz!

Sorry folks. Didn't really have time to post updates after the repainting works. Thus took like 15 minutes to snap some pics over the weekend to post it here. Actually the car isn't ready yet. I've still got to send her back to be thoroughly waxed. That will take another full day of work. Got to find time this week to get that sorted out.

So here it is, just some simple pics of how the ER34 looked like after fitment of the BNR34 rear spoiler (woohoo!!), re-adjustment + painting of my front bumper, retrimming of the bumper to clear the intercooler hoses, and the repaint of the insides of the hood.

Pic 2: Ain't that squeaky clean?

I think I've more or less got the exterior of the ER34 done to my expectation. I've pampered her more than any regular joe will. In due time, I'll probably retire her to be a weekend car ... well unless someone comes knocking at my door with an offer I can't refuse. Hehehe

Anyway, it's time for me to focus more on the heart of the car. Got some parts I could really use for the ER34 lying in my store room. But of course that's not enough, I've still have to scour for some more key items before I can really delve into the heart of the ER34. :)

Pic 3: Side profile

Pic 4: Front 3/4 profile

Pic 5: Rear 3/4 profile

Pic 6: Butt shot!

Pic 7: Like new eh?

Monday, November 16, 2009

For Sale: Hayashi Racing Interspeed 18X9.5JJ+15

Pic 1: Hayashi Racing Interspeed

Center locking wheels, i.e.wheels with a single lug nut is the ultimate in race car look/feel. Many have dreamed of having a single lug nut instead of normal 5 lugs on their rides. The trouble is that it only can be found on real race cars and it's an extreme rarity on road going cars.

Well, I have an extremely rare brand new Hayashi Racing Interspeed center locking wheel for sale. I'm pretty sure this is the ONLY unit in Malaysia. In fact it's also very rare in it's country of origin, Japan.

Kind of look like BBS LM wheels too eh?

These were made a while ago in limited numbers and are meant for the BNR32, BCNR33 and BNR34. They are all round 18"X9.5JJ offset +15.

These wheels come with an adapter to convert the factory 5 lug nuts to a single lug nut. The cool part is that it even comes with its own wrench to tighten the lug nut.

Pic 2: Tool set

Due to it's rarity and exclusivity, it's not a cheap set of gear. If you think that brand new Volk Racing TE37 or Nismo LM GT-4 are expensive, so are these. Do contact me via eujin[at]hotmail[dot]com if you're serious in considering these set of wheels for your ride.

Pic 3: 5 lugs to single nut adapter

Pic 4: Interspeed

Pic 5: Centre lock nut!

Pic 6: Inside of the wheel

Pic 7: This is how it looks like mounted

Pic 8: The mounting procedures

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

RB engine tattoos and a built R32 GTS4

Pic 1: Jon's R32 GTS4

Just when you thought you're one crazy mofo that's so deep into Skylines and everything about cars; you've got to think again.

Fellow Skyline owner Jon Beaucher from New Hampshire, United States gave new meaning to being a Skyline fanatic. With his permission, I'm publishing his tattoos of his automotive passion on my blog for you guys to admire.

Pic 2: Jon's R32 GTS4

With the 6 pistons and conrods off the RB26DETT as reference, he used his left arm as a canvas to showcase his love for the Skyline. RB oil pump gears are thrown in for good measure and the cream of the art is the topping with a T04Z turbine. These at the moment are still not done yet. Jon's gonna take a little break before completing this tattoo masterpiece.

Before pics of the tattoo, let's talk about Jon's ride for a bit.

Jon owns a 1990 Nissan Skyline GTS4 (HNR32) and have done extensive work on the motor. I think he did most of the work himself as he is Nissan Technician by trade. The HNR32 is now running a built RB26DETT. It has amongst others:-

JE pistons
Eagle conrods
ARP main, rod and head studs
Cometic metal gasket
N1 oil pump
N1 water pump
GReddy 264 degree camshafts
Power Enterprise timing belt
JUN crank collar
ACL race bearings (main and rod)
ATI super damper

The RB26DETT's GReddy twin turbos have since been ditched and will be replaced with a Comp Turbo 72mm ceramic triple ball bearing CT4372 turbine with an MX wheel and 0.84AR exhaust housing. The turbine will be mounted on a custom manifold flowing the exhaust gasses back via a 3.5inch custom exhaust pipe. A Tial 60mm wastegate vents off excess air to the atmosphere.

Pic 3: The RB26DETT - those twins turbos have been swapped for a huge single

A GReddy front mount intercooler with custom piping takes care of the charged air. A TIAL 50mm blow off valve vents off excess air. Fueling is done via 2 Walbro 255lph in-tank pumps feeding a custom dual feed rail and feeds the engine via 760cc injectors with a Fuel Lab regulator.

Engine management is done via an Apexi Power FC with dual Z32 AFM. Power is translated to the transmission via a Nismo Gmax flywheel and RPS 6 puck clutch.

You might think the work is more of less done BUT it's still in the middle of a complete setup. Once done the motor is expected to pump out 800whp at 35psi with C16 racegas and 500-550 whp on pumpgas at 18psi. This is one hell of a built and Jon is one hell of a Nissan enthusiast. He also have a built Nissan 240SX sitting in his garage. But that's another story alltogether. :)

Thanks Jon for allowing me to share your tatts and built with my blog readers. Cheers and all the best to you mate.

*thumbs up*

Pic 4: RB26 pistons outlines

Pic 5: RB oil pump gears

Pic 6: RB26 pistons with shades added

Pic 7: T04Z Turbine outline drawn

Pic 8: T04Z turbine shaded

Pic 9: Almost done

Pic 10: Jon's new Comp CT4372 turbine. Yes, it's that HUGE!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Crashed CBA-R35 in Taiwan

A Nissan GT-R (CBA-R35) was recently crashed in Taiwan. The vehicle overturned and I presume it's gonna be declared a total loss/wreck. The incident even made headlines in Taiwan's National TV, Chinese Television System (CTS).

It's amazing though that the headlights are still working after the crash. From the pictures below, the vehicle are running aftermarket midpipes so I would assume it's slightly modded.

Hmmm . . . . . . I wish I can get those yummy brakes back to Kuala Lumpur. :)

Here's the footage extracted from CTC.

Some pictures of the incident. I think the driver escaped the crash unhurt. Thank god.

Pic 1: What a sad view

Pic 2: Body strength is pretty strong

Pic 3: Note those aftermarket midpipes

Pic 4: Headlights still working there

Pic 5: Rear lights still lighted-up

Pic 6: Wheels looking-up to the sky

Pic 7: Authorities giving a hand

Pic 8: Wheels back to the ground

Pic 9: Prepping for towing

Pic 10: Time to tow it away

Sunday, November 08, 2009

ER34 at the painters ..... again

Pic 1: ER34 at the painters

Yeap. I've already sent the ER34 to the painters to get my BNR34 rear spoiler fitted. I can't bloody wait to see the end results. I bet it will be smashing. While there, I've also gotten them to fix up my IMPUL 534S front bumper. After the HKS intercooler fitting, the lines of the bumper didn't really match the body lines perfectly due to the intercooler end tanks pressing against the bumper.
I've really got to fix that up else it'll look weird (to me at least).

Pic 2: Re-trimming the front bumper openings

Pic 3: Wire mesh redone and "guide-tapes" to re-trim the openings

So I got them to shave off a wee bit of the inner part of the bumper and also to reshape the crude cut lines on the bumper air dams to clear the intercooler piping properly. The wire mesh were also reworked and recut to *ahem* professional standards. So that warrants a repaint of the front bumper. :P

Since the ER34 is at the workshop, I've also took the opportunity to get the inner side of my hood painted as highlighted in this blog entry.

Pic 3: Rear spoiler-less also have its appeal

Getting back to the BNR34 rear spoiler fitment, the holes does line up perfectly against the stock ER34 rear spoiler mounting holes. The middle plastic holder thingy is of a very slight difference in shape BUT that can be easily rectified via swapping between the two spoilers. Easy peasy. So basically it's plug and play. Superb!

Pic 4: BNR34 rear spoiler already painted and dried

I was there during the test fitment and it's such a drag that the base outline does not match thus exposing the dirt and grime the stock ER34 rear spoiler left behind. Well I can always just touch-up that exposed portion but then the colour matching would be a little off. I'll never be satisfied with that so what else is there to do but to repaint the whole boot! Darn, being fussy always have its price. :(

The ER34 has been at the shop for the past 7 days and it'll take two or three days more to get it all done-up perfectly. Tomorrow, the boot and hood will be painted (I hope!). :)

Somehow I think I treat the ER34 way too well. Heck, I've already lost count of the number of times I got the front bumper repainted. Now I'm a wee bit worried about the price to pay for all these. Yikes!

Pic 5: Unsightly dirt and grime / mounting points of the rear spoiler

Pic 6: Test fitment

Pic 7: Oh darn! It didn't completely cover up all those gunk

Pic 8: This is how the ER34 will look like once done

Pic 9: Pretty neat eh?
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