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ZeppoJeff

ZeppoJeff's Zed Journey - RB26 Swap In Progress

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Nice, I do love my R33, got about 385bhp atm which is plenty for me. What engine upgrades are you doing, be very interested to know ;)

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Nice, I do love my R33, got about 385bhp atm which is plenty for me. What engine upgrades are you doing, be very interested to know ;)

 

So far some of mods planned for the engine are

 

Tomei oil pump

Nismo water pump

Tomei poncams

Injectors 1000c

Arp head studs

Metal head gasket

Baffled oil sump

Rwd conversion

Borg warner single conversion

Top mount turbo manifold

 

This alone should strengthen the parts that are prone to go and help me get a healthy 500whp

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Nice, I do love my R33, got about 385bhp atm which is plenty for me. What engine upgrades are you doing, be very interested to know ;)

 

So far some of mods planned for the engine are

 

Tomei oil pump

Nismo water pump

Tomei poncams

Injectors 1000c

Arp head studs

Metal head gasket

Baffled oil sump

Rwd conversion

Borg warner single conversion

Top mount turbo manifold

 

This alone should strengthen the parts that are prone to go and help me get a healthy 500whp

 

Very nice! Are you on any of the gtr forums? Might be worth joining one.

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Nice, I do love my R33, got about 385bhp atm which is plenty for me. What engine upgrades are you doing, be very interested to know ;)

 

So far some of mods planned for the engine are

 

Tomei oil pump

Nismo water pump

Tomei poncams

Injectors 1000c

Arp head studs

Metal head gasket

Baffled oil sump

Rwd conversion

Borg warner single conversion

Top mount turbo manifold

 

This alone should strengthen the parts that are prone to go and help me get a healthy 500whp

 

Very nice! Are you on any of the gtr forums? Might be worth joining one.

 

Yeah I'm on the gtr forum...always waiting for some decent parts to pop up for the build.

 

Gonna be a long and painful journey :/

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Be worth it when you hear those turbos kicking in! Also if you ever sell it may also appeal to the GTR boys too and me :)

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Just seen this, good luck dude. It's a journey in itself. What's the usage on the RB?

 

I would direct you to a page I'm on via facebook which has been the source of a lot of information during my swap. Although it's purely a LS page, but there's got to be something else out there for added support if needed.

 

Cheers wasso.

 

The rb26 came from a from someone I knows well looked after r33 gtr that sadly got written off last year. Only has about 50k miles on it and pretty standard.

 

This isn't going to be a quick build in anyway as I'm wanting to get it done just right with upgrading lots of parts in the engine.

 

I've found someone in the states that's done the swap himself so been firing questions to him so far. If I need any advice though I'll get in touch.

 

Niiice! I'll pop the question on the FB page just in case. You can never have too much resource or information.

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Hi Jeff..sending best wishes for a smooth conversion, will be watching with interest B)

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Them lights look nuts. Where did you get them?

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Them lights look nuts. Where did you get them?

 

Standard facelift lights that have been modified.

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Not much of an update other than the stripping of the rb26 has began.

 

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Just trying to get it to a bare state so then I can decide how deep I'm going to go into it.

So far it's looking like the plan is going to forged internals, port and polishing, uprated cams, single turbo and many other uprated parts

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What's the logic on single vs twin turbo?

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What's the logic on single vs twin turbo?

 

More space, keep temperatures down, easier to work on. Single turbos have came on so in much in the years.

Years ago singles were really laggy and only really good for big hp but not so much the case now.

 

Pretty much this YouTube video made me decide to go single rather than standard twins

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=45ZODU3XWlg

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What's the logic on single vs twin turbo?

 

Less to go wrong, more reliable and more power :)

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So what's been happening recently...

 

I've now got the engine stripped down as far as I can before I send it away to get fully rebuilt with forged internals and 2.8 stroker kit 😈

 

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Today is going to be cutting off awd diff from the sump so it's just rwd and getting it all welded up.

 

Also got this for the other half the other day as a belated xmas present

 

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So with the oil industry being a bit to pot just now the engine swap has came to a stand still really so been trying to occupy myself with other things.

 

The past week I've been giving thecar a good detail for a show and shine coming up and this is the outcome.

 

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Also got some fresh tints all round and wheels refurbished as the works were ruined using through 2 winters

 

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Always cheers me up when I see you driving along Market Street. Looking good man :thumbs:

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Always cheers me up when I see you driving along Market Street. Looking good man :thumbs:

 

Haha do you hear or see me first 😂

I'll have to come see you sometime

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Always cheers me up when I see you driving along Market Street. Looking good man :thumbs:

 

Haha do you hear or see me first 😂

I'll have to come see you sometime

 

Normally hear it first! :lol:

 

Aye, swing by the boat some time and I'll show you round. Won't take long, it's only small!

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Some pics of the zed from a recent local show and shine event

 

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That mazda looks so happy

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Recently had a friend make me some custom LED rear clusters. Never liked the look of the LED ones on the market so went for a more oem look with LEDS

This is just a taster until i get them back and on the car but already with these snap shots I'm pretty impressed.

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On 05/02/2017 at 10:30, ZeppoJeff said:

 

 

Also got this for the other half the other day as a belated xmas present

 

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Where did you get the rhd triple gauge gauge pod ?  I've been looking but resigned to the fact I'd need to make my own 

 

thanks

paul 

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1 minute ago, P15UL T said:

 

 

Where did you get the rhd triple gauge gauge pod ?  I've been looking but resigned to the fact I'd need to make my own 

 

thanks

paul 

Cant remember off the top of my head but was somewhere in the states.

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