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Justin Fox
19-12-11, 06:44 PM
Our first project car is Sean's non-registrable FD which we’ll be setting up for the ARC Forum Battle (and other related racing events). All 3 of us get to drive it (Sean, Rob and myself), the only rule is, if you crash it, you fix it! :shock: :lol:

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Day #1.

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On stands. Tools at the ready.

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Pedders supplied us with coilovers.

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No test pilots!

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Exedy clutch.

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Sussy, brakes, in it goes.

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John Lor.

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Sean Ryan.

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A bit of dodge going on out the back.

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She's all in.

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Always my fave part :)

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Stripped.

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Seat in place.

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A bit of sucky sucky.

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Today we test fitted ADVAN RGII's - 18x8.5 +31 up front.

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That's an 18x9 +45 on the rear, but there's plenty more space so we're going for an 18x9 +29 in *GTR offset, should look awesome!

We’d like to thank ADVAN, DBA, Exedy, Motul and Pedders for coming to the party thus far!

For more images, and words visit: http://zengarage.com.au/category/project-fd/

Run-It-Hard
19-12-11, 06:46 PM
Advan's look boss on this! ;)

charlie_s13
19-12-11, 07:30 PM
fuck.. wish i could get sponsors :(

Kupo
19-12-11, 11:26 PM
sweet. nice choice of project car!

Pmk
20-12-11, 01:52 AM
Those advans look hawt on the rx !

su22tu
20-12-11, 02:43 AM
Not bad

Jimmy_HR32
20-12-11, 02:56 AM
Looks like a really cool project and a great environment to work in. Great work so far :)

Snoop G
20-12-11, 08:17 AM
whats the plans with the ol FD seats?

13BWAT
20-12-11, 09:02 AM
Looking nice.... amazing how the advans totally change the look of the car! all you need now is to get rid of the front bar and replace with a series 8 front bar and boom! :)

also might have to place my zen garage sticker along the drivers side door.. good placement!

.Dave
20-12-11, 11:02 AM
Looking great and such an awesome environment to hang out and build shit in, best of luck

Eric.Conliffe
20-12-11, 11:04 AM
What other mods are planned for the car Justin? Or is it a secret...

dtour
20-12-11, 11:20 AM
So jealous of the space! Is this going to be a time attack build?

Celica_Gt4
20-12-11, 11:22 AM
very nice... and why do I always smile when I see a stripped out interior?

KEV248
20-12-11, 11:22 AM
looks the goods :)

Drifter995
20-12-11, 03:17 PM
looks amazing :o

ATMOSR
20-12-11, 09:02 PM
Efini FD! :D Always thought a track-only import FD would be a lot of fun. Only downside for me would be that you couldn't just take it out for a run through the mountains on an early sunday morning when you wanted. haha

Sponsors are always great! Would love to see the RGII's in a GTR offset. :)

What have you guys got planned for the motor?

Are you planning on entering any tarmac rallies?

kre
20-12-11, 09:06 PM
wheel choice is...perfect!

Pr0ph3cy
20-12-11, 10:01 PM
Very nice! Cant wait to see where this goes.

Justin Fox
22-12-11, 10:50 PM
Sick of working on the laptop all day and beer O’clock not coming fast enough, Sean and John thought it was about time we do another FD update. Exedy kindly donated one of their Exedy Sport Tuff clutch for Project FD . So a clutch install was our task for the afternoon.

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Whole update here: http://zengarage.com.au/2011/12/project-fd-exedy-sport-tuff-clutch-installed/

jeffreymui
23-12-11, 04:39 AM
was it very hard to take the box out?

WAN94N
23-12-11, 10:37 AM
I dropped by yesterday, you guys forgot to mention theres a custom alloy AST with blitz pressure cap haha

Justin Fox
21-11-12, 12:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUxraVozs_WHLNl4_JtGS2QA&v=SVFMGNOf6Bs&feature=player_embedded

Sean’s been busy working nights on the FD, turns out the gearbox issue (not being able to get the gearbox back in!) was because the pilot bearing wasn’t set right (grr!). The FD hadn’t been started up on 3 years and amazingly she started up first time!

Justin Fox
21-11-12, 01:12 PM
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We called around for an exhaust and there just wasn't anything in stock. Eventually we found a Fujitsubo in stock at Garage 88. We even had the option to go for a Powergetter or a Legalis-R. We went for the Powergetter (because race car!).

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Tight welding, as expected from Fujitsubo.

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We also fitted up this N*Power de-cat pipe.

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It all bolted up perfectly. The Fuji sits at a really nice angle too and it sounds so mean!

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Engine bay is sorted.

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We fabricated a battery hold down for our PC680 Odyssey battery.

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We also fabricated rails to fit the MOMO bucket.

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Guards were rolled by PhillB (http://www.phillbenterprises.com/). New ADVAN RGII wheels and Neova tyres all round. 18 x 8.5 +31 in the front and 18 x 9 +29 in the rears.

Links:
http://www.garage88.com.au (http://www.garage88.com.au/)
http://www.advanwheels.com.au/
http://www.phillbenterprises.com

13BWAT
21-11-12, 01:14 PM
awesome to see the progress on this!!! might have to pop down and get a photo of mine next to this :P

A$APNurk
21-11-12, 01:36 PM
you may find that exhaust + intake combo might result in the car overboosting and hitting fuel cut (assuming the stock ECU is fitted)

MR2QIK
21-11-12, 02:12 PM
What's the plans for the 13B? Is it all original?

Is that a Ric Shaw SMIC?