Old GT3 car

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Josh K.
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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby Josh K. » 31 Jan 2016 11:18

Anyone can refer to my thread on Ratsun for billions of photos and ramblings.....

Here's my Radiator. Custom expansion tank I built on top. This radiator has extensive mods beyond stock. Fit's perfectly.

My OCD/ADHD got a little out of hand on this car.

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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby defdes » 31 Jan 2016 17:34

I like the use of space with that, no redundancy.

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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby Byron510 » 31 Jan 2016 18:58

defdes wrote:I like the use of space with that, no redundancy.


At first I had to do a double take on this be my brain kind of when huh!! On second look however, I agree with John- very efficient use of space for sure.

Feel free to post here once in a while - I don't get to Ratsun much, never seem to have the time to dig. Be good to stay up to date on your project, thanks for posting.

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Josh K.
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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby Josh K. » 31 Jan 2016 20:21

I'll throw some pics up.

Manifold I built. First time building one and first time tig'ing stainless....

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Tranny mount for tucked 3" stainless exhaust.

Also notice the 5/16" stainless fuel lines with nice clamp mounts...

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Custom made shortened water pump. Housing (milled shorter) and impeller is from the S13 KA, bearings and shaft from the short Altima pump. Custom flange and pulley.

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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby Josh K. » 31 Jan 2016 20:34

Had to section the valance to fit my custom intercooler.

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First fire!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t49O9XuL23E

Notice there's no MAF? ;)

Battery:

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Harness: Soldered and ran every wire, all new pins and connectors.

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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby Josh K. » 31 Jan 2016 20:38

Custom made CV's with welded adapters for Subaru LSD:

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Tubbed wheel well for CV clearance.

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Too much custom stuff in this pic to even mention...

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Josh K.
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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby Josh K. » 31 Jan 2016 20:40

That's all folks. I'll keep you guys posted. For those with more time on their hands then they know what to do with there's 79 pages of this stuff on Ratsun.

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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby Josh K. » 03 Feb 2016 20:47

Jeff Hino found a pic of my car from when him and Frank rescued it. Was literally in the dirt.... 2007.

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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby Sleepys-14 » 23 Sep 2016 06:28

Needs more updates! This is an amazing project
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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby KiKiIchiBan » 23 Sep 2016 10:40

Saw the thread on ratsun but click off as soon as I saw the KA. Shall go back now, ignoring that bit and look at all the interesting stuff. Great to see the knowledge people on here have of the car from when it was raced. Shame it's not still going vintage racing though.
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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby Josh K. » 27 Nov 2016 11:05

I drove this thing down the cul-de-sac and back yesterday! Lot's to do but now I'm super motivated to get it road worthy!

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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby JordanTr » 27 Nov 2016 15:43

Yay! Congrats Josh! It's been a long time coming.
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Josh K.
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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby Josh K. » 27 Nov 2016 15:51


Josh K.
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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby Josh K. » 27 Nov 2016 20:03

Gents,
I'm afraid since I've replaced so much sheet metal (rockers, quarters, trunk pan) that the car is gonna twist when I hit the track. I really want to avoid a roll cage because it's mainly a street car but I don't want the roof to buckle... the quarters won't be attached to the outer wheel tubes and I'm sure the unibody has lost lot's of rigidity from the mods..

Any thoughts?

Thanks,

-Josh

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Re: Old GT3 car

Postby Josh K. » 10 Dec 2016 22:04

I Designed my cage. I'm paying someone else to build it. I don't have the time as it would set me back two months.I didn't want a Full cage because of the danger driving on the street with no helmet. I did want torsional stiffness and roll over/side protection. I think this will accomplish what I want with the least hassle. 1.5"x.120" Wall DOM. TIG welded.

It's at the shop now. Should have it done next weekend.

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