Steve's GT-R Build Thread

Steven Lobel

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Hey Steven
On the seat - are yor brackets on the right side of the seats and a higher bracket could be to the rear.
Then locate the hole bracket an inch higher and you will manage to fit seat runners (possibly not motorised but manual should work. (needs 1 inch clearance)

Ian
The seat is as low in the bracket as it can be. I'm 5'8" and with full tilt back in the bracket I have an inch from the roof with helmet on.
 

Steven Lobel

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2/10/19 Started mocking in the AC. Cut 2.5” holes through upper dash plate where SLC put the smaller 6 holes. I did not feel like making a manifold and wanted an easy install. Created my AC manifold with vacuum hose adapters. Shop Vac 2.5” to 1.25”. Will run 2 vents like Mark Setter did for defroster and 2 more in dash. Adding 2 more under dash in middle. The VA vents are 2.5” hose to 2 5/8 at dash. I cut 2.5” holes to start before I realized that VA has no instructions on what to do, but they sell the wrong size hole saw on their website. If you want to use VA vents, buy a 2.625 (2 5/8) hole saw. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-2-5-8-in-Hole-Dozer-Bi-Metal-Hole-Saw-49-56-9633/202327754 Fortunately Nostalgic AC makes vents that fit into 2.5” holes. https://nostalgicac.com/duct-hose-vents/dash-vents/2-5-inch-pro-series-round-vent.html

Also got the dash cut apart to fit all the gauges into the metal panel and maintain ability to pull all gauges with 4 bolts. Tapped the metal plate 10-32 and made some backing plates out of 3/8” aluminum plate and tapped that too. JB welded it all together.

Made a small steel bracket for the wiper motor mount.
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Steven Lobel

Member
GT40s Supporter
2/10/19 Started mocking in the AC. Cut 2.5” holes through upper dash plate where SLC put the smaller 6 holes. I did not feel like making a manifold and wanted an easy install. Created my AC manifold with vacuum hose adapters. Shop Vac 2.5” to 1.25”. Will run 2 vents like Mark Setter did for defroster and 2 more in dash. Adding 2 more under dash in middle. The VA vents are 2.5” hose to 2 5/8 at dash. I cut 2.5” holes to start before I realized that VA has no instructions on what to do, but they sell the wrong size hole saw on their website. If you want to use VA vents, buy a 2.625 (2 5/8) hole saw. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-2-5-8-in-Hole-Dozer-Bi-Metal-Hole-Saw-49-56-9633/202327754 Fortunately Nostalgic AC makes vents that fit into 2.5” holes. https://nostalgicac.com/duct-hose-vents/dash-vents/2-5-inch-pro-series-round-vent.html

Also got the dash cut apart to fit all the gauges into the metal panel and maintain ability to pull all gauges with 4 bolts. Tapped the metal plate 10-32 and made some backing plates out of 3/8” aluminum plate and tapped that too. JB welded it all together.

Made a small steel bracket for the wiper motor mount. View attachment 97285

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SO.....I am an idiot. "Will run 2 vents like Mark Setter did for defroster and 2 more in dash. Adding 2 more under dash in middle. The VA vents are 2.5” hose to 2 5/8 at dash. I cut 2.5” holes to start before I realized that VA has no instructions on what to do, but they sell the wrong size hole saw on their website. If you want to use VA vents, buy a 2.625 (2 5/8) hole saw. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-2-5-8-in-Hole-Dozer-Bi-Metal-Hole-Saw-49-56-9633/202327754 Fortunately Nostalgic AC makes vents that fit into 2.5” holes. https://nostalgicac.com/duct-hose-vents/dash-vents/2-5-inch-pro-series-round-vent.html"

Did not see this posted by anyone and could not find any data. 2.5" holes are the correct size. The vents from Nostalgic are the same vents from VA. They all use a 2.5" hole saw hole. What no one mentions is the vents are 3 pieces. The louver is clipped into the rotating bezel with 3 tabs. The bezel is held to the vent body by threads. So you drill a 2.5" hole and untwist the top of the vent off, then just screw it in through the dash. Ugh. So embarrassed. Some one will appreciate this one day.

Also, I did buy 60mm M10 bolts for the Graz to hub shafts. 24 total needed and I used the small lock washer as well as the linked washers (9P1501375) and 12 total used. 57ft/lbs and loctite.


Today's work was fixing all the leaks from my bad flares on the brake lines. Also took off the rear rotors and put them on the studs through the smaller holes. They were put on at factory for shipping. The rear calipers were finger tight so it was pretty simple. But lots of stuff easy to overlook.
 
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