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240 RS Back on it's feet
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Finally back on level ground, new front end with short little shocks (koni of course) front roll centre is 35mm lower, with 30mm more travel than before... got the engine down 8mm and back 5mm... Now sitting on 15x9.5 Enkies with 225/50/15 Toyo tarmac specials....New alloy diffhead, sadly it's just a locker, the slipperies dont fit....All up it's now 22kg lighter...
All just theory at this stage, the proof will be on the track...

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maurice
Posted: 2008/1/8 8:17  Updated: 2008/1/8 8:17
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 Re: 240 RS Back on it
hey i'm daniel with the 1200 sedan that you racing with at manfeild in 2005. just found the picture that you have put up. i will post some more in the next few days as yes i have rebuilt it and it came out good. thanks for your comments it does go well.

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tsillay
Posted: 2004/3/6 10:18  Updated: 2004/3/6 10:18
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 Re: 240 RS Back on it
Next stop the alignment shop...

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B120dat
Posted: 2004/3/6 10:22  Updated: 2004/3/6 10:22
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 Re: 240 RS Back on it
farrrk thats a beast!!! pretty mean. whats she putting to the wheels?

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tsillay
Posted: 2004/3/6 20:30  Updated: 2004/3/6 20:30
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 Re: 240 RS Back on it
The 2 litre donk put down 203hp about a year ago. I'm hoping it'll do a few more next time on the dyno...
Dont know what the 2.4 puts out yet!

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Posted: 2004/3/9 0:59  Updated: 2004/3/9 0:59
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 Re: 240 RS Back on it
yeah, that's looking great. When do you hit the track? Was there much damage to tracks and hillclimb venues due to the flooding?

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Posted: 2004/3/9 1:31  Updated: 2004/3/9 1:31
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Let us know the results when you get it back on the dyno!

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tsillay
Posted: 2004/3/10 6:51  Updated: 2004/3/10 6:51
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 Re: 240 RS Back on it
The hillclimbs just got wiped out! Saddle road, which is around 4km long has a bridge soon after the start which had just vanished. Real shame, it's long enough to where you really have a shot against the 4WD turbo guys. Manfeild lost 100m of the front straight... The gravel events were canned. It's all coming right now, but apparently it was a real mess!

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Posted: 2004/3/10 9:00  Updated: 2004/3/10 9:00
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 Re: 240 RS Back on it
2.4? are you leaving the ss2000 class? (the sticker on the car) What will you race in soloons and gt?

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Posted: 2004/3/10 10:31  Updated: 2004/3/10 10:31
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Wish more of those things were made like 180bSSS`s
Its a beautiful machine tsillay.
Is it possible you can post some pics and specs of the overall car. Engine bay pics, rear end info....

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tsillay
Posted: 2004/3/10 21:10  Updated: 2004/3/10 21:10
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Thanks guys. I like the 80's jap styling too...It's like they used a piece of styrofoam and a hot wire to style with....'hah, no curves...very bad..curves shamefull, big loss of face...'

Quinn, i'm trying to get another head sorted so that I can put the 2.4 head back on the 2.4 shortblock and still have a complete 2 litre motor for SS2000..
It's primarily a hillclimber, i just enjoy blowing off steam on the circuit now and then. SS2000 is a great class to race in, the guys are bloody quick and clean...There's a heap of cars running midfield I can play with...
There's a WWW link in my PM for a few shots...

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benny
Posted: 2004/3/10 23:27  Updated: 2004/3/10 23:27
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 Re: 240 RS Back on it
Tsillay............Had a quick look at you web link, Nice work. Couple of questions,

Is the 240 RS an ex works machine/existing race car or did you build the car yourself? It certainly has all of the right bits and pieces..........very impressive. I dread to think the dollars involved to aquire the go fast bits from Nismo etc etc, these days

Is its current build to specs of the era that it was manufactured ?

Must be loads of fun to drive. You just got to love the funky 80's styling...... Bold and Agressive

Benny

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tsillay
Posted: 2004/3/11 23:59  Updated: 2004/3/11 23:59
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 Re: 240 RS Back on it
When the Nissan Dealer Team finished up in NZ they left all the spares from the works cars, although the 240's themselves went overseas.
Two B310 sunny's were built, using all the 240 parts, one was built using the GroupA Bluebird parts. I got the first of the Sunny's, which had the pick of the spares, everything down to the light switches and instruments was ex works original! It came with a 2 litre engine, but still had the 240 head, drysump, clutch etc on it..
I picked up a low mileage SilviaRS shell, which had been stripped for a project. I got all the original FRP panels from the same guys who ran the works cars.

When I endovered the Sunny on a rallysprint, I started building up the Silvia shell. I'm lucky in that my brother runs an engineering shop, so all I have to do is think it up and draw it, he makes it!

I picked up a fresh 2.4 shortblock a while back, the plan is that the next time the 2 litre needs a rebuild, I'll put the head etc back on the 2.4..

As it was never a works car, i didnt feel too bad about putting in a proper 4 link rear end and adding the injection...So realistically, it's a SilviaRS that's been upgraded with 240 parts... It's a ton of fun to drive, it really lets you know you have a job to do.. I couldnt imagine running it on gravel with the old hard compound 80's tyres and an alloy cage... they were brave boys back then..

A mate of mine has recently found chassis #170 (we think it's the Timo Salonen car) and got it back to NZ. I'm happy for him to have all the original bits that I dont need (ie the back suspension and the 50mm Mikunis) so that he can put it back together as the real thing...

No, you wouldnt want to have to write out a check for all the parts in one sitting, but when you just collect bits over the years it aint so bad...