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Mikes Exa - NZ

Post by photoglossy » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:25 pm

Name: Mike Weatherall
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Year/ Model: 1984 Nissan EXA Turbo
Colour: Yellow/Black
Period of ownership: 1.5 years

Performance: 106.6hp@12psi

Engine Mods: RRC E15et. T25g turbo, 2.5;; dump pipe, 2.5'' zorst to the firewall, cannon muffler, Vr4 intercooler, 2'' piping to intercooler, 2.5'' piping intercooler to TB, Racepro BOV, GFB boost controller, pod filter.

Interior Mods: Custon Fiberglass/MDF sub box in boot. '85 Turbo rear seats & Blue/Black spec interior, custom fiperglass/mdf door speraker pods. N13 EXA arm rests. Boost gauge, Volt gauge, N13 EXA steering wheel, N13 EXA floor mats.

Exterior Mods: Glasurite 2 pak Yellow/Black 2 tone paint job.

Wheels: 13'' Polished Cheviot style Modgies

ICE: Custom MDF/Fiberglass sub boxes in the boot.
Xplod head unit
2x 12'' Xplod subs
soundstream 6'' speakers
panasonic 4'' speakers in behind dash
Tweaters
JBL 300W monoblock Subwoofer amplifier for the subs
Sony XM444 anplifier for the speakers
Rampage wiring

Future Plans: Purpose built drag car, front tube frame. Budgetless ground up rebuild with no expence ignored. 50K+ Engine rebuild. Custom LSD Gearbox. Custom design bodykit / one piece fiberglass front end. Custom DOHC head (big surpises here!). 17'' Volks. Fastest E15 of all time.

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It all began on the 21st November 2004. I got this little gem from Putararu and drove it up to Auckland. I got it off a lady owner (hense the HEREXA #plates...)

Its come a long way in almost 2 years.

Here we go........ I got it in a dirty condition.. old starlet wheels and "HEREXA" P plates:p Its on its second engine, the 2nd one being the RRC E15ET. The turbo and manifold had been removed and replaced with NA headers when sold to me unfortunatly, but that was a good excuse to get it boosing again :)

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The good old red top engine:D Fairly dirty, but it ran all good, even with the turbo removed on 7.4: compression. I ran an 18.051 1/4 mile in this form :p
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Post by photoglossy » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:26 pm

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Its first bath:D
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The new wheels
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Post by photoglossy » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:26 pm

The gearbox soon went byebye and that cost $1200 to get rebuilt with a new clutch and stuff.

Then came the Paint job
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Then came the T25g and intercooler
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Post by photoglossy » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:27 pm

A few days after the turbo was fitted...
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At the drags on the 4th of Nov 2005 where i ran my 14.6
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Post by photoglossy » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:27 pm

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Post by photoglossy » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:27 pm

I had a massive ordeal with breaking driveshafts for a while... But thats all good now. Stressfull stuff when its your daily driver!

In febuary my brother and i made a custom MDF and fiberglass sound install.
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2x12'' sony xplod subs
xplod head unit
2x soundstream 6.5'' in the doors
2x tweaters in the doors
2x panasonic 4'' speakers
1x sony xm444 amp for the speakers
1x JBL gto 301.1 II 300w amp (dam it looks hot!!!)
Oh... and a Gtec

Now for the install pix...
Empty boot
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Fiberglassing the tyre well
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Some of the MDF walls with my JBL amp:) its see through:p
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Headunit
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Post by photoglossy » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:28 pm

Door pods

Cut the pattern out of 9mm MDF and angled it how i wanted on the door trim.
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Them fixed it in position with some mdf chocks and glue temporarily. next was to create a smooth curve to fiberglass over, pantehose worked well!:)
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After that was sorted it was another dip into the fiberglass resen and cote of glass too stregnthen it up! with that done, a smoothing coat of bog and alot of sanding saw the pod taking shape...
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Next step was trimming. We tried with a foam backing and a raised sillouette of an exa like on the club stickers...), but that didnt work and came up all bubbley. So off it all came to be redone with no foam or sillouette:( but it turned out good!
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Sorry for the crappish pics:( bad camera...

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Post by photoglossy » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:28 pm

Some more pix!

The MDF and fiberglass walls are really coming together!
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The door pods lying on the panel
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And the beloved GTECH Pro:)
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Post by photoglossy » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:28 pm

Camera phone shots:p

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There is a flip up panel on each side for storage of little things... jumper leads in this case...
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turned out nice:) and it is all able to be removed in less than 10mins for when i go to the drags:)

a few more of the inside

Behind the back seat is my battery and the sony xm444 amp powering the speakers. Image

The door with the pods, 6.5's, tweaters and N13 arm rest:)
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Post by Jayman » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:17 am

wheres ure dyno sheet u better post it up fuking 519hp was it? quikest exa ever me thinks ;)
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then your a mile away, and you have their shoes!!

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Post by photoglossy » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:27 am

It was 306.6hp... but that was a photoshop i did to try ant trick some people:p

It will be way past that when i have a decent income. The plan is a front tube frame purpose built drag car.

I know these cars are capible of alot more power than people are currently getting out of them and i intent to explore this... Like a custom dohc head...

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Post by Jayman » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:42 am

oh man, i knew tht!!! was hopin ud post it up nd c what the ppl here said:p
Before you decide to criticize someone, walk a mile in there shoes.....

then your a mile away, and you have their shoes!!

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Post by photoglossy » Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:19 pm

haha, na, i dont really wanna be portrayed as one of those dudes who claim HUGE figures but cant back it up...

My 14.687 @152.41 k's with about 100kw atw is good enough for me till the car comes off the road.

I also have a Milano X1 Turbo (Nissan Cherry) that will be my daily driver for when the exa is getting its drag build at the end of the year. Hopefully if comes off the road in the next few weeks!

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Post by photoglossy » Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:24 pm

Here is the master plan

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