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Karl's N12 pulsar

Post by chch_n12 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:01 pm

Name: Karl

Location: Christchurch, NZ

Year/ Model: 1983 2 door ET pulsar

Colour: Yellow

Period of ownership: 2 weeks

Performance: Will update after it has been dyno'd

Engine Mods:
bored to 1788cc
oversized forged pistons
turbo conrods
e16 steel crank
stage 2 cam grind
Double valve springs
Custom top mount turbo manifold with 38mm wastegate
Modified intake
RB20det turbo
haltech f3 ecu
flowed standard injectors
2 1/2" exhaust

Interior Mods:
water temp and oil pressure gauge
racing steering wheel

Exterior Mods:
Dobi lowering springs in front, cobra in the rear.
side skirts
rear kit
flared front guards

Wheels:
15" ugly mags, Have some 17" momo gt's that are going on this weekend.


Near future plans:
Front mount intercooler and set to 10psi, only running 6psi at the moment but still hauls ass, looses traction on boost in 2nd and 3rd

Add some black to the paintwork, too much yellow.

And of course paint the enginebay, looks awful.!!


Previous owner who done all the engine work can be found here:

http://forum.n12turbo.com/viewtopic.php?t=1114

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Post by Android 360 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:12 pm

nice colour bro!

dont put those 17s on, get your current wheels polished - they're cool!

what's with the piping from TB -> turbo? that thing is crazy :S I'm guessing it's an old pic seeing as you have FMIC now?

interesting radiator placement too.... bet you have heaps of room in there now! would be vital for the turbo i guess!
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Post by chch_n12 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:16 pm

Android 360 wrote:nice colour bro!

dont put those 17s on, get your current wheels polished - they're cool!

what's with the piping from TB -> turbo? that thing is crazy :S I'm guessing it's an old pic seeing as you have FMIC now?

interesting radiator placement too.... bet you have heaps of room in there now! would be vital for the turbo i guess!
Trying the 17's on this weekend, if they dont look good going to stick with the 15's and polish them as you said. Nah man, no front mount yet, still deciding on size, will be using 2"piping though.

Yeah, current piping is a bit wack aye, but works well at the moment I guess, only running 6psi.

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Post by Android 360 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:23 pm

thought i recognised the car, it's this one isn't it?
http://forum.n12turbo.com/viewtopic.php?t=1114

Colour is nice but i must say i preferred the OG look haha.

good luck with your new purchase dude!
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Post by chch_n12 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:25 pm

Android 360 wrote:thought i recognised the car, it's this one isn't it?
http://forum.n12turbo.com/viewtopic.php?t=1114

Colour is nice but i must say i preferred the OG look haha.

good luck with your new purchase dude!
Yup thats the one. Wasnt that colour when I purchased it though, was painted matt black. Too tacky and attracts unwanted attention, bad enough with the screamer. haha.

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Post by Android 360 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:43 pm

omg matt black - what a waste eh?
nicely done dude, yellow is much better than matt black :)
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Post by chch_n12 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:17 pm

Android 360 wrote:omg matt black - what a waste eh?
nicely done dude, yellow is much better than matt black :)
Yeah got that right man, awful colour. Sad thing is, alot of modified cars here in chch have been painted matt black.

Ive found a cheap s14 intercooler with piping, anyone ever used one before on their n12? Looks like it will fit nicely in front of the radiator. After ive got some sort of cooling on it, will be putting a 10-12psi spring in the wastegate, 6 psi is a tad boring now haha.

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Post by Kimmo » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:09 pm

Sweet.

Could use a front lip, though

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Post by JETETT » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:10 pm

Android 360 wrote:
interesting radiator placement too.... bet you have heaps of room in there now! would be vital for the turbo i guess!
interesting placement yes.. gives me a few ideas now cheers
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Post by photoglossy » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:40 am

I have a front/rear lip kit F.S. bro. Would look wicked as. Brand new from Pulsar Parts in Aus.

Car definately needs someone to finally start looking after it! Hope you're the dude!

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Post by chch_n12 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:40 am

photoglossy wrote:I have a front/rear lip kit F.S. bro. Would look wicked as. Brand new from Pulsar Parts in Aus.

Car definately needs someone to finally start looking after it! Hope you're the dude!
How much for just the front lip? Yeah, this car hasnt really been looked after, body wise anyhow. Engine on the other hand, very well built....apart from the heater inlet/outlet being welded shut, its annoying on cold mornings and have had to tap into the radiator hoses for the turbo water cooling lines. Looks like they were never connected, cant have been good for the old turbo! especially with no FMIC.

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Post by Android 360 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:26 am

lol yeh no heater is bad.
open them up again :P

but first check that your heater matrix doesn't leak!

a lip kit would look the goods on it eh.
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Post by chch_n12 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:12 am

Well..i jinxed it. the turbo is f'ed. Oil all through it, started smoking like hell. sigh. luckily I have a standard turbo and manifold for the mean time.

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Post by chch_n12 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:35 pm

Decided to pull the head off the engine today and got a nasty suprise. 1 and 2 cylinders were filled with oil, looks like the engine has been put through hell, bores are a mess.

Will be either rebuilding the engine or doing a engine conversion, maybe a ka24de+t from a aussie assembled u12 bluebird

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Post by photoglossy » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:07 pm

Don't do a conversion. The E15 is always the go!

I know for a fact that the owner 2 people before you did give it death... I have a video of it being started up from cold and doing a burnout on the grass... not good!

At least now you know what you have and can get started on bringing it back up to scratch!

The kit is $195AUD a piece for the front and rear if you get them from pulsar parts (which you can't cos they wont ship to NZ). I'd take $300 for both front and rear. So that's $150NZD each... bargain! I cant really sell the front separate, I'd rather sell as a pair. They are both in perfect condition.

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