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Old 19-06-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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Cheap Nissans for track slagging - Where art thou?

Ok so I have come to the conclusion that I cannot track my GTT as it is in too good a nick to ruin and should be preserved for future generations to vandalise and TWOC. So this leads me on a quest to find cheap track slags and my few hours spent trawling ebay, pistonheads, autotrader etc... leads me to believe that there is no such thing any more.

Yes there are some total shit boxes out there but people seem to think that 1500 for a 20 year old BMW with more owners than a Soho whore has STDs is a good deal. I was going to find a wreck of a Pulsar and play with that but then I realised that I would want to take it to DWYB days and being 4WD would make that difficult. So I went back and started looking at old Datsun/Nissan stuff as I had seen some of the projects done with old Japanese taxies that for some reason had RBs and JZs fitted to them and decided that I wanted an A31 Cefiro! So anyone have any clue on the prices for A31 Cefiros? I don't mind if it has a green glow and a light dusting of cesium isotopes as I am secretly Batman and thus immune to radiation.

Yes I know there is one for sale on this very forum but I want to build it myself with an eye of taking it to the PPC 999 challenge next year so need it cheap as possible.

Mean while this means my GTT gets more bubbly sponge baths and the occasional trip to somewhere scenic (not S****horpe) along with being the envy of my works car park as they are all forced into grey/silver euro boxes so they can take little Timmy to La Cross practice.
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Old 19-06-2011, 05:03 PM   #2
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I can't understand car prices at the moment. Up until a few years ago I|'d never paid more than 300 for a car. And most of them (with the exception of the Fords) were no less reliable or costly than driving a fairly new motor.

Now you look on ebay and there's old Micras listed at 3k, being quoted as a classic car. I can understand with some cars...but a Micra! I keep looking for Bluebirds. And the going rate on Ebay seems to be 1k (though they can be had cheaper). And that's not the 1.8zx (you'll pay through the nose for one of them!). Last one I bought was 200 with 50k miles on the clock, complete with a full MOT. There's only me interested in Bluebird's for christ sake. It's not exactly a lucrative market. I don't understand who is buying these things. If anyone.

I blame the scrappage scheme. And I shall end my rant there

I imagine a good cefiro will be hard to find for under 1k. There's very few about, so they seem to go for around the standard import rate...about 3.5k.
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Old 20-06-2011, 10:51 AM   #3
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Get your hands on an S13 mate. Simples
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Old 20-06-2011, 11:05 AM   #4
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I was thinking of getting a Bluebird for doing up for track as well. My dad used to have one, I quite liked it...
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Old 20-06-2011, 11:13 AM   #5
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How about this? I know its not a NIssan but...

1991 MITSUBISHI GTO twinturbo : 900!

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...ge/1?logcode=p
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Maybe look into turbo Bluebird or Avenir - unsure if they can be converted to rwd. The Avenir is one hell of a sleeper though!

I wouldn't touch anything starting with an 'M' ^^
Those things weigh almost 1800kg () and are far from reliable.
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Old 20-06-2011, 11:26 AM   #7
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Perhaps true but surely stripped out for track use only they would weight a lot less.

You could lose a ton of weight off a GTO by removing the front wheel drive and the 4 wheel steering.

For 900 it would be worth a pop perhaps.

I have never driven or owned a Mitsi but I have always liked the GTO.
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Old 20-06-2011, 11:33 AM   #8
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True, you probably could make it light... but I believe they have a terrible reputation for reliability so not ideal for use on a track!
They are quite common cars here.... I never see any modified examples. Maybe thats a sign...?

RWD + RB26 conversion ?
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Dare I say it..... Mazda MX5...

Cheap as, parts easily available.... and if you want powarrrrrr not that expensive to turbocharge on a budget !
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Dare I say it..... Mazda MX5...

Cheap as, parts easily available.... and if you want powarrrrrr not that expensive to turbocharge on a budget !

It hurts me to admit it, but thats a bloody good idea!

Even if left n/a, a few mods in the right places will give excellent bang for buck
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If I had the money I would love to build one myself.

What about an FTO? They are dirt cheap at the moment..
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FTO - front wheel drive

I know someone who did an R34 front end conversion on an MX5.
Before you vomit, he actually pulled it off flawlessly and it did visually work!
It has a turbo conversion and a LOT of other work - think show car. I never saw it run, but I heard the power figures and ...WOW!
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I know an FTO is front wheel drive but with an RB26 conversion it would be rapid
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Still rwd and thus hard to drift ;)

Avenir is a good call but it is just finding one and getting it to the UK without being bummed. I was looking at MX-5s but I am not too keen on tracking a soft top.
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It hurts me to admit it, but thats a bloody good idea!

Even if left n/a, a few mods in the right places will give excellent bang for buck
The mods needed are more stopping and safety as they are already spankingly good handling cars.
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