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#81563 My other passion

Posted by TDM Racing on 18 September 2012 - 10:03 AM

Hey guys,

This is my other passion!

Leave a comment and like!


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#83637 Election results AMEP's Ricky Muir elected in senate discussion

Posted by Fury-S12 on 10 September 2013 - 04:25 PM

from what google returns and more importantly his facebook page says, he seems more like a bad thing for car enthusiasts then a good thing.


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#83636 Election results AMEP's Ricky Muir elected in senate discussion

Posted by blacky05 on 10 September 2013 - 02:31 PM

So after most of the votes have been counted, it seems the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party's Victorian candidate Ricky Muir is likely elected to the senate thanks to 0.5% first preference votes and a whole bunch of elaborate preferences deals.

I'm interested to see what everyone's opinions on this matter are.

My personal opinion is that Ricky Muir is more of an image of the stereotype that we want to get away from than a good representative of the car enthusiasts in our country. For him to have a position in the senate is a sign of the poor state our politics is in and will be unlikely to have any real benefits to the car enthusiasts of this country as most of the problems we face are at a state level.

Anyway, that's just my opinion. I also vote Greens so I doubt I'm a "typical" car enthusiast but I'm interested to see what everyone else thinks...


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#82508 Happy New Year

Posted by spiderwebfx on 01 January 2013 - 07:05 AM

Well we survived "end of the world" so let this year be full of good food, good times and S12's!!!
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#81248 My new s12...model - Tomica Limited S Series Diecast

Posted by Fury-S12 on 16 August 2012 - 04:49 PM

My Girlfriend surprised me with this sourced from ebay, its a 1/43 scale, so about two matchbox cars long, and it has amazing detail, also turns out its not exactly easy to come buy either being a limited run in 2001 with only 10 cars (all 80s JDM dreams) before the series stopped :) anyway ill let the pics do the talking

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Stickers for the mirrors, applied them im sure some collector just offed himself for that but meh it looks awesome.
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even the heat strips in the rear hatch are there
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Parcel Shelf opens independently
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Literally the only disappointment is the light dont pop up, which sucks as they appear to on the rx7 savanagh model from the same series
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The seat even folds forward...to let your tiny car sized toys into the back?
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#80183 S12 Theatre

Posted by castle on 31 May 2012 - 08:18 PM

(Linked under Media > Theatre)

S12 Television Commercials:

1983 JDM MKI Nissan Silvia RS-X Television Commercial


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1CRxeV-y3qc



JDM MKI Nissan Silvia 1800 Turbo FISCO Television Commercial


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlroUg8SHac&feature=related



JDM MKI Nissan Gazelle Turbo FISCO Television Commercial


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrpfqvYX9Y8&feature=related



JDM MKII Nissan Silvia RS-X Television Commercial + Full White RS-X Preview


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhUvqc_V-tE



1984 USDM Nissan 200sx Television Commercial


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JimnyNa3tM0




Motorsport:



Nissan S110/S12 Silvia Turbo Super Silhouette


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL6uI7_emMU


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#78855 Nismo festival

Posted by s12sweden on 02 March 2012 - 12:03 AM

This would be wery good too see and be there every year in japan. Nismo festival at Fuji Speedway. It is so awesome. Therefore I sometimes start my own Nismo festival online in Gran Turismo 5.



Nissan Silvia S12 too see in 9:29


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#63974 1987 Nissan Silvia Full White RS-X

Posted by castle on 08 July 2010 - 09:11 PM

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In 1987, nearing the end of the S12 Silvia's lifespan in Japan, Nissan announced a lineup of 3 special edition models for sale to the public. Done in a similar fashion to Toyota releasing the Black Edition Sprinter towards the end of the AE86's build life, the main objective was to boost sales before the release of the newer S13 Silvia. The forerunner of this model lineup was the Twincam Turbo Full White RS-X, which stood above the lower specced models the Full White R-X and R-X White Select.

Available in only coupe form and painted all white it differed from the standard Japanese S12 lineup which sported two-tone paint schemes. The Full White RS-X also has many subtle exterior trim differences, a black themed interior and full JBL sound system. It received the new PLASMA CA18DET power plant and was available in both manual and automatic transmissions. A Nissan press release stated their intention to build 150 Full White RS-X's, however records show that only 90 models rolled off the production line.

I purchased my Full White RS-X in November 2009 with 74,000km's on the odometer. The car had recently been imported to Australia and was in need of compliance, engineering and registration. Unfortunately it was in less that desirable shape when I bought it, with a bit of exterior damage and small amounts of rust. Luckily though the interior and engine were in great condition and the car was completely unmodified apart from a set of aftermarket wheels. This would be the perfect project car for me.


Over the last few years this car has become my restoration project, I have slowly fixed it up and gathered the necessary parts to bring it back to its former glory. I am now the first Australian registered owner of this car and as far as I know it's the only Full White RS-X in the country. I have detailed every step of my journey with this car in my extensive build thread.


Latest Specifications: http://www.FullWhite.net/


Page 1: Introduction - Restoration Begins - OEM Silvia Lace Seat Covers


Page 2: OEM Headlight Wipers/Washers - OEM Passenger Footrest - Compliance Engineering


Page 3: 80,000km's - Registration - S13 Coilovers & Suspension Work


Page 4: CAZMAN Adjustable Castor Rods - Royal Key - Random Detail Photo's


Page 5: New Parts Arrive - NISMO S12 Strut Brace


Page 6: Body Preperation for Paint - Certificate of Exemption - Decal Reproduction


Page 7: My 3 JDM S12 Silvias - Body Work Progress


Page 8: Car is Painted! - NISMO Strut Brace Fitted


Page 9: 80's Silvia Stickers - Before & After Photo's - Silvia Goes to Sydney


Page 10: Silvia in the Blue Mountains - Work Equip 03's


Page 11: OEM JDM Fog Lights - Stiff Diff Photo Shoot - Showcased - NISMO R6 Wheels Arrive - Wheels Painted


Page 12: Wheels & Tyres Fitted - OEM JDM Rain Visors - Broadway Mirror


Page 13: OEM MKII Rear Spoiler - Roadtrip Back to Adelaide - NISMO Auto Louver Fog Lights


Page 14: OEM Radio & Equalizer - NISMO Fog Lights Fitted


Page 15: NISMO Fog Lights Wired In - All Japan Day 2013


 

Original Post 08/07/10

 



Hi,


My name is Matt.

I have owned four S12's in my lifetime, the first one was a 1984 Australian model Nissan Gazelle. I bought this back in 2002, did a few bits and pieces to it before selling it on. This car got me hooked on S12's, I fell in love with them. Since this Gazelle I have also owned three Japanese import S12's, a 1985 Nissan Silvia R-X.G, a 1984 Nissan Silvia Turbo RS-X, and this car a 1987 Nissan Silvia Twin Cam Turbo Full White RS-X. Yes, it is a really long name for a car!

I always had a soft spot for the MKII JDM Silvia range, there was something about the redesigned look of the car that I was attracted to. But not being easily available in Australia, I figured owning a MKII would always be a fantasy. Enter my friend Jack. He had purchased a MKII Silvia from an importer, the car was fresh off the boat, and now resided in Jack's garage uncomplied and unable to be driven. I visited Jack a few times and we would stand around looking at the car for a long time, I noticed the Full White RS-X markings on the doors, but never looked further into it. Late last year Jack informed me he was leaving for the UK to chase a career in photography, and asked if I would like to buy his car. I jumped at the opportunity, I really wanted it. I drove around to Jacks place and arranged everything to buy the car, got all the parts and paperwork together, and said I would be back in the next few days to pick it up.

I picked up the car a couple of days later, and drove it on permit to its new home at my girlfriends house. It sat in a dark shed whilst I started gathering the parts needed to get it complied to Australian standards and registered for South Australian roads. During this process I started to look further into what I had gotten my hands on. The Full White RS-X was something I had never heard of before, and something I had never heard anybody else mention. After much hunting, I found some material. In December 2009 I posted this article about the Full White RS-X, exposing a lot of information about the little known about and mysterious version of the S12 lineup. I also used a family member (Thanks Laura!!) in Japan to help me track down the set of Nissan sales brochures containing information on the Full White RS-X. This is the dedicated brochure to the Full White RS-X:


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And the MKII Nissan Silvia brochure, revised to contain information about the new Full White addition:

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More information and download link on the dedicated Full White brochure is available here, and the revised MKII full range brochure is available here.


I have also written letters to Nissan Japan for more information about the car and to find out production numbers. But each time the responses have been not very helpful. I know this is a rare version of the S12, I would like to know how rare and how many were made. The search continues. I have still only managed to track down 2 other Full White RS-X's. One belongs to a Japanese guy who has a very clean example, and the other one is in the United Kingdom, i have been in touch with the owner about his car.


Ok, so more about my car...


The breed of this car is authenticated in it's model number printed on the build plate. All second generation MKII Silvia's RS-X coupe's received the model number BS12HFT. The Full White RS-X was printed with the model number BS12HFTX, as stated in the brochures.


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This car was built in July 1987, and made it to Australia on a boat and into my hands on the 22nd of November 2009. The condition of the car is not the best. There was rust in one of the quarter panels and it was a little dented up, the paintwork and decals were also a bit worn out. The upside was that the car only had 79,000km's on the clock, and the interior and engine bay were completely original and in great condition. This would be a great restoration project for me, something I have always wanted to tackle. Some pics from day 1...


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In February this year real work started on getting this RS-X sorted. I organised a permit and drove the car around to Wil's place and we spent a solid day on the car. We started off up at U-Pull-It Lonsdale and pulled a clean door and front quarter off a wrecked white S12 coupe. We took the new parts to Wil's house and started the transfer. The door card and all the internals were swapped into the fresh door, and the front quarter was replaced so that the rusted out one could be ditched. We then ate a BBQ and relaxed.


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http://s12silvia.com...23-work-begins/




I then went and purchased all the Nolathane bushes needed to freshen up all the old ones. I did most of the bushes myself, however I did not have a press to get the old ones out of the lower control arms and trailing arms, so this was done at a workshop along with a few other bits.



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Whist under the car I also noticed one of the lower control arms was bent. Luckily Wil had a spare one lying around, so it was around to his place once again to pick it up. Got back to the car and installed the new part.


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I have since installed many more fresh parts on the car in readiness for inspection. New clutch slave cylinder, new brake rotors all round, new ball joints, every bush and boot under the car has been replaced with new ones, and new tie rods. The car also got some new tyres and was given a much needed wheel alignment.


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The car is getting ready to go to an engineer in the next week to get side intrusion bars, rear passenger seatbelts, and rear child restraint points installed. The engineer must install and sign off on these for compliance. Hopefully this goes well, and I can have it registered and driving soon. Future plans will be fitting my S13 coilover suspension setup, and then straight onto fixing up the bodywork and applying a fresh lick of paint.


A couple more pictures for good measure....


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Big thanks to my girlfriend Sarah for letting me store the car at her house for so long, and understanding my passion for S12's in general. To Wil, cheers for all the help along the way mate, car wouldn't be where it is without your contribution. To people for helping me out with parts I needed, from the US, Japan, and around Australia. To Barry my mechanic, awesome work and somebody that also understands the passion for 80's Nissans.


Thanks for reading my story. I hope to provide many more updates along my journey to restoring this rare piece of S12 to its former glory.


Matt.
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#37796 MySpace/Bebo/Facebook/Twitter Thread

Posted by Umai Naa!! on 04 May 2008 - 10:28 PM

Continuing on from the Myspace thread, whoelse uses online communities? Like Facebook, etc?

I'm getting into Bebo right now.

My url is http://www.bebo.com/Deano-Is-On-Fire

Anyone else care to share?
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#81305 How do I get photobucket pics up?

Posted by lukemonty on 18 August 2012 - 06:19 PM

All you need to do is cut and paste the image link. The one that starts like this [IMG]http:
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#80252 S12 Theatre

Posted by castle on 05 June 2012 - 04:53 PM

Coverage of the 2005 NISMO Festival Japan.

A strong focus on the Nissan Group 5 Silvia, a lot of up close detailed shots and information. The Silvia is then driven by Kazuyoshi Hoshino and GoGo Daijiro (Video OPTION).


http://www.streetfir...l-24_195640.htm
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#79458 Metal show at the Jubilee Hotel (Brisbane, Qld) - 4 May - Monstrothic

Posted by Candellan on 11 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

I'll be returning to the stage for the first time in almost 15 years playing bass in an established Brisbane band called Prophets of War - http://www.facebook....199533766766295

They're are a black metal band that I've just joined. If you're a Opeth fan then you're in musical genre.

Come along, have a beer & watch an old fart thrash a bass or 2.

Cheers.
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#77627 Epic JDM meet..

Posted by Union76 on 18 December 2011 - 11:07 PM

G'day,

Thanks for providing the link to these pics.

So many pics and other sets to look at!

They all just reconfirm that I want an S110.

Mike.
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#77394 What's this?

Posted by lukemonty on 07 December 2011 - 08:34 PM

Yep, they are the stickers that matt castle got made up as s12silvia.com merchandise. You can also get shirts and jumpers etc made up with those logos. Not to mention the prices are really fair.
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#76718 Matty's (Castle) epic walkabout

Posted by Draconis on 29 October 2011 - 05:11 PM

So, Matty leaves tomorrow with a handful of others. Cannot believe that after all this time that it has finally come down to this. Wish the best of luck and looking forward to updates while he is away. Keeping this thread pinned while he's abroad so he can easily find it and post up when he gets the chance.

Traveling from London to Singapore by way of bicycles is indeed epic and a journey they won't forget. Many experiences they will encounter that may change them forever and in ways none of us can imagine I'm sure. I can tell you, that even though I dont think I could go through with such an adventure, I am jealous and if I had the opportunity, I would have joined them for sure.

Here's too you Matty, Sarah, and the crew. Good speed and enjoy! :thumbsup_anim:
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#73131 Holden Monaro engine cover

Posted by Draconis on 12 May 2011 - 04:09 AM

So, for us over at NK Racing, we are looking for an LS2 engine cover. Why are we asking the Aussie demograph by chance? Because what we are seeking is the engine cover from a Holden VX Monaro GTO. Let me know the price and shipping. I'll be doing further research as to where but I figured I would start here. Thanks a heap!

A pic of the cover we are looking for (unsigned of course)

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Also posted in the wanted to Buy
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#72796 Motivational posters

Posted by 4got10 on 26 April 2011 - 10:27 PM

Everyone has seen some funny ones, post up funny/interesting ones you have seen.

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#65443 The shed

Posted by Pistonfreak on 17 August 2010 - 09:52 PM

I was thinking we should just have a thread to just talk crap in.
I thought I'd call it *The Shed*
Why? Because it's where my mates and I talk crap about our rides, Dream up new ideas whinge about our jobs or about anything else worthy of whinging about at the time

If we already do have a thread like this, let me know and i'll delete it.

Umai Naa is probally the master of this kinda thread so He could set some rules/boundaries for the thread.

So I'll start the crap talking
3 jack cans and dead set sick of cleaning my garage up,
Geez the thing gets messy.
So tonight I go in the garage, sink some cans move a few things around,debate in my head if i'll ever need that part again. Which I proberly wont. then end up sitting down watch some TV ( a great little distraction I have in there).Then I lose all motorvation sink a few more cans, fire up the laptop ckeck out a few sites read a little Facebook. Give up on cleaning up and start a useless thread.

What's every one else up to
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#63980 1987 Nissan Silvia Full White RS-X

Posted by castle on 08 July 2010 - 10:43 PM

Great progress Matt.

But what are you going to do about the guard and door? Your going to have to get the original panels fixed as you cant put those indentation style lines in the gazelle panels.


Cheers mate.

The indents on the MKI and MKII panels are the same, same depth and in the same place. All I need to do is remove the MKI strips from inside the indents, fill some holes, and then place the MKII trim below the existing indents to match the rest of the panels.



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#21844 The Birthday Thread

Posted by = SR S13 = on 19 May 2007 - 11:57 AM

Happy Birthday Jack!! catch ya in teh city tonight, see you there matty, sean and pam are coming to

chalker sends his birthday wishes aswell jack!
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