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|Unique approach of modifying the base model|
| The Y30 Cedric is the 6th generation of Cedrics, which made its debut in 1983. Up to this model, Nissan had equipped their vehicles with their leading L series engines. The V6 series engines (VG30DE/20E/20ET) were first adapted into these models.
The following year, the VG30ET (220hp detuned) engine was added to their list of V6 series and in 1985, the VG20ET was upgraded with a winged turbo design.
In today's era, the V6 engine is equipped in many of the FR configured machines and is essential even in the means of vehicle safety. Looking back at the history of the Cedric, (or its big brother Gloria) Nissan had realized this ideal combination almost 20 years ago.
Unfortunately, due to the vast popularity of the VQ engine, C&Y were only able to obtain the most basic model of the Y30 series model that came equipped with a CA20 motor. This standard model was widely used for taxis and for driving instruction. It's surprising to hear that vehicles with a strong chassis as these were used by student drivers back in then days.
The Y30 was then outfitted with an RB26DETT. A larger turbo was added along with a sufficient fuel system upgrade all controlled by a Fcon Vpro. The engine internals remain stock. The Drivetrain had been strengthened, an OS Giken triple plate clutch was included into the HCR33 transmission.
| The suspension had been thoroughly looked over as well. The fronts were replaced with suspension from a Z31, the rear was swapped for a solid rear axle system from a upgraded model Y30 (model that came equipped with VG). The differential was strengthened to be able to withstand 600 horsepower to the asphalt. The new Z31 struts and the solid rear axle system greatly favored the ease of installation for the big brake kit as well.
The tuning concept of this machine was “a custom vehicle that people can enjoy at the local meets that exhibit a drag racing feel.”
The vehicle may look like a show car, but its seriousness can be proved by the presence of a line lock, Nitto tires, and a wide array of drag racing only components. The vehicle is ready to go tear up the road at any time. It's ironic to use the most basic model of the vehicle as a tuning base, but it sure brings out the individuality and the facade of the owner.
|The 4 round head lights and the chromed bumpers came in the lowest model of the vehicle. The boxy body lines may give out an compact appearance, but in reality this vehicle leans towards the larger class sedan. Rays TE37s were fitted for a unique look and 275/40-17 Nitto NT555R tires were strapped on the rear.||The RB26 was decorated with green metallic paint and purple flames. The surge tank and the pipes were polished, with aluminum panels were made for the battery and around the air filters. The dressed up engine bay was constructed solely for displaying.|
|A Tomei headgasket was sandwiched into the engine assembly to support the T04R turbine pushing 1.6 bar of boost good for over 600 horses. The compressor housing had also been fully polished.||A compatible ECR33 5 speed transmission was bolted since the powerplant was an RB26. The gear ratios are identical to that of the BNR32 and the BNR33, so the powerband is matched effectively as far as the transmission setup. An OS Giken triple plate clutch was chosen for the high horsepower gearbox.|
|Calipers from an BNR32 and Rubix pads bolted right on the since the front suspension was directly swapped from a Z31. TRD shocks plus HKS springs (8kg) were included in the setup.||The differential was swapped in for a much larger and beefier unit. (H190 -> R205) The entire rear solid axle was taken off a VG30 model including the brakes. Custom fabrication such as the pillow upper links had to be made in order for this to work. They are currently in the process of installing HCR32 calipers and rotors.|
|These squarish interior designs were seen present in the Nissans up to the mid-80's era. Here, Autometer tachometer, Defi water temp and oil pressure gauges were added to give more of the race car feel. The steering wheel and even the floor mats were installed with custom parts.|
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