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Old 08-06-2012, 03:27 PM   #91
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Build is coming along good man!
Thanks

Also I have unfortunately decided to sell my s13 to help fund other things in life, even though I am 100% certain that I'm going to regret selling it. I've put a lot of work into the car in the short time that I have owned it. Still working on getting the car running and finishing up some things.

Even though the coupe is for sale, progress still continues on it.







I'm still trying to figure out why it won't turn over with the key, all the other electronics work except the signal to the starter. I'm thinking it has to do with it previously being an automatic, and I have to loop the black and the tan wire that is under the fuse box but, that wire doesn't seem to not be there. So assuming if I can't figure out the wiring I can hook up a separate wire setup with a momentary and reuse the existing fuse, that will be a solution for the problem.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:46 AM   #92
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Spent pretty much the whole weekend out in the shop again.

Got the car to now start with the key, wired in my electric fan. Bolted in the batter tray. Installed clutch slave and master, and a bunch of other random little things on it.

Put fresh rotors on the rear along with new brake pads. Shortly after starting to bleed the brakes the booster went out so now I get to enjoy putting a new one in. Probably one of my least favorite task to do on a car.

Built an exhaust which now consist of a Megan 4-1 header,2 1/2" pipe, thrush muffler, and an obxr muffler in the rear of the car. Didn't want this thing to be unreasonably loud.

Did a bunch of other stuff on the car also, but here are the few pics that I managed to take.







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Old 08-27-2012, 11:53 AM   #93
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The right way to do a power steering delete on a ka24de. Moves the alternator forward so its inline with the water pump and main pulley and so the alternator can be used as the tensioner.

*ka24e lower alternator bracket
*ka24e upper alternator bracket with the bump on it grinded smooth
*ka24e water neck
*.25" spacer for top bolt on alternator
*25-030350 3rib belt



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Old 08-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #94
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you never ended up selling this car?!
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:09 PM   #95
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you never ended up selling this car?!
Almost but no. To many people have been flaking out on it so I really havent pushed selling it to much any more. Kinda just finishing it up, adding a few parts here and there when I have time.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:53 AM   #96
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Well so far this seems to be a pretty good band-aid for stock motor mounts going out on the s14 till winter and I can get some new mounts. So far it seems to be a vast improvement. If I can get Chris to send me the video so I can cut it shorter I'll post the reason I picked this up asap.

Anyone have suggestions for new mounts? I'm leaning towards the Nismo Motor/Tranny mounts.






Also installed a power steering cooler because the alternator I'm using had clearance issues with the stock s14 power steering hardline that ran across the front of the cross member. Wore a hole into the hard line, lost power steering and blew my 100amp fuse, was a pretty nice cruise up in Maplewood til that happened.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:26 AM   #97
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Borrowed some rims from Chris

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Old 09-10-2012, 02:42 PM   #98
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those wheels seem to suite that car pretty well.

Just went through all the pages, seems you are doing things pretty well correct considering you state that you started not being able to even change oil :P

Come a long way, and doing wiring as well, usually people shy away from that... Props for doing everything yourself (with friends i'm sure but still)..

Keep up the good work!
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:11 PM   #99
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Thanks dude, yeah its been pretty fun so far working and driving these cars. Also I was able to change the oil on cars, just didn't have much interest in working on them until I found drifting. Now I enjoy the hell out of it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:56 AM   #100
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Also the video that made me buy the motor brace.

GOPR0088.mp4 video by charteau - Photobucket
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #101
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S13 coming along nicely (almost done just need to put on the last bit of trim pieces and other small items)



Had to find another radiator because the previous two I had both unfortunately had holes in them. Ended up finding a s14 ka radiator which in order to install you have to drill new holes for the mounting brackets on top.

Still can't figure out why my HUD doesn't work, appears that its not even getting power.

Also a few pics of my zenki at the track.



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Old 09-28-2012, 09:02 AM   #102
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Finished my s13 coupe last week Thursday and took it out for its first real drive on the tar. Then this week I finally sold the coupe last night. He drove it just shy of two hours home which I felt was a pretty good because I had only put about 6 total miles on the car since getting it as a shell.

Now that I have shop space again I can continue with my s14's build which includes a formula d spec cage, mild power build (around 300hp with basic bolt ons) and if there is money left over a new look for the car as well.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:06 PM   #103
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Small update to keep it current.

Sold this about a month ago, after investing plenty of time into bringing it back up to par

Before . . .


After. . .


Continued doing nothing other then putting gas in the car and daily driving it.



Turned it over 160,000. I think I've put about 21,000 miles on this car in the 2 summers I've had it.



Also went to Drift Day 42. Didn't do to much drifting til the afternoon because my intake was taking in a lot of water from the placement of the filter. Fixed it around noon and then continued to participate in the event.







Last weekend I spent quite some time working on cleaning all the extra parts out of the shop, pretty much getting rid of any s13 items that I have and that Chris doesn't need.

Also we got a couple diffs welded up for next year, I'll be ditching my j30 that I'm using now.




Now I'm basically just searching for a winter beater so that I can quit driving the s14 and start progress towards next season.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:26 AM   #104
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Just arrived today. Should be another fun winter of continuing to build this car.


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Nice wing where did you order yours off of? I'm looking to get one as well and Im just trying to compare prices/quality
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:03 PM   #106
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Sad to admit but its a 9k racing one. I was hopping to buy a real one but for the price I figured I give it a shot. It does need a lot of work still to make it look good. I really dislike the company but this isn't a review thread. I guess I'll see how it holds up.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:04 AM   #107
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Yeah I was looking at that one as well especially since I could just go pick it up. But if you say it needs a lot of work too look nice I might have to wait a little bit and invest in a legit one. Im just sick of seeing the stupid tape covering the studs where my spoiler should be!
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:05 AM   #108
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I suppose if you want to do some work on re smoothing the whole peace. It has a lot of groves and scratches all over that need to be filled in. I just don't like dealing with the company. I have only ordered two things ever from them and both items took many phone calls and about a month of waiting just to finally receive the part.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:00 AM   #109
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Awesome builds man! What part of MN you in?
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Well maybe if I take it too a shop my worries can be solved lol I can just pick it up since they are only like 30 min from me
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Well maybe if I take it too a shop my worries can be solved lol I can just pick it up since they are only like 30 min from me
Go for it man.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:35 AM   #113
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Finally got my winter vehicle up and running so now I can start working on the s14 again.

The month of December may be slow for the build since I wont be sending it off to Patience Metal Fab to get the roll cage put in until the beginning of January.

First thing was to start getting rid of all the extra junk that has been piling up over the summer, especially the parts car which had basically had almost all of its good parts transferred onto the white car I built.



So there was now room in the shop to start tearing the s14 down and to start prepping for the roll cage.



Also cleaned up the open diff that is now welded up, should work a lot better then the vlsd dif that was about at the end of its life.



Right now I am currently trying to figure out how to tackle my sunroof situation. I have been talking with a shop that does after market sunroofs if the have any way to replace my electric sunroof with a manual one. I have also picked up another used sunroof to replace my broken one if I decide to go that route. The main concern is just that when the cage is in the car what do I do if the sunroof breaks again?

Also thought about the possibility of making a mold out of the sunroof glass and either making a plastic or fiberglass duplicate of it that matches the contour of the roof line while attaching with a few bolts and brackets so that it can be painted to match and also be removable.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:29 PM   #114
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Well gotta get this ready for Patience Metal Fabrication to get their hands on to build my roll cage.



The whole interior behind the front seats will be gutted to make room for the roll cage. Also the sunroof will have a brand new mount system made as to delete the track system. I will be looking into making a fiberglass or plastic style sunroof delete panel possibly. But for now I'll be using the stock glass because it matches the roof line the best.





Also recently just picked up this project. A 1995 240sx SE that has a wiring gremlin and a bad sunroof seal for one heck of a deal. The car has a Apexi Exhaust, tein lowering springs, only 99,000 miles on the stock motor.I will hopefully be able to get the car up and running in the near future.







I think I have it figured out in what the wiring issue is on the car but have not had time yet to see if it is the solution.
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Needed some way to get rid of the sunroof slide because of the roll cage... So we fab'd a bracket up for it.


It bolts directly to the rack mount and to the bottom of the sunroof.







Here is the fitment on the top.



Plenty of headroom in the car now.

All that is needed now is some good sealant so I don't get rained on.
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woah this is great! i wonder if there is a way to attach some sort of mechanism
to allow it to still pop up (manually) but seal nice like yours
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woah this is great! i wonder if there is a way to attach some sort of mechanism
to allow it to still pop up (manually) but seal nice like yours
I thought about that, but in the long run I would like to take the brackets and make a fiberglass or plastic sunroof delete that has a lip that allows it to seal completely. Then if I wanted to have it open, all I would have to do is unbolt it and take it out.
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Bit of an update.

The car is at PMF getting a roll cage built. Here are some of the progress pics they sent me. These guys do some awesome work.

“Huge mounting plates are the result of MN rust”



“After tacking it together in the vehicle, the rear portion was pulled out for them to finish tig welding.”



Some other shots



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Old 02-01-2013, 10:36 PM   #120
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Hey I know you somewhat.

Read through the whole thread, this car has definitely been improved since you bought it. I love the sunroof bracket things, those are awesome. I love the cage too. PMF is great. Can't wait to see more updates.
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