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Old 07-31-2017, 12:44 AM   #61
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I took some wipers off of a G35 in the junk yard and cut out the sprayer mounting points on the wiper arms and welded them to my S13 wiper arms. I want the function to still be available without mounting sprayers to my hood so this is what I came up with. Enjoy!








the driver side has one mounted on the bottom and the passanger side has one on top and on the bottom. This design is on some G35 models and all 350Z models as far as I know of.



the distance from one wall to the other was shorter so I just took a very very small amount off the end of each hose and it fit perfectly.



to make this work I had to cut out a little notch in the S13 wiper arm and cut out the part of the wiper arm that held the sprayer in place and combined the two. because the S13 wiper arm is so shallow this ment the sprayer had to hang down slightly below where the normal frame ended. at first I thought this would look funny even though it was the only way to do it. I think it turned out pretty nice end the end after paint.









Time for the KA to go! it seems like such a normal, reliable, uneventful engine. I am looking for something more interesting and exciting and it has to look cool too!





some latches I liked the design of that I will be using for my front and rear bumper.





swapping over the gready oil pan onto my new SR







this was the last piece I needed off of my old car, at this point I guess I could say the re-shell was complete as far as the parts I wanted were concerned. YAY! I did it!



preping the engine to come out





Houston, we have liftoff



The engine bay was dusty and grimy! but with some cleaning it would look awesome!



one engine mount had broken in two and the bottom bolt had somehow tightened itself on so hard I could not get it off after hours of trying... sign.





wipers on the car.

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Old 08-03-2017, 11:12 PM   #62
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Engine mount would not come out so I had to cut it lol.

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GT-1 replica sideskirts from duraflex. I could not find the real deal for sale or I would have bought it. It looks impressive though.

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it is time to do my first engine swap! I installed togue factory heat core hoses and a wiring specialties OEM series upper engine harness to make my live easy. I also painted and install a new set of cody ace brackets for the AC (tho old ones went with the other car when I sold it).

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I am not sure if it was because the bell housing of the S15 six speed transmission is a little thicker at the front or because I did not loosen the top engine mount nuts but I had to drop the subframe down as far as I could get it to get the engine slotted into place.

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Probably the most excited I have ever been after finishing any job, ever. what a feeling!

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S15 OEM shift knob looks right at home.

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Greddy intercooler kit next on the list of things to do!

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rear housing swapped for the one off my S13 open dif to fit it to the rear sub frame. I used an OEM mounting kit for the front two mounting point.

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out with the old

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in with the new!

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battery tray cut.

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I lined both holes with a fuel line cut down the middle.

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ohhhhhhh yeah......

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driver side pipe fit through the OEM hole for the air box O.o who would have thought. lol

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put a small amount of oil in each cylinder and turned it over buy hand to make sure it was all good to do for the first start.

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driveshaft customized to fit. I am running 42 and 1/4 inches from one end to the other the overall measurement from the trans to the dif was 43 inches. I think the driveshaft could be 42 and 1/2 inches and it would fit also.

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I will need to make a new exhaust bracket because the stock one does not fit. with the six speed.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:31 PM   #63
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G-Corp wing!! Type-X style but longer. It is like the 326 power wing but the wiglets do not go down and almost touch the rear quarters.

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Nismo thermostat installed and SR20 fan shroud modified to fit with USDM A/C fan and A/C drier

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The end result! I just have a few things to button up like replacing the fuel pump, exhaust bracket for the downpipe, waste gate line, air filter bracket to keep it out of trouble, and a plug for oem intake pipe where the resurrecting valve would feed into. But other than that the swap is complete

AND NOW FOR SOME NEWS!
the 6 speed was messed up... I found this out when I tried to back it out of my driveway last week. 5th and revere would act like neutral when I let out the clutch (the nismo copper mix clutch does feel really amazing too). I figured it was a problem with the selector fork since both 5th and reverse use the same selector fork.

anyways I have read online that if you have this engine and transmission set up in a S13 you must remove the engine in order to take the gear box off. I was a bit depressed but I found another 6 speed 3 hours away and bought it for $300 and had a second go.

I was able to use the knowledge I picked up from installing the engine and dropped the sub frame down as far was it would go. Next I loosened the bottom engine mount nuts all the way off to allow them to freely move how they wanted. I then got a long wooden board and a jack and jacked up the front of the engine from the oil pan. I jacked it up until the engine fan touched the top of the fan shroud (maybe about 2 or 3 inches). This was in fact enough to get access to the bolts and remove the gearbox.

After about 12 hours of work yesterday I had the old one out and the new one in. It works really well and the gear ratios are really awesome! It is better than I imagined.
the only downside was the output shaft did not have the same machining as the old one despite having the rear casting with plug in it. kind of a let down but I am planning on using a Dakota digital box and use the S15 abs sensor in the dif to get a speed signal I can use. I have no experience with this and would love some advice here!
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:25 AM   #64
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That wiper thing is the coolest shit I've ever seen done to an S13.

Glad this got updated again, I have high hopes for this car!
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:06 AM   #65
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Nice build man, I like your wiper arm washer mod, its insane. I need to copy it
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:05 PM   #66
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Haha I swap an engine in and people geek out the wiper arms! I love it! I'll dig up some pictures of how I made the cuts and joined the two and post them up here tonight for all you do it yourselfers.
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:08 PM   #67
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Swapping the engines is too mainstream you know , people need to see something new and revolutionary like your wipers
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:53 AM   #68
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To start with here is a sample shot of what the G35 or 350Z wiper arm will look like that you get from a local salvage yard. I got both of mine with the hose and nozzles for $9.00



here is a shot showing the side of the nozzles and how the clips fit into and hold it onto the metal.



here shows the area that I cut out of the G35 wiper arm and the section cut out of the S13 arm to fit it in. you can see one corner is trimmed off so it does not show that much when the nozzle is clipped into place. You can't trim it all the way down or the metal will become too week.



all welded up! you want to do this in sections because you will risk warming and bowing the whole wiper arm if you put too much heat into it. I ended up having to go back and fill in some more spots I missed after grinding it down and inspecting it.









Here is a picture of the inside. you can see the cut i made on the S13 wiper arm bottoms out on the main support rod that runs along the the bottom. no welding required on the inside of the arm









and here is my girlfriend Natasha! She comes over and helps out with the car whenever she can with her busy school and work schedule!
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:29 AM   #69
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Kazama auto oil catch can installed! Going to get some black lines for it but it is looking really good for now. Still waiting on my big shipment of body work from origin and my custom roll cage from Cusco!
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Swapped the hoses out for black.
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