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ill.
01-02-2012, 08:19 PM
So I just realised I haven't actually done a proper build thread on here.

I used to drive this CA18DET piece of trash.

http://mattfresh.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/mmalcolm-117.jpg?w=580

Bought some Type X/Kouki Aero.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/img_0533.jpg?w=580

And just as I was about to finally paint it, this got parted out.

http://csgarage.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/mg_3382.jpg?w=580

So I parted out my green car, snapped up the new rolling shell, along with a few other parts.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/img_2187.jpg?w=580

Got it back in the garage, and put some bride replicas in, and put my aero on.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/img_2995.jpg?w=580

Dropped the subframe, painted it, put some MAX Risers in, installed my Kaaz 2-Way.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/img_3473.jpg?w=580

Realised I was retarded to fuck this car up with fake shit, sold my seats, and bought a Zeta II & Brix combo.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/img_3495.jpg?w=580

Painted things, replaced every joint, and bush everywhere!

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/img_3625.jpg?w=580

Dismantled the front and interior again. Used my room for storage.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/aebd8c8d.jpg

Bought some Kais.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/img_4604.jpg?w=580

While I was there got some other sweet stuff.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/img_4605.jpg?w=580

Bought the first set of PBM new generation arms in the country.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/img_4621.jpg?w=580

Started welding and shaving the bay

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/img_4905.jpg?w=580

Finally kicked my engine build off.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/407143_10150425372726044_685871043_8897171_1453801 751_n.jpg

And this is how it sits right now.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/img_4682.jpg?w=580

So while my block is away getting machined, I'm just cleaning up the last of the bay, welding up all the holes, and filling them, as well as fixing the holes in the battery tray and so on. Then I can paint it, and finally put it all back together!

gunmetalr32
01-02-2012, 08:23 PM
so you bought the c's garage type-x????

ill.
01-02-2012, 08:28 PM
Yup. As a rolling shell.

gunmetalr32
01-02-2012, 08:33 PM
that's bad ass.. that's one of my fav type-x.. how much was it if you don't mind me asking

Bushido
01-02-2012, 08:40 PM
dang.

cool project, a recipe for success.

sr20drifter1
01-02-2012, 09:31 PM
All these type x builds make me want to start my car all over again. Very nice build man. Subscribed.

Dreambuild808
01-02-2012, 09:48 PM
sub it up!

ill.
01-02-2012, 10:02 PM
Cheers for the positive comments guys.

that's bad ass.. that's one of my fav type-x.. how much was it if you don't mind me asking

Got it for a surprisingly good price man. Still street registered and all.

All these type x builds make me want to start my car all over again. Very nice build man. Subscribed.

Yeah I know the feeling haha. Just gotta make yours stand out from the pack I guess.

ka24debt
01-02-2012, 10:36 PM
sick i love it!

ill.
01-03-2012, 12:55 AM
Thanks man.

Been going crazy cleaning everything up lately, while I wait for my Argon bottle to get filled.

Cleaned & painted front crossmember & steering rack

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/img_4920.jpg?w=580

Removed my airbag light & cleaned my cluster.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/img_4911.jpg?w=580

And cleaned up my numberplate light as it was filthy and needed new bulbs.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/img_4919.jpg?w=580

Also picked up a SR20DE throttle body and removed the fast idle/heating bullshit off it. Then got carried away after I took this photo, and cut the whole bottom off it. Will look good installed.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/img_4928.jpg?w=580

Made some blanking plates for my IACV/AAC too but no pics.

OnPoint
01-03-2012, 01:22 AM
good job bro, this thing is looking serious.

leung
01-03-2012, 02:39 AM
Wow sickkkkk! Atleast now we can keep track of this thing! Looks like you're off to a nice start with it already. Very nice. Subscribed.

ill.
01-03-2012, 02:41 AM
Haha thanks man.

Yeah it'll be a pretty serious car, but still street registered haha.

S-Nation S13
01-03-2012, 04:07 AM
Doing work..c's garage type x wtf ?

CamryOnBronze
01-03-2012, 10:12 AM
You know I love it man- awesome progress so far! My car looks just like yours out in the garage right now, haha. Looking forward to watching the rest of it come together!

tricky_ab
01-03-2012, 12:15 PM
Looking great so far! I'll be following this build for sure!

s13silvia_R
01-03-2012, 01:10 PM
I love how your house is filled with parts :D.
What size are the Kais?

ill.
01-03-2012, 01:37 PM
Thanks bro's

I love how your house is filled with parts :D.
What size are the Kais?

I'm running outta space pretty quick hahaha.

Kai's for the front are 17x9 +17, will probably have to space them a bit when camber's all set.

And for the rear 18x9.5 +12.

Got plans for different wheels down the track a bit, but for now these will look good.

4DOOR_LIFE
01-03-2012, 01:42 PM
Definitely following this build!

looks good so far bro.

HPKMotorsports3
01-03-2012, 05:29 PM
Your car looks amazing!!! What are your goals with the CA?

Magical Trevor
01-03-2012, 06:54 PM
Looking good man, looks like my car when I started doing my Type X build... keep up the quality work!

nismoracingsx
01-03-2012, 07:05 PM
Putting fresh paint on bits and pieces that I pull off is like my fav. thing to do. +1 for attention to detail and making everything look refreshed.

xBtony
01-03-2012, 07:29 PM
Love what Im seeing here. Similar to what Im planning and doing to mine lol

What are you painting everything with?

ill.
01-03-2012, 07:52 PM
Your car looks amazing!!! What are your goals with the CA?

Sold the CA when I parted my old car out. It now resides in a Ford MkII Escort.

Putting a CA in a genuine Type X was gunna be a pretty backward move, so despite my love for CA's I picked up an SR20DET that had run a bearing out of an S14 for a good price.

The short block's currently being machined and assembled by my engine builder friend. Basic rundown is it'll be hot tanked, bored out 0.02"/0.5mm, decked, crank polished, CP pistons installed (0.020" O/S, 9:1 CR), new rod & main bearings.

Then gunna run Tomei Poncams and Metal Headgasket up top, Nismo 550cc Injectors & Z32 AFM tuned on Apexi PFC.

Aiming to run a Tomei ARMS & steampipe manifold eventually but I'll run it in and get some practice in with the factory T28.

So will be running 220kw roughly to start with then retune with the new turbo & should be talking 240-260 safely.


Love what Im seeing here. Similar to what Im planning and doing to mine lol

What are you painting everything with?

Prepping everything, then epoxy black spray cans.

jdm2191
01-04-2012, 01:40 AM
good stuff

project-D180
01-04-2012, 08:19 PM
sick build....keep up the good work

Junior x
01-04-2012, 08:59 PM
so legit deff subscribed. cant wait to see this puppy done

Circuit-180sx
01-04-2012, 09:18 PM
F**K this is gonna be just as good as it's previous form!!! Points go to NZ for building sweet cars!!

If money were no issue just go a Tomei Genesis kit. Something like $10k? from memory, but all brand new parts and EVERYTHING has been fiddled with!

ill.
01-04-2012, 10:02 PM
F**K this is gonna be just as good as it's previous form!!! Points go to NZ for building sweet cars!!

If money were no issue just go a Tomei Genesis kit. Something like $10k? from memory, but all brand new parts and EVERYTHING has been fiddled with!

Money's definately an issue haha. That's why it's taking so damn long hahaha.

Definately makes a huge difference in being able to do it yourself, like all this welding on the bay would have cost someone who couldn't weld, or didn't have a friend, a huge amount, and to be honest if I couldn't weld I wouldn't have bothered.

Anything that I haven't been able to do, I've gone out and bought the tools to do it and got to learning how. Never sprayed before, never used body filler, never welded panel steel, but it's just been a case of learning and getting mates round to lend a hand/knowledge.

Thanks for the kind words everyone, keeps me going when the finish line seems to be getting further and further away.

killer240
01-05-2012, 01:19 AM
sell me your zeta II lol

i like what i see so far

Trinidrift3
01-06-2012, 10:37 AM
damn, you went to work. looks good

Gastkr
01-07-2012, 12:33 AM
Adams old car with a new twist.... LOVE YOUR STYLE an attention to detail(exactly why my build taking so long that an lack of money in the account haha).
Details on psm nz supplier would be fantastic. keep rockin it man.

O also are ya keeping the midnight purple?

ill.
01-07-2012, 04:21 AM
Thanks man. Yeah I'll be keeping midnight purple.

Parts Shop MAX NZ (http://www.parkerautomotive.co.nz/) is the NZ/Aus distributer for Part Shop Max.

Gastkr
01-07-2012, 05:31 AM
SWEEET. cheers for the link. look forward to seeing more progress. cr kais are giggdy

ill.
01-07-2012, 12:43 PM
CR Kai's are good for now. I'm brainstorming an idea for a new set of wheels, but only time will tell.

As for updates, well they'll be held off a while, this thing is taking up a lot of my time lately.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/df1e94c0.jpg

Picked it up a while ago for a steal, seems to have been neglected severely so I'm fixing up a few things.

Smallblock
01-07-2012, 01:13 PM
Damn! I'm moving to NZ! An Actual Type-X AND a Stagea? My two top dream cars! Only 2 pages in to the build and I already hate you! GLWB

Is the Stagea the RB25 or 26? Either way awesome car

ill.
01-07-2012, 01:31 PM
Haha. Yeah it's good we get all the stuff that Japan doesn't want anymore haha.

It's RB25DET Auto 4WD. If I find a GTR box for cheap I might manual it, but that's a long way off. It's a pretty awesome cruiser, just needs a bit of attention.

The list of stuff to do includes:

Cambelt, pulleys, water pump.
Plugs, change ATF & diff oils
Install some R33 Turbo brakes I picked up for cheap.
New rear shocks, will probably pick up coilovers.
A/C needs re-gassing
Front CV's need replacing
And both front doors are rusted out under the mirrors, just found replacements for them so I'll be doing those pretty soon.

ill.
01-13-2012, 04:20 PM
I wasn't kidding about the mirror rust.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/9c7ad746.jpg

Picked up some new doors and got it taken care of!

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/c55d01a3.jpg

180's coming along too. Got some carpet for it so now the interior can go back in.

Oh and I sold my Brix and got another Zeta 2. Cool!

memphis180sx
01-13-2012, 04:55 PM
looks good hope to see more updates that mirrior rot was bad

ill.
01-13-2012, 07:05 PM
Yeah thanks man. That was the worst side, but the other side was on its way there.

The 180's just waiting on my shortblock, and carpet to arrive, amongst a couple of other things. But those are the big ones.

jdm2191
01-14-2012, 01:46 AM
That was some serious Cancer good thing it was on the door

Gastkr
01-14-2012, 02:24 AM
i see alot of stagea's like that. seems to be a nissan thing to rust out under wing mirrors, my car had passengers side do that. good to see one stagea out of a whole country of em getting love

ill.
01-14-2012, 05:25 AM
Yeah. Nissan put foam behind the mirrors which holds water and just rusts downward. It's particularly bad on series 1 Stagea's

ill.
01-23-2012, 12:47 AM
Update time!

So I've been working hard on the car the last couple of days. Getting what I can done.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/img_4980.jpg?w=580&h=386

After looking at the head that came with my engine, I decided to get a second hand head and swap everything over, as there was some wear in the cam journals that I'd rather not take the risk with.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/img_4978.jpg?w=580&h=386

So I picked up this mint head off an S15 SR20DET, and made up some head stands and got to work. I'll dismantle the old head, and remove the valves, springs and retainers from that and use them on this head as it came with none. I'll be running factory cams and valvetrain for now, as there's no point in getting too wild with cams while running a T28.

Currently the engine is at the machinist's being bored, honed, decked and having the crank balanced, but I'm waiting on my new oil pump to arrive before the block can be decked, So that's holding me up pretty bad.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/img_4981.jpg?w=580&h=386

Scraped/wire wheeled all the seam sealer in the bay and in the tubs away so I can remove any rust starting to form underneath. There were a few small bits, but I've fixed them up nicely and primered it, so this chassis should last a while. I've also wire wheeled back around all the holes that still need to be welded, and trust me there's a few.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/img_4982.jpg?w=580&h=386

Here's the tower minus its seam sealer, now, should I seam weld this thing?

Also picked up a flywheel and ordered a custom clutch setup from the boys at Autoclutch. Shit should work really good. Gotta pick that up in the next few days so my engine builder can balance the crank up.

Hopefully next update will be when the shortblock comes back!

chiboy002
01-23-2012, 12:51 AM
stitch weld would be better, in case you have to replace it then you won't have to cut an entire seam weld off

ill.
01-23-2012, 12:54 AM
Seam welding is the process of spot welding the seams of the car man.

Stitch welding is what you'd do to butt weld two thin metals, intsead of a continuous weld which would warp the metals.

Pinggg
01-23-2012, 01:13 AM
curious on how much it gonna cost you for the machine shop to bored, honed, decked and having the crank balanced also deck the front cover with the block..
pm'd me if you don;t wanna post the amount, thanks! enjoying the build!

ill.
01-23-2012, 01:34 AM
I'll let you know when I get everything back man. Just because I added a few things on in addition to that, and he'll be sizing bearings for me, and assembling it to a shortblock for me as well.

Pinggg
01-23-2012, 02:01 AM
I'll let you know when I get everything back man. Just because I added a few things on in addition to that, and he'll be sizing bearings for me, and assembling it to a shortblock for me as well.

thanks man just trying to get a price range.

chiboy002
01-23-2012, 02:28 AM
Seam welding is the process of spot welding the seams of the car man.

Stitch welding is what you'd do to butt weld two thin metals, intsead of a continuous weld which would warp the metals.
ah i must be confused then, switched the names up

yeah seam weld it, it helps reduce the wear & tear
i plan on doing that to my front as well

ill.
01-23-2012, 02:51 AM
Yeah. Gunna ring up a certifier (the guy who inspects your car for the gay long drawn out process we have to go through to get our cars road legal over here) up tomorrow and ask him about the legality, and also because I wanna do this hahaha.

http://super86.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/20110613-224042.jpg?w=600

kalypso123
01-23-2012, 04:20 AM
very nice!

Gastkr
01-23-2012, 04:28 AM
oooo. keen to see what he says. as i have notched my rad support to tilt my radiator forward be nice to hear what he says about rad support mods

ill.
01-28-2012, 01:36 AM
So my radiator came with some unbranded shitty fans. I knew they wouldn’t work that great so decided I’d get rid of them for a better setup. I need to straighten up a few of the fins, but it should clean up mint.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/img_5009.jpg?w=580&h=386

After someone posted a pic of AU Falcon fans and shroud on a local forum, I thought it looked like it would work pretty good with a bit of trimming, so i picked up a set off a wrecker, cleaned them up and got to trimming them up.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/img_5010.jpg?w=580&h=386

Made two top brackets, and some bottom locators and it mounts pretty solidly.

Came up pretty good after an hour or so with a dremel. Still need to do a bit more trimming so the hoses will fit properly, and get some rubber edging strips to seal the shroud to the radiator.

Also ordered a new oil pump and picked up my clutch the other day, so hopefully the shortblock will be back to me soon and I can finally get this thing going.

chiboy002
01-28-2012, 02:31 AM
removing the upper radiator support doesn't reduce chassis rigidity so with the frame non-seam welded it'll be pretty much the same

why cut out the whole thing though? why not cut the rad portion off and move it back/tilt it back, and have it be bolt on? removing the entire rad support is a pain in the ass, a lot of the spot welds are in shitty positions

ill.
01-28-2012, 04:22 AM
I don't need to change its position, I need to accomodate the intercooler and its piping, so instead of hacking up factory brackets and shit I can just remake everything to run pop ups and a mid mount intercooler.

ill.
02-15-2012, 01:04 AM
Sold the Stagea and bought a Terrano/Pathfinder that I'll use as a cheap tow rig.

In other news!

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/img_5126.jpg?w=580&h=386

Excuse the shit photo, but the bulk of my engine is finally back in my posession. Ordering a timing kit tomorrow, and then the shortblock will be well on its way to being ready for a head.

I've put the ARP studs in, but that's about all for now.

Put carpet and most of the interior back together in the last few days, looking good, just need to get the bay painted, so I can run the body loom. Light was too shit for a good picture of it.

More updates in the next few days!

va240dude
02-15-2012, 03:57 AM
More updates in the next few days!

Looking forward to them, block looks great!

Pinggg
02-15-2012, 04:29 PM
How much did you paid for the bottom end work?!

you never got back to me :(

bc.
02-15-2012, 08:55 PM
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRjhlNTQ8PlWxWE2L-mk6BpcmF7PJqvE9ZZ8RIvn8y3EEk1a2cq2Potc46l6w

KravingAKouki
02-15-2012, 09:29 PM
damn, this thing engine looks beautiful, ^^dude sees the light for sure

I<3-SR20DET
02-15-2012, 10:10 PM
SO happy this car is getting attention to detail it needs to keep the C's standard. Keep it up!

ill.
02-16-2012, 10:00 PM
How much did you paid for the bottom end work?!

you never got back to me :(

Like I said man. I only just got everything back to me including the final price/invoice.

-Bore 0.5mm oversize $180
-Polish crankshaft $35
-Deck block $75

The work was done by Andrew @ Wade Automotive in Penrose, Auckland.

Prices are in NZD, and don't include GST of 15%

My oil pump drive collar is worn, so have to order one from Nissan Japan. At $23 shipped from Japan, I really can't complain. But the 5-10 day wait for it to ship is gunna give me time to get the head sorted out.

Then the whole engine will be ready to basically go back together.

P.S. Cheers bros for the encouragement. It's coming along nicely!

Pinggg
02-16-2012, 10:17 PM
Like I said man. I only just got everything back to me including the final price/invoice.

-Bore 0.5mm oversize $180
-Polish crankshaft $35
-Deck block $75

The work was done by Andrew @ Wade Automotive in Penrose, Auckland.

Prices are in NZD, and don't include GST of 15%

My oil pump drive collar is worn, so have to order one from Nissan Japan. At $23 shipped from Japan, I really can't complain. But the 5-10 day wait for it to ship is gunna give me time to get the head sorted out.

Then the whole engine will be ready to basically go back together.

P.S. Cheers bros for the encouragement. It's coming along nicely!

thanks man, that's all i needed.
keep us posted!

ill.
03-15-2012, 11:44 PM
So thanks to a change in my work schedule I had the day off today and thought I’d get some shit done, and update this thing!

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/img_5164.jpg?w=580&h=386

Started off by picking up a can of High Temp Black paint and going crazy painting all my brackets, mounts, and pulleys for my engine, after I cleaned them up in the parts cleaner the other day. They came out really nice, and should look mint once they’ve cured and I can bolt everything up onto the block.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/img_5172.jpg?w=580&h=386

When I dyed my carpet, I had a bit left over and decided to have a go at getting rid of the ugly grey that the sun visors are in these cars. Did all the clips, and the mirror cover too. So much nicer than that ugly ass grey, and all of about 10 minutes work.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/img_5179.jpg?w=580&h=386

Also put my dash in, but forgot to run my windscreen wiper wiring along the dash bar as I’ll be running them through the interior instead of right around the front of the car. So may have to fuck around feeding like 7 wires through or take the dash back out. Ugh. And I can’t get this god damn bezel to sit right, it’s all wavey in the middle no matter what I do…..

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/img_5195.jpg?w=580&h=386

Also finally got around to cutting my key up to fit in the Snap-On key holder that came over with my wheels from JP. Fuck I’m useless sometimes.

Now to get on with this damn bay!

justinedible4
03-16-2012, 05:05 AM
Nice build! I wish I had that garage it would be nice not to have to carry tools down a flight of stairs and work on my car in my apartment parking lot. lol

Junior x
03-16-2012, 10:26 AM
key holder is BOSS!

tricky_ab
03-16-2012, 11:44 AM
Thanks for the updates! :) Can't wait to see the engine back in the bay...

s14unimog
03-16-2012, 01:21 PM
Seam welding is the process of spot welding the seams of the car man. Stitch welding is what you'd do to butt weld two thin metals, intsead of a continuous weld which would warp the metals.

Not entirely correct; the factory does what's called electric resistance spot/seam welding. Seam welding, when not performed with a ERW machine, is when two materials, despite their thickness, are butted together and the seam is welded. That weld can be stitched or continuous. Technically that weld area could be classified as a lap joint or fillet.

I would not recommend continuous weld on an S-chassis anywhere.

I love what you're doing though; I've always been a sucker for the type-X in Midnight Purple. Keep the pictures coming.

ill.
03-18-2012, 05:46 PM
Nice build! I wish I had that garage it would be nice not to have to carry tools down a flight of stairs and work on my car in my apartment parking lot. lol

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5160.jpg

Haha. It gets pretty crowded in here when I want to work on another car or anything. But for working on one car it's good. I'm still super messy, but every time I can't find something I go on a rage clean and fix everything.

Last couple of days I've been bolting all the mounts back on and all that, as well as alternator and figuring out how I'll low mount my P/S pump. So far so good. Just need to buy a sump, water pump and slap this head together.

leung
03-18-2012, 08:07 PM
This company makes a bracket that allows you to relocate and lower your PS pump:

Nissan 240sx Neukin KA SR Power Steering Bracket (http://www.neukin.com/Nissan_240sx_Neukin_KA_SR_Power_Steering_Bracket_p/neukin240psb.htm)

ill.
03-18-2012, 09:55 PM
Thanks man, but it'll be easier for me to just make something here, than buy something. It's a pretty simple adapter.

ill.
03-23-2012, 06:02 PM
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/75fe367c.jpg

Put some tires on these things yesterday. Threw them on last night, and only one sits right, the other is sitting on the guard, so I'll re-align that side tonight and take some pics, fingers crossed.

Gastkr
03-24-2012, 01:40 AM
CR Kai? i like i like alot....

1gr8bar10der
03-24-2012, 09:10 AM
I don't follow so many builds but you're one of them that I do. Job well done.

ill.
03-24-2012, 11:28 AM
Thanks bro's.

Didn't manage to touch the car tonight, which sucks, but I did get to go drinking, so that's good. Regretting that now I'm at work though. Hopefully I'll get into it when I finish up tonight.

ill.
04-12-2012, 01:31 AM
Been chipping away at this POS a bit lately.

Engine is mostly together. Started off like this.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/0d568f3a.jpg

And a couple hours later. I had it looking like this.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/a2eeaa68.jpg

Then I realised cars suck, and snowboarding rules, so bought these.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/b88cef19.jpg

Now I'm waiting on a couple of small things before I can finish the engine up and drop it off the stand.

But while I wait for those bits, I'm gunna crack into this engine bay on my next lot of days off and get it ready for paint.

c0nc0n
04-12-2012, 05:48 AM
Chur, another NZer and an awesome piece of history behind that car (Y)

Props for keeping the spirit alive.

Love,
Another Type X owner

ill.
04-26-2012, 02:50 PM
I've been doing a lot of this lately.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/2f2c1676.jpg

It sucks. Kinda wish i never opened up the can of worms. But it's getting closer and closer to paint time

ill.
04-27-2012, 12:47 AM
I did some engine work today. It was fun. Manifold is now on. Got rid of throttle heating, and inline oil cooler, so slimmed it down under there OK.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/b1968feb.jpg

Just letting the paint on my throttle body dry as I type this. Now to go at my rocker cover with a dremel so it fits over the rocker arm stoppers. Then paint that tomorrow hopefully.

Then I'll take it off the stand and whack the clutch on, and maybe go pick up a gearbox?

CamryOnBronze
04-27-2012, 08:11 AM
Nice progress man!

c0nc0n
04-27-2012, 08:15 AM
I did some engine work today. It was fun. Manifold is now on. Got rid of throttle heating, and inline oil cooler, so slimmed it down under there OK.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/b1968feb.jpg

Just letting the paint on my throttle body dry as I type this. Now to go at my rocker cover with a dremel so it fits over the rocker arm stoppers. Then paint that tomorrow hopefully.

Then I'll take it off the stand and whack the clutch on, and maybe go pick up a gearbox?

What's not fitting on your RAS?

ill.
04-27-2012, 03:33 PM
Rocker cover needs a baffle ground out. There's a picture of it in the Greddy instructions, so must be a common thing. Maybe just for S14/15?

c0nc0n
05-01-2012, 05:55 AM
I bought the Tomei RAS for mine, went straight in, no grounding or cutting away needed. Might be a VVT thing.

Enna
05-01-2012, 06:47 AM
Hence the whole S14/S15 comment.

ill.
05-01-2012, 06:30 PM
Yeah it will be. Next to no baffling in an S13 rocker cover.

P.S. maybe an update tonight?

ill.
05-09-2012, 02:56 AM
Long time no update. This thing keeps getting a few new things added each week.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/730a957f.jpg

Engine's off the stand, and now has the clutch and gearbox bolted back up to it, ready to go in the car.

Almost all the welding has finally been done on the car and I'm just getting through all the filler work. I just need to make plates for 3 more holes and then it'll be just about ready for paint!

gbaby2089
05-10-2012, 03:30 AM
I would just like to say that, I enjoy this thread. Carry on.

DJ_Bucho
05-10-2012, 04:36 AM
http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/img_5172.jpg?w=580&h=386

When I dyed my carpet, I had a bit left over and decided to have a go at getting rid of the ugly grey that the sun visors are in these cars. Did all the clips, and the mirror cover too.

Superb Build Thread mate, a real inspiration and I'm loving your attention to detail. Those sun visors look brilliant, as if they came from the factory that colour. Can I ask what dye (brand etc) you used to colour them, as I'd love to get rid of all the ugly grey from my interior and replace it with sexy black like you've got :hsdance:

Z33dori
05-10-2012, 06:43 AM
i hope you plan on painting that valvecover lol


build looks good, shit should look rad as fuck once u get it rolling

ill.
05-11-2012, 11:12 PM
Can I ask what dye (brand etc) you used to colour them?

Yo dude. I used VHT Vinyl dye in Matt Black. Available EVERYWHERE. Use Matt black as it gives a factory sort of semi gloss look. The gloss looks way too shiny, and look like crap

i hope you plan on painting that valvecover lol

Yeah I definately plan on doing that haha. But no point in doing it until the engine's in, as more than likely it'll end up getting all scratched up, and I'm also gunna change the the bolts and washers and stuff, so just going to leave it as it is for now, save fucking everything up haha.

DJ_Bucho
05-15-2012, 02:47 AM
Yo dude. I used VHT Vinyl dye in Matt Black. Available EVERYWHERE. Use Matt black as it gives a factory sort of semi gloss look. The gloss looks way too shiny, and look like crap

Brilliant mate cheers. I've had a search for it and can only seem to find Satin Black or Gloss Black, no sign of a Matt :wtc: (I'm in the UK by the way, so that might explain things)

ill.
05-15-2012, 01:02 PM
It probably is Satin. I always call them the same. Will double check when I get home.

ill.
05-21-2012, 08:08 PM
Only progress I've managed to make in a week lol.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/d01172bf.jpg

Gastkr
06-30-2012, 10:01 PM
good stuff better than me. im having to remake my exhaust. among other things

ill.
07-02-2012, 10:52 PM
Fuck haven't updated anything in ages. Have sort of fallen off the radar a bit.

Been working a ton lately, so haven't had a heaps of time for the car, but have been slowly chipping away whenever I can.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/7fcd58a1.jpg

Bought a Takata harness of a mate, and threw that in.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/27eb4db8.jpg

Welding up this last piece of steel tonight, doing some final filler work, then it goes off to paint late this week hopefully, then start putting it back together!

Changed my mind a million times on how I want to wire, and plumb it, but have decided to go XRP fittings and lines, for catch can, oil cooler, and P/S.

I'll leave the fuel lines rubber for now, just to get it running, as I'll be upgrading the whole fuel system when I start chasing more power a bit later on.

I've also decided to use a wire in, Link G4 Storm ECU, they're damn good computers, and will run everything I need.

Hopefully will have some updates, and shots from my SLR once the car's back from paint, and starts getting reassembled!

ill.
07-24-2012, 09:02 PM
Finally this thing's ready for paint.

Kinda wanted to paint it without the subframe and that underneath, but it was gunna be near impossible to get it to the painters, as I don't know anybody with a completely flatdeck trailer available.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/3a0297c8.jpg

So I bolted all the rolling gear in loosely today. So stoked. Most of it will be coming back out, to get either painted, lengthened, re-greased or re-bushed when the engine's in, but that's still a bit away, so for now it'll do.

While I was there, I put the column back in, and finally put the Nardi in, that I bought for it last year hahaha.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/a672d1b5.jpg

Finally got heaps of motivation to get it done, and the time to do it! Now I'm just waiting on Hugo, to come pick it up and drop it off at Custom Ride!

Excuse the iphone photos once again. SLR wasn't at my place.

CamryOnBronze
07-25-2012, 08:28 AM
Looks awesome man! Excited to see it back from paint.

ill.
07-26-2012, 07:21 AM
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/8999382d.jpg

Dropped it off for paint today. Can't wait to see what it looks like tomorrow.

ill.
07-27-2012, 01:53 AM
All done! Stoked! It's so shiny that it makes the rest of the car look like shit haha.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/73f3a578.jpg

Pumped to start throwing it back together!

ill.
08-03-2012, 04:04 AM
Been assembling shit over the last few days and today, I got the engine in!

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/9c4b3173.jpg

Quick shitty iphone shot before I headed off to work tonight.

Hopefully I'll grab my girlfriends SLR tomorrow and take some decent shots while I plumb it all up.

Motary
08-03-2012, 07:18 AM
The colour is awesome :p

CamryOnBronze
08-03-2012, 08:15 AM
Looks awesome man. Jealous of the purple, haha.

Pinggg
08-03-2012, 08:53 AM
Looking fresh man, can't wait to see it all together!

eds13
08-03-2012, 10:07 AM
gosh, so sexy!

drscooper
08-03-2012, 10:10 AM
damm that purple is great man! thing looks awsome!

ill.
08-04-2012, 07:57 PM
Thanks bro's.

Boom, first proper update in a very long time!

Well it’s been a damn long time since I updated this, but there hasn’t really been any progress until now, so here goes.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/img_5505.jpg?w=580&h=386

So late last week I finally got the engine bay to a point where I was happy to send it away for paint. So I dropped the car off at Custom Ride Body Works, and 24 hours later the car was back on the trailer on its way home, with an amazing new coat of paint. Cannot thank those dudes enough!

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/img_5509.jpg?w=580&h=386

So once it was back in the garage, I got to work reinstalling the brake booster and cylinders. While I was there I bent up two new hardlines to the front brakes. I did this because I’ve welded up the original holes in the sheetmetal that the brake lines used to go through. I’m now running them through the holes for the ABS sender so there’s no chance of them getting rubbed through at full lock, so the OEM lines were about 4 inches too short.

I also wanted to hide the line to the passengers side, so I bent up a new one that runs along the crossmember, next to the power steering lines. Once the turbo’s in, and piping’s in you’ll barely be able to see it.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/img_5517.jpg?w=580&h=386

I threw the radiator in, just to see how everything lined up, and how much space there is between the pulleys and the electric fans. Because it’s an S14 radiator, I’ll have to make up some new brackets as the mounting boss is different. It’s leaning against the waterneck here.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/img_5511.jpg?w=580&h=386

With all the rolling gear in and torqued up, I decided it was a good time to throw the steering column in, and finally put my Nardi on the car. I’ve been using it in my daily driver for the past 6 months! Also picked up a Takata harness off a friend of mine. Once all the wiring’s been done, I’ll put the last few plastic panels back on, and it’ll look like a real car again!

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/img_5515.jpg?w=580&h=386

And this is my garage at the moment. Painting things hanging off the garage door, and assembling as much as I can with all the parts I have stocked up, while I save some money for my ECU!

badfish816
08-05-2012, 01:15 AM
damn nice build. looks clean. but arent you worried about the over spray from the hanging parts getting on your clean paint? i would be nervous as hell.

ill.
08-05-2012, 01:28 AM
Yeah man. I throw a blanket over the car whenever I spray anything in the garage. I would be mega pissed off if I got overspray on anything.

I'd just taken it off in that photo so I could keep working between coats.

badfish816
08-05-2012, 01:52 AM
gotcha. love the purple/wheel color combo. and that interior is so so clean. i love it.

ill.
08-05-2012, 02:43 AM
Thanks man! Yeah I'm really liking the way it's all coming together so far. Wheels will eventually be changed up, and I have my eye on some spares for sale locally for when i get it running, but money's going elsewhere at the moment, just making do with what I have haha.

badfish816
08-05-2012, 08:41 AM
i know that feeling. its taking months just to get the money to get my daily going with a KA. haha. hobbies aren't as cheap as they use to be when i was a kid.

I<3BEWBZ
08-05-2012, 11:31 AM
Awesome attention to detail man, nice build.

Big Country Labs
08-05-2012, 01:58 PM
Gorgeous. you NZ boys can do no wrong.

ill.
08-06-2012, 12:24 AM
Haha thanks guys. Put most of the front on today. Will finish off & take pictures tomorrow. Will have everything but the hood & front bumper on, as it'll only have to come back off again when the intercooler gets mounted, that and the bonnet will probably be the last things to go on.

Tomorrow I'll hopefully torque up all the front suspension now it's at ride height, install my callipers, & maybe start mounting the fusebox/relays & start running wires for the headlights/motors.

I'll be able to do most of it, but will get my auto sparky friend to lend a hand when it comes to power distribution & hooking up the start/charge wires.

ill.
08-26-2012, 12:46 AM
Moved my car to my new house this week, was good to see the whole thing rolling in the sunlight for once. Pity I forgot to charge the batteries in my SLR. So iphone shots are all I got.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/B3740D47-935D-4F73-9E99-590DDF1376B6-626-000000619C2E3D22.jpg

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/91FEAC1F-AB15-4BF2-B679-04EBF5C7BFA1-626-000000619276A6EC.jpg

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/AD32ACEE-F839-4FB8-ADF6-463954D997B3-626-00000061850EE960.jpg

Now it's all there I can slowly start the tedious job of plumbing it all up. Throttle and clutch all work now, after fucking around changing to an S14 cable.

Working nights this week, so should give me some time to place everything how I want it and start wiring, now everything's all set up at the new place.

Motary
08-26-2012, 05:28 AM
Late model 180SX look so damn sweet with CR-kais :p

CamryOnBronze
08-27-2012, 01:58 PM
Congrats on the new place! Looks great as always...

Gastkr
08-31-2012, 06:26 AM
I need one of those bumper supports!

Mos Defff
08-31-2012, 06:51 PM
Nice build!

Minz
09-05-2012, 05:55 AM
Hey bro, what IS that support thing.
I swear going 180 front was the dumbest thing I'd ever done simply because I'm missing all these fancy brackets and shit lol.

Dope colour btw, looks like a darker version of Joe Ayala's car.

ill.
09-11-2012, 09:43 PM
So after finally moving house, I’ve dived back into getting this thing done!

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/img_5622.jpg?w=1014

Damn, it could do with a clean.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5607.jpg

So this is how it sits at the moment. All ready to be plumbed and wired up.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/img_5623.jpg?w=1014

So today I installed my Tomei Fuel Pressure Regulator, and plumbed it up, bar the connection to the fuel rail, as I haven’t ordered any hoses or fittings yet. Looks ok there, not super happy with it, but it’ll do for now at least.

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/img_5630.jpg?w=1014

I also flared the ends of my new brake hardlines, and hooked them up to my braided lines to the calipers. All that’s left to do on this side of things is to make up a mount for the lines, so they’re not floating around like they are at the moment.

Oh and the reason the suspension is all dirty, is because it’ll all be coming out to extend the lower control arms, and modify the knuckles.

I've also installed a washer system, due to gay WOF rules, but instead of drilling holes in my bonnet, I decided to do this

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5602.jpg

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5634.jpg

Next up is to mount my GREX filter block, and start plumbing everything up. I've also got some new, straighter caster arm brackets to chop up and brace too.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5645.jpg

And here’s my dog Sam enjoying some of this amazing weather we’re having today!

http://illsquad.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/img_5618.jpg?w=1014

tricky_ab
09-12-2012, 07:02 PM
It's looking great my man! Thanks for the update! :)

Pinggg
09-12-2012, 07:21 PM
Looking good as always, keep it up bro.

ill.
10-04-2012, 06:44 PM
So finally put my bonnet back on the car yesterday, so decided to snap some pics.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5656.jpg

It almost looks like a car again! But man is it filthy!

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5659.jpg

There's all sorts of shit on the paint after lying around for almost two years, so the whole car will be getting cut and polished once it's all up and running, and a few holes get filled and smoothed.

Now I'm waiting on my Summit Racing order to get the power steering system all ready to rock, then off to get Adam to do some bracing next weekend, then i'll take it straight to Sinco for the turbo setup to go on.

And here's Sam sleeping again!

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/6AC3DD76-1ADB-454F-8872-4B9DB801168A-370-00000046809D9C2A.jpg

brndck
10-04-2012, 07:36 PM
fantastic build man, nice to see that people are still putting together respectable cars!

InfraRed407
10-05-2012, 07:19 AM
that purple is perfect. is that midnight or something else?

ill.
10-12-2012, 12:00 PM
So at the moment Adam from C's Garage is fabbing me up one of these

http://csgarage.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/img_0162.jpg

Then these showed up on Yahoo Japan....

http://auctions.c.yimg.jp/img307.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/3/2/6/9/lumi2012-img600x337-1349357530ghyucd91311.jpg

http://auctions.c.yimg.jp/img353.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/3/2/6/9/lumi2012-img600x337-1349357801feadvc90296.jpg

They won't be here for a few months as they'll be coming in a container, with a few other bits and pieces. So by then the car should be running!

flatout
10-12-2012, 11:39 PM
car is looking great...youre giving me motivation to get mine done soon lol

ill.
10-25-2012, 05:10 AM
Picked the car up from the fabricators today.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/59849_489828271048154_2068466409_n.jpg

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/61127_489828281048153_806331576_n.jpg

Really happy with the result. Will put everything back together over the next few days and pull it out into the driveway for some proper photo's.

Then I just need to wire it, and put an oil cooler in, then it'll be ready to fire up!

jasonkmills
10-25-2012, 06:37 AM
Did I by chance see this at Botany Maccas? Saw one the exact same color, although it was night time.

Conrad 2NR
10-25-2012, 06:43 AM
That's gorgeous.

Idahos13
10-28-2012, 10:50 PM
What intake tube do you have? Great job on the build man!

killer240
10-28-2012, 11:33 PM
love the wheels, good find. what's the specs?

CamryOnBronze
10-29-2012, 08:15 AM
Man, the bay looks great dude!

ill.
10-30-2012, 04:42 PM
Did I by chance see this at Botany Maccas? Saw one the exact same color, although it was night time.

Don't think it would have been me man. I live on the other side of Auckland.

What intake tube do you have? Great job on the build man!

Hot Pipe is 2.5", Cold is 2.75" to match with the throttle body. Thanks man!

love the wheels, good find. what's the specs?

Yeah, just stumbled across them while browsing Yahoo one day at work.

Sizes are 17x9 +22, 17x10 +32, so with my 555 Extended LCA's in the front, and a spacer in the rear, these should sit perfect!

That's gorgeous.

Man, the bay looks great dude!

Thanks dudes. Done a heap of plumbing and reassembly already. Will roll it out into the driveway for some pics soon!

greenwood
10-30-2012, 05:14 PM
i just dont understand the fram filter.

Teigen
10-30-2012, 05:43 PM
Same Oil filter as me, haha nice man.
Nice build!

ill.
10-31-2012, 04:23 PM
Been banging the car back together as fast as possible over the last few days. In amongst work and life in general.

So here's an image dump.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5667.jpg

This is the engine bay basically done, bar a catch can, and mounting my oil filter block. Oh and running all the wiring, but that should be nice and hidden by the time it's all done.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5668.jpg

Piping is super shiny in person, so excuse my shit photography.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5671.jpg

Sinco manifold looks beefy as hell!

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5672.jpg

Here you can kind of see the radiator overflow in the bottom left, tucked away nicely, power steer reservoir in the top left, and also a peek at the low mounted power steer pump, and AN plumbing I've made up for it.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5684.jpg

The exhaust is typical 2.5" twin outlets sticking a few inches out from the bumper, the system resonators and a flexi under the car, and all sits above the chassis rail, bar the flexi, which is already showing signs of wear just from going into my garage haha.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5679.jpg

Super happy now it looks like a car again!

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5665.jpg

Excuse the terrible photo, and the fading paint on the bumper. Oh and the black lip. These will both be getting fixed soon. But it finally looks like a complete car!

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5689.jpg

Oh and here's another photo of my bro Sam.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5687.jpg

sex14
10-31-2012, 06:08 PM
man i love those red bride zeta 2? and dig the wheel/car color combo

Pinggg
10-31-2012, 08:25 PM
Love this car, can't wait till shes done!

Minz
11-01-2012, 02:52 AM
Hey bro where'd you get those dope ass radiator mounts from?

CamryOnBronze
11-01-2012, 08:26 AM
Awesome progress- keep up the good work!

ill.
11-02-2012, 12:11 AM
man i love those red bride zeta 2? and dig the wheel/car color combo

Yup Zeta 2 drivers, Brix 1 Passengers

Hey bro where'd you get those dope ass radiator mounts from?

Custom made man. Easy enough to do! PM me if you like.

Thanks Damon & Pinggg

Gastkr
11-02-2012, 02:53 AM
this car in its current form an previous form inspire me with my nz new hatch. Great work thanks for the inspiration

ill.
11-02-2012, 05:52 AM
Hahaha. Thanks mate.

There are still a lot of changes I'd like to make to the car before I'll be ultimately happy with it. But for now I'm purely focusing on getting it running, tuned and legal for NZ roads before summer's over.

Slowly over the next few months I'll get it all finished and ready to strap to the dyno.

Then over next winter do the next round of modifications to it. Nothing too crazy, just a few more parts/braces, maybe add some Poncams or something, a sliding rail for the passengers seat might be nice, so I can actually see around the passenger, paint the rear interior etc.

LovetoSlide
11-20-2012, 04:31 AM
What turbo are you running?

PoorMans180SX
11-21-2012, 07:41 AM
Very proper sir, I'm looking forward to seeing some action shots of this thing.

Xaser
11-21-2012, 08:05 AM
I really hate you!!!!!
is awesome!

ill.
11-25-2012, 01:17 AM
Haha thanks dudes.

This thing hasn't actually been touched since my last post. Wiring will start as soon as I buy an ECU, and then it can finally run!

The turbo is a 2871R 0.64A/R, T2 flanged, bolt on style.

LovetoSlide
11-26-2012, 08:08 PM
Can't wait to see the progress. Earlier in your thread you mentioned you wanted to go with the Tomei ARMS, have you heard any positive things about this turbo? I can't find any reliable information.

ill.
11-30-2012, 12:50 PM
A friend of mine here is making 280kW at the rear hubs with the smaller of the two ARMS turbo's.

I was always going to get one, but this 2871R came up too cheap to pass up.

If another friend, with the same turbo's recent dyno chart is anything to go off it will be good for similar, if not more power with my engine setup.

Recently ordered a couple more things to keep the build going. Pondering whether or not to sell my CR Kai's while I wait for my Blitz 03's to arrive to keep everything moving along, but then in a couple of months time I'll have no wheels to swap out at track days, so will probably just keep them.

ill.
02-09-2013, 04:44 AM
So I rolled it out of the garage to give it a wash before I put it back inside, up on stands, and sold the CR Kai's.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/07E047E0-421F-45CD-995C-65B669AE007B-893-0000011AA94B891E.jpg

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/F0FC55E1-DD36-4810-B7D9-480EC32508F1-893-0000011A95713CC5.jpg

Just looking at these photos now makes me wish I didn't.

But oh well. Onward and upward, currently moving fusebox into the glovebox and wiring up the headlights etc. Should scrub up good!

forgotten
02-09-2013, 09:25 AM
car looks good! type-x is always a win

IIIXziuR
02-10-2013, 12:38 AM
Looks great, bro.

ill.
03-12-2013, 09:05 PM
So my 03's showed up the other day. Got some tyres thrown on the 10's today and gave it a quick eye alignment.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5957_zps5d87bd33.jpg

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5954_zpsada4d348.jpg

Also got a seat rail, so bolted my Brix in properly and I can now see past my passenger.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_5949_zps0c0b430c.jpg

I've also pulled my front pair of 03's apart to polish them, and dropped the pair of P1's I picked up recently to get powdercoated.

Magical Trevor
03-12-2013, 09:16 PM
Oh hell yes! That's clean as, bro.

Rambo slice
03-12-2013, 09:42 PM
Just takin some pics of my project s13, with my daily s15 in the background chillin NBD

Magical Trevor
03-12-2013, 09:52 PM
Just takin some pics of my project s13, with my daily s15 in the background chillin NBD
#kiwi-life

ill.
03-12-2013, 10:31 PM
Hahaha not quite man.

That's my flatmates RB26 powered S15

I daily drive a shitty pathfinder that doubles as a tow rig. With any luck once this things done I can upgrade that a bit though!

CamryOnBronze
03-13-2013, 06:52 AM
So cool man. Love it!

Extreme Dimensions
03-13-2013, 04:17 PM
WOW this is epic!

No 240.. No id
03-19-2013, 11:09 PM
what size was those emotions?

iRiddl3
03-27-2013, 07:47 AM
Looking good man, keep it up :-$

ill.
03-29-2013, 01:05 AM
Did some cool shit today.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/594DEC99-C6E7-45FB-B9EE-FE8AA4604733-3341-000003C02DC6E498_zps30e90f66.jpg

Helped lower my buddy's S15 and threw on its new wheels, and rolled mine out to clean up the garage a little and give it a quick a clean.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/CEE2D6DC-0B99-4303-948F-20A990F700C8-3341-000003C02FC92068_zps045019f6.jpg

Car's basically ready to wire the ECU, tune, align & cert, bar a few small things.

ill.
03-30-2013, 11:39 AM
what size was those emotions?

Kai's were 17x9 +17 (w/ 5mm spacer) and 18x9.5 +12

ill.
03-30-2013, 11:39 AM
Friend of mine made me up a new gearboot, so now the interior's all finished.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/897342E8-B421-4AEF-9223-7F3B043A41DE-400-000000AA271F0D20_zps74881b88.jpg

Fusebox is in glovebox, all lights and shit like blower, radio etc work, just need to wire fuel pump, and it'll be ready to go to the tuners wiring wise.

Also picked up a fancy new battery charger, so I can just plug it in to keep it topped up while the car sits for long periods. With that sorted, I can try getting oil pressure.

Not much more to buy aside from G4, somehow keep getting distracted by other shit though.

Excuse shitty iPhone photo.

izzy-
03-31-2013, 01:34 PM
Great build. ^^Where's Sam at?

ill.
03-31-2013, 03:33 PM
Haha, he's around here somewhere. He sleeps alot, and his original owner we adopted him from, didn't train him properly, so he can be a bit of a handful, and it's a bit hard to get him to do what you want at times.

Will probably take some better photo's soon, a couple dudes on local forums want some detailed shots of the wire tuck, fusebox relocation and so on, so will get some of him then too.

AWDtoyota
03-31-2013, 07:42 PM
Haha, he's around here somewhere. He sleeps alot, and his original owner we adopted him from, didn't train him properly, so he can be a bit of a handful, and it's a bit hard to get him to do what you want at times.

Will probably take some better photo's soon, a couple dudes on local forums want some detailed shots of the wire tuck, fusebox relocation and so on, so will get some of him then too.

Please post those detailed shots here as well

ill.
07-09-2013, 09:58 PM
Bit of shit happening lately.

Doing a bunch of stuff on a friends 2JZ powered IS300/Altezza at the moment, which is really distracting me.

Picked up a 350Z gearbox to bolt in once the S14 one explodes.

On a brighter note. It's ready to be dropped off for a tune next week!

ill.
07-16-2013, 08:06 PM
So, finally got the time to sit down and write a post today, while ordering the last few little things to finish the car off before tune. Been a very long time.

So in preparation for a tune, I needed a catch can, so I borrowed a trailer, and loaded the car up. Falcon tows pretty good, despite the tow hitch being just about on the ground haha.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/null_zps0aeeab98.jpg

Dropped it off to SMS industries, and within 24 hours I had a custom catch can, nestled into the corner of the engine bay, all ready to go. Couldn't be happier with his work.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6376_zps95a278d5.jpg

Brought it home, rolled it off the trailer and whipped up some lines, and now it's just waiting on a breather filter to come in, and it'll be ready to go!

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6381_zps3aa674d7.jpg

Interior's all complete.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6385_zps5d726ae9.jpg

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6388_zpse12175f5.jpg

I've also had a couple of people interested in how I did the fusebox relocation, so here it is. It's not the tidiest way to run all the wiring, but I'm still not 100% that I've done a couple things right, so will more than likely be getting fixed at a later date.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6394_zps6020459a.jpg

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6396_zpsdc903b53.jpg

Also picked this up, for when the S14 gearbox goes bang, 350Z 6 speed. Note the trademark photo of Sam the wiener.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6427_zps6d0d1f31.jpg


And this is the thing that has been taking up the bulk of my time lately, just finishing a couple of things off for a mate atm, then ready to wire, once my car's out of my hair. 2JZ single turbo powered Altezza will be a fuckload of fun.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6417_zps74a99d78.jpg



Well, this is how the car sits now, 95% complete, just waiting on the last few little things for it to be 100% ready to tune next week.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6384_zpsa85f112e.jpg

s14fbs
07-16-2013, 09:06 PM
soo good i would die for a set of good sized 003

im going to be sure to go threw and read the whole thread when i have time

da_crew10
07-17-2013, 02:59 PM
soo good i would die for a set of good sized 003

im going to be sure to go threw and read the whole thread when i have time
:wan: http://zilvia.net/f/wheels-tires/527900-o-g-jdm-blitz-03s-18x9-22-18x10-22-5x114-3-a.html

Love your build op good job, what specs on the 03's?

ill.
09-09-2013, 08:17 PM
So lots has happened over the last few weeks.

Starting off with the car getting the Link G4 ECU wired up all nice. And then strapped to the dyno.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/null_zps3684f7da.jpg

For a nice easy run in tune, we spun it up to 5000rpm and got 185kw/248hp atw on just 10psi.

While that was away being done, I got these shitty old things polished up.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/null_zps26b75585.jpg

Then I was ordered to do a bunch of milage on the motor, so off I went around the streets, and to our local ractrack, about 45 minutes drive away.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/null_zps75411599.jpg

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/null_zps64d68294.jpg

Car felt good, after sorting out a few teething issues, and getting it aligned.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/null_zps9d9dcb15.jpg

Did another track day.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/null_zps1a959f02.jpg

And a bunch more street driving, the looks you get are hilarious!

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/null_zpsa391c31c.jpg

And now it's tucked away again, awaiting some money for cams and a retune.

Excuse iphone photo's. Will take DSLR out in the next few weeks and get some proper snaps.

BenRice
09-09-2013, 08:58 PM
Hey sweet cheeks. You coming down to Meremere on Sunday?

tricky_ab
09-09-2013, 08:58 PM
Nice! thanks for the update :)

What cams where you thinking about purchasing?

IIIXziuR
09-09-2013, 09:14 PM
Looks tops with the Blitz on it.
Good update =)

ill.
09-09-2013, 09:19 PM
Hey sweet cheeks. You coming down to Meremere on Sunday?

Haha hey bro. Nah, no power/money/am working.

Will bring it out to a drift day or two once I've retuned.

What cams were you thinking about purchasing?

Probably gunna go for some Tomei Poncams, and will probably throw in some stiffer valve springs while I'm at it. Will suit the little turbo I have on now, and the next turbo I've got lined up.

BenRice
09-09-2013, 10:08 PM
Good man. The hard work is really paying off.

Re: Sunday - Tarran has outlawed hardparking, all attending cars must do skids. Fine with me :P

Pinggg
09-09-2013, 11:02 PM
Glad to see its up and running, congrats man

ill.
09-27-2013, 04:57 PM
Been driving it a fuck load lately, so thought I'd take some photo's in a nice spot.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6461_zps5c8016f5.jpg

So nice to drive, and doesn't bottom out too much.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6475_zpsc4ebb94d.jpg

All in all not a bad place to be sitting.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6501_zps29fcf782.jpg

Need to find a matching harness, and tidy it all up a bit.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6495_zps6ce29a1c.jpg

And really need to paint the rear interior/boot.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6505_zps8655c196.jpg

Still trying to decide which Blitz's I prefer, polished?

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6470_zps940e6243.jpg

Or the original finish?

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6472_zpsbf8ee763.jpg

A few new bits and pieces will be on there way soon, in order to get the most out of the tune.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6524_zpsecce76c2.jpg

Cannot wait to have full RPM's

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_6516_zps5a1a6edb.jpg

Should really have washed it, but it's almost there.

MidwestMyriad
09-28-2013, 06:18 AM
Car is so good

Tomeis15
09-28-2013, 10:43 AM
Looking fresh bro what other plans u have for it ? U daily it ?

ill.
09-28-2013, 06:37 PM
Haha thanks. I'm throwing some cams and valve springs in the mix before I retune, just to maximise it a little.

And no I don't daily drive it, although I would and could if I had to. I just street drive it all the time, and try and avoid cops.

Tomeis15
09-28-2013, 08:03 PM
That's wat up bro I love your car I'm in love with 180sx's cops are bad where u live ?

ill.
09-28-2013, 08:37 PM
Haha thanks man. New Zealand.

Cops here tend to be a bit harsh. But I've done a fair bit of driving with no drama so fingers crossed!

Tomeis15
09-28-2013, 09:09 PM
No problem bro that's wat up looks like the car seen over there pretty kul I feel dumb didn't know u bought cs garage 180sx shits sick man keep here safe ��

Xaser
10-11-2013, 10:42 AM
Men! i love ur car!!!!

Magical Trevor
10-11-2013, 11:30 AM
Was privilege to see your car in person. Glad it's finally on the road homie!

Motary
10-16-2013, 02:13 AM
This car is spectacularrrrrrrrrr

ill.
10-16-2013, 01:42 PM
Thanks bro's. Few things happening in the immediate future for it. I just need to finish this damn trailer off, finish the Altezza I've been working on off, and then finally get to putting cams and valve springs in, then off for a retune.

Then the fun will really begin.

skimmpysb
10-18-2013, 10:53 PM
your harness is bolted to your factory rear seatbelt points, correct?

ill.
10-22-2013, 05:45 AM
Yup. Temporarily until I put a roll cage in.

mistamadd001
11-18-2013, 08:02 AM
Hey dude, love the car, I miss Auckland so bad, the car scene here in aus is getting a real kick in the teeth with the cops lately. Have you got in touch with the RBWEST boys? They're mainly about RB's but there's at least one running an SR you should look them up or PM me and I can get you in touch with my cousin

EnvyS13
11-21-2013, 04:25 PM
Type x with the 03's looks great, very clean

titopr06
11-21-2013, 04:31 PM
looks awesome!!!!

ill.
01-17-2014, 01:15 PM
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/2014-01-18%2008.08.38_zpsaisbejip.jpg

Dropped front a little further. Lip is being repaired atm.

Car show next weekend, so polishing time!

Hatemy7
01-17-2014, 01:25 PM
fucking sick!!!!

akamal92
01-17-2014, 07:20 PM
Sick build bro

Lockiess15
01-17-2014, 10:03 PM
Don't see many of these around NZ anymore, tidy as fuck :D

ill.
01-19-2014, 12:45 PM
Thanks dudes. Still a fair way to go yet.

New carbon cooling panel. Shit photo

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/20131207_144125_zpsw6lenph4.jpg

ill.
01-20-2014, 12:21 PM
Another day in the garage prepping my car. Lucky I've got my guard dog on duty.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/20140117_113205_zps0k2daq3x.jpg

BenRice
01-20-2014, 02:22 PM
RBWEST lol

Looking snazzy scotty-boy, miss your face

Goodluck at the Nats!

Kwolfe
01-29-2014, 05:25 AM
Love this car, paint, wheels, everything.

ill.
02-01-2014, 04:50 PM
Thanks mate.

Got my jaw fractured the other night. So I'm off work on full pay for 2 weeks, so a lot of shit will be getting done and out of the way, so I can pull the 180SX's motor, and put my 350Z box in with any luck.

tricky_ab
02-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Thanks mate.

Got my jaw fractured the other night.

Yikes... I hope that heals up rather quickly...

ill.
03-02-2014, 02:44 PM
Been a while. Did a track day last month. Good fun, destroyed my front lip though. This is still at 4NR ride height haha.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_91866350817057_zpsj3dghffy.jpeg

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_64516922757018_zpsfnmnexnu.jpeg

The very next day I decided to pull the motor out.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_20140228_142948_zpsvab8yyfs.jpg

Pulled the motor to bits for a check over and tidy up.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140208_190539_zpsnogsreqg.jpg

Ordered some Tomei 260/270 Procams & BC Valve Springs & Titanium Retainers

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/20140214_134737_zpsibho3b24.jpg

Threw them in with a beer in hand

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/20140214_171718_zpsohqabvyj.jpg

Pulled my Z33 box to bits to machine the bellhousing. This thing looks like it's done 10,000km's at the most. Stoked.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/20140216_162148_zps78d2bgid.jpg

That's a big fucking gearset

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/20140216_162154_zpsueeqfg7y.jpg

All back together

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/20140221_171901_zpsdaxgkhml.jpg

Remade my alternator/starter/gearbox wiring with a Deutsch connector, and some braided sleeve.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_20140227_205239_zpstebh7hws.jpg

Upgraded my custom low mount Power Steering bracket to a new Taarks CNC'd item. Looks much better and should work a bit nicer and make plumbing a bit tidier.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/20140220_205324_zpsedotdwgt.jpg

Now I'm just waiting on my shifter, and adapter plate to turn up, and a few OEM Nissan Z33 clutch parts, then it's all ready to go back in the car ready to make a new crossmember and driveshaft.

tricky_ab
03-02-2014, 07:18 PM
Now that's an update! Are you planning to get a tune done soon now that you added some head bits, and freshened things up?

ill.
03-02-2014, 08:51 PM
Will be getting booked in for a retune the moment it's complete haha. Don't see any more engine work required any time soon, so will leave it at that and see what numbers it pulls.

PW180SX
03-04-2014, 07:35 AM
Absolutely love this build, one of my top inspirations for my car. Keep up the great work!

schoja
03-04-2014, 01:19 PM
I envy your build. Your car looks great. Keep posting need moar!

ill.
03-23-2014, 08:47 PM
When my adapter plate and shifter arrived, I cracked into it. Bolting it all together the same night, making sure the clutch setup worked etc.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140307_114232_zpssv2erci3.jpg (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/illsquaddrift/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140307_114232_zpssv2erci3.jpg.html)

Knocked up a crossmember to suit the new gearbox.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/20140308_202350_zpsdoenxurp.jpg (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/illsquaddrift/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140308_202350_zpsdoenxurp.jpg.html)

And made up a shifter bracket in a similar fashion.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/20140310_095423_zpstzcak9uh.jpg (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/illsquaddrift/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140310_095423_zpstzcak9uh.jpg.html)

Cut the tunnel slightly, sealed it off from fumes, and spun up a small extension for the shifter itself, to bring it up a bit higher. The throw is really nice now.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140310_192517_zps9sr46ghq.jpg (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/illsquaddrift/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140310_192517_zps9sr46ghq.jpg.html)

Threw the rest of the engine bay back together, much the same as it was, aside from a bit of tidying up, and rewiring of the charge circuit, and vacuum/boost feeds.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140313_113801_zpsyjczabiz.jpg (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/illsquaddrift/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140313_113801_zpsyjczabiz.jpg.html)

Got a custom 1-Piece driveshaft made up with the Z33 yoke.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/20140321_171944_zpsmje2boh1.jpg (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/illsquaddrift/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140321_171944_zpsmje2boh1.jpg.html)

Then took it for a drive and realised the box sat retardedly low, so I raised the car 6mm in the rear, and 12mm in the front, something I'd been meaning to do since I entered a car show a few months back. The car was just retarded at that height. My sump bash plate was half worn through after about 200km of driving.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/20140322_135735_zpsuhng2ngo.jpg (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/illsquaddrift/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140322_135735_zpsuhng2ngo.jpg.html)

Visually you can barely tell the difference, but to drive, the difference is night and day. So good.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/20140322_135757_zpsxf54uuuf.jpg (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/illsquaddrift/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140322_135757_zpsxf54uuuf.jpg.html)

Tune is booked in for next Friday, so will see how she goes when we feed it 20psi or so of boost and 7800rpm

slideways2004
03-24-2014, 09:21 PM
Love this build. Such a good and complete process.

Pretty cool that you went Z33 box. Did you run into any problems?

ill.
03-25-2014, 12:09 PM
Haha thanks man.

Biggest issue was the lack of information on what exactly you needed to do. George from Maverick Motorsports was super helpful about it all.

It's probably not a conversion you really want to do unless you can weld, or can afford to take it to a shop to get done. There's probably about 20 hours worth of fab work in that shifter bracket, and crossmember. There are other ways of doing it, like a Mazworx CNC bracket, or getting George to do it, but it's fun doing this kind of shit yourself IMO.

Last night we replaced the flex join in the exhaust, as it was a little worse for wear after 5000km's of abuse.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_20140324_184134_zpsnnvqugva.jpg (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/illsquaddrift/media/IMG_20140324_184134_zpsnnvqugva.jpg.html)

Now it's good as new, and sounding much better without the exhaust leak.

tougestyle
03-26-2014, 03:46 PM
love your build ! awsome work done here ! congrats!

ill.
04-08-2014, 04:17 PM
271kw/325ft/lb at the wheels on 16.5psi/1.1bar

Super happy with that. Now to drive it.

Will post more photos when I get a decent camera

jdmjimmy
05-23-2014, 04:26 AM
F*cking love this car ! Since the C's Garage days ! Glad to see its in good hands.
Iv also got a 97 MNP 180sx Full Type X Project on the go Need to get some Pics up.

ill.
10-21-2014, 04:01 PM
Long time no update, where do I start?

Did some street driving and picked up some 555 Knuckle's.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/IMG_1480342288150_zpsc1aa706a.jpeg

Did some more street driving and ended up with my sump guard looking like this.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/10570278_1556674571222256_8712852321043394419_n_zp s5b535bd5.jpg

Got pulled over and the car was ordered off the road. So did some of this.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/cid_8265cfae-0dae-40c9-b522-97f6ef98836dicloud_zps46c9d0c8.jpg

Swapped my Zeta 2 & Brix combo for an Artis 2 & Zeta 2 Pro model.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140503_195351_zps88l15gb5.jpg

Got worried I was gunna break axles so put a GTR rear end in.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/10447053_10152071800566044_7398808805909001285_n_z ps19047a91.jpg

Did some more driving and got a mini feature in a magazine I've been reading since I was a kid which was pretty cool.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/1545155_876549819022848_2469561863166310026_n_zpsc e7816cf.jpg

Changed turbo setup to a 2876R, had that shit out on the dyno after 3 pulls so fronted up and bought a brand new one off the shelf.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/10397824_10152316984906044_8316602541956591798_n_z psb9739874.jpg

Ditched VCT after getting fed up with it's constant issues.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/10639550_10152319704876044_366418889098495755_n_zp sbeca5cde.jpg

Bolted it back up to the dyno 2 days later & changed fuels to E85 from 98 octane pump gas.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/10734220_1562663753956671_7159232606983339517_n_zp s491b5923.jpg

The result? 306kw at the wheels on 17psi. This photo was taken after my first thrash down the straight. Stoked.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/10645212_782582855154930_4643261620261620083_n_zps c41ad047.jpg

Now to learn to drive it better!

CamryOnBronze
10-22-2014, 06:49 AM
Very nice man, you've done an awesome job with this thing!

IIIXziuR
10-22-2014, 09:18 AM
Cool update! I've always enjoyed your work.
I did not know you could weld all proper like.

Why was the car ordered off the road?
I though it was only Oz that was very strict in those regards.

ill.
10-26-2014, 02:01 AM
Thanks lads.

I don't do the welding, my buddy/team mate does all out welding.

Our rules are getting stricter, my car had no certification to be on the road and I got away with it for 9 months of pretty regular driving.

That's life. Made the decision to make it a track car that little bit easier.

va240dude
10-26-2014, 07:44 AM
Looks good man, one of my fav type x's on planet!

ill.
12-22-2014, 11:41 AM
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/FB_IMG_14192104760818767_zpssljaft2z.jpg

New cams and lifters arrived. Ready to bang 9K

OBEEWON
12-22-2014, 01:40 PM
Chyea!!! Oh man, I miss those days. 9k SR sounds nuts inside the cabin.

angel mkiv
12-22-2014, 02:58 PM
Man I love this build!

dluevanos01
12-22-2014, 06:22 PM
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/illsquaddrift/FB_IMG_14192104760818767_zpssljaft2z.jpg

New cams and lifters arrived. Ready to bang 9K

OH MY!!!! one of my favorite builds so far!!!

tricky_ab
12-22-2014, 09:11 PM
This is on of my FAV 180SX my man! Thanks for the updates!

Chyea!!! Oh man, I miss those days. 9k SR sounds nuts inside the cabin.

The first time I had experienced that, I couldn't stop smiling and laughing. Just thinking about it, has me smiling.