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Blackzenki82
06-12-2012, 10:52 AM
I feel the need to get a few things out of the way first...

First, if you're a LSx dood, and think they're gods gift, then you can go over to the LSx section and stroke each other off over there...

Second, This is NOT going to be some "bawlah" build that's going to be fininished in one week, this is going to be an everyman's build, like all my other cars... only difference between this one, and my other builds some of you know about, is that this one has been attempted, but never completed.


Now that's out of the way, shall we dance?

So, I got this S14 Origin'd out shell from a local guy for about $1500 invested...

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/560784_433586566661189_648822785_n.jpg

and the daily...

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/522181_433536076666238_1504778371_n.jpg

int shot, dash is out, getting prepped to be wrapped in lime green crocodile vinyl...

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/484147_448146425205203_1724306237_n.jpg

The bay, fully wire wheeled to the bare metal, seam sealer trimmed away, and clear coated to maintain raw metal look...

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/527200_448146831871829_537723960_n.jpg

Got the Chassis harness brought down to bare essentials...

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/547270_448143675205478_1059797814_n.jpg

To get it ready to drop this in...

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/484259_450241751662337_598907041_n.jpg

That's a 1998 Lincon MKVIII all aluminum quad cam 32 valve 4.6L ford engine, basically an all aluminum Ford Cobra motor. Trans behind is is a 01+ Mustang GT/Tremec TR3650 5spd transmission.

switch panel to control basically all aspects of the actual operation of the car... 'Mericuh...

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/535671_437416662944846_209947310_n.jpg

Yesterday I picked up some Driftworks front lower control arms, which should go pretty well with my modded knuckles, PBM inners w/rack spacers, and SPL outers.


Off to go pick up some more parts, I'll be updating this as I go along...

Enjoy.

240sxluver4life
07-23-2012, 06:59 PM
subscribing now. your other builds have been fun to follow.

best of luck

TheRealSy90
07-23-2012, 07:39 PM
Dope! In for updates.

Imarvin240
07-23-2012, 08:04 PM
its different then the regular ls swap, I will be following this build now :)

pacotaco345
07-23-2012, 08:08 PM
This will be awesome, subscribed

STL240SXDRIFT
07-23-2012, 08:18 PM
lime green crocodile vinyl...have a pic?

subscribed

ILoveMyRHS13
07-23-2012, 08:23 PM
This shit is going to be rad.

Still a shame watching your white S14 die. :(

drscooper
07-23-2012, 09:01 PM
dam this is going to be crazyy!! lol subed!

Lees_Garage
07-23-2012, 09:43 PM
Subscribed, I was a huge fan of your last S14. Cannot wait to see this one go together.

JasianBlazin
07-23-2012, 10:04 PM
I think hes selling all his 240 stuff.

canasion35
07-23-2012, 10:38 PM
Subscribed! it was sad to see what happened to your past 240

Blackzenki82
07-23-2012, 11:50 PM
I think hes selling all his 240 stuff.

Keeping the motor/trans. LOL.

Man is correct, build is "on hold" for now, but not canceled.

jdm2191
07-24-2012, 01:19 AM
Will be keeping an eye open on this build

808drft
07-24-2012, 01:31 AM
nice hope to see how this build goes when u get started on it again. I just got done doing a 5.0 swap in my s13. Too me ford v8's sound better than chevy's ls motors.

Blackzenki82
07-24-2012, 10:13 AM
Too me ford v8's sound better than chevy's ls motors.

hero level achieved.

Lees_Garage
07-24-2012, 10:43 AM
Too me ford v8's sound better than chevy's ls motors.

hero level achieved.

I am a huge fan of the way Fords sound. Just sold this, loved the power and sound, didn't care for the handling.

OP, if I am thread jacking, let me know and I will take the video down

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Blackzenki82
07-24-2012, 10:59 AM
^You're all good man! As this has more or less turned into a temporary "discussion thread" vs a "build thread." for the time being.

Fords have ALWAYS sounded better, granted, they don't make the the power of a LSx as easy, but that's W/E to me. you can always hear a mustang, a mile away, something you can't do with a chevy.

Although all my nissan stuff is on liquidation, I'm hanging on to a few key things. The motor, and the trans. There's a potetntial I may keep the shell, or my buddy has a butt naked S13 coupe shell, either of which, i can still use to tinker on, get mounts made, and keep at least a slow forward progress so when I do jump back in, my power plant will be ready.

The motor I have will be kept, torn down, and most likely built with OEM 03-04 cobra internals, the "Terminators" were hand built engines, with Manly rods and pistons, and a forged crank. all of which can be picked up SUPER cheap.

Hell, you can get a OEM 03-04 twin plate clutch for around $350... WTF cheap.


I watch a show called "Fast 'N Loud", they recently did a 67 ford F100 with a early MKVIII engine (the 280hp/285tq engine). After simple things like fat plug wires, hot ignition control, headers, full exhaust, and a flash tune, it made like 335hp, and 345tq...

Not too bad for a "stock" $200 junk yard engine.

blockedwizard
07-24-2012, 06:43 PM
you can always hear a mustang, a mile away

^Very true, theres this cop that lives down the road from me and can hearhis car coming from so far away, even when he tries to be as quiet as possbile hes shaking peoples houses, sounds sick.

broke 20
07-25-2012, 08:29 PM
I am interested to see how this turns out. You have the same mindset I had going into my 302 s13 project, something that the majority can afford. Have you planned out your sterring rack/motor mounts/ oil pan?

KiLLeR2001
07-26-2012, 02:12 AM
Ford > GM. I love Terminator Cobras.

Nismo11
07-29-2012, 10:17 PM
Looks like a good build!

jdm2191
07-29-2012, 10:20 PM
any more updates?

h2v7
07-29-2012, 11:19 PM
i MUST see this lime green crocodile dash

soreballz
07-30-2012, 02:18 AM
I am a huge fan of the way Fords sound. Just sold this, loved the power and sound, didn't care for the handling.

There's so much you can do to make those things handle. One of my buddies has a '98 Cobra 'vert that handles as well as any s-chassis I've ever driven. Still has the solid axle, too.
Those DOHC engines, when equipped with long tubes, make one of the most beautiful sounds on the planet. I contemplated the same swap myself, but I just love the simplicity of the 5.0/T5 combo. I'm gathering parts for my swap already. I hope to have it done by next spring.

Lees_Garage
07-30-2012, 10:43 AM
There's so much you can do to make those things handle.

This is true, but to me, it just isn't a driver's car like the s chassis.

drftkng951
07-30-2012, 10:58 AM
It's been a dream of mine to through a 4v motor in my 240. I own a 2000 mustang right now. Going with any power adders ? I know you can swap over the termi blower on that motor and get some nice gain, but it will sit high.

Tank240sxT
11-14-2012, 07:35 AM
What is going on with this build now. I want to see how this turns out. Looking at many options now that I have toasted my ka.

Tabres
11-14-2012, 02:00 PM
Very neat build! Definitely interested to see it come about!

I know you can swap over the termi blower on that motor and get some nice gain, but it will sit high.

Actually, you can't. 98 Mark VIII motors used what is referred to as twin-port cylinder heads, or "B" heads. The ports are totally different than the 99/01/03/04 Cobra tumble-port cylinder heads, or "C" heads. As such, the lower intake manifold for the blower doesn't mate up at all, and there is currently no adapter available. Additionally you have to change the front cover as well there being quite a list of other items and modifications needed even if you were starting off with the correct cylinder heads. In terms of ease of installation and cost, you're way better off just buying a used centri supercharger kit on these motors.

KA-Life86
11-14-2012, 03:20 PM
Thats crazy^ you're on here Tabres, I remembered your name and white cobra as soon as I saw your post. I used to be on SVTP all the time, I had a BAB IRS swapped 98 Cobra. I moved on to 240s because they're way more fun. But as far as SN Cobras go, you had one of my favorites

Tabres
11-14-2012, 03:38 PM
Thats crazy^ you're on here Tabres, I remembered your name and white cobra as soon as I saw your post. I used to be on SVTP all the time, I had a BAB IRS swapped 98 Cobra. I moved on to 240s because they're way more fun. But as far as SN Cobras go, you had one of my favorites

Thanks! I think I remember your car. It had DD Bullits on it?

I lurk around here quite a bit in the builds threads. The Nissan community seems more willing to go out on a limb and try new, fun things. Way more how-to's, in-depth pictures, etc.. Just more interesting, honestly. Mustang boards get so boring. Endless pages of dumb, repetitive questions and people that freak out if you have anything besides a traditional 5-spoke design wheel.

Sorry for the tiny thread-jack, OP! :)