Bought a new project

Discussion in 'Non-Z Related' started by MikeZ32, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    I'm copying ugame and SRB2NV, everyone is buying cheap projects, jumping on the band wagon :D

    '88 Silvia with Onevia conversion, looks awful, great running gear, heap of spares including injectors, coilpacks, coolant hoses, ecu.

    '97 Type X SR20DET, S15 turbo, S15 6 speed, LSD, Nistune ECU, thermo fan, pop up headlights that work... never owned a 6 speed car before, feels weird reaching for 6th and even weirder in a car older than my Z.

    No rust, just need to fix a few minor items and get this thing on club plates, <3 vic

    Car is a bit F&F1 themed. Body kit, blue LEDs in the interior and sound deadened boot with wiring ready for a big audio install. Have ripped all the crap out but the dynamat is going to be a pain to remove :bash:


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    Free money, free hat and a USB stick full of pr0n

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    All the crap which the owner felt like giving away with the car
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  2. Madcow

    Madcow Active Member

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    How much for the USB ? :W:
     
  3. mrkarter77

    mrkarter77 No Really, They do!!!

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    iLol'd...

    Sadly my "project" is my z32 :(
     
  4. ugame

    ugame user #1

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    Oh how I miss my 180sx :D

    I'd buy a cheap running one in a heartbeat (180 or silvia) for a track day bunky.

    I need a bigger garage.
     
  5. Anti

    Anti 14.7 x 14.7 = 44.1

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    Why not keep the sound deadening?
     
  6. badxtc

    badxtc kirby's bitch

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    Great work man

    I want a 180. I love them. Maybe one day ill get one for drifting.
     
  7. mtopxsecret6

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    Why get rid of the dynamat?
     
  8. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    Leaning towards this. Wanted to shave weight out but too much work to take it all out.
     
  9. ugame

    ugame user #1

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    meh remove back seats and passenger seat.

    BOOM.
     
  10. Instamatic

    Instamatic Active Member

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    Does Dynamat get brittle when chilled like regular tar mats, or does it remain a gummy, sticky mess?
     
  11. Mitch

    Mitch Has one gear: GO

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    not sure about dynamat specifically, but there are not many bituminous sound deadening materials that remain soft at -80 celsius (think dry ice).
    Turns into a hard brittle material like toffee.
     
  12. Instamatic

    Instamatic Active Member

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    The stuff on the rear wheel wells of a Z32 doesn't go brittle. I had to use a heat gun to make it soft enough to peel off. I don't know why they used a different type of tar mat for those areas
     
  13. Peter Black

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    Yeah, any of the bits of sound deadening on curved surfaces on the Zed are different to the flat bits under the seat and much harder to get rid of, I used a heat gun and scraper but still had lots of mess left I ended up getting rid of with a wire brush on a drill, took ages.
     
  14. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    Well it's been a slow process. Lack of motivation and time, fixed small mechanical problems early on but had a lot of electric problems which I'm terrible at, finally got the thing on club plates 2 weeks ago.

    These things have gone up slightly in value since when I picked it up so I'll leave it alone, gradually clean it up and sell it in a few years. It's the occasional rainy day commuter car.

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    On to the second newly acquired piggy... this one is much uglier and in worse cosmetic condition than the S13. Thankfully it's a great runner and required no mechanical work and RWC was provided by the seller.

    1JZ-GTE non VVTI, R154 with LSD. All of it was out of a 1JZ Soarer swapped into a local MA70.

    Not sure what to do with it yet, came with some goodies still in boxes such as SARD pink injectors, aftermarket alloy fuel rail, big ass throttle body and Walbro 255 fuel pump. Very tempted to do a single turbo conversion but may just sell off the good bits instead as I'm now on thin ice with the missus.

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    Wheels are for sale btw, PM me if anyone likes the old school Stern wheels.
     
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  15. Anti

    Anti 14.7 x 14.7 = 44.1

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    R154 and LSD are big a big plus, shame about the VVTI.
     
  16. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    Had a bit of time to work on the 2 piggies. Starting with the Supra, the similarities to the Z are uncanny... in the same way a neglected Z will hit you in face and run off with your wallet.

    Diff started to open wheel, single pegger is not fun so took the thing out and got it inspected by a diff specialist. Lucky caught this in time, clutches were all fine, the carrier housing cracked!!! Could have exploded and destroyed the entire rear end.

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    So I didn't want to buy a new diff and after some research, someone on Toymods mentioned might be able to use a HILUX LSD carrier. Manage to find one since they are much more common and it does indeed hold the supra diff centre.

    Great I thought... BUT turns out the output shafts were different and I had to pay for machining to reuse the supra output shafts. Bugger. :(

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    We shimmed it put stronger springs in there as well to make it tighter and now locking beautifully.


    And since there's more grip to the rear wheels the thing blew the clutch straight away... :mad: so now I can't drive it again and ended up getting this in the mail yesterday:

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    First time Toyota owner and many models share parts which makes it a bit easier. Bought a JZX90 / JZX100 Chaser clutch and it was exactly the same.

    More to come...
     
  17. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    and on to the S13... mechanically running really well. So I decided to shoe string budget this thing ;) and fixed some minor cosmetic stuff which were bothering me.


    Rattle canned the two tone pig nose bumper:

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    Only needed this bar to pass roadworthy but decided to keep the pig nose. Sold the ADVAN tri spokes for a handy $500 and bought CA stockies with brand new tyres for $150. Will get me by until I find some nicer looking wheels but need coilovers first.


    Then fixed up the horrible white interior trim pieces:

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  18. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    Lastly added a few more personal touches to it.


    ebay China knockoff boss kit and quick release.

    Hmmm how sneaky, covering up the centre letter. The box is exactly the same as the HKB Japan box, except it says HUB. :rofl:

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    Nothing fits properly... the indicator cancellers were too big for the holes on the boss. I had to drill out the boss holes to make them fit, just barely. Lots of hammering needed as well.

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    Quick release horn button also wasn't working. Had to shove some copper wire in to make electrical contact when the wheel goes on.

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    In the end it all works. Pinched the Sparco wheel from the Supra, added the same quick release and now can alternate the steering wheel between the two cars. Supra was a bit ebay spec as well and I get the feeling the Sparco is a fake.

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    Coming up next update, ebay coilover review and photos of the Supra with stock Z wheels.
     
  19. stumagoo

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    I see the wheel and my mind shouts...... How much for the sparco..... not for sale I even paid retail for this :D
     
  20. MikeZ32

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    Been giving the S13 a bit more loving. Bought a Nismo 2 way LSD with 4.3 final drive off a local FB member. Took a punt on it, turned out to be legit and wow it's so damn good. Except in a parking lot when it's a locker and I'm bouncing everywhere. It can be swapped into the Z if need be which is a bonus.

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    Had to change the driveshaft as well since the diff in the car was an ABS unit with ABS driveshaft which are too short. By chance a guy buying my Type X indicators had one at his house which made this swap happen much sooner.


    Finally got a big full bucket for it as I'm pretty much falling out of the stock seat.

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    Bit more general maintenance. These cars are so easy to work on compared to a Z. Everything is accessible with little effort.

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    A few last details including a GKtech master cylinder stopper and another ebay special engine damper which actually does make a difference.

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    Manaray MS6 wheels wearing some Bridgestone rubber.

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    Also did the ebay special coilovers and front tension rods but dropped my phone and lost ALL photos for the suspension work.

    Dialled in plenty of caster and while the coilovers were quite bad in terms of comfort, they at least handle better than the lowering springs and stock shocks that came with it.

    Overall it's transformed the car. Tight handling, gets sideways on request and reliable enough to drive to work.
     

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