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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:53 pm 
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Well I got some brake parts in the mail today. Something to help out with going faster ... stopping faster! Ha ha

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Two piece rotors (Defsport/Skullworks AL hats), Defsport/Skullworks brackets, Wilwood superlite calipers, wilwood brake lines, and all the hardware. Pads are still in the mail. I also weighed everything:

Both Front Calipers/Brackets/Hardware - 11.2 Lb
Plain Caliper (each) - 5.0 lb
1 Bracket with bolts - .6 Lb
Rotor/Hat/Hardware - 12.0 Lb
Plain Rotor - 10.4 lb
Hat w/ Hardware - 1.6 lb

Total unsprung weight on one side minus pads - 17.6 lbs. I'll weigh the 300ZX caliper setup I have once I remove them to compare, just wanted to get them online for later reference, lol.

Here's the driver side "matched up":

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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:17 pm 
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Made a bracket at work for my AEM FPR. Here's the regulator, bracket, and hardware:
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Where I'm putting it:
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Bracket installed:
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FPR installed:
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Nothing crazy, just some 6061-T6511 that was laying around the shop, lol. I know it's a little overkill for what it's used for, but whatever. It was free!


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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Did some more work. Radiator is fully mounted along with the fans. All the IC pipes and FMIC are all secured along with the BOV being fully installed. All vacuum lines (except WG) are installed. All fuel lines are installed. Mechanically, all I need to do is:

- Install WG and downpipe
- Install spark plugs
- Fab up a throttle cable bracket
- Fill up the radiator w/ coolant
- Mount the PS reservoir

and electrically:

- Redo fan harness
- install 3 autometer gauges
- install replacement gauge cluster
- install tranny harness

After that, it's ready to go off to the shop to get the engine harness finished up and a break tune performed. Then I'll "hopefully" be able to drive it! Hoping to get everything else done next weekend or the following weekend at the latest!

Here's a couple pics of tonight:

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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:29 pm 
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Well, I made another uber sweet bracket (not really, lol) out of 6061-T6511. This one is to push the PS reservoir over 40mm so it will clear the turbo. Not the cleanest relocation job, but it'll work for now. I plan to make my own PS reservoir in the future, so this is a temporary solution.

Bracket bolted on the strut tower:
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Reservoir bolted in place:
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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:25 pm 
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Just a couple pics showing that I'm still working on it, lol.

This is a terminal block in the engine bay for the electric fan harness I've made. I'm running dual electric altima fans off of 4 factory 30amp (blue) relays. I run low speed off of an ignition source, and high speed off a switched source inside the car for when I'm running the piss out of the car. Low speed keeps it plenty cool most days when driving normally (or drag racing). When it's over 100 degrees out or I'm doing extended racing (auto-x, drifting, etc), they are on high.

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Here is a terminal string mounted underneath the dash. From left to right I have a ground stud, Constant Batt, Switchable power, Ignition power, and power when lights are on (backlight for gauges). It's handy to have this strip, for when you want to add more gauges (like I'm going to, lol). Did all this this weekend. BTW, neither are finished, but close...

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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:07 am 
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All done with my gauges. Best pic I got with my camera (cut off the fuel pressure gauge, lol). I see all the gauges perfectly sitting in the car. All the gauges are electric full sweep Autometer ES series (obviously the wideband is not a full sweep as it's a digital gauge, lol). Also installed the "new" cluster with the JDM 9k tachometer and the speedometer "adjusted" to read in mph instead of km/h. I know it wont be super accurate, but it'll be nice to see just how fast I am going at the track :D

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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:18 pm 
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The trailer is reserved, the truck is spoken for, and the car will be ready to be brought to Portland for it's break in tune this Saturday! So stoked (and nervous, lol)!!! Big thanks to my buddy's Dad for spending his time helping me tow the car up north!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:56 pm 
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The car is on the trailer! Waiting for tomorrow!!! Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics, lol.

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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:31 pm 
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She is dropped off! Hoping all works out smoothly...

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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:31 pm 
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Update as of last Friday: I got the car back from the shop and drove it home. It is set currently at about 10.5 psi, 8 degrees of timing pulled, running pretty rich, and a rev limit of 5500rpm. With this configuration, the car only made 224hp/224tq at 5300 rpm on a mustang dyno.

I checked the compression today (just over 122 miles on the engine). Came out to 180, 180, 175, & 185 from cylinder 1 to 4. Not too bad. It's higher than factory (157psi) due to the 9:1 pistons over the factory 8.5:1. Next I'll be double checking the solid lifter lash.


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