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 Post subject: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:48 am 
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In the spring of 2007, I ended up buying a white 1992 240SX coupe for $500 to initially fix and flip to make some money, but I ended up liking it better than my red car, so I took my entire spring break and swapped everything over from the red car to the white car. It took me about 50 man hours to do everything. Interior, suspension, diff, transmission and engine, wiring, brakes, and all the other things were swapped over. It was a big undertaking!

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Blown engine pulled out and ready for the SR.

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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:06 pm 
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These were taken April 28th, soon after I swapped everything over from the red car.

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These pictures were taken May 12th of 2007 at the Redding, CA Drag Strip.

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The car stayed as it was after I did all the parts swapping for some time. I started saving and buying parts for the next step of my build. More power!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:21 pm 
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Ordered some new goodies for the next part of the project.

Kaaz 1.5 way LSD, ACT HD pressure plate, ACT 6 puck racing clutch, ACT Streetlite flywheel, and a new radiator (wish I would have just ordered another Koyo), because my koyo was damaged.
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Splitfire Coil Packs
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Tomei 740cc injectors, Tomei/Nismo adjustable FPR, oil filter relocation kit, Earls top mount turbo lines, Tial Q BOV, cheap catch can, Nismo engine and tranny mounts, and some other hardware.
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And where the money was spent! Full-Race twin scroll GT3071R, Full-Race twin scroll turbo manifold, Tial 44mm waste gate, and a Full-Race 3" down pipe.
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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:28 pm 
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Time to pull out the motor!

11-16-07
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11-20-07
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Then I had to wait for awhile for the above parts to come in (I actually pulled the motor first).

06-17-08

Dirty motor
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Cleaned up a little, and with new turbo stuff mounted.
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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:36 pm 
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07-09-08: Engine is all put back together!
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New driveshaft (1 piece AL), and ACT setup.
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Bolted up and ready to go.
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07-10-08: Engine bay ready for motor.
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07-12-08: Engine is in (again)!
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08-01-08: Ready to rock!
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With the splitfire coil packs installed. Can't run the cover anymore :cry:
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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:57 pm 
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09-10-08: Took some current pictures of what the car looked like.
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03-26-09: I got some new wheels finally!
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Then I installed some 275/40/17 tires on the rear.
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05-07-09 I finally was able to make it to a dyno!
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It was a mustang dyno and the elevation was at 4200 ft. I put down 342.5 whp and 334.6 lb-ft of torque! The stock cams really hurt my power up top!
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With this power, I was able to run an 11.95 @ 114mph with a 1.61 60' launch. That is my best time so far at the drag strip.


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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:05 pm 
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05-30-09: I did a "photoshoot" down on treasure island in the bay area. My friend Bryan To shot all of these pictures. This is also how the car sat before I pulled the motor (again) for the current build.

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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:11 pm 
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The next part of my build continues.

09-21-09: The car is parked and the next engine swap is started.
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New accessory pulleys
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ATI Super Damper
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Tomei 260 duration 12mm lift cams
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09-22-09: Engine is pulled (again)
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10-01-09: Bought some megan coilovers. I now wish I would have spent the extra money on a good set of coilovers like KW (what I plan on getting now).
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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:18 pm 
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Now a little story: So I ended up buying another block to do my "build" on originally. I had it machined, and the rotating assembly installed (just the block), and then I installed the cylinder head and all the other parts I had ordered up to this point. The engine had scat rods, Mahle pistons, a brand new SR20DE crank, ACL bearings, Apexi HG, all the head hardware etc. I ran out of money towards the end of the build and stupid me cheaped out on the tune. I paid for my stock ECU to be modified and re-flashed for a tune capable of my modifications and boost parameters. The initial engine break in went decent, and my AFRs looked to be good (a little on the rich side except for when at 20psi and higher rpm). Well about 600 miles into breaking in the motor, the tune showed its ugly self and detonated badly and blew out the ring lands on number one mainly, but a little on two and three pistons. Number 4 was the only one still in great shape. I also had a lot of problems with the block sealing correctly with the coolant fittings that were pressed in the block. So I decided to scrap that motor, and am now currently building the original motor that I bought back in 2005. From now on, all updates will be of this motor.


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 Post subject: Re: 2007-Current: My 1992 240SX Coupe Project
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:24 pm 
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01-11-11: Brand new Greddy intake manifold!
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01-21-11: New CP 9:1 86.5mm pistons.
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02-10-11: Separating the SR20 that I bought back in 2005 for the first time! This motor had 140k miles on it from me alone, so with an estimated 200k on the clock after whatever miles were put on it in Japan, this thing still ran perfect! It had factory compression before being pulled, and the bearings look amazing after I pulled the crank. I've always used Royal Purple motor oil.

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03-02-11: Mazworx Tq Plate!
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WPC treated parts
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WPC treated CP pistons
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As of 03-30-11 (today): The motor is in the machine shop getting prepped for assembly. More updates soon!!!


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