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Title: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:54:17 PM / 01-Jun-11
Well here is my v6 I just picked up.
1987 SE v6, It does have all the body kit and stuff, the previous owner felt like taking it off and did horrible things to it =(

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/871.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/872.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/873.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/874.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/875.jpg)
---- New Pics
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/DSCF5393.JPG)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/DSCF5394.JPG)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/DSCF5395.JPG)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/DSCF5396.JPG)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/DSCF5397.JPG)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/DSCF5398.JPG)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/DSCF5399.JPG)

THe History of the original owner.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2962290/1987-nissan-200sx

My Website that I upload this same information to.
http://www.g-funk.net/blog/?page_id=627

My image dump of all my 200sx fun.
http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/

What I will be doing is
- Restore
- 5speed swap
- CM Springs / shocks setup
- Turbo setup.
- s13 5lug front swap, Coils etc..
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SE v6
Post by: silverton on 01:15:47 AM / 02-Jun-11
Looks decent!  the headlight switch to the right of the steering column is where the "SECU-RITY" light goes.  and your steering wheel is not the factory piece.
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SE v6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:25:29 AM / 02-Jun-11
alot of this isn't the factory piece I've noticed. The switch to the right is an engine kill switch... no idea why there is a kill switch, this car is a bit confusing at the moment.
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SE v6
Post by: EightySix200SX on 01:31:48 AM / 02-Jun-11
Looks decent!  the headlight switch to the right of the steering column is where the "SECU-RITY" light goes.  and your steering wheel is not the factory piece.

yea u have a ca20 wheel
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SE v6
Post by: Redneck on 02:36:58 AM / 02-Jun-11
So now that you got an SE what are the plans for your ca20 hatch?
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SE v6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:43:37 AM / 02-Jun-11
big project drift missile most likely, fun car. This is technically going to be more my daily run around anyways.
Pushing this around is better then a falling apart firebird, that cost 3x the amount to repair.

Post Merge: [time]08:37:02 AM / 02-Jun-11 [/time]
Oh yeah, thanks iggy for the help ;-) I owe ya lunch

Post Merge: [time]07:21:00 PM / 02-Jun-11 [/time]
Changed, I've finally got it all straighten out will have the title soon.
I need some Z32 wheels. 
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SE v6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:44:51 PM / 10-Jun-11
Updated on the project.
checking out the engine bay some, and then ended up loosing spark when starting up the ol beast.
So now in the progress of doing a full tune up.
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SE v6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 10:39:07 PM / 10-Jun-11
check those wires with the plugs that were right by the battery pos terminal. theyre fusible links and if u broke one of them u couldve killed the eccs. go backwards thru what u did since the last time it fired up and you will mostly likely find the problem. its usually something stupid and annoying

but then again theres always the chance of it being something unrelated and coincidental
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SE v6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:08:57 PM / 10-Jun-11
I'll do that tomorrow, I redone the negative terminal, the positive I didn't really mess with because it looks too insane to touch.
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SE v6
Post by: Redneck on 01:50:07 AM / 11-Jun-11
big project drift missile most likely, fun car. This is technically going to be more my daily run around anyways.
Pushing this around is better then a falling apart firebird, that cost 3x the amount to repair.

I need some Z32 wheels.
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SE v6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:44:49 AM / 11-Jun-11
Yep need z32 wheels to replace these 3 altima 16's steelies, and this 1 dodge rim.

Too hot to keep working on it today,as it hit 98 today. Just by changing out the dizzy cap my skin started to burn again. I lived in this town for too long and this heat still bothers me :-/ but this weather is just starting, before you know it's, it will be 120 where the rubber melts to the cement. Hopefully by then I can get things in better shape.
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SE v6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:53:26 AM / 17-Jun-11
I've actually been thinking about making this my company car. Thinking of the ideal of getting a vehicle wrap and use it as my IT Professional car.
All these computer companies use different "new" style vehicles, trucks, vans.... so a hatchback computer car ;-) or maybe these gas fumes are getting to me
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SE v6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 06:47:41 PM / 17-Jun-11
actually not a bad idea. the s12 is very sci fi. car has to be in great shape tho. imo the perfect s12 for it would be a highly optioned mk1. all those 80s tech doo dads :P

its a bold move to be a throw-back techie
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SE v6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:36:20 PM / 17-Jun-11
Yeah, or something kewl... I just got my job back with lasvegas.net so I'm not to worried anymore on this mk2 sev6 is going full throttle with restore and 5spd swap.
it's time to get my ass drifting!
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SE v6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:36:02 AM / 19-Jun-11
Updated first post with more pix.
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:13:56 PM / 08-Jul-11
NGK's wiring installed NKG Vpower plugs installed.

Pics of the custom hose from the TB to the Intake.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/DSCF5420.JPG)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/customhose.JPG)

This is what it looked like before.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_0596.JPG)


Post Merge: [time]10:34:28 PM / 08-Jul-11 [/time]
Some Engine shots.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/DSCF5422.JPG)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/DSCF5425.JPG)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/DSCF5424.JPG)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/DSCF5423.JPG)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/DSCF5421.JPG)




Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Colonel Gustard on 11:54:59 PM / 08-Jul-11
looking good man, need to get rid of that AC compressor though, its for weenies
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:00:09 AM / 09-Jul-11
in vegas AC > all !
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Colonel Gustard on 12:16:51 AM / 09-Jul-11
wait it works?!?!?!
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:19:51 AM / 09-Jul-11
Yes sir, Ice cold too =)
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Colonel Gustard on 12:33:09 AM / 09-Jul-11
oh nevermind, dont take that thing off, r12 AC FTMFW, coldest stuff out there
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:29:17 PM / 20-Jul-11
TPS sensor changed, broke a bolt tho!!!! dang it...
But had some weird issues with the power. Used my handy bat / alt voltage testor.
Battery on and not idling it's low 12v
when idling at 600 - 700 now
alt voltage is reading 0
battery is now at 12 - 5v of power almost dead.

Now I gotta pull the alternator get it tested, recharge the battery.
and most likely replace alt, and it should be golden finally :-)
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Colonel Gustard on 11:13:44 PM / 20-Jul-11
hopefully that solves it for ya
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:06:02 AM / 21-Jul-11
hope so, atleast it idles now :-)
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Prolowtone on 12:47:23 AM / 21-Jul-11
Maybe i am thinking of someone else but you said the alternator was new right? Most likely another bad resistor in/on the alternator. bought a new alternator for my friends car and it died on the way home the next day... bought a new resistor, took the old one out, soldered it in and we have not had trouble since
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:32:44 AM / 21-Jul-11
no it's defiantly not new.

Post Merge: 11:47:24 PM / 21-Jul-11
Update on this, alternator is good. It passed 2 rounds on the testing machine @ Orilley's
So tomorrow, going to hook up the alt, and all the crap back together and start going 1 by 1 with all the fuses, then vaccum hoses, then wiring.
Something weird is going on and tracking this down is being a real pita.
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:48:47 PM / 02-Aug-11
AC just got deleted mainly because it froze up.
trying to adjust the idle, the idle is at 2k now at start and too much butter fly play. Adjusted the cable as much as I can but still not long enough for the idle to be right.
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:58:01 PM / 05-Aug-11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98EaCEJ4vu4 Video :-)  start up taking from my HTC EVo 4g kinda muffled tho.

Post Merge: 04:33:02 PM / 06-Aug-11
Drove it around the block today, I'd insure it today and drive it to work but due to the crappy tires on it, I need to get a new set of tires before doing so.
So Monday will be the full conversion day, Going to get smogged, new tires, then register it.  sell the bird asap.
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:33:52 PM / 16-Aug-11
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0023.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0024.jpg)
new tires
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:52:48 PM / 19-Aug-11
Strong electrical burning smell coming around the ALT. Will be checking out the ALT later on today, make sure the ground cables are connected, and will be disconnecting the power to the A/C COndensor to make sure it's not that burning up inside.
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Colonel Gustard on 03:20:56 PM / 19-Aug-11
burning smell? thats never good. check your battery positive wire and make sure it isnt rubbing on the power steering pulley,
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:27:13 PM / 19-Aug-11
burning smell? thats never good. check your battery positive wire and make sure it isnt rubbing on the power steering pulley,
Yeah, I need to zip tie that down also.
didn't look like it moved much from it's location, but it might of bounced around.
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Colonel Gustard on 03:29:25 PM / 19-Aug-11
yeah when mine had power steering  belt on it ate through half of the clump of wires and melted them together, it caused my battery to die overnight everyday
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:43:17 AM / 22-Aug-11
Yep fixed that, also fixed my tail lights and dash lighting issue too.

Just by doing this

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0030.jpg)

I will also mention the pink wire actually was laced with 3 other pink wires coming out of it before I crimped this.
I have no idea what this guy was running but if it's anything with his previous wiring job... what a morooooon.

Next is when I get back from Oregon is to order a new ignition cyl lock, I have to apply pressure to the key for it to run correctly.
picking up my MK1 just after Formula D / Pro-Am RND4
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:20:53 PM / 05-Oct-11
Maor updates...

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0098.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0097.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0096.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDaco0goyUY
Title: Re: G's 200sx 87 SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:29:49 PM / 29-Oct-11
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0128.jpg)
Sneak peak picture above ^^)b

Now for the install.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0129.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0130.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0131.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0132.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0133.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0134.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0135.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0136.jpg)
Driver Seat had 1 small rip in the side, but hey. Alot better then the other ones.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0138.jpg)
This is what is broken. You can see where the metal broke.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMAG0139.jpg)
the old seats out
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:09:52 AM / 02-Dec-11
Ok got my CM Springs in, ordered 280zx Tokico HD shocks up front and z31 Tokico HD for the rear.
Not going to be the best, but it's better then what it currently has.

This weekend, I'm also going to pull out the SE body kit and see if I can readjust the front and rear bumper and re-attach the SE sides and lip.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: SlickS12 on 12:32:25 PM / 02-Dec-11
Cool man! Im digging the supercustom side marker lights too ;)

That intake piping must have been a pain to fit around the a/c compressor.  Im with gusty here, ac adds alot of extra weight not to mention it gets in the way of having a short intake.  A/C is for weenies! =P
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:44:34 PM / 02-Dec-11
side marker lights?

Oh yeah, another thing on my todo list... might as well do that tomorrow too.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:01:40 AM / 15-Dec-11
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/shocks-springs.jpg)
 :yay!: :yay!: :yay!:  ready for the suspension upgrade!
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:34:51 PM / 18-Dec-11
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/bad-shocks.jpg)
Defiantly bad shocks ^^

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/rear-springs%20.jpg)
I've never seen these separators on the rear springs before.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/lowered-car.jpg)
All done.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:01:19 PM / 29-Jan-12
Friday night, had to tow the Fairlady Silvia home =(
Since all I've had was a single click and no power issue.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20120127_193457.jpg)

First thing I started was
The positive battery post.
This was the old
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_0559.JPG)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_0560.JPG)

Now to the new
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20120128_163538.jpg)

Next to troubleshoot was
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20120129_103850.jpg)
But the power strill travels through it, so I've cleaned up the corrosion.

Last I did was
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20120129_125626.jpg)
^^ this bit the dust.

Last but now least.
A negative 16 gauge rouge wire was causing problems to the negative post on the battery.


Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: I_heart_VVL on 10:02:34 PM / 29-Jan-12
jeezus.
that coolant tank looks like it has caught the aids....
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:04:11 PM / 29-Jan-12
lol, I need to replace them.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: avier on 10:14:27 PM / 29-Jan-12
That looks 100 times better than the s13 ones I have had in the past.... Leave it to nissan to make biodegradable coolant reservoirs.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:00:22 PM / 30-Jan-12
^^ lol,

Next on the agenda.
Pull A/C Condenser finally, pull alt and get it tested again to make sure I didn't fry something with the bad connection with the old positive cables.
Replace power steering pump and hoses, check for a drip leak of coolant coming from either the housing of the thermostat or possible water pump is going bad.

Ordering Clutch, Flywheel, and shifter after my paycheck and tax return gets direct deposited this Friday, getting ready for the 5 speed swap.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: JuneBug on 09:14:59 PM / 02-Feb-12
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/rear-springs%20.jpg)
I've never seen these separators on the rear springs before.

LOL those "separators" are actually a ghetto way to lower a car.  Normally you put them in to clamp the coils together, but the previous owner appears to have used them to lift the car.  I bet it road like shit.  Glad to see you put a real suspension in there.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:41:28 PM / 02-Feb-12
Yeah it did drove like shit... I know my CA20E Kame drove better, this is why I pushed for the Tokico's and CM's right now. Next upgrade is the Weld on and KYB's
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:16:54 PM / 11-Feb-12
Picking up today an SR20DET Transmission, supposed to be solid.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_0509.jpg)
This is what the trans look like. I'm trying to see what he wants for the drive shaft.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: 1NZS12 on 02:16:20 PM / 11-Feb-12
is it a 6speed?..and insted of pulling your alternator and getting it tested you should just check it is charging the battery at
14-14.2 volts
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:21:00 PM / 11-Feb-12
Oh forgot and no it's a 5spd W71C trans with the SR20 bell housing...
The ALt is just fine and the battery is just fine as well. All is good.

So I just found a little bit about who owned my car just a tad before me.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2962290/1987-nissan-200sx

I've also updated the first post.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:36:49 AM / 14-Feb-12
R200 Acquired - Welded ready to rock mode.
C Trans with drive shaft acquired.

Next to order 250mm flywheel and clutch, 240sx shifter + nob.
Then it's time to install.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: vegasS12 on 12:07:20 PM / 14-Feb-12
get a short shifter since the sr trans sits farther back. To put it in reverse thats  if you keep the center console.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:00:18 PM / 14-Feb-12
Yeah, I'm looking for a good Short throw shifter.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Jeremy A on 01:51:54 PM / 14-Feb-12
Oh,  a short shifter solves the tunnel cutting and console cutting issue??! 
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:01:26 PM / 14-Feb-12
prolly still need to cut but it has the bend to clear the center console. I'm assuming anyways.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: vegasS12 on 02:36:55 PM / 14-Feb-12
You still need to cut the tunnel.
The short shifter gives you more room to put it into reverse with out hitting the center console.
you dont need to cut the center console all you have to do is adjust it a bit to sit were you want. You might have a little gap thou were it connects to the radio trim.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:38:59 PM / 14-Feb-12
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20120214_171858.jpg)
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: JuneBug on 04:34:38 PM / 17-Feb-12
Hey Wondering.  I was just curious why you chose to search for an s13 trans instead of just pulling a 71c from the junkyard.   xenonz31.com has a good write up for the auto to manual conversion.  The wiring for the 85-86 z31's should be the same as yours
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:38:10 PM / 17-Feb-12
Because
1) I couldn't find them in the past month when I go. Seems like I keep getting auto's at both pick a parts everytime I go.
2) 71c from an s13's are easly to be replaced it seems, since they are around the most.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: JuneBug on 05:10:50 PM / 17-Feb-12
Ok that's cool.  I don't go to the pic-a-part in northtown much because they are dicks and seem to only have common cars.  The one in Henderson has nicer employees and the cool cars usually end up there.  Last summer there were 3 red se's at the northtown yard though.  I was nearly in tears because of it.  I grabbed the sideskirts of one of them. The lips were already gone.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:18:21 PM / 17-Feb-12
yeah  there was 1 I wished I grabbed the whole SE 5speed when I seen it back last September.
When I returned a month later it was gone already =(

I found some awesome seats in the henderspun yard tho, I might go visit henderspun's yard this weekend.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: JuneBug on 05:31:46 PM / 17-Feb-12
I was at the Henderson yard about two weeks ago. They didn't have anything because they were pouring concrete and had to move the cars around.  They should be done know and I expect they'll have new stuff out. Plus no more laying in the dirt

Post Merge: 05:32:28 PM / 17-Feb-12
I just might head out there this weekend
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:29:50 PM / 19-Feb-12
So, on a budget I'm about to go.
Shifter:
http://www.frsport.com/Megan-Racing-Version-1-Transmission-Short-Shifter-Kit-Nissan-S13-S14_p_2209.html

Clutch Kit:
RHINOPAC/WORLD CAR Part # 06042SE ( going for this one due to the price )  
Rockauto for 138.99

and Flywheel:
RHINOPAC/WORLD CAR Part # 167026
Rockauto for 60.79
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Jeremy A on 03:02:14 PM / 19-Feb-12
Can you almost taste the manual trans S12 experience?  almost        taste         it.......
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:04:45 PM / 19-Feb-12
I had a taste till the timing belt broke on the CA20 =)

So close to victory!
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: sideways_s12 on 07:22:06 PM / 19-Feb-12
Nice work you got going there looks like your making progress....
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:09:22 PM / 19-Feb-12
ty sir, next weekend is my party to do the swap if all goes well and how the weather goes.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:25:31 PM / 19-Feb-12
I'd gladly show up but I have to work on the weekends :(
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:55:28 PM / 23-Feb-12
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20120223_215045.jpg)

Shifter + Flywheel
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:11:03 AM / 24-Feb-12
becareful with the bushing on the bottom of the shifter mine broke in half from setting down on the table to hard lol
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Jeremy A on 12:52:25 AM / 24-Feb-12
becareful with the bushing on the bottom of the shifter mine broke in half from setting down on the table to hard lol

Hahaha


Cool parts!
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:54:06 AM / 24-Feb-12
mine is staying in bubble wrap till I'm ready to install it lol.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:41:38 AM / 24-Feb-12
good deal...
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:50:20 AM / 26-Feb-12
Having a very odd issue with my cooling system

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/heat-issues.jpg)

If you notice the needle, while driving it will get on that black line and back to where it's at now, and this is why driving on highway, On idle it sits right there.
When in idle I can hear the coolant / water boil in the overflow bottle.

So I'm guessing I'm having issues with either water pump, thermostat might be stuck closed, or due to the fact I'm running mostly water + water wetter with some coolant.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:14:05 AM / 26-Feb-12
Watyer with water wetter is not he problem I ran that stuff out here in 120 and never had an issue check cheapest first like t-stat then look into the water pump maybe make sure there is no air in the system? also I've run straight water before (no money for coolant unemplyed at the time) and never had an issue either not saying it's good to do but I didn't have a problem....
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:20:50 AM / 28-Feb-12
Bad side is that it's refusing to stay cold, so I've parked it till I get my water pump + gaskets thursday.

On the good side my clutch kit finally came in, now just need to get the swap going lol, uh where to start =( I feel soo clueless right now  :cry2: :no: :rip: :hahanot:
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20120227_224915.jpg)
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:04:54 PM / 03-Mar-12
I can't figure it out, I've tried everything and this is all I'm getting now.

New starter, alt is good, battery is fully charged.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_v8kqTL6-o

I dunno this is driving me nuts.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: rednucleus on 01:53:21 AM / 04-Mar-12
check positive wires coming off the battery
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:21:59 PM / 04-Mar-12
Yeah, I'm doing so here shortly.

Upgraded the hack I've done a month ago.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20120304_125530.jpg)

And guess what is missing?
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20120304_125538.jpg)
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:02:55 PM / 18-Apr-12
As an update, My S12 is now a transsexual, autotragic to stick shift has been completed.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20120418_184814.jpg)

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20120418_185908.jpg)
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: SchizophrenicMC on 09:53:42 PM / 18-Apr-12
Now you need center console trim, a shift boot, and an un-gay knob. ;)
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:55:00 PM / 18-Apr-12
I like my smith & wession gun handle shift knob!
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Jay on 10:47:47 PM / 18-Apr-12
Never understood the pistol style shifters myself. But to each their own.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:58:24 PM / 18-Apr-12
Pistol grip, defiantly different then everyone else's drift dildo looking shifters with aqua looking stuff inside.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Jeremy A on 01:03:09 AM / 19-Apr-12
Yes man,  yes!!  How does it feel!?  Back to dd status now?
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:31:14 AM / 19-Apr-12
Yes man,  yes!!  How does it feel!?  Back to dd status now?
Feels Awesome dude, and yes back to DD status now, found a few new minor issues to take care of but it's awesome. I gotta work on my throttle response and get used to this feeling, I keep putting my foot into it as I shift into first and second. Shifting is sweet and mean like how I wanted it to be, clutch is aggressive but not too aggressive.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Shark808 on 01:40:13 AM / 19-Apr-12


Congrats!  Somebody gonna be smilin for a while.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Arro on 11:57:34 AM / 19-Apr-12
'Bout time this happened lol. Awesomeness.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:58:43 PM / 26-Apr-12
Emergency brake update, lol. I was planning for the update this weekend but it was pressing tonight.
Coming home from work, loud squealing, it decided to lock my rear tire up. So

 
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-04-26%2021.27.53.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-04-26%2021.28.03.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-04-26%2021.28.29.jpg)
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Jeremy A on 03:27:28 AM / 27-Apr-12
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e133/Alexander_knight/1304603611786.jpg)
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:31:55 PM / 29-Apr-12
Nice meeting you at Midnight mayhem Jeremy A,

Further more about my rear braking system is that both calipers are toast, one is leaking bad from the cylinder area other one is sticking bad causing the pads to heat up to a bad boiling point and smelling like something is on fire.

Also, attended and wrote up about Vegas Pro-Am 2012.
http://www.g-funk.net/blog/?p=940
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Jeremy A on 02:56:09 PM / 30-Apr-12
Nice meeting you too man!  I'll leave these here for ya,  they were the best I got of your car!

(http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/jersadras/My%20S12/IMG_2784.jpg)

(http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/jersadras/My%20S12/IMG_2787.jpg)
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:52:52 AM / 24-May-12
I Don't know how many times I have to replace the end on the pos battery cable... it's getting aggravating ontop of that. It's snug, and solid. I will clean up the battery post and it would be like a new post, after a week or 2 driving, the post is black again and the pos battery end is ok, but it refuses to be used anymore until I redo the end again and clean up the post. ( I tried just cleaning the post but refuses to use the end )

I just know it's starting to drive me a little batty. But when you get into your car and you turn the key and all it does is click. Doesn't even attempt to start gets aggravating, I know I am getting closer to it though because the battery isn't getting drained anymore when it does this.

Next thing I am thinking about doing is bypassing the original power cable to the starter, since I have modified the fusible links to mount to the post with no issues now.  It is either that or the starter, and it would be weird if it's the starter because it is a new starter. I am also thinking maybe the battery power post might be defective maybe? even thought it's a good battery and charges just fine.

I am also thinking, maybe a relay is causing the battery to do funny things with the current?
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: IggyEGuana on 01:12:08 AM / 26-May-12
its an electrical ghost from the 80s
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:03:25 AM / 26-May-12
There is something strange in the neighborhood, who you going call ?
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: IggyEGuana on 12:56:12 AM / 27-May-12
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20120418_185908.jpg)

Because Spaceship

I mean
Because Racecar
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:11:18 AM / 27-May-12
This is my millenium falcon !
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:23:32 PM / 30-May-12
I am still trying to figure out wtf is with my car still, I am trying to find the short that is currently plaguing my system, this seems harder then expected especially when I replace the end and it seems to work great for a week or 2.
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: JuneBug on 04:17:08 PM / 30-May-12
Black would be the sign of something arcing. If the terminal is black it must be arcing on something close by.  Is the battery tied down?  Is the battery to tall allowing the posts to hit the hood?  Side post or top post?  Is there anything else loose that might come into contact with it, hood prop, etc?
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:49:39 PM / 30-May-12
It is not that tall at all, it's tied down. It is not going any ware.


(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/pos-bat-cable.jpg)

Update,
Changed out the end and added a brass end to the cable before attaching it I cleaned up with some battery cleaner and sprayed some protectant that is supposed to help against that crap and stuff.

Next will be a full pos battery cable replacement from the battery to the starter.

Post Merge: [time]12:26:34 PM / 31-May-12 [/time]
After consideration I think I know where the short might be.

For the longest time I have had issues with my head light switch if I hit the turn signal it would also hit the brights making my headlights pop up and down or stay up with brights on till I wiggle the switch.

Anyways, here is a few more pictures of the new end I've created this time. 

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20120530_222154.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20120530_222202.jpg)
Title: Re: Fairlady Silvia
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:37:09 AM / 08-Jun-12
I just learned how real easy it is to do the rear end swap.... so welded diff is ready, I have all the extras all prepped and ready.
Oil change will commence this weekend as well. Then time to hunt for a few spare tires / rims from the junk yard and some lug nuts that will fit.

Then it's off to spin my car around a cone or 2 next friday night.

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:04:30 AM / 11-Jun-12
This weekend I spent my weekend changing the oil, and installing the welded differential to give me a full on (poormans) posi.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-09%2011.05.29.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-09%2011.05.19.jpg)
I went with Royal purple and K&N Oil Filter.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-09%2021.07.21.jpg)
This was a pita to get out. Next time I pull this heavy chunk of crap, it will be to remove and install the z31's rear or something different.
I had to drop most of my rear brake system just to remove and install the half shafts, and since my exhaust is practically welded and more of a pita to remove.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-10%2011.36.32.jpg)
I ran into this small snag, the bolts I was unable to remove myself since I do not have the propper tools to shake the bolts loose. I took it over to who I know who can for a price.

After all of that, I now have a welded diff, after countless of hours. The original diff oil was also badly burnt up so no idea who or when it was ever changed for all I maybe know it might be the 26 year old oil.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:22:51 AM / 17-Jun-12
Picked up a set of new tires and rims.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-16%2021.33.12.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-16%2021.32.06.jpg)

06/15/2012 My first drift event with this s12
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/gallery/vd-test-n-tune-2012/2012-06-16-13-44-25.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/gallery/vd-test-n-tune-2012/2012-06-16-13-50-25.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/gallery/vd-test-n-tune-2012/2012-06-15-23-00-44.jpg)

Did a lot better then I ever expected. I can initiate with power over and the clutch kick,  but I am having a hard time keeping control, in the end I was getting better I just need to get more seat time.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:13:26 PM / 24-Jun-12
Ok first things first. I did a few different chances this weekend to my baby.

First I reworked the custom Air Intake, made it shorter so that eliminated the vacuum leak I had.

Next is, I pulled bot turn signals lights in the front just to see how to clean up the covers and look what I found?!?
10 Gauge wire plugged into the 18 gauge wire on the body harness, why such big gauge?!? "ghetto"
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-24%2010.41.42.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-24%2011.09.48.jpg)

Next is I cleaned up the signals lights covers.
Before.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-17%2015.28.26.jpg)
After, 30 minutes of sanding.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-24%2016.23.29.jpg)

After that was put back together I couldn't start the car after trying to get it to short out.  I was still successful in doing so, so I went a head and cleaned up the cable after inspecting it.
I accidentally broke the connector that powers the Oil Pressure Sensor. So I fixed it by soldering it back together and added extra wire. Cleaned off the starter and all the connectors, re work the location of the power cable.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-24%2015.40.41.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-24%2015.41.06.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-24%2015.41.12.jpg)

Zip Tied the cable away from the engine, and zip tied the fusible link connectors.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-24%2016.24.02.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-24%2016.24.12.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:30:48 AM / 30-Jun-12
Pictures coming, but new ignition lock cylinder, also I need to put more fluid in my diff before I go drifting next friday night. LOL, for the past 2 weeks I thought that noise was because of the Fuel Pump.

I'll be in the market for a walbro 255 + custom FPR or walbro 190.
 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 01:47:49 AM / 30-Jun-12
unless ur shooting for boost just stick with the 190. i had a 255 and its pointless
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:51:16 PM / 30-Jun-12
I was 1 bottle low, 32L bottle. I went with 85/140 as it's all the ORiely's had.  I put in only 1 bottle of 85/140 last time, but it was not full. This time I filled it up till it leaked out.
I got to test it still.

Also changed out my ignition lock cyl.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-06-30%2013.41.59.jpg)

It starts up a lot better now, hopefully this is my issue that has been bugging me for a while now.

I want to go turbo but I cannot afford it for all the custom and junk to make it happen, so I will have to stay with 190.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:31:28 PM / 16-Jul-12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AOQfoDKK74

Lately I noticed a new noise from the engine, Unknown exactly where. Sounds like a typical vaccum, leak. I do notice a slight difference in power lately.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:36:49 PM / 05-Aug-12
Instead of pictures I've made a video of it now, sorry that it's a bit dark.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JQUHTETxU4

One thing that is crazy that the ticking I can hear. It sounds like it's coming from the fuel rail, and I can feel the ticking on the fuel line itself.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:57:56 PM / 18-Sep-12
Been a while since I have updated my build thread.

Since doing the transition to a better job, I had no time for anything and I <3 my car for lasting this transition.

- Ordered 2 new lug studs to replace the broken stripped ones and rock auto had them for 0.50 / each. So It would be a waste to ship them for $5 so I decided to order the power steering pressure hose ( technically where I am leaking from with PS )

- Thinking about Ordering 2 rear springs ( Eibach, or something) with adjustable perches to replace the cut CM springs in the rear getting tired of the bangs with not enough weight in the back.

- Working on getting a set of Z31 headers to upgrade to and fix my driver side exhaust leak.

- Also working on picking up some front s14 5lug suspension parts.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:42:56 PM / 08-Oct-12
Saturday 10/6/2012. Was a fun day, as I finally figured out a few things and especially acquired drift.

I found out the used clutch master cyl leaks from the inside when I press on the clutch pedal the fluid comes flying out. So soon I will be ordering a new Clutch Master Cyl soon.

Weird noise from the passenger side again, suspecting the spring might be having issues, also might be the shock again.
Or might be the brake caliper itself. 

(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/gallery/vd022-practice-sesh/2012-10-06-14-58-45.jpg)

I wrote up a bit here about the fun events.
http://www.g-funk.net/blog/fleas-in-a-jar-and-the-tire-shredder/ (http://www.g-funk.net/blog/fleas-in-a-jar-and-the-tire-shredder/)
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:01:30 PM / 27-Oct-12
Finally got the power steering fixed, Thanks Gus for the part. So far so good it's holding fluid so the pump was the issue as it looked.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-10-27%2019.18.24.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-10-27%2019.18.32.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-10-27%2019.18.39.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-10-27%2019.18.46.jpg)

Been actually putting expensive upgrades on hold for now till I know what is going to happen after jan 1st, if I am going back on unemployment or will I go perm with Caesar's Entertainment. My actual main focus is getting a place to live.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 01:17:34 AM / 28-Oct-12
keep at it. anything in mind for the car before the 18th?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:37:11 AM / 28-Oct-12
keep at it. anything in mind for the car before the 18th?

Just tires right now, everything else is solid as far as I know. Might have to check into the rear caliper might have something loose or possible a defective caliper wont know till tomorrow.

Mysterious dimmer light is starting to turn on and off while driving for some odd reason so I don't know what is up with that at the moment but isn't effecting my driving any.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:14:30 PM / 01-Nov-12
Digging through Iggy's Silver hatch threads and Henry's heartbreaker threads,  I was reading up a bit on other stuff I can do, but I found some information on the eibach springs that I will now be running from iggy's thread as he was telling me about.

As well this weekend, I am going to be working on getting my power steering pressure hose replaced, 2 lug studs I stripped to all hell on the passenger side, possible replace 2 radiator hoses before they decide to burst.

Ordering the spring and perches, this weekend. Between the 9th and the 16th I gotta get 4 tires for the drift event on the 18th.

Alternator is defiantly bad, as I had it tested. I have a picture of the test results that I will post later.

Also learned how easy it was to get behind the dash.  So I might also work on getting my speedo working sooner then expected as well.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:25:21 PM / 03-Nov-12
Spent the day wrestling with thepower steering  pressure hose, it was a PITA due to the hook where it plugs into needed alot of attention Pending here and there, it was bent different to begin with for a moment I thought it wasn't the same one but it's there and all plugged in.

Picked up an Maxima Alt 90amp and it fits like a glove, just had to adjust the bracket to allow the bigger rounded alt to fit.

Also fixed the lug studd I messed up.

Ordered the Eibach springs and adjustable perches today as well.

Pictures updates
The old 70amp ?!?
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-11-03%2011.36.17.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-11-03%2011.36.28.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-11-03%2011.36.41.jpg)

This mofo is bigger then the one above, but here it is installed after the work on the stupid lines for the power steering, you can also see the lines kinda messed up though the orriginal line was clean and ran with the other line, this one i had to bend into shape =/ stupid rock auto! but never nor less it works so far.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-11-03%2023.26.34.jpg)

Another shot of Gus's Power Steering pump!
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-11-03%2023.26.46.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:49:30 AM / 06-Nov-12
IACV is giving me issues now. I am actually thinking about deleting it, it seems useless as I can adjust the idle with the throttle body after I get the cable repaired.

My throttle cable is breaking due to the KA24 TB it's been rubbing for the longest time and it never dawned to re-enforce the cable area with tape.
So in theory I am going to cover all the wires with JB Weld and wrap it with tape! if it doesn't work will just have to find a new one hopefully.   
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:52:10 AM / 07-Nov-12
Well that was a failure.
When deleting the IACv from the system gives a big problem especially trying to adjust the TB screw + TPS around. It just will not fire. So I am suspecting that the ECU is relaying on this device, for now it stays until I get my nistune.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Ju_S12_Turbo on 03:39:11 PM / 07-Nov-12
For the rear I run 750lbs springs with a ford E350 van shock (8$ lol). I've been dd'ing for about a year  this way and haven't had any problems. Z31 headers do not fit with out modifying it. Only one that Works is the 510 VG swap headers. Also F Royal Purple hahaha, Honestly its to thin and wear out to fast. I run Normally run Delo, But I have started using Delo synthetic and am pretty pleased with it. My Tps sensor isn't even hooked up anymore haha.

I've been drifting my SE the past 2 years, so if you have any questions about set ups or whatever just hit me up.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:59:42 PM / 07-Nov-12
For the rear I run 750lbs springs with a ford E350 van shock (8$ lol). I've been dd'ing for about a year  this way and haven't had any problems.

Nice, good to hear. Waiting for the springs to show up today and my perches will be here friday.

Z31 headers do not fit with out modifying it. Only one that Works is the 510 VG swap headers. Also F Royal Purple hahaha, Honestly its to thin and wear out to fast. I run Normally run Delo, But I have started using Delo synthetic and am pretty pleased with it.

Yeah, I know it's cheaper though regardless but I will most likely get the EE 510 VG headers. and Agreed with the Royal Purp, that stuff burned up in 1 month of DD and a drift event.


My Tps sensor isn't even hooked up anymore haha.
LOlz, I was just trying to eliminate the IACv / Fast Air Control module / valve so that the Throttle body controls it instead and it's more of a direct tuning instead of turning other screws just to find that magic number. I will figure out a way though.,


I've been drifting my SE the past 2 years, so if you have any questions about set ups or whatever just hit me up.

word, thanks.  Only thing I need to do is eliminate plaguing issues.
Post Merge
Springs are in, waiting for the perches now.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-11-07%2018.13.39.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-11-07%2018.14.32.jpg)

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:56:09 PM / 10-Nov-12
I have the perches already in, I was kinda lazy today to get it done but I was able to find the orriginal IACv that I had that came with the car well technically they both came with the car.

I removed the one I put on a few months ago that is causing major problems. Installed the one I removed a few months ago after fixing the screw that wouldn't move with a lot of pb blaster, LOL. Might replace again when Gustard sends out his.

We will see anyways. So far so good with the s12

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:41:01 PM / 19-Nov-12
Well I am impressed with the springs in the rear, and having power steering does give a whole new car feel.

And I had to get my car towed after the event, and today called in from work to troubleshoot the issue and it turns out to be the crankshaft position sensor.

The sensor, trying to get a good picture of the explosion inside.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-11-19%2010.00.49.jpg)

Chunks of electronics
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-11-19%2010.00.08.jpg)
Another chunk.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-11-19%2009.59.35.jpg)

Here is a over view of my dizzy, you can see the black burned spot.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-11-19%2009.59.19.jpg)

Replaced sensor and boom it starts right up.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:55:54 PM / 01-Dec-12
SO the fun has happened, I learned that these throttle cables are easy to replace with bicycle brake cables.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-11-18%2012.08.03.jpg)
It finally snapped Friday morning just as I was about to park.

So that night I made this cable.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20121130_220551.jpg)

When I returned to my work this morning to get my car back it ended up being way to short
(Due to when I switched to the KA24DE, my cable was already short due to the location of the position for the opening of the butterfly)
So how Did I get it home? Yes I went Pro JDM status and zip tie the line.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20121201_131648.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20121201_131658.jpg)

After I got her home, I went back to the Bicycle pro shop and got more cable, I also had to dremel down the barrel to fit in the hole better.
 
Then after all of that
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20121201_161924.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/IMG_20121201_161929.jpg)
The final working product.

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: turbo-s12 on 09:42:18 PM / 01-Dec-12
nice work!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:18:50 PM / 04-Dec-12
Thanks,  I have to adjust it just a tad the gas is a bit spongy. Easy enough, This weekend I am pulling apart all the vacuum lines and go through everything humanly possible to find out some odd issues I have now.  Cold start it idles like garbage, and idle it changes from 1000 to 1250 rpm.
Adjusting the screw on warm does good but on a cold start it gives me major headaches.

I also need to do another oil change as the random clacky-ness and oil is water thin again all burned up but at least it isn't low.

I also have a shopping list for the junk yard to hunt down for as well. A few updates / upgrades to hunt for this coming weekend.

I also need to change the timing belt on top of that.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:20:50 PM / 05-Dec-12
Picked these bad boys up today

5 lug (s13 convert) Ica's and s13 knuckles.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-12-05%2019.07.47.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-12-05%2019.08.10.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-12-05%2019.08.19.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/2012-12-05%2019.08.24.jpg)

All I need now since I have most of the stuff already is the coil overs and brake caliper's rotors.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:59:48 PM / 05-Dec-12
you got the same springs i got I need limiting straps tho...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:03:15 AM / 06-Dec-12
Yep, Thanks to iggy for directing me to the right path!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:11:10 AM / 06-Dec-12
yeah that's where I got the idea from as well I have his old rearsubframe and welded diff so it's set up for the limiting straps just need to do it...when i get the money
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 09:30:55 AM / 11-Dec-12
try camero shocks. they are supposed to be shorter than mustang shocks. I havent tried it yet but if the fully extended length of the shock is short enough to keep the spring in then we wont need the straps. or just dont lower it too much but wheres the fun in that
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:44:31 AM / 11-Dec-12

The tokico's are holding up just fine at the moment. but I am sure that will change a bit when I change my front to the s13 coil overs.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 01:45:05 PM / 13-Dec-12
try camero shocks. they are supposed to be shorter than mustang shocks. I havent tried it yet but if the fully extended length of the shock is short enough to keep the spring in then we wont need the straps. or just dont lower it too much but wheres the fun in that

That sounds like a plan
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:46:26 AM / 20-Dec-12
As 2012 is closing
and 2013 is coming.

Next year I am going to focus on the following

- Finish the suspension & brake upgrade
- Finish the sensor hunting, other misc vg30e issues.
- Start on the restoration of the interior and exterior.

Main focus will be street legal but drift / track / street racing build.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: BattleFairy on 05:56:52 PM / 20-Dec-12
also focus on finding a new Pic hoster.........that g-funk B.S. need forever to load
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:03:07 PM / 20-Dec-12
it's my server, lol.
Sounds like an older computer? the host is just fine.

Though the images are in high res and they are a bit big in file size and I am too lazy to adjust them to accommodate a slower computer.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: BattleFairy on 06:35:37 PM / 20-Dec-12
it's my server, lol.
Sounds like an older computer? the host is just fine.

Though the images are in high res and they are a bit big in file size and I am too lazy to adjust them to accommodate a slower computer.
GTFO LOL Its a brand new Machine^^ 4ghz with all that Mad Ram you need for those modern crap games + Watercooling

no serious, open your thread is the pain in the ass cause it loads forever
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:11:15 PM / 20-Dec-12
I will work on re-sizing the images when I can this weekend.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:01:46 PM / 26-Dec-12
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/steering-rack.jpg)

Yep, finally in. Due to my issue with me going to work one night. I ran into a wall when my rear wheels lost traction going up a parking garage too fast, destroyed the front separating Falken  tires.
Bent a Tie rod end, and the steering rack.

So here is a new one.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:14:50 AM / 31-Dec-12
I think I will go carb!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: BattleFairy on 04:51:02 PM / 31-Dec-12
YES PLEASE
i was really thinking about too. VG´s are dirt cheap and honestly.......a carb always works (my experience) maybe not good but at the end they work
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:00:27 PM / 31-Dec-12
Yes sir, I am currently researching more on it. But as I was saying on facebook. I found
http://s165.beta.photobucket.com/user/Gregmatic/media/IMG_0896.mp4.html

A z31 with a custom carb setup. Look at that extra room in there deleting all that BS....
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: turbo-s12 on 10:31:40 PM / 31-Dec-12
I think that be cool you should go for it
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:02:14 AM / 01-Jan-13
Oh I will, right now I hit up the guy who made the z31 I guess he made a FS thread on the ratsun forums.

in the mean time for the saudi dizzy replacement I can use the stock efi dizzy just.

Quote
The group stopped using the Saudi dizzy and has gone to a stock EFI distributor as a trigger for an ignition box. The EFI dizzy has no advance mechanism, which isn’t an issue on a race engine as the RPM is high enough that the distributor would be at full advance all the time.

MSD sells an ignition box (6AL-2, P/N 6530) that the advance can be programmed into using a PC. That with a stock EFI dizzy could be work on a carb street engine as an option to needing a Saudi dizzy. Summit Racing sells them for $360. Not the cheapest way out, but definately more available.

MSD Catalog Link: http://www.msdignition.com/Products/Ignitions/Street/Strip/Digital/6421_-_MSD-6AL-2_Ignition_Control.aspx
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: I_heart_VVL on 04:28:58 AM / 01-Jan-13
Triple Webers!!! :grinwink:
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll35/Mister510/Ultramotive/DSCN8831.jpg)

Do it!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: BattleFairy on 03:03:37 PM / 01-Jan-13
Oh I will, right now I hit up the guy who made the z31 I guess he made a FS thread on the ratsun forums.

in the mean time for the saudi dizzy replacement I can use the stock efi dizzy just.


you make things far too complicated
1)http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nissan-VG30-VG33-Intake-Manifold-Holley-Two-Barrel-Carburetor-Datsun-510-/181051433950?pt=Race_Car_Parts&vxp=mtr&hash=item2a2781a3de
2)http://www.autosportlabs.net/Main_Page

done...........i already have a full plan howto do this and its simpel, even if it means I have to Import everything.
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you make things far too complicated
1) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nissan-VG30-VG33-Intake-Manifold-Holley-Two-Barrel-Carburetor-Datsun-510-/181051433950?pt=Race_Car_Parts&vxp=mtr&hash=item2a2781a3de
2) http://www.autosportlabs.net/Main_Page

done...........i already have a full plan howto do this and its simpel, even if it means I have to Import everything.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:35:30 PM / 01-Jan-13
I guess so, that is simple there.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Jeremy A on 04:54:59 PM / 01-Jan-13
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nissan-VG30-VG33-Intake-Manifold-Holley-Two-Barrel-Carburetor-Datsun-510-/181051433950?pt=Race_Car_Parts&vxp=mtr&hash=item2a2781a3de


Goddamn,  this would be so sick.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:04:15 PM / 01-Jan-13
Yes sir.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: s12rich on 12:24:37 AM / 02-Jan-13
this is cool ...i wanna do this to my next s12
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:29:46 AM / 02-Jan-13
Yeah, it is or seems like it will be. I might have to put it on hold just to make a special trip to sedona arizona.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: s12rich on 06:53:24 PM / 02-Jan-13
^ wat u think of putting that kind or monster in???
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:49:17 PM / 02-Jan-13
Delete the fuel injection and make this VG30 simple with carb to be done with the crazy vacuum leaks and misc crap that could cause the vg to fail.

But right now a friend of mine passed away new years eve, might have to make a run to sedona to his memorial.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: s12rich on 10:27:01 PM / 02-Jan-13
sry to hear that
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:07:58 PM / 05-Jan-13
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/steering-rack-2.jpg)

Steering rack replaced.

Used Moog Replacement outer tie rods for the s12. s13 swap project is under going a time still.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:32:43 PM / 09-Jan-13
Since today is payday, I ordered 2 for now Federal RS-R 595 205/50/16 these are about to replace the 2 blown up falkens I have and going back up front.
I will order 2 to replace the Potenza's that I have near bald.

I also ordered some poly mounts.

1x  Steering Rack Mount from MMR Direct
1x Differential Mount from MMR Direct

http://www.mmr-direct.com/

Back to broke status till next week when i get a full pay check.


Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Mr.510 on 11:30:54 PM / 10-Jan-13
Hahaha! Carbureted VGs FTW! (I'm not biased or anything, lol) The Holley 350 works really well and makes more power than any stock VG injection. Don't get a 500cfm carb! You'll hate it as it's just too big to run right on a motor this size.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: burritomannn on 12:10:44 AM / 12-Jan-13
Sorry about your friend..

On a happy note: Bad... Ass... go for it dude! I want to learn about carbs now and do a build like this one day   :yes:
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:01:51 AM / 12-Jan-13
It's ok going next week on the services for his memorial

But carb'd vg30 is coming. I need to finish my coilover project first, then proceed.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: burritomannn on 03:02:03 AM / 12-Jan-13
My condolences to your late friend.

Excited about that coming! LV is going hard in with s12's
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:24:22 AM / 13-Jan-13
Hell yeah we are!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Jeremy A on 09:15:26 PM / 13-Jan-13
LV is going hard in with s12's

So hard.

My body is ready.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 09:41:19 PM / 13-Jan-13
lol
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:44:01 PM / 13-Jan-13
I need body work done, lol.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Jeremy A on 09:46:41 PM / 13-Jan-13
I meant my human body dude, C'mon now.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 09:47:42 PM / 13-Jan-13
lmao!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:00:13 PM / 13-Jan-13
Yeah, I meant my body too. I have this huge scar on my belly that needs vanishing...  as it reminds me daily of my battle with cancer!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:05:39 PM / 13-Jan-13
you had cancer? shit never would of know glad you made it through
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:09:37 PM / 13-Jan-13
you had cancer? shit never would of know glad you made it through

Yes sir, 10 years this month to be exact I was getting the speech how of having 6 months to live and how I want to live out my last 6 months.

I had non-hodgkins lyphnoma b-cell high grade that spread to all my major internal organs.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:13:52 PM / 13-Jan-13
damn son! well congrats for real that had to be tough to live through...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Jeremy A on 10:31:14 PM / 13-Jan-13
Yeah, I meant my body too. I have this huge scar on my belly that needs vanishing...  as it reminds me daily of my battle with cancer!

Right on man, right on.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: burritomannn on 02:19:12 AM / 14-Jan-13
Glad you're still with us man! Embrace love   :yes:
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:12:37 PM / 05-Feb-13
I have decided to put the canucks back on the rear, and remove the eibachs for now. I did not like how it was reacting when I would take it sideways, it seems to do alot of grip in the rear then I expected. ( as I am still learning the dynamics with suspension) regardless of how the canucks on the rear it does seem to allow me to slide easier in the rear even though I squat some.

I am still waiting for my diff mount to arrive to install and stabilize my diff. I also have a weird clunk / rub sound up front that I am still trying to find as I don't see anything rubbing but I can also feel the vibration that it is also causing and it feels like it's going to fall apart.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:42:48 PM / 09-Feb-13
This is a good reminder to always read the manual as results I did not, as I have assumed here.
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/812764_536509889722501_527143274_o.jpg)
This has cost me a new wheel bearing.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: turbo-s12 on 12:20:54 AM / 10-Feb-13
What did you do?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:36:46 AM / 10-Feb-13
I didn't follow the books how to install the wheel bearing as I assume just tighten and go. So instead of doing the book said with 18 to 22 foot pounds of torque turn a few times apply again then loosen just by 60 degree. It ended up undoing itself causing a major wheel problems (rubbing noises, turning issues etc..)  when I removed it the only thing holding the nut + bearing was the cotter pin.

So applied  what the book has said and now she works just fine. Turning is tight now, no more rubbing noises. No more any type of grinding feeling anymore.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: turbo-s12 on 02:50:18 AM / 10-Feb-13
I always just snugged it up tight enough to move freely without binding none of the fancy stuff lol...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:26:50 PM / 10-Feb-13
Shitty
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:14:17 PM / 17-Feb-13
Changed out the rear diff mount and had to shave down atleast 1/4 of an inch from the one I ordered from mmr, either these mounts are designed for a certain year or they where meant to be shaved down? the opening was 3inch, this had like 3.1. To get it in I shaved it down to 3in. but would of been easier if I kept going to like 2.9inch or something.

Here is a few before and after pics.
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/76073_539853106054846_91964424_n.jpg)
Completely shredded.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/857502_539853112721512_1655257229_o.jpg)
Installed and after shaving it down some.

It was not pretty as I had no way to get the proper tools to shave it down at the time so I spent hours with a file & and dremel with reinforced metal ends.

Clank when hitting a bump is still there. Sound is coming from the shock itself, used to be really bad with the Canuck Springs back on, now I put the Eibach's back on and less noise but it's still there.  But it really does feel like the rear end is handling much better now.



Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:06:33 PM / 23-Feb-13
I went to go drift at vd25 instead when I showed up my car lost all break pressure.

Here is why,
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/861404_543280295712127_1519609833_o.jpg)

No clue what happened, all I know the day before my car jammed to the left and locked up car hasn't really worked right sense. I figured I'd check it out at the day of the event thinking it might just be another bearing. But...

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/857505_543280292378794_2003696269_o.jpg)

As she sat all day as I struggled with friends to get this resolved. I went to a pick a part and jacked a whole spindle from an 87 turbo z31..... turns out the bracket that holds the spindle tube the bolt holes do not mount up. I have to relocate the calipers but they are the same calipers as a s12, the tube looks just the same, they are the same length they also have the same mounts that fit in the front.

My only question is if I get the ball joint mount to the lower control arm will it fit on the s12? if not then I am stuck till I can get an se spindle or my income tax comes and I can get the rest of my s13 upgrade.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:30:41 PM / 23-Feb-13
Shitty  so did you even get to run?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:31:58 PM / 23-Feb-13
nope not at all =( broke down as I got there. I was able to limp it home now I am stuck with out a daily till I figure out how to get this z31 spindle to work.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:34:29 PM / 23-Feb-13
damn that fuckin sux ...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:40:48 PM / 23-Feb-13
When I get this running I'm going to find somewhere to blow off this steam =( ....

I am starting to have a major collection of used tires ready to burn...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:21:53 AM / 24-Feb-13
hahaha nice yeah I want to break in my new tires I bought and installed them a year ago then shortly after the motor took a shit on me and it just sits in the garage till its done hopefully I'll be done by the end of march....
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:10:04 PM / 01-Mar-13
There we go, thanks to Gus. I got my new strut tube well it's not new.

But it will work for now, just need to cut this one and the old one and make 1 solid one for now.
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/859984_545955172111306_682826847_o.jpg)

Here is the reason why you cannot use Z31 strut tubes,

Left is the SE strut tube and the right is the Z31 strut tube.
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/856686_545955165444640_1779890387_o.jpg)

But on the good side the rotors that came with it are more solid the the other one stuck to the current broken se. Just a little bit of rust covered. but the measurements are the exact same.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:29:54 PM / 02-Mar-13
After a few hours and vinegar and lemon juice I was able to un rust and remove this strut insert.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/644323_546294315410725_479842187_n.jpg)
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/58433_546294318744058_1385321177_n.jpg)

I went to Twisted motion and see if they will go ahead and cut and weld the strut tubes for me just for daily status and inquire on the coilovers. So I haz now coilovers for the front.

So installed them on the icha's I have and here is what they look like.
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/859457_546394898734000_1715597300_o.jpg)
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/857732_546394932067330_147517294_o.jpg)

So by next weekend I'll be fully ready to swap over the s13.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 09:35:24 PM / 02-Mar-13
what and where is twisted motion...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:45:04 PM / 02-Mar-13
Arville and Reno. Traverse and Mark Pajack started a shop. They have some used drift spares they seem to hook me up with on a cheap price.

http://www.twistedmotionlv.com/

They seem to be really cool peeps they seem to help me out alot and they are super vegas drift supporters as well.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 09:49:10 PM / 02-Mar-13
I might have to check them out for suspension parts as well....
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:51:43 PM / 02-Mar-13
Yeah they get stuff in all the time. I got most of my s13 swap parts from them except the knuckles and icha's i got them from nick with vegas drift. 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 09:52:28 PM / 02-Mar-13
ahh ok I'll have to bring you with me since you know them....
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:58:27 PM / 02-Mar-13
I will be going there tomorrow and wednesday most likely.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 01:02:22 AM / 03-Mar-13
Tomorrow i work all day and weds ill be going to the yard
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:57:24 PM / 06-Mar-13
S13 coilover project done.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/882199_548883825151774_1109747880_o.jpg)

This is how she looks right now.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 12:18:32 PM / 07-Mar-13
looks great
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:01:51 PM / 07-Mar-13
Got too busy to take pics of the working progress.

But here is a teaser.
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/598812_549253761781447_1250546405_n.jpg)

I will take more pics when I can
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:10:42 PM / 30-Mar-13
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/903776_559091820797641_1444307180_o.jpg)

Team S12 ripping it up today at VD26 / Vegas Pro-Am Round 2 2013... Vengeance is mine this round! had an epic day as I actually went threw 3 sets of tires and extra set of tires I picked up from pick a part at lunch time, scored some 15s maxima's that bolted right up. for $50 with decent tread.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 09:36:07 PM / 30-Mar-13
fuck ya!!!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 09:55:18 PM / 30-Mar-13
I need to get out there with you guys....
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:07:48 PM / 30-Mar-13
Team S12 ^^)b

I actually blown a rear shock, will have to upgrade the old sub frame bushing.  lol nothing major, I had fun and she felt awesome when I had her sideways. I got confused at a few turns of what or now to initiate though. I just ended up clutch kicking at the second part of the first hairpin and power over at the third and sometimes I connect it and sometimes I ended up in the dirt.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 11:23:55 PM / 30-Mar-13
77-91 ford e-150 shocks. try em out
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:29:34 PM / 30-Mar-13
They bolt up?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 10:40:33 AM / 31-Mar-13
yep
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Ju_S12_Turbo on 08:14:00 PM / 31-Mar-13
Thats what I'm running on my car right now, i've done 8 events on them and they are holding up pretty good.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 08:24:30 PM / 31-Mar-13
Can I use them without limiting straps?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: MasterSpazez on 10:20:37 PM / 31-Mar-13
How stiff are they?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Jeremy A on 12:56:28 AM / 01-Apr-13
March 30th drift event OH YEAH!!!

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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:54:59 PM / 01-Apr-13
Awesome pictures dude.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:39:13 AM / 14-Apr-13
Well Yesterday and today is been an epic time.
My old gremlin has returned. As this only happens in the heat of the day when it starts to get hotter out side and only when I drive the car for more then 15 - 30 minutes if I turn it off after a long drive it will not start back up instead it will give me a click click issue when I turn the key and when this does this it will be at random when it will want to work again, normally it would fix it self after 2 -3 hours.

So I was stuck at walmart after work on Friday 4/12/2012 and I couldn't get her started. So I called for a tow, and was towed to my house.
Then 3 hours later it fired up just fine, and I went for a drive and noticed that my car is now completely out of alignment.


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So repaired that, then I pulled the starter, started tested good and strong, cleaned the connection and the battery cable. Tested the battery and the battery tested good and strong. Checked the relays and for shits and giggles replaced them all.  car is starting just fine now. But I will hunt down my PWR2 and upgrade to that to help eliminate any possible issues with the ignition chip.

Went a head and attempted to hunt down my dash lighting problem, but that was a failure as I cannot find a damn switch that is causing my dash lights and now I noticed when I turn the headlight switch to 1 not with full headlights on my stereo comes on and any lighting inside with out the key in the ignition as if I put it in accessory mode.  I am actually confused with what is going on with the lighting now.

My head lights still wont go down, I am suspecting it's the relay black box, will pick one up from the junk yard tomorrow.

And when I was putting the starter back in the tow truck guy came back to apologize about what happened and paid for the inner tie rod.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 01:47:43 AM / 14-Apr-13
i'll show you the fix for the dash lights next time i see you. just remind me
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:04:10 AM / 14-Apr-13
Yeah, just don't know the location where to tie into, I was thinking about that earlier with the testing light and found a few places but it would only light up half of the lights.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Ju_S12_Turbo on 02:16:35 AM / 14-Apr-13
I'd be calling that for company and getting them to pay for that tie rod and alignment.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:21:25 AM / 14-Apr-13
Done with the tie rod company paid for it, alignment I am not worried about as I mimic'ed as much as it was before and it drives just like it has been driving almost anyways.

Tad slight to the left now.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 10:45:51 AM / 14-Apr-13
google alignment with tape measures
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: rednucleus on 04:03:51 PM / 14-Apr-13
On your intermittent starter problem, if it happens again have someone hold the key while you tap the starter with a hammer. If it starts, replace starter & solenoid. I have had this happen in 2 chevys, no reason it shouldn't show up in a Nissan. In my experience, only happens when hot.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: iceageg on 07:01:20 AM / 15-Apr-13
My wife's 92 pathy had what sounds like a similar problem.  We replaced starter, relays, cleaned connections and all that too.  Turns out it was the ignition switch.  I have no idea why it acted up more when the weather was hot, but it certainly made the difference.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:25:27 AM / 15-Apr-13
yeah that is what I thought to, so for now in trail of elimination ill start with that ignitor chip upgrade to pwr2. if still the issue then new starter.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 11:48:23 AM / 15-Apr-13
i have an extra ignition switch layin around somewhere. idk if mkI and mkII wiring might be different tho.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:11:01 PM / 18-Apr-13
So I came up with this idea with random stickers to cover up all the cracks and epoxy all the broken pieces on the dash.

and I am doing the PWR2 upgrade. I got the wiring diagram from Gus to work on. I just gotta stop forgetting to get the pwr2 upgrade from the junk yard.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: EternalSwap on 01:59:19 PM / 19-Apr-13
The PRW2 is stupid easy. I think most of the colors match up even lol

I'm the one that wired his up haha
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:32:23 PM / 30-Apr-13
Did the PRW2 upgrade 2 weeks ago,

this past few days it has started to idle funny at stop lights between 800 - 400rpms and checking all vaccums lines, had to replace rotor + cap since my cap has a chip broken and I found this out by putting my hand ontop of it while it was running and I got shocked =/  rotor was toasted so replaced it.

But still idles funny, changed out the PRW2 with the second one I have but still idles funny. IACV is turned up and still wont idle higher then 800rpm. Getting kinda stumped, it isn't killing the response time driving, just only happening at idle.  I am thinking my Spectre cone needs to be replaced as it does have holes in it now.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 11:35:21 PM / 30-Apr-13
its an S12. its never gonna know how to idle haha
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:48:37 PM / 30-Apr-13
hahah, it was idling great since the PRW2 mod, at 800 - 900.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Colonel Gustard on 12:08:37 AM / 01-May-13
hahah, it was idling great since the PRW2 mod, at 800 - 900.
They idle wherever they want, trust me, I gave up trying to solve my idle. Idles anywhere between 700-1000, ain't even mad
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: I_heart_VVL on 11:24:17 AM / 02-May-13
Word^

Mine would idle at 800 constantly, unless I had my headlights on, it would idle at 1100-1200 then hahaha.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: rednucleus on 11:56:05 AM / 02-May-13
Mine would idle at 800 constantly, unless I had my headlights on, it would idle at 1100-1200 then hahaha.
That's what it's supposed to do!!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:07:26 PM / 02-May-13
I am assuming at this point it's the EGR vavle.

I just spent a few hours trouble shooting the issue, I recreated all the vaccum lines, eliminating all vaccum leaks.  Used brake cleaner on all intake gaskets, all hoses, everywhere.
Unplugged the device that connects to the egr that has vaccum lines. I am assuming at this point either this device or the egr is bad. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FXxPCt1STbc

If anyone knows if the z31 egr delete kit fits? let me That would be awesome to know.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 10:44:07 PM / 02-May-13
delete Kit? just make a metal plate. Hell I'll make it for you. and we'll weld the tube shut
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:25:06 PM / 02-May-13
Don't think that is my issue.  But I am down to delete more vaccum leads, I just finished removing this odd box that is under the brake master that connects before the cat on the exhaust that needs vaccum?  I gotta remove that from my exhaust still. That would remove 1 vaccum leads, leaving 3 left. I believe I can hook up an filter on the valve cover and remove the vaccum line from that as well, leaving one vaccum to the bottom of the Throttle body and the other one to the IACv, in which I can't delete the IACv as of yet. or it wont crank.

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 11:29:13 PM / 02-May-13
what days are you off work?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:32:25 PM / 02-May-13
Saturday / Sunday, Unless I get on board from contract, then it will be I think Friday / Saturday.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:43:22 AM / 05-May-13
Moved with the S12 MAF & ECU, turns out the Z31 maf has a broken element inside. But that wasn't the issue. My idle a bit better now but still acting like it wants to die, for some odd reason I am getting more of a response with the s12 maf / ecu back in place.  But that is most likely due to the bad element in the z31 maf.

Tomorrow I will be doing the CHTS, Timing Belt and Tensioner. Seems like I cannot find an FTS anywhere in the stores in town nor on Rock Auto, so I will check for an FPR with a few stores tomorrow to see if they might have one with them and swap that out as well.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:48:59 PM / 14-May-13
Finially figured out the issue, sadly enough I wished I would of realized it before the weekend was over with.

What I should of realized was
1) what cracked my dizzy cap...
2) Odd ware with the rotor and the inside contacts of the dizzy cap.

When I pulled the dizzy to inspect it, I had shaft play that goes up and down. I wasn't fully aware or known that it was alright. So I proceeded with the timing belt change over.
Then I realized that the old cap and rotor was worn really bad in a weird way.

I got my timing belt on perfect to the book specs.

I had trouble with the timing belt because the injectors connector and the dizzy connector was the same and I mixed them up when I was plugging in the dizzy.

Waiting for the weekend when i can get out to the junk yard to pick up a replacement dizzy.

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: night_s12 on 02:01:31 AM / 15-May-13
glad u figured it out man
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:50:39 AM / 19-May-13
Slowly putting things back together, I will be hitting the yards in the morning for some new parts.

Here is a few pics of the finishing up tune up
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Running really rich for a while now.
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And a shot of my engine bay, just about done.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=alqM4BfvGjw
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: EternalSwap on 05:47:23 PM / 19-May-13
You know where you can get a replacement dizzy ;D
Glad you got it sorted though!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:26:17 PM / 19-May-13
Thanks sir.  Just feels better now, drove it a few times already kicked it sideways a few times. Seems to be really responsive now, idling feels good now. Now that I have this dialed in I can now focus on getting it looking good and gather some drift spares.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Johnny_boi on 12:13:18 PM / 20-May-13
Cool looking like its coming together nicely
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:12:03 PM / 20-May-13
Yeah, slowly but nicely.

I still have a few bugs to work out such as there is a weird noise now that happens when the engine is revving down from throttle. Almost like pressure is being released or something odd.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: s12rich on 05:46:14 PM / 23-May-13
doesnt the intake pendelum make a noice like that ...i know mine for sure does
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:57:46 PM / 23-May-13
intake is at the crank?

LOL this noise is coming from the crank area, but turns out it's something with the power steering lines is doing it for some odd reason causing a small burst leak when under pressure.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:28:54 AM / 02-Jun-13
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/980107_586485061391650_1387599733_o.jpg)
Yep starting issues again.

Pulled the starter because I am defiantly really sick and tired of these games. Had it tested and passed with flying colors multiple times.

It has to be in the harness, so I cleaned up some connectors, Then it fired up.

So my next fun is installing a simple 2 wires 1 to battery and 1 to starter switch.
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Well attempted to do a ghetto setup figured I have some 18 guage wire left that I can run, and this s12 switch I could use.


Well... it didn't turn out too well. In fact the switch didn't work and I leave to go pee and come back I smelt burning electrical. Came to the car and seen all the wires in a raging burning red glowing wire.  Quickly I disconnected the battery and let the wire cool down before my car caught on fire, lol.

Never nor less I learned quickly that I can't do that. Instead I will go and get a real push button from vatozone tomorrow and reinstall.

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Here is what is left of the wire.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:28:44 PM / 09-Jun-13
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/981230_589850324388457_44821983_o.jpg)

Always double check your work. Like above I didn't double check where the cable was laying. So my car died mid drift. LOL

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Johnny_boi on 03:38:57 PM / 10-Jun-13
That sucks
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:59:50 PM / 10-Jun-13
It's all good, thanks to Waylon and this cable I finally figured out the wiring gremlin.

Here is a few pics I took at VD27
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With this heat, I was intimidated just a bit.  But I got sideways and had fun, it really was hard this round to keep it going sideways as I keep getting that feeling of it gripping and I keep giving it too much power and when you give too much power IE clutching it too much and gasing it too much you spin out. A few times I went gymkhana style and rally,  But overall I had fun.  I wished it wasn't soo hot out, it sounded like my fuel pump was over heating as it made a huge noise when I was driving for a while and to add the high pitch humming sound from my rear end again, After I let it cool down the noise went away.  (I really forgot to check my rear end fluid, lol)

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 10:28:58 PM / 10-Jun-13
awesome!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:42:05 PM / 10-Jun-13
Yeah, it was awesome time.  Too bad my brother got hit with heat stroke from driving around town saturday or I'd had him take some videos, I will be in market soon for a go pro going to need one.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:52:52 PM / 22-Jun-13
No more tucked and rear camber.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1040135_596737033699786_1190338975_o.jpg)

Instead I put some new tires up front and lifted the rear end with the federal's in the back.

I have picked up 1 of these, I have to finish getting the rest of it at the yard as I ran out of time picking this one today.

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Post Merge
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Scored some s14 tension rod brackets, and an KA24DE Throttle body.
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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:33:29 PM / 30-Jun-13
2qt low, and did an oil change

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1053455_600270166679806_1291219371_o.jpg)

Also checked out why I was rocking 0 front camber on the passenger side.
turns out last event it knocked it into full positive,
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Easy fixable.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1047867_600290163344473_2967376_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 08:39:24 PM / 30-Jun-13
nice!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:35:27 AM / 10-Jul-13
Well time for an update.

I have been having one hella of an issue going on. Replaced starter as it was giving me hell for the longest time and I am pretty sure the starter solenoid isn't supposed to spin around as if something broke inside.

Replaced that and as soon as I finished installing the new starter. My pig tail on the ignition switch just went poof and almost caught on fire.
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So I reinstalled the old pig tail from my old ignition switch and it semi works.
From there car wont start, starter acting like it's dead or something not hooked up right. So I pulled the starter again had it tested and it tested just fine. Replaced all the cables and decided F it install a starter button.  for hunting purposes.

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switch works, but I would have to click the ignition a few times to engage the fuel pump.

Hunting down the wires and everything is checking out just not the switch.  So either I am doing it wrong, or just cannot find this short unless it's the ignition switch it self. So I jumped on Rock auto and told rock auto ! I want that switch right there! and bamm! it will be here Thursday!

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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:32:38 PM / 28-Jul-13
Well, to close on this. My dizzy CAS fried up so that was my main no fire issue. so another $200 part from vatozone and it's working. 

Now no headlights any more, smelling a burning electrical now sitting inside the car.  Lost 3/4 of my speakers lol and I have a nice 10" sub to install.

I still have the no click start issue, bypassed with a quick start button for the moment, I really don't like this button.  I rather it be normal and turn the key and start, so that is going to be my goal on this project.  I wished there was an easier way to diagnose this,  second will be to figure out my damn headlights.

I have no clue if my car will pass smog, wont know till next weekend. I might be with out a drift car until I can get her back and working order, hopefully I don't have to pull the whole damn car apart just to fix it right. If I can't pass smog, I don't have a trailer so I would have to surrender the plates.

Seems like soo much to do, not a real clue where to start to fix my multiple issues that came to.


Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:55:33 AM / 04-Aug-13
Little write up / update.

After my nightmare with relays I became an expert in check my relays now.  Turns out all my relays behind the dash are solid and working great, so I went back to square root number 1...  when i installed the starter from pepboys it fried my ignition in which from all the testing with the wiring and relays under the hood and the dash in the past 2 weeks.  I decided to try the starter again in thought it might just be something this stupid as another bad solenoid even though it can be tested and the test can turn out just fine, there is a signal that is sent from the ignition key to the starter. If that isn't working, it will click but bypassing it does cause the car to not run right as from what I have learned and understand so far. 

So I went to Vatozone the only one who has a "300zx" starter Yes under 200sx it wasn't showing so I went z31 and they had it. I went down and picked one up, installed that bitch and turned the key and guess what happened then?  you damn right, it started like a baws.  Instant start since I installed the new MSD Blaster Coil 2, that fires as fast as my firebird does now.  I was amazed that it works now.

So tomorrow back to rewiring my stereo, install my amp and sub I have and I am back to daily and drift mode, after I go get her to pass smog. Since running s12 ecu and maf it should pass with no issues.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 02:16:58 AM / 04-Aug-13
Sweet!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Redneck on 04:55:55 PM / 04-Aug-13
Sucks you've been plagued by all these problems. When I had my SE I never had anything remotely close to these kinds of issues. Only thing I ever really did mechanically in the 65ish thousand miles of ownership on it was a tune up, 2 timing belt changes and an alternator. Then it got totaled by a woman pulling in front of me outta nowhere and my days of SE ownership were over. Hope you eventually get these issues worked out man. I feel for ya, especially since most SE's seem to be pretty reliable.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:16:55 PM / 04-Aug-13
Yeah, it's all about understanding the car more. With this I get to learn everything how my car is put together, it's a fun challenge.    Now I am trying to find out why my head lights stop working and when I turn them on they click over to the brights but no lights are coming on. 

This time I will be going through the relays before I start removing the motors. Pretty sure it's a blown relay or 2.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 05:20:50 PM / 05-Aug-13
yeah when your headlights don't work they automatically light up the brights icon on the dash I guess its its warning system to let you know theres something wrong.... I Had the same thing happen to me when my headlights didn't work its  most likely a blown fuse atleast thats what mine was...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:42:09 PM / 06-Aug-13
Yeah, that isn't the case because all the fuses are good, replaced them with new fuses just to be safe and they ware good still.

well because my registration is up in 2 days. I had my brother smog it, and of corse he takes it to the asshole who hates my car on buffalo and washington - jiffy lube
He took one look at the custom tube with the cone and said that is instant fail, need to HAVE the original intake to smog it.  Insta - Fail

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1098021_619004908139665_654134404_n.jpg)

So technically I am fucked in driving her now...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 04:32:52 PM / 07-Aug-13
he's full of shit lol I've smogged kendras dsm and it has an aftermarket intake and it passed visual take it to a different smog place they should pass it visually and you should be fine.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Arro on 01:43:41 PM / 08-Aug-13
yeah same here, I took two cars to vegas with non exempt intakes and other shit, even a missing vac diag decal, and the guy just tailpiped it and was cool.

Go to the one on Rainbow and Flamingo, it's the little booth on the Rainbow side of the big parking lot, I think by the bank.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:41:43 PM / 08-Aug-13
Resmog that shit! lol he's just a dick...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:14:47 PM / 08-Aug-13
About as much as I like to, tags are expired now... soo many cops around and I can't take the time off of work. Will just go get my classic rod plates Saturday morning, hopefully they are cool about it and just give me the plates with out the look on the smog report.

Upon doing so I will also be redoing my air intake, going to eliminate a few more vacuum leads.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:20:53 AM / 14-Aug-13
Well decided to reinstall the old system back together.
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Redone the timing, as it was +50 off now it's where the book said +/-2 20

Attempted to install a narrowband gauge but failed as it keeps reading rich, as it does not smell or even acting rich if at most it is running really lean now....

I went back to the head lights, as there is 12 relays and found 2 blown relays, hopefully that fixes my no headlight issue. if not i have 2 diodes that work with the headlights and possibly I broke one that might be the issue as well, and only other issue I can guess is the motors are fried or one of the motors is fried.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Johnny_boi on 03:57:02 PM / 14-Aug-13
Do you still have the CAT on it?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:47:12 PM / 14-Aug-13
Yes I still have the cat on it.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Johnny_boi on 06:41:43 PM / 14-Aug-13
that might be why it doesn't smell rich but is reading rich. the cat will burn all the unburnt fuel and make it smell like its not rich. have you ever replaced the O2 sensor?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:18:27 PM / 14-Aug-13
Yeah a year ago, I am assuming I might have it hooked up wrong
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Johnny_boi on 11:25:08 PM / 14-Aug-13
May or may not. There's Way to test the O2 sensor. But I'm unsure on the details
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:32:57 PM / 14-Aug-13
Ah,    interesting. Well I just finished all the relays, found only 2 burned up relays and still no lights, instead I get a bright indicator still.  So Checked the relays, fuses, and new bulbs and still no lights.
Severely cleaning my headlight stock, but I have a feeling it's not it either.

Book says something about a headlight sensor but in this FSM where it's located is confusing and I couldn't find any where, in where this sensor could be. Unless it is inside the motors.

Also cleared up a few small vaccum leaks I found as well idling perfect at 750 RPM.
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Cleaned up the headlight switch and still no headlights... no brights...  I am all out of ideas on why?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: turbo-s12 on 07:34:49 PM / 16-Aug-13
U prolly got a wiring issue between the switch and headlights
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:07:03 PM / 16-Aug-13
Been there, not the issue either.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:10:52 AM / 18-Aug-13
Figured out the issue after replacing everything that would prevent both my headlights not to work.

Turns out to be a wire that I used to bypass the inhibitor relay, fell off that caused my headlights not to work.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:10:53 PM / 23-Aug-13
Well I finally got her dialled in some, getting ready for vd29 if I can get a 1 day temp or passed smog. I removed the stock intake as it's actually crap, I cannot believe how much it limits the engine while driving.
I guess it is good for stop and go traffic, anything more or that needed power it is not good. 

So I put back in the cone filter.
 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:21:46 AM / 02-Sep-13
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1275519_630579780315511_1750042910_o.jpg)

Vegas Drift 029, is a place I was able to test out my ride after a while of down time do to problems.  Feels like I have worked out but I have other issues that is in this. I never had a chance to really test out the beast. Turns out there is a major vacuum leak still.

So I really need to work out my vaccum more, I got wiring I need to reroute better and clean it up alot more. Try to beauty up the engine bay as I have made it 100 time worse then it acts. I never had the chance to test out the car with the new blaster coil 2, as I have wired that a bit poorly.

I need to figure out my 4 way flashers isn't working and why my head lights wont go down still I think it's linked to my no dash lights that is on the same circuit.

I will be gutting out the interior completely.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: stocks12 on 01:21:18 PM / 02-Sep-13
wires are the worst!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:01:24 AM / 03-Sep-13
It's tedious work, but the weather is starting to cool down. Just in time too.  I am also now sourcing turbo parts from z31, and researching lead me to stuff like this

http://z31performance.com/showthread.php?139-Holset-Turbo-Install-FAQ-and-Holset-Info-w-Maps

- I need to source some real racing bucket seats, possibly recaro's, bride or something.
- fix a few body wiring issues
- get classics
- source turbo and install looking for about 500whp is my set goal with this vg30e
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: turbo-s12 on 07:44:26 PM / 04-Sep-13
500whp? don't set the bar to high lol
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:26:58 PM / 04-Sep-13
Go big or go home.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: turbo-s12 on 09:31:39 PM / 06-Sep-13
Lol if it happens no offense
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:18:37 PM / 06-Sep-13
Just an optimistic goal, I seen z31's that can hit that goal. I don't see why I can't do the same.  Just will take some time, already in the planning motion. TBH, going turbo is goal 1, 300whp is first phase of the goal then to climb from there.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:32:23 AM / 08-Sep-13
In the mean time, I found this at the junk yard an unknown Maf that was laying around next to the Shiro Special Z31.

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This maf is sooo clean from the yard, it's nearly brand new. I bolt it up and the z31 ecu again and bam! she sounds 10x better now. Idle back at 20, and no bogging down when I climb from 1000 - 3000 rpm. Still running rich, so because this might be technically the shiro Maf, I decided to get in the hunt for an SAFC-2 and lean it down alot.  Might just pass smog this way but I am just waiting out the smag failure and go with classics in November.
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Acquired
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:24:23 AM / 11-Sep-13
Due to the storms the past few days I have been unable to install my SAFC2 device.
Did get an awesome picture of the double rainbow.
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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:27:32 AM / 02-Oct-13
As an update, I got the new SAFC-2 controller hooked it up according to the z31 / s12 guides I found.
So far I am loving it's response.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxz3GuD49W8&list=UUe86heqhmGptBFRrIc2TMlg&feature=player_detailpage

Here is what I have it setup to, next I am going to get is a wideband but also will be placing in order for some headers first.
Never seen her idle like this before it is almost perfect. I think once I get the headers in place, DC headers installed and a wideband it's defiantly time for a tune via Dyno.

In also other news my z31 lower control arms are getting the fix for uber 0 camber via low!

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:33:54 PM / 17-Oct-13
Little update, finally have my Innovate LC-1 Wideband to replace my o2 sensor. 
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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 12:18:50 AM / 18-Oct-13
looks sweet. i think the setup for that is different than the aem uego. not really sure tho cuz i never looked into the innovate much. it doesnt replace the stock o2 sensor tho. you add it in addition to the oe one. the ecu still uses the same oe sensor and you use the readings from the wideband to tune off of.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:45:44 AM / 18-Oct-13
hmm, it doesn't emulate it like the AEM does?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 10:44:35 AM / 18-Oct-13
if it lets you hook it up that way then thats awesome. otherwise its a pretty easy job to install it. Get a o2 sensor bung and we can do it here
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:25:55 PM / 18-Oct-13
Have one already. It has software for my laptoo to configure it. This should be easy really.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Basic on 09:28:31 AM / 19-Oct-13
quick reply - the LC-1 does have a narrowband output emulation funtion - but I've not had much luck with it on my S13. I just left the stock O2 in it's stock location and installed an O2 bung in the test pipe that I installed in place of the cat.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: 8SixS12 on 06:51:19 PM / 19-Oct-13
Looks good. I don't think your goal is too high. All it takes is time and money.  Funny thing though, when I had the time I had no money and now that I finally have a little money, I don't have the time...freakin twisted! Anyways Good luck with the build.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:49:59 AM / 24-Oct-13
Thanks man,

So yeah Tuesday my bolts that held my axle shaft to the rear of the rear hub all fell off.
Crappy picture but
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Today I found a very better quality Screw and nut to replace them with SAE strong bolts, and installed them and today my shocks also came in.

Easy change out. so as a small update, I upgraded from tokico's to e150 van shocks KYB Gas A Just
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These act like a limiter as well, so I don't think I would need to do the limiting strap now. Very tough feeling so far I like it compared to the blown shocks I had before.
(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1383991_659142050792617_1883076955_n.jpg) z31 tokicos good shocks for it's cheap money worth.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:41:52 AM / 27-Oct-13
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1400751_661044427269046_909670514_o.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1415396_661044423935713_945393548_o.jpg)
This is up in the air as I was replacing the fuel hoses that was badly old and frail. e150 shocks fit really nice.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:51:17 PM / 03-Nov-13
Washed her finally never did so since owning her.

Put the LIP kit on finally. I lost / missing but I have found them. the end caps I will put them on as soon as I get some screws to lock them into place.

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Now I decided to go off my rocker on this one. Orange Blaze Plastidip
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It's the great pumpkin!
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Cleaned up some, will finish this week.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 09:05:53 PM / 03-Nov-13
Whats with all the over spray? Why didn't you tape it off?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:09:58 PM / 03-Nov-13
Plastidip - rubs off easy.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:31:51 PM / 03-Nov-13
ok
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:39:37 PM / 03-Nov-13
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/857434_665208800185942_163347607_o.jpg)

Last shot for the night.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: turbo-s12 on 07:03:22 PM / 05-Nov-13
Wow why would u do that lol
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:49:17 PM / 05-Nov-13
Still have to work it out more, but it's a working start.

I am ordering the actual 1 gallon to spray this on better, on top of that will be ordering a fix kit and finish the trim black. I might pull the orange off and redo the lip kit black.

I figured why not, I don't like it's current color. Time for a change and motivation to put my lip kit on.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:39:08 AM / 10-Nov-13
Cruised over to the east side to give some support for the SA.

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Just waiting for my shipment of Orange Plastidip gallon so I can finish this right. I might just remove what I have now till it comes and start over again.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 02:25:52 AM / 10-Nov-13
haha pics look even more skittle-like on here. so many colors in one parking lot. Starting over on the plasti dip is a good idea. It will look great when its all smooth and no overspray
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:26:33 PM / 24-Nov-13
Vegas Drift / IFO Vegas - Best of Vegas.

We both ripped it up today.
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All the pictures I could grab, and that is a good thing due to that I was out there too getting seat time.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 11:00:53 PM / 25-Nov-13
very nice!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:32:41 PM / 25-Nov-13
My only evidence that I exist here =(

It only shows the h8rs keep on h8in.

Anyways got some good news with my job.

More will go next year, I am going z31 rear arms as soon as they are ready with z31 .  Will be doing exhaust upgrade to the Headers by jan. I have planned to pick up a vg33e this off time to start a vg33e build. I might work on also getting caged up and soon as the blue car is ready I plan on putting some of the internals over.

Yeah the lines was heavy, but I had fun. I focused on this run was shift lock, clutch kick, and braking drift it would help if I did not run on Federals rsr at 32psi.

There was a time I actually connected 90% of the course. Damn man after the whole year of ups and downs with my car, this event was just amazing. I love it finally some seat time even though it was limited.

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:40:30 PM / 26-Nov-13
Thanks VegasS12 for this picture.

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1453226_677750988931723_1597452149_n.jpg)

Just me in line.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:09:16 PM / 05-Dec-13
Developed a weird error with my s12 this past week, suspect it might be a wheel bearing from up front and / or my axle shafts in the rear as they are possibly no grease left inside due to the stock bolts keeps undoing itself. Developed a weird leak with one of the q45 calipers but it was unscrewed 1 turn so I turned it.

I get a weird howl when I drive about 35 gets louder at 45 but stays that loud. But it isn't constant it sounds like " ---___---___---" as --- is the high pitch noise and the ___ is the low pitch. In which the howl kinda sounds like something is rubbing on the tires, but nothing is rubbing on the tires.  ALl the lugs are tight, did the basic tests on the wheel bearing test and all turns out good, even retorqed the big nut inside.  As stated I think it might be the axles with the grease. 

I was thinking about picking up some z31 axles just in case in the mean time.  Figured I would revamp alot of that including rear breaks when the z31 arms are ready to be installed and a new alignment is done.

I do say the replacement 1/2 SAE bolts from lowes actually work great so far, the one side I replaced them with are still holding up strong.

For 2014 My plans:
 - Actually stabilize the vg30 more, it's stable as much as I can get it with the AFC and to get me back and forth to work right now.
 - Strip the interior and place it in the blue hatch what ever is good actually toss out the bad things.
 - Get the paint done.
 - Cage it, hydro ebrake it, 5 point harness and bucket seats it.
 
Possibly vg33e built for the replacement of the vg30e.

All this after I get the blue car running and  stable, and into my new place.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:44:10 PM / 07-Dec-13
Freezing temps these past few days, it broke my 2 little fuel lines to the FPR -> fuel rails.
well it broke one and the clamp also broke from pressure.

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1452232_682697568437065_1881255378_n.jpg)

Replaced both lines and used some real hose clamps.
Also passed my first A+ test with 100%  completely off topic.


Update
VD Schedule next year. I got alot of stuff to do and get ready for in the 2014.
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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 01:34:10 AM / 08-Dec-13
check the driveshaft carrier bushing. thats the rubber bushing that holds the bearing in the middle of the 2 piece driveshaft. It also might just be your rear end

for those that dont know. A+ as in computers. not thats the grade he got but thats also the grade he got haha. Congrats Gary getting a A+ on your A+!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:53:03 AM / 08-Dec-13
Comptia A+ certification it's the entry to the IT Career field, even though I have over 10 years experience I never challenged myself this, so I wanted to get it done :-D

Regardless, yeah either or. I checked the middle of the 2 piece and it looks solid and it looks just fine.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:02:41 PM / 15-Dec-13
Broke a wheel bearing going sideways at the Best of Vegas drift event, so This weekend I had what went from 2 hour job to be an all weekend fun.

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1486853_686454934727995_1603737961_n.jpg)  Yep broken after taking them out.

So I popped both off and went to a few different places. As I recall when I purchased these from one of the founders of Vegas Drift, that I was told that I should replace the wheel bearings and s13 can be pressed into these hubs. So I went to Vatoboys (pepboys) and they said can't. as this is considered a whole unit. THen to brake masters who then told me they can do it, and I get a call an hour later they can't due to it is all of a sudden a whole unit and afraid if they go any further they would damage it so they gave it back to me.  I then took it to Traverse shop and they attempted to press them out and broke 2 rotors int he process? and then said they cannot press them out... kinda pissed me off because I know the dude wouldn't burn me like this and I don't see why they can't come out.. so Last night, I took out the hammer, the vice and a 36MM socket and made a wedge from a brace I had.

SO boom,
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They can be pressed out with no issues. destroyed wheel studs in the process but Idgaf because they are soo easy to replace on ichiba 5 lug hubs.

Today I did the other side
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So easy  Easy EASY! to do,

I hammered them both on. They fit good and snug, drove it around the block and now I need to rebleed my brakes as I had to revisit some of the lines and got air in the system.
Vatoboys sold me some janky wheel studs as I ruined the new ones. I really need to make a collection of wheel lugs when I go out to the junk yard for back up and order some ARP Lug studs. doorman studs are very cheap in feel and I tend to really screw them up easy.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:17:20 PM / 21-Dec-13
Replaced with new 5 Lugs just to be on the safe side.

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and she sits again on a stormy night.
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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:06:12 AM / 23-Dec-13
Removing the Plastidip.
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I find it that the blue-grey underneath actually looks cleaner then before.
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Working progress, after this I will take her to get another bath with wax rinse this rim.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:19:08 AM / 23-Dec-13
Thank god! lol that plasti dip did not look good. I always thougt the paint underneath was fine.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:29:58 AM / 23-Dec-13
Yeah, lol. It was nice when it was on the first day, but due to I didn't apply it right it started to look bad.  So it had to go.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:33:41 AM / 23-Dec-13
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: stocks12 on 01:36:12 AM / 25-Dec-13
gasoline melts plasti dip right off ;) also microfiber towels work like a charm.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 07:07:17 PM / 25-Dec-13
With gas being $4 a gallon I don't see that as a feasible option lol
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:20:37 PM / 25-Dec-13
Rubbing Alcohol also works, and so does Lysol. Lol anything with ammonia
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:27:01 PM / 01-Jan-14
Lately I have been troubleshooting my super rich issue, I noticed that after my cat is an exhaust leak as well.

I am shooting for leaky / bad injectors as it is the only thing left on my agenda that isn't newish and explains why I cannot lean it out with my afc.  Which also explains my super gas consumption too.

Been trying to see what are some good upgrades to these ugly / janky looking injectors and there is just no write up on it not even on z31p but how to replace stock ones.  I rather just drop a custom rail, adj FPR and some 350 - 550cc high impedance injectors and call it a day. kind where I can order and swap out if needed and adjust higher when I actually move towards a turbo setup. I am actually confused on what I can actually do from here. 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 12:09:55 AM / 02-Jan-14
they are hose barb top feeds right? thats what the pics i'm seeing online shows. they are easy to replace.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 03:27:38 AM / 02-Jan-14
IIRC the injectors are 50 bucks a piece if that helps any. At least they used to be  when I replaced them on my notch years ago lol
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:10:51 PM / 02-Jan-14
I have to cut em out and push them back in. Not so much with the barbed fittings.

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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 08:54:49 PM / 02-Jan-14
I had to do the same... Those are considered hose barb
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:20:18 PM / 02-Jan-14
Oh, I see. Well I have an extra set I need to get tested right here. LOL,
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:27:19 PM / 04-Jan-14
Found a z31 with a turbo still attached in the yard, the turbo was sieged.
But I picked up for my future Goal of Turbo Charging the vg30e, this makes a good start but grabbing the manifold.

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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 09:01:25 PM / 04-Jan-14
Nice find!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:25:38 PM / 04-Jan-14
Thanks, but indeed the Vg30et will happen this year.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 01:13:39 AM / 05-Jan-14
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: 8SixS12 on 06:47:56 PM / 07-Jan-14
Cool. I got one of those turbos in my garage right now.
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Love love love the z31 wheels!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:25:11 AM / 08-Jan-14
Nice, just right now I am working on my job and keeping my sev6 daily status until I get some free time for the blue devil transition as my new daily before I can really start on this project.  I love the z31 wheels also, I want to make one set 16x9 for the rear set. But I don't know how that can really happen so I am just dreaming.

I just replaced the throttle cable again with another brake cable. The KA24DE TB issue is where the the TB Cable hooks into after a while the cable starts to break do to a 90 Degree angle bend it does constantly and slams back into place after every press of the gas pedal. When I go turbo as I also have a pathfinder intake coming it should relieve the tension created.

So much shaking and I can feel a miss fire like crazy at idle. I have alot to do, and the drive shaft is also causing problems now it seems I need to get over to dans driveline and get one made. But need $$$ todo so. It also feels weird driving just have yet to put my finger on it. I also need a new seat as I just snapped another driver seat rail. These seats are Junk as the metal seems to have alot of rust on them from the start. I found a few Pulsar NX at the yard so I am going to see if their seat is a direct bolt up. If not I will just have to wait till I get a full pay check to order some Recaro's or Sparco seats and get the rails made. This also includes for the blue hatch I have too, I am using the last seat I own and it's broken too giving me the gangsta lean while driving and it hurts my back lol.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 03:26:18 AM / 08-Jan-14
Are the pulsars at the yard se's? Might have to snag some stuff when I get money....
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:47:55 AM / 08-Jan-14
They are not.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:11:51 AM / 09-Jan-14
Boo
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:44:04 AM / 15-Jan-14
(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/994995_702669753106513_1681804277_n.jpg)

After a few days of blood sweat and tears, I finally got my timing put back together.  I would of done it over the weekend, but I had to deal with another issue. But I did start on sunday.

Now a VG question is what I have on TDC is the rocker arms on the heads supposed to be wiggle-able from left to right? it isn't much but it's a very slight play if I touch em.
I am assuming this is a typical VG problem as worn rockers possibly?
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Followed the FSM timing belt adjustment and turns out I have it too tight now, dafuq?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:35:21 PM / 16-Jan-14
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1451413_703530603020428_145457626_n.jpg)

Now finally I have it, the tensioner does not work how the both the FSM and book says. instead you have to feel it to set it right, before I had almost an inch of play and that was too much and recently I put maybe 1/4 of play and that was too tight as it made some noise. So in between 1/2 to 2/3 inch of play is the key for my VG30e to act right. So far it doesn't want to idle in weird places anymore and feels different now. 

Tensioner works with a turn left or right (clock wise or counter clock wise) both ways tightens the belt. I went with counter clock wise. since it is the direction everything goes. Lock it down with 40 ft lbs of tq and it was solid.

Everything back together and ready to go.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:52:21 AM / 26-Jan-14
Finally getting tot his.

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/995055_704817152891773_1424063835_n.jpg) I went drifting last weekend 01/18/2014 with my baby here.

As you can see i removed the plastidip but not all the way. I did not get the chance to due to dealing with my timing all last week getting it dialed in right.

She handled great as I can say, some challenges but I managed especially ripping through the near impossible Federal tires.  Now since I just went full time and triple my paycheck I will be looking for a place to live in the next 3 months so my drifting is technically will be slightly on hold. Doesn't mean in the mean time I can't do something extra to her such as get some 0 camber fix by Waylon installed and my stance looking a little better while I get her cleaned up.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:11:19 PM / 09-Feb-14
Finally cleaned off all the orange plastidip from her today.

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Yes that is a rockauto magnet, left it on since I got it before vegasdrift vd30 even this year. 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:43:31 PM / 09-Feb-14
There's a guy that is selling a vg30 on the nevada drift market page I tagged you in it.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:32:01 PM / 22-Feb-14
Yeah, it's too far and I wanted to upgrade to the vg33 block instead as the vg33 is the same block just stronger.

Anyways Today I got alot of shady people looking at my s12's both of them one is not running yet but this one that is and I got stalked yesterday driving to work.  So to keep people honest I got extra precaution.

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I don't know about you but this is most likely the best $ I have spent locally. It will be easier to work on under the dash or anything extra too with out the restriction of a steering wheel.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:21:03 PM / 28-Feb-14
Got my rear arms modded but the SA Iggy Mod.
I had to leave it with him due to Venetian's hack, that has been keeping me rocking hella 12 hour days for 7 days a week for the past 3 weeks now.

z31 arms I picked up a few months back, mind you the junk yard in vegas does charge arms for these arms.

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(fixed my bolt issues)
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Z31 rotor and caliper, s12 pads and hardware.
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Here is how she looks.
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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 02:37:43 AM / 01-Mar-14
SICK! The most epic rear alignment on an IRS car ever.

Heres the thread for the mod: http://club-s12.org/retro4/index.php?topic=37358
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:02:59 AM / 01-Mar-14
Yeah, I gotta fix that power steering, seems to be a weird thing I test some drifts tonight and when I apply pressure to the steering it sprays that crap everywhere lol,

I gotta get that fixed asap hah! but hey, I do feel a huge difference while driving I can feel more straight line grip on the road and I feel more in control when I clutch it sideways.  Practice in March is going to get hella sick, I gotta get some file this round with this camber fix. :-D
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:22:40 AM / 05-Mar-14
My adj tension rods are in
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Trying to get her ready before the 16th's vegas drift practice event, not sure if I can get this installed by then.
at this point I do have some extra tires to burn but not many left. I also need to get 4 new daily tires.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:22:59 PM / 16-Mar-14
The modded arms made a huge difference drifting, it did felt easier to initiate and I was able to Feint drift as my first initiation and transition to the big corner in which if I don't enter with enough speed I loose it fast there and at first I had the issue with too much power.

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Anyways, the modded arms makes it look like an SRA and burned up the tires tread, I really felt great so far I will have my blog entry up shortly.

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:17:09 PM / 29-Mar-14
Found a few errors with my wiring as the battery light would flash while driving and the brake light would come on after 1 minute of driving.

Turns out all the fuses according to the book and the diagram was wrong. Never bothered before but I did now to follow through with it. replaced all the fuses with the correct ones. Now all the special lights that was flashing is gone. I did have about 4 burned out fuses, especially one for engine management, Fuel Pump, and misc lights.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:31:34 PM / 01-Apr-14
for obvious reasons, I am giving this a go.
Found one part that does not seem to be buy-able online. After months of looking I finally found it, next is to get it modded and plugged up.

(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10172819_742203752486446_935467972_n.jpg)

I am going to try this out, if I don't like it I will revert back to fuel injection with nistune and rebuilt harness.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 02:14:32 AM / 02-Apr-14
YA!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: MasterSpazez on 01:42:09 AM / 04-Apr-14
This is sweet!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:51:06 AM / 04-Apr-14
Yeah operation Frankenstein is a go now! working with Mr510 on the core swap as we speak.

I have yet to order:
Custom Dizzy from Performance Distributors
Holly 2bbl 350CFM
Adj FPR
LIM gasket
Headers Hopefully from mr510 if not might have to see about getting some made.
Few other misc parts here and there I am sure Silhouette Autosports would be more then happy to assist :-)

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 02:19:24 AM / 08-Apr-14
yep! this is gonna be awesome. Carb'd v6 drift S12!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:05:38 AM / 08-Apr-14
If I can stay out of the hospital, lol.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:30:24 PM / 24-Apr-14
Back from EE thanks to Mr510 I have a shiny new ported intake ready to be installed. Next is to order my D.U.I. HEI Dizzy from http://performancedistributors.com/product-category/distributors/nissan-distributors/

Pick up a 2 bbl holley carb and a Fuel Pressure Regulator and I should be solid with the install. But I think before I move a head with the install I am going to wait till my blue car is ready so I have a car to get to and from work.

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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 03:27:58 AM / 25-Apr-14
it looks soooooooo nice!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:01:43 AM / 25-Apr-14
It feels really nice too...I can't wait to get it under the hood, I'm soo excited so far. Soo much flow.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:27:09 AM / 28-Apr-14
some ride along runs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Ou3gFTC8keE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3NJMTHJAT6g 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=x7Bt5XNRujc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9jM5DJp04Zk
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: burritomannn on 03:07:40 PM / 28-Apr-14
Nice!! What diff are you using outta curiosity?..
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:10:31 PM / 28-Apr-14
r200 welded diff.
Title: Re: Project: Monster Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:43:17 PM / 03-May-14
Well I purchased a cheap rebuildable carb core.

This is a 2BBL but this is 500 CFM CT Holley with removed choke.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/carb1.JPG)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/carb2.JPG)

This will be a fun project.

On the other side of things, I have found a few houses that I just put in an offer for so all my car projects is coming to a big halt for a bit even and my last drift event until house purchase will be tomorrow 5/4/2014  overall it is going to cost over 10k to own and I have 1/2 of that but one more month I will have it all especially with bare min payments for anything.  Houses Found have no HOA ( they are the house hitlers in this valley ) and decent as long as they pass FHA standards.


Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:56:53 AM / 05-May-14
I had an epic, and fun day at IFO / Vegas Drift. My driving ability I have noticed has became better even today it became better as I progressed with seat time.
I put my VG to the test today, I felt I pushed her to the edge and she fought but still delivered.

(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t1.0-9/10177500_761603063879848_9092837403094801787_n.jpg)

Photos by Kristoff Lutchman  www.kristofflutchman.com
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Couple of videos
First run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvTeKa3Pk78
Second Run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qky51sZ9qHA

Third Run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UF9IR1YUq4

Fourth Run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfqEZLYWNiU


After 3 - 4 runs my car would overheat almost maxing out the guage.

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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 11:51:40 PM / 05-May-14
lack of power is whats hurting you. It drifts like my car before the ca20 was boosted. after you go carb see if the added power makes enough of a difference. If not then you might consider switching to a 4.11 r200. I have one i can trade you
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:56:45 PM / 05-May-14
Yeah technically I wonder for now if I can just use the msd ignition box till I get the dizzy in.

My exhaust leak and leaky injectors and who knows what else I am looosing tons of power I have the safc to keep the idle steady. You know it has to be bad when I hacked the safc into the z31 ecu just to keep her running.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:21:05 AM / 09-May-14
Little update, house was rejected Cash > FHA loans. So I am back to hunting for a place.
In the mean time I am gearing up to drive on the 31st, but doing so I have a few projects I want to get done prior to the 31st.

I got to finish getting the s13 front swap done with tension rods, LCA, and tension rod brackets. I then want to get this carb installed, tuned, and dyno'd before then.

But not sure how I can make that happen right now especially when I am being pulled apart by family matters and waiting for parts. I also need a new seat as last event I broke my 4th seat in the same weird spot.



Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:07:01 PM / 17-May-14
Got my kirkey!

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Seat is an Drag racing from jeggs, the ECONO 20° DRAG SEAT 17.5" 570-16800 with 570-16801   VINYL COVER FOR 16800 BLK

Fits snug, I like it and has plenty of moving room when needed. Now to mount it.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: burritomannn on 03:46:31 PM / 18-May-14
Neato!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:56:47 PM / 18-May-14
With the help of Waylon,

I got the seats mounted.
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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Johnny_boi on 10:28:27 AM / 19-May-14
Kirkey FTW!!!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:42:53 AM / 01-Jun-14
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I will just leave this here.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 05:32:20 PM / 02-Jun-14
good times
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: kelso840 on 08:06:26 AM / 03-Jun-14
Quicksand? Best burnout ever? Uh.... quicksand?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:29:11 AM / 03-Jun-14
Quick sand trap. Lol

here is the video of me ending up in the sand trap.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAzlWQDwchA&feature=player_detailpage

SAFC-2 lost it ground.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: burritomannn on 11:56:53 PM / 03-Jun-14
haha nice!!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:00:10 AM / 05-Jun-14
Next will be night time drift, hopefully after I close escrow and get settled in before the next event, I should have my front end more squared by then too. I got burners to burn.
The course really felt different this time around as they repaved it to a really slick yet pavement but grippy powder substance,so I really had to change up things as I didn't need to clutch kick at all this time around. I started with a feint and a power over, and a few times I ripped the ebrake to counter act the under-steer I magically was getting this round. The surface was slick yet there was grip as more of the white power cooked into my tires it seemed to cause some odd reaction I really enjoyed it and I was the only one who got a ton of seat time in that course it seems I had at one point drive one of the course workers out there because no one was driving there. The wet sessions got boring and all I used the wet course was to wash off my car after I ended up in the dirt. I can't believe how much tire I did save though on this practice course, the road didn't eat up my tire, but it did cause a few chunks here and there though. Most of the course I would enter in with 3rd gear and end up in second gear when it got to the "S" and half of the time after the "S" I would spin out from applying too much power in the end but a few times I connected it all the way.  The first long beginning sweeper is where I would carry a bad understeer on, if I feint with too much angle I would end up with understeer but this later on and I would get a bad vibration when doing so, ever since then it feels like I broke my passenger side wheel bearing again, good thing I have an extra set to replace it with. In the early morning after a few runs it felt like I connected the long sweeper. It was really odd, but never nor less I had a great time and a crap load of seat time. If you  want alot of seat time, just reg up to a vegas drift pro am practice event, no one really goes out there as they are too much focus on the pro-am,  I think at most these past few rounds, I ended up being 3 to a max of 8 car line up. This last pro-am only 4 cars was out there and that was pretty sad.


Too bad I wont be back on it that outside course until September though. So I got plenty of time to prep my car better, and do my carb conversion by then.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 09:27:19 PM / 07-Jun-14
the vibration at full lock is probably your tie rods going over-center and the wheel shaking. its normal for pushing angle on stock knuckles
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:01:24 AM / 08-Jun-14
Yeah I know how that is, but this is different it is like when my first time wheel bearings when out on the old setup kinda of feel and it sounds like I now have a warped rotor and I can also feel it now when I brake. Does not feel right.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:43:07 AM / 28-Jun-14
I am now getting the weirdest electrical shut off, since I broke my head light switch normally it would go solid brights due to the plastic piece inside broken from being pushed back till it breaks.  but after messing with it a bit some how the brights all of a sudden lost power, I know they are not burnt out because I took a tester to the power lead and when it used to give power it does not any longer, and a few weeks ago I lost the passenger side normal head light, so for a temp fix I tapped into the driver side.

Now I have a feeling I am about to shutdown this car until I can figure out the wiring issue.  No power to the relays either which I have no clue now no fuses are burned up so there has to be a burned up wire somewhere or a ground fried.

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Here is the head light wire I tapped into for the moment being since my car is loosing it's power to the passenger side of things and now both brights. Who needs brights anyways in Las Vegas :-/
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:19:09 PM / 13-Jul-14
Started the carb rebuild today.
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The curse of ebay parts.
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But still good inside, just had to clean it up.
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After replacing all the gaskets, parts and even the jets it is all back together now ready to be adjusted when it is all together.
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She will get the carb setup when we get the blue demon s12 running, pushing before or by September.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: pakii-afa on 01:59:52 AM / 14-Jul-14
lmk if you ever fix the headlight problem, my driver lowbeam doesnt work so i just tapped into it from the passenger side.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 03:34:35 AM / 14-Jul-14
Pakii you sure it's not the headlight itself? Or maybe the stalk? why wire it from one light to the other?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:57:07 AM / 14-Jul-14
I am getting no power as well from the driver side and for me it's is defiantly not he head light or the stalk.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: pakii-afa on 12:11:29 PM / 15-Jul-14
sideways
i know its not the headlight since ive tried about 5 others, and checked for voltage at the plugs. shows 12v at both high beam wires, pass side 12volts at low beam, driver side lowbeam shows about .9v :S
i wired it from on to the other as a temp fix for now.

i also realized yesterday when i over heated and pulled over that my hazard switch does not work   :glarestraight:
but my turn signals and brake lights do. i dont think its the stock but it shouldnt be ruled out.

ill have to spend a full day searching the stupid headlight harness and its 7 relays...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:39:49 PM / 15-Jul-14
When I first got the car hazards worked, but when I started to get wiring problems they stopped working. My headlights  are stuck in up position and I have been through about 6 head light stalks and cleaned each one. My stereo and interior lights turn on when I turn my lights on and my running lights are always on when I turn on the key.  So I am thinking this relay has 2 points of failure one point fried a while ago and second recently when my driver light lost all power. Interior lights come on when it wants to. When the time comes to cage this beast I'll be going through all the internal lights because not only I want to know I also want to have a better understanding of all the relays for future troubleshooting future chassis
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: pakii-afa on 02:52:59 PM / 15-Jul-14
see if our cars were mk1 this problem would be so easy. my 86 mk1.5 does exactly what you said when the door is open when the car is both running and not with the key in the on position. i fixed the interior light problem by plugging my door light switch back in(came loose/fell out). i guess it needs to be connected for it to operate properly as opposed to the interior lights just staying on with it unplugged. so when it wasnt plugged in the dash lights and most interior things would not operate. now only the dash lights turn off(cool feature in the 80s, annoying now lol)  and door chime turns on with the door open.

but it seems in the mk2 model they got rid of that feature, all my dash lights stay on with the door open. i havent been able to notice whether my interior lights work at all since ive been driving it around with absolutely no interior except for dash and door pads. but soon i will be figuring out all the little gremlins that exist.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:00:27 PM / 15-Jul-14
I think it is more of a MK2 has more wiring relays but deletes some of the annoying mk1 kinds. It is like 2/3 of my interior lights don't work.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:16:21 AM / 31-Jul-14
On sunday I removed the Apexi SAFC-2 and doing so ripped the ground wire right out of the harness connector so I went to the junk yard and grabbed a replacement.
Thank goodness that there is a ton of z31 and other cars that have the same connectors. Different color wires on an mk2 ca20e hatch but the connector is the same that is all I needed so.

Brought out the soldering iron and merged wires the correct way.
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After that I am back to my normal ECU driven mess. Which seems to be better now since removing the apexi.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:20:07 PM / 01-Aug-14
Oh yeah I also just closed escrow on my house

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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 04:28:15 AM / 02-Aug-14
Sweet!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: rednucleus on 01:54:09 PM / 02-Aug-14
Hooray for a garage with a house too!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:03:22 AM / 12-Aug-14
Well here we go spent 2 days wrestling the exhaust on.  Iggy and I got it together as one last final custom job for the west coast SA project.

From the red hatch Iggy picked up a few months back had this Obx exhaust and as we are addressing the blue demon hatch's exhaust it was suggested to drop the sev6 exhaust and go with something more meaty and open up the exhaust.

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Obx found on a turbo red hatch car.

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The sev6 monkey exhaust is on the right. 2" all the way through he obx I believe was 2 and 1/2" and deleted the cat.

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Different angle before deleting the cat.

Here is a video of the faster revving, it idles really quiet though but the sound is beast sounding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCrjCm42BZk
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:52:09 AM / 27-Aug-14
Car has been acting funny since the exhaust installed.  It almost feels like a slipping clutch but, I think this goes deeper as the issue is not constant as it reminds me of the time I ran with out a muffler and have a weird random feel and on top of that my oil has been broken down again to a point of changing.
*Note to self don't use 5w30*

Random issue is the loss of power feel after 3k rpm and slow acceleration then normal and randomly from 3k to 4500rpm it will act like the clutch is slipping but it picks up but the weird thing is the feel of the shift is different now, like normally I would shift at 3k - 3500 rpm on a daily driving like second to 3rd I would be doing around 30mph, my gps is picking it up around 40mph but sluggish at times.  So I thinking I need to clean up the other exhaust leaks I have going on as it might be a contributing factor. Sometime next month order a performance 6 puck clutch and see how she feels.

Front suspension is giving a weird feel, almost feels like I need to really give some attention now.

on the good side, the date 08/23/2014 we had a get together / s12 meet, mini cruise, and a night of drifting fun. I'll post up the pictures later when I get home.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:38:15 AM / 27-Nov-14
The nightmare returns, as.... I pulled the transmission and removed the clutch / flywheel. My clutch I ordered was the XTD Stage 3 for Turbo VG30et 87 -89 to match with the flywheel since the flywheel I used is off an 89 z31 turbo car.
When the stage 4 kit with the flywheel comes available again I will most likely grab that or upgrade to a fidenza flywheel and another 6 puck clutch unsprung.

Oddly enough it was supposed to be here Monday never showed up yet. Stupid Usps =/ Says it is in route to my house today but never showed up, Clutch is thin as a paper plate and warped to all hell, when I pulled the clutch off I had a big pile of black ash all over my face, smelling of burned up something that bad.

Currently sitting on stands waiting for that clutch and the flywheel to be resurfaced. Also located 2 Exhaust leaks that I have been hunting for so will be clearing that up and gearing up before the dec 7th vegas drift.

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:52:09 PM / 03-Dec-14
after a painful week, I got it finished, XTD stage 3 clutch for a 300zx turbo since when I did the auto to manual, I purchased a flywheel for an 89 turbo. 87-89 turbo flywheels seems to be different then the normal VG30 s12/z31 N/A and turbo. The bolts are different for the pressure plate.

IT was nice to feel my car again, I have not felt her this torqy in a long time.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: EternalSwap on 01:02:53 PM / 03-Dec-14
how are the bolts different? is the turbo clutch larger? im curious if it would be an upgrade as i want to pull my motor ASAP lol
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:09:48 PM / 03-Dec-14
stick with the current vg30e 200sx it matches the same setup as the z31 n/a and 86 and older turbo and a bigger selection for clutches out there. This setup is now only temp till I can afford the fidenza flywheel.  Unless you want to drift I would suggest to get the fidenza / exceedy flywheel  clutch combo.  XTD is ebay cheap stuff, not sure if I fully like it as there is a new noise I don't like to hear but maybe I have to wait till it is broken in.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Colonel Gustard on 01:24:03 AM / 04-Dec-14
Turbo z31 clutch is a 250mm clutch disc, NA z31 and s12 is a 240mm clutch disc
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: pakii-afa on 05:58:28 PM / 04-Dec-14
i wonder if a d21 flywheel/clutch would fit both the vg and ca seeing as they are 280mm clutch disk.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:19:01 PM / 04-Dec-14
CA will not bolt to a vg30, the vg is bigger in all ways. lol
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: pakii-afa on 05:04:51 PM / 05-Dec-14
yea i figured, im still curios about the d21 wheel on a 18et.

i think that would be a permanent clutch replacement lol
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:17:05 PM / 05-Dec-14
What motor does the d21 run?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 08:53:49 PM / 05-Dec-14
puck clutch will never really break in. It will always chatter intermittenly when you take off from a stop. Does it less when warmed up but still might do it. my XTD did it with the ca18det with a fidanza flywheel and my ACT does it now on a oem flywheel.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:44:52 PM / 05-Dec-14
Not really worried in it really. My main concern is all this last minute stuff like tires for Sunday. I love the clutch feel, xtd seems fine for now, can't beat the cheap price I'll have more hands on sunday, since the clutch isn't slipping anymore I might be able to hold drifts now.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:04:53 PM / 08-Dec-14
I was rocking the best of vegas in the new XTD clutch, all I can say is damn it felt awesome. I had a few really good runs in this event, and able to keep full power at the end of the sweeper was a major plus as this was a struggle in the past in which I never knew but I suspected from the slipping clutch.  Next practice event is in Jan 17th 2015 might conflict with work due to a certain black out period as I might not be able to do this event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_B4pYwxYFo&list=UUe86heqhmGptBFRrIc2TMlg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DVVkqP2Gp0&list=UUe86heqhmGptBFRrIc2TMlg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPSmTnYTpGs&list=UUe86heqhmGptBFRrIc2TMlg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYHhWUdkSH8&list=UUe86heqhmGptBFRrIc2TMlg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydPLxCNn11w&list=UUe86heqhmGptBFRrIc2TMlg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkfJ64F38wk&list=UUe86heqhmGptBFRrIc2TMlg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJXuhtGAlYM&list=UUe86heqhmGptBFRrIc2TMlg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhT4GKlzN8o&list=UUe86heqhmGptBFRrIc2TMlg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nvxsTMJ_cE&list=UUe86heqhmGptBFRrIc2TMlg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUeC728utU0&list=UUe86heqhmGptBFRrIc2TMlg
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:45:43 AM / 14-Dec-14
So I come out of work, this parking garage is supposed to be a secure location and this happened...

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This is why I hate Las Vegas....  first this damn casino gets hacked a year ago leaking everyones personal data and now my car gets robbed =/ and cheap fucking stereo equipment too just not cheap is replacing the hardware =(
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: stocks12 on 05:15:04 PM / 23-Jan-15
that sucks anything come of it? did they catch whomever?
Title: Re: Project G: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 and friends
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:51:34 PM / 23-Jan-15
This being a casino, no  they have warning signs not to leave anything in your car.  I wasn't covered on my insurance because they want too much extra a month for coverage, but other then that I have put in my old speakers, sub I had before prior to the nice upgrade to kicker. Only thing I didn't upgrade was the sony deck. I had an old 90's pioneer I thrown in but sucks because all radio stations suck bad here in vegas. I miss Pandora.

In the mean time no major upgrades other then I had ahook up with an authentic throttle cable for the mk2 car straight from Vatozone. I have the part number too, for some odd reason they list it for a maxima but still 200sx.

I picked up 2 more s12's, I am trying to decide if I am going to convert the red s12 i have to an SEv6, after completely cleaning her up. I really want to consolidate the s12's I have the dark blue one I have I am still working on the ka24 for it, as I have the crankshaft removed and completely stripped down the block. About to get some engine de-greaser and clean up the block and paint it.   By march I want to have the ka24de installed and ready for a fire up that is my current goal.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:10:11 PM / 27-Jan-15
So after some thought, as soon as I get the ka24de rebuilt and dropped into place. I am going to migrate the whole Sev6 over to the red s12 I got from Jason. The interior is actually nice inside just dirty / dusty.  I just have to attach the front bumper, but thanks to Waylon I have a parts shell to migrate any other parts over from.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:36:38 PM / 23-Feb-15
Well off to the Vegas Drift Event on 02/21/2015

Browsing through the instagram for #vegasdrift and i stumbled upon.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10994155_934495859923900_4293048894417581581_n.jpg?oh=648501da9dd441cdb91e5433ba755e98&oe=55876DBA&__gda__=1431028326_cdfda703145786d2e6c9639aa53a4e05)
(https://scontent-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1623655_934495873257232_3985189761698829492_n.jpg?oh=52405e987413f182501626c85997e2f1&oe=554F6062)

So I am like almost a ghost this round.
Here is some of the runs, my gopro battery crapped out and didn't catch all the runs. In total I had about 16 runs, this ended around the 12th run. 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhu0SLbICz5VtHto3gc4AvF5SLrusrHBl
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:05:56 AM / 19-Mar-15
Finally did what I wanted to do 2 years ago.

(https://scontent-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10547625_949127958460690_464892744225353652_n.jpg?oh=1e521de2c071a923725bcb7623e4e459&oe=55B64554)
I picked up an vg30 throttle body from a parts thread that wasn't rusted / broken and fixed the screw to a point it idles perfectly.

I got 1 more thing to delete but I ran out of time, but now it idles normal now with out the need to re-adjust the idle screw after everytime I rev limit.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:06:01 PM / 23-Mar-15
03/21/2015 back at the motion of drifting, they made the course more favored to high powered vehicles but supposed to be for the smaller vehicles too which it wasn't too bad actually, I got lost in the initial transition and I keep forgetting the line I want to start with. 

 3rd gear seems to be a short gear that when I break the 5k rpm I loose power and fast. 2nd gear is my sweet point. I shredded 2 sets of tires that day, but since removing the IACV I noticed a decrease of torque feel but gained some accel.




Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:20:44 PM / 04-Apr-15
After revamping the whole cooling system, she is constantly over heating now and at this point I cannot drive as a daily for a while.  It is now time for an engine revamp and this includes removing the efi and installing the carb conversion.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:06:08 AM / 14-Apr-15
Figured out the issue with the over heating problem. Turns out my radiator was the cause as stated on some z31 forums that had the same problem and even tho there is free flow in the radiator when flushed, some of the cores might be blocked. So I had like 3 CA Radiators, so I picked up the cleaner looking one and installed it since it was the same height and width only difference is I now have an extra radiator cap.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Mr.510 on 06:17:06 PM / 14-Apr-15
I'm also running a radiator that has a cap in addition to the stock one on the water neck. You should plug the coolant recovery fitting on the radiator's filler neck so it can't suck in air as the engine cools. I also run a higher pressure cap on the radiator to insure my 'upper' cap does all the work.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:21:54 PM / 14-Apr-15
Did so on both actually. Just oddly enough I had a radiator with a higher pressure rating cap just sitting in the garage.  So I plugged on up with a short hose, spare screw that I stripped and a hose clamp.  Was working like a champ last night after I drove it around.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:52:26 AM / 28-Apr-15
High Quality pics on a legit host, since I attempted to be lazy and used facebook and realized that they use a dynamic url crap,

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-04-27%2021.27.45.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-04-27%2021.37.24.jpg)

All Wired up directly to the thermoswitch on the radiator. Ironically I could never find the plug for it, and it kicked on around the 180 mark so as long as it rules out the blown headgasket problem that I do not have I am happy and with another test tomorrow will show if I will be participating in the drift event sunday or not.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:30:05 PM / 30-Apr-15
Well installed a manual switch due to the thermoswitch is broken after all, so went forward with my testing and decided to use the blocktester again.

This time the block tester fluid turned blue green.... from solid crystal blue... So in essence this VG has a blown head gasket, I just ordered a new set will be ripping apart the head this weekend.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:48:29 AM / 03-May-15
Here is the start of the disassemble

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-01%2019.13.11.jpg)

Previous owner stripped the inside the bolt and somehow it also filled with ash inside, not sure why. I was in the middle of why wont the upper intake remove as the bolt was stripped it felt like there was no bolt in that area
as it was not a surprised as the original owner kinda ghetto things back together. So I attempted to drill it out and snapped the head off instead.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-01%2023.42.09.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-01%2023.42.28.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-01%2023.43.01.jpg)

More of the upper intake mani removed, as I have noticed this guy liked to over do the gasket sealer on everything.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-01%2023.43.11.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-01%2023.43.31.jpg)

Cleaned up some other stuff and got right  down to the lower intake mani fold, this was a bitch to remove due to the posts are very corroded to a point of almost unable to fully remove it.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-02%2012.04.47.jpg)

Carefully I was able to remove it, and noticed this LIM gasket is hosed badly. This is my issue.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-02%2012.59.40.jpg)

In the air she must go as I will continue with the headgasket removal.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-02%2016.17.41.jpg)

Exhaust leak finally found the reason, as it was missing 3 / 6 bolts on the driver side and the gaskets on both sides are torn into 3 pieces.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-02%2016.35.20.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-02%2018.07.38.jpg)

After all of that, the head gasket was good after all.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-02%2018.59.07.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-02%2018.59.45.jpg)

So I will not let this rebuild be of any waste.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-02%2018.59.21.jpg)
Shafts are going to get the regrind at Schneider Racing,
After some research I am going with the following regrind;
http://schneidercams.com/264H_VG30.aspx

And I am going for some
(http://www.z31parts.com/images/russgears.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 11:07:19 AM / 03-May-15
lol at the gasket sealer blocking part of the intake runners. extra performance just from cleaning all that out. bummer about the thermoswitch. I HIGHY recommend hitting the junkyard and grabbing another one. lots of nissans of the age have them.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:48:09 AM / 04-May-15
Yeah, I'll pick up one later or 2 or just order 1 from rockauto for 3 bucks. In the mean time I will be doing alot of cleaning as I wait for the cams sprockets and shafts to return, I might wire up the external fuel pump and disable the internal for the carb conversion.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 08:57:12 AM / 04-May-15
very interested to see pics of that
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:08:21 AM / 04-May-15
Shouldn't be too hard actually, I just need to cut and relocate the wiring just for the pos and neg wires to the external.

I am rocking the

http://www.jegs.com/p/Holley/Holley-Electric-Fuel-Pumps/745123/10002/-1?itemPerPage=90&pno=1
Red Standard one, 7psi is all I need and no need for a regulator. Just need to figure out which line is the sending line and add more hose, There is a perfect mounting spot for it.
(http://www.jegs.com/images/photos/510128011.jpg)

And I believe, IIRC, David is running the same one in a 510. I think or it might be another carb setup I have seen.

I am actually excited on this build, because if my calculations are correct the cam shafts should produce the low RPM torque that I lack, the gears should be great for the timing application with adv and retard the timing and the carb should eliminate my wiring problems with the current setup. 

In the future timing I do plan on rolling a high compression VG33 and plant what I do here on to that setup. 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:46:15 PM / 12-May-15
Camshafts are sent to Schneider Racing Cams, and Cam gears are sent to Russ Cam Gears.

Will be pulling the lower half of the block to re-ring and hone the block this week.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:44:19 PM / 15-May-15
Pulling block shortly this weekend to hone and re-ring.
Cams and Gears will be in and modified :-D I have everything else handy I am still deciding to hang loose on this one and do the HEI retrofit mod in which I might need to pick up a dizzy from a vg hardbody or pathfinder for that.
Mod seems hella easy todo. Doing so I will be able to get this beast started quickly.  It will be a fun and insane project and a taboo for alot of people! but will be fun,

I have the internal to external fuel pump wiring ready as well, and a place to mount it and disable the inline fuel pump. 

Another Carb'd VG found with the DUI. Dizzy HEI fit for only the vg30
https://www.facebook.com/Enrique.the.Awsome/videos/10154014953060961/


Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:37:53 PM / 22-May-15
One of the many mods getting installed.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-21%2018.35.26.jpg)

Pulled the block out of the car, and pressure washed the fuck out of it due to 2inch thick black oily tarish like virus substance that wouldn't just wipe away at one point I thought it was an Ambient and I was going to be a real life Venom but na...

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-17%2014.37.53.jpg)

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-18%2019.41.42.jpg)

Also did a full re-ring on the block.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-20%2019.13.02.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 02:59:06 AM / 24-May-15
Nice!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:04:37 PM / 25-May-15
Finally finished up with the re-ring process and honing was successful. I am still waiting for another rock auto order and my Schneider Racing Camshafts. Also ordered some stubby engine mounts from ASCO to lower the process of the engine when it is mounted this will help clear the air cleaner with the hood.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 01:06:43 PM / 25-May-15
Looking good! Hows the widow doing?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:54:07 PM / 25-May-15
Frustrating... lol, she doesn't like nistune at all and rejecting it.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 04:16:57 PM / 25-May-15
Really? Why
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:55:36 PM / 25-May-15
Nistune is being mean... more I tune it more it doesn't like it.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 07:02:50 PM / 25-May-15
Damn that sux wish I would of known...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:49:29 PM / 25-May-15
It's ok, I am sure it is something stupid, just frustrating that is all.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:27:46 PM / 26-May-15
Most likely....
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:05:36 PM / 26-May-15
Do you remember if the rear main seal was replaced? it looks like it blew the rear main seal from the oil leaking in the back of the engine.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 07:47:18 PM / 29-May-15
It was replaced with the rebuild maybe it went out again?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:51:01 PM / 29-May-15
Perhaps,

Now I am getting rained with vg30 parts it is time to finish that up and then I will continue on her afterwords.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 01:09:02 AM / 30-May-15
Awesome!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:23:36 AM / 30-May-15
Yeah, still waiting for my schneider cams to come in, he didn't give me a shipping eta / tracking number.  All I know he shipped it...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:39:35 AM / 03-Jun-15
Well the build is on, first I have created.

Puck Style motor mounts.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-05-31%2019.31.06.jpg)

Here is an old motor mount common problems vs the puck.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-01%2019.11.10.jpg)

Next is this time removing the bumper so I can properly install the motor with out fitment issues with the puller and installing. 

The original owner, who claims he owned the car since the 90's
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-02%2020.06.12.jpg)
Posted on the first few posts of this build thread.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-02%2020.10.10.jpg)
That fitment is nice, as I was going to go a head and reinstall the block I was approached by my neighbor....

And they gave me this box.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-02%2020.42.40.jpg)

No sleep till I can fire he back up.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:28:20 AM / 08-Jun-15
Well, it is in.

Here is some progression pictures.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-06%2021.37.13.jpg)
^ I forgot to add in the rear shield.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-07%2014.38.46.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-07%2017.27.44.jpg)

Now belt is on, head is torqued to spec, rocker arms and solid lifters all snug into place.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-07%2019.01.03.jpg)
How she sits by the end of the day.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: my12 on 07:16:27 AM / 08-Jun-15
WOW!!! It's going to happen, it really is going happen!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:54:59 AM / 08-Jun-15
Slowly yeah,

I am going to get the valve covers repainted I am going to try and match the cam gears color. I got to finish tightening the transmission, install the starter, fix the power steering hoses as they are destroyed from years of abuse then Install the Alt, radiator and re-wire back up the eFans to the new switch.

I need to raise the spacer about 2 inches for the carb to clear the valve covers.

Then it is about mounting the fuel pump and installation I was keeping this one last, as in my research it is best to fully remove the old pump inline so that it doesn't put a strain on the external pump I will be installing.

As a theory I am going to try the GM HEI module to see if I can boot the distributor and start her up... but might not work since I do not have a vacuum advanced dizzy.
backup plan is to purchase an MSD 6AL-2 since it does also have the 2 step rev limiter, and all else fails I will purchase the DUI HEI Dizzy

 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:00:17 PM / 13-Jun-15
So some more updates.

As we all know, the engine is in, belts are on with timing direct at TDC.  Bolted up the starter and the transmission all snug into place.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-11%2021.48.14.jpg)

So off to the most important thing to this project. The carb cannot handle 30+ psi fuel, so I need to tone is down to around 5-10psi. So doing so I picked up this Red Holley that does around 7psi, and some research it is best to remove the old pump and there is no return fuel line so it must go.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-12%2020.19.30.jpg)
Removed the SEv6 stock pump.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-12%2020.19.42.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-12%2020.19.51.jpg)
Since the return line is a direct line down as the same size as the pump was I will be using that line instead and capping off the fuel line itself then crossing that outside the where the rubber hoses meet the brass lines.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-12%2020.37.15.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-12%2021.59.44.jpg)
Next is the wiring, obviously we can tell which is power and ground just follow the leads from the pump to the wiring harness. 

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-12%2021.58.08.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-12%2021.58.23.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-12%2021.58.32.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-06-12%2021.58.36.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 05:32:51 PM / 13-Jun-15
Nice work!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:11:13 AM / 30-Jun-15
Bit of an update, I got the exhaust on. The intake I had to Helicoil the driver side head but I was able to torque down to spec the hole but expected if I need to pull the intake anytime soon I will have to redo that hole again. This is due to the bolt snapped when removing the intake bolt just by breathing on it...   Exhaust I found 3 out of 6 with jimmied exhaust studs as the would wobble when I move them, when I backed them out they had 1/8 of an inch of thread as it was also snapped inside from the previous owner. I almost want to pull the head back off and just bring it to a machine shop to mill the holes back, one of the exhaust studs was missing due to the stud snapped inside and the previous owner attempted to drill it out but failed at doing so, I was able to drill out most of the stud, was able to tap it and set in another stud with no issues at all. I have the exhaust sitting perfect on the driver side now with only 4/6 studs usable.

Waiting for my 1inch adapter for the carb to come in, also waiting for my valve covers to be finished painted by my brother.  In the mean time I am able  to reinstall other stuff, such as the exhaust Y pipe, Radiator, eFans, new thermoswitch and relocated and mounted the MSD Blaster 2 coil.

Now to my delima is the distributor, since the advance is not mechanical nor vacuum. I have to find a solution, seems to me I have a few choices.

1) I Can just order an DUI Performance Dizzy, they make a GM HEI that bolts right up.
2) MSD 6AL-2 6530 and program it to force the efi dizzy to be always advanced style dizzy
3) I can locate a 6cyl GM HEI dizzy chop and weld the shafts
4) Find the almost impossible to find Saudi Dizzy....

At this point 1&2 are nearly the same price, MSD is about 375 with shipping around 400, DUI is about 450 with shipping and guaranteed to run. While the MSD is a bit confusing at this point since the EFI harness is what connects the dizzy.

if I could find #4 it would be about the same as #1 as the going rate if not more and 3 is just dumb technically...

So in the mean time I might have to wait till next paycheck to order an DUI Dizzy thus I will also miss out on the nite drift sesh on the 19th that I wanted to do But I do want to do things right so missing another drift night would be worth it or atleast I hope so with my theory this will perform much better sideways, then it did stock form with a blown intake mani, exhaust leaks and leaky injectors. In theory my power band should start around 1k rpm and climb from there doing so I should be able to also pick up a 2step rev limiter msd 6AL-2 the cheaper version just to have a launch control and keep it safe from destroying the bottle half. 

When I have her started, first thing I will do is tune it to get the wideband readings like I wanted, then find a dyno to fine tune it a little more and get the power rating. Then a few runs down the 1/4 mile before I head to San Diego with her on August 1st.

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: IggyEGuana on 09:39:56 PM / 30-Jun-15
I just read the description of the DUI dizzy on their website. sounds super awesome and worth it
 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:02:53 PM / 30-Jun-15
Yep, about as much as I want to get some seat time, I will just have to wait. I will be ordering an DUI hopefully by the 17th, by then I should have most of the car back together and fuel lines tested, other stuff tested as well so all I have to do is align the dizzy and start it up.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 05:44:30 PM / 02-Jul-15
Cant wait to hear this thing
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:00:51 PM / 02-Jul-15
In theory with my test pipe and all it should have this sound https://www.facebook.com/Enrique.the.Awsome/videos/10154014953060961/
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 06:23:32 PM / 02-Jul-15
Thats wicked sounding.....
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:05:30 AM / 08-Jul-15
Well here is more progression.
For the fuel pump, I cannot run it as if it was an KA24 fuel pump as the efi still wants to control it and always on even with the key is off is no good since MK2 is a always on power source.

So I need a power source that is on with a key on situation. With a little help I tied directly into the fuse panel for testing with the rear wiper blades and doing so the key on gave me a working pump with out blowing a fuse as I figured it wouldn't because the Fuel pump only needs a 7amp fuse.

It's been stormy the past few days but I got my valve covers back and went a head and installed them and starting to attach more hoses and other things in the bay.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-07-07%2020.37.47.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-07-07%2020.38.29.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-07-07%2020.44.59.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-07-07%2020.46.17.jpg)

With all the EFI gone, I can nearly fit the turbo exhaust manifold now.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-07-07%2020.50.55.jpg)


Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: sideways_s12 on 03:57:24 PM / 09-Jul-15
Looks good!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:05:42 AM / 13-Jul-15
After many many man hours all to myself. Finally finished with the underside of things.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-07-12%2017.23.57.jpg)

Wideband was installed and secured ready to be plugged in, Still need to finish up the front end stuff with the bumper, finish the wiring and remove the ecu and wiring harness since they will not be used anymore. Unless I buy another VG and convert the red shell I have into an MK1.5 SEv6 after I rebuild the wiring harness.

I still need the $$$ to order the dizzy from DUI Performance Distributors since I get paid this friday, mean time I am also locking down the rest of the car.
Fuel Pump wiring I need to finish, and a few other wiring messes.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:20:48 PM / 14-Jul-15
More progress is I directly wired in to the rear wiper blade on the fuse panel, I will be adding in another fuse behind it to help protect the wiring. But I needed a key on solution for the fuel pump since the mk2 cars are full power all the time and controlled by the ecu as stated before so I finalized the wiring for it.

During the week I only  have like 2 hours to work on the car per day so I try to accomplish something in that time. Next update will be more wiring 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:56:49 AM / 20-Jul-15
I had a real bad case of butter fingers, I dropped the 12v consistent to a ground wire and caused a big spark and fried the 12v line that was the original 12v wire to the fuel pump.  Now I lost complete power to that line traced it back to the fuse panel and the fuse is good and I have power at the fuse panel.

So now I need to rip out the interior and trace where the wire might have burned up at and replace it as of now I do not have power to the fuel pump any longer.
Post Merge
Figured out the wiring snafu, turns out a burnt wire near the shock tower where it Y into 1 piece so I have proceeded with this guide for wiring up a holley fuel pump.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/wiringguide.jpg)

It's loud but it is given as it is supposed to be loud.

Tonight I Will most likely start removing the ecu and wiring harness.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:58:02 PM / 23-Jul-15
Well after a long road I finished removing the ecu & wiring harness, fixed other stuff.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-07-21%2020.20.32.jpg)

FIlled it up full of water and cleared up any leaks in the cooling system.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-07-23%2020.41.33.jpg)

Next will be Oil and the dizzy when it comes in.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: iceageg on 09:16:26 AM / 24-Jul-15
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It's loud but it is given as it is supposed to be loud.
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I thought it would be fairly loud mounted there.  I know the Holley knockoff on my T/A is quite a bit louder than expected.  The previous one I had was muted quite a bit with some rubber isolators.  I am going to rig something similar for the new pump.  It makes a big difference.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:32:36 AM / 24-Jul-15
yeah, I was going to see if there was an isolator or something I can use.  I wished before I spliced into the fuel sending unit that I could of switched it out with my daily first since my daily has a glitchy fuel sending unit.

I read that they also make a quiet pump now, But I don't think it will matter much since I have loud exhaust with a test pipe. 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:54:17 PM / 27-Jul-15
As I sit and wait for the dizzy to show up, I did some research and went back to some necro threads here going back in time. I will most likely be switching the 500 cfm holley for a 350 cfm holley when I get a chance.

So in the mean time, I can't do much to the black cadet due to it needs a turbo rebuild I have no cash for anything as I just lost a room mate. I decided to investigate the Red 86 turbo.  The huge lines and messes everywhere but I am now in deep investigation if I will be cleaning it up and going Megasquirt or will I find the cause of the problem and go from there.  I like a good challenge plus with the red parts car with a perfect front end will bolt up making this red car look good.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:45:04 PM / 04-Aug-15
I am still waiting for the distributor to show up, going to give them till Friday before I call them up to find out what is taking longer then they said it would.

Other news, I am messing with an 86.5 turbo car, and turns out that the any FSM will not match the wiring harness colors. 85, 86(found on nicoclub.com/fsm/ ) and my 87 shows the turbo.

This wiring is completely off for the body to engine harness wire up. Colors do not match so I found an 86 model change fsm different then the one found with nicoclub. I am awaiting for that arrival before I proceed further with it, I will most likely will need it before I proceed with future engine swaps. If the FSM doesn't have the color code I am looking for I will use my wire tracer that seems to work great tracing wiring.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: SchizophrenicMC on 07:32:41 PM / 04-Aug-15
Jesus, still don't have your distributor? That's fucked up, it's been forever since you ordered that thing.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:36:33 PM / 04-Aug-15
Pushing 3 weeks now.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:44:45 AM / 14-Aug-15
DUI Performance Distributors seems to be not forth coming how they do business, but I did get a response back last Monday about them saying my dizzy should be shipped out Wednesday. Hopefully this turns out good as people claim it has been.

I did a small walk around with the current setup.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLhu0SLbICz5V_Yg4SmuwVUbLYVdt61V4f&feature=player_detailpage&v=JFmjkuJ3bJc

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: SchizophrenicMC on 11:55:28 AM / 14-Aug-15
0/10 would not do business.

Also, vertical video? Seriously? Come on, you're better than that.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:45:38 PM / 14-Aug-15
phone went derp mode... I'll get a better more detailed video tonight / this weekend.

https://youtu.be/l1M7yfvPKHY
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: SchizophrenicMC on 11:29:04 PM / 16-Aug-15
Much better.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:43:46 AM / 18-Aug-15
So I have been thinking of a few ways to do this, and researching as well.

1) I wire up this HEI igniter kinda like how it is found here.
http://www.zhome.com/ZCMnL/tech/gmhei.html
Not vacumm advanced but might still work

2) This guy took a Mallory 6cyl dizzy from his Datsun 240z and removed the gear at the bottom of the dizzy and put the vg30's on it and bolts up except for the mounting point where the guy welded on a piece of metal to adjust the timing.
http://community.ratsun.net/topic/51922-four-door-dimes/page-5

3) Pertronix Magnetic pickup, but unsure what people use because they technically do not sell a datsun / nissan one. I assume since it uses HEI that GM or Ford 6cyl should work.

4) if 1-3 doesn't work pick up an MSD 6AL2 box and make it fully happen.

5) Continue to wait till DUI sends my dizzy.

I might actually order option #3 if it doesn't fire from option #1 while I wait for option #5

and option #4 will happen sooner or later due to a rev limiter I will need to have.


Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:50:59 AM / 28-Aug-15
Distributor is finally in but I am having some major problems that I will explain after this bunch of photos.

Here is the size of the HEI vs standard OEM dizzy.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-08-26%2018.34.50.jpg)
Pay attention to the stalk between the oem and hei above and I will explain later.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-08-26%2018.50.27.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-08-26%2018.50.38.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-08-26%2018.50.42.jpg)

Damn thing is big, the wood wont even close now at the front.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-08-26%2019.18.27.jpg)

Installed,
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-08-26%2019.30.37.jpg)

Now the bad,
First crank nothing all I hear is the dizzy electronics but it is not spinning. I attempt to put the motor back to TDC but the crank will not budge now, and after the few attempts it did move the crank the timing marks are aligned up still but I noticed that the timing belt is extremely tight.

From the cranks with the motor I also notice the dizzy bouncing up and down every time, at this point I am trying to crank it and it will not do that, something is moving but it seems like it is impossible to move.  So tomorrow I will hunt down something strong enough to clamp down the dizzy in place and figure out wtf is going on because at this point, I feel like something is messed up and I have really no one to assist as right now I am guesstimating. Trial and Error I guess, hopefully something isn't broken internally.

I think they assumed that you don't need something to keep the dizzy down, so no mounting hardware was including just instructions how to wire it up.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: seishuku on 12:14:09 PM / 28-Aug-15
The engine did run before with the efi, right?
It should still crank over at least, even of the distributor is flopping in the wind...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:52:16 PM / 28-Aug-15
Yeah, it did before I ripped it apart and replace the rings. and re-hauled the gaskets.  I followed the FSM with everything so I am a bit stumped.  You would figure it would turn as if it had no spark, but I am not getting that. Instead it moved 2 1/4 turns and the TBelt became extremely tight to a point it might snap.



Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:00:18 AM / 31-Aug-15
Didnt someone else do this same mod? Have you checked their build thread to see if you missed anything?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:21:41 AM / 31-Aug-15
Turns out I might have more issues,

FSM doesn't tell me exactly how to install the hydraulic lifters just install with a wire, so I had the lifters upside down.

Second I am having a huge problem with my cam's are getting stuck when I turn them.

https://youtu.be/V-n7qDeE_Rw

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: iceageg on 03:16:56 PM / 31-Aug-15
Is the popping sound the crank sprocket jumping teeth on the timing belt?  As far as the cam refusing to turn I can only speculate.  I assume you used assembly lube when putting them in so I will discard the idea of gouged surfaces.  With that out of the way I would remove the timing belt and see if it is just one cam or both that is sticking.

After that check for possible debris in one of the valve springs preventing it from compressing.  If you have double springs on each valve make sure they are both still centered and have not slipped between one another, each preventing the other from compressing.  This shouldn't be possible if they are coiled opposite directions but it is something to check.  Did you rebuild/clean your hydrolic lifters?  Perhaps one of them is stuck at full extension, not compressing and thus preventing the cam from rotating.  I honestly have no idea.  Just trying to think through what shouldn't happen that is physically possible.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:05:39 PM / 31-Aug-15
Now that is happening after 4 rotations with no rockers currently install thus keeping all valves closed. If I do it a few times it will start rotating more.

But yes I did use lube as recommended if not a little extra  to prevent any future issues. In a few hours I'll brake down the heads to inspect to see what is the hold up and deal at
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: SchizophrenicMC on 07:49:53 PM / 31-Aug-15
Fuck it, KA time
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:13:23 PM / 31-Aug-15
I am not going to KA an sev6...

on the other note, I am now draining the water from the radiator getting ready to see what damage has been done and if I need to replace any valves. On the good side rockauto has valve replacements for hella cheap. But I might also hunt down for Quest heads.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: SchizophrenicMC on 09:09:18 PM / 31-Aug-15
Fuck it put 2 KAs in there. #yolo #sweg #KK48DERRTT
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: iceageg on 07:16:38 AM / 01-Sep-15
Fuck it put 2 KAs in there. #yolo #sweg #KK48DERRTT

Fuck that.  If you are going to swap out the V6 go http://www.holeshot-racing.co.uk/index.php/engines/h1-v8-busa or go home.

Back on topic . . . It is locking up with the lobes not contacting anything at all . . . After spinning freely??? Ummmm . . . Uhhhhh . . . Is it somehow moving longitudinally (forward/back) and making contact with the casting?  Something sounds fucked for sure.

I say go to the yard and pull a set of VG33 heads.  Better flow, larger exhaust studs, direct bolt on.  Then use your bigger VG30 cams.  If you are going to pull the VG30 heads anyway to inspect why not improve them?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:59:55 AM / 01-Sep-15
I actually had the hydraulic lifters upside down.  So the valves never really worked instead the cams would get stuck with the upside down lifters.
how i got them upside down is beyond me I don't remember taking them off as it was like over 3 months ago and the way I had them laid down I assumed it was the right way to reinstall.  FSM doesn't show / say how to install them just install them with wire and goes right to the rockers how to install them. So it threw me off till someone finally said something.

As I said lesson learned moving forward, I'll put everything back together after troubleshooting why I now have no spark with my daily again.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:24:26 PM / 02-Sep-15
I have fixed the issue with the lifters are they are now back to normal, torqued everything to spec and tested a rotation with the rocker arms on and all made contact.

Will perform a first start up hopefully tonight.

See video it is awaken now!
https://youtu.be/lNPiEg8zwzU
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: SchizophrenicMC on 09:25:43 PM / 02-Sep-15
Okay seriously you have to START the video with the phone horizontally for it to shoot a horizontal video.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:34:50 PM / 02-Sep-15
I held the phone the same way here and it took one the right side this time.... stupid android. better then an iphone still.

https://youtu.be/rJpV8xHKWfs
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: SchizophrenicMC on 12:11:59 AM / 03-Sep-15
Sounds fucken sick.

That starter explosion though
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:26:28 AM / 03-Sep-15
Yeah, i gotta tighten the bolts better with the transmission.

I gotta tune it more, that second video is a bit more tuned at the carb as you notice from video 1 and 2 the throttle response is different and isn't chugging. It is what I expected to be with the throttle response just a touch and it's direct. I know I can also achieve this with EFI but that would require some upgrades too for now this is fun.

I'll have a better response when I get it out of the garage all the way with the wideband in sight.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: SchizophrenicMC on 12:43:28 AM / 03-Sep-15
Wideband? Just set it with a vac gauge, the old way.

It's gonna be pretty sick either way. I don't see it making any more power, but CARBS BRO. And it does sound better.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:55:42 AM / 03-Sep-15
Yeah,  I am not looking for super power anyways, I have a cadet for that, in which I can now focus on next with.

This is all about the fun and see what a carb can really do for an N/A application. THe sound in RL actually has a higher pitch then the youtube quality. weird is my nexus 6 was supposed to record that in  UHD 4k, but sseems to failed.  So I will get the GoPro on it tomorrow and get another video of a better quality.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: iceageg on 07:13:55 AM / 03-Sep-15
Nice man!  Glad to hear it running.  Still need to figure out what to do with that nose tackle sized dizzy.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: seishuku on 12:19:36 PM / 03-Sep-15
A sixpack setup would have been a more awesome setup than that crummy 4 barrel...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:40:35 PM / 03-Sep-15
Holley 2BBL sir, 4BBL is too much for the vg30.
the 2BBL would produce more power than the 6 pack would. 500CFM might be too much for it as well but so far so good, I like how it idles so far.

https://youtu.be/rArsB0rpOY0
Quote
the power is limited by the ITBs

I am here to have fun and see what a holley can produce.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: iceageg on 01:01:58 PM / 03-Sep-15
A sixpack setup would have been a more awesome setup than that crummy 4 barrel...
Looks like a single 2 barrel to me.  My guess is his off the shelf options for running a single carb VG are much more numerous than any multiple carb set up.  Likely a decision made out of simplicity.

However, a custom 3/2's or ITB setup would be awesome looking and sounding.  Just a lot more custom fab and tuning.
Post Merge
Bah.  Late to the reply as always.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:06:24 PM / 05-Sep-15
It's a 2BBL

updated with a new video.
https://youtu.be/Ukv5h9qTuf4
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: seishuku on 05:14:52 PM / 05-Sep-15
Whatever, it's a carb. :P
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: SchizophrenicMC on 06:06:02 PM / 05-Sep-15
Needs like 6 webers instead.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:39:27 PM / 11-Sep-15
Update on this, found the oil leak as the oil pan needed a few more turns on the front half of the pan.

Other news I have been fighting a bad sinus infection that seems to come every fall for me. I think it has alot to do with the dry hot heat to the mildly humid cooling down temperatures.

After I go renew my driver license Saturday, I will be focus on wiring the temp gauge and tuning the carb so I can actually take it for a spin.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:01:56 AM / 14-Sep-15
Oil leak was actually unknown still, but I had a hint it was coming from the oil pump housing. I went a head and added a 1/2 turn more on the bolts but I am afraid that I might have to order a new one, which Means I will most likely have to pull the block again. :-(

I hit the timing gun on it and it was +30 advanced already I attempt to lower it and it died and was unable to start it back up since, I now have it on TDC again and ripped it apart to hunt down the oil leak I have developed. I will restable the dizzy in a more correct position and see if I can find a better vacuum port for the advanced dizzy.  This sucks, because I have been working 12-14 plus hours at work daily and I have little time to mess with this now and street driven is coming up quickly.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Cajun1guy on 08:17:55 PM / 14-Sep-15
You poor bastard...You have been working this thing like a madman, only to be foiled again. We are keeping up with your project with interest as this is something quite different from the norm, hope you can overcome all the roadblocks.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: iceageg on 07:22:18 AM / 15-Sep-15
The oil pump can be replaced without pulling the engine if the gasket is fairly fresh and doesn't stick, you have a good collection of semi-specialty tools, confidence in your ability to line up gasket-part-washer-bolt and assemble it all without seeing it, and possibly some really good RTV skills.  I've done it to the VG on my pathfinder but it I would not suggest it to most.  LOTS of potential for dropping things in the oil pan and pinched gaskets.  As difficult as it is to get the VG out of a WD21 it was worth it for me to try. Not sure if the same is true for an S12. If you want more specific details shoot me a PM and I'll send you my phone number.  I wish I had the time to take pictures of it when I did it.  Would have been great content for the site.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Cajun1guy on 03:49:38 PM / 15-Sep-15
Ian, you sure get into some interesting things! It's nice to hear of ideas that folks come up with while dealing with painful issues, and I appreciate your sharing these tips!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:54:26 PM / 15-Sep-15
Yo man, this is zero cool!

Yeah, I hope I got the issue resolved I wont know till I start it up. I goofed up the wiring for the efans and drained my battery where I decided to get some sleep.  I will charge up the battery tonight and start over, hopefully the oil leak has stopped if not I will have to undo the timing again and try that way above, or with out removing the engine again I should be able to drain the oil, lift the engine up to remove the pan and swap out the pump as they seem to be very fragile and when I was removing the old gasket I might have tweaked the surface. But like I said it is not easy locating the actual weak spot.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: iceageg on 09:19:21 AM / 16-Sep-15
Thanks Cajun.  I've been lucky to be involved in some very unique projects over the years.  As for this tip, if you do end up replacing the oil pump here is how I did it . . .

Considerations =
1) Is your pan gasket going to need replaced?  If so you will need to remove the pan entirely.  Not sure if that can be done in the bay on an S12 but it is impossible on a WD21 Pathfinder.  If the gasket in question is not new enough to still be supple just plan on pulling the engine anyway.
2) Do you have the mechanic skills and tools described below?  Not every tool box has some of the stuff I used (but they should) and without some of them attempting this is folly.
3) If you find out you are fucked halfway through, do you have still the ability to pull the engine after all and get it done the traditional way?  If not you probably shouldn't start this in the first place.

Prep =
1) Disconnect battery.
2) Drain the oil.
3) Remove the radiator, shroud and fans if equipped.
4) Remove the accessory drive belts, crank pulley, timing belt and timing gear from the crank.
5) Unbolt the motor mounts.
6) Loosen the transmission mount bolts.
7) Raise the engine as far as possible making sure you disconnect any lines/wires/hoses/exhaust that pinch/bind/stretch and write down where they are so you don't forget to re-connect them.
8 ) Block the engine/transmission with jack stands, large wood blocks or some other adequately strong and stable substitute.
9)

Removal =
1) Remove all of the pan bolts.  Under the car this may require creative use of socket/universal/extension combinations and various lengths of box, open and angle head wrenches to get at every one of them.
2) Gently drop the pan making every effort not to damage the gaskets.
3) Carefully stuff clean rags or paper towels in the opening between the block and the dropped pan to ensure no debris falls in during your work.  COUNT THEM and make sure the same number come back out before re-assembly!
4) Disconnect the oil pickup tube from the bottom of the oil pump.  Before you get started with this make sure you have at least 2 magnetic pickup tools, several different length/configuration end wrenches, and several socket/universal/extension/ratchet combinations of the appropriate size (10mm???) within arms reach of where you are working.  That or a second person who can bring you tools.

4a) If you have a good strong magnet, stick it to the bottom of the oil pan just below and behind where the oil pickup bolts are.  If you drop a bolt (you should plan on not dropping them), washer or gasket (some of the pickups use a metal gasket) this magnet may prevent it from getting lost in the pan.  Loosen both of the pickup tube bolts.  Stick one of the pickup magnets onto a bolt/washer.  Stick the second pickup magnet on the gasket (if it is a metal gasket).  Depending if you are using wrenches or sockets you may need to get a little creative with how you hold the magnet onto the bolt as it turns.  Be particularly careful the last couple of turns  and make sure you don't drop them into the pan.  The pickup magnets are worth their weight in gold here.  Once the two bolts are out you should be able to flex the pickup tube just enough to slide the gasket out.
4b) Time to use more rags/paper towels to fill in the front portion of the gap between the pan and the block.  COUNT THEM for removal later.

5) Remove the bolts securing the oil pump to the block.  This should be fairly easy.
5a) Removing the oil pump itself will require some wiggling of the pump and the oil pan to make enough room.  I ended up rotating the pump about 90° around the crank to align the shortest end of it with the dip at the front of the pan, pulling it part way forward, then rotating both the pump and the pan to walk it through.  The S12 may have more room up front but that's what it took on the WD21.
5b) Make sure the towels are in place and clean the oil pump gasket surface.

Installation =
1) Prep the gasket surfaces on the block and pump to your preference. Depending on where you sit in the yes/no RTV on gaskets camp you can either use a thin film of RTV to stick the gasket in place or just a couple of spots to stick it in place and prevent damage while installing the pump.
2) Rotate the flat portions of the cam/gear inside the oil pump to be roughly aligned with the crank once installed (much easier than trying to turn it once it is on the crank shaft).  Install the pump using the reverse motion you figured out to sneak it past the pan.
3) Bolting on the pump should be fairly easy.  Just make sure the gasket was not damaged.
4) Remove the correct number of towels from the front of the pan/engine gap.  You did count them right?
4a) Locate any towels that are unaccounted for.
5) This is where finger dexterity is an absolute must.  Get your tools from "Removal" step #4 above again and/or your helper handy.  The magnets will prove invaluable for securing parts before they fall and retrieving them if they do fall.  You may have plenty of room with the S12 but the WD21 only allowed 1-2 fingers at a time.

5a) Put the washers for the oil pickup bolts onto the bolts and attach one of them to one of the pickup magnets.  Attach the oil pickup gasket (if metal) to one of the pickup magnets.  Align it as best you can between the pickup tube and the pump, leaving the magnet attached.  If it is not a metal gasket use extreme caution not to drop the gasket as you move it into place.  Get the bolt with the magnet on it started a couple turns then remove the magnets.  Attach a magnet to the other bolt/washer and get it started also.  Once they are both started remove the magnets and tighten them to spec.
5b) If you do drop a washer or bolt that you can not reach take your strongest magnet and rub it around the bottom of the oil pan until you hear the part stick.  You can use the various magnets to slide/walk the part back up the pan wall to a place where you can reach it with your fingers or even another magnet extended into the pan.  It is frustrating and can be time consuming but it is not the end of the world.

6) Pull the dipstick out.  They can get pinched between the pan and block if you don't.
7) Remove all of the rags from around the pan/engine gap making sure the count is correct.
7a) Locate any that are missing.
8 ) There will likely be oil drips that developed along the pan/block gasket surfaces.  You need to wipe these down and ensure the gasket surfaces are clean and dry.
9) I don't care where you sit in the yes/no RTV on gaskets debate.  When you are re-using a gasket it is best to give it a little help sealing back up (appropriate types of gaskets only of course).  You want to apply a thin film of RTV between the re-used pan gasket and the opposing gasket surface that it is not still stuck to.

9a) If you have not done much work with RTV before you may want to practice a bit before you get under the car.  You will need to apply it to places that you can't quite reach with your hand so you may need to get creative.  A few things to remember about RTV, it sticks to ANY dry surface, it does not wash out of cloth but it does wipe away clean from hard surfaces, and most importantly . . . it does not stick to saliva.  Practice putting some RTV on something and smearing it into a thin film.  Then put down another glop, then spit on your finger and smear it.  Depending on how much spit and how far you pulled your finger will come away clean.  Now put some on the end of a screw driver and use that to place and smear it.  Then spit on the end of the screw driver, put the RTV glop on the spit and try again.  With the spit more of the glop should have stayed behind.
9b) Put on grubby cloths (because you WILL get RTV on them) and get a roll of paper towels.  You will need them to clean your fingers and various reaching tools several times.  Using the basic methods mentioned above apply a thin layer of RTV around either on the gasket or the surface it will match up against.  Thin RTV dries fairly quickly so make sure you are going to do the entire surface and replace the pan in one sitting.  Wipe off any excess on the edge inside the engine/pan.

10) As soon as the RTV is applied double put the pan back in place and secure it finger tight with a bolt in each corner.
11) Install and tighten all of the pan bolts.
12) Replace the dipstick.
13) Give the RTV a few hours minimum to dry.  Shouldn't be a problem with the rest of the re-assembly to finish!
14) Re-assemble the rest of the car in the reverse order you disassembled it in.
15) Don't forget to put oil in it before starting it up!


Summary =
This worked for me on my pathfinder and I still have no leaks almost 3 years later.  The only real tricks to this are creative use of the magnets where you can only get one or two fingers in to start the bolts, and working with one of the messiest substances ever created (RTV) artistically.  If you have spent much time working on aircraft firewalls or baffle then you likely already have the RTV skills required.  If not be ready for a mess and some frustration.

If I forgot anything, you guys point out any glaring errors that I mistyped or request more detail I will update this as needed. Until then happy reading and good luck with your leak man!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:13:07 AM / 16-Sep-15
Yeah, might not to be too hard. but I might have to lift the engine up a few inches because with the hockey pucks I created makes the motor sit really low.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: iceageg on 12:40:47 PM / 16-Sep-15
I would say you are guaranteed to have to raise the engine.  I had to raise up the VG in the pathfinder until the bell housing was mashed against the tunnel/firewall.  You need to be able to drop the pan at least a few inches to get the wiggle room you need for fingers and tools.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:39:11 AM / 19-Sep-15
idle is perfect now but I am still struggling I still have to tune the carb as you can see in this video of the smoke it is producing and I have to pull the oil pump because it is spewing oil everywhere and I can't seem to stop it. Looks like it is seeping from the cracks I could toss a crap load of gasket sealer around it but I might just call it a day and get another oil pump because when I scraped off the gasket I must have warped or damaged an area of no return.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: SchizophrenicMC on 05:58:49 AM / 19-Sep-15
KA Time?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:08:22 PM / 20-Sep-15
That would be a waste of money for a minor issue....
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:43:47 PM / 20-Sep-15
Minor but annoying issue.  So I will not be driving street driven event after all =( unless a miracle happens and I get the pump and able to get it tuned in time to drive it before the event.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:49:43 AM / 30-Sep-15
Got the pump in, took some time off to lock down both my daily and this project.

I was able to replace the pump and turns out the pump blew a gasket that was causing the burst of oil to be shot out.
It was rather simple to remove all the bolts but I had to lift the motor up just to get enough of the pan to drop down to allow me to get the oil pump out from the oil pickup.

I got it 2/3 of the way back together and I also scored some low profile after market fans I will wire up instead of the maxima fans. They seem to work just fine with no major issues from them.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:07:53 AM / 05-Oct-15
It is now all back together and so far so good with holding fluids.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 07:44:34 PM / 05-Oct-15
New video please!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:35:26 PM / 06-Oct-15
Started right up, and now has a leak again.
https://youtu.be/hSojofJY3qs
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 09:52:42 PM / 06-Oct-15
Lame!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: SchizophrenicMC on 11:46:40 PM / 06-Oct-15
KA TIME.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:04:07 AM / 07-Oct-15
I think it was due to the bolts needed a few more turns on the front as the timing belt this time was not covered in oil.

I need to tune it right, this is the second time I filled my house full of smog! and find out what my water temperature is.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:41:38 PM / 11-Oct-15
After tinkering with it some, I was unable to keep it from running extremely rich, so I am now in search of an 350 CFM carb.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 09:20:49 PM / 11-Oct-15
Get it!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:20:59 PM / 11-Oct-15
Posting my 500 cfm on eBay shortly, giving some time on the vegasdrift parts page before proceeding.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 08:28:38 PM / 12-Oct-15
I say just put it on ebay screw waiting lol but that's just me....
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:03:14 PM / 15-Oct-15
making progress,
https://youtu.be/heKTq-jJibU
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:01:32 PM / 15-Oct-15
Sweet!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: SchizophrenicMC on 12:17:02 AM / 16-Oct-15
That's a lot of popping
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:18:09 AM / 16-Oct-15
I need to tune it still...

hah!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:53:27 PM / 18-Oct-15
Cleaned up alot of wiring that I had "temp" placed.
Some reason the Water thermoswitch has a short somewhere causing it to always run as one of my previous gremlins I have been troubleshooting on this chassis. For now I am going to just wire in the switch.
Fuel Pump before and After.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/fuel-pump.png)
Keep in mind this is the wiring for the external fuel pump so I had to cut the power...

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-10-16%2019.20.30.jpg)
Driver side area wire mess, with relay switches are everywhere.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-10-16%2021.30.43.jpg)
This is it all cleaned up, and managed better. Only problem with the plug wires is there is no way to reroute them, they are just overly long and big.

I did notice that my fusible links as seen on facebook on another post somewhere about fusible links being toasted and used s13 fuses in it's place. Mine are toasted as if they are fried, frayed and so on.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-10-18%2013.19.31.jpg)

Starter got stuck turns out there was debris got stuck inside the main housing where the big gear meats the inside gear some how enough debris to also push the gears not to touch causing a weird clanking sound inside not sure exactly when I pulled it, the main shaft gear would turn freely as if it was broken. When I leaned out the debris inside and installed the gear back into place it has resistance as it should. Reinstalled, and checked a few places where I was having an oil leak and once again tighten the areas up. Waiting for this weird storm to pass seems to be ever lasting thunder / lightening over the house today and random downpours and my garage is abit too small to start up and test inside plus if my calculations are incorrect I might burp fire from the carb and I don't need my house burned down. 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:35:30 PM / 18-Oct-15
Nice! sounds like progress is being made!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:54:11 PM / 18-Oct-15
Yeah, my goal is to make it natural as possible and clean. I just hope I don't need to pull the engine again just to figure out what I did wrong with the oil leak.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 01:43:09 AM / 19-Oct-15
is it coming from the pan?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:44:01 AM / 19-Oct-15
I can't tell anymore, soon as I turn it on give it a minute and there is oil everywhere.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: iceageg on 11:19:00 AM / 19-Oct-15
When I replaced mine the leak was coming from the plug on the passenger side of the pump.  Looks like the freeze plugs in the side of the block.  new pump fixed it but since yours is a new pump that would mean it is either defective or the leak is coming from somewhere else.  I would not think the pan is a likely culprit if the leak is massive.  The oil level in the pan goes down when running and should not be significantly pressurized.  Front seal, the pump itself, the pump gasket or the oil filter are more likely culprits if it is hemorrhaging at the front/bottom while running.

Try pulling the oil filter and making sure there is one rubber seal.  I have had the rubber seal from the old filter stick to the oil filter boss un-noticed.  When the new filter was tightened on the old seal broke loose and created a massive oil leak.  I have also had the filter housing simply come off of the threaded portion.  That would be easier to notice but if the crimp between the cap and body of the filter is faulty it could simply leak instead of/before coming apart entirely.  Just tossing out ideas.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:40:46 PM / 19-Oct-15
Yeah,Checked a few things Front seal is new that came with the pump and seems to be solid when I put it on. The gasket was a bitch to get aligned when I got the new pump in place. The oil leak shows it is either coming from the groove where the pan gasket is at or the front main seal.  I checked the filter and it was golden, also what throws me off is the ps pump has a leak in the hose that I still need to replace but that is not where the oil leaks as it drips directly below the front main seal but also goes everywhere due to the spinning fun of the pully.


Jason did the Red car always missing the turn signal headlight stalk?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 03:52:53 PM / 19-Oct-15
Spray some brake clean all around the area where it's leaking at and start it you might be able to pinpoint the leak a little better. As far as the headlight stalk yes it should be on the black car as the one on the black pretty much fell apart on me.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:15:18 PM / 19-Oct-15
Phew, I thought someone broke in an jacked it haha!

Brake Clean can assist on the leaking location? I was thinking of dumping some UV dye inside.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:54:36 PM / 19-Oct-15
Lol. And yeah the brake clean will clean up the oil and then you can see when you start it exactly where it's leaking from as long as you don't let it run for long to the point where it starts spitting everywhere again. I found and fixed many an oil leak this way... No need for the dye unless of course you already have some but I wouldn't buy any...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:35:29 AM / 21-Oct-15
Yeah, about that I decided to pull the motor and not waste any more time with it and change out the gaskets
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 04:01:24 PM / 21-Oct-15
Well ok then lol
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:16:14 AM / 22-Oct-15
I actually see a location of possible oil leak coming from the oil pump itself, the power steering bracket hides the possible cause if it is coming from the pump directly or from gasket.

Few also possible causes look like is from the oil pan gasket and possible.... cam shafts... can't tell yet when I lifted the engine oil came out from behind the cam gears.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 01:12:19 AM / 24-Oct-15
Did you get it?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:05:15 AM / 24-Oct-15
Actually I did, I was reading the fsm and turns out what I was not doing is what was causing my oil spraying ontop of the smaller gasket.  That is now complete I am now working on a few things I half stepped on.


Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:49:23 AM / 25-Oct-15
Took most of the day drilling the 3 exhaust studs, 1 I had to make bigger from 11/16th to 3/8th of the size.  other 2 I was able to fix, one I had to drill and tap with a helicoil (I also helicoil the 3/8), and fixed the threads on the 3rd one. I am now missing 3 nuts to lock it down completely but now I am finally done.

I verified the gasket sealer was dry and covering what exactly the FSM said it needed to be covering and it was as I went threw the other night to verify, on the good side I am glade I pulled it this time around I am fixing other stuff I overlooked.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 01:40:05 AM / 26-Oct-15
Nice Can't wait to see it on the road!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:50:52 PM / 26-Oct-15
Engine is back in, I still have to tighten all the bolts once more, reconnect all the wires and decided to install a efan switch, and  the manual choke for the new carb before I move forward with the next test.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 02:09:26 PM / 02-Nov-15
Good shit!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:16:08 PM / 02-Nov-15
It is all back together and back on the ground, I have ran out of time to install the manual choke but will pick up a temperature gauge for now till I can find which wire to tap into for the reading on the gauge cluster.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 06:28:39 PM / 04-Nov-15
Progress woot!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:14:21 PM / 04-Nov-15
Yep, my starter solenoid just went derp, pulling it to get it tested at least.

To be honest,  this carb setup is actually scaring the shit out of me actually as I have no one local that could over look the project and point out anything possible that could be a bad idea or could go wrong or assist with finding wires and so on.

It is the unknown that scares me, when I start it up it makes me jumpy.

But yeah, I need to pull the starter and some how I ended up watching Samurai Champloo
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:23:25 PM / 06-Nov-15
Ok before I finally rule out the starter, I am going with the battery first.  As I gotta to remember that the dizzy takes a huge load from the battery power to crank and has to maintain 12v.

I think my battery is drained again, it is an old battery with known bad cell.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:18:12 PM / 08-Nov-15
Making some huge progress I will unveil more as I am near completion.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:11:24 PM / 08-Nov-15
New battery fix starter and call it good. I think the rest is ok. You're not an idiot so I think it'll be fine!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:39:19 PM / 08-Nov-15
Well I am almost done, there is some other wiring that I had to do that I have been back and forth with the FSM on.

Things has been insane, but good thing I am a subgenius as I am already insane.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:58:41 PM / 09-Nov-15
so far more wiring troubleshooting and fsm, not sure if this bad migraine is due from the high winds or because my head is always looking down like if I was staring at my phone all day...( I actually don't do that all day ) from looking down in the engine bay and fuse panel etc...

 so slowly moving along I am taking a step back with this there has been a bunch of fixes.

I do need to replace 3 out of 5 fuse-able links I found all broken up and exposed to the air.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 05:36:23 PM / 11-Nov-15
Nice! Hey we need to talk about the red car...hit me up on FB or through text when you get a chance....
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:47:20 PM / 12-Nov-15
Nice! Hey we need to talk about the red car...hit me up on FB or through text when you get a chance....

Yep, I assumed you still want to buy it back? I just was waiting to hear that you have your kids back and all is good before I was going to say something about it and in the mean time I was going to restore it back to glory since I have the correct FSM and wiring up an 85 harness should be easy now. I will hit you up when I get back home in a bit.


Post Merge
Now for the semi success of the carb, as this was a very hard decision I have decided to revert back to EFI for now due to on going issues with the Carb setup and lack of knowledge as I was learning it as I go,  I have other problems at hand such as I now have 3 not running s12's and 1 running built for daily only.  So for now till I get the black car ready in which will not be ready for IFO in a few weeks, I have been grinding out the EFI restore and I don't have time to troubleshoot the car and the carb setup on every possible issue including possible power drains and overloads. Just like I had to pull the engine twice now to troubleshoot block issues not even on the carb yet. I did drop the CFM from 500 to 350cfm as I learned the vg30 is only 180ci motor. and even a 350cfm is a bit overpowering but the setup is not bad. 

Fixed a ton of wiring problems, verifying grounds and other power routing found a few fuse-able links are toast due to the bad wiring.

Plus this gets me to re-evaluate the carb setup, as there is a ton of better ways of doing this setup then the way I had it before. So to be revisited next year when I get the black car ready for the track.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Cajun1guy on 06:28:22 PM / 13-Nov-15
I get tired just reading your posts of all the tasks you are doing. Man, you need to get a break and have some vehicles that cooperate for a while! Sure hope things will turn around and run your way for a while.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:27:34 PM / 14-Nov-15
Yep, I assumed you still want to buy it back? I just was waiting to hear that you have your kids back and all is good before I was going to say something about it and in the mean time I was going to restore it back to glory since I have the correct FSM and wiring up an 85 harness should be easy now. I will hit you up when I get back home in a bit.

Yeah Maven keeps asking me about that specific one, he has some attachment to that car and I'm not sure why lol. So I'd like to get it back for him and he'll be 16 in 3 years so he'll be able  to drive it then. Plus it'll be nice to have something to work on together...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:47:06 PM / 15-Nov-15
Everything is back together,Here is another reason why I went back to efi, I have fried another starter this is bad because they are extremely rare to find in vegas =(
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 07:49:20 PM / 15-Nov-15
shitty maybe a rebuild of is in order to save some money?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:06:42 PM / 15-Nov-15
Going to try, but all the lines are good so far like it was before, everything is back to way it was before. Just seems cleaner now, I just can't wait for it to start up and I can actually drive her around the block this time.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:45:40 AM / 18-Nov-15
Well, used the UV dye and found the source of my leakage, I can see it oozing out the back of the cam sprocket and only on that side, because it sprays it gives the illusion that the oil pain and other locations is leaking oil.

So as of now I have no time to replace / fix the sprocket and I also lost the tool needed to torque my intake stuff down not sure how I lost the T6 (I assume as T7 is too big) torq bit, harbor freight will be my stop friday as well. seems that the passenger side is clean just the driver side is filled with it. Good thing I kept the plate behind it or I would of started over torqing the head bolts, HAH! (not that I was going to remove it due to the thought of debris getting in and messing up the timing belt) seems I seen a few Z31's that has removed it though Kind of thought they where not smart in doing so.

I have a big vacuum leak but all 6 cyl are in operational, and clean from the exhaust so I did score big on the 6 injectors from the junk yard. Picked up 6 top feed N/A injectors from an 84 z31. 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:44:48 AM / 18-Nov-15
Well, used the UV dye and found the source of my leakage, I can see it oozing out the back of the cam sprocket and only on that side, because it sprays it gives the illusion that the oil pain and other locations is leaking oil.

That's why I said to get some brake kleen so you can see The general direction it was coming from before adding the dye
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:01:25 PM / 18-Nov-15
Did that but the way it was spraying out it goes everywhere.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:14:55 PM / 19-Nov-15
Oh damn then it must be spraying a lot...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:38:30 PM / 19-Nov-15
Yeah, its everywhere just only less then 1 minute, my engine bay is covered with oil.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 02:36:07 PM / 22-Nov-15
Shit, you got that all fixed now tho right?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:53:10 PM / 22-Nov-15
Yep, the gasket blew and somehow got pushed in. but all is good now.
About to fire her up and do some dohhhhhnuts! and give zero fux
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 02:53:47 PM / 22-Nov-15
Hahahaha! YAAAAAAASSSSS!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:04:59 PM / 23-Nov-15
It help if I had gas, I ran out of gas troubleshooting my overheating issue and enjoyment of it running.
Cold start it likes to stall, but when warmed up it idles loopy slightly.

Here is video #1
https://youtu.be/TEdYZKGoj5U

Video #2
https://youtu.be/Q5fgV20wuPw

Noticed the gauge for gas... lol
Weirdly I also had to advanced the timing to around +35 to get it to idle as shown in said video #2

I picked up some top feed turbo injectors from an 84 turbo at the junk yard, I might plan around with nistune soon with the 260cc injector flow.

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:52:26 AM / 25-Nov-15
You have nistune on the vg?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:51:21 PM / 25-Nov-15
nope not yet but I am wondering if I should get it to eliminate the leaning out problem I am having with the current setup.

Currently thoughts, as recall this has a new head gaskets, new intake gaskets and all is good all torqued to specs.
I can touch the upper rad hose as if I was holding my hand under a hot water in the kitchen sink.

I can't seem to find a working water gauge to eliminate the gauge fault, so I am thinking as the symptom is described: Gets hot when I accelerate  about 3/4 of the way but goes back to normal op temp 1/2 way at idle.

New waterpump, can tell it is working vs not working as there is pressure build up, pressure test with no leaks at 16psi with the pressure tester tested both cap and radiator and it holds out the pressure.

So to eliminate the thermostat and radiator all together I am pulling the radiator from the black car.  mishimoto looks like a 4 core rad and removing replacing the thermostat all together for now to test to verify that the flow is rolling as it should.

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:40:07 PM / 26-Nov-15
Yeah I replace the thermostat. Is it a fail safe one? But before replacing the rad I'd remove the t-stat and see if the problem is still there...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:41:37 PM / 26-Nov-15
It wasn't the thermostat, so I am proceeding with the radiator test.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:45:37 PM / 26-Nov-15
That would be the only thing left right?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:51:06 PM / 26-Nov-15
If that isn't it, then the VG has a blockage inside the block somewhere, if that is the case I will have to pull the motor and bring it to an machine shop to repair the block / heads.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:56:07 PM / 26-Nov-15
I would first bring it to a jiffy lube or terribles lube and do a rad flush as the applies heavy preesure to the rad system to push out any small blockages its about 100 dollars and saves you the trouble of pulling the motor again if it works....
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:08:24 PM / 26-Nov-15
I was going to see if Firestone would do the high pressure flush just to be sure.

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:35:22 PM / 27-Nov-15
Or them... lol Didn't know firestone did that...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:36:17 PM / 27-Nov-15
I assume they do it all since they are a full on shop.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:38:14 PM / 27-Nov-15
Yeah makes sense...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:30:43 PM / 02-Dec-15
replaced water pump and now it is staying cool.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:56:25 AM / 07-Dec-15
Undeleted the IACV and AAC got a great start up and idle but still overheats. At this point I am suspecting my heads are in fact warped.
So I will be pulling each head this week and testing for warping and / or fixing.  I have also a whole felpro kit to also remove any evergreen gasket set that is left.

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:30:53 AM / 08-Dec-15
Turns out that the head gaskets that I got was victor reinz or knock offs as they failed completely if I would of progressed with them they would have blown. I pulled the driver side head and the gasket was caked on and removing it was some how extremely thin and brittle.

Tested the head and it is not warped or cracked in anyway, the water passages are rusted inside which seems to be a concern now, I am going to see about cleaning them out after I pull the passenger side head off tonight.

I over looked a huge chunk missing that is near the combustion chamber on both heads, so I am now in search to see if I can use a set of vg33 heads instead.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:24:38 AM / 14-Dec-15
I pulled a fresh, clean set of vg33 heads from an 2000 wrecked pathfinder.... seems that someone before me attempted to remove the cam shafts but stripped the shit out of the bolts. 

Everything lines up all the coolant holes and all and best of all the stripped driver side threads are no longer,
and and the fixed intake bolt is no longer a problem.

As soon as I remove the cam bolts I will transferring the Schneider cams.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:31:42 PM / 15-Dec-15
The bolts are stripped from some numb nuts attempting to remove them at the junk yard, so I had to cut the top hats off the bolt to allow me to remove the cam gears and the cam shafts from the head.

They are for sale if anyone needs, they are clean set of cam gears and cam shafts from the pathfinder.

added images

Front wrecked pathfinder, this looks promising.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-12-12%2010.25.18.jpg)

Heads look extremely clean,
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-12-12%2014.42.42.jpg)

You can see where I had to cut the bolts top hats off to get the cam shafts removed. But other then that they are clean too.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-12-14%2020.19.09.jpg)

and...
Success for the night, I plan to have alot more done tomorrow night.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-12-15%2021.19.24.jpg)

So Clean
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:20:32 AM / 17-Dec-15
She is taking shape already,

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2015-12-16%2020.52.43.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: iceageg on 07:36:57 AM / 17-Dec-15
You are going to love those heads.  And no more exhaust manifold stud issues either!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:04:15 AM / 17-Dec-15
I have heard how it flows better and so far all 12 studs are in perfect order and installed exhaust manifolds snug as can be, and looks like I will not have a stud blowing out causing exhaust leaks again.

I almost forgot about this crappy xmas party that I need to attend to with work...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Cajun1guy on 02:31:57 PM / 17-Dec-15
MAN, I wish I still had the drive and energy you have! I can't wait to hear how it all goes, you deserve great results with all the effort you've been putting in your cars!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:36:16 AM / 21-Dec-15
Here is an small update on t he project so far. https://youtu.be/i5tINaVT1rA
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 02:23:10 PM / 22-Dec-15
Have you fully drove it yet? If so can you feel a difference in power or tq?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:11:09 PM / 22-Dec-15
before the heads, it has a huge gain in power / tq, I could only imagine now.
I am flushing the crap out of the block right now, and when I can get it to stop stalling from sometype of vacuum leak I will be test driving it possibly tonight.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:53:40 PM / 25-Dec-15
Overheating still exists, so I have to take a step back.

First of all, I needed to be reminded that the old vg30 heads are damaged with the coolant jackets, and the damage particles never came out when I drained the coolant before, so there is blockage somewhere, either inside the coolant tubes or the block itself with this blockage it is causing poor flow.

Second I learned I have been using the wrong style T-Stat, so for now I have ordered an ASCO 160F, and will be removing the current one adding in a washer to throttle the flow until the 160 shows up.

When I have the T stat out I will be flushing the system with a garden hose from where it connects at the heater connections this time around and let it flow out the only spot at the T housing.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:40:44 AM / 27-Dec-15
So how did it go?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:08:47 PM / 27-Dec-15
We came, we seen, we kicked its ass....

Fixed the overheating issue, the lower tube that connects to the lower radiator hose and thermostat that is a direct lead tot he heater hose was clogged somehow that killed the flow it seems, also the right thermostat makes a difference it seems as well.

I am using the plugs that came with the heads so I am assuming that is my  weird idle and random shut off.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 02:50:53 PM / 28-Dec-15
Nice! Can't wait to hear feedback on the heads...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:55:49 PM / 02-Jan-16
Having massive issues,

To start off I made a 5 minute video of what I am speaking about.
[youtube] https://youtu.be/RkPuCypjk7Y [/youtube]
@ about 3-4 minutes into the video you can see how the engine is starting to chug, and at the end it stalls.

If I attempt to drive it, it will feel good for the first 1 minute but after that if I touch the gas it will either stall or almost stall.

So digging around the engine harness has been broken at the o2 sensor connection and at the chts harness as well.

So I am now soldering up the connections and re-testing again because only thing different now is the heads. Everything else is the same exact as it was before the head swap and even then it wasn't like this. 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:08:37 PM / 05-Jan-16
Well the ongoing weirdness with my car, it seems that the vg33 heads HATES the IVAC and AAC. Seems that I have deleted them and now the weird idle is gone, but my harness is still in fail monkey mode as it has failed me again.

I have been re-soldering connections mostly for the IVAC valve and other stuff but since that is now deleted it doesn't mean much. My o2 sensor on the engine harness side.

So when I am done applying some temp fixes and get it daily status in which I HATE rain right now it is preventing me from fixing my o2 sensor, i will focus on building a MS wiring harness replacement and just go MS, in the mean time to keep my car going until I can get the blue car's KA rebuilt and installed.
Post Merge
As an update, seems that I got the idle fixed with the timing but, when I increased the timing, it went directly passed the H mark... so I am giving up for now, looks like the future is pulling the motor and bringing it down to a machine shop to hot tank and rebuild.... as it is looking like internally the block is cracked similar to what I have experienced with the heads.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:23:22 PM / 18-Jan-16
Well, decided I am going full VG34e build and the carb is returning.


I am working on an inventory of my current CA20 / CA18ET (SOHC) stuff to start a parts list to start selling. 
Blocks, Heads, and so on. I have decided I do not want to support the ca20/18et stuff just ca18det / ka24 / vg30/33

CA20\CA18ET is really not a bad block, it is like running windows 95 when they made windows 2000 that also worked with the same hardware with no issues and better performance.  I just had my fun time with them and it is time to move forward.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 07:31:42 PM / 03-Feb-16
I'd like some of the parts when I buy back the red car...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:23:01 AM / 09-Feb-16
So this VG is temperamental to all hell... I got it to stop overheating finally so I went and started to tune and with the stock parts installed with IACV and AA deleted it has an issue to run very lean, when it should be running extremely rich.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-02-07%2000.39.43.jpg) No matter what I do with the timing, I can't get it to drop below 17.

So.... I need to adjust the fuel ratio better and best way to do that in a pinch with out blowing my cash I have stashed for the ca18det, is to reinstall the Carb setup. But why? you may ask.... 

1) it's an adjustable fuel system that I need...
2) I need something to adjust the a/f ratios to achieve an 14.7 
3) Carb setup is what I have right now.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-02-08%2019.08.39.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-02-08%2019.09.06.jpg)

Is this a performance gain? for my application right now it is. I rather spend money on the ca18det and clean up the nightfury project.
I know the carb works, I only removed it before because I had issues with wiring under the hood, and other misc issues including overheating problems.

I still have to wire back the fuel pump which is like wiring for a ka24/ca/sr etc.... wiring the dizzy is easy, found a way to wire up the temp gauge this time around.

The hood closes believe it or not, but barely. I ordered some 25mm hood spacers, that should give enough lift and air passage.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-02-08%2019.11.21.jpg)

So, if this works out I might actually be drifting in spirits of the streets on the 20th of this month.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: iceageg on 11:32:44 AM / 09-Feb-16
NICE!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: weitrhino on 12:00:46 PM / 09-Feb-16
Wondderingraven, I'm sitting on a clean dash here in north TX.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:17:00 PM / 09-Feb-16
I got a clean dash too but it is for another s12 project I have actually placed aside.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: 8SixS12 on 01:13:30 PM / 09-Feb-16
Please be careful with that edlebrock air cleaner. I've seen hundreds of those things catch on fire!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:00:59 PM / 09-Feb-16
Actually I am really strongly thinking about removing it all together and getting a real dish Holley one. 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:39:41 AM / 11-Feb-16
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-02-10%2020.32.12.jpg)

I have finally got some free time and I started to do the wiring again. This is rather the easy part, I still have to do the wiring on the fuel pump.

Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:05:33 AM / 12-Feb-16
Little progression last night,

I got a set of these in yesterday.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-02-11%2018.36.43.jpg)

These will lift the hood about 25mm, in theory it should work and it did.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-02-11%2021.06.12.jpg)
Everything is now together under the hood, what is left is the throttle cable (universal kit to customize), fuel pump install, then it is to start up and tune.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-02-11%2021.07.45.jpg)
is how she sits now with the hood rise 25mm.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-02-11%2021.07.53.jpg)
Hood closes with ease now.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6 - The Corpse Grinder.
Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:15:50 PM / 12-Feb-16
The tire on the black car is a little low lol
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:29:25 PM / 14-Feb-16
Almost complete,

here is a video of she purring, on the first fire up as well.
https://youtu.be/UbE44TcoOX0

After some tuning at operational temperatures assuming it is.
I got 14.3 - 14.7 at idle,

I can turn her off and back on this time with no issues, no sparking from the starter like before. This is a very simple setup now, as nothing has changed from when it was at EFI.

Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Shanes1233 on 01:17:46 AM / 15-Feb-16
Sounds amazing!!  You are making great progress. Can't wait til see more updates and videos!
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:45:36 PM / 18-Feb-16
Progression is awesome I do say so myself.

So here is another video taken today as it has been since Sunday on the last startup.
https://youtu.be/qzBGZY9zXpY

There is a small list of things todo,
1) Securing the dizzy is a challenge right now, seems it is also limiting me from going above 3500 as I noticed it also attempts to die.
2) Temp gauge is still not working correctly, I cannot seem to find a way to mount an aftermarket one as the are all threaded too big, and I might have fried the sending unit easy $5 part at autozone.
3) Return spring seems to be a bit too tough as my throttle pedal is a bit stiff as fuck...
4) Exhaust leaks at the header to the Y pipes I gotta fix.
5) I do not like the routing of the current fuel lines I am researching a better solution in which I might just go full on AN fittings.

Other then that above, see seems to idle decent, starts right up after days of no start. No smoking except on the first start up as I did dump some fuel in from testing throttle linkage before fire. Response seems to be fast and neat, now if I can secure a few things I will get to test drive it.

But due to my schedule with work I am not going to drive this 20th of feb as I wanted to.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: S12_Lifer on 07:28:55 PM / 18-Feb-16
Mission almost accomplished!  Does this mean that you can finally start attending the S12 meets?  Be nice if you can get your three other S12's running.  One project at a time.  Perhaps we can have the next meet at your place.  Can you imagine 25 S12's in your cul-de-sac?
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:35:37 PM / 18-Feb-16
Woah mind is blown here sir... yeah, I can re-arrange a huge BBQ in the back yard too.

But yeah, 1 project at a time, and yeah in theory this will be solid when mission is accomplished, all new seals everywhere so in essence this will be a solid setup and should have no problems driving when I toss on a new pair of tires.

I can't put the black car together yet, because I am waiting for all the seals as they are all on backorder that I need, I did just do a follow up so I am waiting to hear back, blue car needs. KA or just might see if I can also locate a ca18de I can toss in if I feel frisky enough and if Jason doesn't buy back the red s12 I might also take some time and toss something around in that car see what I can rewrite the CA18et back up toss some swazi rims my brother has for the mean time or also save for another ca18det to toss in.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:32:06 PM / 18-Feb-16
Oh I'm buying the red car back lol Maven won't leave me alone about it...
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: iceageg on 09:09:16 AM / 19-Feb-16
Love it!
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:08:17 PM / 20-Feb-16
Finally figured out the wiring with the water gauge, I burned out the last one by accidentally touching the wire with another power source so I have replaced it with another $5 unit. 

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-02-20%2014.55.32.jpg)

Next, is the dizzy isn't secure enough so I am having high revs lost of power.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-02-20%2013.35.30.jpg)
I set the vg30 next to the vg33 plate that holds the dizzy down, and turns out the vg33 would actually with with me alot better than the old vg30 plate, it is also thicker and angle screw helps with tightening the plate and bracket down easier.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-02-20%2013.56.44.jpg)
With this tied down now, It doesn't have any play and seems to take a lot of force to move it.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-02-20%2015.13.04.jpg)
https://youtu.be/T0zaTHSa6Ws
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: iceageg on 06:59:22 PM / 20-Feb-16
Until I saw that picture i had completely forgotten the difference between the VG30 and VG33 brackets.  We kept the VG33 bracket when we did our hybrid build because it is just better.  Sorry I didn't think think about that in chat today.  May have saved you some time and grief.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:08:37 AM / 25-Feb-16
So for now, there is not much more tuning i can do with out jetting, I ordered a jet kit from holley and I got to keep in mind I am also running HL Cams now, this means that I need ALOT more fuel to mix with the air I am producing. Half tempted to crack open the Holley 500 cfm and see what jets I am running on that.

I am running the stock 350cfm out of the box with an application meant to just turn over, After some research I need to re-jet my calibration before I proceed.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 02:20:32 PM / 27-Feb-16
wasn't the 500 too much tho?
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:19:31 PM / 27-Feb-16
I think it was, but once again jets are the issue on both applications.
 500 CFM is tuned for a higher system.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 03:07:21 PM / 28-Feb-16
ahh ok
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:32:39 PM / 28-Feb-16
Yeah, so my main issue is fuel delivery, currently I can flood it or starve it at WOT...

So just waiting for the kit to arrive Tuesday-ish at the end of day.  I should be working on the Cadet but currently doing house stuff instead that needs attention.

Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:33:08 AM / 05-Mar-16
The fun of tuning a carb, in the middle of determining the jet size, accel pump size and so on.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:32:24 PM / 07-Mar-16
So I am a bit confused,

I am still working out the details,
I have first jetted from 61 to 69,

I have first for the accel pump nozzle from 31 to 28 then to 35... I went with 28 because of a saying from Holley's Youtube channel that got me confused.  Lower numbers sounds more my application but in this case it was in the wrong direction.

https://youtu.be/k-Nx5HEzvlY
vs
https://youtu.be/47A6_LF295o

I am thinking of going 50cc vs the current 30cc... I believe this will help me achieve higher RPM's in the long rung especially if I am planning on drifting.

http://www.quickfueltechnology.com/tech-info/carburetors/carb-class/carb-class-giving-the-bog-the-boot

Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 06:03:12 PM / 07-Mar-16
That sounds like a lot of work for carb lol I'll stick with EFI on all my motors fuck that lol
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:39:02 PM / 07-Mar-16
From what I have been gathering, if this was an old school v8 it's easier and alot more simple.

Here I am guesstimating the size, flow, and application for the vg30/33 hybrid with HL cams.

if I went back to EFI I need to rock at least 450cc, PSI around 41 and nistune to control the flow to make up the difference in air flow I have caused / created.
This is why I am extremely lean when it came to stock EFI.

If I did a turbo conversion instead, I think I would be in trouble,  lol
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: iceageg on 07:54:10 PM / 07-Mar-16
Without having the equipment to measure the true CFM of air the engine is ingesting I would start with a similar V8 configuration, then multiply/divide back b the ratio of CID displacement.  Even if it gets you close you will still have a few days of test-n-tune to get it dialed in . . . then post the results for the rest of us!!!
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:57:06 PM / 07-Mar-16
That is something I have been looking for... seems that I am all googled out or what not...
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: iceageg on 06:59:24 AM / 08-Mar-16
I'm sure finding a V8 with the same cam measurements, intake design will be tricky for sure.  Likely impossible if you try to include identical bore/stroke.  You might have some luck looking for engine efficiency numbers and using those as a baseline.  I don't recall ever seeing those published for cars but then again I have never tried.  The wildcard there is (at least in aviation) because the efficiency isn't a regulated engine parameter manufacturers sometimes fudge those numbers to make their product look better.  Shocking I know.  Just make sure you document it well for us.  Petty please.  With sugar on top!
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:25:17 AM / 10-Mar-16
Ordered this and installed.
https://www.holley.com/products/fuel_systems/carburetor_components/accelerator_pump_parts/parts/20-11

I didn't finish till late so I wont be able to test it till later on today, but this should give me a longer RPM range.
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I got to test it,
my Allergies are killing me right now.

and so far things are looking up, I get a nasty after fire though, but speaking with Mr510 a bit He suggests to advance the timing higher.  I'll upload the small clip I created so far while tuning.

Things are looking promising.
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And here it is.... https://youtu.be/w6bT5R3iU5E
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:51:43 PM / 14-Mar-16
Picked up size 37 and 40 nozzles for the holley, reworked the fuel line.
Sinus issues all weekend long prevented me from fully focus on this issue just a week before vegas drift practice.

Ran out of fuel and my fuel pressure is also seems to be going crazy, so if I feel well enough after work I will get some gas and see if I can improve the flux in pressure and possibly take it to a small drive.

Also I need a fire extinguisher.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:09:13 AM / 18-Mar-16
As an update,
https://youtu.be/TSYZzSUqOoo

AFR is proving to be solid, what I have trying to troubleshoot was a typical issue with fuel dumping in the exhaust but that is because I have an exhaust leak.

Tonight, I tighten up the exhaust Y pipe to the headers as tight as I can get it. 2 bolts took over 4 hours due to the wrong sizes I have and either too long or not able to fit correctly.

Clean up the underside a bit and all I have to do now is verify that the throttle cable is solid and I should be sliding by tomorrow night.
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Post by: iceageg on 07:50:14 AM / 18-Mar-16
. . .  I should be sliding by tomorrow night.

Pics or it didn't happen.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:07:14 AM / 21-Mar-16
Pics or it didn't happen.

Didn't happen, I actually passed out while working on a few misc things under the hood so I said f'it and did the wet sesh with the z33.

Motor wise it seems good, I need to turn the idle up a half a turn, but all seems to be good. The brake seems odd, almost as if the booster isn't working correctly. I think I might have the wrong hook up or something because I did relocate it to make way for the return spring. So I will tweak it later, ontop of just deleting the original line and going direct. 

But I drove her down the street, the power is there especially when I step on the gas.

Best part is, that she doesn't over heat anymore.
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Post by: iceageg on 12:17:33 PM / 21-Mar-16
Sweeeeeeet!
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:50:35 PM / 01-Apr-16
Some projects seem impossible to do alone, but learning is half the battle.

Right now I am leaning towards my stumbling issue on the fact I need more fuel being delivered. This is my issue with the EFI I got too much air not enough fuel.
So I placed the pump nozzle back on size 40 changed the pump cam to be more aggressive and to start shooting fuel asap. So tomorrow when I get up I'll most likely start tuning it and then adjust the pump spring, I also need more fuel in the tank and then I can drive it around the block again and hope it doesn't stumble and die again from fuel starvation.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:55:04 PM / 07-Apr-16
Quick update, seems to be running ok now.

Here is a walk around, I need to get more fuel before I can test drive it around the block again. But so far so good.
https://youtu.be/Jw2HDM88YcQ
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Post by: weitrhino on 09:50:50 PM / 07-Apr-16
Bravo!
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:20:21 AM / 13-Apr-16
Well, if you ever thought of doing so, do not use the universal throttle kit they provide at the auto part stores or anywhere... they seem tough but they are a pain in the ass to utilize. I have been poked number of times from wire threads from the throttle cable.

SInce I still have one of my old vg30e throttle cables broken I am going to mod it to fit with the universal kit for a better oem feel and I am also having a problem with the return spring, seems to be too rough on the return making the throttle cable also too tense to control.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: iceageg on 01:01:07 PM / 13-Apr-16
Hurray for hotrodding!!!
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:28:13 PM / 13-Apr-16
Yep, hotrodding for fun.
Modded the OEM throttle cable since it was broken well 2 I had that was broken and made 1 solid one with minor adjustments.


Here is the universal crap I had to deal with, that cable was hard to cut even with tin snips and when it was cut the cable would undo immediately and would poke the shit out of my finger. I hate how this really worked out and the feeling of the throttle as I could not get it at OEM feel, it was either too hard to too soft there was no in between. too hard would actually cause the cable to break out of the connector to the linkage with the cable.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-04-12%2020.13.22.jpg)


So, time to mod the oem,
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/throttlecable-mod1.jpg)

I had 3 of these OEM style thanks to Jimmy local s12 guy who hooked me up with one a few years back that one broke too but I also have the autozone part# for replacement cables.
2 of them broke and #3 still in a box for when I do if I do go back to EFI.
 

So after 1 hour and 1/2 of customizing the cable, I got it down to this, it feels OEM except the return springs are a tad strange, But it is doable.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/throttlecable-mod2.jpg)

And.... because I didn't get a rag in the carb, I flooded the shit out of the system, so I cannot test it till tomorrow.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:16:58 AM / 16-Apr-16
Well drove it and a little hiccup as I was going to park it, I had the clutch fully pressed in and it still stalled and has strange hesitation while driving.  But I can feel the torque though as prior to taking this video, I did a clutch kick and it responded.

https://youtu.be/p-YoaLNDzUE
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:27:48 AM / 02-May-16
As a small update, after all the raining and stuff I was able to start tuning it some and have some great success in doing so.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:41:37 AM / 05-May-16
So with the percy adjust a jet, it includes an arm that connects to the holley pump diaphragm  that connects to the holley acceleration pump. Percy's wasn't designed for a 2bbl, it was designed to be a secondary to a 4bbl, but it does work great on a 2bbl just except that I had to bend the arm out some to connect to the holley acceleration pump if I didn't it was getting stuck when I do WOT, which would cause some extremely lean conditions.

I am going to loosen the timing belt as I did make it too tight, to see if i t relieves any issues and verify the tooth numbers between sprocket and right cam and right cam to left cam as I don't remember counting them when I put the belt on.


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So after some research comparing the cam sprockets.

Driver side is off 2 teeth from an error, as a note that the passenger side is dead on with the same adjustments.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-05-05%2016.58.44.jpg)

Compared this as an example but verified the same thing with any vg30e cam sprockets as well and asked a few people and proved my point that this was made a tad wrong, looks like human error strikes again.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016-05-05%2017.18.51.jpg)

So I have reason to believe with the driver side being retard for 2 degrees from the passenger side, timing was my whole issue from the start.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:45:10 PM / 06-May-16
Well, it was by design I guess some vg's it needs that extra 2* off on the cam gears, but that doesn't explain why the driver side is that way. 
Anyways, timing fixed up.

Pump the gas twice, turn key and boom it fired right up no issues as normally I would have a random issue.
Let it idle, for over 30 minutes and this is what I came up with.

https://youtu.be/0uZ_uv-WYOg?list=PLhu0SLbICz5V_Yg4SmuwVUbLYVdt61V4f

This being almost 10pm, I am going to get some sleep and start tuning tomorrow morning.
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Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:25:26 AM / 07-May-16
Sweet!
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:27:28 AM / 09-May-16
Sooo after some collaboration, research, and asking others I have came to the conclusion that I am getting air in the fuel lines due the fuel line in the tank. I attempted to just go as long as the old efi fuel pump which at this point is not long enough, I need to find a universal sock and a longer hose to reach the bottom of the fuel tank.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:10:49 AM / 13-May-16
So here is my testing for the day.

the 350cfm I can get idling good but when I remove that idle and go into drive mode it will lean out heavy. I have done a ton of basic tuning, testing, and verifying the situation.
Now out of curiosity I placed the 500cfm on this setup because I never ran the 500 with the vg33 heads.  Well turns out that I ran rich at the idle, but adjusted right I was able to achieve a good response and able to maintan 2k+ around 14.7 ish.

But all comes to an end as it likes to flood itself out due to the massive rich at idle.

So I was wondering how was this done?
Tonight I researched a bit, and I see the better flow from the heads vs the block.
Block is at the 181 CID, while the heads are for an 200 CID so my cfm rating is going to be different per application between the 2.

According to holley the 350cfm should be enough for the flow but the vg33 200 cid rating a 500 cfm / 4bbl 650 cfm would be suggested, kinda odd there.
So in essence, I have all tuned out as it was on the 350cfm, only thing different is the power valve, might be too weak to hold the fuel, i also might have a stuck float valve as well in the 500 cfm.

So I am actually much closer than I expected in achieving my goal. I do like the response the 500 cfm gives, it rips the throttle than the normal flow as my previous videos.


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Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:14:57 AM / 16-May-16
after spending all weekend troubleshooting why it just stop working friday night after changing to the 500cfm. Turns out my fuel pump just took a dump, I am actually done with this project for now. 

Only thing I have achieved on this project that I got it running, and it has been unstable, I can't leave my damn drive way with out it shitting out.  So I have spent too much time and lost alot of seat time... so I am just done.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: iceageg on 12:36:37 PM / 16-May-16
" . . . so I am just done." meaning on hold until you get back to it after another project is on the road???
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:51:03 PM / 16-May-16
I am actually tired of the project, it was fun when it started and was fun till I ran out of options and tired of tossing money into it.

At this point, I need 2 different carbs to try. Even though the 500cfm seemed to actually be more of a better curve than the 350cfm except at idle.
2 is jumping into the 4bbl curve. I would need a 390cfm and a 650 cfm or might try my luck with an 500cfm 4bbl eldebrock.  reason being is that the vg30e is 181 CID and the heads are meant for the vg33e which is 200CID, this explains a bit on why a 350cfm was maxing out on WOT and why I can achieve 14.7:1 on 2k+ on the 500cfm but extremely rich at idle.

next would be the fuel pump, seems that holley red electronic pump has a problem with dying issues, cheap pumps have a shit ton of mixed reviews and a good decent pump seems to be over 200+

I guess, the fuel pump was the boiling point at the moment, I don't want to keep tossing money at this project when I have a nice ca18det in the garage that needs my attention.
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Post by: sideways_s12 on 06:01:36 PM / 16-May-16
go back to fuel injection scrap the carb and invest in boost it'll be easier and save you the headache time and money...
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:53:41 PM / 16-May-16
I am strongly considering it because I guess I am a bit burned out on the trial and error part of what works and what doesn't and it's hitting 100+ outside so... yeah I am done.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:32:58 AM / 18-May-16
Well I did it, just need to install the new throttle cable and fuel lines and I am back to EFI and troubleshoot the lean issue but should be cleared since I am no longer running one cam off 2 degrees
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:31:43 PM / 20-May-16
EFI is back together, it's running smoothly, timing though seems to be off again when I hit the timing light.

on the stock N/a injectors just seems to still lean out the system, 17.1-17.4 at idle but I have a solution for using the adj fpr and after cleaning up some turbo injectors I am going to upgrade to them and see how things pan out at around 37 psi instead of 31 psi at idle.
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Post by: sideways_s12 on 06:06:22 PM / 20-May-16
Sounds good!
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:46:14 AM / 23-May-16
EFI is a bust, I need a custom tune for it to work correctly.  To even get it down to 16.9 I had to run the FPR at 55psi which is a bit too much to run on stock injectors or atleast I feel it will be.
Intake Duration (gross):   264
Exhaust Duration (gross):   264
Intake Duration (.050”):   208
Exhaust Duration (.050”):   208
Intake Valve Lift*:   .470"
Exhaust Valve Lift*:   .470"
Lobe Separation:   110
Intake Valve Lash:   .000"
Exhaust Valve Lash:    .000"
RPM Range:
2000-6000

vs
stock OE
Intake Duration (gross):   252
Exhaust Duration (gross):   252
Intake Duration (.050”):   194
Exhaust Duration (.050”):   194
Intake Valve Lift*:   .393"
Exhaust Valve Lift*:   .393"
Lobe Separation:   111
Intake Valve Lash:   .000"
Exhaust Valve Lash:    .000"
RPM Range:
1000-5000

According to the MOTOIQ guide for the pathfinder build,
http://www.motoiq.com/MagazineArticles/ID/896/Project-Pathfinder-Part-8-Cams-ECU-Headers.aspx
 
"The stock VG cam shafts are very mild.  At the advice of the guys at Nissan Motorsports we added a set of their #2 off road cams to Project Pathfinder.  The cams have 264 degrees of duration and .430” lift with a 106 degree intake and 116 lobe center as opposed to the tiny stock 248 degrees duration and .374” lift with 114 lobe centers.  This is quite a difference and the cams really woke Project Pathfinder up.  In fact the cams made more of a difference than any mod we have done so far.  We estimate that the cams were good for about 25 hp over stock.  The power increase comes across the board with more power from idle to the fuel cut.  The Nissan Motorsports cams work with the stock valvesprings.  The only drawback is that they have a slightly lumpy idle due to the much tighter lobe centers which actually sounds sort of cool.  In town fuel economy has remained the same but the improvement in highway and towing mileage has been incredible increasing by 4 mpg.  This is because the added power helps the big Pathfinder travel down the road with less strain.  I highly recommend these cams as the best Pathfinder engine mod possible.  If you have a newer Xterra or Frontier with the bigger VG33E engine, these same cams will wake your motor up even more to the tune of 40 or more hp because the newer VG’s are saddled with even smaller stock cams.  An older Z31 300ZX can also benefit greatly from these cams.    "



Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:26:32 AM / 25-May-16
Long story short, 

when I had the VG30 heads on, it was drivable but it ran at 16.1 on the AFR and couldn't get it rich enough, VG33 heads on with the stock EFI it was stuck at 18.1, now with an AFR to get close to 16.1 I had to run at 55 psi.

With the carb, with the 350 cfm, I can get 14.7 but drivability it would lean out while driving because when I go full WOT it needed alot more fuel to keep up with the flow.
with the 500 cfm, I was able to achieve 14.7 at WOT but idle it ran rich at 12.1 and seem untunable that is when I found out my power valve was blown on the 500cfm.  and the holley red pump took a crap.

So I am trying something different I am keeping the walbro installed and using an 3 way efi to carb FPR as soon as it gets in. I have changed over a few things from the 350 cfm to the 500 cfm and will see how well it will work.
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Post by: Cajun1guy on 02:39:40 PM / 26-May-16
Wow, your determination is commendable! I sure hope you can get a roadable combination worth all the effort you're putting into your projects. Good luck with the ideas!
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:50:39 PM / 26-May-16
no problem, it should be roadable after this weekend as I have alot locked down on this build.

What is weird is spoke to Andrew who did the vg33 white coupe and his actually ran rich oppose to mine running extremely lean and he has a different regrind on the cams, he does have nistune tho and I believe he is using a much bigger injector setup even before the nistune. 2 of which I cannot afford at this moment in time.

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Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:34:34 AM / 30-May-16
Well I am done with this project, I am going to start disassembling the whole carb setup and posting a for sale tag on it on ratsun, and reverting everything to stockish for now, I am saving up for a full rb25det swap in which I will be acquiring in the next month or 2.

Cams are going to someone already.

Only going rb25 due to I wanted to go this route a while back and I figured this would be a good time to get one and swap it in.  As sure, I can get a custom turbo setup for the vg30 and go that route but that doesn't seem fun.
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Well, for now the carb seems to be an issue with the advancing when WOT, this is what is causing my issue when I leave the driveway.  It should advance under a load instead the timing keeps retarding.

I am waiting to hear back from DUI / Performance Distributors on the issue, in the mean time it sounds like the HEI modules have this as a common problem.
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Post by: turbo-s12 on 08:02:23 PM / 31-May-16
Well damn you were really determined but rb sounds like alot more fun.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:29:51 PM / 31-May-16
Well, it would be. But now that I have had some extra help and stuff and we located that the dizzy was made wrong on accident and the maker is willing to fix it for free. So will be keeping this around a little while longer.
 
As per DUI: The advance on the distributor you have now is designed to work the opposite rotation so that is why it is retarding instead of advancing. We will need to install a different shaft so that the weight assembly advances rather than retards.

My whole issue this whole time...
So,  another month of sitting and no more fun  =/
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Post by: iceageg on 09:11:01 PM / 31-May-16
Well . . . at least i dont feel like such dunce for not being able to help figure it out.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:37:12 AM / 06-Jun-16
It's all good, I got the dizzy sent back, est about 1-2 months before I can get back into the carb conversion.

Mean time I am reverting back to the basics, this time my old sev6 ecu and maf with stock injectors. I also fixed an human error I have been doing alot with the timing. Just so I can move it around.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:44:47 PM / 08-Jun-16
https://youtu.be/ZiZl9i4MaZs

Back to the old school for now, this time working on rich status but better than the lean it used to run.
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Post by: kelso840 on 06:45:36 AM / 09-Jun-16
Nice Bartco product placement.
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Post by: Cajun1guy on 12:46:22 PM / 10-Jun-16
Anyone ever heard from Bart again? Always wondered where he would pop up again. He had great ideas, but POOR marketing skills.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:07:43 PM / 10-Jun-16
From what I have heard, he vanished. Bartco was before my time I think as soon as I bought my first s12 in 2010 from the archives of the forum posts here is when he vanished completely.

Regardless where that sits, she is not going to get the tainted bartco intercooler. I have a new plan in mind on what will be routed.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/serenity/2016-06-09%2016.26.52.jpg)
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Post by: sideways_s12 on 08:24:06 PM / 12-Jun-16
Lol I am the ony one that didn't get screwed. Not exactly sure what went down as far as the business for making s12 parts goes, but if he was still here I'm sure we would have an abundance of after market for the car as he and someone invested in a cnc machine and some other goodie. Gary why is the Bartco intercooler tainted? lol in all actuality it's an ebay intercooler with Bartco painted on it....
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:27:13 PM / 13-Jun-16
I guess you can say the taint of failure. Hah!

but regardless when I get this fatigue away from my massive work out, I am going to start deconstructing the ca18e and really start prepping the bay for the ca18det. While I wait for my paycheck friday to get a part I need.




Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:09:52 AM / 15-Jun-16
I went a head and ordered a new throttle cable for a bicycle again as I know I can cut to fit as like in the past, the part # for the s12 throttle cable from autozone is too short by 1/2 ft. This I believe is more fit for a ca20 than the vg30 or intended for an actual maxima as listed. It could work, if I modify the bracket closer to the throttle body.  But I am not intended in doing so, just moving forward from here.  With the intense heat, it makes it really hard for myself to get back undernieth and find out why I can't get the passenger side exhaust bolted to the header correctly.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 08:23:09 PM / 18-Jun-16
Did you ever try a throttle cable for a ka?
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:35:49 PM / 18-Jun-16
Too short also
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:37:48 PM / 18-Jun-16
Ahh ok..
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:03:25 PM / 28-Jun-16
Well, she is ready for the next event. I went EFI for now till I get the dizzy back and when I do I am still thinking of just selling the setup.
Main issue is I was doing the timing completely wrong from the start and have been doing it, before the cams it gave an edge with maximum advanced. After the cams I noticed it gave me extreme issues with timing and being too lean, and with the carb I had issues with the distributor that would become leaner as the vacuum advanced.  Now I have it dead on, things are looking better.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016/2016-06-07%2020.14.56.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016/2016-06-21%2009.53.11.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016/2016-06-21%2011.57.08.jpg)

I just have no cash for fuel, tires, nor entry fee for June 25th vegas drift practice, But is drivable now and ready to get sideways.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: S12_Lifer on 01:10:35 PM / 28-Jun-16
No entry fee for the S12 meet, July 30th.  I'll even feed you breakfast and lunch!
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Post by: Arro on 01:31:07 PM / 28-Jun-16
Nice to see it's still running!

Bartco... wow. I might want to take that intercooler off your hands for the silly nostalgia of it. Funny you guys should mention him... I saw him crop up on Facebook's "People you might know" over the last year but I never said anything to him. Last night he sent me a friend request. No message, just the request. I haven't responded yet.

He screwed over a lot of people. I dont think he meant to initially but he made some bad choices and people got fucked because of it. I tried to PM him to ask what the deal was and he ignored me. I had to remove him as a moderator out of principle. And yes, then he basically vanished.

So now I dunno if I should see what he wants or not. Didn't end things on a good note.

Nice to see such a strong running VG!
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: kelso840 on 02:24:06 PM / 28-Jun-16
Hit him up! At least hear his end of the story. He could have gotten locked up for all we know.

It was all done before I got here but I want to know more about anybody who was fabbing parts for our cars.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Arro on 02:38:07 PM / 28-Jun-16
Hmmm maybe. I mean I kinda know what happened.... he was taking money for a job, supposed to use it to pay for materials for the job to build whatever was ordered. He would sometimes use it to finish a previously ordered job tho.. and was taking from one person to try to do another. At the same time, his wife never liked the car thing, and hated that he spent hours outside in the back yard shed. She pressured him to give up that shit. At some point he got in over his head, more people had paid for stuff than had been delivered completed. People lost money. Months and months went by. And eventually he just stopped signing in or responding and basically vanished. Left people assed out. I tried to contact him but he never replied.

And that was that.

I mean maybe there are other circumstances I didn't know about but it doesnt excuse it.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:47:47 PM / 28-Jun-16
yeah, that is what I have read reading the forums a while back after acquiring the bartco ic.

That would make sense, possible other things to. Regardless it is bad business to jump into something with out a good business plan.

I would need a fresh set of tires before I trust this car to make it to san diego and some time testing possibly driving it back and forth to work for a bit to ensure stability and reliability.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Cajun1guy on 12:30:02 PM / 29-Jun-16
Wow, hey it's ARRO! How ya been? I was one who got hosed by Bart, but that was a while ago. I would not do business with him, but he had great enthusiasm for the CA18ET and lots of ideas. I do miss all that and would love to know what he's been up to.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 06:22:30 PM / 29-Jun-16
I texted him as well when it all went down. he said he and the z31 guy he was working with on the parts for the vg and the s12 had a falling out iirc the z31 guy was the guy that owned or possessed the cnc machine and other bits he needed to finish making parts. Along with the fact that his wife didn't like it. I will never understand women. Especially if your married you should support your spouse in whatever they want t do even if you don't think it's a good idea...
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Arro on 07:01:36 PM / 29-Jun-16
Nah that's bullshit. Or partially true. And even then he should have refunded people.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 07:15:21 PM / 29-Jun-16
Oh for sure....
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:45:48 PM / 03-Jul-16
cleaning up the inside and had to make a quick walk around video of my car up and running.

https://youtu.be/si0VKCJZXPo
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:16:58 PM / 08-Jul-16
This week sucks for getting anything done here, I followed up on the status of my distributor and they claims, they will be working on it next week. So as I thought a few months before I see it again.

This weekend I am going to put about $10 in and do some test driving. Still not certain if I can afford drift day on the 20th, but will see I know I want to hit the corners hard again.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:35:12 AM / 16-Jul-16
As I finally got confirm that my distributor is fixed and is being sent back, I will have it by next friday the 22nd.

As the plan now, I am going back to carb since I have fixed the timing on the efi and it's actually running decent.

 
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:19:31 AM / 11-Aug-16
I have finally figured out my mysterious overheating issue, for the next course of a few days I am in the middle of using phosphoric acid to flush and clean out the inside of the block, seems to be doing alot of deep cleaning and rust removal from inside. 1 cup of acid + 1 and 1/2 jugs of distilled water and bleed the air bubbles out and I am achieving my goal of a "normal" temp rating.

So after many research on old blocks, especially stumbling over how people restored old blocks. it dawned on me that this is a 30 year old block, it has most likely had alot more rust built up before I owned it as when i got the car it had straight water + no thermostat.

So I figured to give it a try, and so far it is working, Tuesday I drained all the coolant mixture and dropped the phosphoric acid in the radiator and alot of distilled water, I let the engine hit operating temperature and waited for 30 minutes after that to really get the juice flowing. Not once did the block overheat this time, no 2/3 of the way or randomly jump to H and back to little over half way. Instead it stayed just a notch under 1/2 way.

Wednesday, I drained it, flushed it, and seen alot of rusty dark brown stuff come out from both radiator and the block. I ran the pressure till it came out clear at both ends, and then refilled it back up with coolant 50/50 mix. and ran for about an hour again and it made it to 1/2 way mark but never increased and I had to ride it dirty around the block but I was able to open it up some. 
and doing so it would start to make my engine get hot when I stand on the throttle. But this round it did not, instead it stayed like it used to when I daily'd her. 

Today, I plan to drop the coolant again and do another flush and then let it sit for a few days with the acid + distilled water and test again Saturday, I am 99% sure I finally found my  issue.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:04:48 PM / 17-Aug-16
So far flushing has been a success, just a little tight on cash flow for now to proceed with more fuel and driving it around.

From what I head it is a common issue with the mysterious overheating. Due to the casting inside that doesn't get cut away it shows like a weird cave like and when rust builds up it causes the flow to be slow and weak and overheating starts from the back of the block.   


Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:32:06 AM / 28-Aug-16
Well on the good side it has been doing good with the cooling part, in other news. My tripod for the GoPro will be here on a Sunday (very odd amazon prime ftw), so I get to re-install the carb setup and do as a documentary write up to my previous write up so it will be fun to do.

I just cleaned out my garage, I storage a bunch of parts I don't use or utilize so I have alot of room for future activities and some new plans coming down the pipeline.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:58:50 PM / 12-Sep-16
I've put the lip back on, fixed both fenders perm with fixing the braces that connect up front, I couldn't align the bumper all the say because the mounting points are all ripped.
Door now shuts great on both sides no more snags and bending. 

That being said, my PRW-2 mod the connectors between the old setup has crumbled some so I had to get replacement clips. At the same time I picked up another, doing so I had to re think how I did it in the first place so I did a small change up.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016/2016-09-12%2001.04.47.jpg)

Took a drive around the corner and seems to be alright, kinda scary but alright. Attempts to stall when I make a left turn a few times but other then that it seems to be good.
Timing also seems off, including the timing light. at full advanced on the dizzy it is at +30 btdc, if I retard the timing it goes beyond +35 btdc. 

Adding in the video.
https://youtu.be/FAtmZG7Af58
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:22:24 AM / 15-Sep-16
fixed that issue, but the other issues I am having is related to the efi harness. Still idling like a message, with the z31 86 o2 sensor and 88 maf it ran really rich, I changed out with the s12 stuff and same issue keeping the z31 o2, switching to the s12 o2 sensor with s12 stock maf and it went super lean and loopy idle from 900 rpm to 2k at random times.

revisit the efi harness and things are just breaking apart when I touch each connections,  I did re do the ignition module & coil setup as shown in the last thread but that didn't resolve my other issues only start up and random stall.

Next time I go efi if I do and best be for a good reason, is I have to go full Mega Squirt. This harness is too frail to continue to keep using, so since we are back to carb setup.

Here she is:
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2016/2016-09-14%2020.50.20.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: kelso840 on 11:21:48 AM / 15-Sep-16
How many times have you swapped back and forth now?
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:34:25 PM / 15-Sep-16
How many times have you swapped back and forth now?
this would be the 3rd time now but all in account for bad parts and parts made wrong that gets me want to switch back to efi. Atleast now I am reminded again why I can't use my current efi.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: iceageg on 10:01:28 PM / 15-Sep-16
Yea.  Faulty distributor caused at least half of the headaches you have had with this build.  With the right dizzy day one you may have had the engine done months ago and had a new daily.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:12:25 PM / 15-Sep-16
Yea.  Faulty distributor caused at least half of the headaches you have had with this build.  With the right dizzy day one you may have had the engine done months ago and had a new daily.
Yes sir and would have saved 500 a month on extra expenses now.  But on the good side is the z33 is a reliable daily and my credit score is improving with on time payments.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:24:40 PM / 18-Sep-16
Ok so here I am at it again, it's up and running turn the key and it was operational.

//First start
https://youtu.be/BSOuJNnyBg0

//Idle fix
https://youtu.be/5qf9i1_iN78

//Walk around
https://youtu.be/_vvbEFFvBEI
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: kelso840 on 06:26:46 PM / 18-Sep-16
Seems to be running as well as ever.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:05:55 PM / 18-Sep-16
Indeed some little throttle kinks I am working on, but other then that I am a bit frighten of it right now because feels like it is running perfectly little test in the street and seems to be good also. I can't go far as it is currently unregistered.   :reallysad:



Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: kelso840 on 08:32:30 PM / 18-Sep-16
Yeah, with this car you shouldn't get your hopes up until you put 100 miles on it.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:35:27 PM / 18-Sep-16
Here is some famous last words:

It's a carb'd vg30 what can go wrong?
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:50:22 AM / 22-Sep-16
Another quick update, https://youtu.be/jyraITs8RPA
Fired right up, idle gives it that offset that it doesn't seem like a vg anymore.

Drove it today and it seems to drive good, only issue is the rough throttle cable / stuck spring return. So I might just order another universal bracket + cable
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: iceageg on 06:32:25 AM / 22-Sep-16
You might try squirting some Tri-Flow into the cable sleeve, point the end up and let it drain down around the cable inside the sleeve.  Sometimes that works wonders on sticky cables.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: weitrhino on 08:42:14 AM / 22-Sep-16
I've had success using motorcycle chain lube like PJ1 or Kal-Gard. It sprays out thin then thickens as the propellents evaporate. This keeps the stuff from flying off the chain.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:52:29 AM / 22-Sep-16
Yeah, I think more of the resistance is using the oem and the pivot points kinda kinks the throttle cable that is causing a rough tap and hard to control the throttle.

the oem wraps a full S and it's tight before it touches the carb.

If I go back to doing a new Universal Throttle Cable provided by mr gasket, I can trim to fit.  Just when I do it while I am testing to fit or it becomes nearly impossible to fit if I remove stuff   as the cable tends to fray and become impossible to thread it back through.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:28:13 AM / 27-Oct-16
On the good side is so far on this project is that it is still holding up strong so far.

I need to get more seat time but due to it being unregistered and no one to assist with my test driving around the neighborhood it just kinda sits and does donuts.


Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:35:44 AM / 15-Nov-16
well so far so good on keeping it started with finances kinda stabling and I was able to find a cheaper insurance I will be re-registering my car this weekend.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:54:15 PM / 24-Nov-16
Well it's just another start up video, soon I will register her and drive her again... until then enjoy


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE_X_jzpTX0
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:55:02 PM / 15-Jan-17
Being Agnostic,

I decided to head to the local church near by and *park* in the lot.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-01-15%2011.40.58.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-01-15%2011.41.09.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: S12_Lifer on 11:38:47 PM / 15-Jan-17
Glad to see you have her back on the road.  Time to get your other three S12's running.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:22:11 PM / 01-Feb-17
Getting more seat time with her now, I got a bad exhaust leak that last time I Drove it around the area a few times made my head feel extremely light headed. Leak is happening at where the Y  pipe connects to the headers.

Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:05:57 PM / 09-Feb-17
As an update somehow the Y pipe that connects to the exhaust manifolds seems to be warped so for a quick fix I went ahead and wrapped it with exhaust wrap and seems to be good so far.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 02:59:18 PM / 11-Feb-17
woot!
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:26:22 AM / 06-Mar-17
Been wanting to drive her more but have other house issues right now including unwanted drama.

Lately I have been more into switching motors completely going from the vg30s to the vg30det on a budget build and using the cedric intake y31.
More I am getting into the ca18det Robin build more I am wanting to do the change over so I am thinking maybe 2018?

Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:18:15 PM / 14-Mar-17
Spent this weekend troubleshooting some more issues with this, overheating started to climb back as the high pressure kicked in full force and 85-90 outside somehow causing my car to over heat again.

At this point I removed the noisy mishimoto efans as suspected they are dying or just not pushing enough with the maxima efans, finally cleaned up the wiring for rewiring the efans setup.
, At idle it heats up and when I rev or drive it cools down some.

Suspecting an air pocket trapped.
So I heard some people say this is a great tool to have
https://www.amazon.com/UView-550000-Airlift-Cooling-Checker/dp/B0002SRH5G

So I might just order one.

Mean time, here is an updated video.
https://youtu.be/H6npeAUCeNM
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: S12_Lifer on 07:45:22 PM / 15-Mar-17
Motor sounds great!  Let me know if the Airlift Cooling System Checker works in case you decide to purchase.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:50:40 PM / 15-Mar-17
Will do, Figured it will be easier to fill up other cars with it as I am getting closer with the Red s12 good way to test and fill the s12.

I got the Airlift 2 version that was a bit cheaper https://www.amazon.com/550500-AirLift-Economy-Cooling-Refiller/dp/B000IHK1VI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489625339&sr=8-1&keywords=uview+airlift+2
Should be here tomorrow
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:06:44 AM / 17-Mar-17
the air lift works great, be sure to have newish hoses or they will crush them if they are old as it creates a huge vaccum at around 25psi and it will suck anything in quickly.

BUt that did not resolve my issue, the issue remains and this is the issue that started it all.

Last in my troubleshooting list is to delete the thermostat all together and see if that changes anything.

So far to recap,
New radiator Mishimoto,
3 water pumps all flow the same,
radiator flush
New VG33 heads,
Tested the cooling system psi
Tested the cooling system for exhaust fumes


Wideband installed to test for rich or lean conditions, efi and carb ran lean due to various issues over the year but it was due to the timing was set wrong, when I fixed to the correct timing, in EFI it ran extremely rich, and in carb I was able to tune it down to what it is today running decent and strong. idle and running at stoic conditions 14.7ish

I even ran some acid inside to clear up all the rust build up, that I thought worked but I guess in the winter time I didn't run it long enough.

So to this day, what would happen is I get inside I drive it around for a bit it would be ok, everything seems to be good then about an hour of driving around, hammering it hard at some places and this would take about and hour or 2 when idling it would just out of the blue gradually overheat. If I hit the top radiator hose with an IR it matches heat index on the guage. 235 F is about 2/3 of the way to H

More I let it idle, more it will over heat if I rev it up it would attempt to cool it down but after a few minutes of idle it will return to overheating slowly.
basically, it reverted back to the original problem when I first stopped and rebuild everything possible including new piston rings.
 
So as someone suggested, to try it with out a thermostat I am going to remove it and try it. If this doesn't work I will source out an vg33 replacement and slap the carb, cams, oil pan and pickup line (i think needs to be modified a tad) and toss it in. seems like I can pick them up for around 600 - 700 with 100k milage from a pathfinder.


-=[ Update ]=-

Here is a video of the latest overheating problem.

https://youtu.be/5PAcnZsJ91o
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:34:22 AM / 21-Mar-17
No thermostat and the engine is cools, Drove it around for 2 hours and it barely hit 1/3 of the way. 
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:03:40 PM / 29-Mar-17
So I have been tolerating an issue since driving around I don't recall the clutching acting strange. It feels like I have pressure, good pressure, but the problem is I can feel it with the pressure plate but it will not engage the clutch till I touch the floor and I don't recall that happening. When shifting from 1st to 2nd it would be extremely hard to shift, and to third would be a bit better but still it requires the foot to the ground with the high pressure already it makes it really tough.

so I am going to replace it with an OEM Exeddy, and remove the XTC ebay crap. 
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: rednucleus on 12:36:11 PM / 29-Mar-17
Assume you still have the hydraulic slave set up?  Make sure it's bled properly and has good fluid level
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:49:31 PM / 29-Mar-17
yeah all is the same before I taken it apart, I don't remember the clutch acting this way and I can feel the pressure plate and such. When I get the new clutch I might flush and re-bleed.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:56:47 AM / 12-Apr-17
looks like the issue was more of the slave cyl, but I have decided to place an order when I get a few more bucks saved to do a full VG33s build, imported vg33's pulled 60 - 80k mileage from some vegas jdm imports selling all day on CL for 700, if going that route I might actually just go exeddy oem clutch and fidenza flywheel.
 
I would rather do a full VG30DETT build, but the cost right now for the parts and customization would not be possible.  I would need to go J30 for the oil pan / pickup tube and z32 dett imported motor. with ecu, wiring harness, and transmission.  I would then have to go MS3 for a better engine management system and some other stuff like driveline custom made.  I was just thinking to piecing together the j30's vg30de and all things z32 on and in it. But that would still take to long to convert and money still being a factor right now.

So for now a vg33s setup, it would be easy. Pull the current motor which still having issues overheating and drop a vg33 one in, retain the round tooth but use the Schneider cams only thing I would be deleting is the intake for the carb setup.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: iceageg on 12:39:31 PM / 12-Apr-17
Keeping the VG33 round tooth timing gears requires using the VG33 crank unless you make a bushing to shim the internal diameter of the round tooth crank gear down to the VG30 crank diameter.  This is important to note because the VG33 crank requires you to use the VG33 oil pump which re-locates the oil filter and dictates which oil pickups and pans you can use.  Lots of options that dictate which associated parts must be used.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:56:29 PM / 12-Apr-17
Keeping the VG33 round tooth timing gears requires using the VG33 crank unless you make a bushing to shim the internal diameter of the round tooth crank gear down to the VG30 crank diameter.  This is important to note because the VG33 crank requires you to use the VG33 oil pump which re-locates the oil filter and dictates which oil pickups and pans you can use.  Lots of options that dictate which associated parts must be used.

edit: yeah, I'll see what Mr510 has for customization as I heard about someone else and he was mentioning about some mods and stuff.  But in theory I was going to use all vg33 related and just swap out the pan / pickup in which I believe that is the only thing that would need to be modified is the pickup.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: iceageg on 08:00:25 AM / 13-Apr-17
Using the VG33 crank you will definitely want Mr 510's crank adapter to use the stock pulleys.  You will get to use all of your old accessories.  On the pathfinder though it moved the oil filter to the other side of the engine (from passenger to driver), in the way of the power steering pump.  I had to fab up a new tensioner to swing the pump a little farther over and use a longer belt.  I don't have an s12 SE to go look at to verify if that will be the case for you or not.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:57:34 PM / 18-Apr-17
I don't have much of accessories left on the old vg, but in the mean time I have ordered an
http://www.frsport.com/DIF-10041-Auto-to-Manual-Stainless-Steel-Clutch-Line-Conversion_p_15326.html

to replace my current line on a loss of pressure and unable to shift when driving.

I might stick to the VG33 heads and VG30 Block as I might have a replacement coming my way.
Title: Re: Project: Fatlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:20:37 PM / 27-Apr-17
Well with that line, it was great but my fear that I have damaged and / or ebay generic clutch kit (pressure plate) has failed or damaged upon reinstall of the motor into the car.
Prepping pulling the transmission out now to confirm and reinstall my old Rhinopak pressure plate until I can order the exeddy OEM clutch kit.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:11:13 PM / 30-Apr-17
She is drive-able now, I've added some additive for the coolant to help cooling it down.

A simple walk around -

https://youtu.be/k3sm0JjwSlU

Removed the ebay pressure plate because it was caved in with 2/3 of the teeth and reinstalled the old plate that was the rhinopak clutch set, still using the 6 puck ebay clutch so hopefully it doesn't shatter before I can locate a replacement block.

Mean time, she does drive the pressure with the clutch is good now.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:25:10 AM / 04-May-17
Well disregard all issues in the past about my overheating issue, my cluster is malfunctioning.
Here is a ride along video, enjoy.
https://youtu.be/RHKZyHV-VcY

As noted, all this time I should have done this a long time ago.
https://youtu.be/fZLdRKSvTX0
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:55:50 PM / 06-May-17
Welp atleast there's no problem!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:50:20 PM / 13-May-17
Well I broke my comfort zone.
At the View, east side las vegas.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-05-12%2019.20.33.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-05-13%2002.21.00.jpg)

Today, I drove her to Cars and Coffee, 40 Miles round trip. I had a huge turn out with other Datsun guys calling this "Beast Mode" ironically they call me Beast Mode at work for my awesome work ethics.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-05-13%2009.44.37.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-05-13%2016.20.38.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-05-13%2009.23.37.jpg)

After cars and coffee, I rescued my brother from a fuel rail reinstall from the speedway, then I made it to the LV Ratsun meet.
https://youtu.be/SockwXuEL1Q
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:54:21 PM / 21-May-17
And I have spun a rod bearing, due to some house drama with a newly developed mentally ill roommate, it will be a while before I can fully confirm.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:05:31 PM / 21-May-17
Lame!
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:08:44 AM / 25-May-17
Yeah no worries, I didn't think I would actually need a rev limiter but I was wrong. DUI makes a nifty device for the rev limiting starting at 6k, I figured that would be great since the oil breaks down badly on the VG's around 5500+ causing an oil starvation, from what I have read they fixed parts of that with porting the oil pump some and running an oil stabilizer and a brand of oil that doesn't break down as easy. 

I was running cheap synthetic oil from Autozone 10w30. 

If I didn't just work 1 hour a day on pulling the motor, I would have it on a stand by now getting the crank out, I have a spare crank to replace this one but I have to watch out for the pistons but then again I can get a whole short block with pistons / crank.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:19:59 AM / 27-May-17
Pulled motor,

Piston was slapping the head, and the bearing was spun left a small grove on the inside of the connecting rod.

I am looking for a direct replacement possible vg33 to slap together and toss back in.
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Post by: sideways_s12 on 08:23:45 PM / 27-May-17
Woot git'er done!
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:42:55 PM / 27-May-17
I could pick up andrews long block but I need someone with a truck that can make it to arizona and back.
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Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:03:37 AM / 28-May-17
I'd be down If I had a truck
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:49:08 PM / 01-Jun-17
Right now I am having a yard sale with parts including parting out the parts with the KA24de seems that I have made some pending cash so far by this weekend should be even enough to pick up a local vg33 imported pathfinder that I see on CL often. and still able to flip and sell the 2002 firebird I recently acquire and fix my financial situation but also having an issue with an unstable roommate with a serious condition that he refuses to get help for and I have to seek legal means to get him out and that process is also costly if I have to go that route.

I wrote a bit about it on here http://www.g-funk.net/blog/spinning-the-bearings-and-a-religion-delusion/

I have a bunch of stuff still forsale in the sale threads I believe I could use the cash flow for the support of getting a replacement motor up and running again.
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Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:42:37 PM / 03-Jun-17
You can evict him give him a legal 30 day shouldn't cost that much. Go to the self help dept at the court house. I can go with if you like I've been there a few times and it'll save you money on the legal fees because your doing it yourself. and if you feel uneasy about it after get a restraining order to protect yourself.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:13:35 AM / 04-Jun-17
I'm waiting for his court date for battery that is at near the end of June.

Anyways I had someone look at the Machine shop on the damage and because I caught it in time, I can get away with a new fresh same size bearings.
But the block has some deep scratches on the walls.

I am currently selling stuff for a replacement block all together most likely a full VG33,  including the KA24de parts that I have parted out.

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Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:37:00 PM / 04-Jun-17
Well before the court date I'd get the eviction papers ready so you can bring them to court just incase...
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:12:14 PM / 18-Jun-17
Acquired a secondary motor.
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Post by: iceageg on 08:24:26 AM / 19-Jun-17
sweeet
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:22:37 PM / 21-Jun-17
tore apart the block getting ready to finish inspecting, inside seems to be really clean where you would see rust was no rust build up.

There seems to be just surface rust on the cylinder walls but should be able to de-glaze it all off and get it ready. I should have the short block dropped in I am still determding if I am going to use these vg30 heads because how clean they look or continue with the vg33 heads again.
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Post by: sideways_s12 on 08:05:05 PM / 24-Jun-17
Are the vg33 heads beneficial? If so I'd stick with them and keep the clean ones for a rainy day...
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:44:57 PM / 24-Jun-17
The VG33 heads has a crack in the head where I am using Quick steel to hold.
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Post by: sideways_s12 on 12:01:59 AM / 25-Jun-17
oh fuck that then I'd go with vg30 heads then
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:55:05 AM / 25-Jun-17
well, there is a problem with the design of the vg30 exhaust studs and seems to be at the same boat as the original vg30 heads I have.

I am going to stick with the vg33 heads the quick steel works for now and it survived the 7k rpm oil pressure dump.
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Post by: sideways_s12 on 08:06:39 PM / 25-Jun-17
Hey if it works it works...
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Post by: iceageg on 07:45:34 AM / 26-Jun-17
Yea.  VG30 exhaust studs are thinner than VG33 (10mm vs 12mm if memory serves) and a known weak point.  I just had to oval one of the VG30 manifold holes slightly to get them to fit on the VG33 heads.  According to everything I've read the VG33 heads flow better anyway, especially when paired with the VG30 cams.  If you don't have aftermarket cams or access to Z31 turbo cams I can endorse this combination based on my own build.  As always, good luck man!
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:02:50 AM / 26-Jun-17
I ventured to Arizona as the heat goes to 120 and acquired.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-18%2015.05.21.jpg)

Removed the auto transmission
http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-19%2018.44.14.jpg

Had one hell of a time removing the stuff.
http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-19%2019.28.25.jpg

Prepping and cleaning before the install.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-24%2010.32.55.jpg)

And installed
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-24%2013.34.03.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-24%2013.34.54.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-24%2015.47.41.jpg)

Stock cam gears for future grinds.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-24%2014.28.39.jpg)

I thought I was going to use the vg30 heads as they look extremely clean.
But 3 studs broke in the process of removal they just turned right off with no resistance.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-24%2018.10.51.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-24%2018.11.00.jpg)

So instead of wasting time with drilling and tapping a bigger hole, I've moved on with the vg33 heads instead.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-24%2022.50.22.jpg)

Moving along
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-25%2016.45.50.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-25%2017.24.30.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-25%2019.01.44.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-25%2019.01.59.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-06-25%2019.01.59.jpg)

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Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:44:58 PM / 29-Jun-17
Small update, the whole work that was done was a success the motor sounds very healthy.

I have to time her after I troubleshoot a few issues as it seems that I didn't tighten all the bolts down on the intake right.

Then she sounds like a healthy beast once again.

https://youtu.be/l1BzGLGLnIk
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Post by: kelso840 on 08:06:23 PM / 29-Jun-17
That thing sounds great. Congrats on a healthy start
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Post by: CzechSilvia on 02:12:52 AM / 30-Jun-17
I like how the airfilter housings on carburated engines look like they might be hiding a cake inside
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Post by: Cajun1guy on 07:48:21 PM / 30-Jun-17
My gosh man, do you ever stop to eat and take a dump? I have never seen so much work going on with one person, you are amazing! Keep the S-12 faith!
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Post by: sideways_s12 on 08:26:18 PM / 01-Jul-17
NIce work! Hows she running now?
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:48:28 PM / 01-Jul-17
currently fixing a few small little things but so far it sounds healthy that is as far as I gotten.
Trying to also avoid some family drama in the process.
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Post by: sideways_s12 on 01:33:28 AM / 02-Jul-17
ahh ok...
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:15:47 PM / 10-Jul-17
So far this is the update,  I revisit the timing and I had it off 180 degrees, everything is solid at this point the only tuning left is the wideband A/F Ratio and carb adjustments.

But sounding as strong as it did before I blew up the old motor.

https://youtu.be/UD3sd-2XZ9U

Later will be a drive around video.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:59:45 PM / 11-Jul-17
I did a thing. https://youtu.be/SpYxc0T1lAI
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Post by: S12_Lifer on 11:26:29 PM / 11-Jul-17
Aside from the wind noise, your motor sounds great!  Acceleration is strong and seems very healthy.  Job well done!
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:14:38 AM / 12-Jul-17
Aside from the wind noise, your motor sounds great!  Acceleration is strong and seems very healthy.  Job well done!

Thank you sir, it sounds a bit stronger than the previous motor. So far everything is working good other than that I need to seriously flush her out, something I will work on this weekend.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:01:39 PM / 24-Jul-17
Currently sitting with some radiator flush, I had no time this weekend to work on her due to some house drama that ended up me kicking the current roomy out for good.

I have been thinking I might still do the full SEV6 migration to the dark blue ca20 86 and part out the ca20/ sev6 broken chassis, and I might finish the red ca18det and play with it some and sell it off to do some updates / upgrades to the Z33.

I guess it is just how things are with my life currently that is making things a bit unnecessary for me to keep going and loosing motivation in everything because of the hard drama that keeps landing ontop of me.
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Post by: S12_Lifer on 04:19:01 PM / 24-Jul-17
No worries Wonderingraven, it could be a lot worse.  I'm sure working on your S12's provides an excellent escape and can be very therapeutic for the everyday drama that we deal with.  Just remember, we all love the work that you do to your babies.  Keep pushing forward.
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Post by: iceageg on 07:22:04 AM / 25-Jul-17
Let the zen of turning wrenches wash the drama from your mind.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:19:30 AM / 27-Jul-17
it is very Zen-full when it is not 110+ outside and lately 100-110 with 60-90% humidity until it rains.
Hopefully I can order my module for the rev limit this paycheck, drama from my house is gone for good this time so I am in the clear now.

For now I really want to make her a bit more presentable and picture quality, I was thinking about either sticker bomb or the MCM glue + magazine with a clear coat over parts of the fenders and the rear 1/4 panel that has bare metal showing from the previous owner undoing the wreckage.

Or sand the messy spots and shaker can the spots with the similar light silver blue.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:37:16 PM / 07-Aug-17
Well for a short update, found my overheating issue the generic head gaskets has failed

Will be pulling and replacing with an actual head gaskets that I know will work just fine.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:46:33 AM / 14-Aug-17
Feels like I am the only one who updates the builds.

Well I am on the path of the breakdown,

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-08-13%2018.02.04.jpg)

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-08-13%2019.08.26.jpg)

On the good side the block is clean on the inside now.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-08-13%2019.08.34.jpg)

That horrible casting tho! thanks nissan.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-08-13%2019.08.54.jpg)

Passenger side it is hard to see the there was a small breakage under the 3rd cyl with the headgasket.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-08-13%2019.09.06.jpg)

as you can see here, the headgasket failed at 4th and the 6th cyl.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-08-13%2019.09.27.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-08-13%2019.09.06.jpg)

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Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:20:17 PM / 21-Aug-17
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017-08-18-18.19.27.jpg)

From the head-gasket failure from the installation recently, I decided to wrap this one up with the VG30e heads I had cleaned up and resurfaced a while back.
New set of Fel-Pro head-gaskets that did just fine last time before I blew up the last motor.
I transferred back the SR cams back to the vg30 heads from the vg33 and went with it.
With that being said I also went a head and replace the headbolts as $20 per box of 13 each I couldn’t pass it down.
Spent the weekend with the reinstall and worked great sunday night on the first start up but the throttle was a bit laggy so I investigated and noticed that I set the timing on the wrong mark as I had it completely backwords,
Spent monday in the matter of 2 hours redoing the timing and when complete things sounded beautiful.
Temperature is stable and everything.

https://youtu.be/-vcZMj8Uk5s

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Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:36:08 PM / 24-Aug-17
Updated video
https://youtu.be/phUd1CzTPic
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:51:50 PM / 26-Aug-17
MT-90 fluid fixed an issue I had but I also have another issue.

Here we go, dusted off the GoPro and did a drive around, it makes a weird noise from the clutch / flywheel area and it comes and goes when I push in the clutch. it is hard to hear but it is noticeable after a few minutes of me driving, It starts around 3:09 and a few times after that. https://youtu.be/K1bdApt5NLQ
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Post by: Nebuchernezzer on 11:25:35 PM / 26-Aug-17
It's good to see updates. When i work out where to host pics again I'll be updating mine.
Post Merge
Also if it comes and goes with the clutch then throwout bearing is the culprit?
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:29:15 PM / 26-Aug-17
It's good to see updates. When i work out where to host pics again I'll be updating mine.
Post Merge
Also if it comes and goes with the clutch then throwout bearing is the culprit?

Yeah ruled out the throwout bearing. It is actually going away as I am driving it more.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:20:37 PM / 04-Sep-17
Well
Moving foward doing the store runs with her now.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-08-31%2019.16.41.jpg)
8/31

and

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-09-03%2011.08.02.jpg)
9/3
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Post by: S12_Lifer on 12:42:41 AM / 05-Sep-17
Good to see her back on the road again.
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Post by: Cajun1guy on 06:28:54 PM / 05-Sep-17
Another SE comes back to life! Great job!
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Post by: iceageg on 07:49:42 AM / 06-Sep-17
Very happy for you.  I need S12 in my life.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:32:43 AM / 14-Sep-17
Finally fixed the rear bumper... kinda... it sags in the center due to the actual bumper inside.

(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-09-12%2017.51.49.jpg)

As I assumed a while ago it was just broken in the rear until I took the bumper off.

Nope it is because the rear 1/4 panel was smashed into by the previous owner.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-09-07%2017.25.44.jpg)

This was a challenge, because I have no way of straightening this area in the back so I attempted to bend the arm but did not resolve the issue. The bolts are stripped for each hole so it was also another challenge to remove and mount the bumper.

So for temp I reinstalled the bumper, removed the skirt and layed it over the bumper and used zipties for the mounting points and some screws with nuts and the PasswordJDM quick release bumper kit.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-09-06%2018.31.14.jpg)

I have to schedule a time to get the car down to someone to weld in a basic bash bar replacement.

other than that she is holding up well as seen here.
(http://www.g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2017/2017-09-12%2017.52.29.jpg)


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Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:40:58 PM / 19-Sep-17
Pulled the transmission as the weird loud noise remains when I am in 3rd gear, GL5 might have totally killed my syncro's after all.

I have GL4 currently at $20 per 1qt. 

with that being said the ca18det transmission I pulled from the black car is another sr20 transmission and going to use that transmission and rebuild this one for future as I might drop another ca18det into the black car later on.

Will update more with pics when I get closer to crunch time before Street Driven Saturday.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:37:04 PM / 03-Oct-17
Well did all that for nothing, as I learned that I have screwed up by assuming there was a pilot bushing with automatic cars.

So for now I orderedf an excedy oem clutch kit replacement on rock auto it was for sale just under $100 yay! go me!

I spent a good sunday and yesterday to pull the transmission, fix a few leaks from the freeze plugs from the back of the block and replaced the 0 ring at the back of the transmission. 

placed it all back together and it is now working just fine, shifting is very smooth now.

Moral of this story.

NEVER ASSUME!  and double check everything.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:04:00 PM / 23-Oct-17
everything so far has been great, only issue I've ran into is leaky freeze plugs I have been hunting down and replacing.
Also in talks with af ull subframe swap with Jason's Orange 84 and to get his 87 black car fitted with an ca18det with possible his old wiring setup.

Ironically if this happens I wont need to worry about painting this one and chucking this shell as it is damaged from previous owner anyways.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:25:59 AM / 21-Dec-17
here is a mock up of what she will look like in the first month of 2018
(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2018/2017-12-21%2008.19.17.jpg)
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:11:15 PM / 30-Dec-17
Change of main plan, looks like the Orange car is being sold to another local s12 dude
everything so far has been great, only issue I've ran into is leaky freeze plugs I have been hunting down and replacing.
Also in talks with af ull subframe swap with Jason's Orange 84 and to get his 87 black car fitted with an ca18det with possible his old wiring setup.

Ironically if this happens I wont need to worry about painting this one and chucking this shell as it is damaged from previous owner anyways.


So much for this idea, so in theory I am going to drop it down to 2 s12's atleast so the change of plans

> Currently restoring and rebuilding an s130 in my garage it is at 50% done now
> Next up will be the black s12 (jason's) going to prepp and build my ka24de and spec it for ka24de+t build with possible MS3
> between the s130 and the black s12 I am going to be working alot of time on the Red Ca18det.

I am most likely going to merg this project with the dark blue s12 (project serenity) for 2018.
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Post by: S12_Lifer on 08:53:27 PM / 01-Jan-18
Looking forward to seeing the end result.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:51:26 AM / 02-Jan-18
yeah one step at a time, I am currently refreshing my suspension on the Fairlady Silvia project and I have also found another oil leak might be a bit interesting.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:26:35 PM / 05-Jan-18
First thing I've noticed with this is that my battery terminal has alot of build up corrosion will most likely need to replace soon.

I got some work done this week to my car, did a full refresh and removing all the old s12 parts and replaced with the s13 parts as it should have been. Only thing I am not putting back on is the sway bar.

Pneumatic brake bleeder is an awesome tool I highly recommend it.

Upon removing the old s12 parts my junkyard q45 caliper start to leak from the piston so I went a head and ordered a replacement from RockAuto.

I replaced the caliper, used the pneumatic brake bleeder, 10 minutes later my brakes was solid.

Replaced an ford escort tierod end because the boot was ripped to shreds and deleted the sway bar because the end lines was both bent and damaged the s12's lower control arms.



(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-12-31-13.07.06.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-12-31-13.22.54.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-12-31-15.46.39.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-12-31-16.26.42.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-12-31-15.46.39-1.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-02-17.02.49.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-02-17.17.52.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-02-17.51.39.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-02-18.32.36.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-03-19.28.03.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-04-16.02.06.jpg)
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-04-16.14.49.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:12:27 PM / 10-Jan-18
so for this next project, I was offered an j30 motor for $50 pulled running from an infiniti j30 that was sitting for over a year.
This project is for 2019ish to replace the vg30s motor.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: S12_Lifer on 07:31:28 PM / 10-Jan-18
I may just have to pay you another visit when your ready to drop the j30 motor. 
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:35:31 PM / 11-Jan-18
I may just have to pay you another visit when your ready to drop the j30 motor. 

Maybe, just that progress is going to be alot more well executed than it was with the vg30s. I might just start swapping everything over to the ca20e car from this one and start migrating before I drop the motor in.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:22:45 PM / 13-Jan-18
Here it is, this is stated for 2019 to be installed.
(http://www.g-funk.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-13-15.33.06.jpg)

In that time I will be doing some planning and what not.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:00:28 PM / 19-Jan-18
So I am working on getting plates back on since someone from DMV actually emailed me the correct number and it was completely off.

Here is another random and boring clip of it running smooth.
https://youtu.be/IvY25FtiDgU

I will be at vegas drift on the 21st either to chill or wet sesh drift.
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Post by: CzechSilvia on 01:20:13 AM / 20-Jan-18
Here is another random and boring clip of it running smooth.
https://youtu.be/IvY25FtiDgU

Have you thought about perhaps doing a longer video with a commentary? It's a neat setup and it would be interesting to hear you talk about it.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:48:02 PM / 20-Jan-18
Have you thought about perhaps doing a longer video with a commentary? It's a neat setup and it would be interesting to hear you talk about it.
I have a huge fear of talking on camera or I'd do it already, I am currently have been slowly working on breaking my own shell with such things but with no actual support in doing such things it has been a huge struggle with me.
But I would like to one day.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:53:40 AM / 22-Jan-18
So this time around I am starting over with learning this motor keeping an eye on the reving and the motor reactions I went back to the skid pad to learn the motor some and like I've said before it's amazing how much power it pushes at a lower rev. 

No hesitation when hitting sideways as it is pushing that torque and I can really feel that when I hit the water I get a lot of over-steering if i give it too much gas.
the lines started to get really long where I was getting maybe 1 - 2 runs an hour but hey guess what? I waited and did it until they ended at 5pm. It was amazing and I had fun and best of all from I need grippier tires in the front it was getting better each run.

To be honest I was afraid of only getting 1 run this day, but instead I had a bit of redemption and I am glade I made the choice of sticking to the wet pad this time and start over instead of taking the track head on as I could have blown another motor from ignorance.

cold + water does not mix, I did alot of hopping in the rear and felt like I needed to warm up the tires.
this being the skid pad drenched with water and a 2 minute time limit, I couldn't do burn out in the pad nor outside due to the rules =( 
My gopro's battery sucks I gotta order new ones for the next event, so here is a little clip of my first run in the skid pad.
https://youtu.be/LnBzc9rvxio

Here is the blog write up on this event including some more pictures.
http://www.tougesw.com/vegasdrift-2018-opener-01-21-my-redemption/

(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-21-16.03.08.jpg)
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:36:51 PM / 24-Feb-18
https://youtu.be/Ot6x7_4zsFY
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:50:01 PM / 02-Mar-18
Here is a rev limiter post install, should do some bang bang when I bounce the rev.
https://youtu.be/gKfrjwMCVig
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:40:54 PM / 02-Apr-18
Well, this decision has been coming down the line for a bit. If I can't somehow make the April 22nd drift event this project will come to an end I will pull everything to convert my dark blue hatch and sell the red cadet and rid myself of everything else only to limit myself to the current s12.

By the end of this summer I only want 2 cars, 1 s12 and 1 350z then I am going to focus my efforts to leave Las Vegas for the last time.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:00:33 AM / 17-Apr-18
I have driven to DPAN GT meets Las Vegas

Here is a few pictures of the last S12 that still shows up to places in Vegas.

(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2018/dpangt/2018-04-14%2013.09.26.jpg)
(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2018/dpangt/2018-04-14%2013.09.29.jpg)

I went to frys for some pc parts
(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2018/dpangt/2018-04-14%2016.59.22.jpg)

Second location of dpan gt
(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2018/dpangt/2018-04-14%2018.04.40.jpg)
(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2018/dpangt/2018-04-14%2018.05.25.jpg)
(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2018/dpangt/2018-04-14%2018.14.21.jpg)
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Post by: ndd on 08:34:49 PM / 25-Apr-18
I have been following this build.  All I can say is keep up the good work.  Love your s12!
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:31:56 AM / 26-Apr-18
Test fitted some mustang tires and rims. Rears barely fit due to the 245 tire width.

(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2018/vegasdrift0422/2018-04-21%2019.20.33.jpg)
(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2018/vegasdrift0422/2018-04-21%2019.20.48.jpg)

Attended VegasDrift 4/22
(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2018/vegasdrift0422/2018-04-22%2009.04.10.jpg)
(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2018/vegasdrift0422/2018-04-22%2010.23.53.jpg)
(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2018/vegasdrift0422/2018-04-22%2011.05.01.jpg)
(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2018/vegasdrift0422/2018-04-22%2011.05.05.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:51:39 AM / 02-Jul-18
Still running strong, it's currently in hibernation for the summer because Vegas HEAT sucks.. and I hate working / or driving a super hot car during the day time of the 110F+ heat.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:20:31 AM / 12-Feb-19
well, due to the lack of money and stuff I didn't get to drive her much as she needed alot of things including a battery as it finally died I replaced the battery a month ago and started it up and it was super rough and the carb was frozen to a point I had to do some attention.

I had to pull the walbro255 as it just died, installed the walbro190 I had laying around.

this what happened before the walbro190 just died, I am trying to do some more YouTube Garage Live streams and such.
But here is the video.
https://youtu.be/I-OJoijOWsk
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Post by: JonB on 04:00:48 PM / 12-Feb-19
What ignition is that? Module in the hei maybe.

Out of curuosity, what fuel regulator are you using?
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:48:10 PM / 12-Feb-19
i am using something like so
https://www.aeromotiveinc.com/product/x1-series-carb-bypass/

The walbro would just lose the sound o operation with the pump and all pressure and all flow from the pump is gone and there is fuel in the tank alot of it, from all the mix reviews I am calling it, It's a walbro.

I was going to just order a super cheap early 90's TPI chevy intake fuel pump to just drop in. 

That is a Davis Universal Ignition (modified v6 msd street fire for vg motors)
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Post by: JonB on 09:11:45 PM / 12-Feb-19
I suspect thats a bad module and not the carb doing that. I could be wrong tho.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:12:43 PM / 19-Apr-19
been a while to really update this project.
I ran out of gas completely causing when I attempted to start it a massive ping.

I scored a pair of heads from someone locally with 276 cam with both exhaust and intake bolts clean with no stripped threads.
I am going to replace the current set that has a bad / bandiaded head.

with that I am going to do a gasket refresh, oil, hoses, and such.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:01:29 AM / 29-Apr-19
I guess you can say I am both done and bored of the carb setup.
Tired of troubleshooting random issues that keep popping up.

I scored also an Infiniti M30 ecu and a wiring harness to help rebuild my current one.
Reason for the ecu upgrade, fuel mapping is different and a bit better for the timing and potentially a better nistune support with these ecu's

(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2019/2019-04-28%2011.12.50.jpg)
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:20:21 AM / 02-May-19
Slowly coming together.

I might do a quick remove motor and fix rear main seal + oil pan gasket this weekend.

(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2019/2019-05-01%2019.06.57.jpg)
Close up
(http://g-funk.net/200sx/fairladysilvia/2019/2019-05-01%2019.07.03.jpg)
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Post by: JonB on 08:03:11 AM / 04-May-19
Looks like its going together pretty quickly to me. Way faster that I would have been able to.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:05:36 PM / 23-May-19
Nearly have it ready to fireup, but it's been super rainy and massive high winds lately.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:41:32 PM / 29-May-19
Fixed multiple issues and is all ready to drive again.

I am missing the C clip that goes from the firewall to the Gas pedal inside the car to hold the throttle cable.

https://youtu.be/YNvHsed0Q-4
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:24:56 PM / 14-Jul-19
Yeah, I am back until you see the last image.
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-12-18.43.16.jpg)
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-12-21.37.30.jpg)
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-13-02.33.54.jpg)
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-13-17.47.06.jpg)
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-13-17.47.13.jpg)

Here is a video of a few clips.
https://youtu.be/tI8P3UFqC9g
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Post by: iceageg on 07:31:30 AM / 15-Jul-19
Son of a!!!
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Post by: CzechSilvia on 09:30:41 AM / 15-Jul-19
Oh shit! I'm curious, however, what does it look like on the inside, the cam must have seized at high rpm
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:07:51 AM / 15-Jul-19
All valves are bent, I am really concerned on the carbon build up on all the exhaust valves tho, they are a thick layer of carbon.
I wonder if that was caused by the carb when it was on for a while.

(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-14-19.32.08.jpg)
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-14-19.31.49.jpg)
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-14-19.31.37.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Excalibur Prime - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:19:07 PM / 01-Sep-19
Well, I put the new heads on that I have and sad to say that some how it just stopped moving and it's acting like something is stuck trying to move the flywheel. It kinda sounds like the shaft to the starter is stuck open and stop working with it being engaged but I cannot see the starters connections to do so.  Car is also located on the street and trying to find  help to relocate it to the drive way is a pain at the moment.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:24:54 PM / 16-Oct-19
finally got the motivation and time to rip apart the block again to find out what happened.

Turns our I have detonated the piston so a swap is a must now. I got my vg30de ready to start it's swap.
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Post by: iceageg on 07:34:31 AM / 17-Oct-19
Sorry to hear the damage was catastrophic.  At least we will get the long awaited swap thread!
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:33:27 AM / 17-Oct-19
With a real write up.

I'm tackling this as if I am bout to wire in an rb motor as I have always seen these motors as an rb style motor cut in half and placed side by side.
Post Merge
Started to pull apart to see where or what went wrong.  (Car stopped 5 minutes of starting up)
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-10-16-16.11.09.jpg)

I've made a discovery, sh!t where did the piston go? holy, there is the push pin that is on the connecting rod still. the piston is.... Gone?!?! dafuq.
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-10-16-17.00.23.jpg)

This head is now toast.... welp I am done with this vg30e...
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-10-16-17.01.20.jpg)

(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-10-16-17.02.02.jpg)

(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-10-16-17.02.07.jpg)


Only v6 I got left, the vg30de from the j30 infiniti.
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-10-16-15.50.40.jpg)
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:58:24 AM / 20-Oct-19
Doing crunch time on my brothers s130 so I can get this car into the garage for the swap.
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Post by: JonB on 07:14:53 AM / 20-Oct-19
Thats pretty bad. Theres not a while lot left there to determine the failure
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Post by: 8SixS12 on 05:25:16 PM / 24-Oct-19
Can’t wait to see some progress on the j30 swap.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 03:45:45 PM / 26-Oct-19
currently hunting down an transmission to go with it.

So far this is what I've found the motor bottom half mounts up, I suspect that the exhaust driver side will interfere with the steering column.
Currently also trying to get this s130 out of my garage, it's almost done to an initial fireup. Just working 10-12hours isn't helping either.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:27:03 PM / 30-Jan-20
I might be retiring this project all together.
Couple of reasons:

1) I am acquiring another project s12 coupe tho, I am going to be dropping an ca18det into it. So all my time is going into this project.
2)  Emotionally, it wouldn't be as bad as it is now, that if my mom didn't pass away a few days after I blew up the motor going sideways at the track and the lack of local support I kinda gave up with motivation of keeping this one alive.


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Post by: CzechSilvia on 03:57:48 PM / 30-Jan-20
That's a real shame, but hey, at least the engine died the warrior's death, that's the way it should be and not letting them rust out in some shed. And if you sell the shell, make sure to sell it to someone who'll appretiate it. Also - looking forward to the ca18det project!
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:20:58 PM / 02-Mar-20
Well, I have a solution for the s12, seems that I had some friends reaching out and giving me some inspiration and support lately. TBH, I can use all I can get... it's hard.

I have a VG30DE from an Infiniti J30 sitting in my garage.
I now have an CD009 (z33 transmission) ready to be mated with an VG30DE Auto bell housing with internal slave setup from JWT.
 
This might get interesting soon!

I've been thinking of doing this customization live streaming but unsure yet how this will go down.
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Post by: rednucleus on 04:11:50 PM / 03-Mar-20
So many letters & numbers, so little time!
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:22:13 PM / 08-Mar-20
Acquired an Z33 transmission with a J30 Autotrans.


(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-03-08-12.57.29-scaled.jpg)
Pairing up with this motor here.
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-03-04-17.56.38-scaled.jpg)

FYI, this is what I will be doing, and converting this to an internal slave cyl.
https://youtu.be/Z6ETCVJN2mU

Parts will be utilizing with this:
http://jimwolftechnology.com/customer_part_detail.asp?PartID=539

with.
http://jimwolftechnology.com/customer_part_detail.asp?PartID=560
http://jimwolftechnology.com/customer_part_detail.asp?PartID=565


Title: Re: Project: Excalibur Prime - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:29:54 PM / 19-Mar-20
it is done, motor is finally out and the preparations is now underway.
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Post by: iceageg on 07:37:27 AM / 20-Mar-20
Making good use of your mandatory stay home time.  Good on you.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:38:42 AM / 20-Mar-20
I am assuming there isn't a huge write up on this. wiring is similar to wiring the rb25 almost to a T and when I clean up my notes I'll post the wiring guide and with that said I am going to do an in-depth write up on this process including the whole VG30DE Auto bellhousing on an Z33 CD09 transmission and how it fits in.

As of now I got no job for 30 days sooo here we go nose diving into this project.

The before
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-03-18-14.33.02-scaled.jpg)

Pulling the engine.
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-03-19-10.02.59-scaled.jpg)
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-03-19-10.29.49-scaled.jpg)

the engine tare down.
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-03-19-13.37.37-scaled.jpg)
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-03-19-13.38.05-scaled.jpg)
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:08:39 AM / 28-Mar-20
quick update, motor is ready to drop in. I'll add pictures to this check back later.

I can use either SEv6 sohc exhaust headers (have to modify the holes for the studs just a little wider and oval out the insides) but they can fit right in with no other issues.
The J30 exhaust looks like it will fit, I would have to modify the Y pipe to  compensate the extra length from the headers and match how they bolt up.

JWT is shipping out everything monday that I need to fit in the transmission (minus the shifter, as I need someone to cut and make the bracket shorter)

Last but not least, I need to get my driveshaft made when this is ready.

Then I can move onto wiring.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:01:30 PM / 16-Apr-20
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-04-11-17.42.44-scaled.jpg)
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-04-11-17.42.48-2-scaled.jpg)
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-04-11-18.45.11-scaled.jpg)
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-04-11-19.00.45-scaled.jpg)
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:11:20 PM / 07-May-20
Aye,
here she be.... the motor resting inside.
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG_20200503_183722-scaled.jpg)

(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG_20200503_183715-scaled.jpg)

(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG_20200503_183759_383.jpg)

(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG_20200503_184057-scaled.jpg)
hood fits sooo snug.

1 issue I have found, the passenger side exhaust manifold points outward causing it to rest and needs to massage the rail just so it can fit naturally, so since i have an extra pair of z32 headers I am going to see if I can use the passenger side one if not I have 2 sets of sev6 exhaust manifolds one I can modify to fit since it was previously modified to fit an vg33e.  I can't mount the driver side motor mount because it's off like 1/4 of an inch due to the exhaust tweaking.

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Post by: kelso840 on 03:51:33 PM / 07-May-20
That motor is an absolute unit.
Title: Re: Project: Excalibur Prime - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: iceageg on 07:41:22 AM / 08-May-20
"1 issue I have found, the passenger side exhaust manifold points outward causing it to rest and needs to massage the rail just so it can fit naturally, so since i have an extra pair of z32 headers I am going to see if I can use the passenger side one if not I have 2 sets of sev6 exhaust manifolds one I can modify to fit since it was previously modified to fit an vg33e.  I can't mount the driver side motor mount because it's off like 1/4 of an inch due to the exhaust tweaking."

Curious what modifications you had to do to your VG30 headers to get them on the VG33.  I just had to slightly oval two of the holes to make room for the thicker studs.  Keep up the work man.  Love what you do.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:05:43 AM / 08-May-20

Curious what modifications you had to do to your VG30 headers to get them on the VG33.  I just had to slightly oval two of the holes to make room for the thicker studs.  Keep up the work man.  Love what you do.


thats all I did, I have to widen them more, but for the vg30de i would have to match the exhaust holes too.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:49:35 AM / 07-Jun-20
Get some pictures posted tomorrow, but I did get the headers all setup and ready to be installed.

I had to use the SEV6 modded and welded as a guide, taking as an idea from some other cat18et headers I had that was modified for a bigger turbo, this turned out really nice.

I am ready to start the test fitting and installing but, I ran into a snag with the city stuff.... seems that a new neighbor down the street  decided to call in all the cars that looks like junk being stored, so I have to do some cleaning and such around my property, and get rid of 1 s12 that is currently on jackstands in the back yard to place Jason's Black S12 in the back.  I've been meaning to cut up this old shell / parts car for a while.

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Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:28:38 AM / 23-Jun-20
Pictures are coming soon, but transmission is in, driveshaft has been measured and ordered.

Working on the wiring now.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:47:11 PM / 12-Jul-20
working on the Y pipe now,

1piece driveshaft is in, transmission is in, shifter is in.

Routing the the vacuum lines and then wiring.

I am really close to a first startup.

Depends on how well this pans out, I might just restore what I can and clean it up and sell my 350z and use this car as my daily once again.  I am hoping for the best with this now.
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Post by: iceageg on 07:27:14 AM / 13-Jul-20
That would be awesome.  Will have to see if we can meet up next time I am in the Vegas area.  Have a friend over the hump in Pahrump that we visit once or twice per year.
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:33:41 PM / 03-Aug-20
I ran into a snag, the JWT CSC failed due to a bad internal gasket, upon repairing the whole thing just didn't go back together right and I ended up damaging more of the product than anything else.

They worked with me for over a week before I called and asked for a second one, they did some awesome price cutting and overnighted it for me as a big surprise.

Anyways transmission installed, clutch is all bleed and ready.

I ran into an new issue, stock ebrake will not work especially if I shift into 4 / 6 gears as it now interfears with 4/6  so I am going with an hydro ebrake setup since I am at the brake refresh project portion.

Chasebay BBE (Brake Booster Elimination) kit has been installed and is fiting perfectly, I am replacing alot of hardlines with braided lines all around
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Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:41:09 PM / 23-Aug-20
Working on the wiring now.

Currently doing an J30 to Z31 -> S12 write up.

Am I missing anything on this? if so what is it and why?

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Title: Re: Project: Excalibur Prime - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 07:12:06 PM / 03-Jan-21
The wiring idea was good and all with the stock ecu, but I have decided to go a different route and just go MS3.
Here is the guide I will be using for this side of things as I got lost in hell trying to find the wiring on the s12 side for the ignition conversion, instead of on going troubleshooting I've decided to take a step back and go with a much simpler solution (if you have followed this thread, you can fully understand why I decided this route finally)

https://www.diyautotune.com/support/tech/install/nissan-datsun/megasquirt-your-z32-300zx/
Title: Re: Project: Excalibur Prime - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 02:52:25 PM / 11-Jan-21
Just an FYI, when doing the starter z1 motorsports sells an N/A to turbo starter plate shim that is required if you are using the j30 auto bellhousing to z33 jimwolf mod. Something they didn't explain to you.
spent the weekend down to knowing the starter works, verification of the wiring is correct to turn the key and start. N/A starter will not turn an turbo flywheel with out the shim.
Title: Re: Project: Excalibur Prime - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: iceageg on 07:22:52 AM / 12-Jan-21
This is why this site is so much better than the Facebook page.  Thanks as always for documenting.
Title: Re: Project: Excalibur Prime - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:59:28 PM / 21-Jan-21
Yeah!

DIYAuto is sending the prebuilt unit for an z32 / 300zx motor.  The MS3 + MS3x and wiring. So next step is to start cleaning up both inside the car and the engine bay because it's going to be started soon + idling.

Next will be hunting for someone to craft me some headers.
Title: Re: Project: Excalibur Prime - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 09:08:21 PM / 27-Jan-21
This is why this site is so much better than the Facebook page.  Thanks as always for documenting.

Big facts! wandering has been the lone poster along with a few others lol
Title: Re: Project: Excalibur Prime - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:16:30 AM / 28-Jan-21
Raven is easier, but *Wondering* I am a thinker, hacker if you will. =)
I am not aimlessly moving around. lol

Megasquirt 3 is in today with the wiring harnesses as soon as I turn key start this up, I will be sourcing out someone to finally do up a set of headers.  Might schedule a time with best mufflers or something.
Title: Re: Project: Excalibur Prime - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:11:42 PM / 30-Jan-21
I am building a huge how to documentation on the whole MS3x wire up for the vg30de swap.  seems that this whole guide is lacking everywhere especially in the 300zx / z32 world.
I am rewiring the whole eFan's to let MS3 handle it including the fuel pump.

(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/IMG_20210130_115248-scaled.jpg)
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Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:02:21 PM / 15-Feb-21
(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/vg30.png)
Alright more work progress has been done.  I had to rethink the whole ecu processes.
There is no ignition input to trigger the ecu like if it was a dizzy setup, so I had to remove all thoughts on installing anytype of ignition starting.

Of course I attempted to start the car to test the input from the starter verifying that it does turn and it does! just ecu has no idea on what to do yet, so I am learning what Tunerstudio has to offer. This is where I shine as I do alot of RTFM.
I went through and verified alot of wiring.

I think the headlight switch in this car is broken as all I get if consistent brakes and the mod for the brakes under brake pedal aaaa
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 09:14:28 PM / 16-Feb-21
Nice! How far are from firing and idiling?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:03:49 AM / 17-Feb-21
Trying to get a base tune for the vg30de/rb25 to work from I am still rather new to MS3.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Max on 11:38:14 AM / 18-Feb-21
Can't wait for this thing to be finished.  If I ever felt the need to swap the vg33 out, this is what I would do... would probably try to keep it simpler though with stock vg trans and electronics.  Very cool swap regardless!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 05:05:20 PM / 25-Feb-21
it took 2 shims to get this to actually work right. JWT recommend using the Twin Turbo automatic bellhousing that is super rare to find in vegas and outskirts... so instead of 1 it needed 2 shims
here is what I mean https://www.z1motorsports.com/transmission-driveline/ramey/starter-shim-plate-p-2945.html (https://www.z1motorsports.com/transmission-driveline/ramey/starter-shim-plate-p-2945.html)

It starts, needs a correct tune and exhaust so I am building some from 2 different exhausts, modifying both the j30's exhaust and the s12's Y pipe. creating something for now.
(http://tougenw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/EvCYQbJUUAYVtgk.jpg)

This exhaust is temp anyways until this is fully done and drivable, in the future this will be upgraded to a twinturbo setup.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: JonB on 08:08:50 PM / 03-Mar-21
Nice work. That's a pretty epic feat squeezing that in there.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:01:36 AM / 04-Mar-21
Been troubleshooting some wiring, but
here is what I am doing so far.

(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/exhaust1.jpg)
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(http://www.tougesw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/exhaust-done-scaled.jpg)
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:37:33 AM / 06-Mar-21
What are you hosting your pics on to beable to post them here?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:13:31 PM / 06-Mar-21
I, being a small business owner of various projects, I use a personal car blog I've created.
I call it TougeSW, https://tougesw.com (https://tougesw.com)
Recently I've found and had to bring back from the dead was TougeNW https://tougenw.com (https://tougenw.com)

Shameless plug time:
I have been doing webhosting / designing / graphic designing on the side since 1999 turned it into a business as of 2004 and called it -> DorkMedia https://dorkmedia.com (https://dorkmedia.com)
I started my career in IT by being a blackhat hacker turned good in 1999 -> started up WRNET and recently turned focus on a product / services called WRNet:Sec (Cyber Security Fused IT Service Management) https://sec.wonderingraven.net (https://sec.wonderingraven.net)
Turned my RavenPC to focus on custom computer sales at https://ravenpc.com (https://ravenpc.com)
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 10:58:31 AM / 08-Mar-21
Having someone double check the ECU to see why I am only pulling 7v from the battery, or why the ecu is only reporting 7v out of 12v, causing alot of errors writing to the ecu.  Verified the battery is pulling 12v.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Max on 01:15:28 PM / 08-Mar-21
Quick question: Is the vg30de a front sump oil pan? For some reason I thought it was a rear sump, but don't remember reading anything about that in this thread.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 01:42:23 PM / 08-Mar-21

Quick question: Is the vg30de a front sump oil pan? For some reason I thought it was a rear sump, but don't remember reading anything about that in this thread.

Infiniti j30 has the front sump pan while the 300zx (z32) has the rear sump.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Max on 02:43:07 PM / 08-Mar-21
Gotcha! So that's the one to have then... I just modified an oil pan/pickup during my vg33e swap and I absolutely hated it.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:04:11 AM / 22-Mar-21
Not getting power from the PTU so I figured it's time to just dive into a more direct approach and conver it to Audi R8 coils.  Eliminating the whole this coil plug might be bad or igniter...

Megasquirt is all together and it's ready or damn near.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:41:21 PM / 12-Apr-21
Moved to Audi A6 coils due to the resistance is different and MS3 requires high resistance.

Still can't get it to start, and it's wired up as per MS3...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:13:39 PM / 13-Apr-21
The new coils don't work either? What was wrong with the stock coils?
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:38:05 AM / 14-Apr-21
wanted to delete the PTU to eliminate another point of failure.

The Audi coils conversion is a beneficial upgrade.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 03:56:02 PM / 18-Apr-21
Oh ok
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:17:51 PM / 18-Apr-21
After rewiring it yet again, I am going to attempt to wire in the oem vg30de z32 harness and see if I can get it to fire from there first.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 04:40:48 PM / 28-Apr-21
Narrowed it all the way down to my fuel pump not even pulling 1 PSI anymore. This old walbro255 finally died after many years of service.
This time, I heard nothing but good stuff from DW200 for years so lets go!
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 08:25:26 PM / 01-May-21
New pump finally came in, got pressure and now I am covered in fuel today, will pick up tomorrow. (a clamp was broken and fuel got sprayed all over me. )
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 06:21:48 PM / 13-May-21
found that the hydralic bearing for the timing belt broke (old + rust, IE: OEM?)  and it skipped 3 teeth..
so I am just waiting for my order from Rockauto on the replacement of all the tensioner pullies. (3 all together) to prevent future incidents.

Also I got my DW200 in and works wonderful.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:35:59 AM / 19-May-21
got more of the motor back together, the 3 tensioners replaced including the hydraulic one.

Going slow because I ripped my abs with a daily workout, I over extended my abs portion and finish tearing them up on a bicycle ride around the area.
It's really hard to stand / sit down and I can't lay down all day either.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 11:40:41 AM / 15-Jun-21
Reworking some of the wiring, doing testing and verification with Tunerstudio it's been hard to do  as we are under a heat wave and it's hitting over 115f+ this week on the plus side I am on a mini vacation from my current job.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:57:55 PM / 19-Jun-21
After trying so many different part numbers from the junk yard I Cannot find the magic one that will work with Megasquirt 3x, so I am going back to the PTU / OEM vg30de style. Since I've fixed the timing issue, I should be able to fix this spark issue using OEM.

I am in need of the door hardware for manual windows, I am tired of the electric motor window setup especially since my electric stuff is broken beyond repair and I have to use a penny to up and down each window.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:52:28 PM / 22-Jun-21
Manual windows is the way to do go honestly lighter and no future worries of the stuff not working.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:19:40 AM / 29-Aug-21
Love to go the route for manual, maybe if there was something like pathfinder or something that year that would or usable as a replacement.
Turns out my issue was the driver side switch, I have yet to get a replacement as I heard the pathfinder is a good replacement.  My current one shattered and fell apart into dust so it became useless for me from this point.

Engine wise, I still can't get it to start even on starting fluid. So I gotta get more fuel maybe this weekend or this week and do some other testing to figure wtf is going on. As per MS3x it should fire and as per fsm the timing is on point.
Sooo I am confused right now as it *should fire* 
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: sideways_s12 on 08:08:19 PM / 29-Aug-21
Damn man all this trouble your having. why not go with a vg33et good for 400hp and you have all the stuff you need sans maybe the turbo stuff...
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 09:09:40 PM / 29-Aug-21
I was thinking of reverting back to vg33 or vg34s but evertime I go look for any vg's there isn't one available.
Title: Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
Post by: Wonderingraven on 12:22:05 PM / 06-Sep-21
Narrowed it down to my injectors just simply not getting power.

I stopped from there because the heat got to me yesterday and the dust killing my sinuses