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Title: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 10:14:37 AM / 09-Jun-14
I picked up my 89 240sx project and this 87 200sx that I'll be swapping a KA into and using as a daily to save some wear on my truck. It has a Z31 turbo suspension/wheels/hubs swap, with upgraded KYB struts and Eibach springs (too bad the guy I bought it from didn't save the 85 turbo diff >.<). Really clean on the inside except the door panel vinyl at the top is pretty much gone. Engine bay and wheelwells are covered with spiders and webs because it's been sitting since 2005, and hopefully there's no rats having lunch on the wiring... A lot of spare parts came with the cars so I have to dig through them all and I'll put up possibly multiple FS threads lol. More pics to come!

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/060.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/bammargeraisgreat/media/87%20200sx%20project/060.jpg.html)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/059.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/bammargeraisgreat/media/87%20200sx%20project/059.jpg.html)

M/T C trans and driveshaft (maybe the only ones left in east TX)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/046.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/bammargeraisgreat/media/87%20200sx%20project/046.jpg.html)

Enjoy! Updates to come!
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: EternalSwap on 01:02:18 PM / 09-Jun-14
Welcome! Looks like a good project
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 05:24:50 PM / 10-Jun-14
Hopefully, it goes smoothly  :rolleyes2:.
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 04:19:44 PM / 03-Nov-14
Update: I've been held up because it took me so long to sell the damn S13. Finally, got around to cleaning out the interior. After braving/slaughtering spiders and being caught off-guard by a retro porn stash under the back carpet, this is the semi-finished product.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/006.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/003.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/004.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/005.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/007.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/008.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/009.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/010-1.jpg)
a wee bit of surface rust...
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/013-1.jpg)
ready for a Z31 turbo lip :P
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/012-1.jpg)
still haven't started in the engine bay
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/011-1.jpg)

Stay tuned....
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: rednucleus on 04:29:24 PM / 03-Nov-14
EWWWWWWWWW - retro porn and stains on all the seats lol!
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 07:28:50 AM / 05-Nov-14
Maybe it has more effect the longer it stays around......the porn that is.....

I wish I was willing to part with stuff that people want to buy, so I could drive this thing sooner....
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 03:21:35 PM / 17-Nov-14
Picked up a 96 KA24DE w/ everything I need except the trans/bellhousing, so there will be more frequent updates to this project. CA20E will come out soon, if anyone needs parts off of it, there may be a few things worth your while. Interior and body parts are staying lol.
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 04:04:26 PM / 12-Feb-16
Wow, it's been a while. Either way, after months of finding broken things and 2 headgaskets later IT'S ALIVE!!!! Now, I'm on to repairing/replacing worn out, old parts. Going to start with brakes since it's nice to be able to stop! Mostly trying to stay cheap/reliable for now.
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: weitrhino on 04:39:25 PM / 12-Feb-16
Are you running the CA or did you get the KA going?
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 11:03:22 PM / 12-Feb-16
The CA20 ate caca....crank pulley warped out in the key way and I decided it wasn't worth saving. I'm running an S14 KA OBD2 setup with an S13 head/cams and a very slimmed down wiring harness.

Ideally, I would've loved to find a good CA18DET around and drop that in, but for $100 for a 'running' KA was too hard to pass up. My only issue with it right now (besides the blown RF strut,LR shock, R inner tie rod knocking and the normal multifunction switch issues) is that the gearing is ridiculously shorter than what I was planning for.

I'll try to get some pics up tomorrow.
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 07:17:19 PM / 21-Feb-16
update: Multifunction switch wasn't repairable, but I found a 1988 Sentra in a junkyard near me. Multifunction switch is a direct swap, besides not having the ability to control the illumination circuit and headlight motors. Wired in a separate switch for illumination signal and it works. Now to figure out WTF is going on with my dash lights.
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: iceageg on 08:51:27 PM / 21-Feb-16
update: Multifunction switch wasn't repairable, but I found a 1988 Sentra in a junkyard near me. Multifunction switch is a direct swap, besides not having the ability to control the illumination circuit and headlight motors. Wired in a separate switch for illumination signal and it works. Now to figure out WTF is going on with my dash lights.

Can a admin sticky this thread please based on the value of this post alone?
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 10:58:23 AM / 22-Feb-16
Can a admin sticky this thread please based on the value of this post alone?

I appreciate that. The multifunction switch for the B12 Sentra is MUCH cheaper than the one for the S12. I'm not sure if the Z31 switch has the same pins as well as late 80s-early 90s Maximas, which has already been done.
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 09:25:05 AM / 26-Dec-16
Still got it and it's still running great. Rear caliper decided to start leaking and my RHS steering rack bushing is falling apart, so those are on the list. Picked up a nice set of Crown Vic 16x7 +5 wheels and now that Christmas is over, I'm building my list back up. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 01:35:01 PM / 21-Nov-17
It's been a while since I updated this, but here goes a few more pics.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/20170301_163403.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/20170308_130327.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii292/bammargeraisgreat/87%20200sx%20project/20170301_163240.jpg)

These were taken in March, before my wife and I moved to Philly. Next up, S13 coilovers!
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Nebuchernezzer on 04:59:07 AM / 23-Nov-17
How was the rack bush to replace? I'll likely have to do mine some time. Sadly photobucket means i can't see your pics :(.
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 01:44:55 PM / 23-Nov-17
If you use Chrome, install the extension 'Photobucket Embedded Image Fix' and it should work just fine. I haven't figured out how to locally host pics yet, so I'm a little inept.

Haven't gotten to the rack bushing yet, since my RF strut decided to start giving me shit and the caliper is on it's way out. Long story short, I figured out the previous owner swapped the strut tubes, hubs, brakes, and LCAs from his 86 Z31 turbo into the front of the 12 so I'm just jumping into an S13 conversion instead of replacing stuff that isn't supposed to be on the car.

Stay tuned. After the worst shopping day of the year, I'll be rounding up some S13 Ksport coilovers and knuckles to go with the S14 SE brakes I picked up. Just need to find some S13 5 lug hubs, which people think are worth just short of platinum around Philly.
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 04:55:29 PM / 29-Nov-17
Update: I've acquired S14 SE calipers w/ lines and rotors, S14 tension rod brackets, S13 tension rods and 5 lug hubs for my conversion. I have a set of S13 coilovers and knuckles, just waiting for the seller to get his new set of coils in and they will be mine. So, stay tuned!
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 09:33:04 AM / 23-Feb-18
Update: Got a pair of used S13 K-sport coils, S14 TR brackets and S13 knuckles are en route. Gonna start cleaning and painting stuff and hopefully get the conversion done over spring break. I'll put up some progress pics when I start actually seeing some progress lol.
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 04:11:50 PM / 05-Apr-18
The S13 front stuff I've acquired so far...
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/ub2oyqv1tz79oht/20180227_181610.jpg?dl=1)

My new SE steering wheel
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/6tr64e5r1sgqwse/20180311_160332.jpg?dl=1)
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 02:54:13 PM / 26-Apr-18
Update: Since I found a older set of 50mm Ksport coils, one of the spring perches is seized and the other damper is really weak. They don't make rebuild kits for them, so, I have to upgrade to the new 52mm damper which is nice because it comes with new collars, bottom mounts, and spring perches. Taking a hit in the wallet to increase longevity is hard lesson in life.

Stay tuned.
Title: Re: 87 200sx CA20E A/T (for now MWHAHAHA)
Post by: Skeeter on 07:23:25 AM / 19-May-18
Finally got my hands on a decent set of used coilovers. Once it stops raining every day, I can actually finish the conversion.