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Offline seishuku

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« on: 07:19:34 PM / 03-Aug-07 »
When I first bought it (02-27-2005):



Running on 3 cylinders, no air filter, blown out muffler, badly leaking power steering lines, and a CA20E. Probably 70BHP at the time (before the tune-up, of course).


Now, a few used/knock-off items from eBay:




What else...

Oh, this isn't really new, but this is all my dashboard is:


And, I went from this, which is actually the weather boot that's under the interior's boot, but it didn't last too long and the rubber tore:

Now I have it set up like this:
« Last Edit: 11:45:04 AM / 18-Jan-14 by seishuku »

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« Reply #1 on: 07:30:02 PM / 03-Aug-07 »
Looks really good man, and HOLY thats a short shifter. Doesn't it take quite a bit of force to shift it being that short?
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« Reply #2 on: 07:47:08 PM / 03-Aug-07 »
Nah, actually it's pretty easy to shift. 1-4 is no problem, 5th is a little bit of a stretch, otherwise it's pretty comfortable.

Maybe my trans is just a little worn out with 140k+ miles on the clock, but I can still blast through the gears no problem!
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« Reply #3 on: 11:01:18 PM / 03-Aug-07 »
so how much do u think u invested in the car so far?

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« Reply #4 on: 11:17:25 PM / 03-Aug-07 »
Wow.  Ok wow.  Your ingenuity is blowing my away.  I love stuff like that.  You get a big big thumbs up from me.  This reminds me A LOT of my honda days.  CRX with a custom laid back radi out of a ford ranger, lol.  Anyway, great job on your car and I'm sure you've only just begun.

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« Reply #5 on: 11:28:14 PM / 03-Aug-07 »
Oh yea.  

Well, my list there is up to $6500, but it's really probably closer to $8000. LOL
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« Reply #6 on: 03:10:40 AM / 04-Aug-07 »
wow you made all that look easy.

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« Reply #7 on: 05:24:37 AM / 20-Aug-07 »
damn thats preety bad ass.
do u have any videos of ur car running on youtube or anything?
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« Reply #8 on: 09:48:37 PM / 21-Aug-07 »
Sure do!

Before the turbo:


After the turbo:


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« Reply #9 on: 06:41:39 PM / 22-Aug-07 »
nice dood, i cant wait until i get my sr20de. it has like what 140 hp? or more? do u also know how much hp a stock s12 has?
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« Reply #10 on: 08:09:11 PM / 22-Aug-07 »
140BHP for the S13 (9.0 or 9.5:1 compression, no VTC), and 160BHP for S14 (10:1 compression, and VTC).

The stock CA20E has about 100BHP, CA18ET is 125BHP, VG30E is 160BHP.

The power will be right along with the SE S12, only the SE will have a little more lower end torque (it's a V6, duh!  ).
Otherwise, the SR20DE has a pretty awesome powerband, I was pretty happy with my S14 DE. Even more now that it's turbocharged, same low end, but a ton more high end.
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« Reply #11 on: 08:25:33 PM / 22-Aug-07 »
Nice!

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« Reply #12 on: 09:36:23 PM / 22-Aug-07 »
It looks like you haven't cut the trans tunnel back for the shifter so you are running your old ca20e transmission. Did you swap an sr gbox front cover onto it to match the engine??

Nice work by the way.

Are you going to trim up your guage surround to fit into your dash in place of the original instrument cluster?

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« Reply #13 on: 09:50:36 PM / 22-Aug-07 »
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It looks like you haven't cut the trans tunnel back for the shifter so you are running your old ca20e transmission. Did you swap an sr gbox front cover onto it to match the engine??
Yup, I bought a bell housing that Import Intelligence had laying around, and just swapped it onto my original CA trans. Took about 4 or 5 hours to do, but once I got my trans apart, it was pretty simple.

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Are you going to trim up your guage surround to fit into your dash in place of the original instrument cluster?
Probably, if I can find a dashboard.
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« Reply #14 on: 12:32:51 AM / 23-Aug-07 »
very impressive work mate. I love the home style job, but also done with a do it once do it right attitude.

I'm sure ur stoked with it. i'd love to have a ride in it, but the flight over is too much

my mate has a CA18de+t in his sil and that thing pulls hard! I can only imagine that it would be better again.

Paint work looks like a decent job too.
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« Reply #15 on: 06:37:51 PM / 11-Sep-07 »
Everyone that had rode in it has been pretty impressed, though they were mostly our local "ricer brigade" that I only really know two that hang out with the rest.  Mostly Honduh, Caviler, Neon, some gutless fox-bodies, and a ford probe.

The paint will get some more work done, probably will get some clear coat too... Now that we have a garage I can work in... Just need to run some power out to it.  Then I can get some more work done on the new rear suspension too.
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« Reply #16 on: 09:49:27 PM / 13-Sep-07 »
Finally got the house all situated then huh? I wonder if we are closer or farther now... Should probably do a small Fall meet just to shoot the shit and drink beer.

Which reminds me, I should get some pics of the Bug and post them up. Hopefully I can get tires, brakes and some misc. other stuff to get it running by spring.
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« Reply #17 on: 09:25:05 PM / 15-Sep-07 »
Mmmmmmmmmmmm beeeeeeeeeeeeer  I have ridden in this car, and i'd say it is a *bit* quick for sure      We should get together sometime that would be cool
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« Reply #18 on: 02:49:32 PM / 16-Sep-07 »
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Mmmmmmmmmmmm beeeeeeeeeeeeer  I have ridden in this car, and i'd say it is a *bit* quick for sure      We should get together sometime that would be cool

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« Reply #19 on: 03:53:41 PM / 16-Sep-07 »
Yea, yea.

You just posted up about your mystery project car yet it says 'Bug' right above
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