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Lost Attraction
« on: 09:36:24 PM / 29-Dec-10 »








Damn this car was dirty!





I tried to save the carpets but it did not turn out as well as i hoped. Since i already cleaned the hell out of them i am going to pick up a charcoal gray dye and see how that looks



My new rims&tires, wheel spacers, rotors, calipers etc. just arrived at the greyhound station (Massive thanks to peppper). Try to pick those up tomorrow before i get to work on my car. Hope the weather stays nice for tomorrow s i can get a lot done
« Last Edit: 05:31:32 AM / 05-Mar-12 by Prolowtone »

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I keep my car cleaner then my room
Fuck you then, I'll take my movies, box of chocolates, bottle of wine and chloroform somewhere else.
Adding an SSD to that is kinda like strapping a 3 inch stainless HKS exhaust on a geo metro.

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #1 on: 10:53:22 PM / 30-Dec-10 »
Got my new toys today from the greyhound station today, found out that they somehow ripped open 2 boxes :glare:, hope everything made it. Got a great deal from pepper, he is highly recommended by me.
another pic dump  :yay!:  I am so happy right now that i am gonna clean my new stuff







A new goodie, i had the 86 manual from my best friends 200, now i have the age appropriate one
















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I am ready for this shit! :devilsidesmile:

« Last Edit: 05:32:41 AM / 05-Mar-12 by Prolowtone »
I keep my car cleaner then my room
Fuck you then, I'll take my movies, box of chocolates, bottle of wine and chloroform somewhere else.
Adding an SSD to that is kinda like strapping a 3 inch stainless HKS exhaust on a geo metro.

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #2 on: 11:01:32 PM / 30-Dec-10 »
Lookin' good. And wow that's alota stuff you got there through Greyhound. Can't wait to see the wheels mounted.

What's the Caprice manual for? Just the start of a manual collection? - I have one, or are you up to somthing?




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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #3 on: 11:15:50 PM / 30-Dec-10 »
Lookin' good. And wow that's alota stuff you got there through Greyhound. Can't wait to see the wheels mounted.

What's the Caprice manual for? Just the start of a manual collection? - I have one, or are you up to somthing?

lol, thanks. 240 dollars in shipping. I cant wait till they are on the car as well, gonna be a sexy party!

My grandfather had 3 caprices as i was growing up, i bought it thinking i would fix up his last one but i never had the chance. I like them, they are nice comfy and we never had a problem with them.

yeah i have a small collection. I also have one for my 98 cherokee sport, moms boyfriends little mazda pickup and a brigs and straton manual.
Good reading, have a few Nascar books and ton of car tuner, truck and off road mags, also a few mountain bike mags. Always find little stupid things that help get shit done


Post Merge: [time]01:12:25 AM / 31-Dec-10 [/time]

Cleaned up my rims and tires. First removed dirt with Windex multi-surface, then used some tire shine and went over the rims again with bug and tar remover.
« Last Edit: 05:34:56 AM / 05-Mar-12 by Prolowtone »
I keep my car cleaner then my room
Fuck you then, I'll take my movies, box of chocolates, bottle of wine and chloroform somewhere else.
Adding an SSD to that is kinda like strapping a 3 inch stainless HKS exhaust on a geo metro.

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #4 on: 05:19:14 AM / 01-Jan-11 »
Going to make a custom faceplate. waiting to get one to mod it, but here is a rough draft of the original. Cant stand the piece of ugly azz wood thats screwed in there right now, i want to burn it!
« Last Edit: 05:35:43 AM / 05-Mar-12 by Prolowtone »
I keep my car cleaner then my room
Fuck you then, I'll take my movies, box of chocolates, bottle of wine and chloroform somewhere else.
Adding an SSD to that is kinda like strapping a 3 inch stainless HKS exhaust on a geo metro.

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #5 on: 12:12:24 PM / 03-Jan-11 »
Ok, so i Have started looking at doing small upgrades and "USING THE SEARCH" like i should and found a few little things that i can do to get a little more out of my silly ca20.
Most likly pic up a MSD Blaster coil not sure yet, but i want to hahaha. I priced a ring kit and a gasket kit, comes out to be about 167 after tax.

Plans for today are to sand and paint my new calipers. Have to run across the road to rona and see if they have high temp spray paint and a wrench for doing brake lines, dont want to strip stuff.
If i get time and a ride i will put the new rims on my car today!

Post Merge: [time]03:31:03 AM / 04-Jan-11 [/time]
Started on the brakes today. thought i would start of with the left caliper, i was told that i was seized. Well i got it out with some effort required


I had to raise the boot and spray in a bunch of WD40 and let it sit for 10mins, then i turned out counter clock wise and it eventually came out. The reason it had locked up was a ripped piston boot
Looked like someone had an accident in here


I could sand this down... but i think i will just go ahead and salvage another piston and boot from the calipers on my car.


Experiment. Its 12 dollars a can, and it has no special temperatures to be painted in, dries in 15 minutes


And looks pretty damn good




I then went and sprayed it with red VHT Caliper paint. Did a little mock up while i waited on the second coat to dray a little.
Going to let them cure over night and might need a touch up or to tomorrow. 1 for sure needs another coat tho

« Last Edit: 05:39:37 AM / 05-Mar-12 by Prolowtone »
I keep my car cleaner then my room
Fuck you then, I'll take my movies, box of chocolates, bottle of wine and chloroform somewhere else.
Adding an SSD to that is kinda like strapping a 3 inch stainless HKS exhaust on a geo metro.

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #6 on: 04:55:38 AM / 08-Jan-11 »
Today i replaced my left bumper signal, Fixed passenger door sliding hinge, New deck installed. I then immediately christened my deck by blasting the hamster dance :laugh:. Was pretty funny to see my nammer friends father looking at me like wtf while he tended to his giant cage of chickens and other pheasants. I then blasted some tragically hip,Collective soul and drained my battery hahahaha.

While wiring the stereo the car took me for me for a loop... after figuring out the wiring, i started to disconnect the wires to make proper connections. I had unplugged my front speakers but there was still sound coming out from somewhere, I then found out i have tweeters lol. Anyone guess where my tweeters are? It made me laugh pretty hard.

Ill post pic some time tomorrow i am dead tired and am going jeep shopping tomorrow morning.

 Also got some good news tonight, My best friend called the house looking for me and started talking with my mother. She told him that her and her bf are going to put insurance on the truck and let me park my car in the garage! but they never told me this....  :yay!: no more half hour bike ride to see my car, solid concrete to jack up my car instead of letting it sit on grass!, Weather friendly and i can bring home my 8G compressor to piss of my loud neighbors with something other then house music. This also means i will probably try finding a new motor to drop in, still trying for a 18DET. Me and my best friend had wanted to put that in his 86 turbo before he blew it up and gave it to the tow company.

Post Merge: 03:00:08 PM / 08-Jan-11
new left signal looks good, now i need to clean the other one. Once my car is home i am going to clean and polish it after letting it sit like this. oh, and i also have new clears to pick up and install.


So as for the tweeters i found, they are mounted in my dash vents...  i had my front speakers disconnected and there was still noise coming from the front. First thought that ran through my head was that there is a short and i need to run all new wires, but when i traced the wires i was relieved.

The New deck sounds and looks damn good. was my first time wiring a deck so i think i did alright. only problem was trying to find out what wires i should connect to for power. The Red/green wire shows that it goes to the battery in the shop manual, but i am not sure what to tie into for the accessory power, any input would be great! as for now i have the accessory wire hooked up to the Red/green wire and the battery power wire hooked up to a sub cable from the PO. I know that i should go at it with  my DMM but i did not have it with me






Stuck my fog light switch on just to see how it looked

« Last Edit: 03:00:12 PM / 08-Jan-11 by Prolowtone »
I keep my car cleaner then my room
Fuck you then, I'll take my movies, box of chocolates, bottle of wine and chloroform somewhere else.
Adding an SSD to that is kinda like strapping a 3 inch stainless HKS exhaust on a geo metro.

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #7 on: 08:49:24 PM / 08-Jan-11 »
dash vents? lol  and it sux not having the factory radio plug to go off from i just bought a walmart plug and fits good all wired but it only has the front door wires(grays&whites) so now i got to find the rear speaker wires off the plug lol.

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #8 on: 01:27:07 AM / 09-Jan-11 »
That wood is BANGIN! Id leave that.


Deez why the flip are you so smart sometimes.

OMFG THE TROLL IS OUT!

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #9 on: 05:29:27 PM / 10-Jan-11 »
MY CLEARS ARE IN, they look so damn good! Thanks Draconis!
So good i am changing the photo size again!  If its too big tell me and ill re-size them :)





And now

Just noticed that my right light never went all the way down. Damn dead battery lol, and also found out that my grill is also partially broken. Will need to but one of those now

















Post Merge: [time]03:38:07 PM / 10-Jan-11 [/time]
dash vents? lol  and it sux not having the factory radio plug to go off from i just bought a walmart plug and fits good all wired but it only has the front door wires(grays&whites) so now i got to find the rear speaker wires off the plug lol.
Yeah they are hidden down in the duct lol




Post Merge: 05:41:36 PM / 10-Jan-11
Found a whole lot of change and now the strawberry floss. Beginning to think a hooker had a cheep dental appointment in my car  :cantlook:
« Last Edit: 05:41:36 PM / 10-Jan-11 by Prolowtone »
I keep my car cleaner then my room
Fuck you then, I'll take my movies, box of chocolates, bottle of wine and chloroform somewhere else.
Adding an SSD to that is kinda like strapping a 3 inch stainless HKS exhaust on a geo metro.

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #10 on: 06:02:30 PM / 10-Jan-11 »
Haha man i personally would think that wood would get annoying. but, if i were you, i would keep it. It would keep you from having to buy and install a metro Template. just get one of those covers with the ash tray, and cut out the slots. You would only see the color around the radio, and in that case, you can paint it! haha

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #11 on: 06:18:36 PM / 10-Jan-11 »
Glad the markers made it your way and are to your satisfaction.  They do give the 12 a face lift and look a heaps better than the clear/amber ones.  Btw, I dig the rims - good styling choice. ;)

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #12 on: 07:01:14 PM / 10-Jan-11 »
Haha man i personally would think that wood would get annoying. but, if i were you, i would keep it. It would keep you from having to buy and install a metro Template. just get one of those covers with the ash tray, and cut out the slots. You would only see the color around the radio, and in that case, you can paint it! haha

I was thinking about making some type of fabric wrap for it, I have 2 dash pieces coming, I plan on trying to mod one to look good but almost stock.
Glad the markers made it your way and are to your satisfaction.  They do give the 12 a face lift and look a heaps better than the clear/amber ones.  Btw, I dig the rims - good styling choice. ;)

 Thanks again colin they look great and were nicely paced in bubble wrap for safety. also cant wait to put on my rims and brakes to see the full outcome

Post Merge: [time]02:27:03 PM / 11-Jan-11 [/time]

Ok i need some input you guys. I dono what to do, I found a ca18det with a bunch of goodies, well more like he found me. I was told to take the car for $2500 about a month or 2 ago. I was just told that he will part the car an for me to make an offer..its motor, tranny, ecu, harness, New coils and drop resistor, s14 t28 turbo, tubular manifold, Megan sr20Det 02 housing, intake with bov return, synapse BOV, HKS mushroom filter, FMIC. He also has a blitz spec-r boost controller that he will part with for $400.

 I really don't want to low ball him, but i only have under 2g. But hell do i want that motor.

 What do you guys think i should offer. he is local and i can pick up the motor, I would even help pull everything if it would bring the cost down any hahahaha. The car is another 200sx so it is already good to drop in
« Last Edit: 04:27:49 PM / 11-Jan-11 by Prolowtone »
I keep my car cleaner then my room
Fuck you then, I'll take my movies, box of chocolates, bottle of wine and chloroform somewhere else.
Adding an SSD to that is kinda like strapping a 3 inch stainless HKS exhaust on a geo metro.

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #13 on: 03:18:48 AM / 13-Jan-11 »
Offer what you can.  I mean, yeah you dont want to low ball him but at the same time you cannot really afford too much more.  So I would be straight with him, tell him your position, your plans, and maybe he'll look at is as worth giving it away cheaper than normal because he likes what you are gonna do and genuinely wants to help you out.

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #14 on: 03:34:19 AM / 13-Jan-11 »
yeah. thats what i am hoping for. Told him 1400 for all of it and ill help you take it out, and maybe give him back my ca20e, for a little bit off the payment, to put back in his car so that he can sell it instead of sending another 200 to its death
I keep my car cleaner then my room
Fuck you then, I'll take my movies, box of chocolates, bottle of wine and chloroform somewhere else.
Adding an SSD to that is kinda like strapping a 3 inch stainless HKS exhaust on a geo metro.

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #15 on: 08:38:11 AM / 13-Jan-11 »
Well think about it. He was originally offering 2500 for the whole car right? with the Motor and Tranny, offer maybe 1500, and raise up. Dont ever offer what you originally wanted it for, because if you raise the price maybe from 1500 to 1600, it seems a little sweeter to the dealer. Just My Opinion :P

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #16 on: 12:45:02 AM / 14-Jan-11 »
I also just found a KA24DE for $200. Poster said that it was a Nissan motor so i E-mailed them and they said it came out of a 97 altima. "took out because tranny went. have computer unit and new parts."

So that could be another route... still want an 18DET
I keep my car cleaner then my room
Fuck you then, I'll take my movies, box of chocolates, bottle of wine and chloroform somewhere else.
Adding an SSD to that is kinda like strapping a 3 inch stainless HKS exhaust on a geo metro.

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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #17 on: 09:37:18 AM / 14-Jan-11 »
altima ka is no go, unless you have an s13 or s14 head and manifold laying around, and then the s13 trans won't bolt up to it.
needless to say. If you don't want to make a fwd s12, don't get the altima KA
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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #18 on: 11:33:10 AM / 14-Jan-11 »
Ca18DE(T) from a pulsar.
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Re: Jon's Ca20E (super slow build/repair)
« Reply #19 on: 03:28:11 PM / 14-Jan-11 »
altima ka is no go, unless you have an s13 or s14 head and manifold laying around, and then the s13 trans won't bolt up to it.
needless to say. If you don't want to make a fwd s12, don't get the altima KA

Thanks for the info! was thinking of looking at it today to

Ca18DE(T) from a pulsar.

Going to look at it today. See what shape it is in and if i can pull the harness and ECU

I keep my car cleaner then my room
Fuck you then, I'll take my movies, box of chocolates, bottle of wine and chloroform somewhere else.
Adding an SSD to that is kinda like strapping a 3 inch stainless HKS exhaust on a geo metro.