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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #760 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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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #761 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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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #762 on: 07:22:04 AM / 25-Jul-17 »
Let the zen of turning wrenches wash the drama from your mind.
I was afraid all the five gallon buckets of pain stacked four high were going to fall over

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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #763 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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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #764 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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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #765 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,





On the good side the block is clean on the inside now.


That horrible casting tho! thanks nissan.


Passenger side it is hard to see the there was a small breakage under the 3rd cyl with the headgasket.


as you can see here, the headgasket failed at 4th and the 6th cyl.



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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #766 on: 11:20:17 PM / 21-Aug-17 »


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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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #767 on: 02:36:08 PM / 24-Aug-17 »
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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #768 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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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #769 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.
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Also if it comes and goes with the clutch then throwout bearing is the culprit?
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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #770 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.
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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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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #771 on: 02:20:37 PM / 04-Sep-17 »
Well
Moving foward doing the store runs with her now.


8/31

and


9/3
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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #772 on: 12:42:41 AM / 05-Sep-17 »
Good to see her back on the road again.

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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #773 on: 06:28:54 PM / 05-Sep-17 »
Another SE comes back to life! Great job!

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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #774 on: 07:49:42 AM / 06-Sep-17 »
Very happy for you.  I need S12 in my life.
I was afraid all the five gallon buckets of pain stacked four high were going to fall over

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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #775 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.



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.


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.


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.



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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #776 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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Re: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...
« Reply #777 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.
1987 - Project: Fairlady Silvia
1986 - Project: Serenity
1986 - Project: Dread Pirate Robin
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