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So, on 1/20/15 I bought another S12, a 1985 XE automatic, for $400. Seized motor, dead battery, some kind of wiring gremlin, and a dead door handle. But it's a one-owner bone stock hatch, which is what I've been looking for.

I have some pretty big plans for this car.

Day One Photo:



Day One Interior:


















First Order of Business

When I bought the car, the PO told me the head gasket had blown, so I went about pulling the head to swap the gasket- I'm willing to spend as much as $25 on a CA20E. Got the head pulled today, these were my findings:





Yeah, real blown that head gasket is. Right through the coolant jacket for cylinder 2.  :rolleyes2:

I ain't even mad though. KA time.
« Last Edit: 02:16:43 AM / 17-Apr-15 by SchizophrenicMC »

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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #1 on: 07:44:53 PM / 23-Jan-15 »
That's a fine looking boat anchor my friend!

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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #2 on: 08:26:30 PM / 23-Jan-15 »
why are they ALWAYS missing the parcel shelf? I swear those things are like unobtainium.
Hey, truck engine + truck turbo - why not?

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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #3 on: 08:27:22 PM / 23-Jan-15 »
Yea, looks boat anchor. That gasket also looks new, like really new, like it's still got that felpro blue on it, and it didn't fuse to the head and block like a years old gasket does.

I suspect they may have not followed the heat, and UN torque and re torque instructions that came with the gasket.

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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #4 on: 09:36:09 PM / 23-Jan-15 »
I'm beginning to think whoever rebuilt this engine didn't realize Nissans have a 5-step head torquing process. Of course, whoever rebuilt the engine did so some years ago, because they reset the odometer when they did it, and the oil change sticker in the windshield is dated in 2011, for about 1000 miles from where the odo is now.

Oh well, KA time.

Dave, do you want the block? You know, to anchor your boat?
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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #5 on: 11:45:42 PM / 23-Jan-15 »

Dave, do you want the block? You know, to anchor your boat?
No thanks, lol I still have my dead CA block gathering dust in the garage

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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #6 on: 11:59:31 PM / 23-Jan-15 »
Good man.
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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #7 on: 11:28:26 AM / 24-Jan-15 »
with two CA20 blocks you could have a pretty good coffee table...
Hey, truck engine + truck turbo - why not?

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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #8 on: 03:29:37 PM / 24-Jan-15 »
If Schizo cleans his up & ships to me I'll post lots of pics of my creation

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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #9 on: 03:51:16 PM / 24-Jan-15 »
Maybe if things work out I'll be able to take that road trip up to WA. If I do, I'll make every effort to cram the CA block into whatever I take.
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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #10 on: 03:52:56 PM / 24-Jan-15 »
The beer will be cold and BBQ hot! Maybe even change the sheets in the guest room for you.

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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #11 on: 10:00:21 PM / 01-Mar-15 »
I started my KA swap this weekend, on the one weekend a year we get snow and ice. Fortunately, I got to use the Dallas Makerspace's facilities to effect the swap. Unfortunately, the Dallas Makerspace is almost 40 miles from my house.

What a spiteful, hateful, little engine


She's so wet


What I collected from the oil pan


Got the head out of the way (being as it was only held on by a few hoses)


Some disassembly required


The new engine's old clutch


The thing was just coming apart in shreds. Fibers everywhere.


Much better




Locked the keys in the car


End of Day 2


Engine and transmission are mated though. So I got that going for me, which is nice.
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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #12 on: 10:38:18 PM / 01-Mar-15 »
I just don't get why you are so hateful to that poor innocent CA? I'm on my 3rd one and they have kind of grown on me!

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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #13 on: 08:49:41 PM / 02-Mar-15 »
Got the stupid little CA out today

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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #14 on: 08:43:28 AM / 03-Mar-15 »
should be cake to get that KA in and wired and vroom vroom.
Hey, truck engine + truck turbo - why not?

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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #15 on: 10:38:06 PM / 03-Mar-15 »


So that happened.




This is why you buy a hatchback


This leftover from my S13 has me waiting on McMaster Carr.


The transmission is much bigger than the engine


Look at that tiny, rusty whore


LOOK AT IT


Some kind of sketches for a transmission crossmember


Everything is storage space


So anyway I still need to fab up a transmission crossmember, wait for new bolts for my giubo to come in, source a clutch pedal, wire up the KA, and do some miscellaneous bits like fluids. And then I can try and fix whatever is causing all the lights except the headlights to not come on.
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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #16 on: 10:04:36 AM / 04-Mar-15 »
Man, it looked like someone had eaten buffalo wings then took a $h!t in the engine oil.
I'm trying to go through a KA swap right now, so it's nice to see someone else going through the same pain.

What transmission do you have mating up to that KA?
Have you had any luck finding a wiring harness that isn't stupid expensive?
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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #17 on: 11:31:40 AM / 04-Mar-15 »
It's an S14 KA transmission (identical to an S13 KA trans). My KA swap came from a guy who pulled it all to swap an SR20DE+T into his S14. As such, mine came with engine, transmission, accessories, harness, and ECU. He also threw in his car's chassis harness because he had a spare, and his chassis harness had been a bit hacked up. I got all that for $300. Best deal I ever got.

That means, excluding gas, I'm into this car less than $900 right now.
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« Reply #18 on: 03:36:14 PM / 04-Mar-15 »
I kind of want to vomit at how much I've spent on just a rusty F'n roller and an engine with a chopped harness.
The midwest sucks when it comes to finding parts.
If you come across any more deals like that, I'm still looking for ECU, harness, and maybe Trans / bell housing.

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Re: Schizo's Second S12 (56k Beware? Is that even a thing anymore?)
« Reply #19 on: 09:15:43 PM / 04-Mar-15 »


This will somehow become a crossmember.
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