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#1   2017-01-27 20:11          
Well, My name is Denek, and my story started about 2 weeks back.
After a series of unfortunate events my daily got stolen and was found in a ditch, totally unsalvagable, ended up getting 18k of insurance money what brought my grand total to 20k. Well as things go you need a car to get around and since i decided to go for a different route since i got money to open up a new chapter in my car history.
My first stop: Arizona

Thats my new daily, spoke to owner and i was on my way.
It was a long trip but now im back, we agreed on a price of 10k because the pictures in the ad were old and some things had changed, also i had a 13 hour drive ahead of me.


I havent had the time to look what i have, but it drives nicely, also the stickers on the side were easily remowed with a blow dryer. It was a so called first mod. I still have some money left so maybe people who have previously owned one of them can give me pointers of what to do or what to look out for. :D

Finances
Start 20k
Car -10k
Travel cost -900
Current balance V$9100.-
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#2   2017-01-27 20:52          
Wellcome mate, nice ride. Well I had few of those 1st step check the engine, SR engines love to be backstabbers xD and also inspect the car for possible rust, the rest looks fine to me. GL Whit it

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#3   2017-01-27 21:35          
After hearing that SR likes to backstab i ringed up a buddy of mine who said would take a look at it. So i went to his garage before the workday ended.


Well, theres some good news and some bad news, the body is fine, only the radiator mounts have been replaced indicating a front collision at some point.
And now the bad: Turbo has a quite nasty play in its shaft and its leaking oil, wich means it needs replacement, itll hold for now.(too late for refurbishment)
Camshaft seals and rocker cover are leaking oil, also theres quite a big pressure in the sump indicating worn piston rings, and to top it all off, clutch will be going soon probably lasts as long as the turbo.
I did not expect that many problems, oh well lets see what the future brings.

Also he didnt charge me for this since i have to help him move houses next weekend.
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#4   2017-01-28 07:16          
I expected stuff like that to happend, since 6 months ago I bought a "rebuilt" SR20 and afther just few weeks of driving it blow xD

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#5   2017-01-28 10:24          
Todays update, since my SR is pretty much a write off without a big investment, i thought to myself why not go crazy with it.
Im thinking about an engine swap, but not any engine swap, i want to make it my own, so does anyone have any engines lying around for sale, dont offer me any ls engines as of yet because they are too overdone, i want something different doesnt have to have much power i just want to make something thats uncommon or even hasńt been done before. All suggestions welcome.


Keep it sideways and keep it safe.

Added 51 minutes later:

Dont think that i do nothing at work, since i work at a metal shop (we do stair handrails, guardrails and so on, basically we fabricate what client needs) I decided that my 240sx is too quiet. Soo i deleted the rear muffler wich i replaced with a stainless steel pipe bent from the middle to a 30degree angle. Im loving the result, my neibhours might not be too happy bout it but i like it. :D


This post was edited by Denek (2017-01-28 11:16, 653 days ago)
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#6   2017-01-29 11:04          
Small update:
I got new rear tires from the local tire dealer. Last ones were destroyed during the photoshoot with my friend who wanted to test his new drone camera out.
That SR has a bit of power still left, cant spin the wheels past 2nd put enough for a parking lot. :P
Aand the drone shot:


Also on my way to the tire shop, i drove past a garage sale and bought a ducktail spoiler, it looks like a rocket bunny but it isnt, the quality isnt just there, with some grinding i managed to get it to fit. Late night Pic coming up.



Now for the future, i am waiting for a reply from a guy who has an engine for sale. And i definately would love some new rims, also some tiny exterior mods, not really a fan of that carbon looking hood. And if all goes well and i get the new engine in it i need a new suspension too. Ill keep u updated.

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#7   2017-01-29 11:19          
Keep up the good work. Keep those rims and do some overfenders. For the engine try a 1JZ, they're quite common here in Japan.
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#8   2017-01-29 11:28          
# bosnian_drifter : Keep up the good work. Keep those rims and do some overfenders. For the engine try a 1JZ, they're quite common here in Japan.

Yeah, well im not entirely sure where im heading with my style, so everything is out in the open right now. :D
But overfenders, yeah im down with that. On the 1jz part im going for something unique but there maybe other projects coming up. :D
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#9   2017-01-29 15:01          
An Vk Series will be unique an blacktop SR from an S15 will be good also
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#10   2017-01-29 15:36          
TBH i dont know what a Vk series is :P
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#11   2017-01-29 19:04          
Are some nissan v8 that you can find in some lexus but the best part is that they used these in lots of Gt and LM cars without exorbitant mods *LINK*
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#12   2017-01-29 19:36          
# Sleepin mOnkey : Are some nissan v8 that you can find in some lexus but the best part is that they used these in lots of Gt and LM cars without exorbitant mods *LINK*
Now you have my full attention :D (havent seen any mods about nissan v8 if u can point me to one then ill see if maybe i can import one from japan)
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#13   2017-01-30 18:59          
Theres no point in owning a nice car when you let it sit in the garage.
I really start to like that 180sx, and that sr20 despite all of its problems, its still a damn fine engine.


Also visited the local track, and got it "dyno-ed".

Fun little Track toy to be honest.

Also after dyno pic.
Cool story guys: this dyno guy was awesome, at first he asked what power i was expecting, well i said 320hp top. His face turned into a big smile after i opened the hood and these are his words:"I bet you 50 bucks that this thing is making near 400hp". I stood my ground at 320, well in the end I lost the bet it was making 389hp. We chatted with him later and i got his number incase i need any tuning advice, as long as i give him a lift he is willing to help me. Fun fact dude doesnt own a car neither does he have drivers licence, dont know the story behind it yet, but ill find out.



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#14   2017-01-30 22:19          
I think that The devils V8 can solve the problemfor the engine and is easy to find one of these for about 1500/2000 with tranny Is the engine That Chris Forsberg Z uses in Formula D
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#15   2017-02-02 17:14          
Ive been very busy, so expect a big update in a short while. :D
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#16   2017-02-03 18:34          
After you get the Swap done with My old motor We should meet up. I'll Bring the Silvia, Really need to dyno it and get the tune on it so I can get it going where it needs to be with this setup.

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#17   2017-02-04 12:46          
So the day has come. My swap is ready. A big shout out to @THWOLF00 for selling me his engine.
The day started out by remowing the sr20 and getting everything ready for the v8 Powah.

I had to buy a new front bar and custom make the engine mounts, also the wiring was a bit of a hussle, in the end i did get everything working exept the speedo.


Since the new engine was a quite a bit heavier i also invested into new suspension adjustable everything.

There was also another thing that i did but didnt document, it was stripping the interion only leaving the dash and floor carpets.
Now the car had to pass some extremely serious tests, like how much power does it make, the only way to get accurate numbers is going to the track.
The anwser to that question is about 5 skids per section, thats a quite good number.



The second test is the handling, also some extensive testing was done. The results slidey AF.


And lastly how it sits, since i got adjustable coilovers i could go low if i wanted to so i tried it out. You tell me how it is. (also i suck at photoshop and i used tutorials from youtube, but i tried, thats the end result.)

After the rain stopped PIC:


The Verdict: The power is good, the suspension is good and it sounds mean. The engine is really big and thats the reason im running without the hood, but i doubt that it will ever go on the streets again. Now im looking for a cheap daily. All in all i believe that i made something special, and whoever doesnt like it can suck my smoke cloud :D


Added 46 minutes later:

Say hello to my new daily, picked it up from craigslist for 2k


I dont know yet where i am going with it but soon...

This post was edited by Denek (2017-02-04 13:32, 646 days ago)
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