Project "Baller"

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Project "Baller"

Postby meminto » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:51 pm

I have decided to update this front page to aid people wanting to read the thread and not wanting to wade through an hours worth of posts before getting to something they want to see..

I will attempt to stat with pics from the beginning, but its been a while lol from early 2008 onwards.. I will gradually add links to a blog I am setting up which will go into detail..

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Engine:

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---2009---

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Interior::

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---Currently--- (S13/15 Hybrid Interior)

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NS.COM Thread - http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/inde ... 2720&st=90
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Postby Ca_Silvia » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:14 pm

Sick start man i can't wait to see it all wrapped up. I need more info on the following:

Block Precision Prepped and Grout Filled

Conversion to 90% clampless water lines (all dash fittings, bungs welded where required)

I'm not to familar with what these processes are can you shed some light on them. Also you said you moved your injectors to the underside of the plenum. Do you have pics of there placement and what you did to the stock injector locations?

Cheers

EDIT: What are the specs on the cams you are running?

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Postby meminto » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:23 pm

Sorry mate all specs on cam profiling, flow rates are pretty well under wraps until its all completed...

Block has been thouroughly prepared, grout filling is to stop bore flex (strengthening the block)..

No pics of anything else so far, I cannot take full credit for the clampless fittings process as I had help, however I am also keeping that process under wraps.. until its all completed..

I am happy to provide more info once everything is complete to help the broader CA community, but I also need to be a little selfish first

Cheers

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Postby ca18detgabby » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:34 pm

sounds amazing

tease........ you know you can share more

way to show it up for the ca family ....... kinda anyways

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Postby meminto » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:14 pm

More will come in time, no bowing down though, just happy to share the creation

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More Pics

Postby meminto » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:33 pm

Some more gear arrived today, all the valvetrain arrived...

Dual valve spring..

RB25 exhaust valve is on the left.. (CA on right)

On the inlet its not very clear, RB on left is +1mm..

Solid Lifter..

Titanium Retainer (Although I think its a little bling more than anything)..

All up the entire valve train will only weigh 2168 grams (not inlcuding valve guides, cams or shims) I will need to weigh the stock setup..

Cheers

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Postby Ca_Silvia » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:22 am

Ya man "baller" is the right word

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Postby r34 gtr » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:24 am

Daaaaaaamn!

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Re: CA18DET Build... (meminto)

Postby [email protected] » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:05 pm

Wow nice build! Puts mine to shame! zerothread?id=314311&postid=3859900

What size AN are these?


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Re: CA18DET Build... ([email protected])

Postby MeanGreenS13 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:09 pm

if i had to guess personally, id say -8. ive got -8 on mine right now

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Postby meminto » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:01 pm

Correct they are dash 8 fittings...

The build consists of multiple dash fittings from dash 3 right up to dash 12 for a variety of cooling, brake, powersteering, fuel and oil lines..

heheh and baller was a humourous spin on the build itself
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Postby bentvalves » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:30 pm

daaang building engines like that looks like Dee's got some competition now!

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Postby DALAZ_68 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:45 pm

meminto wrote:Some more gear arrived today, all the valvetrain arrived...

Dual valve spring..

RB25 exhaust valve is on the left.. (CA on right)

On the inlet its not very clear, RB on left is +1mm..

Solid Lifter..

Titanium Retainer (Although I think its a little bling more than anything)..

All up the entire valve train will only weigh 2168 grams (not inlcuding valve guides, cams or shims) I will need to weigh the stock setup..

Cheers
dare i ask....how are u gonna use the RB valve....boring?

what was cost... cuz im getting close to my 5k goal for my rebuild

but i dont know if i should wait till the motor blows

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Postby meminto » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:58 pm

The RB valve was chosen for its stem length (still needs to be machined to suit the lift), plusses are the extra sufrace areas of the valve heads..

The extra surface area of the exhaust valve head interested me the most as it will increase the efficiency of the exhaust flow (with ca valves it was 83% efficiency at peak flow)... but yeah boring will be required...

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Another Pic...

Postby meminto » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:44 pm

These arrived today, last pic for a while going to be three or so weeks to finish off the engineering, then I will assemble the motor..

I didn't grasp the size of the MSD Coils until they arrived, they are insanely big...






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Postby NUT-CSE » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:10 am

This is p0rn!!!!

Im collecting parts myself at the moment but nothing compared to you.

Keep the pics coming!

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Postby Nunook » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:01 am

props for the build so far.

The only thing i see to watch out for is the ajusa gaskets. I just did a valve job on mine with the ajusa gaskets and fitment wasnt that good on the intake gaskets for example. I should've gone with felpro.

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Postby Rin5 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:18 am

NUT-CSE wrote:This is p0rn!!!!

Im collecting parts myself at the moment but nothing compared to you.

Keep the pics coming!


Pass the lube!!

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Postby meminto » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:09 pm

Cheers for that, will keep an eye on it..

I actually bought a gen nissan intake mani gasket, but its going to need modification...

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Postby bentvalves » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:59 pm

are those aligning pins on the head something you added for the intake mani, or is that nissan standard for the 4 port head?

Greg

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Postby meminto » Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:15 pm

Hi Greg, The dowels have been added by my engineer to ensure the correct alignment, they are not from factory..

It is also an eight port head, not a four port... its just had a lot of material removed..

Cheers

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Postby boost_boy » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:07 pm

ks13 wrote:daaang building engines like that looks like Dee's got some competition now!
So do you, my friend. Don't think I don't know what you're sitting on . But anyways, nice stash "meminto" and I can't wait till you get yours on the rollers as well. This ought to be interesting when everyone get their bling-bling CAs out of their garages. I'm on a HP chase and so is Overboosted180 who's project is again in my hands and pack some of the same goodies as us bling-kings(per say). Keep 'em coming guys...........

Dee

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Postby r34 gtr » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:06 am

Yeah, I have pictures of that beast in Greg's garage. Its one nasty looking four banger.

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Re: CA18DET Build... (MeanGreenS13)

Postby MeanGreenS13 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:27 am

wish mine was so extravagent haha ill stick to my 750s and SC61 for now haha

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Postby bentvalves » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:39 pm

hello phil.

remember that solid lifter head you were sposed to score.........lol

LOL

AAAHAHAHAHAHA!

aah sorry bout that mate, had to get that outta my system.

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Postby boost_boy » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:42 pm

ks13 wrote:hello phil.

remember that solid lifter head you were sposed to score.........lol

LOL

AAAHAHAHAHAHA!

aah sorry bout that mate, had to get that outta my system.
You're an @ss for rubbing that in like that . But it is what is and what a score you got as well .

Dee

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Re: CA18DET Build... (ks13)

Postby MeanGreenS13 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:57 pm

hey greg, choke on a d!ck and die. Love ya! MUAH!

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Re: CA18DET Build... (MeanGreenS13)

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Postby meminto » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:15 pm

Not much else has happened...

The motor should be ready to assemble within 2 weeks, the cams should be with my engineer next week..

The duration is not as agressive as first thought, however the lift is a little more agressive...

I am awaiting the last of my items and there will be some adhoc bits n pieces that will need ordering I am sure... mostly the odd dash fitting that I havent taken into account, considering I now have well over 100 fittings lol

OS Giken twin plate clutch has been sourced, the extreme setup I had would have been ripped to shreds..

I will run the manual box until it fails (I am hoping to get at least a couple of runs out of it) then I will modify a decent auto to suit...

Cheers..


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