OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

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OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby MagikDragon » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:12 pm

Well I have been busy building another 240 Project lately. This time it is my brother's KA-T vert. He spun a bearing in one engine, another engine we have yet to pull apart. We had a spare engine sent to the machine shop to prep it for the turbo build. It was bored .020 over. The rotating assy was balanced, the Head was ported, polished, and received a valve job. The build list is as follows...
CP Pistons, Eagle Rods, ARP Head Studs, BC 272 Cams, BC Dual Valve Springs w/ titanium retainers, SPEC Stage 2+ clutch for SR20, T3/O4E Turbo, Mazworx DIY Ramhorn Exhaust Manifold, NIStune ECU, I'm sure I'm forgetting something. This build has been a blast so far. Here are some pics that we took so far.
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This is the Vert in Late Fall. This is before he got a Silvia front end.
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another shot, this time with my Mercedes.
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CP 9:1 pistons
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Eagle Rods w/ ARP Rod bolts
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SPEC Stage 2+ clutch and flywheel for SR20
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BIG Turbo! w/ standard Soda can comparison.
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Block fresh from the Machine shop. Decked, Bored and Honed, Ready for Boost!
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Installing the Valve Springs, They had to come out after this the clearance the head for the cams

Since we live in the rust belt the floor needed some patching. Here are pics of the floor being cut out....
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The previous owner pop-riveted a patch panel in and did a good job of covering it up with undercoating...
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The patch created a bigger problem, we had to remove alot of material.
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The passenger seat was not even bolted down all the way.

That is all the update I have today. I will try and get more pics uploaded this weekend. Thanks for reading!


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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby MagikDragon » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:27 pm

here are a few pics of the build.
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Block with 3 pistons installed.
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Head installed.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby bnsil80 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:45 pm

lookin good so far...its good to see stuff comin out of new england

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby MagikDragon » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:10 pm

Thanks man. We'll keep you posted. I am excited about this build. This engine should come out really well. I can't wait to see the end result.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby Loki » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:08 pm

That looks awesome. Me and my vert are quite jealous. What kind of HP numbers are you looking for?

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby SHIFT_COUPE » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:41 pm

Looking good man. I need to stop by and check this out!

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby krash » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:59 am

awesome vert! I'm looking forward to updates

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby numbnuts240 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:02 am

SHIFT_COUPE wrote:Looking good man. I need to stop by and check this out!
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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby tr4c3 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:52 pm

Nice start. Vert<3

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby Eikon » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:03 pm

Sean, are you sure that turbo is going to be big enough? Perhaps a second one would do the trick.. Come on... I want to see a 600 whp vert!

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby MagikDragon » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:43 pm

ya know Seth, I'm not quite sure. I think it should be big enough but why settle. I should order two more just to be on the safe side....

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby Future_gohan » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:45 pm

nice vert, our ka's are exactly the same, except I ran 8:6:1 pistons

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby MagikDragon » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:27 am

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This is the DIY manifold. I have my work cut out for me, but I think I can get it done. haha

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby Future_gohan » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:49 pm

Nice, i'm getting an ams manifold, and I made a greddy intake manifold, and I'm most likely going to do a vmount setup and rape baby animals, i hope yours does the same. haha

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby BDrags » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:26 am

Here are a few other pictures, I will post some more up in a bit.
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Wheels use to be on the Vert from Hell.

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Test fitting of the turbo on a junk manifold.

I really appreciate all the help my brother is giving me. This project is a great bonding experience and I have learned so much from this car. Thanks so much Sean!

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby OutToWinPAHC » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:53 am

Rust... the new england special.... Nice parts there Sean, PM'd you

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby MagikDragon » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:49 pm

TIto and Tyler, PM or call me. come over and check it out for yourselves. I'm glad you are excited about this build Brendan! I am excited for the first drive.
Kevin, Rust is the fun part.... Yeah Right :facepalm:

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby BDrags » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:01 pm

Brief update, we finally got the cam shims in and we installed them and the BC v3 cams. We also installed the lower timing chain. Heres some pictures..

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Here's a picture of Sean's Benz with some new shoes.. :naughty:

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I'll get a better picture later.

More to come!

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby KoukiKyle » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:21 pm

Update from last night. The start of the manifold.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby S14Kouki10 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:52 pm

what mods did you do to the head?

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby fightinchunk » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:12 pm

nice, another vert build thread!

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby MagikDragon » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:52 pm

Well we got one runner tacked and fitted. It's looking really good so far. I hope this turns out well!
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The head has a valve job and has been refreshed. We are running Brian Crower 272 cams, with dual valve springs. Thats all.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:13 pm

Looking good! I am very familiar with singing the "New England Blues" as they call it (ok, maybe THEY don't call it that, but I sure as hell do). That shop is magical.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby BDrags » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:13 pm

We finished 90% of the manifold this weekend until we ran out of argon for the welder =/
This is how far we got.

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A couple weeks ago I picked up an Origin kit from a friend. Don't bash on me for the color of the car, it will be getting painted next year.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:54 pm

Lookin good on the manifold man. I never understood why nobody sells a body kit for the 240 coupe that doesn't have pronounced ghetto booty.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby MagikDragon » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:51 pm

I spent about 6 hours on the manifold yesterday, I have the Sunburn to prove it!

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby ghost_22_47 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:41 pm

Are you on 240sxone.com also? Alot of guys in CT there

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby MagikDragon » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:02 pm

Yep, I'm a member there, have been for years. I just choose not to post much over there. Where are you located?

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby ghost_22_47 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:18 am

MagikDragon wrote:Yep, I'm a member there, have been for years. I just choose not to post much over there. Where are you located?
I'm in Framingham, MA

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Re: OFFICIAL: Vert Build, New England Edition!

Postby MagikDragon » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:35 pm

Cool man, Hopefully we can get the vert out this fall and terrorize the neighborhood. Traveling for work really delays a project....


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