Project 240sx Vert RB25det Swap

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Project 240sx Vert RB25det Swap

Postby fnmadog » Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:23 pm

So I finally decided to start my project. Figured I'd start a thread to share, document, and ask for help. Not going to be a quick project.. I work too much and don't have much experience with mechanics on this scale.

Got this project planned out in 4 stages. (in a nut shell).
1. is the swap
2. driveability, suspension, 5 lug, breaks safety.. ect..
3. rebuild, tune
4. paint, clean up, and over all beautification.

Here's the car
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The work space and car
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More car
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Thanks for looking, hope to share more progress soon.


fnmadog
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Re: Project 240sx Vert RB25det Swap

Postby fnmadog » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:02 am

Engine's out.
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between work and house projects this one has taken a little longer than i wanted. but now that it's out i can start cleaning up the engine bay.

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Re: Project 240sx Vert RB25det Swap

Postby Coolwhip » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:23 am

Looking good, can't wait to see the progress with the RB swap :)

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Topless_S13
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Re: Project 240sx Vert RB25det Swap

Postby Topless_S13 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:47 pm

I'm going a very similar route with my vert as well. Good luck with the build bud!

fnmadog
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Re: Project 240sx Vert RB25det Swap

Postby fnmadog » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:42 pm

still out of town... i can't wait to get back to the garage.

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Re: Project 240sx Vert RB25det Swap

Postby fnmadog » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:20 am

So I went another direction...

Why? The cost was about the same for purchasing a new to me BNR32 as it was to put an RB25 into a 240. The 240 is in my workshop and awaiting a decision on a powertrain (Mostly I need free time and money). I'm thinking LS3erod, second SR20, third a LS1. Something that will be fun, cheap, and mostly for the track, so slightly legal for the road. Money and time will dictate that.. This is project is not dead, i just wanted to get a skyline while i had the opportunity.

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My skyline is completely legal and insured. 25 yrs old law. If there is any interest I can post my experience on the GTR/Skyline forum. There is already a ton of information out there, but I'd be happy to share my experience.

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Re: Project 240sx Vert RB25det Swap

Postby fnmadog » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:23 am

Couple more pictures.

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Re: Project 240sx Vert RB25det Swap

Postby o0Syn » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:34 pm

Damn nice!

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Re: Project 240sx Vert RB25det Swap

Postby centralcoaster33 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:14 am

Whoah! That's quite the engine swap (and harness swap and chassis swap and RHD swap and...)! Very exciting. I'm a little jealous that you get to have multiple projects. I've been trying to soften the wife up a bit in hopes of adding an FD3S to the family. It's not going over so well. I can't even seem to negotiate a parts car. :(

Maybe I should go the the GTR thread ans see about the import process/ costs. Where is yours from?

I hope you get to drive the heck out of that thing! I think the GTR is still a head turner. So, when you drive, realized that other drivers will be rubbernecking and driving poorly and you may have to compensate for their inattention.

Any updates on the vert?

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Re: Project 240sx Vert RB25det Swap

Postby fnmadog » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:45 pm

no update on the vert. not going to do anything with it for a few more years. work and family keep me too busy. when i do that i wanna do it right and take my time.

i get a little scared when i drive the car, it'd suck to get it smashed up. going to get special insurance to cover classics since the value is only rising on it right now.

i haven't put together a forum yet. i've replied to a few of the threads on the gtr forum with some info but nothing complete.


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