RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project (TheBlaiant)

Postby slowkoukirb26 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:07 pm

car looks like it will be sick when its done. FYI, go to enjukuracing.com and pick up the isis power steering line, its like 100 bucks, but it makes the install with the hicas pump much easier. the crank collar on mine was easy, but i did a full build, dont worry about it unless you are planning to really beat on the car, its something to just give a visual check though, just to make sure your oil pump isnt wearing out. The downpipe fitment with stock twins sucks, i scapped that idea and went single turbo, check for top mounts, those are f***ing sick. if any front end choice looks great on the verts, it would have to be s15!!!!


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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project (slowkoukirb26)

Postby slowkoukirb26 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:10 pm

sorry forgot to mention, you can take the hicas pump apart, and isolate which one you want to use. just remove the impellers and call it a day. Just be careful with pulling it apart, its a metal gasket between each layer, so dont bend it.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project (ghost_22_47)

Postby ghost_22_47 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:13 pm

Thanks. I figured it'd be easyier not to use the rb P/S pump so I picked up a RB25 pump instead. So no issues there.

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Postby ghost_22_47 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:14 pm

May get the Stainless P/S line though thats sounds like a good idea.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project (ghost_22_47)

Postby ghost_22_47 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:22 pm

Got my GTR steering wheel

Brought the last of the parts down today, Blitz nur exhaust, apexi r32intake kit with stock MAFs and the driveshaft.Here are some more pics.The KA is out, I'll find out if the shops wants to do somthing with it or itmay be up for partout.

The RB on the stand getting some reconditioning and upgrades, I'll getaround to doing a full parts list eventually.

Here is a picture of the sway bar I put in a few months ago,I got theTanabe sway bar set (they are awsome in the corners). The front is hugeits a 30.5mm

Last is the whole car on the lift

I'll have more pics when I go back in a day or 2

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project (ghost_22_47)

Postby ghost_22_47 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:44 pm

Here's a list of the parts that are used for the project, minus the pricesofcourse. Any questions on what prices or where I got the parts let meknow via email.

Engine/Drivtrain:Carbon Fiber engine coversApexi GTR Intake KitCircuit sports coolant tankMegan brake master heat shieldOEM Full Engine gasket kitRB25 Crank Pulley (still waiting or it from japan)Kaaz 1.5 LSDWalbro 255 Fuel pump and kitHKS Special Edition BOV and aluminum flange X2 (only useing 1)Blitz Nur-spec for 91-94 S13 (cheaper, it will be matched up to the downpipe)Greddy coolant breather tankGreddy Timing beltHKS D1 Oil CapMishimoto S14 KA RadiatorSPEC Stage 2 Clutch kit for RB25N1 Water PumpN1 Oil PumpNismo ThermostatOEM Drive beltsOEM Oil Filters (didn't know you could use 300zx filters)300zx Fuel filterTiming tensioners and springGTR Nur-spec engine cover garnishDriveshaftshop Steel DriveshaftSyko Mounting kitGTS-t Crossmember and stock motor mounts(NEW)OEM GTR resistor pack (discontinued)Mishimoto 12" cooling fans (2)Mishimoto Oil coolerMishimoto Trans cooler (used as a power steering cooler)Mishimoto M line intercoolerApexi GT downpipeStainless Turbo oil feed lines

Exterior/Interior:Viper 350 alarm systemVent gauge podAutometer ES Electronic Full sweep gauges (Water temp, Oil temp, Boost)Autometer ES Electronic Short sweep Oil pressureR32 GTR Steering WheelTomei Shift KnobDigital Climate Control (2 sets only one motor, may sell the other set)

Brakes/Suspension:Ichiba 5 lug F&RTein Inner and outer tie rodsEmpi tie rod boots300zx 30MM Front Calipers (powder coating red and rebuild)300zx DIY braided line conversionBrembo OEM 300zx rotorsS14 Rear Calipers (sand blasted and painted with black caliper paint)Tein Super Drift CoiloversEnergy Suspension bushing kitTanabe Sway barsR32 GTS-T wheels

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Postby wafflez66 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:26 pm

Impressive. Nicer wheels are a must down the road though. Killer build either way, and you haven't even really started. Nicely done.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project (ghost_22_47)

Postby ghost_22_47 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:57 pm

I went to the shop to strip some parts from the old motor and also did a test fit of the carbon fiber covers. Heres the pics

Engine bay stripped with the crossmember and the upgrades to the rackand pinion



Greddy timing belt N1 water pump and N1 Oil pump

The fitment of the carbon fiber peices were near perfect!!!






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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project (ghost_22_47)

Postby TheBlaiant » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:42 am


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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project (TheBlaiant)

Postby breadbox » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:38 am

OOOh yeeeaaah! That's sick. I love my s13's but you are gonna grin everytime you see it parked, knowing how fun it is.

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Postby Morph » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:13 am

You must have money to burn.

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Postby ghost_22_47 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:08 am

Morph wrote:You must have money to burn.
I wish I did, It blew a head gasket, I had been planning this car for 3 yearswaiting to get a chance and this was it so I went all out as much as I couldwithin my budget.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project (ghost_22_47)

Postby ghost_22_47 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:26 pm

Here are some updates on the project

Oil pan needed cutting and weldingI had a friend at work weld it up.



I also sandblasted the rocker covers and repainted them with high heat gloss black paint. Heres pics of what they'll look like on the motor.







I will post more pictures in a few days, they will be mounting the motor in for its final resting place.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project (ghost_22_47)

Postby CWA » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:04 pm

Super sick I just purchased my first vert and want to do something with it here this fall .. Great job on the car and cant wait for more pics ...

Ill throw out a request ... Post up a video when your complete !!!

Great work

~Dave

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project (ghost_22_47)

Postby ghost_22_47 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:18 am

It's been a bit since I updated with more pics I've been busy getting moreparts I need (nismo transmission mount, 240 auto tranny crossmember,magnetic drain plug, the newest hks type 1 turbo timer, GTR R32 Wheels)

They were mounting the motor for hopefully the last time ha ha ha(words from the Techs mouth)All the parts on the two shelves in the background (yeah all of it for this)



These are the R32 GTS-T wheels if anyone wants to buy themthey look tiny compared to the GTR wheels in the other picture.



R32 GTR 16x8 wheels



I'll have some more pics a few days hopfully they'll have my valve coversback on so it'll start to look a little cleaner.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project (ghost_22_47)

Postby ghost_22_47 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:20 pm

Another update

Got another set of deliveries of parts today

GTR wheels how they will look on the car.30mm rotor5 lug conversionRed Rays lug nuts



Nismo Transmission mountThere was a mix up with the order I had to order a setbut they sent me 2 Transmission mounts and 1 Engine mountSo the 1 Trans mount and the 1 Engine mount are for sale in the classifieds.

And I got the new HKS Type 1 Turbo TimerAlso bought a new Black Apexi Turbo Timer with Amber lightingbut I'm now selling that too in the classifieds.


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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project (ghost_22_47)

Postby S13_love » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:28 pm


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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project (ghost_22_47)

Postby ghost_22_47 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:30 pm

I wish I had some better pictures but it was dark where the car was.

The engine is fully mounted in and it fits way better than I thought it would.The valve covers are back mounted on, and the radiator is in but I'm almost positive that will be in and out with the crank pulley not being hereyet.









And heres just a pic of my wifes car (her project)2004 Audi A4 1.8T QuatroAWE Tuning Exhaust with black diamond tips (made to order, still waiting)ECS carbon Fiber engine coverAPR Carbonio IntakeForge 007 Diverter ValveNew OZ 18x8 Superterismo GT Black Rims235/40ZR -18 Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum XL Tires




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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby n.r.wyatt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:02 am

The oil pan fab job you did... I've read that the RB26 stock pan will not fit into a s13. Is this why the modification? I have also read that the RB25 pan will work? But nothing to confirm any of this yet. I'm putting together a RB26 build, just trying to get all my research done. Sweet looking vert! That thing is gonna be sweet dude. Can't wait to start mine.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby johnny butt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:01 pm

n.r.wyatt wrote:The oil pan fab job you did... I've read that the RB26 stock pan will not fit into a s13. Is this why the modification? I have also read that the RB25 pan will work? But nothing to confirm any of this yet. I'm putting together a RB26 build, just trying to get all my research done. Sweet looking vert! That thing is gonna be sweet dude. Can't wait to start mine.
Sounds like you're reading correctly.

ALSO, to Original Poster:
Why get the HKS turbo Timer? Why not look into a Viper Remote Start / Keyless Entry / Security System that has a built in turbo timer? (Viper 5701 or 5901 for the LCD Key Fob...) Kill two birds with one stone, because I can guarantee you will want at least an alarm on this car.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby n.r.wyatt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:26 pm

johnny butt wrote:
Sounds like you're reading correctly.

ALSO, to Original Poster:
Why get the HKS turbo Timer? Why not look into a Viper Remote Start / Keyless Entry / Security System that has a built in turbo timer? (Viper 5701 or 5901 for the LCD Key Fob...) Kill two birds with one stone, because I can guarantee you will want at least an alarm on this car.
So I can avoid doing this kind of modification by buying a rb25 oem oil pan? I just want to make sure i'm reading right :biggrin: Thanks in advanced

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby Carl H » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:23 pm

nice welding work on the oil pan...but you've decreased the capacity seriously...rb engines already have oil issues and now its exasterbated.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:22 pm

The RB26 pan was a pain to modify but it had to be done the rb25 should work but it need extra holes in the rear of the pan
the mate up. Not sure what else needed to be done to it but I myself Needed the RB26 because of the Sway bar. Normal
sway bar is 25mm, average aftermarket is 28mm, Mine is 30.5mm tanabe and my mounts are SYKO not Mckinney and It mounts slightly differently.

Oiling issues are the Crank collar at high RPMs early 93 and before, after mid 93 this was fixed. and I am running a
side mounted oil cooler.
Not to mention this isn't every going to be a full track car its a sleeper convertible for now and jaw dropper.

I have some updated pictures that I will post later tonight.

Thanks everyone for all the interest

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:44 pm

Here are some pictures and updates

Here's the Downpipe issue that is being worked out right now I edited the picture to explain but
basiclly the o2 elbow on the front turbo comes out in the middle of the steering shaft (common issue
from what I hear)

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Crashed my Crappy Civic I built from back in the army days.
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Brand new from Japan, rb25 (non-Neo) Crank pulley
Down side was that it was a 4-8 week wait
Up side New stock part for $100
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Last Picture is of the motor, I'll have more pics thursday
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Also picked up 88 300zx BMC
Brembo OE S14 Rotors for the S14 Rear brake conversion
Nismo Short shifter for RB25

JUST A WORD OF CAUTION
CHECK YOUR ECU
make sure the part number matches the motor, someone on here pointed out that my motor
wasn't a R33. (yeah that was my bad)
BUT the ECU that was sent with the engine was a R33 N1 ECU (2371M-24U00) as you can see my motor isn't an N1
if it was I'd be doing a happy little dance in my living room :woot: ha ha ha
SO I researched the best guess ECu for my motor and went with a 23710-05U61 early 93 round-a-bouts
and is being sent to AutoVaughn Performance in Murfreesboro, TN for a NIStune Type-2 package (board install,
cable, software etc..) As soon as I get that in I'll let everyone know how it is. They also told me they have a R33 block,
Crank, etc all togeather not stripped yet that they are looking to get rid of. He's sending me pictures and I'll be putting it in the forum if it's a good enough deal I may grab it.

P.S. to a previous post I have a Viper 350 already waiting to go in and brand new top, headliner, rear window and cables
after everything else is set and the car is moving.

Thanks again guys for all the comments and support need any help or info let me know

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:22 pm

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Wed May 12, 2010 5:21 pm

R32 GTR wheels on with the powdercoated 300zx 30mm aluminum brakes with Brembo OEM rotors

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby reborndub » Tue May 18, 2010 7:09 pm

hey its your uncle!
what the ****! your going crazy on this. :nono: should be thinking about kids :naughty:
but i see your smarter than that and you know that can wait :rotflmao
cant wait for a ride. :dblthumb: whens the cage going in?or at least a rollbar to keep things tight.

like the sleeper idea :bigthumb:

can a custom exh piece be made for the rack prob? either way you need to shield that rack from the heat somehow,or it might cook it and premiturely fail.

what no spell ckeck on nico?

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby nismoracingsx » Sun May 23, 2010 12:11 am

jesus, what job did you get after you got out of the army, cuz I want the pay ^-^

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Mon May 24, 2010 6:16 am

Ha ha ha I dont make nearly that much ha ha ha. Stocks and mutal funds for my dream
car. But I can re-coupe some money and start saveing with the Post 9/11 bill for school
in september,2 years automotive degree and 2 years buisness degree.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Tue May 25, 2010 5:59 pm

Just got my new tires put on, the 225/55 16 that were on the GTR wheels rubbed because they are
8in's wide and the very corner of the tire hit the back towards the door,so I threw on some Maxxis V-1 225/45 16
and they work really well. Not to mention they look wicked nice on the car.

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By the way I am starting to sell off un-used and leftover parts here is the first link and if you
are interested in anything that I may be getting rid of just PM me


rb26dett-240sx-vert-build-leftovers-part-1-t494215.html

Thanks guys I will be at the 240sxmotoring show in july if anyone wants a close up


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