RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:43 pm

Finally almost done
All that is left are the radiator hoses and the S14 ebrake cables and then it's the first start up and lots of system
and setup testing. I dont have much for pictures right now but I'll have alot to throw up once it's done and I will
get some videos up on youtube also.

Here are some pics of the mounts with the skyline motor mounts and Syko mounts.
Also the greddy oil filter and cooler block adaptor setup
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Huge 30.5mm Tanabe Sway bar, Modifyed oil pan, Kics magnetic drain plug
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Other side with the mounts, turbo lines so on
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GTR Wheels, 300ZX 30MM brakes and Volk Lug nuts in all their glory
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And the nasty Blitz Nur spec Exhaust
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Thanks guys
and let me know what you think
The next pictures I'll have will be the motor with all the carbon fiber and everything complete


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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby HxC_Nismo » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:01 pm

Very Nice, but just to let you know you could of just used either an A31 Cefiro front sway bar from the RB20 model, or bought the sikky front sway bar for the rb/2jz/ls1 swap and not hack your pan up. i first used the a31 bar wich cleared the pan and nismo power brace, and i want a fatter bar so i sold my a31 bar and got a sikky front sway bar.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:56 pm

Here it is, dropped off the Samco RB25DET Radiator hoses and checked the fitment and they need alittle trimmiing like
others have said but they will fit near perfectly. Waiting on ebrake cables and breather hoses.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby reborndub » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:15 pm

WTF! :gapteeth:
this thing looks great,roads calling :ohno:

got the frt and r back together on the corrado!
more to go :facepalm:

this thread makes me want to sing"Rice,Rice,Baby" JK :rotflmao

i smell a hi-jack tomorrow! :yesnod (as soon as i figureout nico) :rotfl

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby reborndub » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:55 pm

hi-jack!!!!!! :nono:
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what do you need 30mm sways for?? 17mm ftw :wtf2:
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heres a real jap import that wasnt sold in the usa. took it for a killer ride yesterday. 100% street legal in mass.
prob the only one in the states! 1998 kawaski ksr80 :dblthumb: superfun!!

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keep up the good work,i hope we can cruise together this summer. since your almost done,loan me some $$ and i'll get done quicker!! :dblthumb:

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:47 pm

Nice work on the Corrado Craig it's looking really clean. We'll deffinitly go cruising togeather but I'm not sure you'll beable to keep up so I'll just stay in 1st gear for ya. And the loan? sorry I'm freakin tapped after this, I'm sure everyone on here just from my parts list and time can guesstimate how much money has gone into this. We will be up in maybe the next few weeks.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby nissan_star » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:01 pm

yes!!!

you gonna cage it too?

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby CWA » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:11 pm

DUDE I hope you update more pictures and also get some video of it ...

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:57 am

Ok here's is an update, sorry didn't get anymore pics yet.

The car was quickly started Wendsday and ran for a few then the front coil pack started to smoke and lit on fire!!!! I am assuming it was just a small flame but it sucked.

On top of that the water pump pulley was bent so at high rpm it would fly off

So that day I called JDM of Miami, where I got the engine and trans from and he had a set of coil packs with brackets, the water pump pulley and the breather hoses and he shipped them USPS Express from FL and I had them today. Rushed over to the garage and dropped off everything including the
S14 e-brake cables so I can now have a e-brake.

So if you need a part check with Carlos at JDM of Miami he's a great guy and has a large selection of parts in his warehouse, it cant hurt to ask if your looking for something you really need thats JDM.

Also I will have a huge amount of used and never used stuff for sale, examples are new never used just mounted Mishimoto oil cooler with block lines and cooler, new never opened apexi turbo timer, oem Nissan rb26/300sx oil filter new in boxes so on so forth

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:54 pm

Had to get another new N1 water pump, mine was damaged in shipping so it wabbled, also got a new ignitor and ignition coil wiring sub-harness and some new injector connectors hopfully they work. I searched to see if I could find out what type I needed and I came up with EV1 connectors as what style they were, I'll let you know if they dont work or if they do. Heres some pics of the connectors, I got two types normal EV1's and Low profile EV1's .

EV1 and Low Profile EV1 Side by Side
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EV1 (Push down on the top and pull)
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EV1 Low Profile (Just press in on the sides and pull)
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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby reborndub » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:30 pm

want'n an update!

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby Loki » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:35 pm

Were you looking for an S13 carpet? i posted up in your WTB thread but you never responded :(

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby FlipWood » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:58 am

Great car and great work!

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:02 pm

Loki wrote:Were you looking for an S13 carpet? i posted up in your WTB thread but you never responded :(
Sorry, I did find one actually out of my wifes old vert in the junk yard but your is alot better. But I cant spent anymore money until I get everything with the car straight. How much are you asking? I can also ask around and find you a buyer too, alot of people have been looking for one so you should have no problem finding a buyer.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:03 pm

Ok here's some actual updates with pics

It's running on 6 cylinders now, aparently it had an extra ground wire which wasn't even in the diagram.

Water pump issue is happening now.
Notice the origanal Water pump has just a single hole
but the N1 has a oblong hole? Well the hole is so big it doesn't match up to the block and coolant sprayed out. Needs to be welded and then re-drilled. I have 2 N1's and it was on both of them, probably because it's for the RB25 and RB26 I think.

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Sadly because of this it had to be torn apart (sucks but better now than later)
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I love my cooling system though (greddy breather swirl tank)

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Here's the Exhaust pics

Custom pipe from turbo to the downpipe

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Modified Apexi Downpipe

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Custom made Flex Test Pipe (yup no Cat)

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Custom exhaust hangers

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Innovate Wideband O2

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Mishimoto Intercooler

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Tanabe Sway bar, Oil pan ...etc

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Wideband Gauge, Dakoda digital boxes in glove box

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Been so long since I saw the front on my car ha ha ha
:woohoo:

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I searched the car for rust and only found some bubbling in the bottom of the drives rear quarter but still easily fixable, and this in the passangers rear wheel well, not bad for the year but I need to fix these.

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So thats it for now. Hopfully by the end of next week I'll be driving it again.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby sci2000tech » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:38 pm

I love this car. Please post a video when it's running again, nothing sounds better than an inline six :yesnod

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby Loki » Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:51 am

ghost_22_47 wrote:
Loki wrote:Were you looking for an S13 carpet? i posted up in your WTB thread but you never responded :(
Sorry, I did find one actually out of my wifes old vert in the junk yard but your is alot better. But I cant spent anymore money until I get everything with the car straight. How much are you asking? I can also ask around and find you a buyer too, alot of people have been looking for one so you should have no problem finding a buyer.
Ah, that's good. I found another buyer, I just don't know how much the thing is worth haha. Car looks awesome btw, I'm very jealous!

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:14 pm

YAY FOR UPDATES WITH PICS!!!

I am such a picture whore ha ha

It runs and drives pretty well except for a few issues.
Idle drops into a quick bog after a rev up.
Small crack in the oil pan but it's not dripping

And one bigger issue, the boost creeps up to 21PSI
Yeah on stock turbos kinda scary need to fix that ASAP

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Part of the Greddy swirl tank hoseing
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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby BigTDogg (MA) » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:46 am

Dude, awesome project! Where in MA are you? Let me know if you're interested in going to the Z dyno day I'm working on for Aug/Sep.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:14 pm

I'm in Framingham, I may be interested but I need 550cc injectors and go through my nistune and play some before the dyno

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:19 pm

I pulled the bumper and bumper support and cut crap out for better cooling. And it ran 30 degrees cooler, before I was running 200-210 upto 220 with the turbos spooled but now its 160-190 with turbos spooled.

Also the car has an acronym, STAAT

Spins
Tires
At
All
Times

It spins the tires going 5 mph around a corner

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby Neejay » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:19 am

Nice! Few questions:

1. How much did those R32 GT-R wheels cost? I'm having a hard time finding some.
2. Is your Greddy swirl pot higher than the highest coolant point of the engine?
3. What's your e-fan setup?

Thanks!

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:23 pm

I paid $700 shipped for mine with tires but I ended changing the tires to fit.

I need to raise the swirl tank up, it is sitting low

Running 2 12" Mishimoto pushers

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby reborndub » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:25 am

nice!! :dblthumb:
good to see it on the road. now get the little bugs worked out and drive it up for a visit asap!!!
only thing i see is you need more low. :yesnod
where on vaca all week yeh. now you 2 get up here and see us. :poke:

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:14 pm

I'll get it up there soon Craig, I start college in Sept so maybe that first week. I talk to Sarah about it and she may take that week off so we can come up and see the kids too.

Here are some pics and updates, pics are from CIP/240sxmotoring meet in CT on the 17th of July. ALOT OF INTEREST

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I'll have some more pics after I finished fabing up my BOV recirculation, Atomospheric is not the way to go on my setup.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby krash » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:59 am

any new updates man?

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:49 pm

Sorry for the lack of updates, most of these are copy and paste from my 240sxone.com thread

Future front conversion this only R32 Dark Grey paint and different hood

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It just screams, YOUR F***ED

BBS LM Now my #1 choice for future wheels
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Finally Finished my Reciculation and fitted it in the car and it runs smoother but still boggy.

It did clear up the A/F ratio reading so now I can actually see where it is with out it hoping all around, IT'S RICH. Idle is at 12.8-13.4 I have to do a data log and see whats up on the Nistune and Logworks3, I need to check the timeing I have a feeling that is one issue.

This is the recirculation pipe after I hacked and slashed it and had it welded.
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This is it all done on the motor after another hack and slash, I fabed up all the pieces and had them all welded up and it sits really well in there.
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Here are some picks I took of the Overall raw values of everything in different RPM ranges. I think my timing is off but just from these numbers I cant quite tell, I haven't been doing this long. Currently waiting for some special size heater hoses for me to hopefully fix some bogging issues.

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Finally got my Wideband to read on my Nistune, so here is my A/F Graph as of right now on my drive home from Starbucks.

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Anyone see's anything worth addressing, Timing, MAF's, A/F by all means please do.

The wife finally cleaned her car up so I had to take some pics and throw them up. Ha ha ha

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby krash » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:13 pm

I am very envious.

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby 74260zt » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:56 am

Sweet build!

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Re: RB26DETT 93 240sx Convertible Project

Postby ghost_22_47 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:20 pm

krash wrote:I am very envious.
74260zt wrote:Sweet build!
Thanks Guys

Finally got the hoses I needed for the Blowby. I bought 2 feet of a 7/8" ID and 2 feet of 3/4" ID heater hoses from Stylin' motors Inc and a Brass 3/4" to 7/8" reducer from ACE.

It fixed all of the bogging and idleing issues except the ones caused by running to rich, but immediately the car drove so much smoother.

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