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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby WDRacing » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:21 am

Mothersday weekend.


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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:50 am

Man, time flies.

car was still running rich as of the end of May - then the project I've been working on at work blew up....I've worked every day 10-14hr days since 6/2, which has helped fill the project coffers a bit.

Have my friend helping look at the harness right now and found the culprit - my main harness was full of coolant....currently getting fixed, I'll go into the details once I post all the pics we've taken.

But the big news is I'll be down in Kentucky at LSFest next week to participate in their Engine Swap Challenge. 2 teams, 1 swap vehicle of unknown make, and a minty fresh LS - first team to fire their swap leaves with the Motor.

Super excited. Now I just need to find something to put it in...

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:26 pm

Damn how do you get into a challenge like that?

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:13 am

There was a blurb about the contest on Motoiq, that led to this link:

https://www.holley.com/events/lsfest/engineswap/

sent an email, along with a follow-up and some pics. Less than a week to go, we have been brainstorming and racking our brains to come up with a good 2 man strategy...based on the parts list, the car the motor is going into is most likely and older GM truck, or a nova - theres a front sum oil pan in the parts list...not many gm cars use that. everything else on their list screams resto-mod.

- Crate motor 5.3 iron block, not sure what cam is in it...
- Holley's EFI system and harness - x-plane manifold with center mount TB, its def not something modern.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:08 pm

And all you have to do is get it running?

Sounds easy enough. I'd encourage you to do whatever is necessary simply to fire it up. f*** accessories and belts and fluids.
Drop it in, start it, shut it off.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:20 am

Wish it was that simple...

need to use every bolt, tranny has to come out with the motor.

We have no advance knowledge of the swap canidate, only 1 hour of prep time...its going to be a thrash. I'm on dressing duty, need to get the accessories and the efi harness on the new motor, and it ready to drop in. My team mate is under the car, gettign the old one out. then we swap over, one doing wiring, one plumbing.

trying to be as prepared as possible - its a generic EFI, Holley's, "Terminator," so its really jsut a fancy TBI set up....getting the motor in and out is not what I'm worried about, its the fuel system...have no idea what we're up against. if its an older car, we need an inline pump, and new lines.

Starting to get amped up for it tho....

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:00 pm

Battery powered impact gun is going to be your best friend for knocking out the accessories.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:10 pm

hand tools only.

bloody knuckles for all.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:27 pm

Even drills?
I'm assuming you'll have to punch some holes for new wiring.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:14 am

They are being super evasive on the rules...

They provide the car - completely random, my money is on a older chevy/buick/olds
They provide the motor and ALL swap accessories - including all possible fuel system accessories. From their parts list, I could swap this motor into anything from a model A to a 240sx....smart money is still on an A body, or something like that, but who knows. The EFI and intake set up is for a center mount air cleaner, so I'm def thinking older muscle car. Its also a rear sump oil pan.

All we get to use is hand tools. I asked about wiring and the answer I got was that everything should be plug and play with the exception of the power and ground for the harness. Its a bay mount ECU, so once again....older car.

All signs point to a GM product.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby WDRacing » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:51 am

I would love to have a few beers and watch this live!

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:56 am

come on by to Kentucky...were gonna have a good old time.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby WDRacing » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:51 am

How did everything go?

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:10 am

We lost...by about 10 minutes.

we had the motor installed,and were connecting the harness when the other team won. Their winning time was 2hrs and 9 seconds...anyway you slice it thats fast.

https://www.holley.com/events/lsfest/re ... llenge2014

with all the go fast goodies the motor was worth ~$7500 retail, they let the losing team purchase it for less than half that cost.

we ended up taking the motor and treking the 1000miles back home with it stuffed in the back of the rental car. need to find something to put it in, or sell it and make our money back.

I've got some good pics, but cant post at work - ill try to load them later.

My KA-t is also finally fixed, should be out driving it and takign some pictures this weekend. :woot:

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby WDRacing » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:14 am

10 minutes! Damn man!

Look fwd to seeing the pics!

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:21 pm

Damn, that's fast!

Tough to beat southern boys with anything small-block.
Reminds me of Bane.
"You merely adapted to the small block. They were born into it".

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:24 am

The anouncer played the crowd with the whole "genuine Yankees, vs. the Southern Boys, routine..."

All in good fun, but the guys on the other team were just thrashing, they had the old 350 out of the car in about 24 min, we were a bit mor methodical, and it was paying off. We were slower taking it out, but we had more prep work done to get the trany mounted quicker along with the headers. We prolly could have won, but what killed us was the driverside motor mount.

We could not get the damn bolt in...prolly lost 30 minutes fucking around with those 2 bolts. In a garage, we would have knocked a bevel on the bolt...greesed it up and hammered it in, but with just hand tools we had to make due.

We each struggled in different areas - we had the mount problem, the hillbillies could not figure out the headers - had to lay them partially in and thread the motor/tranny past them, I also knew to install the o2 sensor ahead of time....little s*** like that kept killing them. I think they finally just used a sledge to, " modify," the headers to get them to fit.

Leason learned - we need ot bring lots of gatorade if we ever go back....and some beveled motor mount bolts.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:26 am

were going to be in the Feb issue of Car Craft apearantly.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:43 pm

Well...my car at 12psi is faster than my friend's 04 G35

So there is that....already planning a holset build for the winter

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:08 pm

NIIIICE

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby WDRacing » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:19 am

Awesome. You have to come out to Carlisle next year man.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:02 am

Also it was Foster, so it was extra sweet. Thinking I have a leaky BOV - 99% sure that its a knock off HKS and the 28r is spooling a bit later than it should and wistling like a motherfucker.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby WDRacing » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:36 am

superDorifto wrote:Also it was Foster, so it was extra sweet.
Man...wish I could have been there for that. Is he a brain surgeon yet?

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:01 am

hes close...very scary.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:03 am

I keep up with him on Facebook. He has some pretty hilarious EMS stories.

Great guy. Wish this country had more guys like him.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:52 am

Well - we were in the feb issue of car craft - got the scans on my phone...will upload later tonight.

I'm also nearly done upgrading to a gtx2876 with meth injection, coils, and AEM EMS...going to carlisle.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:24 pm

Bring Foster. I'll buy you both a beer.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:16 am

Hes already claiming that he cant go becasue it'll be his first month of work at his residency and he most certainly will be working every weekend...

I want to call s***, but if Scrubs tought me anything its that they really pile it on the new doctors....dont get me wrong, he is STILL a b****, but I understand why.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby WDRacing » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:17 am

I'll believe it when we're having beers.

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Re: superDorifto's 84 200sx Drag-Drift Party Hatch Build

Postby superDorifto » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:37 am

mocked up flares for the car...need wider wheels, fronts are currently 245/55 16x8 et12 and they fit perfectly flush with the meaty tires. Ther rears are a whole other mess....same size, but with a 25mm spacer making them -13 and they I can still stuff another inch...need 50mm spacers.


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