SuperDorifto's Overbuilt Kouki KA-T Build

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Car: 1997 Eclipse Spyder - AWD/5spd swap in progress
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1984 200sx hatch(KA-t swap) - 355WHP
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Re: SuperDorifto's Overbuilt Kouki KA-T Build

Postby superDorifto » Thu May 02, 2013 4:24 pm

Well, good news and bad news.

Closing on my house hopefully next Friday, so I've freed up a little bit of cash, and went out and bought a shell to throw my KA-T into. I only ended up selling the AEM, and a few gauges, so it will still be red and gold and awesome once its installed. I paid almost nothing for this car, it has zero rust, and everything in it works....hell I drove it to work today.


Say it with me know, "Metallic Poop Brown Datsun."

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BOOOMMMM EIGHTIESS UP IN THIS PIECE!!!!!!!!!

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IT IS AMAZING, SOOOOOOO clean for car on the east cost, but there is a bit of a ding in the front to fix, enjoy the walk around.

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The digital dash in all of its glory...

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The plan is to run a hybrid coil-over set up in the front, I'll be making my own adjustable 4 link bars for the rear. Adding some tasty 15x8s in a low offset, and fender flares. Then the KA-T goes in and I start embarrassing people at stop lights.

It also had all the original brochures in the trunk:
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Re: SuperDorifto's Overbuilt Kouki KA-T Build

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Thu May 02, 2013 7:17 pm

Damn, that one in the brochure looks badass.
Yours, not so much ;)

Antique plates are worth their weight in gold though. How much did you steal it for?

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superDorifto
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Car: 1997 Eclipse Spyder - AWD/5spd swap in progress
1995 Q45 - 5spd swap in progress
1984 200sx hatch(KA-t swap) - 355WHP
1991/1993/1995/1997 240s - Dead
1982 200sx hatch - fixed/scrapped
Location: CT

Re: SuperDorifto's Overbuilt Kouki KA-T Build

Postby superDorifto » Fri May 03, 2013 4:03 am

He was asking $1500, I got it for 1100....a rust free s12 for 1100? I had to fight so hard not to just throw my money at him....

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Re: SuperDorifto's Overbuilt Kouki KA-T Build

Postby WDRacing » Fri May 03, 2013 4:09 am

Damn dude! That is a clean 200! Also, wicked glad you didn't have to unload all your hard work and start over. That 200 will be a rocket ship if you build it right. I dunno why, but I love those 80's interiors. Your's looks immaculate.

When you start, make a new build thread and link this one in your first post.

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Re: SuperDorifto's Overbuilt Kouki KA-T Build

Postby sx moneypit » Fri May 03, 2013 5:27 am

Nice find !

And congrats on the house purchase!

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superDorifto
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Car: 1997 Eclipse Spyder - AWD/5spd swap in progress
1995 Q45 - 5spd swap in progress
1984 200sx hatch(KA-t swap) - 355WHP
1991/1993/1995/1997 240s - Dead
1982 200sx hatch - fixed/scrapped
Location: CT

Re: SuperDorifto's Overbuilt Kouki KA-T Build

Postby superDorifto » Fri May 03, 2013 3:07 pm

just bought an RS enthalpy ECU....pulling the CA20E next week.

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Re: SuperDorifto's Overbuilt Kouki KA-T Build

Postby RiverCitySX » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:31 am

That's gonna be tight!

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superDorifto
Posts: 1308
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Car: 1997 Eclipse Spyder - AWD/5spd swap in progress
1995 Q45 - 5spd swap in progress
1984 200sx hatch(KA-t swap) - 355WHP
1991/1993/1995/1997 240s - Dead
1982 200sx hatch - fixed/scrapped
Location: CT

Re: SuperDorifto's Overbuilt Kouki KA-T Build

Postby superDorifto » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:23 am

Man, I forgot how much bodywork sucks. So in the meantime I've decided to spend some qualitytime finishing the KA.

Picked it up from storage, as it has sat for the last year or so
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I would love to keep the coils, but I got rid of my AEM to simplify the build - maybe next year I'll upgrade to Megsquirt and rock the COPs.
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I spent some quality time figuring out how the turbo lines were going to run. The original plan was to run a .028" OD -3 SST hardline for the turbo feed, and -6 .035" OD SST hardline for the coolant lines, but predictably I f*** it up. I got mixed up between -3 and -4 fittings and did not have the right size for the feed from the oil block, hence the line just hanging out in space until the fitting comes in the mail. Also, the -6 line is like freaking rebar...I can't bend it with my hand bender, so I canabalized my -6 SST flex lines form my fuel system to route them.

Pic of the oil feed, and the clearance to the block/manifold - the jogggle is to allow access to the manifold bolts and still clear the area.
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Coolant feed from block to turbo (using the Stock drainport as a feed)
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Installed - it looks like the fittings are touching, but there is like 3/8" clearance (pics below)
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I'll also be making some modes to the waste gate bracket so the arm clears

Pics from below showing the clearance block to turbo
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Coolant return wraps around the block and goes to a custom fititng that I had a friend whip up - I intentionally left a little length in the line so I can re-route it if neccessary.
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Pics of the clamps being used on the back of the block to keep the hardline and flexlines from destroying one another
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Finally a tube to tube connection to allow for a little bit of wiggle room until the hardine location is set and I decide if the flex line needs to be shortened
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And just because - a shot of the rods while I had the motor upsidedown for routing everything
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I also picked up a set of s13 front spindles/LCAs and a lightly used set of JIC Magic FLT-A1s
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The camber plate had seen better days - new parts are already in the mail
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Up next - some mods to the oil pan, and finishing up the "engine build"

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Re: SuperDorifto's Overbuilt Kouki KA-T Build

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:54 pm

Looks good!! That's very similar to how my miata colant lines run.


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