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Silviawannab
11-07-2011, 11:17 PM
The idea for years was to build a s13 Silvia, and put a 2JZ into it. Finally started the project with support of my 'bubby' (nicknamed derived from "boyfriend" and "hubby" lol,) and the boys over at RPS.

The "shell" was donated by Tanner over at RPS cause he felt bad that my original shell I bought from someone else was a rust bucket under the rear subframe, and we had to scrap that one. We only kept the doors which were mint.

Originally, this was going to be a mild, drop in 2JZ, but seeing that we now have all winter, it's going to be a little more fun.

First things first. Strip her down, spot blast what little rust there is, clean up the interior, engine bay, wiring.

We were going to use an AEM standalone, but for future upgradability, cleaner wiring, and so that I could use that very cute Racepack IQ3 dash, we sold the AEM and are going with the Haltech Sport 2000.

Body:
199x 240sx
Extreme Dimension S13 Silvia conversion fenders, hood, front
Completely rewired with a "Painless" type fuse box/wiring kit.

Engine:
Going to have the stock 2Jz rebuilt.
Single Turbo (66mm)
Modified stock intake, with 70mm throttle body
800cc/minute injectors
Ported head
Crower Stage2 cams
Big front mount intercooler.

Fuel System:
New fuel lines, twin in tank fuel pumps, OR a Stealth 340 in tank pump and a Bosch "044" pusher pump.

Interior:
Full NHRA legal roll cage
Sparco seats (buckets)
New carpet,
Cleaned up dash.

Aymen masking off, getting ready to spot blast the rust.
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/240001.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/240002.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/240003.jpg

My Crower camshafts and pulleys
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/crower2jz.jpg
The Cams in the motor (when the plan was just a drop in. It is all going to come apart for a complete "freshen", and head porting.
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/crower002.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/2jz.jpg

This is most all of the wiring Tanner stripped out of the car. Gross. It's all going to be brand new and "minimized".
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/wiring.jpg

Stripping down all the stuff I don't need from the factory engine harness.
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/harness001.jpg

Maxx Mazda
11-08-2011, 07:42 AM
Looking forward to this build!

Danny Meehan
11-08-2011, 08:09 AM
looking forward to this

KRyn
11-08-2011, 08:14 AM
Sweet! Subscribed!

sr20s14zenki
11-08-2011, 08:14 AM
you bastards are gonna beat me to it at this rate (=

BlackRadon
11-08-2011, 09:47 AM
Sounds like a great combo! Are you planning on 1/4 mile racing? Or general track use? So far so good! Keep it up.:thumbsup:

euro_racer
11-08-2011, 10:37 AM
sweeeeetttttt :burnout:

Revhard
11-08-2011, 02:08 PM
Looks like a fun project!:thumbsup:

Silviawannab
11-09-2011, 10:14 AM
Shiny parts arrived ;)

they sent the WRONG tail lights. I clearly ordered the clear/red like the Origin labs ones, but got these clears. $100 to anyone that wants them....

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/taillights.jpg

The new wiring harness. We decided it's best to wait on wiring anything until the roll cage is installed.
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/harness.jpg

My new front suspension. Everything in the front end is brand new. Brakes, rotors, control arms, stabilizer bushings, inner and outer tie rod ends. The Struts are lightly used, but the springs are new "softer" units. We are re-using the steering rack, Tanner said it was in great shape.

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/suspension001.jpg

ExtremeSi
11-09-2011, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by Silviawannab
Shiny parts arrived ;)

they sent the WRONG tail lights. I clearly ordered the clear/red like the Origin labs ones, but got these clears. $100 to anyone that wants them....

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/taillights.jpg


You could always just paint the bottom half of them with some testors red transparent spray paint + clearcoat if you wanted. :thumbsup: Should turn out good and save you some money.

Silviawannab
11-17-2011, 11:30 AM
Then engine bay is done, and looks BRAND NEW. I love it. Cleaned up and in primer. The wheel wells are as well, and Tanner is going to swap out all my front end parts.

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/enginebay002.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/enginebay003.jpg

Wheel well shot in undercoating
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/wheelwell.jpg

Here is how the ugly old original suspension looks.
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/suspension002.jpg

And this is the ugly interior floor


http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/interior001.jpg

Silviawannab
11-17-2011, 11:33 AM
So to fix the interior, my BF got some dry ice, chisels, torches etc, and started getting rid of the old sound deadener and cleaning things up a bit.

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/dryice001.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/dryice002.jpg

BlackRadon
11-17-2011, 12:40 PM
thats smart! you just hit it with a hammer? Leave it to a girl to come up with this great idea haha, Let us know how it works. Great progress on the car:thumbsup:

Chester
11-17-2011, 12:41 PM
Crazy! Never thought to use dry ice.

Silviawannab
11-19-2011, 04:34 PM
Thanks guys. Boyfriend and I were off work yesterday so we drove down to Montana to pick up the roll cage. I am glad we went with the chromoly, feels about half the weight of the regular stuff. Bubby says the chromoly is .083" thick walls, and the mild steel would have needed to be .134" walls to meet the NHRA/IHRA rules.

Our appointment to take the car in for the roll cage install is Wednesday, very exciting!

Tanner finishing off the front. The old bolts that were too corroded were replaced, the ones that were not bad, Aymen wire wheeled, painted, and anti-seized them all.

We re-used the rack, but changed iner and outer tie rods, did the 5 lug swap, new calipers, rotors, pads and brake lines. New control arms, stabiizer rods were stock with energy poly bushings.

We also finally sold the AEM. To a guy in Thailand! The boyfriend is crazy, and we are talking about possibly making this a true flex fuel vehicle with a flex fuel in-tank sensor from a Ford Flex Fuel truck, and a ECU that is flex fuel capable.... but that's just crazy talk now. The chances of seeing E85 In Alberta with our COLD weather is minimal according to some friends that work in the industry, but it would still be something different and cool.

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/suspensions007.jpg

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http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/suspensions005.jpg

Silviawannab
11-19-2011, 06:24 PM
Originally posted by BlackRadon
thats smart! you just hit it with a hammer? Leave it to a girl to come up with this great idea haha, Let us know how it works. Great progress on the car:thumbsup:
I cant take credit. It was the BF's idea. In the past, he has used a torch and scraper, but I think he said he saw the idea in an import magazine.

Yes, you spread dry ice, let it sit a few minutes, tap the area lightly with a hammer, then scrape it up. It comes up very easy, but we spent $60 in dry ice.

Still had to use the torch method on vertical surfaces.

04Terminator
11-21-2011, 05:37 PM
wow. what an ambitious project. Good luck!

Silviawannab
11-25-2011, 10:10 AM
Had trailer issues, so car has not gone in for the cage yet, looking like Saturday.

The floor turned out really well for a 20 year old car.

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/interior_floor.jpg

04Terminator
11-25-2011, 12:08 PM
that looks great. So you ordered a cage kit and are having it installed locally? since its chromoly it has to be tig welded? who's doing that for you?

Cody D
11-25-2011, 03:24 PM
Great looking project, that wiring harness in a pile is the stuff of my nightmares.

Silviawannab
11-26-2011, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by 04Terminator
that looks great. So you ordered a cage kit and are having it installed locally? since its chromoly it has to be tig welded? who's doing that for you?

I wasn't sure, I had to ask. Yes, it does have to be Tig welded. I work at a general automotive and transmission shop. One of our techs builds some crazy hotrods on the side, he will be doing it at home.

Looks like we are taking it over there tonight.

Chantastic
12-29-2011, 09:17 PM
The car came with only a 5 lug conversion on the rear? Strange, haha

Good luck with the build!

ka-t240sx
02-03-2012, 02:50 PM
aaany updates?!?

Silviawannab
02-18-2012, 05:25 PM
Originally posted by ka-t240sx
aaany updates?!?

YES!!!! Finally lol. The roll cage kit we ordered out of the US, and wasted time picking up, was a piece of crap.

Only thing out of the whole kit we ended up using was the main hoop. After that fiasco, instead of risking it again, we ordered bulk Chromoly tubing, and had to wait for delivery, and our good friend bent up a cage that fits MUCH better. Both door bars are swing-out and removable as well.

So, the cage is all done and TIG welded, window net is in, engine and transmission are installed in the car.

weather permiting, and if we can borrow a trailer, should get the car back tomorrow :thumbsup:

Pics hopefully tomorrow.

89s1
02-18-2012, 10:35 PM
:eek: :eek:

ka-t240sx
02-18-2012, 11:35 PM
:eek: :clap: Cant wait for pics :D
And how'd you manage swing out/removable door bars? Unless their bolted on?
Thats pretty smart haha Specially if shes gunna be driven on the streets.
Saves a hastle of gettin in and out.

streethondas
02-19-2012, 12:16 AM
^ lol here we go again
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CMW403
02-19-2012, 02:35 AM
Sounds like Tanner is seriously committed to you. Is he going to take care of all the "messy" work that your "bubby" won't?

Revhard
02-19-2012, 10:41 AM
Looks good. The dry ice works great. SR20 getting no love around here by the looks of it...

sr20s14zenki
02-19-2012, 11:25 AM
Sr is great for those who want 400 whp and below. Anywhere above that it really starts to pick the pocket book. 2j is just a logical step towards more power with its track record. People like us are just sick and want 600+ hp. We will worry about it getting to te ground later.

Silviawannab
02-19-2012, 02:57 PM
Originally posted by sr20s14zenki
Sr is great for those who want 400 whp and below. Anywhere above that it really starts to pick the pocket book. 2j is just a logical step towards more power with its track record. People like us are just sick and want 600+ hp. We will worry about it getting to te ground later.
Yeah, choose torque and a stock 2jz, or no torque and a built SR20.

Silviawannab
02-19-2012, 02:58 PM
Only had my cell phone, but here it is!! Yay!

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/cage_b.jpg

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sr20s14zenki
02-19-2012, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by Silviawannab

Yeah, choose torque and a stock 2jz, or no torque and a built SR20.

For a 4 cylinder, the sr20det makes WICKED torque. There is however...better (=. Shit, my old sr20 was making 365 wheel horsepower, and 330 ft/lb or something.

ka-t240sx
02-19-2012, 08:36 PM
^ or you can go ka-t and make some crazy torque ;)

sr20s14zenki
02-19-2012, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by ka-t240sx
^ or you can go ka-t and make some crazy torque ;)

That was the "there is better" part

cant wait to see this hit the track....its going to be a terror

Silviawannab
02-27-2012, 02:10 AM
From the start, we were going to ditch the Toyota coils and ignitor and go with LS Truck Coils which are self ignited. Cleans up wiring, and more reliable.

Deciding how to mount em was an issue though. They were a goofy shape, and as designed by GM, meant for a spark plug wire. These coils are dead reliable to over 200hp per cylinder.

After staring at the engine for hours,and trying to place the coils, we decided the only acceptable solution was to somehow install them as coil on plugs, and not use wires.

After pestering Boz and Jody at Auto Value for a bit, they let bubby back there to look through their coil boot selection, and he found something that works almost perfect with the LS coils.

Tonight, we wired the coils, and injectors, and trying to decide how to layout all the other sensor and actuators.

Thanks to Western Auto and Truck parts for setting us up with the killer LS coils.:thumbsup:

Not an exciting update....

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/ls_coils.jpg

Silviawannab
03-09-2012, 01:39 AM
We were trying to decide on an intake manifold, and after reviewing the available options, we felt the stock intake is what we wanted in terms of runner length, but the boys at RPS and Bubby decided that we neede a much bigger plenum.

So, the BF cut the stock intake open, and started porting, and flow matching the runners. Tanner got to work on making a phenolic spacer that isolates the upper intake from the lower. We could not find one to buy, so it had to be made. We did find a lower manifold to head isolator. All in an effort to keep the intake as cool as possible for big boost pump gas runs.

Then, the BF made a new plenum cover, and Tanner tig welded it all back together. The Supra throttle body was tossed in favor of a 4.6 Mustang 70mm junkyard one.

The plenum ended up about 40% bigger. Should be good for some top end gains. All the runners flow with a few CFM.

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/intake_1.jpg

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http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/flow_intake.jpg

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sr20s14zenki
03-09-2012, 07:41 AM
Awww, Tanner got his feet wet welding cast.....they grow up so fast...:cry:

Boy, between all of us, we have a hell of a lot of horsepower hitting the ground this summer dont we.....

http://astrx.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/2jz.jpg

04Terminator
03-09-2012, 11:08 AM
looking good! I have a feeling this car is going to fly.

Silviawannab
03-13-2012, 05:12 PM
Originally posted by 04Terminator
looking good! I have a feeling this car is going to fly.
Hope so! Ended up going a bit further than originally planned, but once you get into it, you always seem to find something else to do. lol

Silviawannab
03-13-2012, 05:20 PM
Every piece we take off the car, we test, check, and if it's not good, we replace it.

Good thing too, because the factory alternator was tested at Auto Value, and it actually started throwing sparks.

Bought an upgraded one from a 99 Lexus GS400. They are 100 amps instead of 70 or 80.

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/100amp.jpg

Tanner and the BF decided to tear the motor apart and check it out "just in case", and this is what we found. This is why some JDM motors blow up lol. Tons of carbon and chunks etc. Bad for everything especially raised boost.

We will be doing a "backyard rebuild" since the bores are scratch free and smooth. Bubby will hone the cylinders quickly by hand, just to give it a surface again. We will check rings and bearings, and replace only what is out of spec.

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/bores1.jpg

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Silviawannab
03-14-2012, 12:29 AM
The guys taking the shortblock apart, my room mate telling them what she thinks of them ;)

I guess the 2jz parts are very beefy.

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/tough.jpg

Checking to see if we can re-use the rod bearings with plasti gage. Cam in right where the BF says it's good, so they get to stay

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/plastigage.jpg

The main bearings were also still in very good condition, so we are re-using them as well. The crank looked great as well.

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/mainbearings.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/2jzcrank

The pistons were very carboned, and the piston rings packed full of carbon. We are ordering new rings tomorrow, Bubby wants Total Seals. Tonight the guys hand honed the cylinders to give them some bite for the new rings.

The block cleaned up, and looks new. :D

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/bored.jpg

sr20s14zenki
03-14-2012, 05:40 AM
Wow, those mains look really good....but considering the carbon up top, the car that the engine was in, was never beaten in any way shape or form. Musta done their oil changes.

Wonder what mine looks like....guess we'll find out if it blows up.

Silviawannab
03-14-2012, 09:11 AM
Subframe out, gettin ready to be taken for sandblasting, and new bushings. MIGHT powdercoat it depending on cost, otherwise, just some paint.

Tanner is strange. lol

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/tannerpowa.jpg

Silviawannab
03-14-2012, 09:24 AM
Originally posted by sr20s14zenki
Wow, those mains look really good....but considering the carbon up top, the car that the engine was in, was never beaten in any way shape or form. Musta done their oil changes.

Wonder what mine looks like....guess we'll find out if it blows up.

It was nice to see the bearings after seeing the pistons. We left them soaking overnight, hoping they clean up easier.

Silviawannab
03-16-2012, 01:07 AM
Scraping old undercoating from the car sucks. :thumbsdow

Yuckiest job of the entire build, so far.

Silviawannab
03-16-2012, 10:10 AM
Even though I much prefer the Silvia, the 'ole 240sx hatchback is useful. Tanner fit the whole rear subframe in the back of his winter beater 240 to take to the sandblasting place. :thumbsup:

04Terminator
03-16-2012, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by Silviawannab
Scraping old undercoating from the car sucks. :thumbsdow

Yuckiest job of the entire build, so far. yup. but you have to do it on older cars or they will rust away. then paint it with por15.

bspot
03-16-2012, 02:26 PM
Bubby? :rolleyes: :barf:

I guess I'll avoid reading anything you write from now on and keep it to just the pictures so I don't get frustrated reading this thread.

Sorath
03-20-2012, 02:11 PM
so jealous... i wish i did a 2jz instead of an rb

Silviawannab
03-21-2012, 02:17 AM
Painted the engine bay so we can start putting things back together.

Got a 70mm Ford Truck throttle body from Pick N Pull to replace that ugly toyota thing.

Replaced the transmission mount that came in the ebay kit with a nice chromoly one that fits our transmission, painted the mounts.

Got the sand blasted rear subframe back, painted it, installed the Energy Suspension inserts.

Decided to buy a second Aeromotive Stealth pump, and mount 2 in the tank. Got the pump home, only to find we misplaced the original one we had. Tanner is working on a dual pump in-tank mount.

That's all I can think of today.

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http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/tbody.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/mounts.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/rear_subframe.jpg

Silviawannab
03-23-2012, 03:06 PM
Shiny adjustable aluminum body rear coilover shocks ;)

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/shocks.jpg

Silviawannab
03-24-2012, 07:54 PM
Woot woot! Went to the Chassis Certification thing today, and it passed.
Some cool cars
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/cert01.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/cert02.jpg

Dario (my co-worker that built the cage) and the inspector going over the cage. They measure tubing thickness with an ultra-sonic checker, make sure good penetration on welds, that tubing diameters and everything is to spec. etc.

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/cert5.jpg

SFI approved Chassis tag!! ;)
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/cert4.jpg

Silviawannab
03-26-2012, 12:08 PM
To get the diff and gear ratio we wanted, turned out cheapest to buy an entire 1992 Q45. Has 3.56 gearing instead of the 4.11 that our GTR dff had, plus, the almighty internet says the hubs/knuckles are aluminum so we can also save some weight.

If anyone needs other non suspension related parts from this car, pm me.

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/q45.jpg

msommers
03-29-2012, 01:05 PM
This thing is going to be a beast! Build looks very clean so far, eager to see the final product.

Silviawannab
03-29-2012, 01:56 PM
So Bubby finished the Megasquirt. LOL. I chuckle every time I hear that name.... megasquirt lol. They also have a microsquirt for the smaller guys ;) lol

Originally plan was AEM, then Haltech, now MS3x. This build has changed into a "low buck", "lots of work" build, so this fits perfect.

The BF says that the new boards are very good. 4 layers, dual processors, plus it actually has 2 "secret" features he likes that other ECU's don't have. Plus, he built it so it cost us like $500.

After the build, the BF had Marc P. (DiyEfi, a local guy that has done some development work for MS) throw it on his bench and test it all. Works perfect!
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/ms3g.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/ms3f.jpg

For the Surpra's VR crank sensor, VRin jumpered to Tachselect
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Again, for the 2JZ, both resistor things turned fully counter clockwise as a start.
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/ms3d.jpg

On the expander board, no jumper7 for VR, and both pots again full counterclockwise
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Harness end, with MAP sensor
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Other end with diagnostic LED,s and SD car slot for logging, and programming USB
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/ms3a.jpg

For the 2JZ, Bubby says
since both magnetic pick-ups (rear cam and crank), both line up at the same time at TDC, the ecu can get confused, so it will be neccessary to knock off one of the 12 teeth on the crank wheel. This will also allow us to retard or advance the intake cam without issues.

Silviawannab
03-29-2012, 02:05 PM
Continuing the hard work, the cruddy old gas tank, and filler neck were scrubbed, scraped and cleaned, untill all the undercoating and rust were gone, then re-painted.

Both look brand new!
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/gastank1.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/gastank2.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/gastank3.jpg

Silviawannab
03-29-2012, 02:09 PM
We are re-using the factory pistons.

Bubby "softened" them slightly, then blasted the tops, and had them re-coated.

Also, the boys thought the wrist pin fit was too tight from the factory, so the pistons were treated to a "pin fit"

Edit.... my room mate seems to like to finger things.... lol

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/pistons.jpg

Silviawannab
04-02-2012, 08:04 AM
Very happy! Worked out a trade deal on a Turbonetics T72!

Good to 850hp or so!

Silviawannab
05-15-2012, 03:08 AM
Way overdue updates...
New brakelines
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/brakelines.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/assembly.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/headgasket.jpg

4 pounds, and 600 cold cranking amps!
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http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/cams1.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/assembled.jpg

Thanks to Ron at Custom Balancing for beautifully fixing the cheap rear "balljoints".
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Dual intank pumps
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/pumps.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/paintedcage.jpg

Silviawannab
05-15-2012, 03:14 AM
This is the BADDEST SUPRA in Alberta. Ugly Yellow, but can't argue with over 1000 rwhp :drool: It sounded SOOO sexy. Full super clean interior, carbon fiber panels, E85, widebody, and no ugly spoiler. I'll take mine in Pink please ;)

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/Bad_Supra.jpg

Back to Bubby and my stuff...
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/driveshaft
Oh ohs ;)
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http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/rearend.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/rear_susp.jpg

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Silviawannab
05-15-2012, 03:16 AM
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/trans_cooler.jpg

We are logging fuel pressure, oil pressure, and this is the exhaust back pressure sensor...
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/backpressure.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/polished_t72.jpg

Silviawannab
05-16-2012, 01:44 AM
Rad, Intercooler, and fans

The intercooler was a big Dilemna. We first had the big air to air (4" thick core), then we bought two different air to water trying to make it all fit, finally decided to go back to the air to air lol. You can see one of the big air water cores in the left of the first picture.....

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/intercooler.jpg

Fans were a tight fit. Actually had to removed the metal "flexalite" cover plates to clear. Draw through fans were a must have, so, you do whatya gotta do.
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/fans.jpg

sr20s14zenki
05-16-2012, 05:50 AM
Now, are those fans gonna fit with a koyo...i guess we'll find out when mine get in (=

Silviawannab
05-23-2012, 12:40 AM
This time of year, everyone is busy, but she is coming together.

Upper rad mounts made (we had a factory Koyo thick S14 rad that fits perfect).

Tanner laying out and mocking up intercooler piping.

Beginning the fender roll and pull....

The new high pressure side power steering hose to adapt s13 to toyota.

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/piping.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/powersteering.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/fenderroll1.jpg

Silviawannab
05-25-2012, 05:20 AM
Couple updates.....

Wanted to get rid of the oil "cooler" ugly thing where the filter goes. To do that, you need a really long filter bolt. We bought one at Mopac, but it was too short. We had a couple made, from what I hear, it took 3 Millwrights 3 hours to make these ;) Joking.

Thanks Simon!!!
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http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/oiladapt2.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/oiladapt.jpg

Bubby's good friend Fraklin lending a hand with the wiring of the EFI.

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/wiring1.jpg

Our experiment to make little brackets to hold the ls2 coils, looks good enough.
http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/coilmount.jpg

blackpeople
05-25-2012, 08:12 AM
Love the TK Retro purple valve covers, However the blue exhaust manifold needs to go!!:nut:

Silviawannab
05-25-2012, 09:39 AM
They didn't make high heat purple, so blue it is ;)

Silviawannab
10-04-2012, 03:37 PM
Been a crazy hectic year, lots of work on the car, will upload some pics soon.

Got it running!!!

Still needs
exhaust
interior
paint/body

If all goes well, we will dyno it next week.

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Silviawannab
09-14-2013, 11:46 AM
WOW. Time flies. Bubby and I (now Fiance) had a baby, so super duper busy. We also bought a "stock" Silvia so that I can have a baby seat ;)

Got behind doing updates, but FINALLY the car hit the track last night up in Edmonton. We loaded it up on the trailer, and went up to do some testing. The car has never been driven, so first couple runs, Bubby was driving and taking it easy.

Made 4 passes, and they were roughly 11.0, 10.9, 10.4 and finally a 10.16. The purpose was just to make sure everything worked, brakes, steering, that the car was stable etc, so we were VERY happy for a first outing. :thumbsup: Found a few minor glitches, and we decided to save that 'on kill' runs for another day ;)

Did I mention the PIZZA at the flying J is literally the best Pizza EVER!! And makes a great stop before the long drive home. :D

Here is a quick update, I will update a bit more to get caught up when I have more time.

Time Slip (right lane)

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/1sttimeslip.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/ready_paint.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/primer.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/finished_engine.jpg

http://members.shaw.ca/sophisticated/trailer.jpg

Here is Toma on the dyno trying the transmission brake and the 2 step. This is how eventually the car will be launched. Engage trans brake, put the pedal to the floor holding the button. In this video, it bounces off the 5500 rpm 2 step rev limiter and made 20 psi in less than 2.5 seconds.

At the track, we took it easy and set it to 5000 rpm and 12 pounds of boost for launch.

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Silviawannab
09-14-2013, 11:52 AM
Car still needs:
Interior work
Minor suspension adjustment
Full exhaust (we ran out of time, just put a small muffler in the down pipe and dumped it)
More boost
Get the nitrous working
Torque converter re-adjustment

crxcel
09-14-2013, 12:03 PM
Nice to see the project is nearly finished. Looks killer, hope i never meet up with it ha ha!

mr2mike
09-14-2013, 12:16 PM
Nice build. Lots of hard long work done on this thing.

zipdoa
09-14-2013, 01:36 PM
Wow. That thing is fast as fuck.

DeleriousZ
09-14-2013, 04:19 PM
Originally posted by mr2mike
Nice build. Lots of hard long work done on this thing.

Apparently that's not the only long hard work that was going on. Congrats on the kid Silviawannab :thumbsup:

Shlade
09-27-2013, 11:30 PM
Ah this is yours! Had a chance to see it at the shop and its an absolutely gorgeous ride. Come a ways since I last saw it a month and a half ago

pgmatt
09-28-2013, 01:09 AM
I was getting my Honda tuned in August by Toma and seen this beast there. Looks bad ass and really clean work. Can't wait to see it making passes at full potential:thumbsup: Is that your purple/blue Silvia that was there as well? Looked like a clean car too.

Silviawannab
09-29-2013, 11:56 PM
Tried again. Again could only get 22 to 23 psi. Even with no vacuum line to wastegate lol. 10.9 at 137 accidentally launching in drive. Then a 12 something at 137 blowing the tires off on the line. Then a 10.11 at 134
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Silviawannab
10-03-2013, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by pgmatt
I was getting my Honda tuned in August by Toma and seen this beast there. Looks bad ass and really clean work. Can't wait to see it making passes at full potential:thumbsup: Is that your purple/blue Silvia that was there as well? Looked like a clean car too.

Yup. Since we had the baby, the other one is my summer mommamobile. Lol

5fivespeed
10-05-2013, 04:01 AM
Who painted your car?

Ray

Silviawannab
10-05-2013, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by 5fivespeed
Who painted your car?

Ray

Our friend Jose did the fitting of the body kit and most the body work.

Our other Friend Derek from Caliber Auto did the final prep and paint.

Super happy. Everyone did WAY more than we budgeted and hoped for.

Silviawannab
10-05-2013, 04:56 PM
9.74 at 147!!!!

Medicine Hat today. First pass off the trailer 9.85 at 147. Then the 9.74. Then a flat tire. Super super happy. Got it to 28 psi boost and a quick late night tune check last night. We have 2 or 3 psi more boost to go and then nitrous.

Will post slips and pics later tonight or tomorrow.

never
10-06-2013, 12:04 AM
Yeah, the car was moving and sweet MPH!

ken.bryle21
10-06-2013, 03:12 AM
is the jose guy who did your body work owns a blue mustang? or maybe a diff guy lol

Silviawannab
10-06-2013, 06:38 AM
Originally posted by ken.bryle21
is the jose guy who did your body work owns a blue mustang? or maybe a diff guy lol
Yup. Turbo newer Mustang. Can't thank him enough.

ken.bryle21
10-06-2013, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by Silviawannab

Yup. Turbo newer Mustang. Can't thank him enough.

i used to work with him at boyd's. very nice guy lol. btw car looks good makes me want to do 2jz swap into my s14 :D :D

Silviawannab
10-06-2013, 01:17 PM
Found a small issue with the Megasquirt ignition settings, and a large manifold leak that was the actual cause of our low boost problems. When they were putting the engine together, a set of insulating washers could not be found in time, so a cylinder of teflon was cut into washers and that's what we tried. Figuring they might be a problem at the time, everyone just forgot to check. And sure enough, when hot enough, they didn't clamp the intake to the head, and physically all bolts loosened off a little. Doing nothing but just tightening them down a bit, boost went from 16 to 26. All the insulating works, manifold stays very cool, but we will have to replaced the washers with the proper ones, or just skip them.

Our friend Derek with his awesome Xtreme Drag Radial Mustang rented the Medicine Hat track so he and Hubby could do some trouble shooting and tuning before big SCSN race in Vegas next month. About 10 cars showed up, including a GTR that ran 9.8, a Cadillac CTSV that ran low 10's at 140. and '03 2 valve Mustang that ran low 11's at 130 on 18's and pump gas. Everyone was too busy to take pics, but Sergio got these of Derek's 3000hp Mustang next to our little Silvia.

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our flat tire that ended the day early

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and our timeslips

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sr20s14zenki
10-06-2013, 01:27 PM
Pretty effing fast guys (=

I will try for my 10s next year, for a street car i think that will be good enogh.

This is one serious track car tho. :thumbsup:

Silviawannab
10-06-2013, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by sr20s14zenki
Pretty effing fast guys (=

I will try for my 10s next year, for a street car i think that will be good enogh.

This is one serious track car tho. :thumbsup:

For now its kinda racey.

This is the first time I have ever shopped for subwoofers with someone that includes light weight versus performance as a factor.

The exhaust is worse. titanium. Or vibrant has some aluminum mufflers.

Or thinking about spending 800 on door panels because they are 2 pounds instead of 8 (and damn sexy)

never
10-06-2013, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by Silviawannab
Our friend Derek with his awesome Xtreme Drag Radial Mustang rented the Medicine Hat track so he and Hubby could do some trouble shooting and tuning before big SCSN race in Vegas next month. About 10 cars showed up, including a GTR that ran 9.8, a Cadillac CTSV that ran low 10's at 140. and '03 2 valve Mustang that ran low 11's at 130 on 18's and pump gas. Everyone was too busy to take pics, but Sergio got these of Derek's 3000hp Mustang next to our little Silvia.

It was an awesome day...have to do more of these track rentals. It was nice to be able to run flat out without worrying about getting kicked off. I was the one in the CTS-V...ran a best of 10.21. And ran a 139.8...can't believe the 4400 lb car is going almost 140 with very minor mods and a 150 nitrous shot.

I have some vids but unfortunately nothing of your car running down the track. I was always in the pits when Toma went and I watched from a distance.

Silviawannab
10-15-2013, 09:38 AM
9.41!!! Very exciting. Last race of the season!!! we keep testing, and trying things, and finally after Medicine hat, thought the car was ready to give as all she had.

We even put a lightweight driver in the car (pic below) ;)

First pass, blew the tires off, spun hard, lifted off the gas, and ran a [email protected] Second pass, made a few adjustments, a better burnout, and it ran a 9.41 @ 128, coasting from 900 feet and on. Turns out, the accessory belt flew off somewhere during the burnout. Bubby says this caused low voltage to the fuel pumps, so fule pressure fell by 20 psi, and car went dangerous lean. It then overheated just before the 1/8th mile. There was a 8 second Camaro in the lane next to us, so Toma stayed on the gas a little longer, but the then decided to let off and coast.

We are VERY excited about the 1/8 mile mph. 122.5 compared to the 8 second cars 122! A little work on the launch and 60 foot, and how aggressively we apply the boost control. It was a 2 run day again, but a very good day.

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Here is the super lightweight driver ;)

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Silviawannab
10-15-2013, 09:47 AM
So, what's next?

The engine always had a vibration at low RPM, we suspect it is that massive adapter flywheel, so it will all get torn down, checked over, and balanced.

Weight out. We have about 30 more pounds we can remove from the car.

Interior. Sound deadener, Seibon Carbon Fiber door panels, a Dash, centre console, mount other seat, stereo, and subwoofer. Shopping with subs with bubby online was interesting. First time I have looked at stereo equipment based on weight lol.

Move the shifter foreward, it's hard to reach.

Transmission has a leak a the shifter linkage.

Torque converter is too loose, and flashes up PAST where the engine make peak power, so it is hurting not only power and dyno numbers, but drivability.

Lightweight 4" exhaust, either aluminum, or Titanium

Turbo upgrade. The T72 is making awesome power, but datalogs are showing too much back pressure.

Here is the reqruied fire jacket I am thinking about for me when I race the car next year ;) http://www.jegs.com/images/photos/800/856/856-J21124.jpg

Just goes to show, a project car is never done lol

04Terminator
10-15-2013, 10:23 AM
Wow. That is truly unbelievable. I knew it would be fast, but that's nutty.

Congrats on the times and the newborn.

This is one of my favourite builds. There is only so many "gee look at the new wheels I bought" builds a guy can look at.

Good luck and I look foreward to winter updates. You guys should hit some winter car shows or world of wheels.

pgmatt
10-15-2013, 12:52 PM
:thumbsup: Can't wait to see a 8 second pass next year. Congrats!

never
10-15-2013, 07:48 PM
Wicked run given the issues...so much potential!!

crxcel
10-15-2013, 08:37 PM
Was that just boost or are you running the Juice now too?

Silviawannab
10-16-2013, 08:55 AM
Originally posted by crxcel
Was that just boost or are you running the Juice now too?
Juice. Sort of. That last run was the first nitrous run and the nitrous was set up to kick in 0.6 seconds after launch at 10 percent flow. Then progress to 100 percent flow by 3 seconds. Bottle was cold so pressure was only 720. Its jetted to an advertised 90 shot.

Silviawannab
10-16-2013, 08:59 AM
Originally posted by 04Terminator
Wow. That is truly unbelievable. I knew it would be fast, but that's nutty.

Congrats on the times and the newborn.

This is one of my favourite builds. There is only so many "gee look at the new wheels I bought" builds a guy can look at.

Good luck and I look foreward to winter updates. You guys should hit some winter car shows or world of wheels.

Lol. Funny about wheels. Hubby was showing me some billet specialties 'street lites' in black. 16 pounds lighter for the set and are polished and black mix.

http://www.billetspecialties.com/assets/1/23/DimRegular/StLite_154-Black.png

bspot
10-16-2013, 10:00 AM
I still can't believe you say "Bubby". Ugh.

:banghead:

Silviawannab
10-16-2013, 11:15 AM
Originally posted by bspot
I still can't believe you say "Bubby". Ugh.

:banghead:

FiancÚ now, but 'fubby' sounds weird. :D