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by spriso
03 Jun 2018 20:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Datsun Bluebird Nirvana—My Visit to Tokyo-2U
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Datsun Bluebird Nirvana—My Visit to Tokyo-2U

More Parts, More Cars, More Mayhem Down the road is Craig’s workshop, where he works alone, 7-days a week processing cars and orders to support his business. https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1748/41784279164_b44fea8379_b.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1734/40698634080_b9c27db847_b.jpg Some of the c...
by spriso
03 Jun 2018 20:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Datsun Bluebird Nirvana—My Visit to Tokyo-2U
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Datsun Bluebird Nirvana—My Visit to Tokyo-2U

Datsun Bluebird Nirvana—My Visit to Tokyo-2U https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1722/42526505721_d10b363730_b.jpg “Take the Shinkansen Hayabusa to Sendai…” said Craig— a quick 1.5 hour journey north of Tokyo, where I spent the last couple of weeks. As the train glided along at over 200mph, I pondered my...
by spriso
24 Mar 2018 09:33
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB KA24DE engine ecu wire harness
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: WTB KA24DE engine ecu wire harness

I have a KA24DE ECU/Wiring harness (unmodified) $200.
by spriso
10 Feb 2018 18:41
Forum: Introductions
Topic: What motor and trans in my 1960 Austin Healey Sprite?
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: What motor and trans in my 1960 Austin Healey Sprite?

The engine appears to have an aluminum head, so that would make it a 1967-1970 SPL311 Roadster engine.

The R16 had a matching 4-speed transmission.

Michael
by spriso
05 Feb 2018 16:37
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project
Replies: 79
Views: 18938

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Battery I wanted to get the battery out of the engine compartment, but did not want it surfaced mounted in the trunk. We have had really good luck with Odyssey batteries, so I designed a simple battery box to drop down into the trunk. This box needed to be a compromise, I did not want it too deep w...
by spriso
02 Feb 2018 14:03
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Swamp thing, from drift car to Endure car
Replies: 14
Views: 850

Re: Swamp thing, from drift car to Endure car

Amazing amount of work done!

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by spriso
01 Jan 2018 20:59
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: So, You Want an SR20DE(T) Engine, Everything You Need to Know
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

Re: So, You Want an SR20DE(T) Engine, Everything You Need to Know

You are more than welcome-- I would think that a L20B 4-speed is going to have a similar weight to a SR20DE/5-speed. There are quite a few guys who have done SR swaps into 620 pickups, but one of the issues is clearance with the idler to the alternator. It turns out our alternator relocation kit is ...
by spriso
30 Dec 2017 22:04
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project
Replies: 79
Views: 18938

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

I very much appreciate the comments-- this thing has been a long time coming!

More updates soon,

Michael
by spriso
27 Dec 2017 21:24
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project
Replies: 79
Views: 18938

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Intercooler Plumbing (AGAIN) After staring at this engine compartment for years, I was just not happy with a few aspects the intercooler and intake plumbing. My partner in crime Eric Straw had also convinced me to ditch the stock MAF and run a Haltech standalone EFI system which meant that we would...
by spriso
27 Dec 2017 20:58
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project
Replies: 79
Views: 18938

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Details That Eat Up the Hours In a project like this, it is the small details that eat up the hours it seems. For packaging purposes, the turbo compressor housing was re-clocked to make the "hot pipe" tube flow nicely to the front intercooler. This meant that the original bracket holding the waste ...
by spriso
26 Dec 2017 22:04
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project
Replies: 79
Views: 18938

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Making it Stop, and suspension stuff too If we are going to go fast, then we better be able to stop this beast quickly as well. Mario from TSR builds a beautiful Brembo based brake kit for the front and rear of the 510, and I added this to the list for the front and rear of the car: The front kit i...
by spriso
25 Dec 2017 23:07
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project
Replies: 79
Views: 18938

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Making it Steer-- Part II Now that the steering rack turned with the steering wheel, it was time to work on the power assist portion of the rack install. SR20DET engines come from the factory with a power steering pump (and assorted brackets, etc.) and I have a pile of them here from the many SR sw...
by spriso
25 Dec 2017 22:44
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project
Replies: 79
Views: 18938

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Making it Steer With the engine/transmission in place, it was now time to build the steering linkage from the firewall to the steering rack. The guys at James Boswell have a pretty good installation guide http://www.jbcoachwerks.com/installation-guide , but I made a few modifications to that to wor...
by spriso
25 Dec 2017 22:20
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project
Replies: 79
Views: 18938

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Transmission Crossmember This was actually done before the new crossmember-- I wanted to lock the engine/trans in their original location, but also wanted to build a new crossmember so that it would have better exhaust clearance for the 3" exhaust. The transmission is a new S15 SR20DET 6-speed gear...
by spriso
25 Dec 2017 20:27
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project
Replies: 79
Views: 18938

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

This project. On again, off again. Damn it. We build a lot of cars. Mostly Datsun roadsters, but other fun stuff too... but Brian's recent SR20DE swap into his 510 inspired me to get this thing back on the road once and for all (it is such a hoot to drive). I have a significant birthday coming up in...