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by spriso
20 Jan 2019 19:43
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project
Replies: 86
Views: 22239

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

And down the rabbit hole we go... I was all set to just paint the engine compartment, put the car back together and drive it, warts and all. But that nagging little devil on my shoulder kept saying that I would never tear the car back apart to fix it right if I did that-- and then Eric Straw said t...
by spriso
18 Jan 2019 08:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sr20det catch can setup
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Sr20det catch can setup

The S13.5 valve cover mod gets rid of the ugly catch can on S13 SR20DET engines by using the back half of a S14 SR20DET valve cover with the front half of a S13 SR20DET valve cover welded to the front-- a great article on this can be found here: http://tougefactory.com/shop/2014/12/service-s13-4-sr-...
by spriso
14 Jan 2019 18:15
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> CA18DET
Replies: 425
Views: 46757

Re: 1971 2 Door, L16 --> 2.1 Long Rod --> CA18DET

Canadian 510 wrote: ...Heard that stock 620 mounts work but they ended up put the engine at a crazy angle... This is a common misconception when building custom engine mounts for CA and SR series engines. CA18DET engines are like SR20-series engines-- they are supposed to sit at an angle. See this i...
by spriso
26 Nov 2018 09:58
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: In tank fuel pump conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: In tank fuel pump conversion

Jeffball610 wrote:
It even comes with a fuel pump unlike the Aeromotive unit.
The Aeromotive Phantom unit comes with a pump-- and they have several sizes depending on the application needs (ie. turbo engine):

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by spriso
26 Nov 2018 06:55
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: In tank fuel pump conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: In tank fuel pump conversion

I have put in several of these systems with no issues-- they work great. The only possible thing that I would be concerned about is the eventual breakdown of the foam baffle-- and the Tanksinc. version has a steel catch can and steel construction instead of the billet aluminum that the Phantom has. ...
by spriso
25 Nov 2018 18:33
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: In tank fuel pump conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: In tank fuel pump conversion

From one of my previous build threads: Fuel System Since the SR20DE is a fuel injected engine, we would need an EFI rated fuel pump and lines to support the system. I really like in-tank fuel pumps, and many times we will do a 300ZX in-tank fuel pump conversion into the stock 510 fuel tank. But this...
by spriso
19 Nov 2018 10:38
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Joyce’s ‘71 521 Farm Truck
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Joyce’s ‘71 521 Farm Truck

There are some threads on Ratsun.net on putting a 521 on a 720 frame... not quite plug and play (as you would expect).

My 68 521 will get Miata front and rear suspension (but that project is a few more down the road).

-m
by spriso
18 Nov 2018 20:17
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project
Replies: 86
Views: 22239

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Jordan wrote: The heater hose routing looks top notch. Is that a Z32 grommet that you used there? How big of an intercooler core do you have tucked in there? The intercooler is a HKS core with custom end tanks-- it was built by Mario at TSR a long time ago, and last time we talked he said that the c...
by spriso
18 Nov 2018 20:15
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project
Replies: 86
Views: 22239

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Body Dolly I'm going to have the engine compartment painted, but wanted a way to roll the car easily onto (and off of) the trailer, as well as make it easy to maneuver around the shop-- so I made a simple dolly using some Harbor Freight casters and some scrap steel. It mounts to the front crossmemb...
by spriso
16 Nov 2018 13:51
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 363
Views: 52248

Re: Noobie's 510 project

I'm not an engineer, but I think that you are going to want to make sure that your drive shaft flanges for your CV conversions are phased the same orientation -- it could cause you some vibration issues. Might be nothing to it, but I know that it can be an issue on U-joints. I realize that CV's will...
by spriso
13 Nov 2018 21:39
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project
Replies: 86
Views: 22239

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Inching Forward Work continues on the Bluebird in between work commitments and customer projects. Over the summer, we had a great BBQ at Spriso HQ and I bolted on some sheet metal to remind me what this thing actually looks like and drug it out of the shop for some Oregon sunshine: https://c1.stati...
by spriso
09 Oct 2018 20:40
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: SR20DET Oil Pump Priming
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: SR20DET Oil Pump Priming

We have used this technique on all the SR starts that we do, and it has worked perfectly... let me know how it works out for you...

Michael
by spriso
09 Oct 2018 07:50
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: SR20DET Oil Pump Priming
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: SR20DET Oil Pump Priming

Oil pump priming on a SR20DE/T is very important and we developed this method years ago when we start an engine that has been sitting a long time or that has had the oil pump replaced that has worked well for us. What we do is use a simple in-line pump that is driven with a cordless drill-- we then ...
by spriso
12 Aug 2018 14:24
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1973 2dr 510 w/ 68/69 roller
Replies: 8
Views: 1516

Re: FS: 1973 2dr 510 w/ 68/69 roller

can we see more hi res images of the roller? I followed the Photobucket link and it was a smaller shot...
by spriso
10 Aug 2018 21:05
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Datsun 510/1600 SSS wiring diagram
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Datsun 510/1600 SSS wiring diagram

I believe this is what you are looking for:

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And the conversion from a standard instrument cluster to a SSS cluster:

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Hope that helps!

Michael