Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by two_68_510s » 27 Jul 2010 07:00

Wow, like they say there is nothing new under the sun!

I have a question for you Michael, (or whomever!)

I had made a similar opening to gather air for my intercooler which will be positioned just about where you air intake is in the photo. (and another one just above it right under the bumper)
front air inlet.jpg
What are your (obviously expert) thoughts on extracting the air (after being warmed up in the intercooler) into the wheel well using the perforated liner from a '95 240sx as in the second photo?
fender well front left.jpg
I hate to butt in like this, but it is such an interesting subject, I couldn't resist!
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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by Byron510 » 27 Jul 2010 16:26

Michael,

I didn’t know you’d previously done this (or anyone else for that matter), but yes that is what I had in mind, but I don’t think I’ll be cutting a hole in the valence – there’ll be enough air in the fender well, and I’ll leave the air ramming to the turbocharger! :D

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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by SR510LV » 11 Aug 2010 20:46

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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by Refresh » 12 Oct 2010 23:02

wow...Michael, I was wondering what happened to your coupe...glad to see you back on it...cant wait to see it closer to being done..

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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by macdatty » 10 Dec 2011 04:14

This car is amazing. Is this project still going?

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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by spriso » 10 Dec 2011 08:21

The Coupe is resting again until I finish the wife's 1500 Fairlady Roadster project. This is a full frame-off, every nut and bolt replaced, epic project (which is getting close to being done!)

I have heavily documented the project and have a build thread here: http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/forum/v ... =7&t=15926

I am still collecting parts for the Coupe... It is warm, safe, and dry until then...

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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by macdatty » 01 Sep 2012 05:23

Any updates on this?
I'm pretty sure this is going to be one of my favourite cars. Can't wait to see it done!!

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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by spriso » 14 Nov 2012 21:40

Out of storage, the Bluebird is back in the nest!

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Now we just need to decide on what to do next... :lol:

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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by goichi1 » 14 Nov 2012 22:02

Micheal, first you gotta go out there and just stare at it.....if it don't happen in the first 5 minutes, try again tomorrow night!! :lol:

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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by dislexicdime » 14 Nov 2012 22:13

sit in it and get inspired
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i need another garage mine is full of part's

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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by goichi1 » 14 Nov 2012 22:41

All kidding aside, I'm sure whatever you do with it, it'll be the nicest on the planet. please keep the pics and progress coming!!

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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by okayfine » 15 Nov 2012 07:01

One last hurrah with all your NOS parts?
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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by spriso » 15 Nov 2012 08:18

No, most of the NOS stuff will go on when it finally gets painted-- no reason to get out the good stuff until we are really ready...

Looking at the car last night, it is not the sweetest example by any means-- it is going to need a lot of panel replacement at some point, thankfully I have all of them.

Right now the goal is to get it running and driving again, and sort it out. Then I will take it apart for paint, inside and out.

11+ years off the road is too long.

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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by Mattndew76 » 20 Nov 2012 20:04

Good to see it (coupe) going together.
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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Post by spriso » 20 Nov 2012 21:03

I pulled the engine and trans out of the car last weekend and put it up on the stand.... I have had this engine for 10+ years now, but figured that I should probably do a good inspection (and clean up) on it before it goes back into the car.

I pulled the upper and lower oil pans off and did a crank and rod bearing inspection and everything looks great. I am going to put a new oil and water pump on the engine as well as a new stock S15 turbo (the one on the engine appeared to have blown seals). Those parts are on order with Nissan and I should have them here next week.

I have the next few days off, so I will be busy out in the shop getting a load of hardware ready to go out for plating, and getting the engine cleaned up, and little things like getting the correct senders (for the SSS instrument cluster) installed, etc.

Then it will be on to the engine compartment to build brake lines, etc...

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