2dr CA18det build

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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by two_68_510s » 21 Nov 2011 08:12

Great looking brake lines.
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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by q-tip » 21 Nov 2011 08:17

power must be nice but the quicker steering ratio must be even better
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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by blkdackz1 » 21 Nov 2011 09:01

Being from San Diego and all, maybe you'd like to help a fellow dimer out with wiring an SR?, or just hang and compare cars.... we'll consider mine a diamond in "really" rough!

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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by two_68_510s » 21 Nov 2011 11:18

"Being from San Diego and all, maybe you'd like to help a fellow dimer out with wiring an SR?, or just hang and compare cars.... we'll consider mine a diamond in "really" rough!"

You need to find these guys:

http://www.meetup.com/hands-on-datsun/events/41749412/
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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by cosmo1stgen » 21 Nov 2011 22:41

kayakdude07

I checked the control arm pivots on the s12 crossmember they are 25" apart.

blkdackz1

Sure. Id like to check out your car sometime. Mine was definitely a rough piece of coal when I got it. Enough time and money though and anything can be fixed! If I ever had anytime id be down to help you with some wiring but i dont have much. I use to install and tune aftermarket engine managements as part of my living. Still do from time to time. Currently doing one for a friend. An MS3 ecu in a long travel sand car with a supercharged lexus V8. Barely have enough time to work on my own car lately.


Here are some more recent pictures from under the hood. The valve covers are powder coated in as close to the original red as I could find. The intake manifold had all unnecessary holes welded up and bosses cut off. The manifold has been bead blasted and powder coated in texture aluminum to mimic the stock casting and not oxidize. All the intercooler pipes, power steering fluid reservoir, upper radiator support, coolant overflow and a bunch of misc brackets have been powder coated in wrinkle black.
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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by cosmo1stgen » 21 Nov 2011 22:59

Here is one more pic of under the hood. A picture of the front end. Has BMW ellipsoid low beams with 4500k HIDs. BMW high beams with standard bulbs. SSS grille has been bead blasted re polished and painted. Need to find a good place in SD to repair and re chrome my bumpers.
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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by S15DET » 22 Nov 2011 04:42

Great color choices there, very nice looking engine bay. Wrinkle black is the way to go for the understated, original look. The intake manifold looks great as well, nice work there! Bravo.

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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by cosmo1stgen » 22 Nov 2011 22:31

S15DET wrote:Great color choices there, very nice looking engine bay. Wrinkle black is the way to go for the understated, original look. The intake manifold looks great as well, nice work there! Bravo.
Thanks! Im glad you look at is as understated and original looking. That is exactly the look I was going for. Im not a big fan of a ton of polished parts and wanted my engine swap to look like it came from the factory. Im also a fan of your car great build.

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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by goichi1 » 22 Nov 2011 22:50

I'm a big fan of that look too!! that's what I have planned for the wagon, black wrinkle coat on most stuff....I am trying to stay away from polished parts....I do want it clean as yours too!!

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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by kayakdude07 » 24 Nov 2011 23:01

cosmo1stgen wrote:...Bumpsteer....I do know after I measured everything that the s12 control arms were shortened exactly 2 inches per side.
Yep, I'm definitely aware of the bumpsteer issues and I'm dreaming of ways to get around it.
Thanks but what was the original or shortened length of the S12 LCAs?
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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by cosmo1stgen » 28 Nov 2011 19:46

kayakdude07

Sorry for the wait. The shortened S12 control arms are 11.5 inches from the center of the control arm bushing to the center of the ball joint.

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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by rdanard » 31 Dec 2011 03:01

What kind of steering column do you have? i just saw some modern turn signals and washer switch

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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by supra510 » 17 Jan 2012 21:08

Looks great, nice job.
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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by wagon jon » 06 Feb 2012 19:52

Very clean. Great work.
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Re: 2dr CA18det build

Post by shurmack » 06 Jul 2018 10:25

Received the rear bumper from Dave and installed, what a great fit! We did however use the brackets i already had which were powder coated. The exhaust fits perfect considering the bumper was not present at time of exhaust fabrication.
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