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    Default A 240sx to Piss Off the Purists

    Well can't leave well enough alone and picked up another rig. This time it's a 240, a 1990 s13 with 2 previous owners, although they must have been kinda hard on her haha. Car is originally from Virginia and has no rust at all something unheard of in my area of atlantic Canada. Traded my 1974 Datsun 620 project for it and seems I got a pretty good deal. Came with D2 coils, enjuku er spec 10 point cage, nrg suede wheel with quick release, spl titanium arms, 5 lug conversion and quite a bit more.

    Was thinking about an RB swap but since it came with ls1 mounts and I had an aluminum 5.3 sitting around I'm going to be going that route.

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    Bolted down the fenders and set the hood on just so they wouldn't be in the way



    Interior is gutted waiting on installing the cage. Dash is just sitting in there in this pic



    Tearing into the 5.3 here, it's getting full forged internals, cam, rockers, and some head work to start



    Why the forged internals? Because of this



    Garage is pretty full at the moment



    Those of you with keen eyes might notice the stripped Sr20 on the stand in the background, and if you're really looking might notice the sr20ve on the floor beside it. That hybrid is going in my other car (build thread on here)



    It used to have a bored and stroked 11:1 fully built l series but that thing was a bastard on the street. Full suspension and driveline has already been done on it, pretty much ever nut and bolt besides cosmetics haha.

    Did some more small stuff, decided to throw the bumper and lights on just to make me feel like theres some actual progress on the go.



    Also got ahold of a front sump pan and notched crossmember



    Glitter because why not



    Now for the part that's really going to piss off the Nissan or even jdm purists. Picking up the trans in a few days and going with an old school 3 speed chev automatic. I know there's some eyes rolling now but in the end its my car and i'll do what i want, car will see some strip time and there's just no beating an old built auto with a transbrake in that regard. Especially with the power this engine is going to be making my options for a beefy manual were limited to only a few options.

    Keep an eye on this thread because hopefully a placeholder 6 litre will be installed soon to get some major progress started!
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    3 speed auto to my eurropean stick-driving ears sounds pretty awful but hey I never raced at the dragstrip with 1khp so who knows

    Definitely following the fully forged big turbo v8 stuff

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    Im doing a modern 4l60e auto/5.3 combo in my S13 as well. Just due to budget and making it a stupid street car to hurt feelings lol
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    he mustve enjoyed that bj.

    i know for a fact you chubby bitches could suck the air bubbles out of a brake line

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    Picked up the th400 trans yesterday and while I was out of town did a quick search of the local classifieds for some cheap 5 lug wheels so i could put my 5 lug hubs on. Wanted to get rid of the bent rusted 4 bolt wheels and tires on the car that didn't hold air and found these haha



    Some old 70s Cragers, got them for essentially nothing. 15x7 with some terrible positive offset but it gets my other hubs on.... And maybe piss off some more people in the process lol



    They poke a good amount but picking up some over fenders soon so they might end up tucking eventually. Going to grab some very cheap (possibly free) tires for the 2 fronts then ill actually be able to push this thing around
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    Well not much of an update but some small progress to say i did something. Was considering what i was going to do about the mismatched bumper and some bare metal and found some paint on clearance for 2.99 a can haha. Gave the car a quick sand finishing at 600 grit before spraying, even if you're half assing something might as well do the proper prep work.



    Also picked up some cheap used tires to throw on the cragers, going to go about mounting them at work tomorrow.

    Finally got all the old tape off one of my rear fenders, took over an hour with a scraper and a can of Acetone....stuff is really on there.

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    There are 240sx "purists"? Where?

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    I like the idea of something different, but just make sure you’re definitely building this for yourself and not getting diverted by focusing on making a ***** baiter (h8r baiter)
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    Loving the progress, crazy how big a couple of changes can make a car look completely different.

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    Loving the rattle can look.

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    Well unfortunately not much to report here Winter has hit pretty hard and just got the car tarped in time, next chance going to push the car into the temporary tarp garage to wait out the winter. The Datsun gets the real garage while the sr20ve swap is completed lol. Will at least finish up the spray bomb job and maybe get a junk block set in the engine bay so i can play around with welding up an exhaust and figuring out where i'm running everything.
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    Wow haven't updated this in awhile

    Got the car thrown into the tarp shanty shortly after my last post and it sat there for awhile until a cheap 4.8 v8 popped up with all accessories. Grabbed that and threw it in to start fabbing everything up.



    Engine dropped right in no problems, besides trying to wheel an engine crane through snow and frozen dirt with an iron block v8 on it...



    Picked up some cheap turbo headers to work with. Needed some modification to work but was eventually going to do that



    Got the harness all trimed down and ready to swap in



    Now for a big 180... My local area is pretty small and this is one of a handful of 240s that are around, as I'm building this it turns out that two of the other local guys are LS swapping theirs too, kind of turned me off of the whole idea and the car sat again... until a RB popped up with swap mounts and harness for a steal



    So maybe it's not the "H8tr Baiter" (my friends and I have started calling it that since the previous comment) it used to be but is unique once again! Plans so far are for a larger turbo (hx35), turbo Manifold, injectors, and a MAF to start. Should get pretty close to 400whp and a decent starting point!
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    Why not try to out-do the other LS swap guys instead of dropping the power for an old RB20?

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    It aint no JZ, but it'll do I like the RB heaps more than an american v8 though

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotto View Post
    Why not try to out-do the other LS swap guys instead of dropping the power for an old RB20?
    Going the V8 route was kind of out of my normal area but since it came with the mounts decided to go with it. Swapping an RB was always in the back of my mind, The rb20 may be old and not have a huge fan base but itll still make 400whp easy and break the chassis in for one of its bigger brothers down the road


    Also snagged some of the few parts I need, turbo manifold, flywheel, clutch and a trans. Might get my cage welded in soon so I can get the dash bolted in place and figure out what I'm going to do for a seat.
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    Well she's in! Trans mount isn't lining up but everything else is... guess the mount must be for another engine combo, nothing a cut off wheel and a grinder cant fix though

    All bolted up







    Next up is throwing my turbo manifold on and finishing up the wiring. Hopefully the engine will be running in the near future!
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    Went at the car again today and got all the wiring finished up to tie the RB into the chassis.

    The chassis harness was completely unplugged when I got it with no relays or fuses so that made for a great time. Made a quick stop at the junkyard to raid a few early 90s Nissan's for them. Eventually had everything but spark and spent almost 2 hours going through everything with a meter and checking grounds until I found that the ecu wasnt fully plugged in lol, fired right up after that!
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    I'm loving to see the progress in that (shell) if I can say that, because for me is a shell in a good way.
    Hope to see more of it.

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