Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Update> Keepin' up with Damien...building and looking ahead

It’s a long story but I’ll shorten it for the sake of less reading. Some of you may remember my Red coupe; s13sr20, 2871, cage, buckets, Power FC, all the necessary add-ons and Power! Actually most still remember the coupe as it has been motor less and whored out as it is still floating around Arizona since I departed with it. The coupe was fine and all, even perfect for a track car but ever since I sold my last s14 I always wanted another. S14 owners who actually take care and value comfort with performance know exactly what I’m talking about. There’s something about this 13 year old car and the way it sits, handles, sounds, and looks that keeps me interested in it at all times.

THE PAST






Presented with an opportunity to buy the 1997 Nissan 240sx I had to make the move. Remove the motor from the coupe leaving it a rolling chassis; I quickly sold it though losing quite a bit on the deal just to purchase the 97 shell. Some times you have to lose a little to gain a lot.

I removed all remaining components from the s14 to ensure they were properly installed; sub frames, brakes, axles, etc. Engine bay was already motor less so a little spit shine did the job.

Fast forward; I have completely reassembled the s14 and equipped the engine with the Greddy 20G bolt on kit. However, more power has always been a want/need so the 20g kit had to go. Over the past 6 months I’ve worked with different “fabricators” who helped build the custom exhaust manifold, intake manifold, and John from future fab to fix their mistakes.

Currently the car is sitting in line waiting to be tuned by Jason at ProEFI.com- ask for Adam tell him Damien sent you =)

THE PRESENT


















I’m hoping to put down more power than before and do so with style.

Everyone builds for a reason; some to show off their work, others for performance, I build because it’s what I love to do. Every project allows me to learn and further my knowledge with automotives. Each build completed becomes more gangster as my knowledge has grown.

You’ll notice this car once it’s complete… It’ll be one to remember!

-Damien

3 comments:

ChrisFCPrice said...

Car looks good Damien!

jared said...

LOWER!!!

dramasplayhouse said...

Looks hot!! this one is probably one of my favorite koukis.