Monday, April 18, 2011

Update> Patrick's long road from s13 to s14...First long awaited post for 2011!

So I guess now would be a good time to introduce myself and my cars. My goal with all the cars I build is to make a car that I can daily drive with as little issue's as possible and that will take all the abuse I can dish out on the track.

I started with an s13 hatch that had a ka24de with a gt3071r running about 9psi. I drifted the car at a few drag and drift events at fir and the final event I did was at pir. The car a blast to drive there, but it was slightly under powered and my clutch was slipping towards the end of the day. So when I got home I removed the engine to paint the car, and at the same time add a bodykit, upgrade the injectors from 550's to 1000cc's, upgrade my turbo manifold, ect. But unfortunatly, things spiralled out of control and I started to make a dedicated track car which is what I originally did not want.

Fast forward a couple months and I lost intrest in the s13 and I bought a silver s14. The car was an se with no sunroof, but unfortunatly was an auto/abs/leather car the was pretty wore. The stock ka was on its last leg, so I decided to put the engine and trans out of the s13 into the s14 with some upgrade. I bought an ams fuel kit, act clutch and flywheel for the rb25, street or strip concepts manifold, and some other misc parts. I eventully got the car running with some help from champa. The final outcome was 17psi from the gt3071r on a completely stock ka with the help of alot of e85.

I eventually added wheels and suspention to the car in the form of ksport coilovers and varrstoen wheels. I've been daily driving the car for a couple months now.

This past weekend I decided to drag race my car at the local imports vs. domestics event, but on the first run I spun in 1st-3rd gear and when I finally caught traction I sheared third gear off. After scott tow'd me home, I replaced the trans the next day at my work. My plans for the future are to dyno tune the car at 22psi of boost, go to the next local drift event and continue to daily drive the car.

Sorry for the long introduction, but I think that should bring everyone up to speed on whats going on with the car.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Snaps> jared Winning!

there was a local show import vs domestic show @ speedworld last night and I had no intention of showing, however the judges saw my car and told me to enter and i pulled a charlie sheen and got best in show for infinity/nissan class! Winning!!

def made my night.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Snaps > Damien's build update (EFR turbo style)

Time for and update!

Lately I have been super busy with and increased focus on school which has not allowed much time to focus on the Nissans. When available I have been working towards the final stages of both the daily drive s14 and potential track car.

As of this week we have begun the prepping process to spray the s14 street car. I have decided to add JDM Navan side skirts and Kouki rear valances. The JDM front bumper being new also needed paint so why not reshoot the entire car?.... Exactly

Before beginning the prep work I had requested Yoshi Photography snap a few pictures of the car. Without hesitation the offer was accepted and the rest was history. Yoshi went out of his way to snap pictures at such a short notice. Thank you Yoshi; be sure to call when you are ready to upgrade that KA heart attack to alive and well SR20 before race wars!

In addition to paint prep I have finally decided what color to paint the grids. Decision remains no color at all but a polished finish.

Drove clear out to Surprise, AZ to drop off the wheels for polish and have recently received and update; wheels will be done next weekend.

Soon enough the s14 will be sitting perfectly as viewed in my dreams. As regards power; I plan to replace all vacuum lines to the new push lock lines before doubling the boost pressure. Now that the car is driven regularly I have clocked 97,200 miles on the 97 240sx. Maybe I’ll have a celebration once it reaches the 100,000 mile mark.

Here are a few pictures from the photo shoot.

As for the track car progress is finally underway; Daniel at Boost Junkyz has completed the custom turbo kit within one week which is sooner than I expected. We are sticking to the JDM SR platform but upgrading to the Engineered for Racing turbo from BorgWarner.

The new efr turbos’ aren’t upgrades to an existing turbo lineup; they are a completely new species from my research and understanding. Hopefully soon the track car will be drivable so I can finally hit the track.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Event> TF X FD LBC....see you there!

Most of us will be making a trip to socal for FD long beach this week! see you guys there!