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    #21 nick_cal94

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    Posted 20 December 2015 - 06:08 PM

    Yeah just ripped the old one out, and the new one fits straight in by pressing it, didn't use any adhesive as it has a little lip that holds it in, it's actually quite hard to pull it back out once it's in.

    I'd also love to do all the other weatherseals and trims around the doors and boot, I imagine it could good pretty pricey though.


    Edited by nick_cal94, 20 December 2015 - 06:09 PM.

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    Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:53 PM

    Figured this thread was due for an update.

    Finally got an opportunity to get the manual conversion done, yep, no longer auto  :yay:

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    I had PZP work their magic while I was over east for a week. Would have like to attempt it myself but time, space and resources were limiting. Plus this way the work is top quality and was super convenient being a drive in, drive out conversion. 

    So I've just been driving it anywhere and everywhere the past month, just enjoying it, it's so much more fun to drive now, fuel consumption's taken a dive but eh...

    Went with an Exedy heavy duty 5 puk clutch, definitely took a while to get used to at low speed, I've never driven a car with one of these for more than an hour before. 

    Feels awesome now though, braided line, gktech shifter bush + return springs, new shifter help a lot too.

    Seems I got lucky with the gearbox I bought too haha, no apparent issues so far.

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    Edited by nick_cal94, 20 March 2018 - 11:25 AM.

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    Posted 13 February 2016 - 12:27 AM

    The rocker cover gasket had been weeping very slightly since I bought the car, figured the gasket's never been replaced, so that was next. The black paint was also starting to look a little worse for wear, so I decided to fix that too.

    Pulled the cover off and binned the gasket and plug well seals, started cleaning the cover and stripping the old paint off.

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    I have a thing for candy and metallic reds, so that's what I went with; VHT anodized colour coat, metallic silver base coat with a candy/translucent red top coat.

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    Base coat done, moved on to the colour. Doesn't look like much here...

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    This is how it turned out the next morning after a few coats of red. I did the lettering in gunmetal grey, and finished it off with a few coats of clear.

    Pretty damn happy with it :D

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    All back together, new gasket and plug well seals, also replaced the pcv valve, hose and grommet.

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    Also did the strut bar mounts the same colour, polished the bar a bit.

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    Only bad thing is now it makes everything else in the engine bay look sheet...


    Edited by nick_cal94, 20 March 2018 - 11:32 AM.

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    Posted 13 February 2016 - 12:06 PM

    Cam cover looks great dude!


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    Posted 14 February 2016 - 08:29 AM

    Wow looks like a nice tidy manual job - what was the price?

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    Posted 14 February 2016 - 09:54 PM

    Thanks, I'm not even sure how much all the parts cost me, I'd been collecting them over 6 or so months and tried to get as much as I could brand new. The labour from PZP was around $900.


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    Posted 02 March 2016 - 11:07 AM

    well done dude... Rocker cover looks wicked keep up the good work and you will have to take me for a spin now its manual !!! 


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    Posted 02 March 2016 - 08:58 PM

    Wow rocker cover looks awesome👍. Did you paint it from cans? It looks insane. Where did you get the paint from?
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    Posted 03 March 2016 - 10:11 PM

    @driftpig Yeah didn't go too badly, yeah from rattle cans. It's a paint VHT make, called Anodized coat, two stage with the silver metallic base and then the red top coat, finished with a few coats of clear. Got the paint from work, Autobarn, but any of the major parts stores should have it. Duplicolour Metalcast is similar but I think the VHT stuff turns out better.

     

    @pimpin_calais89 Yeah for sure man, I've been super busy with uni lately but I can try and come past yours when you'e free, or vice versa. 


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    Posted 04 March 2016 - 06:12 AM

    Runs to Supercheap to get a stack of VHT paint


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    Posted 04 March 2016 - 09:59 AM

    Duplicolour Metalcast is pretty damn cool stuff. Seen it done on brakes, very metallic and shiny.

     

    But yeh, major probs on the cover!


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    Posted 26 October 2016 - 10:20 PM

    Jeez, been a while since I touched this thread and hardly anything's changed. I'll put some pics up anyway  :P

    Acquired a genuine JDM Kouki wing:

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    Picked up these, STD Racing coilovers, lowered it a bit, still perfectly driveable as a daily and handles much better. 

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    Got a set of Earls braided turbo lines from GKTech, took the opportunity to put in new MLS gaskets and S15 manifold to delete the EGR. Such a sheet job, do not plan on doing again anytime soon.

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    Also noticed my turbo to mani gasket had cracked? I couldn't hear it leak but looks like it might have started to, at least I don't think it had much life left in it. Also had a first look at the piece of sheet exhaust the previous owners had installed... that was just a huge lump of weld at the bottom of the dump inlet, there wasn't even that much room to accommodate the corresponding dump nut.

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    Exhaust was now added to the to-do list. I like genuine sheet though, so in the mean time I bought a new set of S15 floor mats from Total Nissan and a dash mat:

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    After:

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    Sticking with the OEM theme, I picked up a genuine JDM Kouki rear bar. I had it sitting in the shed for a few months before deciding to just give painting it a go. It went better than expected but it's far from perfect. Respray is in order anyway within the next couple of years, so I'm not too fussed about it, I'm just happy that the ADM reflector bar is gone :D

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    Before and after: The colour didn't match perfectly however, it's most noticeable under white flourescent lights, petrol stations etc. Interestingly though it's the same shade of red as the wing, which I didn't paint...

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    The exhaust was now rubbing on the new bumper, obviously couldn't have that so it was time to get the exhaust re-done. I had previously picked up a HKS Hi-Power catback from an R33 which was hardly used, and also a HPI stainless dump and dual front pipe off Israel a couple of months before.

    I got Mettams in Morley to make a 3" mild steel catback section with the HKS muffler and mate it the HPI front section retaining the 3" cat that was on the old system. 

    Sounds heaps better, a lot deeper with a slightly different tone and also a bit quieter.

    It sat a bit low though, as you can see in the pic, and had a lot of side to side movement. I was a bit surprised to see Mettams had re-used the old rubbers on the hangers, I would have thought they'd be replaced with new ones, but oh well. 

    I have since ordered new polyurethane GKTech hangers, which brought the exhaust up slightly and also got rid of most of the side to side movement.

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    Aaand that's it for now haha. This is probably a pretty boring thread compared to some, hopefully I'll start doing some proper sheet soon :P

    Plans from here basically include a bit more suspension stuff, rear camber arms and tie rod ends have been ordered which will be here in a few days hopefully, then it's just install and alignment. After that I can finally start prepping the car to be tuned, aiming to get that done by the end of the year, but still trying to suss out what I need/what I don't need, longer term power goals etc.

    Still on the hunt for Navan skirts & front bar and JDM Kouki pods, but exterior stuff along with wheels can wait a little while longer. 


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    Posted 27 October 2016 - 09:35 AM

    That was not a boring thread, always good to see some one restoring a Silvia.

    I had a red JDM kouki aero wing as well I sold start of the year. I can't wait to see the front end.


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    Posted 27 October 2016 - 01:20 PM

    Thanks man, it's slow going making it into the car I want, but it's getting there.

    Actually I think it was me that bought your wing lol. Were you selling a heap of other red kouki parts at the same time?


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    Posted 29 October 2016 - 03:01 PM

    Nice additions to the s14 man. Will look mint once you piece together the rest of the jdm kit.

     

    Also, how much did total nissan charge for the floor mats?


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    Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:48 PM

    Time for an update I think. Haven't touched this for a while  :lol:

    Camber arms and new tie rod ends went in, and I got the car aligned. The stock tie rod ends didn't have any noticeable play, but the boots were munted. However the car felt sooo much tighter in the steering after the new ends went in. Pretty stoked at how it handles now.

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    Finally got around to sorting go fast bits, ordered Nismo 740cc injectors off RHDJapan. I was considering a cheaper option like Deatschwerks or FiveO Motorsport, but I wasn't convinced of the quality.

    Also picked up some cams, originally I wasn't going to bother as the only options seemed to be poncams, and I didn't want those unless I was going bigger turbo.

    These however, are a pretty rare set of Greddy Easy cams. At 256/264 duration and 10.5mm lift, they seemed a lot better matched for a basic, stock turbo setup. Plus I've been looking for a set for ages and these were a good price, so I couldn't pass them up  :P

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    Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:54 PM

    Nice additions to the s14 man. Will look mint once you piece together the rest of the jdm kit.

     

    Also, how much did total nissan charge for the floor mats?

    Cheers man, floor mats were $115 I'm pretty sure.


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    Posted 27 January 2017 - 12:16 AM

    So the car went in to C-Red earlier this week to get the injectors, cams and a Nistune installed and tuned. This is where things get kinda weird....

    Basically everything went pretty well, however I was expecting numbers around 250rwhp with the mods I have (injectors, fuel pump, fmic, exhaust, boost and cams). I knew my limiting factors for power would be the stock turbo and stock afm, however as I understood it, the stock T28 is good for 12-14psi with the upper limit above 15psi and the afm good for over 250rwhp. 

    Now I've also heard C-Red's dyno reads low, but... my car rolled off having only made 193.2hp on 10psi....  :unsure:  I'll upload the dyno sheet, but I was informed my afm is maxed and turbo will be out of it's efficiency range at 14psi, apparently even 12 is a stretch.

     

    I'm not that fussed about numbers, and to be honest the car does drive well and I have noticeably better midrange and topend, but this was MUCH lower than what I was expecting. Plus the claims about the afm and turbo just don't seem right to me.

    So I'm not really sure what to do at this stage... Do I take the car somewhere else and get it either evaluated or retuned? Or stay at C-Red and try and get more out of it with a Z32 afm (which I was planning on getting anyway) and just run it at more boost, despite what I was told.

     

    Opinions/thoughts would be greatly appreciated, I'm still new to the tuning game so I'm not 100% sure where to go from here  :)

     

    Also, I plan to get the car compression tested asap just to make sure there nothing more sinister going on (I know, I should have done it earlier)

    EDIT This may partially be my fault as I didn't really specify how much power I wanted out of it, I just wanted it to be as reliable as possible for daily driving...


    Edited by nick_cal94, 27 January 2017 - 12:18 AM.

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    Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:34 AM

    The boost seems pretty low to me, but maybe they kept it there due to the AFM? I'm not up to speed with AFM's on SR's, as I've never run one, so no idea what the limit is for them.

     

    My S15 still has the stock turbo on it, and makes and holds 15psi no problem at all. I have a Power FC though, so no AFM. I haven't had my car on the dyno yet, and since I bought it with the current set-up I can only go on what the previous owner claimed. He said it made just under 300rwhp, which I can't see being right. If I was a betting man, I would think it is more like around 220-250rwhp. Once I get it to Andrew at Hyperdrive, I'll report back.






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