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    Project Not Long Now S13

    Welcome to my project S13. Its been two years now since I got this car, a gold UK 1991 200SX on a H with what had been discribed as having a "head gasket" gone...lol, let the can of worms be opened!

    Once back I set about the head doing the gasket with a nice expensive metal gasket only to fire it up blip the throttle and get the big end banging harder than a pornstar! This was the start of a slippery slope that is my s13. Oh well I thought, I've started now so I may as well finish, so off to the local Nissan dealers for some big ends. I did them with the engine in situ, just jacking it up off its mounts. Had a few problems getting No.3 to sit correctly but thought I had it sorted , bolted it all back together and fired it up......no knocks! Blip throttle.......no knocks, woo hoo So I had my 200 on the road. I went for my maiden drive. Gently I drove round not giving it much stick keeping under 3.5k and the gentle loads but slowly a noise began to rear its head....knock, knock, knock, who's there? Its the big ends again rearing there ugly curved heads! Ended up getting towed back with a total of only 30miles covered

    And that has been the the total mileage I have covered in the car to date the engine was pulled out and I began a strip down.

    While the engine was out my car was left sitting outside my house for a bit.
    One morning I came outside to find half a brick embedded in my windscreen . Who have I upset this time I thought and at the same time thinking it cant get much worse than this. I really thought I had upset someone but after watching the watchdog program and seeing my then neighbour on it for running away with 3.3 million of other people's money they invested with him and him driving a silver sports car (gold can look silver at night) I see what has happened. Message for the Person who threw the brick: How dumb have you gotta be to mix up an silver audi titty with a gold 200, the badges on the front usually help.

    I had my bottom end rebuilt:


    The Block's spec is as follows:

    Honed bores
    Weisco Pistons
    Pauter Con Rods
    New Nissan Oil pump
    New Nissan Crank (Treated after balancing)
    Fully Lightened and Balanced Bottom End
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    do you need a new set of exhaust valves?

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    Thanks but my heads all done......for now
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    The Head has done only 30 miles since it came back from getting skimmed so I just cleaned the face.

    Head on....
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    timing belts on now...

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    You bought a brand new, Nissan crank...from Nissan...at Nissan prices?

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    fraid so! still cheaper than a billet
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    I managed to fit my flywheel, clutch and get bolts in the gearbox today

    Just need to get the car in the same postcode as the engine now!
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    Good work fella

    quite like the gold cam covers not so shore on the blue gearbox

    good spec for the block have you put a metal head gasket in this time?

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    Yeah there is a greddy MHG in there. Was gonna go for another box colour, but blue is what I had there. I know what you mean, not 100% keen on it myself but its better than it looked before, and most of it is tucked out of sight when its in!
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    Ready for a rusty tailgate?

    Got my car to work..........

    Engine soon slipped in
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    On friday I got the engine wired in and fired up. Unfortunately the ebay FPR does leak from the fuel rail so I will have to make a gasket up or see if I can just get the adaptor from the driftworks shop. Unlike the one I got the dw one has the tube that slips up the rail with the rubber seal. Mine has none of that. Next on the list is to get it M.O.T.-able which will include a new screen and I can feel some welding coming!!
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    Well its a mixture of emotions today. Got it all back together and managed to drive out of the workshop, which was nice . I then started checking over the body. There is alot of welding to be done for an mot . I need both sills doing and a patch on the passenger floor and on the passenger chassis rail. Not what I was expecting! Fair enough the last time I gave the underside a good once over was two years ago, but when I tapped it was solid, todays tapping resulted in a large pile of rust on the floor! I also took my spoiler off today to examine the rust and its pretty rough have a look and give me your opinions wether to fix or bin it.....

    Apologies for pic, dropped my phone in fibreglass filler
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    fix it...., go-on

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    Ya think?? There wont be much of it left by the time I cut out the rust.

    Any more takers on the bootlid?
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    carbon boot

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNickos
    carbon boot

    agree

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    How much is a carbon boot?
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    fibreglass is 220 http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.p...&highlight=frp

    carbon would be about 350+ ish.

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    you done alot of work there chap...im just bout toget the bottom end rebuilt on my car...at the same time tho i wanna stick a new turbo and clutch in just to make life a bit faster...how much did it cost you to rebuild the bottom end...so for ive got rods pistons and crank...just need the shells really..you know how much im looking at for labour?

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