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    Quote Originally Posted by pdh14a View Post
    This is going to be good
    Why do it now though Pete with the summer coming surely this should be a winter project
    Who wants to work underneath a car in the winter if they dont have too
    Its cold!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rude Dog View Post
    Who wants to work underneath a car in the winter if they dont have too
    Its cold!
    me and Pete were fitting a new turbo on the 13 ... in the winter ... it was ****ing freezing we arent doing that again

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    I made these blocks to support the shell, high density foam backed



    If you pull these electrical connectors out the clips break



    There are 2 prongs at the back




    Best way to remove them is fit a socket over the prongs



    Dropped the lot












    Under the NS has some slight rust




    Only primer under the diff cooler bracket





    What a slaphead I forgot to tell Lynxy to undo the driveshaft nuts before the car was jacked up. Had to resort to stilsons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrol View Post
    Only primer under the diff cooler bracket


    Ha ha yours is rustier than mine

    that subframe is in a shocking state, poor shame

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    you call that shocking?

    christ, i'm glad i don't post pictures of my s13 underneath on here


    good job you're doing it now before it gets any worse.. should last a long time.
    white '94 s13 200sx scrapped - mapped to 1.45bar. OS giken box, garrett GT2876R, 950cc injectors, ORC twin plate, nistune. 349bhp/325lbft @ 1.3bar CA18DET
    white '96 s13 180sx - type g with more kouki bits - RB25DET, GTR steel twin turbo conversion, RB26 crank & rods. 2.6L VVT twin turbo, SR20 OSG box, OSG STR twin plate clutch, Z32 ECU w/ nistune.

    current status: 180 a bit broken but to be repaired.

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    pfah, you think that's shocking? wait until you see mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by archenemy.co.uk View Post
    Ha ha yours is rustier than mine
    Now you got me worried about the sills
    Lynxy has told me he want's 4.50 / Hr I can't afford those prices Might lash some Cillit Bang on the rust and bolt it back together. Could be back to 200SX related real soon
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    I cant wait to read this if its anything like your S13 one!

    I just wish i had the patience to do this myself.

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    Looking forward to the write up on this...

    I need to do my own at some point this summer ... not a job I am looking forward too as enjoying driving it too much

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    if i leave my car on your driveway for long enough, will it be restored?

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    Quote Originally Posted by studioworks View Post
    I cant wait to read this if its anything like your S13 one!
    Pete is really going to be Anal in his restore of the S14a. The S13 was just a quick spruce up He is planning a proper Job on the S14a for sure.

    Bear in mind that the S14a is in absolutley perfect nick, cleanliness and repair, would be a good end point for most peoples project but its the start of Pete's

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    well this morning Pete buggered his ankle up so when i got home from school i got the tools out and carried on with the work. i'm glad to say the diff is out and the subframe is completely stripped pics to come soon

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    Got to love dedicated restorations like this, totally demands respect

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    Lol, thats waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than mine!

    Will watch with interest too!

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    I don't like using solvent based cleaners on rubber seals & boots etc as it tends to loose its suppleness. I have cleaned the driveshaft boot up with pledge and a toothbrush I need to mask them up before shotblasting and painting.

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    Very nice dude, what are you going to use to paint the shafts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by _James_ View Post
    I went to remove mine when I did the diff oil, loads of rusted on 10mm. Shear-heaven I thought. How much does the cooler weigh? What top you block the pipes with? Sorry to go off topic a bit!
    Not a good idea for any car that will see a track

    Quote Originally Posted by Midlands_si View Post
    Just loop the pipes use one of them and reconnect it to the other outlet

    Weighs a bit, say 4/5kgs guesstimate?
    Thats the way to do it it is quite heavy

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    Quote Originally Posted by doz View Post
    Very nice dude, what are you going to use to paint the shafts?
    Probably this 2K epoxy http://www.rust.co.uk/epoxy-mastic.cfm Followed by 2 coats of 2K black gloss.

    I thought of having everything powder coated but the high temps would feck the rubber bushes up I don't fancy stripping every bush out so it looks like everything will be wet sprayed.
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    I have been stripping my S14 recently but i have just gone down the route of removing rust and then slapping a coat of black hammerite on it. I to can't believe the lack of rust protection on these cars and i am surprised that my 95 model has not got the rust worm worse than it has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archenemy.co.uk View Post
    Not a good idea for any car that will see a track
    Personally I don't think the diff oil cooler is necessary. Mine went in the skip years ago...

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