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    Damson s14a rebuild

    New to posting on here buy been lurking a while
    A few of you will probably recognise the car as "mattygee" 's old car I have been bring back to life
    Sorry if bits get confusing I'm copy and pasting from another website
    So long time no update, don't lots I need to try update but major update is I swapped my mr2 for a nissan s14a

    Stage one and had just been dynoed at 290bhp after being mapped, 3 month old hsd coilovers brand new japspeed exhaust system, lots off goodies.
    Unfortunately though


    A tree jumped out on it
    So it's been sat at home the last couple of months then I spotted a gem on facebook and two days later (today) I found myself owning the perfect shell



    Shell underside has been undersealed and is rust free
    Rear arches are bubbled but easy fix
    Fully polly bushed subframe and back end
    R33 skyline rear brakes


    And been on a few track days
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    so had 2 day off work now so been cracking on with the s14
    first job was to sort out the interior, everything was just thrown in the shell.


    every thing out and sorted through



    found some rust which isnt to bad for one of these because its been fully undersealed in the past

    rust converter applied

    zinc primed

    painted with a can of blue paint i had laying about



    then had to strip the green one to get the carpet out
    bride seat got destroyed in the crash, i ended up smashing the seat subframe to get it out then released how expensive the sub frames are alm: :bawling:

    and the carpet eventually in the purple one, thats all i got done on the first day as the rest treating took up lots of time



    next day i cracked straight on (didnt get any photos till evening when i was packing up)
    the car use to have powerfold mirrors which use a diffrent plug for wingmirrors, so i had to cut the plug off the plug off and solder on a new one


    whole interior has been fitted apart from a drivers seat as i need to buy a new one same story with steering wheel



    front coilovers fitted


    front brakes also fitted but still need to fit brake lines, old owner choped the old lines off so having to take the ones off the green one


    so still to do
    fit front brake lines
    fit rear toe arms
    fit drivers seat
    fit exhaust
    fit boost controller
    boost gauge if i find one
    fit rear coilovers
    sort rear rusty arches
    then its ready for the engine
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    Had a couple of hours this evening after spending all day fitting a roll cage to my friends car
    managed to get the rear coilovers on and driftworks rear toe arms fitted


    And how it currently sits

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    So as of last night the engine has been removed from the green 200
    Started by disconnecting all the wires and pipes there isn't too much to disconnect in the scheme of things




    Engine on its way out


    Aaand it's out


    Plans while it's out

    Change alternator
    Degrease engine
    Replace gaskets if needed
    Change clutch
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    Lots have been done but not really taken many pictures so here's what I have


    Gearbox off the engine

    Clutch locks to be in good condition so ill leave it on till I go for upgrade powers


    Gearbox refitted then engine dropped into the new shell with hard race engine mounts


    Car our with the old one


    Intercooler kit fitted


    Boost controler fitted in a carbon fibre surround


    Got loads more to update but phone only has 2% battery so another day
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    Plugged a battery in all the interior electrics work which is nice


    Painted the engine fan ford graphite gray



    Re undersealed the underside it's clean apart from 3 patches my friend will be cutting out ad welding up


    Japspeed exhaust is now on, going to get a flexi decat pipe as current it's solid bolted to the turbo and is known to crack manifolds



    Fitted new belts to the engine, just needs oil and radaitor then it's ready to start


    And how it's currently sat



    In between all this I did some work on the bmw and forgot to do up the bonnet pins which resulted in the bonnet flying up at 70 and smashing the windscreen



    It'd already got a new nice green bonnet and the world's happiest man fitted a new windscreen

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    so updates to things
    s14:
    finished painting the last 2 wheels


    fitted






    engine bay
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    S14:
    Fitted the other side adjustable rear tow arms

    And just ordered rear camber arms too

    Then I fitted some uprated front tie rods, standards are prone to bending and looked quite old so fitted some japspeed strengthens ones

    Fitted

    They also have a built in rack spacer to give more steering lock



    Painted the front calipers as they looked a bit crap






    Then fitted some 10mm spacers for the front wheels




    Bmw:
    Another picture poped up from the weekend
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    S14:
    The engine now starts
    https://youtu.be/aumUodvgG9s

    And it also now drives
    https://youtu.be/apgD6Aiah7k

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    Glad to see that this car is coming back to life, was such a great car in its former life, look after it
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    My car on THRLL: http://thrll.com/car/1998-nissan-200sx-12410
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    1998 Nissan 200sx s14a , 2000 std 5 speed with nismo supercoppermix clutch bn6 Sapphire Blue

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    Had a day off work today so fitted the rear camber arms


    Old cruddy arms


    New shiny ones


    Both arms fitted


    Looking clean underneath


    Being 6ft 5 I needed a bit more leg room so fitted a Deep steering wheel and a quick release to space it out



    Once all that was done gave it a wash








    Also got a new rear bumper currently in the spray booth



    Paintwork has tones to swirls so my friend took the spoiler home to test machine polisher on results look good
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    My first S14a was Damson, best colour IMHO.

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    Good to see another Damson about. There aren't that many of them around. I'll certainly be keeping an eye on this project .

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    Im so glad to see my SX ended up in the hands of another enthusiast in the end, good luck with the project Dan, ill be following with interest Loving that it will have a Zenki rear again
    Its gone!

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    I have a navan spoiler too but not to sure if I like it enough, would rather have a zenki one too

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    Kouki Spoiler > Navan
    Its gone!

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    Navan is the zenki wing. I really like mine but the kouki wing is the best for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyGee View Post
    Kouki Spoiler > Navan
    That what I thought and why I didn't send it with the bumper for paint
    Quote Originally Posted by Chriscooke View Post
    Navan is the zenki wing. I really like mine but the kouki wing is the best for sure.
    At least you know what im on about 😂

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    Got my bumper back


    Very impressed with it

    Fitted some number plate lights



    Bumper all fitted


    Then did 4 wheel alignment



    As you can see it was very far out all 4 wheels now aligned not much left to do
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    Not much has been going on apart from fitted some gauges

    Then gave it a wash






    Will get lower profile rear tyres when they ware out
    And need a exhaust blow sorting from the manifold to turbo joint
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