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by niceguy
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Adam's formerly supercharged... now soon-to-be-turbo'd, S14
Replies: 777
Views: 204256

Re: Adam's formerly supercharged... now soon-to-be-turbo'd,

Depending on what was used for the graphics, sometimes mineral spirits will work or a gum eraser wheel...I'm surprised the acetone didn't do anything. Worst case, you could always get a semi/gloss sheen aerosol paint to hide it.

Beautiful job overall and love the plating work!
by niceguy
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: May as well start a new thread for new ride.
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Re: May as well start a new thread for new ride.

I actually think those wheels are pretty cool...kindof reminds me of a hi tech/stealth version of the old 'Trios' for any that remember those back in the 90s?

All black wheels look really good with that color!
by niceguy
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Omar's S13
Replies: 15
Views: 2942

Re: Omar's S13

Hey nice job so far. At least you're learning how to do things on your own although it's really sad how paid mechanics sometimes have no problem getting paid for doing garbage work....5psi is definitely enough to have some fun, or was lol. Keep up the good work!
by niceguy
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Adam's formerly supercharged... now soon-to-be-turbo'd, S14
Replies: 777
Views: 204256

Re: Supercharged S14 - Part 2

I got everything back together this weekend. Feels good to drive it again. I'm back to a stock ring and pinion (changed from my 4.6 gears), so it's not quite as torquey/snappy, but it's much more enjoyable to drive on the highway and not be at 4000 rpms the entire time. * That must have been misera...
by niceguy
Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: '93 Altima KA, blown intake manifold gasket options?
Replies: 0
Views: 692

'93 Altima KA, blown intake manifold gasket options?

Alright, well it looks like my '93 KA has blown an intake manifold gasket at #3 cylinder. Using Datascan I've bumped the idle up some to help smooth things out but I have no time and even less desire to change this thing out again on a FWD KA. 1. It's no big deal driving it this way for awhile but I...
by niceguy
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: On the Street
Topic: 4psi Ka24e-t pulls
Replies: 2
Views: 3822

Re: 4psi Ka24e-t pulls

To me that's cool seeing a low boost setup...I'm no expert but I'd guess around 180-190whp or so and it's amazing how few psi it takes to make the KA a really fun motor!
by niceguy
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: After waiting for 4+yrs....
Replies: 22
Views: 3080

Re: After waiting for 4+yrs....

You may be one of the few that have had their Altima longer than me lol....bought my '93 (build date of fall '92) in 2000 and still runs great but plan to retire it this year. Keep up the nice work.
by niceguy
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: '95 Zenki KA-T build
Replies: 484
Views: 312038

Re: '95 Zenki KA-T build - rear end is finally finished.

That really looks great...I bet it gets your enthusiasm going when you see those coated parts to keep the car up! I have a question, when you installed your ES bushings, how do you torque them? I've noticed over the years with ES and Moog poly bushings that the OEM torque ratings won't work due to t...
by niceguy
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: MINI VAN WITH A DIFFERENCE (video Added)
Replies: 72
Views: 9699

Re: MINI VAN WITH A DIFFERENCE (video Added)

Cool project, the Toyota Corolla a generation or two back used the same design. SCC editor Dave Coleman seemed fascinated with it but it was never used on any performance oriented production vehicles.
by niceguy
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Ikera's SOHC Ghetto Ricer
Replies: 28
Views: 5252

Re: Ikera's SOHC Ghetto Ricer

Lol I was wondering how that was even mechanically possible....btw the bronze wheels look great with that matte/satin black paint job.
by niceguy
Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: NA KA24DE///
Replies: 18
Views: 2618

Re: NA KA24DE///

What about this fellow? I chatted with him off and on in the past when building up my '93 Altima. He ran a turbo with big low rpm tq (3-400lbft at or below 3k rpm IIRC) for road racing but then went full NA. He seems to feel the IM and cams are the only thing holding the KA from getting above 170whp...
by niceguy
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Is there anyway to fix a maf?
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

I know on my NA '93 Altima, the mesh provides a laminar airflow that helps keep the MAF/readings happy. I've run a 'hybrid' intake on the car for years with a KN cone filter bolted to a maf adaptor inside the airbox (to reduce heatsoak) but it required removing the mesh. I finally ditched that setup...
by niceguy
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: F1Altima Build (Finished but more to come)
Replies: 18
Views: 2335

Looking good dude, that was Brian's car correct?

I may turbo the '93 one day if I end up keeping it, keep up the nice work...
by niceguy
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Dyno Results
Topic: First KA-T Dyno ever...
Replies: 11
Views: 3537

Nice numbers! You have a build thread yet?
by niceguy
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Supakat's Thread
Replies: 1796
Views: 357668

I love first gear shenanigans lol! Did I hear a toddler in the back somewhere, was that your camera man? :D

That looks like so much fun!
by niceguy
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Busted hood bumpers - Need a DIY solution
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Advance ended up having some in the 'Help' section. It was the pack of two listed for GM/Chrysler and the larger of the 2 screwed in and fit perfectly. It's pretty soft rubber so I don't know if it would hold up as good as OEM in the long run and you'd have to buy 2 packs to get a pair that work but...
by niceguy
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Initial D Fifth Stage!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 5819

Is this related to that cartoon segment that was a few pages in every Super Street, or at least about everyone I bought which only every so often.... I didn't know if that was a SS thing or what, but I've heard of initial D. Work's slowed down so I may have a little time to check it out. I saw a cou...
by niceguy
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Busted hood bumpers - Need a DIY solution
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

I would've glued it back together but it pretty much disintegrated. Thanks for that link Penny, looks like the first 2 are special order but I didn't think about checking the 'Help' sections at the parts stores. I called O'Reilly and they didn't have anything but Advance had some for Chrysler so I'm...
by niceguy
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Busted hood bumpers - Need a DIY solution
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Yeah?? I'll look it up and call to see....I don't trust these kids to know what's in their store. That would be awesome if they do though. Thanks penny

EDIT: They looked around and checked the computer and they said they don't carry anything like that. back to looking
by niceguy
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: KA-T Chat
Topic: Busted hood bumpers - Need a DIY solution
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Busted hood bumpers - Need a DIY solution

Hey guys, the hood bumpers completely broke off like muffin tops (sorry, Seinfeld reference) and I don't like the idea of driving around without them. I'm going to order some from Courtesy but being Friday afternoon, I figure even with 3 day shipping, it won't get here till tues or wed (any quicker ...
by niceguy
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Auto touch up paint - aerosol or spray gun?
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Yeah, I just think it would take too many coats of aerosol to get to cover well plus if I set some wrenches on the strut towers or radiator support (and I will!), I'd hate for the paint to scratch so easy. I'm going by the local paint supply house to see what they recommend for something basic that ...
by niceguy
Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Auto touch up paint - aerosol or spray gun?
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Auto touch up paint - aerosol or spray gun?

Well work's been slow so I find myself wanting to do a few things to my beater '93 Altima. It's the beige/champagne metallic but the engine bay is the base only version of that color code, in flat it appears. After a quick engine swap a few years back, the bay got scratched up here and there especia...
by niceguy
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Zenki86 build
Replies: 51
Views: 6237

Just curious, did you spray the block with any kind of primer or just spray over it?? Paints have come a long way over the last few years so I'm just wondering what kind of paint and technique you used on this, congrats on the progress!
by niceguy
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: OEM spring and valve longevity
Replies: 3
Views: 557

260k+ on my '93 Altima engine/head no problems including running to redline every day before a stuck thermostat and my wife cluelessly driving around killed the head... BTW, just curious, you're doing a higher than stock compression NA build, or what exactly? I would guess not since this is KA-T but...
by niceguy
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: d.p's 95 KA-T Build
Replies: 159
Views: 40079

I've grown to love tight shifting built autos....I've had motorcycles and manual cars all my life but with traffic around Memphis, I got tired of it. Now it's so much easier to eat a meatball sub and drive lol...
by niceguy
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: SuperDorifto's Overbuilt KA24DE - T Project
Replies: 208
Views: 73026

Cool, it does pop! My VC and FSTB are p'coated candy apple red but the idiot Memphis coater didn't tape the VC threads and I had to use brake cleaner spray to remove the coating for my plastic OEM oil cap to screw in. Ended up streaking and screwing up the finish too....
by niceguy
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Supakat's Thread
Replies: 1796
Views: 357668

Aw man, it's still cool when you see those clips of the tach needle hurtling toward redline so easily. I'm the same way, I'd like to record some clips with my phone or camera but I'm not spending a bunch of money on a mount just to be able to post/upload something. I'm cheap lol....Congrats on the p...
by niceguy
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Speedhut Gauge Teaser :-)
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

That's technology I like when it actually simplifies things and actually works the way it's supposed to, minus the solar flares lol. That's going to look cool w/that interior
by niceguy
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: SuperDorifto's Overbuilt KA24DE - T Project
Replies: 208
Views: 73026

Looks really good, is that VHT pretty resistant against chemicals like oil, gasoline or engine cleaners?? Something you may want to play with down the road (I'm about to start myself) is DIY powdercoating. You can get a cheap Craftsman p'coating gun for like $40 and after spraying them, you can bake...
by niceguy
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: KA-T Picture Threads
Topic: Supakat's Thread
Replies: 1796
Views: 357668

Good grief man! I tried watching most of it and it drove me nuts lol!!! Maybe duct tape it to your chest or something haha...it sure must be fun though, I'm still stuck in a 145whp Altima lol