Mario S13 Project

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Mario S13 Project

Post by marios13 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:56 am

Well it's pretty much a story on getting my S13, and I am sure that all of you have your great story to tell. Well here is mine I figured why not add to entertain my brothers of KA-T. So as much as I can I will continue to add the story and obviously the pictures.
Sorry no pop up book on this one lol

It all happened on April 30, 2007, when I happened to be in Ebay Searching for some parts for my other 240sx. I said I wonder how much is another s13.
I saw and auction for one ebay item # 160109857485. I said wow this car needs a def. make over in every way and this guy literally happens to be 3 blocks from where I am.

So I called him over he brought the car, lol this car was a peice of junk. The car was miss firing and it sounded like it was a WRX. The interior was a mess too.It smelled like an old wet dog. But I new it can be reconstructed and I was willing to work with it.
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So I won the auction $1550.00 what I did notice that the car had was the suspension. The coil overs where from BC Suspension, with damper and built in camber and pillow bar.

So why not, gave him the cash and it was mine now. My new headache lol.

So I new already what was wrong with the car, she needed a tune up, major one.
I check her compression and was good, then got myself denso iridium plugs and wires a new dist. cap and rotor. I also changed the injectors cause that was bad too.
Changed the Fuel pump (walbro) and gas filter.

Fired her up and ran good. Unil I started to smell coolant. brought her back to my shop and noticed the radiator was cracked and not to mention she started to idle bad.
Plugged her into my computer and got a signal to the tps sensor. Cleaned off the maf too and put a brand new tps. started her up and she was set again oh and new radiator and new hoses.

So I drove her for about 2 weeks and everything was tight. The car can drift, I didn't noticed she had lsd. WOW gold mine for me. So one morning when I opened the store I said to myself let make her look pretty.

Called Origin and began to order the stylish kit with new front fenders 20mm and 50mm rear.
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New set of Wheels from Sport Max for the 4 lug
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I called Erebuni which was local to me. They had the carbon fiber hood too. Got that too.

I order new carpeting for the interior and racing seats (generic) and bride LOW Mo seat brackets. Order the Carbon fiber pedals, shift knob, my bro made me the Carbon Fiber dash trim kit.

Meanwhile I spot welded the frame. What ever rust I had was going to have to go away.

Got the wide body kit a week later and dropped off the car at the body shop at City Field Customs.
I stopped in 2 days later to see there progress
and it was coming out pretty nice
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To be continued....
"sweety you need something from the store? yes gallon of milk and hks bov and drift baby drift!!!"
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Post by lov2xlr8 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:05 am

wow man i really like when someone does that to a car, im pretty much doing the same thing, fixing and upgrading little by little, just much slower cause money is tight..lol...
but its looking good so far, keep up that good work
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Post by hotrodstu77 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:14 pm

im doin the exact same thing to a 800 dollar s13. i dont have a camera so i cant really post pics but its coming along and should be doine in a year
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Post by JustS13R » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:01 pm

looks good so far. are you planing on painting it white again
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yes sir

Post by marios13 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:32 pm

Actually the car will be featured in a magazine called RIX MAGAZINE.
So yeah I have been working my ass off. Not to mention that I am pretty much done in the boosting department.
Tell you this much I will be puting a KA-T decal and will mention this forum.
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Post by hotrodstu77 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:49 pm

where do we get this magazine and wen will it be in it?
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mod list so far:cold air, clutchmasters twin friction, nismo clutch master, short throw, VLSD, 3" ebay exhuast, SSAC mani, .42/.48 garret t3, FMIC, Tein prings, Tokico Blue struts
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mag

Post by marios13 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:19 pm

you can get the magazine at www.rixmag.com subsribe to it.
As far as the feature goes I will let you know.
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Post by eDmSiL80 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:32 pm

is this the same car thats in ur sig? Looks like a lot like it...but build ups are always fun to see :D My brother was on the front cover of that rix mag couple months ago. He had the Nos Lexus sc300.

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nice!!

Post by marios13 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:41 pm

yeah it is the one on the sigh, just doing my story on how she has progressed.
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Post by marios13 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:46 pm

your brother is Ernie Manansala JR.? He is your brother? Pretty nice if he is.
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week later

Post by marios13 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:07 pm

So I stopped back at the end of the week to see how she was coming along, she had just been painted. Subaru White with Mazda RX7 grey . It was coming along nicely.
Just needed to be wet sanded and buffed out from the orange peel.

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Meanwhile I decided to order new tail lights from garageS13.com a company out in Australia. These where nice to not ricey what so ever.

I also order rubber for the new wheels, I ordered a set of 4 Nitto 355.
235/40 for the front and 255/35 for the rear.

Got back the car all nicely wet sanded and buffed it was time for me to get started on the interior. So I brought her back to my shop and ripped out the seats and carpet.

And began installing the new one.

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Post by Matt89 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:03 pm

She's lookin good! :)

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Post by oskars13kat » Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:31 pm

freakin hot!!!!

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Post by slos14 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:56 pm

wow man that looks great ... how much was the carpet an where did you get it from ?
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carpet

Post by marios13 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:08 pm

I got the carpet off this site http://www.stockinteriors.com/
Very impress with the carpet and install.
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Post by theimbalance » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:31 pm

where did you get those seats??

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Post by TanManS14 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:36 pm

Everything looks good minus the wing.
It's always broken.

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seat

Post by marios13 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:31 am

The seats were local. But I stitched Silvia on it.
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Rear Seats

Post by marios13 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:16 am

So now I moved on to the rear seats which I had were really bad, So I searched on this forum and found someone who was willing to sell me his rear beige leather seats.
I stopped and picked them up in NJ and were in good condition.
I didn't like the beige so what I did was dye them in black. Which won't rub off. well eventually it may lol but who sits in the back, just for show to cover up the emptyness.

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Now all the clean and basic look was done on the inside of the car.

It was time for me to start working on the boost department. so here I go!

Bumper came off

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My 2 lil. boys helped out too lol.

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Removed the old cat and installed a bolt on Test pipe.

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Time to cut the egr pipe
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Greddy M Spec Intercooler Installed

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Old skool Headers came off
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Tested the new Mani
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now it was time to take out the oil pan for the bung
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and finished welding on the bung and painted it silver
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Took at the Egr Saucer and also installed the Vacuum Block

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Now my engine bay was painted but not the bottom portion.
So I had some spare time and took off any bolts or things on the frame and primered the bay and painted the bay white.

Before with Primer
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After with paint
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also painted the valve cover <- actually did that first lol but then I painted the intake manifold and the block
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now I was ready to make my hole where the batter was at for the pipe to the throttle body.
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To be continued.....
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Post by JustS13R » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:29 am

looks real good man. keep up the good work. did you spray paint they valve cover gasket.
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Post by R3D240sx » Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:50 am

Very nice build up you got going. Keep it up.

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Post by hotrodstu77 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:00 pm

were did you get those tailights???
Crazy about the KA
mod list so far:cold air, clutchmasters twin friction, nismo clutch master, short throw, VLSD, 3" ebay exhuast, SSAC mani, .42/.48 garret t3, FMIC, Tein prings, Tokico Blue struts
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Post by MyRedS14 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:49 pm

hotrodstu77 wrote:were did you get those tailights???
marioS13 wrote:Meanwhile I decided to order new tail lights from garageS13.com a company out in Australia. These where nice to not ricey what so ever.
1995 240sx SE KA-T
50k miles
FOR SALE? Make an offer over $8k
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AMS GT32, JGS mani, 555's,
AEM Truboost, oil pressure gauge and wideband, GReddy RS bov
Tial wg, Walbro, JRC FMIC

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valve cover

Post by marios13 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:33 pm

The valve cover i poweder coated, the rest was spray. with tlc. :wink:

Ok tomorrow I will be installing the Hot pipe and bov. along with the Turbo timer where I will tell you exactly where to install it. Till then my Brothers. 8)
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Post by Justin L » Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:55 pm

Did you not cut into your rear quarter panels when you put the overfenders on? Is that why it looks like it sets back into your fender well instead of just having a little lip like normal fenders?

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yes

Post by marios13 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:10 pm

its the whole 1/4 panel and has lip the roles in. what i did was instead of cutting the frame I reinforced it to the 1/4 panels. then rolled the lip up just a little bit and installed the staggered wheels.

Just some creativity from the rest.
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Post by s13hector » Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:37 pm

looking good buddy

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Thanks

Post by marios13 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:48 pm

Hey hector wuts up buddy. Thanks man. It's coming along nicely. Your lights should be there soon. did you get my message the other night?
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Post by hotrodstu77 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:09 pm

do you have an actual link for the garage13 or what ever cause i culndt find there website
Crazy about the KA
mod list so far:cold air, clutchmasters twin friction, nismo clutch master, short throw, VLSD, 3" ebay exhuast, SSAC mani, .42/.48 garret t3, FMIC, Tein prings, Tokico Blue struts
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Canadians are born drifters!
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