Long Time Coming **KA-T Build Thread**

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Long Time Coming **KA-T Build Thread**

Post by Bill3rdshift » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:29 am

My name is Bill. Some of you might know me from the Tampa area. The car has alot of history, some of you might know about that as well. The car has been with me for a while but the motor was torn down more than a year ago.

I started with just a rebuild to get it running again, but I decided it would be a good idea to go all out and redo the nasty wiring and other things that were over looked by the previous owner. Enjoy

Feel free to ask questions....

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The wiring mess before pulling the motor...
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Post by hotrodstu77 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:41 am

wow thats a sick looking s14 nice work lets see some numbers and more pics
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Post by Bill3rdshift » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:50 am

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Here are some pictures of things that are going into the new setup... I will be shooting for around 490rwhp on pump gas and 650rwhp on c16 with out nitrous (not sure if I am putting the kit back on it)...

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GroundZero (excessive motorsports) manifold
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I will update pictures as more gets done. There will be some good Fab work and other nice work.

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Post by SR_what? » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:05 pm

Whoa, am I actually seeing what I think im seeing. Cuz I think im seeing a radiator used as a catch can. I think I might use that trick with my DEI setup.

Oh nice build btw, Looks very clean so far.
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Post by Bill3rdshift » Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:07 pm

Sitting collecting dust

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Post by hotrodstu77 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:14 pm

ya wats up with the rad catch can lol and why do you hae two different turbos? which one are you gonna use?
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Post by Bill3rdshift » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:00 pm

The line coming from the valve cover is going to the intake pluming it is not running into the radiator like it appears.

I was running a 60-1 before the motor blew. I bought a SC61 but then decided to go with a GT35R .82 a/r T4 exhaust side.

Again the setup before was a mess. The haltech harness was all over the place, other hoses were all over, I could go on for hours. The previous owner cut alot of corners and didnt know what the hell he was doing. He even jacked up the car in the wrong spot and ***** it up a little, but you can't see that unless you are under the car. But the owner that originally had the car did a great job. The paint is a silver with metallic flakes that you can only see if you are very close or in the sunlight. The car is amazingly clean in all other parts. It only has 65k miles on the chassis too :-)

I just got my BC V3 cams in today. I will post pics as the build progresses, stay tuned for some quality fab work, wiring tucking, etc.

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Post by boot'S13 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:12 pm

pretty clean lookin body. and only 65K?! jeez.
im not too into the wing though... to each his own.
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Post by jwrose » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:21 pm

you gonna hook up the valvetrain to run those v3s?
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Post by Bill3rdshift » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:43 pm

The wing is not something I am really into either but I acquired it. I will be getting a stock SE wing and stock front bumper. I love the way the s14 looks in stock form with all the accessories hidden. I just have to get the bumper and the wing paint matched.

The valvetrain will be taken care of.

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Post by jwrose » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:57 pm

just making sure... i thought i rememebered the v3s needed valvetrain work...
built motor, custom bottom mount, t67, midmount i/c, blowthru z32, tial w/g, hks ssqv, d/w 740's, l/w flywheel, comp 4 puck, b&m shifter, no p/s, no a/c, no emissions

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Post by ispypsi » Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:50 pm

hope to see you finish this man. i remember seeing it run a few times on the bridge back in teh day.



this is duy's old car for those that dont know. it used to run like 10.90s long ago...like 6-7 years ago :P

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Post by Bill3rdshift » Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:15 pm

This is true. Should be able to best those numbers.

Again Duy did a wonderful job with the car. The guy who had it after him really messed it up. Probably why I got it for a good deal :-)

Ispy PM me who are you??? Garrett???

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Post by Justin L » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:03 am

Whew ok good. I'm glad you're putting the stock front bumper on and getting rid of that wing. Everything else looks good. Are you going to do anything with the suspension/wheel set-up?

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Post by Spud5251 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:02 pm

you know 650WHP you will have completely maxed out that turbo.
Too much to list.

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Post by Bill3rdshift » Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:53 pm

Justin L wrote:Whew ok good. I'm glad you're putting the stock front bumper on and getting rid of that wing. Everything else looks good. Are you going to do anything with the suspension/wheel set-up?
Again I love the stock body and will put those pieces on, but come on does it really look that bad???

I have Rx7 FD3 wheels with old school MT ET streets... I am gonna throw 285/35r18 nitto 555r's on the wheels on the car now, for the street ( I know they will not hook to good but they will be better than kumho tires ). Then the plan is to get bronze volk TE37's 17's all around with DR's and also to get 2 Volk TE37's 15x10 ( if they make it, they should ) and put new school MT ET streets for racing street/track. I think the MT ET streets should be enough grip to put the power to the ground and put down some 1.5-1.6 60'

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BTW I am all about hookin and putting the power down
Spud5251 wrote:you know 650WHP you will have completely maxed out that turbo.
That is the goal. I am trying to max out everything else.
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Post by seanc » Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:14 pm

i for one like the front bumper, the wing is pure awesome!
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Post by Bill3rdshift » Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:33 pm

Here is a old video of the car with the RX7 wheels and the MT ET streets.

http://s158.photobucket.com/albums/t113 ... duy240.flv

It cuts a 1.77 60' and 7.2 @ 100mph 1/8 mi. and 11.1 @ 129mph 1/4 mi.

The new setup will have much more power. But I think that the ET streets will do at the track until I get the new setup. I might go with drag wheels and skinnies up front like Ivan from Turbo240.

I think it hooks nicely but you can see it spins as soon as the clutch gets let out. I think a 1.5 60' is in it for sure, and that will take a good amount off of the 1/4 mi. time

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Post by boot'S13 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:16 pm

hm.
ive seen that vid quite a few times and im surprised i didnt recognize ur car right away lol.
the wing doesnt look too bad in the vid for some reason... idk :)
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Post by Bill3rdshift » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:05 pm

Here are pictures of the progress...

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I like the way we placed the wastegate so it is visible... :drool:

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Words cannot explain how excited I am :blue:

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Post by GRimm » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:15 pm

Good job keeping the engine bay clean, very nice. I cant wait to pull my engine in a few weeks.

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Post by slos14 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:26 pm

so is that the same car that was from texas?
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Post by Bill3rdshift » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:22 pm

Yes this is the car from Texas... The car that Duy started. Let me say that Duy did an excellent job starting the project and breaking records. The guy who I bought it from was not Duy and unfortunately the quality of the work went downhill.

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Post by slos14 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:30 pm

well **** man you have apart ok kat history !!!! put her back too her greatness an get her back on the track .

good luck man 8)
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Post by duncan351 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:52 pm

Bill3rdshift wrote:Yes this is the car from Texas... The car that Duy started. Let me say that Duy did an excellent job starting the project and breaking records. The guy who I bought it from was not Duy and unfortunately the quality of the work went downhill.
That's an understatement Bill. I know that guy and the shop that worked on it. They totally ***** that car up! Congrats on the car though. Are you still gonna run the Haltech? I'll have to come down to FL and when I do we'll need to run for sure. I'm working on a new setup myself.

Good luck on the project and it looks good! :D
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Post by ispypsi » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:29 pm

Bill, my name is Dan. i was on TR and 3rd shift. met you once but you probably don't remember me.

glad to see the car making progress. i still have the video from when you raced scott over the bridge, hehehe.

hope to see that thing running soon. the nissan scene in tampa has quietly died down, at least to me it has. a new era of owners makes me feel old and an outsider.

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Post by Bill3rdshift » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:28 am

Ispy -

I lost that video... I would love for you to send me that video. Could you send it to nightracer@tbi.net please or host it somewhere ASAP. I would REALLY appreciate that.

I don't remember you off the top of my head but I am sure if I saw you I would. About the Nissan scene going downhill I don't doubt it, hopefully when the car is done I can have some influence on people coming out of the wood work. PM me or Email Thanks

Duncan -

I am planning on keeping the Haltech E6K for now. Eventually I would like to go with a AEM or Haltech E11, but for now E6k will rock the tune. I would love to get together with you and do a few runs etc.

Also I am not surprised about the work on the car. I could noticed it as soon as I saw the car, but honestly I fell in LOVE with this S14. I am glad I blew the motor because it made me rebuild and now I am doing it the way I want, even though it cost a lot and takes time, it is worth it :-)

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Post by Bill3rdshift » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:52 am

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Post by hotrodstu77 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:04 am

lookin good lookin good
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Post by sloka-t » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:09 pm

ispypsi wrote: a new era of owners makes me feel old and an outsider.
i've noticed the same. at least unless im one of those people

did DC finish everything already?

i thought they were doing a different intake mani
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