'95 Zenki KA-T build

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'95 Zenki KA-T build

Post by Kamilitaryman » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:24 pm

Hey guys, Im new to the forums. Here's a few pics of my baby when she 1st came out the "paint shop" (family job)

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350Z front calipers, KYB GR2s w/ Eibach Sportlines (seems all too common if you ask me lol). ebay SS headers; d.pipe and test pipe (it was a cheap & temporary exhaust fix till I was going to start the rebuild) with a eBay muffler.. sounds quite amazing lol





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I started preparing the motor today for removal & rebuild into a KA24DET.
I'm so freakin pumped & I can't wait until she's done. We are aiming for ~350-400hp

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Nissan KA Clevite Main and Rod Bearings
AMS Sportsman Series KA24 Rods
Brian Crower Stage 3 Cams
Supertech INCONEL Exhaust Valves for KA24DE 0.7mm oversize
Supertech Intake Valves for KA24DE 0.5mm oversize
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Post by all shal perrish » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:38 pm

verry clean..
i like it quite a bit.. i have been some what considering doing the s15 swap.. how much was that.?
and was it verry labor intensive.?
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:49 pm

Thanks a lot! To tell you honestly...I hope I never have to go through another S15 swap again lol. The fenders, lights and hood did NOT want to line up. Its was pure pain but the outcome looks good i think. RaceonUSA,which is where I got my conversion fenders, said that they are perfect fit...I call BS! If I could do it all over again...I would've kept it stock. Put it this way....if I ever, EVER crash this I will probably cry, not because I crashed it, but because I have to do it again lol If you plan on taking it to a professional body shop to get the swap done, then you're better off but if you never did any kind of body work then I suggest you keep your stock front end. I hope I didn't scare you away from your decision ;)
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Post by all shal perrish » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:51 pm

deff did not scare me.. that swap had a 5% chance of me acctually doing it..
i am going to stay zenki for sure..
8) thats what the ballers do 8)
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Post by street_240sx » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:02 pm

look good the exterior looks amazing just need turbo and to get the bay to match now
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Post by savatoge » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:19 am

Kamilitaryman wrote:To tell you honestly...I hope I never have to go through another S15 swap again lol. The fenders, lights and hood did NOT want to line up. Its was pure pain but the outcome looks good i think. RaceonUSA,which is where I got my conversion fenders, said that they are perfect fit...I call BS! If I could do it all over again...I would've kept it stock. Put it this way....if I ever, EVER crash this I will probably cry, not because I crashed it, but because I have to do it again lol If you plan on taking it to a professional body shop to get the swap done, then you're better off but if you never did any kind of body work then I suggest you keep your stock front end.
Finishing up my S14.5 conversion too and I agree, it's a lot of work if you DIY. I went into purchasing my conversion fenders knowing they wouldn't fit too well...I planned to cut them up and modify them anyway, so I bought some of the cheapo Origin/Version-Select S14.5 fenders.

Your S14.5 looks really good, congrats on all of the hard work...it looks like it really paid off. Looking forward to following your progress with the KA-T build.
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Post by katinlv » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:07 am

Looks great. Watch out for the new shiny paint on the fenders while doing the swap. Engine before paint next time maybe?

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Post by Kamilitaryman » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:54 am

Finishing up my S14.5 conversion too and I agree, it's a lot of work if you DIY. I went into purchasing my conversion fenders knowing they wouldn't fit too well...I planned to cut them up and modify them anyway, so I bought some of the cheapo Origin/Version-Select S14.5 fenders.

Your S14.5 looks really good, congrats on all of the hard work...it looks like it really paid off. Looking forward to following your progress with the KA-T build.
Yeap, the fenders seem to be the common issue with the S15 swap. Oh well, you either deal with it or pull your hair out lol. Thanks a lot and I wish you luck with your swap as well! Post pics once you are done. I'd like to see how it came out!

I wish I had my own shop then I can just keep going at it as much as I needed. Im doing all this work at my friends shop (I know, Im lucky) so I have access to lifts etc etc
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:08 am

Im goin insane...I downloaded the FSM from here last night. Where the hell is it again??? Thanks in advance!
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:32 am

Nevermind. I just put the file on my phone memory card. I'll copy it from the phone to the computer at work later.
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Post by redpotatoes » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:51 am

Good luck with your build !
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Post by myowncasualty » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:18 pm

what side skirts are those? i like them.

btw car looks really good
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Post by street_240sx » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:50 pm

i just realized that you had that fade from to white on the side looks good
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:53 pm

street_240sx wrote:i just realized that you had that fade from to white on the side looks good
Yea hehe. Its actually silver but when light hits it right on it looks white-ish. Thanks though :) Sister's idea.
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:54 pm

street_240sx wrote:i just realized that you had that fade from to white on the side looks good
I bought them off of a friend of mine who sold his 240. I have no idea what brand/style they are. I will try to find out for ya.
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engines's out!

Post by Kamilitaryman » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:48 am

Here are some pics (yea, its nothing special yet lol) when we took the powerplant out:


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Post by Kamilitaryman » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:18 am

Parts arrived today! UPS driver was really happy for a Monday lol

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Post by all shal perrish » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:41 am

do it big man!
looks like your build is going along smoooooothly.
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Engines's on the stand.

Post by Kamilitaryman » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:31 am

Here we are. 3 days later after she was pulled out:

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Post by Sleepy_Steve » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:43 pm

Looks good so far, lol but clean those parts up... some how even dirtier than my engine / accessories. Maybe your KA didnt leak a protective layer of oil all over itself like most seem to do lol.

BTW - where did you get the blue gauge cluster lights? Seems like a nice touch.
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:19 pm

Yep. I'm still in the process of taking it apart. It will shine once Im done with it :D

The gauges plates are actually from eBay. $35 special lol Pain in the ass to install though.
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Post by duffywest87 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:30 am

dang thats really clean their, nice

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Post by Sleepy_Steve » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:38 pm

Kamilitaryman wrote:Yep. I'm still in the process of taking it apart. It will shine once Im done with it :D

The gauges plates are actually from eBay. $35 special lol Pain in the ass to install though.
Well, I have a spare cluster to mess around with / ruin lol.
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:40 pm

duffywest87 wrote:dang thats really clean their, nice
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:42 pm

Sleepy_Steve wrote:
Kamilitaryman wrote:Yep. I'm still in the process of taking it apart. It will shine once Im done with it :D

The gauges plates are actually from eBay. $35 special lol Pain in the ass to install though.
Well, I have a spare cluster to mess around with / ruin lol.
Haha there you go. Wish I had a spare when I was switchin em out lol.


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Post by killab18 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:37 pm

hey what kit is that? and also any close ups to what you did to the doors. im liking the concept behind that. makes it flow alot better.

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Post by Kamilitaryman » Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:40 am

killab18 wrote:hey what kit is that? and also any close ups to what you did to the doors. im liking the concept behind that. makes it flow alot better.
It's a extreme dimesnsions mock of the Origin bodykit, When we 1st put on the skirts and molded them to the body it looked too plain. My brother in-law decided to give it a little twist by adding his own mold to the door. As you can see it flows pretty nicely!
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Post by Kamilitaryman » Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:43 am

Next time I'm at the shop I'll snag a few pics for you.....you were talking about the mold right? Or the shaved handles?
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Post by killab18 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:47 pm

yea i was talking about the molded in sides and the door molds. it makes it flow alot better and seems like it was closer to being stock. i really like that about your car.

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Post by TanManS14 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:48 pm

Looks good, you should space those wheels at more and lower it.
It's always broken.

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