My new daily 85 s12

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My new daily 85 s12

Post by RLM_RSX » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:54 am

Well after i sold the reverse panda coupe
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i picked up this sweet 85 200sx.
it was missing the turbo charge pipe so it was not running.
luckily on closer inspection i found many lines loose and bolts missing. so i made the decision to find a ka24de and so it began.

when i first picked it up
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after i got it home checking it out a lil more.
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cleaning up and simplifying the intake manifold by removing pcv ports, egr stuff and any extra unnecessary stuff
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picked up some n/a parts
cleaning up the exhaust header and sealing up extra egr ports.
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dropped the motor in and made rear trans mount. also running two hockey pucks and 1/2 rubber belting to absorb some vibration.
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rather than spend 200 bucks on a new power steering resevoir. i decided to do the steering rack mod pisherman did with his s12. i didnt feel comfortable doin the belt with water pump pulley tightening mod. so i modified the hicas pump that came with my engine. first i removed all the vanes from the pump cleaned it up real good then sealed the feed and outlets like so. added a greaseable fitting and filled the pump with grease. its basically a very heavy duty tensioner pulley now.:biggrin:
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came across some rims for 100 bucks i couldnt pass up. i actually like them and i get to save my 3spokes for my s13 coupe.
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well after wiring the new motor in and hooking everything up and filling fluids up it was time to try it. something is wrong with the starting system had to jump the starter this time. work out all the little things. put an exhaust on still. and make a driveshaft or have one made. any way here is the first start up vid.:biggthumpup:

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Post by RLM_RSX » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:55 am

Well more progress to report finally got a driveshaft made and installed. Also today I ran full 3 inch exhaust on it out of an old megan racing evo8 exhaust. the work was worth the pay off, it has a really nice low rumble even if it is still a little loud. next it's time to work on the suspension it feels soft like a boat lol.
anyways here are the pics.
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Post by RLM_RSX » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:56 am

got some vids finally. none from outside its a little cold tonight.:biggrin:
first is just driving around town.

YouTube - 02212011010.mp4

then I made a few pulls, suspension is crap right now and every time I floor it or shift he rear suspension bottoms out lol.:rolleyes:

YouTube - 02212011012.mp4

YouTube - 02212011013.mp4

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Post by RLM_RSX » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:56 am

UPDATE:

modified s13 steering rack to manual from power and installed
modified front s13 knuckles for steering mod
installed front s13 suspension conversion w/audi springs and s12 tophats since s13 ones are too big.
installed old school 14 in. meshies
sorry no pics while installing it was a really dirty mess didnt dare touch anything i didnt have to.
not as low as i would normally want to go but i need coilovers to dial it in just right.
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Post by RLM_RSX » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:57 am

more progress

fixed the scratches in the hood, only way was repaint (all the way to the metal).
I also got around to tinting the windows (front sun strip,and all side windows), the back window is huge and curved might just pay someone to do it for me later.
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Post by RLM_RSX » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:58 am

more little things done.
blacked out sunroof
tinted bumper lights
had rear window tinted
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i like the wing, much better then holes and rust. gonna see if i can have some emblems made that say ka24de instead of turbo for the wing

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Post by katrecipe » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:10 pm

I am liking the Enkei honey comb mesh rims i think are the bee's knees!!!
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Post by airman » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:19 pm

meshies are definitely baller. clean s12 so far :)

when will it be ka-t? :D

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Post by RLM_RSX » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:52 pm

Probably no t in ka-t for now. I have a 92 s13 hatch with ka-t its beastly.
there is no way the s12 could handle a turbo right now.

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Post by body80 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:14 pm

Old school shell with a new school heart.

I like it.
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Post by RLM_RSX » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:51 pm

i made an extra rim i had gunmetal and well i liked the test wheel so i went ahead and made them all gunmetal. i really like the look
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Post by basic » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:04 am

this makes me really miss my s12. I've been looking for a clean one for a project for some time, but so far, no luck. yours looks really good btw, and I don't think it needs to be any lower, the wheel fit looks really good where its at...but then again i'm not a fan of the slammed look.
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Post by Nissans4life » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:49 pm

This car is BA plan to have one in the future, looks good man!
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Post by RLM_RSX » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:38 pm

well decided to ditch the round muffler. made up my own out of some tips, pipe and a flowmaster muffler. turned out nice and i have a ton more ground clearance
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Post by TheTruth » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:46 pm

I like s12's. Good work
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Post by Jus14 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:25 pm

so rare around here ive never even seen one.... looking great keep it up
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Post by RLM_RSX » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:02 pm

installed s14 seats in the s12 :D
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Post by Inferno s14 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:29 pm

okayyy nice s12 and nice work so far

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Post by reeboks13 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:06 pm

Sweet Build man, youre making me rethink that s13 coupe i wanted to buy lol
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Proof: Assume that K,A,S, and R are integers, and suppose that K=S+R, and A=R, therefore KA24>SR20.

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Post by RLM_RSX » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:07 pm

Well I made some replacement emblems for the spoiler, instead of it saying "turbo" it now says "ka24de". I think it came out really well. Anyway more pics lol.
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Post by Jus14 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:54 pm

great job on the emblems who done them?
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Post by eddieflo » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:09 am

the meshies looked better in gold. Have you seen the KA s12 in super street? that one is amazing.
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Post by RLM_RSX » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:31 am

Jus14 wrote:great job on the emblems who done them?
I had a custom sticker place make chrome letters over black vinyl. then i took radio trim plastic and cut it to size and made them myself. then just 3m taped them like the normal emblems.

i hate chrome and gold, so the gold had to go lol

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