1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

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1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by sm240sx » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:24 am

Hey guys this is my first build thread

this is my ride, ive had several 240sx's before but this one was unique.

I bought it off an old lady for 3,000. it had 150k original miles single owner
1998 deep fuschia ls1 color code.
It was completely mint but the downside was that it was automatic :(
I first just wanted to do the 5 spd conversion and dump it..but things change.. scroll down and look at the picture story lol.

Mad credit to the TTG boys, theyre the brains of the operation!

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after i bought the lip

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got a good deal on a motor and pieced the 5 spd swap together so decided to get rid of the old..and...put in another ka..with lower miles :werd:

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donor

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taking out the crusty old motor (still ran like a champ)

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coming out

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le bay

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making some space for something called a clutch :)

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freshh

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new in

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SHE LIVES

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interior looking sorta good


Well all these pictures are from about 2-3 months ago before the motor went to **** lol
I will post more of the current build tomorrow im about to knock out :sleep:
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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by shift_down » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:35 pm

Nice. Keep it up.
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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by sm240sx » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:40 pm

shift_down wrote:Nice. Keep it up.
Thank you sir
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Post by sm240sx » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:55 pm

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Under the knife again sadly... But coming out fully built !!!

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Flimsy Honda rods vs beefy Nissan rods... :)


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Tranny internals were super minty

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As of right now.. Waiting for my forged internals and a ton of parts to come in.
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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by fastandlow » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:35 am

Nice color havnt seen many around

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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by diesel240 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:39 am

Clean clean clean! What are you going with for internals? What kind of numbers are you shooting for? I am in the same boat as you right now. Dropped in a motor, it went pop and now I'm looking to build it up.
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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by Grant » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:22 am

clean car, and you got a steal 3000 for a 98 damn lucky

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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by arob987 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:33 am

Nice car,man that 150k mile engine was probably ready for some boost with a proper tune if it was running like a champ I wolda kept that kinda hard to trust peoples(said) lower mileage engines now a days,I bought a complete engine for complete rebuild was told just blew a head gasket so I start tearing it down for machine shop well I find out it has been boosted and detonated bad,piston melted,head damaged so I chunked all of that took block to machine shop and find out its cracked. But new parts are nice to get in the mail and fun go watch it all come together and take pride in all your hard work good luck with the build and look forward to seeing where this goes.
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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by Pjay240 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:02 am

nice build man keep us updated with the current motor build.

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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by sm240sx » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:28 am

diesel240 wrote:Clean clean clean! What are you going with for internals? What kind of numbers are you shooting for? I am in the same boat as you right now. Dropped in a motor, it went pop and now I'm looking to build it up.
I'm trying to shoot for atleast 300 at first with a gt28 setup.
As for internals I'm gonna go with cp stock bore pistons 9.0.1 , eagle rods, arp rod bolts, head studs , ACL main and rod bearings
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Post by sm240sx » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:29 am

Grant wrote:clean car, and you got a steal 3000 for a 98 damn lucky
Haha yeah, my old folks don't think it was a steal though... But they don't understand
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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by sm240sx » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:31 am

arob987 wrote:Nice car,man that 150k mile engine was probably ready for some boost with a proper tune if it was running like a champ I wolda kept that kinda hard to trust peoples(said) lower mileage engines now a days,I bought a complete engine for complete rebuild was told just blew a head gasket so I start tearing it down for machine shop well I find out it has been boosted and detonated bad,piston melted,head damaged so I chunked all of that took block to machine shop and find out its cracked. But new parts are nice to get in the mail and fun go watch it all come together and take pride in all your hard work good luck with the build and look forward to seeing where this goes.
Yeah man , getting rid of that motor is one of my regrets.. It's hard to trust people with what they try to sell
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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by picsbypenny » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:56 am

luckily you can buy a KA for like 200 to rebuild and beast it.
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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by sm240sx » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:27 pm

picsbypenny wrote:luckily you can buy a KA for like 200 to rebuild and beast it.
Yeah man, I've had many sr s before but it's just a huge waste of money to be. The KA Is so abundant. It'll be my first turbo ka build and hopefully it all goes well! I'm not cutting any corners especially tuning wise.
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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by Marcus » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:44 pm

Nice man! while you have the housing off that transmission replace that output shaft bearing down from the speedo gear. Atleast SKF or better.. hopefully better. Prominently the most worn bearing on our 240's (atleast from the 5 or so tranny's I've been through) and so easy to replace.

Excited to see the next step in your build!

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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by sm240sx » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:36 pm

Marcus wrote:Nice man! while you have the housing off that transmission replace that output shaft bearing down from the speedo gear. Atleast SKF or better.. hopefully better. Prominently the most worn bearing on our 240's (atleast from the 5 or so tranny's I've been through) and so easy to replace.

Excited to see the next step in your build!
Thanks dude, ill look into it!
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Post by dls2200 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:09 pm

Very Cool
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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by sm240sx » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:02 pm

Some uploads for this week, I haven't been able to do much since I've been doing about 60 hours of overtime biweekly o.o

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Block is suuuuper clean

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Crank casing looking minty

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Crank being sent to get polished!
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Fresh crank!
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Post by sm240sx » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:21 pm

Just purchased

Wiseco forged pistons 9-1 comp stock bore
acl main and rod bearings
and arp rod bolts!! oooouuuweeeeee! :P

in about two weeks i should have my arp head studs, timing chain kit, clutch, and full gasket kit!!
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Post by sm240sx » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:15 pm

Rod bolts , main and rod bearings came in :)

Pistons this thursday!!!
will post a pic in a bit.
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Post by S14wayz » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:53 pm

looks good man diggin the color too. Did you vat the parts? they look cleeeean
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Post by S14wayz » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:55 pm

oh btw did you mic out the crank or did you just order standard bearings and gonna plasti gauge it?
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Post by sm240sx » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:35 pm

S14wayz wrote:looks good man diggin the color too. Did you vat the parts? they look cleeeean
What does vat mean? and thanks im going to use the standard size bearings for now since I didnt have any rod knocks or spun bearings. the motor was running before it pulled it apart, its just that the head gasket went bad and I put her down before i caused any damage :violin:
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Re: 1998 Deep Fuschia Kouki

Post by S14wayz » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:42 pm

sm240sx wrote:
S14wayz wrote:looks good man diggin the color too. Did you vat the parts? they look cleeeean
What does vat mean? and thanks im going to use the standard size bearings for now since I didnt have any rod knocks or spun bearings. the motor was running before it pulled it apart, its just that the head gasket went bad and I put her down before i caused any damage :violin:
Like a big solvent parts washer. Works like a charrrmm but just curious cause I spent way too long with carb cleaner and didnt get it lookin anything like yours lol.
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Post by sm240sx » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:54 pm

some pics of my old s14 and how it ended up from a crazy lady clipping me at 60 mph in my left rear quarter panel

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Post by sm240sx » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:00 pm

aaand some random shots of my car throughout this year

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Post by sm240sx » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:22 pm

crank is spinning smoooooooth with the new bearings in it. all lubed up ;) pistons will be in tomorrow! then the shortblock will be complete >:)
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Post by sm240sx » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:33 pm

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fresh bearings :)
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oh!
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pre assembly
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assembled
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currently where the motor sits :)

sending the head to a machine shop this week, gonna paint the bottom end
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