Wes' S14

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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by adamky » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:11 pm

Good. I hope they make things right.

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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by wesamiss » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:41 pm

Pulled the motor and sold the white shell the same day, in between shopping with the mother-in-law and wife.
I drained all the fluids and pulled the some easy stuff the night before though.
ignore the facebook filter haha
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sold
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put the motor in its temporary home to fix all the minor things that bother me about the motor (leaks, hoses, hardware, mounting)
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pulled the intake manifold off to replace it because I didn't like the way it was done up. Also swapped out the oil block.
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oil pressure sender doesn't seem to fit, so I either have to relocate it or get a new sensor/gauge kit. I decided to relocate it (parts on order)
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So as of now I am waiting on parts to finish up the intake side of the motor.
After I this is completed I have a few other things to do:
-exhaust side fixes
--turbo oil drain/oil pan
--heat wrapping mainifold/downpipe/hoses
-engine harness rebuild/reloom
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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by adamky » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:43 pm

I used a right angle fitting for my oil pressure sender
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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by wesamiss » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:15 pm

Adamky do you have a link?

I found them. Haha I'm a goof.
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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by wesamiss » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:00 pm

Got my injectors back from Deatschwerks. They look awesome! Customer service was also awesome!

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Also got some other parts in so I can do some work this weekend. Woot woot
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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by adamky » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:10 pm

Awesome. Hopeful they work as well as they look.
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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by wesamiss » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:51 am

Did some stuff over Thursday and Friday in hopes to make it to Memphis Midnight Madness.
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No worries, there is ano event on May 7th that will provide me the opportunity to test out the new front end.

KA-T update
-ordered new engine harness so I can reloom it and make it pretty
-got a intake manifold so I can clean it up.
-ordering heat wrap for exhaust manifold and downpipe
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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by wesamiss » Mon May 02, 2016 7:13 am

Went to a car meet because I missed the drift event due to rain. There is one coming up this weekend so I hope to make that one.

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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by adamky » Mon May 02, 2016 11:19 am

Car looks good Wes. Injectors are working well now, I assume? That's some crazy steering angle. What brand are those tension rods? And did you mod the LCA's yourself?
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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by wesamiss » Mon May 02, 2016 5:17 pm

Thanks Adam! I haven't been able to test the injectors as of yet because I have not dropped the boosted motor into the car. I plan on having it swapped in before the end of May. After this next drift event, May 7th, I'm going to start wrenching away. Yeah the angle is wild! It takes a bit of getting used to while driving on the highway, "Very small inputs." On the airplanes I work on we have a diverter system for the rudder system hydraulic pressure. The theory is that the slower you are flying the more input is acceptable, and the faster you are flying requires less pressure. If you had full pressure while flying full speed and pushed the rudder abruptly it would cause major damage to it. I wish I could put a small system like that on my car, have it on a switch for street driving and track driving. The tension rods are ISR pro, and the LCA were done up by a shop here in Little Rock AR. Hoon Performance, its run by Chris Burgunder. If you ask him about this kit he will tell you that he isn't happy with it because he didn't get to use his new plates he had ordered over a month ago. The plates were supposed to be used to box the LCA, he ordered them from a shop that does water jet work. I feel like his work is phenomenal. He is modest and a perfectionist. I wish I could fab like you or him but sadly I'm just a bolt on and bolt off kinda guy.
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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by wesamiss » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:28 am

Update:

I've SUPER busy with life. I got into some trouble on base so I had to handle that for a few weeks. Ended up walking away with no serious issues from that. I work late nights (3rd shift) and get very little time in the day to work on my car. I've moved sections and am currently trying to get spun up. But I did get a lot done over the past weekend though.

Pulled running non-built motor
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Transmission looks pretty good, considering all the banging I've done on this bad girl.
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Out with the old-ish rebuilt
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*Fancy.... :cool:
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In with the new hotness
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Turbo part number
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Side project, making an engine/transmission/sensor wire harness into one. The plan is to have everything run into this one harness, wideband, oil temp/pressure, coolant temp, etc etc. I want to integrate a plug near the ECU plug for similar to the "dash interface plug" from S13 but for aftermarket sensors.
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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by street_240sx » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:05 am

What fittings you end up using for the skullworks adapter?
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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by wesamiss » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:22 pm

I ended up using push loc hose and fittings.

So it seems as though that Facebook being my image hosting site was a terrible idea. Also I have been VERY busy with working on the car daily, a new position at the base, and getting ready for deployment. Things are caught up and I'll be posting pictures and videos soon. Guess I'm just updating to say I will fix the pictures soon as well as update.

Drift event in Memphis August 19th that I will be attending so I'll have video from that as well.
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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by wesamiss » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:01 am

The photo update...
(Trying to put them in chronological order)
I'm currently working out of country so haven't had time to play with the car.

I built the motor a couple years ago, sold it to a friend cause I was moving out of country. Then he put it in this car and got it running. Decided he didn't want to play with it anymore and sold it back to me.
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Sent them back and pulled the motor
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Did angle set up on my car while I worked on the built motor
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The daily that's getting my built motor swapped into
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Cleaning and dying interior parts
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(My helper, Ethel.)
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Swap
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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by wesamiss » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:39 am

Videos of it driving.
https://youtu.be/G_Ypkt37eyY

https://youtu.be/qxDM6zv0tuc

Updated pictures to come.... working 12 hr days 6 days a week. posting off a tablet so it's pretty tedious and time consuming.
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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by s14fiend » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:19 pm

Nice car man.... looks familiar... might have seen you at hangouts or car shows..... are you building it for a drift/track car only?

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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by wesamiss » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:21 pm

s14fiend wrote:Nice car man.... looks familiar... might have seen you at hangouts or car shows..... are you building it for a drift/track car only?
Thanks man, I love getting positive feedback. It makes the hard work just that much more worth it. Ya know?
I am building it for daily driver and weekend track car. End goal of 300hp with all luxuries.
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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by s14fiend » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:59 pm

wesamiss wrote:
s14fiend wrote:Nice car man.... looks familiar... might have seen you at hangouts or car shows..... are you building it for a drift/track car only?
Thanks man, I love getting positive feedback. It makes the hard work just that much more worth it. Ya know?
I am building it for daily driver and weekend track car. End goal of 300hp with all luxuries.

Cool man yeah defiantly dude you should be proud of that thing..... your car is a straight up unicorn these days..... finding a clean/stock 240sx is hard to come by these days.

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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by cham » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:39 am

Simply clean. I like it

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Re: Wes' S14 "Leigh"

Post by wesamiss » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:22 am

Update

HUGE SHOUT-OUT to Chris B. from HOONperformance LLC here in Arkansas. This man is nothing but a perfectionist when it comes to his work. His craftsmanship can been seen on any of the cars in our area that he has been able to grace with his finesse. I have yet to see anything he puts his name on fail in any way.
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While working on small things for the motor swap I didv some drift events.
Drift event before angle installed
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Drift event with angle
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How the car sits as of now
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Might have made a Christmas order...
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My old SR car. GT35R turbo on 22lbs of boost daily driver
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Just a short while longer and I'll be back in the saddle boys. I'm getting a bit antsy.

Bit of a technical question for you turbo KA gurus.
My turbo coolant feed is coming from the block under the exhaust ports, OEM engine coolant drain port.
Turbo coolant return, where do you have the turbo coolant return routed to?

Here is Tomei`s answer
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Tomei has it going to the upper radiator (engine coolant return) hose. I feel this is a great option but less "clean" looking.

Here is a member from here solution.
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I like it because it puts the coolant to the back of the thermostat. This is more closely to how the factory routing for the SR20DET is. Again I feel like this is also a great option.

What are your thoughts on both options? What do you feel is the best option?
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Re: Wes' S14

Post by s14fiend » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:45 pm

That little welded pipe thingy looks cool.....

I run journal bearing only so I don't really worry much about coolant lines etc and I'm no guru by any means....

..... but the way I look at it is that when turbo charging it all becomes one system....... the turbo kit and the engine become one.....

....so any way you think you can hook it up, it should work just as long as you don't get air in the system or coolant leaks.

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Re: Wes' S14

Post by street_240sx » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:55 pm

Thats dope!!!! Looks like itll be a clean install, i was gonna do something similar when i install my new turbo
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Re: Wes' S14

Post by hooligans661 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:20 am

Awesome build brotha

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Re: Wes' S14

Post by hooligans661 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:22 am

How hard was it to put that ECU together btw?

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Re: Wes' S14

Post by wesamiss » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:12 am

street_240sx wrote:Thats dope!!!! Looks like itll be a clean install, i was gonna do something similar when i install my new turbo
Thanks! The motor is in the red car I just haven't had a chance to get pictures, that'll change soon enough.
hooligans661 wrote:Awesome build brotha
Thanks! It's been a lot of work but worth it.
hooligans661 wrote:How hard was it to put that ECU together btw?
Building the ECU was easy as long as you are patient and have quality tools.


small update... got a little carried away when ordering parts.
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Re: Wes' S14

Post by s14fiend » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:45 pm

Most companies have their rule of them when plumbing but a lot of what you read online is anecdotal so try many things and find out what works for you.

Here on Page 6 Garrett Discusses the methods the recommend in coolant routing http://turbobygarrett.com/turbobygarret ... ooling.pdf

Either way it sounds like you got it right, already.

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Re: Wes' S14

Post by bluestorm » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:45 am

The car looks great!

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