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Post by 500hpKA240sx » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:44 pm

hey everyone been on the site for some time and seeing everyones work and ideas and I have decided to start my build with a goal of a down right sick street car at 400whp/tq....I just sold my 89 to pay off my 91 and start putting money into it. I just got my block back from kansas had it hot tanked, bored .04 over, and honed. Just a few weeks ago i got a few things like forged wiseco piston/eagle rod set, PEP valves, and a fuel pressure regulator and 255 pump, and then out of money lol. but its a 1300 dollars well spent. this is my first ka build and any suggestions/ideas are appreciated any questions about my plans and what not post em up be more than happy to chat. also if anyone has a good crank im interested all that i can find is a refurbished one and i dont trust em....

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Post by 500hpKA240sx » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:40 pm

well since its fourth of July and family is down havent really done much but everyone went to the cardinals game soooo decided to prime and paint my block today.
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and I was rolling up my windows and flipped the lights on never looked at them at night before and with them not being finished looks like my car is phsyco lol
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Post by superDorifto » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:33 pm

They always look so fresh and crispy dressed in new black paint...soon enough it'll be rusty like a proper KA again :D

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Post by ATL240 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:16 pm

Nice! I just got done building my block as well. What turbo do you plan on using to get to 400hp?

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Post by 500hpKA240sx » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:21 pm

I am in a toss up between turbo or supercharger ill prolly go turbo when it gets down to it but my plan was to use the old intake but modify it for a m112 supercharger off of a cobra i have found one other guy who said he had one and took measurments to see if it would fit and it bearly did. BUT he never did the build. so thats why im leaning towards turbo bc noone has done a m112 sc and i cant afford to start it and it not work. but to answer your questions ill prolly go T3 turbo to help with the lag thats one thing that will drive me nut is to have turbo lag.

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Post by 500hpKA240sx » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:24 pm

and as far as rust ill prolly cry :cry: if i see that LOL but its not going to be my DD so it souldnt be doing that for a while

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Post by superDorifto » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:38 pm

500hpKA240sx wrote:and as far as rust ill prolly cry :cry: if i see that LOL but its not going to be my DD so it souldnt be doing that for a while
Just speaking from experience. unless you get it powder coated Every one I have seen starts to rust through the paint. Its no big...its a goddamned truck motor, its supposed to be dirty and loud and make a ***** ton of horsepower, not look pretty...

Go Supercharged all the cool kids are doing it.

I'm working on my own M62 project, aiming for a much more modest number, but it'll still be fun.

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Post by 500hpKA240sx » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:39 pm

here what i got done today i think i have decided to paint my car a golden yellow or a compitition orange idk yet i even thought about blue but not sure yet so i cleaned my valve cover today and primed it
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Post by 500hpKA240sx » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:43 pm

yea 400 i know is a ton to shoot for but with a carbo drive shaft and built tranny locking rear end a supercharger pushing a solid 300 whp would be sick but im going all out and im just seeing what i can do with it. if i go that way.....

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Post by TinyT » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:46 pm

superDorifto wrote:
500hpKA240sx wrote:and as far as rust ill prolly cry :cry: if i see that LOL but its not going to be my DD so it souldnt be doing that for a while
Just speaking from experience. unless you get it powder coated Every one I have seen starts to rust through the paint. Its no big...its a goddamned truck motor, its supposed to be dirty and loud and make a **** ton of horsepower, not look pretty...

Go Supercharged all the cool kids are doing it.

I'm working on my own M62 project, aiming for a much more modest number, but it'll still be fun.
How will a cleaned and rust free block eat through paint? lol

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Post by superDorifto » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:53 pm

Both of my clean and painted blocks...hot tanked, primered and painted, as well as my friend's build eventually rusted through...

given enough heat cycles you eventually end up breaking through the base coat.

Not to take away from the original poster's thread, but are you able to post a single response without being a complete dick?

I've lurking on here for years, and only recently started posting after I bough another 240, but every single one of your posts sounds like it belongs on zilvia....granted some of them are informative, but still just wondering, why the atitude?

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Post by TinyT » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:57 pm

why you mad bro? Im an asshole because people say stupid **** all the time. Heat is going to eat through the proper paint, right :roll:

sit back and watch the build thread dear.

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Post by superDorifto » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:24 am

Not mad, 8) just like to pick an E-fight once in a while. I can wait to see the next update, proper builds are always fun to watch...

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Post by nismo_dreaming » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:36 am

Great start to what could be an epic build. For what its worth, I put about 17,000 miles on my KA-T with only a single paint job with Duplicolor high temp paint, and no primer. With all the prep work and time invested, I think you should be just fine here. Keep the posts coming, we all enjoy it.
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Post by 500hpKA240sx » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:23 am

well I bought a fuel rail from Pinky#### its an AEM looks great so ill post a pick when i get it in and also how do i leave feed back to a member??

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Post by supakat » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:40 am

I spent $1100 for bottom end. $800 for piston/rod and $300 machine labor. Ideal pricing you got.
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Post by 500hpKA240sx » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:02 pm

would like some imput before i go and start hacking away and spending big bucks on this build. here is an idea of what i have in mind and i havent seen it done or tried Im going to cut and tig my own modified intake...so if anyone can tell me that it abosolutly will not work i wont waste my time.....best i could do with out photo shop but you get the idea


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Post by 500hpKA240sx » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:59 pm

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Post by slidewayzagain » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:32 am

Good start on the build. What are the plans on the stereo system?
I built custom boxes just under 2 cubic ft for my coupe.
They kinda tucked in the sides from the strut tower back and left me a little room in the center. Im thinking of doing a single 15 later on in the spare tire area.
may your rods stay oiled and your nuts tight

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Post by 500hpKA240sx » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:35 pm

Its going to be completly full i dont use my car as a grocery getter or car pool so im having 4 6x9s and a 10 sub it should be done soon seeing tho im home all the time ill have more pics tomorrow....had to figure out something to do while my friend pays me back and ill start buying more engine parts.

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Post by slidewayzagain » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:43 pm

Feed some tweets off of the standard outlets from the head unit.
Throw about 100 rms at the 6x9's and 500 rms or better at the 10 and itll be booming sweet. Is the .25" boards for mock up?
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Post by superDorifto » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:40 pm

Not sure about the placement of that supercharger. The outlet is facing down, and to have it up that high relative to the intake runners is gonna take a bit of fabricating to get everything sealed back up.

Also unless you are running an M90 or larger I think you might fall a little short of your power goal.

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Post by 500hpKA240sx » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:56 pm

im going to fiberglass the boxes and the supercharger is sitting down bc that was the only decent one i could find to crop turn it counter-clock wise 90 degrees then thats how i want it mounted...and i want to try and make the m112 work so thats why i think 350-400 whp was reasonable on a fully built motor. and as far as fab work goes i can do that just wondering if anyone thought it would be possible.
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Post by 500hpKA240sx » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:05 pm

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Post by belligerent6481 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:30 pm

Please do not take any personal offense but please use MDF when constructing speaker enclosures. I wish you were in AZ. I would like to do a sponsored build up a 240 with a sick enclosure. Check out a few pics on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... =1&theater

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Post by 500hpKA240sx » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:33 am

no offense taken this isnt my first sound system i have built. ill post pics of my friends truck i did.

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Post by 500hpKA240sx » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:46 pm

Got my AEM fuel rail in today
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Post by Walperstyle » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:58 am

Maybe you should take offense, the speaker setup needs a lot of work. In both car and truck.

We all know that money doesn't grow on trees, but MDF is not that expensive. You could probably purchase some other kids amazing 240sx fitted speaker setup for pennies. Stereo Equipment resale is low.
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Post by DeclareYrWar » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:37 am

Man, I'm gonna be totally honest, I was interested in this thread until I got to the audio setup. Not trying to be an ass hole but you should really rethink that. I can understand if you want a big booming stereo, not knocking you on that, but that is not the way to go about it at all. More speakers doesn't equate to better sound. That setup is going to sound like an absolute train wreck. Keep up the good work on the motor build though...

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