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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:38 am 
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Working on the engine mounts, cross member had to be dissected quiet a lot, will reinforce it with steel sheets where the line is, which will be done once new forester steering rack reaches here on Thursday. Might need to relocate the oil filter as well.

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Took a rollcage style pipe 1.5" will use it as new cross member welded to two plates which will lie on stock chassis rails, as we can weld anything on the chassis so will drill the rails and install steel tube to hold the bolts might put less stress on the rails. Mounts will be using stock for VQ35DE from 350Z, so far spacing seems tight but manageable

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Main issue which was worried about was exhaust manifold with the turbo so that fits without touching the chassis rails but still engine is more on right side then left so some small alternation might be needed. There is same plate with two holes and some provision is left to move engine front and back incase its needed

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For gear shifter might need some cutting as well where the red circle is marked but it will be done in the end.

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:06 am 
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Got the parts and work is moving as well

Cross member taking final shape

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Took the broken turbo and got it replaced with a similar one, very nice condition.

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Got JWT clutch and flywheel

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Rest of parts
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Double pass Griffin radiator 19""x 24" found it to be the best for this purpose
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Flex A Lite 16" fan with shroud
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Steering rack bushes for both stock and forester one, will try to work out a combo of both
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2000 Sti/legacy outer and 84 celica inner tie rod ends
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Fits nicely, hopefully will make it close to stock steering rack along with plenty of toe adjustment.
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Legacy original steering boot
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Mishimoto coolant and power steering reservoir
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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:03 am 
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Sorry couldn't post updates but there has been some progress, installing this engine sure is difficult

We managed to get a custom cross member done for the engine now its in final shape and been tested already, with stock 350Z mounts

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With mounts on
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Installed the covers to see some space and test the mounts
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Drilled holes as will keep screws to hold the mount to avoid any registration issues
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AC compressor blocking stock steering rack
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Turbo might touch/melt the steering coupler but it will be removed with new rack
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Height without upper intake manifold seems ok
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New Steering cross member, clamps to hold the suby steering is not not finalized will use stock rubber bushes. Its basically will move the rack almost half an inch forward but gives good space for crankcase
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So with suby steering at least keeping AC compressor with a VQ engine seems to be solved there is around 3/4th of an inch gap and can be moved futher with adding another joint.
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Height might be an issue need some shaving of intake manifold
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Once steering rod is done will remove both cross members get those properly welded then grinding some epoxy primer and get it powder coated moving to exhaust manifold and fitting other parts.

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:17 am 
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Moving along

Cross members are done with finished. Grinding was done then rust proofed then painted matte black, looks much better

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Steering cross-member, still needs to be installed and checked for measurements
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Gearbox mount
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Will be using 350z auto transmission mount bushes
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Shortening of the gearbox is done as well, got almost 4 inches or more out
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Cut and weld
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Sent the car to get engine bay painted black

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:52 am 
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Got the engine cleaned up bought some Duplicolor cans for final finish, Used a gray colour on engine block

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The block was properly cleaned inside out then sprayed all areas, some buff is there which will be cleaned up and also paint on some bolts but just wanted a cleaner look. Picture were taken from a cell phone so quality looks bad but in person looks really clean and with red covers would look sick

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:17 am 
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Finally dropped the engine in and start putting things back together, intake clearance is not that good touching the hood a bit will send middle and lower intake manifold part for some shaving

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:22 pm 

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Mmmmmmmm, I like. I like a lot. Great job. :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Coming to steering rack and shaft added some smaller U joints and removed the stock coupler near firewall, angle seems to be kind of steep around 100-110 deg but as of now turning it right. We managed to add a bearing through which the rod goes next to the engine and its mounted in the chassis rail from bottom and a bracket on the side so avoiding any movement of rod in any direction. Finally I can say its done for this stage how it will perform no idea as engine is not running at the moment

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:00 am 
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Almost done engine and gear part and also the steering rack, just finalizing all things then to install radiator and intercooler

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:15 am 
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Was away for a small vacation dropped the car earlier around two weeks back for wiring job as lots of body wires were there from old engine and stock ones wanted to clean up everything. for your query will check today. Also sent the dashboard to get it wrapped in leather and alcantara along with the side boards as cracks were appearing again because of the heat here.

Transmission mount is blocking the down pipe might need to be altered again once car is done, this gearbox is really big for the tunnel
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Dowpipe flange custom made because of space
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Few pics of mounts and tie rod ends custom done to move the steering rack
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Removed the dashboard and its a wiring chaos back there
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But now after hooking up everything car is not starting :( seems like NATS issue, havent gone to the shop and check it not sure what to do for NATS as I thought VQ30DET comes without NATS earlier ones and have no idea how to resolve it without going for stand alone as thats the last thing I want to do, maybe will check with UPREV people as on VQ35DE/37 you can remove NATS with uprev.

All I have is the harness and ecu and I doubt I can find a gloria or CIMA here to get other parts required? Any suggestions

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:42 am 
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Lots have happened engine didnt start first then plugged up a standalone ecu even then had issues came to find out block was faulty with oil lines clogged got a new engine and changed the block got headwork done and now all set to go, engine ran on basemap need a tune planning for this weekend

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:38 pm 
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Finally after doing all the work engine ran nicely on the basemap

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Next there are some issues coming in the starter switch sometimes it starts and sometime there is no response more like loose contact. Will fix that along with AC compressor then a final tune

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:17 am 
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Nice car.

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Your side front turn signals are upside down though.

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 Post subject: Re: S30 Project RBZ
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:41 am 
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mr camouflage wrote:
Nice car.

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Your side front turn signals are upside down though.


Lol I know but like it that way

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