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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 5:10 pm 
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And T3 makes them with adjustable shocks. :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 11:24 pm 
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Looking nice, how low can they go?
Were can i buy these? i need my rear end to go as low as my front end too!

These are Ground Control ones that I got directly from them here:
http://www.ground-control-store.com/pro ... php?II=758
Check under shipping info and they have contact info for international orders.

I haven't tested how far down these will go. I actually need to keep mine up to have the tires clear the fender. But with the stock springs out and set on the lowest setting I would think it'd be pretty low.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 9:25 pm 
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I started getting my fuel surge tank together. With it's size, I'll have to mount it where the current fuel pump is, then move it closer to the tank.
Here's the assembly going together. Pump installed on the outlet end plate:
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Here's links to pics of:
the cylinder installed on the outlet plate with the fuel pump in
all together with the inlet end plate installed
fuel outlet end plate
fuel inlet end plate

Now I ordered with the surge tank the banjo to nipple adaptors. The frustrating part is that I received 3, but there's nothing included for the actual pump outlet which is in the bottom right of this picture:
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It needs a banjo fitting and some sort of capped nut. I've contacted the place I ordered the surge tank from, but haven't heard anything **edit: I have gotten in touch with someone, hoping to sort it out. Really looking forward to fitting this surge tank**. I've found a source for the banjo to nipple adaptor, but still have to figure out where to get the capped nut.

Other then that, I took the Laurel out to a local car show today. It was a lot smaller than I had expected (maybe 25 cars) so not very exciting. Anyways, here's a pic of it there today, I'm very happy with the stance it's ending up having:
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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 1:15 pm 
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i like i would want somthing with some lip in the rear end and a tiny bit lower in the rear but all in all i love this thing

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 4:23 pm 

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I love the stance as is. That mean old school rake..... :shock:

I think a duckbill and a small spoiler would be absolutely crazy.

Killer car man!


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 6:00 pm 
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i like the way it sits now to i just dont like wheel well gap :P

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 6:56 pm 

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I could agree with that. but either way this car encompasses old school cool


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 4:47 pm 

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Now I ordered with the surge tank the banjo to nipple adaptors. The frustrating part is that I received 3, but there's nothing included for the actual pump outlet which is in the bottom right of this picture:
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It needs a banjo fitting and some sort of capped nut. I've contacted the place I ordered the surge tank from, but haven't heard anything (very frustrating). I've found a source for the banjo to nipple adaptor, but still have to figure out where to get the capped nut.


Hey man, love the car! Just came across your build, and im loving what im seeing! I actually work here at 034 Motorsport and I want to help you get what you need. Shoot me an email and we can work out the details!

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 5:41 pm 
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bonvo & 1978 ke30: Thanks for the comments, I'm still working on the final stance I'll have. I want the rear a little lower, but have to find the point right above scrubbing. It's going to take a little testing. The one issue that I have to factor in is that the front is as narrow as I can make it with the S13 front end. So the rear I have matching now, an doesn't allow the wheels to tuck into the fender.
I have to admit I think the car would look mean with fender flares, rear lip and front air damn. But I swore when I bought it I wouldn't drill/cut the body. So other than things I absolutely had to to get the engine swap done, I'm sticking to that. (It's what's taking me some time to sort out the radiator and intercooler, both will be custom to fit in the confined spaces.) The one thing I am thinking of putting on exterior wise is a front air damn... the screws are there for me to be able to install without drilling. But that'll be down the road after I sort all the mechanical stuff, then strip it for a full body restore.

Jhale034: Thanks for the contact! I actually just got your email also. Thanks for getting a hold of me, I'm looking forward to getting this surge tank sorted/fitted, it's the only one I found that suits what I need without cutting the car up to route/mount. Once I get the fuel system sorted I can work the radiator/intercooler I mentioned and finally have the SR running more than the low detuned boost I'm doing now to prevent damage. (The reason I only drive it about once a week if that right now). Though I have to admit, I think it's going to be a little scary once I have the engine running how I want it to.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 1:04 am 
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yeah they match but that spacer scares me lol i think with the front wheels the way they are and get back wheels the same style and size just different offset so you can ditch the spacer and gain some lip it would be perfect give it that old school muscle look i have the same kinda deal going with my 610 14x6 front 14x8 rear zero offset i believe on both but these wheels might be harder to find

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 8:28 pm 
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Well, the spacers I'm actually not that worried about. After my incident of the 40 year old wheel studs being excessively worn (wheel fell off and the studs were WORN, I put a lug nut on and it wiggled and rattled around horribly!). I installed new longer studs, then installed a jam nut after the wheel nuts. So they aren't coming loose again. I'd like some deep rears, but I actually have classic Watanabe's and can't find any similar type. Plus I didn't like how it looked with a very positive front (can't change) and a deep dish rear. It's been interesting seeing what does and doesn't work. It's a never ending process.

Also, I have the needed hardware on the way thanks to Josh helping me out. I've been very excited to getting my fuel system sorted out. Seems silly, but it's always been my idea to get the fuel system straight, then start sorting out the engine needed items (intercooler/wide band O2/etc), tuning and aiming for the 300hp goal I have.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:09 pm 
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Well, I'm slowly getting everything I need to start sorting things out. Josh from 034 Motorsport helped me out and shipped the missing banjo fitting and fluid bolt. I also ordered a cap nut so that I can use the Bosch 044's check valve.
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Also, since the fuel system will be sorted out, the next main step is to sort out the radiator and intercooler. But I need to be able to monitor the AFR so I've started to get what I need for that. First an O2 sensor that my Apexi turbo timer can read (not compatible with the tiny titanium sensor my SR uses), so I picked one up for the 300zx TT.
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There's also a new turbo outlet elbow and O2 sensor bung on the way.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
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KC30 wrote:
Well, I'm slowly getting everything I need to start sorting things out. Josh from 034 Motorsport helped me out and shipped the missing banjo fitting and fluid bolt. I also ordered a cap nut so that I can use the Bosch 044's check valve.
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Also, since the fuel system will be sorted out, the next main step is to sort out the radiator and intercooler. But I need to be able to monitor the AFR so I've started to get what I need for that. First an O2 sensor that my Apexi turbo timer can read (not compatible with the tiny titanium sensor my SR uses), so I picked one up for the 300zx TT.
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There's also a new turbo outlet elbow and O2 sensor bung on the way.

Glad to help! Let me know if theres anything else I can help you with. We carry tons of universal parts that would look great on your KC30!
Also, if you haven't purchased the AFR Gauge, I can suggest the Innovate MTX-L :idea:
http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/products/MTXL.php

http://www.034motorsport.com/engine-mon ... 21286.html

Loving the progress and I bet that car will be insane with 300+hp :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:48 pm 
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Thanks again Josh!

The turbo outlet elbow came in today.
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Out of focus above it is the 2nd O2 bung that I'll be getting added on. Once that's done I'll start sorting out the exhaust also. That's going to be tricky and expensive. I'm looking to run 3" all the way out, but I have very limited ground clearance. Lucky I've found a few places that produce oval exhaust and the required transitions, so I'm planning on using that from the turbo to behind the rear subframe, then 3" muffler and out. Just have to figure out a good muffler that will fit and I'll like the sound of... I think that'll be the trickiest part.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:01 am 
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the carb line is only 6mm, and your walbro needs 8!

when i took my c30 tank off i already notcied the small fuel pickup, still have to figure something out the plumb in a new piece of 8mm pipe.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:04 pm 
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Yeah, I'm working on upgrading the fuel line now as well. It's only been recently that I've been trying heavy throttle. There's fuel line on it's way.

Also, interestingly enough, when I was looking at the O2 and turbo outlet elbow stuff, I realized that the MAF seemed a little odd. I had one with a 90* plug and not the straight that I'm used to seeing. So I started researching and found that I had a CA18DET MAF. Not sure how I didn't catch that during the install, but it was pretty rushed at that point. Luckily (for me) a friend's waiting on his wire harness for this S13 SR and I was able to borrow his MAF... what a difference! So I'm pretty sure the source of my problems was tied to the wrong MAF. Now I have a new correct MAF headed my way.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:50 pm 
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So I've had a little time to tinker this weekend. First here's a couple of pics of the MAF difference in the SR and the CA one I found I had installed:
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As you can see, not only is the sensor different, but the SR one is slightly larger opening. So I've got an S13 SR20DET MAF coming to replace the CA one since I borrowed this.

Next, I started working on mounting the new fuel surge tank. I got it all setup, just waiting on the final install it until I get the fuel line in and installed. The best location for me to mount it is where I currently have the Walbro 255lph fuel pump, which under the rear driver's side (RHD) seat.
Just to refresh, this is where the Walbro pump is installed (the pre filter is no longer there, it was temporally installed due to debris in the fuel tank):
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So I dropped the Walbro out of the way and started with a couple of initial mount brackets. I was going to use the mount brackets with the kit, but I had some clearance issues and had to come up with this using L-brackets:
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Next, I needed to tie the two L-brackets together, which also gives me something to clamp the surge tank on. So I riveted a cross brace on:
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And a test fit of the surge tank mount bracket on the car:
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Here's the final test fit with the surge tank installed on the bracket. I also had a sheet of teflon that I picked up several years ago in Japan. So I wrapped the tank with that to prevent damage from the rivets on the bracket and minimize any vibration:
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Here's the surge tank and bracket setup as it'll be used:
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Here are some other less interesting pics as well:
Teflon wrapped fuel surge tank
Surge tank installed on bracket in car
Surge tank on mount bracket 1
Surge tank on mount bracket 2

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:14 pm 
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Today I picked up the turbo outlet pipe after the 2nd O2 bung was added. Yep, the brand new Megan racing outlet needed some modifying. The new one is on the right:
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Here's an inside view:
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Here it is with the 2 O2 sensors installed. For now it's the stock skinny one for the ECU and a fat one for my Apex'i TT. Down the road it will likely get a wideband O2 sensor... but there's lots of things to do before that. In the meantime this should be a good basic setup, the Apex'i TT and the same sensor is what I had in my Skyline (I miss it SO much!), and it was pretty accurate.
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Here's the setup ready to go in... and yes, that is all it has for an exhaust right now! I tried to get the exhaust done before, but I couldn't get the 3" I wanted due to ground clearance. I've considered a Y-pipe with two smaller exhaust pipes running back, but the forward curve is too soon for that to work right. But I finally found a place to order 3" round to oval curved transition, then it'll be 3" equivalent oval back to behind the rear subframe, then back to 3" round, a muffler and out:
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Here's the new turbo outlet installed:
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Again, here are some less interesting pics:
New and old turbo outlet 1
New and old turbo outlet 2
New turbo outlet with 2nd bung, side view
New turbo outlet with 2nd bung and skinny O2 adapter

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:42 pm 
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Today I finished wiring in the 2nd O2 sensor, so that's ready to go. I started working on the fuel surge tank again, getting it plumbed in. I've got it in, and forgot to check the fuel level, which was near full... So yeah my stupid self got soaked with fuel.
I still have to mount the Walbro pump in it's new spot and do it's plumbing. Then do the wiring for both pumps.
Here's the fuel hose arrangement I ended up doing:
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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Nissan Laurel KC30 coupe w/ SR20DET
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:00 pm 
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Thursday night I got the surge tank fully installed, with the Walbro pump moved towards the fuel tank and both wired in. Here's a pic of the tank installed, not much to see though:
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I tested it out, and surprisingly it was leaking from the electrical studs. But I was able to put on a little RTV and it's good now. I still have to upgrade the fuel lines, waiting for the parts to come in. I also won't have the SR20 MAF until tomorrow. Now that I'm able to read the AFR, it's definitely rich, I'll see what the new MAF does. But even without the correct MAF, just the new turbo outlet and fuel system... it's running MUCH better!
Since I was able to get out, I got a couple of new pics:
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