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Post by ghetto240 on Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:31 am

so, as some of you may have noticed I have either been showing up to meets in my daily or riding shotgun with somebody... here's why.

My car, a 1989 Nissan 240sx coupe, had been sitting outside under a cover all winter. Long story short, I stepped on my break pedal and there was no pressure and the car didn't stop. Luckily i was going slow enough to use the ebrake to stop it. Turns out my break master cylinder failed, and I figured it was time for an upgrade. THmotorsports hooked me up with some stainless steel break lines and ARP headstuds. Among recieving these, there was oil leaking from my head (its an SR20DET redtop by the way), the rear main seal, and other places to which i don't feel like naming now. So I figured id replace all the headgaskets on it, so I stopped at touge factory and picked some up. Then, since the head was already off the car, I decide to pretty much have to motor removed, dissassembled, and looked at to make sure everything is good. Now my motor is undergoing pretty much a complete overhaul, and some welds and a wiretuck are going to be done. Anyways, enough boredom, here's some pics...

my decapitated SR...



motor removed


lotta junk in the trunk... :run:


block itself...


powerwash


before some making it pretty


primar applied


aliuminum paint applied...


purrrrrty Smile


more pics comming, still gotta get a couple parts...
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Post by simon on Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:01 am

so you took apart a perfect stock motor, cleaned it, and put it back together??

scratch



and still no coilovers, yet 50mm overfenders huh . . .

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Post by Vlad on Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:16 am

Did you not read the thread? Motor was getting worked on... how was that "perfect"?

He didn't even mention coilovers or overs in this thread, why do you need to talk shit to him dude? Let the guy be.
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Post by simon on Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:04 am

Idk well what happened to the motor? seemed strong last summer when i rode in the car.

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Post by ghetto240 on Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:07 pm

just started leaking oil real bad man, so I had the head ripped off and replaced the head gasket, intake mainfold gasket, etc... and then my friend is like, "dude, we've got the motor dissasembled this much, it would be a wise idea to just pull the motor out of the car and just make sure it's good, all the pistons and stuff." I thought this was wise so I gave the go ahead, and they are pretty much painting the entire motor and head and stuff as well as installing the head studs and gaskets and shit. I didn't think they were going to go that far, but they are. I was never satisfied with how it looked under my hood, wires everywhere, an unpainted head gasket, rusted charge piping, etc. So now when it's all done, Im gonna have a half way decent looking engine bay. Its getting repainted, wire tucked, and some off the welds are going to be cleaned up better. I just got my valve cover back from ILLGarage today, I haven't seen it yet, but it should make the car look nice.

Now, considering I have a stock flywheel with an Exedy stage one clutch, I'm gonna get an aftermarket flywheel. Maybe if i have extra cash some new motor mounts. The gasket's had to be done real bad and now that the car is down and dissasembled I'm gonna do shit to it little by little. Coilover's aren't really a necessity at this point. Maybe in the near future.

Thanks for looking out vlad

hey simon I understand construtive criticism and stuff but why you gotta talk down about my car everytime I post something? I mean I know it's not the coolest looking 240 out there but Im doing things little by little. I thought you liked my car when you saw it. Don't get it.
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Post by X1nom3D on Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:43 pm

I wish I had the time to do that stuff. Lol. My shit needs cleaning also. Oh well, my time will come someday. =) In the meantime, good luck on yours. Hope it turn out just the way YOU want it.

By the way, other people will continue to criticize about how people build cars. If everyone had the exact same thing on the exact same car, exact same color, exact same wheels, it would be kinda boring to look at, and whats the point on posting shit if we're all on the same train of thoughts anyway, right?

People just gotta tone it down a lil. This ain't a communist car club. Some people like drifting, and some like dragging. Some just want a fun car to get to work.

Sorry for jacking your thread, just felt like droppin some knowledge on that type of shit.
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Post by ghetto240 on Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:32 am

nah man, it's appropriate for my last post, and your opinion is appreciated.

Like I said, I didn't think I was going to pull my engine out and redo it, but here I am haha. Sucks its gonna be down for longer though. Wish I could just drive the damn thing already.
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Post by simon on Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:35 pm

wait, youre paintiing the headgasket??

all this car needs is some coils and wider wheels, if it were me id save the cash from a flywheel upgrade and do that,.

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Post by LongGrain on Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:05 pm

you REALLY should take the sideskirts and rear bumper off

and the wing too.

what do your quarter panels look like under those over fenders?

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Post by ghetto240 on Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:47 am

cut to shit...

and im painting the valve cover, not the head gasket

just i figured the motor is pretty much dissasembled mind as well make sure everything is good and make it look good... why not right? I gotta hit up touge factory tomorrow and get a gasket kit for it
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Post by ghetto240 on Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:15 pm

update!!!!


timing chain cover all painted


fail of a pic but it's the oil pan and the housing


block all painted and looking good




bling-motha-fuckin bling!!! thanks to ILLGarage!


more updates soon! Smile
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Post by ghetto240 on Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:48 am

more updates

got the head back today, everything is good on it, no flaws or anything
only problem is some bitch studs that won't come out, or are crossthreaded and have to be hela coiled.

my head


looks good




polishing it off


heating the aluminum trying to get the exhaust manifold studs out




then hela coiling the fucked up threads
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Post by u2chuki on Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:32 am

i port and polish heads as a sidejob. pm me if interested, i got pics of my work also.
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Post by ghetto240 on Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:07 pm

thanks for the info, i'll keep that in mind
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Post by ghetto240 on Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:20 pm

update!

i talked to my friend's about the tools they were using and they told me that they wont hurt or distort the aliminum, it was just to take off the remaning old gasket... its pretty much a soft pad on an airbrush that won't cut into the metal... they told me that there friend uses the same tools, who works on airplanes, which are aliminum, which have to be absloutly PRECISE in everyway, can't be off the littlest bit for obvious reasons, so that made me feel better.

the brush


ARP headstuds




cosworth head gasket


the engine as it sits







more updates coming soon! 🍿
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Post by slo40sx on Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:27 pm

I like it alot, the way i see it is, if its half ripped apart why not refresh everything if you got the time, do it right the first time so you dont have to do it again, if u were to put it back together and not have cleaned it up you would of regreted it. Good shit man keep posting i wanna see it done
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Post by ghetto240 on Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:13 pm

thanks man, and yeah I'll keep posting pics
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Post by ghetto240 on Sat May 22, 2010 10:33 pm

update... had a lotta miscellaneous shit painted... overkill? maybe so, but it looks good.





wheel welds were kinda beat up, so a little stronger metal was welded in place to replace the bent up ugly looking wheel wells



a wire tuck is also in progress...



some things missing here...



new water pump installed, various gaskets replaced, repainted and timed, pretty much ready to go, just waiting on my valve cover and intake manifold





gonna order a fidanza aliminum flywheel either this week or next week
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Post by X1nom3D on Sun May 23, 2010 12:03 pm

lookin gooooood!
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Post by iroc2 on Sun May 23, 2010 1:12 pm

nice update looks like its all comming together relatively nicely
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Post by ghetto240 on Mon May 31, 2010 11:18 pm

ok, been off here for a little while because I've been very busy at work, but I got some more pixors Smile

ordered these, Megan motor mounts







some bling added







sexy engine whoring out time









more updates to come
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Post by Adrian_S13 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:42 am

dope
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Post by ghetto240 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:54 pm

thanks man, did you get the info on the paint?
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Post by Adrian_S13 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:09 pm

yeah i got it thanx. painted my shit last week, check out my fail thread in progress
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Post by ghetto240 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:12 pm

hmm, link please? I can't seem to find it.
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