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PostPosted: August 1, 2012, 11:03 am 
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Welcome back! Looking forward to further updates!


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PostPosted: September 13, 2012, 12:11 am 
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no big update,

i got a used coilover kit for $10 and some used golf cart coil overs. should be good enough for mockup, right? Just needing some brackets and bits from mr. jack's treasure chest and then I can roll it around. I got some 17" escalade wheels for my truck, so I can use the 15" nissan wheels for the project. and vice versa if I need bling at a autox event. :) maybe next summer I'll be close.

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PostPosted: October 1, 2012, 9:57 am 
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So after removing driver side accessories, I've tacked in motor mounts. I used 240sx uppers and jaguar XJ6 lowers (+ jag rubber) and some 2" square tubing. The sump on a 240 is in front and as of now hangs below the frame 1.25", and the lowest part of the bell housing also hangs down. So I may have to re-think the mounts, but I had kept a hold of the jag parts for a long time just for this purpose. I had to try. I have my control arms all tacked in place, but I used low grade 1/8" steel to mock up the pickup points, so I won't finalize anything until I get the Kinetic parts in. Just used clamps to hold parts in place to check lengths and angles.


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PostPosted: November 18, 2012, 8:50 pm 
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Tacked in the front, using golf cart shocks for rolling. Time to set the rear end in place. I'll need some 1/2" spacers or different wheels. Just had to set it on the floor to get an idea of finished product.

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PostPosted: January 24, 2013, 3:07 pm 
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Not much new to report, fabricating parts to turn shocks into coilovers, and got a turbo manifold for the exhaust side. stock compression on my engine is 7.5:1, begging for 5 psi.
turbo KA. tasty.

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PostPosted: March 13, 2013, 8:28 pm 
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Going to start heavy fab real soon, pedals, skin, but first I have to re-think my home made coilovers.
the weld on method didn't work for me.


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PostPosted: March 15, 2013, 4:44 am 
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Have you changed the mounts yet to adjust how much the oil pan and bell housing are hanging?

Hope you didn't put an eye out with the shock setback.


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PostPosted: August 28, 2013, 4:05 am 
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53sled wrote:
stock compression on my engine is 7.5:1, begging for 5 psi.
turbo KA. tasty.


Actually, your stock compression Ratio for a 240SX KA24DE is 9.5:1

For a Frontier, it is 9.2:1

5 psi of boost will put you about 30-40hp above the stock 155hp for the 240SX version...

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