180SX TypeX SpecR project soon to be daily ITS ALIVE!!
Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:00 PM
Yours are bit better nick than mine. Lug nuts using whatever came with wheels.
Mine are 18x8 all around with wierd offset 34 or something like it got a feeling it was of a stagea or maxima fwd style car. Running 4mm slip on spacer at front to clear calipers at rear seems good for the 180. On s15 s14 they sit too far in.
Well tonight im trying out the tailshaft. Got a 1k waiger if will work or not. Ryan u better be right.
Got auto 180sx tailshaft with and without abs. If i have to shorten it i loose 1k if dont i win 1k.
Cannot wait to get home and try it out.
Also my black silicone intercooler hoses have arrived woohoo. Gona be busy.
So black pipes or raw alloy blasted for rough texture??
Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:49 PM
1. DO Not believe anything you read on NS website.
2. DO Not listen to Ryan.
auto ABS shaft may suit non ABS diff (Ryan is half correct) but s15 ABS diff and cradle and 6spd kinda fit but no room. 0 movement.
Yes auto front half will go into the 6SPD gearbox once dust cap is knocked off. rear is still too long even with shortest of the lot the auto abs tailshaft which is hard to find.
SO shorten the tailshaft or move the gearbox and motor by 10-15mm forward.
anyway getting it shortened by 10-15mm be back on monday. cannot be bothered taking mount brackets off and re-drilling them 10-15 offset. so driveline another pause. time to tackle the wiring and intercooler.
shh bout the wager
Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:19 PM
Ah well... Guess I owe you 1k then
Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:34 PM
Why can't you just cut, weld and balance tail shaft?
Simon thats exactly what im doing well adelaide tailshaft service is.droped it off today.
Ryan yeah i could have bolted it up but no movement between diff and gearbox. Didnt realy feel like damaging a 1k gearbox or $500 worth of mounts for sake of $175 to shorten and rebalance. Better be safe than sorry.
Wager was just bit of fun. I guess from now on i got to believe a guy with experience vs numnuts at NS site where 98% have no freaking idea.
Though idea may work using 6spd and non abs diff with auto 180sx shaft abs version.
But cannot prove it for sure.
Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:54 PM
After thinking long time about raw alloy look or rough texture black look for the pipes decided on stealth black look.
Oh and the hks blow me valve plumbed back in to keep the authorities happy.
Few shots of the rear cradle still waiting for tailshaft to be finished.
And rear end update just loosly fitted
Yeah i know mess but no time for cleaning more assembly.
Hopefully on weekend it will move on its own. Have few hicups with conversion but more on that later.
Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:47 PM
Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:19 PM
Rear struts in (looking like monster truck)
Wired the starter in
Plugged in the s15 dash for some instrumentation, all the security systems so it lets me start the engine, and wired in the fuel pump, fitted radiator.
Put some fresh bp98
Lets see what happens after 4 yrs of sleeping. See if this way is better.
Bit of a delay with woohoo as i wasnt sure if it actualy started or something grinding or about to catch on fire.
Short clip while it was warming up. Straight of front pipe no exhaust. Exhaust is in transit from Japan at the moment.
After warm up annoying the neighbours. Payback for them smashing the golf balls into the fence all afternoon.
Well mechanicaly its alive and should drive. But theres lots of modifications to wiring now. Adapting s15 wiring to 180sx gear like dash, ac, power windows, headlight retractors,air bag,etc.....
Still to bleed the brakes, sort out the abs warning light, do something about the 4wd stance and finaly body work. lots of work still.
Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:05 PM
Helps with motivation when the engine ticks over AND runs... hehe
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