The fun started about 6 years ago when I spun a rod bearing in the original sr20de in my SE-R. Basically I was a kid in highschool having fun with his car. Lots of fun. I don't think I realized how hard I ran it for that year before it finally gave in. Thats when I had to learn how to work on cars. I had never changed the oil in a car before... or anything for that matter. But when I blew that motor I had to either junk the car or save up some money and fix it. I chose the 2nd option. I couldn't get rid of it. Research proved that there was much more fun to be had with this car.
So I got a few of my nissan buddies to help and we pulled the old motor out. The one who drove that black 240 gave me every bit of motivation I needed, as his had the SR in it as well.
Here's the motor on day one. I still wish I could use that awd transmission. Bought from Tiger Japanese engines in Toronto.
Took me forever to get it running as I was still learning the basics. But I got it eventually. I've since pulled the motor 2 more times. Once because I over boosted it and fried the 4th piston. you live and learn eh?
That was my reason for rebuilding it. I used much better quality parts this time around. All ARP hardware, acl race bearings, shotpeened rods, Wiseco forged aluminum pistons
Painted a few parts, here's the head
In the car.
went with the Fidanza flywheel. Old pic, while I still had the t25
lowered the car
coilovers of choice - NEX. Seemed like a good deal. Very happy with them
installed, also, new rotors and pads
Can't have a fresh car without some fresh paint.
Orrr some fresh rims
then the car sat in the shop like this for a while - I worked there.
Finally some paint.
While all this chaos was happening... what was I driving?? This ol' B13. I miss that car.
After a whole weekend of wetsanding and buffing. this was my finished product. I'd say it was worth it.
Prosport gauges inside
I needed a place for a 4th gauge so I made this gauge pod.. it's in place of the original cruise control space in the dash
here's a few more pics
Of course I've attended a few small local car shows.
This is my motor as it sits today. well, the air filter is new now. but thats theonly difference. haha
My turbo of choice - GT2860RS aka Disco Potato
Here's my current daily driver parked next to the little beast. I swear that maxima will run forever. such a great car. Plus it's a 5 spd
I know there's tons of stuff I'm forgetting. Oh well. You get the idea. Thanks for looking! and keep an eye out for updates