Nissan S13 Project

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  1. Al_E11evens

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    Well after having my 4th car in 7 months of moving into my new house I thought it's time to settle with something nice that I could actually spend some time and effort on.

    Here it is, a 92 uk s13, quite clean and on 63,000 miles. It has quite a few trick bits already on it ie BC shocks, DW and Japspeed rose joints front and back, stage 1 H-dev and a stupid gay straight pipe (which has resulted in cracking my tooth).

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    After swapping with my old e46 330i (which loved a skid)

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    With not knowing that it was boosting and being a cheap twat I went over my mates to lend a boost gauge, which we found it was boosting less than it was supposed to be for the stage 1 (as if it does anything anyways)

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    Ghetto gauge!

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    Then I had the slut in the air to change a few bits including that fecking straight pipe!!

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    This exhaust is a temp until i get my new baby on. Been fancying a Vortex one which I saw on my mates Evo stage rally car... May steal the kent off him ha

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    I then had a fuck about with the adjustments on the top mount (being a dodgy one i am) and didnt want to roll the fenders for the min. Oh and that piss-poor effort of a garage is now on its way down for a full width badboy ;)

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    After a week and a half of having her and all that shit that went on I thought what better way to introduce myself to driving this car than a skid day at Llandow. Parked up with my buddy Martin.

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    En route to initiation

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    [​IMG]Llandow drift day - Pic -01 by E11evens., on Flickr

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    Front touch

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    After an sweet session with all the boys I found myself with a bent inner tie rod, which is standard if your bouncing the curbes aiming for that "Japan air". And with all the styled pretty boys around the work got done even quicker :euge:

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    And a quick selfie with Martin's car before we limped it home on a wonky leg

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    What I will also say is that these oem nissan seats are dog shite, bruised hell out of my leg trying to keep my self up and of the lap of the passenger! New one will be on the way haha!
     
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    What rear wheels are they
     
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    I am using xxr 16s for the rear [emoji106] not bad for free hey
     
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    What size are they
     
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    OMG that 13 looks so clean.
     
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    They are 16x8 et0.

    Thanks buddy, she is clean ai, just gotta make sure it stays like that ;)
     
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    Nice looks cool mate
     
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    A little update, thanks to Postman Pat [emoji106]

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    This looks like a good project, subscribed
     
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    Hmmm project has gone to the welder at the mo. Finding filler in the sills and many other spots of ginger crust is never fun.

    Nevermind, gives me chance to learn how to weld hey...

    To do list

    1. Shape some sheet for sills and cut and weld (with someone guiding me as im a spaz)
    2. Fix the Japspeed balljoint on the lower front control arm as the rose joint seems to be screwed
    3. New inner tie rod as I bent the last one at Llandow
    4. Roll the front arches and change from 235 to 215
    5. Paint wheels black
    6+. I can then do the fun things like get the seat in and drive... And maybe stage 2 in the winter

    The garage is at starting progress this week. From fanny/woman cave to full width man cave

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    Right, it's been a while and the car is still in the garage after a few months. Hitting it slowly and as its my first time repairing this sort of thing it's a massive learning curve [emoji106]

    Finding shit repairs from others is never good [emoji19]

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    Lots of cutting and welding taking place and hopefully saving a future classic [emoji4]

    Some of the other machines my mate is working on.

    Brave move on an Evo 9 we had in, just for them lows and wide wheels [emoji22]

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    An update on my new garage:

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    And she's up and looking rather cool

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    Had an early Christmas present from a good mate at Kinzuru. The great perks of being in partnership with some cool guys [emoji108]

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    Spending way too much on this thing now, hope it's worth it.

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    New tubular manifold bought, front mount intercooler, Bride passenger seat and lots of other Shizzle.

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    Found some more rust, and the chassis rails will be getting attention and mods too so I can lower it to the floor and jack it easily

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    Some inspiration for what I'd like to achieve (hardcore look)

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    Love the fabrication work here

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    Had a big crash recently on the bike too, which involved a mountain bike, a jump and me getting knocked out (with footage).

    Also blew out my forks [emoji17] More expense!

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    On the plus side I now have glow in the dark tees for 2015 [emoji41]

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    And the other usuals

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    Overall a pretty hectic few months but looking forward to getting the car out and making some noise
     
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    Bought a 6 point cage from my buddy Luke, intercooler pipe kit and wondering which exterior style route to go... Maybe pig-nose front, skirts with diffuser and canards.

    No updates on the work done as of yet just waiting on my mate to finish up on the welding done and then tackle the sills and chassis rails.

    On another note Im sick of lending cars from my mrs and parents and coming from a background of MX5s I'm really tempted to buy another and use it as a skid daily and put the Nissan in the garage for the long haul...

    Or just use both as to when I wish :p
     
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    Mx5 drift daily n 13 a full on drift car.
     
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    Fair call buddy.

    They are both feck all to insure too and running costs. Will just have to look after this ca engine if it is going to have a rev or two
     
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    can you not get baffled sumps for the ca
     
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    Im not sure tbh mate, not sure if that would make much difference for them. Think they just need more attention than most other engines. I know they only hold 3.5-4L of oil which other engines take quite a bit more. There again there are a lot of people out there that have run them for years and not had any probs, just how you treat them i guess
     

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