S14a 1UZ-FE 400sx ZF trans

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  1. BorjaM

    BorjaM New Member

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    Hey guys,


    I’m Borja, 22, from Spain :)


    This project is not very common in Spain: 1UZ-FE into a S14a running with ZF bmw transmission. First of all I want to running in as stock, but it’ll turbo as soon as possible.


    I bought a 200sx rolling shell last year, full roll cage, reweld chassis


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    It was a hard decision, I didn’t know if a jz or a v8, until I found this cheap LS400


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    There is the new heart for Silvia :)




    The reason why I chose the 530d gearbox was simple. Looking some info in US forums for this swap everybody takes the KA (bad choice) or 350z trans. In Spain the z33 one is a little bit expensive. The R154 was ruled for the price. So I saw an E30 running the 1UZ with the ZF gearbox, so I got mine cheap :D


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    I have in my garage an AP racing 6 piston, but I think I’ll use the lexus calipers, they look nice


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    We’ve the engine out (I’m the pic’s guy) and until the parts will arrive we’re cleaning the engine and cutting the gearbox to weld the at’s bellhouse


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    I hope the stock ECU would work fine, if not I would buy an universal ECU (Anyway I need to buy it when It’ll be boosted haha)


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    For the trans adapter I ordered a 3sgte flywheel. Modifying the stock holes, redrilling or weld the automatic center, will see.


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    Here is my friend Carlos, the welder. Thanks man for the help ;)


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    The gearbox looks like this today, we got the automatic bellhouse out and we were looking the dimensions to cut it. However, we need to wait the parts.


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    I couldn’t resist to see the engine into the Silvia. The exhaust manifold (driver side, LHD) needs to be modify, hits the steering.


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    Tomorrow I’ll get the clutch, so we’ll be able to work into the clutch release. Meanwhile we’re painting the engine


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    Next week I want to end the harness swap and weld the bellhouse.


    I hope to be updating at scheduled times :smash:
     
  2. kam

    kam I've touched Chris Parry

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    Guapa!

    Awesome, keep us updated!
     
  3. racing-street

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    very good job and really not very common here in spain.
    where are you located??
     
  4. dan200s14

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    Nice work bud.
     
  5. jon07043278

    jon07043278 Well-Known Member

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    Like it. I'm looking at 1uz manual gearbox options at the moment so this is interesting.

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    Also, where in Spain do you live :)?
     
  6. simon_s13

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    nice work borja, I will go to spain in october to pick up my s13, if you can one day I going to see the project.
     
  7. BorjaM

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    Thanks for the comments guys :) I'm from Madrid, but the car is being done in Guadalajara.

    The ZF will work fine. I hope to end the bellhouse next weekend and get the propshaft dimensions.

    Simon I'll see you in October ;)
     
  8. dan200s14

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    Not sure on goudalajara but I've driven from Barcelona past Madrid and tobe honest it's not a bad drive :-D
     
  9. BorjaM

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    We've a lot of good roads :)

    News! The project has been delayed, but we've almost finished the gearbox conversion. We're going to use a bearing 16x32

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    Clutch disc from a 525d, like new :)


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    The flywheel is already modified. I put it on the engine, but I'll use an ARP bolts


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    This week we need to adapt the bmw clutch cover to the mr2 flywheel and cut-weld the bellhouse :D


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    Meanwhile we're going to cut the bellhouse


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    and the HKS Hipermax from AlexG :smash:


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    Now we're working on the tube front. Soon more pics :)
     
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  10. BorjaM

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    We cut the front end and the gearbox site to weld the front tube and custom tunnel. All the wires will be inside.

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    New steering lines and fuel rails fitting.

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    The exhaust manifold needs to be modified because it doesn´t fit with the steering rack

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    At the end we've almost finished the gearbox bellhouse :)

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  11. xan_lee

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    Very good work! Un saludo desde bcn.
     
  12. monder

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    well done mate
     
  13. Mitch

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    Good work. Subscribed to see how you get on with the gearbox conversion :thumbs:
     

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