S15 drift build (slow)

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  1. BradyDRIFT

    BradyDRIFT Member

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    It all started back in 2010, i was 21 daily was a mega gay fiesta, Drifting on grid on the xbox in the evenings and watching those crazy touge videos on from japan on youtube, Had a half decent paying job at the time and with a little help from family this happened...

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    1999 Nissan S15 Spec R

    Spec
    Hks coilovers
    Hks exhaust
    Fmic
    Bov
    Oil catch tank
    Turbo timer
    Cusco strut brace
    Spitfire ignition coils and the white wheels which i didn't like so i get them to get me stock s15 wheels and i didn't like the side skirts so they went also.

    Pics are of the car in japan that i was sent from the importers i used (torque gt in devon) can't rate them enough for the customer service and every thing was made easy with regular updates on the cars location, With the deposit paid then waited a few months for it to come over on the boat, (longest wait of my life) they put it through an mot and next thin you know I'm on my way to devon to pick her up.


    On getting there the car was outside looking epic!! smile was around the other side of my head, Took for a test drive and was good until i put my food down and as it started to spool there was a small pop and no boost at all...

    So we took the car back to there garage and they took it to have a look what was going on, they where unsure, they swapped the ignition coils with the only one they had (spitfires) and the problem was the same, so after a few hours to no avail i agreed to take the car on a gamble as I'm not a mechanic and had no idea at the time, also they knocked some money off the car.

    Made friends with a local guy who also had a sick s15 drift car (Richy200) and he had a look for me, We took it for a spin and soon as it wanted to boost pop and no power was just like driving an n/a, boost pipes where fine and on closer inspection just after the air box there was a rubber ribbed hose that had collapsed!? Bit odd so we pulled out the kink and tested it same pop noise and that hose had collapses again (starving the engine of air) learning this car stuff slowly lol

    Ordered a new apex hard pipe and took it for a test drive, It hit boost in first gear and shat myself, most power i had before was a 60 bhp fiesta lol, It was mental and tbh i was scared of it...

    So drove it for a few months then booked a drift day in November at santa pod..

    More to come soon on my history on the car for anyone thats interested lol also more pics :)
     
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  2. Flange860

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    Same wheels as mine , you still got them?

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  3. BradyDRIFT

    BradyDRIFT Member

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    No man they went years back, The car is just on the stock s15 wheels at the minute :)
     
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    pics didnt work out mate
    nice car by the way
     
  5. BradyDRIFT

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    Booked my very first drift day back in 2010 and done a few things to the car before going,

    Full service
    Solid subframe and diff mounts
    Nismo engine mounts
    Poly gearbox mounts and had the subframe powder coated

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    Oh and fresh diff oil :)
     
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    Four of us went to pod, Me, Richy200, Tooleys15 and one of the other boys, The three of us drove up to tooleys the night before, chilled and all drove to pod in the morning, convey of 3 s15's and a s14a, Heres some pics of the day

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  7. BradyDRIFT

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    Best day every at my first drift day!! until the way home...

    The water line to my turbo gave in and water/ steam everywhere, got recovered home and the car was off the road whilst i saved up for a few parts,

    Braided turbo lines
    Turbo elbow
    Manifold
    Car was sitting a few months and finally got the parts fitted then i heard a small knock coming from the engine, on closer inspection the spray bar to the exhaust cam had blocked resulting in my cam being ground down and metal filings thought the block! i was devastated, but due to my lack on knowledge it was my fault, So over the next year the car was just sitting there, is i didn't have the money to fix it and didn't want to sell her, so i have an idea for the distant future that i would sell everything i didn't want and keep a rolling shell in the hope of one day building her back up to her former glory...

    So in that year basically everything was sold and this is how she sits now

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    BradyDRIFT Member

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    Wings
    Bumpers
    Bonnet and boot
    Doors have all been sold

    and sat like this from early 2010 until now...

    BIG NEWS!!

    Secured a dry place for her to chill,

    And done a buy!!

    As of last christmas i was reading build threads, watching jap youtube stuff (surprise) and found myself looking at engines and the like, Next thing i found i had done a big buy from JDM Distro over in Ireland, The parts where still in japan so had to wait a while for them to come over but was worth it :) pic to follow

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    This arrived march this year :)

    I got a JZX100 vvt-i engine and a R154 box!

    Hadn't touched the car in 5 years!! About time i done something with her

    Engine didn't come with a starter or a P/S pump but have since sourced those :)

    More updates to come and i hope the pictures are working now?!
     
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    Right on! Bring this thing back to life!
     
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    Nice so far, I went down the 1JZ route last time with my S15, going back to SR20 with my new one! haha
     
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    Thanks guys :D and i miss the sr but love the 1z's :euge:
     
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    Wow it really does look like a bare shell. It looks so sad :(
     
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    Small progress update

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    This turned up from the states and some milk...

    Also this from japan

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    First box was my engine conversion mounts and gear box mounts from Enjuku racing and the second box from RHD Japan where my nismo engine mounts :nod:

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    Cant wait to get these on!!
     
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    Looks good! looking forward to seeing this back how it should be again
     
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    Thanks man me too! :D
     
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  16. BradyDRIFT

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    Engine mounts on
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    Had to remove the inlet brace and the oil filter housing to get it on...
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    Turbo side was easier :p

    Nismo engine mounts on
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    Small mod done to the mounts, had to grind the location tabs off to fit the new engine mounts

    Bit of pulling and shoving and this is where i am now :nod:
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    Awesome. Loving this.
     
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    Very nice this. Love a good JZ S-body.
     
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    Thanks for the nice comments guys :thumbs: and sorry for the lack of updates I've been working on my other car (e36 compact as i need here ready for a drift day on the 25th!!

    Today this turned up from japan, a genuine vertex ridge wide body kit

    I'll leave these here... :alschaser
    Vertex box open.
    Vertex front bumper.
    Vertex over fender.
    Vertex rear bumper.
    Vertex wing.
    Vertex wing mesh.
    Canards.

    All in good condition apart from the front bumper as pictured below
    Front bumper damage.
    i had the kit from Nengun and I've emailed them today so will let you guys know whats happening soon, i paid extra for uber insurance so hope we can sort something out other than that I'm landed :)

    Progress on the s15 will likely be slow now with the drift day only weeks away and christmas but the plans for next year are...

    Collect parts

    Radiator, intercooler, bonnet, doors, then save for some welding get the vertex kit on the car and get some paint on, will start looking more like a car then :nod:
     
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    Long ever due update...

    with getting our first home and have if a baby the s15 has been on the back burner for quite a while,

    during this time devoted to sell the 1jz and r154 and with the cash bought a sr20 det out of an as15 from jdm distro

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    then I wanted to have the engine bay and underside sand blasted so started stripping it down to a rolling bare shell.
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    Removed the complete loom and labels every plug, took forever but will make putting it back easier I hope

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    All done! Managed to save all the glass bar the windscreen May upgrade to the heated windscreen when the time comes.

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