Tag Archive for 'S14'


Rene wasn’t the only one upgrading their suspension today…

Thanks to Rudy I got a new torque wrench and was able to finally install my Nismo suspension. it took longer than expected since I decided to sand and paint all the hardware and mounting brackets with a rust inhibitor. Also I discovered that the brake line bracket on the Silvia is backwards from the 240sx so I had to make a small modification to the brake-line  to make it mount to the bottom of the strut housing.

I only did the front, so I’ve got a nice rake going on… I’m not sure if I’m going to do the rear too or just leave it like this.


This is the bird seed and insulation “nests” I pulled out of the headliner and side panels of my car today…

at least I had new seats to put in front and rear.

More Kouki than Zenki

The conversion is nearly complete, I’m waiting for a couple of brackets (which will hopefully arrive by Thursday). then I can install the bumper. The only other thing I’ll need to do is convert the headlight wiring

if you’re wondering, this is what the car used to look like:

Z-Edition Rear Lip

I picked up a replica Z-Edition Rear Lip for the S14, it’s designed for the European bumper so it will need to be modified. Anyone have experience with fiberglass that would be willing to help modify it?

Exhaust Pics

I never uploaded this pics of the LS1 S14 exhaust. I think Fujii did an awesome job!

The exhaust is painted with high temp paint, the heatshield and tip look gray only because of the flash, in person you can’t even tell that the heat-shield is there.

S14 Exaust

Long Tube Headers with 4-1 3″ collector’s, slip fit to 3″ hi-flow cats, to triple weave flex-joints, into a Flowmaster dual 3″ to 3.5″ Y-pipe, into a 3.5″ Flomaster Hushpower Pro short Muffler with a custom tip.

…built by Fuji SPL

First Drive of the Corvette Powered 240SX

So I got my PCM back from Pinocio Joe on Tuesday Night. (I can’t say enough good things about this guy for PCM re-flashing).  Last night I went down to Fujii SPL with the new PCM in tow with plans to start the car up for the first time… and hopefully have it run more than 5 seconds.

We pushed the car out of the garage,  bolted up the PCM, turn the key and it fired right up and ran… and didn’t shut off. Success!

Have no brake fluid in the car since it’s got a brake leak, but the clutch master was full so I decided to drive it a little bit… taking it slow since I only had the e-brake to stop me.  At first I thought maybe the clutch was slipping, then I realized for whatever reason it wouldn’t rev past 1000RPM, the car just limped around and after doing a lap around the building I parked it back where I started.

I popped the hood and we poked around, there was a small leak on one of the heater hoses where the clamp wasn’t tight enough but everything else seemed in order. We unplugged the MAF and it made no difference, plugged it back in and unplugged the MAP and the idle got rought but it stayed running, then we unplugged MAF again (so both the MAP and MAF were unplugged) and the engine died… which is good because it meant both sensors were running.

Plugging them back in and trying to start it just cranked without firing… James decided to disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the PCM, doing this  worked and the car started again, but still wasn’t revving.

While running we pulled off the intake (and disconnected the MAF and IAT) and discovered that the throttle wasn’t opening when we pushed on the gas (it’s an electronic throttle not cable). Pushing the throttle open by hand the engine revved up no problem… we did this a couple of times but it still wouldn’t work with the pedal.

With the intake still off we shut the car off, disconnected and reconnected the battery  and started it again, it was idling MUCH better this time. So Joe got in and stepped on the pedal and the engine roared to life…  The thing ran flawlessly after that. We put the intake back on, hooked up the MAF shut it off and restarted a few more times without any issue.

After all that I drove it back into the garage under it’s own power.

I was a little worried when it wasn’t revving but I’m guessing it was just a stuck throttle or the PCM needed to relearn some of the sensors, or both.

Tony shot a video of the whole thing but it doesn’t seem to be up on youtube yet. I’ll post a link once it’s up.

Sikky Sway Bar

I finally got around to installing the Sikky Sway bar on my S14 it fits AWESOME and this thing is beefy as hell…

LS1 S14 Wiring

Here are a bunch of photos for the wiring harness conversion, it’s a lot more simple than it looks, if you can wire a car-stereo than you can do an engine harness, there are just a lot more wires and you need to do a bit more digging to determine what goes where.

MT Parts

wooo… got my 5 speed brake pedal in today.

I must have found the only person on the planet doing an AUTO swap and he traded me all of my auto parts for all of his S15 5-speed parts… the only thing I still needed at this point was the brake pedal but the rest of it is handy to have around.

I spent time time bolting up the new brake pedal, and the swapping the push-rod on the master cylinder and bolting up the clutch pedal.

it’s small but it’s something

I took some pictures documenting how I prepped the Willwood CMC