Feb 27

Current State of the projects and being The Ghost…

Project: Fairlady Silvia, She has been moving around lately, I attempted to drive it to the track but due to house plumbing decided to break in failure I missed out. She seems to drive really well other than the clutch feels weak but could be from driving the Z alot. Project: Red Robin, I got some nice parts in for her I still have to finish the wiring and what I am going to be doing with the dash. Project: Serenity, daily project is kinda on hold right now. For the one who will remain nameless is relentlessly trying to talk me out of it and due to that I kindly refused and will stay parked and will be finished when the time is right, I want to switch it back over to the W belt anyways vs the V belt and I figured I would work more on it when I get more of Robin done. Project: Batman! I had someone that keeps asking me for it back months ago, so in the meantime I have been thinking of flipping this project to get it running and make some money back. I have been thinking of dropping a black top SR20, get it running stock is and sell it off.

Dec 07

Frakenstien’d CA18e


To start I ripped apart the block to see more of what is going on inside,I started some repairs on the threading with the exhaust manifold.

Moving forward with the parts ordered: A14 ARP head studs with this route as the head bolts from the stealership seem to be a hit and miss on ordering and could take up to 2 - 6 weeks so I have also ordered headgasket, plugs, plug wires and this all should be good I should not any longer have any issues with cyl pressure.

Next moving onto reinstalling the head and timing belt, as this was set to TDC when I took it apart you can notice the nudge is 1 tooth below the marker on the bottom, the second picture was supposed to be the correct setting as per the book. But it came out a bit blurry will fix that later. In the end, it is complete with all the correct torque specs and alignment.

Here is a video of the distributor timing for people that get confused how to set it from the FSM

//Update
Did more things to the car as it is nearing completion and I discovered the pully has an issue.

//Update 12-13-2016
This time, I am complete under the hood, now the fuel pump re-wire. Since this is an 1986, it is classified as the Mk1.5, IE: it has the mk1 look but the wiring harness changes that is commonly found in the mk2 version of the s12's, this mean the ECU has fully control over the fuel pump and to re-wire it requires 30amp relay and 15 amp fuse. I also had to tap into the Rear wiper blade on the fuse block, I don't have any future plans on using that blade since I have louvers that block it.

Nov 15

Carb project to go live..

2016-11-14-16-51-00 Well, more on the project. I am able to find a cheaper insurance so I can now register both my daily z and my s12 again. So I can now finish with the progressive testing my s12 and see how well she will handle driving it around. And when 12/4/2016 comes around I will most likely be driving in the Import Face Off drifting again like old times. I would like to start a web vblog but if I don't feel motivated enough, if I had more subscribers I might start a weekly vblog when I work on my car projects. I just need to know who all follows this project and my other projects. https://www.youtube.com/user/wonderingraven

Oct 07

Fairlady Silvia project is complete…

Well, moving along the carb setup is now complete for now, I just cannot afford to get it registered yet. My side hustle is a bust right now, no roommates to fill the extra income a month. It is just a bust as I am trying to get things rolling again. Here is a current video of it running, I am now focus on the red car getting it to a point where I need to buy parts which will be a bit. I am not going ebay with the CA18DET setup on the red robin build, only thing might be with an ebay part would be the t3/t4 turbo that was recently rebuilt. I am just 1 single guy with no help, no support not even from my family, I have a dream that I am working my hardest to make a reality, I want to hit pro-am hard with my s12 and make 1 podium or fully go professional if I feel confident enough to take it further. I want to make a full trip up and down the PNW and PSW with drift events and have fun with a street driven and built machine.

Aug 19

Time for a change up.

I am going to migrate down to 2 Silvia's instead of 4, with that being said. So here is the plan in the works. Project Robin build is getting what the Black car had the full CA18det swap. The chassis is actually in better shape including the body harness wiring. So for now I am pulling the full ca18et that sits inside that needs to be rewired from 86.5 to 85 if I was going to get it to work, so instead I am not going to get it to work. 2016-08-18 17.22.14 2016-08-18 17.24.18 Project: Serenity & Fairlady Silvia Well with coming up with a solution to both chassis, I am going to pull the full sub frame, suspension and motor setup from the Fairlady Silvia and putting it into Serenity. What is wrong with the fairlady silvia chassis you may ask? Chassis harness had issues since I got it, it took me over a month to trace most of the problems so I figured it is really time to retire the chassis and place the motor set into serenity. Granted it will be a carb setup so the engine harness will not be needed. But this chassis is a clean or nearly clean. 2015-11-22 15.58.37 2015-04-19 13.02.48 When this is done only 2 projects will remain. Project Robin and Project Serenity, Fairlady silvia chassis will be retired and placed in an area covered. Project Batman aka blackwidow aka nightfury is to be sold as is. Both projects when completed will be both ready for the streets and drifting fun.

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