Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby Kitsunami » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:56 am

CloudStrife wrote:How the hell do you have so much fender gap on the fronts?

This was mine @ purchase with factory suspension:
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Factory springs sag, but not that much, plus you have lowering springs???


There's no 400+ lb engine / transmission in the front weighing it down currently. Should close up once everything is in.
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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby CloudStrife » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:59 am

Lol my bad. Engine looks good man. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby Kitsunami » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:31 am

More Updates on the Build:

The Head, Oil Pump, Crank Pulley, Cams and Timing Belt and a couple other things mounted up:

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There's a couple of gaskets and o-rings I totally forgot, so I got em on order last night. Now the waiting game for a few more days.

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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby scalpel » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:38 pm

installed and running yet?

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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby Kitsunami » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:52 am

scalpel wrote:installed and running yet?


Not yet unfortunately. I'm kinda waiting on my buddy cause his shop is much more equipped to handle installing engines. He's been busy from the holidays.

I still have a handful of things I need to do upon install, specifically:

-Wiring up an inline electrical fuel pump (I'll be using my SR5 tank)
-Speedo cable
-I'm still not very confident I have matching wiring harnesses (I believe my engine harness is Kouki while the rest are Zenki)
-I still need a catalytic converter, intake system (gonna go with the Injen), Coolant hoses, Clutch Slave and Master Cyl.

I'm closer than I've ever been but still a little ways off. Once my friend helps me install the engine, I'm not longer bound to the assistance of other people and can knock out the few remaining items on my own terms, which'll be nice.

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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby Kitsunami » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:30 am

More engine progress. I think she's ready to be installed. Still got a couple things to do on the engine, but as it is now, I don't see why it can't be put into the car.

Added the intake manifold / throttle body / TVIS plate, Oil Pan, Coolant Plumbing / Water Pump, Disty, Engine Mounts, EGR, Rear Main Seal, Alternator bracket, couple other little things.

I've gotta order up some new injector seals before adding the fuel rail and the Oil cooler O-ring before I can put the sandwich plate on, and I'm having an issue with the EGR (see my post http://www.club4ag.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&p=132842#p132842)

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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby CloudStrife » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:21 am

Looks good man. No new mounts? It's 10x easier to do it now.
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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby Kitsunami » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:57 am

CloudStrife wrote:Looks good man. No new mounts? It's 10x easier to do it now.


I've thought about it, the mounts I have are in pretty good shape. I have about 2 weeks to decide before the engine goes in.

More minor updates

Added the correct front and rear coolant necks, installed all new vacuum hosing, rebuilt injectors and added the fuel rail.

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*Injector 'rebuild' kit*
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I also found a way to repurpose one of my old connecting rods. It adds 5 HP to my kegerator:

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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby Kitsunami » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:30 pm

***Update***

As stated in a previous post, I decided I didn't want to pursue a GTS tank and fuel lines, which means I had the pleasure of installing a custom setup. I went with an MSD 2925 EFI pump. I've read more than a couple guides to installing these to work with the SR5 tank, and most of em call for cutting the fuel hard lines, something I really wanted to avoid (and did).

Anyways here are some photos I snagged:

Prepping the pump with 3/8" to 1/4" reducers:
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Dropped the tank out to make life a little easier:
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Mounted up before re-installing the tank. The Blue painter's tape marks the send line:
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All back together:
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Couple things to note:

-MSD's connections are 3/8" ID, and the SR5's fuel lines are 1/4" ID, so I had to use some brass fittings to get this to work.
-I put the pump a little out of the way, won't be simple to replace if it's ever needed, but that placement seems to work best if you don't want to cut any of the existing hard lines.
-My only regret was not getting some 90 degree elbows, I had to run a little more EFI fuel line in order to avoid kinks. If I'm feeling ambitious down the road, I may alter the setup
-I tested this after I finished by hooking up the wires to a car battery and she whirred right up and spat out what fuel was still left in the tank from the previous owner (will have to drain that at some point. The 4AGE high comp pistons will need some higher quality fuel).
-I will be splicing the two wires from the pump into the GTS harness, so it'll work exactly as intended.

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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby Jayrdee » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:10 am

This is so sick, dude.
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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby CloudStrife » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:11 am

Eh... Hose clamps for pressurized fuel line?
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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby Kitsunami » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:06 am

Decided now would be a good a time as any to clean up the carpet in the Eight Six. Removed both pieces and threw 'em into the washer. I found some rust on the bare floor on the drivers side so I spent some time sanding that out and applied a couple layers of primer. Also the factory underlayment was completely toast, so I replaced that. The carpets came out a lot cleaner than they were, but they're still pretty tired old things. Having some floor mats should help. If nothing else, it smells a lot better... :oops:

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(This was the carpet after it came out of the wash)
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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby Jayrdee » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:32 am

Kitsunami wrote:If nothing else, it smells a lot better... :oops:


How dare you rid of the sh*tty old car smell?!? :lol: :evil:
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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby Kitsunami » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:35 am

CloudStrife wrote:Eh... Hose clamps for pressurized fuel line?


I'm betting I'll be okay. I'm basing this assumption on this post:

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And all the hose line I used is EFI pressure rated. Also, because I didn't cut any of the hardline, all the flared end fittings are still there.

I'm just gonna be really careful and double check under the car the first few times I drive it (whenever that happens lol)

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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby CloudStrife » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:38 am

Just keep an eye on it..

For the rust proofing, I always use POR-15. No priming or sanding needed, and when it dries it's like steel! Just make sure you wear protection for skin and inhalation.
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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby Kitsunami » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:02 pm

Good things today:

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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby Kitsunami » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:40 pm

The engine is in, and maybe that was the easy part... Now begins the tedium of electrical work and making sure all my sensors and plugs are where they should be.

Couple things to note:

-Mishimoto Radiator and fans
-Hooked up the e-fans using a two-relay system and an AE92 coolant neck / sensor with this setup:
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-I had to install new injector pigtails on the engine harness
-Installed the Ignition coil / module, and made sure it was properly grounded
-Installed grounds on the block and head.
-I'm sure I'm forgetting other stuff, there's a lot under the hood now, lol

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Relays for the electric fans:
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Starting to look like a GTS:
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I'm starting to love the view of my garage, lol

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More to come.

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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby CloudStrife » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:16 am

Looks good dude, you're almost there :).

Just to let you know, it's been proven that silicone hoses seep coolant through small pores over time, so you'll want to keep an eye on the level more frequent than rubber hoses.
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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby scalpel » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:33 pm

Looks great. Can't wait to see it running

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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby 86_dorifto » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:24 pm

This was great to read. Keep it up and I'm excited to see it running.
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Re: Kitsunami's 86 SR5 to GTS swap

Postby Kitsunami » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:41 am

CloudStrife wrote:Looks good dude, you're almost there :).

Just to let you know, it's been proven that silicone hoses seep coolant through small pores over time, so you'll want to keep an eye on the level more frequent than rubber hoses.


86_dorifto wrote:This was great to read. Keep it up and I'm excited to see it running.


scalpel wrote:Looks great. Can't wait to see it running


Thanks for the encouragement folks! I'll have another update for you in a few weeks! Recharging the financial batteries at the moment, lol. Lotta financial obligations in your late 20's, 'n whatnot... :roll:

My list of stuff still to do / get:

Before starting:

FPR
Oil
Battery
Transmission Fluid
Intake short RAM
Drain gas tank and add 91
Coolant Overflow
Coolant
Alt and Water pump belt

Before Driving:

Clutch Slave and Master
Brake Pads
Brake line
Clutch line
Rotors


Jobs left to do:

Speedometer cable
Front Headlight harness
Fuel delivery post-filter
Cap off power steering line at IM
Find Belt for water pump / alt
Pray...

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