CAE86 Build

nategreat923
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CAE86 Build

Postby nategreat923 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:49 pm

Hi guys,

Thought I'd share a bit of my coupe with you.

Heres how it started about 2 years ago:


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It had a pretty basic list of "mods":

Spooled diff, Buddy Club Spec 2, End links with Polyurathane bushings, stainless steel brake lines, T3 coils , Tein camber plates, Tanabe strut bar, Cross drilled and slotted rotors, Sparco Sprint 5 (Still FIA certified), Lightened flywheel, Sparco Sprint, NRG harness bar,NRG quick release. It was fun, but lacked that "wow" factor.

Fast forward 2 years and here we are:

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Heres a run down of the new parts:


EXTERIOR:
Dura flex front bumper, fiberglass aero, origin rear widebody, cut and widened front fenders, made drop vent for hood and power by maxx hood spacers, neon green lexan rear windows, enkei mesh up front American racing mesh rears. Dunlop dz101 star spec fronts, dz101 rears all four 195/50-15.

INTERIOR:
FD Spec cage, sparco sprint drivers seat, buddy club passenger, corbeau purple sfi harnesses, aluminum dash and center display, apc gauges, factory fuel gauge, summitt stepper tach, nardi 370 wheel, used a Ron Francis bare bonez chassis harness and switch panel. The cell phone holder on dash is what I use for my speedometer.

ENGINE:
Silver top block, blue top head, bored to 83mm, custom head gasket, compression is around 11.5:1, je forged pistons, crank and rods where tempered, arp rod bolts, high volume oil pump, fully rotation assembly balanced, head was lightly ported, 3 angle valve job on supertech valves, toda valve springs, crower full race cams and hks cam gears, oil filter relocation and rx7 oil cooler, godspeed radiator with dual fans, custom overflow tank, mikuni phh 44mm race carbs, t3 pulley set and trigger wheel, Ford EDIS with autosport labs ignition controller, obx header, t3 test pipe to buddy club under axle with supertrapp tip, light weight flywheel and xtd stage 3 clutch.

SUSPENSION, DRIVETRAIN, BRAKES:
T3 tension arms, front suspension is custom 240sx DIY coils, 240 lca that are boxed, 240 crossdrilled rotors and calipers, I get 62 degrees of steering angle, one piece drive shaft, weir solid pinion spacer with 4.77 spooled rear end with oversized weir axels, rear trd adjustable greens, lowering 6k springs, crossdrilled rear rotors with potterfield r4s pads, steel braided lines on all four, booster delete with willwood master cylinder, cnc hydro hand brake with willwood dynalite rear braking system.

It is soooooo much fun now. Theres just a few issues I have to work out, like the EDIS system on the manifold, it likes to heat up and cut out at ~8,500 RPMS when it should go to ~9.5-10,000





Cliff notes:

This:
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To this:
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Then the head cracked. Swapped it out and got tired of the headaches with this motor.
I just picked up this from a buddy:

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Full CA18DET swap for into an AE86. Has a lot of oil leaks and blown turbo, but the price was right. Ordered a complete gasket kit along with ARP head studs from the amazing Russell @ Nissanparts.cc today. Got half of it torn down today.

Anddddd test fitted the FMIC:

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Last week I picked up a T28, Earls SS turbo lines, ACT 6 puck, DEI turbo blanket, GKTeck reclocking kit and a few other goodies. Stripped most of the CA down, getting ready to ship the head off to the machine shop.

Plans are to pretty much rebuild this motor, swap it in, and have fun next season with a reliable engine! Cant wait!

Tore it down to the block:

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Then put it back together:

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Right now Im finishing porting and polishing the manifolds, along with moving my rack forward to stop over centering

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby EzWider » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:09 am

Man I'm so jealous of this

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby nategreat923 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:05 pm

Thanks! If people are interested in this ill post a teaser pic of the new cosmetics!

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby Reuterskiold » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:30 pm

I fawking love this build!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby GtsTone23 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:25 pm

Nice job sticking with the car bro!! Soooo many would have passed on that car and let it get junked but you revived it, great job! Keep up the good work!
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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby nategreat923 » Sat May 18, 2013 6:29 pm

This is where Im sitting now:

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby GTSRolla34 » Wed May 22, 2013 5:56 am

Nice build. It's good to see another CA powered AE86 on the board. What ecu/wiring are you using?

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby JDMwhiteboy » Wed May 22, 2013 10:39 am

Great build man! I always feel like the CA is the underdog
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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby nategreat923 » Wed May 22, 2013 5:58 pm

Thanks guys!! In regards to the harness and ecu, I'm using both stock for now, until I can afford nistune and bigger injectors lol. And yes, the CA is under appreciated! They stopped making them because they were too expensive to make.

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby nategreat923 » Mon May 27, 2013 12:22 pm

Just a minor update, we were able to finish moving the rack forward so the car is now on the ground. I also dropped the flywheel off to get resurfaced.


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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby nategreat923 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:56 pm

Progress today!


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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby nategreat923 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:17 pm

Innercooler placement is just about there!

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:woot:

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby Gino1X1 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:39 am

nategreat923 wrote:Thanks guys!! In regards to the harness and ecu, I'm using both stock for now, until I can afford nistune and bigger injectors lol. And yes, the CA is under appreciated! They stopped making them because they were too expensive to make.


And at the time the (racing) market demanded a more modern 2liter engine after the FJ20 was gone.

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby nategreat923 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:57 pm

We finished the wiring, got new driveline bolts, new output shaft seal, put the driveline in, added Redline MT90 to the transmission, and put Mobil1 synthetic into the engine.

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We also found a turbo Volvo in Pick-N-Pull and yanked the innercooler piping, which ended up fitting nearly perfect.

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby boosted86 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:36 pm

Looking good! Getting close now

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby yellowsnow4free » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:22 pm

nategreat923 wrote:Image

That's a 2nd gen RX-7 oil cooler, right?

I have one myself; still need to get it mounted up though :)

What hose fittings do you have on the oil cooler end? I think the ports are M8 x 1.5, and I wasn't able to find any hose fittings like the ones in your picture.

Thanks! :)

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby nategreat923 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:01 pm

Well, I picked up a S15 turbo, got 99% done, just need to finish the downpipe.

Also the body is a wee bit different


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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby Elvin Wes » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:32 am

Nice!!

more more!

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby nategreat923 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:33 pm

Thanks elvin!

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby nategreat923 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:06 pm

It's running! 3" straight pipe sounds savage!

http://youtu.be/IWxhUT2xSts

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby nategreat923 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:57 pm

Well got it running great yesterday, so we loaded it up for a 2 1/2 hour drive to go slide it and ended up having a coil pack go bad. Regardless, when it was running it was insane.



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http://youtu.be/C2l1J_yR4Hw

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby boosted86 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:28 am

Car looks awesome man dig the cream and black scheme! Sucks about the coil but I know it was a blast before

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby nategreat923 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:23 pm

Thanks! The coil pack crapped on me right here on my first run:

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Spent the next half hour and 3 runs trying to diagnose it.

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Re: CAE86 Build

Postby nategreat923 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:21 pm

Been a little while, but started working on it again.
As of right now I got my rear end taken out, and picked up a Celica-Supra unit to replace it with

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Now I need to find some drilled and slotted rotors for it, and hook up the brake lines

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