Archive for February, 2008

240sx S13 Solid Aluminum Subframe Bushing Install
By February 27, 2008 Read More →

240sx S13 Solid Aluminum Subframe Bushing Install

This install guide highlights variations for the installation of solid aluminum subframe bushings into the Nissan 240sx. The kit used was purchased from niperformance,org through ebay. The kit includes the bushings, solid rubber inserts (optional) and an install dvd. Although the video on the dvd is a thorough and straight forward guide there were a [...]

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 8)
By February 27, 2008 Read More →

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 8)

Related Links Project 240sx Overhaul Journal Index I didn’t get a whole lot done per se but I did complete a major change to the rear suspension. The solid subframe bushings were installed and the subframe was reattached to the car. Of course, this entailed a significant amount of test fitting and adjusting as the [...]

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 7)
By February 26, 2008 Read More →

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 7)

Related Links Project 240sx Overhaul Journal Index Today was spent on a lot of loose ends. With the front and rear subframes removed, I went ahead and cleaned the members and then applied a rust converter / proofer. Once dry I added a base black coat and then gloss coat and then installed the new [...]

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 6)
By February 22, 2008 Read More →

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 6)

Related Links Project 240sx Overhaul Journal Index It’s been a few days but I finally had a few hours to work yesterday. I removed the factory bushings from the subframe and the diff and fully disassembled the rear suspension from the frame.

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 5)
By February 18, 2008 Read More →

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 5)

Related Links Project 240sx Overhaul Journal Index More miscellaneous gutting today. Removed the fuel tank, pump and fuel lines. Finished gutting the trunk and dropped the subframe.

APR Carbon Fiber Side View Mirror Install (S2000)
By February 15, 2008 Read More →

APR Carbon Fiber Side View Mirror Install (S2000)

The APR carbon fiber side view mirrors for the Honda S2000 replace the automatic factory units. The APR mirrors offer a slight weight decrease over the factory mirrors and also present less aerodynamic drag. They are also a convex design and offer a nice, wide viewing angle that increases the viewing area around the car. [...]

Posted in: S2000 (Tech)
Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 4)
By February 14, 2008 Read More →

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 4)

Related Links Project 240sx Overhaul Journal Index The trunk lid, rear brakes and rear coilovers were removed today as well as the whole front suspension assembly.

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 3)
By February 14, 2008 Read More →

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 3)

Related Links Project 240sx Overhaul Journal Index Today I removed the brakes (mostly) as well as the front coilovers and the windshield wiper assembly.

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 2)
By February 14, 2008 Read More →

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 2)

Related Links Project 240sx Overhaul Journal Index Today I didn’t have a lot of time to work so I focused on removing the motor and placing it on the stand.

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 1)
By February 14, 2008 Read More →

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 1)

Related Links Project 240sx Overhaul Journal Index I finally had the time to start this weekend. The tear down is always the easy part. As you can see below, the chassis is a little rough around the edges but I will be fixing all of that in the weeks to come. Most of the items [...]

MR2 Spyder Intake (Part 1: Removing the Post Filter Intake Pipes)
By February 6, 2008 Read More →

MR2 Spyder Intake (Part 1: Removing the Post Filter Intake Pipes)

This mod is the first step in a progression of mods that will ultimately result in the fabrication of a fully custom cold air intake on the MR2 Spyder. The factory intake makes a 90 degree bend after the throttle body and attaches to an intake box. After the box, a long, 2 piece set [...]

Posted in: MR2 Spyder (Tech)