ArchiveMay 2008


This FAQ is a general reference for those interested in the CA18DET swap. What is the difference between a front clip and a motorset? What are the specs of the CA18DET? What additional parts are needed if I ordered a motorset? How do I wire the motor? What gauge cluster can I use? What motor mounts can I use? What turbos can I use? What is clocking the turbo and how is it done? Where can I find...

CA18 Power Up by High Performance Imports

I found these scans the other day at (link coming). They are scans from High Performance Imports, a Euro car magazine, and they offer a lot of info on the CA18DET.

CA18 Shakedown by High Performance Imports

I found these scans the other day at (link coming). Looks like they were scanned from High Performance Imports. a Euro car magazine. It is a very nice read for anyone interested in the CA18DET.

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 16)

Related Links Project 240sx Overhaul Journal Index Today a new battery box was fabbed. I originally placed it on the frame rail but the clearances were a little too tight. It was relocated to the factory position. I also made a new mounting bracket for the liquid intercooler and went ahead and plumbed the heat exchanger back it. I plan on running this system for intercooling until I get the water...

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 15)

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With the engine reinstalled, I reinstalled the intake manifold and accessories as well as the wiring harness. A new radiator complete with an internal oil cooler was also thrown in for good measure.

Project 240sx Overhaul (Day 14)

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The motor and transmission have been prepped and reinstalled in the engine bay.

Project 240sx Overhaul (Day 13)

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This one took a little bit of doing but the rear sheetmetal was cut out of the trunk to make room for an aluminum fuel cell.

NOPI Drift St. Louis (2008)

As I said on the news page, the 2008 Nopi Drift event in St. Louis Missouri was somewhat of a let down this year. Given, the event was larger than last year which was great but unfortunately, the layout was also changed and really separated the spectators from the action. However, this was more than likely due to the management at Gateway International Speedway but I will explain none the less...

Chris Simmons is a race car driver, instructor, business owner and all around gearhead. His passion for motorsport started in the drifting community over 10 years ago and progressed into wheel to wheel racing of all kinds. When off track Chris can be found training and working on a myriad of projects. After a hiatus from writing, he is back to share his passion, knowledge and experience in regard to motorsports on and off the track.

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