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Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 6)

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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)

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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)

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. The following is the install guide. The Install To install the new mirrors...

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 4)

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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)

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Today I removed the brakes (mostly) as well as the front coilovers and the windshield wiper assembly.

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 2)

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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)

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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 have been removed form the engine bay and I began gutting the interior.

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 of plastic tubing snakes around the driver’s side rear fender well and attaches to a hole just behind the...

FMIC Install (Comptech Supercharged Honda S2000)

Recently project S2000 has enjoyed the addition of a Comptech supercharger to give it a little more … ooomph. But even with the stage 1 pulley peaking at a paltry 5psi, it became clear rather early that the Comptech system is very prone to heat soak. Being daily driven in Tennessee means that this car needs to handle summer temps that touch 100 degrees F. With this year’s mild winter...

Electric Oil Pressure Gauge Install (Honda S2000)

The oil pressure gauge installed on project S2000 is a Faze electrical unit. This guide will demonstrate how to install the sending unit and assumes that the actual gauge itself is already wired for power. (If you need help with the wiring, refer to the previous install (Honda S2000 Boost Gauge Install) as it details the wiring of an electric gauge.) Getting Started An electric gauge will come...

Rear Lower Brace Install (MR2 Spyder / MR-S)

The lower rear braces for the MR2 Spyder are member braces that triangulate the control arms on each side of the rear suspension. These braces connect the frame mounting points of the arms together, effectively reducing the flex under corning and acceleration. As a result, the rear end will feel more stable. However, by increasing the rigidity of the rear, the car will also tend to oversteer more...

MR2 Spyder Front Lower Chassis Brace Install (Che’s Front Brace)

From the factory, the front of the MR2 Spyder has two braces that connect the frame rail on each side to the front cross member on the under side of the car. These two braces (or bars) reduce the flex in the front of the chassis in a fore and aft direction. However, this is one particular area on the chassis that could really benefit from lateral bracing so in comes Che’s Front Lower Brace...

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