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#41 datsunfreak

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:21 PM

If that was my goal, I'd look at making some brackets to fit 200SX disc brakes to a B210 diff. ;)

But I would also at least shop around and see what it would cost to narrow the 200SX diff.

It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


#42 ggzilla

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:54 PM

How do you fit the wider rear leafs to the original B110 body-to-leaf mount points?
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 06:11 PM

How do you fit the wider rear leafs to the original B110 body-to-leaf mount points?


Sorry I never replied to this... :P

Offset shackles is how you make it work. Spring shackles are 1200 width on the body end, B210 width on the spring end.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 06:12 PM

Well, I sort of did something to the 1200 this week... :lol:

Didn't like the flares I had (made for a 71-73 Corolla, never quite fit right), so I ordered a new set from BProjects in Japan (awesomest vendor of 1200 parts ever!!!). They came in yesterday.

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Looks like this on the car:

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Will try fitting them up next week. Initial test fit looks very promising. :)

It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


#45 datsunfreak

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 06:13 PM

I shouldn't have looked at the dates on this thread... :unsure:

Didn't realize this car was taking so damn long to finish... :(

It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:18 PM

Well, I sort of did something to the 1200 this week... :lol:

Didn't like the flares I had (made for a 71-73 Corolla, never quite fit right), so I ordered a new set from BProjects in Japan (awesomest vendor of 1200 parts ever!!!). They came in yesterday.

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Looks like this on the car:

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Will try fitting them up next week. Initial test fit looks very promising. :)


that shit looks sick...love the 1200 man..

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:18 PM

I shouldn't have looked at the dates on this thread... :unsure:

Didn't realize this car was taking so damn long to finish... :(



hhaahahhaa...

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 05:25 PM

Got a little work done since the last update... Posted Image



Got bored so I removed the entire rear suspension. Just so happens I had this 510 rear suspension lying around taking up space...

It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


#49 datsunfreak

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 05:29 PM

You also may notice that inexplicably, the stock 510 spring location lines up PERFECTLY with the stock 1200 frame rail. I think you see where this is going... :cool:

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:33 PM

hmmm ... nice work
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:58 PM

Thanks? :P

When the fab work's done, I'll take it all back out and blast and repaint the parts, so it will hopefully look fairly stock when finished. :thumbup:

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:05 PM

Sorry wrong thread

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:33 PM

Sorry but why are you posting this in my thread? :P :P :P

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 06:28 PM

Shifting gears a bit...

Decided against the CA18DET some time back. I'm also keeping all the front stuff in there and just upgrading the brakes. Going to try and swap G20 brakes onto the 210 struts, possibly with mklotz's help. Updates as they arrive...

These coil-overs just look so good and are so well done I couldn't take them out... :P

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Swapping the front lower control arm bushings for spherical bearings next week. :cool:

As far as engines go, I have a few things I'm considering. I'm thinking either an L16/L18 with a big cam and dual Mikunis or a KA24E with Mikunis. Thoughts?

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#55 littlejason

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 08:33 AM

...so why not CA18?

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:58 PM

...so why not CA18?


I've done this enough times, and I'm getting to a certain age, that I now realize that a 1800-1900 pound car with 225-250hp is not my kind of fun any more. I'm content with 120-140hp. The car will still be "fast", but be a lot more fun to drive.

I really don't care about going fast in a straight line any more either. Enough power to accelerate as fast as a modern car, and to drift when I want to, will be fine for me. Basically whatever it takes to get a 7-8 second 0-60 time will be "enough".

I'm getting old I guess... :lol:

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#57 littlejason

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:04 AM

My thought was an L-series is even heavier... but I don't know, I'm probably wrong. It just took me a sec to realize:
1) Sunny Excellent
2) You're pretty much making this car into a 510.
So it makes sense.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 04:07 PM

My thought was an L-series is even heavier... but I don't know, I'm probably wrong.


No, it is. A CA18DET is around 10-15 pounds lighter than an L16/L18. But if weight is your major concern, then sticking with an A-series is the "sensible" choice, no?

I like the CA, there's just no simple way to put carbs on it. If there was, I'd be leaning that way for sure. Carbs on the L-series (or the KA24E) will be very simple, obviously.

It just took me a sec to realize:
1) Sunny Excellent
2) You're pretty much making this car into a 510.
So it makes sense.


Yeah, I'm starting to wonder how many 510 parts I can put in it before it just spontaneously becomes a 510. :P

Good thing I scrapped that idea to put a 510 dash in it... :unsure:

It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:30 PM

I like whats going on in the rear..... :huh:

Keep up the good work!

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 10:18 PM

2.4 liters beats 1.8 liters every time. There is no replacement for displacment. KA24 has more HP and more torque than CA18. The only reason the CA18 swaps are so popular is because of countries where the government restricts the engine size you can swap in. Yes KA is heavier, but it also a lot more powerful. And KA with turbo is likewise more powerful than a CA with turbo when they are built similarly.
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