Hello NissanSilvia.com my names Ant and I would like to share my build so far with you.
I got my car almost 12 months ago now, it's a 1997 S14 200SX. I've always owned a Commodore including 3 RB VL's but this was my first real JDM move.
Anyway this is what she looked like when I got her, and still does. I've been putting my time under the hood for now.
The car come with a freshly rebuilt motor and receipts, a 4000KM Old Rebuild with;
CP Forged Pistons
ACL Race Main and Conrod Bearings
ACL Triple Layer Metal Head Gasket
Tomei Rocker Stoppers
First thing I wanted to do was give the car some identification, so I got plates;
Then I got started into sourcing parts for the Manual Conversion. I didn't want to do a eBay Job.. so I went to Nissan and sat down with the parts tech on Nissan FAST. I got everything I could from Nissan new down to Gearbox Bell Housing Bolts, I spent well over $1000 doing that part of it right. Next was the Gearbox and finding a S14 one was hard enough let alone a good one! in the end I bought a blown box off eBay and had a reco built by 360 Gearbox and Differential.
I did the Manual Conversion with my brother on the floor. I'm a Ex Mechanic and his a current apprentice. Everything went great until I reached the Auto Spigot Bush. After hours of countless methods I threw the spanner and got it towed to his work. Once I could psychically stand and get my body weight behind the hammer, 3 hits and the darn thing was out.
Here's some more pictures;
In the end this is what went in for the Manual Conversion
Reco 5 Speed Gearbox
Exedy HD Clutch Kit
Exedy Racing Flywheel
New OEM Master Cylinder
Nismo BOC Slave Cylinder
GKTech Short Shifter
GKTech Spring Lug Kit
HPI Braided Clutch Line
Nismo Pivot Release Ball
Nismo Heavy Duty Clutch Pedal Bracket
Nismo Gearbox Mount
Aluminum 1 Piece Tail Shaft
After the conversion was done I was feeling pretty good. Next thing was a;
HDI Intercooler Kit
In total I took the front bar and Intercooler off 3 times until I achieved perfect fitment
After this was done I drove around for about a month before I got sick of the T28. I started looking into Turbo Kits and went with the Tomei ARMS option for many factors. Keeping the car as a daily in mind and being low mount setup was another bonus. Up the car went again on stands and I started pulling off the old gear to make way for;
Tomei ARMS M8270 Turbo
Tomei Expreme Manifold
Tomei Expreme Turbine Outlet
HPI Dual Front Pipes
Once the car was going again the Turbo had already made a huge difference and pleasant gains. I will be honest right now it builds rev's quite slow, but once its really spooling in 3rd it goes and goes. To resolve this issue Cams was next. Again with daily street use in mind I went with;
Tomei 256 Poncams
I've yet to put the Cams in as I'm waiting on a few more things to arrive like Nismo 740cc Injectors and Fuel Pressure Reg. Once I get those I'll be getting a PowerFC and shes going to the tuners. Thanks for reading and check back regularly for updates.