I’ve spent the last 2 weeks or so, cleaning up the SR at work. Coming in early, using my lunch time, and any time it has been slow to get little stuff done here and there. My last post showed how I received the motor. Here are some pictures of stages of my refreshments.
I removed the gearbox hoping for an aftermarket clutch but it was just a burnt stock unit.
The importer gave me a “30 days start up warrenty” so i have 30 days AFTER i get the motor starter that if anything goes wrong, then I can return it so i wasnt too worried about checking out the motor in much detail when I was inspecting it at the importer. It had great compression and looked to be all there so I took it. I dropped the motor off at my work so I could tinker with it every so often and not have to go to my garage after work. I cracked open the valve cover and found these…
HKS CAMS!!!!!! Pretty stoked on these. 256 cams so the motor wasnt all that stock!
I removed all the accessories and cleaned up the motor. I ordered a complete gasket kit but didnt want to removed the intake manifold since I thought I could get it cleaned pretty well.
After degreasing it and cleaning it up, i wasnt too happy so I decided to paint the block and intake manifold. All of the bracket I sand blasted and repainted black. The PS pulley was dented so I ordered a pulley set and got those installed. Water pump seems to be new so I dropped in a Nismo Thermostat.
As for power, the TD06 was really tempting but I stuck with a S15 BB turbo, Power FC and 550CC STi Injectors. Shooting for 300HP and keep things reliable. Since Im drifting this car in Texas, cooling is my main concern. Oil cooler with the Tomei N2 oil block paired with the GREX Thermostatic oil filter relocation should help oil temps stay cooler. S14/15 oil pick up was also upgraded. Koyo Radiator will be ordered and probably a RB25 fan or maybe a GK tech one.
Found a good deal on a PBM Cobra Downpipe here on Zilvia so i snagged it up.
Still needing to get a few little things like replacing the rear main seal, clutch, turbo lines and intake. Should have some cool updates over the next couple of months when the car returns from paint, removing the RB and installing the SR.