About 1 year after my brother was daily driving it, started having EFI issue and general maintenance issue that he did not want to do.
So he gave it to me and got something more modern.
I got it like this, while I was still doing a lot of work on my 510.
It had a lot of wiring issues from the previous owner stereo install and was generally filthy ... I started stripping everything pretty much immediately when I got it.
RCA cable not hooked up to anything... why?!
At this point, my dad and I were considering sharing the cost of just general mantainence and getting it back to daily driver state, so he could avoid putting some miles on his S2000 for commuting.
I ordered a bit of maintenance stuff to fix all the suspension issues.
-MSA urethane bushing kit
-MSA sway bars
-ball joints + tie rods
-earls stainless steel brake lines
After this I was troubleshooting the EFI, it would stumble around 3000rpm and generally just drivability issues.
I was looking around on hybridz for solutions when I cam across a for sale thread from rayapp2 ...
And then some things happened. Impulse buy to the max. Decided rather do turbo motor swap than troubleshoot stock EFI...
So the 510 got kicked out of the garage for a little bit and this thing got some work done.
Mind you, I did all of this with no helper ... wtf am I doing ? IDK LOL lets find out.
Hey... Now I have a close ratio box for the 510~! cool.
And then I realized I had no idea how to do wiring.
And it kind of sat with little progress while I was doing work on the 510.
A few months later, I finally got it running. barely running, but it moved.
ECCS was all kinds of broken.
Got a connector kit from Fricfrac!
Old L28 longblock became doner for Alex's 240z drift car!
Harness goes where?
Success!! I got it going well enough finally.
It took another few months to get the ECCS finally operating well enough so it wasn't leaning in boost and doing all kinds of wonky things.
Took it to exhaust shop to have the system put back. New cat + muffler
Had to play around a lot more and have a shop tune the AFM to get it to pass smog, but passed no problem! No issues with the swap! Regular star check is fine for turbo conversion.
I was storing the 510 at a shop for a while. I had access to a lift which was nice.
At this point I was daily driving the ZX pretty regularly.
Put T3 TC rods
And then a coolant hose burst while I was driving. And my temp gauge doesn't work.
I put a temp gauge on it.
So much trouble... for such a small thing...
I put Z31 ecu connectors... This fixed some running issues.
Then I thought about selling it. But nobody wanted to buy it.
Windshield was cracked & had some rust bubbles.
Not so clean up close.
Put aluminum radiator to replace the rusted stock one.
Sorry for blurry pic
Stock oil cooler lines were leaking BAD so...
Water pump started leaking got a new one.
AND THEN IT GOT STOLEN.
Edited by stupid_fast, 12 March 2015 - 02:47 PM.