I carved out a good chunk of time last Friday night to work on the car and was pretty pleased with what I was able to accomplish. Here’s a quick list of what I was able to install:

  • Alternator
  • Power steering pump
  • Drive belts
  • Clutch fan
  • Chase Bays power steering lines & reservoir
  • Coolant overflow tank
  • GReddy intercooler & piping
  • SPC rear suspension arms
  • Front coilovers
  • Front brakes
  • Rear brakes
  • C’s short shifter & NISMO shift knob
  • Nardi classic 350mm wheel and Works Bell hub

I attempted to install my Koyo radiator and Samco hoses as well, but found that I actually purchased a radiator for a KA24 by mistake. I have the correct radiator on the way from Turn 14 Distribution and expect it to arrive any day now.

Here are some quick photos of how the car sits from my phone:

The next order of business will be running new fuel lines from the tank to the front of the car. The factory hard lines were removed by my friend and replaced with braided lines for the LS setup, but I prefer to run hard lines. I’ll be bending and installing my own lines with supplies I purchased from Jegs.

Once the fuel lines are sorted out, I still have a few things to install before I can fire the car up. The main items include the downpipe, the rest of the exhaust, engine wiring harness, vacuum hoses, blow off valve, intake , MAF sensor, boost controller, and battery. When those items are done, I’ll be able to add the fluids and try firing it up.

Shouldn’t be too long now. I am excited to have the car running so that I can focus on the fun stuff like the interior, exterior, and wheels & tires. I’ll post a more thorough update soon with details and nicer photos of the items I just installed so stay tuned.

Thanks for reading!


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8 Responses to Progress

  1. jyw0rld says:

    Sweet Miracle X Bar

  2. ayzx says:

    have you decided on what you might do with the interior yet? as in leaving it gutted?

    • Still not positive, but I am thinking I’ll leave the interior in for now. I’m trying to sell my cage at the moment as it is a non-sunroof model. Maybe when I get the correct one down the road I’ll consider gutting and painting it.

  3. Daoud says:

    Coming back to life Damon. Very Impressive as usual!

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