Alright, this update starts with some much needed engine shots.
A pic of the HKS GT2540R. I'm more of a response guy versus peak horse power so this little turbo will do the trick.
I'm really glade I had already panned on swapping out the S13 pick up to a s14 pick up because when the oil pan was cracked open this was the first then seen. I'm glade that I didn't oil starve the engine during Best of Vegas event.
S14 pick up installed and ready for the greddy oil pan installed
During best of Vegas we noticed a small leak from the back of the engine. It wasn't the rear main seal but the rear main seal housing leaking. So it was pulled cleaned and resealed with a new rear main installed as well.
DDS also rerouted the rear water lines and closed off any unneeded openings
After the work was done I loaded the engine into a buddy's truck and took it home. Mods, Freddy pulleys, PE headgasket, Greddy oil pan and ARP headstuds. Completely stock motors usually hold together really well so I hope to get a lot of lift out of it and about 300whp.
The next day I bolted up the ACT lightened flywheel, HKS clutch and stuck the tranny first time.
Completed and ready for drop in
Feal Suspension sent their fix to the s14 top hat problem. They redriled and cut the ears off the hats so I could bolt it to my S13 chassis.
bolted up and looking good. I think odi might start stocking S13 top hats for people like me ordering S14 suspension to compensate for drop spindles that way he doesn't have to cut s14 hats.
So with the rear suspension figured out I started to bolt on the new rear hawk HPS pad but on of the welds on the DW knuckles was in the way of the rear caliper from fully tightening down so I made some room.
Now was time to drop the engine in.
shortly after that the glass guy showed up to put the windshield in and it started to really look like a car.
I started to wire the rear of the car. Here are two shots of the fuel relay and solider joint.
I also bought some reman axles which carry a lifetime replacement guarantee which I hope I never use but its there to save me money later if it does happen.
Tired from a day of abuse I finally had everything on the car I needed to get it off the jack stands