Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

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Reyn S
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Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by Reyn S » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:28 am

Okay I know it’s a bit late for a build thread now but here goes.
Some background on the car...

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This was LJS14’s car. My buddy bought it, drove it for 6 months and then I swapped him a V8 Willys Jeep for it.

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The car was stripped of its motor.

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And sold to my buddy. (The build is under THE MONSTER)

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The car was standing for about a year with no heart and then I got this.......

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So the build started. My intention with this build was to keep it looking standard in the engine bay and running it with a standard computer and with all functions working 100% like aircon, ABS and so on. I wanted it reliable and to be used as a daily. With all this in mind I would also want to boost it from time to time. So I got APEXI controller with cometic gasket set, ARP headbolts and with the motor came two GTR34 twin ball bearing steel turbos.
Starting to disassemble the engine...

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After taking off the head I found all the exhaust valves bent. The head was sent to Steve at NO SWEAT for repairs.
The engine bay was striped completely and I planned to spray the engine bay the same colour as the car.
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After...

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Now to start making engine and gearbox mountings...

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The head came back from Steve who did an awesome job!

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Some parts arrived which was ordered off EBay...

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Test-fit Radiator to check clearances for viscous fan.

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Engine mountings done. Just some welding left to do.

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Cut crank for crank collar mod.

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Re: Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by Reyn S » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:48 am

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Modify sump to fit block with standard oil pickup.

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Every bolt and nut was sent away for yellow plating.

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Starting to assemble the motor.
Sub was sent for honing and measurements were taken to make sure it was still in spec.

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All engine components were stripped completely so all aluminium parts could be removed and glass bead shotblasted to get that new look.
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After...

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The car was sent to get the engine bay sprayed.

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Holes were cut for the boost pipes.

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Finishing up the motor and the box.

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Some more goodies...

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Re: Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by Reyn S » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:10 am

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Prepping the car to fit the motor.

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The mountings were poxy coated thanks to Kyle (Thanks buddy!)
The engine and gearbox mountings were polyethylened 60%.

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Thanks to RB25SX for the ABS, bracket and APEXI Power FC.

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Fitting ABS, brake booster and clutch master cylinder to make up brake lines.

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The car was sent to get the brake lines made-up.

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Motor and box ready to go in.

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A Nissan R33 Skyline viscous fan shroud was ordered. Some modifications were made to fit the radiator.

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Cutting the fan to fit.

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Test-fitted everything to make sure everything is going to fit.

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Some pics of under the car.

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Some mountings still needs to get poxy coated.
Okay, so this is where I am at the moment. I still need to do the wiring for the ABS and window washer. Also some brackets still has to be made for the window washer bottle, as this was previously removed. I also have to go through the wiring as a lot was changed to work with the dictator that the car was fitted with. Boost pipes, induction, propshaft and exhaust still need to be done. I am also waiting on an engine harness from Chase Bays.

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I will try and keep you guys up to date as I go on. I will hopefully have a lot of time on my hands this holidays.



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Re: Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by plane^driver » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:50 am

This is just unreal bud very well done!!!

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Re: Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by SonOfAnarchy ZA » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:58 am

awesome very neat job dude
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Re: Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by Reyn S » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:05 am

Thanks guys.


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Re: Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by Skippy » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:11 am

Wow! awesome work
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Re: Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by mario_200sx » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:33 pm

Awesome work. Very good to see this car again! Drove it with the old engine was awesome.

Shane did some really good work on that car.

Keep up the good work!
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Re: Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by Daniel » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:24 pm

Great work
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Re: Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by Charlvdw » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:00 pm

This look sh!t cool.
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Re: Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by RB25SX » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:01 pm

Good work :D
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Re: Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by Reyn S » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:35 pm

Thanks guys will have update tomorrow.


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Re: Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by Reyn S » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:36 pm

Thanks guys will have update tomorrow.


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Re: Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by troopiec » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:56 pm

absolute perfection! keep it up :D
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Re: Project RB26 S14 Cape Town

Post by DriftZ » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:00 pm

WOW. ... yes!

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