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pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project - rebuild

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:29 am
by GraffitiPanda
the car was purchased about 4 months ago, the swap was finished after much frustration rite after new years 2011

here she is in a time line. so far from where she came from.
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After a good wash and some paint, with a little extra WASH!
that was a lot of dirt, didn't know it was pearl until i washed it... wow

THEN... it sat... and sat... and sat...

FINALLY !!!!!!!!

i get the parts, after 4 months i get the final pieces!
z31 drive shaft and s13 clutch pedal!
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WTF! that's not rite at all.... FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!

well i was off to have the drive shaft customized... DRAT!

well ive got to take this time to mention Doraville drive line and springs. THEY DO GREAT WORK! AND ARE SUPER AFFORDABLE for anyone looking to modify or make a driveshaft THESE CATS ARE AWESOME!

And Zen Motors for allowing me to keep my car lying around and being great with handling my "financial situations". Chris is indeed one of the finest fabricators i have had the pleasure of knowing over the last few years, if its metal HE CAN MAKE IT BETTER AND BETTER!



Here we go step 1, rite before the drive shaft fiasco!
Z31 transmission. Fits GREAT the only mod was on the brass busing for the input shaft on my clutch (just a good ole exedy 1)
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As chris did that i did this...

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EFF YOU MR. AUTO STICK! YOU GO TO HELL AND YOU DIE!

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ALMOST!

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And rite about here is the drive shaft fiasco... so there she sat... blah blah blah.

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so while i waited i added just a bit of my unique flair, subtle but I'm not going to go ape shit... this will be my MUCH CLEANER PROJECT I PROMISE...

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GOT MY NEW MIRROR... gotta say for $20 this is a GREAT INVESTMENT.. i see EVERYTHING ALL CRYSTAL CLEAR AND ITS PRETTY MUCH TITS!
(speedwaymotors.com)
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and one from outside.
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... OH... Sh@t...
well this was taken after the first heat bending... of cores this isnt recommended to EVER MODIFY A BRAKE PEDAL! u have to, to make this swap work no one should ever modify a pedal by cutting IMO so we went with heating and carbon building the metal.

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... so we got back to work! (oh Mr. Parvs! your insane...)

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Mr. parvs didn't like my paint splatter so much i put his name on the shifter plate so he is now part of what he hates... kinda twisted?

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Then we did all the fluids and the master cylinder...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAND.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video....27275980&saved

and # 2

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=475892200980

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So i put back on the PS pump as it had killed my alternator before from leaks so i had rebuilt it....

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and that very night rite after the pump was on... i open the garage to this... my rat Midi wasn't happy about this either....

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so i decided with being trapped inside id start gutting it...

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REMOVED THE TAR (sound deadening material)

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GIGITY...

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and here it is next to Mr. Brian's M Dirty.

Now im looking for some coilovers... and saving my $$ for some seats. the 5 lug swap and wheels.

OH BOY!

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1/21/2011

so i did the battery relocation today... surprisingly on a good budget.

16ft of insulated 0G wire from home depot.... (i dont recommend it it like trying to bend re-bar though your car. 16ft of monster cable cost about the same)

battery box and copper terminals from autozone (until i can make a nice aluminum boox this will do)

thanks to my AZ reward card that only cost me .53 YAY!

I'll do a write up on it if anyone's interested.
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Test Fit. PERFECT.

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And finished product! im happy with it. and it solved a lot of issues with the grounds and electrical system.

AND ON A SIDE NOTE! looks like ill be getting nice new stance coil overs sooner than later. thanks to an awesome favor from a good friend.

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2-9-2011

So i went to the junk yard today in search of a vg30e fuel pump, started with a 300zx... and someone took the whole tank and assembly. then i remembered there was a vg3 maxima i had seen a few months earlier and had ganked the TPS from. so ii began to tear apart the tank using only a philips head screw driver and a flat head.

i should explain why im replacing this, the car has had a misfire below 3000rps for a while making my low end revs 4 cyl and after 3000 just fine until the pedal is past 25% throttle.

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IS THIS NOT THE MOST BULLSHIT ASSEMBLY EVER! WTF NISSAN! LOL!

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So after 2hrs of messing with this pos i finally got it swapped out, to no avail at solving the misfire.

on monday i swapped out the spark plugs for some new ones as i hadn't felt the need to replace them because last time i did them almost all of the plugs i noticed were new as i was pulling them.

after swapping them all and changing the wires... this car feels beast.

i noticed a kid in an integra filming me on his pone today (hooray wide angle mirror)
so someone keep any eye out for that video, i got a good launch on green light and the best part is it was all while i was smoking a cigarette HAHAAAA!

Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:21 am
by ez22
Cool project car. Any plans for suspension in the future?

Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:42 am
by GraffitiPanda
Yeah I'm saving up for the other half my shop fronted me enough for the other half. Stance

Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:22 pm
by MadeinJapan
Damn Ga is starting to build up it's own chapter! Represent. :wrestler5:

Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:52 pm
by cltcmmder17
My bet is one of the wires wasn't pushed all the way onto the plug. And really... a Wink mirror? Didn't realize this was a Honda forum =). Sorry the only cars around here with them are riced out Hondas.

Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:43 pm
by GraffitiPanda
cltcmmder17 wrote:My bet is one of the wires wasn't pushed all the way onto the plug. And really... a Wink mirror? Didn't realize this was a Honda forum =). Sorry the only cars around here with them are riced out Hondas.
most cars around here with the wide view mirrors are 240's
its was leave the factory one that was all jacked up or switch to this.. for $14 i am not bitching.

WOW just realized i ahvent updated in a minute!

ok.. well heres some more eye "candy?"

well illl start where i left off...

after the swap i ran low on funds.. so i sided my time by doing weird shit for entertainment and because whatever...

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so this was before the dash was put back in (was removed when i deleted all my A/C stuff and motors.)

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so i painted the dash... just because, again BORED waiting to save money.

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more random shit...

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this was me testing different bumpers i had cut up. then dropped this bumper because i couldn't decide how to design the side to look rite.

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Mazda MVP side skirts off a 80*

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Volvo wagon front lip.

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THEN I GOT RID OF THE ART SHIT AND GOT BACK ON TRACK...

BUT THEN!
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there was an oil spill... ironic. (my oil drum leaked out in my garage...)
oh and i cut my springs because monster trucking sucks and my friend gave me some rear wheels I'm just too lazy to repaint...

(PRE ART REMOVAL)
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Camber like woah... cut springs FTL

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Got rid of the boat wheel finally and picked up a genuine MOMO leather wheel (and hub) for $20 from a good friend (no horn button).

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SO i made a metal plate to fill the hole so no one is tempted to steal it.

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Fairly current picture. (still need coilovers)

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Found this in the m30 from the junkyard figured it was a suitable antenna replacement.

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Fixed my rear bumper warpage issue by getting a new one... and decided to just replace all my white stuff with black in the rear... im going panda again!
PRE Buffing and waxing of new really scratched up parts.

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TOY CAR!


K... well... that's about it...
nothing special nothing new new.

I'm currently looking for a Vg33er (just the plenum supercharger and throttle body)
and still saving for coilovers... which takes a while with only 1 job and 10000000 bills...

Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:18 pm
by GraffitiPanda
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Got curious today and put my giant nopi "tiger shark" wing on my now "spare" trunk.
Part of me kinda likes it... thankfully i have my black trunk as well :)

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Part of me likes it.. part of me says keep it for drift days just for the lulz.

Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:21 pm
by GAslider
How bad is the ride with the cut springs? Been thinkin bout it, just till I can get my coils. Like your ride though. Your art looks like you run with some of the 240atl kids.

Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:38 pm
by GraffitiPanda
GAslider wrote:How bad is the ride with the cut springs? Been thinkin bout it, just till I can get my coils. Like your ride though. Your art looks like you run with some of the 240atl kids.

to be honest i don't roll with any kids, i slide by myself most of the time in a few lots ive gotten permission from around here in duluth.

The ride with the cut springs varies. i have a BLOWN front right shock but other than that the others are nice and stout, Ive noticed that if you leave it on comfort for a while and switch it to sport after dealing with the bounciness its even sportier than you'd think.

i cut about 3 loops off the front and 3 off the back and cut one rung at a time after that to make sure it wasn't so low that my camber would allow rubbing tires on the springs.

when you cut them the perch has a notch in it (hammer the lip higher so it catches the cut piece of spring preventing it from slipping off) (if ya got a welder weld the sping on the pirch) leave your full loop at the top of the shock to keep it alighned while driving.

ONE BIG THING YOU'LL NOTICE THO ITS A HUGE DOWNSIDE AND I HAVE NO ADVICE TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE!!!!!
When you turn hard tot he left or the right the car will pull int he direction last turned, so no since in getting any alignment while your no cuts.
its annoying (especially drifting) but you get use to no letting go of the wheel EVER.

my advice really is unless its gonna be months and months until you get your coilovers (like me 1yr so far) just hold off.

Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:09 pm
by iLLBiLL
Diggin the uniqueness of your M and all the experimenting going on... I always say one of these days we should have a meet in the Southeast somewhere, Georgia might be ideal since ya'll are representing the most I think. You said you were looking for a supercharger for your M, have you checked http://www.z31performance.com? You need to reg but the for sale section there is pretty active and there have been a couple vg33er setups on there recently. (might be sold now though)

Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:54 pm
by GraffitiPanda
Oh hell yeah man I really appreciate the positive feedback man. I'd love for there to be a meet here. Downside there aren't too many I've seen other than me and two others now if woe it we should do it before import alliance or something of that nature so there's more to be here for.
I'll check out that forum man. I know there abundant just not here. I wishe we could get this forum bak to where it was before the attack.
The write ups with no pictures are really hard to go by, and they are so helpful. Saved me more than once.

I'm gonna get some f31club stickers made soon so if anyone has a file that would work on a vinyl cutter please lmk. And I'll post up and ship them for anyone that wants one.

Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:27 pm
by Outlaw
GraffitiPanda wrote:Oh hell yeah man I really appreciate the positive feedback man. I'd love for there to be a meet here. Downside there aren't too many I've seen other than me and two others now if woe it we should do it before import alliance or something of that nature so there's more to be here for.
I'll check out that forum man. I know there abundant just not here. I wishe we could get this forum bak to where it was before the attack.
The write ups with no pictures are really hard to go by, and they are so helpful. Saved me more than once.

I'm gonna get some f31club stickers made soon so if anyone has a file that would work on a vinyl cutter please lmk. And I'll post up and ship them for anyone that wants one.

Keep it up, i like the wing on the car, but also likt the clean wingless look. I'm kinda jealous. I heard there were a few nice ones you here in AZ but they don't like communication and what not. Keep it up, keep havin fun and keep updating!

Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:46 pm
by GraffitiPanda
Keep it up, i like the wing on the car, but also likt the clean wingless look. I'm kinda jealous. I heard there were a few nice ones you here in AZ but they don't like communication and what not. Keep it up, keep havin fun and keep updating!
thanks yo.

does anyone have any info on kits that retrofit pretty well? i know the r32 has some but anyone ave any luck with anything else. im looking for something kinda like the origin kits for the 240's.

Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:54 pm
by GraffitiPanda
YEAH FOUND A SUPERCHARGER!... now just to save $200 more dollars.... FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU! why dont i have stuff to sell!!!!

Re: pearl white 91 m30 Zen motors drift project.

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:37 pm
by GAslider
Is the sc the one on Craigslist for like 350? I have been lookin at that one too. Do you have to use the lower intake off of the er motor or is the stock one ok? Anyway good luck with it.