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Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:55 pm
by RS Tom-Hundred
Looking good and cant wait to see this all done and back on the road! :)

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:11 pm
by peter0991
The bastard clutch finally turned up!

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Pressed the old pilot bearing out using a slice of bread, and hammered the new one in. Began bolting on the pressure plate.

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One of the bolts just wasnt threading in for some reason though. So I took it out, and tried a longer bolt. Threaded it in.... And just pulled it right out by hand again..... f*** bollocks!!!

Just my luck, I got a used flywheel with a stripped thread!

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Couldnt really check it properly before, since it only became apparent once i started tightening the pressure plate on. Spoke to Garage D, and they apologised and offered to fix it. So thats being sent off to them today.

That pissed me right off, and i felt like finishing up for the night. But regardless, decided to connect the boost controller solenoid while the engine is out from the car.

Pulled the pipe that goes from the compressor outlet to the wastegate actuator.

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Dug out the instructions. Yes, I do read instructions!.

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Used what I had lying around, and connected everything up. Mounted the solenoid at the back of the turbo intake.

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With another pipe getting reference boost from the intake manifold, with a t-piece that will connect to the in-car boost gauge.

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Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:39 am
by peter0991
Intake s@3! is slowly arriving.

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Cheap fluids for the 'flush'

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And then I had nothing to do, I was bored, so I decided to sort out the wiring loom. relocate the ECU inside and tuck all wires inside bar the wiring for the lights, horn, washer bottle etc...

So out comes the dash

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For reference, this is what was in the bay originally

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Loom feeds though the bulkhead though the pass and drivers side. So need to unplug it from both junction boxes in the footwells

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And pull all the s@3! out

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This was the picture I was once I pulled everything out. Originally i only planned to move the ecu inside, leaving all the relay boxes in the pay as they were originally. But after seeing how clean this looked, I decided to go full retard.

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Loom layed out on the floor

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Stripped and radiator fan relay wiring chopped out

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Then separate the loom a bit and were left with something like this.

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Lights and ECU separated. Then proceeded to sort the drivers side and continue removing unused wires in the process. Airbag, old Altezza ecu wiring (trc etc..) So ended up with something like this. Arrows where it will go through the bulkhead.

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Next, unbolted the dash mount. Unbolted the heater stuff and pulled everything back. Removed the aircon condenser hoses. Lifted the center bit of the heater up and fed the loom through there.

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Guided the loom in places where the pedals wont come into contact with it, and stuck it down so it wouldnt move. Drivers side plugged back in and all done.

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Pass side required a bit more tidying up

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Fed the ecu loom to the airbag location. And tucked everything up and away. Taped the relay/fuse box up as a temp measure.

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Just to see what it looks like with the dash

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The ecu will live here

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And this is what we ended up with in the engine bay. Still untidy since the wires arent organised and are just all over the place just now. But they wont be visible at all once the engine is in. Mega clean imho. Some will need to be extended slightly to reach the lights. But not a big issue at all.

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And with the aircon pipes removed, it opened up this for the JZ engine loom to be fed though.

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All the leftovers....

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Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:38 pm
by choopz
Superb job bro!!
Loving it :wink:

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:18 pm
by peter0991
Been tidying up the wiring in the engine bay. Kinda hard in this cold weather, especially with a weak ass soldering iron. Finished extending the wiring on the pass side. Whole loom wrapped up is about 10mm in diameter. Will run along the chassis leg out of sight.

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And a lifestyler pic of the 'show cars'

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Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:14 am
by peter0991
Pretty cold here last few days. Made a little enclosure haha

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All wiring extended, just the the stuff inside the car left to do. And the remainder of the engine wiring (gearbox speed, reverse...etc)

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Mint came round last night with some goodies from Japan. KTS pulleys, cause my alternator one was bent to s@3!.

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Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:12 pm
by Trd Shane
peter0991 wrote:Pretty cold here last few days. Made a little enclosure haha

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All wiring extended, just the the stuff inside the car left to do. And the remainder of the engine wiring (gearbox speed, reverse...etc)

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Mint came round last night with some goodies from Japan. KTS pulleys, cause my alternator one was bent to s@3!.

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Shinnyyyyyy :shock:

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:19 pm
by Pingu Is200
your mad doing the conversion this time of year but atleast youll be shreading rubber again inn the summer.

and with abit of luck less problms then Nickys had.

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:18 am
by peter0991
Note to self: Dont do conversions outside during winter again. Its cold!

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Made the airbag lid 'push-to-open'

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Stuck the interior back in

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Ended up leaving the relay box in the passenger footwell incase I ever need to get to it. Dont want to be pulling the dash apart to change a fuse

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Then finished the intercooler mounting.

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All bolted up and rigid as f***. Should be ok

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Then pulled the lights out, chopped them a little bit more to prevent any fretting

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And sealed them up

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Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:21 pm
by peter0991
Went on a mission last night.

Flywheel arrived

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And fitted

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Bolted the box up. Struggled a bit with the clutch release bearing. The ACT clutch came with a weird release bearing spring. Ended up using oem w58 spring.

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Then I thought, f*** it, might as well drop it in. When in Rome...

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IS200 propshaft, straight fit. Perfect!

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Clutch lines connected and bled. Not keen on fuel line location. Will be relocated when I run braided lines.

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Shifter location is spot on. But the angle of the mk3 supra shifter is s@3!. Got a gangster lean. Will be chopped and modified to be straight at some point.

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Didnt get into the house until late. So will continue tonight.

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:27 pm
by peter0991
Work night out on Friday....Whole weekend wasted to s@3!...

Still managed to squeeze in a few hours of car stuff last night.

All piping hooked up. Idles like a beast, neighbors love that s@3!!

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Still a few minor issues with bleeding the coolant system. But I'll get there. The rad is lower that the hose, so a bit of an airlock present. But there is hot air coming from the heater.

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Hooked up the rest of the wiring. Alternator is now charging. Reverse beeps and hopefully the speedo works as well. Havent tested that out yet. Just need to tidy s@3! up now.

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The cleanest engine bay ive ever had

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Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:15 pm
by choopz
Man that is one heck of a job bro, congrats :wink:

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:55 am
by mlcoolj
getting there!

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:50 am
by RS Tom-Hundred
Nice one! :D

Re: Minty.Fresh BN Sports Altezza

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:56 pm
by Pingu Is200
just need to rip up Driftland now its done