now with the motor in I started playing and figuring things out I bought a new nismo gearbox mount and got it all bolted up. lucky its factory auto so I didn't have to cut too much out of the tunnel.
after that I decided not to run the standard rad and got an alloy one from just jap as all the ebay ones were to thick, then I bought intercooler 450x300x3 2.5" oulets. know the fun part begins to try and fit it all behind the grill. (also this build will be full sleeper so hiding as much as possible)
after sitting down staring at it for a while with dad we cam up with a idea to make it all fit and be strong. first we had to cut the right side of the rad support (where the cooler pipes will go) to match the left as whoever had it before did a half ass cut.
now with both sides looking nice and matching we had to add a piece to the left so they were the same as some cut to much out.
(excuse the #OOPS#box welding 20 year old mig and inexperienced welder, me , don't go well together but im getting there and dads buying a new welder soon)
now with that it we put this strengthening piece across the bottom and woah it did a lot (thanks dad =]), after that was tacked in we started on making our bracket to sit the intercooler on.
once the bracket was made we bent up some little outriggers to take the flex out of the bracket when going over bumps and what not. now with all of it tacked into position we left it alone until when get a new welder and started on the apron and grill.
once all that was done I started on some piping out of the steel cooler pipes that came with the motor.
hey guys here is my 1200 sedan I've been working on for a while now and putting a ca18 into and thought I should put up a build thread, this defiantly wont be the fastest build as I am only a 3rd year mechanic and money is tight. anyways here she is when I first got her
so I got her home and decided to build it standard and just drive it so I got to work cleaning and paint bit and pieces sourcing parts and what not.
then I went down to Canberra to pick up an a12 and a 4 speed which was a fun adventure borrowing dads van and snapping a timing belt half an hour past goulburn and having to get mate to come pick us up and tow me home, but we still got the motor.
so I got to work tidying up the motor and cleaning then that's when I decided I didn't want an a12 anymore I wanted a ca so everything came out and I started to save and research ca18 swaps.
Hey guys I wondering if any knows why my sedan has no body no on the firewall but there's a plate on the right near the strut tower welded on saying b110a 0486 is this the same just in a different spot? It's a 71model factory auto thanks