CarForum.net - Car Forums, Automotive News and Community
Home Gallery Register Calendar Members List

Go Back   CarForum.net - Car Forums, Automotive News and Community > General Car Discussion > General Automotive Discussion

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Unread 08-19-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
Retired Director
 
Gandalf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 1,489
Rep: 36 Gandalf is on a distinguished road
Default Pics of my 240sx

Hey I finally got around to uploading the pics of my 240sx, what do you think?








Coming soon: Paint on the hood/right front fender/trunk lid,
manual tranny swap and LSD diff stock from a 240sx se (I have the trans and the diff already just need to buy a clutch, etc and install it)
300z brakes w/ vented and slotted rotors (what color do you guys think I should paint the calipers? I'm thinking maybe a dark burnt orange?
new exhaust setup (not sure what sort of setup i'll go with)
__________________
Vehicles: 1993 240SX
1990 Katana 750

Gandalf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 08-19-2010, 09:33 PM   #2
Spah sappin' mah susp!
 
Kenny McCormick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Earth...I think
Posts: 3,271
Rep: 96 Kenny McCormick will become famous soon enough
Default

I don't like the rims on the sole basis that they're universal fit. The pattern, sizing and color look good, but the universal fit hubs just scream "weak" to me. I'd look into replacing those with the same, only direct fit.


As for the calipers: I agree with the dark burnt orange because they're going to turn that color anyway when the paint burns off and it rusts. You won't even notice, most likely.

That 'CAI' has to go. It's actually a hot air intake, likely performing no better than the stock part. I'm sure you can find one that actually pulls cold air somewhere.

I forget, does it have a GA or SR engine?
__________________
Tired Iron ain't got no time to wear out...

My rigs:

1985 Ford F150 | 4x2 | 300ci OHV inline six | 4-speed OD manual | 310K | No power brakes | Running 100% - It hasn't driven this good in 15 years!

1984 Ford F150 | 4x2 | 300ci six | granny four | 3.55 rear end | 210K | Brakes shot. Rear drums are doing most of the work. Not fit to drive due to that.
1997 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0L Vulcan V6 | 5-speed automatic | shift-on-the-fly 4WD | 210,000 miles | Running 95% - Needs brakes on all four corners + bald tires
1989 Ford F150 | 300cid six...again | 5-speed | 4x4 | 160K | Needs brakes done as well. Oi!

Kenny McCormick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 08-19-2010, 09:38 PM   #3
Vroom Vroom
 
Shrimpykins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the engine bay
Posts: 847
Rep: 42 Shrimpykins is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny McCormick View Post
I don't like the rims on the sole basis that they're universal fit. The pattern, sizing and color look good, but the universal fit hubs just scream "weak" to me. I'd look into replacing those with the same, only direct fit.


As for the calipers: I agree with the dark burnt orange because they're going to turn that color anyway when the paint burns off and it rusts. You won't even notice, most likely.

That 'CAI' has to go. It's actually a hot air intake, likely performing no better than the stock part. I'm sure you can find one that actually pulls cold air somewhere.

I forget, does it have a GA or SR engine?
Actually, if there is a path for air to push through from the front of the car (like the grill) then it's fresh air. My CAI on the stang is in almost the exact same spot. Of course it has a shroud around it but there is a channel for fresh air to enter from the grill.
__________________
2009 S197 Mustang GT/CS

Shrimpykins is offline Shrimpykins's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 08-19-2010, 09:39 PM   #4
Hammond Hand Luggage
 
cluffenstein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 2,704
Rep: 61 cluffenstein will become famous soon enough
Default

when did you get a 240sx?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by TestEcull
He may have ruined his cylinder walls and compression wings.
Quote:
Originally Posted by wierdo124
Yeah. Should hold up fine, long as you don't drive like a primate.

cluffenstein is offline cluffenstein's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 08-19-2010, 09:58 PM   #5
Spah sappin' mah susp!
 
Kenny McCormick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Earth...I think
Posts: 3,271
Rep: 96 Kenny McCormick will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrimpykins View Post
Actually, if there is a path for air to push through from the front of the car (like the grill) then it's fresh air. My CAI on the stang is in almost the exact same spot. Of course it has a shroud around it but there is a channel for fresh air to enter from the grill.
His is open to the underhood air. There's no shroud. It's going to be pulling mostly light, less dense underhood air.

If he put a shroud on it like yours has then it might actually pull in cold air. who knows. but as it's set up in that picture it's no better than stock.
__________________
Tired Iron ain't got no time to wear out...

My rigs:

1985 Ford F150 | 4x2 | 300ci OHV inline six | 4-speed OD manual | 310K | No power brakes | Running 100% - It hasn't driven this good in 15 years!

1984 Ford F150 | 4x2 | 300ci six | granny four | 3.55 rear end | 210K | Brakes shot. Rear drums are doing most of the work. Not fit to drive due to that.
1997 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0L Vulcan V6 | 5-speed automatic | shift-on-the-fly 4WD | 210,000 miles | Running 95% - Needs brakes on all four corners + bald tires
1989 Ford F150 | 300cid six...again | 5-speed | 4x4 | 160K | Needs brakes done as well. Oi!

Kenny McCormick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 08-19-2010, 11:56 PM   #6
Veteran Member
 
cs_maan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chicago, IL (NW Suburbs)
Posts: 750
Rep: 18 cs_maan is on a distinguished road
Default

@ Kenny, I'm pretty sure its got an SR20 engine in it.
__________________
My Ride

Year: 2001
Make: Acura
Model: TL
Color: Dark Metallic Blue
Engine: 3.2L SOHC V6 with VTEC, 225HP/216 ft/lb torque.
162k Miles and still going strong!

cs_maan is offline cs_maan's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 08-20-2010, 06:37 AM   #7
Retired Director
 
Gandalf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 1,489
Rep: 36 Gandalf is on a distinguished road
Default

Actually, no, it has a KA24DE in it, I dunno if I'll keep the stock engine or swap in an SR20 when I get around to turboing it (which won't be anytime soon unfortunately). I'll probably end up keeping the KA24 simply because they're dirt cheap around here so if it eventually it blows up I can replace it easily.

And yeah, I've been meaning to add a shroud for the cai, I just haven't had time to look into options yet. Also, its hard to see in the pic but part of the engine bay is cut away directly beneath the intake filter, so cool air can get in through there. I just need to block the warm engine air from getting there with it.

As for the rims, I'll be keeping them for a while, just because they're half-way decent and lower on my priority list than the paint job/brakes/exhaust/tranny swap.

Cluff, I bought it a few weeks ago 'cause with school starting + me getting a promotion at work requiring a fair bit of on the job training I won't have time to be constantly working on the Regal (plus I wanted something RWD and manual).
__________________
Vehicles: 1993 240SX
1990 Katana 750

Last edited by Gandalf; 08-20-2010 at 10:07 AM.

Gandalf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 08-20-2010, 11:07 AM   #8
Vroom Vroom
 
Shrimpykins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the engine bay
Posts: 847
Rep: 42 Shrimpykins is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post

And yeah, I've been meaning to add a shroud for the cai, I just haven't had time to look into options yet. Also, its hard to see in the pic but part of the engine bay is cut away directly beneath the intake filter, so cool air can get in through there. I just need to block the warm engine air from getting there with it.
You should be good. As long as you are moving it will be getting fresh air. Just my 2 cents. A shroud definately won't hurt though.
__________________
2009 S197 Mustang GT/CS

Shrimpykins is offline Shrimpykins's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 08-21-2010, 02:27 AM   #9
Veteran Member
 
cs_maan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chicago, IL (NW Suburbs)
Posts: 750
Rep: 18 cs_maan is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
Actually, no, it has a KA24DE in it, I dunno if I'll keep the stock engine or swap in an SR20 when I get around to turboing it (which won't be anytime soon unfortunately). I'll probably end up keeping the KA24 simply because they're dirt cheap around here so if it eventually it blows up I can replace it easily.
Damn I always confuse the 240's and what engines they typically have in them, as I remember the KA24 is the more common of the two, at least in the U.S.
My bad.
__________________
My Ride

Year: 2001
Make: Acura
Model: TL
Color: Dark Metallic Blue
Engine: 3.2L SOHC V6 with VTEC, 225HP/216 ft/lb torque.
162k Miles and still going strong!

cs_maan is offline cs_maan's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 08-22-2010, 11:16 AM   #10
Boosted Audiophile
 
pbasil1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: N. AL
Posts: 2,627
Rep: 202 pbasil1 has a spectacular aura aboutpbasil1 has a spectacular aura aboutpbasil1 has a spectacular aura about
Default

Ditch the KA and swap to an SR20! Trust me! It will be worth the cost!

The car look clean bro! Should be a blast of a project car! Get some coil overs and take it even lower.
__________________
2012 Lancer Evolution GSR
2010 Mazda CX-7 - The wife's car
1995 Taurus GL - Daily Diver
1991 Supra 1JZ - Sold (regretfully)

"Its worse than porn...at least I can get a girl...no way I can get that car. lol" -Gandalf
ONEPerformance

pbasil1 is offline pbasil1's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 PM.

Shogun Interactive Development Copyright 2015 Shogun Interactive Development. All rights reserved.