SR20DE Swap in Florida

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Re: SR20DE Swap in Florida

Post by Bigtaku » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:32 am

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Here is a shot of the modified evaporator in place with the lines connected. Notice the vent holes now blow horizontally with the added modified cap we added to the top of the evaporator. I have sealed over the passenger side vent.
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This photo shows I changed out the 90 degree high pressure fitting at the condenser with a 45 degree.
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I moved the radiator expansion tank over which made room for the high pressure line to pass through the radiator frame. I also removed one of the bolt holes on the expansion tank lower bracket to make room for the low pressure line.
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Bolting down the driver seat and steering wheel this morning and taking Mothra out for her first spin on the shop property today.
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Re: SR20DE Swap in Florida

Post by Bigtaku » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:53 am

Off to paint today! Test drove in the shop parking lot yesterday, first time out of the garage. I am having a idle issue that I hope will show up on the computer. I replaced my MAF with a brand new one already but still having idle issues. Paint today anyway...
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Re: SR20DE Swap in Florida

Post by notoptoy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:21 am

Looking good, gonna look great. Watched your first drive video, congratulations!
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Re: SR20DE Swap in Florida

Post by family_2k » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:28 pm

Loving the details!!! Lots of good stuff to learn from on the A/C install.

Did you remove the passenger's fresh air vent to make room for the evaporator? The box cutout really makes a difference in fitting that unit in there.

What A/C evaporator did you go with? Was it a Vintage Air Mini??
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Re: SR20DE Swap in Florida

Post by Bigtaku » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:50 am

family_2k wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Loving the details!!! Lots of good stuff to learn from on the A/C install.

Did you remove the passenger's fresh air vent to make room for the evaporator? The box cutout really makes a difference in fitting that unit in there.

What A/C evaporator did you go with? Was it a Vintage Air Mini??
Yes Vintage Air Gen 2 Mini with Heat, Cool and Defrost.
I had to remove the evaporator and dash again before paint to keep dust and paint shop contaminants from doing damage. (Vintage Air suggestion) I have temporarily looped the heater lines back on themselves so the engine gets coolant. I have removed the passenger side fresh air vent.
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Re: SR20DE Swap in Florida

Post by Bigtaku » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:28 pm

Just purchased the 240Z electric power steering package from Silver Mine Motors. I needed to make changes to the steering shaft anyway because my car is lifted from the body just enough to cause fit issues with my compressor and my steering wheel. My team at Cheshire's Custom Auto will be fitting it all in for me. With my 16 inch wide as hell wheels I will be enjoying this upgrade.
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Re: SR20DE Swap in Florida

Post by Linda » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:50 pm

Does this connect to the steering box or replace it?
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Re: SR20DE Swap in Florida

Post by GoldHawg » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:38 pm

Bigtaku wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:28 pm
Just purchased the 240Z electric power steering package from Silver Mine Motors. I needed to make changes to the steering shaft anyway because my car is lifted from the body just enough to cause fit issues with my compressor and my steering wheel. My team at Cheshire's Custom Auto will be fitting it all in for me. With my 16 inch wide as hell wheels I will be enjoying this upgrade.
Looking forward to hearing how you like driving with this. I'm thinking about electric steering, but hoping to adapt a factory one.

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Re: SR20DE Swap in Florida

Post by Bigtaku » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:34 am

Linda wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:50 pm
Does this connect to the steering box or replace it?
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I am going to connect to my box but I guess you could do away with it if you had the skills. The Z has Rack and Pinion. I would be to scared to take on that job. I don't know if our cars frame could take that upgrade. My steering box is fine but I will be giving it some love before hooking this up.
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Re: SR20DE Swap in Florida

Post by Bigtaku » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:58 am

Update. Nothing is new with the car because I'm waiting my turn for the last of the fabrication. While I wait, I am getting my garage ready for Mothra to come home. I purchased a Vestil A-LIFT-R-HP Fixed Straddle Hand Winch Lift Truck, 35" Length, 25" Width, 67-1/2" Height, 400 lbs Capacity to get stuff up to my storage room above my garage.
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This will clean up my garage so only car stuff is in the garage and other stuff like generators, saws and such will be stored above. The last thing I want is to scratch up the car after all this work.
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