figured i would get started on one...
i like pics mroe then typing...
i bought my 1st 240sx for my x. it was a 1990.paid 1k
my 2nd 240(bought it from my x) again 1990.paid 50bucks(told her its all the junkyard would give her.)
i for some reason dont have much for before pics of it...
only pic i can find of the before.(mom took this pic after i put it there.)
i primered the car due to someone keying the Crap out of it.(i primered over the stickers because i didnt care much. just didnt want it to rust because it went to bare metal)
bad fuel pump
2 ignition switch's(one to unlock wheel 1 to start car)
pignose with a lil bit of damage(mainly to the front bumper)
fixed all ^ and the motor threw a rod.
i got a motor from a friend for free. was a high comp sohc deciently built.(so i was told when i got it.)
ran great. dd'd it for about 7 months.
insurance lapsed due to lack of payment for loss of job.
got rearended by a girl doin 90 on the highway.(heavy traffic and i was doin 90 and she was about 2 car lengths behind me and i was following about 10 other cars doin the same speed.) this person 3 car infront of me locked up there breaks. i heard it and the person infront of me locked up his. i went from 90-0 in like 1second flat. slammed in reverse mashed the gas and breaks . when i hit finaly stoped.BAM she was looking for a cd on her floorboard didnt even see anyone slowing down.
after the accident...
motor was pushed foward 3 inch's.
right before it went to the junkyard.^^^
my temp daily till i got a new daily and could keep it low milage.(original owner 68k miles. 1994 every option)
u can see the bumper of 240sx#3(truely 2 but i bought the same one twice...) $900
didnt have her long.
how i bought er
when i got home the next day after buying.
lowered on megan springs.
did a bunch of led mods.
both dome lights tail lights turn signals...
some of the leds.
turns were 3 arrows
<<< like that.
i blew a headgasket. rebuilt the entire motor.
i got tboned roughly 3 weeks after owning.(they call it sideswiping from how he hit me but i say its a tbone.)
guy ran a stopsign to go left and hit me with the front right side of his bumper around the doorhandle area and nearly ripped my bumper off. ended up shifting my rearend about 2 inch's to the pass side.
couldnt get a good pic.
i got nothing from the car insurance wise or in the sale.(traded for a motor that was messed up. didnt no it was broken till after i got it in the car a few months later. traded my brother so i didnt care to check. ended up going to my old s14 and stripping it bare. took the seats rims engine... anything i could get money for.
year later(this jan area) bought my newest 240sx.
1993 complete Factory. non se
this time im gettin smart for insurance reasons. bought a camera and taking pics almost daily.
didnt have a pic of first bought.
the car looked exavtly like this except a chrome roof.
this was right after i got rid of the chrome roof(owned by a mexican before me.)
this time around im takin alot of pics (atleast once a week of a full circle around the car for insurance reasons due to the last accident not paying from lack of proof he did it...)
changed the seats first day
spent 900 in parts tryn to figure out whats wrong with it...
after i got it running and finaly figured out what was wrong.(the gear for the distrib was bad)(the one that the distrib hooks to.) after 20hours + of trouble shooting and testing and replacing all the sensors that didnt pass the testing. figured it was the distrib itself.(worked from cheapest to most exp...) bought a brand new one and it didnt solve nething. thats when we realized it was that gear.
10 miles later HELLO RODKNOCK
while it was broke i figured i would do a few looks things.
did my headlight mod
ebrake part didnt hold tho...
ended up changing back to the factory shifter(lowered the shifter to much and cant use this one. most likly going back i like this style shifter...)
cut the front springs to make it sit even(1 1/2 coils off) wasnt going for LOW just wanted the look of EVEN!!!
swaped out exhausts for my old one that i had sititng in my backyard.(no exhaust leaks)
(was like this all over)
pulled the motor and replaced it with one out of a s14 out of the junkyard.(just tryed to save money and bolt it in and call it done.) Hello blown HG
got the head off to find out it had bent valves.
so off to the shop.
got it back like this
(how they droped it off... asked them to because i was gonna be home like 30 min after they were there.
while waitin on parts i figured i would clean the engine bay up a lil.
got the motor back in. ran great for 1k miles.
i added power mirrors.
did the 180sx break conversion
was working on adding a lightup rearview that didnt go so well...(wont stick to the windshield.)
painted the rims(gonna repaint soon. i want a DARK bronze color.)
removed my nonworking gauge cluster and made my own kinda.(its a temp but its not top priority to fix)
put a tach were the gauge cluster use to be
added a oil psi volts and temp gauge to the center where the ac stuff use to be.
for mph i have my tomtom hardwired to the dash(u can see it in my sig a lil bit.)
Hello spun rod bearing.(oil squirter broke.)
on the teardown i found i had broken timing chain guides. the oil squirter. and a spun rod. got it all machiened cleaned and whatnot.(what ever he said was needed dad was paying and said just make it right...)
just got the block back from the shop.
and atm im at a stand still. gotta get a oil squirter... cant find them around here... that and i gotta wait on my parts for the timing.
I know im missing things. gonna go threw all my pics and see what im missing. just seems to short. have been working on this car for 6 months fixing all the problems.