Here's a lil history of the car:
Years ago I bought a white B13 to swap a SR20DE into it. It came with a 5spd GA16DS - carburetor engine.
it looks great but it was a rust bucket. I bought a wrecked B13 - a grey one; the front was a mess but the rest of the body was mint - one owner too.
My auto body repairman said he would prefer to use the front of the white B13 and put it on the grey one. Guess what? He and his team did exactly that.
Auto body repair
I like to call this The Merge
Prepping for paint
- Front off the grey B13
- Front off the white B13
- Then magic!
- Got some fender braces made for reinforcement too
Cleaned up the engine bay nicely
now off to get a nice new coat of paint!
After the paint job
I must say, I was truly impressed; the paint job came out really well.
Here are some shots taken in better lighting
After the car was painted, my friend and I - my friend is a mechanic, decided to strip the engine and get it cleaned up. First was the block.
I took the cylinder head to another friend of mine who owns a machine shop; he did some porting for me.
The plan initially was to turbocharge the engine so I bought some SR20VET rods and pistons and an EVO X turbo.
We began to assemble the engine. The following components were used:
- ACL mains, rods and thrust washer
- ARP Bolts
- Chain guides
- Crank gear
- Crankshaft gear
- Water Pump
After the block was assembled, I figured I would tackle the suspension, brakes and chassis.
Suspension, brakes & chassis
These were installed:
- KYB Strut
- KYB strut boots
- Strut mount gasket
- Megar Racing steering ends
- Camber bolts
- More suspension pieces
- Dimpled-slotted front rotors
- Rear knuckles
- installed w/ cross-drilled & slotted rotors
- Brake shims
- AD22VR front knuckles from an RNN14
- RNN14 brake booster and brake distribution block
- Brake fittings
- SS brake lines installed
- Subframe collars
- Cross-member bushings
- ST front sway bar
- Progress RSTB installed
- AT rear strut tower bar
- Cusco FSTB
- Cusco LCAB
- Rear pillar brace
- Floor brace
- ES and Prothane inserts