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Old 03-03-2010, 09:17 PM
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Default 260sx-R Type-V (AKA RB26DETT Vert)

I figured I should post my build here to, I started this post in the Nico convertible forums. Just so everyone knows I am not doing this myself.
I reserched everything bought all the parts and gave the shop everything. I did do some things but I wanted the motor done fast and right,
I spent alot on this and I didn't want it sitting around or getting screwd up.

But that aside I'll kick this off and hope everyone likes it, please leave me feedback.

This is my 1993 240sx Vert




The old KA24DE (will put in classifieds later, does have a 5 speed trans)



Out with the old and in with the RB
This RB26DETT is from R32 purchased from JDMofMiami
Will be using Syko Performance Mounting kit


Stock Turbos


I did put the Tein Super Drift Coilovers on and ran into a convertible issue that some of you may already know.
The re-enforcment for the vert sits right over the rear coilover dampener adjustment and will actually hit the adjuster.


The solution??? DREMEL!!!!




I also installed the Circuit Sports Coolant tank, but I had an issue with mine.
IT LEAKS!! but it can be fixed or replaced, it leaks alot from the cooland level tube.
It also didn't bolt right in it had to be bent to fit right. The bottom bracket I just broke off (purposely), the bracket has to be broken or taken off to fit.
then I screwd on one of the bolts lightly and bent it until the other lined up.
Really its easy to just wing it and bend to fit.


Next I put a triple gauge pod in place of the center vent, it is aluminum so it bends easily.
Unlike the coolant tank I did not bend this. Heres what I did, because the pod is longer than the vent slot, just by a very little bit,
I cut the left side and right side inner ledge so I could just lock it in on both sides.
If this is confusing I can take more pics and explane more indepth just messege the post or email me.


Thats all I have for self installs but here are some pics of the other parts that are going on,
I'll also post a list of parts or you can look in my profile.
Kaaz 1.5 LSD is in the big brown box next to the Apexi intake kit.




DriveShaftShop Drive Shaft


Spec Stage 2 Clutch Kit (RB25)


HKS Blow Off Valve (real not a fakey)


Mishimoto Intercooler


Z32 30MM Aluminum Front Calipers with OE Brembo Rotors


NUR Spec Cover Plate


It will be going on Carbon Fiber Covers, I'll post the pics of them when they get in.

Apexi GTR Intake system with stock GTR MAF's


Sorry I dont have it out but I dont want it getting messed up,
Blitz Nur spec exhaust.


Autometer ES (glows red with black background) electirc fullsweep boost, oil temp, and water temp and a electric short sweep oil pressure
And a electric HVAC controller from a JDM S13


GTS-T Crossmember (new) RB25 engine mounts (new) purchased right from Syko Performance.
Syko Performance RB26DETT into S13 Mounts.
Apexi Downpipe (has to be modified)


If anyone needs help locating parts I can help, I have alot of connections from having to find all the rare parts. So just let me know if you need help finding anything, even the GTR resistor pack.


RB26DETT Carbon Fiber Timing and Coil Covers (non-Kansei)

Hope I'm the first in the US with these so I can get some sick coverage on my project. (aiming for a magazine in the next year or so)
Please let me know what you think? Always up for some good ideas and what not.












Sick right?! I'll post more pics of them when I get them on, not until the motor is in so I dont mess them up. I'll let you know how they fit and if anything has to be modified but they look like they'll go on fine.

Dropped all the parts off at the shop today except for the footwork
(lug conversion, brakes so on)

Also got my wheels today thanks Nick
GTS-T Skyline wheels 16x6.5 these will be a nice addition, would
eventually like a set of R32 GTR wheels forged 16x8 but these are
a nice substitution. Last set I eventually want are either sparco drift
wheels of I'd love a set of the TE-37 volk track wheels Black and red.

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Old 03-03-2010, 09:20 PM
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Default Re: My RB26DETT Convertible build

Amazing so far. Can't wait to see it progress!
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:34 PM
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Default Re: My RB26DETT Convertible build

awesome awesome awesome
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:34 PM
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Default Re: My RB26DETT Convertible build

Full of ****ing win. i have to see this when its done!
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:51 PM
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Default Re: My RB26DETT Convertible build

I will be following this!
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:53 PM
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Love it!.. I want a vert somedayyy..
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:57 AM
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hell yea, another brother to the RB family. can't wait to see this when its done!!
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:11 PM
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Default Re: My RB26DETT Convertible build

Got my GTR steering wheel


Brought the last of the parts down today, Blitz nur exhaust, apexi r32
intake kit with stock MAFs and the driveshaft.
Here are some more pics.
The KA is out, I'll find out if the shops wants to do somthing with it or it
may be up for partout.


The RB on the stand getting some reconditioning and upgrades, I'll get
around to doing a full parts list eventually.


Here is a picture of the sway bar I put in a few months ago,I got the
Tanabe sway bar set (they are awsome in the corners). The front is huge
its a 30.5mm


Last is the whole car on the lift


I'll have more pics when I go back in a day or 2
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:40 PM
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Default Re: My RB26DETT Convertible build

Here's a list of the parts that are used for the project, minus the prices
ofcourse. Any questions on what prices or where I got the parts let me
know via email.

Engine/Drivtrain:
Carbon Fiber engine covers
Apexi GTR Intake Kit
Circuit sports coolant tank
Megan brake master heat shield
OEM Full Engine gasket kit
RB25 Crank Pulley (still waiting or it from japan)
Kaaz 1.5 LSD
Walbro 255 Fuel pump and kit
HKS Special Edition BOV and aluminum flange X2 (only useing 1)
Blitz Nur-spec for 91-94 S13 (cheaper, it will be matched up to
the downpipe)
Greddy coolant breather tank
Greddy Timing belt
HKS D1 Oil Cap
Mishimoto S14 KA Radiator
SPEC Stage 2 Clutch kit for RB25
N1 Water Pump
N1 Oil Pump
Nismo Thermostat
OEM Drive belts
OEM Oil Filters (didn't know you could use 300zx filters)
300zx Fuel filter
Timing tensioners and spring
GTR Nur-spec engine cover garnish
Driveshaftshop Steel Driveshaft
Syko Mounting kit
GTS-t Crossmember and stock motor mounts(NEW)
OEM GTR resistor pack (discontinued)
Mishimoto 12" cooling fans (2)
Mishimoto Oil cooler
Mishimoto Trans cooler (used as a power steering cooler)
Mishimoto M line intercooler
Apexi GT downpipe
Stainless Turbo oil feed lines


Exterior/Interior:
Viper 350 alarm system
Vent gauge pod
Autometer ES Electronic Full sweep gauges (Water temp, Oil temp, Boost)
Autometer ES Electronic Short sweep Oil pressure
R32 GTR Steering Wheel
Greddy Shift Knob
Digital Climate Control (2 sets only one motor, may sell the other set)

Brakes/Suspension:
Ichiba 5 lug F&R
Tein Inner and outer tie rods
Empi tie rod boots
300zx 30MM Front Calipers (powder coating red and rebuild)
300zx DIY braided line conversion
Brembo OEM 300zx rotors
S14 Rear Calipers (sand blasted and painted with black caliper paint)
Tein Super Drift Coilovers
Energy Suspension bushing kit
Tanabe Sway bars
R32 GTR wheels

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Old 03-07-2010, 11:11 PM
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Default Re: My RB26DETT Convertible build

Very sick dude. possibly planning a 26 swap in my s14. Ill have to pm on where you got thoses carbon fiber cover from.. id probally only want the spark cover as i would be doing some powder coating to the timing cover. I like the RB26 on the cover anyway. will also be wanting to know where you got the garnish from. Ill PM you when the time comes. Syko is a good choice to. Ive spoke with them over the swap and they offer a good set. Delt with them in my friends s14.5 with an rb25 2 yrs back
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