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  1. Step 5: Steering column adjustments Once the...

    Step 5: Steering column adjustments

    Once the engine was back in, we still felt that there was too little space between the steering column and starter.
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    A small engine mount spacer helped...
  2. Step 4: Baby gets a new ECU Now that the...

    Step 4: Baby gets a new ECU

    Now that the engine is out, we thought it a good time to install the Haltech ECU and harness we got from Battle Garage.

    Coil on plug (COP) conversion with SQ COP...
  3. Step 3: Engine Refresh The engine is still low...

    Step 3: Engine Refresh

    The engine is still low mileage, hovering at around 80,000km, but taking cues from the aerospace industry, it’s not just kilometres, but also time that decides when...
  4. Step 2: Set up the fuel system The...

    Step 2: Set up the fuel system

    The ‘temporary” rubber fuel send line was replaced with a proper metal line.
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    All rubber hoses and clamps in the entire system were replaced.
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  5. Chapter 2: Light Refreshments While none of...

    Chapter 2: Light Refreshments

    While none of this chapter was essential for the J160 swap, we thought it was necessary to address some of the minor tweaks and repairs that have been on my mind. We...
  6. After testing the first generation Team M Factory...

    After testing the first generation Team M Factory 5th gear and speaking with Patrick from the company, I understood that the noise was coming from the way the gears were cut. Their gear was...
  7. Step 4: Clutch and Flywheel A little more time...

    Step 4: Clutch and Flywheel

    A little more time has passed, and now the car is back inside for its final stages of the project. I've updated the finishing steps, so you can scroll back up to enjoy...
  8. Hi there. I’m sorry I didn’t get back to you...

    Hi there. I’m sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner, I was checking with Bullfrog. They were just waiting for confirmation from their supplier on the part number. Looks like you beat me to the...
  9. STEP 4: REASSEMBLY Well, it's been almost two...

    STEP 4: REASSEMBLY

    Well, it's been almost two months, but I finally have an update. We were able to source our rear counter shaft bearing from Mazda of all places...
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    Now that that's...
  10. *NEW: 20V 4AGE Clear Cam Covers from Zaklee

    Have you ever wanted to watch your beautiful cams spin right round baby, but were worried about a lone rock ruining everything? Well, for those of us with a 16V 4AG, you could get a clear cam cover....
  11. Jeff, thank you very much for this info. I'm...

    Jeff, thank you very much for this info. I'm going to look into the Nissan part numbers you supplied to corroborate. This is very much appreciated!
  12. Step 2: Nissan S15 5th gear Since I drive...

    Step 2: Nissan S15 5th gear

    Since I drive with a 4.778 Ring and Pinion, elevated highway RPM is an issue. With the second gen TeamMFactory 5th gear in my T50 (.737), I can cruise at around...
  13. CHAPTER 3: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER INDEX OF...

    CHAPTER 3: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

    INDEX OF STEPS
    Step 1: Facking Toyota
    Step 2: Nissan S15 6th gear
    Step 3: Reassembly
    Step 4: Clutch and Flywheel
    Step 5: Installation
    Step 6: Driveshaft...
  14. STEP 3: PAINTING PAINTING I wanted the...

    STEP 3: PAINTING

    PAINTING

    I wanted the adapter plate, splash guard, and shifter relocater to look OEM, so Chris V. came by and painted them for us.
    Before:
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    After:
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  15. STEP 2: ANODIZING AND PLATING PLATING: ...

    STEP 2: ANODIZING AND PLATING

    PLATING:
    Seeing as how the bolts were lying around, I decided to have them Cadmium plated. The result was quite good:
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    The corrosion cleaned...
  16. CHAPTER 2: FINISHING INDEX OF STEPS Step 1:...

    CHAPTER 2: FINISHING

    INDEX OF STEPS
    Step 1: Powder coating
    Step 2: Anodizing and plating
    Step 3: Painting


    Finishing work is my favourite step, and I like making parts look as close to OEM...
  17. STEP 7: FINAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR CHAPTER 1:...

    STEP 7: FINAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR CHAPTER 1: FITMENT


    Using a T50 Starter
    DISCLAIMER: if you choose to use a T50 starter, then make sure you have it rebuilt before you install it. Once installed...
  18. STEP 6: WELD UP THEM HOLES YOU DONE DID SON... ...

    STEP 6: WELD UP THEM HOLES YOU DONE DID SON...
    Obviously, you?ll want to close up the holes in the bellhousing, but it?s interesting to note that it already has a few slits, which must be for...
  19. STEP 5: TEST FIT THE EMPTY TRANSMISSION CASE TO...

    STEP 5: TEST FIT THE EMPTY TRANSMISSION CASE TO THE ENGINE WITH THE TRANSMISSION CROSSMEMBER

    The SQ mount is well made. The holes were drilled before the metal was bent to shape, so they need to...
  20. STEP 4: TEST FIT THE BELLHOUSING TO THE ADAPTER...

    STEP 4: TEST FIT THE BELLHOUSING TO THE ADAPTER PLATE ON THE ENGINE

    Some pictures posted on the SQ site (2 of a J160G and 1 of a J160S) explained what kind of mods the bellhousing would need....
  21. STEP 3: TEST FIT THE ADAPTER PLATES TO THE ENGINE...

    STEP 3: TEST FIT THE ADAPTER PLATES TO THE ENGINE

    -Seat the two engine dowels so that they don?t protrude past the adapter plate.
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    -Test fit the adapter plate and dust shield. We...
  22. STEP 2: TEST FIT THE STARTER -Cue Jungle Music...

    STEP 2: TEST FIT THE STARTER

    -Cue Jungle Music

    -Mark the areas that interfere with the starter
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    -Grind to fit
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  23. STEP 1: TEST FIT THE ADAPTER PLATE TO THE...

    STEP 1: TEST FIT THE ADAPTER PLATE TO THE TRANSMISSION
    -Take out your old T50, and try not to die of excitement.
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    -Bolt the adapter plate on to the transmission
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  24. INDEX OF STEPS CHAPTER 1: FITMENT Step 1: Test...

    INDEX OF STEPS
    CHAPTER 1: FITMENT
    Step 1: Test fit the adapter plate to the transmission
    Step 2: Test fit the starter
    Step 3: Test fit the adapter plate to the engine
    Step 4: Test fit the...
  25. Thanks, Jeff. I've ordered a J160 manual from...

    Thanks, Jeff. I've ordered a J160 manual from Japan. It'll probably be in Japanese, but at least all the torque specs and clearances will be available.



    Thanks, Matt. Your question is hard to...
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