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2009-02-15 01:56:45
i dont see why it would ne so diffrent putting the engine in. i have put in 2 gtir in a sentra and had no problems....

but now that im looking at it you got the AWD tranny in dont you...also you said you are keeping the blubird turbo??? what you doing with the gtir turbo??
2009-02-15 02:28:44
I figured I might as well get the front all taken care of for the awd conversion.

Sub frame is out and I will begin notching it tomorrow. Will probably move the steering rack up a bit to.

ya i'm keeping both turbos
2009-02-15 03:13:25
aren't you glad I didn't sell you the starter lol...otherwise, you would have not started this sick a$$ project.
2009-02-15 04:58:59
i ended up buying a used starter anyways so i have it just laying around now. I found this motor cheap so that motivated me to get the money together and buy it to do this.
2009-02-15 14:49:51
you son of a bitch and your stingyness with the turbos lol....
2009-02-15 18:30:36
Originally Posted by jen36
you son of a bitch and your stingyness with the turbos lol....

2009-02-16 03:49:14

I didn't have much time today but I managed to get a little accomplished. I removed the steering rack and worked on centering the engine to make the mounts. I'm going to get the engine all mounted then go from there adjusting what I need to for everything to work. In order to get the engine and awd transmission to fit you have to remove the driver side rear awd transmission mount. Its to bulky and hits the chassis.

Passenger side top mount is now bolted in (NX mount).

Dog bone mount is currently connected. You have to us NX/Sentra mount, Gti-r mount won't fit in bracket on dog bone without modifications. I will be cutting the dog bone right after the mount and then welding some tubing from it going to both sides of the car were it will be bolted. Basically the Gti-r has a similar design and it will help reinforce the front.

Passenger side front transmission mount which I will be modify so it works.

As you can see the Gti-r shift linkage works perfect now.

The drive shaft will fit right inside the exhaust tunnel. I have to do some more adjusting yet but you get the idea.

2009-02-16 04:08:49
Originally Posted by jen36
you son of a bitch and your stingyness with the turbos lol....

I have a t25 laying around i wont be using if you are in need of one.

Good work Nick, i may have some time this week to give you a hand with your car, i will give you a call.
2009-02-17 04:44:46

You could say I did a little weight reduction today. I don't exactly know what this was for but its getting removed now. It was bolted to the top of the sub frame and weighed in at 5lb 4.8oz with hardware.

I started on the sub frame today. Notched it 2" so far and will be reinforcing and boxing it in later after engine is in place.

Here is the chunk removed from the sub frame. I always keep the chunk I cut out so I can weld it back in when I box it.

As you can see from this picture the steering rack will need to be moved up. Not sure exactly how much at the moment.

I also started tearing apart the inside since I may need to modify the floor a bit in a couple spots.

I purchased some chassis mounts off of a Gti-r from fro20 which should arrive this weekend. After they arrive I will finish making my engine/transmission mounts and start working my way back.
2009-02-17 14:13:56
wouldnt this task be easier to accomplish in the b13? rather than a nx
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