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    Z-Fever builds SR20 powered Z33 w/ OEM function and Drive by wire

    We just started a really cool build. We had a customer bring us an 03 350Z and he wants a truly unique set up. It is getting an S14 SR20DET. We are fully building the engine, making a top mount manifold (custom) with a Garrett 3076 (GT30R) turbo and 850cc inj's. our goal is to do something no one has done before though. We are keeping the OEM drive by wire set-up from the 350Z and running a dual ECU set-up. This will allow us to manage the engine as well as to maintain the VTC, traction control, cruise control, and all factory gauges. The S14 ECU does not run can-bus but the 350Z's does. This is a cool build. I hope you like it.
    Here are the pics as it is coming together. I will add pics as the build continues.


    and here are all the parts we are using to build the engine:

    850cc injectors

    New OEM S14 oil pump

    New .20 over CP pistons

    New HKS 264 step 2 camshafts

    New Supertech performance spring and retainers

    New Cosworth 87mm x 1.1mm metal head gasket

    New SCAT forged rods

    New ARP head studshttp://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/301868_10150373688798296_296402898295_9772422_5538 780_n.jpg[/img]
    New ARP main studs

    The engine has been sent out, hot tanked, bored .20 over, and honed. The crank was polished and balanced.

    The head has been completely reconditioned and the new springs, retainers, and cams are installed.

    And of course, this is the heart of it all... the Garrett GT30R (3076) fully ball bearing beast. This power plant should make an easy 500whp on pump gas.
    I know that some people will not like this build because we have taken out a perfectly good running VQ35 that we could have boosted and made 400whp or built and gotten more than 600whp. All true, but we have done 100 350Z's just like that. This is something unique that you won't see 50 of at a car show. And the way we are doing it is truly inspiring. I don't think anyone has maintained all the OEM functionality of the gauges and drive-by-wire.
    I hope you like it.....
    We have finally built the engine and are getting ready to install into the chassis. Here are pics of the engine build:


    Installing the Supertech springs and retainers




    The powder coated S14 valve cover. It is polished then black satin coated




    Now we are putting the bottom end together with all new pistons, rings, main bearings, rod bearings, ARP's and metal head gasket:






    New performance oil pump gears:



    Then we installed the front timing cover:


    Then we installed the ARP head studs, Cosworth head gasket, and cylinder head. Along with in the intake manifold, valvecover, and custom made exhaust manifold:






    I will post more pics after we get the engine set in place and start building the custom engine and trans mounts...
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    WOW!!!

    A little off the topic.......
    I want to do a 1966 mustang fastback that has a GT package (hi-po 289 V8 etc) and pull uot the V8 and drop in a hopped up 200ci straight 6 w/ 3 1bbls

    I have always believed that overbuilt engines wear uot a car long before they should.
    I like the idea of a 'smaller but stronger" engine.
    Mark

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    Interesting! Looking forward to more pictures.
    I was sent to the hospital for observation. I didn't observe anything so I left.


    Les

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    Nice! Reminds me of the SR powered 350Z Signal Auto did back in 2003/2004.



    Build looks good so far, a lot of the same parts that I have in mine, lol. You should look into a good crank scraper setup, as SRs are notorious for oiling issues. Are you going to run the stock harmonic balancer or get an ATI version?
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    Awesome build!!

    I understand the need to do something thats a technical delicacy instead of a simple and brutal solution.

    Isn't that what import scene is all about vs the domestics ?
    "In the end we all just play the roles given us... Sometimes they dont fit so well,... but I guess we make do."

    Dont forget MultiMedia forums!!
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    We finally got the SR20 started and all the gauges, drive-by-wire throttle body, speedo, cruise control, VTC, etc... works 100%. We even made the tachometer work by making our own timing trigger wheel on the front crank. That is the coolest part of the build!!!
    The only thing we still need to do is install exhaust, coolant, a couple hoses, bleed the cooling system, and dyno tune. We are running our own ROM board and tuned SR20 ECU.

    Here are a few pics of the engine as it went in and as we wrapped up all the piping.










    She is almost finished.... But she is running....

    Enjoy the video (pay attention to the throttle body)...



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    One of the most interesting builds see on here.
    you guys never stop do oyu?:D
    "In the end we all just play the roles given us... Sometimes they dont fit so well,... but I guess we make do."

    Dont forget MultiMedia forums!!
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    2x91,92,94 Q45s, 2x 350Z, 1x 240SX w/ SR20DET, 1x Sentra SER SPEC-V, 2k2 Maxima, 2x03 G35, 09 Maxima, 2k2 Maxima, 2015 XTerra, 2005 Xterra, 2012 Pathfinder,

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    that was cool!
    Mark

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    Any updates on this beast, I would love to see a dyno vid.
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