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terryd
10-10-2012, 01:03 PM
After replacing starter/battery cable, new battery cable terminals last night -- the car now starts / runs beautifully.

JDM 3SGE
- had engine completely rebuilt before put in car (top to bottom)
pistons, rings, rods, valves, etc
head work / port & polish
exedy clutch / flywheel
harmonic balancer
belts/hoses
motor mounts
obx header
starter
wiring harness conversion (thanks Doug Campbell)

Spent some serious time AND money on it and it should last a very long time.

Doing the 500 mile clutch breakin before really pushing it.

IT SOUNDS AWESOME AND PULLS STRONG!!!

Minor issues to be worked out:
o2 sensor: purchased o2 sensor for 1989 gts (Advanced Auto) but mount holes dont line up with OBX header
A/C comp works but no cold air -- chking for leaks
Cruise: not working -- will chk for vacuum leaks, etc

To be completed soon:
(all parts taken from my 93 vert donor car)
System 10
Rear disc brake conversion
Replace top

Pics (possibly video) coming this weekend.

Last, but certainly not least -- shout out to Cap'n for answering my calls / txts when I had questions. He is a huge asset to this forum!!

Lonestag
10-12-2012, 01:22 PM
Thats a sweet build!!

I love me some NA goodness!

So is it going to make it out to the dragon this year? If so, you will probably be the only 3SGE swap there.

The Captain
10-14-2012, 09:51 PM
Fin-a-lly!