February 2017: This will be the start of something I know is going to be epic. It’s just to throw a turbo on this bad boy. It’ll be no easy task but with a HUGE thanks to Jenga it’ll be a little easier. Basically I purchased everything that wasn’t brought over when he converted from the 3 cylinder EJ-DE to the 4 cylinder K3-VET.
Turbo - Garret T25, this Nissan 300ZX factory is basically brand new
Manifold - Custom 3-1 turbo manifold
Exhaust - Custom Dump into Cat
Clutch - Custom Exedy brass button clutch
Flywheel - OEM unit, needs machine
ECU - Megasquirt II with custom PCB and pinout
Time to get picture heavy.
Lets start with the turbo.
A custom adapter was made to make the mount a bit easier.
Custom made 3-1 manifold and dump pipe with.
Custom Exedy brass button clutch and pressure plate.
OEM flywheel, it will need a machine. Never held a flywheel before but holy shit this particular one is a HEAVY basted.
Lastly, my biggest reason for going this route. The car was always going to need an aftermarket ECU. Something like a Haltech was what first came to mind but after truely striking luck and finding all of this from Jenga, Ive now got the custom Megasquirt II that has been made to be a true plug and play system. No filling with repining or new harnesses. One or two things will need to be changed, like the factory O2 sensor will be replaced with a wideband but other then that plug and play, its even got a map on it for all the parts I will be using.
This is the actual ECU.
This is unit that basically converts the factory Cuore loom into the one that the Megasquirt II uses. The was designed and is completely custom.
So overall, Im pretty damn chuffed, but this is only the beginning, there is so much still to buy and make, but over the next few months it’ll all happen! Manual conversion should be happening in the next couple of weeks which means I can at least put this clutch in the car and get used to it, apparently its pretty aggressive.