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 Post subject: Dolomite Nismo
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:10 pm 
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Finally, I’ve started my CA18DET project 😃 The plan is :-

Fit CA18DET from a Nissan 200SX mated to Nissan gearbox.
One piece prop with rear flange modified to suit Sprint axle.
Standard fast road suspension and steering eg poly bushes, GAZ shocks, slightly uprated springs.
Standard wheels, dash, O/D gearstick.
Trackerjack brakes.
Larger T28 turbo and custom exhaust.
Subframe modified by Dan Brown.

I’ll post pics as I go along.


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 Post subject: Re: Dolomite Nismo
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:08 pm 
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That’s something I’ll like to see.

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 Post subject: Re: Dolomite Nismo
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:23 pm 
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Sounds like a plan!

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 Post subject: Re: Dolomite Nismo
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:04 pm 
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I am just starting to do exactly the same thing.

I have sourced an 1850 subframe complete with rack and suspension attached. The subframe is going off to Dan too and I am going to re-build the front suspension. The difficult part is going to be finding a shell/car to fit it in. Also, Dan says getting hold of a good CA is difficult because most of them are knackered now.


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 Post subject: Re: Dolomite Nismo
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:34 am 
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if you need an engine,heres one......https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ca18det-Full ... SwNAVeDOTH

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 Post subject: Re: Dolomite Nismo
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:21 am 
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Dan Brown did the same thing engine wise, looked like it fitted really well.


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 Post subject: Re: Dolomite Nismo
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:58 pm 
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if you need an engine,heres one......https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ca18det-Full ... SwNAVeDOTH
I spotted that on E-bay too. I think it might bust a Sprint axle!


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 Post subject: Re: Dolomite Nismo
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:23 pm 
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If it doesn’t break the bank first.

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 Post subject: Re: Dolomite Nismo
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 1:04 pm 
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Below is my first Sprint which I owned back in 1988. I really didn't know what 'Kenlowe' and 'o/cooler' meant at the time, but the car was local, in great condition and VERY quick so I bought it !! For my 50th birthday, my plan is to fit the Nissan CA18DET engine and generally upgrade, while trying to keep the appearance the same as my first Sprint. Most of the mods are fairly well documented, so I'll only post pics of custom parts and major alterations.

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My intention is to :-
- make the car to look as standard as possible.
- upgrade with newer components without detracting from the look.
- set up the suspension as 'fast road' rather than 'track'.

Work completed to date / in progress :-

Front suspension
Custom Dan Brown subframe using Rover V8 engine mounts. I bought 2 sets of mounts and cut the studs off one set, allowing me to get the engine in exactly the right place before drilling the hole in the subframe and then swapping to the other set with the studs.

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New Superflex wishbone and ARB bushes.
Original standard rubber subframe bushes, though I may change to Superflex
New bearings pressed in using a 1.25 inch washer from eBay.
Front hub spacers, which are located on the stub axle between the two bearings from 'Triumphstuff' on eBay.

Front brakes
Trackerjack with Greenstuff pads.
Slightly longer balljoint bolts to fasten caliper bracket to the upright. Thanks Carledo.
Carledo custom caliper braided hoses.

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Steering
New ball joints, track rod ends, Superflex steering clamp and column bushes.

Rear suspension
New standard bushes fitted. Thanks Dave 'new to this' for use of his vice.

Rear brakes
New slave cylinders.
Carledo T piece brake line modification.
Load sensing valve deleted.

Electrics
Jag battery box in the boot with largest battery possible that fits in that box.
BMW E30 headlights using inner Dolomite headlamp fittings.

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Nissan gearbox
I needed to swap the standard Nissan 200SX gearbox for a shorter Nissan gearbox and use the 200SX bellhousing to mate it to the CA18DET. When I split the gearbox, I discovered that one of the bearings was, in short, buggered !!

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The replacement bearing is coming from Dubai !! Other gearbox components, were ordered from the US.

Propshaft
Triumph rear flange with new UJ.
Nissan sliding joint with new UJ from London TX1 taxi.
New Triumph centre bearing.
Prop shortened and balanced by Proptech. Thanks Carledo.

Bodywork
Debumper front and rear.
New club headlight panels, inner / outer cills and passenger boot floor. Thanks Alun.

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More to follow as the bodywork progresses.

Engine
T28 turbo reconditioned by Jermaine Kinge (Facebook) rather than T25 on standard manifold.
Custom Jetex 2.5 inch / 63.5mm exhaust including front silencer and rear stainless steel silencer with twin 2 inch tailpipes.
There's not much room, so had to chop the suspension turret a little bit.

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Still in planning
- AVO or GAZ height & rate adjustable shocks. I'm not sure what spring length / rate to use yet. Note that the CA18DET engine is certainly much lighter than the Sprint lump.
- Solid steering clamps from Sprintspeed and / or the forged coupling from Chris Witor.
- Folding fabric sunroof with correct brace bars. Wanted - whole roof including sunroof and brace bars. Thanks Carledo.
- Rear seat belts - 2 interia and 1 lap belt. Wanted.
- 185/60/13s Falken tyres from buycarparts.co.uk who regularly sell tyres at 50% off.
- LED lights rather than bulbs, including instrument panel.
- Separate loom for the CA18DET engine with additional fuses.
- Separate fused relays to control 4 headlights, horn, fan and fuel pumps.
- Club electronic voltage stabilizer.
- Custom speedo cable between Nissan gearbox and Dolomite speedometer from Speedycables.
- Nissan clutch and clutch slave cylinder
- Custom braided hose from slave cylinder to Dolomite master cylinder.
- Facet style fuel pump to swirl pot to Bosch 044 fuel pump. All boot mounted.
- Fuel overflow to swirl pot.


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 Post subject: Re: Dolomite Nismo
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:54 pm 
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Nice work, looking forward to seeing this come together!

Re the rear belts - search kcponline on eBay. They sell the securon kits; No 254 for the inertia reals and No 210 for the lap belt. Cheapest I could find them on the net by a long way. Simple to fit too.

Good luck with the build :thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Dolomite Nismo
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 7:31 pm 
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Thanks Bish.

Couldn't find kcponline though...


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 Post subject: Re: Dolomite Nismo
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 7:43 pm 
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Thanks Bish.

Couldn't find kcponline though...
Just put kcponline in your search bar on eBay and search “sellers” should do the trick. Trust me it’s there. I would send you the link but this iPad is rubbish.


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 Post subject: Re: Dolomite Nismo
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 7:49 pm 
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Loose the greenstuff pads. Std mintex or ferodo are much better.

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 Post subject: here you go........
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 8:44 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Dolomite Nismo
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 10:04 pm 
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Richard,

Looks like it's all coming along nicely. Absolutely no chance of me catching you up!

You were a year ahead of me in getting a Sprint, I bought mine in 1989. Did you have a Robin Hood back then too?

Glen.


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