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Old 06-12-2007, 00:59
vespajames vespajames is offline
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I've had my 85 auto copper S12 since 93. Great to see these cars are getting the attention they deserve. Have done the head gasket in 94 and turbo in 03.
Stored the car since then - started it regularly - no problem - best car for starting i've ever had -now the engine's knocking.
So I'm now looking at my options and time constraints. This motor is way too
cool and gorgeous to go to the breakers. I'd rather use it as a doss house than let that happen. But then it could be turned into something unbelievable
by you experts. Your thoughts appreciated. At the moment I'm leaning towards breaking it myself, but tomorrow....
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:41
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NOOOOO Don`t break it up !!!!!!
Although I am a bit biased .
It would be a shame to see another s12 go to the scrappers.
You know you want to get her running again, really .
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:19
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Hi from OZ. Long time registered, first time poster. I've been with AUS12 for ages and finally came over to check out how things are going in the UK.

I have one of the few CA20DET's using a CA20 block (still with the original rods) and a CA18DET head. Turbo is from a Lancer EVO III. S13 front suspension, etc.
Gazelle MotorSport
RPJS12 Gazelle - "Big Block" CA20DET
D21 Navara Dualcab - Tow car
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Old 02-12-2008, 00:11
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hi there i might be new to the owners club but i`ve owned three s12`s including the one i have now! theres just something about these cars that i love my latest one is my best by far bought as a totally standard example and now sporting various goodies including a one off body kit (minus rear spoiler) and a host of engine mods hopefully it should be back on the road just after christmas i will up load some before build and during build photos when i get time let me know what you think
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Old 15-12-2009, 20:56
Skid Skid Skid Skid is offline
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Thumbs up hi just another retro s12 lover!!!!!

hi its wol
bought my s12 back in july and sore good things for it after i had the box rebuilt so took it off the road to do;
stripped car all bar engine /box
painted the under side/arches white
painted all exhurst mount /sheilds silver
painted all front arms and rear sub frame yellow
painted both anti bars and rear shock carriers red
and rear wish bones black

super pro to all front arms drop links and roll bars
mmr to rear sub frame ,wishbones,diff mount and steering rack

front gaz coilovers with eccentric top mounts
rear gaz adjustable shocks spings still seprate but stiffer and 50mm lower

all ridged lines replaced with new copper
custom 6 line braided hose kit and 1 line for clutch
f/r s12 calipers fully re-con
f/r s12 discs drilled n groved

wheels tyres;
front 15" 7j xxr 6 spoke in red ,195 50 15 prada spec 2
rear 15" 8j xxr 6 spoke in red with 3" dish , 205 50 15 cheap
wide arches and 2" hub spacers all round

striped out painted white , alloy chequer plate front floor mats, passenger alloy foot rest , dash remove painted black/red refitted,fly off hand brake,quick shift ,pair of momo bucket seats on custom runners,yellow 4 point harnesses, momo drift deep dish steering wheel

front mount intercooler ,greddy boost controler,piper-x monster air filter,welded diff

pics to follow !!!!!!!

a company called concepatua tuning have been really good and after using my brake and clutch lines now sell two kits a 6 line brake kit not 4 like other people and a clutch kit as well as doing uprated f/r droplinks and super pro bushes hope for some feed back soon
ps hope to tag along to a few meets in the coming year merry x-mas to you all !!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 12-07-2010, 21:13
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Default Does an S110 count?

Hello everyone,

Have been poached form the FJ20 forum by S13eater. Rather a tenuous link via using the same engines in our cars.
I'm a GpB rally enthusiast and currently have a 240RS under restoration and a scruffy but very potent Datsun Silvia (s110 hatchback circa 1981). Keen to establish if anyone has any unusual cars of that ilk. Also if S13eater or anyone else can point in the right direction regarding L18 engine main bearings I'd be grateful.
Tom Murphy
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Old 12-07-2010, 22:02
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hi matey, good to see you here, as i said before, try engine power at coventry, they got me alc l18 bearings for my fj20, you just need to open up the oil feeds on them and you have a better size clearence as well, i got 2 sets for the price of 1 set from nissan,£118 for 2 sets, you got to get some pics up on here matey.
fj20/et a replacement for displacement
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Old 13-07-2010, 00:56
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Default How to upload photos


Its not obvious how you upload photos and I think my HTML is disabled. Any suggestions?
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Old 29-09-2010, 13:29
Dante_s12 Dante_s12 is offline
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Hello to everyone.

The new user/member here. First of all, introduce myself:
Name: Michael
Full age: 22
Location: Riga, LV
Owner of S12: since 04.2010
Current status of car: In the construction process
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Old 19-05-2013, 21:17
Greg Kiss Greg Kiss is offline
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Default Hello Everyone!

I just bought my S12 mk2 from 88/89 with 15k in the clock.she`s a ca18et just as my first love was 15 years ago,back in the country.does anyone knows about possible factory remap or different ECU units?my first one was unmodified as far as i knew at the time,but with the max rev at7800,and got an extra kick at around 4500/full turboboost around3000/,never find anything like that since...
cheers Greg
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