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1985 nissan sentra CA

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Hey I joined this forum to message and buy icehouse for one of his super awesome power boxes, figured i might as well post my project.

 

1985 nissan sentra Ca18de

still a work in progress, gotta clean things up, change the fuel system and wire.

Old front shot:

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how it looks today, with weds Autobahn mesh wheels.

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Was once diesel powered (please dont kill me for altering it xD), but the diesel engine was extremely worn out.

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welcome so is it quick it looks good

 

 

Doesnt run yet xD, still have to wire it and receive the powerbox and fuel tank.

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A B11 fitted with a CA16DE? Now i've seen everything. If you keep it revved up, it will make considerably more power than the OHC 1.5 liter stocker.

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A B11 fitted with a CA16DE? Now i've seen everything. If you keep it revved up, it will make considerably more power than the OHC 1.5 liter stocker.

 

CA18DE! used to have a CD17 diesel engine in it before, its gonna be much quicker :cool:

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Ah, a 1.8 liter, that's awesome. CA18DE is probably the best engine nissan ever made, that or the RB straight six. You'll now be able to spin one front tire on demand...

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Finished! july 27th 2011, thanks to icehouse and his cool powerbox it simplified the process so much. already put 8000 miles on it and it runs perfect. 0-60 measures in the low 7s to high 6s.

 

video of the first time it started, no exhaust, timing way off, and no airfilter xD may post a better video later..

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecsjEU5EWf0

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I've been wanting a fwd nissan for a while, now I know what to get, very cool. :cool:

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Did you get the engine from this? 1988-1989 KN13 Nissan Pulsar NX SE CA18DE

 

Or from a 'used japan engine' place?

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I got the motor off of an online seller it was somewhat of a gamble on my part. The motor came from a jdm u12 bluebird atessa. The kn13 version differs externally, the intake manifolds are different, the kn oil pan is lower profile , the exhaust manifolds differ and the valve covers have breathers in different places. Though I did use the wiring harness (some rearranging requires) and transmission from a kn13 pulsar.

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O yeah I forgot i had a post here.. well 30,000 miles later, the ole box has a new volvo lip, an updated suspension, a few autocross events, and a trackday.

 

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Videos!

Autocross

 

Track: thunderhill

 

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Clean sentra, i really like it ! Its nice to see another sentra owner, ive been on here for almost an hour and you're the only sentra owner ive found!

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Thanks!. Heres a random update. It now has koni adjustable shocks, tomei poncams, headers, redone exhaust and a bunch of random things xD

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In preparation of her visit to the new 5 mile long thunderhill later this week, I got some beater O.Z wheels and Hoosier SM6 slicks. Painted then bronzish grey and they look surprisingly sharp. Had to run 25mm spacers in the rear for shock clearance though xD. Expect videos on this heap tearing it up!

 

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this sentra is awesome! What do you use for suspension? just springs or it is adjustable coilovers?

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Apparently cusco has begun to give a little aftermarket support to the B11 models. Ordered a strut bar, fit and look are great. Car feels a fair bit more solid, and hard braking is alot less twitchy.

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I got the similar version for my car. I was surprised at the perceived increase in chassis rigidity. Definitely a good upgrade. I dig the Sentra. Keep us updated.

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this is so awesome, I'm tempted to do an engine swap on mine nearer the end of the year so may need to pick your brains when I do, you running coilovers on this all round I presume?

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