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Updated on May 04, 2012
I have a blurb about my car down a bit, up top here are some of the better photos i have of myself drifting my car on the track including a shot that got published in Drift Battle magazine in March 2005.
Photo from drifting September 2005
Photos from drifting June 2005
Photos from drifting March 2005
Photos from drifting in December 2004
Photos from drifting in November 2004
This is some photos of my SR20DET powered S12 gazelle (silvia/200sx to some of you). The basics of my car is that it was originally a 1984 nissan gazelle powered by a CA20E. I've transplanted in a SR20DET from a 1994 180sx along with an IRS from a late model S12. Front suspension is cusco coilovers, cusco camber tops, S13 tie rod ends modded and S13 hubs. I have S14 200SX 4 pot brakes on the silvia hubs with the standard (on the IRS) discs on the back. Intercooler is from a JZA70 supra with some mods. Rear suspension is some 6kg or so springs with some old monroe gas shocks from a Ford Escort. Rims are 17x7 but are a bit skinny on the back. Exhaust is 3" turbo back.
Some guages to keep a better eye on engine coolant temps. Electronic Water and Oil temp guages mounted where the tape deck used to be.
My engine damper, i got it second hand a while ago but only just got around to fitting it. Had to make/modify the brackets cos it doesn't fit my car like it's supposed to fit the S13. Also shown is my Project MU D1 spec rear pads, very good for handbrakies.
This what the engine bay looks like now, pretty much everything done now. Also put in a new drivers seat so i stay put mid drift (somthing i really really needed). Also a shot of my alu air filter partition.
Another update, i shortened the castor rods on the car by 14mm, i didn't take any pics of them (do'h) but this is how the wheel sits in the arch now. It is further forward than normal due to the extra 2.5 or so degrees of castor i'm running now.
The fun i had...don't drop bits of clamp in the top of your turbo, not unless you have a couple of thousand of dollars worth of boroscope like this one to help fish it out again. Had to use a bit of wire, with hot glue and the scope to get it out.
The scope, fancy ay.
The offending bit of metal stuck on the end of the wire yay!
The new dump i put on on the weekend, the standard dump is on the right and the new one on the left. New manifold on to now.
These photos are from when it was being built up
Putting the SR engine/gearbox in
Almost done, before paint
Intercooler modded and fitted
The IRS dummied in
Front IRS mount, looks factory but actually my dad fabricated the mount and plate you see from scratch
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ok great thanks alot
ok one more thing how did you mount the trans?
hey man nice s12...what did you use for the motor mounts are they custom? if you could let me know that would be great
Hey dude, I own an 85 model gazelle and I'm planning on doing the SR20DET swap, most likely from an s13 or 180sx half cut, is there anything that i should prepare for? Such as difficulties getting things running, fitment issues, potential issues concerning the tailshaft, and anything else you encountered? Appreciative if you reply to my email address: email@example.com, absolutely love the car by the way.
hello, i have just bought me an s12 as falcons became just too damn expensive to even turn the ignition let alone to get from a to b. But as the old falcons taught me the joy of out sliding rich kids (or kids with loans) in s14's, skylines and wankel machines, i wanted a little unsuspicous cheap to run banger, and i must say i'm more than happy with my gazelle, absolutely stocked. It far surpassed my expectations and i am head of heels in love with gazelle's, especially mine. But one thing that really really annoys me and doesnt suit my driving style at all is the lack of POWER STEERING. from those pics, you seem to be in control of yours, and reading your page i haven't seen a mention of power steering being put in. Have you put it in? if not, how the hell does it not bother you?
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