The Infiniti project

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  1. Tom

    Tom Full Access Member

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    The Infiniti project(update 11-7, Engine pulled pg.2)

    Some of you may know i bought a 2nd car couple months back, 96 infiniti I30, and im in the process of rebuilding it from the ground up(mainly for fun/learning experience), here's some pics of whats been done so far, all mechanical im not too worried about the cosmetics, it will eventually get some paint/body work.
    things i dont have pictures of new belts,new antenna assembly (its the old school telescopic type and it was broken off) radiator hoses and other hoses...

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    the suspension just the front so far...

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    replaced all the boots
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    new drive shafts(installed)
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    replaced 1st half of the exhaust
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    new windshield
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    headlights bugged the piss out of me...
    left/refinished vs. right(clouded)
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    as with the carpet stains(used turtle wax's oxy carpet cleaner A+ stuff
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  2. Tom

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    then the oil leak...replaced the oil pan gasket and the upper pan gasket....
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    replaced both seal points 7 times so far, still the bastard is leaking
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    our guess is the timing chain cover...sooo **** it, I bought a donor parts engine...im pulling the old one this weekend..going to check its compression of both engines and then decide which one to use for parts...got it in this morning
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    Video clip(no exhaust lol)
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    when shes is done...she will go from ghetto...
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    update 11/30 new engine is in.
    Engine pull went smoother then planed...all references said it cannot be pulled from the top....well i pulled it from the top :cool:
    took 7hours-lunch & beer break :lol:

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    up up and...
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    away!
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    Thanks for looking, I will update this thread as needed.
     
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    first!, you going to FI it?
     
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    no, just getting it back to stock condition/reliable . then it will be my daily and the G5 will get the FI :rockit:
     
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    those seats look like they are in great shape for being as old as they are..and leather
     
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    nice work man.
     
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    nice work
     
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    nice ride man, I'd suggest getting some rims for it, not feeling the stockers.
     
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    Your telling me man, i looked at quite a few cars around that price range and this ones interior is very well kept no rips/tears, a little sun damage on the rear headrests but nothing major, its already better since i applied a leather conditioner.

    thanks and haha no...its a nicer beater no need for rims


    thanks everyone!


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    wow that interior is mint... good find man... after this what are the plans with the g5
     

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