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Old 21st November 2017, 12:51 PM
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Default Haynes Roadster For Sale

As per the title I have had great fun building this car (and driving it) but I now think it is time to move onto pojects anew ....those that have followed my build thread in the past will know my heart and soul went into this car and I had to have everything just right before I would move on. I am asking 10K and that is relfective of what work went into it, I will be putting it on ebay soon for maximum coverage apart from that their "fees" are not that bad.
here is what I have written about the lil red beast it probably is not conclusive as there might be some things I have missed but will add if I remember


One of a kind Haynes Roadster built by myself and registered in 2013
this car was built with one thing in mind ACCELERATION
it is powered by a CA18DET engine from a Nissan 200sx s13 sports car
this is a turbocharged 1.8 litre engine with a standard output of 170bhp
however I have done a lot to the engine to increase that figure to over 250bhp

Full rebuild when car was built ACL race bearings
Polished crank with all journals in spec
New spigot bearing
Oil pan and pick up pipe were modified for ground clearance....capacity was maintained by building "wing" tanks
Junshop all in one lightened flywheel
Bores were honed and new rings fitted
All valves were lapped in and new oil stem seals fitted, lifters were dismantled, cleaned and put back together
Core plugs at rear of engine were drilled and 2 outlets fitted to allow good drainage back to the sump under hard acceleration
New timing belt.

Gearbox is the standard Nissan 200sx item but fitted with a very short throw gearstick which is sweet.

New T28 turbocharger
Stainless tubular header
Stainless down pipe
Stainless exit pipe
Stainless laminar flow silencer filled with stainless wool
Full system is a 3" bore
Thrush heat shield with polished aluminium exhaust tip

Apexi power intake air filter
Toyota Celica charge cooler system which is a water/air intercooler (much more efficient)
Devils Own water/meth injection system which is progressive and programmable

Chassis is from the Haynes book "Build yourself a sports car by Chris Gibbs"
It is a strengthened chassis with key points having extra support including an extra diagonal
member in the engine bay sides.
It also has a 3mm Aluminium floor, again provides excellent rigidity
Painted in a gloss 2 pack light grey

Again it is by the book but the main components were custom built by myself to look much better than
the standard build, this included nickel plating the ends of the suspension arms for extra corrosion protection
All polybushed
Protech adjustable shock absorbers all around 350lb springs on the front and 250lb springs on the rear.

Brakes are standard sierra items with all major parts renewed vented discs up front drums on the rear
All brake lines are braided stainless steel with translucent red covering made by Exact which are a susiduaryof HEL
Rear brake cylinders were new and front calipers were bought professionally refurbished.

Body is the full Saturn kit and includes the large power bulge bonnet, rear diffuser and rear boot lid.
It is still in original condition.

Tank was made by myself out of 3mm aluminium all tig welded, has a capacity of 8.5 gallons
has 3 internal baffles and a surge pot fuel pump is a Walbro 255ltm

This car has 4 radiators at the front 2 cores for engine cooling 1 core for charge cooling and an oil cooler too,
running higher boost obviously increases engine temps but these are kept well in check and engine rarely gets above 80c
oil filter is an easy change due to remote fitting kit

Engine is tuned to Stage 2 using the following (this was copied and pasted from Turbonoz's website)
and is what I did to everything to match the chip.

Stage 2 ECU chip for the 1.8L 16V turbocharged CA18DET engine as fitted to the Nissan 200SX / Silvia / 180SX S13 models.

This comes complete with a socket for the chip, which is required for fitment. This ECU EPROM chip is designed to work with the standard 370cc injectors, and original air flow meter (MAF / AFM) and will produce 260-280 BHP depending on specification & condition of the engine etc.


Uprated fuel & timing maps
Factory-standard boost cut removed
Speed limit removed
Rev limit increase to 7500 RPM
EPROM socket included - Required for installation
The following modifications are recommended:

Free flow air filter
Free flow exhaust
Uprated fuel pump (eg. Walbro or Bosch)
Uprated intercooler
T28 turbocharger from a Nissan 200SX S14 / S14a
Suitable boost controller for 15 psi (Manual Boost Controllers available separately)
Super unleaded fuel (97 RON or higher)
In addition to this was the Water/Methanol injection which helps to keep the induction charge
cooled further and reduces the chances of detonation occurring, The make is Devils Own and is progressive
and has a programmable psi setting for when it comes in and maxes out at 100%
Main Instrument in the binnacle is a Defi ZD Advance which has many features for
monitoring coolant temp, oil temp, oil pressure, oil temp, speedo, rpm, shift lights
exhaust temp, fuel pressure fuel ratio, boost, it is a copy but it does monitor all those parameters
the only ones connected at the moment are speed and rpm as that was all I needed.

Apart from the major long suspension bolts nearly all fasteners are of Stainless steel
and rivets are sealed countersunk.
Seats are adjustable Corbeau items in matching red and black and are very comfortable in use and matching
4 point harnesses ..Rear upper seat belt mounts are unique in that they are inset into the roll bar with
stainless grub screws and are threadlocked in. Roll bar is also my own unique design
Included is a Spartan kit car front windscreen mount for which glass would have to but cut, I have a template for that
Tyres are BF Goodrich and wheels are from a Sierra Cosworth and refurbished a month ago
Please note this car is not for the faint hearted and very very quick and sticks to the road like glue
fuel economy (lol) is very good at around 40 mpg on a run but comes down a bit when you press the
loud/fast pedal.
Car has never seen rain and was taken off the road September through till May, tax is 250 yr or 130 6 mth
insurance for me (56) is 92 fully comp on a 3000mile limitation/yr and valuation of 12000
Car is on the road till the end of November if interested in a drive (me driving) it will have to be no rain and dry.
car is MOT'd till June 2018
Any questions just ask and I will try to get back to you

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Old 21st November 2017, 07:38 PM
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Now on ebay too
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Old 23rd June 2018, 12:23 PM
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Back on EBAY again but with all the additional things I have done to it lately and INCLUDING the trailer to make things easier for transportation

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Old 11th September 2018, 09:08 PM
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Best of luck Kev
My build blog here http://ianhaynes20.wordpress.com
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Old 12th September 2018, 07:39 PM
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Best of luck Kev
Cheers Ian
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Old 14th March 2019, 10:36 AM
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Here we go for the first time this year back up for sale
OK in addition to the above there are several modifications I have done since last November
1. All of the cabin has now been carpeted including the floor.
2. It now has a small compartment in the dash.
3. Now has a duct fitted to the front nose cone with the intention of introducing cold air to the air filter area... see photo
4. Mirrored stainless steel has been used in various areas to protect and enhance the aesthetics of the roadster “door tops”, rear arch curves, bottom body edges

Any questions just ask and I will try to get back to you
negative things to pick up on are
a very slight oil leak near sump it is so small I have never had to top up
front left arch has some slight crazing
needless to say car will not be released until funds are cleared
the vehicle is sold as seen
Please no silly offers as this is not your average "7"
see below


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