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Old 12-25-11, 10:17 AM   #16
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Damn, nice to see a blogger with a SC.

Love the set up, just needs some fresh paint.
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Old 12-25-11, 12:25 PM   #17
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wow thats coming along really nice man. did you by chance buy those coil overs from a member on here? GL with the build!!
Nah, I bought it brand new and thanks!

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Damn, nice to see a blogger with a SC.

Love the set up, just needs some fresh paint.
Yeah, I need to save up for a new paint job,
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Old 12-25-11, 12:30 PM   #18
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awesome build so far... just wish you would've done the mega's dual...
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Old 06-28-13, 12:43 PM   #19
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I guess it's time for an update. I only have photos on Instagram so please bare with me haha.

So, about a year ago I started on my manual swap.

I bought a "complete" manual swap kit from somebody on the forums like a couple of months after I got my SC. I didn't really do my research so most of the parts he sold me didn't fit on the SC400 because it was meant for the SC300. So, that stalled my the swap for quite a while.. and by quite a while i mean a whole year because I couldn't afford the custom flywheel, throweout bearing and clutch yet. The SC was like this for quite some time..

I was finally able to save up for most of the parts and the manual swap project resumed..

Old transmission out.

Custom flywheel in and clutch.

W58 kinda in and pedals too..
W58 actually in.

Tried to turn on the car to see if it works, but the battery died.. It was late at night and I went to a 24 hour autozone. They gave me the wrong battery and when I went to go put it on I didn't see which side was positive and negative. I ended up doing a reverse polarity and it blew some fuses. Car wouldn't even turn on at all, cluster was out and everything. Took me a couple of days to figure out it was the alternator fuse. Replaced the fuse, got the right battery and the SC moved! Only problem was that it ran like crap and it was leaking everywhere from the power steering hoses, valve cover gasket, head gaskets and the best part of all the alternator wasn't working either. Problems on problems..

After everything was replaced including the spark plugs and wires. It was running okay. The engine idles weird after driving for a bit. It sounds like it's about to turn off. Narrowed it down to TPS sensor, IAC valve, o2 sensor, my cat being blown or fuel pump ecu. Also, my clutch pedal doesn't pop all the way back up only half way and sometimes I have to pull it back up. Tried bleeding the crap out of it, but it's still the same.. But here is how it looks as of now..

Not much yet, but hopefully after I get everything figured out I'll get a LSD(tired of getting stuck on driveways) and do some more engine work then exterior stuff.
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Old 06-28-13, 06:11 PM   #20
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welcome sc400 5spd brother??? i also want a lsd, tis a shame there so fkn pricey!!!
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Old 06-29-13, 09:28 AM   #21
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They aren't they bad. Maybe 2300 new from dealer.. lol. Got mine through a SC trade. Kinda like a sight on scene kinda deal.
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Old 06-29-13, 10:53 AM   #22
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welcome sc400 5spd brother??? i also want a lsd, tis a shame there so fkn pricey!!!
serious! car is too long and definitely needs it.

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They aren't they bad. Maybe 2300 new from dealer.. lol. Got mine through a SC trade. Kinda like a sight on scene kinda deal.
damn, that's like buying another SC..
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great progress. i almost went the 5spd route on my 400. keep it up.
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great progress. i almost went the 5spd route on my 400. keep it up.
Thanks, it was pretty tough. Still a long journey ahead for this car..
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At least its finally coming along..
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subscribed any updates, saw the car on the ultimate thread and online looks sick what kit is that you have the vis all round?
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random update..
The SC has been put on hold for two years and the shop that I work(Robros Customs) at decided that they would help me refresh the look for the SC...


We decided to wrap the SC with a carmine red by avery.

Bought a kit from KBD body kits. Polyurethane and being low go together so well.
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Decided to throw on the Work Meisters from IS250 and got some headlights and fog lights from Long(Blkexcoupe).
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Went to the Greddy Performance garage sale and came up on this APR wing that was used for the Greddy FRS for $150!
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My friend asked to take some photos of my car and did a dual photo shoot with my friend john's corvette.

Went to a car meet and on the way there my fog light fell out.. Still got a cool photo with my friend's Supra.
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