• LSx throttle body on VK56de in S13 240SX Minty Smash: S13 VK56 Build Update #16

    We left off with the engine in the bay for the last time and now it’s just ticking off items to get it ready for start up. These are the small jobs that suck up time but don’t look that impressive in pictures. Either way, progress is progress! First up was the serpentine belt. We […]

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  • spec vk56 cd009 conversion flywheel Minty Smash: S13 VK56 Build Update #15

    It’s a big day around these parts! Parts are going on the engine for the last time – final assembly baby! This means we can finally install our prototype flywheel!! We worked with Spec for over a year to get this VK56-350Z conversion flywheel made. The setup features: -billet aluminum with replaceable friction surface (no […]

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  • Minty Smash: VK56 S13 Build Update #9

    Greg has been updating the progress of the VK56 S13 build on a few local and national forums, but it is high time to get the blog updated with the build as well! Things are really taking shape and many of the hurdles are getting ironed out. The goal from day one has been to […]

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  • Minty Smash: VK56 S13 Build Update #3

    Greg has been updating the progress of the VK56 S13 build on a few local and national forums, but it is high time to get the blog updated with the build as well! Things are really taking shape and many of the hurdles are getting ironed out. The goal from day one has been to […]

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  • Minty Smash: VK56 S13 Build Update #2

    Greg has been updating the progress of the VK56 S13 build on a few local and national forums, but it is high time to get the blog updated with the build as well! Things are really taking shape and many of the hurdles are getting ironed out. The goal from day one has been to […]

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  • Silvia: 5 Day Scramble – Preface.

    When I bought the Silvia, it was with the plan of swapping the engine for a turbo SR. I just wanted a clean, non-haggard base. Check. I didn’t have to wait long for a donor vehicle as a really rough 180SX came up for sale within a few weeks of buying the Silvia. It had […]

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