Hi, my name is Adrian and welcome to Project 200SX - This website is a record of a Nissan 200SX S15 being conververted from a road car into a race car. I am not a professional mechanic or self professed Nissan 200sx S15 guru but I have owned and maintained many cars in my life. Current cars include a Truimph Dolomite Sprint (Road Car) and a much loved Triumph MK1PI (Race Car) - My everyday road cars are a Mazda RX8 and a Landrover Discovery TD5 (tow car for the race cars).
The biggest change was moving from 'old school' to 'new school' automotive technology - Most of the knowledge I have gained building this car came from endless hours of internet research, Google has the answer to everything
Why Nissan 200sx S15
In January 2011 South East Queensland was washed away by one of the worst floods in history. Thousands of houses were flooded as the rivers burst their banks. The Bremer River in Ipwsich came close to 20 meters deep at the peak of the flood.
Houses were not the only victims, many cars suffered a similar fate and for several weeks after the floods, paddocks full of flood damaged cars were auctioned off.
Any car that had more than wet carpet was deemed to be an unrepairable right off and could never be registered again. This meant that these cars were only suitable for wrecking or turning into track cars.
With a budget of $5000 my plan was to go to the auctions and obtain a flood damaged car that would make a good race car, And the winner was a red Nissan 200 SX S15
In Tank Pump
The new E85 pump was fitted inside the Fuel Cell. This required the manufacture of new mounting plate to hold the pump, fuel outlet and wiring. A hole was cut into the fuel cell and the plate bolted in using a nitrile rubber gasket. A snug fitting hole was cut into the foam to accommodate the fuel pump. The Fuel pump pickup is located in a depression on the bottom of the fuel cell under the foam. I'm hoping that this is enough to prevent fuel surge.
Feb 2019: Added a carbon fiber boot lit and rear wing to try and reduce some weight and increase down force. I incorporated stiffening frames inside he bootlid and behind the rear bumper so the rear wing was mounted as solidly as possible. 2 carbon fiber strut bars were then added between the rear wing and the stiffening frame behind the rear bar to complete the process. The car seems to have more rear end grip through high speed corners but that could just be all be in my head :)