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FS/FT 1989 Nissan A31 Cefiro

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QUICK BREAKDOWN
Year - 1989
Chassis - A31 CEFIRO
Mileage - 158,993 km / 98,793 Miles
Motor - Rb20det
Trans - Manual
Location - Queens NY, 11419
YES car is registered and insured.




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STORY TIME
I purchased the car in April 2014 from Japanese classics, here is the link to the car's ad on their web site.
https://www.japaneseclassics.com/veh...turbo-5-speed/

It has been in the country since April 2014, registered an insured in NY since then.
This is one of the few legally imported and registered under the 25 year old exception.

Still has the stock RB20det and it runs great.

If you want a Japanese import, like RBs but don't want the same r32 that everyone else has this is for you.
Not a car you run into at all, definitely rare to find in the US and as such so are parts for it.
This is a warning, A31 specific parts (body parts mostly) for it are out there but you have to be willing to pay and wait for those parts, for example the front windshield was cracked and replaced with a new one but that took 5 months between ordering the windshield, waiting for it to arrive stateside, going to pick it up in VA and then installing it back in NY.

Engine and suspension parts are not hard to come by at all.
Rb20s have been imported into the US for years and they share many of its components with rb25s and even 26s so its easy to find online within US.

Most of the suspension is exactly the same as s13/14 some components are exactly the same as z32, all which we have in the US and can literally walk into a parts store and buy.

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When I bought the car it had 148,059 KM/ 92,025 Miles
I don't drive it much as it's simply easier using the subway to get to work every day without having to worry about parking.

Besides the few modifications that came with car at time of purchase, everything on the description below was changed, installed within the last year and a half.

I have described every detail possible about the car below, anyone with REAL interest and REAL money will be showed the car but only those that show up with cash in hand will get a test drive.

My trust in the car is so much that I don't mind delivering the car somewhat far away myself, to an extent of course. If you are farther than just 5-6 hours away I'd probably ask you to meet closer.

Price - ~ 15k ~ USD, BEST CASH OFFER WILL TAKE IT.
Please make your best offers but please don't be stupid just like I'm not stupid enough to expect all the money I put into it to come back at time of sale, from the list below you will understand that i have put a good amount of money and time into it.

To lower the price, I'm willing to take some stuff off the car and replace with stock but there isn't much as I'm not really sure what my next project will be or if there will be one any time soon.

Will sell without SSRs if you bring your own wheels.





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DETAILS

UNDER THE HOOD

* Engine
RB20DET, factory installed not a swap
- Cometic head gasket installed
- ARP Head bolts
- OEM Nissan water pump replaced
- Tensioner spring
- Timing belt and tensioners
- Timing tensioner pulley
- Timing idler pulley
- Rear main seal
- Valve cover gaskets
- OEM turbo

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* Coolant system
- Silicone radiator hoses
- Mishimoto thermostat
- Autobahn88 silicone hose kit which replaces all of the old cracked coolant lines under the intake manifold and heater core lines.
- Chase Bays aluminum coolant overflow reservoir
- Water temperature sensor adapter on upper hose
- GK tech R32 silicone radiator hose with water temp fitting to be able to remove above and have a cleaner look not installed yet

* Fuel system
- Walbro 255lph fuel pump
- New fuel filter
- Fuel lines replaced with 8AN stainless steel/nylon braided fuel lines.
- OEM injectors were removed, cleaned, rebuilt and flow tested professionally by South Bay Injectors in LI NY.

* Electronics
- Igniter box replaced
- New MAF
- Splitfire coil packs (OEM ones will also be included)
- Replaced wire harness connectors that were old and corroded

* Intake/ vacuum
- OEM side mount intercooler and piping has been replaced with a front mount intercooler installed
- 2.5" intercooler piping
- Replaced piping clamps and all rubber couplings with silicone couplings installed July 2016
- Intake to head thermal intake manifold gasket
- Intake to plenum thermal intake manifold gasket (not installed, a perfect example of parts that take too long to arrive)
- Tial 50mm blow off valve to atmosphere
- All new silicone vacuum lines
- Front facing intake manifold

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* Accessories
- Raw brokerage valve cover bolts
- Nismo engine mounts installed
- Magnetic drain plug
- Cusco radiator cap
- Xcessive s14 skid plate modified to fit
- Carbing radiator cooling panel
- Raw brokerage AN press on fitting on valve covers, AN fittings to nylon braided oil lines and a generic catch-can.
- Powder coated silver valve covers and intake manifold




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TRANSMISSION
- C's Garage shifter
- Clutch was replaced with a Spec clutch kit stage 1
- Nismo pilot bushing with needle bearings
- Resurfaced flywheels
- GKtech clutch pivot ball
- Nismo clutch slave cylinder
- New ARP flywheel bolts
- Transmission fluid was changed to AMSOIL 75w90
- New shifter dust cover
- Solid transmission mount




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DIFFERENTIAL
- It is possible it has an aftermarket LSD but it could also be an OEM shimmed LSD have never opened it to check it
- KAAZ LSD limited slip differential gear oil (GL-5/80W-90)


SUSPENSION
- BC BR fully adjustable coilovers
- Solid steering linkage bushing
- Energy suspension 7.1117R rear sub frame bushings
- ISR rear toe rods
- ISR rear traction rods
- ISR rear upper camber arms
- GKtech eccentric lockout kit
- Kazama tension arms
- Spats front strut bar
- Cusco Rear Strut Bar




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BRAKES / WHEEL HUBS
- s13 4 lug to s14 5 lug swap was used as it's the same for a31 chassis
- z32 front and rear calipers
- z32 brake booster
- Stainless steel braided brake lines
- Rear extended studs
- Front extended studs (not installed)
- Muteki lug nuts
- z32 rear rotors
- s13/14 front rotors
- EBC Greenstuff brake pads
- ATE Super blue DOT 4 brake fluid
Emergency brake on this chassis is the same setup as z32

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WHEELS AND TIRES
SSR SP1
5x114.3
17x10 +16 215/45 Mid size disk 4" lip, good tires
17x11 +24 225/45 Super low disk 5" lip, ok tires

Condition would be 9.9/10 cleanest wheels I've ever owned
Blemishes on area that gets mostly covered with center caps
Clears z32 brakes without any spacers
Wheels were rebuilt by VR wheels to current size
Center caps included

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EXHAUST
- GREDDY 3" Downpipe and midpipe with resonator
- ISR Cat delete
- Solid Circuit sports exhaust hangers
- CCS Autoselect 3" blast pipes

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INTERIOR
- Broadway wide view mirror 300mm
- Nismo shift ****
- Replaced old ripped shifter bezel with new
- OEM seats in very good condition
- OEM Carpet
- Replaced dashboard as the one in the car had holes for gauges in it when I bought the car (pic) will also be included with some other extra interior parts
- Replaced door button covers and dashboard trimmings with OEM pieces, will include "carbon fiber" plastic ones that came with car
- Momo wheel (oem wheel included)
- Works bell quick disconnect
- I have fixed or replaced faulty dash switches so they all work
- LED interior and map lights
- LED dashboard lights
- LED keyhole light
- Double din radio with Bluetooth
- "Burger" dashboard tray (super rare part, it was one of those dealer order only parts)
- "JDM" roadside emergency flare
- Fire extinguisher


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GAUGES
- PBM Engine vitals digital meter (oil pressure, water temp and volt meter)
- Autometer boost/vacuum gauge installed in AC vent (extra vent included if you want to move it from there and put the vent back)
- AEM UEGO air fuel ratio gauge mounted to a single pillar pod

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EXTERIOR
- New windshield
- Paint is an older re-spray, car was originally TH1 blue
- Fiber glass OEM style Autech front bumper NEED WORK
- Fiber glass OEM style Autech side skirts NEED WORK
- Fiber glass OEM style Autech rear bumper NEED WORK
- s13 rear mud flaps
- Integra type R front lip molded and cut to fit
- OEM rain guards
- Second gen grill + first gen grill also included
- Fiber glass roof spoiler
- LED headlight kit
- Quarter panels have been rolled
- Fenders have been rolled and plumped a bit
- Rear license plate LEDs





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EXTRA PARTS
Some stated above
- Extra set of taillights included (see pic on link from Jap classics)
- First gen grill
- Miscellaneous extra interior bits
- Extra dashboard with holes
- Extra silicone lines that weren't used because they got deleted when replacing the intake manifold
- OEM intake manifold
- OEM side mount intercooler and piping
- Cusco brake master brace




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OTHER THINGS
- Red top battery relocated to trunk
- Abs was removed at some point in cars life back in Japan
- Regular oil changes with Mobile 1 full synthetic 10/40, always used K&N oil filters
- Air conditioning works very well and has been switched to R134
- ECU that came with car has a chip tune by Veilside not sure for what the car runs and drive with it
- Power folding mirrors
- Power sunroof and does not leak!
- Cluster works perfectly
- Speakers work well
- Passenger comfort seat
- Automatic door safety locks




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WHAT IT NEEDS FIXED OR REPLACED

Over all, if I wasn't selling it the next thing on the list would be body work/repair fiberglass and paint.

- There is body filler on rear quarter panel
- Some chips and normal wear and tear, again it was resprayed in Japan at some point in its life I'm guessing very long ago, years before it was imported
- There is a rust starting to bubble up the under the paint right under pass side mirror
- Broken e-brake button, does not affect its use, if anything its very convenient, will be showed to buyer.
- Driver side door hangs down a bit like any old Nissan
- ECU is giving code for cam angle sensor, I'm already looking for one


Text/email/PM, serious buyers only please.
(718) 450-1157

Trades
- will consider cars that my wife can use as a daily (awd/4wd a plus)
she currently drives an 08 is250, so something similar newer or better.

- as for "project cars" will also consider the following
* Nothing obd2
* I'm specifically interested in z31, r31, s30, s13
* No 4 doors
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