This little project started for a customer that wanted a proper M2. We own it now due to a lack of funds to finish and loss of interest by the original owner…
The concept of an S14 into 2002 sounds like a no-brainer and can be done relatively quickly, but not well. The simple conversions using the standard M10 motor mounts leave the engine too far forward and high. The result is not as nice as a hot-rodded standard 02 or time. To do one of these rights is a significant undertaking fabrication and time-wise.
On this project, we did significant work on the trans tunnel and mounts, subframe, engine mounts, and lower firewall. The result is an S14 tucked into the engine bay that mates up to its original 265 Getrag 5-speed trans.
We made a custom intake manifold to allow us to use the time brake booster and, eventually, a big brake kit. The body has been massaged a bit to work with the factory header. SS custom exhaust is made as well as a new driveshaft. The body has been primed and sealed with a flat clear coat. The engine bay has been squirted silver.