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  1. Took this crankshaft to one machine shop to be metal shot blasted and to another reputable shop to check the bearing surfaces and they recommended that it be cut 0.010in (0.25mm) to be on the safe side due to some pitting on the journal surfaces. Both the main and crankshaft journals have been cut by 0.10in, bearings for it can be found easily RockAuto has the full set for around $60. I've attached a bunch of pictures that show the journals and the counterweights. The journals are coated in a protective film from the machine shop and the dots that you will see are small particles that got attached to the sticky protective film and not actually on the journal surface. It has some some pitting in some of the counterweights which can be seen in a few of the pictures. The machinist said that it was not significant and that since these engines have to be balanced, if any minute weight difference existed due to it then during the balancing process it would be taken care of. Between what I paid for the engine, packaging materials, shipping, paypal fees and (expensive) machine work there's quite a few bucks on this. I'm looking to get $900 shipped for it. It'll be very well packed in a wooden box surrounded by PVC paneling with high density foam inside, it will not move. Shipping will be USPS 3-day priority.
  2. Back from the machine shop. Uploaded a bunch of new pictures.
  3. When I dropped it off he said that a polish might do the job but that due to the pitting he would likely cut it for 0.010 undersized bearings just to be sure that the engine would be at 100%.
  4. Item is located in Puerto Rico. It is currently at a reputable local machine shop having any necessary work being performed. Once I get it back it should be ready to be dropped in and with accompanying paperwork documenting the work performed.
  5. Replied PM the day after. This is still available.
  6. Any idea what kind of compression ratio to expect with these?
  7. These wheels come in a few different sizes but the one that caught my attention were the 16x8.5 0 offset. They go for $660 the set in Ebay and I've seen a few S30s with similarly sized wheels which look pretty nice. Link to the website: http://ns-wheels.com/ns/www/index.php?page=wheel_info&style=DRIFT-MDV2 Link to ebay listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/361035097889 This car supposedly has 16x8.5 -6 offset Watanabes with 205/40 tires at the front. More pictures and info here: http://www.viczcar.com/forum/topic/5286-watanabe-r-type-wanters-please-read/ This car has 16x8.5 -6 Watanabes with 225/50 tires all around More pictures and info here: http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/88219-for-the-guys-running-16s-and-wide-tire-help-please/ Specifically in post #13 A 6mm (1/4'' ish) spacer will get you the same stance as those two cars and is probably what I will do if I get them. I will probably get them down the road and upload pictures but I still have plenty of engine and body work to do before I get the wheels. If anyone has them or gets them it would be great to see pictures of them in an S30.
  8. pr20de

    '72 240z RB25DE ITB

    Looking great. Seeing that you sold your L, you will not be selling the RB once you are done?
  9. Just get them in black and clean just the lip. No one will notice the brake dust between the spokes
  10. Hey guys, in looking for a set of inspection lids for my 280z. If you have a pair let me know.
  11. pr20de

    new to Hybridz

    I know this is a long shot but if you are still active in the forum and paying attention to this thread: what size, width and offset are the wheels? Love how it sits
  12. pr20de

    Orange Z's!!!

    Anybody know what color this is:
  13. Still on it, 10+ years later. Your time and effort is certainly appreciated.
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    Watanabe ROTA RKR 17 x 8.5 +4

    I know this is a bit old but I would love a 0 offset 16x8.5'' RKR. These wheels are supposedly 16X8.5'' -6 Watanabe's: A 1/4 spacer would get you exactly that same stance and if you only put the spacer on the rear you wouldn't have to stretch the front tire like that guy did.
  15. Looks very very nice from the side, I wish they made them in 16''.
  16. pr20de


    I think that collectively this community must have tried about every wheel/tire combination possible and it is, indeed, sad that a good resource with info on what works and what doesn't work, is not available.
  17. pr20de

    atara racing wheels

    Any developments with these? Have they considered making 16s now? 16x9 -13 and 16x9.5 -19 would surely sell quite well for them.
  18. pr20de

    280Z VQ35DE Done!

    Hey man, Did you make the mounts locally or did you buy a kit? I'm from Isabela, we spoke a couple of years ago. I'm the Air Force guy with the Silver 1977 280Z. I'm currently doing the body on my car, the engine is the next thing that I will tackle and a VQ is an option that I'm contemplating. Your car was already my favorite one in PR and now with that VQ you've cemented your position at the top. Congrats!
  19. ACLs are great, I've had them in my big boost sr20 for a while now. No complaints.
  20. I have a 1983 L28 that I was going to rebuild and put a shaved P90 head on. The engine has been sitting around for a while! Up to 10 years possibly but no way of knowing for sure. It was stored indoors and looks pretty good. I have yet to open the engine but if it looks good and clean, could I get away without rebuilding it? It was supposedly taken from a low mile car that was rear ended. I planned on rebuilding it but I've heard a lot about how durable these engines are and in different situations I've heard people say rebuilds aren't necessary. I would love to rebuild it but I'm having a baby now and if I could save that money it would be great. Obviously at the end it'll depend on how it looks when I open it up, but if it looks real clean what would you guys recommend?