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jt1 last won the day on October 14 2016

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  1. jt1

    NASA AZ Vq 240Z race start

    Great vids and a good job driving! What tires do you run?
  2. Appleslicer- First you must understand that Mark and I are old friends. We both are subject to over engineered solutions just because we think it's cool. This leads to ongoing jokes about stuff like "I checked the oil and it was a little low so I went ahead and overhauled the engine, used a new callies crank and had the heads max ported. Maybe the oil will be ok now". A lot of people on HybridZ call it "while I'm at it" disease. Generally trans alignment isn't a problem with T56's and LS engines, I wouldn't even worry about it. It's difficult to check with the T56 bellhousing arrangement, but I've never known of anyone having trouble. I used to run a TKO in my car, and they are much more sensitive to alignment than 56's. I posted a write up about centering the bellhousing several years ago if you want to hunt it up. Sorry to cause you to have second thoughts. If the trans went together smoothly and the clutch works OK, I wouldn't worry about it. Most likely you just got a worn out trans, Been there/done that too. John
  3. When you built that engine, how close did the rear surface of the block check to being perpendicular to the crank C/L? It should be less than 0.002" max. You should also indicate the bellhousing to be sure the radial runout is less than 0.001". Any more than that and you'll have shifting issues for sure. Very imp on a T56.
  4. Probably need to overhaul the trans while you've got it out. 3rd gear syncro is always suspect.
  5. jt1

    SOLD: 71 240Z LS1 T56

    Jeromio, I'm glad to see you're doing well. I've been a fan of your car since way back. Sad to see you selling it, but I'm sure you will see that it winds up in good hands. Best to ya' John
  6. jt1

    RIP Joel Soileau

    Sad news indeed. Prayers for all his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
  7. jt1

    SBC tuning question

    Check to see if the throttle blades are fully closed. If so, check for any vacuum leaks.
  8. That's a very nice car. Not many still in that shape. I hope you go back with the 903. I used to own a 71 that was 903 and it's one of my favorite Z colors. jt
  9. I've used a 7.25" Tilton triple quite a bit, in a mostly track/barely streetable car. It's great for track, holds 600 crank hp with no problem, but it's very quick and hard to modulate for a smooth takeoff. Playing with master cyl diameter helped some, but it's still easy to spin the tires, kill the motor, or jerk away from a start like you're in the wrong gear.
  10. Indeed. Your notching, bending, and fitting is top shelf.
  11. jt1

    Engine Paint Colors

    Seymour "Cast Blast" is one of my favorites.
  12. Those are some nice looking wheels. Did you weigh them?
  13. jt1

    upgraded my SBC

    Glad you got it fixed.
  14. jt1

    upgraded my SBC

    Change the plug, the insulator is bad. Usually you can see some darkness on the insulator.
  15. Do some research on member "Mayolives" car. Turbo L28ET, making 450 at the wheels, and he ran it for 5 or 6 years doing 7 or 8 OT events a year, with no issues. It was a well done build, and it served it's purpose very well.
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