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Leon last won the day on September 29 2016

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  1. If you used a stock clutch, the pedal will be lighter than expected as mentioned above. I also agree that you might still have some air in the line. Frankly, I wouldn't worry about it unless you know you have an actual issue. The worst that will happen is you start the car and can't put it in gear because your clutch isn't disengaging.
  2. Looks normal to me, it's a self adjusting slave just doing its job. Have you been able to drive the car yet?
  3. I used Mobil1 on my previous Z for years without issue...
  4. S30 track car / HR swap

    Agreed, it's been really fun to see you develop this car as well as run it with NASA. That's what those race classes are all about, pick a chassis and have fun with it instead of "last year's winner drove an M3 so I'm building an M3". I run TT (not in a Z, I'm not brave enough) with NASA but looking to get into W2W, if not this year then 2019. Hoping to also run the 25 Hour next year... Good luck in Chuckwalla!
  5. S30 track car / HR swap

    Really enjoyed the write up in this month's issue of NASA Speed News, great work Tom! https://drivenasa.cld.bz/NASA-Speed-News-Volume-7-Issue-1-February/70/
  6. Playing with fire

    It's not really for the hell of it but for manufacturability, i.e. at some point you're adding steps and time to your process for diminishing returns. They can be further optimized for specific applications, as Tim has done. Doesn't mean that the Nissan engineers purposely threw more weight on them, nor does it mean that Tim necessarily knows something the engineers didn't. It's all a matter of application. I also don't see a great case for a broken rocker destroying pistons or the valvetrian. You can nick a cam lobe maybe. E30s break rockers on track all the time, swap the offending rocker and off you go.
  7. Interesting. Do you have a way to lock out the jack screw after adjustment?
  8. L24 vs L28 crank pulley

    I have a feeling it's more dependent on whether the car was AC-equipped and possibly other factors, probably not just cut-and-dry 240Z vs. 280Z. The answer is yes, some have it on the driver's side and others on the passenger's. And they're somewhere around 120 degrees apart. To be confident of the timing marks, either find TDC and point the pointer at zero or get the proper timing indicator plate.
  9. L24 vs L28 crank pulley

    Sounds about right.
  10. Compare your Dyno sheets HERE

    The power is already corrected, according to the chart. A dynojet+25% correction is telling me that there's something left on the table.
  11. Mystery Big Valve Ported N42 Head.

    There's no point in running high lift when the rest of your system can't make use of it, you have to see the big picture. I'm also running triple 45s with a ported intake and a 6-1 header into a 2.5" exhaust. I sized my cam based on a conversation with Ron Iskenderian about my use case. Most cams you see advertised online are the tip of the iceberg, just bulk items sold to people that want to say they have a "Stage III cam". Talk to a cam grinder and expand your horizons. I will say with the .540 lift cam, there was little room for error during setup due to it using a lot of the lash pad.
  12. Compare your Dyno sheets HERE

    FWIW, looks like there's a 25% correction factor applied in an attempt to adjust for the altitude. Motor seems either tired or out of tune to me. Start with the basics: valve adjustment, timing, compression check, fuel mixture (dyno shop should've output that). Make sure ignition system is in good shape, e.g. cap, rotor, wires, plugs, and properly functioning advance.
  13. Mystery Big Valve Ported N42 Head.

    Not really. I'm running an Isky L6 grind (.540" lift, 270 duration) with flat-top pistons and a Rebello "street ported" P90 on an OEM HG. From memory, my measured piston-head clearance is 0.023", piston-valve is ~0.080", and compression is 11:1. Runs great on 91, even with MBT timing @ 35* all in if I remember right.
  14. Idle Fueling and ITB's

    Great detective work! Ah the fun of engine calibration... Many think it's just dialing in fuel and spark tables but that's just the tip of the iceberg. It's work like this that really refines the experience. Well done.
  15. Wow, interesting. I guess that explains my smoked valve guides. FWIW, I ended up going with OEM exhaust and Supertech Intakes by recommendation of Dave Rebello.