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Leon last won the day on September 29 2016

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    Tremendous grasp of the obvious.
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  1. Well it sounded great in that video! Sorry to hear but glad you caught the issues before tossing driveline bits all over the road (or track). I highly recommend finding a shop with a Dynapack in your area, you can thank me later.
  2. It's critical that rubber bushings are torqued with the car at ride height. Rubber bushings rely on the rubber between the inner and outer metals to stretch as the suspension moves through its travel. The bushings will see added wear and not work as designed, if you leave them pre-loaded and "let them settle".
  3. Larger chokes will tip in the mains later so your mixture is showing lean due to that. Try tipping in at a higher RPM. You shouldn't have to make an abnormally larger step-up in mains for a 2mm increase in choke size. E-tubes affect both tip-in and the AFR curve when on the mains. The interaction between float level and emulsion tube is critical to both. Run what you got tomorrow and do your best to keep the tests controlled, otherwise it will be impossible to tell the difference between runs. Sounds like you did a pretty good job of preparing. Looking forward to hearing about what you find.
  4. Dynapack is king of chassis dynos as far as I'm concerned. A much more precise machine than any roller.
  5. For a quick and dirty measurement, use an IR gun on your oil pan, radiator, cylinder head, and intake. Otherwise, you're looking at plumbing in oil temp and IAT sensors (assuming you already have a decent water temp gauge). You can also get creative and mount some thermocouples to the important bits but you'd want a datalogger to read them.
  6. The obvious is often missed. 🙂 Glad I can be of some help! If I were closer, I'd attempt to involve myself more. I've done some exploratory dyno sessions like this and always either run out of time, something goes wrong, and/or I question my data because I didn't log engine temps. Doing my best to pass on my experience.
  7. Your quest is noble but as with any good experiment, you may find it difficult to get proper results without controlling key variables. At the very least, closely monitor oil, coolant, and intake temps. Trans, diff, and wheel bearing temps play into it as well and if it's a rolling drum type dyno, keep an eye on your tire pressures. I hope this dyno shop has a good ventilation system, it's no fun being in a hot, fume-filled dyno room all day. Do a dry run beforehand, practice swapping out whatever you'll be swapping out. Time yourself so you have a clearer expectation of what you'll be able to get done. Things always take longer than they do...
  8. Leon

    OERs dripping inside barrels

    Here's a much simpler method to checking whether it's a float level issue. Take a jet cover off and pull one main stack out. Use a flashlight to look down into the empty hole and see if fuel is spilling over the brim to the auxiliary venturi passageway. If it is, you have a float/needle and seat issue. This can be done with the fuel pump on (if electric) and/or the car running. It should take all of 30 seconds to do.
  9. Leon

    123 Ignition distributor?

    The MJ is crank-triggered thus more accurate. It also uses a coil pack which enables higher RPM coil stability. There is a larger tuning window with MJ as it gives you a 3D map whereas the 123 only let's you program in individual 2D mechanical advance and vacuum advance curves. That's my biggest gripe with the 123, they should just give you a map instead of dumbing down their tech. With that said, the 123 looks the part and I don't have to mount the extra bits that you would with the MJ.
  10. Leon

    123 Ignition distributor?

    I've got one. Love it for the tuneability along with retaining old-school looks. My previous Z had Webers + Megajolt which is objectively a better system but I wanted to keep this one period-looking.
  11. That's a C10 Skyline with a GTR airbox. Looks great!
  12. 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.
  13. Looks normal to me, it's a self adjusting slave just doing its job. Have you been able to drive the car yet?
  14. I used Mobil1 on my previous Z for years without issue...
  15. Leon

    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!