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#21 rayaapp2

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 10:21 AM

Right on... 3 oil bars and 2 cams later.
Ordered up one of these from Larry. I should have it in my hands mid next week.

Ill post my install for you guys since its not technically a bolt on. There are some clearance issues with the valve cover, but nothing a small amount of grinding wont fix and its totally worth it if in fact this solves my oiling issues.
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Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:49 PM

You will need to notch the 3 web ribs along the bolt holes inside the valve cover like this. The spray bar is pretty straight foward. Also I ran mine through the dishwasher while the wife was away to clean ALL the metal dust left from the grinding. Actually I cut mine with a Dremel.

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#23 Tony D

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 10:59 PM

Ray/30Oz...if both of you are like me, Larry enthusiastically and in an animated fashion explained the valve cover clearancing when talking about the bar, right?

I picked mine up at the local Z-Club meeting, so I got the full-on "Larry" and think you guys somehow can't imagine the in-person experience over the phone!

:lol:
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:54 PM

Ray/30Oz...if both of you are like me, Larry enthusiastically and in an animated fashion explained the valve cover clearancing when talking about the bar, right?

I picked mine up at the local Z-Club meeting, so I got the full-on "Larry" and think you guys somehow can't imagine the in-person experience over the phone!

:lol:

Yes, Larry explained that thoroughly!! And how to wire tie the bolts and the lack of gasgets and...a few things I forgot 'cause I had to get back to work. Cell phones break up...conveniently sometimes.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:22 PM

Ray/30Oz...if both of you are like me, Larry enthusiastically and in an animated fashion explained the valve cover clearancing when talking about the bar, right?

I picked mine up at the local Z-Club meeting, so I got the full-on "Larry" and think you guys somehow can't imagine the in-person experience over the phone!

:lol:



Yep, Great guy!

Explained in epic detail the process, the engineering, unintended benefits, and the story behind the need. It was a pleasure. He drives a 1200 around as well as builds A12's and he didnt realize the valve stem seals were perfect for his cam lift situation(though he knew off hand that the valve guides where the same diameter). He was/is using Audi valve stem seals, now he knows about the A series seals. He even gave me some info on another place that can fix a few of my wiped cams. Wish I lived closer to ya'll down south so I could hang out and listen in to all the cumulative experience and just learn.


I offered to post up my install, but it looks like you(30 ounce) beat me to the punch lol.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:56 PM

Yeah, his 'customer service' is kind of refreshing compared to some sales/technical support you get!

You never expect to hear "OK, so we f-'d up on this one so what you have to do is..."

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:04 PM

Adlusting my valves today I noticed the spray bar was missing the piece that oils #6 valves. There doesn't seem to be any damage but where could it have gone? Could it possibly fit down the rear oil return? Does anyone know where I can get a new one?

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No drop in oil pressure with the big open hole?

You will need to notch the 3 web ribs along the bolt holes inside the valve cover like this. The spray bar is pretty straight foward. Also I ran mine through the dishwasher while the wife was away to clean ALL the metal dust left from the grinding. Actually I cut mine with a Dremel.

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I may have to get one or fabricate my own! Maybe try soldering or brazing the connections on the original spray bar to keep it from falling apart...

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:25 AM

Just call Larry. He likes to have Datsun people to talk to. Occasionally he stops by my shop when he needs a fix. :-)

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#29 rayaapp2

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:25 AM

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No drop in oil pressure with the big open hole?


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I may have to get one or fabricate my own! Maybe try soldering or brazing the connections on the original spray bar to keep it from falling apart...



No drop in pressure thanks to the restrictors in the block passages to the head. Good oil pressure in the bottom where the sender is.
As others said "Just call Larry", and youll save yourself some serious headaches. Valve train harmonics are not fun to deal with. Just ask the SR20 engine builders, most of them know why the valve springs break.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:41 PM

Just call Larry. He likes to have Datsun people to talk to. Occasionally he stops by my shop when he needs a fix. :-)

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Ray tagged the 'no loss in oil pressure issue'---the bottom end didn't see anything. The Cam lost all lubrication...

Damn, the Nissan Engineers knew what they were doing, they put restrictors to prevent a catastrophic failure of the bottom end!!! (Preserves oil pressure down there, giving bearings priority oiling. Most do it...)
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:01 PM

Alright! I admit I forgot about that! :P

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

Sorry to revive an old thread but I've been trying to contact Larry for one of these bars for the last couple of weeks. His number in this thread no longer works and I've tried emailing him and that's bounced. A friend of mine on this forum has also given it a good go.

Does anyone have a current telephone number for him?

Thanks

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

This is a very good thread to read. Should be in the L6 faq.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

Larry Hassler can be reached at: larryracer240z@gmail.com or (626) 485-5767.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

Oh, Good. As the old Larryracer at hotmail was DOA...
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Posted 29 June 2013 - 02:07 PM

I wonder if these are still available... Sure hope so.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:47 PM

Larry is awaiting a new set of spray bars back from the shop - this is as of last week (last week of July 2013)

I know because I've been on the waitlist for about a month.

Shouldn't be much longer now...

 

Email/call him as instructed above and he'll take care of you...

 

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:50 AM

I'm looking to get one of these myself, crossing my fingers.


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:20 AM

Anyone have an email for Larry? Gmail address is not working.

 

EDIT: Mean to say he has not answered his email, does he usually respond within a couple of days or should i just call?


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#40 Joeoski

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 04:04 AM

I msg emails never got a response i was just wondering on prices.






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