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#41 PerformanceVH

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:18 AM

The engine bay is now in paint... back on with the suspension! Body work is next!
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Got everything in for the coil pack upgrade, now I just need to wire them into the harness... no more PTU!
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#42 Domzs

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:20 AM

Looking good . I see a lot of labor hrs and $$$ .


 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:25 AM

A little more progress with the intake manifold. Smoothed out the runners.
 
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:29 AM

Found some ignition coil packs from a VW that actually fit under the coil pack covers. They also don't need the adapter plates. They are more expensive though since I need to import them. Not sure what will end up being more affordable in the end.
 
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:41 PM

 

Found some ignition coil packs from a VW that actually fit under the coil pack covers. They also don't need the adapter plates. They are more expensive though since I need to import them. Not sure what will end up being more affordable in the end.
 
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I'd highly rec that you stay far away from VW ign. coils . I've replaced way too many of them at our shop , they're junk . Nissan coils are pretty good except for Maxima ( late 90s and early 2000s ) .


 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:57 PM

 

Found some ignition coil packs from a VW that actually fit under the coil pack covers. They also don't need the adapter plates. They are more expensive though since I need to import them. Not sure what will end up being more affordable in the end.
 
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Whats wrong with running the VH coils?



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 08:15 AM

The all the VH coils have +/- 20 years of wear on them. This makes for a less powerful spark. They only put out 21kV to begin with. The Audi/VW coils put out 30kV from what I've researched. I have a friend who is putting down over 400 awhp in is S4 using the same coils. He's had no issues thus far. I was reading up and VW has a recall out for some of their coils. I'm thinking they know there was an issue and got it fixed with the newer ignition coils. I'm going to take a look at some other coils as well, like 350z ones. 



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:14 AM

I would stay with Japanese coils , most are very good .


 

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:43 AM

I had a torque plate for the VH45DE made. Although it doesn't pertain to this build just yet... I thought you all would enjoy some machined metal goodness ;) It is also available for rent!
 
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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:36 AM

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Made some progress on the Z this weekend. Got the fenders and hood in place. All the gaps are perfect and square. Passenger side fender it in primer... installed the hood pins, anad repaired all the dings in the hood. Started fitting the side skirts. Hopefully the front end will get done this week!


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:40 AM

So she is still at the body shop. Here's a little preview of what I've been working on lately...

 

Intake manifold for a Nissan Titan VK56DE...

 

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#52 yellowoctupus

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:57 PM

Neat.  Where did you get your tubing from? 


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 06:42 AM

It's intercooler piping .0787" wall 
 
Got the passenger side flange all welded up last night. Note to self... don't drink coffee while TIG welding lol caffeine makes ya hands shakey! Got the upper flange welded as well. Then machined the runner mouths. 
 
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Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:14 AM

I'm totally digging the intake build man!  I'm planning on building an intake for my Mustang sometime soon, and love to see the ideas come together on serious homemade stuff like this.  Thanks for posting pictures!


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:26 AM

Thanks man! Here's some updated pictures from the weekend.

 

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 05:38 AM

Here's some progress from tonight... made the angled throttle body neck from a flat piece of aluminum. 
 
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All welded up..
 
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 07:33 AM

Got the Nissan Titan intake manifold finished... Just waiting to be installed :)

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Here's some updates on the VH45DETT Japspeed intake manifold!
 
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:12 AM

Some more progress pics:
 
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Beads are getting nicer and nicer. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE! It's starting to pay off!


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:00 AM

Just about there. 
 
To Do List:
Weld Injector Bungs
Fuel Rail Mounting
Throttle Cable Mount
 
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Posted 04 February 2014 - 07:18 AM

All done! Shipping out on Friday! I'll put some more pictures up once Japspeed installs it, and gets some dyno numbers! :) So excited. Rumor has it that they will be going with a polished finish on the manifold ;) 
 
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