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ttodhunter last won the day on May 11 2014

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  1. Depending on your head, I'd go with +1mm flattops, you can get them at rockauto for $33/ea with rings. I run them on my P90 head turbo setup with no problems, but had lots of detonation with an N42 head.
  2. Hi Pallnet, It's probably about time to upgrade my fuel system. Looking to use FAST injectors with an adjustable FPR and a gauge. What have you got for me? Any other information you need from me? Thanks!
  3. Hi All, I have a 76 280z with turbo and a mild cam and recently have had a problem with power braking. About 1/4 of the time, I will step on the brakes and they are rock hard. This happens while cruising at light throttle, or after I've let off the gas and have ~15" vacuum. I checked and replace the check valve, but still have the problem. If the brake booster failed, would it fail all the time or sporadically? What else could cause loss of power braking - sometimes? Thanks!
  4. I built my N42/N42 with flat tops, ported head and 270/280 .464" cam. Calculated compression was at 10:1. With SDS programmable fuel/ignition, I was still having detonation issues and had to back the timing out quite a bit. Power-wise, it was decent, but not what I wanted and I ended up lowering compression and putting a turbo on. Lots of people say "just drop an L28ET in" and I wish that's what I would have done
  5. I've got a N42/N42 motor I initially built naturally aspirated- +1mm flat tops, ported head and a Delta grind 270/280 .464" cam (don't remember LSA). Originally had it at 10:1 CR but wasn't happy with performance so got a Cometic gasket that brought it down to 9:1 and put a turbo on it (stock boost, 6-7psi). With SDS fuel/ignition and Methanol Injection, I can almost keep detonation at bay. My question is: If I switch to a turbo cam (stock turbo cam for now), would I be more likely to detonate or safer? With less overlap, would that lead to increased cylinder pressure making it more
  6. IIRC, The 75 and 76 are full size spare tanks, 77 and 78 are for space saver spares and wont fit properly. 280 tanks are for fuel injected setups and have different ports and design. These are used for FI conversions which makes them more sought after and expensive.
  7. There's a rubber filler neck that goes from the filler to the tank. If I remember correctly, there's an access panel above the RR tire. If you remove that (3 or 4 phillips screws) you can probably see where the problem is. Good Luck and congrats!
  8. Hi all, I'm looking at picking up a ZX turbo so I can grab the motor (don't need the ECU). After I pull the motor and tranny, I would probably look at scrapping the car since it's a pile. I'm trying to think of everything that can be salvaged before scrapping. I'm looking at keeping: -the motor -tranny -grabbing the rear brakes -maybe the rear end -the "Turbo" emblems of course What other parts am I missing that would be worth saving? Anybody want anything if I do get it? Thanks!
  9. Well, suspicions confirmed. There was slight wear on the pump receiver and the drive shaft. Found a guy locally that had a spare spindle. How can I prevent this from happening again?
  10. I have removed the distributor, running a hall sensor DIS... I'm thinking the thrust force of the crank spinning the drive gear without the distributor in place must have forced the shaft sprocket downwards reducing the mating area. I'm also a few beers deep, does that sound accurate/possible?
  11. Got the new oil pump and it measures exactly the same. The shaft still only engages that same 1.08mm. The distance from the end of the shaft to the drive gear is 30mm. On the other side of the drive gear is 5mm, then a notch. Is the gear permanently mounted on the shaft or could it have moved 5mm over the past 38 years? Does anyone have one that they can measure? Thanks!
  12. Yeah, I'll check the bearings for damage. The logo is on the rod caps, but I forgot about the arrows on the mains- will check them too (and take lots of pictures for the shop that built it). The cost of towing wasn't an issue, things being rocky at work and being 2 hours late might have been...
  13. I haven't looked at the bearings yet... Wouldn't they have had a problem from the get go? Or am I looking for a spun bearing? I did notice the bearing caps didn't all have the Nissan logo on the same side- not sure if that matters, but if I had built it, they would be. I've got a new oil pump on order for comparison. I've read each of your posts for a long time and respect your input.
  14. Ok, oil pan has just a touch of metallic dust in the oil. I don't think it's catastrophic. Oil filter is clean as can be- possibly because no oil was circulating... The oil pump has no obstructions, nor does the pickup (which was tight). The one thing I did notice is: the tang that drives the pump only seats 1.08mm... There is a half inch alotted on both the male side of the shaft and female side of the pump receiver, but it's only seating 1.08mm. This seems wrong to me, like the shaft should sit deeper in the pump. Could a different model year pump have a different size housing w
  15. I got ~100 miles out of it with great oil pressure. That's good to hear about the shaft, a little peace of mind. I'll pull the pump and filter and cut it apart tonight for inspection. Thanks for the input!
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