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  1. SUSSED. I pulled the baffle out and drilled a 10mm hole in three of the sides. I also slid clear tube over each of the solder joints on the wiring. It now pulls like a mo fo. I'm so friken stoked. I'm pretty sure It was because of the wiring shorting, not the holes. The relays don't get nearly as hot as they were before. I might put an undrilled baffle in there later to test.
  2. I've been doing some bits and bobs, mostly boring shit like uni-joints, window regulators. I've closed in the tunnel, makes such a difference: I've finally gotten to a point where I can try and sort out the poor running. It stutters when you floor it sometimes. It seems to have gotten worse recently. It seems to be related to throttle position, the engine will sometimes stutter a bit when I put my foot down. Sometimes it'll die completely unless I release the pedal a little bit, at which point it picks up again. I'm pretty sure the ECU & throttle body are still operating when this h
  3. I made it to Leadfoot Ranch and back and met Rod Millen. We got to drive the driveway, the whole thing was fantastic. by SnoozinRichy, on Flickr by SnoozinRichy, on Flickr by SnoozinRichy, on Flickr This is what the engine bay is currently looking like Inspection light: All and all I'm stoked with how the car ran. There was an issue with putting my foot right down, the ECU would go into failsafe mode when the pedal goes past 100%. That was easily fixed by winding out the pedal stop. The engine stumbles a little bit some
  4. The angles are actually pretty tame, seems to work sweet.
  5. TTT did a great job on the exhaust, pleased I got them to do it instead of trying to do it myself. It's tucked up there good and proper, no knocks. So I very gingerly drove it home, took all the back streets and scraped on about 8 speed bumps, probably should've just taken main streets. ha ha I got beached on the gearbox coming into the garage, so I really need to jack it up a bit. It is really low at the moment, the sump is about 3cm off the ground. I've sussed the bonnet latch and radiator fan, fixed all the guard clearance issues and got the airdam back on. I
  6. Last night I put the radiator in. I got the outlets moved and a fan put in by Auto Radiators on Nixon St, can't recommend them highly enough they did a great job. I was gonna use a new aluminum one but really happy with this; suits the car better. The spacers are turning out to be a massive pain in the arse. A miscommunication ment they put a locator ring around the original one without taking out the id to fit over my hub. I did explain this was required but it was lost in translation. I'm trailering the car to TTT first thing tomorrow morning to get the exhaus
  7. I've hooked up a few more bits and pieces and the new airdam, I'll paint it to match the car when I have more time. Oh, and it runs! Andre and Sam from STM popped round and reflashed the ECU and we're all go. It sounds brilliant with just the headers. So this is what's left to do this week: * Get exhaust made - check with TTT when the can fit it in * Fit radiator - It's at the radiator shop at the moment. * Fix front brakes * Put front bumper and indicators on * Get wheel spacers to clear brakes - At machine shop, hopefully pick up tomorrow * Fix
  8. I've hooked up a few more bits and pieces and the new airdam, I'll paint it to match the car when I have more time. Oh, and it bloody runs! Andre and Sam from STM popped round and reflashed the ECU and we're all go. It sounds brilliant with just the headers. So this is what's left to do this week: * Get exhaust made - check with TTT when the can fit it in * Fit radiator - It's at the radiator shop at the moment. * Fix front brakes * Put front bumper and indicators on * Get wheel spacers to clear brakes - At machine shop, hopefully pick up tomorrow
  9. Got a fair bit done today, picked up the new driveshaft and put it in along with the axles. Reinforced the floor above the trans mounts. Put the guards back on. replaced a bit of rusty steel on one of them. I also managed o read the DTC's from the ECU, it is throwing NATS errors which is good because it explains why it's not starting AND STM are coming around tomorrow to reflash it and turn NATS off YAY!
  10. A mate helped with some spannering last night and we made some good progress: * Put Windscreen back in, bonnet on * Assemble front suspension and steering
  11. I reckon there's a 10% chance I'll be ready to roll for hahei. So I made a list and I'll give it a bloody good nudge! Stuff I need for hahei: * Get driveshaft made - should be ready by Friday * Get ex haust made - check with TTT when the can fit it in, hopefully next Friday * Put Windscreen back in, bonnet on - Tuesday * Fashion MAF housing from drainpipe - Tuesday * Assemble front suspension and steering - Wednesday & Thursday * Reinforce floor around trans mount - Saturday * Electric radiator fan - anything from pickapart, Saturday * Reflash ecu - STM next weeke
  12. Ha, yes, my workmates played a joke on me and put the "Real Doll" logo on the box my air dam came in. ha ha. It is start to come together now. I've got a deadline of having it running by next weekend so I'm pulling all nighters. My wife isn't stoked I'm hardly seeing her but it'll be done pretty quick. Stay tuned!
  13. Righto, the engine's in and various bits and pieces hooked up. I now have a shifter again! The position feels pretty good but I may move it a little closer to the floor. And I swapped the 11.75" rotors for 12.19" ones which means I have a lot more braking area. I will need to make new brackets to locate the caliper 2mm closer to the hub but will run it as is for now. Next tasks are wiring and put the suspension & steering back together.
  14. Bay's painted. Everything looks pink but I think/hope it's just my camera being silly. Fuel/brake/clutch lines (mostly) in. I'm using the 350z clutch master. Added another steering uni and rose joint to clear the exhaust/mounts The gearbox came with this relocation bracket which puts the shifter too far back. So I cut that shaft out between the two uni's and welded the unis together, then made another bracket. I also just dropped the engine in for the final time last night. Bought a new airdam
  15. Oh yeah, good idea flipping the fuel line, I'll do that. I'm a little unsure about the downstream O2 sensors. Are they actually required? I've heard mixed reports. My engine didn't come with with them either. According to the fsm: MIXTURE RATIO FEEDBACK CONTROL (CLOSED LOOP CONTROL) SEF503YB The mixture ratio feedback system provides the best air-fuel mixture ratio for driveability and emission control. The three way catalyst 1 can then better reduce CO, HC and NOx emissions. This system uses air fuel ratio (A/F) sensor 1 in the exhaust manifold to monitor whether the en
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