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  1. Well, motor is running, car is driving. I dont know what shape the fuel system is in so its running out of a gas can. Found out it has a 71A 5 speed and the car is more or less untouched. Gotta bleed the brakes some more then it can drive across town to the shop!
  2. You alive old man? :D

  3. Yeah, been without a Z for about 4 years now, Picking this 71 up tomorrow for $500.....
  4. Personally, I would take a VG over just about any toyota engine (aside from the diesels) Now as far as saying which is better, well that's just a matter of money. As far as the plenums being a restriction, yes they are huge issue that is VERY overlooked on the VG's thankfully custom plenums are a bit easier to fab up then a set of custom heads and would probably net a good amount of extra power as well as increase intake velocity compared to any stock lower plenum. But we are not here to get into a urinating competition about something as frivolous as who has the better motor, we are here
  5. hoov100

    z31 swap

    The cost of the motor or swap itself was not a factor in the debate. I still stand by my statement that the SR dollar for dollar is easier to get 300WHP out of then the vg30et. (doing it correctly) I love the VG, but dollar for dollar the SR with it's vast aftermarket support will win a dollar-WHP contest to a point. (up to about 300WHP, then the SR will start running into problems with a stock longblock)
  6. We got the motor where we actually want it the other day, but to our demise we have to cut the factory body brace so we will be rebuilding it and will get her in there. I have to still rewire the car and do a couple little odds and ends. Pics when I remember to post them!
  7. Search, also be sure to have budget bigger then you think it will take to build the motor. Also read through the head cooling stickies.
  8. Please tell me you didn't put ATF in that trans.
  9. Until your wood supply runs out and you have to tunnel through the snow to get to the wood. I love wood burning stoves, until you run out of wood and it's colder then hell outside.
  10. If I had snow like that and I knew it would stay like that for a while, I would seriously hollow some of it out and use it as a refrigerator/freezer and unplug the fridge to make up for the power to run the heater.
  11. wow it was cold today, high is just below 60!! I actually had to wear a long sleeve shirt today!
  13. 65* and sunny with a light breeze here in palm springs! I miss snow, rain and a thing called seasons. All it does is get cold for a few months and maybe an inch or two or rain and it's right back into 120* dry heat.
  14. lol, set that motor back just a wee bit to far....(it's coming forward about 8 inches though)
  15. With how cheap ls1 donors are getting, I would say $4-6k for a complete lower mileage ls1/t56 combo.
  16. Try taking a pick or something and bending the little ears of the connector pins inward to create a better and more secure connection,
  17. 160* As for the needing an entire shroud debate, I do agree with the point Bjhines is trying to make, but it's just useless nitpicking of the cooling system. Regardless if half the radiator has a shroud, or if the entire radiator has a shroud, all of those little tubes all end up going to the same place and out the same hose. so what if a small amount of radiator surface area isn't covered by a shroud, as long as the fan pulls enough air to lower the coolant temp enough so that when it mixes with the rest of the coolant the temp doesn't rise a consider amount and still in the nominal ra
  18. d The engine alone weighs almost 200 POUNDS more then the vg30, the trans weighs about 100 or so pounds more then the nissan trans and you would be adding alot more weight to an already front heavy car. You would have to find a way to wedge a strait six into and already short engine bay you would spend more time fixing toyota engineering mistakes then actually driving the car toyota transmissions are VERY weak anything 2jz is going to be VERY expensive compared to vg parts and will usually not be in stock 2jz's can't take much abuse in stock form compared to a
  19. It's most likely aluminum/iron shavings from someone trying to cure a coolant loss problem.
  20. Theres actually three series of PTU's, the series 2 ones do fail but are not as common and the series 3 ones I have yet to have or see one fail. I've got a PTU harness and a series 3 PTU I'll let you borrow if you pay shipping.
  21. The big concern here is money, I can go to the junkyard and buy a big box of connectors for $5. I know this isn't the best way to do it, but its what I gotta do for the time being.
  22. I know the word "best" goes down like a fart in church around here, but for those of us who have built wiring harnesses from scratch what do you think is the best donor vehicle for weatherpack/deutsch/metripack...etc type connectors at the junkyard? I am building yet another wiring harness for a couple race cars and a couple street cars and need a few connectors.
  23. Why not just convert the lt1 to a carb setup if you can't get the EFI system to work?
  24. If it's behind you when the seat it fully reclined.
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