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  1. When I dropped it off he said that a polish might do the job but that due to the pitting he would likely cut it for 0.010 undersized bearings just to be sure that the engine would be at 100%.
  2. Item is located in Puerto Rico. It is currently at a reputable local machine shop having any necessary work being performed. Once I get it back it should be ready to be dropped in and with accompanying paperwork documenting the work performed.
  3. Took this crankshaft to one machine shop to be metal shot blasted and to another reputable shop to check the bearing surfaces and they recommended that it be cut 0.010in (0.25mm) to be on the safe side due to some pitting on the journal surfaces. Both the main and crankshaft journals have been cut by 0.10in, bearings for it can be found easily RockAuto has the full set for around $60. I've attached a bunch of pictures that show the journals and the counterweights. The journals are coated in a protective film from the machine shop and the dots that you will see are small particles that got attached to the sticky protective film and not actually on the journal surface. It has some some pitting in some of the counterweights which can be seen in a few of the pictures. The machinist said that it was not significant and that since these engines have to be balanced, if any minute weight difference existed due to it then during the balancing process it would be taken care of. Between what I paid for the engine, packaging materials, shipping, paypal fees and (expensive) machine work there's quite a few bucks on this. I'm looking to get $900 shipped for it. It'll be very well packed in a wooden box surrounded by PVC paneling with high density foam inside, it will not move. Shipping will be USPS 3-day priority.
  4. Any idea what kind of compression ratio to expect with these?
  5. Looking great. Seeing that you sold your L, you will not be selling the RB once you are done?
  6. Just get them in black and clean just the lip. No one will notice the brake dust between the spokes
  7. These wheels come in a few different sizes but the one that caught my attention were the 16x8.5 0 offset. They go for $660 the set in Ebay and I've seen a few S30s with similarly sized wheels which look pretty nice. Link to the website: http://ns-wheels.com/ns/www/index.php?page=wheel_info&style=DRIFT-MDV2 Link to ebay listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/361035097889 This car supposedly has 16x8.5 -6 offset Watanabes with 205/40 tires at the front. More pictures and info here: http://www.viczcar.com/forum/topic/5286-watanabe-r-type-wanters-please-read/ This car has 16x8.5 -6 Watanabes with 225/50 tires all around More pictures and info here: http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/88219-for-the-guys-running-16s-and-wide-tire-help-please/ Specifically in post #13 A 6mm (1/4'' ish) spacer will get you the same stance as those two cars and is probably what I will do if I get them. I will probably get them down the road and upload pictures but I still have plenty of engine and body work to do before I get the wheels. If anyone has them or gets them it would be great to see pictures of them in an S30.
  8. Hey guys, in looking for a set of inspection lids for my 280z. If you have a pair let me know.
  9. I know this is a long shot but if you are still active in the forum and paying attention to this thread: what size, width and offset are the wheels? Love how it sits
  10. Anybody know what color this is:
  11. Still on it, 10+ years later. Your time and effort is certainly appreciated.
  12. I know this is a bit old but I would love a 0 offset 16x8.5'' RKR. These wheels are supposedly 16X8.5'' -6 Watanabe's: A 1/4 spacer would get you exactly that same stance and if you only put the spacer on the rear you wouldn't have to stretch the front tire like that guy did.
  13. Looks very very nice from the side, I wish they made them in 16''.
  14. I think that collectively this community must have tried about every wheel/tire combination possible and it is, indeed, sad that a good resource with info on what works and what doesn't work, is not available.
  15. Any developments with these? Have they considered making 16s now? 16x9 -13 and 16x9.5 -19 would surely sell quite well for them.
  16. Hey man, Did you make the mounts locally or did you buy a kit? I'm from Isabela, we spoke a couple of years ago. I'm the Air Force guy with the Silver 1977 280Z. I'm currently doing the body on my car, the engine is the next thing that I will tackle and a VQ is an option that I'm contemplating. Your car was already my favorite one in PR and now with that VQ you've cemented your position at the top. Congrats!
  17. ACLs are great, I've had them in my big boost sr20 for a while now. No complaints.
  18. Oh no don't get me wrong I would greatly prefer not to rebuild it. I was just saying that if it comes down to it, I would rebuild it myself. If anything it's not an excuse to rebuild it but more of a concern that after putting it together with the new head it might not be in as good a shape as it looked. But now I know that it'll likely be good. I have plenty of experience with other platforms and know that engines will last long times with good care. I've been working with SR20s for more than 10 years and know that a high mileage stock USDM SR20DE will still take 20 pounds of boost with stock internals if taken care of. But I'm fairly new to the L28 and know that some engines are less durable than others. I shouldn't have doubted Nissan though.
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