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MONZTER last won the day on June 20 2016

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  • Birthday 12/30/1968

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  1. I do, I bet it is still tossed in closet with lots of other parts. BTW Tony, I thought it was funny
  2. I still stop in on the Z forum from time to time, Been busy with Family and other projects, so the Z is getting not much love. I finally got the engine back from the machine shop. All the money I saved to complete it was sitting around so long that i decided to be a good dad and take my family on a surprise vacation to Hawaii. It was a wise choice, as my daughter is getting older and wont want to spend as much time with me once she is a teen, however the Z will still be there waiting to be finished. I got rear ended in my truck a few weeks back, so been driving my other Z every day while the truck is in the shop. I missed it. So to answer your question about machine time, I remember about 8 hours with set-up for machine run time. The roughing goes quick, then the finish step-over passes were not super fine since I was going to clean it up by hand. Regards, Monzter BTW, I know its been a long time since the switchover, but I still just don't like this new format to the forum, I think I am getting too old and resist change.
  3. I think 1 fast Z did some work on this idea. Anyways I am not a crankshaft guy to know what is considered "In" balance, but the "out of" balance they found in the article seems to be alot even though it is a cam and not a crank. In this example the camshaft is running at 4,000 rpm (half of the 8,000 rpm crankshaft speed). The left side of the camshaft is generating a force of 34.3 pounds and the right side is 47.6 pounds, and both are ­hammering at 66+ times per second. This may be enough to cause the camshaft to ­become excited and set up a vibration pattern that will motivate the roller lifter to bounce on the surface of the lobe. Ultimately, the valve will respond to all of this activity and most likely this will cause the valve to follow a path that is not equal to the designed cam lobe profile. This may also cause the valve spring to become excited, generating an inconsistent travel pattern ­commonly known as valve spring float. Some of the castings on our z cams are really rough and makes me wonder. I wonder if a crank shaft guy could balance a camshaft? MonZter
  4. Camshaft balancing? Anybody have any comments? Just thinking about it and found this article http://www.precisionenginetech.com/tech-explained/2009/06/01/camshaft-%C2%ADbalancing-part-1/ monZter
  5. just because it says N-42 doesnt mean it is stock. A lot can be done with a welder and a die grinder. Only the builders of these beautiful engines will know the real secrets, we can only try until we master it ourselves
  6. Definitely one of the best S30s I've seen/heard ever. I gotta ask the million-dollar question. What exhaust are you running? I can't find a description on it anywhere, but it makes the best exhaust note I've ever heard come from an L series engine. Keep up the great work.

  7. I've spent this morning going through your gallery pics.. You are soo good that I feel like quitting my project!! :) You are like me only 10 times better. Absolutely beautiful work! Can I buy your car when it´s finished? :)

  8. I have been running an aluminum radiator on my Z for years with no rubber isolators, and no problems.
  9. FYI 6/10/10 Koyo is proud to introduce an all aluminum performance radiator for the 1970-1978 Datsun 240Z, 260Z, and 280Z with manual transmissions. Koyo engineers have designed some unique features into this brand new model. Unlike the traditional downflow style of the OEM Datsun radiator, the Koyo performance radiator is manufactured with a robust 53mm crossflow core design. Another unique feature is the integrated 1/8†NPT female accessory fitting located near the top inlet tube. This fitting (supplied with a threaded plug) will accept a 1/8†NPT temperature sensor supplied with most aftermarket temperature gauges, or may even accept a coolant line for aftermarket turbochargers. Every Koyo All Aluminum Performance radiator is engineered in Japan, precision welded and polished by hand, and are a direct fit in the vehicle’s factory location for an easy installation. Koyo’s global reputation for high quality cooling products begins with the selection of the finest materials. Koyo privately owns each factory, never outsources their manufacturing and overseeing each stage of production using Japanese made equipment throughout the production of each radiator. Koyorad All Aluminum Performance Radiators are hand assembled, precision TIG welded, and triple pressure tested throughout the manufacturing process contributing to reliability and uniformity. The superior quality of Koyorad all aluminum radiators will take your vehicle’s engine performance to the next level. Features: • Koyo “R-Series†Technology • Crossflow Design • OE Specific mounting • Mirror polished finish • Nocolok-R Brazing • Precise Tube and Fin alignment • Billet aluminum filler neck • 1/8†NPT Accessory Fitting and threaded plug • Billet aluminum drain plug Application: 1970-1978 Datsun 240Z, 260Z, and 280Z MT Koyo Part Number #: R022352 Available: Now Info: www.koyoradracing.com Contact: info@koyoradracing.com
  10. What you guys are seeing in the header is the merge collector. This is a cone produced from the intersecting of the primaries. Check out these links http://www.spdexhaust.com/ http://www.burnsstainless.com I have gotten to know Jack Burns from Burns stainless pretty well. He has in great depth explained some of his theory of header design and merge collectors. He says 6 into 1 is never a good solution unless it’s very high in the RPM range that you want your torque curve. The large volume of the 6 into 1 slows the gasses down too much at lower speeds and the torque curve is not as broad. On an engine like ours, he recommends 3 into 2 into 1. So 3 matched cylinders into 1 and then the pair into each other. This should give a broader torque curve and more scavenging down lower. Now this is assuming we are building anything other than a Dyno motor right
  11. Nice reading and well done. My quick comment is summed up by the quantity of material you have found. Simply, there is no 1 magic bullet that gives them the power. It is the well planned out, focused details in all of the parts. The sum of the whole is made from the parts. Everything is designed to work together, and when it is done correctly, the hp numbers don't lie. I'm sure I have some stuff to add, but its late. Jeff
  12. Yep, Hoov is correct, The custom backing plate ties it all together
  13. You asked for pictures, maybe too many? click on any picture to go to my gallery with more details
  14. Here is an IGES for you. Its what I designed and used for my header. I have a round port also if you need it. header_flange.zip
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