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Daeron last won the day on May 8 2011

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  1. If you are looking for a very very nice one, I have one we found that I am pretty sure is NOS that I am going to eBay soon. I know I have one other, complete with a good map light I was about to list after getting nice pictures. There is a small crack at 3 o clock on the right hand screw hole, and the two screws are kinda "sunk" in to both the map light and the face plate. The map light housing is also beginning to crack from the back side on both screw holes, but this is a wordy description of what you see and think "It is forty years old, thats in pretty good shape." If you would rather find just a faceplate, I am keeping my eyes peeled and will put your name on the first solo escutcheon I find. I'm gonna find out what to ask you for this map light but in the meantime you can throw me an offer.
  2. Have you read the sticky on How To Balance Your Valvetrain?? The process is much less complex than even that. Valvetrain has many many more and different types of parts that need to be balanced and matched.. You only have six piston rods. I haven't ever actually done it myself, but I would be with the "Yes, get it taken care of now that you are thinking about it, because you are thinking about it" school here.
  3. You *could* also get ahold of an L28 to drop into your S13....... It has been done before! Six cylinder goodness, still Nissan, without the price of getting an RB... Throw it together with some carbs and its easy to get 200 horse for 2K, if you can find the right engine package to pick up, or maybe a bit more if you have to source things and put it together yourself. The transmission from the S13 is swapped into S30s frequently by way of a modified L-series bellhousing on the S13 gearbox... so that much is easy, you just have to fit the engine under the hood. Not sure how easy this is or is not, but as I said it HAS been done before and it would certainly turn heads just from the sound.
  4. Great beauty, great union.. Great Photo!!!
  5. Thats sweeter than a watermelon in August, man!!! That is the Bee's Knees, and the Gnat's Knuckles!!! I want to say it would have been nice to hear RPM's, but at the same time I want to say I respect you more for not revving your cold started engine. Are you considering investing any more time into cleaning the appearance of the throttle bodies themselves up, or are you pretty much planning on leaving the bosses and hoses and various other obsolete bits as they are? I love how the current appearance of the bodies lends itself to the idea it might be a factory configuration.. but at the same time I wonder how much cleaner it could look. Obviously the car is completely in flux, so please don't take any of this as criticism. I am just stoked to see things stoichifying properly!!
  6. I wasn't exactly pointing that the TB cross sectional area to runner or valve area was problematic.. just that one of your "huge by large" TBs was installed here, and they used those magical "oversized" size valves (thats a metric oversized, not a standard oversized.. Standard oversized valves in a boosted car would just be.. overkill.. ) BUT THEY KEPT RUNNER DIAMETER NEARLY STOCK, which is the BIGGEST reason to take the bloody stock manifold off!!! I had TOTALLY forgotten about this car in my little 3 week HybridZ vacation. Finding this thread again reminded me of the car, which just made me ANGRY, GRRRRRRRRRRR.. How can people get so upset when they spew so much BS and get called for it?!!! And WHY do these people get to share Paradise with me when they are so ignorant and undeserving?! No angst directed your way, Paul; I failed to make the full comparison which was my bitter intent clearly in my first statement. I had to come back and do it with some pizzazz.
  7. Honesty. Sorry if it seems a trifle rude. My reaction was "If you have to ask the question of S30 versus S13, and "the D word" is involved at all, then the 240SX is your answer.. If I knew a guy with a 91 Z-28, and a '70 Z-28, and he was thinking of setting one up for a street/some track Fun DD car, and wanted to know which he should do.. I know I'd be pointing at the third gen. Save the Papa John Z-28 for a big hole in the hood and a blower, something to spin out on the weekends to turn heads and have fun and look cool in.. that MAYBE sees 1500 miles a year. SURE, your pretty Z-car is going to be used a HECKUVA lot more than that, but keep the Z for putting a fancypants looking engine with triple webers under the hood to look cool and score street cred at weekends when you show up in that instead of the 240SX. The Z can have ANYTHING done to it, and this way you can take the projects on it one step at a time and do them right. If you want a unique drift car, go get an 80's 4WD Subaru, convert it to RWD, (a Z-car or 240SX driveline could be used for this, with an R180 rear end and an adapter plate to bolt the trans to the engine. The transmissions used in the Z-car, the 240SX, and the Subarus were all of VERY VERY common lineage.) drop an NA EJ22 into the thing and do something for rear E-brake (the soobies had E-brake on the front!!(?)!) and THEN you will turn heads. BRAT, station wagon, coupe, sedan, or even the rare Touring Wagon with the 2 1/2" hi-rise roof... LEETNESS!! So if I seemed blunt or rude at the outset, I figured I would get bizarre for comic relief. All my comments were intended to help you reach your best outcome; good luck!
  8. Wow times wow, to the cool power. I've gotta start cutting things up, even if I don't know how to weld them back together yet. I cannot BELIEVE the acreage between the TBs and the fenderwell there.
  9. If the header is an MSA header and it is simply missing the little Y-pipe, you can also order that from MSA. I did just that, once upon a time, and it was 20 or 30 bucks IIRC. Call them up and speak to them, in five minutes you can ask about four or five questions and they'll answer with a smile and let you hang up to think about what you want to do.
  10. My fourth-grade level thread is all grown up.... *sniff*
  11. Nice pictures!!! very natural exposure, what kinda of camera was that?
  12. I've kept quiet on this, because my relevant experience was with a Geo, and because I didn't want to write a book about a Geo in response to your situation.. so I will try to be short and sweet. My first car was a 92 Geo Storm hatchback. Pretty sweet little ride, except for the automatic tranny.. 1.6 liter, aluminum block four cylinder, 12 valve single cam head (two intakes one exh I THINK) It had like, 160K on the odometer when I got it upon high school graduation. After four thousand miles, the timing belt snapped on me while driving on I-95. (Turned into a MUCH worse day than that... ugh) I could NOT, for the life of me, over the next two WEEKS, get the crankshaft bolt off; at first the car was 40 miles from my house, at a friends.. Using a breaker bar and a big pipe with the starter motor didn't get it. Took the car to my brother's house and he eventually broke off the half-moon flange that served as the bottom half of the sprocket cover (part of the block casting) to slip the new timing belt on. Eventually the leaking oil seal destroyed this timing belt as well, so THIS time I threw one on, and got the car to my brother's shop where The Big Impact Gun was used to bust the crankshaft bolt loose, and voila!!! Oil seal changed. This is all playing out over my Summer of Freedom and then first year of college, remember. Four thousand miles later the car runs awful again and we find that the whole time, the woodruff key has been wearing out. Replaced the Pulley, bolt, washer, and key all with new Isuzu parts (to the tune of about $150, IIRC) and thought I was FINALLY good to go!!! Four thousand miles later, the pulley had warbled itself again, the timing was slopping back and forth again, and the car barely ran again. The ENTIRE problem had re created itself. (AWESOME AWESOME ENDING THAT HAS TO BE INCLUDED HERE EVEN THOUGH IT IS UTTERLY UNRELATED TO THIS THREAD: My 75 280Z showed up on the corner I lived on.. the guy THREE houses down was selling it.. for $300!! got in and checked it out and saw the four speed shift knob, shofted through the pattern while I was investigating the rest of the intrior, and suddenly, it actually DID pop up into fifth! I was SOLD. Efff the Geoooooo!!!!) At this point, the Internets was becoming ubiquitous (finally) and my oldest brother stumbled across a link similar to the one shown in this thread; loctite the living hell outta the crank pulley bolt, pray, hold on, and know that one day your hindquarters shall be bitten again, and the piper shall demand his pay. So we finally realized that some PO had loctited the engine before ever giving us the car... hence all the difficulties. Four thousand miles, though... like CLOCKWORK. Timing belt blew, because the oil seal blew, because the crankshaft had simply been utterly... Heck, I don't even know. This story is my archetypal Unexplained Mystery Internal Failure that Taught Me How To Fix My Own Car. The official diagnosis for the engine in the Geo, in my mind, was simply a word that rhymes with "plucked."
  13. http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/cto/1741514377.html Straight quote, no snipping any statements out: "5 angle valve job with heavily ported and polished head , ferrea oversized valves, custom intake manifold with 1 1/2 runners, wilson 90mm throttle body ," Thats 38.1mm ID runners on "oversized" valves. Did the numbers and the 90mm TB is *slightly* less cross-sectional than 6x1.5 inches, but still, how big are the valves? How big are the runners? HOW much HP was this supposed to make?
  14. This is NOT a passive-aggressive message to you Josh, but the key is quoted here, and the REALLY important bit is boldened. I know this one the friggin hard way. I (believe it or not) am a TALKER. I talk WAY too much. About everything. In grimacing detail. I am the guy who it is hard to hang up the telephone with; the guy who can't leave your house and can't take the hint when you are trying to leave his. (Those last two, just a little bit.) Because of this fact, I get alot of people who simply gloss over anything I ever have to say, and so they never realize what value much of what I say holds to them. (Personally my philosophy is, I says what I says, you takes from it, whadevah you wants.) I am TERRIBLE at first impressions because I run on. The levels at which this has effected me are sublime and I will NOT go into them here, besides to say that even good ideas, insightful questions and helpful comments ALL have their times when they ought to stay trapped in your head. How does any of this abstract, ethical philosophizing bear on this thread whatsoever?? I think we can agree to the statement that "You must have said something wrong to these distributors to give them an insufficient impression of your intent/ability." If we can agree to that (the italic being the key) then the best way to ever avoid saying something wrong is not to say anything. Obviously you have to communicate, but lets face it.. you are enthusiastic and full of ideas, most of which will likely fail, and you haven't tried much of those ideas yet. You also seem to enjoy talking a bit, and are certainly not the type to post short and sweet style here on hybridZ; your ideas and discussions are further ranging than "What heat range plugs do you guys all run?" I am wagering heavily that somehow or another, the wordiness of your nature somehow got the better of you. (I had a similar vibe regarding myself when Les Cannaday came to buy my uncles BRE Roadster.. I kinda wanted to make sure any impression I made was a positive one, and when he left I got the feeling that he felt I didn't know jack. Honestly I could almost hear him thinking "typical ignorant east coasties..." Not trying to bash Les, just telling a story. If I hadn't brought up a certain point that I was simply curious about his knowledge of, I think things would have ended on a better note as far as his opinion of me.) I don't know if you get where I am coming from or if you think i'm just quacking away, but this is definitely the most bizarre and in certain ways, rule-breaking thread ever NOT toolshedded here.... But to me, it ties into the concept of "The same, but different." I have no clue what subtle cultrual context that may have in Japan, but the depths of that statement have rung true since before I could have phrased it like that. The phrase "Rules are made to be broken" ties into "the same, but different" in my eye; most of the time, a hyper-critical flame-fest of a thread gets shut down in short order. Rarely has there been a thread here more repeatedly critical of a member (speaking sheer number of posts against the guy before locking) that was not shut down much earlier. Rules say this sort of thing is not to be; BUT this thread is the same, but different. We respect and like you Josh, and are trying desperately to point out a flaw of elf-centeredness that we (at least I, and I am pretty sure Tony) see FAR FAR too much of. It isn't easy to accept constructive criticism, and your not having lost your cool has been impressive. I'm posting this; if I go back and try to proof-read I will second guess it sixty million times. I hope it is all coherent.
  15. One major thing about the butt-dyno is.. the butt-dyno has about four or five different sensors, all of which read a different parameter. The Dyno Controller Apparatus (your cerebral cortex, or your brain stem, or your inner ear, or whatever) takes those inputs, multiplies them, and spits into your conscious brain this impression of power or that impression of power. Already in this thread, the descriptions of how power can feel are abundant; this is because the butt dyno gives us a smile of varying intensity; nothing more. We add the comments like "pushed back in the seat" versus "head pressed against the headrest" to give that some perspective, but talking about how fast a car is is a subject that takes excruciatingly long-winded and semantically perfect phrasing. My CRX HF is a great example.. Heres the tranny gearing: 1: 3.25 2: 1.65 3: 1.03 4: 0.864 5: 0.694 Final Diff is 2.98:1 (In a CIVIC!) Second gear pulls are two totally different animals depending on whether I pushed first ALLLLL the way (ECU cuts fuel at 5200 RPM) or not. The motor is torquey as all get-out, but with these gears it takes a loong time to really feel any acceleration at ALL. Unless you watch the speedo, which just climbs, and climbs, and climbs, and suddenly holy CRAP, I AM DOING SIXTY FIVE IN A FORTY AND JUST BLEW BY A COP IN MY RED HONDA, AW CRAP.... That is a torquey motor thanks to a teeny tiny intake manifold supercharging my intake charge at mid RPM, low throttle. Easy shift into second at reasonable rate, reasonable throttle, if left unattended, suddenly I am in trouble without knowing it! This is a conversation that can never be had often enough. It seems to me the more I have it, the more I pick up not just from other people, but from re-analyzing my own experiences. Edit: Oh yeah, you *are* a cop. Tee-hee!!
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