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  1. Hey peeps. I'm NOT affiliated with this gentleman, but anyone looking for great TECH articles and build projects specific to the S30 Datsuns should check out Aaron Neubauer from "Built on Purpose". https://m.youtube.com/user/Neubs260 He's got a boatload of great tech videos from SU carb tuning to vintage 240z gauge modifications and everything in between. His information may be a bit basic for those with tons of experience working on these old Datsuns, but I've found his channels and website super helpful so just speading the knowledge! Cheers! -Tom
  2. Some time back in my engine build I ordered new set of "440cc Bosch Injectors" from Arizona Z Car Skip forward in time about 5 years and I'm in the process of tuning my (240z) L28et swap with MS2 (V3.57). Using PWM (30%) as the injectors are square in the middle of the low-z range at ~2.8-3.0 ohms resistance. All other critical settings per Megasquirt "starting point" recommendations. The car idles with some tweaking of parameters, but AFR is way out of sorts and i'm at a point in my troubleshooting where i'm beginning to question the validity of this flow claim... I
  3. This is unfortunate, but I totally understand. Was planning on shooting you a msg once I'm ready, but will need to find another route. Best wishes, put some miles on that 280 and enjoy your retirement!!
  4. A while back I had vowed to build and install this ems solely through diligent research on the forums, youtube presentations (sloppy mechanics vid are particularly good btw) and deductive problem solving. A couple months later and here we are; still troubleshooting and hoping to sponge some insight from the datsun hive mind. THE ISSUE: I am not able to register a tach signal in tuner studio (w/ stim) utilizing the VR conditioner circuit. I had initially built the board utilizing the HALL circuit and WAS able to register a tach signal, however I changed this over to VR upon reviewi
  5. Reviving an older thread, but doing some similar troubleshooting with the same setup (triggering single coil w/ BIP373) and having the same issues. Initially built my board using the original (outdated / incorrect) instuctions from DIY. Reworked to use the VR circuit, but still fighting with it. Question: nowhere in this original tread are mentions of the additional recommended connections for the L28ET DIY 12-1 trigger wheel on the DIY autotune site... Solder a 470 ohm resistor onto a length of wire and cover with heat shrink tubing. Run this resistor-on-a-wire from the 5 vol
  6. Thanks! ...and yeah, heat deflection is probably the main reason Nissan went to webbing on the later intakes, but lots of people here have run them on the l28et without problems. Going to a shorter 'pallnet style' rail would maybe help as well. Final pass was 600grit wet, then mothers mag polish applied with an electric drill pad thing. Still need to plug weld whats left of the holes and touch up.
  7. Looks good! ...for future peeps wanting to tackle this project, I found one of these guys a great time saver in getting out the casting texture. http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-half-inch-bandfile-belt-sander-92158.html Just finished mine up a few weeks ago. You're right, it's a lot of work. Thankfully, I work cheap.
  8. Perfect. Thanks for the link, Miles! Will take the hack saw approach and get this thing back together.
  9. So i'm working on installing new ES poly bushings in my 240z and after reading a few online walkthroughs, figured i had it covered... Upon drilling/burning out the old bushing centers and installing the new bushings and metal bolt sleeves, i'm noticing that the old moustache bar bushing does not have a rolled over flange on both ends as i've seen on all other photos / tuitorials. I'm working with a rolled flange on one side and a straight lip on the other end that extends out almost half and inch or so. This is not permitting the two bushing halves to seat up against each other as well
  10. Thanks for confirming, Tony! Yeah, i had already used up the adjustment travel in both the distributor post and slotted plate. Will shift it a tooth and retry.
  11. Hello, gents! I'm wondering if i can get a bit of help from the professionals... I'm having a bit of trouble getting the timing set after installing a head gasket & timing chain on my L24 240z (points). With the dizzy turned all the way one way, it's still too advanced. I've tried rotating the plug wires one position and turning the distributor to the furthest position the opposite way, and it's too retarded. Essentially, my timing needs to be set right in the middle where i can't get to [adjustment-wise]. The only thing i can think of is dropping the oil pump
  12. the right size shower door roller/wheel works perfect for a replacement roller/bearing for the 240z window regulators and are available in the fasteners aisle of most good hardware stores.
  13. While on the subject, has anyone custom fab'ed a shroud for the AZC radiator? I've thought about trying a 'universal' shroud, but in my opinion 'universal' often might as well be substituted for 'junk'.
  14. I'm sure you can postpone vehicle deterioration (via frequent washes and meticulous detailing) but if you're driving any vehicle year-round in salt conditions it'll rust eventually (usually from the inside - out!)
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