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Everything posted by yellowoctupus

  1. I'll let the pictures do the talkin'. Some of the parts were made just to make sure the OTHER parts came out accurate (drill bushings etc).
  2. Yearly update time! Throw out bearing died in a BIG way a few months ago. Since it's somewhat of a colossal pain to get the transmission in and out of this car I decided to get everything else 'permanently' squared away while I'm in there. New Exedy clutch+ pressure plate, McLeod flywheel, etc. Replaced the throw out bearing guide tube. Available aftermarket only. Ebay, etc. Also, move the shifter back about 3-4" to get it to line up with the center console shifter boot. That's been a big project in itself. Lots
  3. If you're on Facebook, there's a Megasquirt group which may be able to answer some of your questions. If somebody out there has done it, (especially odd, euro engines) it was probably with a MS unit.
  4. Another 'clunk worthy' item. My front diff mount has been holding up pretty well, however I used a somewhat thin walled steel tube when I made it (what I had in the scrap pile at the time...) and it has been bending and compressing the diff bolts into the tube, so there was play there too. I got a thicker walled tube this time ( blue one) and removed the diff ear rubber bushings and just solid mounted it there. The assembly still has the polyurethane LCA mount bushings to take up vibration etc.
  5. I ate up an inner CV a few weeks ago. Not a single needle bearing was still in the rollers. It was still somehow driveable, but what a mess. Here's the PN for the new 'inner assembly' only, as it's getting hard to find full assemblies OEM. Aftermarket axles normally have the wrong spline count on the center bar so those are not an option either. This PN is for the non-abs models, which of course suits me fine. Axle is all back together, and is nice and smooth again. Explains the nasty clunk I had for a while.
  6. I'm assuming you are going by these designs: https://www.lainefamily.com/240Z_V8_Conversion-files/240Z_Conversion_Drawings.pdf From the dimensions shown in his PDF, you should have 6.3" from the top of your frame rails to the top of the lower tube. (9.103" * sin(45))-(0.187" * sin(45)) = 6.3" I have been running a similar design for my supercharged 4.6 for years with two through-frame rali bolts on each side (vertical holes). No problems, you don't need extra beef. I didn't even weld in sleeves to keep the frame rails from crushing. I would allow for th
  7. Dude! Great pictures! Car looks like it came out really clean too. Right down to the OEM hood latch ( I had to remove mine when I went from the SOHC to the DOHC 4.6....) Glad to see you're enjoying it. The 'in car' picture from the Mini almost has a video game appearance to it.
  8. Sounds like you have leaky injectors or something. I don't think I've heard of that being a Ford problem necessarily though. They could have varnish on the pintle seats I guess? Maybe if you run them for a while it'll clear that issue up, or get them cleaned/tested.
  9. Yeah! Glad to see you're back at it! I can't remember if you already had it running, but now that I switched to the Megasquirt when I put on my supercharger, I now have two 4.6 ECUs that are 'unlocked', ie no PATS etc. If someone needs one, PM me.
  10. Ratsun would be another good place to look for 210 swaps. We're 99% Z's over here, but of course appreciate some 1% madness too!
  11. By the way, this is where you can look up WIX filters by spec. Unfortunately, to get a lot of the other dimensions you have to click on each part number, which is a pain, but it is doable. http://www.wixfilters.com/lookup/FilterBySize.aspx
  12. Been driving the car to work a bit lately and working on my tune steadily. It's getting better running the autotune feature in megasquirt, but i think the old units (like I have) the autotune is really slow. Would be REALLY helpful to have one person drive, the other person tune. Oh well. My dad will be in town next week, maybe we can get out and do a little tuning. I redid the mount for the clutch slave cylinder to get a more optimal push 'direction'. No pictures yet. .. Also, had a big fuel system issue for a while. Turns out (2 fuel pumps later!) the 10µ fuel f
  13. Bit of a pain to find a locker for the 28spline IRS, but not impossible.
  14. ....fastest 200 days of my life. I think I spent all of it sleeping too. I should feel more rested....
  15. The validity of that statement depends largely upon the hardening done to the original shaft. I would imagine they are induction case hardened at the splines only, so while it will be easier to cut down and remachine new grooves outside of the hardened shaft area, you consequently would have weaker splines. Additionally, are you having the splines rolled or cut? IIRC Ford used to run different diameter shafts to help counter wheel hop. (Of couse this does nothing for shaft strength, it just changes their torsional stiffness.)
  16. Yeah...we get it. Glad to see you're forging (or is that foraging...) ahead! I saw you pop up over on the MS Facebook group a while back working on this one. MS can be a peculiar beast sometimes.
  17. Wow, how did I miss this one. And then find it 9 years too late! I'll gladly bring this one back from the dead for somebody else to find! Kudos!
  18. Thanks! Working on getting my gauges working again today. They all got disconnected when I made my scratch built engine harness.
  19. Got the cars off the boat, other than being filthy, they're both in good shape, no damage, fired right up etc. Just a few quick shots of the intake configuration. I finished this literally the night before we drove the cars down to the port. Kinda wonky swinging around to the other side, but there's no room for the air filter in front of the radiator, and no room on the driver's side, so it works over there. I like the idea of it pulling from a 'cold air' intake, but for now the hood vent above it will have to do. The blue elbow coming off the throttle body was kind of a pai
  20. Yeah man, time flies. Since Prunedale CA, we've lived in Port Hueneme CA, Groton CT, Silverdale WA and Bremerton WA. Less than a week we'll be in Oahu! The Navy keeps you coast hopping, that's for sure. I'll have to get a few pictures up here when I have time, I think I saved them on my 'porta-drive'. Movers just packed up the house, and the Z is down in Seattle waiting to go on a boat tomorrow for it's big trip. Hope it fires up ok for them, lol. I had literally 1hr to tune it before we drove the cars down to the Seattle Port. It's a pretty rough tune. Works ok, but lots
  21. Are your wiring issues ignition/spark related or fuel related? Any thoughts of going EDIS to ditch the distributor? (I'm not familiar with the FITech, but I'm assuming it can control an EDIS module??)
  22. Ok, I think I got the video up there ^ straightened out. Direct FLV, MP4 didn't work great, VIMEO didn't want to embed properly, but YouTube seemed to work really well. Working on upgrading the fuel system. My megasquirt logs showed the car going lean a few times, which may be an artifact of the tune not being complete, but the stock pump/fuel lines are honestly probably not up to the task, so I'm going to run a Walbro GSL392 (255lph) external pump with an Arrow 10micron post filter and a full run of 6AN stainless braided PTFE hose up to the engine bay. I have a ton of hose, so
  23. Hm. It WAS a video. Wonder why it didn't like my MP4...
  24. Thanks! Anyone else see the video I posted just as a sound clip? I don't see video on Firefox or Chrome.
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