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rossman last won the day on January 12 2018

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  1. Whatever you do, make sure you weld in trap door baffles to help prevent oil starvation. You do know that there are off the shelf high performance oil pans right?
  2. It does look new, which leads me to suspect it's a CWC cam core. As far as I know there are only two cam cores - Nissan, denoted by "JAPAN" cast on the core, and aftermarket denoted by "CWC." But, I could be completely wrong. I do know that CWC cam cores are not hardened correctly and fail early in life By the way, the experts on these engines typically communicate on the Facebook Group "Church of the L Series." Go there if you want more opinions. Like any social media site, you have to filter thru those who think they are experts and those that are experts.
  3. By the way, what core did your cam builder use? It doesn't look like a regrind.
  4. Yah, it's a very informative thread. About half way down it tells you how to select lash pad thickness on a budget - with a standard aftermarket lash pad (flat bottom) and small pieces of feeler gauge.
  5. Thanks for sharing! You asked for comments so here are a few.... Who is your intended audience? Novices? If so, I would recommend covering more of the basics. Like setting up from the beginning. I the first video what you are really doing is verifying the cam wipe pattern after you installed the correct lash pad. Was it just blind luck that you got the correct lash pad the first time? How did you pick the lash pads you are using? You should address that in your video to be helpful in "lash pad sizing."
  6. You might have better luck asking stock zcar questions on www.classiczcars.com. That forum is geared more towards stock cars. Why not purchase a used one and have it rebuilt? Better yet, rebuild it yourself. I know there is at least one rebuild documented on this site. Most of us on HZ would look for a more modern upgrade that can handle additional power. And on that note, a 240sx gearbox is an easy upgrade. I went with a z32 gearbox but that requires an adapter plate and machining of the bell housing. 350z, CD09 6 spd is a great one too and you can still buy the kits.
  7. Pull the head and take it to a machine shop to remove and helicoil it. Sometimes there's no way to get around it.
  8. I can't answer your question about spring seat pressure but you didn't say anything about what rocker you're using. Do not use re-ground/surfaced rockers. Use only new Nissan OEM rockers. I would use both a drilled cam and spray bar with a high volume pump. Lucas makes a good ZDDP additive or just go with a good racing oil like Brad Penn with zinc already blended in.
  9. A recent photo of the engine. It needs a lot of clean-up, wire tucking, etc. but it runs and drives reasonably well given my novice tuning abilities. I need to fix a few things that are bugging me before I get it professionally tuned like reasonably sized catch cans and a better IAC solution. The current IAC setup works ok at idle but turns into is a leak when the turbo spools up, slowing boost response.
  10. I answered your question in your other thread: FYI, it's easy to find answers to your questions, as they have been asked and answered hundreds of times the the past. In a Google search type in the following. 1983 280zx crank sensor site:hybridz.org The key is following your search terms with "site:hybridz.org" to restrict the search to Hybridz.org. Good luck and happy searching!
  11. It has a sensor located in the distributor. I would install the fuel management system that you or your tuner are most familiar with.
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