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HowlerMonkey last won the day on June 18 2009

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    Lexus technician and system's designer on twin turbo ford GT. Former general manager of car control module rebuild facility. Airframe and powerplant cert from SIU...1984, nissan and toyota master technician, mercruiser, mercury, OMC, Detroit Diesel certified. Restored planes for the smithsonian.....etc.
    Currently a L-1 master at lexus.

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  1. Remember that once a balancer has been run loose, it could beat the key and keyway grooves up.
  2. Too small a gap has made my l28et idle rough at cold starting.
  3. The distributor drive is off by 180 degrees? You can easily check this by removing the distributor cap and see where the rotor is pointed when you're on tdc #1 and also seeing if the cam lobes for that cylinder are pointing up instead of downward. A field fix would be marching the plug wires around until #1 sits in the cap where the rotor is pointed
  4. The improved touring guys love these. We used to sell them at electrodyne and I remember having one on the counter to set up for showroom display and thinking to would be fine with proper reinforcement.
  5. Curious whether it is using a mechanical fuel pump since the most P79s are not cut for it.
  6. I once worked on a honda that ran fine until it warmed up. Despite everything checking OK, the distributor cap and rotor would arc internally...............but never when cold.....only warm.
  7. Porsche couldn't call their 1965 type 901 because Peugeot had trademark on three digit identification with a zero for the middle digit. Porsche named it the 911 instead.
  8. I know for sure that I've bolted a square port turbo manifold to a round port head with liners many times. Sadly, the line above has no bearing on this topic. I run the grey composition gaskets that are thicker than the paper gaskets from fel pro.
  9. If the cylinder head temp sensor isn't hooked up, it will go full rich and flood the engine.
  10. Would be cool if you could fit VVT sprockets to the cams.
  11. Here is a link to the nissan diesel guys. They may even know where to source the proper thickness head gasket. http://nissandiesel.dyndns.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3513&sid=b31391d8d27f0b9d29784c4151866d4f I did look at a Ld28 head I have and the holes are much larger than the ones for the head bolts on a l28. I am having trouble finding the head bolts for this one.
  12. I've see that happen when an 1157 bulb was either installed 180 off or the socket was causing the parking lights to backfeed up the turn signal wire.
  13. If you use a "grainger valve" it will protect your diaphragm from excessive vacuum and you can adjust the boost. It acts as a one way valve allowing only pressure to reach the diaphragm. You can plumb it to the intake manifold without worry. You just have to make sure you have that tiny hole between the diaphragm and the valve so the wastegate will close again. As with any changes to boost control............take the first drive ready to back off the throttle in case things aren't right. Also.....what kind of timing and curve do you have going on?
  14. Did they sell the "shiro" as 1989 model year or were they all 1988?
  15. I have one as well and considering just a short rubber coupler going to a throttle body with cable actuation. I guess two throttle body back to back with plate removed out of one would be super easy but likely look pretty ghetto. I think 60mm TB is as big as one should go since I've driven a super responsive n/a l28 with the Q45 throttle body and found modulating it at low throttle openings difficult since you need very little throttle angle to greatly effect power production. I mean...........the toyota GTP car made 800+hp with a 54mm restrictor and bob lentz's gt2 350z makes north of 380hp with a 30mm restrictor on a normally aspirated vq engine.
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