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ozconnection last won the day on May 9 2015

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  1. An old thread, perhaps a new vision. The factory Nissan PCV valve flows enough air to change the idle afr's by two whole numbers on my innovate wb. This is too much "un-metered" air entering into the intake manifold. I added an appropriately sized ball valve to reduce but not completely stop the flow of these gasses back into the intake manifold. You'll be surprised how little opening there is on the valve , that it still evacuates the engine of blowby gasses and what effect it has on the idle on my L26. Now, at idle, the Holley has its throttle plate correctly orientated with the transfer slot whereas before, the throttle was so closed, the transfer slot wasn't exposed. Previously the off idle characteristics were all wrong and it was hard to tune and drive at this point. The engine now bursts to life with just a flick from the starter motor. Almost all of the flow into the intake manifold is now through the carburetor, with just a whisk from the PCV. This little modification is like night and day for my engine, perhaps you could try it on yours if you're having idle/off idle tuning issues.
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    Four barrel EFI

    Hi BJSZED, Thanks for your input man!. On the Clifford manifold, the PCV is positioned exactly behind the plenum divider in the manifold so that three cylinders receive half the gasses, the other three receive the rest...make sense? Ported vacuum signals are not used for this setup. At the moment the distributor is locked at 30 degrees. The throttle body configuration is setup on my track car so it really doesn't really need an advance curve for the track as it rarely ever drops the revs below 3.5K rpm Having said that, my next round of modifications will include a balancer 36-1 timing wheel to allow for adjustable ignition timing. The car gets driven to the track so some low speed tractability will be useful in those circumstances. The engine is managed by a Megasquirt ECU. Cheers!
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    Four barrel EFI

    Playing around with throttle bodies.....
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    Compare your Dyno sheets HERE

    L28 87.5mm bore 79mm stroke 2850cc's JE 300zxtt forged pistons, custom rods RSR 1.72 Australian delivered late model E88 head. CNC ported flowed stainless 44mm/35mm valves 300 degree 590 lift camshaft 10 to 1 compression 98 octane unleaded petrol (pump grade) Clifford 6=8 four barrel manifold Injection Perfection 1000cfm four barrel throttle body 280 zx distributor locked @ 30 degrees MS2 3.5.7 Ebay generic headers 3 inch pipe Varex muffler It's that induction man.......that's where the power is. (oh, and the head,,,and cam. lol)
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    intake design Q

    Very interesting. There is actually less power from 4500 to 6500 but where the power dived before just after 6.5K rpm, the new graph keeps pulling the numbers. Probably advancing the cam timing a little and maybe a little richer would pick that difference back up The ignition timing was the same for both runs, so nothing to be gained or lost there. Compression is up a smidge with the MLS gasket (1mm vs 1.2)
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    intake design Q

    Yep, same dyno. That's an AFR measurement. Only power is displayed. Sorry for pointing that out Mr Dee I have the old dyno sheet too, will have a look and compare. thanks!
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    intake design Q

    There's been some mods to the engine since this last post and there is a new dyno graph to go with it. Changes have been a Kameari 1mm MLS head gasket, twin idler gear setup and a Nismo balancer Wanted to use the Megasquirt ignition timing option but ended up just locking the advance in the ZX dizzy and timing it to 30 degrees. I had also planned on upgrading the headers to a beautiful tuned length item but there were time constraints and they're not on the engine.....yet! The headers on there are generic, locally produced non tuned length somethings with a section of 2.5 inch pipe at the end of the primaries. the rest of the exhaust is 3 inch though. I'm really very happy with the performance from this engine. Considering how many detail items are yet to be implemented, there's more power and torque in this combo yet.
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    p90A junk yard build to P90/N47 head

    I'd need to SEE a head with a 'burned out liner' from turbo use, because the ZXT I got had a P79 on the ET Bottom End, and the owner told me he replaced the head at around 150K when the original turbo went out and they found cracks in the P90 that was on it. He put a USED P79 on it and when I bought it there was 225K on it and those liners looked JUST FINE...and were in there same as any other. So in at least 75K of turbocharged application on a P79 that started with 150K, those liners were holding up darned good. Oh, I seem to remember that you said Nissan would never ever use a linered head for turbos from the factory Tony. In my particular case, the Y70 head "must have been changed over at some point, couldn't have possibly been assembled that way from the factory". Remember our Y70/l20A discussion Tony? Low powered L series engines with factory boost levels could do it...we're not talking stepped up hot rod motors, although dare I say the liners would probably hold out pretty well by my measure and more recently yours! Willing to change your opinion on the linered heads for factory turbo engines Tony?
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    Shimming Lash Pads

    I would not deviate from 'normal' assembly of the valve train. Be patient and source the correct lash pads. Your engine will be RELIABLY built with the correct pads and you'll be happy and confident that you made the right decision.
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    Cooling Issues L28 Vintage Race Motor

    That's very interesting and thought provoking. Good story Tony.
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    Oil Cooling help

    I just run the hoses as i found them routed on the original factory L20A ET. Like you said again Tony, if it works....! I like that other water to oil cooler, should be easier to find if it's from a later model Nissan. Someone needs to grab one and see if it can fit our engines.
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    Oil Cooling help

    Just like Tony D mentioned....works flawlessly!
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    3.1L Dyno results...Thoughts?

    Jump into someone's car that has that spec. You'll want to know where to 'sign the check' soon after LOL 'Speed costs money, how fast do you want to spend'
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    3.1L Dyno results...Thoughts?

    Tony D said this a long time ago....power is in the details. Some stock L28's put down 100 rwhp and others 140 or so....accuracy and precision will make the difference. Its funny that two of your key components are the same as mine: a stage 2 schneider cam and 10 to 1 compression. Mine is a 100 thou over bored L26 block, so capacity is almost 2.8. It has a tiny L20A head, tiny valves and ports and runs 131 rwhp....through an auto trans!! The point i'm making is that your engine does have a better (bigger) head and the p90 flows nicely stock, so look carefully at cam timing. Carbs can be off quite a bit, so get your wideband ASAP!!! It's a fantastic tuning tool that works for you every time you start your car! Ignition timing will make a difference to the midrange and my maximum timing figure is 32 degrees with premium fuel and NGK BP6ES stock plugs. I recently bit the bullet with my other engine in my other car, took off the P90 head on the 2850cc L28 bottom end and put on a very developed, closed chamber E88 with a massive cam. That's just what ya gotta do to get GOOD power, all you have to do is make sure everything else on there can support it. Sounds like you've got the bottom end ready, time now just to finish it all off. Good Luck
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    Show Off Your Engine Bay! Pics Wanted, L-series

    Taken yesterday, the big cam in this engine necessitated the addition of a vacuum tank. Can you spot it?