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ozconnection last won the day on May 9 2015

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  1. Hi, A general question. As the title suggests, what spark plugs do/can I use when running the Ford DG508 ignition coils? I had read elsewhere that a guy had converted his car to COP ignition but had encountered problems with a random backfire/misfire. A friend of his who was running a similar setup said he had encountered the same problem and had fixed it by selecting resistor type spark plugs. Now both gentlemen have engines that run without the backfire/misfire problem. Before I get my new motor up and running, I was wondering if the Ford coils are spark plug specific? If so, what plugs do you run with them? Thanks for your input.
  2. Well, this little Thompson Performance plate makes a difference. It's the first real attempt at improving the accelerator pump discharge for what seems like forever. I had to run a Reo (50cc/10 pump shots) pump through a standard #31 nozzle to get the balance I needed between volume and duration of fuel being injected into my Clifford manifold (large plenum volume). It ran well, with no stumble but the raw fuel droplets needed to broken up a bit better in my opinion to get a crisper throttle response. The fan effect seen in the video of fuel running off the plate makes a noticeable difference to the way the engine responds to the throttle and there is no fuel puddling which just sits in the manifold causing a soggy response and an overly rich condition afterwards. Get one of these plates and "viva la difference" Thompson Performance Holley.mp4
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. Playing around with throttle bodies.....
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. That's very interesting and thought provoking. Good story Tony.
  13. 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.
  14. Just like Tony D mentioned....works flawlessly!
  15. 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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