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Everything posted by 1969honda

  1. It was great to see you and your Z tonight Omar! My 15 year old asked a few times afterwards, "Dad, can our Z look like that one day?"
  2. Check McMaster.com, you can usually find whatever pitch, length and head style you want for a decent price. I don't buy metric hardware from anywhere else due to the issues you have stated.
  3. Spend the money on a good turbo with everything else you've done. Not worth grenading an unknown ebay unit and wipping out the intercooler or other engine components and all of your hard work thus far.
  4. That sucks. Sorry to hear about the troubles, glad you got the Z to your new home with out any other major issues. I'll be waiting and watching for a re-spray update!
  5. If your not able to run a stock ecu with uprev or HP tuners (they supposedly picked up Nissan support a couple years ago), then you have to go full aftermarket to MS3, Haltec, AEM, Link, etc... Over on the NICOclub forum there is a build with a vk56/cd009 into a 280zx that the guy used an early Honda AEM 4 cyl ecm and repinned some wiring. https://forums.nicoclub.com/my-560zx-titan-vk56de-powered-280zx-s130-build-thread-t547031.html You could also check in the VK Nation Facebook group, there's quite a few vk56/45 swaps there into the later model Z cars and infinities. Lots of truck stuff but the ecm, headers, cd009 etc is all pretty much the same.
  6. That's because everyone is still fascinated with the LS and T56 combo. Nice job on the shifter housing extension!
  7. If you have to ship it check on rates thru Fastenal on 10th west. Supposedly they have really great rates between their locations for freight anywhere in the US.
  8. McKinney does have a mount system they have developed, as well as few other engine swap related parts. Binge of them however are advertised on their website. I emailed them back and forth quite a bit a couple years ago in this very subject and was told that they were trying to come up with a streamline prices to produce the parts and release them. It's definetly worth calling or emailing as stated by @Neverdone.
  9. Sub'd... this looks pretty gnarly for sure.
  10. ^^^this, highly recommend a face shield as well. When those little wires do break off and stick in your clothes they can feel like razors, definetly don't want one in your eyes or any other part of your face.
  11. I'm really diggin' that dark blue with the brown interior. 😎. Car looks amazing, I wish I was in town to run over and take a look. Should be perfect for some beautiful canyon cruises, leaves were already changing up by Heber this past week.
  12. On your bullet connector, you might also try putting some adhesive lined heat shrink over it once connected together and then shrink it. Your seats definetly look nice.
  13. check this out for a service loop https://www.rbracing-rsr.com/wiring_ecu.html
  14. Good work Omar, if you can ditch the bullet connector do it, there's a reason no one uses them on auto harnesses anymore. Either replace it with a weatherpak as mentioned or if you can leave a small service loop in the harness just do away with the connector entirely?
  15. Keep after it Omar, glad to see things are moving forward.
  16. I've actually already seen a few different good examples of hose retainers from 3d printing on hybridZ. They shouldn't be to hard replicate for any size hose, tube or loom, just a little design time, some tweaks for diameters and then push print.
  17. That's a good looking pan, I would advise having him also add in some baffling sound the oil pump pickup. It shouldn't be to hard to weld on a couple trap doors in a diamond shape for added insurance when going sideways or cornering. Improved Racing makes some nice affordable trap doors, I'm sure there are a few threads on the Hybrid with other vendors and baffling ideas as well. http://www.improvedracing.com/oil-pan-baffles/trap-doors-for-oil-pans-and-fuel-cells-pack-p-38.html
  18. Making progress Omar! Glad things are looking up and your finding some motivation to get after it.
  19. McKinney Motorsports is the only s30 I've seen. Rebuild prices are pretty high for the vk56 if you need head work, no off the shelf piston upgrades exist either. Great engine but expensive to upgrade, camshafts are available from JWT and Kelford, oversized valves and springs as well. The camshaft lifter buckets are the killer in price due to a design change and being $8-20 a piece for 32 valves to correctly set the lash it adds up quick. There is a pretty good following for the vk56 on Facebook, look for the vknation group and you'll find some good knowledge available from guys on there.
  20. I'd definitely try the smaller wire diameter and play with the heat and ipm. I recently welded up some .065" exhaust for my wife's Yukon with .035" and at 14v with something around 120ipm iirc it was still to much wire and burned thru like crazy if I tried to pull a continuous bead, on 1.75 or 3" tubing. It was all new tubing and modifying new raw steel Hooker Super Comp F-body LT headers so new steel all around.
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