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blueovalz last won the day on September 16 2009

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    Tesla Coils and CanAm cars.

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  1. It's been years since I've posted here, but for the sake of someone else looking for a DIY project for a cheap V8 ITB set-up, check out the LS1 Tech page in which I fabricated a set-up using a highly modified aftermarket intake, some Chrysler LHS throttle bodies (Holley 48MM), and some home fabrication and welding. Using the Holly HP EFI system, the total cost of getting it up and running (mechanical and electronic) was about $2400 for everything. Again, a lot of home-made stuff, but nothing that a drill press, and common sense couldn't handle. The photos are a bit dated, but nothing has changed other than the system runs very well (took awhile for this old-school carb man to tune with a computer). http://ls1tech.com/forums/fueling-injection/1269857-poor-mans-ls1-itb-fab-up.html Also, my signature still works, so anybody interested in viewing the ITB set-up for a DIY'er, you can view the documentation photos (lower link), but look under the album called Manta ITBs instead of the Z-car albums Terry
  2. It was on there about three years ago, but I found a private buyer for the car later.


  3. I think I saw this car on ebay once, or one very similar

  4. These are the only ones I have, and think only one was from the orignal thread. Terry
  5. This is in my opinion (not impartial by any means) the best collection of Z's in one place. Not only Coffey's Z, but the Z-Wolf and the BlueOvalZ are at the very end of this row. It's a once a year "garage party" in Florida. Here are a couple from last year. And then, the Primadona Z was around somewhere in that location as well.
  6. This is similar work to what I had done to mine prior to putting it back on the street. In race trim, with race rubber and wheels, and the LS, I'd say 2150. I've heard of lighter, but cannot fathom how being my Z's exterior was 90% fiberglass, no side windows, fiberglass door skins only, Lexan rear window, and minimal wiring and lighting. I did have large brakes which added weight. My LS2 was 345 lbs on the pallet, and just at 400 lbs fully dressed.
  7. I'm considering the MEFI system. I was told by a fairly knowledgeable person who travels all over the county tuning LS motors that it is a good stand-alone for my application (ITBs) because it is a true speed density ECU versus the OEM LS module.
  8. has not set their status

  9. Thanks for the support guys, it is very heartening. Berry provided some data to create the graph and explanation shown at the link below (post #18 of the string). http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/showthread.php?p=313150 Roger's explanation of the results is one that has failed to be addressed by anybody associated with this contest, yet such a drastic increase in such a short window is extremely impractical unless manipulation was involved. Overall, I feel bad for everyone that supported and voted for any and all of the 5 candidates because the lack of any security in the poll (choice of cheapest polling product) allowed manipulation by simply removing the cookies, and then voting...click...click...click...over and over again. All that effort and no validity. We tried to prompt discussion on the Reader's Choice blog of the voting situation, but surprisingly most responses addressed personal car issues with no concern over the perceived ballot stuffing. Yes, I am a bit naive in that my expectations of our automotive brethren is fairly high (re-setting those expectations now) in that I would assume the big picture is ultimately more important than whether 'my wheels deserve to be in the poll instead of the ricer wheels' type of comments made.
  10. Thanks guys. Jon, you are so right. I never set out to create a car that meets other's approval; it just sort of turned out that a lot of folks like the lines and work. Anyway, everyone's support is again greatly appreciated and humbling. Merry Christmas! Terry
  11. There should be very little fore/aft movement of the differential (inertia from braking or accerlation). The differential will twist on a longitutinal axis, and/or a lateral axis as the result of torque forces though, but this does not translate into fore/aft movement.
  12. Everythings fine. Just want to stop building for a while and enjoy, so I'm putting my all into this one until finished. Got the axles today, dry sump is headed this way, and both oil coolers arrived today as well. So I should be busy for a while.
  13. Jon, The build is located on the same site a the "BlueOvalZ photo documentation" link in my signature. Terry
  14. Well Cameron, since you did ask ;) Being this will probably be my last big car project, and I've always dreamed of owning a CanAm replica, I decided to just about fully scratch-build this thing. Yes, I got some parts to start it off with, but to date, this car is 95% fabricated, 5% orignal Mirage framing. Heck, I spent $300 in steel to build a table and rotisserie just to get started. 9 months later, this is where I'm at. Yes, the tires are on backwards Drivetrain will be an LSx coupled to a 930 transaxle Once again, please vote for the Texaco car of the decades (see previous post). Other than the "2000s", no other import has busted 3rd place. Right now we're getting beat by a purple Pacer...yes, you read that correctly...a Pacer.
  15. Just as the Phoenix arose from the ashes, my old 240Z took the Cardomain “Show-off of the week†award. It’s nice to see folks still liking the old girl. I kinda feel like a proud papa again…sniff…sniff. It has been in Kit Car, Z-car magazine, and even a little blip in AutoWeek on their 50 anniversary project. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2168777
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