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Twin cam head for the L6 from Derek at Datsunworks


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If you guys are looking for a cam sensor I used a Volvo 850 cam sensor on top of a stock distributor. Ground the top of the distributor down flat, ground off the vacuum advance boss,welded up the vacuum advance hole & attached a single window reluctor from a VW/Audi 1.8 or 2.8 to the old distributor shaft with mechanical advance removed. I actually used the end of the VW cam cut off, Drilled & tapped then screwed directly on the distributor shaft. The Volvo cam sensor fits perfectly in the inside diameter of the distributor.

 

Here is the only pic I have on me but you can see the pickup,on the distributor. post-41676-0-70815000-1453086150_thumb.jpeg

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Got some pics from the powder coater.  It looks like they did a great job.

I used http://www.powder-coated.com in Orlando. I'll post more when I get it back but I'm really happy with the look.

 

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I want this in my car right now:)

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Well it looks even better in person!

 

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The acorn hold down nuts are a little small. I'm going to have to work on that. 

 

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I'm really happy with the quality of the powder coating. Ivan at http://www.powder-coated.com/ did an amazing job. Fast turnaround and great communication. 

 

Well now that I have it back I can measure up and order the plug wires.

 

Getting down to the nitty gritty at this point.

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Ya know what would be cool?  There was a guy (monzter) a few years ago that did a gorgeous turbo intake plenum for a "regular" L6 head with ITBs.  Also done up in CAD with flow models and everything - I'll bet it wouldn't be too big a stretch to take that design, mirror it and adapt the intake runners for this head...

 

Just sayin... :mrgreen:

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Ya know what would be cool? There was a guy (monzter) a few years ago that did a gorgeous turbo intake plenum for a "regular" L6 head with ITBs. Also done up in CAD with flow models and everything - I'll bet it wouldn't be too big a stretch to take that design, mirror it and adapt the intake runners for this head...

 

Just sayin... :mrgreen:

Or base it off a performance plenum from a K20 head....

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Camshafts are in the house!

Or rather the shop.

They look great and everything measures out.

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I stripped the rockers from the towers and mounted the cams up in the head. It was snug but I could turn them. Not by hand but with a wrench on the flats it moved very easily. This was a big concern of mine from the beginning but I think it's going to be ok. Now I can start on the cam gear adapters. 

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