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Old 01-25-2015, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by beg3yrs View Post
Nice installation. Looks really packed in there. Something about 10 lbs of stuff in a 5 lb bag comes to mind. Great work!
Yeah the shroud brings them closer to the engine more than I would have liked, I like all the room we have in there, but I keep cramming more **** into it, :/.
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Old 01-26-2015, 05:45 PM
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Can't stop touching this thing...
Installed a 240sx throttle body, not for gainz but to clean it up a bit more. Dilemma was, I had nowhere to plumb in for valve cover vacuum, it has to be after metered air and before the throttle body. After pondering for a while, decided to drill and tap the air flow meter! I know! WTF! It worked out great actually, the fitting is super sturdy, and I put a rubber washer under it to seal better. The tube I made from piping and painted it black and plumbed it in! Runs good, smooth. I am pretty sure my BCDD was going bad or gummed up, because it would take a while to idle down at times, would just be stuck at 1200 or so.

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To this! Not too shabby!
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I think tomorrow I am going to clean up the valve cover and the intake plenum, maybe just a quick wire wheel job.

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Old 01-26-2015, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Skully View Post
I think tomorrow I am going to clean up the valve cover and the intake plenum, maybe just a quick wire wheel job.
Great improvements. IMHO, simpler and tidy is much better.

Post some photos of the wire wheel results. I'm considering something similar on mine before it goes back in the bay.
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Old 01-27-2015, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by beg3yrs View Post
Great improvements. IMHO, simpler and tidy is much better.

Post some photos of the wire wheel results. I'm considering something similar on mine before it goes back in the bay.
Well I didnt end up wire wheeling it, took one of those SOS pads and some gunk cleaner and just went over everything with it. All it did was take off most of the surface dust and grease off, can't tell a big difference in photos, but it looks a little better.

I don't know, I suppose take off the valve cover and polish it would be the way to go, maybe next time I am on days off from work.

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On another note, wired in this cool fan override switch , just have to mount it somewhere.

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Old 01-27-2015, 06:48 PM
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Does your clock work? If not, do you ever want it to? If you've got a modern radio, it probably has a clock on its display.

You see where I'm going???

BTW, that fan switch looks pretty cool.
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by beg3yrs View Post
Does your clock work? If not, do you ever want it to? If you've got a modern radio, it probably has a clock on its display.

You see where I'm going???

BTW, that fan switch looks pretty cool.
No it does not work, I set it to 5pm, because that is no more work time! LOL.
It would be pretty amazing if it worked, but from some of the write-ups that I looked at on fixing it (not just cleaning) I don't know if I want to tackle that.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:19 AM
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Thanks! Yeah I like the look of less crap in there lol. Aeromotive A1000-6 unit, I am thinking of getting some dual 10" fans and a controller next, will see .
I'm going to add this regulator to mine... Did you use anything special to plug the extra hole? I should move on this as soon as I get her tuned up and back on the road.

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Old 01-28-2015, 10:22 AM
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I'm going to add this regulator to mine... Did you use anything special to plug the extra hole? I should move on this as soon as I get her tuned up and back on the road.

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Just a -6an plug and o-ring seal, I think it came with it when I bought it.

And...since you are here, in my thread, just so you know, you made me do few more hours of work when I saw your engine bay!
Change out the valve cover for my other one, replaced the bolts with hex heads and threw in a new gasket, took off the heat shield and wire wheeled it.

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Nice... I haven't put my heat shields back on yet. I had them blasted along with the intake... and then painted them black... I may not put them back on anytime soon...
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Originally Posted by beg3yrs View Post
Does your clock work? If not, do you ever want it to? If you've got a modern radio, it probably has a clock on its display.

You see where I'm going???

BTW, that fan switch looks pretty cool.
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No it does not work, I set it to 5pm, because that is no more work time! LOL.
It would be pretty amazing if it worked, but from some of the write-ups that I looked at on fixing it (not just cleaning) I don't know if I want to tackle that.
Well, I'm not sure you figured out where my post was going although I do like how you chose to set the time.

The space occupied by your inoperative clock might be a candidate for mounting your fan switch.

BTW, MSA offers a clock replacement for about $90. They take old clocks and replace the guts with modern movements powered by a single battery. It is a 1.5V battery, not your car battery. The face stays the same and the back light remains powered by your car.
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Well, I'm not sure you figured out where my post was going although I do like how you chose to set the time.

The space occupied by your inoperative clock might be a candidate for mounting your fan switch.

BTW, MSA offers a clock replacement for about $90. They take old clocks and replace the guts with modern movements powered by a single battery. It is a 1.5V battery, not your car battery. The face stays the same and the back light remains powered by your car.
Sorry I didn't catch on haha, I'll throw it somewhere in the console in one of the empty spots.

I might do that! I actually want it functioning . Will look into it for sure thanks!
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Ok...don't laugh. I don't really want to take off the intake, grind everything down, weld the holes up and clean it smooth, so...I was thinking...maybe a nice aluminum cover for it.
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then I made one quick out of cardboard just to see what it would look like, it would be easy to make out of a sheet of aluminum. Maybe get the little "vents" and the 2800 hydrajetted in..thoughts?
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:24 PM
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Sometimes you reach a point where you just need to call it good.

Where that is, is a personal choice.

Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder.
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Old 01-30-2015, 03:52 AM
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Sometimes OCD kicks into overdrive lol!


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Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder.
Haha nice way of saying it!



Cheers

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Old 01-30-2015, 04:27 AM
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I wouldn't put a cover over it. Why trap heat there?
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Haha you guys are right, time to close the hood till snow melts. I did order some LEDs for the outside tho, apparently makes a huge difference in the draw on the current. Pricey, but should be worth it .
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Yes, the drop in current draw is dramatic, from about 10 A down to around 2 A. That is very good for the parking light circuit.
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:41 AM
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Well back home for another few weeks yay! Still colder than a witches bewb. Got some thingies in the mail, LEDs came in. After 3 days of pumping heat into the garage, warm enough. Installed the bulbs, wow, what a difference in brightness, and in system draw. The volt gauge barely moves now with 4 ways on.


I also got some vinyl white faced overlays, I might wait on that tho, I need to rip apart my passenger rear wheel bearings still, no more shopping until Canuck dollar is at least equal to US dollar, losing too much. :/
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no more shopping until Canuck dollar is at least equal to US dollar, losing too much. :/
Not trying to be arrogant here but past performance would leave one to believe you may be waiting a while ... come on Skully, shop till you drop.

I had a finance professor once tell me that as far as currency exchange rates go, the best predictor of tomorrow's rate is today's rate, i.e. it's a crap-shoot.

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My wife often sees me at the computer screen and remarks that my Z shopping is costing too much. I'm afraid to show her just how much I've spent.

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Nice video. Is that your garage? No insulation? No wonder it takes three days to warm up.

Nice pair of Zs in there too.

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Not trying to be arrogant here but past performance would leave one to believe you may be waiting a while ... come on Skully, shop till you drop.

I had a finance professor once tell me that as far as currency exchange rates go, the best predictor of tomorrow's rate is today's rate, i.e. it's a crap-shoot.

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My wife often sees me at the computer screen and remarks that my Z shopping is costing too much. I'm afraid to show her just how much I've spent.

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Nice video. Is that your garage? No insulation? No wonder it takes three days to warm up.

Nice pair of Zs in there too.
Garage is fully insulated, it is about -35 at the moment, well was in the morning. It took my little electric heater about 12 hours to put the garage to 12c ( was exaggerating the 3 days ), which is not bad. I think this summer I will get a natural gas furnace in there . It looks not insulated, because that is Oak on the walls

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Garage is fully insulated, it is about -35 at the moment, well was in the morning. It took my little electric heater about 12 hours to put the garage to 12c ( was exaggerating the 3 days ), which is not bad. I think this summer I will get a natural gas furnace in there . It looks not insulated, because that is Oak on the walls
I'd love a garage like that. Oak? Very nice!

At 12c you northern types are probably in shorts and a tank top, eh?
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I'd love a garage like that. Oak? Very nice!

At 12c you northern types are probably in shorts and a tank top, eh?
Not gonna lie I was sweating, had to open a door...

I love it, it feels very warm, not so industrial I guess...but I need better lighting the wood absorbs it, doesnt reflect much.

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Add a couch and you can sit back and enjoy the view of all those nice toys.
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:06 PM
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Couch+ 50" flat screen+frige= MAN CAVE with those throttle body girls.
We can all admire you engine bay in comfort!
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Couch+ 50" flat screen+frige= MAN CAVE with those throttle body girls.
We can all admire you engine bay in comfort!
LMAO, if I build it will they come?! I can do bunk beds if ya'll wanna come for a visit!
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