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by jovial_cynic
01 Sep 2016 13:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back to Washington
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: Back to Washington

And I'm HERE! The 510 is parked right next to my RV that we're living in for the next couple of months at my buddy's place, and he's got a shop with all the tools I need to get some work done.

I swear, my 510 drives better on these Washington roads!
by jovial_cynic
02 Aug 2016 17:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back to Washington
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: Back to Washington

Yeah - I'm very excited about it.

California isn't as bad as everyone says. There's a lot of great things about it, and I'll miss those things. But Washington is home and I can't wait. Also, there's a much bigger 510 crowd in Washington!
by jovial_cynic
02 Aug 2016 10:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back to Washington
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Back to Washington

After seven years of life in California, I am moving BACK to Washington in the next couple of months and I'm bringing my 510 back with me. I've managed to start up a successful business, build up some capital and equity, and while I am grateful for the opportunity and experience that these last seve...
by jovial_cynic
29 Mar 2016 14:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you do on your 510 today?
Replies: 1605
Views: 132676

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

In other news, I turned this spare side marker light into my starter button/shift-knob: http://newprotest.org/projects/510/images/20160213_starterButton.jpg http://newprotest.org/projects/510/images/20160213_starterButton_installed.jpg As you may notice, I made the starter button/shift-knob BEFORE I...
by jovial_cynic
29 Mar 2016 13:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you do on your 510 today?
Replies: 1605
Views: 132676

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Sound deadening! First things first, I had to replace a floor pan that was poorly installed. I picked up a bead-roller and rolled some beads into the sheet. Nothing too fancy - just enough to give it some rigidity. http://newprotest.org/projects/510/images/20160218_floorpan.jpg With a proper floor, ...
by jovial_cynic
27 Mar 2016 19:24
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: SR20DET MAF adventure
Replies: 35
Views: 6518

Re: SR20DET MAF adventure

I'm having some interesting new issues with my MAF. I decided to build my own intake plumbing between the turbo inlet and the MAF, and in an attempt to quiet down my intake, I've begun building an intake box to quiet things down and to also direct some cooler air into the engine. However, I'm learni...
by jovial_cynic
07 Feb 2016 18:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you do on your 510 today?
Replies: 1605
Views: 132676

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Do you know what happens when previous owners of engines are lazy and they install the knock sensor in the wrong location? Well, if the sensor is in the bolt-hole right next to the location where the engine and transmission meet, your knock sensor thinks you are pinging out at all times, and the tim...
by jovial_cynic
25 Jan 2016 14:50
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: In-tank fuel pump grounding question
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: In-tank fuel pump grounding question

I believe I yanked the in-tank assembly from an old Honda Civic. And I had to fabricate a few bits to make it work properly in the 510 tank... which makes me think that I'm on my own for figuring out the wiring on it. I'm actually planning to run through all the electrical to make sure all the ohms ...
by jovial_cynic
24 Jan 2016 08:47
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: In-tank fuel pump grounding question
Replies: 3
Views: 881

In-tank fuel pump grounding question

I was doing some wiring cleanup on the SR20DET install and something weird happened. I pulled the ground wire from the fuel pump (which is in the tank), and figured that the pump would not kick on when I turned on the ignition. However... With only the power line from the fuel pump relay, the pump p...
by jovial_cynic
18 Jan 2016 20:53
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: S13 redtop SR20DET timing weirdness
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: S13 redtop SR20DET timing weirdness

http://zilvia.net/f/showthread.php?t=431088

There is the slightest possibility that I misread the CAS timing marks.
by jovial_cynic
18 Jan 2016 19:39
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Sway Bar question
Replies: 28
Views: 4118

Re: Sway Bar question

Oh - that's right. I remember seeing that. I'll check to see if I have free rotation on there. These bushing brackets came with zerk fittings and I heavily greased the bar and bushings, so I imagine that it'll move, but I'll let you know.
by jovial_cynic
18 Jan 2016 19:24
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: S13 redtop SR20DET timing weirdness
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: S13 redtop SR20DET timing weirdness

Yup - I've done all of that. I do think there is something wrong, possibly with the CAS gear. I went ahead and took both of the CAS bolts out and pulled the timing by turning the CAs beyond where the bolts would typically stop me, and the pinging completely went away. I could rev the engine all the ...
by jovial_cynic
18 Jan 2016 14:46
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Sway Bar question
Replies: 28
Views: 4118

Re: Sway Bar question

I finally got a few pictures taken. In order to get the front sway bar mounted, I needed to measure how much the bar would need to stand off from the body of the car. 2 3/8", according to the tape. http://newprotest.org/projects/510/images/20160116_swaybar/swaybarHeight.jpg Here's one of the stand-o...
by jovial_cynic
18 Jan 2016 07:51
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: S13 redtop SR20DET timing weirdness
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: S13 redtop SR20DET timing weirdness

I ran the test lead (basically a spark plug wire) between the coil pack and the plug and got a better signal. I do have a dial-type timing light that has proven to be pretty accurate on my previous engine build. After getting signal from plug #1, it looks like I may only be about 35 degrees advanced...
by jovial_cynic
17 Jan 2016 21:26
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: S13 redtop SR20DET timing weirdness
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: S13 redtop SR20DET timing weirdness

I've done some additional reading, and it is possible that I've pulled timing source from the wrong wire (which means a different cylinder), which could explain the massive reading error from the timing light. I'll cobble together a test lead to go between the coil pack and the spark plug tomorrow a...