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by jeffball610
30 Jul 2019 22:24
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: New swap-4G63T
Replies: 166
Views: 37567

Re: New swap-4G63T

I'm finally getting around to posting an update on my leaking head. It's not a major issue. It seems it's only one valve on cylinder #4. I presume this happened due to a bad valve guide. I bought the head with a bent valve and, if memory serves me, it was this exact valve. Looking at things, I think...
by jeffball610
08 Jul 2019 20:51
Forum: Suspension
Topic: #4G63510 Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: #4G63510 Brakes

I haven't updated this thread, but I did install the brake pads. They felt a bit better, but only have a few miles on them. My car developed a rough idle due to a leaking exhaust valve. Time to rebuild the head, so I can't very well test the brakes :/
by jeffball610
08 Jul 2019 20:49
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: New swap-4G63T
Replies: 166
Views: 37567

Re: New swap-4G63T

Did you get the new brake pads installed yet? I did, but they only have a few miles on them since the motor is down. I had a rough idle after my trip, and it turns out I have low compression in cylinder #4 due to an exhaust valve leak. Time to rebuild the head, but I'm out of town for vacation, so ...
by jeffball610
27 Jun 2019 09:49
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: New swap-4G63T
Replies: 166
Views: 37567

Re: New swap-4G63T

After the Powerland show, I thought it would be a good idea to add a list of the parts my car is made up of. We were having discussions about how many different cars parts make up each of our projects, and I thought I'd write it all down. My best guess is about 28 different car models make up my cur...
by jeffball610
03 Jun 2019 08:33
Forum: Suspension
Topic: #4G63510 Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: #4G63510 Brakes

Order placed today through Porterfield. I tried to order some over the weekend, but they don't have a method of confirming SCCA discounts on their site. Thankfully I'm only 1 day shipping from their location, so I should get these before I leave for the Powerland meet on Thursday. I'll report back i...
by jeffball610
29 May 2019 17:03
Forum: Suspension
Topic: #4G63510 Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: #4G63510 Brakes

Still no progress on this. Everyone I speak to seems just as confused as I do. I do have one theory, though it's not very good. The front calipers have banjo fittings rather than straight fittings. Is it possible that there is a restriction in that style of fitting that is not allowing enough fluid ...
by jeffball610
29 May 2019 16:52
Forum: Suspension
Topic: #4G63510 Suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: #4G63510 Suspension

After putting a zip tie on the strut and driving around a bit, it doesn't seem to be bottoming out. I still have about a half inch of travel on the strut. I didn't drive it like on track, but I figured the road bumps and speed bumps would cycle it enough. I'll follow everyone's advice and get some t...
by jeffball610
29 May 2019 16:48
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Stock Gauge Wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Stock Gauge Wiring

I found the answer to my question in Dime Quarterly. Unfortunately, I had to use the "old school" paper version since the PDF on Google Drive is missing Volume 3 Issue 2. I had my wires right anyway, but I put the signal wire from the fuel sender on the wrong pin when I rewired the car. Sidenote: Wh...
by jeffball610
25 May 2019 20:49
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Stock Gauge Wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Stock Gauge Wiring

I recently redid EVERY chassis wire in the car and replaced all connectors (except the ignition switch) with Deutsch connectors. In doing so, I've ensured that there is no corrosion in the wiring and that the connectors will not come loose or fade away in the sands of time. However, the one stock ga...
by jeffball610
25 May 2019 20:33
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Center Mounted Parking Brake
Replies: 27
Views: 1178

Re: Center Mounted Parking Brake

I once again used a Z31 unit. I have an EG Civic center console to cover it, but it seems to work well enough. I had to create a couple of simple mounts to hold the parking brake in place of course, and much lighter mounts for the center console. Of course I don't have any current pics, but i can ge...
by jeffball610
22 May 2019 19:54
Forum: Suspension
Topic: #4G63510 Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 849

#4G63510 Brakes

This will be an updated thread on progress, questions, and issues associated with my specific braking system. And boy do I need some help :? I've been posting in this thread http://the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=31150 here, but I feel it has gone beyond what that thread was intended for. I've ...
by jeffball610
22 May 2019 18:54
Forum: Suspension
Topic: #4G63510 Suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: #4G63510 Suspension

If you could get the car set up for 205/45 then there are a bunch of options. You didn’t mention if the strut tubes are shortened or not. If not, you may be sitting at a static ride height quite far down in the shocks travel meaning that the damping is poor. I’ve lived through this with my 280zx OE...
by jeffball610
22 May 2019 07:12
Forum: Suspension
Topic: #4G63510 Suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: #4G63510 Suspension

I agree with Robyn, I would shoot for 5 degrees for sure. As a function, castor induces MORE negative camber in a turn, so on that course you show, it would really help as there were a lot of tight turns. Make sure it is EVEN and that you or equivalent weight sits in the driver seat when setting su...
by jeffball610
21 May 2019 20:40
Forum: Suspension
Topic: #4G63510 Suspension
Replies: 14
Views: 654

#4G63510 Suspension

I'm planning on this being an updated thread of my setup and how I change it over time. I'm currently experiencing some issues I'll outline below. Current setup: TSW Kyalami wheels 16x7 +42 (I think) 10mm spacer 205/40/16 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 340 treadwear Tire pressure is usually 20-22psi at...
by jeffball610
21 May 2019 19:44
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: New swap-4G63T
Replies: 166
Views: 37567

Re: New swap-4G63T

It's been a while since I've updated this. I've been fighting some issues. I've got the whole chassis rewired with Deutsch connectors. Swapped in a 7/8" MC with the booster, and then without the booster. I'm still fighting braking issues. None of that stops me from taking the car out to autocross an...