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by TheHeretic
25 Jun 2018 10:20
Forum: Events
Topic: NorCal Vintage Datsun Meet 2018 - Concord, CA
Replies: 3
Views: 208

NorCal Vintage Datsun Meet 2018 - Concord, CA

Just finished having this event for the first time over the weekend and it was a great success! We had almost 70 cars show up during a 100+ degree heat wave. Here is a link to an album with some of our favorite pictures included. https://imgur.com/a/eTts1iU https://i.imgur.com/lug0K4V.jpg https://i....
by TheHeretic
03 Apr 2018 19:19
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Muffler selection. Magic solution needed.
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: Muffler selection. Magic solution needed.

I don't know what motor you are running but most L-series below 150hp are fine with a 2" exhaust. Pair that with as long of a resonator that you can find and a Walker Quiet-Flow muffler and you should be happy.
by TheHeretic
21 Mar 2018 11:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the going rate for a set of 40 or 44 Mikunis?
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: What's the going rate for a set of 40 or 44 Mikunis?

Probably $250-400 for 40s and $400 to $600 for 44s all depending on condition.
by TheHeretic
20 Mar 2018 09:34
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Getting Control Arms Back In!
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Getting Control Arms Back In!

It's a Datsport cross member so has their brackets on it. They recommend Whiteline bushings and the bushings have the steel inner tube for sure. Will try the C-clamp idea on the other side. Just used my fingers on the side that is in. Plus to Whiteline is that they are self-lubricating bushings. I d...
by TheHeretic
19 Mar 2018 19:30
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Getting Control Arms Back In!
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Getting Control Arms Back In!

Yeah they were very very tight. Got one side in so tomorrow will go after the other side. Not much wisdom to pass on here...going to use even more lube on the other sides. That and a jack and a big rubber mallet was what I used. Tired now!
by TheHeretic
19 Mar 2018 16:48
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Getting Control Arms Back In!
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Getting Control Arms Back In!

Okay newbie when it comes to the rear suspension and have decided to take on the challenge of doing a new CV kit install along with new control arm bushings and R31 rear brakes. Got out the control arms and put in new Whiteline poly bushings. Went to put them back and WOW is everything super tight. ...
by TheHeretic
18 Feb 2018 09:33
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Header and Intake | Too Close?
Replies: 0
Views: 436

Header and Intake | Too Close?

Test fitting the header and intake before the engine goes into the car. Intake is a Datsun Comp copy which has been given an angle grid by Rebello already as it was touching the header on the dyno. With my new comp header is was still touching so I ground back some of the intake and gave the header ...
by TheHeretic
04 Feb 2018 08:33
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The Red Baron
Replies: 98
Views: 11552

Re: The Red Baron

All I know is that everyone I talked to before having Rebello build the motor said basically the same thing. TRUST DAVE! Dave Rebello is the owner and has more knowledge in his pinky than I will ever accumulate in my life. He builds every motor for Troy Ermish and many other race cars that are consi...
by TheHeretic
02 Feb 2018 13:00
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The Red Baron
Replies: 98
Views: 11552

Re: The Red Baron

It was on California 91 with no booster. Compression ended up being 10.3:1. Expecting a 20% drivetrain loss and will chassis dyno that later to confirm.

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by TheHeretic
01 Feb 2018 13:35
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The Red Baron
Replies: 98
Views: 11552

Re: The Red Baron

Dyno complete! 242hp at 6600rpm and 220tq at 5000rpm. Strong little motor...

Video here https://youtu.be/-HVg_j8r-P4
by TheHeretic
30 Jan 2018 20:22
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The Red Baron
Replies: 98
Views: 11552

Re: The Red Baron

Same motor (2360cc) made 190hp to the wheels which is very close to what your motor made. We'll see what mine does at the crank. Planning on doing a chassis dyno later this year.
by TheHeretic
30 Jan 2018 14:54
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The Red Baron
Replies: 98
Views: 11552

Re: The Red Baron

More slow progress...getting the header from Ermish racing and had it coated with a high-temp ceramic coating at a local shop. Before the coating went on I had a buddy weld on a V-band in preparation for the full exhaust to be built in the future. Good news is my engine is actually going to be dynoe...
by TheHeretic
30 Jan 2018 14:19
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE
Replies: 32
Views: 1294

Re: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE

I also found that the tranny mount (280zx) made mt KA tranny sit lower than I wanted. Have the chevy poly mount that you are using on the shelf but really don't want the extra NVH. How are you finding your mount is in terms of vibration and/or noise?
by TheHeretic
16 Jan 2018 12:03
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy
Replies: 23
Views: 1075

Re: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy

I wired mine up correctly and it still wasn't very accurate and would jump around a lot. Had West Valley Instruments rebuilt it and part of the process was for them to modify it so that it picked up the signal with a single wire to the negative side of the coil. Very easy install and it works just f...
by TheHeretic
11 Jan 2018 10:39
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The Red Baron
Replies: 98
Views: 11552

Re: The Red Baron

Can't find the original pictures of the heater pre-refurbishment but needless to say it didn't look that great. A ton of leaves had been trapped inside the heater and every time I would turn it on broken pieces of leaves would come out. It had been 3 years and I was still getting leaves! Pulled ever...