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by sil8y
28 Jun 2015 15:30
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.
Replies: 23
Views: 1934

Re: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.

Anybody see a problem with running the l20b crank and rods, l18 oversized pistons with the closed chamber a87 head and l20 cam?
by sil8y
25 Jun 2015 19:08
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.
Replies: 23
Views: 1934

Re: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.

The Felpro L series head gaskets will handle up to 86mm bore without an issue - this is the standard L28 territory. However I have noted that at 87mm, plus any overbore (Z22 block) you'll need to move to the NapsZ gasket to get the bore size. I have found that the Felpro L head gasket often comes v...
by sil8y
25 Jun 2015 19:05
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.
Replies: 23
Views: 1934

Re: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.

Is it as simple as doing a .20 over bore piston and some molly rings? Is what as simple as .20over and new rings? You're not going to see a performance gain, if that's what you're talking about, other that fixing your compression issue (if it is indeed the rings and not the valves). Not the head. C...
by sil8y
25 Jun 2015 13:09
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.
Replies: 23
Views: 1934

Re: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.

I saw a post about using the 280 flat tops somewhere and wanted a little knowledge on the matter. (Hence here) I'm not new to Datsuns or engines. However, my last 2 510s I threw a KA into them. I'm not versed on the L series or carbs. I'd like to keep this one with old skool love. But, if I'm going ...
by sil8y
24 Jun 2015 00:58
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.
Replies: 23
Views: 1934

Re: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.

...umm, no. I'm looking for a better performing daily. I've had a few car with 11-1 on 93 octane clear fuel that get local with no issues. ...however, not an L series. That's why I'm here asking for help. How about a more realistic idea please.
by sil8y
23 Jun 2015 22:09
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.
Replies: 23
Views: 1934

Re: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.

As I understand it, l20 dish pistons with a87 head is at only 9.1-1. I was looking for a bigger bore and higher comp set up. Am I not correct on the compression numbers?
by sil8y
23 Jun 2015 22:07
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.
Replies: 23
Views: 1934

Re: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.

...deck is flat and has not been recut down.
by sil8y
23 Jun 2015 22:05
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.
Replies: 23
Views: 1934

Re: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.

OK. Well I guess i heard wrong. What is THE piston rod combo for the l20b/a87 combo. I would like to go a little bigger than stock as I don't want just oversized rings on a honed block with a stock piston. Deck if flat has no It been recut down. Advice? Previous experience? Head gasket recommendatio...
by sil8y
23 Jun 2015 12:50
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: L20b A87 rebuild help, please.
Replies: 23
Views: 1934

L20b A87 rebuild help, please.

I bought another 71 wagon a few months back. Has an L20b with a closed A87 head. Started loosing power. So, I ran a compression test and found all at 90-92psi. Pulled head and had a very light head gasket failure between 2 and 3. Brand new head. Checked valve adjustments and its OK. Checked all surf...
by sil8y
07 Apr 2010 08:29
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Making Pictures smaller
Replies: 12
Views: 4032

Re: Making Pictures smaller

thank you. ill post pictures later today.
by sil8y
06 Apr 2010 13:50
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1970 Datsun 510 wagon KA24e
Replies: 1
Views: 829

FS: 1970 Datsun 510 wagon KA24e

FS: 1979 Datsun 510 Wagon I’ve owned this car for about 8 years and its been in the family for about 2 decades. I have been fighting selling it cause I know I’m going to regret it. However, I have been trying to finish my race car for far to long. I need funds to finish this project and my prioritie...
by sil8y
05 Mar 2010 13:28
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Wagon Brake options
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

Re: Wagon Brake options

I know the car well. just never met the man.
by sil8y
05 Mar 2010 10:23
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Wagon Brake options
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

Re: Wagon Brake options

interesting, thank you. I will keep this forum updated of my plan of attack and document it for all to see! :) ...now, ...this Anthony guy...
by sil8y
05 Mar 2010 08:37
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Wagon Brake options
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

Re: Wagon Brake options

I know the 83 200 turbo has the disk brakes and lsd that i was looking for. But, the chances of me finding one are a little less than none. A Ford 9" might be a little overkill. But, they are cheep and i can get 20 of them today if i need. Plus i have a KA24E in there now, but im leaving my future o...
by sil8y
04 Mar 2010 15:00
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Wagon Brake options
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

Re: Wagon Brake options

Thanks.
Is all the 280 stuff bolt on? Master cylinder choices? 280up-grade kits? lines?
I have heard a little bit about using a Ford 9" or 83 turbo 200sx, 84 s12? anybody know anything about that?