Finn's KA24DET

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Re: Finn's KA24DET

Post by finn » 04 Aug 2013 12:16

Looks much better than a hole.
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Re: Finn's KA24DET

Post by MCMLXXXV » 04 Aug 2013 14:04

yeah much better ! :)

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Re: Finn's KA24DET

Post by bertvorgon » 04 Aug 2013 17:18

That looks good. No, I was not bragging :oops: , just referencing that a 510 with 200+ Hp is a very fun ride to say the least. We have at least 1/2 dozen cars here in that range now, and, depending on the final drive/flywheel, have some good acceleration monsters.
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Re: Finn's KA24DET

Post by finn » 04 Aug 2013 17:36

I know you weren't bragging that why i said just kidding :) . But you have every right to. The thing about your car is that power also has a purpose. Mine just wants to get me in trouble. I need to start looking into this autocross thing. Maybe take the long haul to the racetrack...
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Re: Finn's KA24DET

Post by finn » 04 Aug 2013 17:46

bertvorgon wrote: We have at least 1/2 dozen cars here in that range now, and, depending on the final drive/flywheel, have some good acceleration monsters.
it feels like i joined a secret organization. an elite group of misfits 8) :lol:

thanks for everyones advise BTW. its not over but its certain matured.
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Re: Finn's KA24DET

Post by finn » 18 Sep 2013 18:26

lowered the rear the redneck way. doesn't bottom out but sure is bouncy. Looks like i'll be getting those rear coil overs sooner than later...
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Re: Finn's KA24DET

Post by okayfine » 18 Sep 2013 18:58

What sort of spring rate do you have up front?
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Post by bertvorgon » 18 Sep 2013 19:02

And, till you get better shock/springs, be careful of the "bounce". Suspension does weird things if it is really bouncy, lots of different toe changes, which can really throw you off if not careful.
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Re: Finn's KA24DET

Post by finn » 18 Sep 2013 19:22

I can't remember exactly. All the emails I had from the PO are no longer in my gmail(didn't know that was possible). their blue so I assume their those dodge springs that are common to swap straight over. they definitely stiffened up, like 200lbs to 400lbs feels like..

Keith, I did noticed a change. asde for the bounce, its quite nice. no squeal on turns. gave me a nice castor on the rear or camber.. which ever, i'm new... steering feels a little tighter. I can't wait to get some proper coilovers back there so that I can fully enjoy that smashed look :twisted:
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Re: Finn's KA24DET

Post by finn » 18 Sep 2013 19:28

Sorry Julian, I thought you were talking about the front.. but quincidently I don't know either. all blue if that helps. like I said before, I had all this info before but it somehow vanished. I don't have his number anymore either. two years ago... I remember most but as far as brakes and suspension all I know is '79 200sx. sorry about the spelling errors, I grew up in Oregon.
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Re: Finn's KA24DET

Post by okayfine » 18 Sep 2013 19:47

Generally you want to start with equal spring (wheel) rates front and rear, then adjust to suit your preferences.

Dodge D50 springs are used in the rear, and I believe they're all black anyway. Blue springs might indicate ST springs. Front and rear springs are both blue?
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Re: Finn's KA24DET

Post by okayfine » 18 Sep 2013 19:51

F/R springs both being blue would probably indicate they're ST springs. ~130in/lb wheel rates. Lots to go from there. Rear coilovers make spring selection easier as well as ride-height adjustment. But after you get it set, they don't really make much difference.
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Re: Finn's KA24DET

Post by finn » 30 Sep 2013 18:06

Back from JCCS. That was a lot of fun! Very cool cars and good people. Meet a few non-realm members that should be, maybe my constant mention will bring them around :P Seeing all those nice and shiny paint jobs was just too much though. Its time to properly paint my car. Everything else is nice and tight engine is running great, why not :?:
I started stripping the seals, trying to save as much as I can to keep costs down. the door seals are out but everything else looks ok. the interior trim crumbled apart the minute I touched it :x I need two interior vents and one driver door pillar pieces. pictures included. i'll post something in the classifieds later. I also yanked the rear seat belts. they're 1970 Datsun front belts so they don't fit around the car seat of my two year old. look good though.
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Re: Finn's KA24DET

Post by finn » 09 Feb 2014 20:35

Over the last several weeks i pulled the exhaust manifold off and ground away at the ports and gasket. I felt that the gasket I had was blocking air flow. Im losing a decent amount of horsepower from somewhere, noting similar engine builds on other forums. While it was off i decided to swap out the BMC. I couldnt shake the thought of boiling fluid despite it never getting that hot after runs around town. I went with the stock size 3/4" from the rock. $50 aint bad at all...
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Re: Finn's KA24DET

Post by finn » 11 Sep 2014 16:18

awhile ago, before I left for Japan. I bought a new manifold after a night of too many beers and boredom. I finally got around to finishing it since getting back from this Philippines trip. the air flow is pretty significant. I had to shorten the exhaust down pipe since it mounts a little lower but everything else fit perfect. i need to take it back to the dyno and see what kind of increase i got outta it but i have a few other issues to sort out first... when i was out test driving it, i noticed what felt like a fuel cut around 100mph. happened so fast i couldn't look at the gauge to tell but don't want to waste $70 on a dyno run that comes up flat. haven't checked for codes yet but all other driving speeds are fine. the second i found to day. while changing out my rims, i noticed the front wheels were a little sticky. as if there was still pressure from the brakes. i checked the pedal movement and they're far from engaged. after the test drive for the wheels and new lugs, i checked the rotors and sure enough their hot as hell :evil: so i need to figure out why my brakes aren't bleeding off. i leave for the Philippines again soon so looks like my weekends will be booked. i missed the sign up for JCCS in long beach this year but got on the standby list so hopefully i get the brakes sorted before i get the phone call.

fyi, I'm selling the minilites and libres dirt cheap. i need to clear up the garage since we'll be transferring next year and i could use one of Dave's new front sump sway bars 8)
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