SoulEngineering wrote: »
Need motivation to finish? I've got a few Kiwi friends near Auckland if you need motivation lol. You might know them. Byron with the turbo ZC CRX is a good friend. Just lost interest or time or money? Here's to hoping you get it all back together!
What do you do when you have no job and are saving the money you do have for a holiday? Buy a new turbo. I bought the nissan one years ago as a t28 but i'm not too sure what it actually is, Suspect its off a RB of some description but its going on trademe. The new one is a GT2860RS it should be perfect for my power goals. The motor is probably capable of more but I'll need to get braver for more power and it'll be interesting to see how the driveline holds up. I have the the mfactory lsd on pre order but still waiting for them to be manufactured. Apparently there is a delay in manufacturing
Love this! I run a GT2860RS on my DOHC ZC Wagon. First suggestions: run a Kinugawa adjustable waste gate actuator. Get the one that comes with 5 springs so you can adjust boost easily with a manual boost controller. I use a GFB Atomic manual boost controller. I sourced boost pressure pre intake manifold off of the air to water intercooler I use and get very consistent boost levels. With it run to the intake it was not as steady. Also, make sure your oil return is properly angled and in the right spot on the oil pan. Mine was not to start with and I didn't see full boost til 5k. With the oil drain fixed, I'm seeing full boost (18psi) at 3500 rpms and its making boost at 2200 rpms from a dig.
Thanks for the tips!
I'm planning on running electronic boost control but will look into the adjustable actuator. The spool sounds exactly like what I wanted so I'm happy there.
I'm tossing up if I go D17 individual coil packs and aftermarket ecu or stay with stock dizzy and neptune. I like the simplicity of the stock setup but the features of a new ecu (wideband input, closed loop boost control, flex fuel etc) are really tempting.
Ef8 has gone to its new home so I can focus all my attention on the shuttle in the new year
Its great to see you pushing through on this build. My wagon has been in the garage for a year and a half now and its hard to keep working on it when the budget was gone months ago, and you feel like you're stringing it together one part at a time. I'm sure there are a bunch of wagons on this site in the same spot as us. ;)
Yeah it does feel like things are dragging on a lot but I'll eventually get there.
Ive just completed a 3 month 10 thousand mile solo roadtrip around the US in a van. Got home just in time to be locked down with the virus stuff.
I've been thinking about a cam for this build since I've had the motor built. Shipping was akways a killer to new zealand so I never committed. I had to return the van to ohio so I stopped off at jegs and picked myself up a comp cams 59300 and aem cam gear.
Nice stop in Ohio for a cam! Thats a great travel story. :)
I drove from ohio to New York, Niagara Falls, Toronto and across the northern states in winter across to Washington and then back again. I had a bit of money left over so figured I'd get a cam lol
@rti intrac damn sounds like a great trip/experience one day I’ll go to Toronto always wanted to go
Yeah it was a amazing trip!
I ordered some valve springs from a local supplier before the virus stuff hit. They are finally on the courier and I should receive them this week.
A fab shop here in nz does DIY steam pipe manifold kits so I've ordered one and will have a go at making my own. I've not seen any 'off the shelf' manifolds I'm happy with. my current adaptor is off a stock manifold sits the turbo far too low and is the wrong flange for my new turbo. I'll make provision for a external waste gate but run with the internal for now
I fitted the cam and valve springs the other day
As I was torquing the head back down the helicoil pulled out. So its all apart and back to another engine shop to get that fixed. It'll need to drilled out to a larger cap screw but it should work
We have been in lockdown here in nz with the virus stuff. I was one of those people who went straight to the junk yard when it opened. I got a d17 rocker cover and coils for the coil on plug conversion
There was a shuttle at another so I went and grabbed the heater core and the controls. Mine originally came out with the Japanese lables but I swapped/lost it for some reason