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by HRH
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 350
Views: 17140

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Wynona is back together and would be running right now if it weren't for the dead battery. D'oh! Have it on a trickle charger while I clean up. I'm exhausted, still have a headache and lots of snot. Still think allergies, my eyes are going nuts too, can't figure it though, nothing in the garage to b...
by HRH
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 350
Views: 17140

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Cylinder head is on! I figured out a much better way to get my offset chain hoist to behave for the head. Tied a ratchet strap to the exhaust and up to the eye hook, then just adjusted accordingly until the head was level while lowering. Wish I would have thought of that when I was taking the head o...
by HRH
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 350
Views: 17140

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Well usually I use my cherry picker but have limited space in the garage during winter, and Mohammed is borrowing my cherry picker, so that was out. ;) I have the front cover back on and sealed. After dinner is cleaning up the head gasket surfaces a little and re-installing the head. I left the inta...
by HRH
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 350
Views: 17140

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Cock. Didn't have the right timing stuff, went and got an entire timing set at Motion, then to harbor freight for a chain hoist to mount above the head to make my life easier in my limited space garage. Now eating lunch, then going to hook up the chain hoist and get at it. At least the garage is now...
by HRH
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 350
Views: 17140

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

It's mid-to-low 40s here. Colder in the morning. Was about 36-37 when I got up today. Fire is started, warming up nicely, even have the propane heater going. I've found I don't like working on things in mid 40 degree weather. Got up with the wife and started a fire before breakfast. I'm just coming ...
by HRH
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 350
Views: 17140

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Ok, so tomorrow when the wife is at work, I'll be in the garage, yanking the head on Wynona and checking the gasket. Then hopefully all back together in one fell swoop. Going to have to start a fire out there early though, get that place warmed up. Brr.
by HRH
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Betty White, the poor neglected race car
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Betty White, the poor neglected race car

So my Datsun guru is incorrect. It's not fully-sealed, but it could be if RTV was used. Definitely a durable unit. It's from 1990, the first ECU Motec made. :) But hey, cheap is good, and it should still function perfectly. It's 7 years newer than the L28T, right?! :D
by HRH
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Betty White, the poor neglected race car
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Betty White, the poor neglected race car

It's pretty good, but the wagon just barely fits. I have about 2 feet in front of the bumper in which to work. Not enough. It's a lot better than no garage, but I really wish I would have done a summer insulation project in it also. Have to heat the wood stove up all day to get it comfortable when i...
by HRH
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Betty White, the poor neglected race car
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Betty White, the poor neglected race car

Lol. I need a proper garage. Heated, with more space, and without wife Rose says over my shoulder. ;)
by HRH
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 350
Views: 17140

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

I screwed up the tensioner. I wasn't using my normal chain holder tool (favorite screwdriver) and it popped out. Thought I had it back in, but apparently not. Or it may have been the last time fiddling with the cam gear. Never had any problems before, just had an off day. Done a million cam gear adj...
by HRH
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Betty White, the poor neglected race car
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Betty White, the poor neglected race car

Alright, finally procured a different system for the turbo car. Got an older Motec, made for rally racing. Completely sealed fuel controller, which should work just fine since I can use the existing non-matchbox matchbox found on the turbo z. I'll probably end up hooking up a MSD to it so I can have...
by HRH
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 350
Views: 17140

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Ok, so I finally got the carbs pretty well set but after I hooked up the exhaust, I heard timing chain noise. So I figured I'd take off the valve cover and take a look. To my annoyance, I found an empty hole where the tensioner was supposed to be. I got the timing cover off fairly quickly, found the...
by HRH
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The never ending Project(s)
Replies: 497
Views: 44098

Re: The never ending Project(s)

If it ain't broke, don't fix it? Aww shit, son! I'm in the, "If it ain't broke, modify it until it breaks, then fix it again!" camp! :D
by HRH
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The never ending Project(s)
Replies: 497
Views: 44098

Re: The never ending Project(s)

Duh, because it looks ugly! :D
by HRH
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 350
Views: 17140

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Yeah, I read a Hot Rod Magazine where they were setting them up like that, but I guess that's the difference in theory between a V8 and an L motor. I'll have to re-read the issue. I'm sure depending on the weights you can do it, but probably better the way Nissan intended it. I'll switch it and go a...
by HRH
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 350
Views: 17140

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Figured out one thing yesterday after talking to the Datsun guru. I have vacuum for the vacuum advance from the balance bar, need to pull off non-ported vacuum.
by HRH
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 350
Views: 17140

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Ok, after a scare about the head gasket leaking water, I have the car running well, but not idling well. The thermostat housing had a sensor in the front I never tightened apparently, and it had a plug that was leaning against the timing cover, and it was just barely sliming down and pooling in the ...
by HRH
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 350
Views: 17140

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Well I'm back on it. Have the new fuel pump in, pressure is just below 3.5 running, which should be great. I can't get it to idle below about 1000 rpm, which isn't too bad, but then if you give it a wad of throttle, on going back down it dies. Can be kept going if you blip the throttle. Going to put...
by HRH
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 350
Views: 17140

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Yeah, with reground cams, there's a lot of difference between the sweet spot. I'm close to where it needs to be right now with my offset dowel, but another 2 or 3 degrees might gain another 5-10 hp and in a different rpm range. Well worth dinking with it. Not for a stock motor of course, that's just...
by HRH
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 350
Views: 17140

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

http://www.zcarparts.com/

Motorsport Auto, they had a price drop, couldn't say no! For $160, that's a steal. I can see how to replicate it but I can't do it for $160 of my time. It's pretty nice.

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