Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:17 pm

Well if you've been on a certain other site in the last couple years, you've no doubt seen Wynona. She's a 1984 Maxima wagoon, who up until this summer, was operating perfectly. However, due to my little head overpowering the big head, I ran it at 6000 rpm for too many minutes and hurt #6 pistons. Haven't yanked 6 out of the block yet, but I suspect to find damaged ring lands and/or cracked rings. Either way, time to rebuild.

Forgive me for no oics, I'm at work. I may gut Ugly Betty to steal her 5 speed and install in the wagon. I went to Pull and Save with Mohammed a couple weekends ago and pulled a donor 260z block and have the crank and rods up at Sunwest now. In fact, I need to call and see if he's had a chance to work me a quote. That will take care of the bottom end. The top end may receive the head off Ugly Betty, though I will probably put a little less aggressive cam in her as I'd like better idle characteristics. Plus, I won't be autocrossing the wagon, but I want her to be faster than she was.

I'll get some pictures up before too long, but there you go!
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby Indy510 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:30 pm

Is it this wagon?:

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby Indy510 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:32 pm

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby DRIVEN » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:21 pm

I wish I could like Indy's posts -- cuz pics.
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:21 pm

Lol, yes, that is the wagon! Thanks Indy! After my run tonight I'll find some current pics. Looks the same, minus the cylinder head. ;)
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby flatcat19 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:27 pm

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby flatcat19 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:29 pm

I remember you and I mobbing on the back roads from Kevin's house.

Both of us abusing the redline while the whole rest of the pack were quickly getting smaller in the mirror.
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:08 pm

Lol, I forgot about that! I'm going to have to show Rose that picture to remind her. Aww, warm tenders buddy! :)
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby flatcat19 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:13 pm

I think Kevin got some really good pics of the two of you out at his house.


We're(family) planning a trip to Spokane soon. We'll have to get together for dinner or something.
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:22 pm

Definitely!
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:20 pm

Ok, as promised, here are some oics. ;) This is the donor motor Mohammed and I yanked and I tore it apart that night.


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This is the block in Wynona. #6 cylinder is not happy. I'm thinking maybe an injector failed a bit too, hard to say. They are original injectors with 110k on them. Certainly possible during my way too long at 6000 rpm stint that one decided to shit the bed. You can see slight feathering around the edge of the piston. Looks fine other than that, but the bore is scuffed. I suspect when I tear that out I'll find broken rings and or broken lands. There's a bird in here for good measure, lol.


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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby DRIVEN » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:21 am

Mostly unrelated question; What are the emissions requirements in your area? Do you have to worry about any type of visual/technical compliance or is it tailpipe only? Just curious about how creative one could get on a "modern" car.
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:33 pm

Anything 25 years and older is smog exempt. So no check or anything. Above that, you have to go to the ecology station and run it on a dyno and a sniffometer up the tailpipe. Newer cars they just plug in, don't even run them under load. So next year, when my '93 hardbody is exempt, it could get a 1500 hp V8 and no one except the cops chasing me would know the difference. ;)
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby DRIVEN » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:50 pm

:fyea:
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby noflers » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:06 am

HRH wrote:[...]it could get a 1500 hp V8 and no one except the cops chasing me would know the difference. ;)
Perfect.

Sorry about the engine troubles, man. Love the Wagon!
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:18 pm

Thanks! At least the engine troubles were self-inflicted. ;) Not like the Datsun gods let me down.
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby noflers » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:25 pm

They would never.
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby 510freak » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:28 pm

I really miss the like button
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby flatcat19 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:42 pm

510freak wrote:I really miss the like button



My bad.
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doh
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


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