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by HRH
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Can't tell, it's very small. I have dad working on it since he's a hell of a lot better welder than I am. The outlet tubes are pock-marked to beat shit. I filled in one hole already but pressure bleeds off ever so slightly. Think I'm going to have him re-weld where it's soldered or whatever. He shou...
by HRH
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

I sent an email to rawbrokerage tonight to see if they can locate a new water pipe. Either that or I'm going to have to replicate it. I'd just weld onto it, but it's so damn rusty, I'm thinking a new pipe would be a better idea. https://i.postimg.cc/zf7t7Qx2/rb20wateroutletpipeassy.jpg https://i.pos...
by HRH
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Ah yes, boiling out water outlet pipe connected to intake manifold. Fun fun, finding lots of pits and can't find a replacement part online! Boooo! Can't bypass either, it's the upper radiator house outlet as well. Really cockward design.
by HRH
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Lol, it was 8 degrees this morning when I woke up. It's a warm 24 degrees now! :) Tonight should be the last of the super cold, then we get back to the 30s.
by HRH
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Ordered some more parts, talked to Ricky at Raw Brokerage. He said basically any of the Japanese engines you get can be condsidered a black box. Some are good, some look like garbage, just depends. Confirms my theory. Anyway, stud kit is coming and some various gasketry. Just as well it's late, it's...
by HRH
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Lol, in my head the "VG30!!" alarm is going off. :D
by HRH
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

So I knew the exhaust manifold had a broken stud, no biggee. So I was trying to ID the size, presumably 10mm, and I start removing the rearmost exhaust stud that is still attached. Nope, it's broken also, came out with two threads left head side. Booooooooo. So I'm going to be getting a lot of 10x1....
by HRH
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Oh, and also, I need to give a shout out to https://rawbrokerage.com/ They've been first rate in supplying parts in a timely fashion, even if they are in Florida (quite far from WA). Reasonable prices too. Haven't had any phone dealings with them, but email has been good. I forgot one gasket the oth...
by HRH
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

I have some on the phone! :) Ok, those weren't sized down, way too large. I transferred and got them to normal size. For comparison, look at the thermostat housing outlet which has the normal 1 1/4 - 1 1/2" outlet. The two intake ports fit inside it! https://i.postimg.cc/wTvKbjMR/IMAG1501a.jpg https...
by HRH
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Holy crap, I got the intake and plenum off and the size of the intake runners is just dinky! It looks like a motorcycle head, lol! Makes sense for 2 liters in 6 cylinders but damn! I'd swear the A series is massive in comparison. The shape and angle of the RB20 intake passage is pretty sweet though!
by HRH
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

And actually, as I was investigating bypassing one or two hoses, I found this article. The guy in Australia says it's for when the temps get to 5 degrees (one reason) and that's 41 degrees Fahrenheit. And of course, even in spring in Spokane, overnight temps can get that. And I definitely don't want...
by HRH
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

But that's the thing, even if it IS 25 years old, they should have stored it better! Dumbasses in Japan couldn't run compressed air through it to get all the water out? Bah! Cylinders and internals do look great though, so it won't get rings or a head gasket. Although I do need to bypass the heater ...
by HRH
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Plastigauge turned out hard to read, but other bearings read about the same. So I rolled them all out and stuck new ones in. There we go. On to the next problem. I started getting all the rubber lines sorted. Vacuum, boost, water. I've found more sludge. I didn't realize just how many damn water lin...
by HRH
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Normally I would agree, but I'd rather just get it in and fire it up and go do donuts. Roadkill style. ;) So if I've read the specs correctly, the plastigauge bearing clearance for the rod bearings is .00055 - .00137. The green plastigauge goes from .001-.003. So I hope I get lucky and it shows up r...
by HRH
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Suggestions/Site Feedback
Topic: RATSUN
Replies: 90
Views: 23909

Re: RATSUN

I only browse hybrid z. That's because I'm a dirtball 510/910/D21 guy who has a Z race car (legitimate) and I don't care about aesthetics. ;) Lol. They're a little uppity. Good information though.

Oh and Ratsun is down atm.
by HRH
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Betty White, the poor neglected race car
Replies: 18
Views: 2754

Re: Betty White, the poor neglected race car

So plans change again since I last posted that. Turbo L28 is staying in the Z. Just swapped out drive spindle and distributor, it's magnetic pickup now, which will work with the FAST HI6R-CD unit I have (MSD equivalent) and the spark retard box. Many other things to run as well but it's getting a li...
by HRH
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!
Replies: 630
Views: 81441

Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

So I just yanked the number 1 rod bearing and it looked ok. Then I saw a little scratch/divot, and I took my fingernail to see how deep it was, and promptly dug a trough right through it. :( Good thing I ordered rod bearings. And now I realized I need more stuff for the engine. If I wasn't such a pu...
by HRH
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: LZ20 engine build
Replies: 63
Views: 4806

Re: LZ20 engine build

It had a U60 casting head, I think it was semi-closed, can't remember.
by HRH
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: LZ20 engine build
Replies: 63
Views: 4806

Re: LZ20 engine build



That was the LZ20

I also shaved the head .030.