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    Porkbun, great work with the Holley et al. I'm a...

    Porkbun, great work with the Holley et al. I'm a devotee to this way of thinking and I endorse completely what you've done to your engine!

    I personally would love to see your theoretical manifold...
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    Hmmm, to use a readily available, pressed metal...

    Hmmm, to use a readily available, pressed metal impeller water pump or the last one of my LD28 pumps? I think I know the answer to this one already...;)
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    Damn...just as I was getting the idle tuning...

    Damn...just as I was getting the idle tuning sorted, the water pump seal gave out and leaked coolant everywhere. It was the last of my "good" water pumps with the cast impeller.
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    Heat...lots of it. :ermm: It has begun to melt...

    Heat...lots of it. :ermm:

    It has begun to melt and distort many of my split convoluted electrical wrap that I've used close to my headers. I now wrapped the primary pipes with thermal wrap and I'm...
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    You're right, total advance may be on the money...

    You're right, total advance may be on the money already and converting over to megasquirt control of the ignition timing may build the midrange torque up a bit. I'll do some more work to it over the...
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    Yep, we got those early heads too, just like the...

    Yep, we got those early heads too, just like the one you posted.

    I will tell you, at TDC when I was putting on the head, the chamber on cylinder 3 (IIRC) was so laid back around the spark plug...
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    There was an earlier version of the E88 head,...

    There was an earlier version of the E88 head, found out here on Cedrics and other lower specification engines, their quench isnt closed like this head. Like I said, think more like a small chambered...
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    The dizzy is bit of an odd one. During my years...

    The dizzy is bit of an odd one. During my years of collecting bits and pieces, I found this dizzy and I suspect a previous owner had modified it to include only 10 degrees of mechanical advance (20...
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    Thank you very much Guy! :) I went and sought out...

    Thank you very much Guy! :) I went and sought out a guy local to me who builds engines for many racing teams and often sends complete engines O/S for owners who want something top shelf. I took an...
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    Thanks Steve, you may be right about 'leaving...

    Thanks Steve, you may be right about 'leaving power on the table' This is a brand new combo for me and i have some work to do yet to optimise this combo. in the event that i do some ignition...
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    My ignition timing is 20 degrees static, with 30...

    My ignition timing is 20 degrees static, with 30 degrees total.
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    Perhaps, but atm I'm finding that the Clifford...

    Perhaps, but atm I'm finding that the Clifford and the Throttle body can support over 200 rwhp from an L28. This isn't an L31 we're talkin about here. The induction was an evolutionary step beyond a...
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    I have been in discussion with several people at...

    I have been in discussion with several people at the track. It's certainly a hotpot for information exchange, some good and some not so good. Most of the interest on increasing the power output of...
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    yep, 40.5cc IIRC

    yep, 40.5cc IIRC
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHm16_Iv7JE&list=U...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHm16_Iv7JE&list=UU_8_bg4GN_jLBZ4rs2imj6g At the dyno getting tuned yesterday.

    Its an N42 bottom end with JE forged slugs, for a VG30DETT and they have a 4cc dish,...
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    I'll get back to you all shortly, I'm off to the...

    I'll get back to you all shortly, I'm off to the racetrack for some fun! :-)
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    E88 head on an N42 block

    As some of you might recall, I built a new engine for my 240C coupe that was originally going to be turbo'ed. Since I put this car on the track, a change in direction to keep it NA kept me in a more...
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    Hahahaha, I don't have as many motors as you...

    Hahahaha, I don't have as many motors as you after all. NINE, crikey that's heaps.

    Same to you and yours, I hope all is well at your end mate!

    I'll stay posted and I'll drop a line in from time...
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    Love your work Guy. You have quite the collection...

    Love your work Guy. You have quite the collection of motors there! I thought you had a lot until I realised I have just as many. Bitten by the same bug it seems. LOL

    I can't help but thinking...
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    Excellent!! :D

    Excellent!! :D
  21. Put the cap in the freezer and heat the block...

    Put the cap in the freezer and heat the block with a heat gun. That should allow you some time to get the cap in position before the clearances close up.
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    Let me know next time you're coming 'down under'...

    Let me know next time you're coming 'down under' and I will chuck some 'roo steaks on the barbie for ya!!

    I drove my car on Sunday with a group of other Datsun nuts through some great back roads...
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    I would love to come and play in your sandpit...

    I would love to come and play in your sandpit boys but there's a big pond in the way!! Damn.

    Great news about the engine, I just knew you were going to love it. Looks fantastic in there, nice...
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    Yep, I agree. I run one of these clutches...no...

    Yep, I agree. I run one of these clutches...no issues whatsoever.
  25. The camshaft timing is off. Your picture shows...

    The camshaft timing is off.

    Your picture shows the cam to be very advanced. I looked at the timing number 'one' near the chain and the timing mark there is between link plates, not on the link...
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