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  1. Hi Blue, I'm in the same boat. The silver billet...

    Hi Blue,
    I'm in the same boat. The silver billet ones look good. The red billet ones look good too, but look more complicated than they need to be. Of the fabricated steel ones, the black, gusseted...
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    I have repaired several broken/ stripped out cam...

    I have repaired several broken/ stripped out cam tower bolts in the past. The stripped ones are easy as you just have to drill and install a Heli-Coil. The broken ones are harder because you have to...
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    Billet Spray Bar

    As seen on HybridZ:
    Larry Hassler and Chris Cox ( 626-485-1556 ) are selling billet aluminum spray bars. Unknown price, and I have not seen one in person. Just passing on info.
    Phred
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    As a machinist and engine builder, I applaud your...

    As a machinist and engine builder, I applaud your effort.
    Phred
  5. Thread: Bearing size

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    Chris Your online mechanic should stay online...

    Chris
    Your online mechanic should stay online and away from engines. Replacement bearings are available for both rod and mains in sizes that will match a ground crank. Cranks are ground when the...
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    Agreed! No gasket needed. However, I always make...

    Agreed! No gasket needed. However, I always make sure there are no burrs on the tensioner face. A piece of 400 wet sand paper on a hunk of glass, and work the the contact area lightly. A nice smooth...
  7. Thread: Engines

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    Is the 2K with or without supplying a core.? If...

    Is the 2K with or without supplying a core.? If you consider the cost of a core engine, and subtract that off the 2K, it would be hard to beat. Get more details on what is supplied as far as new...
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    Crank polishing has been done many ways, probably...

    Crank polishing has been done many ways, probably 90% of which are wrong. All due respect to blue, scotch brite is only a cleaner and does not polish a hard crank journal in the technical sense. The...
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    Glass will be the most aggressive, changing the...

    Glass will be the most aggressive, changing the surface texture to that of a cast look. For small detailed parts like carbs, plastic media will best retain the stock finish. Soda will clean good, and...
  10. Maybe this will help. Phred50346

    Maybe this will help. Phred50346
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    It would probably be enlightening to give them a...

    It would probably be enlightening to give them a call, to see if they used any gasket sealing compound on the head gasket. There is a sealing ring around the cylinders, so it's not unusual to find...
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    Probably a bit late for this, but... You should...

    Probably a bit late for this, but...
    You should NEVER let a new/rebuilt engine sit and idle. The two most important issues of an engine are at stake. #1 is the cam/rockers. At Idle there is low oil...
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    I use soda to blast/clean engine parts on a daily...

    I use soda to blast/clean engine parts on a daily basis, both internal and external. We have a fairly expensive machine ($12K), which has been trouble free for five years. You learn how much pressure...
  14. Thread: Windshield Seal

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    Sticker Shock

    Thanks for all your thoughts. I have decided to go for an aftermarket seal based on the rather silly price of a NOS seal which can be seen in the pic below. I will follow up on this post when I...
  15. Thread: Windshield Seal

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    Windshield Seal

    I'm going to need a windshield rubber seal soon, and would like to get some reports from anyone who has used different suppliers products. The # 1 question is who should I buy from. My car is...
  16. Thread: RIP Dan Welden

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    I work in the racing industry, and everyone I've...

    I work in the racing industry, and everyone I've talked with, has been critical of the IRL. This was an accident just waiting to happen. It could have taken place at any number of tracks. We've all...
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    Arne: I have been building Porsche race engines...

    Arne:
    I have been building Porsche race engines for Rothsport in Tualatin for quite a few years now. If you decide to build a kraut car, stop in and look me up. Other than sticking the engine in...
  18. I have some numbers from a SCCA legal ITS 240Z....

    I have some numbers from a SCCA legal ITS 240Z. BSFC is not a hard fast number, and will/can vary depending on the state of tune. Other variables which can effect BSFC are the mechanical efficiency,...
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    Blue, Your head looks like electrolosis erosion...

    Blue,
    Your head looks like electrolosis erosion to me. The main reason I reply, is to try to convince you not to weld a piston dome. The piston dome is not that thick, and the welding will likely...
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    Phriggin Phast!

    I too, have have scared myself several times going too fast for the road I was on. All those were surpassed by these two cars. The Corvette at Thunder Hill was ( only ) around 150 or so. Would love...
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    One of Lifes Little Pleasures

    Thank you all for adding to my post, as I indeed left a bit out. I tend to forget that a quick and simple job for me, may put someone else in an unknown area. I look at it this way, if something...
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    Brian, I have not heard of head bolts referred...

    Brian,
    I have not heard of head bolts referred to as stage I, or II. More commonly they are referred to as early, and late, late ones also known as tubo bolts. Unless your bolts were replaced, they...
  23. Zink

    A few years back, I had some brackets and hardware tested. The results were zink. The gold stuff was called zink/yellow ( I don't know what product is used for the yellow ) and the few silver bits...
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    Cam Confusion

    There is a thread on HybridZ.org that details with what is required to degree your own cam. It is in the 6 cyl. Z forums heading. If you have never done this before, it can be very confusing. It is...
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    240ZNZ, Keep us posted on how you're doing. The...

    240ZNZ,
    Keep us posted on how you're doing. The news in Noth Amaerica hasn't kept up with recent happenings in NZ. And how are the roads around there? All passable? Fortunately, in the North West...
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