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    Default Petrolicious - Dare To Be Different In A 240Z

    This is the latest in Petrolicious' weekly video series. The sound of the Robello engine is just intoxicating! I would love to know just how good of a deal this guy got seeing that the engine alone probably cost $8K+. Still, a GREAT video as always by these guys. Enjoy.

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    Great video and car. It's set up pretty much exactly the same as mine, down to the wheels and tires!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spitz17 View Post
    Great video and car. It's set up pretty much exactly the same as mine, down to the wheels and tires!
    So is it true that the motor has nothing below 5krpm like stated in the video. I have a hard time believing that the L 6 has no torque down low unless his motor his set up with a 8krpm power band
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    Thread on this topic was started earlier in the week:
    VIDEO: Dare to be Different in a Datsun 240Z
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    Quote Originally Posted by madkaw View Post
    So is it true that the motor has nothing below 5krpm like stated in the video. I have a hard time believing that the L 6 has no torque down low unless his motor his set up with a 8krpm power band
    Either he was being dramatic, his engine isn't tuned right, or he's got an absolutely monster cam in there because L-series engines typically have a fantastic mid-range. I'd believe nothing under 3k RPM, but nothing below 5k? Like I said, he seems to overemphasize a bit...

    I recently built an L28 with a 280deg/.540" lift cam and the thing has no issues idling at 800rpm and flies after 2-3k RPM.
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    That's kind of the sense I got - that he was exaggerating a bit or that's a 10k rpm motor
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    That car sounds amazing!
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