Wow, been soo long since I did an update........
Might be due to having a baby in November
Anywho, that doesn't mean there has been no work done to ol' faithful.
I have had a package arrive from the states containing lots of goodies, see here
Mmmmmmm Mikuni heaven
So I've been working on the upgrade. Even though the second hand carb's were running, I wanted them to be mickey mouse. So I rebuilt them!
I took my selection of manifolds to the engine workshop day, to get opinions from guys who know much more than me, to select the best one to suit my application. Of course the one chosen was the TWM unit that didn't have linkages! So I've had to make some custom jobbies, that have come up great. Hopefully will have them running VERY
Once again, borrowed Dimitri's air syncrometer to get them balanced. I think I use this more that Dimitri, so I'll buy you a big mac meal for it?
(I'll have to give another +karma mate)
I also borrowed a roll center adjuster from Gareth (kind enough to drop it into work
) and I have modelled it up on Solidworks. Obviously Gareth has an S30 and mine is S130, so mods were needed (will also fit 16600/510?). I also changed the design to increase camber from 2° to 3° and also giving 1° castor. However while trying to fit, hit a snag and was unable to get them on. It seems that the ball joint needs more clearance in the later cars, so more machining was required. Hoping to have them on real soon.
Got the Grand prix display coming up and I have an engine that's not running and a front suspension that has been disconnected. All while trying to spend time with the family, sub divided & build a new house (dealing with council and neighbours
) and I'm going for a holiday to the Gold Coast.
Hope I get the car ready in time :-\
Pics to come..........................