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#221 Lurch ™

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 07:26 PM

So your car was originally mustard........
Ever thought of going back while you're doing all this work?

 

Correct mate - it was originally Safari Gold. 
But I won't be going back to that colour, as a Red car with a Safari Gold engine bay will look odd...

 

They look brand new O0 have they been water jet blasted?

 

What choke size do you think it will end up with?

 

Yes G-Man - water-jet blasted & all the steel items have been re-plated.
No idea on choke size atm. We'll start with 43's & tune from there.



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Posted 24 March 2016 - 07:35 PM

Well Locky I just had a text from my son. He sounds a tad excited about an engine that broke cover today. Looks like someone is a bit proud in one of the photos. Congrats mate.
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Posted 27 May 2016 - 06:04 PM

The rarely photographed 'Mikuni Whisperer' deftly weaving his magic...

 

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 06:43 PM

They look amazing - Get close to first start ?

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 01:04 AM

What no hammer??????

 

You have to have a hammer to work on anything datsun......  :)


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 08:00 AM

I'm most excited to see how he fettles all those 4 carbs onto an L6. :)

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 08:13 AM

A quiet but progressive build..........

 

No wonder, it has a

 

"Rust Whisperer'"

"L Series Whisperer'

and a 'Mikuni Whisperer'

 

all working on it.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:39 PM

Lurch, you mentioned in your early girl thread, that the car had a 280ZX injection manifold  and was controlled by a Wolf V4 ECU. Looks like it had a 45mm throttle body also(mentioned above) 

Do you remember what injectors were used? And what was the throttle body from?

 

I remember seeing a street reg rally car many years ago with a similar set up.

280ZX injection manifold and std injectors, a larger Ford throttle body(can't remember what model or size) and an Autronics ECU.

 

Got to drive it a few times on bitumen and I have to say it went really well, very driveable on the street with a shitload of go when needed.

 

It had a 2.9 litre bottom end and extensive port work to the head.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:10 PM

The Ford throttle  body to use back in the day was the XF IIRC.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:39 PM

Lurch, you mentioned in your early girl thread, that the car had a 280ZX injection manifold  and was controlled by a Wolf V4 ECU. Looks like it had a 45mm throttle body also(mentioned above) 
Do you remember what injectors were used? And what was the throttle body from?
 
I remember seeing a street reg rally car many years ago with a similar set up.
280ZX injection manifold and std injectors, a larger Ford throttle body(can't remember what model or size) and an Autronics ECU.
 


Hi
Have a look at this thread re larger AFM's for Bosch L-Jetronic

http://www.viczcar.c...fm-for-a-280zx/

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 07:12 AM

Lurch, you mentioned in your early girl thread, that the car had a 280ZX injection manifold  and was controlled by a Wolf V4 ECU. Looks like it had a 45mm throttle body also(mentioned above) 

Do you remember what injectors were used? And what was the throttle body from?

 

I remember seeing a street reg rally car many years ago with a similar set up.

280ZX injection manifold and std injectors, a larger Ford throttle body(can't remember what model or size) and an Autronics ECU.

 

Got to drive it a few times on bitumen and I have to say it went really well, very driveable on the street with a shitload of go when needed.

 

It had a 2.9 litre bottom end and extensive port work to the head.

 

The 280ZX manifold had an adaptor plate welded to the front of it to take a 60mm Ford XF throttle body.

Injectors were - IIRC - Bosch V8 Mercedes items.

 

The 280ZX manifold isn't a nice item as it's designed for economy & torque.

Small runner length & a tiny plenum.

 

I got rid of it as soon as I could afford to :)






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