Post by tiresmoke69 on Nov 28, 2010 23:46:30 GMT -5
Well today didn't turn out like I wanted. I won't be able to work on car until tom afternoon. Luckily I went and bought the new Grand Turismo game on PS3 to keep me occupied all day ha... I have everything to get the car running by tom night so hopefully I will have some pics and a video up of the car together and running tom evening.
By the way Stinger, thanks for all of your help with my questions so far! ;D
Post by tiresmoke69 on Nov 29, 2010 22:55:06 GMT -5
No :/ it has rained all day here and have been under tornado watch/warning for the whole evening... As soon as the weather clears up I will be all over it. Stupid weather, im ready to get this thing running again!
Post by tiresmoke69 on Nov 30, 2010 16:47:40 GMT -5
Well it turns out the distributor I got from a ranger at the junkyard will not work. The gear looked different and when I put the dist. in the gear would not reach all the way to the drive gear. So now im searching for another dist. to get the car running and race ready by saturday... I would love to go buy a reman from Oriely's, but funds are low at the moment.
Anyway I have everything on the car together except for the dist. ( of course ), wideband gauge, and slave cylinder. As soon as I can round up a dist. that fits and works the tbird will be up and running again.
I'm definately also interested in what you did for weight loss to get down that low because with just removing all the typical things that most people do + full interior I've only been able to get down to 3300 without driver, i'd like to know what I can do to take another 450#s off!
When you have a chance do you mind making a list of all the reduction thus far?
Last Edit: Dec 12, 2010 16:33:16 GMT -5 by turbo bob
Post by tiresmoke69 on Dec 13, 2010 9:26:56 GMT -5
Im going by hp/weight ratio for my 1/8 mile times. I figured that if the car makes 300-350hp at the wheels and weighs 3000 with me in it, it should easily run 8.0 if not better.
My 370z ran a best of 8.3 @ 85.5 mph in the 1/8 mile with a 1.93 60ft. It is bone stock down to the air filters. It puts down around 258hp to the wheels ( it has an automatic trans ) and weighs 3300 with me in it.
Here is a list of weight reduction:
Complete A/C system delete
Electronic Suspension delete, that includes all of the wiring harness for the eletronic suspension and the computer also. Replaced with 93 Cobra struts in front and drag shocks in the back.
Electro-hydro-boost delete ( this also includes all of the wiring harness that went with this and the computer ). Replaced it with a vaccum assist booster.
All sound deadening material and factory carpet deleted ( when I bought car the carpet was rotted out ). Replaced with carpet from oriely's w/ no insulation.
No exhaust ( just running a downpipe )
Corbeau Racing Seats ( still has factory rear seats due to class rules. )
Weld draglites all the way around.
Fog light and bracket delete.
Brake dust catch can ( not sure if thats what it is called, it was a black box on the passenger side under the hood with a rubber hose in it. )
There is probably more and I will list as I remember, it has been over a year since the weight reduction was done.
Post by tiresmoke69 on Dec 18, 2010 19:25:05 GMT -5
Well after driving a 130 mile round trip to get my distributor ( guy on nato shipped it to the wrong address... ), I got the car running this evening!
After getting the timing set right it runs and idles great.
I ran into a small problem here: I knew my oil pressure gauge didn't work, so I pulled the turbo oil feed line off and turned the motor over to make sure it was getting oil to top of head. Oil came out hard so that was good. Then as I was putting the feed line back on it decided to break ( I hadn't even started to get it tight yet, my guess is that it is cheap piece of crap... ).
Here are the things I need to drive the car down the road:
New oil feed line
new slave cylinder and the clip that holds it to the trans ( can you buy the clip at oriely's? )
Mount afr, oil pressure, and boost gauge
Let it warm up to operating temp. and retorque head studs.
Hopefully tomorrow I can get most of this knocked out and possibly take it for a test drive.