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    #21 Ungodlyfreak

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    Posted 19 April 2016 - 04:18 PM

    Not low enough for my liking haha   :pimp:

     

    That's why I want to build one. :/


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    Posted 19 April 2016 - 04:22 PM

     

    I take it you built the trailer, yeah? How hard is it to get it rego'd? I'm considering building a trailer of my own.

     

    Looks like he just resurrected an old trailer Iz. So much easier than building from scratch.

     

    Not low enough for my liking haha   :pimp:

     

     

     

    From the old trailer we kept the A frame, Axles and rego.

    Build a new main frame, bed and floor.

     

    i guess you could do it if you handy with a welder.

    just put some design work in and make sure everything is straight.

     

    doing rego is the PITA

    i didn't go over pits, cause honestly its a PITA and technically its still registered and a similar build trailer, so i prob wont bother.

     

    Trailer has no suspension, its pretty fracking low 

    + my ramps are 3 meters long, i could get anything on it before, now its just stupid, there SFA angle up to the trailer. 

     

    Ill take some better pictures on friday when i take the car to be tuned. 

     

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    Posted 19 April 2016 - 04:32 PM

     

    Not low enough for my liking haha   :pimp:

     

    That's why I want to build one. :/

     

     

    get much lower and ill take out the road base as i drive along.

    i allready had to buy a drop towball to tow it.

     

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    Posted 20 April 2016 - 08:59 AM

    I find your lack of suspension disturbing

     


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    Posted 27 April 2016 - 07:15 AM

    I find your lack of suspension disturbing

     

     

     

    Good, cause it ant your trailer :P

    You don't need suspension anyway, heaps of car trailer kicking about without it. easiest way to make it lower.

    Sure you could get drop axles, but then we could spend all day talking about trailers, but this a car thread.

     

    back to car.

     

    before the tune day i was trying to figgure out how to get better power cables to the fuel pump, as i was getting a decent voltage drop (1v).

     

    after looking into the electrical connectors, i found these cheap, the pro flow surge tank fittings.

    http://www.proflow.c.../catalog/511510

    VPW have them for like $10.

     

    To remove the stock fitting i just drilled out the riveted type connection they have, with a rubber washer (keeping the washer)

    then i had to drill out the hole to accommodate the new fitting.

     

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    The car went in for a tune the following day, but did not preform well.

    I later found out the HFM cams i had installed were universal 13/14/15 items and if you directly install them into a s13 without adjusting anything the intake cam is sitting 10 deg retarded.

    another life lesson and something else to fix.

     

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    The car shat out 260hp at a barish, but andrew was not happy with how the car was reacting.

    so its booked in for next month, so by then will have the cams dialed in and ready to go.

     

    Day after tune it went into WA Suspensions and had a wheel alignment. 

    They set everything up nicely and surprise surprise it drives in a straight line now (front and rear were way way way out of wack)

     

    So next on agenda?

    - fix cams

    - ls coils, more spark gap

    - retune



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    Posted 27 April 2016 - 10:19 AM

    You are the first person I have heard of running the HFM cams in W.A.  I saw someone post about them on Nissan Silvia that the cams destroyed their engine.  Was tempted to grab a set of them but due to no testing being done with them, went for the ole faithful Poncams instead.

     

    Any reason you chose the HFM over anything else?


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    Posted 27 April 2016 - 10:56 AM

    You are the first person I have heard of running the HFM cams in W.A.  I saw someone post about them on Nissan Silvia that the cams destroyed their engine.  Was tempted to grab a set of them but due to no testing being done with them, went for the ole faithful Poncams instead.

     

    Any reason you chose the HFM over anything else?

     

     

    Hey,

     

    orgionally i was going to run with stock cams and not even worry about it, then couple weeks before tune decided to cams it up - i went with these because Gktech had them (have alot of trust in these guys previously) / they were cheap & i knew shipping would be quick.

    Gave them + tomei cam springs to mechanic and he installed it, car ran fine after.

     

    TBH i didnt do alot of research into them, i bought some secondhand parts of a guy who was running them and said they were great.

    So it boiled down to time and i thought if i got some cams from Aus, they would definatley arive in time to be installed before tune. 

     

     

    I have spoke with 2 people in WA that have the cams (one before and one after installing them)

    after i queried why mine were sheet they both told me the same thing "they are designed for a vct motor so you need to adjust the intake cam, otherwise it will be retarded"

     

    My mech just thought they were bolt in and just did them as you would install drop in cams. so they are 10 degrees or so retarded. 

     

    I have heard lots of things about HFM since this and actually looking into it.

    I'm actually waiting to hear back from the mechanic today as i have been exchanging emails with them & i cant fault there email service at this stage. 

     

    i'm waiting to hear from there mechanic as basically there also scratched up and every single one has wear markings and pittings i have never seen before, let alone on a 2 hour old set of cams.

    so im not sure whats going to happen, i am resistant to run the cams given what they look like, but i'm waiting on discussions with HFM about this.

     

    Ideally i think id like a refund and just order some new Tomei's

    But we will see what happens. 



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    Posted 27 April 2016 - 11:13 AM

    Hard to go wrong with proven Tomei cams. Also I've seen a few sets going around for dirt cheap too (I would snag some up).

     

    Alternatively, run HKS cams like myself :)

     

    I wouldn't go BC cams either, I've seen them compared to Tomei and they are sheet.

     

    How much power are you expecting to make? 

    FYI - I run Yaris coils instead of LS coils, they have built in igniters and sit inside the coilpack cover unlike LS coils. Something to consider since Hayden did it for me.

     

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    Posted 27 April 2016 - 12:44 PM

    Hard to go wrong with proven Tomei cams. Also I've seen a few sets going around for dirt cheap too (I would snag some up).

     

    Alternatively, run HKS cams like myself :)

     

    I wouldn't go BC cams either, I've seen them compared to Tomei and they are sheet.

     

    How much power are you expecting to make? 

    FYI - I run Yaris coils instead of LS coils, they have built in igniters and sit inside the coilpack cover unlike LS coils. Something to consider since Hayden did it for me.

     

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    Yeah if i order cams it will be HKS or Tomei, prob tomei as the valve springs match...everything should match right....ahahaha

     

    Power wise it should have no trouble pushing 350 rwhp....might run out of injectors towards 400

     

    Yeah i considered the yaris and the audi r8 options, i like how they are way closer to stock looking and bolt in.

    I ended up with ls2 coils cause a  set of 8 poped up for $100 and it was to cheap to pass up.

    (they have internal ignitors to)



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    Posted 27 April 2016 - 12:55 PM

    Each tooth on a cam gear is 10 degrees so you can just yolo it and advance the gear one tooth and put the chain back on.
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    Posted 27 April 2016 - 12:59 PM

    I run tomei valve springs and hks cams... But yeah I suppose why not lol.


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    Posted 10 May 2016 - 08:59 AM

    So another weekend of win, fail, win's in a typical #srlife story.

     

    Got the turbosmart plumback BOV welded in at metalcraft marine...left josh with a side project to do also.

     

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    Onto cams.....i ended up ordering tomei 270s from frsport...was quick delivery as allways and a great price.

     

    Mech went about swapping them for me, when i rocked up he was removing the rocker again...aparently moments into the run in it made a death noise.....fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

     

    After hand cranking engine noticed the exh cam was not spinning. Further investigation found the pressed in dowel pin had cleanly ejected itself....somehow using majic???

     

    Dowel pin was in the sump.

     

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    So lots of swearing.

    Did leakdown test, nothing abnormal.

     

    Smashed it back in with loctite

     

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    Started her up n hoped for the best.

     

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    Pured like a kitten, thank frackery.

     

    So lastly picked up my ls2 coil mount from josh.

     

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    So in the next installment we make spark plug leads, get a retune and hopefully go drifting!

     

     

     



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    Posted 10 May 2016 - 10:13 AM

    Wow, that mount is nice :) Shouldnt have any bonnet clearance issues?


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    Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:34 PM

    Wow, that mount is nice :) Shouldnt have any bonnet clearance issues?

     

    When i was test fitting them, i put them vertical and it hit the bonnet, i laid them horizontally and could close the bonnet. 

    i can assume they are close as they aren't to big, but the only way id know for sure is closing the bonnet and somehow tasking a photo?

     

    i'm waiting for a vented bonnet to pop up FS so i guess that will change the situation again toooo.

     

    I have those purpose made spacers for the bonnets somewhere, i might end up fitting them for the heat dispersion...i just don't like the look of the bonnet sitting up. 



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    Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:59 PM

    I've though about a vented bonnet too. I'm undecided though - middle vent, or side vents, or a combination. The other potential issue is water. Ideally though, air should flow in through the front and then out the top to assist with cooling.

     

    Maybe just buy some vents and mount them on the stock bonnet.


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    Posted 10 May 2016 - 02:11 PM

    I've though about a vented bonnet too. I'm undecided though - middle vent, or side vents, or a combination. The other potential issue is water. Ideally though, air should flow in through the front and then out the top to assist with cooling.

     

    Maybe just buy some vents and mount them on the stock bonnet.

     

    Yeah tbh i was just going to get a dpeed or something ones there only like $450 right?

    id i did my own vents id be to lazy and just cut holes in it and leave it like that. 



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    Posted 11 May 2016 - 06:51 AM

     

    Wow, that mount is nice :) Shouldnt have any bonnet clearance issues?

     


    I have those purpose made spacers for the bonnets somewhere, i might end up fitting them for the heat dispersion...i just don't like the look of the bonnet sitting up. 

     

     

    Bonnet risers? I distinctly remember reading somewhere that they actually have 0 effect on cooling efficiency at all, and if anything actually have a detrimental effect on keeping things cool under the bonnet.

     

    Casual reading: http://www.driftwork...et-spacers.html



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    Posted 11 May 2016 - 07:33 AM

    Yeah i bought the rizers from GKtech when doing one of my mass order's, originally it was for the VQ to get bonnet clearance as its pretty tall engine....had nothing to do with flow or heat at thats time.

     

    after doing that reading, i guess it makes way more sense.

     

    ill only put them in if i need clearance for the coils or something stupid. I do agree 100% make the car look retarded.



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    Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:04 PM

    Well i haven't been sticking to my regular updates as its been testing my patience somewhat.

     

    sheetter went in for a tune, last month. Shat out 337Hp @ 17psi with a fair bit of lag.

     

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    we went out to barbs for a drift practice, while fun i was not overly impressed with the lag.

     

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    so this brings us closer today.

     

    Last break i took it for a drive and there was a nice tick tick tick.

     

    This break, cam cover off, find this. <intake cam>

     

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    pretty much #srlife

     

    Ive put the old HFM 264 intake cam back in and took it for a thrashing session.

    So far it seems fine, well, its not broken too so i don't know what to say.

     

    So what now?

    i have no idea what caused the cam to die, my mechanic has no idea and its all a bit of a mystery.

     

    got a few metal flakes in the oil change, as to be expected.

     

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    putting sump plug back in, Gktech spec, literally just above hand tight and it snapped the head of.

    very disappointed.

    had to tap it out of the sump

     

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    I changed the exhaust up, to a full 3inch with single rear muffler, instead of the yum cha setup it was before with 2 mufflers...sounds a bit more racecar now.

     

    so where to for now?

    I have a GTX3067 on order, hoping to get rid of some of the lag...the 3082 is under utilized anyway.

    i need to sort out a catch can setup, getting some serious blow by.....ummm delicious. 



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    Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:59 PM

    The magnetic sump plugs in general shouldn't be over tightened - no matter the brand.

     

    Dimple make the best ones though xD


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