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  1. Madkaw


    Oops - wrong vehicle - lol
  2. Madkaw


    Here’s my run 0-60 IMG_3119.mp4
  3. Some carefully placed electrical tape and it looks better
  4. Time Left: 22 days and 14 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    I have a complete ignition system that I removed from my truck . All is in good working condition . Newer NGK wires with newer coils , cap and rotor. Maybe a year of running time on these parts . Also have an extra dizzy . Asking 150$ for the ignition package including the extra dizzy . 20$ for the fuel door from a 84 Please email me if interested sfinnerty1018@gmail.com


    , Indiana

  5. I hate getting blinded by cheap LEDs that aren’t properly focused . On my Z I went with Cibie lens and relays because my 71 didn’t have relays . The lights are equivalent to by 2017 VW lights . The lens makes all the difference and how the bright light is focused . I would not consider LEDs unless there was a proven lens that works with it
  6. My 83 has the z24 . With factory wheel size it’s quite zippy - even with the 3.90 gear set. Maybe you also have the same gear set which can be soggy with larger tires . I plan in a turbo eventually once I get my EFI dialed in . The lack of power comes in to play on the highway which I hope the turbo with supplement my power and avoid a bunch of downshifting on hills
  7. It’s in the glove box - you probably couldn’t tell from that pic
  8. Madkaw


    That’s actually not too bad for these turds
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    I actually was thinking of starting a 0-60 thread . It is actually a ballpark indicator of how the truck runs . Not for bragging rights , but for some real world perspective . Folks have commented that my 3.90 gear on a 4WD drive would be soggy , but it really isn’t . How would I compare to another truck that was tuned ? I did this with my Z . How do most production cars get compared ? 0-60 times. You think you Does the 38/38 really give you added hp? Or just a grunt of torque for a second but gulping the fuel
  10. Eventually I will get a grommet . Doubt the plastic hole will do much damage . I’ve taped everything up . I needed to be able to pull it out to work on it so a grommet would have made that harder
  11. IT RUNS! She tested my troubleshooting skills . Had a wire with a nick in it laying on a bare shielding wire that was shorting my coolant sensor wire -jesh. Quite sure I will have to work some kinks out . I already have a coolant leak to deal with and it’s in a bad spot around the thermostat housing . Also will need to get a tune saved that runs good . Drove it around the block a few times , but even with no real time it ran decent .
  12. Well I took my new cable that was too short and gave it to a talented friend that welded/brazed/soldered the end of one to the other and got me the length I needed . Had a hard time getting the engine to run . I swapped my injectors from my z(26lbs) with the ones that were in the truck (44lbs) and bingo it ran. I have to dial it in and find the big vacuum leak .
  13. It’s also about the ends . I might have done better with the 200sx , but it’s all a guess . And if I search 200sx cables , the web comes up with 720 cables
  14. About wired up . I still have to install fuel pump . I still don’t have a throttle cable. I talented shop owners says he can lengthen the cable . The cable for the hardbody I ordered was super short , but it will sacrificed to make a longer cable . There’s probably one that right size out there but won’t have the correct ends . It’s hard to get an appreciation of the plumbing spaghetti that happens under this intake . Between radiator hoses , ps steering hoses , coolant return lines and throw in a AC hose makes it pretty busy under there and makes this job tougher . It was brought to my attention that there is a coolant manifold to handle all the returns with this induction set up , but I ended up using just a T. Hopefully that won’t come back to haunt me . Other notes are that the mounting hardware is all different . This manifold is thicker than the carb manifold . You probably noticed how close the TB is to the radiator hose . I had to fight for every millimeter to get a 90 to fit on the TB and clear the hose . To run a tube across to a filter will be close too. It will barely clear the PS pulley. This whole project would be so much easier without PS . I had to move the pump to reach one of the manifold bolts . Im hoping to have it started tomorrow after I swap out a bad fuel pump . Still might not have a throttle cable so I can drive it
  15. About wired up . I still have to install fuel pump . I still don’t have a throttle cable. I talented shop owners says he can lengthen the cable . The cable for the hardbody I ordered was super short , but it will sacrificed to make a longer cable . There’s probably one that right size out there but won’t have the correct ends
  16. I just took the reservoir off the 720 pump . It’s clean enough for now . I will use a Prius steering .
  17. Yes . The problem is the huge ball end the gas pedal has . Bike shops will have 3/16 ball end , but this thing is like 1/2” .
  18. Did the sketchy shot today . Ground out the injector notches in the head . Took longer to prepare than actual grinding/ cutting . Need to change out the inlet fitting on the water pump in order to connect all the coolant lines . Then I should be ready to bolt up intake . The biggest stumbling block is the throttle cable . I ordered one for a 89 hardbody thinking it would be a tad longer for the throttle body . Not sure how I’m going to hook up the pedal side , but I can rig that some way.
  19. I think this will be sturdy without one bolt .
  20. Well I dived right on in this morning . The remote reservoir is in . Not pretty and don’t like all the hoses going everywhere at this point . I’m hoping it will be temporary until I get electric steering . The intake has given me a few issues right off the bat . It takes up more room than I like up front . The coolant routing changes for all hoses but one . The power steering bracket gets in the way for my set up . I had to cut it to clear my temp sensor . The throttle cable is too short . Still have to notch the intake for injectors - sketchy :-0
  21. Well this week my wife leaves for a about 5 days so it’s TIMEEEEEEEEE, for the Weber to go down . Hope I have all my ducks in a row . The truck is really running well right now - so it’s time to screw it up :-0 I have all the wiring ready on both the truck and the intake , so I should only have to connect the ends - kind of . I will also be going with a remote reservoir for the PS at the same time . Lots of things could go wrong with this much on the to do list . Ive decided to stay with just 4 spark plugs for now . I’m running just the intake plugs and lots of timing which the engine seems to like . I will post the progress with some pics - even the sketchy shit I do - and there will be some - stay tuned .
  22. 83 z 24 bracket hardbody compressor and line ends
  23. Woohoo- finally have AC ! This was a more about doing the change over from non-AC truck to an AC truck and making it work . It took a lot of work so it was nice to see it thru . I had to jump thru a lot of hoops and it cost more than I liked , but so had everything else I’ve done on this truck - lol. It is supposed to be 90 degrees this weekend so I will be testing the AC for sure.
  24. Don’t bother with a tilt wheel- it actually takes room away from your legs because the adjustment lever hangs lower than a column with out . I’ve hit it with my knee getting in and I’m 6’2” . Smaller steering wheel helps . I’ve got a 13” wheel and gives more room . I also have bucket seats , but have no comparison to the original bench seat . I do sit with the back fairly straight up , but I like that position . Never been a laid back driver .
  25. I think it’s hard to find anywhere . I put out a want ad on FB and someone let one go. He was a 510 guy that decided not to use it . It cost me 200$ - but it will be worth it
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