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  1. Don't bother brazing. Just get some of this stuff... https://www.caswellplating.com.au/store/store.php/products/epoxy-fuel-tank-sealer Much better than POR15.
  2. I dread to think what your plugs looked like. 😨 What you're really saying is, NA motors only need AFRs of 12.6 at WOT. Any richer and you're just blowing fuel out the pipes. People have this weird perception that a lean tune is a bad thing. Truth being that engines can run fine on lean tunes as long as 1. they're not under heavy load (high heat), and 2. you don't allow them to pre-ignite. I mean think about it, diesels run super lean under light load and don't hole pistons. In fact, they run cooler. On a petrol engine, you just need more advance to prevent pre-ignition. At higher
  3. Wow, that's really cool! As Monty Python once said, "Lukshureh!!!" 🤣
  4. Man, looking really tidy. Great work. Looking forward to what comes next... and your MS setup. 🙂
  5. Looking good. Takes me back to my old turbo beetle. Can't wait til I can get my Microsquirt installed on my L18. Re ignition timing and AFRs. It's possible to run the AFRs a LOT leaner than that for better milage. I ran my bug at up to 17 AFR for cruising and had no dramas. You do need to add more timing (up to 5deg), especially as the revs rise. You can see that in the ignition map. The pay off is the car uses a LOT less fuel at cruising speeds and on the freeway. People are often afraid to go past 14.7 for fear of going lean but manufacturers will run up to 18 AFR on very light
  6. So, does that Maxima have IRS? I'm really surprised to hear that.
  7. It's interesting how different the datsuns you got in the US were different to what we got down here. I don't think anyone could have imagined an LD28 "bluebird" here. With the lights and mascot on the bonnet it looks like a US made car to me. Weird. We got an L20B 4 banger car with a live rear axle. Of course there were a few "import" race cars... George Fury: 1983 Nissan Bluebird Turbo (tradeuniquecars.com.au) and this... The last iron warrior: Geoff Portman's Nissan Bluebird - RallySport Magazine Jap ended up modded and VERY fast, but never 6
  8. Fantastic. Although... if that turbo is for a 3 litre petrol, you might find it's a bit big for the diesel = lots of lag.
  9. This is AWESOME! I hope you have some boost planned for it. 🙂
  10. Hey @Atomic how is it all going? Keen for an update. 🙂
  11. Got some second rate welding done today and the spacers are finished. Now if I can just find a welder...
  12. Stew Wilkins was telling me that's the only thing that goes wrong with the 71C trans. The gears are super tough apparently.
  13. They're highly regarded. Should work well.
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