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Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by Deuce, Oct 14, 2012.

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    Looks like Mark Skaife I think.
     
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    Jee, and I thought removing the exhaust manifold on the Buick was hard enough...... Have to have lady fingers to squeeze down the side of that engine.
     
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    I’ve often wondered about the effect of corrugated intake tubing vs smooth. You going to stick with the corrugated stuff?
     
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    Me too, I remember my tuner saying years ago that there was benefits to having it corrugated, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was.
     
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    Yeap, Skaife and James Courtney I think.
     
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    Yeah, when the larger diameter pacemakers went in I had to support the motor and drop the steering and crossmember to fit the drivers side up from the bottom.
    And passenger side sometimes hits the floor because space is so limited though.
     
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    Yeah, will keep that.
    I could always remove the front elbow for open throttle body at racetrack if it's really an issue.
     
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    May as well just take the bonnet off......
     
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    Because Roadkill
     
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    They pissed me off!
     
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    Progress continues:
    All fuel sorted (and checked for leaks - all good). Booster vac, map, heater cntrl vac sorted. Carbon canister is hooked up, pcv is on. Cruise and throttle cable sorted - bracket re-drilled.
    Temporary clutch fan delete for testing - will fit fan back on later.
    Just need a little vac line tidying and sort out engine breather for drivers rocker cover.

    Tried starting last weekend - fail. Cranks but no hint of firing.
    Adjusted timing advanced. Tried this weekend - almost. Tried while jumper leads on for max starter power - and it runs. . . . really horribly and won't idle.
    Plan from here is triple double check timing and reset to stock. I think I'm still a way off.
    Then finish off little things ready to drive again and build a new tune file.
     
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    Did you keep the same injectors or change those too? I would've expected it to have a decent idle haha.

    Is it possible to route that accelerator cable through the manifold runners so that it's not over the top of the manifold? I read somewhere that a VN group a throttle cable is long enough for to go around the back of the manifold neatly. Not sure on availability though.
     
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    Does it have the adjustable iac port on the rear like there v6 one has
     
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    Yeap, swapped over super6 injectors.
    I tried a dozen different routing options for the throttle cable including as you suggest. But this is the only one without super tight bends or stretching too far.
    I might get a longer cable one day. But this wil do for now.
     
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    Correct, IAC is on the back of the manifold.
     
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    Started it this weekend. Got it going with riming light in diag mode - could only get to 0° and the lock arm on dissy hit the coolant crossover fitting.
    Moved dissy 1/8th and reset leads back one spot each, fired it up, 4°, so moved dissy a bit, Bang on - 11° base at tdc.

    I'll lock that down at some point and refit fan. Then it's just the rocker cover breather and I might replace the heater tap and done.
    Finding time is the hardest thing lately
     
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    You really need your apprentice to pick up the slack. ....:)
     
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    Hahaha. Best comment ever.
    Yeah, he's usually asleep on the job, off eating, or staring around the garage not helping.
    Best apprentice ever though!!
     
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    Completed
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    Is this your drag bus?? If yes can you get rid of the clutch fan?? Might save some HP but you know doubt already know that.
     

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