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UnderControl

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#1569263 Sightings 2, the not a datsun but... Thread

Posted by UnderControl on 08 June 2018 - 07:43 AM

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#1568935 Idle hands: assorted projects

Posted by UnderControl on 06 June 2018 - 06:37 AM

More parts.
 
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Went to the yard the other day. Managed to pull a tupy head for the rebuild as well as a spare intake, spare front axles, and a somehow intact clutch fan shroud.
 
Then some other parts got delivered.
 
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The offset wasn't as much as I was hoping for out of the fairlead, but it is enough to place the nut in the recessed section of the winch mount so I shouldn't have to run spacers.
 
I will be mounting the control box under the hood so I will need to make a couple of longer cables to reach the winch.  Hoping to get that all done Friday before headed out for some wheeling Saturday. 



#1567654 Sightings 2, the not a datsun but... Thread

Posted by UnderControl on 30 May 2018 - 05:16 PM

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#1567571 Idle hands: assorted projects

Posted by UnderControl on 30 May 2018 - 10:40 AM

Finally started tearing down the spare engine in preparation for taking it to the machine shop.  The block actually looks pretty good.
 
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All of the rod bearings are fairly worn and #6 is toast, but this is the worst of the mains.
 
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This was sold to me with low compression...
 
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These things will happen when your compression ring comes out in two pieces.
 
Otherwise the worst thing about this block is the snapped ps pump bolt.
 
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In other news I found a little service trail on my way home the other day.
 
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#1567484 What are you listening to???

Posted by UnderControl on 30 May 2018 - 05:18 AM




#1566087 Idle hands: assorted projects

Posted by UnderControl on 23 May 2018 - 04:42 AM

Not a whole lot going on with the xj for now. I did stop being lazy and got around to swapping injectors.
 
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These are the stock injectors from my mustang that I've had sitting in a box in the corner for years.  Before I started I thought they were closer in physical size than they actually ended up being so this wasn't quite as bolt in as I had hoped. I had to get a little creative bending up some tabs to hold down the fuel rail, but they're in there now.
 
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Also had some reflective insulation laying around from another project so added some to the rail and #3 and #4 injectors.
 
While I was in there I decided I'd go ahead and start getting a feel for what I'd need to do to get my second battery tray in.
 
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I knew from other write ups that the ecu would need to get flipped out of the way, but it kinda looked to me like there may be some clearance issues around the power steering res as well.



#1565373 pic of your truck

Posted by UnderControl on 19 May 2018 - 09:28 PM

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#1563115 Trucky-chan KA-T 620 project

Posted by UnderControl on 09 May 2018 - 04:15 AM

Grease gun hose it is.

 

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Truck is back in operation and many boosts were had on my test drive. Missed this thing.




#1562136 Sightings 2, the not a datsun but... Thread

Posted by UnderControl on 04 May 2018 - 04:24 AM

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#1562135 Trucky-chan KA-T 620 project

Posted by UnderControl on 04 May 2018 - 04:20 AM

I was actually looking at grease gun hoses. Certainly a lot cheaper than their braided AN equivalents.

 

Not a whole lot to report yet. Broken fitting is out, new fitting is in, alternator has taken an electrical connector cleaner bath and now I'm just waiting on a new oil filter housing gasket to arrive so I can put it all back together.

 

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#1560268 620 Rally Build

Posted by UnderControl on 24 April 2018 - 07:34 PM

Based on very limited research 500hp is pushing your luck on an unopened 2.8. That said GT35s seem to be the preferred turbo although I'd venture to say a GT3076R would be a good fit. The 30 is rated to 525 and would spool almost instantly on a 2.8. Step up to a GTX30 and power rating goes up a couple hundred hp without sacrificing spool.


#1560241 Trucky-chan KA-T 620 project

Posted by UnderControl on 24 April 2018 - 06:02 PM

So, with the daily back on the road, and the issue with the race car diagnosed and parts on the way I set my sights on the truck. Didn't take but a second to figure out what broke.

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The bspt to npt fitting sheared off pretty flush with the oil pressure outlet. As long as the remainder comes out without much hassle it will be a pretty simple fix. For the short term I'll just be replacing the broken fitting. Longer term I'll remote mount the pressure sender to relieve some stress on the fitting. At the end of the day it will very likely take longer to get the mess all cleaned up than to fix it.


#1558649 Trucky-chan KA-T 620 project

Posted by UnderControl on 17 April 2018 - 12:39 PM

^ I bet you're right.


#1557815 Trucky-chan KA-T 620 project

Posted by UnderControl on 13 April 2018 - 04:03 PM

Based on the side that is oiled down I'm guessing either a fitting or the oil feed line for the turbo. Everything was hot and I was frustrated when I pushed it in to the garage so I haven't actually checked for the source yet. Hoping it's something simple and stupid, but until I get my daily back together it is pretty low priority.


#1557765 Trucky-chan KA-T 620 project

Posted by UnderControl on 13 April 2018 - 12:15 PM

Well, every day can't be the best day.

 

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