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  1. Car starts, runs and also runs ok N/A with the old timing map & fuel map Moved it up the tow truck and also moved it back into the garage when I got back home... starting to feel a bit like Christmas.
    5 points
  2. It's not metric. It is a bullshit unit. The unit of force is Newtons, not kg. The kg is a unit of mass. It is not even a unit of weight, because technically there is no such thing as a unit of weight. Weight is force, and the force depends on the acceleration or the local gravitational field. So, here on the surface of Earth, where the local gravity is about 9.807 m/s^2, the force created by a resting 1kg of mass is 9.807 N. If you express that as kg of "weight", what you are saying is kg.f (meaning "kilograms force"), which as I said before, is meaningless. Because on Mars, the force you'd get from 1kg of mass is about 1/3 of what is here. On the Moon, about 1/6, and on Jupiter it's like 2.5x as much or something. The next bit of bullshit is the use of centimeters. Builders use mm. Engineers and scientists use metres. Only dressmakers use cm. And no-one should use square centimetres for anything. The only acceptable units of pressure are those that are mutliples of Pascals, or those that are understood to be exactly equivalent to a multiple of Pa. 1 Newton per square metre. Lovely. Anyone caught using N/mm^2 should have their thumbs pulled off. That's an MPa. So, the use of a bullshit unit of force divided by a bullshit unit of area, to produce a bullshit unit of pressure that is close to but not actually numerically the same as a quite reasonably good near SI unit of pressure (the bar, being 100 kPa) is bullshit. I only use psi and inches and feet and atmospheres and cubic furlongs because those are the standard bullshit units used by a disturbingly large fraction of the population and you simply cannot break the inertia. But there is no reason to go along with a double bullshit unit like kg/cm^2.
    3 points
  3. Had some guys rock up to pickup my old half cage last night and they were adamant I should not paint the car other than refresh the two tone sea foam green lol
    3 points
  4. Nope, this is my first time producing these. I heard there was a guy a few years ago that didn’t fulfil orders though Ps. Photo upload seems to be working on mobile but it wasn’t on my desktop
    2 points
  5. Think i got my carbon one from justjap (may have been the last one though)
    1 point
  6. Thanks will get back to you later today
    1 point
  7. I got a bit of momentum writing a ramble about this but then decided that it was probably a waste of time, the short of it is that you should be trusting your tuner to make the call - there are WAY too many variables to ask a bunch of randoms on a forum about. Your tuner should have all the variables and the wisdom to choose what best suits your interests and setup, if you don't trust him to make that call then you should probably have a different tuner. In regards to power, a mate just tuned an RB26 with a 7675 Gen2 on NZ BP98 last week and stopped at this point (it will be wound up more on E85, but it's a flex fuel setup): That would still be >700whp on a typical Oz rolling road, so realistically with a 7685 on an RB32 you'd think 600-700whp should be quite doable if the right combo has been put together in the right way to allow it but there are plenty of things which could get in the way of that being achieveable.
    1 point
  8. It's your time and money, personally if I pull an engine I'm going to build it like it's never getting pulled again.
    1 point
  9. Are there any other pressure gauges in the world that use the stupid f**king units of kg/cm^2 ?
    1 point
  10. Yeah we thought about that too. Sorry I should have mentioned that in my post. Once we have built the bottom end and have dummied up the head we will have a better indication on how much piston to valve clearance we have. I'll make sure I post the results so there are answers. It's always good to know this stuff.
    1 point
  11. Another day of masking things up and then powdercoating them then taking 2 hours of masking off in 20 seconds... Masking is a laborious task at best! Intake plenum spacer, oil pickup and turbo exhaust housing all done now. I THINK that's the bulk of things sorted now that would hold me up were I to start bolting it all together. Time will tell how resilient the high temp powdercoat is especially on the turbo.... I'm still a little torn as to whether I do the front housing on the turbo. I don't want to end up with too much black. It's already going to be very black in there... Today's pics-
    1 point
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