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Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:02 pm

I ordered my O2 sensor today. I talked to the 3rd gen specialists at Hux racing this morning. I went with Bosch part # 15728. Its a Planar Type 4-wire zirconia sensor with a toyota bracket. 50 bucks shipped from amazon. $25 less than buying it local.
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Postby UtahSleeper » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:30 pm

Nice project and smart move realizing it needed to hit a back burner. A car can wait, but life waits for no one.

Nice work.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:04 pm

I put in the new oxygen sensor. The car is much quieter now, and it is also more drivable. Before I had to stay in lower gears to accelerate. I have not been able to compare fuel economy yet. I hope this does the trick.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:21 pm

I think I might need to do something about my suspension. Its a bit too stiff for the road here. I am going to see if Tein can resolve it by making me some softer springs. That way I just can change out the stiffer springs for race events.

I was going to work on this brake project, but I am going to wait till Klue tests them out so I do not get too obsessed with the car.

I think I might replace my vac lines with some new ones just to avoid any issues with their age. I still think I might have a minute vacuum leak somewhere.

Once I get the stitches out of my arm, then I can redo my front axle, and then I should be ready for paint. I am not going to try and rush things.

I was looking at their site, and I can have the suspension custom revalved to my specs. It would cost $420 + shipping to do so though. I am not sure the struts are the issue though. They seem to be fairly adjustable. I just think my springs are too stiff for the road.

Here is a shock dyno of the suspension.

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Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:39 am

I started getting myself tied up in other projects again. Thankfully some others are helping look into BBK options. I do not think it would be a good idea for me to buy one at this time. I think i need to focus my funds on restoring my car and making the car 100% before I invest money and time into other projects.

Right now, I am making sure my ignition system is 100%. I am going to get new wires and runs some tests on the ignitor and make sure its grounded enough. If it does not rain this coming weekend, I am going to change out my axle after I get my stitches out.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:34 pm

Stupid clutch pedal adjustment fork. Its like the bolt is welded to the for. I can't get the damn thing to move. I took the fork off the pedal. There is hardly any room under there to do anything.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:29 am

I am trying to stay off here some, cause I am trying to get ahead on everything w/o going insane.

• 1st mission is to get stuff sold. I am trying to get stuff sold to pay for my current stuff. I got some 205 front calipers. I am going to sit on them for a while, but I will be making a 205 brake setup down the road. Just slowly gathering parts.

• 2nd mission is to get the car running 100%. I got the O2 taken care of. Next, I need to figure out if running rich for 500 miles fouled my new plugs. Any suggestions on how to check?

I am looking into a vac line replacement kit. I am possibly going to replace every old line to make sure there is no old cracked hoses.

I am ordering new plug wires, and trying to make sure my clutch pedal gets adjusted, thought I am having little luck getting that damn nut loose.

• Then comes the axle.
I can worry about paint, and AC after that.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:47 pm

I found a source for my plug wires now. I will buy them tomorrow after I get paid for selling some stuff.

To keep my project simple I bought another st205 core that was still stock looking. I don't want to bother repainting the one I have. I just have to simplify everything now. When the new one gets here, as long as shipping takes care of it, I will sell my old one.

I am going to do one last slew of things to the engine bay in one long day, then hopefully the engine will be done.

I called Tein today. They said they can sell me softer springs for my car. I think i am going to order a set, then going for one nice run on the Dragon before I switch them over. I will be keeping the old springs for if I get around to doing any serious track events again. I will be going down to Front: 8kg and Rear: 5KG. Hopefully it will make it less dangerous to drive around here when I am pushing it.

They also said they will revalve my struts for 400 bucks to any specs I want. They said if I can give them a shock dyno of what I want, they can set it up for me. So maybe down the road when I have money and need to rebuild them, I will maybe try and mimic some DMS or blistien setups.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:26 am

No wonder my car is so damn stiff. Here is the spring rates.

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1 kg/mm = 56 lb/in

I think all this time I have been reading off the spring rates of SS teins as my own. If this chart is right, I am running F: 12kg, 674 & R: 8kg, 450, which explains why this car is hard to drive on a bad road. Until I verify my spring's part number it is possible that I have 10kg (564lb) in the front and 7kg (393lb) in the rear.

Compared to the SS being F: 8kg, 448 & R: 4kg 224.

I will be switching to F: 8kg, 450-448 & R: 5kg ~281.

Still stiff, but not near as bad.

Just to compare my 350z spring rates are F: 314 & R: 342
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Postby ulis_m86 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:29 am

i just read through 28 pages hoping i could see a picture of how you made your brackets for your heat exchanger. and i found none.

i was trying to work some brackets today for the cobra heat exchanger i have just like yours. im not too sure about how well a steel bracket will weld onto aluminum.

so im very intrested to know how you mounted your heat exchanger.
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:14 pm

I'll try and get some pictures if it doesn't rain and I do the axle this weekend.
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Postby etantshi » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:29 pm

I thought you already had the AC resolved?
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:12 pm

I do and I don't. When we remove the wire from the ECU that makes the AC work, the car runs poorly.

So I am going to have to wire in a switch for the AC.

I put my clutch pedal back together. I was not able to adjust the shaft but I moved the stopper a little. It helps shifting some.

Talk about a pain in the ass.

I Got my new IC today. I am going to prep it for heat insulation and sell my old one. Once my plugs and wires get here I will install all that, move my MAP sensor and hopefully send the car off for paint.
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Postby 88st165 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:04 am

i saw your 205 core on sale, just curious what did you get to replace it?
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:12 am

Another 205 core. Since I am restoring the car, and want to do as little work as possible, I figured I could buy one that is in near perfect shape wit the sticker and everything instead of doing it myself. I replaced it with the same thing. Just with factory paint on it still.
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