The Mission Starts - Engine Rebuild

Discussion in 'Member's Garage' started by 90TTZ, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. beaver

    beaver southern zeds

    good work

    by your guy, that could have been nasty. :zlove:
  2. ed300zx

    ed300zx Active Member

    its all coming together......should be nice when its all sure to keep posting pics :D i love rebuild pics
  3. Wizard

    Wizard Kerb side Prophet

    Good on your

    Builder for finding it now Karl, unlike mine where i had to pull the head off again to fix it.:cool:
    Pic of the little sucker after i drilled it out.

  4. 90TTZ

    90TTZ Back From The Dead




    Heads are being finished off tomorrow but I don't plan on fitting them till Monday anyway. Time to start painting and fitting seals and brackets. I am happy now :biggrin:
  5. K-zed

    K-zed Secret Squirrel

    Looking good Karl

    :zlove: :zlove: :zlove: :zlove: :zlove: :zlove: :zlove: :zlove: :zlove: :zlove: :zlove: :zlove: :zlove:
    I can see the smile on your face ... it's reflected in the pics ;) ;)
  6. 90TTZ

    90TTZ Back From The Dead

    Nearly there!!!

    Been quite busy over the last few days, trying to dodge work so I can get my engine built. How typical:rolleyes:

    Heads showing oversized Farea Valves.

    Ready to go on with cams torqued down and brand new lifters.

    One head on showing ARP head studs.

    Two on.

    Cam covers.

    LHS Turbo. Ditched the manifold heat shield since they have the lovely ceramic coating.

    Two Turbos and timing belt.

    Ready to come off the stand.

    Engine and 5 speed bolted up housing JUN lightened flywheel and UAS 6 Puck Clutch.

    In she goes!
  7. heavytrevy

    heavytrevy "Hammer time "

    very nice Karl can't wait for it to be finished :biggrin:

    ZXXXII New Member


    that is one impressive lookin engine good job man b nice once its sittin in the engine bay
  9. rollin

    rollin First 9

    Thats awesome Karl. your way ahead now. Good progress! :D
  10. ZEDZY

    ZEDZY Active Member

    The carbon-fiber looks really good
  11. Wilo300zx

    Wilo300zx 1990 JSpec N.A Fairlady M

    Ill second that! Are they new timing belt covers or are they sprayed/layered on?

    Looks great Karl, all the best, should be putting out some very impressive power figures, what snails and psi will you be using and what power are you expecting?

    Noticed your putting the engine in with the dif assembly attached, is this a tight fit, i took my engine out and i undone the dif assembly from the motor, but if its easier to do, i might put the engine and dif assembly in together and load it in together.

    Nice work none the less
  12. 90TTZ

    90TTZ Back From The Dead

    Timing belt covers have gone through a process done by Modicoat, it's not carbon fibre just the print that is applied gives that impression.

    Snails are GT2560R, going to run around 22PSI when I need to get serious. Power not to sure but in the 300's somewhere.

    Engine and gearbox go in bolted together as stated in the service manual. The front cross member needs to be dropped slightly to clear. According to the service manual, this won't work with an auto.
  13. beaver

    beaver southern zeds

    You should

    be able to get 500whp with those turbos @22psi. You have all the support mods to go with them, and forged ect, 500whp shouldn't be a problem for you. :cool:
  14. 90TTZ

    90TTZ Back From The Dead

    Which equals 372.84KW. Like I said, somwhere in the 300's ;)
  15. 23BIGA

    23BIGA Still CruZin' +Parts4Sale

    90TTZ your engine looks sensational... Those timing covers finish it off nicely... Not long left now...
  16. 90TTZ

    90TTZ Back From The Dead

    Thanks for the compliment:) I think it will be more appreciated when it is viewed as a complete package with the rest of the mods done to the engine bay itself.
  17. aK

    aK Banned

    awesome work, and beautiful taste on the chrome, black and carbon fibre.

    please dont get mad if i copy that style :( :eek: lol its gorgeous
  18. rollin

    rollin First 9

    500whp sounds more awesome than 370rwkw.

    500 horsies!!!!
  19. 90TTZ

    90TTZ Back From The Dead

    Did a little testing this morning. I set up the coil packs with spark plugs on the plenum and hooked up my spare CAS. I connected the ECU and then the battery and turned the key to 'on'. Dreading the full speed fuel pump sound indicating an ECU fault, it rather buzzed away happily and stopped, *wipes brow*.

    Then proceeded to turn the CAS around and clickity clack away went the injectors and the spark plugs making little jumps of bright blue light, except #1:mad: Tomorrow I'll search into my PTU wiring what the cause is, I'm sure it's something little.

    Finally before I closed up the shed, I thought lets bring up the oil pressure. Turned the key to start and heard that familiar sound of the starter motor doing it's thing and about 20 seconds later, the oil pressure needle moved away from zero, hooray!!!

    First part of run in is to fast idle the engine until operating temp then drop the oil and filter to get rid of the flying metal caught in the filter and the smaller stuff entrained in the oil. I'm gonna let my neioghbours know the Z has life once again when I do this part straight out of the dumps :D
  20. ed300zx

    ed300zx Active Member

    thats awesome dude....cant wait till its up and running...make sure you get a vid of the start up lol :D :thumbup:

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