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  1. AutoGear
    06-19-2020 06:46 AM - permalink
    I'd love to when they open ESTA to visitors. Let me know anytime youre in town Jim, its been way too long.
  2. mcdn
    01-30-2018 05:47 PM - permalink
    Hey Jim,
    I finally got back on car and it is running better, but still the issue with the AFR reading 22.4. I changed the fuel pressure regulator, and still wouldnt run right. The plug boots on 3,5,4,6 were messed up, so I put new ends on the plug wire and new boots on them. It is running so much better now, but not where it should be. It seems to run very rough at 1500 RPMs, but above or below kind of smoothes out. I checked the resistance on the plugs and it ran from 191 on the longer wires down to 111 on the shorter wires. The coil wire is 38. I don't know what is good, but I do know the lower the resistance the better. I'm still wondering if there is still a plug wire problem. I checked the compression, and they are in the 125 to 135 range. The engine was not real hot when I checked it, just warm. I will send you a log I ran this afternoon, and maybe you can look at it when you get time. As always I really appreciate your assistance.

  3. ranger505
    07-22-2017 08:27 PM - permalink
    Hi you gave me advice on my alternator? Do I need to change the blue out for one with another wire?
  4. TJ555
    01-14-2017 06:16 PM - permalink
    hi 64nailhead, here's the video about the jeep if u want to see

    if u dont like to wait i think the best hill climbs are at minutes 9:20 and 18:10, but the video is fun, my jeep is the Toyota fj40 that smokes (is because valve stem seals), and the 555ci jeep is the green one (actually is my uncle jeep)

    also at minute 9:20 my jeep doesn't appear because i borke my front axle and i was taking out the driveshaft, but i attemp the hill on 4x2 traction, here's the video:
  5. skiingengineer
    03-16-2016 03:46 PM - permalink
    Not at all! :D Thank you for the advice and I think you are dead on. A good engineer friend of mine I've gone through school with is building a '72 Toyota Celica with a Lexus UZ v8 swap. He's running LS injectors and megasquirt ecu. His advice is the same as yours. What I'd like to do is switch to the marine 4.3L intake manifold because it runs more easily accessed and up-gradable injectors (not the spider ones like I have) and run megasquirt with some decent widebands to make sure I have the fuel and air sorted. I agree, a leaned out WOT pull with the SC and bye bye engine build haha!

    I appreciate the advice, thank you for taking the time to send me the message.

    (Link to a marine intake swap 4.3L Vortec Marine Intake Conversion Helpfull Hints: )

    Take care,

  6. Cpofraser
    01-26-2016 04:20 PM - permalink
    Appreciate it greatly... I re read Straub's post and I feel like its what I already knew but keep getting led astray from.

    I'll do some thinking, but I'll likely go with the 12cc pistons.
  7. Cpofraser
    01-26-2016 02:32 PM - permalink
    Hey Jim... so tell me, if you were to trade places with me, knowing what you know today, would you get the 7cc pistons and use a 10.17static ratio with 7.6 dynamic, or go with the 12cc and try and tune the cam timing later on to boost the dcr.

    Having a large power band is NOT and issue... however obviously a hot rod is made to show off by doing burnouts ahaha.

    You seem to really understand where i'm coming from and I keep getting so much contradicting info that its hard to make a choice... keep in mind i'm very average at tuning

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    Fixing stuff that's broke or trying to


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