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...I'm just gonna leave this here...

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Is this another troll post like last time haha

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Is this another troll post like last time haha

Last time was 5 years ago...

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Today I broke all the casting flash out of the coolant passage in the valley. There were some large pieces obstructing the flow directly from the water pump.
I also smoothed and blended out the water pump outlet. Getting rid of all casting seams and texture 2" deep to improve flow directly out of the water pump.
Aside from removing casting flash, the rest stays untouched because the rough texture improves thermal efficiency.
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Ever since photobucket decided to poop on thousands of forums worldwide I've not settled on a good image hosting. Looks like it failed above.
Anway, waiting on paint... Primer was a week wait and then Friday I got a notice that shipping itself is delayed another week.

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Ever since photobucket decided to poop on thousands of forums worldwide I've not settled on a good image hosting. Looks like it failed above.

Anway, waiting on paint... Primer was a week wait and then Friday I got a notice that shipping itself is delayed another week.

 

I am a HUGE fan of postimage.org. There's others that people use, but I'm not sure how (like Flickr and Imgur) that have been around forever and will likely be stable for a long time.

 

That super sucks on the delays, now watch...as soon as you get it you won't have a chance to get the work done for two months. Always goes that way.

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Imgur is the current go-to. I'm working on hosting pics on my own server...

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Paint showed up, hope to spray the whole block this weekend and install shiny brass freeze plugs...

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I like the color. Why'd you choose it? Is there some legit JDM reason that I don't know?

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Oh yes, it's resemblant of the original L Series Datsun engines!
Actually I picked this color on a build long before I even knew that about the Datsun L Series colors and all my builds have been this color since.
But sadly it has been discontinued and I own the last 6 cans.

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Oil baffles clearanced to fit bigger pistons.
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Pistons are in! That strange color is a Thermal Barrier Coating to reduce dome temperatures under boost, the pistons also have anti friction coated skirts.
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Yeah so that bolt on the oil baffle was sticking up too much for the beefy Twin Turbo Rods to clear so I had to make some more room...

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Removing the lock washer was probably enough but I also shaved down the ridge on the head for a little extra clearance.

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Good thing you found that out before putting it back together!

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Good thing you found that out before putting it back together!

 

LOL I was pissed that all the rods were torqued down when I found it. I worked a little magic cleaning up excess oil around the screw with a rag taped to an extension and then a long wobble extension, a magnet and a scribe to get the two offending screws out and back in (inboard screw on front plate and rear plate)

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Interested in this build out. I have a vg33e that I look boost and vg34er it out. Isn't the 10:1 compression too much for a charger?

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That's awesome! I've got all the parts to build one just hadn't cut the pistons yet. Has anyone come out with a VG34 head gasket yet? Or the VG33 gasket still working?

James

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Posted (edited)

TBC Heads, Valves and Exhaust ports
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Posted (edited)

The stock vg33er runs the water pump on the same belt as the steering pump. If you belt fails on the highway you will not notice a change in steering effort and if you are distracted you may not notice the temp needle rapidly climbing...
This setup puts the water pump on the same belt as the alty instead of sharing it with the steering pump.
The benefit is that if your water pump belt breaks your whole dash lights up because your alty stops too.
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I cut up a pulley from a 97 q45 to press and weld into the vg33er pulley to get the correct offset I needed.

 

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I know, I know this engine is taking me a decade. I have built and swapped a few other engines and still haven't finished this one. I just keeps getting pushed aside :(

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It is looking good though, man.

 

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More detail on what was done to the heads before coating.
All the casting seams were removed, intake was left with a rough finish but exhaust had a minor polish done.
There was a ridge around the valve seats that was carved away with a very sharp chisel  (by hand, no hammer)
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The chamber wall near the intake valve was carved back a little with an 80-grit flap wheel for better chamber filling and then the whole chamber was lightly polished.

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The valves had their faces sanded smooth.

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before/after
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Nice work. I'm looking forward to seeing dyno runs after it's running.

 

On another note, photobucket works again? Or do you actually pay them?

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I found a workaround, we'll see how long it lasts...
... err this just popped up

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Because you are over the 250 image free limit, you must now remove 1105 images. If you prefer, you can upgrade to our lowest tier plan to continue using Photobucket without having to remove images.

1105 of those images have been on there for 10+ years

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