Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Post by Laecaon » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:48 pm

Yea it was not easy. I used grade 10.9 bolts (m8), and about 1/2 thick steel piece across the nose of the crank.

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Post by HRH » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:11 pm

Well I got the valve covers back on with new gaskets. Annoyingly enough, when I put the coil packs back on, I pressed on the connector housing. And it snapped. :( Don't press on the connector housing. Coils from 90-95 Infiniti Q45s fit, but they're super expensive. Ebay is a better option, all 6 for 125 bucks. But of course they're China cheap. Checked one forum, people have been using them without issue allegedly. Going to do some more looking before I bite the bullet, but may just go the cheap route and replace them all.

F me running, there are so many vacuum and water lines on the RB, it's just stupid.

Oh, and I was going to get some video up but my video editing software doesn't work on the new computer apparently. Looks like I'll have to get a different version next paycheck.

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Post by Laecaon » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:36 pm

There are about 11 or 12 coolant lines on the CA. I reduced it as much as possible.

Vacuum, I only have the FPR, Intake butterflies, and the wastegate stock. I added a BOV.


Im gonna start with stock coils, but switch to VQ37 coils. You can shorten them to fit under the cover easily. And they are way higher powered. And they dont need the ignitor chip like the factory ones do.

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:39 am

HRH wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:11 pm
F me running, there are so many vacuum and water lines on the RB, it's just stupid.
Yes. Because Nissan.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.

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Post by HRH » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:13 pm

Found another issue after finally welding up an oil pickup tube and bending/tweaking to make it fit the pan. Had to cut a little bit of the baffling out to be able to install easily. Anyway, when I had the engine on it's side, I noticed I have a broken exhaust stud on the front port. Boooooo. I'm beginning to think I should have just planned on rebuilding this motor anyway. Been sitting so long everything needs screwing with.

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Post by HRH » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:48 pm

So I just yanked the number 1 rod bearing and it looked ok. Then I saw a little scratch/divot, and I took my fingernail to see how deep it was, and promptly dug a trough right through it. :( Good thing I ordered rod bearings. And now I realized I need more stuff for the engine. If I wasn't such a purist, I would have sold this and bought an LS instead. Sigh. Nickel and diming me too death!!

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:19 pm

DRIVEN wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:39 am
Yes. Because Nissan.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Post by Laecaon » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:57 pm

I dont put mystery motors in cars. If I didn't hear them run, its a mystery and needs a rebuild.

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