Yea, I don't know what came over me there, thinking of taking a shortcut at this point. Must have been a moment of normality, which I don't often have .Yeah option 2 definitely!! You engineering analness would surely demand this John?
This setup is going to make one hell of a sound...it'll be like nothing else on the road
Nope, and I sure wish they were.are all those alloy pulleys hard anodized?
Heh, I've learned the Fcar is definitely a fair weather beast (and COOL fair weather at that), and the rest of the Italian engineering on it leaves a lot to be desired. Ferrari would do themselves a huge favor if they'd stick to designing engines, and then turn their designs, and the rest of the car over to the Japanese to build. My '94 and '97 Supras, which came from the same era as this car, are head & shoulders above it in production engineering, and build quality.Good to hear the Fezza is still running John won't be for long so enjoy it eh
UZ looks awesome mate so get that loom sorted. Mine is up on blocks waiting for the new suspension that was promised pre Xmass It had better arrive before the track season starts!
Great to see you back Scott! We all have our hurdles on these projects, and sometimes (most of the time with me) they're perceived to be bigger than they really are. The one hurdle I haven't managed to overcome, no matter what I do, is sheer lazinessNice John, Good to see someone is working on their 1uz! I really got to get back to mine, soon I hope.
Well, nothing has happened for quite some time due to lack of resources and motivation. The redheaded Italian mistress has been taking all the former and leaving me none of the latter.
Then just the other day Scotturnot contacted me about teaming up to finish both our projects at the same time and dyno them back to back, and it may just be the motivating factor that we both need to get things back on track. So this project and thread may be coming alive again soon.
Sounds like a plan, there are two kinds of running though, Are we talking on the engine dyno or driving down the road?Great to hear John. Shall we place bets on whose is running 1st for extra motivation?
For the Ferrari ignition harnesses we've been building for the COP conversion kits, I've been using motorsport/milspec wiring, generically known as Raychem Type 55 (milspec M22759/44-16-0 which is a silver plated conductor with Teflon insulation, good for 200 degC) and it is encased in high temp fiberglass sleeving/sheathing, good for 600 degC. All connectors have motorsport grade heat shrink covering, which will also cover the transitions from the sleeving to the connectors, so there is no exposed wiring. I designed and specified the type of harness construction, but I subcontract out the actual construction to a gentleman who does this type of work for a living, and does it far better than I can. I'd intended to do the new "permanent" harness for the 1UZ this way.Tefzel wire and DTM plugs are your friends! you can run much smaller gauge tefzel for the same current rating as "normal" wire makes it lighter and easy to hide!
I found 1NZ (from memory) coils are a nice fit with a skim off the outside, i'll post pics and part numbers when I get them finished
Justen, I'm guessing it'll be a pretty even race with Scott & me as far as motivation 'cause we're both sick & tired of not getting these projects finished, but in fairness to Scott, his engine will need a lot more engine builder attention than mine does, so that'll slow him down a bit.Great to hear John. Shall we place bets on whose is running 1st for extra motivation?
A coupla questions. What power are you hoping for?
And these bike CoPs? Which ones? I have some CBR400 CDI coils that I want to run along with my Autronic 500r CDI box....I'm bit worried about burning out coils repeatedly though, I have zero patience for that kind of thing and like stuff to be over engineered almost to the point of failure proof