unless you're actually american and it's with drum brakes and crap..
unless you're actually american and it's with drum brakes and crap..
I meant that mechanically, as in it'd tolerate the cam being a few teeth off without smashing valves.
Blah. Everyone does that. It's dull and boring.
I say the same thing about 5.0 mustangs. Just...every time someone builds one that's what they use.
I can't really afford the swap nor the space to have it done in. And I sure as hell am not doing it outside, not here at least.
Car's European btw.
I think I'd rather tune up the 4AGE, even if it is the boring way out it seems the most reliable and least expensive, considering this isn't America and any V engine is quite expensive to maintain here.
Been trying to make the guy sell it for 7k€, I know the 7,5k price isn't bad... But if I can save 500€ that's for parts I could potentially buy...
even if you do want to do some kind of swap, don't do a v6... it would be wrong to do that to an ae86, even if testecull disagrees or thinks I'm stupid for not liking his ideas.
oh and not a v8 either, stick to a 4 banger or a proper japanese inline 6.
What about a proper Japanese V8?
Anyways my before we had done really anything to it we rewired the ECT sensor so that it would run correctly and it ran rather nicely despite it probably being a tooth off. So my buddy took it for a drive and brought it up to redline, shifted then it totally died out and the red top battery which had been used as a replacement for a properly working alternator was pretty dead.
After that it never ran correctly, wouldn't go over 3k and hesitated and backfired all the way. When I used a timing light it was firing near the TDC mark or TDC lined up near the timing marks or something similar to that. I checked the compression and it was all pretty solid with a 14psi spread. The previous owner said he did a headgasket and a valve adjustment and he hasn't timed it quite right when we bought it.. The headgasket looks like some blue rubber thing, should I just pull the head and replace the headgasket or just call it good and do a valve adjustment and put a new timing belt on it?
I'm just not sure what I should be doing to get it running again. Everyone keeps telling me that it has bent valves but I'm really skeptical since the compression looks perfect for a older motor and it still moved under it's own power.
Murrican V8 > Wapanese V8
Any day of the week.
Let's check some equivalent American V8s of the time:
GM LT1 (350 ci) -- 275-300hp (100 cubic inches == 15 extra horsepower?)
GM LS1 (347 ci) -- 350hp (65 extra horsepower is still not much for 100+ cid)
Ford Modular SOHC V8 (281 ci) -- 260hp (during the 1UZ-FE's existance)
Ford Modular DOHC V8 (281 ci) -- 305hp (It took them supercharging it to get 390hp later on)
As far as Chrysler.... Let's not look into that. At the time they had shit all for powerplants.
As far as I'm concerned the Japanese are even better and building V8s than we are.
Japanese Muscle is the shit, wish they would have mated tiny Jap V8s to these originally:
FUCK THAT 302ci 215 HORSEPOWER ALL DAY ERRY DAY
btw not arguing here but the DOHC supercharged engine they put in 03/04 cobras actually put out closer to 430 horsepower
AMERICA! and so on
>implying any amurrican v8 engines from 1990-2009 were any good
I'm shocked it's not a more widely developed platform. It's the best of both worlds: efficient Japanese engine + Roaring V8 layout.
Hardcore muscle car drivers live by these rules (If they have convertibles)
1 - Top down 24/7
2 - Remain outside in public reachable areas 24/7
3 - Any car related devices must remain in the car and cannot be removed, Ex: GPS, Car Stero if your one of those people who take theres off there unit or something
4 - Shovel in trunk 24/7 to shovel out snow in winter from your interior, Towel to put on seat to help the wetness of your chair after rain
I'd always worry about having a convertible.
If it started to rain while you were driving, would it screw shit up before you could get the roof up? Like the speakers, electronics, etc?
The 4.6 mod motors couldn't breath for shit. The twin cam heads alleviated that in exchange for an enormous footprint, larger physically than a 460ci big block that made twice the power with about a quarter the complexity.
I'm not a fan of the modulars. Not at all. They're reliable wheezers put in grandpa cars.
Let's see here....
Proper V8 noises: Check
Proper V8 power: Check.
V6 handling: Check.
Verdict: If it has three pedals I'd drive the hell out of it.
The one problem with the Japanese V8s is cost. They're not very common so they're expensive to buy, and parts are expensive to buy as well. A crate LS9 makes as much power for a third the cost, even if it does need significantly more displacement.
Yeah, but it's always the possibility. Like that Mythbusters episode where they drove the Porsche in the rain with the top down. Made me hurt inside.
Really they aren't as expensive as you'd think they would be. They are cheaper than LS engines and aren't far from making the same power out of a much smaller package.
V8's in small cars, yeah us Australians did that. A Holden Torana legendary car over here.
whatever, do what you want with it, i can't be assed giving my opinion on anything here anymore.
I may be more inclined to ship one from outside my area if I ever get my hands on one of my dream cars though. I've always wanted to build a V8 R34 Skyline, mainly because the cars look awesome, V8s sound awesome, and it'd be somewhat unique. The LS9 would more or less convert it to RWD, a 1UZ-FE may let me keep the AWD if I can mate it to the existing 6-speed.
Don't get a GT-R, they are overpriced and you'll probably be murdered for dropping a V8 in one. Get a lower model.
Personally I think the R34 is overrated, my favorite Skyline is the R31. Second favorite is the R32, mainly because it's so close to the S13 chassis.
I also like the R30 but only in RS trim.
And another thing, why is everyone obsessed with the R34? The R33 was making more power before the R34 even came out and it still had the best engine of the entire series, the RB26DETT. Cheaper, sleeker, maybe easier to import... I don't see the advantage of the R34. I guess it's the looks, but I don't see why. The R34 isn't all that great looking, it's like an Acura Legend in drag. The R33 and back have their own look about them, which is nice.
There'd be no room for the front diff if I put an LS9 in there. Erego, I'd have a RWD R34 if I put an LS9 in one.
If they don't like the V8 they can go suck on a rotten donkey dick. My car, my rules. And my rules state V8. Everyone else attaches a jet engine to an RB26 and calls it a day. Yawnsville. I want to do something different. So I'll put a V8 in it, and it will be either naturally aspirated or supercharged. Hell, it's my car, if I want to mount the driver's seat on a pole 15 feet above and behind the car ala Dave's Farm I bloody well will. I wouldn't, it would ruin the car, but if I own it I can do whatever the fuck I want to to it.
They're welcome to buy the old RB26 off me though. I won't be needing it.
The same sentiment is why I'm keeping the I6 in my pickup. Everyone else would throw it away and put in an SBF. I'll just build the six. Do something different. After all, the whole point of modifying and customizing a car is to make it the way you want it, not the way everyone else wants it.
Lower models don't look as good IMO, and looks are why I want a Skyline in the first place. Well, looks and handling.
Because they like them? You can ask the same question regarding every popular car on the face of this planet.
I don't really care, I'd be ripping the RB26 out anyway. Also, R33s had weak gearboxes.
Looks are subjective. Some people think the Veyron looks good, I think it's fucking hideous. You think the R34 is dull, I think it's one of the best looking cars that Japan has ever produced, right alongside the NSX, 2000GT, 240/280Z, and 240SX.
There was nothing particularly wrong or weak about the R33's 5-speed gearbox, it just didn't have a 6-speed which is why most kids bitch about it. I say deal with it -- 5 gears is all you need. It's more than you would have got in the old days!
Agreeing though, looks are suggestive. I just never found the R34 as attractive as the R33 or R32. I'd pick up an R32 if I had a lot of dosh, they generally go for cheap as they are the latest legally allowed to be imported to the states IIRC.
I'd hunt up an R31 or R30 if I had wads of cash but I've only seen ONE R30 for sale in all the US in my searches.
But hey, if that's a boy racer wing, then I suppose you'd agree that this car is riced too.
If it came on the car from the factory it's excluded from being rice. It can still look dumb, but it's not rice or boy racerish if it was there when the car rolled off the assembly line.
The sixth gear does two things. On the autobahn/at Bonneville, it means you can go much faster than you could with a five speed while retaining the same acceleration. With everyday 70-90MPH freeway running, that same sixth gear drops the engine's RPMs down, which quenches a lot of that big V8's thirst.
The six speed is better than the five speed. You get higher top speeds while retaining quick acceleration on the track, and on the street you can squeeze 25MPG highway out of a 7.0L supercharged V8.
Too much bird shit so had to give it a wash. Also heard an air raid siren go off for about 7 seconds...
The R34 wing is decent, but it's not something I enjoy. I rather think it spoils the look of the car. No shit it's a factory wing, so is the wing on the STi -- Doesn't make that one any less of a boy racer wing either.
Actually, the 5 speed in the R33 had a 0.759 5th gear, where the R34's Getrag had a 0.79 6th.
On a track fewer gears is better -- longer powerband. Tell all those guys running powerglides to start running more gears. I'm sure they'll gladly start doing that.
oh i get it
by 24/7 you mean 24/7 not just when i'm in the car lol
it all makes sense now it's like the "convertible challenge" i thought you were saying that like anyone with a convertible muscle car does that shit or something
i feel so dumb