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by AK-Z
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: Question, possible sale
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

i just think its a lot of effort for minimal gain. if you wanna do it and can do it well, more power to ya, not trying to cut ya down that way. Im just looking at it from the effort to gain perspective Non taken. My lower manifold got messed up, so I was just thinking to fab up my own. I have plent...
by AK-Z
Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: Question, possible sale
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

whats gonna be the benefit with just a lower manifold. seems kinda pointless to me. It will be easier for me to do, because I won't have the injectors to deal with (angles, machining after casting, fuel rail points). Makes it look OEM so there will be less likely chance of looking more indepth when...
by AK-Z
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: Question, possible sale
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

myowncasualty wrote:ive thought about doing this...

do you already have a foundry setup? if so, mind sharing what it consist of and how you plan on making the molds.
Thats my little secret :p
by AK-Z
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: Opinions on some welds please!
Replies: 15
Views: 3148

The welder is a thermal arc 185, and so far i like it alot, not that i have anything to compare it too lol. I know i'm not running out of gas but what else could cause that? I think the tungston might have been a lil contaminated :roll: so i'm thinking that's the reason. And ya it's just a practice...
by AK-Z
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: Opinions on some welds please!
Replies: 15
Views: 3148

Think its ok since its not a a stress loaded piece. I think you are running out of gas though, from the carbon deposit on the beads. Just need a steadier pace.
by AK-Z
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: Question, possible sale
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

Question, possible sale

I'm getting ready to start casting aluminum. I'm thinking of casting a DOHC lower intake manifold as a direct bolt on replacement from the stock one. I want to know: How many vacuum ports should I put in? should I have an option to put on a q45 TB? What's a reasonable price would you think I should ...
by AK-Z
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: Welding Oil Pan
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

TinyT wrote:any "shop" that says the metal on a KA pan is too thin to weld to must not fabricate or weld anything, ever
werd.

Can fluxcore weld it too, but just have to cover the threads from the weld splatter with something like a small piece of pipe, or a nut.
by AK-Z
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: Welding Oil Pan
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

you can "solder" it, but I would only do that, if you are using a coupler (male ends on both ends) and us a low profile nut to hold it in from the inside of the pan. Just need a propane torch. You can also braze weld it. Its like soldering but its higher heat and instead of using lead you use a braz...
by AK-Z
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Advanced
Topic: Ka24de turbo manifold
Replies: 23
Views: 3159

I just got a Altima KADE stock manifold and just cut and welded to it :p
by AK-Z
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: shutting off at stop and explosions at high revs
Replies: 13
Views: 1294

its sounding like its running too rich at idle. You need a WB
by AK-Z
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: Overheating problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 857

I don't really think so, but who knows? I would take a dremel with a cut off wheel to it, so you can cut a slot into it, so you can use a flat head screw driver. That shouldn't be a screw, just for that very reason. Once you get it out, replace it with a bolt with the corresponding thread/size, and ...
by AK-Z
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: Redneck Rust Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

entry level welder is usually flux core (gasless).

Redneck~? Looks like a pretty standard rust repair to me.

Redneck would, just leaving it and saying that its natures way of stripping weight :p
by AK-Z
Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: Overheating problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 857

I think that kind of drain plug. You need to use an allen wrench (hex type peg). It should still fit, unless you FUBAR'd it up :p
by AK-Z
Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: Overheating problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 857

but did you "run" the engine?

pair of vise grips :p
by AK-Z
Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: Overheating problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 857

did you run the engine wile it was jacked? it you stripped the threads and its a steel/copper radiator. Take out the radiator, try to find a aluminum bolt that corresponds to you drain plug, but longer. Flip the radiator, get some lead solder and a propane torch. Heat up the bung and the apply the l...
by AK-Z
Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: ECU Tuning
Topic: DIY daughter board?
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

DIY daughter board?

I stumbled upon this a while ago.
http://eccs.hybridka.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29

I know this isn't a RT board. Has anyone tried to build there own RT board from scratch and has any schematics?
by AK-Z
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: How to replace valve stem seals in a KA24de
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

are you talking about the valve guides? you're going to need to take the head off to do so.
by AK-Z
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Welding/Fabrication
Topic: Altima powered sand rail
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

technically that wouldn't be a "mid-engine" layout. that would be a rear-engine layout.
by AK-Z
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: ECU Tuning
Topic: bikirom - new?
Replies: 9
Views: 1591

bikirom - new?

has anyone seen the (I assume) new bikirom board? It says that is realtime and has a slot for miniSD.

http://bikirom.com/index.php?option=com ... &Itemid=83
by AK-Z
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: no fix-it ticket, passing smog in CA with a KA-T "Legal
Replies: 17
Views: 1985

Alaska :p. You would think of all places that Alaska would be one of the places wouldn't have I.M. testing. because eventually cali standards will eventually be the national standard, we go by that. There's more to the kitcar thing besides the engine, but what I stated before is a large chunk that o...
by AK-Z
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: no fix-it ticket, passing smog in CA with a KA-T "Legal
Replies: 17
Views: 1985

ok and to reply to your last post, you do know that in CA any car past 75 is subjected to a smog right? 76 is smog controlled, and i found this out the hard way even if you have a car thats older than 75, like oh i dont know say a 72 datsun 510, and you swap in a motor thats newer than 76 like a 93...
by AK-Z
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Advanced
Topic: Help out a mechanic who's completly been defeated by timing
Replies: 22
Views: 2183

great to hear :p
by AK-Z
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: no fix-it ticket, passing smog in CA with a KA-T "Legal
Replies: 17
Views: 1985

not true either, any modification past the catalytic converter or last oxygen sensor in an obd2 automobile in california is legal as long as it passes the noise limit of 95db, i know this because after the cat (or last o2 in an obd2) it is no longer smog controlled in any effect, the only law they ...
by AK-Z
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: no fix-it ticket, passing smog in CA with a KA-T "Legal
Replies: 17
Views: 1985

to AK-Z: no every item in the kit does not need an E.O. number the kit as a whole needs an E.O. number, alot of turbo kits that are CARB legal dont have a E.O. number on every item just some of the main ones most of the time that means the manifold, maybe the turbo, and intercooler, not every littl...
by AK-Z
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: s14 external coil conversion q's
Replies: 6
Views: 1070

the condenser is on the S14 distributor anyways. Its wired into the it just like the coil is, so there's not much to worry about

and it looks to me that the guide is to convert to the external setup.
by AK-Z
Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: no fix-it ticket, passing smog in CA with a KA-T "Legal
Replies: 17
Views: 1985

every item in the kit needs a CARB O.E. number. Technically the only real reason why you can't "legally" pass visual, is because there wasn't a turbo manifold that was carb legal (until this discovery), and the fact that you even "touch" the egr valve, let alone remove it :p. If you use OEM parts fr...
by AK-Z
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Advanced
Topic: Help out a mechanic who's completly been defeated by timing
Replies: 22
Views: 2183

did you set cam timing with the chain tensioned; facing the engine, both on the right side on both chains?
by AK-Z
Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Advanced
Topic: Help out a mechanic who's completly been defeated by timing
Replies: 22
Views: 2183

were any chain links removed?
by AK-Z
Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: KA-T Tech. Basic
Topic: Clutch Disengagement Issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

I really don't think he needs to buy a new clutch, if its doing the same thing as "S14 Kouki's" picture. You just need a long socket that is just large enough to fit inside the hole, 2 pieces of 2x4, and a hammer. Have the stuck bushing facing towards the bottom laying on the 2 2x4s, slide in the so...