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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Wed May 23, 2012 1:19 am

lssilvia wrote:
it looks beastly man and i love the engine bay! clean as hell!

Thanks man. I really want to actually get down and redo everything wire wise. But I dare not touch it because it runs awesome and downtime is not an option.

If it aint broke, dont fix it mentality for me. Perhaps a winter project when I cant drive it anyways?

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Car is coming along nice. When did you do the 300ZX calipers? Or did you have them and I didn't notice last summer?

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Too bad 240's dont come with the SR stock...

I thought they did? LOL, just not in the US we get dicked on alot of the good cars.

I have had them since I did the wheels. I actually did the wheels for the sole reason of fitting over the calipers. Twisted Evil

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how'd it do on the dyno?

It did great man, 235 WHP/255 WTQ. Roughly 276 HP/300 ft/lbs to the crank. Not bad on a stock T25!

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The car looks great! I'm glad to hear a chassis this old is still competitive. Just imagine how well your car would do if it were to lose a few hundred pounds like mine.

badgerrock

Yeah dude, it is gratifying as hell to whoop vettes and other way newer cars in my 90's jap scrap.

I wish I could lose way more weight, but I like having a mint interior, really sets the car off and unfortunately is really important to me and my mojo.

Best i'll be able to do is carbon hood/hatch/lexan window. I am not willing to give up my HVAC or heat either. Some track days are cold as hell in the beginning and end of the season. Not to mention if it rains or has rained, the need for defrost on the window to see the track is a big freakin deal. I needed defrost at Blackhawk Farms lapping day last year and several cars could not go out and race because they had fogging problems. Those cars even had the anti-fog coating on the inside of the windows and they still fogged up...and in reality a hundred pounds means nothing over driving skill. Driving skill will net you 1000% better results. So keep the heat and just get in the seat! afro
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Wed May 23, 2012 9:42 pm

You are Welcome.....Im was very happy to give the pulley to someone who actually OFFERED me $ when I offered it for free.

Unllike someone who kept trying to Jew me when I was selling it.
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:45 am

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You are Welcome.....Im was very happy to give the pulley to someone who actually OFFERED me $ when I offered it for free.

Unllike someone who kept trying to Jew me when I was selling it.

LOL, thanks again Nismodave, I really appreciate the extra effort and positive attitude!
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:11 pm

Ended up doing a couple of things as of late for just the icing on the cake.

Switched to AMSoil GL4 specific trans fluid...OMG, what a difference! I was running Mobil 1 because it was free at work, but man that stuff just did not like to work on my particular trans. The AMSoil is a world of difference, completely butter smooth now. I recommend anyone that is looking for a good trans fluid to use it.

I also ran Redline MT90 in my last trans, it performed well, but I was looking to change it up and go with something local (WI baby!).



My flares are held on by button head allens, and I was almost positive they were galvanized or had some other rust free properties...but I was wrong. They mostly rusted from me washing my damn car, not from the rain! So I painted them and reinstalled them with new nylock nuts, the old nuts even had lock washers on them, but still fell off from vibration (thanks solid mounts!).

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Anyways, one less thing to bother me.

Also thanks to sleepy on the cooling panels, they fit awesome and were exactly what I was looking for.

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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:21 pm

Looks good Ian! the color matched flare bolt are a nice addition.

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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:42 pm

i knew i should have got that cooling panel lol
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:53 pm

panel looks sick thanks for the motor sleepys car running now
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:35 pm

Haven't posted in awhile, so much action as of late I have not had time to host things/go through pictures. But here are a few recent ones of the 240 tearing it up on the track.























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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:32 pm

what circle track is that?
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:12 am

it's my back yard. Your 240 looks purrty.
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:58 am

93sapphirecoupe wrote:
what circle track is that?

That be Madison international raceway.
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:59 am

pancho y onions wrote:
it's my back yard. Your 240 looks purrty.

Thanks man, I appreciate the kind words!
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:26 pm

I can hear the raceway from my house, I had no idea it was asphalt!

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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:43 pm

Congrats on your times, Ian. I definitely want to see this car again.

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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:21 pm

Seen it! It looks bewwwwwtifulllll!
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:39 pm

Had a good day at the track.

Car went 13.1 @ 104.  Stock T25, 15psi (more like 11psi after 4k),  255 MT ET radials (Thanks Evan, car is an animal with those!)

1.9 60', prob could have gotten a 1.8 or even 1.7 but the 2 step was blasting the tires off of the line, making 4-5 psi on the launch at 4k.

Next time, 3k 2 step, less spinnage, moar ET!

I would like to hit 12's on the stock turbo...just to say I did...not bad for an auto-x/road race car, LOL!

Neat factoid.  1/4 mile ET calculator estimates 13.1 @ 104 with my HP and verified race weight.  Ha.  Relatively accurate for my car at least.
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:41 am

nice, u ran at the 1/4 w 17's?
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:32 am

How much pressure were you running in those tires? They should be aired way down at the track. You're welcome man. I hope I get my car done sometime, I already have my new tires sitting in the garage.
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:55 am

^ Yeah, I run 12 psi in mine.  Hardly any spin.

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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:07 am

mrsparkle wrote:
nice, u ran at the 1/4 w 17's?

17's in the front, 16's in the rear with above mentioned 255 MT ET radials.

240sxguy wrote:
How much pressure were you running in those tires? They should be aired way down at the track. You're welcome man. I hope I get my car done sometime, I already have my new tires sitting in the garage.

I started off running 16 psi, then went down 1psi per run roughly until I stopped seeing improvement.  12 psi is where I stopped.


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^ Yeah, I run 12 psi in mine.  Hardly any spin.

I ran 12 psi as well, I wonder if either A)  My burnout wasn't long enough to get sufficient heat in the tires, or B)  The rear camber I have is a little too much and affecting the contact pattern/patch of the tires on the track.  Especially considering the amount of camber the rear will generate with the weight transfer at launch.

Probably a little bit of both.  I am going to dial out the rear camber as much as possible, see if I can't zero it out completely...
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:14 am

Sweetness.
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:54 am

True, my rear camber is only -0.3, so that could be the difference.

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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:27 pm

you need to get some pics/videos of your car launching to see how bad it cambers, You should get some vids up anyway lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Riggle's 1990 240sx.   Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:00 pm

my bolts are doing the same thing, but you have more ambition that i do. come paint mine?! lol they look good!!!

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