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Old 04-06-2022, 12:26 AM   #23781
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Fiddled w the Weber a little bit, was getting some backfiring/bucking occasionally on takeoff. Went 1/8 turn richer on the mixture. I think I overcorrected leaning in from peak vacuum my last proper tune, was 1/4 turn in from there but I looked at the original guide I was following and I think it’s for Studebakers. Lol. Weber says tune by ear for a reason I guess, now at 2 turns out on the adjusters which is where I was at without the gauge.

Easy peasy w the Nissan, as usual not so much with my better half’s Cherokee, spent a few hours chasing coolant leaks and changing out the TPS.
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Old 04-08-2022, 07:23 AM   #23782
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Got the NGK plug wires installed and did a idle test on the exhaust manifold to burn off the protective oil coating. Truck looked like it was on fire there was so much smoke coming from under the hod! And this was with the hood fully propped open, truck pulled outside of the garage and Vortex fan on HIGH. Lots of smoke! I used my contactless laser temp gauge and got a high temp reading range of 545 - 565F.

I also drove the truck to work to “burn in” the exhaust manifold and get a feel of how the truck runs and to check for any leaks. All seems normal and the truck accelerates very well! Power pulls are great as well! I hear a leak somewhere. So I will need to find it. I think it’s at the Collector to midpipe connection.

But so far so good…
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Old 04-14-2022, 06:18 PM   #23783
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Got the NGK plug wires installed and did a idle test on the exhaust manifold to burn off the protective oil coating. Truck looked like it was on fire there was so much smoke coming from under the hod! And this was with the hood fully propped open, truck pulled outside of the garage and Vortex fan on HIGH. Lots of smoke! I used my contactless laser temp gauge and got a high temp reading range of 545 - 565F.

I also drove the truck to work to burn in the exhaust manifold and get a feel of how the truck runs and to check for any leaks. All seems normal and the truck accelerates very well! Power pulls are great as well! I hear a leak somewhere. So I will need to find it. I think its at the Collector to midpipe connection.

But so far so good
Which headers did you end up getting?
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Old 04-14-2022, 08:10 PM   #23784
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Exhaust gasses are hot!!!



After my truck has sat for a little while I can fire it up and smell the dust burning off the long tubes.
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Old 04-15-2022, 12:31 AM   #23785
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My mom n step dad picked up my truck for me today while Im at work. Had it aligned after new tires and dropping the torsion bars a tad. My 6 3 step pappy fits well in there lmao


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Old 04-15-2022, 07:01 AM   #23786
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Which headers did you end up getting?
No headers. Would love to have em! But no headers.
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Old 04-15-2022, 07:02 AM   #23787
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Love the color of the truck too!
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Old 04-15-2022, 08:50 AM   #23788
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The beautiful wheels on that truck scream for a paint job on the body to help set them off.
Just saying.
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Old 04-15-2022, 08:54 AM   #23789
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Washed then yelled at it waiting for parts.


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Heard some loud “ticking” coming from under the hood while driving. So got it back home and popped the hood and noticed a fair amount of oil seepage coming from under the valve cover. I put a 10mm socket on the bolt heads and attempted to squeeze down those valve cover bolts. But only to find that about 5-6 of the 8 total bolts holding down the valve cover were spinning in place. I also found that there are 3 bolts missing, due to not have threads in the bolt holes. So I will need to find and order replacement ones. So I removed the valve cover and used an M6 x 0.8 sized tap to cut new threads in the holes as there were NO threads in the bolt holes! Only smooth bores where threads once were. So after tapping new threads. The M8x1.25 pitch threaded bolts are holding strong and hopefully seal off any large seeping leaks. I had to also add 4 quarts of 10-30W Mobil Synthetic oil to replenish the oil supply in the engine. The oil level only showed on the very tip of the dip stick. Hence, the tapping noise, which sounded like an exhaust leak, which I thought it was, since I just put on the replacement SKP Exhaust Manifold. So hopefully problem(mostly) avoided, like a burned up engine due to little or no engine oil in the engine.

Tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap…

Sounds much faster when the rpm’s are increased! So annoying…
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