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by rodavo
Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: Dave's Piazza Project Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 19785

VF8 turbo is now on the car. Havent pushed it yet because I am afraid that it may be running lean. Going to put an adjustable fuel regulator on it tomorrow and crank some pressure into it to be on the safe side. Here's some pics of the turbo and wastegate mods. [thmb]Http://www.isuzupiazza.com/pupli...
by rodavo
Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: hello :)
Replies: 8
Views: 4587

What sort of engine mounting arrangement does the 6VD1 or 6VE1 use, ie. does it have the same mounts as the piazza?? And what sort of overall height comparison are they to the 4ZC1? Anyone know? Would be a cool conversion to do into the piazza, I could imagine a twin turbo setup fitting quite nicely...
by rodavo
Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: AU & NZ - WTB: Piazza's, Parts, Others wanted section
Topic: oil dipstick
Replies: 4
Views: 2686

I dont have one spare, but just out of curiosity what did it cost to get the engine rebuilt?
by rodavo
Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: Dave's Piazza Project Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 19785

Well, after working on my car for the last week solid, I finally got it all back together and running tonight. Turns out the head that bought and got reconditioned had a reground cam in it with more lift and more duration, should here the car idle now.....sounds mean. The cam has made it a little sp...
by rodavo
Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: Dave's Piazza Project Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 19785

I agree you could never be 100% sure on the cause of the crack, however, I had the head off about a year ago and looked over it and it was running perfect back then. The problems started happening a few months after I turned the boost up, small bubbles started appearing in the water and the car woul...
by rodavo
Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: Dave's Piazza Project Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 19785

Cool thanks for the info. I have already swapped the piazza turbine housing and wastegate actuator onto the vf8. Did you port the wastegate at all to control boost cause I have read that this needs to be done when doing similar swaps on Ford Lasers? What boost are you running? And is it making much ...
by rodavo
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: in the hunt for power!
Replies: 13
Views: 9513

I was about to say the same thing Bugle.

I would put money on that being the cause of the problem. The oil cannot be pumped out of the turbo by the standard pressure pump , you need to run a seperate scavenge pump to suck the oil through if you want to run the drain in that way.
by rodavo
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: Dave's Piazza Project Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 19785

The ports have had a little work done to them, they are larger than the piazza ports but not quite as large as the rodeo ones. Obviously this is not ideal and the plan is to open up the ports on the head eventually, just have to get the car back on the road ASAP. The turbo has a flange that bolts to...
by rodavo
Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: Show room
Topic: Dave's Piazza Project Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 19785

Dave's Piazza Project Thread

Thought I'd better post up all the latest on my project since I havent posted for a while. Latest thing to happen to my Piazza is a cracked head which finally caught up with me a week ago. For those of you that saw my dyno results in another thread on this site, you would have seen that running over...
by rodavo
Tue May 09, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: AU & NZ - WTB: Piazza's, Parts, Others wanted section
Topic: Manual gearbox
Replies: 26
Views: 11171

As far as the Sydney cruise goes, I am going to be in California for almost the entire month of June so that rules me out if you decide to have the cruise then. After that I am available. Before I leave is also a possibility.

Dave
by rodavo
Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: interchangable distributors
Replies: 17
Views: 11643

Thanks guys, that answered all my questions.

I am using a Motec M4 not a Microtech MT4 so yeah, its a good computer and can do sequential injection.

I've got a E1 dizzy already, so I may be able to elongate one of the slots, that will probably be the easiest way out of it.

Thanks

Dave
by rodavo
Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: AU & NZ - WTB: Piazza's, Parts, Others wanted section
Topic: Manual gearbox
Replies: 26
Views: 11171

Hey Rick,

I live just a few suburbs away from you.....didnt realise you were so close!!! Cool, we should meet up and definantly organise that Sydney cruize!!!

Dave
by rodavo
Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: interchangable distributors
Replies: 17
Views: 11643

Bob, Seeing as though you know heaps about Rodeo's..... I am about to install a Motec M4 in my Piazza using the 4ZE1 dizzy for the ref and sync signals. What I am trying to work out is what ignition setup the Rodeo's ran and how the Rodeo computers sensed the engines exact position (if at all) using...
by rodavo
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Workshop Submissions
Topic: Brake Upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 13272

Here are some pics. Sorry for the crappy quality but its the best my phone could do in the dark.

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by rodavo
Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Workshop Submissions
Topic: Brake Upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 13272

Well......brakes are on the car and it was well worth the upgrade to. Not to many hassles getting it all on, will go into a few more details when I have more time. Brake bias seems pretty good and the car stops so much better, most notibly when you brake hard at say 100km/h. I will post up some pics...