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by rodavo
Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Bottom End Strength
Replies: 7
Views: 6117

Cool thanks for the info. I am aiming to run around 250 - 300hp through a fairly fresh standard bottom end using an aftermarket ecu, rodeo intake manifold, skyline turbo, etc. I think the bottom end should take it fine but I wanted to get your guys opinion.
by rodavo
Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Bottom End Strength
Replies: 7
Views: 6117

Bottom End Strength

Does anyone know how much power the standard 4ZC1 bottom end is good for reliably??
by rodavo
Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Workshop Submissions
Topic: Brake Upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 13600

Yeah, I have checked out the full steering lock issue and by the looks of it it will just miss the control arms. Once again I will have to wait until I get it all on properly and on the ground to find out for sure. The kit comes with the tabs to weld on. As far as mounting the calipers, I have bough...
by rodavo
Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Workshop Submissions
Topic: Brake Upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 13600

Yeah your right Nick. 15 inch is the minimum. I had it in my head that my wheels were the smallest you can go. The link shows the kit that I bought and some info on it. http://www.hoppers.com.au/300gemini.pdf Bob, I am not sure about how the standard bearings compare to the commodore ones. The hubs ...
by rodavo
Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Workshop Submissions
Topic: Brake Upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 13600

Brake Upgrade

Hey guys. I am doing a brake upgrade on my Piazza and this is what I have found so far. I purchased a Hopper Stoppers brake upgrade kit to suit a Gemini. The kit includes commodore 300mm discs, twin piston calipers, custom hubs, brake lines bearings, etc... I have test fitted the kit to one side of ...
by rodavo
Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: AU & NZ - WTB: Piazza's, Parts, Others wanted section
Topic: WTB: Rodeo dizzy, inlet manifold
Replies: 3
Views: 2159

I was told it did, maybe not.... It would have to have a coil wouldnt it?? What provides the high energy spark? Have you got any pics of the ignition setup on a rodeo?? I will be using it on the piazza motor with a custom ecu, and I dont want to run the magnetic pickup as found on the piazza. Thanks...
by rodavo
Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Dyno Graphs
Replies: 6
Views: 3449

I have seen the cable move so I guess that means its working.
by rodavo
Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: AU & NZ - WTB: Piazza's, Parts, Others wanted section
Topic: WTB: Rodeo dizzy, inlet manifold
Replies: 3
Views: 2159

WTB: Rodeo dizzy, inlet manifold

I am after a 2.6L Rodeo electronic dizzy with coil and igniter. Also after Rodeo inlet manifold, complete with injectors, fuel rail etc.

Email me or reply here.

rodavo@tpg.com.au

Thanks

Dave
by rodavo
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Dyno Graphs
Replies: 6
Views: 3449

Yeah the standard boost controller was hooked up. I dont really think it does much as I have tested it with and without on the road and I couldnt notice any difference.
by rodavo
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Dyno Graphs
Replies: 6
Views: 3449

Seems like 10 psi is about the max that you can safely run on a standard engine with standard ecu. Maybe a touch higher you could get away with. The exhaust made a big difference when I got it done, would be even better if it was turbo back. It is interesting to look at the boost curve, when I had i...
by rodavo
Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Dyno Graphs
Replies: 6
Views: 3449

Dyno Graphs

Hey all. I got my Piazza dyno'd today and here are the results. The blue graph is how I took the car into the dyno shop, running 13-14 psi. The power and torque curve look good, 117kw at the wheels not too bad, but the mixtures were reading 14:1 at full load the whole way through the rev range. Not ...
by rodavo
Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: dumpipe
Replies: 18
Views: 8875

Hi Brendan,

who did the exhaust for you??
by rodavo
Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Sydney Piazza owners
Replies: 25
Views: 10318

That silver piazza could have been me, although I didnt have my wheels on in February. My 2 silver ones are the only silver ones I have seen in Sydney, so dont know who it could have been??
by rodavo
Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Suspension, Wheels and Tires
Topic: reco steering rack n p/s pump
Replies: 3
Views: 4144

I had my steering rack replaced (not reco'd) with a spare one I had at a place called Adam R.H & Sons at Padstow. They were really good and I am pretty sure they will do reco's as well.

Dave
by rodavo
Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Australia - Events: Past/ Present/ Future
Topic: Piazza Cruze in Sydney
Replies: 25
Views: 14699

Tell us more about the high flow turbo!!!! Who did the work, what did it cost, what difference did it make???? I am up for a cruze!