The arrow broke a plug

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I switched to the E3 46 plugs. From ngk. Now I’m back with ngk. I won’t say they have never failed me, but I’m not demanding much out of these. They saw 5800rpm, and 13psi. I started noticing a miss at idle, then a miss under boost. It was a lot more prominent once I switched over to wasted spark.

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Look ma! No distributor!
I added the second bip373 coil driver, and rewired the coil power and stuff. Pretty decent for fighting a spark plug all day.

Oil pan mods

So the initial problem is with steering interference.

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So to remedy this, I’ll chop it up and turn that drain out the other side.

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This is cut and flipped. I tried massaging the metal to shape, but it’s a ways off.

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So I threw some pie cuts in it.

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Then leak tested it with hot oil.

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Tada! Now paint.

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That too.

The new intake manifold

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I started with some 1.75″ mandrel bends. They are the same diameter as my throttle bodies, and smaller than my intake ports, so I figured it was a decent balance.

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I’m using my mock up head as a welding fixture.

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And they wind up like this.

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I still need to put the coil mount on it and paint it.
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Fresh black engine enamel.
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Heat shields /splash guards for my air filters.
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My brake booster vacuum plumbing.
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The GSXR 1000 air box is a little too tall.

Alternator choices

I have to pull my timing cover to get to my water pump, because I can’t run my alternator on the driver side as I planned. Unless I make the samurai right hand drive. I will not.

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Making an adapter for the samurai stock alternator might work, but the samurai has a lot more electronics in it than it did stock, so the higher output Mitsubishi, or gm1 wire is a better choice.

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