Gettin his weld on.
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.
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.
So the initial problem is with steering interference.
So to remedy this, I’ll chop it up and turn that drain out the other side.
This is cut and flipped. I tried massaging the metal to shape, but it’s a ways off.
So I threw some pie cuts in it.
Then leak tested it with hot oil.
Tada! Now paint.
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.
I’m using my mock up head as a welding fixture.
And they wind up like this.
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.
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.