Don't some JWT retailers still sell the adjustable gears? They were decently cheap last time I checked.DjPantsSpecR wrote:it feels great dont it?
its taken nearly a year, but we first dispelled the myth about 91 cams.
Now we are freeing up 248 cams from people running 248/248.
the next step is to try redrilling your own gears. i dont want the bent valves that may result, however. but 50 bucks says im going to be the one doing it.
all tis going to take is 1 protractor, and one set of adjustable cam gear instructions from jim wolf technology's website, and a whole lot of cursing.
Well, the thing the key on the cam goes into is more of a slot. Or am I totally missing what you're planning to do?DjPantsSpecR wrote:i'm not really sure, i guarantee you can find some somewhere, but i dont have the money. i do however, have several extra sets of gears.
im not going to run into any trouble just drilling ONE hole, as im only looking to make a 248 work a little more correctly on the intake side.
Hm. Well, just make sure that you get the hole pretty exact, otherwise the gear will sit lopsided on the cam, and I can't imagine that's very good for... anything.DjPantsSpecR wrote:yeah you're absolutely right.
however, on the JWT gears they have this key as well. But then there are i believe seven holes drilled that fit this pin.
you can then go around with a stamp and stamp numbers and letters just like the JWT cams, or you like me, you just stamp one.
i \'m only going to drill one because im not sure how much you weaken the gear by drilling, and if there is some heat treating involved in the JWT gears.
either way, check out the jwt gears, they have the "stock" slot, but then they are drilled for 7 different positions i believe. i just need one.
I've retarded my 248 before, but im not going to say how, because someone is going to try it and end up with bent valves. all i will say is that one of my 248s has a problem with the pin. it held for about 200 miles, but then i got too scared. i love the results so i want something safer and more exact.... for the same price of free.
Well, people can pretty much call it whatever they want. All depends on where you measure.DjPantsSpecR wrote:
Oh and insanity, i said this, but it was a page ago, but the point of redrilling the cam gear is to go back to 248/248. i wanna get my comparesons down flat. now that we are hearing the 248s are really 241 while 240s are really 227s....
i'd be willing 2 pay $300 - $400 for a custom ka intake manifold.DjPantsSpecR wrote:so.... say ive been thinking about producing this intake manifold....
it would be stock upper runners, with a plate of 6061 t-6 welded to the runners, with a radiused entry. then you would bolt on an 11 gauge (just shy of 1/8 inch thick) steel plenum. this would be strictly for all-motor. the only included part would be a throttle cable holder. you only get brake booster and fpr vacuum sources.
haha, how about stock tires and your manifold? that should get ya chirpin' or full revolutioning (ya i make up words)DjPantsSpecR wrote: I'm sick of not chirping into second and third anymore. stupid sticky tires and stock intake manifold....
A protractor and a straightedge?ORL240 wrote:has anyone figured how to identify our cams once they are out of an engine?are there any way of visual distinguishing 240 cams from 248 cams or 232 cams?Let say i have a few ka cams sitting around but i don't know where they came from or I purchased a set used and want to be sure they are what I paid for b4 i throw em in my engine and bend a few valves.
heres a pic of the cams in my ka right now. im pretty sure they are a set of s13 cams but i dont kno 4 sure.ORL240 wrote:
don't kno if this means ne thing but when i swapped in my set of s13 into a my s14 head, one cam had orange stripe and other had a green stripe, but both of the cams had a # 4 stamped into the stem right at the middle of the cam.
Modified by ORL240 at 4:18 PM 9/19/2006
i'm still on board and very interested. i don't mind waiting for a good product!DjPantsSpecR wrote:As far as my intake manifold, if anyone reads this, i will soon have some access to software for my work with FSAE called Vectis. this is a simulator that uses computational fluid dynamics to model intake and exhaust manifolds. as soon as i get my **** done on the FSAE car i can model my own manis.
only problem is this will be months away, after the proto-types hav been finished. good for future designs though.
i'm sure that will happen. seriously produce the product and sell it for a profit. you put in the work and time, you deserve not just the respect you will get from us (also if and when this someone produces these because of your info you will no longer be mentioned for coming up with it first) but a profit as well! to you buddy!!!DjPantsSpecR wrote:the only problem i have with giving it away is someone who is more capable with jsut start producing these for sale.