I spent a couple of hours trying to get the driveshaft out of the BMW. It
didn't want to slide together in the middle at the splined section. I
finally jammed a wrench in the u-joint and pounded on it with a 10 lb
hammer. It bent my wrench but did collapse the splined area. As luck would
have it, the bent wrench worked perfectly on the starter bolt which is
impossible to remove without a special tool.
I plan to cut down the riser around the recirculating valve. I am hoping
that the inside area of the supercharger will be enough of a plenum. If
this doesn't work then I may install a second external blowoff valve and
then plumb it into the intake system after the MAF. I also am looking at a
progarmmable fuel injection computer which may allow me to remove the MAF
and have a speed density system. If that works then I can vent the blowoff
valve to the atmosphere and have the cool pfff sound.
The Eaton blowers from the Xterra were notorious for being loud. The
factory made a change of some sort to quite them down. A rash of loud
blowers showed up on EBAY shortly afterwards. I can handle a little noise
in the racecar.
I've seen a few lower intake manifolds on EBAY but they are usually in a kit
with the supercharger. I don't think the Frontier ever came with the
supercharger so it is popular to retrofit the Xterra system.
If the supercharger doesn't work then I may go with a turbo. The KA24DE has
lots of turbo kits available unlike the U20. That Eaton would go real nice
on a BMW 325e motor with the "is" head.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Graeme" <email@example.com>
To: "'John Roper'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 3:49 AM
Subject: RE: Thank God for Datsun Roadsters
> "Any reason you didn't just use the lower plenum from a supercharged
> Hi John, yes a very good reason.
> Australia never got the S/C Frontier or Xterra or whatever!
> I got the S/C from the USA for a bargain basement price so that was cool.
> I have tried for some months to locate a used VG33 lower plenum but no
> Plenty of eBay sellers had the Eaton S/C for sale but none of them could
> help me with the lower plenum.
> I find that weird but there you go.
> Graeme Suckling
> 1965 SP310
> 1971 P510
> 1972 PL510
> 1973 HS30
> 1993 ECR33 GTS25t
> South Australia.