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My mechanic told me the same shiznit.
I'll have to try it when i have time.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 94_REDSE-R:
My mechanic told me the same shiznit.
I'll have to try it when i have time.

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What is you mechanics name BTW in Florida. I am just curious. Because someone who used ot live here in NY used to do a trick like that too.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Bennitto Mallito:
I saw this:
http://www.sr20de.net/engine/wc_hp_trick.html
Anyone ever do it? I might as well try it when I replace the cam this weekend. Impressions please?
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It's free. It works. 'Nuff said.

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I *think* it only applies to the old style alternator. Of course, since I'm not sure, my post is completely useless.
 

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Driven97 said:
I *think* it only applies to the old style alternator. Of course, since I'm not sure, my post is completely useless.
Bingo. Worked on my classic, not my B14. Confused me back then too. But I think you mean 'old style distributor'. ;)
 

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ive toyed with my dist multiple times and maybe cause im sick i just cant think straight, but i didnt under stand that at all.
 

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what are you supposed to do again? from what i read, remove everything and put it back on. where's the hp trick?
 

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OK people, this is basically tellling you how to remove the slack from the distributer shaft. If you've ever done a tune up on your classic then you would have noticed the ignition rotor wiggles back and forth. (Ive always wondered if this was fixable). The article basically explains how to remove the slack.
Why do they call this a Hp trick, well think about it, if the slack is removed from the shaft, you can line up the rotor with the contact points on the cap acurately. This means you will gain any HP lost by the missalighnment caused by the slack.
 

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i fooled around with this mod today in the school parking deck ;) and it seems to have worked... i dont really know how to explain it but something just feels smoother about how the motor pulls.... however i have to ask about whether i actually followed the instruction right.

After taking of the rotor i saw the hollow pipe that the rotor was screwed onto. I am assuming that this is what is referred to as the distributor shaft? There is screw about an inch into the hollow shaft. I was able to loosen the screw and the shaft came loose and i was able to spin it around when pulling it out. However when i pushed it back on there is a point where the shaft locks into a notch... i am assuming that the notch is just slightly bigger than whatever it fits into and because of this the shaft has a little bit of play. So by inserting the shaft and turning it counter clockwise, so that the shaft sits all the way against one side of the notch, I could tighten the screw down firmly and keep the shaft from moving around slightly in the small notch. Was this thinking correct? Did I do it right?

fyi you can't actually see this notch idea that i am talking about but as you spin the shaft around you will FEEL what i am talking about.

Let me know if im a dumb ass. Thanks! :D
 

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Your not a dumb ass...I am...My car died on me tuesday night...Turned out the distributor had failed...After finding one at a junkyard and putting it on we decided to look at the old one...Seemed there was a screw going through the shaft where the rotor goes on...Loosen it, lock the shaft into place(the notches you were talking about)and tighten screw and walla...I havnt put it back on the car but the screw loosend so much the shaft came out and all i needed to do was screw it back in...least it only cost me $60
 

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I HIGHLY HIGHLY doubt you will feel any difference.
If you're lucky maybe one horsie.
If anything it will just slightly improve throttle response.
Just dont go racing your boys '69 Camaro after the trick.
Its just one of those *FREE MODS*.
Like taking the coolant lines off the T/B.
 

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sounds like I did the proceedure right... sorry to hear about your troubles irf305... must be the exhaust fumes from 95 getting to you. ;) oh and I am not saying that the car pulls like a raped ape now but it does feel different in a good way. Even if my mind just feels its better thats fine with me. I spend too much time being dissatisfied with its performance. Not a lot of time just too much time. Actually, based on Mr. irf's experience this might even just be a good maitinence proceedure. And Fig, since when have you been a hater of free mods? :D dont hate the playa... hate extra weight in your car
 

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LOL>.............. I like that. "Hate the extra weight in your car.

Im not hating on the mod. I have done it.
Im all about the freebies and weight reduction.
:D

Heres another involved freebie:
http://www.nissanperformancemag.com/march99/
Look in the throttle body mod link
 
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