February 02, 2008
by: jovial_cynic
Why anybody wouldn't use speed bleeders to bleed their brakes, I have no clue. I'm glad I discovered these.

I haven't installed them yet, but I hope I can get to it this weekend.
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Barry Custeau said:
From: Montreal Canada.
Sorry; no comment on bleeders but I have a question on your info on L-Z hybrid engine: When building a long rod 2 L engine, why not just put an L series head on a Z20E block. I need to stay close to 2 L for vintage racing rules. Your site is the most tech accurate I have seen. Thank You for your help.
Take care;

February 12, 2008

jovial_cynic said:
Thanks, Barry -

Most of my content was picked up from Jason Gray's old site, before it got knocked down (domain/hosting problems). Glad you found it useful, in any event... but the credit goes to him. Unless you're talking about my actual progress on my car, in which case that's all me. :)

As for the L-series head on the Z20 block -- I went with the Z22 because I had it available. I had the Z22e engine sitting around for a while, and picked up an L-series from a friend in Canada. I'm not involved in any vintage racing, so that's never been a consideration for me; if I had the cash, I'd consider going SR or something exotic. As it was, I wanted to be able to tear down and build up an engine on my own, and this is what I had handy.

If I had it to do over again, I think I'd still choose the Z22 block over the Z20, just for the displacement. If the work involved is the same, and there's no race requirements involved, why go smaller?

February 12, 2008

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