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  1. If the vehicle doesnt have the nut for a bolt you can add it.... https://www.wescoperformance.com/retrofit-seat-belts-shoulder-mt-door.html
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  2. No, you can move the crank with the head off, but do it carefully so you don't lose the tensioner. I completely understand your desire to keep it simple, but you also have to understand the risk vs reward. Dropping a pan to inspect a bearing or two will take an hour, and then re-sealing it with the right stuff will guarantee it will never leak. Two hours tops. Note - some people recommend using a pan gasket, and that is how they came from the factory, but since I found the right stuff RTV, I have stopped using the gaskets altogether. It really is that good.
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  3. Well...I need to sit down and load pictures. Rest assured, there’s been progress. Just gotta catch up with documentation.
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  4. Thanks BrothersGarage, just have to get my son driving a stick. The lessons have started.
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  5. Interesting that one had air conditioning. At least one of the same cars was used for American Graffiti.
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  6. Work has commenced on the wiring for the car. I started by laying some nylon rope and cutting everything to size so that the harness can be made off the car and to keep everything nice and tidy. I decided to mount my sealed fuse power distribution unit in the engine bay and to use the case from the original 280z ecu to mount my ms3pro. I'm making sure to take my time with this as any shortcuts will just mean potentially more work later. I have new connectors for everything and am using the best wire I could get my hands on for anything that didn't come with my ms3pro harness so basically just
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  7. The Shop has scheduled another Japanese Cars and Coffee for October. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10 AM – 1 PM 2233 6th Ave South Seattle, WA It would make a nice little meet for some Datsuns in a month that doesn't have many car shows.
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  8. I wouldn't mind seeing what they are gonna do for you... thanks..... I honestly don't know where I'm going to try to put them..... I would like to make a console or something to go around the shifter with a place for my phone and possibly the cup holders, but as we all know there is just not alot of spare room.. I have thought about doing something between the bucket seats but I half ass made it a bench with a 3rd seat belt so my wife and kid can all ride with me..... I may have to wait till he out grows that spot...
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  9. Seems like you would be better off selling it and buying another 620.
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  10. No, not a bad thing. Most don't or can't find original equipment for their vehicles and put their favorite brand on. +1 for keeping original Rick.
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  11. So Saturday morning came and there was Ralph bright and early. I crawled into the back of the car underneath the strut bar on my back with a rope in the weatherstripping. Ralph and I tried for about an hour and 3 attempts and we couldn't get it in 😞 So then I started making calls to pay a professional. I was getting struck down with every phone call and then finally someone said they would do it.......for $275! I declined and hung up defeated. Then I found a guy that said he could do it for $85.....SOLD> I made an appointment with him at 12pm in Vacaville on my way to the
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  12. Ahhh forgot about that. Let me know when you get to that point, I may be able to help you a little bit there. A whole $58 πŸ˜‚ Can probably manage something πŸ˜ƒ
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  13. Some pics from yesterday. :)
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  14. found something to put on the hako shift knob. 1970 100 yen coin lol
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  15. Another night of local 1/8 mile drag racing in Datsaniti. This time I drove it the 70 mile round trip to the track and back, which I find much more pleasant with ear plugs. No issues the entire night! Cleaning the accelerator pedal sensor seems to have done the trick and I could do full throttle pass after pass. I beat a stock Challenger SRT8, Chevy SS sedan, and some mean sounding 90s Mustang. I lost narrowly to a different Mustang and a tuned up STi that "puts 450 to the wheel". I was on my 3yo BFG Rivals which actually did alright. Can your fender flares do this?
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  16. So it looks teal in some light like in my garage, blue in other light like in this is tree shade. I'll get more photos in direct sun after I have a chance to buff it. And it needs a gooood buffin. Lots of dusty patches and weird textures. But overall I'm very pleased. It even fired right up after sitting for almost a month.
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  17. I have a spare tank but I bet shipping would be pretty steep . It is out of our truck that we parted out. It looks about the same shape as the original tank that we wire wheeled the outside of and painted it up. I scoped the inside of both tanks and they looked comparable as well, just some small surface rust spots but overall pretty clean inside. I was thinking of taking the sending unit out for a spare. Your ride looks great, nice clean truck. I do like the mirrors, curious what the functionality would be like with them further from the driver position. We struggled with location of side mir
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  18. Bottom half done One or two more colors left...
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  19. About 20 hours and a half gallon of filler in. This was the "bad" side, so hopefully the other side won't take as much. It's hard to show progress on this stuff but it helps me to post it anyway. Got the car turned around. Still starts! I swear this is the "good" side. Plenty left in the $20 bucket of Bondo.
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  20. Lots of little updates this week. I just got back from the monthly Caffeine and Octane show, which was 50 miles round trip all on urban interstates heading out before dawn. The show was crazy huge with a great variety as always. The car got tons of attention so I did my best to spread the good word of GRM and our annual pilgrimage to the Challenge. As everyone started leaving, I started my car because someone wanted to hear the engine. I revved it up juuuuust a bit and inadvertently triggered a revving war between the 350Z's I parked with (what else is similar?) and the Mustang gang that was r
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  21. Here are the turn signal "eye sockets" I burned in last night.
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  22. Cardboard fenders for lightness! No not really Update on the filing cabinet graveyard. These fenders hit them hard. I left extra along the bottoms until I figure out the air dam and rocker transition Due to the max panel size of the cabinets, each fender is actually 6 pieces stitched together very carefully. I got one side fully welded up tonight, long after taking these pictures. I also wrapped the steering wheel with some cycling handlebar tape. 9 bucks shipped and one pack is just enough f
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  23. New wheel would be awesome! But even the universal weld-on quick releases are pushing the budget. I'm going to try wrapping it first. Seal brackets were tricky because the floor is uneven and the rear mounting points of the stock sliders are at different heights. To get the seat low enough, I had to cut part of the floor out with one of the seat mounting holes and reposition it. Then I built this little bracket and welded it in place. I also modified the original seat slider brackets to bolt in to this modified floor, so if I ever want to use t
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  24. First autocross of the season is in the books! This was also the first weekend I used my new tow dolly. I'm not crazy about it, but it beats driving this death trap to events, I think. Saturday was a test and tune, which meant 10 runs for each of the 50 of us. The weather started out with rain the morning and standing water, followed by sun and dry tarmac in the afternoon. I went with the 3-year-old used Rivals I scored off someone's Exocet. My first 3 runs were in the wet, which I found very difficult. The throttle pedal is basically a donut button. But I
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  25. More little patches, plus the passenger side fender well and wide-body rockers are complete. I did a much better job on this side. Rocker forming trick Now, about those front fenders... I want to extend them the entire length of the front fender, starting from the leading edge of the front doors and ending where the air dam will begin. The tape line parallel with the body crease, which shows how crooked I placed these the first ti
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  26. Took the bumper off and weighed it. 36 pounds! Now what to do with this ugly rear fascia... How about this rain gutter that fell off my rental house during a storm. The land lord replaced it, but left the old broken one in the yard. Hmmm. Let's trim it down and see what happens. That...worked surprisingly well. I think it might look okay when everything is smoothed over and painted. But it is literally garbage.
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  27. I've been cleaning up the interior a bit. Back in May I had to cut a 1'x3' window in the floor to fit the Infiniti IRS. I finally just finished seam-sealing and painting the patch. Much nicer now! With the seam sealer out, I also got the Driver Rear door. Passenger side is still a gaping hole. Almost looks like a factory widebody door! Staying on the Driver Rear fender flare, I built the inner fenderwell for it. Last large piece of free sheetmetal shelf. I'll need to scrounge some more free sheetmetal. This was 3 separa
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  28. More 15" stance pics. I really love how this looks, but I haven't test driven them yet because I've been re-wiring the entire car. CAD models of the interior panels. Cut them out of sheetmetal shelf scrap. This panel controls everything outside of the Infiniti engine harness. Lights, signals, radiator fans, fuel pump override (normally controlled by the ECM), and of course my drag racing secret weapon. I spent probably too long sorting this all out but it's nice having everything so simplified. I also need
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  29. Hi , I can get the window rubber for most if not all Datsuns. Here's an example. The two rear cargo windows and the rear hatch window for a 73 Datsun 510 Wagon will cost you $300 total price, Installed!!. Here are the pics. YES, this total price includes all the window rubber for the three windows and the installation for removal of windows and putting in the rubber and replacing the windows. If you do a search, you'll see people selling just the window rubber alone for $250 (each window) . So the $300 for all the window rubber and installation is a pretty good price. The amount o
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  30. The '84 tach resistor plug is located (may be missing the 2.2K ohm resistor) on driver's side harness behind the headlights near the dual coils. It will be tapped up. The resistor can be found on any '80-'96-ish car or truck with a dash tach. The clock should have a 2 wire plug (marked A,B) on it that connects to the dash harness. There should be a 3 wire plug (marked C, D, E) on the dash harness that plugs into a hole just below the back of the tach on the gauge cluster.
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