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Spoona_Jay21 last won the day on February 14 2015

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About Spoona_Jay21

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  • Birthday 12/01/1995

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    Snohomish Wa
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    1981 Datsun 720, 2001 VW Cabrio, 1998 Lexus GS400
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    Quality Control at Canyon Creek Caninet Co.

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  1. Good luck dude! excited to see the results!
  2. Any plans to flatten these welds out with a flapdisk? I know it will be hidden under the carpet, just curious. Either Way, keep it up! Looking great!
  3. HOLY FUCK! So Josh and I tore the engine down to a short block today, checked the Bearings, and any other wear, and this Z22 is one of the CLEANEST engines i have had the pleasure of tearing apart! only 1 broken bolt (lower bolt on the lower coolant outlet) which to me is a SOLID win! This was taken IMMEDIATELY after we pulled the Valve cover off, I was BLOWN AWAY on how clean it is. However when you flip it over you can see some bad carbon build up on the valves, and see they aren't quite seating right, along with a bit of oil in cyl. 2, So i am goin to do the valve seals, and re-seat the valves \\ Also looking at the block, the cylinder walls are SO SMOOTH! kinda surprised, only one that has any issue is a bit of rust build up in Cyl. 4 but honestly I think that might be from sitting for a while. After flipping it over and pulling the pan, we found ALOT of sludge in the pan, but no particles in the oil pickup, so i am pretty confident the sludge is just from the truck sitting. In conclusion, today was a HUGE Success! Honestly, I am feeling More and more Confident as they project goes on. just waiting for that other shoe to drop 😅
  4. This is WILD! Excited to see the progress on it!
  5. got a Decent amount done today! My buddy Josh came up and helped me yank the Engine and Trans. had a few small casualties, but overall everything went SUPER SMOOTH! Not a broken stud or bolt! at least today anyway, here are pics... Removing the rest of the rotten battery tray with snips, cause we were tired of cutting our self. Removed the Grille with 1 small Casualty 😭 but the other breaks in the Grille look Fixable 👍 Exhaust cut off and out! getting her ready to come out! After we got it out, we needed to admire the ANTLERS 😆 However, before we got it on the stand, we had a small causality... the engine Hoist kinda fell over.... damaged the front valance, and front pulleys... but in the end, finally got it on the stand, and the new Header mocked up! In the end, i am still feeling super confident. This is kind of my first REALLY big "Build" and super exited to get more work done. hoping to get the engine torn down to a long block and cleaned tomorrow, THEN we can tare it down further to investigate how good this little Z22 still is.
  6. 1 More part down! picked up a Pacesetter Header NIB off Facebook Marketplace today. Said her husband bought it for their work truck, Then changed his mind. got it 100$ off retail! Also ran across a clean little Comanche! Not too often I see them in the wild anymore
  7. So I finally got her home today! did some final clean out, to see what was all there, And not there 😆 Found out the floors are a little more Rotten than I thought, but workable. also Found an Unopened Can of Coors Light under the seat, Wonder how long that's been there! Also, some Final Decisions have been made, 1. We are keeping the NapZ and going to reseal, with a new Hotter Cam, Weber 32/36, and Pacesetter Header (picking up tomorrow, will post pics) 2. The truck is getting completely Rewired with a Painless 21 Circuit Harness (just to ease my mind of ANY electrical Gremlins that may be due to 40 year old wiring that may, or may not have been fucked with) 3. The engine bay is getting rust repair while the engine and harness are out, and is being repainted a nice Dijon Mustard Color. Unsure of the EXACT color we will use, but I'll keep it updated once i figure it out. Some Decisions I am toying with: 1. Late 720 all chrome bumper (much prefer the look to the early plastic capped bumpers 😷) 2. Shaving the Center Latch on the tailgate, in favor of Chromed Earlier style Side latches like on 620's and older. anyway, not really any real progress, but I figured I would try and keep this up to date, and share some ideas i've had.
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