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About EdwardK

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  • Birthday 11/07/1994

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    Oakland, CA
  • Cars
    '74 620, '73 610, '86 300zx, '97 Mazda MPV, '77 Ford F-150, '80 240D, '89 240SX
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    Engineering Drafter

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  1. Anybody know how to get the lock tumbler off the bootlid? It looks to me like it just slides straight out, but after some serious wiggling I'm kinda sketched out about either bending or breaking something. Also any idea on how to straighten out bent up window chrome window trim on this guys? I'm thinking about printing a positive and negative that are about 6" long and just pressing them repeatedly to straighten them back out.
  2. I've been playing around with 3d printers throughout my time at college and so I thought I would put that knowledge to work on some interior upgrades. First and foremost, a cup holder. Because that's a creature comfort that really matters to me. I'm not 100% happy with the fit on this or it's aesthetic, but it will work for now. I also decided I was tired of having a tachometer ziptied to my steering column, and there was a rattle inside my gauge cluster. So I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone and went about pulling a decent chunk of
  3. So, it's been a while. Long enough for the rattlecan paint to have faded a lot and long enough for me to have my degree. I never got this car running for college, however I did get it running for my move across the country from SC to CA. Broke in a new motor and transmission by driving cross country. I had to adjust the fan belt twice, and had my brake booster fail, but aside from that the only major issue I had during the trip was the van deciding that it was time for new tires.
  4. Alrighty~! Back to working on this beast since the truck decided to take a dump. She also has a name now, so things are getting serious. "Anita" because I need a car for college. I just ordered everything needed to get her back running and on the road, just a couple of things to address first, hydraulics all need to be flushed and checked for leaks, tires, fiberglass the bad holes until I can take the windows out and weld everything and I'm giving it a crappy once over rattle-can job to inhibit rust at least temporarily. Here's the new color, not particularly happy with it, but it
  5. EdwardK

    The Tofumobile

    Let me see if I can find another truck in one of the local scrap yards first. If I can't I'll definitely go this route.
  6. EdwardK

    The Tofumobile

    It's a Kirkey race seat of some sort. I bought it from a guy who was selling the parts off his Spec E30. It's actually surprisingly comfortable with the padded cover.
  7. EdwardK

    The Tofumobile

    Can you get me some measurements off it? Depth and diameter? I may be able to recreate the cups.
  8. Westminster, SC 1974 620 L18 400k+ (Smokes like hell! New motor soon.) "The Tofumobile"
  9. EdwardK

    The Tofumobile

    So... It's been a while. I haven't got a whole lot done what with bouncing between jobs and getting my stuff together for college. Uhm... Cheap poaint, changed the tires again (This size fits sooo much better), and did a couple of piddly things here and there. Nothing major yet. However, driving home yesterday my cab decided to hemorrhage. I knew the rust was bad, but I didn't think it was this bad. So, I'm still undecided between fixing this cab, or sourcing out a new one. The passenger side, if I remember correctly is perfect. But I haven't had the carpet
  10. So uhh... *Maniacal laughter* ... Okay, so I'm not putting a 302 in it at this time. I was cleaning the shop out and that happened for shits and giggles.
  11. I'm thinking I might just put the CA in the truck and put the L18 back in until I can afford a N/A SR20... I like the weight losses, and would love to have ITB's under the hood.
  12. Hey, just read through your thread and caught up on it. Awesome build man! Mad props! Loving the truck so far, hopefully you can get the head redone quickly and be cruising soon. I was wondering though, why'd you ditch the CA18DET? (I'm thinking about putting the one I have in my truck instead of the dime.)
  13. While I absolutely want a 510, I wouldn't trade my 610 for it. I might would part with the 610 for an exorbitant amount of money and then later buy a 510, but trade? Doubtful. :/
  14. EdwardK

    "New" '81 280zx

    The Z is alive again. Planning to weld up the frame rails and do some cleaning up and see if I can sell/trade to get a 240z. Little thing I've noticed is that the oil pressure climbs waaay up when you're on the gas... Blow-by?
  15. I'm still stumped with the turbo thing right now. I've got the Transmission and drive shaft all tucked up where they go, but the motor is still on the floor. ...And currently there's a '65 Sunbeam and a '80 Rabbit sitting in between the motor and the 610. lol
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