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About grannyknot

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    1973 2dr 510/KA24DE, 1972 240Z/S54

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  1. That's a good idea, hadn't thought about that. With a bit of creative flange fabrication I might be able to get the cable to loop under the distributor before heading to the firewall. Thanks
  2. I'm going to pick up a tube of the Right Stuff, never tried it because it sounded like a "Can do Anything" product but I've heard a few people now singing its praise so there must be something there. Thanks.
  3. Basically yes but redoing a curved windshield is a little different than the flat one they do. Make sure your new seal is warm and pliable and don't waste your time with thick cord/rope, get some string trimmer line (weed wacker) it's very strong, very slippery and is much easier to pull the lip of the seal over the pinchweld than cord is and trimmer line will not tear the rubber the way cord does sometimes. A second pair of hands pushing the glass from the outside is good but it can be done by yourself if you have to.
  4. As Icehouse says, Honda Bond has been the go to sealant for decades with good reason, I also like Threebond 1184 and Permatex Motoseal is pretty good too.
  5. I just finished putting the KA24DE back together today so will wrap it up and tuck it in the corner until the 510 is ready next year.
  6. @demo243, what tires are you running in that last pic? When I get the 510 out on the road next year I want to have that stance.
  7. Isn't there a grocery store in Connecticut that you need something from?
  8. I got the rear end dropped on the 510 last week only to find a little surprise waiting for me, how many miles of dragging the drum does it take to wear half way through the brake cylinder? He lost his wheel while driving and decides to just drive home anyway? Also, got the head back from the machine shop
  9. Damn, don't you just hate it when you are the cause of the screw up? I did that to one of my hubs and it still worked fine, I lightly tapped the top ring back to roughly round, installed the bearing then cleaned the area for the seal with solvent and installed the seal with some gasket sealer wiped around the outside of the seal. That way no sealant gets pushed into the hub and you get a lip of the excess sealant sitting right where you need it to fill up any gaps that are out of round.
  10. Damn! that's some show quality work you've done there. Are you a pro or just doing it for fun? Love the valve cover.
  11. grannyknot

    ka24de info

    I did find these guys in Australia, https://www.ebay.com/itm/31mm-Valve-Tappet-Adjustment-Shims-For-TB48-Patrol-KA24-Navara-Pintara-Shim/163988335305?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=463605532766&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Obviously not a Nissan product and there are some big jumps in the gradations but if I have to it's much easier to sand off .03mm than .17mm
  12. @earlyvws, nice work on the Z! Powder coat primmer? I'm going have to check that out, the red and black wires up on the steering column, I'm pretty sure those are there for the ignition key buzzer, I believe the wires were installed in the wire harness even before the key/ignition switch had the key sensor. Usually they were disconnected decades ago to silence the buzzer. If there is no power on the signal side then you need to trace those red wires back and find the break in the line or blown fuse or maybe blown signal flasher. The original signal flasher was a mechanical unit so you would want to replace that anyway with a modern electronic flasher.
  13. grannyknot

    ka24de info

    Thanks Mike, it seems only 13229-53F07 is still available, the rest of the shims are discontinued. So I guess my options are to grind/sand the bottom of those 13 shims down with say 400 grit paper on top of my granite flat or maybe take those valves back into the machine shop and have them skim the difference off the top of each valve, the amount needing to be removed is anywhere from .17mm - .04mm. I'll talk to the machinist first as that seems to be the easiest unless anyone has any other ideas, I'm open to any options.
  14. grannyknot

    ka24de info

    So I got the cylinder head back from the machine shop, they managed to save all the valves when re doing the seats and guides but now 13 of the 16 valve shims need replacing and from a quick look around the net they seem very hard to come by. Anyone know where I can buy a selection new or used shims for a KA24DE? I'm looking for, 1 2.00mm 3 2.04mm 1 2.06mm 2 2.08mm 2 2.10mm 4 2.12mm
  15. Yes I have a complete set in my 240z, I love them.
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