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

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  1. Good eye, what if the bmw part is in a Ratsun?
  2. I just got the block back from the machine shop so got a coat of paint on before the rust could start again.
  3. Noll, you might be interested in a brake package I just put on kijiji, https://www.kijiji.ca/v-other-auto-parts-and-accessories/mississauga-peel-region/datsun-240z-280z-upgrade-brake-package/1483141128
  4. I forgot to mention, the whole electric assist system added 14lbs to the car, put that up against a hydraulic system.
  5. Always a treat when everything comes back from the platers, mostly 510 and KA24 parts as well as a few 240z pieces thrown in at the last minute.
  6. There is also Spray Chrome, there are a number of shops popping up offering this finish, the surface actually has silver deposited on it then sealed with clear coat, they can do just about any surface or material, no heat, no really toxic chemicals. https://angelgilding.com/about-spray-chrome
  7. grannyknot

    Rebuild begins!

    That all sounds good too, but brake cleaning fluids are specialized for certain kinds of contaminants, they don't get everything. That's why a good detergent helps get other kinds of dirt off. Methyl Hydrate (wood alcohol) is also a good final wipe cleaner, it's inexpensive and doesn't shrink your brain every time you get a whiff of it. 15w40 works fine as assembly lube as long as you're going to start that engine fairly soon after putting it all back together, all engine oils are made to drip off and get back to the pan, assembly lube is the opposite, stays put. Redline makes an assembly paste that I really like, you can put your engine back together and leave it in the corner for 5 yrs and not worry when startup comes. Rotella is a great oil but I still break in my engines with straight 30w, not too slippery so it allows the rings to get intimate with the cylinder walls.
  8. Sounds like you're in my backyard, I'm halfway between Newmarket and Orangeville. Beautiful truck, it's always nice to be able to restore your ride while also being able to drive it, it is a great colour, kind of like the paint they used on machinery in the 60's.
  9. grannyknot

    Rebuild begins!

    I don't mean to assume how experienced you are but just make sure the block and head are spotlessly clean, hot soapy water, long gun bore brushes, compressed air. When your done white cotton rags should come away just as clean as before you used them. The same thing for the pistons, rods and crank then lightly oil everything. Assembling the engine is the most enjoyable part for me.
  10. It is passive, I'm pretty sure all electrical assist steering is otherwise that could get dangerous quickly. I picked my unit from an Equinox at the wreckers, I think I have about $140 in the whole unit and that includes the control box from Bruno, he sells them on ebay for $40
  11. grannyknot

    ka24de info

    Yeah, not great but there doesn't seem to be much out there, I'll keep digging too. You mention above that you have the pinout diagram, any chance you could share it? It would be nice to have as much info as possible concentrated in this one thread. Thanks
  12. Hey I love the engine bay just the way it is, give it a couple shots of clear coat and stand back.
  13. I did something very similar in my 240z a number of yrs ago, nothing but good things to say about it, parking lots and tight traffic are a breeze and I turn the dial down for the highway. There are a number of write ups on the conversion.
  14. grannyknot

    ka24de info

    I don't have a colour diagram but do have this one,
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