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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    So yesterday i got to spend some time (about 6 or 7 hours going thru a huge collection of 510 parts. And do i mean huge. Every nut and bolt (damn near) that you can think of. I was able to walk away with some pretty good treasures too, if i dont say so my self. Heres the list -L series bell housing -Two different shifter handles, one short, one long. -A complete 5 speed (will post pics later for identification) -3/4 inch front sway (not 100 percent on size, but yes its fatter than oem) with all the brackets and poly bushes -Rear, adjustable sway bar with all the brackets but no bushes - two white sun visors (need the screws and the clips that hold them in by the rear view mirror) -two bump steer spacers -2 sets of retractable lap belts. Not 69's but i can make them work for now.. -brand new condition dome lamp with cover -fresh air vent unit with black spinny knob (which is all that i really needed) -280zx struts with just about everything included. -14 mm steering arms, along with the tc rods, lca's, and all the steering linkage (which im replacing with all new) -Battery tray -two turn signal sets (i just need a good arm, now i have two) -door lock pulls -and the coup de gras, two c pillar vents, in METAL! So my plans are not solid yet. But i am tempted to go the coilover route. I have been doing my research, but what im not clear on is this. Once the strut is converted to a coilover do i need to use a camber plate to mount it to the car? Only reason im leaning towards the coilover route is i dont trust the idea of just a clamp. I believe in welding, but hey thats just me. I do understand though that if i swap the perches around from the dime to the z i can bolt the strut in like its supposed to with the regular top hat. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I already have all new steering parts, now i plan to order new ball joints and bushings for the lca's. Id like to have the front suspension and steering done in the next month or so. The plan for the tranny is to swap out the bell housing from the 5 speed i already have because its the same length as the four speed in the car. The 5 speed i picked up last nite is still up in the air.
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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    Well, i managed to start the year off in a good fashion. I installed my tach (temporarily as im not sure where i wanna permanently mount it). I also managed to install my new thermostat housing. Come to find out when i took the old one apart there was no thermostat. Now i know why my heater wasnt very warm, go figure. I put in a new temp sending unit, and would you believe this little beast is staying perfectly warm on the temp guage. Smack dab on the dot. Im impressed. Got her to idle right at 850-950 ish pending which accessories are on. now onto the fuel guage. She only half works, since she always says half!!! I ordered all new front end stuff. Center link, tie rod ends, and the rods to go between the tie rods. Im on the fence about the 14mm ball joint swap. Im just a bit hesitant about spending money on a reamer for a one time use. I may post a want ad for the 14 mil knuckles, may not. Im not going full retard with this car.. ill cross that bridge in a bit. Speeking of suspension, is there absolutely no front brake upgrade for the stock front end unless i swap to zx, or any other swap? Im not keen on the idea of spacers. Although ive never experienced any issue because ive never used spacers, ive heard to many horror stories. Plus i have had a wheel bearing freeze at 65 mph. Not fun. I dont like the idea of loosing track width, but again, not full retard. Jury is still out. And to clarify how low i wanna go, i just wanna eliminate the gap between tire and fender low. Not tucked, just classy.. maybe even on stock steelies. So as for the carb/efi im still hesitant. I agree with the idea of getting everything right as is before i get into an efi project. And thats actually what im doing. I thought about a rebuild/rejet but have come to learn i have a 32/36 dgv, that has a sticky throttle somewhere between the pedal and carb. If i were to stick with the 32/36 id prefer to have the electric choke. So im almost inclined to just buy a dgev or dfev. And like plusnone suggested when im done i can sell it all on. I may do that in the beginning of February since i get a vacation check from work. Happy new year to all, and thanks for all the fish! 🤣
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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    End of the year summary. First thanks to mike, hainz, crash, and everyone else who has chimed in with all the heaps of info. You guys are invaluable to this site, and people like me. Since my last post i haven't done much, except installed the manual fuel pump, checked the timing (spot on at 12 to my surprise), adjusted the carb as per webers instructions, wires, cap and rotor. i did the plugs a while back, but may buy a new set just for accurate reading now that ive adjusted the carb. Ive put around 200 or so miles on her between yesterday and the day before, without any fail. She is in need of an alignment bad, which will only come after a front end rebuild. That may happen sooner than later now that i discovered a new noise coming from the front. Infact, both front and rear need a refresh. Ive also noficed upon wot she stumbles a wee bit. i suspect the accelerator pump. I intend to maybe, in this order, accomplish these next few moves. Temp guage repair. I tested the guage and it works. I attempted to remove the sending unit but it just spun in its hole. So, arriving today is a new thermostat housing. I already have the sending unit. Ill install probably tomorrow, maybe, maybe not. Carb rebuild, re-jet or replace. Front end rebuild, rear end rebuild. This leads me to a few ideas, and questions. Im VERY interested in efi, so im not sure if i wanna mess with a new carb. Maybe just re-jet and rebuild. Ive never done a re-jet, and dont know what im doing (my smart phone does though, thank god). Ill work that out. As for a front end rebuild, i have two questions mainly. I see ermish has a front end kit. One being 14mm and one 11mm. What exactly needs to be measured on my car so i know what to order? Now heres the controversial one. I wanna lower the car. I like the idea of a modified front stock strut housing. Chop the perch, drop it to desired height, and reweld. Ive seen online that this conversion can be purchased with a newly replaced strut insert. I'm very confident in my own craftsmanship and intend to do all the work meself. I just need to know which insert to buy to account for the shorter stroke. YES ive used the google search bar and have read this subject numerous times. I cant seem to find a suitable answer. Again, my gratification cannot be expressed enough. Its been a fun past few months, and im excited for the new year and whatever it brings. Happy new years to whoever sees this..
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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    Haters gone hate... im the same. I wanna learn to tune my carb, plus i intend to eventually jump on the efi band wagon. I looked up the guage you recommended. Looks nice. I dig that it comes with the white face, and aluminum ring. Im just curious how to mount it to my existing gauge holder. Thats down the road though... crash, its a bummer your 3k miles away. Id totally smoke you out for all the info you've shared...
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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    A widenband still works with a carb im supposing...?
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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    Well in keeping with the holiday spirit, and just to actually get something checked off the list i present with, and without light.. (for those who are wondering wtf? I added led guage lights and a triple pack of guages minus one)cheapo oreillys brand guages. I tried to add led bulbs into the guages but my bulbs are too big. Ill figure something out. Empty spot is reserved for an air/fuel. I took power from two extra spade connections on the back of the guage cluster. Its not the best looking up close, but its a far cry better then when i was a teen. I actually used heat shrink!!! Mom would be proud. I must say, though the wiring on this car is mostly stock, the gremlins crack me up. I think i need to either A: clean all conections. B: rewire. NEXT!!!!
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    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Figured I'd chime in with nothing useful to say except there is some useful information here. I may go this same route, except I may not tear both ends of my trans...
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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    So to be clear. This trans in this picture is the trans that is in the car as I type this up. Question is, if I've read what Mike said correctly, I cannot swap the bell housing off of said 4 speed on to my 5 speed?
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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    Thats the plan. I may even make some kind of temp bracket to hold it exact so i could build the permanent mount. Ill definitely take pics. As far as the shifter goes, is it that bad? Or just enough to make it so i have to heat and bend the shifter? Meaning, am i gonna be rubbing my passenger's thigh all the time?
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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    I dont mean a wedge to lift it and push it away, but more just a way to make the mount level with the xmember. Id have to draw it all up.to better explain myself. I may also be full of shit cause i haven't mocked anything up either.
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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    Mike im running 195/60/14
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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    Got me there. Mind you, this was a free to me with the deal tranny. Im already scheming on a way to make my own mount, and bushing set up now. Couldnt one build some sort of wedge and bolt it to the tranny, and sandwich a piece of rubber between said wedge and a custom mount, provided clearances are ok and everything is aligned?
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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    I dont have a ta h, but shes screaming. I used a gps on the phone, and 56 was the highest i saw. Though i took it on the freeway once before without a speedo and she was kinda keeping up. I stayed to the right, but someqhat kept up. I have a four day this weekend, i plan to do some tinkering. Mainly re route the fn exhausts.
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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    Mike, the angle those two trannys are sitting at, is that a true representation of the difference, or close enough to it for a good idea? I thought about mounting it any way, but i would like it to be right. Im confident in my fab skills and welding, i just want it as close to factory as it can be. Im a purist...
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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    I wont give up yet. Hell i can still change my diff to drop my rpms as well. And to answer, i have know idea what the ratio is, yet. Ill just check the smaller stuff off the list first. Last nite i put all the external LEDs in the car, minus the knock off arrowheads, license, and reverse. I learned that im gonna need to update my flasher unit. I also learned that the "i think they are the cheap version" arrowheads dont like the bulbs i bought. They try to arc out when i put them together. Weird as shit. Im wondering if i need to have both of them in in order for it to work properly. Ill say this though, all led lights make one hell of a difference, at least visually. I digress though. I will look into the swap you speak of crash. Im slowly working my way through your last few pages of your thread... again thanks
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