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Josh K.

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About Josh K.

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  • Birthday 10/24/1976

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    Star Lake, WA
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    72 510, 2016 Chevy Malibu..
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    Applications Engineer.

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  1. I started an instagram page dedicated to documenting this build. Please follow. Eventually once the build is all filled in I will post regular update pics. https://www.instagram.com/feng_shui_510/
  2. I entered into the autocross next weekend. Jeff's reign of terror is over! I wonder how long before he goes turbo...
  3. Drove up to see Jeff and pickup a rack and pinion kit... I5 is very unpleasant... My Malibu glides over the shitty concrete.. 510? Not so much... I'll stick to I405 from now on... Car drove great! Haven't had a single mechanical issue. Not even a leak and she stays cool in the blistering heat! Decided to stop by the Lemay Car show... The Lemay folks (In red) were super stoked on it!
  4. I started ordering parts to do the JBC Rack and Pinion Conversion... I was holding off but Jeff made me drive his car so I knew how shitty mine felt with the stock steering.. He was right..
  5. Josh K.

    Datsun 510 2 door sedan "SHAKOTN"

    I hope those back window speakers are screwed down.. I got hit in the back of the head in a wreck by one of those.. didn't feel good 🤣😂
  6. I'm not really a "dark 510" guy but the flares really reflect the light and keep it from getting washed out..
  7. It could be the Redline MT90 is what made the difference. It's supposed to be a miracle worker... Either way it's better, not perfect but way better. Thanks man. It gets a lot of thumbs up on the road. It looks ever better in person 😲
  8. No more lightened flywheel and it's a totally different car. Decell rock crusher is all but gone. It's drives waaaaaay better. Flywheel was a waste of $300.. oh well. I bought it before I turbo'd the car. It doesn't need one.. it's a hand full as it is!! And the RE71R's are killer. Drives like it's on rails now.. Only thing I did besides the flywheel was filled the trany with Redline MT90.
  9. Damn. I guess I'll find out Sunday when the tranny goes back in..
  10. With the 225 R1R's and 0 Offset 15x8's I had clearance all the way till the control arm bottomed out on the spring pocket. I then switched to -5mm offset rims and it rubs up front of the wheel opening.. I raised the car up and still rub since it squats so bad on the back right under power.. So I bought some 205/50-15 RE71R's... My R1R's were seven years old and honestly the 225's felt heavy and clunky.. Like wearing big heavy boots after wearing sandal's for a few weeks.. 225 R1R's have a full 8" tread width and really flat patch. 205 RE71R's have a rounder patch and a 7.5" tread width. No more rubbing even with the control arms hitting the body.... Clearance!!!
  11. Yeah mine shifts smooth. 5th is kinda noisy on decell, 4th all hell breaks loose, 3rd slightly less. I'm almost 100% it's the flywheel. The car drove great with this tranny and stock flywheel.. As soon as the new input housing gasket gets here we'll find out.
  12. I have the Megan knockoff. I can't feel anything in the shifter though. It's smooth.. Being that I have solid rear diff mount and spherical control arm bushings it makes this problem sound like the tranny is gonna explode and rip the car in half. It's not something I can tolerate so if the flywheel doesn't fix it then I'm pulling the diff and CV's and switching to half shafts to see if that helps. I just wanna drive it 😪
  13. The clutch I bought luckily is sprung. I'll pull it apart tonight and make sure it's not damaged. https://frsport.com/exedy-06805b-high-performance-stage-1-clutch-kit-s13-s14-ka24de-motor Here's the flywheel I'm using now: https://frsport.com/act-600365-streetlite-lightweight-flywheel-s13-s14-ka24e-ka24de Stock is 21lbs. The one I have is 13lbs..
  14. I swapped out the tranny and same sound of a rock crusher in the shift tunnel... I bought a stock flywheel for $89. I'm putting my old tranny in with stock flywheel and we'll see how that works!!
  15. I have a 13lb flywheel and aftermarket clutch.. I'm sure it doesn't help.. I grabbed a loaner transmission from Jeff last night that I'm going to try. If the noise goes away then I'll know it's my tranny...

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