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I think it's M10 1.25. You should be able to pull a bolt from the bumper mount and thread it in.. I believe they are the same.

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Sorry bout that...

Don't worry shit happens. Live and learn.

 

Idk what it was but I ended up finding one bolt that worked on em so I'll go to home Depot tomorrow and get it. It seems to not go in so smooth? But with a ratchet it's easy as cake.

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Probly paint, rust or undercoating on or in the threads. Look at the threads in the hole if they look not totally uniform it could be the wrong bolt.

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Probly paint, rust or undercoating on or in the threads. Look at the threads in the hole if they look not totally uniform it could be the wrong bolt.

they did. 

I'm assuming it's just undercoat or dirt and etc because with some torque, it's really easy.

 

 

Also just picked up a battery.  Deka ETX18L. 340CCA.

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just bought a mk1 lip.

lets hope this time around, I put it on properly lol

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Trans is in. Battery on the way. Drive shaft length to be determined lol. I have a zx 5 speed but idk how long it's supposed to be. I have to cut like 2 inches for the tranny hole

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Lulz, tranny hole....

 

 

 

....good to hear of some progress as always!

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Welcome to Ratsun tr8er! http://community.ratsun.net/public/style_emoticons/#EMO_DIR#/thumbup.gif

We'll get you sorted.

Regarding driveshafts:

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here are four with some specs:

 

top : sedan shortened for z 5spd - 37 3/8" between yoke centers (~5 3/16 shorter than stock)

next : sedan stock - 42 9/16" between yoke centers

next : wagon shortened (and re-tubed) for z 5spd - 43 11/16" between yoke centers (5 3/16" shorter than stock)

bottom : wagon stock. - 48 7/8" between yoke centers. Note larger diameter than sedan

 

It's a bit of a stretch to use a stock sedan driveline on a wagon with a long tail 5spd.

--carter

Just a quick search turned this up. Useful tips for driveshaft lengths

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Just a quick search turned this up. Useful tips for driveshaft lengths

Wow thanks!! I didn't even start doing research but that helps! Unfortunately I have a 620 driveshaft so I'll see how it compares in length. Thanks though

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Lulz, tranny hole....

 

 

 

....good to hear of some progress as always!

Thanks! More to come in a week or so

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Wow thanks!! I didn't even start doing research but that helps! Unfortunately I have a 620 driveshaft so I'll see how it compares in length. Thanks though

A 620 driveshaft is 2 pieces and has a carrier bearing. I don't think that will work.

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A 620 driveshaft is 2 pieces and has a carrier bearing. I don't think that will work.

 

Thanks for letting me know!

I'll be sure to pick up a 510 wagon driveshaft when I got the money. lol

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I've seen coils relocated onto the front of the block near the fan.

Does this cause any problems or is this okay to do?

 

Will the heat be any problem?

It'll be next to the fan under the distributor.

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I've never seen it on the block, but mine is relocated vertically next to the radiator. Some coils do not like being mounted vertically so check with the manufacturer first.

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I've never seen it on the block

 

Super common on vintage American stuff...

 

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But I can't recall seeing it on a Japanese car...

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Probably why I've never seen it then...

 

I mean, it can't be too different though?

I was planning to make a bracket some time this weekend and just bolt it on, 

 

I'm assuming it should be fine.

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So, I'm going to order the correct belts on friday and then I'll be able to put those on. 

As soon as that's complete, I'll be putting in the radiator. 

 

I'm waiting for my battery to arrive and hopefully, within the next few weeks, I'll be able to start the car.

 

I still need to get some parts for the clutch system and brakes and etc. 

 

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Guessing you figured out how to make the Coonan clear the hood then? 

 

Looks good.  :thumbup:

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Guessing you figured out how to make the Coonan clear the hood then? 

 

Looks good.  :thumbup:

Well, I'm hoping so. 

It cleared the strut bar but I'm not sure how it'll clear towards the end of the hood. 

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How stiff are the motor mounts, it might hit the strut bar and hood anyway when its torqued.

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How stiff are the motor mounts, it might hit the strut bar and hood anyway when its torqued.

I'm not sure what to compare them to but they seem decently stiff. They're oem mounts.

 

Yeah I figured, torqued they would :(

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Late night planning of things to do.

 

I'm probably gonna start cutting the underside of my passenger seat this sunday.

 

I just need to know exactly where to cut it.

I'm waiting for the arrival of my battery first so I know the size of the box.

 

Then I have to cut my tranny tunnel.

 

I'm also looking for a 510 driveshaft. one that would be cut for a zx 5 speed long tail would be perfect. lol.

 

besides that, the rest is just wiring and body work.

 

Also, I'm going to try and tuck all my relays and etc. I'll do it through the inside of the car.

I'm gonna start cleaning up my throttle linkage and all the small things to bolt back into the engine bay.

 

I must say, I'm excited.

 

I also ordered steel brake lines and my clutch slave.

I still have to buy some new rotors and calipers but that will be this weekend when I have a bit more money.

 

Things are coming together nicely.

 

Thanks for the people who have helped me along the way.

 

for those of you who cut the box for the battery under the passenger seat, how did you guys reach the cables?

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