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Just now, Stoffregen Motorsports said:

There has to be a better way, but I like that you're willing to try it out first.

Thats why I only spend 25 on the solenoid.... just incase..... there might be a better way but after a lot of searching I keep coming up with the same results and this seems to be where people end up.... 

It should work, it's doing what its designed to do....

I'm pretty confident (for now)

 

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Ok so it will work as intended...

If throttle is closed the solenoid stays closed but it will jump out and stay out the minute the throttle is touched..... but what did happen was it stayed out when I just removed the ground because it was grounding through the center pin.... 

 

Which doesnt really matter because I'll be activating it with 12volts.... 

 

 

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Is the solenoid triggered by the compressor switch?

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5 minutes ago, Charlie69 said:

Is the solenoid triggered by the compressor switch?

No I'm gonna trigger it off the power to the fans from the interior dash unit..... that way if ac is on solenoid is always active.... I dont want it cycling with the compressor... that would get annoying....

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On to the next issue, now my heater core has a small leak, I saw some coolant pool up in bottom of the heater box.....

From what I can tell it's the right side, i dont think its the core itself because of where its wet, if I'm lucky its the hose connection... 

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So I was able to tighten up the hose clamps inside the cab at the heater core....

I guess I'll see how that does tomorrow...

 

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Well I think it was just the clamp, it looked dry this morning after driving to work.... that was lucky...

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Never ends does it?  Life of a Datsun owner.  

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That's what happens when you drive them..... 

I have been daily driving mine ever since I got the ac charged.... I've probably used my Chevy 3 times in the last 3 weeks.... 

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Dang dude brave soul.  I guess you are right, I don't drive mine much at all.  Give me modern convenience and ease of usability over my 521 any day. 

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10 minutes ago, d.p said:

Dang dude brave soul.  I guess you are right, I don't drive mine much at all.  Give me modern convenience and ease of usability over my 521 any day. 

The only inconvenience my 521 gives me is having to get it out of the garage....

Old garage doors that open with hinges to the side... 

 

Having the 5spd and a/c has made all the difference in the world..... I dont miss any other features on newer cars other than a radio and maybe power windows and locks.... all easily added if I wanted....

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On 9/17/2019 at 7:18 AM, Crashtd420 said:

Well I think it was just the clamp, it looked dry this morning after driving to work.... that was lucky...

Ok not so lucky.... saw a small amount of coolant this morning.... I was hoping it was some residual coolant but I'm not sure now....

Looks like I may have to remove the heater core and investigate further before it makes a mess..... 

 

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I got the heater core out today after work... 

What a pain in the ass..... i bypassed it temporarily, I have an on/off valve under the hood, so I was able to connect the 2 lines and just turn it off.... 

 

First look I see nothing wrong with the heater core, so not really sure .... 

I filled it up with water and I'm gonna see what if anything leaks out by morning..... 

I suppose I should probably do a pressure test on too, but I still suspect it was just the hose and clamp seeping.... I'll probably get 2 better clamps for the ones on the heater core instead of those cheap screw type.....

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Well i found the source of the leak..... 

Unfortunately i didnt find it till I reinstalled everything.....

 

I thought I checked every way possible,  I submerged it in water and pressurized it and no bubbles.. 

I guess I didnt use enough pressure or leave it long enough....

After reinstalling eveything it still look good, saw no drip....

unfortunately after i took it for a ride and it sat for a few hours it dripped, but this time I could see where it actually came from..... looks like it's the seam where the end cap would be attached to the core it has to be so small because it takes a few hours for one drop to form..... 

Either way I'm gonna pull it back out and have it repaired...

Figures I got the ac working and now the morning have drop to 40 and I wanna be able to use my heat and that broke.... 

 

 

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Heater core is at a repair shop.... waiting on diagnosis and hopefully a repair.....

 

And I managed to finally get my appointment on the local dyno....

Friday the 4th.... 

 

My goal is to atleast see something in the 90hp range to the wheels.... my dream is to see triple digits even if it's only 100hp.....

 

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Driving home today I caught this, some sort of netting....

 

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I knew I didnt see it behind me after I drove over it...... 

Got all wrapped up in there.....

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And then I came home to this waiting for me.....

 

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It has a 2" Id in and out...... 

My new glass pack stack.....

Yes it will be painted black, and I'll probably add a turn out on top...

 

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I go to work early and the noise level has always been questionable, this took it down a notch, just enough I think and I still have the sound I like.... tomorrow I'll see what it sounds like getting on the highway, nice long on ramp where I run the rpms up...

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That’s funny, that’s what I’m using as a muffler with no resonator. It’s a little loud, but not too bad.
 

At some point I’d like to have it done real nice with twin tips that side exit.

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9 hours ago, BrothersGarage said:

 

that shit looks fun! Post a vid of it runnin!

I'll get some good video on the dyno.... 

Their tech is gonna drive it and do the pulls so I'll get to watch and take video ..

I get an hour to do what ever I want.... the guy might make suggestions but I'm the one who has to make the changes,  jets, timing, etc ....

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1 hour ago, Stoffregen Motorsports said:

Does it suck fumes into the cab with the rear window open?

Havent had the window open yet with this pipe to know for sure but I do plan on doing a turn out so that would make it a little taller....

The other pipe was longer and the one before that had a turn out, both were above the cab and i never really smelled the exhaust with those setups... 

When I have the back open i usually have the dash vent or windows down so it seems to push the air out through the rear window..... 

 

 

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55 minutes ago, d.p said:

Oh geez crash.  

Sorry dp.....

You think that's bad you should have seen some of my other ideas last night for the turn out....

I was looking at what I had for left over pipes and bends .... I have a 90 degree and a 180 that slips right in ..... that would have been funny but to much....

Maybe I'll put them in later for a pic just to make you twitch....

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1 hour ago, Crashtd420 said:

Sorry dp.....

You think that's bad you should have seen some of my other ideas last night for the turn out....

I was looking at what I had for left over pipes and bends .... I have a 90 degree and a 180 that slips right in ..... that would have been funny but to much....

Maybe I'll put them in later for a pic just to make you twitch....

 

Lol.   I could only imagine all the crazy shit you were thinking about doing.  

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