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Finally, Turbo Tuesday again - this time featuring special guest : Redeye!

 

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He was determined to cover up some of that pink firewall

 

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Jeff was playing with spaghetti again

 

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Sam was running brake lines

 

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Paul was ???

 

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I was under the car painting POR15 - again...

 

Time to install the wiring harness.

 

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Look at that!  Look at it.  Just look at it!!!

 

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We mated Jeff's R180LSD to Sam's reconditioned trailing arms to my new crossmember

 

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Half shafts would not bolt into the diff.  Uh oh...  Jeff remembered you have to ditch the dust boots.

 

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Ready to install

 

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Is the car half full or half empty?

 

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Jeff says he suddenly likes the big hole in the floor

 

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Up close and personal

 

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We spent a few minutes updating the to do list...

 

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At least 40 hours of work for the three of us (less when we have four).  80 to be safe/realistic.  That's 20 evenings.  Not looking like enough time for the April race but we'll see what happens...

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Well... just work faster   :poke:

 

 

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I have a question.

 

When you plumbed the engine bay brake lines, why didn't you delete the brake-fault idiot light switch?

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Nice finally putting some faces to screen names/vehicles. :)
 
 
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I have a question.

 

When you plumbed the engine bay brake lines, why didn't you delete the brake-fault idiot light switch?

 

 

Judging by the overall project, the parts were already there, free and easily plumbed in.

I imagine if the car is fun enough everything will get upgraded as time and $ allow. 

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Those brake lines are so shiny, I figured they were new!

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Ha!  Jeff says he tricks everyone with that chrome paint!

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Haha chrome paint for the win!!  :)  

 

Speaking of painting things.  Carter decided to do some face painting.  He realized how youthful the POR15 was making our racecar looked so he decided to try some out.  

 

 

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It worked!!!

 

 

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My goal this week has been to improve our front sump oil pan.  We don't want to oil starve during our 7 hour race.  Here is some progress pics.  Must get it done by tuesday!!!

 

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Another Turbo Tuesday in the books.

 

Jeff spent the night finishing the oil pan and pick up.  He can tell you more about that.

 

Sam spent the night working on the mounting scheme for the drivers seat and lowered floor.

 

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I spent the night in the trunk - literally.  Time to close off that giant gaping hole of a missing tire well...

 

Started by making a cardboard mock-up

 

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Cut, deburred, and test fitted the sheet

 

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Coated back side of sheet and top side of trunk with "weld through primer" and skip welded the perimeter

 

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It's not pretty.  Lots of snap-crackle-pop with the paint in place.

 

I ground those welds down, went around the perimeter with a wire wheel and then filled in the gaps with nicer welds after a little example/instruction from Jeff.  Much better.  Now ready for seal and paint.

 

Jeff was leak testing the oil pan in the kitchen sink when I left.  That engine can't wait to get back in the car!

 

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Seems like we are making forward progress.....  40 something days...  the weekend before the race there is an autoX we gotta make it to that!  

 

 

Carter welding more.  

 

 

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Sam figuring out how to fit the seat.  

 

 

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My boy helping me clean the inside of the oil pan.  He loves activities that include water.  

 

 

 

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Motor is back in!!!!!!

 

 

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mmmhhhh rack and pinion!!!!

 

 

 

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Looking good so far if I don't say so!  

 

 

 

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Heck ya! Lot's done. :thumbup: 

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The boss says we have to put in extra hours now. 

Here are some pics from Thursday night.

 

Looks brand new from this end

 

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Fiddly dial racecar thingys

 

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Note - remember to paint base of steering column

 

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Got this from Bruce years ago when he was a Zero Rust rep.  Thought it was funny that the lid was rusty.

 

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After all these years though it mixed right up and went on nice and smooth.  A little thicker than POR15.  I like it.

 

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Sam's fitting the new fwd roll hoop.  Thanks again Steve!

 

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Jeff's bleeding the clutch.  (can't believe he didn't use Coke!)

 

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We have one pedal now.  Only two to go!

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The boss chillin' in his office

 

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Lights, camera, action!

 

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Sam working the adjustable seat mount

 

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I hope that's where we want it!

 

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Starting to look like a car again. :thumbup:

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Added a bung for the fan switch.  For some reason the original one has a step, the new ones don't.  Hopefully it does't leak!  

 

 

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Welded on some mounts for the fan.  I don't care for the zip ties that go through the rad core.  

 

 

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Rad requires spacers....

 

 

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Of coarse now the rad hits the alternator :(   We moved the motor back about 1/2" after this photo was taken.  

 

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Fan worked out though!  

 

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We better hurry up!! 

 

 

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I have never seen a oval track Datsun before...looks awesome from here...thanks for sharing...

 

MikeC

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Gas tank ready to go.

 

 

Spray paint? POR 15?

 

Looks good.

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Spray paint? POR 15?

 

Looks good.

Sharpie. Seriously, it took like 15 hours.

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Sharpie. Seriously, it took like 15 hours.

 

Secret's out!  :rofl:

 

POR 15 - gloss black.

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Wow where is all the rust and holes?  

 

 

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Looks like you got that front bar welded in. 

 

Interior looks good in white. :D

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Sure did! thanks again for bending it. We ended up fitting it differently than originally planned. We were going to have it rotated forward toward the top of the window frame but, we realized if we moved it back a tad we could have it fit about an inch higher by recessing it up to the roof skin. This translated to more head clearance and therefore being able to mount our seat higher.

Looks like you got that front bar welded in. 

 

Interior looks good in white. :D

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You guys are welcome. I can bend up any other tubes you might want in the future as well. 

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