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3 hours ago, 4perrev said:

Tanker,

 

      I’m going to remove all the blue as I go. This is chassis saver, the black that is. Base coat as it is a rust inhibitor and will protect it forever. Top coat over this.

 

not worried about the crack as this will hold it and not have any issues.

Right on no hate just man I would of told them lets just get it now. But it will work and keep up the good work. 😘

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It's all good.  I love the feedback from all you guys here and it helps to learn new stuff all the time.  I did think about having it welded up, but this guys does a lot of work on marine engines and has never had an issue with the inserts going bad.  The insert actually pulls the metal together when tightened down, aiding in the strength.

 

Got side tracked on a buzzard sculpture for my wife on my last day off, so I will get back to the goon in a couple days (Tuesday).  Still have to tackle the entire wiring job, which will be like playing with spaghetti for a bit.  It is all kinds of ugly in there!  Will be great practice for when I do the 2-door afterwards!! 

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Got some serious work done today.  Made the two side plates for the steering support.  Started thick and new bolts to boot:

 

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Here it is in place:

 

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After that, got to installing the new camber plates:

 

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Then I hung the strut with T3 coilers on her:

 

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Here's the front fully complete, minus the steering linkage cause I'm changing out all the ball joint:

 

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After hanging all that, I disasembled the front hubs, cleaned the crap out of them from all the old grease.  Packed em all up right and mounted!  Steering and brakes are next!! 

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Had to pull the old L-16 out of a junk 4 door for the rods.  Decided, the tractor was easier than pulling out the cherry picker:

 

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So, here is the L-18 standard rod and piston (Left) along side the .20 over bored L-18 piston on an L-16 rod:

 

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Pretty damn close.  I measured them and I think it was within .10-.25 of an inch.  Either way, when loaded into the block, it still has a touch below the deck height and I shall make up for that with a closed chambered head!!  Here's those little beauties in their sleeping bags:

 

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Had to gap the rings, but not too much.  Very minor amount and didn't break any of them!!  Test fit the L-18 standard head gasket and she fits perfectly up to the edges without any overhang on the fire ring.

 

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She's coming along swimmingly and will have to complete the head or steering linkage next weekend!!

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Finally got the little Goon down on all her own paws today.  Well, just for a minute as I had to rearrange the shop:

 

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Steering is all done now with new ball joints everywhere:

 

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Also finally received the brake line swedge thing a ma boo.  Certainly makes for an easy creation and install of the stainless brake lines:

 

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Just did the clutch master down to the slave.  That's in the mail:

 

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She's coming along and will be finishing the engine next.  Gotta do some work on the head.  Secret squirrel....Not really!!

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On 9/12/2020 at 9:09 PM, 4perrev said:

Also finally received the brake line swedge thing a ma boo.  Certainly makes for an easy creation and install of the stainless brake lines:

 

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Great tool!  I bought one earlier this year to redo a Honda.  I used the copper lines.

 

You mention it works fine with the stainless tubing.  No issues at all?  I hear the stainless is more difficult to work with due to its material hardness.  I was not considering stainless for my 510, but may reconsider.

 

Thanks.

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Well,

 with blue went my new clutch master, so another order to place.  About to bend all the new brake lines and complete the calipers as they are ugly.  Little blast and paint to bring em back to new again.  will pack them with new pads and she will get new 280ZX rotors to boot!  If I only had no job.....I would be much further with this girl!

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The weather is finally warming up around here, so I can get to chompin the Goon again.  Clutch and brake masters are in and the front brake lines are bent.  Gotta finish the rears, then it's on to putting the engine back together.  Man, I need a Sugar Momma so I don't have to work, except on the Datsuns!!

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Ok, had some time this week to finish up the brakes. All shinny and new with repainted calipers.  Brake lines all bent into shape.  I know, one is kind of out of place, but it’s all done for now.

 

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Now I have to look into that pesky waring harness.  Have to figure out all the connectors and order them from vintage connectors.  Then I can get down and build the wiring harness x2.  One for the Goon and one for the two door, as she will be coming up next.  Should be fun, for sure!!

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The UPS guy hit my door on Wednesday with some goodies.  Love it when he shows up.  Ordered a Koyorad, a pair of Mishimoto fans and a fan regulator control module.  That will solve my cooling needs and I can adjust the fan control by temperature to any level I need.  Now, just have to build a radiator shroud to maximize the air flow.  That shouldn't be too difficult.  Was going to hook it up on Friday, but got busy and it was raining.  So, gotta wait till Tuesday to get back in there.  Should be fun fabricating all the bends and metal for that!!

 

After that's done, I'm headed straight to putting the engine back together.  Have all the parts, just need some assembly.  I get oics up here soon.

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13 hours ago, 4perrev said:

The UPS guy hit my door on Wednesday with some goodies.  Love it when he shows up.  Ordered a Koyorad, a pair of Mishimoto fans and a fan regulator control module.  That will solve my cooling needs and I can adjust the fan control by temperature to any level I need.  Now, just have to build a radiator shroud to maximize the air flow.  That shouldn't be too difficult.  Was going to hook it up on Friday, but got busy and it was raining.  So, gotta wait till Tuesday to get back in there.  Should be fun fabricating all the bends and metal for that!!

 

After that's done, I'm headed straight to putting the engine back together.  Have all the parts, just need some assembly.  I get oics up here soon.

Are you running pushers ? I have on my wagon and they seem to work fine. I also have Spal fans and a Koyorad radiator as well.

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I have the Mishimoto 8" pair of fans.  Not sure if they are pushers, but if they are, I am going to reverse the polarity and make them pullers, cause I'm building a fan shroud.  Here is the beginning of the template:

 

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Fans on template:

 

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Fans on radiator and template:

 

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Got it all laid out, with all the centers and overhangs to mount on the tangs.  Going to cut out the fan circles and start the shroud sides and bends up to meet the fan backings.  Going to be a little work, but should be fun.  Making this out of sheet metal as I thing fiberglass would take a crap after awhile.  All the measurements are on the template for anybody, maybe wanting to do the same.  Will post all the final measurements and bends as well, when completed.

 

I bought all the goodies at Evasive Motosports, www.evasivemotorsports.com.  These guys shipped me the goods in record time with free shipping.  Great place so far.

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Evassive Motorsport is not far from my house. I bought my wagon Work wheels from them and one of the Bride seats in my coupe. Those fans are going to clear your water pump pulley correct.  

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