Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Post by DRIVEN » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:03 pm

I only lost about 2.5 inches on the left side where the left foot would extend. There was a wheel bulge on the right. My panel just flattened it out. Seriously, with carpet I don't think anyone would notice. Sometimes the easy way just works.
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Post by flatcat19 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:25 pm

Good thing your wife is short. Plenty of leg room to sacrifice in the name of ECMs and wiring.

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Post by HRH » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:04 pm

Lol, that's assuming she ever rides in it again. It needs a long track record of not breaking before she'll feel comfortable. I tried to tell her it's part of the Datsun life, but you know how one bad experience gets them all gun-shy. The RB should (knock on wood) be completely reliable. I think. I didn't do the head gasket, but it should be fine. I never did the head gasket on the D21 when I put in the Frontier motor with 116k on it, it's still going strong 5 years later.

Just finished getting the heater blower box back in, and the glovebox. Actually starting to route the last of the wires. I'll be so tickled if everything starts up and runs normally after I get this harness done. Then I still have the power steering and A/C to do. And the alternator that seems to be screwing up now.

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Post by HRH » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:26 pm

So it turns out you had a great idea! I kept thinking about the sidewell of the trans tunnel, but once I pulled back the carpet there was more room than I thought. I'm thinking I'm going to make a metal panel across the front so no one can ram it with their feet, plus I'd like some ventilation for the ignition module and ecu. Definitely thinking a little sheetmetal something with some louvers. Maybe the heat register vent like what I put in Ugly Betty's hood for heat release, lol.

Got the heater fan box back in, glovebox. The only thing not in is the lower dash fascia plate that hides all the stuff. I need to make one more support spacer for the right side ecu mounting tab, the left and bottom are attached. There is nearly zero room to get the plug in, but just barely squeaked it in with a little luck. Thinking I need a ground strap for the igntion module too. Not sure if that's going stacked on the ecu, or next to it. Might just put some velcro tape on it and stick to the front cover of the ecu, then make that plate so there's clearance, Clarence.

Weasel got a bath today. He was annoyed and was very happy to have a toy to work his frustrations out on. ;)

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:10 pm

Man, that harness looks nice!
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Post by HRH » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:50 pm

It is, I just hope it works as well as it looks! If I start it up and no issues and no more misses, I'll be quite happy!

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