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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:47 pm

Haha I think this is pre Izzo. It’s just one in a series of hack jobs to the wires. But thanks to eagle I now have a 74 factory service manual with a nice diagram. Time to photo copy and trace wires with markers lol

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:08 pm

Yeah, thats the prices of Datsun admission. Years of unfucking years of fuckery by previous customizers.
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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:17 pm

Yep haha I’ve fixed a ton of po “fixes” already. Going to trace the wires, but I did find an engine harness. Just waiting to hear back on it’s condition.

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Post by izzo » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:57 am

Hahahah Driven


That was most def not me man. I don't fuck around with wiring. The most I did really was add a ground wire to the dizzy, as it was running "odd" and seemed to clear up after that.

The wiring was fuckery, but honestly I didn't know they got into the wiring harness (tho i am not surprised).

They had gone as far to, cut the headlight plug right at the switch and wire in a new one, leaving the stock plug in place so a stock headlight unit could be installed
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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:11 pm

Hackers. Probably been worked on by a couple dozen different guys in the last 44 years.
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Post by izzo » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:16 pm

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


Ah well. Least he caught it and is fixing it
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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:40 am

Haha well I was lucky enough to find a new engine harness from mike. It’s getting gone through, tested, cleaned up, and re wrapped.

Onto progress! I had a little time tonight and changed out a few parts I’ve been meaning to install. I got moog Polly sway bar links and prothane poly swaw bar mounts put on. Then in the rear I installed new kyb shocks. The shocks will be replaced again later if I lower it the way I plan to.
I’ll see if I notice any improvement on my drive to work tomorrow.

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:02 am

:thumbs:
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Post by Ni10 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:43 am

new and improved you can't go wrong on a 43 year old vehicle. How was the drive this morning ??
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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:03 pm

Surprisingly it’s a nice improvement, no more bouncing down the road lol
I can’t wait to swap the front suspension now lol

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:20 pm

The front will likely be an even bigger improvement.
This little car is really coming together.
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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:13 pm

It’s already so much better, it’s not even the same car. The 280zx front is going to be amazing too I agree

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Post by Laecaon » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:23 am

The rear end in my wagon got softer with the new KYBs. Didnt like them too much. The front was however stiff I wanted. You will like that.

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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:33 pm

Hmm, maybe the B is lighter in the rear? I’ll be looking for a shock replacement after it’s lowered... hopefully I can find some adjustable ones.
Yea the front is going to be absolutely perfect, especially those adjustable inserts. With all the work going into this I’m not sure I know how much of a monster I’m creating. I now understand “because race car” hahahaha

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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:20 pm

Pretty amazing how peppy 80hp feels when it's in a light car that handles well.
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Post by izzo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:01 am

Did this to mine also. Hory shet! Also did the TCR, and struts... New car :D
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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:03 am

I have the tension control rod bushings, just need to put them on. Actually have the entire custom front suspension, but my coilover sleeves were a bit smaller than advertised so I need to fix the before they can go on

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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:13 am

Tonight I decided to wrap up a couple wires that could be better, well more change than fix. First I made an adapter from my harness to the maxima alt. Then I soldered longer wires onto my headlight switch so I could finally mount it in the dash. Then I preceded to lock my keys in the car... which also means I locked myself out of my apt where my spare key was... and it was 3am. Luckily my d21 was parked near by with a bed full of shit. Ended up stealing the hard break line off a Toyota axle I had in the bed and used it to fish the door. My night has been interesting lol
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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:41 am

Pretty crafty.
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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:04 pm

So I may have bought some things.... more things than I care to post. So I’ll post as it all goes on my car haha
First up is a Japanese market rear bumper! There was bad rust pitting from the back side, so I cleaned it up and put a nice coat of por15 to seal it. Seems like it’s starting to come through to the front in a couple spots, hopefully after converter and keeping it clean and polished it shouldn’t be a problem. For the front it looks like I have to do a little cutting on the stock us mounts, maybe even remove the spot welded mounts. Probably going to ask another member before I let the sparks fly

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