The new 1200 acquisition

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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:50 pm

Everything I just read is full of awesome. Congrats on the new place.
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

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Post by Laecaon » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:01 pm

The house from what I can see looks awesome. And nice to see the car nearly on the road again!

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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

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Post by Gray » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:17 pm

DRIVEN wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:50 pm
Everything I just read is full of awesome. Congrats on the new place.
Laecaon wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:01 pm
The house from what I can see looks awesome. And nice to see the car nearly on the road again!
It's definitely getting closer to running, helps to have a work space again, but so much left to do.

So glad to be out of the duplex and back into a house with a shop. House is in super good shape, previous owners were super meticulous.

Still some things I want to to change around as funds become available of course, and I'm also keeping my eye out for a 720 KC 4x4 because of course I need another project and want a 4x4 pickup.
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

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Post by datsunfreak » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:24 am

I'm 10 years in and just fired the engine for the first time this week. You're doing just fine. :)
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

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Post by Gray » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:49 pm

Did some more work today. Hooked up speedometer cable, some fuel line, and some other minor stuff.
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:59 pm

And...then?
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Post by izzo » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:29 pm

lol right, and theeeen
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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

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Post by Taterhead » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:40 am

:gscot: who’s this guy^^









And I’ll 3rd,

And then?

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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

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Post by Gray » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:19 am

Well then...

So, I have actually been working on this lately, just not been taking pictures or posting. Spent all day in the shop working on this and doing some clean up and installing pegboard. Spent the last time I had shop time moving the access stairs to the mezzanine over (no fun at all).

Done so far since last posting:
Installed reworked KA harness and mounted JWT ecu, ended up under passenger seat. I also ripped out the 1200 engine harness, labeled all the wires cut out the unnecessary and tied in the new bits to the alternator etc., and rewrapped and then reinstalled it. Also completely finished the fuel system and it is tied into the harness/relays. Spent a lot of time adding in mounts for the fuel line and flaring the damn line for the fuel injection system to finish it off today. Injectors and new seals also got installed a while back.

Currently working on cooling system, I put in a fill port in the top line which doesn't show in the pics. Also, purchased a fan relay temp switch that fits in the hole of the radiator and I've been working on wiring that up today. I pulled the radiator back out today to fit the electric fans, but will need to do some minor trimming etc.. to get them to fit. Spent most of the day working on it and called it quits about midnight.

I tried mounting up the parking brake as I had a NOS cable but the 510 rearend setup is very different and I will need to try a different method and fab up some brackets.

Progress:
Currently fuel system is done. Still need to build a splash shield to go over the pumps but that is not necessary for test firing.
Electrical system is mostly done.
1) Basically just need to hookup the "power on with key" switch wire up, holding off on that as I looked under the dash and the stock wiring to the key looked hacked up, may just hook to a on/off switch for testing purposes until I sort out the ignition switch.
2) wire up the electric fans and the relay, hope to get that done tomorrow when I wire up and mount the fans, might need to build a baffle and do some trimming of the front valence to get everything to fit.

Still a hundred little things to do. Currently have it broken down into 3 parts, 1) things needed for test fire, 2) things needed to test drive, 3) things needed for reliability and safety (like brake upgrade etc..).

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Re: The new 1200 acquisition

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:31 am

Awesome. I know a lot of guys absolutely hate wiring but I find it relaxing.
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