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#41 CroS13

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 01:10 PM

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#42 Scoota G

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 07:22 PM

He's not bad this Rudolf fella, like your work looks great!

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:02 PM

UPDATE 8/10/13: New autometer gauges.

So Ive been waiting a while for bits and pieces to trickle in from overseas, and getting a few things made, there wasn't much i could really do in the engine bay, so i turned my attention to the cabin.

Now a while back Locky i think, mentioned how my aftermarket clock didn't sit right up the top, and it looked out of place, which i agree, it did.

So i decided to pull my finger out and make a new cluster for the radio slot, as i didn't have one and there was a gaping hole there. It helped that my auto meter volt gauge rocked up at my door, so there was no excuses.


paint the panel, fit everything up, and hey presto, view from front and back with all switches rewired:

 

 

 

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and finished and working:

 

 

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#44 Zedman240®

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:00 PM

I was hoping for a one finger salute at the broken studs a few posts before... oh well.

That's what i like about the zed... easy to get plugs are available to extend looms etc. Great work!

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:23 PM

are you going to modify the headers so it only goes down to two pipes? or just split it back from 1 to 2 again, which I assume has performance advantages?

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:39 PM

^^^
To be honest, i have no idea yet. It is an issue which i will need to deal with, it will be shame to cut up the nice headers, i most likely will just re split it up. Have no idea what it will do for performance, perhaps someone else might have some better insight.

Rudolf.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:09 PM

UPDATE 25/10/13 = Painted rocker cover & fuel system?

So Ive been busy lately trying to sort out my fuel system. Ive decided to make use of the factory hard lines running under the car, but to modify them.

I Plan on Cutting the hard pipes just before the firewall, and got my Pirtek sub contractor at work to make me some Olive compression fittings with AN6 fitting on the end, allowing me to continue my fuel lines as braided line either proflow or aeroflow.

I also got myself a Aeromotive Fuel pressure regulator, return style and low PSI to feed my bike carbs, which i plan on mounting on the firewall


The painter at work was nice enough to paint my rocker cover for me, its a colour from a old Honda, and here it is fitted with my nice new Leads:

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Looks like a new motor now! hahah still blows smoke like a chimney, which i suspect is old valve stem seals, ill attack that once the engine is back up and running with my carbs.

Rudolf.


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:48 PM

That rocker cover looks too good to use!

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:04 PM

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:37 PM

Good work Rudolf...keep at it.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:51 PM

UPDATE 12.11.13 - water pipe done, fuel reg mounted

I finally got around to finishing the water pipe, and after a polish it came up tops! (photo links all broken, photo's lost)

Rudolf.


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:36 PM

Looking good.

Definitely consider getting a few cans of your body color made up if you don't have a compressor & give the engine bay a fresh lick of paint. Got nice headers, sweet carbs, engine looks fresh. Shame to have the bay looking it's age as well!

But then you have to decide where to draw the line...... (guilty)

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:52 PM

^^^

Haha ive already crossed that line, a long long time ago.

See i was just going to get the carbs on the car running, mount everything where i wanted it to be, enjoy it for a year or so, then strip it for the rebuild.

It went pear shaped when i showed the headers to the spray painter at work.... he said "you cant throw those beautiful headers on that old engine, at least paint the block...... then hey, the rocker cover, well the alternator looks old, lets rebuild it and also the starter motor.... and yeah.... it went down hill from there ahahhaha.

Trust me, the engine bay is killing me, but where do i stop? if i pull the motor and box to strip and spray the engine bay, might as well do the whole car in one hit right? I at least want to get it to all datsun day this time next year. Drive her in, show her off, go home and start the rebuild, i just love driving the car so much i don't want to tear her down yet.

 

Now that car, the body made me want to have a tetanus shot just from looking at it. It was a 510 import, that i think the guy pulled out of the swamps of Dagobah!

Body was rotten, interior had been home to a family of cats for god knows how long, but, hey, he started with the engine bay, and thats what it looked like on the day.

I'm umming and ahing about either doing the engine bay body colour, or the grey, and if i do it body colour, what colour to paint the car? purple or orange? so until i decide, might aswell carry on and get it all running.

Rudolf.
 


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:23 AM

Hi Rudolf.

The water pipe.....what material is it and how did you do the bends?

Thanks

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:40 PM

Its Stainless Steel.  If i could go back and do it again, id use aluminum.

The straight pipe was easy enough to get, i used a pipe bender to initially bend the pipe, its 3/4 pipe. However, at the bend it squashes it down. 

Now i was able to find locally a 3/4 hose barb fitting in stainless, but i could not for the life of me find a hose barb end fitting in 5/8th or 16mm. (for the firewall side to match heater hoses).

I literally spent maybe 2 whole Saturdays driving all across Sydney to all the different metal places and ringing every shop i could to try and find parts.

I went to Midway metals, specialist in stainless, no one has 5/8th hose barb fittings. I ended up buying a straight piece of 5/8 stainless, which fit neatly inside the 3/4 pipe, welded it on as a reducer, left a longer piece, and just welded some dags on the tip to form a lip.

If you want to go down this path, use alloy, as aeroflow, proflow all their gear is aluminum and easy to get hose barb fittings in any sizes you want.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:18 PM

Hey dude,
Loving the Red Rocker cover, was it painted or Powder Coated?

RE: Water Pipe looks good, albeit a major hassle it sounds like? Mine appears to just be a long hose.
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I think the approach of focusing on the engine bay first, then interior, brakes, suspension and so forth is a good way to tackle restoration.

In terms of engine bay colour, I'm not usually a huge fan of different engine bay colours to exterior colour. However that shade of grey would look good with the orange exterior (depends on the shade of orange).

I also actually like what this guy did on Jay Leno's garage. (GM Spatter Paint)


Your engine bay is going to look great, but you're gonna hate me, cause I think it would look even better with the spark plug wires re-routed lol..
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I also dig the clear PVC hose for crank case ventilation. (seen at top of pic there).
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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:34 PM

yeah that 510 engine bay looks heaps nice. The rocker cover was just painted, and as for the engine bay wires, i like them over the rocker cover, its growing on me. I do like the clear hose for the breather, and yeah that's next on the list of things to do.

Hows things going getting your Rx7 in?

Rudolf.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:09 PM

UPDATE 27/02/14- Where to draw the line.....

So its been maybe 3-4 months since my last update, and all was going well to get the car running on the motorbike carbs, and well then it just went down hill.

So i had purchased some KBS Rust seal with the intention of sanding down and painting the scuttle plate/air box, as it had surface rust there. Once i took off the scuttle cover, and had a proper look, i thought to myself, well, might as well take off the front guards to get down the side with the KBS.

I had not realized that by the time i had the guards off, the whole front of the car had been removed. Then i was thinking to myself exactly what another member had said to me

But then you have to decide where to draw the line...... (guilty)


well.... yeah, might as well keep going, and 3 months later, chipping away, now we are here:

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Now in the back of my mind, with everything i was doing, i still thought that at the end of the day, im doing all this work, and 2-3 years down the track ill be pulling the whole car apart for a full rebuild anyway, and that all my work will be essentially wasted and id be doing things twice.

So i said stuff it, she will get torn down now, and ill be doing a full nut and bolt restoration.

In the mean time i also got myself a new air compressor, which will more than handle anything i throw at it. I could even paint the car with this bad boy.

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Next step is to dust off the welder, and brace the supershit engine stand i have, because with the spare motor on it, it leans over quite a bit, so ill reinforce it for some extra piece of mind, and buy a second one, ready for when i pull the motor out of the car.

Rudolf.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:38 PM

;D And so it begins!

The old girl looks pretty solid underneath.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 06:11 PM

Hi,

Not sure I would say it has gone pear shaped, more just a little carried away  :D
Looks like a really tidy example and gotta say I am big fan of that colour.

Looking forward to seeing your project progress.

Cheers




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