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  1. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    Hey guys! Sorry for not keeping you all up to date! I made a career change and I don't sit in front of a computer all day anymore. So in the past few weeks I have made some very good progress on the car. I put the engine back together and spray painted the block with 2K epoxy primer and 2K Titanium Metallic. Stuff works amazing! From now on that's how I am going to paint engines. It dries super hard and doesn't chip up when you tighten bolts down. Nasty stuff so make sure to use a respirator. I Finally made a set of engine mounts for myself! Also modified the oil filter housing to accommodate -12AN fittings for the filter housing/thermostat. Finally dropped the engine in! I modified a Nissan Rogue manual steering rack to fit into the Z subframe. It works amazing! 255's on epoxy floors with the engine in and I can turn it with my left hand. It's tough but much easier than the Z32 steering rack with no P/S. I found a Non-Cruise Control OEM 3spoke steering wheel center section. I couldn't be happier with how it looks! Next I need to get the braking system in, then I can start to figure out how I am going to run the exhaust. I am going to have to run the steering shaft between the headers. Should be interesting!
  2. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    I've been making some small progress with the Z. Have a few other spring projects going on at the moment. I was able to install some gold foil tape from DEI on the hood and firewall to keep the heat out. It came out pretty good. The foil tape does not have any stretch at all and was a pain to install on the hood. Next I need to get the steering rack modified for manual steering, and then the clutch & brake master cylinders installed along with the hard lines.
  3. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    Great service at EFI Source! The MS3 Goldbox is manufactured right in Pennsylvania about 10 miles from my house! Anyone looking for a universal standalone should definitely take a look at the Goldbox!
  4. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    I finished up installing the new door glass, door gasket, handle, mirror. Next will be the driver side. Everything is going together quite nicely. I am picking up my MS3 Goldbox ECU and harness tomorrow. Engine should be done soon, and I should be getting my engine paint this week. Things are quickly coming together!
  5. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    I completely agree, installing the glass was a huge step in the right direction. Motivation is at an all time high! Started recovering the interior panels. It's slow, tedious work. I hope it turns out OK!
  6. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    This weekend was a big step in the right direction! My buddy came over and installed the windshield, hatch and quarter glass. It's really starting to look like a car again! Once the glass was in, I finished installing all the rear trunk and hatch panels. Then I rebuilt the T-Tops. I am hoping to pick up the engine & MS3 Goldbox ECU this week. Next up is reassembly of the doors and installing the new door glass.
  7. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    Haha yeah, hopefully a rollover isn't in my future!! Made some progress this weekend with the interior pieces, I also started installing the new carpet. What a pain! The rear trim pieces are all notched out for the roll bar and strut brace.
  8. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    Thanks 1969honda! Yes, I was very surprised/happy with how the entire roll bar fit. It was by no means a walk in the park though lol! Some more progress. I removed the old material from the door panels. It was a bit of work but ended beautifully. All the original foam stayed in place. Now time to shave the seat belt holes and then install the new material! I've been searching around for 3" Stainless universal X-Pipes and I stumbled upon brand new Melrose C5 3" 304 X-Pipe on eBay $75 shipped. Most budget friendly purchases made for this project to date! Not quite ready to put it on but I'm always looking out for deals I'll need in the future.
  9. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    Updates! I made some great progress. The harnesses are almost all complete, some odd's n ends that I need to straighten out but nothing major. I started putting the dash back together & added some insulation to keep some of the heat away from my feet. Then started the roll bar install. I decided to go with a Jegsters 4PT kit from a fox body mustang. It fit quite nicely after some measuring and cutting. Painted and ready for install: Works perfectly with the rear panels. I am going to recover all the plastic panels in the back eventually. I just want to get everything back together for now. Next I will be tackling the new carpet, and re-upholstering the OEM seats. WISH ME LUCK!
  10. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    Wiring update! So for the past week I've been going through the wiring and removing anything that I didn't want/need. Systems/Modules Removed: -E.C.C.S. -Automatic Transmission/Shift Lock -Power Steering -Cruise Control -Air Conditioning -Seat Belts -Fuel Pump Module -Rear Wiper/Washer -Fog Lights -Rear Power Antenna (I'm sure I'm missing others) I was able to finish the front body harness, and I am about 90% complete with the dash harness. I hope to have all of the harnesses complete by this week. Then install the new carpet and start going back together with the interior! Here's a picture of what all was removed... I am so glad I did it!
  11. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    Finished up the rear body harness, now on to the front body harness and then the dash harness. It is annoying trying to trace the SB kickdown signal wire from the driver side front harness to the passenger side harness then into the passenger side dash harness to the gas pedal! Talk about the long way around! Anyways, it is very nice to see all of the automatic transmission wiring removed from the vehicle as well as many other unnecessary systems.
  12. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    I took an old set of Z tail harnesses and spliced them into the R32 tail light harness. I had to test them out! Now working on the interior harness, wire by wire. Removing anything I don't want or need. I am not sure about anyone else, but wiring is very relaxing for me.
  13. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    Alright guys! I brought my Z home from the body shop this weekend. Here are some pictures with the bumper placed on the front splitter. Not bolted up, but I had to see what she was going to look like! Enjoy! Started to remove the body harness so I can start fresh. Still have a long road ahead of me. Getting the project to this point has really brought back my motivation. More updates to follow!
  14. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    Progress at the machine shop. Engine is bored +.5mm and ready for honing! I'll be bringing home the Z from the paint shop this weekend.
  15. My not so Fairlady Z...VH Swap

    The tail lights have been all cleaned up and painted, and the entire car has been buffed. The front bumper is just about ready to be painted, then time for her to come home! So excited to get to work on something other than the body!
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