Great job ! Awesome looking car .
~73 Turbo L28 to N/A RB25 240z Project~
Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:39 PM
5/22/2013, the Z came home for the first time. Not under her own power unfortunately...currently in the process of tracking down a no spark problem so the ECU is getting sent to Jim Wolf for a closer inspection.
Spent the whole day cleaning the ol' girl up. I removed the ugly yellow fog lights and clear side markers, and did a phase one cleaning job.
I was really surprised to see how clean the hatch area was. The paint looked brand new and no signs of rust.
Here's some of the junk..
Looking Japanese again..
Edited by ~KnuckleDuster~, 28 May 2013 - 06:06 PM.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:18 PM
I pulled the driver side carpet up today expecting to see some form of rust but was surprised once again to find it's rust free from what I can see. There was some missing body plugs and bumps from improper jacking.
Removed the passenger side carpet today. No rust.
Edited by ~KnuckleDuster~, 28 May 2013 - 07:24 PM.
Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:42 PM
Looking around for future rusty problems today. Under the cowl looked pretty good. Some light surface rust.
Looks like the driver door was replaced at some point, good amount of surface rust at the bottom right.
Passenger door appears to be untouched. Makes sense..it opens and closes like new.
The battery tray area looks like it might be the worst part. Hard to really tell with 3 different layers of paint.
I found a receipt under the carpet from 2010 in San Jose. Seems like typical minor rust from a Northern California Car no?
Going to use Por 15 to combat these areas.
I've had these military grade Humvee air ducts for awhile now waiting for a purpose..
Since the intercooler pipes are taking up the fresh air vent holes I used the lower holes and routed them up to get some fresh air inside.
Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:30 PM
The battery area didn't turn out as bad as I thought it would. What looked like any rust was mostly old paint and battery acid nastiness.
All cleaned up and 2 coats applied.
Had some left over so I decided to coat the underside of the cowl.
Also painted the inspection lids in a semi gloss black to match the under side of the 78 hood. Prior they were red underneath.
Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:58 AM
Replaced the driver side weather striping and installed the rubber door bumpers that were missing.
I've been toying with the idea of using this Trico vacuum powered van for some extra breeze. Going to see if it grows on me. 1920's aftermarket goodies are cool!
Here's the shift knob. Retro look but with classy redwood burl wood
Current interior picture:
Edited by ~KnuckleDuster~, 21 June 2013 - 01:05 PM.
Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:32 PM
Got some cool weather to work in today so I decided to black out some more stuff
Finally got around to putting the new seats in, I didn't think it would make much of a difference but danm are they looking good in there!
Put the new rear interior pieces together, & installed the rear hatch seal.
Changed valve covers, finally got rid of that nasty red thing. Under the cover looked extremely clean..
Edited by ~KnuckleDuster~, 10 July 2013 - 05:32 PM.
Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:51 AM
Looking good .
Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:53 PM
So I was working on the Z today and had the rear hatch open with a box fan blowing inside the car. I was working in the engine bay and began smelling an extremely strong piss odor. I followed my nose and came to the conclusion that it was coming from behind the dash somewhere. I found a few mouse turds and chewed wires before this so I figured there must have been some nesting area I havn't found yet. I looked under the dash all over and didn't see anything that could produce such a hanus whiff of urine. I decided to remove the a/c condensor figuring that there was nastiness on the top of it. Plus I wasn't going to ever use a/c and weight reduction is beneficial and free..
Well I pulled it out, weighed about ten pounds.
Oh wait whats this? Could this be where the horrible stench is coming from?
Judging by evidence found at the crime scene the suspect moved in sometime in 2008. I'm really glad I found this instead of writing it off as old car smell.
Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:17 AM
Finally got the car running today! Apparently I had a bad coil igniter and fried ecu. Replaced them and fired right up. Just need to get it tuned up now and hopefully Ill have some videos and pictures up soon. Big thanks to winstonusmc for helping me with my wiring mess.
Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:43 PM
Waiting on a new AFM & coolant temp sensor that will hopefully get the old girl running smooth. Currently in the process of re designing the intercooler set up. I'll be using an IC with both end tanks mounted on one end so I can run very short pipes through the driver side frame holes. Should decrease turbo lag & heat soak. It will also look a hell of a lot cleaner and enable me to use the stock fan if I so desire.
Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:11 PM
Went to Lowes and found a fitting for my temp sensor.
Also been cleaning up the wiring some more. Starting to look decent under the hood finally.
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