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#41 tim.d

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 02:01 PM

Awesome!  Love the battery box idea - I was thinking about something similar, but yours is a much cleaner design. Looks great.

 

Would you be willing to share what struts you went with for the hood?  Size & force?



#42 grannyknot

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 03:02 PM

Strong Arm 4477N10 Gas Charged Lift Support 10176N10W

I ordered 2 of these from these guys, https://www.liftsupp...orts-10176n10w/ and a pak of 4 ball studs, the struts are 43lb and hold the hood any position 16" or higher, below that and the weight of the hood takes over and it closes. I'm pretty happy with it, here are a few more pics,

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:50 PM

Someone was asking for pics of the shifter are bushing so I'll just add them here,

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 10:26 AM

great build journal so far. awesome idea with the lift supports.



#45 grannyknot

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 03:07 PM

great build journal so far. awesome idea with the lift supports.

Thanks, I appreciate it but I stole the idea from Litman who did it a few years back.



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 02:58 PM

Very impressed lots of great ideas . Its the little things that will make this build unique and stand out.

#47 grannyknot

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 03:59 PM

Got the exhaust system built, welded and hung last week, hopefully it won't be too loud but I really wanted to eliminate the back pressure that the stock exhaust had.

The whole system is from Vibrant, 2 Ultra quiet straight through resonators welded together, 1in 2out ultra quiet straight through muffler, 4 mandrel bent 3" pipes and the collector I made.

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 05:07 PM

Thanks for giving me props on the hood shocks.

 

Very cool build BTW.  Excellent job going down the path less travelled.



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 06:15 PM

Litman, your most welcome and thanks, how are yours holding up, it's been a couple of years if I remember right? Any problems to report?



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 07:28 PM

Happy to report the hood shocks and hinges are holding up well. Unhappy to report the reason for their doing well is the fact they remain on the shelf. Car is still a major project at this point.

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:28 AM

This is what I have been working on in the last couple weeks, because this engine is so tall I have no room to install a shock tower brace so will be adding some internal hidden bracing that should help stiffen things up. Nothing is welded in yet, just test fitting for when the car comes back from the acid dip.Attached File  DSCN0859.JPG   231.12KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0812.JPG   231.55KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0828.JPG   231.58KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0866.JPG   231.08KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0850.JPG   230.13KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0853.JPG   225.02KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0861.JPG   223.85KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0806.JPG   230.14KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0803.JPG   231.5KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0867.JPG   234.18KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0839.JPG   231.32KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0863.JPG   230.3KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0864.JPG   231.91KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSCN0748.JPG   216.54KB   0 downloads



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 05:36 AM

Nice, I like that approach! I have yet to figure out the real height my engine will sit at, but I'm guessing with a supercharger and intercooler on top I'll be looking to do something similar. Keep up the good work and pictures, welds look really nice.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 05:27 AM

Been busy, have now completed all the work that needed doing before the acid dip, all the patches and bracing have been made, 350Z seats installed,  intergrated the Datsun and bmw wiring harnesses, ran a complete electrical test for all lights and megasquirt system, dash is complete now with the new gauges and wiring, all new brake, clutch and fuel lines have been built and the rotisserie is ready spin.

Just have to lower the car onto the dolly and have it towed to the dippers. I'm hoping they will let me take some pictures of the car being lowered into the boiling acid bath but won't be surprised if there is some bs legal policy preventing it.

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This is what is left of the two harnesses that didn't make the cut

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This was during the process not the final look

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Stripped and ready for a well earned bath

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:30 AM

Looking amazing! Are the hood hinges stock and you just added the lift shocks?
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#55 HuD 91gt

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:20 AM

Nice looking brake lines!

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:02 PM

Looking amazing! Are the hood hinges stock and you just added the lift shocks?

 

Thanks, yes stock hinges

Nice looking brake lines!

It is this stuff I got from fedhillusa.com, it is called Cunifer brake line from Britain, It is a copper/nickle/steel alloy and is just the best stuff to work with, I didn't even use my tube bender the line is so easy to bend I just used bare hands. It takes nice tight corners and with just a bit of 0000 steel wool it comes up gleaming shiny. They sell it in 25ft rolls which is just enough to do all new brake lines but not the clutch line, I re-used one of the rear stock brake lines that was in good shape so I would have enough to do the clutch line.

 

This is the engine test stand from last summer with all the uprights cut off, it will now be the car dolly until the drivetrain is back in

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The acid dippers usually do American classics and Hot Rods so I thought a little inexpensive insurance might help,

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#57 HuD 91gt

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:43 PM

I actually have those exact lines, I was just meaning they looks straight and tidy! Good job. It is a great product though ;)

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:17 AM

Just got the car back from the acid dippers, it's beautiful!

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Have started welding in patches, bracing and just started the stitch welding,

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This is what I gave them to clean, I'm never going back to sand blasting, the inside of the sub frame is just as clean.

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:04 PM

Looks like whoever repaired the rear quarters actually knew what they were doing. I'm genuinely surprised.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 03:26 PM

Me too, I imagined there was going to be rivets and wood screws holding it together, I was very pleased.






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