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On ‎1‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 6:44 PM, Fullauto said:

Congrats!  gonna turn heads

cruisin around in that beauty

Thanks I will have it on the road this year. Had a set back and it's going back to the body shop in May to be repainted. :(

It bummed me out to the point that I have not touched the car in months. 

On ‎1‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 7:01 PM, Phantom said:

Now you just need a Braille battery with a custom Skillard battery box.🙄

I decided to go with the Odyssey Battery 34-PC1500. It had good reviews and I can get it locally if anything goes wrong.  

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I'm back working on the Z again. Was able to get the Headlight Harness completed and installed. That harness controls the headlights, horns, side markers, turn signals, electric fans and A/C trinary switch. It should all stay tucked under the fender liner for a clean look. 

 

I fitted all the body panels back on the car. Getting ready for a 4 wheel alignment and then to get the exhaust completed, I should be able to get that done this weekend if it the rains holds. It's a shame to do all this work and have to take back apart again when it goes back to the body shop. 

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Had the 4 alignment done and dropped the car off at a friend's house to get the exhaust redone. The exhaust was just too close to the inside of the rear tires for my taste so we decided to redo the entire thing since I still needed to have the section between the headers and X pipe done anyways. It felt good to drive it a few feet after all these years. 

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7 minutes ago, trackzpeed said:

Such a beautiful car. Nice work and attention to detail. 

Thank You, I still want to have it repainted. There are some flaws that my anal self just can't live with but it looks good from 10 feet away....LOL

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I was able to vacuum the A/C system this weekend to 30 inches of vacuum. Held vacuum overnight and charged it the next day. Not bad for idling in a 105 degree garage. I think it will do better on the highway.  Now to get the oil pressure and engine water temperature gauge synchronized to the ECU.

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I had to have the Hurst shifter modified since it was too tall and leaned to the left a bit too much. It is now centered with the console and the correct height when I install the knob. Once we get the high beam indicator light sorted then it's off to get the carpet done.

 

The high beam indicator light stays on all the time, it's a bit dim but it's on. It appears this is a known issue with the Dapper Lighting HID kits. Somehow the ballast bleeds back ground which turns on the high beam indicator light all the time. I have been working with Dapper Lighting and it appears the fix is to covert the system to a positive switch instead of a ground switch. They are sending me a diagram and hopefully that fixes the problem. The HID lights work as they should the only issue is the high beam indicator staying on all the time which just annoys the hell out of me.  

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17 hours ago, LLave said:

Looks great. Who's shift boot is that? Hurst? 


Regarding the high beam indicator light, I wonder if you could add a diode somewhere to prevent back feeding. 

Yes sir, that's the Hurst shifter boot and the Datsun boot combined.

We tried the diode route and we could not do it since their kit has a diode already in place. We were able to get a resistor to work and turn the light off but it was getting hot as hell. We then tried a bigger resistor and then nothing would work. I'm hoping the diagram and harness they sent fixes it. If not we will just have to experiment with different size and brand resistors in order to find one that actually works and does not get supper hot. 

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