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While I wait for the pilot bearing (and a severely strained back to heal) I figured I'd go ahead and do the compcams trunion mod.   that was about as simple as it gets.  An hour later, new trunions installed in the stock rockers.  They cost me $105 Shipped on ebay. 

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Some may have been wondering why I havent posted much on progress lately...

 

I pulled my back out on the 17th of November, ignored it, then caught the flu this past Sunday night, nausea and diahrrea hit me hard and by the time I went to the urgent care facility I was a bit to dehydrated... I passed out in the room they assigned me... They ended up giving me 2 QUARTS of fluids and some muscle relaxers for my back. Today I went to an orthopedic specialist and will start physical therapy next week... So this process is going to take a bit longer to get the motor installed...

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Yea, so that went well... Not somuch... I have done a LOT of stuff connecting the electrical connections, the hydraulic lines to the clutch, brake booster, fuel lines, water lines... And then my back starts bothering me again... I am on pretty strict orders not to be doing "car" stuff like bending over a car or standing on concrete. So This project is taking a detour. Ugh... Atleast until the new year... 3 weeks physical therapy started last Friday... So there you have it.

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So I'm within a very short period of work/prep of starting the car.  This list looks something like this:

 

Lines/Hoses:

Tighten Brake Booster Vacuum line

Connect FPR Port Vacuum

Check Waterpump/Radiator/Overflow lines

Install Springs in the Main Oil Return

Check/tighten all Drysump Fittings

Install Main oil Return

Tighten/Check Steam Fittings

Install fluid line for Trans Cooler

 

Tune:

Load Software

Change MAP Sensor Config

Verify Power Up on ECU/Dash

Set up TDC/Timing calibration W/FAST ECU and mark 50 degrees BTDC for reference.

 

 

Wiring:

Charge Battery

Extend Coolant Temp Sensor wiring 12 inches

Test all connections

 

Check/Tighten Bolts:

Tighten Driveshaft

Tighten Motor Mounts

Tighten Trans Mounts

Resolve right rear oil pan bolt issue (not threading into pan)

 

Fluids:

Fill Trans

Fill Oil/Prime

Pump oul old Gas and replace/Prime

Add Coolant

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I feel your back pain. Here's my neck. You will have to rotate the picture-I dunno how on my new phone yet. Gonna talk to somebody about maybe removing the bad disc and fusing the two ratchet vertebrae together. I'm slotting my front crossmember with it installed in the car on jack stands-real neck job! Hope you feel better fast, Mike. I feel your pain.

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Keith, I hope you get it squared away man... We are in Williamsburg Va for a weekend break and the walking around has cooked my back. We walked about 10 miles yesterday and I really over-did it.

 

I expect to have the Datsun running this coming week... Should be a great kick off to the 2016 season...

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I feel your back pain. Here's my neck. You will have to rotate the picture-I dunno how on my new phone yet. Gonna talk to somebody about maybe removing the bad disc and fusing the two ratchet vertebrae together. I'm slotting my front crossmember with it installed in the car on jack stands-real neck job! Hope you feel better fast, Mike. I feel your pain.

 

Not trying to get too off topic but I've had a fusion in my lumbar area and I can tell you that it only should be a last resort.  I ended up eventually having many side effects and now live with chronic pain and all the fun that entails.  Seriously, only as a last resort.  Feel free to reach out.

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