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#21 benzo

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:54 PM

started it. have not driven it a week

#22 chebetio510

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:55 PM

changed the voltage regulator. installed new battery.. and wired in a new amp for stereo :D

#23 djlotus

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:05 PM

Finished plugging everything into the KA. Cranked it over for shits and giggles.

#24 ichorid

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 04:56 PM

this (got the hood on)




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AND! we changed the oil, changed the diff gear oil, replaced a ton of bolts, painted the front face to get a feel for how its going to look all black.

#25 thisisastickup

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 05:09 PM

looked at it, thought about how much fun it's going to be after i add a ka.

i'm driving it to see bruno later, that'll be fun.

#26 bonvo

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 11:39 PM

today i looked at it and thought "god i need a weber"
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#27 DISLEXICDIME

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 04:50 PM

i sung berry white my first my last my every thing to my dime today while doing a 100 up i5

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 05:05 PM

i sung berry white my first my last my every thing to my dime today while doing a 100 up i5


U tryin to seduce the Dime? DOn't seduce the dime. No means NO!

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#29 qwik510

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 05:43 PM

I looked at mine sitting in the driveway and then spent 5 hours cleaning the garage so it could fit back in there. Maybe it will get back in there tomorrow.

Also, I've determined, I'm not a hoarder, I'm a collector.
As I'm sure a lot of the old school datsun guys are.



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#30 dimeguy 510

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 06:16 PM

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:15 PM

clean vc

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:31 PM

yanked out the old 4 speed from my 4door, and tomarrow I plan on mounting up a 5 speed.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:46 PM

Well I pulled the fuse panel last night and let it soak overnight in vinegar, scrubbed it clean this morning and reinstalled it, cleaned a few connections and replaced a few bulbs, and I got the lights working, everything but the high beams, but I was so happy that everything else was working I decided that was enough electrical for one day. :P So I cut down a backing plate for the su air cleaner, cut it to a size to fit an 80's subie filter.... easier to come by, also cut down the acrylic that the carbs p/o used as an air cleaner top, it is not the prettiest but fully functional until I can afford something better, cant beat the price though! 8 bucks for a new filter :D

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 05:10 AM

Opened the valve cover to check the head bolt torque after running the new head gasket for a few days. All good so far. Noticed the timing chain is pretty slack. Messed with the wiper motor and head lights again.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 04:30 PM

put a new ring gear onto my flywheel, and dug out the 5 speed from my parts stash. I picked it up and about 2 quarts of water comes out of it. pretty much ruined my day.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 07:50 PM

Played around with seat mounts.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:21 PM

Redid the brakes on my wagon. It just made me remember how much I hate drum brakes

#38 djlotus

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:40 PM

Looked at it. I then told myself that I'm going to start it tomorrow. Just gotta get a few plugs and do the wiring.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:29 AM

HI - I got a 72 dime, been a racecar since new. this is the stuff i did in the last week.

1, took out 5.12:1 R180, it felt funny - it was junk.
2, rear wheel cyls looked original, put new ones in and bled the system - i hate drum brakes too
3, ordered 4.88 geared R180 from a private guy
4, took the motor out, i didn't trust the rod bolts, tore motor down
5, sent rods for re-sizing, arp bolts (rods were ovaled .002")
6, ordered new steel comp retainers, the Alum ones looked beat.
7, installed Holley red pump in place of Carter
8, thinking about setting up a cot in the garage
9, recieved 4.38 geared R180 MF@&$^$*!!!!
10, can't find proper head gasket locally, ordered one from Rallye/sport (add to the retainer order). while i was on the phone, ordered 12:1 Venolia pitsons, pins, teflon retainers, total seal rings
11, maybe one of those bar fridges would be a good idea for the garage?
12, installed the diff - theres just no dealing with some people.
13, started installing a 2nd holley red pump (redundant system)
14, ordered a bunch of #6 AN fittings
15, maybe a TV would be a good idea out there as well?
16, rods are done, motor goes together
17, picked up gaskets and redline 40wt racing oil
18, installed Motorsport Innovations digital EGT
19, i think i'm gonna tell the wife after the races...
20, Calling around for a master cylinder
21, CC'd cyl head and worked out comp ratio: 10.01:1, not bad.
22, dismantled front cover, oil pump, cleaned and painted
23, i need help.

Edited by RoadRace, 16 July 2009 - 08:12 AM.
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:41 AM

HI - I got a 72 dime, been a racecar since new. this is the stuff i did in the last week.

1, took out 5.12:1 R180, it felt funny - it was junk.
2, rear wheel cyls looked original, put new ones in and bled the system - i hate drum brakes too
3, ordered 4.88 geared R180 from a private guy
4, took the motor out, i didn't trust the rod bolts, tore motor down
5, sent rods for re-sizing, arp bolts (rods were ovaled .002")
6, ordered new steel comp retainers, the Alum ones looked beat.
7, installed Holley red pump in place of Carter
8, thinking about setting up a cot in the garage
9, recieved 4.38 geared R180 MF@&$^$*!!!!
10, can't find proper head gasket locally, ordered one from Rallye/sport (add to the retainer order). while i was on the phone, ordered 12:1 Venolia pitsons, pins, teflon retainers, total seal rings
11, maybe one of those bar fridges would be a good idea for the garage?
12, installed the diff - theres just no dealing with some people.
13, started installing a 2nd holley red pump (redundant system)
14, ordered a bunch of #6 AN fittings
15, maybe a TV would be a good idea out there as well?
16, rods are done, motor goes together
17, picked up gaskets and redline 40wt racing oil
18, installed Motorsport Innovations digital EGT
19, i think i'm gonna tell the wife after the races...
20, Calling around for a master cylinder
21, CC'd cyl head and worked out comp ratio: 10.01:1, not bad.
22, dismantled front cover, oil pump, cleaned and painted
23, i need help.



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