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#3221 mrbigtanker

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 05:37 PM

Great find Greg!

 

Question for you...& anyone else that has one of these rare pieces...does it fit snuggly & securely? When I've put mine on, it seems like you could wiggle it off if you really tried. I remember a few years back that some turd stole one off someone's Dime at the Eagle Rock meet.

 

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I got a brand new NOS one and it fits snug like a bug in a rug.



#3222 Redrumls

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:27 PM

I got a brand new NOS one and it fits snug like a bug in a rug.

Post some pics of that bad boy!
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 02:22 AM

looking for a rear end with 3.7 final drive....whats my options with less work? mazda? or one from a newer truck?



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:16 AM

I should soon get the Goon in this small garage out of the rain and weather soon.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:50 AM

I should soon get the Goon in this small garage out of the rain and weather soon. IMG_2614.jpgIMG_2843.jpg


I wouldn't mind seeing some rain over here.... we just went through a streak of 100+ degree weather.
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:19 AM

I wouldn't mind seeing some rain over here.... we just went through a streak of 100+ degree weather.
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I got to work in New Orleans yesterday at 2:30 and iT poored. They had flooding all over as it does a lot down here. Wouldn't want my 510 in that stuff. I guess that's the coust of living off the Gulf. I wish i could send ya some of it.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:34 AM

Took off carb, air cleaner, distributor, and coil off the Goon.
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Need to return them to the rightful owner, the 70 2 door I got from a little old lady way back.
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Gotta get the gas tank ready to go back in and get her fired up again, she runs real good and she feels so much tighter than the others cause the low miles and she would go so slow when I saw her around back then.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 02:43 PM

Drove the Goon to the new garage out of the rain.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 02:49 PM

Took off carb, air cleaner, distributor, and coil off the Goon.IMG_2923.jpg
Need to return them to the rightful owner, the 70 2 door I got from a little old lady way back.IMG_2925.jpgIMG_20170713_212706_854.jpg
Gotta get the gas tank ready to go back in and get her fired up again, she runs real good and she feels so much tighter than the others cause the low miles and she would go so slow when I saw her around back then.


Wow that 2 door looks good from here. That door is a easy fix.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 04:48 PM

Wow that 2 door looks good from here. That door is a easy fix.

It runs fine I just have to put the gas tank back in it. Then take back the few parts I used to get the Goon going to drive it to the house and put them back on the old girl. She is a sweet ride all original 1 owner befor me.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:27 PM

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 06:10 AM

It just dawned on me, the speedo works on the Goon. I remember looking at it on the way to her new home. I have a video of her running real good after finding a couple of vacum leaks I fixed.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:09 PM

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Was having a vacuum leak so I replaced the old set up I had for the air intake pipe work. Looks better & no vacuum leak for the goon..
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Posted 03 September 2017 - 06:03 AM

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Was having a vacuum leak so I replaced the old set up I had for the air intake pipe work. Looks better & no vacuum leak for the goon..
Greg


I love those bad ass motors, I want one. Looks great.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:31 PM

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I've been testing the reliability of my wag & it seems to be holding up.. I literally have to "drive" this little goon... it's a little rough on the bumps, wants to go into grooves on the road & the wind throws me around, but I love driving it..
It's about 30 mi. into town or to work from the mountains where I live and the goon seems to handle the roads with ease. There's always something to do to it, keeps me busy.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:36 PM

If you get some camber plates you can turn them 120 degrees and dial in more caster (and some camber) and it will help with that groove following, should you care enough to want to do something about it.

But it will also make the steering heavier so there's also that.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:37 PM

Also 30 miles to town from the mountains where i live sounds just about perfect

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:11 PM

If you get some camber plates you can turn them 120 degrees and dial in more caster (and some camber) and it will help with that groove following, should you care enough to want to do something about it.
But it will also make the steering heavier so there's also that.


I want to lower it a little & put in some camber plates & strut bar. I'll check into that.. I would love to dial that in.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:45 AM

What struts do you have? Swapping to 280ZX struts will help with that also. As well as help lower it.   :thumbup:


It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 01:36 PM

What struts do you have? Swapping to 280ZX struts will help with that also. As well as help lower it.   :thumbup:


I have 280z struts that were cut down for the 510 but is missing a few things. I think I need top hats & camber plates. I'll post a pic tomorrow (I'm at wrk right now) of what I got... you'll probably know right away what I'm missing.
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