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#801 DatMo

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:48 PM

I had like 30 minutes so I got my aos where I want but I need to get an elbow that fits into the cannon manifold with a 3/8 nipple to connect the other side.

The car is gonna be on a major hold while I go to school. I’ll probably do super small stuff to it and turn it on every so often. It’ll always lurk in my mind. I can’t wait to upgrade rear brakes and get these damn carbs going .


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

I'm going to lose the siderafts and put on a 32/36 dgv just because it's easier to tune and I'll be able to drive the car more. 

I've got a bunch of goodies coming and that I was able to get for stupid cheap so it was worth it.

 

I won't touch the car because I'm currently in school but I plan to definitely make some game changes as far as my cooling system and carb setup. 

I'm also planning to an alternator upgrade because my volts are reading 12 and the zx alt just doesnt put out as much as I'd like for everything I use.

 

I'm gonna run an inline thermostat sensor just because they're more accurate as far as coolant. I'm gonna make some hard fuel lines to make a cleaner setup.

I eventually wanna get longer spark plugs that don't sit on top of my valve cover but I don't know where I'd even get those and that's not as important as the car working.

 

I still more than just about anything want a rear disc setup for a wagon. I hate drums more than life lolll

 

On a side note, i picked up a set of 5 14x6.5 +6 Advan a3a for an unbelievable price so I'm gonna go with gun metal centers and polished lip.

Figured it would be a nice setup. 

 

Sidenote: No, im not gonna sell my dellortos, I'm gonna get them jetted and venturies set to match my l20b setup and run them again down the line but I'm not that knowledgeable about these carbs. A 32/36 is the first carb I ever rebuilt so I'm just really familiar with it. I want to drive the goon!


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#803 Lockleaf

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 06:14 PM

Get universal plug wires that you assemble yourself, then you can make the wires whatever length you want

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#804 DatMo

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 12:57 AM

I haven’t been able to work on this car much since I don’t live near it.

with that said I got a few things done.

One issue I’m concerned about is how the rear disc swap works for the 510 wagon. I used the brackets and removed the backing plate entirely.

Meaning that my axle only has a bearing and it’s into the housing through just that. Can anyone explain to me how the wheel doesn’t fly the hell off?

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 11:39 AM

So... unfortunately, I realized I wasnt supposed to completely cut off the backing plate on the wagons.

Lesson learned.

 

With that said, does anyone have pictures of backing plate and/or know the ID of the backing plate hole?

I'm going to create a piece of 1/16th or 1/8th metal piece that I can just cut the center hole and drill four holes along the sides in order to hold the bearing into position.

 

I was also concerned with the lengths of the actual axle bolts holding the bracket. Is there a way to get longer ones or maybe get something a bit safer?


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