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#21 wayno

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 04:55 PM

The cam sprocket is generic, #1 dowel hole and outer chain alignment mark are for the L16, #2 dowel hole and outer mark are for the L20b, and I heard #3 dowel hole and outer chain alignment mark are for the Z car, this is what I heard what #3 was for.

These alignment marks only align properly every 12/15?? revolutions of the crank, so how they aligned on #1 mark in your video might be luck/a fluke, is the dowel pin in #1 also?

I have never owned a Z car or any of the engines that came in them.

Also I got distracted and didn't see all the video, but you tack weld sheet metal otherwise it warps, this is how I weld sheet metal when I make a kingcab, it has never cracked the bondo after covered and painted so far.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 12:03 AM

The cam sprocket is generic, #1 dowel hole and outer chain alignment mark are for the L16, #2 dowel hole and outer mark are for the L20b, and I heard #3 dowel hole and outer chain alignment mark are for the Z car, this is what I heard what #3 was for.

These alignment marks only align properly every 12/15?? revolutions of the crank, so how they aligned on #1 mark in your video might be luck/a fluke, is the dowel pin in #1 also?

I have never owned a Z car or any of the engines that came in them.

Also I got distracted and didn't see all the video, but you tack weld sheet metal otherwise it warps, this is how I weld sheet metal when I make a kingcab, it has never cracked the bondo after covered and painted so far.

 

I have completely tack welded, I have used water to cool, air to cool, it always seems to warp. It is good now though ;) 

 

As for the numbers, as I mention in the video, the rebuild book states that the numbers represent (4 degrees from memory) retard in the timing for each consecutive number.  



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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:14 AM

When I tack weld I put the tacks at least 4 inches apart, I go all the way around, by the time I get back to where I started the metal is cool to the touch, I then tack in between each weld(still 4 inches apart) all the way around, then I skip ahead 4 inches on the next time round and so on and so on, I never tack weld anything so hot that I cannot touch with my finger, as that would be to hot and it would warp.

If what I am tacking in something small like a 4 inch square piece of metal then I do all 4 corners then walk away till it is cool, then I do all 4 sides once, then walk away and let it cool, ect, ect, if I am extending a skirt I tack it in position with the tack welds being at least 4 inches apart, then walk away till it cools, it has to be cool to the touch to make the next set of tack welds, it never warps when I do it this way.

I have lots of photos of this, but they are hosted with Photolame, so to see the photos/the way I did it you have to have the embed fix extension on your browser.


 

 


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:00 AM

This week I tear down the bottom end of my L28 and repair some rust holes in my front cowl.
 


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:03 PM

great ideal about the totes



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:47 PM

great ideal about the totes

Such a simple thing, but makes it sooooo much easier!



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:45 AM

This week I stripped down my P90a head to see what I am working with. I also tackled my most difficult rust repairs to date.
 


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 02:47 AM

Are my 240Z's doors completely rusted out and junk? They have been covered up with a mountain of bog and paint, so this week I strip them down and see if I can save them.
 


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 03:35 AM

This week I work away at finishing that terrible door. It is a lot of rust and a lot of work, but I am stubborn enough to keep at it.
 


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 04:02 AM

That dent puller is genius. Really enjoying your datsun videos and looking forward to seeing the Porsche finished

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 11:37 AM

That dent puller is genius. Really enjoying your datsun videos and looking forward to seeing the Porsche finished

Thanks mate. Sometimes simple things are the best. I have had a couple of guys who have already shown me the ones they made. One of them, which I posted on my Facebook page, used a hook on the slider. He then welded washers onto the dent and pulled them with the hook.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:09 AM

Subscribed. Look forward to watching. I have some videos of my car (1975 280z) on the YouTube's, and am hopefully picking up a 510 that I will start a video series on that as well.

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 12:32 PM

This week I have been back at it, cutting rust out of these doors. I am quite happy with how the repairs are coming along, but it is so time consuming.
 


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:21 PM

This week I finally finish repairing all of the rust damage on my doors. Getting there slowly.

 

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 02:20 AM

This week I gave paint stripper another go, and it works much better if it there are not 20 layers of paint and bog. The whole car is almost rust free now, just a couple of small bits to go.
 


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 03:31 AM

Jeff, welcome aboard watched some of your videos and there pretty dam good. You have a beautiful wife who is a keeper, if she tolarates you in the garage and the funny faces she makes while your talking. Keep up the good work and keep it coming. 

 

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 12:58 PM

Jeff, welcome aboard watched some of your videos and there pretty dam good. You have a beautiful wife who is a keeper, if she tolarates you in the garage and the funny faces she makes while your talking. Keep up the good work and keep it coming. 

 

Cheers Mate

Thanks mate. I am very lucky having a tolerant wife who puts up with all this, that is for sure. 



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 03:34 PM

Back into it after having my 911 build video go viral with over 11 million views in the first 5 days. This week it is time to fit some wheel arch flares to my Z.

 

 

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 09:57 PM

I think I am going to steal your format, and bring my wife in, she is way better to look at than me for sure! I have been doing timelapses for a while, but I really like the amount of time you spend explaining and then showing. Keep up the good work!


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Posted 01 December 2017 - 11:13 PM

I think I am going to steal your format, and bring my wife in, she is way better to look at than me for sure! I have been doing timelapses for a while, but I really like the amount of time you spend explaining and then showing. Keep up the good work!

That was my same theory. What is your channel? I am always looking for new build channels to watch.