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#1552509 The turbo.........does not fit............

Posted by UnderControl on Today, 07:23 AM

A quick google search showed me multiple examples of left hand drive turbo z24 720s.  With out more details or pics I'd say it is difficult at best to offer specific solutions.  I will say that all of the examples I've found would definitely require a good heat shield.

#1552382 Feng Shui (The 510 Experiment) (Pics fixed to Page 72)

Posted by UnderControl on Yesterday, 02:55 PM

I appreciate the creative use of Jack stands and the work that has gone into this car.

#1552073 Idle hands: assorted projects

Posted by UnderControl on 17 March 2018 - 06:30 PM

It drives remarkably well for an old car with cheap coilovers and should only get better as we actually get to replacing the rest of the steering and suspension bits.

While I wait for me buddy to bring me a boost controller for the vr4 I figured I'd get some more done on the xj. The plan was to swap out the rear diff cover, change the oil filter housing o rings and get the new front brake lines installed. Ended up swapping the diff cover, installing the new brake lines, one new hard line fitting and a caliper.


Part of my doing this today is that I'm planning to hit up the jy tomorrow to snag an extra front axle and wanted to verify my gearing.


Just a little longer. At some point I'll likely add a throttle return spring to these to these to keep them up out of the way while allowing them to stretch when flexing out.

This is about the time things went sideways. Starting with the fitting that rusted itself to the hard line.


Luckily there was plenty of extra line to be able to just cut the hard line back and put on a new fitting. Although it did mean busting out my least favorite tool, the dreaded cheap double flare tool.

Shit continued to go off when I set out to bleed the brakes.


This is where I should have gone to the Google machine to find out that calipers for this thing are practically free, but instead I first actually tried to extract that sheared bleeder. Then when I saw how cheap the calipers were I became quite sad I spent any time trying.

I did attempt to remove the oil filter adapter, but of course the bolt that holds it on is too close to the frame rail to get a ratchet on and after nearly killing myself when the doubled wrench let go I decided it isn't leaking enough for me to care. I'll try again when I pull the axle.

I also received several other parts including this baby truss that is smaller than expected.


And just something amusing.


#1551762 Idle hands: assorted projects

Posted by UnderControl on 15 March 2018 - 05:40 PM

Since you asked, or demanded, whichever the case may be. Stopped off on my test drive to snap a few.




In other news. With the new gauges installed I have been able to verify that AFRs are good and the stock boost control solenoid is shot.

Completely unrelated I got several bits for the continued saga of the xj. Front diff cover bash plate, front frame stiffeners and axle tube seals. Less excitingly also got a new flasher relay and oil filter housing o rings. Rear diff cover, and truss for the front axel should be here by the weekend. Front locker, control arms and track bar bracket should be here over the next couple weeks.

#1551446 Sightings 2, the not a datsun but... Thread

Posted by UnderControl on 14 March 2018 - 08:29 AM








#1551408 Idle hands: assorted projects

Posted by UnderControl on 14 March 2018 - 04:48 AM

Back to tinkering on the VR4 armed with some gauges that will be temporary since they were meant for a different car. Nothing is simple on this car.






While taking things apart though I did come across the second piece of 90's memorabilia.




Seems the original owner really liked Florida's aquariums.


This is the one we found some months back.



#1551254 Idle hands: assorted projects

Posted by UnderControl on 13 March 2018 - 11:52 AM

Everything is for sale. That said I imagine you'd price it like I price my 620 when people ask, so carry on.

#1551203 Idle hands: assorted projects

Posted by UnderControl on 13 March 2018 - 06:07 AM

Took some time this weekend to knock out a quick project on the xj. Trail comms are now checked off the list.



#1551202 Sightings 2, the not a datsun but... Thread

Posted by UnderControl on 13 March 2018 - 06:02 AM

Considered cropping this until people kept commenting on how cool the sport trac was.



#1548229 Idle hands: assorted projects

Posted by UnderControl on 25 February 2018 - 05:39 PM

With phase one of the XJ build out of the way another project rolled into the garage tonight.


This one isn't mine, but is a project I have been working on with a friend for a couple of years now. 1992 3000GT VR4 with a freshly rebuilt heart and several other goodies. For the most part this is a finished project, but its got a couple of bugs to work out. Rather than drive across town to work on it it'll be living in my garage until everything actually works right.

#1548227 DO WORK SON! Let's see pics of your Datsun/Nissans being used AS TRUC...

Posted by UnderControl on 25 February 2018 - 05:25 PM

When owning a 620 makes you the friend with a truck.



#1548211 Sightings 2, the not a datsun but... Thread

Posted by UnderControl on 25 February 2018 - 02:36 PM


#1547274 Idle hands: assorted projects

Posted by UnderControl on 21 February 2018 - 10:27 AM

Still have a couple of things to wrap up to call this phase done, but the xj is at least driving again.




Tested out the new shackles/boxes a little.






At this point I'm very probably shock length limited out back.

#1547042 What are you listening to???

Posted by UnderControl on 20 February 2018 - 04:09 AM


#1546202 Idle hands: assorted projects

Posted by UnderControl on 16 February 2018 - 07:02 AM

Other side is mostly patched up. Just need to close up the front bit between the panels.




Unfortunately it was rather humid in the garage last night so there wasn't going to be any priming of anything.




So, I finally pulled back the carpet to get the floor plates in for the shackle boxes.






And discovered a project for another day while I was in there.