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Thread: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival

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    KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival

    A few months ago, I posted that I was buying a '71 KGC10 from JDM Legends. Well, it finally arrived.

    Here is how she looked when it arrived by truck:





    Fast forward a few days, and I was able to get some temporary tags from the DMV to drive on until I can get the car to the DMV over for the vehicle verification. Few pics from the first few miles of driving:





    It runs pretty okay, albeit with some low rpm hesitation and the carbs seem to be leaking some fuel after shut off (Mikuni 40's).

    Unfortunately, I ran into some troubles with the car on that first day. It seems I am having some electrical gremlins. While driving around the neighborhood, the tachometer and turn signals stopped working and the car started running really rough and eventually stalled out. I couldn't restart it and the fuel pump won't turn on when I turn the key to on anymore. I had to push her home.

    Looks like a huge chunk of the electricals aren't working: gauges, power windows, fuel pump, turn signals.

    The headlights, brake lights, backlights for the gauges, dome lights, starter motor, ignition, heater/blower all still work. I checked all the fuses under the dash and they are all still good, so I'm not sure where to go next with troubleshooting. I'll probably try cleaning up the grounds and some connections and see if that makes any difference. Anyways, that's it for now. If anyone has any ideas on things to check, it would be greatly appreciated!

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    Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival

    Nice

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    Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival

    Welcome to the club

    I think you're on the right track with cleaning grounds as a possible solution, but I wonder if maybe you got a bad ignition barrel (there are some plugs behind there, I'd try making sure they're nice and snugged up tight...)

    Drop me a PM with your email address, I can send you the wiring diagram if you need.
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    Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival

    Glad it got there ok. Can not wait to see it sometime. It looks awesome.

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    Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival

    Such a gorgeous car!
    Might sound obvious, but double check all the wires at the coil. I was driving my Fairlady Z from Dallas to my parents place when I first got it and it had a stumble that progressively got worse until it finally died and wouldn't start again, turned out it was just a wire on the coil had rattled loose.

    Cheers
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    Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival

    You must feel like a really happy man if you drive around a car like that on a good and sunny day with the windows rolled down

    Too bad you had to push her home afterwards..

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    Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival

    Congrats on the buy! Hopefully you find it is just something silly causing the problem and its an easy fix so you can enjoy what is left of the sunny days over here haha

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    Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    Too bad you had to push her home afterwards..
    Pushing a Hako, is still preferable to driving some other cars :lol:
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    Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival

    Ahh yes!!

    Congrats on the new arrival, the car looks to be in great condition. Im sure you will have it sorted out in no time. I also had a few issues with my car when it arrived but mainly due to the elevation from Utah to CA.

    I plan to be in Scotts Valley w/my C10. If you are free maybe we could meet up.

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    Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival

    lol nothing to be ashamed of, pushing a Hako is JDM.

    Nice car. :tu:

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