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 Post subject: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:37 am 
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just wanted to finally post up some pics of my car, ive been a member since i bought it, and have never really posted much to show it off. so heres what i got
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first time i saw it. it was hidden away in his garage, tucked away for 9 years. its a little rough, but has a LOT of potential.
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has 15" Wat's on it (no surprise there) BUT i love them. heres the rears..
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LOVE the stance!
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L20 nothing to really look at tho, has the SU's on it still, the seller had Weber DCOE 40's on it till they decided to sell the car, then after i bought the car my buddy ended up with the carb's/ manifold, and gave that to me for Christmas <3!
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Speaking of! here's the triple DCOE 40's and the FET Manifold. ive finally sourced the stuff to replace the linkage system, and now i'm working on getting all the internals that were missing.. jets etc.
i'm assuming the original owner pulled the carbs to rebuild them, then either got frustrated, or just lost all the parts, so its a pain in the ASS to just go in and buy jets without really knowing WTF i need.. :(


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 1:30 am 
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first real repair i made was replacing the blown master cylinder/reservoir
went with a much larger unit, and spacer to make it all fit. it was a serious PITA to get it in and bled, but the brakes are GREAT on it.
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out with the old.....
in with the new!
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the tranny was up next, pulled that to replace the clutch, and throw in a lightweight flywheel while it was out.
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i guess i didnt take pics of the before on the tranny, but heres what it looked like from below.. pretty gnarly..
but here's the cleaned version. ready to go back in hopefully this weekend.
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and a new slave that i added, also bought steel-braided slave line, but i will post pics after i install it.
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just picked up a pair of Longchamp XR-4's for the fronts, i hate that my front wats dont have any kind of lip to them. will post pics of those at a later date, along with pics of my carbs as they progress. one is looking awesome!

also bought new tranny bushings, the old ones were about 40 years old, so they had to go.. bought some really nice one from the auctions. pics to come.


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 3:35 am 
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I just <3 it. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
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Nice Car! :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 4:55 am 
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Thanks Guys, i will post more as I rebuild/repair replace the stuff thats wrong with it. HOPING to have it on the road in a week or so, I've had it for about 8 months, and have not been able to drive it yet LOL


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:12 am 
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You cant go wrong with XR4's!
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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:02 pm 
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Finally here is one! Searched yesterday on JNC for a (Prince) skyline. Nice one :)

My favorite car 8) 8)

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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 3:07 pm 
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you should look for kev's build thread, its truly epic, he has a sick KGC10!


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 1:59 am 
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Hey Wooky, can you tell us a bit more about the wheels and tyres? i see they are 15" Wats, but how wide etc?
I also have 15" Watties but the rears are 8.5 " running 265x 50x 15". Yours look way better to me!
Jim.

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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 2:25 am 
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Jim, i will get back to you on this when i get out there tomorrow and start working on it, i cant recall if they are 9J or 9.5J, but i will get that and the offset for you tomorrow :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:16 am 

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wookieballa wrote:
Jim, i will get back to you on this when i get out there tomorrow and start working on it, i cant recall if they are 9J or 9.5J, but i will get that and the offset for you tomorrow :tu:


Hey, If you want to part company with the old rears im in the market? :P

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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:12 pm 
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LOL i have a lot of people wanting those rears, as of now they arent available sorry :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:54 am 

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wookieballa wrote:
LOL i have a lot of people wanting those rears, as of now they arent available sorry :tu:


Oh well, just thought i would ask anyways LOL!

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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:27 am 
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Hey Wook you still need those jets

BTW your rears look the same as mine, which would be 14x9.5+20, Watanabe R-type :)

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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:46 pm 
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i really only need a set of idle jets, i found all the other stuff that was supposed to go with my car, heres the sizes the original owner was running on everything:
air corrector jet: 220
emulsion tubes: F11
Main Jet: 140

Idle Jet ??????

pump Jets: 45

what do you think i should be running for those Idle jets?

Thanks for the help Kev!


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:48 pm 
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If you're gonna stick with the L20 for the time being, then 40F9 might be a good starting point.

Those jets would be in the ballpark for a 36mm choke though. Is that what you've got? If you remove the tabs which hold in the air horns, and slide out the air horn, you should be able to wiggle out the choke tube from inside the carb. It should have its size cast into it.

For L20, I'd start off with 32mm chokes though, which means more like a 125 main and a 180 corrector.

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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:33 pm 
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i did look at the chokes (32's) and the venturi's are 35's.
i still have the numbers that you suggested before,

(32s are a nice fit for your L20. I'd team them up with 125 mains and 175 air correctors plus an F9 or F16 emulsion tube. Idle jet 40F9, pump jet a 35.)

are any of these the parts you have left over from your tune?

Thanks again for all your help.


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:39 am 
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I can send you 125 mains and 185 correctors (if you have a stock cam this will probably work better than 175). And your F11 will be ok I think. But the smallest idle jets I got are 50F9. Probably a bit too big for your L20.

Cheapest Weber parts I have found on the net would be http://www.fastroadcars.co.uk/shop/inde ... oductId=84

Only US$3ea, and I can't imagine shipping is going to cost all that much, since they'll fit in an envelope.

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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:23 pm 
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that would be very cool of you Kev!


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 Post subject: Re: pics of my 1972 Skyline
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:33 pm 
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