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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 12:30 pm 
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http://vimeo.com/m/41685762

The "Depth of Speed" video on my Hako is finally out!
If you can't experience the car in person this is the best substitute!

I'm so stoked right now...
Wish I could have attended the shoot..

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 12:30 pm 
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delicious vid


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 12:45 pm 

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ericbauer wrote:
http://vimeo.com/m/41685762

The "Depth of Speed" video on my Hako is finally out!
If you can't experience the car in person this is the best substitute!

I'm so stoked right now...
Wish I could have attended the shoot..



You beat me to it :) Thanks again for allowing us to shoot this, it was something I had envisioned from the first day we picked it up. I'm glad Josh put a lot of emphasis on the sound because like you said, "If you can't experience the car in person this is the best substitute!"


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:03 pm 
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Outstanding!

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:10 pm 
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I already posted it on your blog Eric but I love that sound, I watched the beginning like 10 times just to listen to it. I think i'm going to add it as a ring tone on my phone.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:55 pm 
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awesome video!

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
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Awesome production on the video. Nothing sounds and feels like a straight L series with triple carbs at WOT.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:37 pm 
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I do wish however that YAJ would just open up to worldwide, and that Japanese sellers would be fine with mailing overseas...


Not going to happen. At least not until the rest of the world has the same level of trust as the Japanese. Or, YAJ gets locked down with eBay-style arbitrary rules, regulations, limits, overrides, more rules, more US-bias like eBay...

YAJ sellers still ship sometimes -before- payment, still COD half the time, and mostly treat each others with respect. eBay is often a free-for-all slathering rip-off, and the Japanese know this.

Selling direct to the gaijin hoards will bring nothing but grief to YAJ, and domestic sellers... Its a loose/loose situation. Neko.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 6:00 pm 
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ericbauer wrote:
http://vimeo.com/m/41685762

The "Depth of Speed" video on my Hako is finally out!
If you can't experience the car in person this is the best substitute!

I'm so stoked right now...
Wish I could have attended the shoot..


God, I miss my car!!! :mrgreen: Awesome video!!! :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:10 pm 
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All the props go to Eric & Ryan for finding the car in the first place, and for Josh for being able to capture it on film!



The panning shots in the garage give me goose bumps - and i own the car... lol...
Great great work!




Had to work all day Saturday on a client project, so my time with the red car was limited this weekend.
I did have a chance to fix little details here and there, including:

_ My aftermarket (fuel press, oil press, oil & water temp) gauges had never been wired to be illuminated at night - noticed that outside of Vegas on the drive back from SLC... Fixed that.

_ Some of the accessory power lead wires at the battery positive were loose / had corroded eye-rings... Fixed that.

_ The older aftermarket coil has a loose spark plug terminal and was giving me some misfire issues in the past couple days... Ordered a new one, it just arrived today - have to install it one of these nights.

_ Glove box lid was rattling... Fixed that.

_ Pulled rear bumper to check rust condition - Treated and painted the backside of the bumper to nullify any future rust back there.

_ Found that my reverse light housings are pretty far gone and un-salvageable - need to order a new pair from Japan.

_ Swapped out license plate light (had a brand new one already on hand) - old one was solid rust orange inside and one of the bulb terminals was completely corroded through.

_ Figured out that it's a TIGHT fit between bumper and body with those rubber end pieces on... Did my first paint scrape (ouch!) putting bumper back on and trying to line it up like before... Had wife give me a hand and went on better second time around.

_ Although not EXACTLY correct, I found out that the 240Z 1" 7/8 large diameter rubber floor plugs that are for sale at http://www.new-datsun-parts.com/ are a close match to the 50mm diameter spare tire well plugs we need for our cars - ordered up a set...

_ Repainted the spare tire well black after the fuel leak incident from the road trip to Cali from two weeks ago - noticed that the AN fitting at the tank was a little moist again - going to pull it out and switch it back to a rubber push-on hose with regular tube clamp.

_ Noticed that one of my muffler rubber hangers is missing, and the other one looks a bit precariously hung - need to fix that - default pepboys rubber muffler hanger would need some modification to be useable - looking for a better fit still...


Ran out of time after that...
More news later...

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:39 am 
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Speedhunters feature!

http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/05/vid ... track-day/

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:05 am 
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Anyone have Mike G's email address?

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:31 am 

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ericbauer wrote:
http://vimeo.com/m/41685762

The "Depth of Speed" video on my Hako is finally out!
If you can't experience the car in person this is the best substitute!

I'm so stoked right now...
Wish I could have attended the shoot..


I showed it to my three yr old and he has made me watch it 7 times in a row before he wanted to watch the dinosaur eat a car. Awesome video!!


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 9:17 am 
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(Sorry for the double post - just want to make sure to catch everyone...)


I'm making every effort to be able to attend Cars & Coffee in Irvine this Saturday May 12

Check the http://irvine.carsandcoffee.info/ website if you've never been, but basically it happens in the parking lot between Taco Bell corporate / Mazda corporate just off I5 @ Barranca exit

I'm thinking I'll leave Pasadena at 7am, and arrive down there at 8am
I'll probably hang out for an hour and leave by 9am

Who's in?

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 12:36 am 
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Uuuhhhh..... Help!



So I'm completely stumped here.
I went to pull the car out tonight cause I wanted to take it to work friday morning and the absolutely strangest thing happened tonight


When I press on the brakes the headlights come on - not the taillights!

The hi/lo beam is on hi and flicking it back and forth does nothing - it stays on hi

The turn signals work - front & back

The license plate light does not come on

The rear brake lights don't work

I did not test the reverse lights




???


I did not modify the lighting wiring in any way and everything had been running fine

True I did unplug reverse lights and license plate light when I pulled rear bumper off but there's only one way to connect it back up

Worst that could happen is that neither reverse nor license plate light would work...





But for the brake pedal to suddenly activate the headlights!!?!? That's got me completely speechless...


Anyone have any ideas?
I'm going to sleep but will check back first thing in the AM



Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:21 am 
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You have dirty earths.

1) the hi & lo beam relays, are two small metal boxes in the front-left of the engine bay (next to the rad). They actually earth through their metal casings, so take them off and clean all the corrosion off them and make sure they're reattached to the body properly, so that they get a good electrical connection to body ground.

2) the tails/indicators are on a circuit that has a ground point via the defroster relay. That, too is a metal box :) but this time it's attached to a frame that is under the steering column. Clean that too.

3) there are a couple of other ground points in the engine bay, look around the radiator support panel for a couple of ring-type connectors where the wiring harness goes to ground. Clean that too!

Betcha this fixes it :D

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 5:35 am 
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Ok great Kevin

I'll give it a go tonight when I get home

Thanks for the tip




Is the under dash tails/defroster relay you're talking about the golden rectangle shaped one with the three blade connectors down the long side?

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:03 am 
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That be the one!

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:46 pm 
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Sooo weird

With engine not running, problem persists: step on brake & headlights come on
And the other issues I described last night

With engine on & car idling everything works as it should

Going to troubleshoot some more but aside from that car runs great with new coil

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