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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 4:52 pm 
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yea, i have a header lined up to borrow for a big meet in a couple of weeks (pics to follow!!! and maybe some video)

mine could be fixed, but its pretty jagged, and yea, it will definitely bounce back!

i did the same to my front last summer, it has since faded a bit, yours looks great!


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:45 am 
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I've taken the red car to work today, and just as I'm pulling off the freeway I go to wind the driver side window and ... poof ... glass drop! Yeah!...
The joys of vintage car ownership... Haven't pulled window crank or door panel - cause I'm at work... but that gives me something to do tonight when I get home.


Didn't the same thing happen to one of you guys too?

Hopefully it's just the glass that fell off its guide which is an easy fix...

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:51 am 
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Take pics! I am curious about what the mechanism looks like in there...

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 8:04 am 
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Crank spins freely
But I was able to pull up glass by hand with door ajar
It's up for now, but may start sliding back down on the drive home...

We'll see...

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:36 pm 
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Ok I need help



Anyone have a C10 service manual?
I need two things please:

- torque settings for front suspension pieces
(tc rod at sub frame and at lower control arm)
(balljoint to strut housing - bolts as well as castle nut)
(tie rod balljoint castle nut)
(lower control arm to subframe)

- picture of the proper sequence for removing glass & window crank mechanism from door..

My window crank spins fine but the gear it turns inside the door isn't moving the glass up & down - I'm worried it might be stripped??


Thanks in advance

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:38 am 

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in the meantime, work in progress:
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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 2:52 pm 
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ericbauer wrote:
The Solex 44 that came from Japan with the car have the following:
(I kept the jets and mailed off the carb bodies to WCR for a once over)

unknown jet body - no markings
230 main air jets
210 main jets
62.5 pilot jets


The Mikuni 44 I had Todd @ WCR rebuild for me for my 2949cc L28 build for the Z have the following:
(They are currently on the Skyline)

0A jet body
200 main air jets
155 main jets
65 pilot jets

What variation of Mikuni 44pHHs do you have? The OA jet blocks are only good on either the 50mm type twos or the original 44mm type 2s. The will induce a stumble that you can't tune out on the type 4 and 5s. Looking at your jets, my guess is that your fuels are too lean, I'd take them up to `170s, or bring the airs down to 180s or so (175, or 185s if the 180s aren't right.) I have yet to work with a set of carbs that Todd has set up correctly. Its almost like he just throws whatever set of jets he has sitting on the work bench in the carbs. I've had to redo a set of 40s on a L16 in a 510 (he was way off with that car, it wasn't even driveable.) a set of 40s on a 1600 roadster (again, wouldn't move under its own power with his jets.) and a 2L roadster that didn't move far with his setup. 65 Pilots might be a little on the fat side, but I could be wrong. How many turns open are they? Two turns is the magic number, any less and the pilots are too large, any more the pilots are too small. You also want the #8 jet blocks if you are running the later style carbs. As for the main fuel/air jets, the airs like to be about 30 larger than the fuels, so 150 fuels want 180 airs or so (every motor is different and will vary on an individual basis.) What size venturis are you running? This also dictates the fuel and air jets you need to run. Looking at your plugs, you are pretty rich, just changing the plugs won't fix the issue and can lead to other issues.

Sweet car, I wish it were mine.

Will

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:22 pm 
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Thanks Will
I'll send you a PM...
Are you planning on coming to the July 1 meet in San Leandro?
It might be interesting to compare notes on the PHHs...


Some updates for you guys because I got a box of parts from Japan on Saturday - :D

I noticed this when I pulled my rear bumper off a couple weeks ago - it's amazing just how far gone the reverse light housings were - one side has so much rust it has holes in it

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Got a "GT-Kai" badge for the rear of the car...

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Took the car to "SupercarSunday" in Woodland Hills, got there early and parked next to a kindred soul...

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While the theme of this week was Porsches (4 specific rows), there was a lot of range at the show including a handful of 510s, S30Zs, and a B210

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Worked on the car some more today and finally started on my front suspension (I've been chasing a front end vibration at speed):

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:33 pm 
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ericbauer wrote:
Thanks Will
I'll send you a PM...
Are you planning on coming to the July 1 meet in San Leandro?
It might be interesting to compare notes on the PHHs...


I'm going to try. My roadster needs some transmission help, but I haven't had time to take the thing apart to reinstall a $0.20 ball bearing that acts as a keyway for a washer. If I ignore the issue, the mainshaft nuts will back off, and catistrophic failure will ensue. The trouble is, I've never pulled a transmission apart, and I don't have the tools to do it. :roll: We'll see if I can get it apart and back together in time.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Ooh!...new steering arms! Where'd you source those from? (do want...)

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:05 pm 
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TC rods from rubber soul

tie rods and ball joints from V50

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:08 pm 
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V50...ouch...Y9000ea?

Well, whachagonnadoo I spose :(

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:30 pm 
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no no

there's a discounted price for buying complete set

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:35 pm 
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Really? How much?


*rubs hands with glee*

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 7:34 am 
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So I just got to work this morning and I was talking with the engineer here who has a couple older cars (Series 1 E-Type, Morgan) and mentioned how the red car is the first car I've ever had with a steering box / pitman / idler arm instead of a steering rack...

I was telling him how I was swapping out ball joints / tie rods / & TC rods yesterday in an attempt freshen up the front end & to cure a vibration / shimy I was feeling at speeds, and a "chunk" at low speeds & full lock...

He asked if anyone does steering dampers for Skylines and sent me the following links:

http://www.gomog.com/allmorgan2.html

http://sites.google.com/site/morganatica/70-modifications/vw-hydraulic-steering-damper


Pretty interesting I thought...
Pretty easy to install too, and wouldn't require any permanent mods...

We'll see, I might try this in the weeks to come... Wanted to share the link in the meantime.
The Mercedes / VW steering dampers can be had for pretty cheap... and a couple brackets aren't going to break the piggy bank...

I've never come across this for a C10 though - have any of you?

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 8:23 am 
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The "chunk" sound/feel at full lock is something I had too (esp when reversing) but the new lower control arm ball joints fixed that. Should be interesting to see how much improvement you get with all that new stuff.

But steering damper...can't say I've ever seen one on a C10 before (and you just reminded me that the Luce has one). But space is pretty tight in there where the middle-bar thingo of the steering lives.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 8:28 am 
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Front subframe is conveniently close...
It's not an immediate priority but it'll be interesting to see if I can fit something...

The Luce has steering box / pitman / idler too?
Would be interesting to see a pic of that from underneath.
Maybe you have a pic of it, elevated on a rack you can share?

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 4:21 pm 

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When doing your front end refresh, a good thing to check is the adjustment and oil level of the steering box. A loose steering box can lead to any number of front end shimmies/wobbles/shakes. I traced a major steering wobble on my 510 back to a slightly loose steering box recently. I always find it interesting how similar the suspension of 510's and Skylines are.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 4:27 pm 
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What's the recommended method to adjust the steering box? Is it "tighten until very lightly finger-tight, then back off 1/4 a turn"?

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 6:11 pm 
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I found a 510 fsm on eBay - when it shows up I'll confirm on steering box

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