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 Post subject: My 9 month Hako search is finally over!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:21 pm 

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Location: Fujisawa, Japan
Just picked up my 1970 KGC10 yesterday!

After a grueling 9 months of rusthunting and seeing somewhere in the range of 40 POS kyusha around Japan, my search finally has a happy conclusion.

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More pics of the car and stories from the search coming soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:25 pm 

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My god, Hakosukas just looks amazing in any color, trim, set up. Congrats!! You have many envious eyes on you.

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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:47 pm 

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Omedetto Gozaimas! Beautiful car. Hope you don't get trapped by the annual inspections.

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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:25 pm 
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Nice one, congrats!

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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:15 am 

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Very nice! Congrats! Worth all the waiting? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:42 am 

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i demand an update on this thing!
livin the dream, mate!


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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:57 am 
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Congratulations! KPGC 10?

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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:51 am 

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congrats!

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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:17 am 

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Location: Fujisawa, Japan
Thanks gents. Pretty stoked.

260z wrote:
Very nice! Congrats! Worth all the waiting?

I think it was worth it in the end. My patience with the lying/idiot dealers here was wearing pretty thin though. Fortunately I found one via a private owner. :tu:

AJS wrote:
Congratulations! KPGC 10?

No P unfortunately. Just KGC10 with the GT-R aesthetics like most of the cars around here.

Here is a shot of what the previous owner threw in with the car. It felt like Christmas unpacking and sifting through this stuff. :mrgreen:

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All new window and door weatherseals.
Custom ground cam (need specs from owner)
Cam gear.
Spare front bumper and rubber washers (not pictured).
OER Carb jets and spare pieces.
6 Pipercross foam airfilters.
3 chrome filter housings.
Set of spare air horns/venturis
Spare doorlock knobs.
Original headlights.
2 Headlight buckets.
Spare oil pan.
4 suspension bushings.
2 sets each of NGK 6 and 7 spark plugs.
New throttle cable.
New dipstick.
New clutch kit and extra flywheel.
New dash wiring harness.
New polished Sanden compressor.
Universal A/C unit.
Coil wires.
Exhaust studs.
3 point seatbelts
12 quarts of oil.
Generic catch can.

Non auto stuff...

Yellow Tullys bear.
Doll keychain.
Japanese rock CD.
Afro pick...

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Picking her up from the broker who was helping me translate and get around to see some cars.

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Recharging the R134 converted A/C system. It actually works! Old dude in green owns a Z and was giving us some advice about the cooling systems in case the A/C makes her overheat.

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Getting fuel.

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At the name change office putting on the new plates.

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Waiting patiently as I unloaded the spare parts.


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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:28 am 

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WOW man congatulations your ride looks very good. A pity we did not have these in South Africa. Enjoy your ride.

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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:39 am 

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Congrats! Looks very very nice!


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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:43 pm 
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Congrats!

Welcome to the family!!
That's a great color you picked up...

That treasure trove of parts you were given with the car is definitely something special!
Now... what's it going to take to convince you to take your GT-R badges off and replace them with GT or GT-X, or better yet GT-Kai instead?

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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:26 pm 

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Location: Fujisawa, Japan
ericbauer wrote:
Congrats!

Now... what's it going to take to convince you to take your GT-R badges off and replace them with GT or GT-X, or better yet GT-Kai instead?

;)

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Haha thanks Eric.

I'd actually like to change them but I don't love the look of the kanji on the currently available Kai badges. I think the typeface looks odd next to the GT. Might eventually model something up like GT-K and have them 3D printed.


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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:14 pm 
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I like where your heart is at! There's just too many GT-R badges floating around IMO... You're a 3d modeler? Professionally? I am one... Cool

Congrats again

I'm rocking GT-Kai on the back but decided to not run a badge on the front - I thought GT-Kai looked too big / too long in the front grille

Take care!

Btw your engine? L20? L28? Bored & stroked to 3L?

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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:27 pm 

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Nice, how much?

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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:07 am 

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Nice car! Congratulations!


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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:16 pm 

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very nice!! congrats! the AC is awesome. and damn, wish i got a box of OER jets with my car haha. i gotta order some today actually. humid weather is not making them happy right now haha


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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:27 pm 

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Congrats on the beautiful car. You will have fun with it!

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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:52 am 

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ericbauer wrote:
I like where your heart is at! There's just too many GT-R badges floating around IMO... You're a 3d modeler? Professionally? I am one... Cool

Btw your engine? L20? L28? Bored & stroked to 3L?


Not professionally, just a side hobby/interest of mine.

The engine is a lightly modified L20.

-OER triple carbs.
-Heat shield.
-Catch can.
-Some sort of head work (I didn't get the specifics from the owner)
-A really nice 6-2 header that I haven't been able to figure out the source of. It has one piece mandrel bent primaries leading to two slip fit 3-1 collectors. The closest fabrication style (from the way the springs holding the primaries are mounted) I've found is Technical Garage Sasaki but they usually have multi piece welded primaries.
-A pretty large diameter stainless exhaust.

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The mystery header.
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Some stuff about the rest of the car

-5 speed gearbox.
-Exedy clutch.

-Front brakes are from a Z32. 300mm rotors.
-Brake booster has been updated (I haven't looked into where the part was sourced yet)
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The interior is running Recaro SR2 seats, Sabelt harnesses, an aftermarket steering wheel and the door panels have been reupholstered. All the instrument panel lights have been changed to LEDs. The rest is stock with the factory A/C installed. I'll probably be changing things up a bit in there to my liking since it isn't all original anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Like giving birth. My 9 month Hako search is finally ove
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:57 am 

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Sic.

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