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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:36 am 
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TBO, I've seen them on the auctions, and they all look like repro GTR harnesses according to the descriptions. not sure if they are kinda universal or not, i would have to look again, or maybe have a friend read it for me and tell me what it will work with. and i know that a few guys here have just done full restores, and replaced EVERYTHING. BUT i only know a few guys with Hako's here, actually, i only really know one cat with a 4dr, its super clean though, and i know a shop called monkey's auto is building an insanely restored RB25DE Hako. it has over $30K in paint and body work! I'm sure it will have a painless harness in it in the end. have you thought about just upgrading the wiring and making your own harness with a painless system so you can have better fuses?


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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:31 am 

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Often times the harness in the car is good, but the last 1/2 inch of each exposed wire is corroded. I've successfully revived a harness by simply cutting off the old connector and recrimping and insulating a new terminal. There is typically enough slack in the wiring to survive the shortening process.

If you decide to go this route make sure you use a professional crimper with real terminals that grab the wire and insulation- the stuff you get at an auto parts store is junk.


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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:15 pm 
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great suggestion, but where do you normally get these better connectors?


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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:43 pm 

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digikey.com sells them, as does Grainger.com, and probably mcmaster.com There are other sites as well, I just can't think of them offhand.


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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:46 pm 
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mcmaster carr is definitely a good place to get all kinds of good stuff. they do not ship to APO though :( i have bought lots of good shit from their site, its a bit too indepth though for just getting a simple fitting.. you really have to be specific since they have such a GIANT selection, if you dont know exactly what you want, you can easily get lost in their selection.

have you thought about just doing a painless harness so you have all updated components and can run a clean harness? i think it would be a PITA, but would look super clean when its done. im too chicken to do something like that, but one day i may jump in and try it.


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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:36 pm 

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McMaster Carr is definitely my fav site ever, haha. I've thought about doing a painless harness or something comparable, but I want to make sure everything in the car is working 100% before I try to replicate it with new wiring. I still have a few electrical gremlins to track down.

I'm planning to strip the bumpers, tail light housings, and door handles off this weekend to get them re-chromed. Anyone ever remove the door handles and have any tricks?

In more fun news, I finally received my Hayashi Streets that I ordered around 4 months ago. No more narrow rear tires. Here are a few photos I managed to get:

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I think a taller rear tire and more front camber will help things look a little better, but definitely much happier now.

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:25 pm 
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good lord it looks magnificent with the hayashi's..


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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:08 pm 
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Looks great, I'm digging the scenery. You get it running like a champ?

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:16 pm 

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I'm still waiting on a new fusebox to wire up. ...but I cleaned the old fusebox, cleaned all the grounds and many connections, and fixed some wiring mistakes that previous owners made. The car is running pretty decently now! I've gone on a few longer drives over the past few weekends.

The fusebox I have now is certainly questionable since a few of the fuseholders are loose and could possibly short out and I still don't have working windshield washer spray or hazard lights, but everything else is working. High beams have also been working only intermittently.

Strangely, I popped the hood today and found a fine mist of black fluid on the underside of the hood. It's right above the brake master cylinder/clutch master cylinder area, but it's pretty dark. It doesn't smell like oil, though.

Norcal510 - are you heading back down to Scotts Valley anytime soon?

Has anyone ever removed the exterior door handles on a KGC10? Is it easy to do?

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:51 am 
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I've pulled mine off, its not hard at all, just pay attention to where the rods are tied in, and if i remember, its only like 1 or 2 screws. i would like to get new gaskets for mine, but i can't find them, your Hayashi streets look SICK!!!
i can probably get my handles off in 10 minutes or so.
what are the specs on the wheels and tires?


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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:26 am 

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Rears are 15x9.5 et-19 with Avon CR500 245/40-15
Fronts are 15x7.5 et+6 with Toyo RA-1 205/50-15

They're about the same rolling diameter now, but I think I should have gone with something a little taller in the rear to fill out the flares better. Maybe I'll try 245/50-15 next which looks like it'd have to be a Hoosier R6/A6. Probably even worse for the street than RA-1/CR500 like I have now though.

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:16 am 
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amorphiss wrote:
McMaster Carr is definitely my fav site ever, haha. I've thought about doing a painless harness or something comparable, but I want to make sure everything in the car is working 100% before I try to replicate it with new wiring. I still have a few electrical gremlins to track down.

I'm planning to strip the bumpers, tail light housings, and door handles off this weekend to get them re-chromed. Anyone ever remove the door handles and have any tricks?

In more fun news, I finally received my Hayashi Streets that I ordered around 4 months ago. No more narrow rear tires. Here are a few photos I managed to get:

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I think a taller rear tire and more front camber will help things look a little better, but definitely much happier now.


So jealous!!! :mrgreen:
Hayashi's are a great choice!!! "I was gonna get those!" was the first thing that popped in my head! I guess I'll have to pic something else :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:59 am 

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Those wheels are for sure a upgrade. Looks sweet.


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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:58 am 
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amorphiss wrote:
Norcal510 - are you heading back down to Scotts Valley anytime soon?

Has anyone ever removed the exterior door handles on a KGC10? Is it easy to do?


No plans to go down that way but I wouldnt mind taking a little drive to meet up. Always nice to meet other skyline owners. We would have to meet up soon though. I don't think the nice weather will last much longer.

Door handles are pretty easy to remove just make sure not to drop the clips. They are pretty small & hard to find if you do drop a clip. Lol

Pm me when you get some time.

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:09 am 
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You should bring your Skyline out to the NorCal UFO autocross on the 29th at the Marina Airport. We usually have a good following of 510s and Zs running. You would have the holy grail car of the day. 8) You don't even need to run, just come out and ride along with people.

Nice car.

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:04 pm 

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So I successfully got the front bumper, rear bumper, tail light housings, and door handles off the car. Those will be taking a visit to the platers this week. I have a set of new badges on order, as well. Slowly but surely, I'm making some progress.

Ras2Ltr - I'd love to come out, but my car prob won't be on the road on the 29th. The platers said to expect 3-4 weeks turnaround on my parts, and I won't have working tail lights until I get all my parts back. Let me know when the next event is

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:35 pm 
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http://speedhunters.com/archive/2012/01 ... 00gtx.aspx

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
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Congratulations on the Speedhunters feature :)

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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
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 Post subject: Re: KGC10 2000 GT-X arrival
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Cool shot on Speedhunters. I went there and saw a hako and was like hey I know those pics. Glad it is running better.


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