#
It is currently Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:35 pm


Post a new topicPost a reply Page 72 of 81   [ 1609 posts ]
Go to page Previous  1 ... 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 ... 81  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 9:14 am 
JNC Enthusiast
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:46 pm
Posts: 694
Location: Magna, UT
Looks good. Alot better then some triangle opening.

_________________
Money Pits:
- 1980 Corolla Hatchback - Power project
- 1988 Celica Alltrac - Snow fun project


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 8:54 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:37 pm
Posts: 548
Location: Sugarhouse, Utah
next project:
the cap on that brake master cylinder.
(you just knew somebody was gonna say it...)

_________________
Hey you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!
--------------------------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 9:01 pm 
Moderator

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:51 pm
Posts: 2213
Location: Sydney, Australia
I can get new caps from Japan, and they probably would be $50ea shipped, but at the back of my mind, I've always thought "but yeah, one day soon I'll put in bigger brakes and get a new master cylinder anyway." :)

Of course I've been saying this for 4yrs now :lol:

..and while it's all apart, I'll paint the booster, make up new hardlines, blah blah bla :D

_________________
datsunfreak wrote:
No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 5:34 pm 

Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 5:30 pm
Posts: 17
I've been following this build for a while as a guest, and I thought it was finally time to register.
Kev, I'm amazed by your determination to get this car running perfectly. I'm sure that most people wouldn't have bothered doing the little things like the hole in the firewall, but it's the little things that matter.
I'm in Sydney too, and I'd love to see the car around. When's the next show you're going to?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 6:50 pm 
Moderator

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:51 pm
Posts: 2213
Location: Sydney, Australia
aussieANON wrote:
When's the next show you're going to?

It should be on display at World Time Attack, in August at Eastern Creek :D

_________________
datsunfreak wrote:
No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:24 pm 

Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:04 am
Posts: 532
Location: Grass valley , CA
What front spring rate do you have? Do you think a 5k/280lb would be to stiff for around town driving?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:45 pm 
Moderator

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:51 pm
Posts: 2213
Location: Sydney, Australia
250F/1100R

It's firm, but no firmer than say a set of Tein Super Streets, so still comfy enough for city driving.

_________________
datsunfreak wrote:
No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:38 pm 

Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:04 am
Posts: 532
Location: Grass valley , CA
wow you have 1100 rears. I only have 900 rears. Would you think a 224 would be a better match for my rear rate?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:43 pm 
Moderator

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:51 pm
Posts: 2213
Location: Sydney, Australia
Yeah, 225F might be a better match for your 900 rears.

I started out with 600R, and it was waaay too soft. I basically followed the "Suzuka" spring set that Rubber-Soul sells, which IIRC is 275/1100. Pretty nice balance, still a little softer in the rear than the front, but the car seems to be happy with that.

http://rubber-soul.net/p-asimawari.htm

_________________
datsunfreak wrote:
No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 2:19 am 

Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 5:30 pm
Posts: 17
kev wrote:
aussieANON wrote:
When's the next show you're going to?

It should be on display at World Time Attack, in August at Eastern Creek :D


are you racing there? Entry's only 50 bucks for spectators, I've gotta go!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 8:24 pm 
Moderator

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:51 pm
Posts: 2213
Location: Sydney, Australia
No, not racing :) There is a car show in the pits, and the Hako will be in it.

_________________
datsunfreak wrote:
No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:38 am 

Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 5:30 pm
Posts: 17
There is a huge car meet in the middle of Sydney not this weekend but next... Rooftop car park in Lang Road, Moore Park... You should go. It's part JDMST, Lowdown, MCM... should be good.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:30 am 
Moderator

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:51 pm
Posts: 2213
Location: Sydney, Australia
Yeah, the Lowdown meet: http://www.the-lowdown.com/showcased/

Should be a great day, but saturdays ain't so good for me to get away to do car stuff :(

_________________
datsunfreak wrote:
No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:59 am 
Moderator

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:51 pm
Posts: 2213
Location: Sydney, Australia
Recently, I've noticed a little coolant weep between cylinder 4 and 5, about here. You can't see it now, but sometimes there's a little droplet right there:
Image

Now just over a year ago, the head gasket blew at the racetrack, and it looked like this:
Image

Not wanting to have a repeat of this, I tried to think of reasons why there might be a bit of a leak there, and a friend suggested that maybe I should try retorquing the head. Well you never know...so first the strut brace and the throttle cable have to come off.
Image

Then the rocker cover can be removed...
Image

And everything under there looks as it should, after 15,000kms, Tony Knight's handiwork on the head still looks new...in the middle of the pic you'll notice the 12-point nut for the ARP head stud kit that I fitted last year. We'll be loosening these, and retightening them again.
Image

One of the possible theories is that maybe my Old Faithful Torque Wrench isn't so accurate anymore. That's the one at the top of this pic (which is the common kind that everyone has). I've had it for about 20yrs now, and during that time it's been abused and never been recalibrated. You see, this kind of wrench relies on an internal coil spring and various spring loaded gubbins inside, and over time they can lose their accuracy and need to be calibrated.
Image

But the new one is a really nice, aussie-made Warren & Brown unit, which is reassuringly oldschool. Basically it simply relies on its shaft bending under torque when you tighten a bolt.
Image

To set the desired torque, you slide that black triangle thing back and forth, and the tighter the setting, the further to the right it goes (and hence the more the shaft has to bend). When that conical thing on the bottom touches the black triangle, it pops some internal spring loaded device and makes an audible click. So this kind can never go out of adjustment, as long as its used appropriately, and is a really nice thing to hold.
Image

First, I loosen every head nut a 1/4 turn, starting with the ones at the firewall end. Then I loosen the ones at the radiator end, and work my way towards the middle (this is the sequence according to the factory manual).
Image

Then, to retighten...do the opposite, and start in the middle and work outwards. I start off with tightening all of them in sequence to 40ft-lbs, and then do a second round to take it up to 60.
Image

And the verdict? :) Well it seems that Old Faithful is perhaps not really all that faithful anymore, because 60 pounds on the old wrench actually turned out to be 40! With the new wrench, the nuts took almost an extra quarter of a turn tighter at 60ft-lbs. I'll keep an eye on that coolant weep, but I presume that clamping the head 50% tighter isn't going to hurt...and Old Faithful is now enjoying a well-earned retirement in the Garbage Bin of Shame :D

But while everything is apart, it's a good time to give the rocker cover a bit of spit and polish...
Image

And it's all looking good again :)
Image

And in other news, I made a shelf :D
Image

Heehee...
Image

_________________
datsunfreak wrote:
No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:27 am 
Mild Cam
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 1673
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
A nice torque wrench is ALWAYS a good investment. :tu: As a kid I bought a $20 torque wrench at a Harbor Freight store...I've never even taken it out of its box. I keep it around as a reminder not to skimp on tools.

Nice dimple die work on the shelf, hahaha.

_________________
-Cam
1980 Toyota Celica
1984 Porsche 911
1988 Mazda RX-7
Ex-JNCs: 1980 Datsun 510, 1979 Mazda RX-7, 1986 Mazda RX-7, 1992 Mazda Miata
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:49 pm 
JNC Enthusiast

Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:26 pm
Posts: 805
Location: Melbourne, Australia
What are the massive pipes going through the wall Kev?

I got given a torque wrench that some students left behind from a project here at work, it's a cheapy brand so I've been using it as a paperweight. :)

_________________
occasional blog: http://ewokracing.tumblr.com

Brought to you by me as I search Alta Vista for Geocities webpages using Netscape Navigator while listening to Jam & Spoon.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:04 pm 
Moderator

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:51 pm
Posts: 2213
Location: Sydney, Australia
ewokracing wrote:
What are the massive pipes going through the wall Kev?

Water from the roof gutters, runs into those pipes, which then go into these huge tanks that we use for washing cars, watering the garden etc.

Of course, I have no idea why the plumber couldn't have put the pipes on the *outside* of the building, but hey it's too late now :)

_________________
datsunfreak wrote:
No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:27 am 
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 27, 2009 1:27 am
Posts: 164
Location: Elbow deep in grease, in a garage somewhere in Sydney
That Warren & Brown unit looks identical to my Dad's 30+ year old Repco torque wrench and it is indeed a nice tool to use.

_________________
MINE: 1977 Datsun 260Z 2+2 daily driver (read: rolling project)
HERS: 1975 Mitsubishi Galant A112H Hardtop coupe with 4G63 DOHC conversion now complete! Check out the build here!
THE OLD MAN'S Datsun 2000 Sports (SR311)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:31 am 
Mild Cam
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 1673
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
kev wrote:
ewokracing wrote:
What are the massive pipes going through the wall Kev?

Water from the roof gutters, runs into those pipes, which then go into these huge tanks that we use for washing cars, watering the garden etc.

Of course, I have no idea why the plumber couldn't have put the pipes on the *outside* of the building, but hey it's too late now :)


I've started hearing about this...the "green" movement is very popular in the States and even people who don't live in dry areas are adopting setups like these in an effort to lower their "carbon footprint." :roll:

...however Mom has started collecting rainwater for her garden and she's got a cool little system set up now. :) It's gotten me thinking. How do you purify the water? How do you get sufficient water pressure to wash a car?

_________________
-Cam
1980 Toyota Celica
1984 Porsche 911
1988 Mazda RX-7
Ex-JNCs: 1980 Datsun 510, 1979 Mazda RX-7, 1986 Mazda RX-7, 1992 Mazda Miata
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: JNC Project Hakosuka Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:35 am 
Moderator

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:51 pm
Posts: 2213
Location: Sydney, Australia
Camshaft wrote:
It's gotten me thinking. How do you purify the water? How do you get sufficient water pressure to wash a car?

It got a little serious here in Sydney a few years ago, when there wasn't much rainfall for a long time, and the drinking water supplies almost ran out. So they had this rule, where you could only water your garden in this one hour window twice a week (or something).

And washing cars with a hose was forbidden, so you had to line up all these buckets of water to tip over the car (which probably used a ton more water than a hose, but I think it was mainly to make washing a car inconvenient for most ppl).

So installing rain tanks was necessary if you had a big garden and lots of cars that need washing, because if you were using rainwater, you could do whatever the hell you want :) The tanks run off a pump, so the water pressure at the hose is about the same as regular tap water. Also it's not purified so you can't drink it, it's only for washing cars and watering plants.

Of course, in recent years we've had so much rain that they lifted the restrictions on using tap water for washing cars :)

_________________
datsunfreak wrote:
No Kev, you are eating a duck fetus.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post a new topicPost a reply Page 72 of 81   [ 1609 posts ]
Go to page Previous  1 ... 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 ... 81  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
610nm Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net