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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:50 pm 
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That's a very nice gesture :)

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:54 pm 
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"Heart Skyline", yes?

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:44 pm 
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Your welcome Eric. :tu:

Just doing my part to give back to the JNC community.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:38 am 
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thats very interesting about the check valve, i pulled one from a skyline here in Japan in the junk yard because mine didn't have one, wonder if my brakes would be batter if i pull that back off..


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:03 am 
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Alan was right (isn't he always? :)
The fitting on my manifold was indeed the check valve. I pulled it off, checked for its proper functioning, re-sealed it and put it back in the manifold

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:37 pm 
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Update:

Worked on the cooling system today:

I pulled out the stock rubber rad hoses - they looked like they hadn't been changed in a while.
My heater core leaks, and the previous owner in Japan only plugged the heater core hoses - but didn't remove them.
It's summer time & it's isn't going to get cold in SoCal for a while, so fixing the heater core is way down on the priority list.
I simplified the plumbing and did some compare contrast with the Z...

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The front coolant fitting for this L28 block is different than it is on the Z's, as it angles back instead of outwards.
I am guessing this is the original L20 Skyline front coolant fitting that was re-used when they did the engine swap on this car.

If you swapped out to a Z front coolant fitting, you can then use Z coolant hoses fyi as the hose diameters are the same...
The gaskets are the same for both fyi too
(Part number below for the fitting)

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_ FYI On the Skyline, the smaller pipe fitting that comes off the front fitting (this is the heater core inlet I believe) requires a 3/4" hose.
_ But about a foot front the front fitting, there's a reducer that steps it down from 3/4" to 5/8" and this second hose goes to heater core.
_ The 90" coolant fitting at the back of the engine and which goes to the heater core outlet is sized for a 5/8" hose.

_ So if you are going to keep the Skyline front fitting, you should consider buying yourself a 3/4" to 5/8" reducer because your stock Nissan one will probably be pretty corroded - mine was.

_ If you swap out to the Z front fitting, the heater core inlet pipe is 5/8" so no need for a reducer!

While I was at it I also swapped out water pump and flushed the radiator.




Then, I noticed the 12" Perma Cool fan the car came with was loose... that's promising!

When I looked closer, I noticed that 2 of the 4 PermaCool plastic "L" brackets were loose / broken.
At speed, that meant the fan had gently eased into the water pump pulley and there was a noticeable round wear groove where the pulled had been rubbing on the plastic fan housing... yay!

So I removed it, and instead decided to go with two smaller electric fans with each one on a specific relay - a little bit of redundancy in case one goes down... I can still struggle home... I gained clearance with the water pump pulley too

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:35 am 
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ericbauer wrote:
Alan was right (isn't he always? :)


Not according to my Mrs..... :|


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Took the red car down to visit Jan & his 510 at his place in Torrance.
(Jan accompanied me to JDML to pick up the red car and drive it home back in April)

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Went to local In N Out to meet up with another buddy who just quit his Honda Motorcycles design job because he's moving to Milwaukee to go work for Harley... He's stoked.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:03 am 
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My kenmeri service manual arrived! Factory 1976 print :)
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Here are the instructions on how to adjust the steering box:
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Shame I have no idea what any of it means :D I think the instructions are more for setting up the steering box when it's on the bench

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:54 am 
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The new Depth of Speed video is out, featuring a gushing yours truly and the red car... Lol, enjoy

https://vimeo.com/43905308

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:03 am 
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That is seriously cool Eric!

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
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awesome video ! that sound makes me change my pants


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
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Another great video of the car.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
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Awesome RIDE! THE SOUND


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:49 am 
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Wait until you see it in person on July 1... :)

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
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your car(and the meet.. more your car thou) is why im in the garage getting the 4 door all ready. I used the car as a daily driver for like three months. it was awesome. Those videos are just infectious.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:13 pm 
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haha...

that's perfect - that's exactly what i want the car to do... lol...
glad to hear it! :)

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:57 pm 
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Great vid! (and attitude too) :)

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:12 pm 
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In Taking the Plunge Eric said:

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What is the opposite of buyer's remorse?


What a brilliant quote! Your car is outstanding but like others have mentioned, it is your attitude that is awesome to see... I really appreciate people who 'get it'. Nissan had an amazing run of cars in the late 60s early 70s-- and the KGC10 Skyline is the king of them all...

Thanks for sharing,

Michael

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 Post subject: Re: My 1970 KGC10 2000 GT
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:24 pm 
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Thanks Michael
I'm glad it's coming across the way I wanted it to...

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