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by zKars
23 Mar 2019 06:02
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Rack And Pinion exploration
Replies: 355
Views: 67705

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

There is room both above and below the shaft to run header pipes. If I had more time I'd make a custom header with two pipes going above and two below joining in the collector further downstream. A short un-equal length header like this is far from ideal but for now....
by zKars
22 Mar 2019 14:29
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Rack And Pinion exploration
Replies: 355
Views: 67705

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

This is what I have at the moment.

Let me know if want further back yet some more.
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by zKars
21 Mar 2019 17:45
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Rack And Pinion exploration
Replies: 355
Views: 67705

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Alright we got the exhaust all flanged up without having to hammer or dent anything. It did take some fancy footwork. First I took a shorty header I had laying around and made it even shorty-er. The last two inches of the individual pipes are straight just before they enter the collector, so CHOP an...
by zKars
21 Mar 2019 05:51
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability
Replies: 50
Views: 3278

Re: Pilkington Windshields - Easy and new Availability

Another sad puppy here. Same sad Summit news appeared yesterday. Boo hoo.
by zKars
12 Mar 2019 13:18
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Rack And Pinion exploration
Replies: 355
Views: 67705

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

I know I know, custom parts make custom work necessary. Just curious what others may have done. Hmmmm. Clamp header in BIG vise on heavy bench, insert 6 foot large pipe in collector, and PULL (in right direction). Create clearance as needed with ball peen. Grind 'just a little" off the steering u-jo...
by zKars
12 Mar 2019 11:27
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Rack And Pinion exploration
Replies: 355
Views: 67705

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

But the immediate challenge is exhaust routing. That new steering column ujoint thingy goes right through a very important piece of real estate that the exhaust likes to use. I was using a stock L manifold and just tossing it on here before dinner made my appetite kind of disappear..... The down pi...
by zKars
11 Mar 2019 16:51
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Rack And Pinion exploration
Replies: 355
Views: 67705

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Well here it is March 2019 and I'm finally at the engine install stage. The R&P install went pretty well, and I have the front sump A10 oil pan clearing the new rack with just the expected left side rack bushing mount "dimple" that I had to add to get enough clearance. Depending on where I put the f...
by zKars
27 Feb 2019 16:51
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: Where to Stick the Stick? Dip stick ideas required LZ24 front sump
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Where to Stick the Stick? Dip stick ideas required LZ24 front sump

The engine is a Rebello build 2.4. It has a A87 peanut head and some nasty cam the Dave supplied. I've been running a pair of 42mm Z SU's on it, but it's going to get a set of Jenvey Heritage throttle bodies (look like Webers, hidden injectors underneath) this year and better exhaust. It dynoed at 2...
by zKars
27 Feb 2019 11:30
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: Where to Stick the Stick? Dip stick ideas required LZ24 front sump
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Where to Stick the Stick? Dip stick ideas required LZ24 front sump

The stock location at the back left now points into the shallow end of the pan. I put a front sump pan on the motor due to the rack and pinata conversion.
by zKars
27 Feb 2019 07:28
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: Where to Stick the Stick? Dip stick ideas required LZ24 front sump
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Where to Stick the Stick? Dip stick ideas required LZ24 front sump

So I have the Ford dipstick parts and I've started the pan modifications. The one detail that might make this system a bit less than ideal, is the the static oil level in the pan when full, is well above the top of the adapter flange, making the static oil level somewhere up in the dipstick tube. Ty...
by zKars
09 Feb 2019 11:13
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: Where to Stick the Stick? Dip stick ideas required LZ24 front sump
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Where to Stick the Stick? Dip stick ideas required LZ24 front sump

The rack and pinion is JBCoachwerks custom cross member and R&P solution. Oil pan has to accomodate it, not the other way around. I have not fitted anything yet, so I really don't know what pan or mods to the pan will be needed. JB clearly said that the rear pan won't work, well actually I think the...
by zKars
09 Feb 2019 08:25
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: Where to Stick the Stick? Dip stick ideas required LZ24 front sump
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Where to Stick the Stick? Dip stick ideas required LZ24 front sump

A wee bit of googling, and look what I found! B8566EFA-9271-44D5-999F-A495EFA1D285-258-00000058A16A196A.jpg Video of a guy installing it and showing how it comes apart and works is found here https://youtu.be/iX4gCgbU-as Pair this up with a matching ford dipstick tube and dipstick (modified for leng...
by zKars
09 Feb 2019 07:55
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: Where to Stick the Stick? Dip stick ideas required LZ24 front sump
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Where to Stick the Stick? Dip stick ideas required LZ24 front sump

Well the time has come to begin the rack and pinion conversion on my 69 510 with the LZ24 engine. First order of business that comes to mind is the dip stick. Step 1 is to find a front sump oil pan. Done. I had a 510 "V2" L20b sitting in the corner with a front sump pan. Got it off and clean and it'...
by zKars
04 Feb 2019 08:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post Pics Of Your RARE datsun Parts
Replies: 118
Views: 26976

Re: Post Pics Of Your RARE datsun Parts

2DoorJim wrote:
04 Feb 2019 08:44
Looks to be a clapped out spray bomb overhaul job.

Or, the last remaining oem sss replacement???
The latter.
by zKars
04 Feb 2019 07:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post Pics Of Your RARE datsun Parts
Replies: 118
Views: 26976

Re: Post Pics Of Your RARE datsun Parts

This feels totally like showing off, which I don't normally participate in, but today is different.

I recently was lucky enough to pick up a bit of a gem. It is loaded with rare parts.

Who can guess what this is?
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