Jordan's '72 2 door KA project

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JordanTr
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Re: Jordan's '72 2 door KA project

Post by JordanTr » 04 Oct 2015 11:46

Like most of the other guys out there, it's been a long time since my last update. I went home to pick up the 510 at the beginning of August just in time to hit the Vancouver show.

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Made the trek back to Quesnel and ripped around in the car for the rest of the summer. I had a spare set of VDO gauges from my parts Audi so I put those in the 510 and they fit super well. I still need to do the mechanical/electrical work necessary to install the senders and make them functional. It now appears that I really need an orange needle tach to make it all look correct. As you can see, my dash pad cracked again despite my repairs last summer.

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I've also been working on some redesigned camber plates. By my rough math, I figure I can gain roughly 1.8-2.2* caster just by changing around the top plate. This would bring my total caster to just over 5* each side. This should help to stabilize the car some more at highway speeds. My steering box is also getting tired. 8" front rims and sticky tires are taking their toll. I'll see about swapping boxes for next year.

Note the sketched circle is the current placement of the strut.

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I went to the Quesnel car show in late August and saw a ton of muscle cars. There were 4 Japanese cars in a show of ~300. It was a very different crowd compared to what you'd see down in the valley.

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One of the roommates is big into photography so I coerced him into taking a break from shooting weddings and take some rolling shots yesterday. I'm pretty stoked how they turned out. He takes some pretty prime shots.

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I picked up an M30 3.9 R200 and an ATS 1.5 way LSD so I'm hoping to get a new rear end setup going over the winter. Looks like the winter list hasn't changed much since last year but that's probably a good thing since it means I've got a reliable turn key car! :D

Here's the winter list:
Rebuild 3.9 1.5 way LSD
Relay headlights
Wire up auxiliary gauges
Get the rear camber in spec by fabbing new drivers inner rear control arm mounts
New front camber plate upper mounts to gain some more caster
Pair of 215/40R16s for up front
Realign
Adjustable hood bumpers on the rad support

Now all I need is some wrench time!
Jordan | '72 2 door KA project | '94 240sx RB26DETT | '97 Silvia RB25DET | '90 Audi 90 Quattro 20V (DD)

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Re: Jordan's '72 2 door KA project

Post by PoorMtnKid » 05 Oct 2015 11:25

Rolling shots are great. I tried to do that before and it did not turn out good lol.
looking for pass. side arm rest

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Re: Jordan's '72 2 door KA project

Post by Byron510 » 05 Oct 2015 23:24

Definitely a fish out of water in Quesnel, where the average car is a F150 or Chev 1500, and then they get bigger or more beaten from there. As for the car show ….while in Bridgewater, NS earlier this summer, I took in a car show on evening in a parking lot at a Tim Hortons (of course) - nothing but American muscle. I wondered what would happen if, had it been possible, that I drive my home built EFI flared and caged 510 into that crown of old guys...could have been interesting to say the least. Good on ya for doing so, bet it was fun.

Good to see an update Jordan, great interior photos in fall colours BTW.

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Re: Jordan's '72 2 door KA project

Post by Three B's Racing » 06 Oct 2015 06:04

PoorMtnKid wrote:Rolling shots are great. I tried to do that before and it did not turn out good lol.
Best way to shoot rolling shots for maximum clarity of the subject is, low shutter about 40th to blur out the back ground, lens at F8 and ISO at 400 and a good strobe where you can adjust light output. The faster the strobes light output the faster action it'll freeze so it'll freeze the car while keeping the back ground blurry to show action as the strobes light will not reach that far out. I like using about 1/4 power with +1/3 to + 1/4 extra flash power added at the strobe and a circular polarizer to saturate colors nicely or a color enhancing filter. Naturally you gota be able to read the light and determine settings from there.
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Re: Jordan's '72 2 door KA project

Post by JordanTr » 12 Jan 2016 23:47

Thanks for the kind words. I have yet to get some serious photography experience--one of the room mates did all the work above.

Been busy working, adventuring, doing S14 stuff, yada yada but the one thing I really want to do on the 510 before next summer is:

-Swap the 3.9 R200 in with the 29 spline 1.5way LSD
-Fab up a high cap rear diff cover since the Z31T covers are NLA
-Fix pinion seal leak
-Fix inner drivers rear LCA adjuster to fix camber issues
-2 new yoko S drives 215/40R16 for the front (I actually need new tires now)
-New battery (5 years has killed this one)
-Revisit driveline angle and fix accordingly (possibly rebalance driveshaft as well)

I'd like to do a bunch of autoXs this summer in Q town and PG so we'll see! Too many projects!

I got the pathfinder axles I need to complete my redundant diff setup. Lying on your back on a layer of ice sucks btw but the last pair of pathy axles I pulled were taken out in 30+ summer weather... I just can't get my timing correct.

Same plan as before: Z31T CV joints (non vLSD this time to match the "real" LSD) mated to 1991 Pathfinder center bars with the outer cage reversed to create a shorter effective axle length on the drivers side.

R32GTR/Z32TT/early Q45 6x1 axles, Z31T 4x1 axles, and Pathy/Z32NA/R32GTST/J30 5x1 axles. As shown, the balls and cage size goes up with the number of flange bolts (makes sense!).
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My precious...

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New axles for clutch pack LSD. No powdercoating this time... Too time consuming. Unfortunately the Z31T axles I got were rebuilt and 1 was reground with oversize balls so we'll see how long it lasts. After a good cleaning and treatment with a tacky moly grease:

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Old ones for a throwback:

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I miss the OEM green already as tacky as it looks...

That's it for now! :D
Jordan | '72 2 door KA project | '94 240sx RB26DETT | '97 Silvia RB25DET | '90 Audi 90 Quattro 20V (DD)

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Re: Jordan's '72 2 door KA project

Post by JordanTr » 04 Apr 2018 22:58

Wow! 26 months since an update!

Cliff notes: I drove the 510 a little bit, finished building Golddust (RB26 S14), bought an S14 Silvia and RB25 swapped it, did a couple minor things with the 510.

Purchased 2 new tires and a new battery for the 510. Logged a couple thousand kms in 2016 and about 1000 in 2017.

I bought a truck to replace the Audi 90 Quattro 20V for daily duties. Drab grey fleet lol!
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Caught some fall colors driving it. Feels slow compared to RB25 silvia!
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Moved out of the shop briefly to get some fresh air.
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16 pistons of purple brake performance for the Silvia
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Got a dog.
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Designed puppy palace
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Rendered the board and batten puppy palace.
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Finn likes it.
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Dream render of rims hanging off the wall.
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Bought some parts from China and made it happen.
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Got some beautiful parts from a fellow member here and installed. It also alerted me that my bumper brackets were on the wrong sides!
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Some powdercoated 20% black parts (and some painted parts) for the mechanical LSD GTR diff upgrade for Silvia.
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R33 GTR diff for Silvia. 31 spline output shafts!
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Drew up some exhaust parts for Silvia
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Dummy cat jigged.
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TIg welding slowly improving.
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Fitting.
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Complete.
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More interesting things coming in the future!
Jordan | '72 2 door KA project | '94 240sx RB26DETT | '97 Silvia RB25DET | '90 Audi 90 Quattro 20V (DD)

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Re: Jordan's '72 2 door KA project

Post by Heinrich » 05 Apr 2018 01:01

Good Going.
Progress is slow, but it is progress non the less.

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Re: Jordan's '72 2 door KA project

Post by RONSLYCHUK » 05 Apr 2018 08:36

Nice stuff Jordan.

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Re: Jordan's '72 2 door KA project

Post by gooned » 05 Apr 2018 20:22

Been busy!

PM me on that offer...road tripped the M to Sooke for spring break, family was enjoying the back roads...I’m lucky!

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Re: Jordan's '72 2 door KA project

Post by JordanTr » 08 Apr 2018 16:25

Hey Jason. Never got a PM...
Jordan | '72 2 door KA project | '94 240sx RB26DETT | '97 Silvia RB25DET | '90 Audi 90 Quattro 20V (DD)

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