Well, It's been a while since I updated this so I'm going to type up what I remember haha.
and as for the turbo manifold, I got different bolts, kept tightening them and no problem anymore!
I've been driving the car quite a bit now, and while enjoying the crap out of it, I've been finding all the little bugs that I've wanted to find so I can work them out! (so many things just rattled themselves loose haha)
My original (and rebuilt) 510 brakes really aren't cutting it as the car barely wants to ever stop. One caliper I've been having such a time with as it wants to keep sticking on me. This is just another reason to go ahead and order new coilovers with 280zx strut tubes so I can upgrade to the 280zx brakes with normal discs. (then save up and buy rear discs.
Me and my buddy, went on a cruise to the biggest annual car show around where we live (Atlantic Nationals - Only about two and a half hours from where I live). I ended up putting around 1000km on my car so that's pretty sweet.
Me and him, along with one of our other friends we made there, were the only 510s out of 2000 cars.
On the way, I realised that I'm having an oil cooling issue so I'm going to need to get an oil cooler for the car asap. It really doesn't like above 2500rpm on the highway as it stays around 205 F. If I cruise at like 2300ish rpm it stays cool down around 195-198 F.
another thing was that the day before the show, I finally got a new pinion assembly for my transmission so I could run my original speedometer in my dash, but the center for my speedo cable worked itself out while I was driving the vehicle so I'm still speedometerless haha.
The other day, I received my new RHD center-link and tie rod end kit from maddat in Australia. I was so excited, so I drove it to work(in dartmouth, so an hour from where I live) so I could put it on the hoist in the afternoon on friday when it's slow and get my car a little safer. That plan went downhill fast as one of the center rods that connect the tierod ends decided to snap(thankfully while everything was off the car).
The real dilemma here was that I had no other way home, and it's a 71 datsun so noone's going to have center rods for me(even though they were suposs to be supplied in the kit according to the photo).
I ended up having to run to a machine shop and get them made For $130, and find out that one of the nuts were mangled and could not be used.
I ended up buying a tierodend for a honda civic because the nut was a 14mm and fit the pieces that I had made .... or so I thought. It ended up fitting the opposite end of the one I needed but I was in such a hurry because everything closed at 5pm and it was 4:50 that I just went on my merry way.
The reason it snapped originally was because I was using the LHD center link which made everything hit whenever I hit a badish bump which bent my tie rod ends and center rods, hence why I needed to change everything. Once I tried to take it all apart all the bent threads and everything just let loose. I wish I wasn't so hyper trying to fix everything so I could get home, that I took pictures though. I'll take pictures of my new custom tie rod center rods though as they're quite the sturdy unit now.
but, on to pictures because words are boring.
and a couple more off my instagram.
aaaand I convinced my dad to take out his pride and joy for 33 years and take it to a car meet with me!
(in this photo, you can see where me and rogerson were sleeping in our 510's waiting for the show to open up at 7am)
Once I sell my 260z, and sell more parts I'll probably just buy everything I need for new front coilovers/brakes, rear discs, and hopefully find some new wheels. I also need to pick up a swaybar