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Fred_L-P
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Re: Noob build

Postby Fred_L-P » 06 Feb 2018 19:49

Is the Lizard skin sound deadener wear resistant? I really like how it looks and it might help to hide the little imperfections on my floor pans. I don't plan on putting a carpet back into mine.

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Re: Noob build

Postby Tank510 » 06 Feb 2018 20:06

Fred_L-P wrote:Is the Lizard skin sound deadener wear resistant? I really like how it looks and it might help to hide the little imperfections on my floor pans. I don't plan on putting a carpet back into mine.


Yeah it's pretty good, looks pretty scratch resistant and dries very hard. I covered it with the heat insulation which isn't nearly as tough. However, I'm not sure how the sound deadener would hold up the abuse of driving it etc, the kit says it can be topcoated or not, but it recommends topcoating.

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Re: Noob build

Postby Tank510 » 20 Feb 2018 09:25

Bolted the underside back together and just finished tucking the harness, engine going back in tonight. Lots of hours spent without much to show for it, but it's done :)

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Re: Noob build

Postby Tank510 » 22 Feb 2018 11:16

For the first time since September she's sitting on wheels again.

Just plugging away at bolting things back on, waiting for some hoses from Nissan and the header to be ceramic coated.

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Re: Noob build

Postby Byron510 » 22 Feb 2018 12:53

Been a while since I've seen a black 510.

So you planning on making the All Japanese Classic in North Vancouver this year? Looks like you are well on your way.

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Re: Noob build

Postby Tank510 » 22 Feb 2018 13:09

Byron510 wrote:Been a while since I've seen a black 510.

So you planning on making the All Japanese Classic in North Vancouver this year? Looks like you are well on your way.

Byron


Absolutely! Come hell or high water the plan is to get it done by the end of May, then mess around with getting it through ICBC just in time to drive it around this summer. When do I need to register by?

The shop lights don't light it up at all, but in the sun it'll be a lot more blue than black.

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Re: Noob build

Postby Tank510 » 05 Apr 2018 10:07

Well it's been a month or so, bought a truck and shuffled some other stuff so not much time for the 510. Getting back into it now, finally got around to some little things that needed to get done before wiring - namely the stereo and wiper mounting. Exhaust, brakes and fuel system are fully reconnected so it's wiring time.

Went with a 240SX wiper motor, with that little bracket it works pretty well. It's as tight as I can mount it but the wiper arms will move down a hair every time before they go up. So only 99% perfect. The intermittent function didn't work, tried two different time control modules and switches, double checked all wiring so bought a new motor. The existing motor bracket was damaged anyway so it's not a heartbreaker. Powder coated the bracket and she's good to go.

Also, bought a vintage air system. Gonna have AC and ditch the Datsun heater for which nothing is available anymore. Should be a slick little unit, going to pick it up this weekend. Once that's here the car will get wired, finished plumbed and starting to drive again.

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Re: Noob build

Postby Byron510 » 05 Apr 2018 10:40

Dash looks good with the gauges in it.

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Re: Noob build

Postby Tank510 » 11 Apr 2018 13:18

Thanks Byron. Just want to get it all in the car to see what it looks like...

But before that, the vintage air system came in. I went with the Compac over the Mini, they are marginally different in size but apparently the compac's performance is noticeably superior. So this is it mounted, not much to show for 3 hours of screwing around but I had to make new mounts since the supplied ones are super thin. It's in there now, the passenger will just need to watch their feet. More to come...

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Re: Noob build

Postby Fred_L-P » 12 Apr 2018 07:36

How much does a system like this cost for the 510? My heater core is in pretty bad shape and needs a complete rebuild by a professional shop. The vintage air system sounds like a good alternative.

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Re: Noob build

Postby Tank510 » 12 Apr 2018 08:30

Fred_L-P wrote:How much does a system like this cost for the 510? My heater core is in pretty bad shape and needs a complete rebuild by a professional shop. The vintage air system sounds like a good alternative.


It was 1300 US for the complete kit, includes all AC lines, fittings, compressor, evaporator, brackets, condenser, safety switch, controls, wiring and drier. It's not cheap but I think well worth it if you plan on driving your car for a long time and in warmer weather. My decision to buy this over keeping the stock heater core was mainly based on the fact that heater valve, heater control rods & heater core weren't readily available. Figured spend double, have AC and components that are easily replaceable. I'm not sure what they have for just heat if that's all your after, best to call them up and have the catalog up while you talk to them.

You'll have to do some fitting, cutting of the dash in a few spots to route the new ducting but otherwise it's pretty straight forward. This month I'm not going to work on it too much since I have to finish the truck and be gone for work but beginning of May I'll go full steam ahead and will post more pics.


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