Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620

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Re: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620

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All I can say is AMAZING!
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September vacation update #1

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As promised updates will be coming more frequently over the next month or two.

It's pretty exciting to be back working on the 635. I've had a nice summer break and am recharged. Also cool is my oldest son has decided to dive right into the 280z project (now that he's suddenly decided it's now magically his), so both cars are progressing at a decent clip (I'll post more Z pics when I get a chance).

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Here's pretty much how it started the month. I recently reinstalled the motor/tranny and was very pleased how all the mounts beautifully lined up. It really was a 5 minute affair.

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By not means is that a comprehensive list of things to do, more like what I'm hoping to accomplish this month.

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The plan is to address the interior stuff inside the house at night. Gauges are an easy item to include in that list. Yes, the stock cluster is fragile...

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I epoxyied the outside of the tank where I welded, the used POR Fuel Tank pain inside. There was ZERO staging for this pic...

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I wanted a little more depth to the clutch throw and realised there's enough room between the cab and grafted G35 tower.

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I tacked a bit of metal around the pedal and will double check clearance next week before closing it in.

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This is my current task. Literally every bushing in the front & rear will be swapped out. I don't have a hydraulic press but something makes me think I will soon.

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Speaking of new equipment, after 5 or so years, and a TON of hours, my Lincoln Weld Pak 140HD crapped out. Perfectly, shitty timing of course. Hence the tank and bushing tasks while I wait for my new welder and installation of a proper 230V 40A circuit. I went with the Canaweld MIG 202. It's supporting local and the reviews have been very favorable. The welder has since arrived and despite not yet using it, it does appears to be quite a bit more professional/heavy duty setup compared to previous welder. I did seriously contemplate a multiprocessor MIG/TIG welder but the past few months I've decided that time to explore new projects/endeavors/skills is severely limited and I need to simplify.
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'76 Datsun 620 - VQ35DE, CD009, G35 suspension & brakes.
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Re: Project 635 - 300HP RWD 620

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Speaking of your old Lincoln welder, I'm curious what settings you found favorable when welding the thin (sometimes porous) sheetmetal.
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