My youngest son and I tackled removing the ignition system I have in the Datsun. I am going to sell it to a fellow Z Club Member for some money as well at a 3.90 R200 Rear end. This should give me some serious grunt off the line.
There was quite a bit of wiring and parts to remove off the car. The interesting conversation is the stuff going back in should be about the same. This time the bits will go in the car and not as much visible wiring if I can help it.
Our friends at HP Tuning came up with a new training class based on Automotive Wiring and lead by Ryan from Rywire. It was a great place to learn about how to assemble a harness. This will be my next challenge to build the harness and get it into the car by the April Caffeine and Octane.
This weekend was all about installing the accessories on the manifold. Saturday was getting the throttle body attached to the intake Manifold. The thottle cable bracket interferes with the heat shield. The Lokar cable assembly will need to be revisited to see what would be the best way to activate the throttle. Sunday I cleaned up the TPS and mounted it on the throttle body. The idle bolt and spring from the old Throttle Body was covered in scale. Half an hour with the wire wheel and the parts were shiny and polished up nicely. The parts looked good as new once installed in the throttle body. I fitted the vacuum fittings to the manifold.
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Today the coil pack assembly came together. Scouring the globe to find just the right button head bolts lead me to Graze Hardware in Cumming. This guy has just about every screw, nut and bolt you can think of. 12 Black Oxidized bolts later with accompanying washers and lock washers we were on our way home. Black engine paint was applied to the bolt heads to keep them from rusting down the road. The bottoms were going to be treated with Boscover but it was not to be found anywhere locally.
Graze also had the correct NPT tap so I could take care of the powder coat in the Air Intake Temperature sensor port. I ran it through twice and cleaned up the threads and ran the AITS into the manifold.
After the paint dried it was time to assemble the coil packs to the mounting rail. The 12 M6x25mm bolts were installed to the coil mounting bracket without a hitch. The black button heads look great on the coil packs. Once the red spark plug wires were fitted the entire piece came to life. This thing is going to look fantastic bolted up to the engine block and run up to the spark plugs.