A lot has happened since last update.
Everything went back together. She fired right up.
Back on the ground and time for some fun driving.
I put over 500 miles over the next 3 weeks! Definatly does not like the 87 octane gas. Second tank we went with 93 octane, much better result.
I also need to do some spring cleaning ov the garage. That turned into painting the walls, new bench, new cabinets. Much nicer now.
I can't find anything now...but will figure it out eventually.
Parts have started to arrive for the next step. Driving the 510 is more like driving a boat right now. I hope to correct this first.
So we are going to start with my struts. But first I wanted to weigh the car before I made any changes to see what my changes are going to add or subtract from the weight.
Road trip to Defined to use Logans scales.
So there it is 2091lbs. Fairly balanced with slight bias toward nose heavy.
I picked up a set of 280ZX struts. P/N 54303P9100 and 54302P9100. They are essentially the same as the 510 struts with regards to having steering arms on the back side. They do have Bigger brakes (10' rotors), bigger wheels bearings, and are a little beefier. All great upgrades for the 510. They do however have bigger springs so if your contemplating swapping the whole strut, you will need to grind off the old perches and replace with smaller ones from 510 or...
Put in a set of coil-overs...:o)
Here are the 280ZX struts. Remove the brakes and lower ball joints. Springs, be careful, they have compression load and will fling parts at you if you are not careful.
When taking the shock absorber apart you might as well start out by pouring oil all over the floor and your self. Its really messy. The big gland nut was easily taken out chisel and hammer on corner of nut. Once the nut brakes loose, it unscrews. The "O" ring inside of tube on top of shock needs to be picked out before all the internals will slide out, all the while spraying oil on you.
After you repeat the process, you will have two struts ready for modification.
The rest will have to wait until next week.