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Old 12-10-2018, 01:36 PM
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yeah when i took this picture i had just installed a new timing kit with water pump, also changed the color of the strut bar so i really didn't detail anything. You wouldn't want to see the engine bay now since the hood has not been opened in 2 years
Over the next couple months after my back heal i will be getting ready to pull the engine and replace it with a bunch of new goodies and plan on doing a full detail as i go I cannot wait
Last couple pages on my build thread has a list of awaiting parts to go in and hope to accumulate more soon.
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:29 PM
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Oh yeah, it is 2 years old. I see the time stamp now. I was preoccupied looking at the bay.
I like how you bypassed the coolant hard line on the passenger side. Don't think I've seen that done until now.
What happened to your back?
Got a link to your build thread?

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Old 12-10-2018, 03:42 PM
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I like how you bypassed the coolant hard line on the passenger side. Don't think I've seen that done until now.
I did this on mine to free up space for the passenger side blower...free'd up a bunch of space...I'm dreaming up a way to eliminate that rear pipe and run hoses off the back of the engine to the radiator...we'll see
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:25 PM
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rustys slow build
also don't forget to check my albums, some pics are not in build thread.
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:01 PM
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I had to wash the beast today and did some final detailing touches to the bay. When the time comes, it'll be hard to tear everything apart to build the block, etc. Maybe I'll keep this one as is and get another. Thinking about getting a Z as a daily. That's backwards, having a xover as the weekend warrior. This is how the FX is gonna sit for awhile.









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Old 12-14-2018, 04:38 AM
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good work. I like the VHT wrinkle touches you did as well.

If you want to go the extra mile you can also do the vac line on the passenger side. It runs to the driver side brake booster through that convoluted line behind the false firewall. You can put a port in the bottom of the intake manifold just after the TB. As for the FX...i cannot believe that is how nissan ran the brake line to the passenger front.

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FOREVER and thank you. That's retaining as much of the existing loom as possible. cux350z has a thread of his 350z tuck but I think many of the pics are lost do to photo****it's I was able to do most of the tuck from inside the bay while standing in front of the block and still suffered serious leg fatigue (hamstrings) from leaning forward for hours, several days in a row, day and night. I'd say from cleaning up the bay to deleting everything that's been deleted and tucking the looms, probably 80 + hours, not including intake mods or headers, etc. 1st time for me and did it all alone.
yeah photobuket nuked a lot of my threads. I guess I should have used the forum image hosting.

Wire tucking is very strenuous on the knees and back. Lots of time consuming work done over the engine bay.

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Old 12-14-2018, 05:10 AM
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Thanks for the tip. The booster vac line was actually a hard line attached to the false firewall which came out through the booster "box" up high, ran along with the brake line that's still there as seen in the pics and then terminated to a rubber line which then attached to the intake. I deleted the hard line and ran the automotive hose that's there now but I ran it low from the booster "box", so it did clean things up a bit.
It was odd that they ran it all the way around like that. My guess is they felt there was already too much in that area attaching to the intake pipe and throttle body?
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:22 PM
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it is from the LHD version. They swapped the sides of the Brake booster and Clutch MC with the battery. Then designed a long bendy pipe instead of going to the bottom of the intake.
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