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Postby mr_aj_johnson » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:30 am

I mentioned on a recent facebook post that I missed the forums. So in an effort to drive myself back I'm gonna try to get back on here once a week. The downside is that you lunatics have to put up with whatever I work on that particular week. The majority of my time will go to the rally car but you'll also have to put up with updates on the other projects or deal with me falling off the map again.

Quick recap on current projects
88 80 quattro rally car 7A open light
74 datsun 260z complete resto and RB20 to start this winter
78 datsun 280 turbo for my pops
78 yamaha rc100 go kart the boys (6 and 9) are restoring with my help
78 Yamaha xs 750 triple
as well as 2 new construction houses on a rental property I'm hoping to break ground on in the spring. (nervous as hell about these as they suck up cash faster than I can come up with it)

For starters the rally car was rolled in 2016, I straightened the frame and then got held up by houses
Just re welded the roof on, repainted the interior, hung a 7a with balanced stock bottom end attached to an 016. Has some nice piper cams in it but is mostly stock, will run on vems. Currently trying to learn how to apply bondo to the car and hoping to have it repainted and ready to run in the next couple months.

The 260 is sitting waiting on the audi with an entire shelf of parts to install and a rotisserie to be hung on

The 280 is currently being tuned by myself enough to get it to drive around then final tuned by a local shop called advanced auto fab. -Hank has been a part of the audi group on and off with an old rabbit and coupe GT run in lemons and lucky dog. Really looking forward to him fine tuning the car.

The xs750 was going to be a cafe, but all the parts are there so I'll bring it back to original spec and see how much time I actually have to ride it.

The go kart is off to powder coat this week and the boys are still fighting tooth and nail over the color. My 6 year old is to short to drive the thing but it hasn't curbed his enthusiasm in the slightest. I'll have to come up with a way for him to be able to run it.

anyway here are some pics from the last little bit of progress. Hope you enjoy. I'm going to do my best to update every monday.
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Postby mr_aj_johnson » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:33 am

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Postby mr_aj_johnson » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:35 am

Couple more of the motor going in the z and the rc100 on its way home from a dump run that happened to stop at a garage sale... My wife rolls her eyes alot.
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Postby DE80q » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:32 am

Well damn AJ! I recently read up on the 80 on another site, as well as the move and other things haha. Was going to text you, but don't know what your schedual looks like. Glad to see you will be posting again.
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Postby Foscora » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:06 am

Very cool fleet you got there!

Indeed Facebook hurted forums and to be honest, it's not replacing forums at all and I miss following projects in here
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Postby Grillage » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:46 am

Every bit of this is great! Keep the posing up and I promise to read it

Love the Datsuns! My dad had a 240z when I was little and did a bunch of work to it. This is me leaning on the freshly painted Datsun circa 1980:
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Postby mr_aj_johnson » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:30 am

DE80q wrote:Well damn AJ! I recently read up on the 80 on another site, as well as the move and other things haha. Was going to text you, but don't know what your schedual looks like. Glad to see you will be posting again.
Call anytime man, itd be great to catch up!

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Postby mr_aj_johnson » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:33 am

Grillage wrote:Every bit of this is great! Keep the posing up and I promise to read it

Love the Datsuns! My dad had a 240z when I was little and did a bunch of work to it. This is me leaning on the freshly painted Datsun circa 1980:
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That is a fantastic photo! I appreciate it

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Postby audifreakjim » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:39 pm

Yes! More projects!
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Postby 85oceanic » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:59 am

Welcome back to the Forum life! I prefer it over FB, IG, etc. Just so much more depth to the projects and information. Awesome Z-car! Love those things!
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Postby mr_aj_johnson » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:17 am

85oceanic wrote:Welcome back to the Forum life! I prefer it over FB, IG, etc. Just so much more depth to the projects and information. Awesome Z-car! Love those things!
That Z is dads. Mine is an absolute cesspool of a project. But thanks!

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Postby PRY4SNO » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:30 pm

Cesspools make the best projects. Look forward to seeing more :)
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Postby mr_aj_johnson » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:02 am

Good morning! Been a light week for car stuff. More bondo on the rally car. Got the 280z out for its first 20 miles or so. Got it tuned to wastegate pressure is all but its going to be a monster. It's not going to take much for tire spin in first and second. Itll get the exhaust buttoned up today then we'll turn the wick up to 15 psi or so. After that my part is done! While its exciting and fun I'm ready to get back to my own toys. I'll try and get a video to post.

The boys have finished stripping their go kart and that heads off to powdercoat today. They are already discussing the "next one" and "off road" stuff.

We did start a massive shop reorganization this week, wifes craft area is getting bigger and the poor boys have lost all of the organization they had while we dump more crap on their table. Hopefully we can be cleaned up and organized by the time the frame comes back. ImageImageImageImageImage

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Postby mr_aj_johnson » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:04 pm

Go kart color has been picked!Image

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Postby mrdeye » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:22 pm

This is all warm and fuzzy. But did the boy stick the landing?!?! :)

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Postby mr_aj_johnson » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:16 am

mrdeye wrote:This is all warm and fuzzy. But did the boy stick the landing?!?! :)

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There were a few close calls while we were trying to get his butt off the seat. Got himself bucked off before he decided to listen. This picture was after he decided to listen- dirt stains, skinned legs, bloody hand and a huge smile :)

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Postby FFF » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:05 pm

Nice, will definitely follow along - variety is the spice of life!!


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Postby mrdeye » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:54 pm

Nice! Rock on little man! You ain’t crash’n You ain’t learn’n.
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Postby mr_aj_johnson » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:47 pm

Had hoped to have pictures of paint on this car before I left, but no dice. Gone for a couple weeks for work. Looking forward to hanging with my pit crew when I get back!Image

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