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#21 fisch

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 03:18 AM

Diiiiiig it Mike! Looks really solid and an excellent canvas! I'd totally keep the trim too!

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 06:45 AM

I'm looking through parts catalogs.....I can get whatever I want for it! Sweet!! Takes away a bit of the challenge, but that means a ton of grief and stress goes away too!! Dang, I need to get Mend done!!
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:23 AM

The swap meet is less than 3 weeks away. Make a list and bring cash. I have 4 spaces in the 7000 section (just below the old building). That gives you 17 days to finish that little red distraction so you'll be able to shop with a clear conscience.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:29 AM

That's too funny!!! I think it will take a bit more than 17 days....even if I was on vacation the whole time! But, I do plan on attending! Are you saying you have parts we need to talk about? :)
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:53 AM

No Fairlane parts. I do have the 8.8 IRS and the front air struts from my Mark VIII already loaded on my trailer and ready to go. Most everything else I'm taking is GM. That thing would look sinister all aired out and cambered.

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 11:02 AM

Looks good Mike! My next project will be non-Datsun too.
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 04:21 PM

No Fairlane parts. I do have the 8.8 IRS and the front air struts from my Mark VIII already loaded on my trailer and ready to go. Most everything else I'm taking is GM. That thing would look sinister all aired out and cambered.


I didn't figure you had Fairlane parts, but I knew you had the Mark VIII....maybe you were selling off the motor/trans :) IRS? Sounds like way too much work to me!! :)


Looks good Mike! My next project will be non-Datsun too.


..uummm...ya...I wasn't supposed to have "another" project....I feel a bit overwhelmed just with what I have! :( Oh well....nothing says I have to do any of them except Mend.


So....I was supposed to be working on Mend....but I got the motor to crank, got the coil to fire....I think the wires were 180 out and the dizzy was about 30 degrees off. Couldn't really feel any compression in cyl 1. I tried to get it to light off, but no luck. Maybe in a few weeks, I'll have some time to pull the valve covers and see if they're out of whack. It keeps puffing up through the intake....so I'm thinking the valves might be too tight or stuck. That's about it for now as far as doing anything on the car. I'll go out now and try to get some interior shots and put them up.....then I'll have to let it sit.
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:05 PM

I didn't figure you had Fairlane parts, but I knew you had the Mark VIII....maybe you were selling off the motor/trans :) IRS? Sounds like way too much work to me!! :)

I'm using the engine and transmission plus a bunch of little stuff on my '35 Sedan. I have no use for the suspension parts though. It might not be as tough as you think. It's a cradle assembly that attaches to the body with 4 bolts. Completely self contained except for upper bag and shock mounts. I think it could even be narrowed up to 4" without much trouble. Sorry for the horrible shot, it's on my trailer in my dark shop.
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Here's a picture of the front air strut too, if you are interested.
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I have an extra set of rear bags and the pump around here somewhere too. The air ride system is REALLY simple in these cars and could be made even simpler in a manual mode. Each bag has the solenoid mounted to it instead of a manifold system. There is no tank either. If there is a hose failure, you don't drop to the ground (but the pump will keep running).
Just thought I'd toss some pics up to keep your gears turning -- not a sales pitch or anything :wacko: .

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 06:38 PM

Thanks for the pics. I'm not a huge fan of IRS. I can see that it would be a really sweet project.....a few years down the road. I'm just hoping to be driving it by summer of 2011. :)
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:25 PM

Don't even mess with that 260 heres a 302 bolts in for 125!!!! http://portland.crai...1654445957.html

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 04:49 AM

tempting, but low on funds for a bit. Since I don't know if I have a good trans, I don't want to buy a temp motor. I wouldn't mind a temp motor/trans combo. I'd like to get away from the carb for it's final drive train.
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:35 AM

Man, that 260 is crusty. Any idea when it last ran?

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:01 AM

Damn. Kinda cool, but that's definitely a project.
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:12 AM

It's got a 260 that's froze up. I don't think it's worth putting any money into. The plan at this point is to get a donor vehicle with a 5.0, 4spd AOD, posi. I'm really liking Driven's suggestion of using a Mark VII or VIII.


x2 on not wasting time on the 260. Uh, oh...

So....I was supposed to be working on Mend....but I got the motor to crank, got the coil to fire....I think the wires were 180 out and the dizzy was about 30 degrees off. Couldn't really feel any compression in cyl 1. I tried to get it to light off, but no luck. Maybe in a few weeks, I'll have some time to pull the valve covers and see if they're out of whack. It keeps puffing up through the intake....so I'm thinking the valves might be too tight or stuck. That's about it for now as far as doing anything on the car. I'll go out now and try to get some interior shots and put them up.....then I'll have to let it sit.


It may be a bit...need to get Mend done and save up some more money :)

...as for the 510 wgn....still undecided on it's fate. :) I should put it on the road so I can use it to chase parts for the Fairlane :)


..uummm...ya...I wasn't supposed to have "another" project....I feel a bit overwhelmed just with what I have! :( Oh well....nothing says I have to do any of them except Mend.


Just bustin' yer chops, Mike. I know the feeling. I'm bouncing between:

  • getting the 914 back on the road to decide if it stays or goes.
  • getting the 411 roadworthy for Canby (June)
  • getting the stroker motor built and the roadster ready for Shasta (July)
Plus we're working with architect to finish/remodel the downstairs and new garage, with construction to begin (hopefully) mid-July.

...Heavy sigh....
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:41 AM

The 260 hasn't run in probably 20 years.

Mmmmmm.........914 :)
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 03:19 PM

Nice find Mike! I got $20 on Mike finishin Mend before Canby. Any Takers? Mike if you are willing you can hold the money for the winner! :lol:

Mike get after it do a good job and get Mend out of the way so you can build your "Gas Guzzling Grocery Getter" :lol:

Do you realize if my memory is correct that is what Darren Stevens drove in Bewitched! I hope that wagoon is not possed like Christine was!!! :hyper: :wacko: :cool:

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:44 PM

I'd be happy to hold any money you want me to.....heh, heh, heh... :)

I wouldn't be surprised if it gets similar mpg to my wgn and NL. The NL doesn't sip gas like you'd think it would ....probably cause the pedal's on the floor all the time!

I remember the hot witch...that's about it.
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 09:54 PM

Do you realize if my memory is correct that is what Darren Stevens drove in Bewitched!

They are running Bewitched on TV Land. My wife is addicted :blink: . Darrin drives a '65 Chevelle convertible then a '66(?) Corvair. Every car in that show is a Chevy. Must have been a corporate sponsorship. Tangent concluded.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:26 AM

.....so your wife has been Bewitched by the show?? ......oooooo....that was pathetic!! :)
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