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#21 datsunfreak

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:57 PM

Ah. Now it makes sense. I expected them to be more above the springs, not beside them.  :thumbup:


It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:59 PM

It also looks like you need to take a good close look at if the caliper e-brake arm will foul the frame rail if you lower it.  ;)


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#23 KELMO

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:56 PM

Well, Mannyvig pointed out to me that the bleeders are now on the bottom of the caliper so I need to use a pressure type bleed system.  I am also thinking about another set up all together......ideas anyone.

 

Datsunfreak: I see what you mean about the ebrake cable but I think it may just be the angle from which the oic was taken....just went out and looked at the passenger side and there is plenty of room.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:18 PM

Well, Mannyvig pointed out to me that the bleeders are now on the bottom of the caliper so I need to use a pressure type bleed system.  I am also thinking about another set up all together......ideas anyone.

 

I'm in the same boat with my 1200...   :rofl:

 

My current plan is to unbolt the caliper, slide it around to the "top" of the rotor, bleed it while holding it up there, then slide it back down and bolt it on.  :thumbup:

 

Of course you have hard metal lines, so... 

 

Can you swap the caliper itself to the other side? Not the whole carrier/ebrake assembly, just the hydraulic bit in the center? Otherwise, yes. It's probably time for high pressure power bleeding. Now I see the reason why they wouldn't fit when I tried to mount them. I had them opposite of how you do, with the ebrake bit facing down. 


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#25 KELMO

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:26 PM

Moving the guts is a good idea, and yes, I did attemp to mount them with the e cable facing down and just out of frustration swapped sides.  Really liking the idea of swapping the guts....I am sure I could jack that up like no ones business :rofl:


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:40 PM

If you really want to fuck it up, how about drill and tap a new hole higher up on the caliper housing for a bleeder valve?  :rofl:


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#27 KELMO

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:41 PM

nah, I think I'll just try swapping gut first..........there is plenty of other stuff I can fuck up like a BOSS, just wait and see.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:12 AM

Glad to see this goon getting the love it deserves. 

 

Smoking deal on a great project car.

 

I love the blue. 

 

 

 

Good luck and keep the updates coming.


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As I'm sure a lot of the old school datsun guys are.



Enjoy the Ride!


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 05:30 PM

Ok, todays toils and troubles.........
 
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Well, posted those out of order....ah who cares.  So as suggested earlier, I decided to move the guts around.  Pulled the back half out of each side and presto(well it wasn't that fast), now I have calipers mounted to the rear.  Time to start moving towards the front.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:10 PM

Badass.  B)

 

Now I know how to fix that problem in the future...    :rofl:


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:39 PM

Yeah, there was some trial and error as I am mediocre at taking stuff apart and putting it back together......but add in some actual thinking...ppfftt.


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:42 PM

Having had it apart, do you have to have the e-brake bits attached for it to seal up? Or could you just take those bits off and it would still work? 


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:51 PM

The ebrake bits all came out as one part....whether it seals again after being taken apart remains to be seen.  The rubber at the back end was in good shape so.....I hope.  Still need to get the hose that connects the front hard line to the dist valve that goes to the rear calipers.


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:55 PM

The ebrake bits all came out as one part....whether it seals again after being taken apart remains to be seen.  The rubber at the back end was in good shape so.....I hope.  

 

I still have the reseal kit I bought for it if it doesn't.   :rofl:


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 06:08 PM

Not too much done this weekend.  Got the rubber line from the front brake line to the distribution valve on the rear on, also replaced the rubber lines on the front calipers.  Went ot the JY today and scored an ebrake cable from a 74 B210, hopefully I can adapt that to the wagoon.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 06:14 PM

Went ot the JY today and scored an ebrake cable from a 74 B210, hopefully I can adapt that to the wagoon.

 

I test fit a '77 B210 e-brake cable/handle and it worked. Just needed a hole drilled in the tunnel/bulkhead. 


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:50 PM

I would imagine them to be the same.  Hell, I think it is the same one on a 1200.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:40 PM

Well, no pics today nothing really interesting doe this weekend.

Took out the ebrake handle and cable and the only thing I had to cut was a clevis pin.  So if anybody needs a ebrake cable assembly, well the handle and cable from the cab to the rear axle anyway, hit me up.  Still need to drill the hole for the tunnel mounted ebrake...don't have a bit big enough ( story of my life).  Did the copper seals on all the rubber brake lines and pulled the brake master cylinder off, so maybe next weekend I will find out if I can make this thing stop.  Also mounted the remote cable/handle for the gas door.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:08 PM

OK, little bit o progress today.....
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glass installed
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This is only the second time I have installed fixed glass ( with some help from the wife), always get a little nervous doing glass.
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 A little brake master cylinder action
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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:54 PM

So, we tried to mock up the weber this weekend and it is a bit high.  Need to look at a different adapter kit I think.  We also had a discussion about going back to using an L motor thinking we could have that up and running in short order and have it ready for the Williams show in October.  On the other hand I am thinking I don't want to rush this deal as it is THE Datsun I have wanted for some time and I want it to be right (well at least by my standards :w00t: ).

 

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions....think I'll have me another beer.


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