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#41 windowless66

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 06:42 AM

I'll be watching your progress closely just picked up a Rover 3500 engine (buick 215) and its tempting :) 



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Posted 27 June 2016 - 04:03 AM

Well finally making moves on this thing!  Drivetrain is pulled.  New stuff waiting to go in soon!

 

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 04:03 AM

Resurrecting this thread!



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Posted 12 July 2016 - 09:44 AM

Getting some help from my buddy travis on this project.  I dont have a lift or garage big enough to get this stuff done.  He is helping me get the motor and trans mounted in the frame.  Pretty good progress!  

 

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 10:04 AM

That's bad ass, you installed a cup holder in the engine bay.


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 11:17 AM

Is the motor so far back for weight distribution? 


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 12:13 PM

Cool as it is, I can't imagine the distributor being in a worse place for maintenance or whatever work needs done.

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 06:23 PM

It's hard to tell how much room you have for the gas peddle, but it looks pretty darn good. I've heard that heat is a real issue when half the motor is in the cab with you. You might want to line the tranny tunnel and firewall with an adhesive heat shield material. I used some to protect my bake master cylinder from the down pipe on my car and it worked really well.There's a guy (Bubbamatt) here on Ratsun that has an aluminum ford v8 510 daily driver. Very well done car. He would be a great resource for overcoming some of the unexpected odds and ends associated with a swap like this. 

 

All the best moving forward on this build.


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 10:24 PM

Just install the disability hand throttle.



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 02:18 PM

It might not be a lot of work to move all the pedals over towards the left. I had to do this on a truck I built recently and it made a lot of room available so nothing had to be funky.

 

As per the heat shield, I use some that I buy from Summit. It's a peel and stick fabric that's covered with reflective material. Not the best heat barrier, but it's the only thing I could find that was suitable to being used on the outside of a vehicle. For extreme heat, I usually build a heat shield out of aluminum, line both sides with the peel and stick stuff and then also use the peel and stick on the underside of the floor, just above the heat shield.

 

On the interior, the Dynamat is pretty good insulation, but it can't be used outside where the weather will get at it.

 

I hope you're good with sheet metal. That's a big hole to fill.



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Posted 16 July 2016 - 03:03 PM

Thanks for the constructive criticisms lol!  

 

I think you guys misunderstood.  The truck is done.  We just run open cylinders for better exhaust flow, and switched the clutch pedal to be the gas pedal.  Lol.

 

Thanks for the helpful comments tho... Want to build this truck to be a reliable daily that rips. Im gonna be running a mild street cam so heat will always be an issue.  Travis at rhode alliance customs is hooking me up with a set of custom headers, and is a master with sheet metal, so the tunnel will be a breeze.  Will prob either coat the pipes or give them a good wrap.  

 

Once i get the truck on the road I might make some air dams to cool the wilwood big brake kit and get some air around the tranny.  Still need to figure out what kind of radiator and fan setup will cool this motor down.  

 

Stay tuned.. will have some serious updates soon.. 



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Posted 16 July 2016 - 06:56 PM

If it is done we need more pictures Please!



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Posted 17 July 2016 - 08:20 AM

I think the done comment was a joke, hence the LOL. But yeah, I'm confused now.

 

There's a lot to think about when cutting into a firewall like that. If you push the motor too far back, there's not going to be room for a heater and in some extreme cases, fitting the stock dash is impossible.

 

I built a '53 GMC a couple years ago with a 24V Cummins in it and the valve cover could have been a good place to mount a cup holder, that's how far back it went.

 

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 08:08 PM

/\ A Cummins in a '54 GMC is rad...love it! 



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 04:39 AM

Got some more progress done on the truck.  Travis at Rhode Alliance Customs is almost done with the hard stuff!  Motor is all mounted, tranny is mounted.  Travis made up a custom set of front facing headers.  He is about to pull the body off for the last time and get the new floor pans and tranny tunnel welded in.  

 

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:00 AM

Finally a guy who looks like he knows what he's doing. With this level of involvement, I have confidence that this truck will actually get finished.

 

I think a lot of members here on Ratsun get weird about people cutting into vintage Datsuns, because the majority of them will probably never run again.



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:31 AM

This truck was my baby... When it got stolen i was ready to kill someone... haha... This thing will be back on the road for sure!!  Goal is by the end of the summer!



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:32 AM

Nice. Floor pans look amazing

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 10:17 AM

Looks like you have to pull the motor to get the distributor out, or even change the cap.  



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 01:31 PM

I got a plan for the distributor.  Thinking about making a little removable plate that bolts to the under structure of the cowl.  That way Ill just have to remove the cowl beauty cover... remove plate and access distributor.  There is already space for a pocket to access plug wires and adjust distributor... and making a removable cover to remove distributor seems like a pretty good access solution.