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#161 datsunfreak

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 03:29 PM

 I grabbed the electric dizzy from the '80 210 donor car a couple of years ago. Maybe this week coming up I'll install it and let you guys know how it went.

 

Please do.  :thumbup:

 

Also a good time to upgrade the coil. The matchbox dizzy will burn out the stock coil eventually, usually 6 months to a year. 

 

We use these, and remove/bypass the ballast resistor. 

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 06:02 AM

Thanks for the tip, DF. I forgot to mention that I also bought an MSD blaster 2 from a fellow member about a year ago. Hopefully I'll get this done next week.

This last week I worked on getting the front vent window gaskets on. Not too hard to do, but there is a mod you have to do to the shaft if you're using the ones from Datsport. Baz told me about the mod right after I installed them LOL. If the mod is not done, the glass and frame will sit too high.

Here are the before pics. The seals were hard and falling apart so I decided to get them done since I've been sitting on the seals for almost two years.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 06:19 AM

Unfortunately, Datsport does not supply the gasket that holds the vent glass on the stainless steel frame. Baz gave me the idea of using a bike inner tube. With the combination of the tube and some silicon, it held the glass ok. As for the mod that Baz told me about, you have to grind the notches on both side of the rod about 5mm up towards the frame to drop the frame that amount. Simple mod using a file or grinder. Finished it off by greasing the areas where there was metal to metal contact to minimize wear.

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overall length after the mod.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 06:42 AM

On the alternator bracket.......did you just elongate the existing holes or drill completely new ones? I am about to do this on both of my 1200s and it looks like I only need about 1/4 " to make it clear the pipe for the lower rad hose.


Kelmo, here is a closer look on the lower bracket for the alternator. The pic is not the greatest, but I came as close to the top of the bracket as I could. The split lock washer was almost touching where the bracket started to curve.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:14 AM

Dig that, thanks man.

 

Just finished my last wing window seal last week. Searched all over the shop for an inner tube as I had the same idea.  Instead I used some tool box drawer liner from HF tools.

What was left of the gasket that was originally in that "tray" was about 1.5mm.  The liner was just a bit thicker and kind of a foam rubber (?) material. I cut a bottom piece and the 2 side pieces, slid the glass into the tray...worked well, I think. I did not use any glue incase I need to go back and use an inner tube.


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:24 AM

Kelmo, did you install new wing window seals? If so, who did you buy them from?

I installed mine a few weeks ago. Overall, I think it came out ok.

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:38 AM

One thing that was really bugging me about my car was the interior. I like to have clean, comfortable interiors. Mine was in real poor shape, especially the seats and door cards. I had a hell of a time trying to find a decent set of door cards without spending and arm and a leg. There were two leads at one point and both were asking, what I thought, was way too much (250 plus shipping) for the condition they were in. When I agreed to buy them, they both flaked out. In a way it was a good thing as I would have probably bought something that I was not going to be happy with. With that being said, I bought the skins for the front doors from Ebay. Paid a bunch for them, but they appeared to be a good quality product.

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I traced out the one decent door card I had on a board and cut it out. Then lined up the top metal frame and drilled out the holes so I could put the staples back to hold it in place. It wasn't too hard getting the staples back in after dripping it to the right size.

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:10 AM

So a little late with the reply but.....The vent wing seals I got through Nissan when I worked at a dealership....maybe 10 years ago. I thin they were the last ones in captivity.

 

You must have the higher trim line car, your door panels look like the go all the way up to the window.


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:07 PM

Actually, you didn't reply late :). I asked you about the wing gaskets today. Good deal that you got OEM.

Did coupes came with different door panels than the type I have? I've only seen the high type.

Another thing I did during the wing gasket install, was install new window felt. Mine was pretty much all gone. One roll easily does both doors. Sorry about the crappy pics...

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:33 PM

Is that channel felt still available from Nissan?


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:59 PM

It's still available and it has gone up in price every time I've bought it. You can't beat the quality and fitment of this felt. It's worth every penny, in my opinion.

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:33 PM

You must have the higher trim line car, your door panels look like the go all the way up to the window.

 

I believe all US coupes had panels that went all the way up. I think all of the sedans used the one that stops short like a 510. 


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:35 AM

Pretty sure both of my coupes stopped short of the top of the door. However, it was a long, long time ago when they were removed so I could very well be wrong.  I do remember the green car had some home made door cards but if they went all the way to the window I don't remember.  They are in a box somewhere in the shop, but I ain't gonna go looking. B)


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 09:04 AM

Hey DF, I thought you posted somewhere that you had a How To Install center console procedure? I want to get that thing installed this week coming up and I want to do it right. :)

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:26 PM

Finished off the front door panels. Cut and glued the skins on. It was a little nerve wracking since I've never done it before and I didn't want to cut it where it shouldn't. I also used the lock sills from a 510. Just had to drill out the old sill and widen the hole a bit to accept the plastic sill. I think they look a lot better than the metal ones they originally come with. Before installing the door panels, I sealed off the door using some thick plastic sheet. Trimmed off the plastic sheet before applying the panel.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:46 PM

Those door panels are wild looking. Mine look nothing like that. Are they for a 1200 or something else? Or some kind of JDM 1200? 

 

Also, I can't recommend highly enough painting the bottom of the door to match the door panel. Really ties the room together.  :thumbup:


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:49 PM

Hey DF, I thought you posted somewhere that you had a How To Install center console procedure? I want to get that thing installed this week coming up and I want to do it right. :)

 

It was really more of a "how to retrofit a shift boot to an automatic console" how to.   ^_^

 

Mounting is simple. Either use the screw in brackets that may or may not have come with it, or do what I did. I just used the scratchy side of some velcro and glued it to the inside of the edge of the console, then stuck it down using the carpet as the fuzzy side of the velcro.   :thumbup:


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:48 PM

Those door panels are wild looking. Mine look nothing like that. Are they for a 1200 or something else? Or some kind of JDM 1200? 
 
Also, I can't recommend highly enough painting the bottom of the door to match the door panel. Really ties the room together.  :thumbup:

 
I bought them on ebay, all the way from Thailand. According to the seller, they are a copy from a JDM KB110. Not sure if he's b.s'ing, but I like the design and the vinyl looks and feels like good quality. I found one like it in the Datsun 1200 web page. It says it's a KB110 GX. http://datsun1200.co...o.php?lid=12459

I will look into blacking out the bottom of the door. Now that you pointed it out, it does look funky with the two-tone.  

It was really more of a "how to retrofit a shift boot to an automatic console" how to.   ^_^
 
Mounting is simple. Either use the screw in brackets that may or may not have come with it, or do what I did. I just used the scratchy side of some velcro and glued it to the inside of the edge of the console, then stuck it down using the carpet as the fuzzy side of the velcro.   :thumbup:


I never though of using Velcro...I love the idea. I hate drilling into cars, even if you can't see it. The console did come with brackets, but I rather use Velcro. Thanks for your ideas and input! :thumbup:

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:15 PM

 
I bought them on ebay, all the way from Thailand. According to the seller, they are a copy from a JDM KB110. Not sure if he's b.s'ing, but I like the design and the vinyl looks and feels like good quality. I found one like it in the Datsun 1200 web page. It says it's a KB110 GX

 

Makes sense. Probably from the Excellent model. Those are fancier.  ^_^

 

 

I will look into blacking out the bottom of the door. Now that you pointed it out, it does look funky with the two-tone.  

 

I had to redye my door panels because of some fading/staining, so I just used the same SEM paint on the door itself. 

 

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Makes it look like they go all the way down now...

 

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 I never though of using Velcro...I love the idea. I hate drilling into cars, even if you can't see it. 

 

Same here.  :thumbup:

 

Let me know if you need more info on the minor shift boot mods. 


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:15 AM

Those doors look sooooo much better! Not sure if I'll be able to work on my car this week, but it's definitely on my to-do list.

I'll try and get to the console soon and see if I run into any issues. Thanks for your help!