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#1 2mAn

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:00 PM

It was discovered earlier this year in Petaluma and my friend in Napa went and checked it out for me. Car had been off the road since 1987, last registered in 86. Probably older than some of the members here, who knows. It was equipped with dual Solex carbs, the early Type 2 model, it has the big oil pan and has some kind of cam. This is in addition to a repaint, and full interior change. Someone loved this car a LOT, a long time ago... Bought it and after 2 months of carb rebuilding and general BS to deal with,it was ready for a drive home. I flew from LA and drove the car over 500 miles in one day. No major issues either. The love connection happened.

 

Neglected, but one of my favorite pics

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Ready for the drive

36261181231_e51fc043c6_c.jpgOn the road with the roadster by 2mAn

 

SUP

35590254143_ea94fd0c62_c.jpgOn the road with the roadster by 2mAn

 

After I got it home, I have been slowly prepping it for VARA. This was my first canyon run in SoCal with my neighbor and his sexy Alfa Romeo GTV

36562712864_4c0de2c2de_c.jpgRun it! by 2mAn

 

The Datsun held its own, even though it was on old tired suspension and a questionable chain trying to hold the motor together haha

 

 

Just finally got the front suspension installed which consists of Comp springs and special Bilsteins. I will be installing the rear soon. Still working on gathering the parts to pull the motor and install all new timing components too... Its a fun little car

 

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Its not slammed on its balls, so you guys might not love it, but I do

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#2 KELMO

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 04:22 AM

Welcome to the circus. I think it looks the goods, even think no need to slam it on its balls ( yeah, I am a little old).


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#3 Lockleaf

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 07:58 AM

Very nice. I don't care what they look like. If they are getting used they are fine by me. Nice looking car!

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:16 AM

Sweet, I think the car has a good stance. Nice job.



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 10:40 PM

Nice, a 2000 no less, have fun!

#6 Ranman72

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:07 PM

looks great and came with the goodies 

solex carbs /large oil pan 

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#7 2mAn

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:01 PM

Thanks everyone. Forgot to check back on this. I thought I would get notified with replies... I guess not. The car is a lot of fun, and its clear someone in the 70s/early 80s truly loved the car because its been repainted, and the interior was totally redone. Ive been really busy finishing up my semester and between that, working a full-time job and trying to be a good husband the car hasnt had much work done since the last post. I finished up the front suspension and it drove great, but it was obvious I needed to hurry up and work on the rear. It was supposed to be a 20 minute job changing the rear shocks,, but weeks later and its still not done. haha

 

I did however get a seat that Ive basically owned on and off for the last 15 years. I think it finally has found its home. It just feels right.

My buddy checked it with the airline when he flew down here 2 weeks ago. TSA Checked it and deemed it worthy to make the flight from Seattle to LA.

 

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I couldnt resist throwing it in the car to see how it looks. Not the best picture courtesy of the lighting, but it feels good. After this weekend I will be done with school (its a weekend/ evening college for old people like myself), so next week I will finish up the rear Bilsteins, do a bunch of stuff on my daily driver ('88 325i) and then I will be making up some rails to bolt these seats to and bolt them to the car. 

 

37319395484_d02e59c912_c.jpgMatch! by 2mAn

 

If I can sell some more of my extra car parts that I wont be using (see those boxes in the background!?) I will be able to buy a few more parts for the timing system. I already have a new chain and a couple other things, but it feels like each piece is $300 so I cant buy it all at once. I also want to get an Aasco lightweight flywheel, but again its $400... It adds up quick.

 

Anyways, glad you guys like it. I will try to keep this sporadically updated 



#8 Redrumls

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:37 PM

I never realized the Alfa's were that small.. datsun roadsters are small. Interesting...
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