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#1566875 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by carterb on Yesterday, 06:24 PM

Only took one picture from WOT Wednesday.  We all worked hard but seemed to have little to show for our efforts.  Here is Sam making the twin pump fuel delivery system:

 

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The race is in one week so we needed to step it up a little.  We spent this morning together working on the car.  Jeff said we need to modify the gas pedal for the throttle cable.  I asked what the plan was, he said cut here weld there etc.  I looked at both gas pedal set ups and realized it looked like the stock 510 pivot would slip on and replace the pivot from the modern pedal.  Sure enough, same diameter, same measurement to the e-clip.  I just swapped over the pivot and done!  The throttle cable was a little too long though so I made a cable clamp for it to shorten it up - works like a charm!

 

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Next step was to cover the shifter hole.  The 620 cover is too wide and flat for the 510 but a little work in the vice sorted that right out.

 

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The cover was a bit rusty so I painted it with some white Zero Rust.  While I had the can out and a wet brush, I decided to take care of something I had intended to do when I first painted the black 71 on the roof.  Improve its contrast with the base colors...

 

A little careful masking, a little careful painting:

 

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Ta-da!

 

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Jeff was being camera shy but spent most of the morning working on wiring.  Here he is powering up the fuel pumps.

 

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Sam was being camera shy as well but spent the morning finishing the fuel line plumbing.

 

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Does this look "race car" enough?!

 

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Loaded the sump with oil, turned the "key" and after 2-3 cranks, it fired right up and purred like a kitten!

 

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The list is getting shorter but so is the number of days before the race!




#1566366 I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

Posted by carterb on 24 May 2018 - 10:22 AM

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#1566365 DREAM build! 1972 Nissan Skyline GTX "HKOSUKA"

Posted by carterb on 24 May 2018 - 10:18 AM

Let the fun begin!




#1565960 I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

Posted by carterb on 22 May 2018 - 11:06 AM

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#1565432 I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

Posted by carterb on 20 May 2018 - 06:14 AM

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#1565351 Bluebirds for Sale

Posted by carterb on 19 May 2018 - 05:45 PM

Green 1971 1800SSS Bluebird Coupe  Currently 881,000 Yen

 

https://page.auction...tion/o239375851

 

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1800 coupe 4 speed couler attaching normal. Rust corruption equipped. Restoration. How about you ?? vehicle inspection "shaken". 29 year8 month out .... document one o'clock registration registration becomes. No claim no return. Please do present condition normal running .. present twin cab ..
 
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Jeff, they already swapped out the mirrors for you!  What are you waiting for?  :poke:



#1565260 POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

Posted by carterb on 19 May 2018 - 06:45 AM

1970 Datsun 510 4dr w/ KA24DE on BAT

 

https://bringatraile...-datsun-510-13/

 

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#1565102 I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

Posted by carterb on 18 May 2018 - 11:09 AM

But wait!  There's more!

 

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#1564801 I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

Posted by carterb on 17 May 2018 - 10:25 AM

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#1564571 POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

Posted by carterb on 16 May 2018 - 11:00 AM

You sure?

There was a white FJ20 powered 4dr Rally car in West Seattle last year for $15,000. 




#1564391 Paul's 69 2 Door project

Posted by carterb on 15 May 2018 - 06:34 PM

How many people have asked the shop owner if it's for sale?




#1564357 POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

Posted by carterb on 15 May 2018 - 04:01 PM

1970 Datsun 510 rally car on BAT - Current bid $7,510

 

https://bringatraile...-datsun-510-11/

 

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#1564354 POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

Posted by carterb on 15 May 2018 - 03:54 PM

1972 Datsun 510 vintage SCCA racecar $3,000 BIN

 

https://www.ebay.com...FFa-2xM&vxp=mtr

 

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Crappy photos and details but for $3,000 in NY it could be quite a steel!

Could those be Weber or Mukuni trumpets I'm looking at on the shelf?

Odd that it has a '68 dash pad.

--carter




#1563828 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by carterb on 12 May 2018 - 06:56 PM

Forgot these from the last race...

 

Roll cage sticker from tech.  "PASSED"

 

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Jeff had Cathy McCause Fuss (Mrs Lucky Dog) sign the roof.

 

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We did a terrible job following her instructions!




#1563826 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by carterb on 12 May 2018 - 06:51 PM

I was still curious about the L20b failure so I sifted through the oil pan shrapnel collection. 

 

I found the missing oil pick-up bolt.  It was BROKEN!

 

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Judging from the gouge in the side of the tube, the piston rod took a whack at it, snapping the mounting bolt in the process!

 

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I also confirmed that the oil pump is seized - likely from solid aluminum induction.