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#1504570 what are my crossmember options?

Posted by datsunfreak on 20 July 2017 - 01:37 PM

Post a pic of your engine bay please?



Sorry, but I did the swap at least 15+ years ago. Don't have any pics of it...    :sleep:




Before ratsun, I never really took any photos of my cars...    :rofl:

#1504132 In case you didn't know. New Supersonic Grills

Posted by datsunfreak on 18 July 2017 - 04:06 PM

New replicas, but they are made out of actual materials as the originals. 




That's very cool!   :thumbup:


The guy who was making them on here kinda fell off the planet...

#1503624 1981 Datsun 210 A15 Turbo Build Questions

Posted by datsunfreak on 16 July 2017 - 10:32 AM

Planning to build my A15 with an h89 head (question: should I get the H89's cam as well?)


Cams are cut based on engine size more than head designation. For the most part all the of the A14/A15 cams are identical. 


And turbos don't care much for big cams. 



dual DCOE 40's (which I have), and a Mercedes twin turbo (which I also have


One moderately sized turbo and one carb would be better. Blow-through or draw through? If draw through, one big SU or one DCOE would be ideal.


Proper headwork will be a lot more important that head selection or cam selection. You will need HUGE ports to flow that much air/fuel. 



I also have to track down a h190, or do you guys know how well a ford 8.8 rear end from a mustang would fit under the car? 


You will need flared fenders and high positive offset wheels. That's a very wide axle for this car. 


Ideally, get one from an Explorer. That gets you disc brakes and an LSD, then have it narrowed it a bit to fit. 



My goal is to run in the solid 13's in the 1/4


I would adjust your goals and shoot for mid-to-low 14s. 


Making that much power from an A-series will be extremely difficult, and you will be breaking transmissions on a very regular basis. 



Also considering different year pistons? I've heard the pistons for the A76 head have a shallower dish than for the economy head. 


You don't want shallower dish for a turbo. To make the kind of power you're asking for, you'll need a fairly low compression, around 8:1 max. 




The old man disclaimer: To make this kind of power with carbs and an A-series will be very difficult, bordering on impossible. If you're intent on using an A-series, be thinking about fuel injection, not carbs.


The second old man disclaimer: You're about to spend several thousands of dollars and possibly hundreds of hours to basically make less power than a mild SR20DET would. 




And as I say a lot, "because you have it" is the worst possible reason to do anything.   ^_^

#1503614 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by datsunfreak on 16 July 2017 - 09:13 AM

A good scrub and break out the tape...





Took the steering wheel off so I could paint the column as well,after the first coat...






And done...





Still wet in that pic, should dull a bit when dry. Probably going to use some purple pinstripe as a break between the silver and black..



While I was doing that, Tim was playing with his pipes...   ^_^







Four was deemed a bit to over the top, so went with two...





Decided to sort of make a giant Ansa tip...   :P






And done for now...



#1503608 Duncan's 71 "Oz" Goon

Posted by datsunfreak on 16 July 2017 - 07:59 AM

They might have used it for a JDM feature and left us poor old export users a plug. 



#1503607 Mr Big Tanker's watermelon wagon.

Posted by datsunfreak on 16 July 2017 - 07:45 AM

I'll try


Dude... How hard is copy and paste?   :rofl:

#1503605 DATSUN HOTWHEELS (and some other ones)

Posted by datsunfreak on 16 July 2017 - 07:24 AM

Here Endeth the Lesson


You just said on a Datsun forum that you don't know who John Morton is. 


The lesson will never end.   ^_^

#1502628 '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

Posted by datsunfreak on 11 July 2017 - 05:23 PM

I might have a 1200 back seat bottom, but are the Coupe and Sedan bottoms the same?


No, the seat bottom is different sedan to coupe.....at least by part #.


I can attest, everything between the dash and the rear bumper is different.   ^_^


I had a decent sedan seat, no dice...



DF: Will have to look, might be able to this weekend.... They have been bagged and stored for quite some time so I really don't know,


If you get time, that would be awesome.   :thumbup:

#1502324 610 goon boso\rat build

Posted by datsunfreak on 10 July 2017 - 04:12 PM

I know what I'm making this weekend...   ^_^


Put these in the most bottom 2 holes in the block to help slip the trans in place.
Once you have those 2 T.I.Ts in there's no other place for the input shaft to go than in the pilot bushing


#1502320 '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

Posted by datsunfreak on 10 July 2017 - 03:45 PM

So add more weight in the shape of speakers and a box or two... 


Well, they will be removable, so...    :P

#1502318 '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

Posted by datsunfreak on 10 July 2017 - 03:44 PM

What is the more common console here in the US?


There isn't one.   :rofl:




They are all rare here.  B)

#1502307 '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

Posted by datsunfreak on 10 July 2017 - 03:09 PM

In the back of my coupe, I am thinking just a deck from behind the front seats to the rear of the car.  It would look pretty much the same as if you folded down the rear seat.


That would be pretty cool. :thumbup:


Kinda wish the previous owner had not thrown the back seat and the rear false floor in the trash, but hey, it's adding lightness, so...

#1502305 '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

Posted by datsunfreak on 10 July 2017 - 03:06 PM

Thats the standard console for B110 sedan and B120 ute


Overseas, yes. 


In the US, it only came on some of the automatic transmission cars. So they can be tough to find here. 

#1501898 Mr Big Tanker's watermelon wagon.

Posted by datsunfreak on 08 July 2017 - 07:02 PM

You could very easily load some pics up at datsun510.com and link them.



#1501892 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by datsunfreak on 08 July 2017 - 06:32 PM

The aforementioned purple seat belts...





Potential shift knob donated by our shop neighbor...





Two things tackled today, radio install and fuel filler neck fabbed...


Got a double-DIN to single-DIN conversion kit for some Corolla...





Made a template for the hole we needed and transferred it to the metal...






Got to cutting...






Like a glove...






Took it out and installed some rivnuts in the top...






Now bolted in with the radio...






Tim made  blockoff for the stock speaker hole...






Probably next week we are going to mask it off and paint it black inside the curved line where the radio/gauges are...






Then we got cracking on making a fuel filler pipe. First to remove the filler cap from the fuel cell...






Then replace with a filler neck piece...






Decided it would be less painful to drill it from the inside...







Although this was kinda cool to watch...






And now the filler is in...







Tim welding the tubes together...






Test fit...






Cut a piece of straight pipe to fill the gap, got it tacked into place for the final test fit...






After that, we took it back out, Tim finished welding it, and I cleaned it up and painted it. Should be in for good next weekend.  :thumbup: