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datsunfreak

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#1530561 A 510 named "Hey"

Posted by datsunfreak on 20 November 2017 - 05:58 PM

So your rockers kept flying off

 

Well, one did. That was enough for me.  :P

 

then with the rocker stoppers installed on the same engine they stopped flying off?  How hard did you rev it?  

 

Well, i suppose it's possible I didn't rev it as hard after the stoppers were installed, so your mileage may vary.   ^_^




#1530356 Duncan's 71 "Oz" Goon

Posted by datsunfreak on 19 November 2017 - 03:17 PM

Never thought about looking on ebay :confused:

 

Not sure why. They have everything on there.   ^_^




#1530330 $200 1979 210(b310) project car

Posted by datsunfreak on 19 November 2017 - 10:47 AM

I'm going to use the stock exhaust manifold and the quad carb intake. Do I need to make a special plate to bolt to the gasket in the picture or just bolt it down? 

 

That doesn't really do anything but make the carb hot. You don't really need to do anything with it. 

 

Except throw it in the trash.   ^_^




#1530188 Duncan's 71 "Oz" Goon

Posted by datsunfreak on 18 November 2017 - 02:30 PM

 Apparently, a Pathfinder mirror bolts right on, but haven't run across one yet..

 

https://www.ebay.com...9aA9iX&vxp=mtr ?




#1530186 '77 280Z Project, aka Basketcase

Posted by datsunfreak on 18 November 2017 - 02:09 PM

This method but use a thin plastic beauty ring around each gauge to fill the space neatly?

 

Yeah, I thought about that...

 

i also have some textured plastic sheet about 1/8" thick that matches the stock dash texture. I could make a plate with three holes in it from that, then figure out a way to attach it to the dash metal frame maybe? 

 

 

Also found this in the parts stash and think I might use it. Blue stitching and stripe, and cool horn button, plus a 3-to-6 adapter.  :thumbup:

 

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#1529740 '77 280Z Project, aka Basketcase

Posted by datsunfreak on 16 November 2017 - 04:28 PM

I was thinking about this color, and then I saw this today...

 

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#1528737 Car Porn

Posted by datsunfreak on 12 November 2017 - 10:40 AM

I see plenty of deloreans

 

Same, but not many that are RHD.  ^_^




#1528576 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by datsunfreak on 11 November 2017 - 01:24 PM

Finally finished patching all the holes in the floor, so today we put a coat of bedliner stuff on it...

 

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While I did that, Tim built some kind of robot thing, not sure what it is...

 

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Actually it's a nifty battery box thing. Since we are running dual batteries (one for the engine, one for the rear electronics), this box will house an isolator (right), two monster fuses (center), and an on-board trickle charger (left). 

 

 

Also in the side, Tim added this cool voltage meter that shows the level of both batteries independent of each other whenever you push that button on the right. 

 

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Attached to the on-board trickle charger is an extension cord that terminates in a weatherproof bulkhead plug. Next week we will drill a hole in the driver's side wall to mount this guy...

 

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#1528520 Car Porn

Posted by datsunfreak on 11 November 2017 - 06:09 AM

Yeah yeah enough of the links, but check this out.

 

 

Well, instead of directly linking to your comment (I guess so we wouldn't miss it's awesome burn?), you could have just done this?   ^_^

 




#1528413 '77 280Z Project, aka Basketcase

Posted by datsunfreak on 10 November 2017 - 04:46 PM

Also got a line on some other cool stuff that I'm going to go check out on Sunday, so stay tuned...   B)




#1528411 '77 280Z Project, aka Basketcase

Posted by datsunfreak on 10 November 2017 - 04:44 PM

And it was. Here, that is.  ^_^

 

One of the people who "pioneered" the clean 302->S30 swap is a guy name Brian Laine and he made a website detailing all the things he did on his car. After a lot of people asked him about it, he started offering a kit to make the 302/T5 trans a bolt-in affair. He had several made, all water-jet cut, bead blasted, and powdercoated, and started selling them. Well he has said he isn't planning on offering them any longer after this batch is sold out and I was lucky enough to buy the last one he had.  :thumbup:

 

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And here is what it looks like unpacked and ready to install...

 

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It looks very well made, and beefy. Comes with new motor mounts and all hardware too!  :thumbup:

 

Can't wait for the first test fit...   :devil:




#1528152 Wife says it looks like an egg,, and not in a nice way.

Posted by datsunfreak on 09 November 2017 - 02:45 PM

The 4A has way more long term potential.

Cheaper.
Easier to get parts for.
Better support.

 

While I agree with your statements, the CA will be more powerful right out of the box. And keep it Nissan. 

 

Also, distributorless coil-on-plug ignition system, better/more sophisticated EFI, and did I mention Nissan made it? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#1527913 '77 280Z Project, aka Basketcase

Posted by datsunfreak on 08 November 2017 - 03:14 PM

Ordered some very cool stuff yesterday. Should be here Friday.    :devil:




#1527910 Car Porn

Posted by datsunfreak on 08 November 2017 - 03:10 PM

If anyone wants to see/read the article from that, I scanned it awhile back...

 

http://datsun510.com...datsun-feature/

 

 

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#1527481 Where to buy sporty stuff

Posted by datsunfreak on 06 November 2017 - 04:03 PM

I have a '76 210 2 door saloon with an a14 engine I am trying to set up for rallycross.

 

Also, you say rallycross, so preferred ride height? That will determine if there are any easy brake upgrades. 

 

And if you have points in that distributor (which you might), swap that out for an electronic ignition distributor from a newer B210/210.