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#1552106 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by Icehouse on 17 March 2018 - 09:29 PM

Wow where is all the rust and holes?  



















#1551961 How much do drive your vintage Datsun???

Posted by Icehouse on 16 March 2018 - 10:39 PM



Actually a guy I race with, he has a 74 Duster, asked me why.  Like why do I drive a datto everyday.  I've never actually thought about the fact I could just buy a newer car.  There are lots of cheap drivers out there.  For a 1/4 the price of a decent 510 you could have a reliable good fuel efficiency car with AC and cruise control.  Then I drive one of those cars.... Yuck!  Nothing better then a 510 setup for autoX.   So much fun!!!  I would like to get something like the Tesla model 3 for a family car though haha :)  

#1551660 The Bluebird from Japan

Posted by Icehouse on 15 March 2018 - 07:34 AM

Wow the door panel came out great!  such a great interior color combo.  

#1551559 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by Icehouse on 14 March 2018 - 08:07 PM

Added a bung for the fan switch.  For some reason the original one has a step, the new ones don't.  Hopefully it does't leak!  






Welded on some mounts for the fan.  I don't care for the zip ties that go through the rad core.  







Rad requires spacers....






Of coarse now the rad hits the alternator :(   We moved the motor back about 1/2" after this photo was taken.  




Fan worked out though!  





We better hurry up!! 









#1550738 Is there aftermarket calipers that use metric fasteners?

Posted by Icehouse on 10 March 2018 - 06:49 PM

It drives me crazy having imperial fasteners in my datto.  I want to build some brakes that fit under 13's.  So maybe some factory alumuinum smallish 4 piston calipers.  

#1550200 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by Icehouse on 07 March 2018 - 11:07 PM

Seems like we are making forward progress.....  40 something days...  the weekend before the race there is an autoX we gotta make it to that!  



Carter welding more.  









Sam figuring out how to fit the seat.  







My boy helping me clean the inside of the oil pan.  He loves activities that include water.  







Motor is back in!!!!!!










mmmhhhh rack and pinion!!!!







Looking good so far if I don't say so!  











#1549542 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by Icehouse on 04 March 2018 - 09:43 AM

Haha chrome paint for the win!!  :)  


Speaking of painting things.  Carter decided to do some face painting.  He realized how youthful the POR15 was making our racecar looked so he decided to try some out.  






It worked!!!






My goal this week has been to improve our front sump oil pan.  We don't want to oil starve during our 7 hour race.  Here is some progress pics.  Must get it done by tuesday!!!




























#1548185 How much to cut off stock 510 rear springs

Posted by Icehouse on 25 February 2018 - 12:25 PM

Cut half as much off as you think.  That's what I've learned haha.  

#1546918 CV axles. Adapters are dumb. Gotta be a better way

Posted by Icehouse on 19 February 2018 - 01:24 PM

Can't you safety wire them?



I'd rather fix the problem the right way.  Yes odd coming from a Datsun guy! :) 


Something like this?














I like that setup!   Although when my suspension is narrowed the axles would need to be shortened.  That's the one thing I like about the VW axles, you can buy them in any length really easily.  



No, TSR uses chromoly stub axles/flanges with Porsche 930 CV axles. There are no adapters. The trailing arm axle is also chromoly. Meant to take lots of power, but come at a price.



I didn't know that.  How cool!  

#1545997 Suspension for dummies (B210)

Posted by Icehouse on 15 February 2018 - 07:59 AM

The B210 has the same front suspension as the 510 and I mean the exact same parts (crossmember has the motor mounts 1/2" spaced different).   So you can do what all the 510 dudes do.  

#1545942 A 510 named "Hey"

Posted by Icehouse on 14 February 2018 - 11:50 PM

Sunday was a blast!  Great weather and great racing




#1545941 Rack and pinion exploration. Building a bolt in conversion

Posted by Icehouse on 14 February 2018 - 11:48 PM

More updates.  We just made a new version.  You can check out the details on the sight.  JBcoachwerks.com for those of you who are new.  For fun here are some photo's of the sheet metal parts coming in and being put together.  













#1545940 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by Icehouse on 14 February 2018 - 11:41 PM

You ain't kidding!  The time is counting down.   







Engine bay harness ready to go in.   Moved the fuse box inside since there is roll cage in the way of the stock location.  






I don't have any other pictures :(  




#1545712 Datsunville Da Bird Story

Posted by Icehouse on 13 February 2018 - 05:01 PM

James got a question for you.  So you've never had an issue with the seam sealer pealing off over time.  We had issues in the engine bay where the inner fenders meet the firewall so we (me and frank) switched to using bondo (after expoxy of coarse) and haven't had any issues.   We used the fancy seam sealer from Westco to, the kind you have to take a loan out to afford it.   

#1545168 "Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

Posted by Icehouse on 10 February 2018 - 10:57 AM

Maybe I will do another one, the last one was fun :)




Are you guys working on this every Tuesday after work? If so I may just crash a Tuesday.  



Stop on by, text first sometimes we change it to Wednesday.  We can put you to work.  Hope you've had your tetanus shot!