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Is there aftermarket calipers that use metric fasteners?

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.  

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

16 February 2018 - 09:35 PM

So I'd like to share my idea.  Maybe someone has done it before.  Seems most good ideas aren't new.  So here is what I had in mine.  First picture.  Nissan 4X4 stub axle out of an R180 which will also fit a R160.  On top is a VW CV axle, a type 2 or whatever comes on these kits we install into our 510's.  The CV fits into a counter bore but is a little to small.  So I googled the 930 CV diameter, it's 108mm about 1.5mm to big.  No problem.  I expected some machine work.  The second picture is a 280zx companion flange (think that's what they are called?) it fits the splines on the 510 stub axle.  It has the same size counter bore.  So if the bore was enlarged and a 6 hole pattern was added the 930 axles would bolt on without using a stupid aluminum adapter that comes loose all the time.  Also I can fit the proper German joints.  Not the garbage Empi joints which are manufactured with slop for off roading.  I don't need the articulation.  


Yes I am aware of the welding options, I've seen them and will admit its better then the aluminum adapter.  I think this idea is even better.  













260z for my kid

17 December 2017 - 09:21 PM

My daughter wanted a Z,  at first my wife said no but I talked her into it.  2 seats is good, can't pile a bunch of friends in, seems good to me anyway.  Since a mini van could beat the Z in a race the speed doesn't worry me either.  Since she hasn't gotten her license yet we got few months to sort it out.  It's okay if we aren't done on time.  It will be good to do some learning on her moms car.  We don't care if that one gets crashed :)   


The best club I ever joined was the Seattle Electric car club.  We've gotten a few awesome Datsun through those guys now, including cars 4 door "granny".  Gary one of the guy in the club emailed me a few weeks ago asking if I wanted a Z.  I got some pictures and told him if it was cheap I would totally be down.  So he talked to the owner and he was cool selling it for 500 bucks.  All I can say is it turned out the be an awesome deal!   The motor is seized.  Haven't 100% decided what to do about that yet.  


Anyways here are the pictures.  My favorite part :) 













You can see how happy she is in the photos for sure!  







No rips even on the drivers seat!  






No cracks in the dash!!!!







Still happy!  Me and the boy went in but she stayed out and finished washing it.  






Cleaned up really nice!!!!!!!!!









help us design the James Boswell race paint job!

14 December 2017 - 09:33 PM

We thought it would be fun to have you guys help us design a paint job for our racecar!   It needs to be multi color including our company colors which are navy blue and pink other colors are welcomed.  Carter doesn't like pink so don't get to carried away with it if you want to see your paint job on the car.   


















"Swamp thing" JBC enduro car!

24 November 2017 - 05:03 PM



Here is the event we hope to participate in.   http://evergreenspee...nowball-enduro/






Me (Icehouse)








The car needs to be stock aka anything you could get on the car through it's production run.  We are still going to be in the back since the popular car seems to be the Acura Integra.  We are going to run the 4.3 gears out of Carters "Granny" with a SSS L18 with SU's.  I think that should help.  The car has to run 60 series tread wear 400+ tires which can't cost over 60 each new. 


I'm sure I'm forgetting some stuff, we will update you as the progress unfolds.