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#1519006 Turbo Coupe B310 with A15 engine, my first project

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on Yesterday, 06:55 PM

Also took off the rear quarter windows and discovered more rust that needs to be dealt with:





.... those fucking seals :mad:

#1518328 The Geisha

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on 19 September 2017 - 07:12 PM



Got the fenders off and cleaned the wiring in the bay. Used an old plastic ruler to scrape off the sealer on the fender.




purtty clean :thumbup:

#1517255 The Geisha

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on 14 September 2017 - 03:35 PM

it's kinda risky to have it not burn through.

That's really what I was trying to avoid more than anything.


wow... it's interesting seeing how rust develops in these cars. Seems like the seals and big safety bumpers are the reason why most of it occurs. Been real lucky with the floors on mine.



Posted with links so not robbing space from your post  :angel:


Thanks :thumbup:

#1516951 The Geisha

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on 13 September 2017 - 09:31 AM



Vacuuming the carpet one more time




Did not have fun putting the front dash/cluster/heater core back together, but I can safely say that I know it inside out and backwards now. Dash panel finally cracked, but was expecting that to happen eventually. Not a bad crack so I can fix it too. Looked into Eastwood's dash stuff.




Cracked at least 5 different screw holes in different spots, "fixed" them with an electrical soldering pen like I know Atomic has. Didn't matter how gentle I was some still cracked. What can you expect from 40 year old plastic? it really got me thinking about one day having all of these parts rendered and remade through a 3d printer using better plastic.

#1516945 The Geisha

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on 13 September 2017 - 09:09 AM



Today I have some company

#1516906 The Geisha

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on 13 September 2017 - 06:33 AM

how bout now?

#1515282 The Geisha

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on 05 September 2017 - 09:56 PM



Heater core vents/Blower Motor/Windshield wiper reservoir retainer




gave this one my undivided attention

#1515278 The Geisha

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on 05 September 2017 - 09:43 PM



Some goodies came in today

#1514788 Turbo Coupe B310 with A15 engine, my first project

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on 03 September 2017 - 12:25 PM

So I finally started modifying the rear fenders again and cut open the original panel and just bended it out a bit and made a little extension to make the ''booty'' larger as seen in the pictures. Turned out pretty okay and suits the lines of the cars imo. Also got the Argon bottle from Poland, time to continue the Aluminium welding at weekend, looking forward to that. Also going to try machining the injector pockets for the intake manifold at work, we will see how that turns out as well.








It was so nice to have her outside so I could have a full view of it, looks





Will definitely be doing something like this with my build further down the line. I agree with you these cars have a great booty but they need a little more cushion for the pushin'  :P

#1514624 The Geisha

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on 02 September 2017 - 06:27 PM

Give some heat for the nuts/bolts with heat gun or torch and get longer lever arm to bust them open. Glad to see another B310/210 on the forum!

I'll give it a shot. Love your build too, can't wait til I have a garage where I can weld like you are.





Suggestions on cleaning/painting of rad without damaging?




Really can't wait til the rad support can be addressed. Looks like I'll be able to keep enough of the front valence that it wont need too much chopping but I don't know, only hoping. :wacko:

#1512807 1981 Datsun 210 Manual PDFs

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on 26 August 2017 - 08:51 PM



I really love these scans. The font, early turn of the decade minimalist aesthetic, the photos are all great.


I got to get me a one from 79 and do the same as you.


Nice work :thumbup:

#1506312 The Geisha

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on 28 July 2017 - 08:34 AM

Not sure what you are doing wrong.



Click you picture link, then click the picture to make full screen, right click, copy image address. 

I feel like its something simple but I don't know where I can do anything differently. I'm using firefox off a mac. Maybe try chrome?

#1506200 The Geisha

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on 27 July 2017 - 03:07 PM

Right click the picture--> copy image address -> paste and add -temp.jpeg --> then post.



What am I doing wrong?

#1506193 The Geisha

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on 27 July 2017 - 02:25 PM

Anyway on to the fun stuff.


So far I have gotten the front right and left strut assemblies, tie rods, sway bar, links, and right control arm off of the car. The left one is being a piece of shit.




The next step is to get the rear axle and suspension out so that both front and rear suspension can get sandblasted and powder coated at the same time. After that it's reassembly time.




So far I have ordered all new rotors, calipers, brake lines, strut inserts with boots, bushings and bearings, center link, tie rods, idler arm. One of the tie rods (I think left) and the idler arm are the only pieces of the new steering parts that aren't 555, I will order those again and make sure I get 'Made in Japan' parts as I don't want to have any uneven drive. I'll just keep the ones I have in case of emergency.








It's like Christmas but better :)


Alright well I got to run for the time being, I'll try and figure out how to make images show up properly in the mean time. I'll try and post more pictures by next week.

#1506184 The Geisha

Posted by f1ndM3aTaco on 27 July 2017 - 01:43 PM

add -temp.jpg to the end of picture and it will embed.

Having a little bit of trouble with that right now. Do you mean at the end of the copy/paste URL or what?


Do you mean the actual file name in the host album?