Tailshaft is back out at SW Motorsport getting new unis and balancing. That happened Thursday when I emerged from the Slowlearner bunker to forage for food. Man, this having kids home from school business is hard on the fridge and the wallet!
Across the weekend, I've actually got quite a lot of stuff done.
Much of the garage is actually usable now. I rearranged a few shelves, unpacked some boxes and generally made the place easier to use. There has been more progress on the car too.
This innocuous looking belhousing cover was beyond filthy and didn't fit. Two new holes, a slight bend and a coat paint has it looking sexy where no one will ever see it... unless I get very airborne, very slowly. 😄
All the steering linkages are now back on the car. I'll do a quick and dirty alignment at some stage before I drive it.
The starter is also back in and working again.
Took me way to many goes to get this in. Of course one of the stock bolts was too short (2 tries). Found a bolt that worked (3rd try). Then realized the negative strap for the battery needed to go under the top bolt (last try). derp 🤪
For my next adventure, I get to unearth the diff. Literally.
Sorry, but your comments seem a bit snarky. Also they don’t add anything valuable to the discussion. You are welcome to drive your car anyway you want and use or not use your parking brake, but you needn’t jump into a topic just to criticize. You’re listed a senior member and should set a better example. Datsun owners come here to get and give information, not to be belittled. I’m sure you have a lot of really useful knowledge that would be appreciated if you were to share it.
My little rat rod is pattered after the Type 11 and Type 12 "Datson" cars of the 1930s. It uses the transmission, axle and L24e from a maxima wagon (WHLD910AEUCS). The maxima intake has been replaced with a dual carb intake from a 240z
Build thread at Grassroots Motorsports (30+ pages)
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