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    Drove it to my friend's house the other day, had to stop by the ATM on the way, forgot I had driven the wrong car for that... ?
  3. 14 points
    As promised. The venue contract has been completed and the dates finalized! dates: June 13-14 at https://g.co/kgs/gBsGmi NEW this year will be camping on the grounds both Friday the 12th AND Saturday the 13th cost is $8.00 for 1 day or $15.00 for both days entrance fee. $10 tent camping $25 rv spot (20 amp power and water). Cost to enter a vehicle into the show: FREE Cost for a swapmeet spot: FREE Vender spots: FREE. What you get for your $8/15, 1 full day or 2 full days of access to the show and also if you’d like to walk around the venue there are also 14 various museums on the grounds that you’ll have access to. These Musuems typically ask for a small donation and that’s voluntary. dogs welcome, family’s encouraged. There are showers at our disposal as well. I negotiated the same price table as last year and again 100% of that goes to the venue to support the facility and keep it open for the public to enjoy for years to come while still staying affordable to anyone and everyone who may want to participate. the event will be the same as last year for the most part, however...after talking with many people about what they would like to see this year would be, Sundays judging and awards ceremony more formal got suggested so we’ll be doing that with several more classes being added. An actual raffle was brought up and that may happen this year if enough people donate items to raffle. Contact me if you do please and also shirts and stickers. This is something I am definitely going to make happen. It will be predominantly done on a preorder basis starting in late April but there will be a limited number available at the show also. as much as I tried to turn down $ to support this I did get a couple non refundable donations toward this upcoming years event so thank you for that! If interested please save the dates 
  4. 12 points
    I loved Powerland so much I forgot about Canby. Don't get me wrong I loved Canby so many good memories there so let's make more at Powerland. We could have people come from across the country or even from another country for just the show like we had at Canby. Jay you did awesome holding this down I just can't express the gratitude I have. If someone does do shirts and sweaters maybe some of money can be donated to the park as well I don't know just an idea.
  5. 12 points
    Bottom half done One or two more colors left...
  6. 12 points
    Couldn't wait for the suspension upgrades to try out the wheels...
  7. 12 points
    Put another 20 miles on it this weekend and everything seems to be doing alright. Stopped for a photo op...
  8. 11 points
    thanks Cody for linking me up buddy!
  9. 11 points
    Well one dude put on a 2 day show.. great turn out and everyone had a great time. Already has the next event locked in and it's the ONE day after the show ended.. so. Not to say it's easy. Just saying Jbird is killin' it!!
  10. 11 points
    This was a great event! The venue is top notch. Thanks for putting it on Jay!! Here is basically every picture I took.. as always should have taken more.
  11. 11 points
    Ready for some spring road farming and cone dodging. It’s been a long winter.
  12. 11 points
    I thought back and fourth between running a modern engine ( SR, Beams ), and I kind of still want to, but I ended up using the L20 and open chamber u67. A local shop in Calgary did the machine work on the engine. We cleaned everything up, resurfaced the head and block, bored the block to 86mm.. ran 86mm flat top ZX pistons, resized the rods for ARP fastners. Rotating assembly was balanced, new valve grind, installed ISKY springs and retainers... I will be running a Steve Bonk .535 cam I haven't reassembled yet, I am just waiting to finish up paint, so I can have a nice clean work space moving forward. I've recently picked up a set of Weber DCOE45s from a person on FB marketplace.. Came with a new Cannon manifold. I also have a older swan neck Cannon manifold, unsure what I will need to run to clear my brake setup.. read on.. Valve cover, done by Mike Kohloff, wrinkle black. Oil cap from Number 7 which I got from Lonely Driver. My friend Jim Karst recently visited Ermish Racing and picked up a Nissan Comp style header for me, I don't know how well it will fit, but I am not running torsions, and I can just modify it at home. I am running a 280ZX transmission, with a Fidanza flywheel, Exedy clutch, etc etc.. no pictures doe.. For my suspension, I will be doing a 3 or 4 link in the rear, but not this year... So I won't talk about that.. But for the front, I will be running the Mike Klotz suspension members, with Beebani upper shock mounts and Qa1 coil overs.. No progress on that.. Will address soon. Brakes... Z32 26mm calipers, Beebani rotors with adapters.. Izusu rear disc conversion.. Also Beebani.. Yet to come.. Mike Kohloff did the powder coating on the calipers.. Came out awesome.. I rebuilt them. Interior, nothing fancy... Undecided whether to use my OEM bench seat, or run my 914 seats. I raptor lined the floor and firewall, looks sweet. I think that's it for now.. I will update as I move forward.
  13. 11 points
    Slowly moving.. got this car over to the new place.
  14. 10 points
    I didn't paint it but it's painted. yeppi
  15. 10 points
    been a cloud over "canby" for a couple years wondering if the last one was going to be the last one... There is a genuine excitement in the air for next years show again, and it feels good . Real good .
  16. 10 points
    Suggestion, post some rules about being respectful of the venue while on site, specifically at night. Lots of stuff around and would hate to see some knuckleheads do something that would make us not welcome going forward. This year everyone was very respectful of the venue. Especially as the event grows. Or have a few volunteers help keep an eye on things. I know the on site staff were roaming the grounds to keep watch, but it's a big area. I guess we did have to sign a few documents when we entered the grounds.. so I dunno maybe that's good enough. I just know Canby got a pretty fucking nuts at times. I'm already planning on going both nights in 2020. Raffles are a great idea. Shirts would be super cool too. Feel free to reach out for volunteers to help you out with things. Trophies, shirts.. whatever.
  17. 10 points
    I really couldn’t say. I started off with an active relationship with the venue before I even brought the idea to them to consider. What’s important is that we still have a multi day event in the Pacific Northwest that is exclusively OURS.
  18. 10 points
    Interlude Chris-craft insides The dude we asked to walk with us said this was one guys collection.. Under that mini semi posted earlier..
  19. 10 points
    Here are the last of my pics. Stopped for lunch at Boomers BBQ just before the border to WA. Never been before or even heard of it, but highly recommend now if you are into bbq. Plus there's a photo op right in front. :) Still working on the video, should be about 15 mins of footage. :)
  20. 10 points
    Before: After! Still some streaks and stipes in the paint, but it's shiny and I'm pretty happy with it!
  21. 10 points
    Ray, I got a little creative with the bondo and lead, but I finally got your Coupe painted. Bring your checkbook and come pick it up. I took a few liberties with your requests, but I think the new aerodynamics will vastly improve the handling.
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    Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr If you look close you can see Jimmy's cute kid staring through the window.lol Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Interior besides carpet is almost perfect. Factory A/C. This 1800 has is all. It ddi have a Vinyl top hence the different color. I will fix all that. Already have parts on order.
  24. 10 points
    Trailer is making progress After blasted and sealed some areas were a bit worse then expected. Roughing the body is a bit more work.
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    So I am a bit older than most of you, I think (not as old as Mike, though), as I graduated high school in 1991. Now the 3 coolest cars in my high school parking lot were (in no particular order) the mid-80s Trans Am or IROC-Z Camaro, the AE86 Toyota Corolla GT-S (so much stickers!!), and the Mitsubishi Starion/Chrysler Conquest. I fell in love with all three of these and always wanted to own all three some day. It took me until 15 years after high school, but I did get an AE86. It was a load of fun and I do miss it still. I have often low key looked for a decent IROC-Z but that search has thus far proved fruitless. And we come to the last of the trio. Which I acquired today. 😁 Paint is pretty beat but it runs great. Engine was recently rebuilt, as was the turbo. It pulls surprisingly strong, especially on the freeway... Now just waiting on the UPS man to bring me about 20 boxes, then the real fun begins... 😁
  28. 9 points
    I'll definitely come next year
  29. 9 points
    Parts! I’d like to say thanks again to all the venders who came out! Vender spots will remain at no additional charge in 2020. Bring lots of parts! I don’t know of ANY Datsun owner who isn’t looking for SOMETHING! You guys made my year coming out and enjoying the weekend with me! @mrbigtankeryou thought that KW was sweet then you are in for a treat..there are THREE massive buildings FULL of bygone commercial. @WAGON JON and @hang_510 a very special thank you to you guys for hauling me down to Sacramento so I could spend some time with my dad while he going through his treatments. And putting up with me going on and on and on about the show through the entire 10 hour drive 😁😂😁
  30. 9 points
  31. 9 points
    Back from skool. :) Has anyone mentioned that this venue is awesome? So cool dogs are allowed :)
  32. 9 points
    You will probably notice in this post the meandering away from Dattos. Just posting in cronological order. Gotta take the grandkid to skool, will post more in a bit. :)
  33. 9 points
    There was no torch pass it was dropped by dnw and Jay grabbed that thing by the balls and lit it on fire again This was a great turn out for a low key first time show and really the unknown Jay you did well talking with the people at Powerland and making this happen what great people and the people working in the museums were wonderful also the lady planeing and sanding old lumber for rebuilding thethe floors on the people movers was very nice She told me there is 62 acres inside the gates and 14 acers outside the gate for visitor parking Everyone was respectful camping area was plentiful as well as parking Vendor space and shade We had an awesome time and can't wait to come back to Powerland Thanks again Jay for stepping all over the plate to make this happen 👍
  34. 9 points
    And some more photos of random neat stuff: A coupe Wagon with a super clean swap super clean - it's a beauty... not to ignore some of the other variety and talk about stuff(ed) All in all a great day and the start of a wonderful new annual meet! Next year I have got to have my wagon done!
  35. 9 points
    Many thanks jbirds510, you did a fantastic job putting this together----solo. I was there today, Sunday. (I missed Saturday) There were 60-70 cars, trucks, wagons, one-off's -----all well represented. Several parts vendors, numerous individuals selling parts. There was sun, shade, level lawn, plenty of room, restrooms and nice guy at the gate. For those in doubt, easily as good as Camby. Well done.
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    Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr
  38. 9 points
    Bumping this. I recently moved, now have a bigger garage. Still organizing it though. It will be a bit until I can do some meaningful work in there due to the amount of clutter from the move. The back yard has quite a bit or space so I'm trying to save my pennies to build a shop back there. Until then, I've got to get the garage organized and functional because I've got a ton of Datsun work to do.
  39. 9 points
    Here she is all taped up. Aaaaand we have primer! After adjusting the Harbor Fart HVLP spray gun on a piece of masking paper, I gave it a shot on the bumpers. It immediately did this: Not cool. I had mixed something like 2:1 primer to lacquer thinner. So that's a no-go. Then I tried 1:1. Much better. Best shots I could get of the texture. I've never shot paint before, so I can't tell if it's actually good, but it feels good. Very consistent like a good matte. It looks much bumpier than it feels. Could be the gun was clogging or my pressures/settings weren't right. But it should sand nicely I think. This is the only major noticeable non-flatness. I just might have to tackle this one. This was the "bad" side. This fender was on the PO's car when he wrecked his other 210, so he swapped fenders with his parts car, now known as my race car. There are some many patches and hammerings in this one shot that no one will ever know about. Here's the setup if anyone is curious. I am shooting Rustoleum "surfacer" automotive primer, mixed with lacquer thinner, through the HF HVLP gun with a 1.8mm tip. That filter/staining stand from HF is a must! $20 for a 2-pack of quarts at Home Depot and I used just a little of the 2nd quart. I will probably need a 3rd quart. I had to special order this stuff online after reading tons of reviews and got to experience those nifty online order pickup lockers for the first time. This morning, once I realized I was ready to shoot, I went back to HD and had them run each can through their shaker machine. Lots of reviews online talk about the high solids content and how difficult it is to mix. I won't pretend to know what all that means, but I didn't notice many chunks and I'm happy with how it worked out. On my other bench I have a bucket with "used" thinner for cleaning the drill-powered mixer between coats. I spin the mixer in the thinner before and after mixing, then pour the mixed paint through the strainer into the gun's container.
  40. 9 points
    Another weekend, another road-trip, another 521 added to the collection! I was keeping an eye on offerup and noticed someone list a datsun drift truck and arranged to meet up with him. Noah ended up being an awesome guy and after a little chatting he let Bro and I snag this awesome little rig. With help with Noah, and his family we rolled the truck up onto the car dolly - even managed to get my little Niece helping load everything up Full bed loaded up! Once we got back to my place we got the truck unloaded I took the chance to look at what the panels looked like on the truck Got the doors mounted tonight. I know you guys want to see the floors: In the bucket of parts the rest of the trans tunnel parts are there if I want to go "back to stock". Noah was awesome and bagged all the bolts and labeled them. Pulling out some of the spare parts to swap with the green 521. Dash has the radio delete plate which is awesome, and the headlight trim is fantastic. Datsun 620 steering wheel + column and a fantastic front bumper and the MINT bench seat.
  41. 9 points
    Mostly stock inside and out other than wheels, lowered and front lip.
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  44. 8 points
    Happy luck me day!!! Always nice to score some parts, especially when you are on the right coast!! Tailgate is in amazing shape with one chain being factory. Taillights are in amazing shape as well. One crack on one of the red ones but thats it!!! No spider webbing and they are a glossy shiny red! One back up lens looks brand new, the other has spider webbing. The reverse light buckets are toast tho. Scored it all for 130. Im very pleased.
  45. 8 points
    I'm in and with Mike, may even have a datsun or Nissan next year
  46. 8 points
    Very happy to see this! I might even bring a Datsun next year. :)
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  48. 8 points
    I'm building a 620, have had her for 3 years now. She's a 1976 long bed, 4 speed, L20. When I bought the truck, it needed everything, said 19,000 miles, was pretty clean, til I got into it. Here's where I found it, in the state it was in.. Picked it up for $5000 I think, had a friend drive it home, because I had a broken arm at the time.. I didn't really know much about it, other than it was sweet, but ugly, worked okay. Few weeks went by, felt more comfortable driving it, so I took it out. Brakes didn't work, needed two rear wheel cylinders. At this point, I had only dealt with BMWs ( E30,36,46) so I was unaware of Rockauto having most parts. Anyways, few more weeks went by, still unable to really work on my cars, so I had some friends do the brakes for me, went well. Then I ordered some 3" blocks for the rear, gathered some info, and a friend and I installed the blocks, and reindexed the torsions. Stock shitty shocks still. I also took off the heinous bed cover, camper hooks, rear crash bumper, front bumperettes.. pretty much everything I hated. So, tires sucked, they were original. So I picked up some Chev Rally wheels, my friend Mike Kohloff powder coated them black, picked up some of the cheapest tires available and sent it. Looked shitty at this point.. I left it, installed some gas adjust shocks, rode better, and I think I lowered the front more. Then winter happened... I was doing an engine build/restomod on my E30 at the time, so I spent all my time on the E30 for a while. Come spring, I moved the truck to my parents garage, to make room for my other cars at my place At some point I came across Mike Klotz (Bluehandsfab).. Great guy, great ideas.. I purchased a Nissan hard body ball joint conversion from him, which included upper and lower control arm, as well as inner and outer tie rods, with coupling. Very nice product. I had it all powder coated, again by Mike Kohloff. Purchased Belltech drop spindles, some new calipers, rotors, pads, lines etc.. installed everything, along with a 15/16 zx master. Worked well, had it aligned etc.. I cut off the droop bump stops, and tig welded on some plates, which I dimpled with my dimple die set from TMR customs. The truck had an oil cooler installed when I got it, the original owner had a factory drop in camper which he drove to Vancouver occasionally. It was installed poorly, probably in the dark at midnight with a blindfold on... no pictures tho. So I bought a new cooler, some -an lines, fittings, bent up a bracket, dimpled it. So, I drove it for a bit, and it sucked, leaked oil, back fired, but I loved it. I pulled the carpet when I got it, and there was some rust scale on the pass side floor panel. Removed it all, but I didn't coat it back, made some mats from rubber. No pics of that. Everything in there is original and mint. I installed this Nardi wheel, I got from someone from Vancouver, came from a Stagea. So some time went on, I guess a year ish.. wrapped up my E30. Here's some pictures. So fast forward to now..ish.. summer 2018, I picked up some new wheels from Love20bee on instagram. and I left it be for a while, til fall. I decide I am done with the leaking of oil, back firing, horrible ride, etc.. I guess I was also sick of the rust I kept finding, so I gutted the interior.. Big rust spot on the firewall... Sweet. Oh and I was sick of the sunroof... and the rusted out battery tray. A friend of a friend replaced the roof skin for me, replaced the battery tray metal, and fixed up the firewall. Did an OK job, kind of a d bag. I removed all the rust scale from my rain cowl... disaster, then POR15'd it, then seam sealed it.. Kinda see it here.. Now it's all primed up, ready to paint and looks nice. That last picture is now. I have a bunch of other details to post.. engine, new suspension, brakes, stuff I've restored. Next post, kinda out of order.
  49. 8 points
    Now at the blasting / painting company. Yep paying to get her done
  50. 8 points
    The Red headed Hottie and i are driving something Datsun up. May throw some parts in the trunk, but last year at Canby selling was a waste of time. Totally cool with parts delivery on request. Just really wondering what the hell i will have available to drive, seems I'm back to selling everything cool I build. would be cool to see the normal crew of Datsun heads Keeper out
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