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    Couldn't wait for the suspension upgrades to try out the wheels...
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    Bottom half done One or two more colors left...
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    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.
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    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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    Mostly stock inside and out other than wheels, lowered and front lip.
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    Excited Guys! getting back Into a Datsun soon! been way to long....
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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.
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    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.
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    Heres my pics. Jrock, thanks for hosting it was a nice day for it.
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    720 spotted on Western at PCH in Lomita CA 4/2/19:
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    So finally found a cherry one from my buddy Joel. Or it found me. This 1800 SSS is a time capsule, not perfect but this car will be no challenge to restore at all.Its been a long time searching for the right one at the right price and this met both without a shadow of a doubt. I am so happy to finally join the Coupe club And again want to thank Joel for selling it to me. This one will stay all stock, Im not spending any money on this one.lol First thing is get the car, next is clean up and get running. I would love to drive around for a bit as I get all parts needed to restore. And then of course pull apart to just a roller and get it bodywork and painted. Either leaving the 1800 factory engine or swap an FJ20 with mikuni's, considering I have 2 of them.Will see. Other then that here it the first batch of pictures to show its time capsule and pristine condition. Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr'' Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr
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    Just a little update as we fast approach the date, I’d like to talk about trophies. There Will be a few trophies given out and They are going to be a little different than previous years. The trophies are being MADE more like the trophies you’d see at hot rod shows. If you imagined something like crossed piston rods and gears you’d be pretty much on the money. The trophies will be art, however I am having data plates made to be attached that will say “best paint” “best daily” etc etc. If anyone is artistic in this way and would like to volunteer to make a trophy to be presented on Sunday please PM me. Club pick is Something I’d love to see happen and if a club or clubs out there would like to make one that would be amazing! As of now the510keeper has volunteered to make and present “best paint” and I am making the mouse trap. Others trophy classes can be found on the original post of this thread. Also something else this year, we are doing a 50/50 raffle so 3 people will be winning CASH!! That way all winners get the prize they really wanted. Looking forward to to hearing from anyone wanting to be involved with this. Thanks -Jbird-
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    Nice- thank you Mainer311. Here she is- the original paint still has life! She runs really well, but leaks oil like a sieve. I’m not sure all the places the leaks are coming from, but I’m going to start with a valve cover gasket- since shutting off the dang waterfall will let me see what’s going on. Ill get some underhood pics up later
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    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.
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    Just a reminder.. I’m not doing this for me, I’m doing this for us. All monies collected goes to the venue to keep the place available for events like ours for years to come. That is all..have a great day.
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    An Italian Boy's Confession "Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl." The priest asks, "Is that you, little Joey Pagano?" "'Yes, Father, it is." "And who was the girl you were with?" "I can't tell you, Father. I don't want to ruin her reputation." "Well, Joey, I'm sure to find out her name sooner or later so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?" "I cannot say." "Was it Teresa Mazzarelli?" "I'll never tell." "Was it Nina Capelli?" "I'm sorry, but I cannot name her." "Was it Cathy Piriano?" "My lips are sealed." "Was it Rosa DiAngelo, then?" "Please, Father, I cannot tell you." The priest sighs in frustration. "You're very tight lipped, and I admire that. But you've sinned and have to atone. You cannot be an altar boy now for 4 months. Now you go and behave yourself." Joey walks back to his pew, and his friend Franco slides over and whispers, "What'd you get?" "Four months vacation and five good leads!"
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    After completing the lower of the subframe jig I had both a level point to take measurements off and something substantial to weld into position, So I began modifying the chassis to accept its new front frame. Next up was to create top mounts for the suspension uprights. I had saved the top mounts cut from the MX5 so that I could bolt to two holes pre drilled in the top of the upper arm mount so that I could achieve alignment. And then she was back down on her own feet up front
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    Removing that stupid step in the rear fenders.... Can't wait to set it on the ground!!!!!!!!! Yeah some bondo fell off behind the rear wheel..... O well. I'll offset the uglyness buy ride height.
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    Ready for some spring road farming and cone dodging. It’s been a long winter.
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    Bought this 1970 Datsun 521 out of SoCal after selling my 280Z. U may have seen it for sell. Plan on going through all systems, not doing a restoration but towards the ratsun look. Have been fixing the usual electrical issues; lights, switches, horn. First project will be the stance. More to come.
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    Hi ! I'm new member of ratsun forum. I don't know if this kind of topic was on this forum but I'd like to share with you my hobby. I draw japanesse cars. Maybe someone of you share my passion? What do you think about them? This is a handmade art.
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    2 quarts wasn't quite enough for 2 full coats of primer, so I had to crack into a 3rd for one last spray gun full. Another $10 from the budget I guess. Everything is sanded to 400ish 600ish so the sanding is DONE. I was really tired but I pushed through and got the first light coat of color #1 on. I switched to the 1.4mm tip. Rustoleum brand paint thinned with lacquer thinner 1:1 and a splash of hardener stolen from the kit for color #2. It sprayed great and I'm really excited to unwrap this present, probably another week from now. Then yesterday I got 2nd coat of color #1 on. I tried one of those disposable hopper cups, but the filter didnt' seal right and I got a ton of clogging on one panel. So I'll need to wetsand before the final coat. Also got some sweet vinyls ready to go on...
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    The block Z22 assembly Ready to go in headliner in 😁 and how she currently is now. I had all the hardware redone in yellow zinc and a bunch of factory Nissan parts thrown at it. Also redid the valve cover. Engine block is Nissan blue/green.
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    ha ha ha this is exactly how it goes. I know people mean well and have all the intention to buy an item, but generally speak before they can afford anything. For now I will only be putting custom Datsun CNC items on my cars, and if people want what I have then its going to be a premium to make it worth my time to make extra. Mike make the things that bring you joy. Then make or don't make deals where you want. Charge a minimum of $100 per hour for shop time. You are worth that.
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    I wanted to see if I could do it, it didn't go as planned at first, but with a couple adjustments I succeeded. First off I have a J15 engine, I am assuming this one is the same as the J13 and E1 as the motor mounts are the same and the plate is the same as my 1966 Datsun 520 plate. At first I was going to use the 1981 Datsun 210/310 5 speed, but it would not fit over the flywheel, so I settled for the 71B, Nissans 720 5 speed, I used a long shaft 5spd for mock up but the plan would be to use the short shaft 5spd in the 85/86 Nissan 720 regular cab/short box. Now understand I did this without even using a tape measure, I had the 71B front case, an L block plate, and a J13/J15 adapter plate, the holes in the center of the plates were the same size, but the hole saw I used was slightly larger, but it still was a matter of spinning/clocking the plates to put all the holes where they needed to be, I actually had to weld up the starter mount holes and re-clock it once as the starter was hitting the distributor, I am using the stock J series starter, flywheel, clutch disc/cover, and throw out bearing assembly on a 720 clutch arm, it appears to be good but I have the engine on an adjustable engine stand I made. Here is the transmission side of the plate made with the 3 special bolts needed. Here is the engine side A closer look at the bolts, they are around flush when inserted into the plate, two for the mounting of the starter and one for the top of the transmission. Here is the counter sunk hole for the transmission mount. And the starter counter sunk holes. Here is the plate installed without a flywheel. Here is the plate installed with the flywheel/disc/cover, and you can see the transmission mount bolt sticking out. It is tight in back of the flywheel. Here is the starter installed, you can see the special bolts I made to hold the starter on, the transmission case rests on these bolts, so they had to be flush as I didn't want to modify the transmission case, this is made to not have to modify anything else, just mount the plate and install the transmission. Now I made this plate with the special bolts removable, I need this plate as a template to make more plates if needed. The starter and distributor are very close to each other, this was my second try. Here is the 4 speed J series throw out bearing/collar on the 720 clutch arm in the 71B 5 speed transmission. I cleaned up the edges of the plate today, the exhaust is tight. I can get the head pipe flange on the studs, but I still need to cut and bend the head pipe, that is not done yet. The head pipe just hits the adapter plate a little, it will be easy to deal with. And here is the long shaft 5spd transmission mounted on the engine in my engine stand. I have started and ran this engine on the stand today, the starter sounds normal and the engine doesn't make any weird sounds while running, I believe I succeeded in making this adapter plate, the short shaft 5spd should fit fine in the 520/521 with the J series engine with the normal transmission mount mods. I have no idea if the short shaft 5spd will fit into the 320 without cutting sheet metal, but I believe this plate will work on an E1 engine if the J series starter is used, I don't know if the 320 flywheel is the same though, the J series flywheel may also be needed, the shift lever on the short shaft is in the same place as the 4 speed shift lever, but the 4spd is an inch longer than the 5spd.
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    So... It's been a while since I last posted. I've been busy though, I have some nice updates. So I got the engine all assembled, everything went nice and smooth. Valves did not interfere with the flat tops, and I did not unshroud the head to lower the CR. The cam is .535" lift, for anyone interested. I also refinished the wheels, I did Spanish gold Prismatic powder, with gold hardware, and I also reverse mounted the face. Also, while I had those powder coated, I had my tail light buckets done in a "chrome look" powder. Hard to see, but they look nice. If anyone noticed, my hood hinges weren't on the truck. I think at some point, the hood flipped up, and it damaged the sheet metal under the hinges, so I removed the hinges, fixed the sheet metal under, refinished the hinge holders and devised a way to hold it all together... Of course, there was some powdercoating involved.. more on this later, I'm having the grey plates powder coated as we speak. Front sway bar and pieces were done in nice black. Now for the good stuff! I redid all the brake lines on the truck in 3/16" stainless, with all -3AN stainless fittings. I removed the factory load sensing valve, installed a Wilwood proportioning valve for the rear channel, and made all kinds of nice brackets to match.. which are also going to be wrinkle black.. I don't have too many pictures of it.. I picked up a cool 3 gauge holder for my center console, and I also picked up 3 STACK brand gauges, which I don't have yet. I also wasn't too happy with how that block pcv connector went, it was a bit loose, so I just made my own Finally, after I was done the engine bay and what not, I reshot the black paint to my nose panel on the truck. Anyways, I have alot of parts coming in the mail. I hope to get the engine in the truck and the truck back on the ground by Easter....!!
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    Who's house Jaybirds House Canby or bust yur ass
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    See, No worries. Cost 0 Dollars Friend shop with a brake lathe. Took 3/16" materials off. Fits rims like a charm Which make it 3 5/8"
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