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About delariva

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  • Birthday 04/20/1984

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  • Location
    Denver CO
  • Cars
    1964 L320
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    Old cars, fishing, hunting, tattoos, art, training, BJJ & MMA.

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  1. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    Here are some progress pics from Friday evening. I didn't get it bolted back on the vehicle, but that should be easy to get to after work this week. I had to run to the parts store for a different inner wheel bearing. When I ordered the donor parts on rock auto, I got the wrong ones. Not sure what I was thinking, but I bought them for the 520 instead of the new 720 hubs. Other than that everything else was smooth sailing.
  2. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    Thanks Mike. I have the aluminum brackets. The kit is amazing, you did a great job putting it together. The amount of thought you put into it, and the videos you share online make the install really easy.
  3. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    After work this week I worked on getting the parts cleaned up and painted for the disc brake conversion. I am going to start installing the kit tonight. I did not paint the lower control arm. I washed it and skipped the wire wheeling and painting. I may need to remove the torsion bars, and weld some brackets for front coil overs. While taking all of this apart, I don't think there is enough room to run the exhaust around the torsion bars. Until I get that figured out I'm going to leave the lower control arms unpainted. I was able to find replacement dust boots for the upper control arm. They were really cheap too. If anyone else is interested here is a link and the part # Nissan 54541 - 04100 https://www.nissanpartsdeal.com/parts/nissan-seal-dust~54541-04100.html
  4. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    I haven't posted anything in a while. Right after my last update around a year ago we moved in early June 2018. I spent most of last year working on the new house. Especially this spring when I spent almost all of my time and all of my budget redoing the landscaping. Anyway, I have been able to get back to the Datsun this summer. I did work on the driver door again over the winter. I decided to remove the body filler that was on there and try harder to get it straighter, then epoxy the metal before adding any filler or high build primer. It is a little embarrassing how many hours I put into that stupid door, but it looks a lot better. It is far from perfect, but this is the pic of the door with a coat of epoxy. I don't have a lot of pics or even remember the little things I have worked on over the last year, but here are a few pictures of some recent work, and where I am now. I ended up doing some grinding and welding along the patch panel I put in to get the door gap to look better before priming the driver side quarter panel I purchased the disc brake kit from Bluehands inc right before the move, and have been cleaning up the front suspension to get that put in. I'll get a pic of everything put back together for another update. I only have this pic of everything removed from the front other than the sway bar. I probably won't post very often unless I make some noticeable progress. It sometimes feels lame posting small things, especially since I have been dicking around on this for so long. I just wanted to let whoever followed my build before know that I am not dead, and didn't give up on the old datsun.
  5. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    Just got back from my trip to Arizona. We enjoyed some spring training baseball, nice weather and picked up the windshield I bought about a month ago. I also purchased a stock rear view mirror from the same seller and picked that up while I was there. Here are a few pics since my last update. I removed the tray under the dash, and the heater vent. The only thing left in the interior is the accelerator pedal. Its soaking in PB blaster some more so I can get it loose. The particle board on the tray is in bad shape. I spent a lot of time on the roof. It had multiple creased dents like this one. I got them worked out and thought it looked pretty close to straight, until I sprayed a guide coat. I still have a lot of work to do. I had a really cheap hammer and dolly set from an auto parts store. I decided with all of the hammer and dolly work ahead of me, I would get some nicer tools. I ordered a new Martin hammer. After feeling the difference I didn't want to use my old body hammers any more. I have been ordering vintage Fairmount tools to save a little money. After cleaning up the faces, and installing new Martin handles on the hammer heads they are pretty nice. I am not getting them perfect like some guys that restore old tools, just trying to make them usable again. The dollies weigh almost twice as much as the cheap ones I had, and the hammers feel great. It really makes bumping metal a lot easier.
  6. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    I filled those holes on the dash yesterday. I am going to spray another guide coat and block it out. It might be close enough to level out with primer, if not I'll work it with the slapping file a little more.
  7. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    I am using the original push rod in the brake master. The clutch push rod is bent. I took a push rod from a 280zx which is the same type of push rod, but it was longer. The 280zx has the threaded clevis so I cut it down. It doesn't seem like it is keeping it from returning all the way on the bench. If it doesn't return all the way when I get it installed to the clutch pedal, I'll just replace the clutch master.
  8. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    The clutch master push rod was bent, so I went to the pull and pay to see what I could find. I pulled the clutch master out of a 79 280zx. Here is a pic of everything before getting started. I ordered a brake master kit for a 620. When I pulled the brake master apart I realized the kit I ordered isn't going to work. I am not positive, because I can't find much info on it, but I think the MC I have is from 510. Most rebuild info I have found show pistons that aren't slotted like these, and that are held in with one retaining screw. I can't find a kit for this MC with pistons held in place by the 2 long retaining screws. I cleaned the old parts and put it back together. If this master is worn out, I will just get a new aftermarket one. The clutch rebuild kit is in the old clutch master. I am just waiting on a 8mm x 1.25 die to get here in the mail, so I can shorten up the 280zx push rod.
  9. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    Thank you again for the welding tips. I'll get some 1/4" scrap and do some practicing.
  10. I personally would not recommend an L series motor in your 320 unless you really want it, not just for simplicity. I bought mine with an L16 already in the bay, and the floors are cut up more than I'd like if I was able to start with a fresh 320. There are holes cut in the firewall to access the bolts that connect the trans and motor. The mechanical fan can't fit. I really like the look of the J series engines in the 320, but everyone has their own taste. I just wanted to throw my .02 out there since I have the L series in mine. For the brakes I am also fan of Mikes kit. It was designed specifically for the Datsun by a Datsun enthusiast. http://www.bluehandsinc.com/
  11. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    Thanks for posting those Wayno. The booster fits in there better than i expected.I'm sure it wasn't easy to make the pedestal, but it looks good.
  12. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    I googled it when I got home, before seeing this post from you. I found a plug in for chrome that seems to be working. I was able to look trough your build thread again at least. I forgot how much I enjoy reading through your build. You did an awesome job.
  13. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    Thank you. I'll give the spot weld a try, its not a very big area so that's a great idea. I had a question for you. You know quite a bit about welding/fab. I was looking at Steve's shock mounts on his build thread. I only have a 135A mig welder. Do you think that will get good enough penetration to weld those shock mounts on?
  14. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    I wish I would have grabbed the master off the pull yard 620 when I had the chance just to have a spare. I thought about putting a booster in this project, but I don't think there is any way it would fit. With the L16 in the 320 bay there isn't much room. Do you have a pic of the work truck with the 620 brake booster?
  15. delariva

    My Rusty L320 Build

    I think you are correct on it being the 620 master. I will have to look up the Photobucket Fix. I haven't been able to see most of the pictures on the forum for a while now. I remember seeing your shock mount mod, but will need to look at it again to refresh my memory on how you did it. Thanks for the info.
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