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Johnlorio

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About Johnlorio

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  • Birthday 02/22/1960

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Albuquerque
  • Cars
    1968 1600 roadster. 1967 411 wagon, 1967 SSS sedan, 1968 BMW 1600
  • Interests
    Cars. Playing bass, more cars
  • Occupation
    Engineer
  1. You need a set of correct wagon tail light lenses, the set you have on are sedan tail light lenses (they have a reflector built in, which the wagon lenses don't ) fun cars! John
  2. Actually the 510 calipers are identical to the SSS calipers except they have metric threads so you you have to fab up a brake line with SaE on the car side and metric on the callipervside. The backing plates are slightly different.
  3. Actually mob dual carb manifold and SU carbs fit on a J13. I'm thinking of doing that on my wagon and bought a set that I dropped on a spare J13
  4. Both my 411s are on the road and driving great. The WPL wagon and the RL sedan. Finding parts took time but they all turned up
  5. I've managed to find all the suspension parts through EBAY and rockauoto. Tie rod ends were easy upper ball joints too lower ball joints took time. You can interchange the LHS and RHS ball joints if you're willing to redrill one hole in the lower control arm. a very expensive option is Carl from New Datsun Parts who sources NOS parts in Japan. He's great to deal with but not cheap. Perhaps you can get another Low ball joint from Cyprus? I'm looking into putting twin SU/hitachi carbs on my WPL wagon using an MGB manifold. I'd be interested if you find an SS 411 down in NZ for the carb linkage and setup. John
  6. The Williams Arizona all datsun show is open for registration. This year there is a class for 411 s and we are trying to get a bunch there. It's a great show and Williams is a neat town not far from the Grand Canyon. Hope to see some 411 s there! I'm bringing two John
  7. Bring it to Williams in October. Really fun show and we are trying to get 411s there. I'm bringing two. I've asked Chris to set up s 411 class due to increasing interest in these card. See nodtalgic Datsun for details.
  8. I think it was bottoming on the bump stops. Never felt like it was bottoming out except for the squirrelly driving. I'm leaving it stock for now.
  9. Ok in middle of night one thing occurred to me. I didn't cut the bump stops. Could that give me these symptoms if the car was bottoming out?
  10. Still had negative toe in after first two alignments and I tried more toe in. Steering felt very light and sensitive. I had also replaced ball joints and tie rod ends both inner and outer. With the stock springs the steering feels more firm and connected. I've no idea why the steering feels different now. I like the way the car drives now but I'm interested to understand what is going on
  11. Car felt unstable at interstate speed Surprised me because I've dropped my roadster without that effect. Something different in steering geometry between roadsters and 411s
  12. Yes I had it aligned twice.
  13. When I rebuilt the front end on my SSS I used roadster springs which dropped the front end about 1.5". The car drove terrible at speed darting all over the road. I had the front end shop install the stock springs (not easy) and now the car drives fantastic with good road feel in the wheel What changed in the front end geometry? Alignment shop says castor angle. Do any of you have similar experience with your dropped cars?
  14. I've got an extra rear bumper that you can have re chromed. Pm me if you are interedted
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