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About datsunfreak

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  • Birthday 12/21/1972

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    Arlington, TX
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    '73 1200 Coupe, '77 280Z
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    Datsuns and Photography. What else is there?
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    Automotive Photojournalist, Vintage Automotive Restorer/Mechanic

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  1. datsunfreak

    '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

    Yeah, but then I'd feel really stupid for adding a radio... And a back seat... 😁
  2. datsunfreak

    '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

    Duly noted. 👍
  3. datsunfreak

    '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

    That was Tim's notion as well. There is one minor issue with that. The holes are a little too big for 3/16" rivets and way too small for 1/4" rivets. If I can get some washers to fit the 3/16" rivets I may do that...
  4. datsunfreak

    DATSUN HOTWHEELS (and some other ones)

    FYI, there is a model car thread...😊
  5. datsunfreak

    Project Binky - Turbo Charged 4WD Mini

    Do you do much fabrication? While short on application to what I like to build, it was nonetheless fascinating to me. Coming up with a wacky idea and then building and building until you make it work is cool to me. Now, rain sensing wipers? Fuck that noise... 😄 When you can cheaply buy a kit that does exactly what you want, there's no reason to build it yourself...
  6. datsunfreak

    Project Binky - Turbo Charged 4WD Mini

    The wife couldn't understand why I had to pause the show because I was laughing too long at that joke... 😁
  7. datsunfreak

    My Swiss 1972 S30 240Z rebuild project

    Are you familiar with the Ship of Theseus? 😊
  8. datsunfreak

    Kelmo's Coupe Build(?)

    What, no ash tray hole? 😊
  9. If it were a "winner", wouldn't it have more than three customers? 😁
  10. datsunfreak

    '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

    Always hated the chromed steel hood pins the previous owner installed, as my preference is smaller aluminum pins. These steel pins tend to rust over time... Well, the way he installed the pins makes it impossible to exchange the pins themselves, but I could do away with the rust making steel hood plates. So I made some out of carbon fiber... I was going to install them but the previous owner also used some cheap chrome screws that were starting to rust as well. I'm going to pick up some stainless hardware to install them instead... And I have some ideas on how to replace the pins themselves with stainless or aluminum, just need to grok it a bit more...
  11. datsunfreak

    '73 1200 Coupe Project, aka Timmy

    Since I had a new NOS pair, I decided to go ahead and replace the door seals as well. Now all the rubber on the car is brand new... 👍
  12. datsunfreak

    '62 Falcon Econoline

    Flywheel back and looking sharp, and the 8.5" Mustang clutch fits well... That and the transmission should go back in Saturday... Tim has been reading up on making more power with this engine and the consensus seems to be getting colder air into the engine, not having it suck air from the "hot box", is the path to more power. Tim got an air box from a 280Z and made a bracket for it to bolt to the bottom of the van... Got that installed and started looking at how to connect that to the carb. Tim got a hat and some piping and... While he was doing all that, I disassembled and cleaned the driveshaft. Then installed new u-joints and painted it... This driveshaft has the smallest tube I have ever seen. And wee tiny u-joints as well...
  13. datsunfreak

    '62 Falcon Econoline

    Done. Transmission is now out, and it was really quite easy. Took the flywheel to the machine shop to get it refinished. Should be picking it up today. Unfortunately, the clutch Amazon sent us was a 10" clutch, and we need an 8.5" clutch. 😒 After doing some detective work, some online sources seem to believe the 10" clutch is what the '62 Econoline van used originally. There is no way that big a clutch/flywheel would fit into this tiny transmission. Apparently the '64-67 Mustang with a 200ci engine (what our engine is) used the 8.5" clutch so we ordered one of those and it should be here Monday/Tuesday. I honestly think this 10" clutch must be for a V8, not a straight 6...

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