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datsunfreak

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About datsunfreak

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  • Birthday 12/21/1972

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    Arlington, TX
  • Cars
    '71 510 Sedan, '67 Galaxie 500 HT
  • Interests
    Datsuns, Guitars, and Photography...
  • Occupation
    Automotive Photojournalist, Vintage Automotive Restorer/Mechanic

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  1. I couldn't sleep last night so I went ahead and did this today... It's a lot better now. I still am not happy with it...
  2. It does flash off to a nice satin. But... Apparently POR-15 does not love UV, so I did some digging on that front. It needs some sort of topcoat for UV blockage (which they will be glad to sell you for $$$$), but several have reported excellent results from another technique. Put on a coat of POR-15, wait 30-45 minutes for it to get really tacky, then go over it with a coat (or two) of enamel. The enamel will burn into the POR-15 so that once it fully cures you get a very durable finish that is UV resistant. So I did just that, one more coat of POR-15, wait 45 minutes,
  3. Thank you. We both hate welding sheet metal and will do anything to avoid it... 😁 Same. I am rapidly approaching a point on the Galaxie where it needs parts to be purchased that will cost a fair bit more disposable income than I currently have (engine, carb, intake, etc). Having Tim around helps, cause' I can just go work on his car, or a friend's car. For me, our shop is really just a time away from the real world, so I don't really much mind if I am working on my stuff, or someone else's...
  4. I feel this is the cheat I would have used, but I am very impressed you are taking on just making it yourself. 👍
  5. Tim wanted his spoiler to match the rest of the trim on the van, so... It was painted on the van, and it didn't come out quite as nice as I wanted it to, so I'm going to take it off on Saturday and put another coat on it...
  6. Got more wiring done today, but we decided to pause momentarily because Tim wanted some fresh paint on the dash frame. POR-15 was deemed the most durable option, so... This is supposed to be satin black, so here's hoping it's not this glossy when it dries... 😁
  7. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of MG stuff fits on a Roadster. And I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of Roadster guys would turn their noses up at using MG parts... 😄
  8. Could you just step down the diff gears? Or better yet, really big tires? 😁 To me, a lot. But I may not be the one to ask. 😄
  9. Also, I keep forgetting the car has a removable steering wheel,, so... 😄
  10. If you ever weighed one, you wouldn't put it in anything. 😁 We had a friend rebuild the 4 cylinder version of that engine for his Scout at our shop. It bent the engine stand. 😄
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