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Datsun Dude

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  1. Agree. The Corona is sick. My next door neighbor had one when I was a kid. This thing must fly.
  2. Love it. A great color. Looking forward to seeing it on the road someday.
  3. Saw a rear seat on Yahoo Japan classifieds last night.
  4. Cool story, and thanks for the pix. Good luck on the 411!!
  5. Wonder if this project ever got on the road?
  6. Did you ever complete this project? Wondering.
  7. Got it going again. It had a clogged line or some weirdness in the fuel lines. I little air pressure was applied through the fuel tank and that cleared the debris. I poured 2 gallons of gas on top of that and that was enough. Sometimes it's the smalls that get you. I just drove a hundred miles or more in a rally. No trouble. I drove over a big speed bump way too fast in San Francisco? Car stalls and won't start. Inspecting the engine, I see that one of the clips on the distributor was loose. Clipping it back on, it fired right back up. The car is definitely my daily now. My Z hurts
  8. Z Car Blog Entry: https://www.zcarblog.com/2020/07/03/performance/high-school-sweetheart-kevins-datsun-bluebird-sss.html The Datsun 411 off Dry Creek Road, Healdburg, CA. Me at the ZONC Show in 2018. The Rebello built R16. Stinson Beach Overlook Check out the article for more pix.
  9. I was thinking about the clearance issue. Couldn't you swap in an aftermarket radiator that was much thinner but would still do that job?
  10. Yes, I had to have mine rebuilt and it was not cheap. Works great, though.
  11. Datsun Dude

    j13 rebuild

    When I was in high school in the late 70s, I ran a PL411 with a 2 barrel Weber. It bolted right on. I don't remember the model, but just to let you know that it is the best mod for the J13, I think. The problem, I found, was the linkage. You have to custom fab that. That took the longest as I had a shop do it. It was far too expensive and took forever. I'd say, make friends with a shop that is willing to do this for you if you are not good at that sort of stuff.
  12. Been dailying the 411 since I'm working from home and it's blocking in my Z32 (batt keeps dying! lol). Yesterday, it stalled out backing it out of the driveway. I noticed a blown fuse and badly cracked fuse box. Anyone have a nice fuse box for an R16? I can use a Roadster one, can't I?
  13. Just saw a beauty go for $5K on Facebook down in Florida. You may want to keep an eye out there and on Facebook marketplace.
  14. I'll get it fixed. It's up on a Google site I made a long time ago. I'll upload the pix somewhere else. Sorry.
  15. Have heard you need to weld a pick point into the roof. John Lorio has done this, I think.
  16. I don't think I've posted pictures of the exhaust system in this thread yet, but this is @raceneely's handiwork and you can ask him about it. Here's the details he gave me. He sold me the car with this exhaust package already installed. Very cool! The exhaust system on this RL411 includes a custom collector flange and down pipe, adding 7 more HP to the car. With the custom motor build and custom exhaust system, the car should be pushing well north of 100 HP. DATSUN SSS 411 R-16 COLLECTOR FLANGE W / 2.00" V-BAND STAINLESS STEEL MERGE CO
  17. I have a custom exhaust setup that Neely did. It's very slick. The motor has a "race car" rebuild from Rebello, as well, so there is that. These two factors make it louder than a standard RL411. I have my eye on the manifold and downpipe as there was already repair done in that area. I'll check to see if anything has broken loose or anything, but I'm pretty sure it's the natural state of the car. I did notice one thing, though. When I am idling on an angle of any sort, the motor tends to run more roughly. Maybe it's the carbs? Also having trouble finding window felt. I need a kit for all
  18. Just an update on the SSS. It is still running strong. I have been dailying the car around the Mission District in San Francisco during these trying times. Lots of smiles and thumbs up. My "Next Door" post about my neighbor dinging my faring got over 350 messages, so my neighbors are loving the car. I am not sure I informed the group, but Z Car Garage fabricated a piece for my distributor and now the car runs even stronger and no longer backfires. It's amazing how fast this little car can go. Since the car is running even better since the JCCS run, I decide
  19. I think most people go with the flexane custom fab jobs if there are no other options. DD
  20. Just missed the cutoff for JCCS. Wish I could join you guys. I'm on the standby list.
  21. Need a shoulder harness or my sig other won't ride with me. Any ideas?
  22. I was at this race. I also saw the car being prepped at Z Car Garage. It's a 510 style Bluebird. On the other side of the prep area, though, was the Auto Shiro 411 Bluebird, as seen on JDM Legends. Very impressive for 411 Bluebird fans. I have photo and video of it. I'll try to post it. The best part of this day was doing a parade lap in m '93 300ZX Slicktop. I tried to bring the 411, but it was not running well at the time.
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