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    Culver City
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    E30 Daily & SRL Sunny
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    Karaoke, Cars and Cats
  1. 2mAn

    Miata 1.8L --> 411 Wagon

    Jesse, love seeing the updates. I have some stuff for you. Text me when you’re free
  2. 2mAn

    Miata 1.8L --> 411 Wagon

    x2 :thumbup:
  3. 2mAn

    My Roadster... a 68 SRL311

    so, 3 months of work and I still dont know how this will go... whats the worst that can happen? Jump in and find out!? Up early and on the road by 6am. I have no top, and cruising on the coast was nice and all, but it was a tad bit colder than I was hoping haha another glam shot B) cruising on the coast luckily there were nearly no issues. My tank has been suspicious and I had to stop once because of it, but other than that no issues! I saw two Roadsters on the way to the show, both with their tops up going much slower than I was, so I flew by them. One picked up his pace and we cruised together to the show. I made it and had a perma grin for the next 12 hours... I even took home 3rd place in the "Diamond in the Rough" group, though I think mine should've won.. oh well, Im not in it for the prizes. Loved this pic because prior to buying my Roadster, I almost bought this other one and he was parked right next to me after the show, I immediately tore the car apart again. Another guy who was doing a SR20 swap wanted an uncoated tank to trade for his coated tank. I jumped at the chance and am glad I did. I could hear stuff rustling around in my tank after removing it... It definitely had some junk in it still that was causing me problems Old tank New tank and new thank installed... yes I didnt clean or paint the straps. NFG installed a badge bought a rear end because I wanted the 3.9 rear end, the rest needs to go.... Ive heard this might be an upgrade for you guys, if you need anything LMK speaking of rear ends, I drilled into the backside of this lady to but this badge on her then I moved the Talbot mirror to the antenna location and did some stuff to the interior with POR15 and yada yada... more importantly, I took her out for a spin and am loving it. She looks happy, and so am I... and you're now up to date. See you in 6 months haha
  4. 2mAn

    My Roadster... a 68 SRL311

    So lets see if I can update the last ~6 months in just a few words. Drove it to Willow Springs in February. It made the drive just fine and died at the gate. The alternator/ voltage regulator died so I pushed it into this position to get this glam shot This began a process which involved changing the tensioner, followed quickly by a few WOT redline runs.... because Im a child After that, I started the actual process of replacing the alternator. I figured I would use this opportunity to move the alternator over to the pass side and also upgrade to a GM single wire setup. Heres the old setup removed. Here are all of the parts I made, collected or purchased to make the relocation happen New setup installed, complete with obnoxiously long fuel line going to the carbs... After this, I decided to tackle another issue which was the exhaust leak and other general "sins of the PO" Heres the shiny new 1 5/8" ceramic coated header ready to go on collection of old garbage after being removed Tore it all the way down to this... I couldnt get that one damn stud out and didnt want to break it. you can still get some parts from the dealership brand new! Header installed Intake side installed with my special T3 stacks installed aaaannnnnnddddddd done! after it was all buttoned up, I took it out for a spin. One week to go before the Solvang Roadster Show and Im feeling pretty good..... until I start smelling coolant on my way home. No smoke, but I park and see this.... $H!T stupid amount of money to buy a NOS Nissan Water pump from Grumpy Old Stan, combined with a few late nights' work and ... Completed the job the night before the show. No functioning headlights meant that I couldnt test it out until the morning when I was going to drive ~130 miles to the show. This should be fun!... next post will pick up from there!
  5. 2mAn

    1969 roadster a true barn find.

  6. 2mAn

    Techno Toy Tuning on Mighty Car Mods

    I have to say something special about T3. I bought some of their Velocity Stacks for my Roadster when I first got it but because of the tight little Roadster engine bay, they wouldnt allow the filter to fit over it. I sent them back and asked if there was a way to make me a special set. It took a while of going back and forth, but ultimately I got a set. Sent the word out to the Roadster community on 311s.org and hopefully he will be rewarded with more business. We need to support the cool vendors who arent assholes +1 to T3 I still want to get a cool anodized color in the longer stack as a "race" setup since it should give me a tad bit more torque with no other changes and no paranoia about running with no filter. RACECARBRO
  7. 2mAn

    1969 roadster a true barn find.

    Very cool Roadster!... Those mirrors arent the correct ones, so you might as well replace them. Did they shave the side trim holes? Can you take some pics of how they got the tonneau cover around the roll bar? Im about to pick up a tonneau cover and have a roll bar. I have some ideas, but if I can see how they did it, it would help. Thanks! Not a bad start!
  8. 2mAn

    My Roadster... a 68 SRL311

    Thanks everyone. Forgot to check back on this. I thought I would get notified with replies... I guess not. The car is a lot of fun, and its clear someone in the 70s/early 80s truly loved the car because its been repainted, and the interior was totally redone. Ive been really busy finishing up my semester and between that, working a full-time job and trying to be a good husband the car hasnt had much work done since the last post. I finished up the front suspension and it drove great, but it was obvious I needed to hurry up and work on the rear. It was supposed to be a 20 minute job changing the rear shocks,, but weeks later and its still not done. haha I did however get a seat that Ive basically owned on and off for the last 15 years. I think it finally has found its home. It just feels right. My buddy checked it with the airline when he flew down here 2 weeks ago. TSA Checked it and deemed it worthy to make the flight from Seattle to LA. I couldnt resist throwing it in the car to see how it looks. Not the best picture courtesy of the lighting, but it feels good. After this weekend I will be done with school (its a weekend/ evening college for old people like myself), so next week I will finish up the rear Bilsteins, do a bunch of stuff on my daily driver ('88 325i) and then I will be making up some rails to bolt these seats to and bolt them to the car. If I can sell some more of my extra car parts that I wont be using (see those boxes in the background!?) I will be able to buy a few more parts for the timing system. I already have a new chain and a couple other things, but it feels like each piece is $300 so I cant buy it all at once. I also want to get an Aasco lightweight flywheel, but again its $400... It adds up quick. Anyways, glad you guys like it. I will try to keep this sporadically updated
  9. 2mAn

    My Roadster... a 68 SRL311

    It was discovered earlier this year in Petaluma and my friend in Napa went and checked it out for me. Car had been off the road since 1987, last registered in 86. Probably older than some of the members here, who knows. It was equipped with dual Solex carbs, the early Type 2 model, it has the big oil pan and has some kind of cam. This is in addition to a repaint, and full interior change. Someone loved this car a LOT, a long time ago... Bought it and after 2 months of carb rebuilding and general BS to deal with,it was ready for a drive home. I flew from LA and drove the car over 500 miles in one day. No major issues either. The love connection happened. Neglected, but one of my favorite pics Ready for the drive SUP After I got it home, I have been slowly prepping it for VARA. This was my first canyon run in SoCal with my neighbor and his sexy Alfa Romeo GTV The Datsun held its own, even though it was on old tired suspension and a questionable chain trying to hold the motor together haha Just finally got the front suspension installed which consists of Comp springs and special Bilsteins. I will be installing the rear soon. Still working on gathering the parts to pull the motor and install all new timing components too... Its a fun little car Its not slammed on its balls, so you guys might not love it, but I do
  10. 2mAn

    New to the forum, not to Datsuns

    No pics after all this time?!...
  11. 2mAn

    Newb intro, roadster lover

    Heres the ad, is my price too high? Im not trying to make a profit, just want to sell something I know I wont use. http://community.ratsun.net/classifieds/item/8190-4875-gear-set-pumpkin-and-lsd-package/#overview Also just posted an ad on my local craigslist (los angeles area), but I hate dealing with craigslist.
  12. 2mAn

    Newb intro, roadster lover

    Thanks Mike, I will post the ad now. ps your signature is awesome haha
  13. Hey all, Posting here because I picked up a bunch of roadster rear ends and a few LSDs, but came to find out the 4.875 gear set thats in one of the pumpkins is a truck spline, not the roadster. I was hoping to pass it on here and figure I will sell it with a LSD so you guys can build a fun rear end with it. I tried to post in the classifieds but it didnt let, so Im sorry. Also dont want to seem like some dude here just to sell parts, but the truth is, Im here to pass the part on and maybe come back later in life... once I get my roadster fix :) -Simon pics will come soon for those interested. hopefully this doesnt get deleted. ps moderators dont ban me! :angel:

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