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  1. Time Left: 2 days and 12 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Bought this setup just to get the Mikuni carbs so the manifold is up for sale. $500 velocity stacks available for extra but not the Mikuni carbs themselves

    $500

    - US

  2. oh cool, hopefully I should have the Roadster driving by then
  3. 2mAn

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    depends on your budget. both of these have been worn on a Roadster, and look good. Not the common style either... 15" so they will need new lower profile tire, but cheap enough https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/wto/d/kent-z-turbo-wheels/6976838277.html 14" with tires that will work and a great look, but Im not a fan of the stretch https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/wto/d/everett-14-hayashi-streets/6973726199.html
  4. I've hit a wall in the reassembly of my U20 Roadster and have heard about this place. Went and checked him out. He doesnt speak much English and is a one-man shop but by all accounts he looked like the right guy to finish up my car. He told me to call him monday to see about bringing it to him this week, but it looks like this next monday is the day. Has anyone had any experience with him? He has an amazing L28 Z with triple Mikuni's on it and a lot of other goodies that I think is his daily driver. That said enough for me, but hopefully my gut feeling is right
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    Not a bad looking Roadster! Definitely needs wheels. I think something shiny will look good... The lug pattern is a common Japanese pattern, but the offset will be the deciding factor.
  6. Im hoping my Roadster will be done. It'd be my first attendance, didnt bother registering because I have plans later in the day
  7. I have a trunk lock. no key. PM me if you're interested Its pictured with a door lock I have also
  8. 2mAn

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    Its a lot of stuffy old people who've had their Roadsters forever... plus its the internet, anywhere you go you will offend someone. For example: Im offended that you still havent posted any pics of your car lol😝
  9. I tried a Talbot style mirror in the stock spot, was useless... one day I discovered if I remove my useless antenna I could mount the mirror there and not have to drill any new holes AND it was functional ... win win
  10. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    SOLD

    $100

    Inglewood, California - US

  11. In the OP I said that this is what Peter Brock told me. He said underhood heat was a problem... I agree that you haven't been derailing, and have been adding ideas... I actually will explore the idea of relocating the fuel lines, there isn't much space to re-route the lines. I wanted to switch to making my own hard lines, but I'm pretty sure those will heatsoak faster than a rubber/ cloth line would. I also want to make a heat shield for the brake master cylinder, we'll see what I can come up with on that. The whole idea that started all of this was to find
  12. Lots of assumptions here... Im not a rich person, Im just a guy like many others who likes modifying cars within a reasonable budget. That reasonable budget is what is stopping me from hacking off my windshield to make this Roadster a track ONLY car. I can and will be taking it to the track. If eventually I have the luxury of making it a track only car, there will be more cutting... I plan to drive this car to the track, at the track, back home from the track, to work sometimes, on the many canyons we have out here and anywhere else I can. Hacking the windshield limits this...
  13. Time for my annual update. At the beginning of the year, I took the car into the garage and put it up on jackstands. Pulled the head off and sent it to the machine shop. One of many things I planned to do was to paint the inner engine bay, as when the car was painted they just skipped the whole engine bay... I had to fix that and Im about done. Its not perfect, but this car isnt intended to be perfect cosmetically. Before: After: Ive been also doing stupid things with a drill and drill bits...here, I found some fat on the hood hinges
  14. I have a 68 Datsun Roadster with the 2L motor, and Mikuni Sidedrafts. I want to add louvers to the hood as I plan on vintage racing it, and was told by Peter Brock that the Roadsters have a problem with heat cooking the carbs under the hood. Heres a pic of where the carbs sit in the motor. Nothing new to you guys Heres a straight on shot, thinking of that lower ridge area on the driverside as one possible location. The other is the center, behind the radiator exit to draw it out, but I dont think that will work
  15. Jesse, love seeing the updates. I have some stuff for you. Text me when you’re free
  16. 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
  17. 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. H
  18. 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 col
  19. 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!
  20. 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 th
  21. 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 o
  22. No pics after all this time?!...
  23. 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.
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