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  1. Got some second rate welding done today and the spacers are finished. Now if I can just find a welder...
  2. Stew Wilkins was telling me that's the only thing that goes wrong with the 71C trans. The gears are super tough apparently.
  3. They're highly regarded. Should work well.
  4. Finally got this mocked up this morning after several weeks of stealing an hour here and there. The tubes replace the SUs. Just need to do some welding.
  5. My sender looked a lot worse but works well. Course I put it back in upside down... #derp
  6. I've treated two tanks very successfully. I'd try an epoxy treatment that is ethanol resistant.
  7. Ok, riddle me this. Why is my car having an ongoing issues with a slipping fan belt? I replaced the old one (that it had eaten and stretched). Now the new one squealed on it's first day and needing re-tensioning yesterday. Thoughts?
  8. vote for me! ICS 2021 - 1969 Datsun 510 (1600) Deboss Garage
  9. Boost is a beautiful thing. Makes a gutless motor so much nicer to drive. Not even just the top end power, but the "area under the curve". 😉
  10. It's up to you... but the first thing I did when I got my car was find a Subaru R180 LSD. I saw a torsen LSD on market place for $300 the other day! If it hadn't been interstate I'd have grabbed it as a spare. The clutch style LSD I have in my car is rare (only in particular JDM STis) and I've probably spent $AU1500 on it. However, there's torsen and viscious LSDs available for not much cash from import wreckers.
  11. Deboss are running their (lockdown style) internet carshow again. Who's entering? I made my vid and uploaded it yesterday. DeBoss Garage InterNETional Car show - 1969 Datsun 510 - YouTube You can sign up and enter here... Internetional Car Show 2021 (debossgarage.com) Has to be done March 24th. Get onto it Ratsuners! 🤓
  12. I've seen some bad Z's and some bad rust in Australia, but I've never seen anything like this thing @Noll has been working on.
  13. People have been sainted for less than this. 🥇
  14. @Noll here's another horror story for you to enjoy... 1976 Datsun 280z - Will It Run? - YouTube
  15. Race day update... On Saturday, my 14yo son and I headed out with the car club to a Motorkhana at Sydney motorsport park on one of their gravel car parks. The event was a test with the park concerned we'd throw up too much dust that might land on the circuit behind it. There were no worries there thankfully. It's the first time my son has driven properly. Even though we did some practice in the church car park getting used to the clutch, he spent most of the day revving it up and dumping it, then apologizing. I really don't know why, coz I was clutch kicking all day. LOL! Here's so
  16. I see you got the "high-roof" variant. 😄 But seriously, snow is such a mystery to us down under. I always wanted to go north and experience one "white winter". Dunno if I ever will. I imagine (as you have indicated) it's not all it's cracked up to be. I wouldn't miss the rust. LOL. So you're church is still online? How have you found that? The church I've just moved to has just gone back in person in January. It's taking some people a while to get used to being back together, but it is really nice. I was producing pre-recored online church last year during our lockdown.
  17. I'd give the MPK a miss. Got a mate who's skin has never recovered from using it only a few times. 😞
  18. I'll eat my words... again. You've outdone yourself once more @Noll. 😄
  19. Sorry, but that video had way too many words and not enough grinder action for me. Stop typing and start cutting!!! 🤠 P.s. I can see why people might thinking it's a nice car, but it's obviously not. Sell your old parts off and make your money back.
  20. Is that Douglas pine? I mean, as per usual I'm astounded by your ingenuity, but I wouldn't trust that stuff told up a body shell. I guess it holds out houses together though...
  21. The same thing that happens to every "affordable" hobby. The parts run out and people make our wallets sweat... because they can. Can't you glue your old lights back together?
  22. That's a great idea. I personally wouldn't go with TBI because of the issues with siamese ports and uneven mixtures in adjacent cylinders. I know BMC had major issues getting this right for production EFI on A series motors. It's even more of an issue if you want to add forced induction to an engine. One lean cylinder can = holes in pistons or broken ring lands. So yeah, I'll go with individual port injection. 🙂
  23. Hang on, I missed this qu... Would I part of this forum if I said "No"? Of COURSE it's worth dumping a lot more money! 🤣🤣 Just don't tell my wife... 🙄
  24. Amen brother. That's the exact plan. Build it on the side. Get the ignition running first, with the carbs still on the car. Then once that works, install the fuel system. And yes, not a huge power gain but increased drivability. Particularly with regard to ignition and fuel economy. Also, when I add boost it'll be ready to go with only a change of tune. I also have another rally spec L18 with a big SSS head, nasty cam and full balance. So the plan is, get the EFI built, tune it on stocker and then install the rally spec motor and tune it. Once that's done, it's time for boost. 😎
  25. I've been thinking through my EFI situation and I'm wondering about changing tack a little. I could go with the ITBs, but I have some hesitations... 1. Throttle shaft bushings leaking dust (or boost), at least one of them is quite loose. 2. Linkage and throttle position sensor to the ITBs. 3. Any sort of street induction needs an air-box to really work well. 4. Even though ITBs will give me the most HP at WOT, they won't give the best drive-ability day to day and the car is a daily really. 5. My machinist is distracted by a 1200hp turbo barra! He's already had the ITBs a yea
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