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About Clade

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  • Birthday November 8

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    New Zealand
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    65' Bluebird
  • Interests
    Datuns and engine swaps
  1. If its a 410 it would be positive ground. Not a negative ground. I just had the suspension rebuilt in my 410. They re-tensioned the rear leaf spings, replaced the shocks and re tensioned the front springs. Electrics are super simple on the 410. Only thing is it has had 56 years of people messing with the electrics. When i bought my 410 i could count at least 6 wires that were cut and are hanging. Another thing to note is the 410/411 comes with a generator not an alternator. Finding springs suitable to lower the car might be tricky. My suspensions was modified to make
  2. Thanks for the advice Lockleaf. Definitely where i will go looking!
  3. Bit of an overdue update on the 'bird. Took it in for an inspection/WOF. Failed and was given a list of stuff to focus on. Nice little shot across the street. Love seeing it parked next to modern cars 😛 As expected the suspension had been modified and has aged poorly so needs replacing. It was sitting directly on the bumpstops. Probably heated not 100% sure until its all pulled out. I don't have the equipment at home to do all this myself so im getting a local mechanic i know to work on it. Plan is to get the leaf springs sent to another shop to get retensioned. W
  4. Vans are pretty popular here yeah, not my thing though. Chur cuzzie from across the ditch 🤙
  5. Awesome 411(s), giving me the drive to get mine this nice 😛
  6. Sweet van, cant wait to see more photos Cool backstory of the van being bought back 😮 I see a few of these around the place in nz too.
  7. Thanks the510keeper, ]2edeye and slowlearner 🙂 Hoping to get the engine bay cleaned up a little bit, i also need to try find out why there is so much exhaust in the cabin. Possible exhaust leak maybe?
  8. There is a CA18DET available near me for a good price, comes with gearbox, loom, ecu. These engines are pretty small. Anyone attempted one of these? I thought i remember seeing a post about someone abandoning a ca24 swap? Can't find it now. Any info is appreciated cheers 🙂
  9. Thanks rosso, a bit of experience would be great right now 😛 Digging through the old posts to try find relevant content. Might take the car in for a warrant check next week.
  10. Hello all, New to the car scene and the Datsun family but i am loving it 🙂 A month ago i purchased my 65 Bluebird from someone in Auckland, New Zealand. I was happy when inspecting the car in person and bought it. Went straight onto a trailer and home with me. The car had been 'green stickered' as the previous driver was driving it with no warrant of fitness and was caught some time in 2018. It then sat in a garage for 2+ years before i bought it. Because the car was in good condition i believed it would be easy to get a new warrant for so i could take it to a local mee
  11. Bummer, hoped the L18 was short and small enough to fit. Couldn't find any measurements of the engine ( W X L X H ) but thought it would be similar to the other 1800 cc engines. I'm surprised nobody has tried to put an L18 in one already! 😂 I would also love to be able to keep the wiper motor. Thanks for the tip about the starter in a right hand drive car. An R16 is definitely another option if one pops up around me. I would prefer something a little newer.
  12. Howdy all, New to the community and from NZ. Recently acquired a 65 Bluebird 410 with a J13 engine. Engine seems to be in poor condition and i want to put something a little stronger/more reliable in it. I've Been trawling the forums to try and find someone who has put a L18 into a 410 but i couldn't find many answers. I'm a little worried the L18 might be a little too tall. I also want to avoid chopping the floor. I am aware that any swaps outside of maybe a MG1800 is not going to be "bolt in". Thanks 🙂 ps is photobucket the only way to up
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