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We're a little behind schedule, but work is progressing.  Travis is almost done bodyworking the firewall so we can get it painted:

 

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While he's been working on that, I got the rear suspension reassembled and installed in the car:

 

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I put the diff back together this morning, so it's ready to install as well:

 

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I've got the front suspension ready to go back in as well- as soon as the paint is dry I'll get on it!

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Seriously that firewall is a work of art in and of itself. Love the bead rolling. THis is a build for the record books!

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Front suspension is reassembled and ready to bolt in... just waiting for my dear, dear friend Travis to paint that firewall!  (can you tell I'm anxious for him to get it done?)

 

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New bushings, ball joints, and GRADE 8 hardware - no more carriage bolts!  B)

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Did you completely eliminate the strut rods with that lower arm design? 

 

Yep.  I did it with tubing on my last Toyota pickup, but for this frame the flat plate made more sense.  It also gave me a great spot for the lower shock mount.

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Oh man.. watching this, it's like watching my first playboy magazine when I was 8 years old lol.. damm dude, pure goon porn right here.

 

By any chance, that suspension modification with those new welds and brackets.. would it work for sr20det swap.. I want to do autoX autocross circuit but my family says my goon it's beyond my hands to get it fix .. nice having family support zzz anyways nice datsun bro, love it..

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Oh man.. watching this, it's like watching my first playboy magazine when I was 8 years old lol.. damm dude, pure goon porn right here.

 

By any chance, that suspension modification with those new welds and brackets.. would it work for sr20det swap.. I want to do autoX autocross circuit but my family says my goon it's beyond my hands to get it fix .. nice having family support zzz anyways nice datsun bro, love it..

 

The front clip is from a Toyota pickup, and you'd have to cut the whole front end of your car apart to do what I did... I don't know if I'd ever recommend it to someone with a car that is intact!

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Alright- picture time!

 

Yesterday after work, Travis and I went to his shop and painted the firewall.  Well, HE painted, I watched and breathed paint fumes.

 

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It laid down beautifully!  One sag that we'll buff out later, but overall it's excellent.

 

So, this morning I hitched the dolly up to the old Buick and dragged the car home.  My oldest son is in town for spring break, so he and I got the engine back in:

 

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The exhaust is back on, driveshaft is in, and the suspension is all bolted down.  I need to clean and paint the steering parts, finish my firewall flange for the steering column, and about a hundred other things, but it's starting to look like a car again!  We were tired at this point, so the car is back in the garage for the night...

 

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I went back out a bit later and started putting the trunk parts back together, too:

 

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More fun coming soon!

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I like that downdraft intake manifold. Most of the rotary ones I see are a full C and hold a set of side drafts over the engine.

 

Car looks like a car again! I'm sure that feels huge. Congrats.

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I like that downdraft intake manifold. Most of the rotary ones I see are a full C and hold a set of side drafts over the engine.

 

 

 

From everything I've read, the sidedraft setup is more driveable.  But this car won't be a daily driver- as long as it looks cool, makes a lot of noise, and goes wide open throttle I'm good!

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The down draft works fine. The manifolds back when i got mine was called the aussie manifold. I had a 13B 6 port street port running same as you. I had a 48 IDA bored to a 51 with external fuel bowls. Loud sum bitch.

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The down draft works fine. The manifolds back when i got mine was called the aussie manifold. I had a 13B 6 port street port running same as you. I had a 48 IDA bored to a 51 with external fuel bowls. Loud sum bitch.

 

That's good to hear.  I figured I'd bore out the carb when I port the motor... unless I decide to go with injection at that point.

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That's good to hear.  I figured I'd bore out the carb when I port the motor... unless I decide to go with injection at that point.

I would if you keep and want to throw a little more money at it is go with a down draft ITB. Check out foxinjection.com. That guy is a sweet heart to deal with and is such a big help. Check out his billet IDA ITB. they are bad ass. Sorry did not mean to make you spend money.lol

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I have a stock 12a complete with trans that I picked up on a whim for a song and a dance. Eventually it might find its way in to my 510 wagon, though for now just to get the beastie driveable I'm wrapping up a z22 install.

 

Until I get to working on the rotary motor swap I'm just cataloging information like your manifold in my head.

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I would if you keep and want to throw a little more money at it is go with a down draft ITB. Check out foxinjection.com. That guy is a sweet heart to deal with and is such a big help. Check out his billet IDA ITB. they are bad ass. Sorry did not mean to make you spend money.lol

 

I'll be cool with this setup for now.  It's funny how many new ideas have come up since I started this project- I've had to stay focused on just finishing the car to the initial vision for now, and then modifying it later!  Otherwise I'll never get it on the road!

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