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Hello ! :D

 

Just got my first car that was a Datsun 140J / Violet 4 door '77, picked it up 4 days ago (25.08.15)

 

So I thought I could post some pictures and make a project thread here :)

 

My plans are to make it ready for EU control, as we have here in Norway, and make it legal on the road. (mostly fixing the rust before the control) And then just try to make it as I want it :D

 

I'm 17 years old and I'm educating to be an electrician, so I'm going the second year on school now.

 

So I'm making this thread to hopefully get some replies and then get more inspiriations and ideas to the car :D

 

Comments and tips are gladely welcome :thumbup:

 

 

 

Heres some pictures from when I went to get the Datsun.

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Went about 640 km to get it and get back home :)

 

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I actually liked the rims that followed (ATS I think, haven't studied them yet)

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It's a L14 that's in it now

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One old and one (a bit newer) Nissans in the garage :D

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Fuck yes! Datsun lover/electrician here. Nice ride. Make it yours!!!

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love the car!!! those bumpers are epic 

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Is that a 2 stoke Husaberg? Husqvarna?

 

 

Cool to see a old Datsun in Norway

 

Yes, it's a 2 stroke Husqvarna :) 125cc :D 

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30.08.15

 

Making a little update.

 

I used the first couple of days after I got it home to just look at everything that followed the car and see what was needed to do :)
 

The clutch fluid container was all empty so had no clutch, so that was the first thing I started with, filled it with fluid and started  to bleed the clutch (if that's the right word in english  :P)

 

So now I have a working clutch so I can drive it in and out of the garage at least :D

 

When I was under the car I also saw that it was leaking oil from where the transmission is mounted on the engine. (something the previous owner told me about, he thought it was the rear crankshaft seal) So I'm going to look into that pretty soon :)

 

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I will also mount a main electrical switch on it, because I could turn everything on (window wipers, lights and flashers without turning the ignition) so good to have a main switch on it :)

 

The engine won't go on low rpm, and it seems like it gets to rich mixture mabye, (just need some more info about it before I start on it)

 

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But looked over it and seemed like it was water in the carb, so got rid of that.

 

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Thought the glass into the float was awesome !  :thumbup:

Anyone know if it is original ? 

 

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I was on a Japan meet in Lillehammer yesterday, and it was some really nice cars there, especially some 240/260z's and a couple of 510's  :wub:  

so can post a couple of pictures of them here :)

 

Sat as a passenger in a couple of my friends cars down to Lillehammer :) The Toyota Corolla KE20 and Cressida in the corner.

 

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He is a very good friend of mine the one with the corolla, and I have learned alot from him when I have helped him out on the rolla. If you want to se his project you can se it here :) http://www.rollaclub.com/board/topic/66759-1975-ke20-rally-rolla/page__hl__%20rally%20%20rolla

 

Some moree pictures from the meet :D

 

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-Sneaks into the picture with a green car.- Haha xD nice timing to get into it. And nice looking car you got yourself, decent rims for the car :)

Still waiting to get on my own rims, just waiting on some correct freaking lugnuts haha.

By the way, is there a way to remove the air filter box? :P havent figured out how yet since havent worked on old cars alot.

Also, you forgot to mention that this white z also won the peoples favorite contest :D

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-Sneaks into the picture with a green car.- Haha xD nice timing to get into it. And nice looking car you got yourself, decent rims for the car :)

Still waiting to get on my own rims, just waiting on some correct freaking lugnuts haha.

By the way, is there a way to remove the air filter box? :P havent figured out how yet since havent worked on old cars alot.

Also, you forgot to mention that this white z also won the peoples favorite contest :D

 

Yes, saw your car, nice to see so many datsuns down there ! :D

 

I just took off the summer/winter tube that is mounted on the underside of the airfilter box and on the exhaust manifoil. And then I just pulled the airfilter box off :)

 

It is mounted a tightener that you can loosen with your hands underneath the box, can add a photo of it here ;)

 

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Yes, I got to the meet a little to late so didn't get to see the contest  :hmm:  But have decided to come much earlier next year ! :D

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I dont know why Nissan put L14 motors in bigger cars in other countries.

J motors in 620 trucks ect But in USA we got the L20s

 

Yeah, I've been looking at that to. The 710's in europe came with the L14 and L16 as i know of, but I don't know if anything came with the L20b in Europe ? 

 

I will at least put a L16 engine in my 140J later.(going to buy one from a guy in Norway as soon as I can arrange when to pick it up :P) 

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03.09.15

 

Started to think about where to put my main electrical switch. Decided to put it right in front of the gear lever in a case :) 

 

So then I started making the case :)

 

Wanted to test out with cardboard first :P

 

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Then I draw a more detailed one with measures and then moved it over on a aluminium plate (We use it underneath our windows at home, and it has a nice black backside that matches the dashboard in the datsun, and it's really nice/easy to work with  :thumbup:  )

 

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Then over to the bending :)

 

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I think it matches pretty good :)

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Going to drill a hole for the switch, and holes on the side so I can mount it together with aluminium blind rivets (?)

 

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I will try to finish it tomorrow :D

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Thought the glass into the float was awesome !  :thumbup:

Anyone know if it is original ? 

 

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i beleive it is yes, don't know if anyone answered this. 

 

i'll be in the shop this weekend and if i remember to i will take a picture of the float bowl glass on the hitachi that came off little miss. l16 motor but i think the glass is still the same

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i beleive it is yes, don't know if anyone answered this. 

 

i'll be in the shop this weekend and if i remember to i will take a picture of the float bowl glass on the hitachi that came off little miss. l16 motor but i think the glass is still the same

 

Ok, yes take a picture if you remember it ! :)

 

The glass is really practical to see if everything is right in the float chamber, cool when it's original to :D

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I spy a husaberg.....or is it a husqvarna, they kinda looks the same about that time, what ever it is its an oil burner and that makes it alright with me.

 

 

Nice ride man!

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Yes, it's a 2 stroke Husqvarna :) 125cc :D

you mean this qtip?
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you mean this qtip?

Yep....must have missed that...

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05.09.15

 

(Part 1, had to split it in two posts)

 

Finished mounting the mainswitch yesterday :D

 

I chose to use the (-) to the switch so I only had to take one cable through the wall :)

 

Used blind rivets for the sides of the box, and screws to mount it to the floor :)

 

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Made two holes in the rear plate for the cables :)

 

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cut hole in the carpet.

 

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Found a nice spot to mount the (-) to the chassis, so brushed it down to the steel for good contact :)

 

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Laid the cables underneath the carpet

 

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And today I started with doing a quick wash with the pressure washer, to get rid of some of the dirt, and the dust :D

And I had to take some pictures of the car now that it was a bit cleaner hehe :D

 

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Saw after I washed it that it had come water (just a couple of water drops) in from over the front window (something I suspected because of the rust there)

 

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Also a little bit from each front door (may be just the window not closed properly) but the rear window and on the sides in the rear were all dry  :thumbup:

 

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(part 2)

Then I started to clean the carb (haven't read properly about it yet, but started taking off the top and clean all the jets I found :)

 

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Thought it looked all dry on the one side than the other, and also the butterfly valve (heard it's called that :)) opens only on one of the sides when I use the throttle. Is this the meaning ? does the vacuum from the engine open it ? or is it broken ? Don't know if this is how it is supposed to be or not  :confused:  Have mostly just been around motorcycle carburattors :D

 

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Cleaned the jets and opened them up with air :)

 

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Gave it a quick clean on the outside to :)

 

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Need a new gasket to..

 

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When I started it up after the clean I was actually a bit surprised, because it was going better on idle than it did before when it was cold, although after a minute or so it started coughing, but that I think is because it gets a little to rich mixture. But not sure either, becuase it runs pretty nice when it's warm and on higher rpm...  actually when it's warm the idle is reving up so it's running on pretty high rpm to be idle. A friend told me to check the idle jet (electrical) that it might be broken since it goes so wierd on idle. Checked that it gets electricity and it does. 

 

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Opened it up and it sits a little spring in a big cylinder but nothing more. Was wondering if it misses anything or if this is all ? Don't know exactly how this works  :hmm:  

 

This is where it's mounted

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The spring inside

 

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The spring is all loose, and can move all to the bottom of the cylinder

 

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But anyway, the carb didn't get any worse from the clean  :rofl:

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16.09.15

 

Part 1

 

Want to check most of the electrics in the car soon, because it's an awful lot of cables like this just hanging out from underneath the dash and in the engine room. 

 

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And wiring like this, one of the previous owners didn't even bother to use cableshoes. And there's alot of wiring like this around on the car  :no:

 

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But anyways, before I started I threw in a cd player and some speakers in the car so I had something to listen at while I worked  :thumbup:

 

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So started with taking off the dash to get to all the cables   :)

 

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Also snapped off the steering wheel (actually without hitting my teeths out :P)

 

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Wanted to look how it was with rust underneath the door, so took off the panels down at the floor. The rust is worst in the front, and especially on the left side. 

It's a little bit on the sides in the back and on the underside of the car, but only on the surface, so I think most of it I can just use the grinder and then use some anti corrision primer on it :)

In the front (and some other places on the car) I need to weld, but we haven't got a welding machine home yet, so I'm going to try to take as much of the rust I can use the grinder for first :)

 

left side front

 

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Left rear

 

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The floors is covered with about a 5mm thick plate of som sort, mabye some sort of tectyl ? it worked pretty well when it was a bit rust around it on the floor so to test I peeled off a bit of the plate and the floor was all clean about  2-3 cm in from the edge :) although in the front on the right side it's so loose that it has entered moisture underneath and been stored under there and made a good amount of rust.

 

This is where I took off a piece,

it worked well there :)

 

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Not so well on the sides here in the front  :P

 

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The soundproofing in the front have been wet down at the floor before and then got stuck to the wall with rust around it, so thought I could cut away at least 15 - 20 cm off the soundproofing on the wall, so it doesn't attract itself moisture, mabye find some soundproofing that handles water better :)

 

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Removed the front seat as well

 

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Part 2

 

Jacked up the car and started looking at the rust underneath :)

 

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Some kind of tectyl underneath to, but was scraped away some places so grinded it down and sprayed it with anti corrision primer :)

 

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Not finished under here, but took some of the rust I could take with the grinder :)

 

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My sisters boyfriend, the one with the 200sx on an earlier picture got new tires on his wheels, and with a bolt pattern that's 4 x 114,3 on both I had to try them on :D (and of course take some pictures :P)

 

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The wheels on now is 13" the ones from the sx is 17" 

 

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But think I'm going to stick with my wheels for now hehe :P

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Wow... nice work!! ... :cool: ... I thought this car would have an IRS rear suspension, but it's still awesome

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Wow... nice work!! ... :cool: ... I thought this car would have an IRS rear suspension, but it's still awesome

 

Thanks ! :D

 

Think it was just the SSS models that came with IRS (?) :)

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If you want to remove all that tar/plastic crap from the inside, get dry ice. If you break dry ice into a bunch of small bits and spread it out on that stuff, it will harden and then just hitting it with a hammer will shatter it up off the floor. Sweet car man

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