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Now if I can just seal the pan properly to the block and have no leak I'll be really satisfied.....

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As of now all is good......

 

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Not a drip on the cardboard.....

I still wanna go for a ride tomorrow to fully warm up the engine and the double check the torque on the pan bolts....

 

Next up will be the bottom seal on the steering box... 

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Nice man!!

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And after a day of driving around in the datsun the ground has been spot less.... 

I no longer have a typical leaky datsun...

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1 hour ago, Crashtd420 said:

And after a day of driving around in the datsun the ground has been spot less.... 

I no longer have a typical leaky datsun...

 

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Lol give it some time man.  

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Well the summer heat and humidity is finally back and nasty, its making driving the datsun on those days a bit less fun....

Even my son commented about why I dont have ac...

While I have wanted to add ac i wasn't sure how I was gonna go about it....

Well today I stumbled on this, so hopefully I didnt waste my money.... 

 

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It's an ac bracket built for an L series block,  goes where the smog pump would go and mounts a sanden 508 compressor like this....

 

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My hopes are to mock up the setup and figure out the belt length...

Then purchase and under dash kit like this.... 

 

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With any luck i should be into this setup for about 650, then probably another 100 to charge it....

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You're a wild man crash.  

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Yeah, that is a lot of work. 

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26 minutes ago, d.p said:

You're a wild man crash.  

I just wanna drive it more, especially since the 5spd has been put in.... highway cruising is no problem....

 

And lately it's just getting hotter and more humid... if I'm driving it's great but once I hit some traffic it gets hot quick....

 

After a quick look and some measurements it looks like the compressor should fit nice with plenty of room....

 

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I'll be ordering that tomorrow... if I am lucky one of the other v belts i have from the alternator swap will be the right length....

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3 minutes ago, mainer311 said:

Yeah, that is a lot of work. 

Shouldn't be to bad.... 

The condenser will be the tricky part.... 

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Shiat I just don’t drive mine when it's

hot out.  Thank god it’s not my only means of transportation because that would fucking suck. 

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I have the same problem with the roadster. If it’s hot out, you sit there and melt in your seat. Luckily I have 4 other cars to choose from.

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I got sunburn on my legs that was there for three years because I decided to drive my Sunbeam to work one hot summer day.

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Well parts are ordered.... 

 

Compressor ..

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Condensor

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Hose and dryer kit, plus 2 extra fittings...

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And I found this unit for the interior, only 4 inches tall....

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Everything in total was only $520...

Fingers crossed my planning is correct and I'll have everything I will need.

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13 hours ago, Stoffregen Motorsports said:

I got sunburn on my legs that was there for three years because I decided to drive my Sunbeam to work one hot summer day.

 

I made a similar mistake.... I owned a convertible for a while, and during that time I started shaving my head ...

Never though my head would need sunscreen on top .... well it did....

I became a red head for a week, what was worse was the  pain from the hair growing through the sunburn.....

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38 minutes ago, Greaser2 said:

AC is a future project so will be following to see how it goes.  

I'll try to document what I bought and what I had to do , for you and others... 

As of now I'm pretty confident others can follow what I bought.....

I think the bracket is the only hurdle others would have... even the one I bought was fabricated....

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I never had an air pump on my engine but that would be my first thought of what to use.... 

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Making something out of steel isn't difficult. Use a straight edge to get the belt alignment correct, and make some kind of adjuster. You'll be fine.

 

A cast steel air pump bracket will be hard to modify.

 

Here's a Jeep PS pump bracket I made using 1/4 plate steel.

 

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And this is why I want the ac in the datsun.....

 

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Need a sticker by end of the month....

Shes a rust bucket but runs flawlessly...

Ebrake needed a cable and shoes which of course the shoes are a day away... not in stock locally....

I can warranty the pads and rotors while I'm In there.... rotor have one month left on a 2 yr warranty..... sweet....

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1 minute ago, Stoffregen Motorsports said:

Making something out of steel isn't difficult. Use a straight edge to get the belt alignment correct, and make some kind of adjuster. You'll be fine.

 

A cast steel air pump bracket will be hard to modify.

 

Here's a Jeep PS pump bracket I made using 1/4 plate steel.

 

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I'll post some pics of the bracket I bought.... looks of similar design to get adjustment... 

I'll measure it up and try to draw it for others to copy.... take some of the guess work out....

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Crash are you adding AC and power steering to an L16?

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