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The parts hoarding has begun. 

Amazing what the local “ex-KA” drifter guys are basically giving away. 

Here are some pics of my collection so far:

(don’t mind the pink valve cover..I have 4 more to play around with painting or powder coating)

 

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Anyone want a perfectly running webberized L20B and 5 speed?

 

https://ratsun.net/classifieds/item/238-79-l20b-5-speed-webber-complete-and-running/

 

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Not knowing the true history of my low cost ex-drifters KA...I tore it down. 

Now to find a machine shop in my area that knows KA’s. 

I just want to rebuild it stock unless it needs bored. Then maybe I’ll go with Wisecos  and junk. 

I am really enjoying my week off ?

 

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Look at these beauties I got in the mail yesterday! Thanks Stephen. 

 

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You are welcome. Glad you started a build thread :)

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Reduced - Someone make me a reasonable offer and come get this original drive train - I've got KA machine shop and FS5W trans shop bills.....

 

https://ratsun.net/classifieds/item/238-79-l20b-5-speed-webber-complete-and-running

 

Drivetrain SOLD! 

Going to a local buyer with a sweet 72 510. 

 

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Been busy waiting for the KA to come back from the machine shop....

OK not really but:

 

Thailand flares

Lowered 2”

 

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Removable core support and one man engine removal...CHECK. 

 

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Almost forgot - got a genuine MOMO Monte Carlo too.

Even got a Datsun horn button. 

 

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I paid a pretty penny for my vintage Datsun  Momo horn button...but it was one of those "I gotta have it" things...

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Not to thread jack, but I just got one more vintage Momo. A 1965 Austin Healey Sprite I built when I was in my teens has re-entered my life, and with it came an old Momo that I had in it. I sold this car back in about 1999 or 2000 and it has been floating around in my consciousness for the last couple of years. I even paid my registration service to find it's whereabouts last year, but then never did anything with the info. I had a dream the other night that I was back into building small race cars, and that my Sprite was one of the cars in my shop. I woke up and searched Craigslist for a similar car, and there it was...my old car. 48 hours later (and a one day trip to Brea, CA to get it) it is back in my posession. It even still wears the stickers I put on it back then.

 

So yeah, one more Momo in the collection. That makes about 10 now.

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Neat! An old friend has come home.

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Picked up in Brea...my neck of the woods. I wonder if I've seen it locally. 

 

Back to the original poster...you kind of lost my interest when you put the Thailand flares on it. I honestly detest that look, but to each their own. 

 

You got me back with the Momo and Datsun horn button. ? Keep it up!

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The flares are definitely an acquired taste, but it all comes back to precedence. They do have a place in history, therefore I have learned to accept them.

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Love the fender flares. I got the same on mine. When u mounted them on the box did u have to notch where the body line is? 

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Sorry I’ve been tied up with...life. Surgery and stuff. 

But I'm still working on it.

The KA is due back from the machine shop this week (yes - 6 months now). 

I’ve been collecting more swap parts and preparing the shop to jump back into the project. Under dash AC unit is installed and lines run. Engine bay detailed and prepped. KA wiring harness prepped. 

 

I was kind of going for that 80’s minitruckin look..but I’m not sure about it either. Easy enough to weld up 20 tiny holes if I take them off 🙄.

No notching the flares. They sort of just bend and suck in to the body lines. 

 

More to come very soon!

 

meanwhile....

 

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Looking forward to getting A/C ideas from you. I havent had the time to figure out the brackets to keep the compressor from hitting the steering box...

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Stoffregen - it is lowered 2" - still not sure about the look.

Mostly the wheels - I wanted the old school saw blades from the 90's in a 15x8 or 10 but couldn't find any.

Those 15x10 bullet holes ones I have on there were $50 for all 4 so I grabbed them.

I think im going to polish the outer lips and paint the centers gold or something.

 

FrankRizzo - do you have a KA swap? I didn't even think about there being interference with the compressor / steering box.

I have the 240sx bracket and compressor - its tiny.

Let me know if you've already tried this...and if so got any pics?

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I prefer the bullet hole wheels anyway. The sawblades remind me of Oakley Razorblades. Not a great time for fashion in Ameica.

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5 hours ago, FrankRizzo said:

Looking forward to getting A/C ideas from you. I havent had the time to figure out the brackets to keep the compressor from hitting the steering box...

 

2 hours ago, 620_Brian said:

 

FrankRizzo - do you have a KA swap? I didn't even think about there being interference with the compressor / steering box.

I have the 240sx bracket and compressor - its tiny.

Let me know if you've already tried this...and if so got any pics?

 

Maybe something I can help with? 

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]2eDeYe - have you (or anyone) tried using the OEM 240sx ac compressor with the KA swap?

I'm concerned now about the steering box hitting it.

If there is a problem with the stock compressor location, I would need to design some other bracket.

AC is a must with my project.

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