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by broke
18 Nov 2018 13:50
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Nissan Bluebird Coupe (JCCA Race Car)
Replies: 138
Views: 18873

Re: Nissan Bluebird Coupe (JCCA Race Car)

I would have thought there would be places that rebuild drag links in the UK? I had mine rebuilt here in NZ in a couple of days. They convert to the non-drilled type of joint so you have to run nylocs but that's no biggie.
by broke
30 Sep 2018 16:07
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Nissan Bluebird Coupe (JCCA Race Car)
Replies: 138
Views: 18873

Re: Nissan Bluebird Coupe (JCCA Race Car)

Yeah that's the factory birdsh*t welding on the crossmember hole. QC wasn't too hot back in those days, I was able to pretty much knock a couple of the control arm mounting ears off with just a few big swings of the ol' BFH. You probably want to enlarge that hole while you're in there too.
by broke
23 Sep 2018 20:57
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Nissan Bluebird Coupe (JCCA Race Car)
Replies: 138
Views: 18873

Re: Nissan Bluebird Coupe (JCCA Race Car)

The slotted crossmember is a pretty common mod, it's not as dodgy as it seems. Serrated locking washers or something would improve it, otherwise I like the Datsport rear adjustment brackets. Byron's brackets that DPR etc sell are probably a lot easier to fit though.
by broke
13 Aug 2018 15:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S14 with S15 block - SR20DET?
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: S14 with S15 block - SR20DET?

Well S14 and S15 are RWD chassis so no danger of a FWD there... if you have a FWD block it's probably out of a U14/15 Bluebird or a P10/11 Primera or similar....

If it's got Neo VVL on the rocker cover then it's gonna be a VE anyway. If you can get one of those for $200 then buy it!
by broke
10 Jan 2018 19:11
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Rear Crossmember
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Rear Crossmember

MarkReidHRC wrote:Yes, I understand you would have to modify the Byron brackets. If you go with the Penultimate cross member how do you get the toe adjustment that the Byron bracket offers?
By adjusting the inner pivots in or out on the threaded piece, no?
by broke
08 Jan 2018 15:32
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: CV Failure
Replies: 100
Views: 9047

Re: CV Failure

The one thing I noticed in the pics of the CV boot flange is the lack of the little bars of flat steel that go between every two bolts (hope that makes sense) If the grease is leaking out between CV boot flange and CV these little bars help the boot flange stay flat and sealed against the CV, wish ...
by broke
26 Dec 2017 17:26
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Nissan Bluebird Coupe (JCCA Race Car)
Replies: 138
Views: 18873

Re: Nissan Bluebird Coupe (JCCA Race Car)

Wow. your mate looks like he does some very nice work. I think I'll copy that but in mild steel one day.

I hope you're going to keep the car looking more or less the same on the outside, it just has such a cool racecar look to it.
by broke
31 Oct 2017 14:32
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: CV Failure
Replies: 100
Views: 9047

Re: CV Failure

Is there a better outer boot setup? Its stamped steel with an inner boot seal. If the stamped retainer gets bent or warped the grease has an escape. Could a machined item be made with a true flat surface making things better from that side? Like this? http://www.racereadyproducts.com/cv-boots/forti...
by broke
28 Oct 2017 02:03
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Unusual R160
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Unusual R160

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Anyone ever seen a R160 with a bolt on alloy pinion seal plate thing like this? I sure haven't until now.
by broke
12 Oct 2017 13:49
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 1972 1600SSS from New Zealand
Replies: 48
Views: 7236

Re: 1972 1600SSS from New Zealand

Crossmember still ongoing. I wanted to finish the gearbox stuff (or at least the fab side of it) so here we are. Got the mandrel back from machining (I don't have a 4-jaw so I can't hold it true enough for this job on my lathe), broke all the old tacks, checked and measured then started going for it...
by broke
17 Sep 2017 14:51
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Any interest in CV companion flanges or LD28 cranks?
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Any interest in CV companion flanges or LD28 cranks?

Hi all, a hoarder near me is having a big clean out, while grabbing a parts car I noticed a couple of old R30 Skylines and F30 Leopards with the correct CV companion flanges for converting 510's, is there any interest in those if I can convince the guy to sell them to me without buying the whole car...
by broke
12 Sep 2017 15:30
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 6 speed sr20det gearbox
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: 6 speed sr20det gearbox

Good luck getting that bore aligned to mesh the speedo gears together. But if the trans hasn't the circlip or locating divot for the ball I wouldn't bother because you would have to pull the trans apart to get those machined. If you have the later dash with round speedo I'd simply put a GPS unit in...
by broke
11 Sep 2017 17:42
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 6 speed sr20det gearbox
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: 6 speed sr20det gearbox

Good luck getting that bore aligned to mesh the speedo gears together. But if the trans hasn't the circlip or locating divot for the ball I wouldn't bother because you would have to pull the trans apart to get those machined. If you have the later dash with round speedo I'd simply put a GPS unit in...
by broke
11 Sep 2017 14:50
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Rear discs with internal drum handbrake?
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: Rear discs with internal drum handbrake?

Thanks for posting Brads link to his project. Brads flicker account is still active and visable,many photos of his rear brake upgrade are right at the beginning of the photo series; https://www.flickr.com/photos/25186022@N02/sets/72157604370465162/detail/ This is where I'd seen it documented. Byron...
by broke
11 Sep 2017 01:29
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 6 speed sr20det gearbox
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: 6 speed sr20det gearbox

Hi Bernie, I have one I'm adapting to my L series. I hunted around for an early one so that I would have the ability to run my 1600 speedo drive with it. The speedo drive out of a L series gearbox fits in these perfectly apparently. There is no worm gear on the output shaft, but you can machine an L...