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by broke
08 Aug 2017 16:36
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 1972 1600SSS from New Zealand
Replies: 34
Views: 3371

Re: 1972 1600SSS from New Zealand

More gearbox stuff - I was expecting the countershaft to have the usual damage from 4th gear overcoming the circlip and the resulting carnage, as I bought the gearbox cheap from a drifter advertised with difficulty shifting into some gears. IMG_2280.JPG IMG_2302.JPG Surprisingly they had zero signs ...
by broke
08 Aug 2017 14:49
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 1972 1600SSS from New Zealand
Replies: 34
Views: 3371

Re: 1972 1600SSS from New Zealand

Finished my surge tank, bought a Bosch style fuel pump and bracket and welded the bracket directly to the tank. Mounted the tank semi-permanently then mounted up the Carter lift pump off the spare wheel well. It hangs a tad lower than I'd like, although it's not as low as the spare wheel well. I may...
by broke
02 Aug 2017 14:01
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: CV Failure
Replies: 69
Views: 1587

Re: CV Failure

Alright - have a contact in Australia who has been working with 1600/510s for 35 years and has designed a CV conversion kit using only Nissan products. Will work perfectly with a Subaru STI differential (27 splines). No custom adapters or billet stub axles or Porsche/EMPI CVs. He gets the parts fro...
by broke
31 Jul 2017 18:00
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: CV Failure
Replies: 69
Views: 1587

Re: CV Failure

Byron - the only really difficult bit to find is the companion flange into the rear control arm. This is identical to the 510 companion flange other than having the correct 3x2 bolt pattern for Nissan CV joints. These can be sourced from R30, C31, S12, 910 Bluebirds etc. with IRS. R31, C32, Z31 etc ...
by broke
31 Jul 2017 15:55
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: CV Failure
Replies: 69
Views: 1587

Re: CV Failure

Just to throw some more fuel on the fire, what all of these big dollar conversions have in common that I really hate is those thick alloy adapters at each end. Adding those just exacerbates the angularity issue. The appeal for me (apart from having all the bits lying around anyway) with the R30/R31 ...
by broke
23 Jul 2017 17:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know this Aus/NZ Race car?
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Anyone know this Aus/NZ Race car?

The CAMS sticker means it will be an Aussie car.
by broke
10 Jul 2017 15:32
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: CV Failure
Replies: 69
Views: 1587

Re: CV Failure

FWIW most people here just use the OE Nissan CV's out of R31/C32/910/R32 etc with no hassles - just shorten and respline the CV shaft. I've yet to hear of a failure from them. I've often wondered if the reason I keep reading about these US style CV conversions failing is that they use a Birfield typ...
by broke
20 May 2017 01:46
Forum: Suspension
Topic: IDEAL Rear Suspension - No Holds Barred
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: IDEAL Rear Suspension - No Holds Barred

Hey Byron, yeah I think I might have ages ago. The best pics I can find are here http://www.performancegarage.com.au/blog/group-c-bluebird-turbo-vid Annoyingly, I lost the magazine I had that had a full writeup about this car and some close up pics of the rear. I remember in the article they were sa...
by broke
20 May 2017 01:25
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 1972 1600SSS from New Zealand
Replies: 34
Views: 3371

Re: My 4-door "budget build" - Warning, camera phone pics!

Did some welding today. It's not good enough for Weld Porn or anything, but it's not bad enough for "Welding Fails" either. IMG_2197.JPG You can see the space I'm aiming to fit it into here. Hoses will be cramped, but I'll make it work somehow. Also if I ever do this again I'm going to use...
by broke
20 May 2017 01:17
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 1972 1600SSS from New Zealand
Replies: 34
Views: 3371

Re: My 4-door "budget build" - Warning, camera phone pics!

Weighed up the pros and cons/potential risks and decided to go for a surge tank instead of an in-tank pump. Of course no off the shelf surge tank will fit in the space I have available underneath the car, so I'm having to make one. First step was to have a quick measure, attempt to bend some 5mm all...
by broke
20 May 2017 00:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EFI surge tank under car
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: EFI surge tank under car

I ended up making a tank, as there was nothing on the market that would fit in the space I had available. Dimensions are 100 high, 190 wide and 65 deep (in mm, because I'm not a savage). I think I'll probably weld a Bosch pump bracket to the surge tank, and have a Carter lift pump somewhere nearby u...
by broke
19 May 2017 23:57
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: The L Series Header List
Replies: 38
Views: 3488

Re: The L Series Header List

That is up there price wise, probably couldn't commit to that with the NZ dollar being the way it is at the moment, but I'm still very curious to see how yours turn out
by broke
18 May 2017 18:08
Forum: Suspension
Topic: IDEAL Rear Suspension - No Holds Barred
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: IDEAL Rear Suspension - No Holds Barred

I'd pretty much copy what Gibson Motorsport did with George Fury's 910 Bluebird. Except because this is "no holds barred" I'd have it all in alloy or magnesium or something. One of the main issues with the rear suspension on lowered 510's seems to be the crappy roll centre - obviously this...
by broke
09 May 2017 20:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EFI surge tank under car
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: EFI surge tank under car

Here's an inline pump and filter mounted to the vertical surface of rear passenger seat floor. Plenty of room for all that and a surge tank. It was only after getting all this done that icehouse suggested mounting the pump to the crossmember, since the crossmember had rubber bushings to the body al...
by broke
04 May 2017 04:37
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 1972 1600SSS from New Zealand
Replies: 34
Views: 3371

Re: My 4-door "budget build" - Warning, camera phone pics!

Good point Byron. The old me would be taking the diff straight apart and resetting to 45, but I've found that the only way to keep things moving is to let go of some of my perfectionism and deal with things as they crop up. I plan on running some nice sticky tyres and if I do ever eventually drive t...

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