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by duke
17 Sep 2017 10:20
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 561
Views: 64626

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

That picture is of a problem called "The Drawing of the Three". It's up on Donner Pass in Tahoe and goes at around V11. OK, I'm a dumb old cus, what the heck are you guys talking about? ;) Rock climbing pic from duke. Bouldering is climbing a route without a rope, usually only about 10-15...
by duke
13 Sep 2017 10:14
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 561
Views: 64626

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

dat5102dr wrote:whats the level (bouldering)?


That picture is of a problem called "The Drawing of the Three". It's up on Donner Pass in Tahoe and goes at around V11.
by duke
11 Sep 2017 08:51
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 561
Views: 64626

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

I finally had a chance to get my car on a set of proper corner scales yesterday. I'm very pleased with the result. All it took to get the cross weights to 50/50 was two turns on the front right coilover. Also pleased at the weight with me out of the car. It would be cool to loose 50 lbs and get the ...
by duke
29 Aug 2017 07:49
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 1972 1600SSS from New Zealand
Replies: 47
Views: 3915

Re: 1972 1600SSS from New Zealand

Do you have a gas lens on that torch? If you do, you can extend that tungsten out far enough to get in the corners without bending the flange. I would second this. Another trick that I have seen but never done is to actually bend the tungsten to achieve the proper torch angle. This requires a large...
by duke
30 Jul 2017 14:17
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Front Wheel Clearance?
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Front Wheel Clearance?

Get in touch with 510T on Ratsun. He has some pictures of what I did on his car, but with the whole photobucket thing, they don't show up anymore. I bet he would repost them if you asked nicely.
by duke
29 Jul 2017 10:26
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from JAPAN
Replies: 13
Views: 515

Re: New from JAPAN

Welcome! Very cool swap. You have got me contemplating. Do you have any pictures of the underside of the car? I would like to see what you did for the oil pan and stuff. Do you know how much weight was added with this engine?
by duke
25 Jul 2017 09:01
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 561
Views: 64626

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

As promised, here is the video from the most recent Autocross.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS2j-kDC-h8
by duke
24 Jul 2017 13:07
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 561
Views: 64626

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

There was another local autocross last weekend, and with no new modifications on the car, I am basically just getting used to the new handling characteristics and really enjoying the feel of the new steering. After putting a few miles on the rack setup I can feel that is has begun to wear in a littl...
by duke
24 Jul 2017 12:55
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 561
Views: 64626

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

Work on the Datsun has slowed as Bonneville draws near. My dad and I are wrapping things up on the land speed car and are looking pretty good to be totally finished with this round of modifications with a little breathing room before Speedweek starts on Aug. 12th. We fired it for the first time a fe...
by duke
21 Jul 2017 11:59
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: CV Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 2075

Re: CV Failure

In "How to Modify...", BRE had similar problems with U-joints, but they were being pushed to the extreme. Surprising CVs aren't working better. This comes back to my point. Many of us are running the CV's at a pretty extreme angle, which I think is the reason for grease escaping/failures/...
by duke
19 Jul 2017 13:22
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Brake Pad Compounds
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Brake Pad Compounds

datsun5104dr wrote:For you guys running the R4-S on 280zx front brakes... Are you running shims? Mine didn't come with any for the fronts...


Shims? Like between the piston and the pads? I never ran any, and I don't know why the would be necessary.
by duke
19 Jul 2017 13:15
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: CV Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 2075

Re: CV Failure

I have a set CV's on my car from The Driveshaft Shop. They are based on Porsche 930 CV's so very similar to the VW ones from other kits, just larger. They have been awesome (no play, fit well, etc) apart from one problem. I have had to replace at least 3 boots since I purchased them. I think the rea...
by duke
16 Jul 2017 10:39
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Front Wheel Clearance?
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Front Wheel Clearance?

I have done this on a friends car, but I don't have any pictures. There might be some on his build thread on Ratsun but I'm not sure. Basically what I did was split the seam at the back of the fender well, move it back ~1", and re weld. This was for wide wheels and large flares. If you are not ...
by duke
05 Jul 2017 13:48
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 2.3L of fun
Replies: 631
Views: 35573

Re: 2.3L of fun

You guys really make me want to try the 048's!!! Have you guys ran the Hoosier A7's or R7's? We talked about this on the phone, but for everybody else's sake, here is my initial experience with A7's. Like funwithmonkeys said, they are very wide. A 205/50-R15 A7 is more like a 215 or even wider. I h...
by duke
23 Jun 2017 10:48
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Is the Subaru R180 the same as the Nissan / Datsun R180
Replies: 30
Views: 9762

Re: Is the Subaru R180 the same as the Nissan / Datsun R180

Reviving an old thread here. I'm contemplating installing a lower gear (numerically higher) in my '04 STI LSD. Subaru sells new 4.44 ring and pinion, which I know will work, but they aren't cheap. Being a thrifty 510 owner, I am wondering if I can use the ring and pinion from a K case 720 or Hardbod...

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