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by duke
25 Jul 2017 09:01
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 554
Views: 63361

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: 554
Views: 63361

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: 554
Views: 63361

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: 51
Views: 994

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: 11
Views: 284

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: 51
Views: 994

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: 2
Views: 112

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: 591
Views: 32893

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: 9293

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...
by duke
18 Jun 2017 12:04
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 2.3L of fun
Replies: 591
Views: 32893

Re: 2.3L of fun

I used to get the course REALLY early, so I could have nice time to walk the course, get my mental picture FIRMLY embedded in my brain. I would do at least 3 laps ( on the HUGE course). Then I would go and sit quietly in my car, roll the window up so no one can talk to you, close your eyes, and run...
by duke
17 Jun 2017 09:19
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 554
Views: 63361

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

icehouse wrote:Your arms looked ripped in the corners!


That's the armstrong power steering!

It's one of the side affects of my other hobby.

ImageDrawind of the Three by Eldukerino, on Flickr
by duke
16 Jun 2017 16:59
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 554
Views: 63361

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

This last weekend I was supposed to be running in the Cascade Lakes Hillclimb, located just outside Ashland, Oregon. However, as anybody who attended Canby knows, the weather in Oregon over the weekend was a little wet. Unfortunately, this lead to the cancellation of the event. Luckily, there was a ...
by duke
31 May 2017 12:31
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Brake Pad Compounds
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Brake Pad Compounds

Second on the Porterfield R4s pads. Ran them for a long time. Good cold bite and seemed to withstand a good amount of heat without fading.
by duke
30 May 2017 10:02
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 554
Views: 63361

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

Along with all these modifications, I purchased a set of Hoosier A7's, perhaps the fastest DOT approved radial autocross tire available. At the very first autocross with this setup, I was able to post the fastest time of the day! This was something that I have been working towards for the past few y...
by duke
30 May 2017 10:01
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 554
Views: 63361

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

As well as the rack and pinion steering upgrade I also recently revamped the crank pulley and trigger wheel setup on the engine. KA's are know to vibrate quite a bit due to their long stroke and not fully counter weighted crank. From what I have read they will pretty much die from any sustained runn...

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