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by duke
10 Nov 2017 14:21
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: "Hey" my daily driven race car!
Replies: 146
Views: 12588

Re: "Hey" my daily driven race car!

funwithmonkeys wrote:You guys just need a higher red line. Being able to go to 8000 will fix that shifting issue.


This is true...but that is expensive! I don't spin my KA any faster than 7000 rpm. I have heard that there is a harmonic that sets in at about 7250 rpm that will absolutely destroy them.
by duke
10 Nov 2017 11:57
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: "Hey" my daily driven race car!
Replies: 146
Views: 12588

Re: "Hey" my daily driven race car!

You guys have almost have me convinced to go to 4.44's for next year... My only hesitation is that my max speed in 2nd will be reduced by 10mph (from 65 currently to 55). I'm afraid that this might actually slow me down in some events, as I will have to be shifting to 3rd more often (with the 3.90 I...
by duke
08 Nov 2017 13:51
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: "Hey" my daily driven race car!
Replies: 146
Views: 12588

Re: "Hey" my daily driven race car!

I'm enjoying the discussion. One thing I have wondered about with autocross, is how best to really quantify the effectiveness of changes. Yes, a change in tire pressure, alignment, etc may make the car feel better, but did it really make the car faster? With a new course every event this is very dif...
by duke
07 Nov 2017 10:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SEMA 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: SEMA 2017

510wizard wrote:Did notice that some of them seemed to be thrown together with not enough build time.


Doesn't this apply to about 75% of the cars at SEMA? It is cool that our little cars are getting more popular. More aftermarket support is never a bad thing!
by duke
19 Oct 2017 10:46
Forum: Not Datsun/Nissan related?
Topic: 2017 SCCA RunOffs
Replies: 63
Views: 1514

Re: 2017 SCCA RunOffs

For anybody who missed a race or two in the live broadcast, the SCCA has them posted on their site.

https://www.scca.com/videos?categories= ... 17-runoffs
by duke
11 Oct 2017 08:52
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 564
Views: 67102

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

I'm about to dive into R&P conversion myself. Hoping to put a more serious Solo2 package together for next year and the steering is definitely my car's weakest link right now. Since you & I have similar setups (carbed, rear-sump KA), I'm hoping to do something similar to you. I plan to run ...
by duke
29 Sep 2017 11:30
Forum: Not Datsun/Nissan related?
Topic: 2017 SCCA RunOffs
Replies: 63
Views: 1514

Re: 2017 SCCA RunOffs

Been watching the live coverage most of the day. Some really great racing happening!
by duke
28 Sep 2017 19:45
Forum: Not Datsun/Nissan related?
Topic: 2017 SCCA RunOffs
Replies: 63
Views: 1514

Re: 2017 SCCA RunOffs

Andy's suspension design has a genius solution to steering geometry. Pay close attention to the picture labelled "Andy and Steve". HAHA that is a super good idea! Also note that those vertical links can be swapped out to achieve a different steering ratio; you only have to maintain the le...
by duke
17 Sep 2017 10:20
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 564
Views: 67102

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: 564
Views: 67102

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: 564
Views: 67102

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: 48
Views: 4639

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: 454

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: 721

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: 564
Views: 67102

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

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