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by duke
17 Jun 2017 09:19
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 75683

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: 565
Views: 75683

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: 13
Views: 1517

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: 565
Views: 75683

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: 565
Views: 75683

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...
by duke
25 May 2017 22:43
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 75683

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

I didn't model anything. I determined the size of the spacer using a bump steer gauge and trial and error. I was able to get bump steer down to .030 per inch in bump and droop from ride height. I can't feel any bumpsteer while driving so I am going to call it good. The spacer is exactly 1" long, whi...
by duke
25 May 2017 07:05
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 75683

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

That is a super cool install. I see that there are a bunch of different ratios available for the MKII , do you know what ratio you picked? Yes, I used the quickest available, which is 2.2 turns lock to lock. If I were to do this on a car that is more primarily street driven, I would go with a littl...
by duke
23 May 2017 12:49
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 75683

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

Thanks guys. The actual fabrication for the rack install really wasn't to much work (honestly modifying the firewall may have been the biggest pain in the ass) but all the things I ended up doing "while I was in there" really took a lot of time! Another one of my "winter projects" was upgrading the ...
by duke
22 May 2017 12:41
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 75683

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

A few more pictures of the whole thing installed.

ImageDSC01016 by Eldukerino, on Flickr

ImageDSC01018 by Eldukerino, on Flickr
by duke
22 May 2017 12:24
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 75683

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

After much deliberation and planning, I have finally decided to dive down the rabbit hole of installing rack and pinion steering on my car. Like many 510's out there, my steering box was badly worn, and definitely one of the main weak points of the chassis. I have seen many different iterations of r...
by duke
22 May 2017 12:22
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: 6 inches of Rust
Replies: 209
Views: 27290

Re: 6 inches of Rust

X3! Looks awesome!
by duke
21 May 2017 16:30
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Replies: 565
Views: 75683

Re: Duke's'72 Carbed KA project

I have been a bit quiet on the updates lately(but I am about to dump a bunch of 510 stuff on here soon), not because nothing has been happening with the car, but because I have been so damn busy! Before I get to what has been going on with regards to the Datsun, I'll give you guys a little taste of ...
by duke
24 Apr 2017 00:57
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: "Hey" my daily driven race car!
Replies: 159
Views: 19070

Re: "Hey" my daily driven race car!

You might look into something that would bolt to the unused shoulder belt anchor point in the c pillar. I think Schroth makes a belt that is designed to be mounted like that. One of the fast guys that I autocross with uses one in his WRX.
by duke
21 Apr 2017 12:13
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: "Hey" my daily driven race car!
Replies: 159
Views: 19070

Re: "Hey" my daily driven race car!

You will be amazed at what a difference a good seat can make. Also you may think about installing a harness of some kind. Being strapped in tightly and not having to brace yourself during a run is just one less thing to think about. I like that you mounted it nice and low. My seat a also touches the...
by duke
18 Apr 2017 20:11
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Scary times
Replies: 17
Views: 2151

Re: Scary times

Keith, what size tires do you run? I think that the venerable 205/50-15 size will be available in many different options for a long time, as this is a very popular size for Miatas.

For tire suggestions, you may look at the Nitto NT-01. I have heard very good things about them from multiple people.