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by DADZSUN
22 Nov 2018 21:07
Forum: Events
Topic: Datsun Restomods CV showing at Byron's - Nov 25th 1-5 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3654

Re: Datsun Restomods CV showing at Byron's - Nov 25th 1-5 PM

Flying out to Vancouver tomorrow morning with 90 pounds of CVs - maxing out Air Canada's baggage allowance. 8) Looking forward to escaping the -20c early winter in Ottawa. Screenshot_20181122-235917_Photo Editor.jpg ZKars, you've been PM'd. As FYI for anyone else interested, only a couple left in th...
by DADZSUN
16 Nov 2018 16:02
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 367
Views: 57867

Re: Noobie's 510 project

Thanks for the feedback Michael - it's been something I've considered at length during the design phase. With a CV (constant velocity/rotational speed) it wouldn't matter the orientation of the flange because it's now only a means to fasten - no different the random angle that a male spline on a mod...
by DADZSUN
16 Nov 2018 08:03
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Diff swap: STI R160 LSD 4.44 Suretrac
Replies: 26
Views: 2911

Datsun Restomods JDM R160 stubs

I'm slowly starting to leak the news that there's a solution for leveraging Subaru's cool R160 LSD options. In the pic below you can see the slightly longer Subaru stub on the left vs the OEM 510 on the right. JDM_R160_Stubs.jpg I've begun to offer JDM R160 stubs that bolt up to Datsun 1/2 axles, or...
by DADZSUN
16 Nov 2018 07:55
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 367
Views: 57867

Re: Noobie's 510 project

Fritz, it would be great to meet up with you, and now we have extra good reason. If you'd like to plan a get together - meet and greet in Vancouver, let us know a time and place. Byron Byron has been kind enough to offer his place for a get together and see a CV in person (will be installing it in ...
by DADZSUN
16 Nov 2018 07:52
Forum: Events
Topic: Datsun Restomods CV showing at Byron's - Nov 25th 1-5 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3654

Datsun Restomods CV showing at Byron's - Nov 25th 1-5 PM

For those who haven't had a chance to hear/read about the CVs on my build thread, I'm starting to offer OEM CVs that fit PL510 and S30 Datsuns as well as Subaru R160-compatible stubs that work on the JDM Suretrac and Viscous units. R160_1.jpg R160_2.jpg R160_2.25Exhaust.jpg While the web/eCommerce s...
by DADZSUN
12 Nov 2018 14:27
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 367
Views: 57867

R180 CV complete

Quick update on the CVs. One R160 CV and stub set has already been sold to Fred_L-P, Datsun Restomods' first customer! Super great guy btw, he spent several hrs with Andrew and I last weekend. R180_1.jpg For my trip out to Vancouver next week a couple of R160 versions (OEM length), and this shorter ...
by DADZSUN
01 Nov 2018 10:22
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 367
Views: 57867

Datsun Restomods - CV

Do the square flanges you weld on retain the round boss that keeps the axle concentric to the stub axles? Absolutely! You can see it circled on the pic below along with a Suretrac R160 diff and new diff stubs (in silver). I tried to duplicate OEM wherever possible. As FYI, the pictured prototype wa...
by DADZSUN
31 Oct 2018 14:58
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 367
Views: 57867

Re: Noobie's 510 project

The shouldered sections act as locating dowels in shear across the flanges with a higher class fit; this removes stress concentrations that would exist at thread roots, where non-shouldered fasteners would most likely suffer from cyclic fatigue. If he doesn't include shouldered bolts and then someo...
by DADZSUN
27 Oct 2018 11:43
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 367
Views: 57867

Re: Noobie's 510 project

Absolutely a R180 solution is in the works. However, it looks like I'll have to include new shouldered hub bolts with the R180 CV which will add $60USD to the R160's $580USD price. Those damn bolts are NOT cheap! Otherwise, those interested will have to pull and ship to me their existing set to get ...
by DADZSUN
23 Oct 2018 17:33
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 367
Views: 57867

The CVs come off a vehicle with 225 lbs/ft so that's going to be the official 'warranty' number. Overall they are quite large and fill the space between the control arm and moustach bar... leaving only 1/2" of room in places. From what I've seen the housings are a good 15-20% larger than the JDM Sub...
by DADZSUN
23 Oct 2018 15:51
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 367
Views: 57867

Mark II

Finished up a second set of CVs for Andrew to test. I'd say he's doing a great job! https://youtu.be/EApocIis-rs Mark II.jpg Production versions will be stealthy matte black, but these are silver for a little more show in front of the lens. 8) A couple little tweaks were required on the CVs to insta...
by DADZSUN
18 Oct 2018 11:58
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 367
Views: 57867

Subaru Suretrac R160 LSD almost a bolt-on reality...

I've got my hands on a Subaru R160 Suretrac (LSD) and am looking to test my axles stubs on it this weekend.

For those who've asked I'm hoping to start shipping end of November.

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by DADZSUN
11 Oct 2018 17:21
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Rear Axles
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: Rear Axles

I've developed some direct bolt-in CV axles for 510.

Servicable, reliable, and beefy enough to handle at least 220 ft/lbs.

I'm just wrapping up testing and they should be available in a few weeks.
by DADZSUN
11 Oct 2018 16:28
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 367
Views: 57867

Exciting news

After nearly a year and a half of trying to troubleshoot my noise/vibration issues on the 510, I concluded it was the U-joints - despite seeming fine when inspected. Looking at the CV options out there I decided I wanted a cheaper solution, that was OEM-reliable, and strong. As I dug deeper into the...
by DADZSUN
19 Jul 2018 05:21
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Noobie's 510 project
Replies: 367
Views: 57867

Re: Noobie's 510 project

Agreed, cool car! It would be nice to see a build thread on the Realm. We should try and get an Ottawa - Montreal Datsun together sometime next summer. Beau's brewery in Vankleek Hill (about 25 min West from Rigaud) is a perfect mid-way location and lot of fun roads to cruise to/from in the Laurenti...