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Duke's'72 Carbed KA project
Posted: 26 May 2006 15:26
Thought that I'd start a thread on my project to keep track of the work and also get some input for others. So here it is:
History: It was an ITC race car that ran around here in northern California in the early 90's. I've had people tell me that they remember seeing it run at Sears Point back in the day. After that it seems like it sat for about 10 years and picked up some rust and other stuff before I got my hands on it.
I've owned it for 2.5 years and it has always been my daily driver. Because of this my progress has been a little slow, cause I have to be able to drive it most of the time...so here it is:
Posted: 26 May 2006 19:16
What are your plans? Sr? Its worth it. Haha just couldn't resist.
No bumper and you still have plates. I got pulled over today because of no plate. I told him its on the bumper hehe the bumpers just not on the car. Then he gave me a seatbelt ticket, I think I'm up to like 20 seatbelt tickets. I think once a cars a classic seatbelts should not be required. Like there going to do anything anyways.
Posted: 26 May 2006 22:22
Sorry icehouse, regardless of the car not wearing seatbelts is really dumb. I feel weird not wearing one. Plus they hold you in better while cornering.
Duke looks great -- are those 14" Rewinds? How did you get them to fit?
Posted: 26 May 2006 22:56
I agree with Derek about the seatbelt stuff. I always whear my 4 point regardless. I know about the bumper thing, and the licence plate thing, gone through that a few times, haha.
The wheels are 15 inch rewinds, with 205-50-15 tires. In the front I have 280zx struts with camber plates, and they fit no problem. In the rear the fenders are rolled and the inner fender is modified (with a hammer...haha) so the tires don't rub. I'm planning on doing some mini tubs, ala BRE 510's.
Posted: 27 May 2006 00:22
you've got the rewinds fitting nicely... camber is the key!
give us some more details.. pictures of the engine bay?
do you know brian? (a local snap-on tool guy).. he's a datsun head as well.
we've got a crew going to shasta this year.. meeting up with bay area caravan here in SR.
by the way, what happened to you stopping by the shop duke?
... and icehouse...
I'll play the role of your mother on this one: wear your seatbelt!!
Posted: 27 May 2006 13:09
Count me in for the trip to Shasta. This is the first year that I will be able so go and I am STOKED. I have been super busy with school and sports and the like so I haven't had alot of time lately. I've been meaning to give you a call, and now that I'm done with school, I'll have the time. How about some time next week? Here are some more pics of recent work...suspension, radiator, heat sheild.
Re: RE: Duke
Posted: 27 May 2006 13:33
[quote="Derek"]Sorry icehouse, regardless of the car not wearing seatbelts is really dumb. I feel weird not wearing one. Plus they hold you in better while cornering.
My second car, a 340 Dart, had seatbelts, but I was young and didn't need 'em. A combination of cornering and h.p. on an on ramp, slid me across the front seat with only the steering wheel in my hand and one knee hooked 'round the shifter. We survived. I would like you to survive too.
RE: Re: RE: Duke
Posted: 27 May 2006 14:04
Haha I know I just don't think a lap belt is going to do anything in a reck. I've been I 3 recks and didn't wear a seat belt in any of them. One of the recks we rolled my buddys cresida, It ended up on the ruff. I never got hurt. I just don't understand why we can drink and smoke, but have to wear a seat belt. I understand new cars but come on the datsun seat belts suck. Expecialy the sholder strap.
I can't wait to meet all you guys at shasta. Check out your rigs in real life.... Yeah yeah
Re: RE: Re: RE: Duke
Posted: 27 May 2006 15:17
[quote="icehouse"]Haha I know I just don't think a lap belt is going to do anything in a reck. I've been I 3 recks and didn't wear a seat belt in any of them. One of the recks we rolled my buddys cresida, It ended up on the ruff. I never got hurt. I just don't understand why we can drink and smoke, but have to wear a seat belt. I understand new cars but come on the datsun seat belts suck. Expecialy the sholder strap.
Well, all I can say then is...Right on
My boss says " as long as we're having fun, it's our God given right to kill ourselves as we see fit!" chuckle
Posted: 25 Jun 2006 23:51
I have been doing some work lately. To be able to fit the wheels I have and not run super JDM style demon camber
I decided to kinda 'tub' the rear fender wells. If you have ever read the "how to build a trans am racer" section in the How to Modify book, then you know exactly what I'm doing. I'm thinking of even doing a little flare, cause the fender lips are messed up. Here are some pics of the progress.
Posted: 28 Jun 2006 18:51
15x7 rewinds? what tire size are you running? i really want that wheel and plan to run 2.5ish degrees of camber up front and 1.5ish in the rear.
Posted: 17 Jul 2006 22:46
Posted: 18 Jul 2006 00:50
was nice meetin ya in shasta, man your car looks SLAMMED in person!
Posted: 18 Jul 2006 00:55
It was nice to meet you to, awesome to see that you guys made the trip from way up north. Yeah, the combo of some camping gear and not stiff enough rear springs made it sit really low in the rear. New rear springs are defineatly on the to do list, along with some weight jackers so I can adjust the rear ride height.
Posted: 18 Jul 2006 02:59
.....so what ever happened with you and that post-op?