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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 05 Mar 2017 06:55
by okayfine
Looking at the wheel fitment above, it might be a case of the wheels no longer fitting if camber/toe's corrected.

That said, I second the "do it now." Even if you retain the stock settings, you won't have to disassemble all over again when you decide you want to fix the camber and toe.

Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 07 Mar 2017 15:57
by Canadian510
okayfine wrote:Looking at the wheel fitment above, it might be a case of the wheels no longer fitting if camber/toe's corrected.

That said, I second the "do it now." Even if you retain the stock settings, you won't have to disassemble all over again when you decide you want to fix the camber and toe.
I agree that they probably wouldn't fit with proper camber, more than likely going to leave it as it is for now. Maybe one day i'll add the brackets but only have a few weeks till i leave for 3 months so don't really have time to order anything else before i head out.

Brought my crossmember with me to work today and spent the day cleaning it up and pressing the old bearings out. Only a handful of us there since it's March break so able to work my own stuff. Might get the crossmember sandblasted by a co worker if there's time tomorrow. When i got home went to work on the diffs, took the old r160 stubs out, pressed the axle studs out of them and went to change the driveshaft flange but my cheap impact wouldn't budge the nut... Guess that's coming with me to work tomorrow as well haha.

Crossmember all cleaned up and waiting on primer/paint

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The old crusty r160 next to the slightly newer, slightly less crusty R180. It'll be getting cleaned up and painted too

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 15:44
by Canadian510
Another day another update!

Didn't bring my diffs with me to work since I didn't want diff oil all over the back of my car, going to sign out one of the heavy duty impacts and bring it home Monday to get the input flanges off. Was able to get the mustache bar bushings pressed out and then sandblasted and pressed my axle studs into the stub axles. I order my set through T3 and there was no way those studs were going in with anything other than a hydraulic press, VERY tight fit.

Everything all finished up

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Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 25 Mar 2017 13:49
by Canadian510
Everything is all back together for the moment with a few small things left to do, just bleed the brakes, fill the diff, and reconnect the exhaust

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Also prepping the 620 to travel to my new place so I can finally work on it once I get back from Alberta. Engine choice has been narrowed down but don't want to let that cat out of the bag yet :wink:

Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 19 Apr 2017 19:16
by Canadian510
Thought I'd throw up some of the toys I'm getting to play with while away for work, a 40+ litre 1500hp V12

Was finishing up changing a hydraulic line in this pic. The cooling system and transmission/engine are all a easily changeable unit.

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And since they weigh over 11 tons need quite the engine crane to pull them out

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In Datsun news bought some rear coilovers from T3 and am really looking into some brakes next.

Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 17 Jun 2017 03:26
by Canadian510
finally back and did some small things to the 510, threw the t3 rear coilovers on and currently dialling them in. Went for a good long drive and had them settle a little in this pic, need to raise them back up slightly now

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Next on the list is to throw the wilwoods on, this is my first set of real brakes, quite the difference just visually

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And in other news finally got the 620 home and plan to start tearing into that soon

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Started a build thread in the Other Projects category for it.

Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 05:44
by Canadian510
Finally got the Wilwoods on and took the car for a drive with a buddy, feels good to actually drive it again!

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Went to a little meet around town in a huge parking lot, all the young guys with new cars at one end and the older guys at the other end with their classics. We parked in the middle and had a good mix of everyone coming over to see them, cool how everyone seems to love the Datsuns.

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Also have to go through this thread and fix all my PhotoJunk links :(

Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 20:53
by okayfine
Did the Wilwood setup come from T3 as well, or did you DIY a bracket/rotor swap?

Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 05:44
by Canadian510
okayfine wrote:Did the Wilwood setup come from T3 as well, or did you DIY a bracket/rotor swap?
They came from Don at DP Racing, can't say anything but good things about the products and Don himself, real easy guy to get along with.

Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 05:47
by Canadian510
Went for some more rides and got a new background picture for the computer!

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Also had an offer from a local car photographer to do some shoots of the car, definitely going to do that in the near future!

Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 23 Aug 2017 05:57
by Canadian510
Been awhile since I updated this thread, took the car to a local show and ended up with an award.

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Not exactly the kind everyone would like to get Haha, wish it was worded more towards a rat rod theme like they explained it but oh well, still looks good on the shelf.

And because I can't leave well enough alone looking into a new engine for the car. Love the long rod but want something with a little more driveability, something with efi that I can take on long rides and not be worried about.

Have a certain engine in mind but we'll see what happens.

Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 26 Aug 2017 08:02
by Canadian510
Well went on a pretty good drive to pick up the engines yesterday, a 16 hour round trip to Montreal and back.

Unloaded them from the truck this morning and finally got a picture of them

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A SR20DE and FWD SR20VE. Going to swap the VE head onto the DE bottom end for some high rpm fun with some beefy internals for the DE. Probably do cams and springs in the head to make it a little wilder too.

Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 27 Aug 2017 16:12
by Canadian510
Got the DE onto the stand and tore into her today.

Looks good at first glance but the big one will be the bottom end when i get to that.

On the stand waiting for disassembly

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With the head and most of the small stuff attached to the block removed

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Probably tackle the bottom end and the front cover tomorrow, then move on to the VE head.

Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 28 Aug 2017 00:01
by Heinrich
SR20's are pretty engines.

Re: 1971 2 Door 70s build

Posted: 28 Aug 2017 01:08
by broke
Those VE's seem to make some big numbers when done right, looks like a great upgrade.