"1800SSS" historic racing project

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"1800SSS" historic racing project

Postby MK510 » 06 Apr 2015 01:58

Hello from Finland!

This is my Datsun 1800SSS historic/vintage racing project that i've been build slowly few years.

The car is originally 1969 1300deluxe 4door, it is going to be build for historic racing FIA period G2(1970-1971) group2 competition touring car using FIA homologation papers no:5397 for 1800SSS model.

Starting point was very good, almost rust free, only few small spots to weld, some surface rust to clean and dents to straighten:
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Roll gage build, i cut holes on the front floor, then drop gage through and welded upper sides:
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Gage ready, seat braces and firewall done:
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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Postby MK510 » 06 Apr 2015 02:07

Underside cleaned and ready for paint:
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epoxy undercoated:
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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Postby MK510 » 06 Apr 2015 02:10

Found this for the engine, early FIA head:
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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Postby KiKiIchiBan » 06 Apr 2015 03:42

Glad you've posted this!

I'm excited for updates, if you don't want that head, let me know ;-)
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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Postby two_68_510s » 06 Apr 2015 05:53

Nice work on the bottom of the car.

What does it take (that is out of the ordinary) to put that FIA head into service? Nice find.
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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Postby okayfine » 06 Apr 2015 06:54

two_68_510s wrote:What does it take (that is out of the ordinary) to put that FIA head into service? Nice find.


50mm carbs, and the header. Different intake manifold and header could easily be made, if necessary. Head bolts to an L block.
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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Postby spriso » 10 Apr 2015 19:41

Nice work!

This photo might be of some interest to you-- an FIA prepared RHD Bluebird Coupe-- with nice details of the head, carbs and intake:

An even higher res version here: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3825/14316860254_cd1034f663_o.jpg

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Keep us updated on your progress!

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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Postby MK510 » 11 Apr 2015 10:16

I've seen those photos before, unfortunately i don't have those 50 Mikunis but maybe 48 Webers can be a replacement.

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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Postby defdes » 11 Apr 2015 17:31

MK510 wrote:I've seen those photos before, unfortunately i don't have those 50 Mikunis but maybe 48 Webers can be a replacement.

You can have the chokes opened up a couple of mm if you feel that there is restriction.

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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Postby MK510 » 28 Jan 2016 13:07

Something is happened, interior, engine bay, underside painted to original 664 red:

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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Postby Byron510 » 29 Jan 2016 00:28

Is this the project you purchased the Datsun style bolt on flares for?

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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Postby MK510 » 29 Jan 2016 06:35

Yes, this project is why i want those flares.

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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Postby Doraemon » 31 Jan 2016 14:04

Woah such a good find this body ! Is it original Finnish car ?

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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Postby MK510 » 01 Feb 2016 07:16

Yes it is original Finnish car, sold as new in Finland 1969


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