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"1800SSS" historic racing project

Posted: 06 Apr 2015 01:58
by MK510
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

Posted: 06 Apr 2015 02:07
by MK510
Underside cleaned and ready for paint:
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epoxy undercoated:
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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Posted: 06 Apr 2015 02:10
by MK510
Found this for the engine, early FIA head:
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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Posted: 06 Apr 2015 03:42
by KiKiIchiBan
Glad you've posted this!

I'm excited for updates, if you don't want that head, let me know ;-)

Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Posted: 06 Apr 2015 05:53
by two_68_510s
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.

Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Posted: 06 Apr 2015 06:54
by okayfine
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.

Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Posted: 10 Apr 2015 19:41
by spriso
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/3825/143 ... f663_o.jpg

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Keep us updated on your progress!

Michael

Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Posted: 11 Apr 2015 10:16
by MK510
I've seen those photos before, unfortunately i don't have those 50 Mikunis but maybe 48 Webers can be a replacement.

Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Posted: 11 Apr 2015 17:31
by defdes
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.

Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Posted: 11 Apr 2015 20:23
by 510rob

Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Posted: 28 Jan 2016 13:07
by MK510
Something is happened, interior, engine bay, underside painted to original 664 red:

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Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Posted: 29 Jan 2016 00:28
by Byron510
Is this the project you purchased the Datsun style bolt on flares for?

Byron

Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Posted: 29 Jan 2016 06:35
by MK510
Yes, this project is why i want those flares.

Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Posted: 31 Jan 2016 14:04
by Doraemon
Woah such a good find this body ! Is it original Finnish car ?

Re: "1800SSS" historic racing project

Posted: 01 Feb 2016 07:16
by MK510
Yes it is original Finnish car, sold as new in Finland 1969