Datsun 1600 Special

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Re: Datsun 1600 Special

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Looking great. The improvement to the firewall is impressive. Keep it up.
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Re: Datsun 1600 Special

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Thanks!



This 510 had originally a booster but the membrane was broken. Found a replacement booster in Australia but found it too expensive. After some more searching I managed to find a smaller booster sold for AE86's in at a shop in Ireland. Ordered the booster and new master cylinder (same size as the original 510). The new booster and master together were at the same price as just the booster from Australia. And since they are in Europe no customs fee's.. yay!

Booster has the same diameter of the original but it's a bit flatter.

Funny enough the two upper bolt from the booster do fit at the original bolt holes. Except the below ones who had a minor offset.
Had to hack away some of the pedal box frame and weld the corners together to able to bolt on the nuts.

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Mounted the booster + master. And all the brake lines and clutch line are replaced with new Nickle Copper lines.

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Re: Datsun 1600 Special

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All engine mounts and racks etc.. have been sandblasted and have a new layer of two component industrial paint (love that stuff!).

New Exedy clutch mounted and the engine was ready to go back in the car.
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Re: Datsun 1600 Special

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Very nice work. Keep those pics coming.
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Re: Datsun 1600 Special

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Make sure there is about 5mm play in the clutch pedal. Just push down on pad with your thumb and the pedal should have about 1/8"of movement before there is resistance.
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Re: Datsun 1600 Special

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Nice job on the booster, trying to source a new one as well.
Progress is slow, but it is progress non the less.
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Re: Datsun 1600 Special

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15/16 or 7/8"?
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Re: Datsun 1600 Special

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datzenmike wrote: 20 Jan 2021 07:44 15/16 or 7/8"?
13/16 as far as I know.
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