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Heinrich
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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Post by Heinrich » 19 Jun 2017 03:34

little update.(not so much on the car as the situation) :D

i came to a point where my workshop was a glorious mess.so i decided to clean up a bit .
i ended breaking down shelves for wood storage and making new ones, moving all the carpentry stuff to the back and all car related items to the front of the workshop.

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next, the green donor car will be stripped of anything of value and discarded off.
once that is done, i will continue with my car.

i am quite excited about all the space i am going to have once the donor is gone.
Progress is slow, but it is progress non the less.

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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Post by Heinrich » 10 Jul 2017 01:29

the donor is now completely bare and on its way to the scrap metal dealer.

i got more than one awkward look from people seeing this go down the road.(including my wife)
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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Post by Byron510 » 10 Jul 2017 06:02

That's a pretty funny photo for sure.

Man that shell still looks pretty good from this angle. Too bad you were not in NA, a fellow member here could have used your RH front corner.

So how's the actual project coming? Updates?

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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Post by Heinrich » 10 Jul 2017 06:58

Actual project is a bit slow.
i underestimated a building project time and finance wise,but that is almost finished.

the car should continue in about a month's time.

the shell is in bad state, i thought about cutting off some useful bits but only the roof was not rusted.
every structural part is rotten away.i tried giving it away to other datsun enthusiasts but they declined as well.

i have since acquired some bigger wheels/casters to make a bigger and more versatile trolley for the shell to be able to load it on a trailer for when it goes for some body work.

I have been away from the car project for long enough to have gathered a LOT of motivation to continue again.
Progress is slow, but it is progress non the less.

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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Post by Heinrich » 28 Aug 2017 02:01

i assembled the bonnet, fenders and apron on Friday evening and took it to the panel beaters to have whatever small flaws the nose has fixed before i start fitting the engine and radiator/inter-cooler

it was nice to have something that resembles a car again.

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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Post by two_68_510s » 30 Aug 2017 08:20

Yeah, mon!
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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Post by Heinrich » 01 Jan 2018 22:13

Hello again.

i had 3 days to myself over the holiday's and used the wisely.

I fitted the engine and gearbox , made the mountings,tacked up the turbo manifold and started cutting/fitting for the radiator and inter cooler.
i had to cut into the bottom support about half way to be able to fit the radiator.not a bad thing as once opened i saw it is rusty and i would probably replace it wait a new custom piece.
clearances everywhere seems fine except for the steering drag link.it interferes with the ribs on the bottom of the SR20 aluminium sump.i will try and machine it away for clearance and see what happens.
i have read somewhere about flipping the drag link but could not really see how that is going to work except if you cut and re weld it, witch i am not all that comfortable with.any suggestion/different car parts that i can use that does clear.

still some work left on the inter cooler as well.the fit is not 100% yet and i have to make new tanks as well.

also found a pump unit to use for the fuel tank, a handbrake lever and fuel filler hose out of some Nissan.will post pics as that progresses.

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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Post by Heinrich » 05 Apr 2018 00:54

need some info/guidance regarding ease of engine fitment.

i have removed/re fitted the engine about 3 times now, and i can imagine it will still happen a couple of times.i find it really hard to move it in/out without hitting either the firewall or the top of the radiator support(for lack of a better explanation).

has anybody made the top part of the radiator support removable(able to bolt it in and out) for easier engine with gearbox fitment?

i prefer to do it from the top and not the bottom because i would not like to remove the engine cross member and suspension every time.
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Re: New from Sunny South Africa

Post by Heinrich » 05 Apr 2018 00:55

I need some info/guidance regarding ease of engine fitment.

I have removed/re fitted the engine about 3 times now, and i can imagine it will still happen a couple of times.I find it really hard to move it in/out without hitting either the firewall or the top of the radiator support(for lack of a better explanation).

has anybody made the top part of the radiator support removable(able to bolt it in and out) for easier engine with gearbox fitment?
did it make a significant difference in strength of the structure?

I prefer to do it from the top and not the bottom because i would not like to remove the engine cross member and suspension every time.
Progress is slow, but it is progress non the less.

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