What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by DCooke » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:22 pm

I finally sorted out the cigar lighter issue on my 68 & why it was blowing a fuse every time I plugged in my USB adapter. Disassembled everything and found a short on the bottom of the lighter where the unit gets voltage. New wires, an insulated washer, a good cleaning & now it works without blowing fuses.
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Post by Linda » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:33 pm

That's a good place to use that plug in battery/alternator check gizmo that was mentioned here by Garth and others.Good that you cleaned it, very subject to oil underneath after the rubber deteriorates.
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Post by pebbles » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:10 pm

Trunk lid rattled. Dropped and hit me in the back of the head couple of times. So i removed the two spring rods and hooked one in the high tension slot, and one in the low tension slot. Now the trunk lid with the luggage rack STAYS up when i want it too.
The seal was trimmed in 3 pieces. Aft piece was way too far aft, missing the lip when in the closed position.
Removed it, cleaned the surfaces and reinstalled it. Boot clicks closed with two fingers now. No more rattle.
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Post by datsun65 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:55 pm

1967.5 SRL311-00565 went in for Body and Paint. The car was originally Thunder Black with a Red interior. Sometime along its history (Probably the 80's) the car was painted red with a heavy gold flake. To go along with the glitter, it also had a 'night rider' light jammed into the hood scoop!

Bringing the car back to black.

This is the part of the project that stresses me out the most! I previously had the car in a different bodyshop (Maybe 7 years ago?) for more than a year and Nothing/Zero/Nada was done. The poor car ended up being a dumping table for random spoilers, cardboard boxes and oodles of bodyshop dust. Finally pulled the car out of the previous shop and never even received a 'Sorry' from the shop for the complete lack of follow-thru.

I've used all kinds of bodyshops and it always feels like a crap-shoot. Crossing my fingers the second time is the charm.
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Post by greydog » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:17 pm

Replaced timing chain and sprockets on the 1600.
Old sprockets were worn to sharp points chain so stretched it was hitting timing cover at idle.
All fixed now. Idles quieter too.
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Post by RBMann » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:05 am

pebbles wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:10 pm
Trunk lid rattled. Dropped and hit me in the back of the head couple of times. So i removed the two spring rods and hooked one in the high tension slot, and one in the low tension slot. Now the trunk lid with the luggage rack STAYS up when i want it too.
The seal was trimmed in 3 pieces. Aft piece was way too far aft, missing the lip when in the closed position.
Removed it, cleaned the surfaces and reinstalled it. Boot clicks closed with two fingers now. No more rattle.
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Now that you have rack and car, not to mention more time, you can travel with Ted. :D
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Post by Lorna c » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:12 pm

datsun65 wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:55 pm
1967.5 SRL311-00565 went in for Body and Paint. The car was originally Thunder Black with a Red interior. Sometime along its history (Probably the 80's) the car was painted red with a heavy gold flake. To go along with the glitter, it also had a 'night rider' light jammed into the hood scoop!

Bringing the car back to black.

This is the part of the project that stresses me out the most! I previously had the car in a different bodyshop (Maybe 7 years ago?) for more than a year and Nothing/Zero/Nada was done. The poor car ended up being a dumping table for random spoilers, cardboard boxes and oodles of bodyshop dust. Finally pulled the car out of the previous shop and never even received a 'Sorry' from the shop for the complete lack of follow-thru.

I've used all kinds of bodyshops and it always feels like a crap-shoot. Crossing my fingers the second time is the charm.
haha really , a night rider light !! hahahaa :lol:
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Post by pebbles » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:41 pm

RBMann wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:05 am
Now that you have rack and car, not to mention more time, you can travel with Ted. :D
Umm, no.
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Post by Fetch » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:47 pm

Been cleaning parts, painting parts, sorting parts. Started putting the engine back together, installed crank, pistons and cam. Head is ready just waiting for a new rocker assembly. Trans is ready to go back in. Testing electrical parts, so far, so good.
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Post by dynaguy » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:33 am

Sounds like progress is being made. Looking forward to a road trip to see your car. Pat

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Post by pebbles » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:38 pm

Removed the passenger seat and adjusted the back angle. Vacuumed the carpet really good. Tightened a twistie. Added a nut and lockwasher to the rear deck teardrop. Media blasted and painted 2 jackhole plugs.
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Post by Lorna c » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:26 pm

bled and bled and bled . reset reset and reset . . and still not done right . found another leAk in the bottom of the master . played on the breaks adjust , still not enough . sooooo today and yesterday meant nothing as far as progress .. so , I did nothing to /for my baby :-(
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Post by Alvin » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:05 pm

DirtyLady. Interior was filthy and there was gravel everywhere in the chassis from the "rallye". Spent a minute cleaning her up!

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Post by pebbles » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:49 pm

Media blasted and brush primed a lower pass door hinge. Will paint tomorrow, and try to take the old one off soon.
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Post by Linda » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:00 pm

I got tired of the ratty connectors to the tail lights, so I bought a '70 pair from Datsundon. They have the plastic connector attached to the wires. My old sockets were hard to clean and the ground wire kept breaking.
I have a bunch of different size connectors I got last year so I converted the shell to the ones I have with a clasp to lock the 2 halves. Just have to add the terminals, push into the other connector and be done
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