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 mraitch » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:44 pm

And of course the ONLY person to come from the OTHER valley with his trashy roadster - Eliza - but let's not mention that!!!
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by mraitch » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:17 pm

re-re-re-reinstalled driving lights - HATE effing electrics\ grounds and stuff.
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by nismou20 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:16 am

My apologies Peter, I was just naming names of newer members to my neck of the woods. You're the only guy that ever comes out from the other Valley! Oh, Linda?
By the way the carbies are disassembled and dipping in solvent as I text.

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

Post by raylim » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:34 am

nismou20 wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:30 pm
Nice to know the San Gabriel valley's booming with more Roadster fans! Met AJ from Azusa with a beautiful off white/Tan 1600, have yet to meet Tyem from Monrovia. Ray Lims my neighbor in Arcadia with 3 roadsters and Howard with his beautiful Red 2000 from La Canada ways. Both Howard and mine are 50 cars apart on the assembly line. Probably built the same day and both red. Looking forward to many runs in the future.
Hello Neighbor! I too am glad a bunch of us are coming out of the woodwork. There is also Eddie nearby with a swapped 1500 too! I was hoping some day to have you come over to supervise me on removing my engine and trans in prepping it for a swap. Cold beer and soda will be provided! Now i have to figure on a date. Most likely after Solvang.
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by Lorna c » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:07 am

put about 30lbs on the car . sound deadening stuff . haha I wondered why it was do drafty .
had absolutely none on doors . less road noise now .
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by guyatou » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:24 pm

I couldn't get the Roadster to idle less than about 1800 RPM. Any lower than that and it would die. And the choke was sticking on. So I pulled the carbs this weekend and noticed that the throttle plate on one of them was totally closed with the choke on full. I made some adjustments and we will see if they worked once my new gaskets come in Wednesday!
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by Linda » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:43 pm

Rear brakes adjusted. Always forget how important it is to have a good adjustment. Firm pedal and emergency brake takes 4 clicks.
Jack both wheels up, ebrake off, use 1/4 extension to fit on bolt, turn til rotation stops, then back off so that wheel turns about 1 1/2 turns before stopping. This may represent 1-2 turns back.
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by Gregs672000 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:15 pm

Timed the Isky cam (best guess), prepped for break in, set valve lash, checked for valve spring coil bind, re-shimmed the tensioner after observing its movement without oil pressure (!). Need to change the oil, fire it up and break in the cam... after I get the front suspension back on the car (waiting on the idler box bushing work), then see how it's working! Spring is coming!
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Re: What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

Post by mraitch » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:42 pm

re adjusting rear brakes, i find it easier to find a 1/4 drive socket and corresponding allen key.

Accomplishes the same in the long run, but just easier to use.
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1970 1600 (Stroker) - TOAD SAN (Eliza)
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