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 JT68 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:23 am

Yes, highly tuneable. You can use light gas (5-15lbs) just to prevent gas bubbles/cavitation..we've done this for softer, more compliant ride or for bad roads.

70-90psi wil definitly firm things up.

I have not personally used higher pressures, but Bilstein says 200-250psi is not a problem. So you can tweak to your preference.

As you make the rear more stiff, you will make the car more neutral steering (closer to oversteer).

Always use nitrogen rather than air to prevent cavitation.
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Post by C.Costine » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:12 am

The 67.5 that I was driving in the late '60s-early'70s, in the last months, developed a similar noise above 80. If it is not driven for too long that way, shouldn't it require new bearings only?
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Post by GoldHawg » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:34 am

My friend David decided he wanted exactly the wheels and tires that I had, so he bought mine and I'll order new. I'm still a few years from running so it makes sense to get these on the road. Seeing them on his car (I'm likely to go a pearl white too) really makes me happy with the choice. So now my roller is using his stockers.
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Post by Gregs672000 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:08 am

Wow, what a stunner. Car and wheels are beautiful.
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Post by mraitch » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:37 am

see Pete's new roadster - in member garage
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Post by pebbles » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:42 pm

6 trips to the recycle/ dump. With a truck, not a "Teds Prius truck".
New commercial shop lighting. Halfway there.
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Post by AC77 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:19 am

Looks good!
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Post by S Allen » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:28 am

Shop looks great. It is nice to have a space to work in and a clean space is even better.

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Post by pebbles » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:34 pm

AC77 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:19 am
Looks good!
New lights are really uplifting. Was becoming quite gloomy just walking in the door.
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Shop looks great. It is nice to have a space to work in and a clean space is even better.

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My shop vac weighs about 90 lbs lol.
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Post by Curtis » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:26 pm

Blasted the 5 speed drive line to take in and get rebuilt, blasted and painted the 5 speed spacer, and blasted one of the wheels that was mistakenly powder coated white and put silver on it. Looks great with the rechromed hubcap.

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Post by AltxF4 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:43 pm

Today I started the process of removing the drivers side rockers forward of the jack point. I will be creating a bucking die to create new rockers and rocker caps. I use a software where I input a bunch of photos of the item I want to create a 3d model of, and after I scale the model 1:1 to real world dimension I slice it up in Fusion360. I then create gcode in the CAM section to send the gcode to my CNC router to cut out the Die in section from hardwood stock.

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Post by S Allen » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:00 am

If you are willing, I would be interested in the buck for the inner rear rocker. Mine is completely rusted out on the passenger side. It actually looks like the front and rears are close to being the same. Guess you will find out soon. Either way I will be making that rear piece for certain. A hardwood buck would save a ton of time. Thanks.

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

Post by AltxF4 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:39 pm

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If you are willing, I would be interested in the buck for the inner rear rocker. Mine is completely rusted out on the passenger side. It actually looks like the front and rears are close to being the same. Guess you will find out soon. Either way I will be making that rear piece for certain. A hardwood buck would save a ton of time. Thanks.

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Yeah, I will be finding out how similar they are very soon. Good thing is it seems the drivers and passenger sides are for the most part mirrors of each other in the rocker and floor pans up until the trans tunnel bump on the pass side.

I will probably make a few, and I will have one here for you.

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Post by Curtis » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:24 pm

Wiring in the morning and did some of my hardware in the afternoon. Turned rust in to shiny.

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Post by mraitch » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:34 am

Curtis, what did you use for conversion?
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