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

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Pete, just the old fashioned way. Start with a 180 grit sandpaper and gradually work to finer grits. then a paste rubbing compound and finally an aluminum polish. Its amazing how rough the casting is once you get a close look at it. Not nearly as smooth as one would think at first glance. I had to remove a lot more material than I anticipated to get to a smooth surface before I could start to actually polish. Since I don't have a bench grinder with a polishing wheel like I did before I moved down here, The process takes a lot longer than it use to. I probably have 6 hours in the finish dashpot. I lost track of the hours on the valve cover. Maybe 20 hours?
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Made my first wind blocker last week. I did a test run over to Ted Heaton's place to get his disapproval. It cuts down the wind and noise so the area between the head rests will not change. Probably not the final shape or mounting as it is a little squeaky rubbing on the head rests.
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All those pretty 1600 valve covers almost makes me want to trade my 2000 for a 1600...ALMOST😎
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:lol: Theunz, lets talk. I miss having a 2000.
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:D RBMANN, impressive craftmanship. But i'm pretty sure i'm not the only one thinking, isn't the wind the whole idea behind a convertible? I sold a Harley to a good buddy of mine and he promptly put a huge bug shield on it. Its been great fun for years to give him grief about it. Whenever the chance arises, I take it off and hide it from him somewhere in his shop.
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bajaroadster wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:24 pm
:D RBMANN, impressive craftmanship. But i'm pretty sure i'm not the only one thinking, isn't the wind the whole idea behind a convertible? I sold a Harley to a good buddy of mine and he promptly put a huge bug shield on it. Its been great fun for years to give him grief about it. Whenever the chance arises, I take it off and hide it from him somewhere in his shop.
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I bet Alvin has a bunch of pics of wind screens.
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On my resto-mod, passenger comfort is key. Heated seats, cup holders, seat belt retainers and wind screen help with civilizing the experience. Wife is a bit hard of hearing, we can converse at 70 mph with the windscreen. Removes in 15 seconds when wanted. FYI
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dynaguy wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:47 am
On my resto-mod, passenger comfort is key. Heated seats, cup holders, seat belt retainers and wind screen help with civilizing the experience. Wife is a bit hard of hearing, we can converse at 70 mph with the windscreen. Removes in 15 seconds when wanted. FYI
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Washed the car and polished the wheels. Used 303 Protectant on the interior.
Still no horn but took it out for a quick spin to the store and back.
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Linda that's driving stealthy...almost like having a bicycle with out a bell.
How do you get others to move out your way? :roll:

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They are honking at me telling ME to get out of the way.. :)
I don’t want to be stealth in a Roadster so I have to figure out the horn thing to really drive.
The horns work as I bridged the relay, continuity from plug to copper arm but no power . Might be the connectors under dash at the firewall or something....I ‘ll get it eventually. :?
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Curtis wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:27 am
dynaguy wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:47 am
On my resto-mod, passenger comfort is key. Heated seats, cup holders, seat belt retainers and wind screen help with civilizing the experience. Wife is a bit hard of hearing, we can converse at 70 mph with the windscreen. Removes in 15 seconds when wanted. FYI
Did you build it?
Bought the screen from Raceland. It's for an early Miata. I took off the brackets, and made my own to mount into the cowl trim receivers for a hard top. A little geometry needed to clear the seat backs.
I can explain the mounts individually if someone is interested. Pat

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bajaroadster wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:24 pm
:D RBMANN, impressive craftmanship. But i'm pretty sure i'm not the only one thinking, isn't the wind the whole idea behind a convertible? I sold a Harley to a good buddy of mine and he promptly put a huge bug shield on it. Its been great fun for years to give him grief about it. Whenever the chance arises, I take it off and hide it from him somewhere in his shop.
I wear earplugs for the noise and have special glasses too keep my eyes from drying out but having less air buffet around is nice.
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dynaguy wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:39 pm
Curtis wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:27 am
dynaguy wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:47 am
On my resto-mod, passenger comfort is key. Heated seats, cup holders, seat belt retainers and wind screen help with civilizing the experience. Wife is a bit hard of hearing, we can converse at 70 mph with the windscreen. Removes in 15 seconds when wanted. FYI
Did you build it?
Bought the screen from Raceland. It's for an early Miata. I took off the brackets, and made my own to mount into the cowl trim receivers for a hard top. A little geometry needed to clear the seat backs.
I can explain the mounts individually if someone is interested. Pat
I should have taken pictures while I was there.
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