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

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Sorry that your so frustrated with the current leaks, but that has to be the cleanest undercarriage I've ever seen except a car that was on the assemlyline two minutes ago!!

Looks showroom clean to me (sans current leaks ). Still sweet
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That's why it hurts! Starting out super clean knowing I got oil going everywhere. It's like full on misting the back as the differential flange spins for example.
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Well fuel line under the passenger side leaking again. Gonna redo that whole line with copper nickel alloy I think. Tried to get the fitting tighter but it wants to turn the line with it.

I also noticed my SU tops had loosened up some and one leaked! I am really gonna get an achievement for experiencing every Datsun leak :)

Pulled the line fitting out, lubed everything and sanded the outside of the line a bit smoother. Seems to be dry now...
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Rear deck tonneau (hard) layout kicked off. Looking for Solvang 2022 debut.

Looking to do (optimistically) 3 versions:
U shaped (clear rollbar, no central tang. This one can be 1-piece.
W shaped, clear rollbar, central tang. Has to be 2 piece.
W shaped with seatback fairings. (this requires complete tool fab)
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Custom tonneau sounds fun!

I replaced my super warped crank pulley with an only slightly warped new crank pulley from Ross.

In my laziness I puzzled out how to do it without even undoing any radiator hoses.

Old one was full gumby:

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In preparation for LGGPR I swapped back to my 4:62 limited slip. I’m thinking seriously about embarrassing myself by trying the autocross this year. My biggest fear is getting lost on the track! That jumble of cones is hard to decipher. At least on the road course you can’t get lost😀. Funny, when I put the stock 3:70’s in I thought that the “quickness” wasn’t diminished as much as I thought it would be. When I put the 4:62’s back in today I was surprised at how much quicker it is.
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Trunk carpet.
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Carpet looks super clean! Are you missing the big floor grommet for the gask tank or?

I put in a second new oil pan gasket to try and address the leak. The thick one from Dean didn't survive. :( This time I bought a dremel and ground the side seals flush. I did a bead of Right Stuff along the cap/block seam too. Pray for me guys!

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No, the fill tube grommet is there. It was painted by the PO and some of the paint is flaking off.
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cbez wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:04 pm Are you missing the big floor grommet for the gask tank or?
I'm missing mine, do you have an extra for sale?
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bossbob wrote: Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:11 pm
cbez wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:04 pm Are you missing the big floor grommet for the gask tank or?
I'm missing mine, do you have an extra for sale?
vintagerubber has em.
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Really nice carpeting job in the trunk. Looks a hell of a lot better than the factory grey plasticity vinyl sheet. 👍👍