Its time!

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Darwin2000
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Its time!

Post by Darwin2000 » Thu May 09, 2019 3:44 pm

I bought my roadster back in the mid to late 80's (before it was an antique) I drove it steadily until the early 2000's got married, had kids and it has sat now for about 15 years. Last time I drove it, the rear end messed up alittle and the tire slipped up against the wheelwell (sleeve?) I was only going about 25mph and was not driving it hard when this occurred so I stuck him in the shop, and here it is a time warp of about 15 years.

My question is; Does anyone have a good referral for a solid, qualified mechanic who knows datsun 2000 roadsters in the seattle/tacoma area?
I'd prefer if possible a mechanic who is a previous or current owner or somebody who knows these cars rather than just take it to Nissan and hope for the best.

I know the calipers are frozen, I want to replace the rear drums as well (my aluminum drums are worn) Aluminum drums would be nice to have replaced with aluminum drums if possible though I don't expect it. It will need the rear-end work, and I want to do front end work like ball joints etc.
as well.
I want to get my car back into proper running condition -- also any suggestions with regard of what maybe to do since it sat so long -- should I replace all the hoses? What about the old gasoline in the tank? Anything else I should do?

I appreciate any recommendations!

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steve_car
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Re: Its time!

Post by steve_car » Thu May 09, 2019 4:02 pm

What area do you live in?
There is lots of support in the Seattle/Tacoma area.
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Darwin2000
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Re: Its time!

Post by Darwin2000 » Thu May 09, 2019 10:17 pm

I'm in the Auburn area. Willing to do some travel if needed. It needs to be towed the first time.

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steve_car
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Re: Its time!

Post by steve_car » Fri May 10, 2019 11:30 am

I also live in Auburn. I would be glad to take a look and we can figure out what happened.
There is a lot of support in this area.
I sent you a pm yesterday, but it has not been read.
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