Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

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Re: Where did you DRIVE this weekend? (Roadsters only!)

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Last Sunday's Drive
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I could not get the "Chapel of Love" song out of my head when I stopped to take this photo
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Weekend drive, to a place that reminds me of that time I took my roadster to Italy...
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On Sunday I drove to Aptos, Ca to visit Alex and see her newly acquired roadster.
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A little background on Alex and her roadster history...
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Alex's Mom purchased this 1968 SRL new off the showroom floor of San Jose Datsun! It's still in the family and Alex has stated getting it back on the road after sitting for years. She's doing the work herself.

In 2018 I met her at the ZONC Annual Datsun show where John Baker, Dave Premo and myself displayed our roadsters:
https://www.zcarblog.com/2018/08/01/eve ... -show.html
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We chatted about roadsters and kept in touch via e-mail. Alex was considering a ready-to-drive SR20-swapped roadster to enjoy while she restored the family's '68 SRL. Fast forward 4 years and a blue SR20DET-powered SRL was listed here on 311s.org. I thought it was too good to be true at $17k and informed her it could be a great deal or someone else's nightmare. Alex ended up buying it and had it shipped from Florida!
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I had to check it out so I drove my roadster over the hill to Santa Cruz to visit Alex. This is a high windshield car with an early, low-windshield dash swap with all the goodies S15 SR20ET with 6-speed transmission! (using Spriso mounting kit), RX-7 rear end, Spriso 300ZX Big-Brakes, Z32 rear brakes, 3" exhaust and upgraded turbo.
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225-width rear tires!
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Interior
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We went for a spin in my roadster
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and then Alex's...I was impressed!
Alex took me for a spin first and right off the bat she spun the tires! Then it was my turn. It felt really strong only at 10psi boost. I was all smiles, just an endless rush...it was rad.

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More to come! We will get it on the dyno soon.
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Alvin wrote: Wed Mar 02, 2022 3:54 pm On Sunday I drove to Aptos, Ca to visit Alex and see her newly acquired roadster.
What's not to love about that? So darn awesome!

Alvin, your trips help keep me in the game.

Good on ya,
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Roadster Drive Today. 3-5-22. NWDE meeting. 64 1500. 100 miles.
Cool and dry today. High 40's. Some sun.
First drove to our local monthly Datsun Club meeting.
Good turnout of 13 folks with 5 roadsters, a 280Z and a modified 521 truck.
First outing for Art B's 1600 new dark blue paint job.
Wayno drove up from Vancouver in his 69 521 extended cab diesel powered, modified bed 69 521 pickup.
3 local sora blue roadsters, all different shades, of course.
Then a short favorite drive of the Enumclaw Loop with Steve C. 65 1500.

Ted

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I drove a Silvia (roadster coupe?) with a bunch of roadsters on a rally in Sonoma, CA. It was a blast and you can see my report here:
viewtopic.php?t=35961

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Alvin, who's car is the white 67 2000?
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Double Datsun Roadster drive today. Thursday. 4-7-22. 60 miles.
2 short drives to exercise the Prowler and the Datshond.
Beautiful 1 day of early Summer in the PNW. 72 and sunny.
One day only. Rain as usual for the next week.
Borrowed a GOPRO and made some videos for the Datshond sale.
VTEC Music.
https://1drv.ms/v/s!AjExGNQ-D8bA5FG2tXm ... h?e=JgJzaj

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Roadster Drive today. Sunday. 4-17-22. VTEC Roadster. 114 miles.
Sunny and about 60. My favorite Snoqualmie Valley back roads from Carnation to Sultan.
Last drive before the caravan from Seattle to Solvang on April 26. Currently 6 roadsters driving.1150 miles.
This roadster is for sale. See it at Solvang. Bring lots of $ and I will fly back to Seattle. 🤗🤑

Ted.


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DROPS Roadster Meetup today. Saturday. 4-23-22.
Small gathering of some of the Puget Sound Roadster Owners today.
Sunny, mid 60's and 6 nice roadsters.
Thanks to Art, Rick, Don, Steve, Ted Jr and Ted for driving their roadsters.

Ted.

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First outing of the year, attest on the twenty mile North Shore loop. Put away hot and dry. Annual inspection Monday.
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rwmann
where is the "New England Region" of Texas? :wink: :roll:
Ive seen normal. It aint pretty.
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Dual membership!
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Roadster Drive Sunday 4-24-22. 183 miles. Prowler.
A very nice day in the PNW. Sunny and near 70!
Drove N to the southern Skagit Valley near Mt Vernon.

Ted

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Stops on rail road tracks... Ted lives on the ragged edge!
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