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

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

Post by tjp » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:45 pm

In the spirit of Linda's "Where did you drive your Roadster" thread, I thought I'd start this thread (hoping it doesn't already exist :oops: ) for everyone, especially those of us who don't have a full-on build thread going. This is a popular thread on the IFSJA.org mother ship.


Yesterday I built a couple door braces for the donor body on the body stand and also cataloged about six dozen baggies and small bottles of parts (mostly fasteners) in hopes of finding missing parts. Still have about that many more baggies and small bottles to go through and a couple dozen bigger boxes...sigh.

Today I started the front end disassembly on Dad's Roadster in preparation for a pending engine swap.

Tomorrow will be too cold to do more. :cry:

Who's next?

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Re: What did you DO to your Datsun today? (Roadsters only!)

Post by Roman » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:47 pm

I thought about my center console mods. :-)


BTW, Tim...........Great thread idea. I see the potential for this going many, many pages. :mrgreen:
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Re: What did you DO to your Datsun today? (Roadsters only!)

Post by jrusso07 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:41 pm

It was 58 degrees today. Wanted to take a ride. Charged batteries, labeled and stored some parts, cleaned up a set of Libres.
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Re: What did you DO to your Datsun today? (Roadsters only!)

Post by mraitch » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:43 pm

58 in Rochester - it was 54 in Los Angeles!! - tided up some part of the garage prepping to get Eliza back on the road.
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Re: What did you DO to your Datsun today? (Roadsters only!)

Post by RCMike » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:56 pm

Washed and waxed it, so I can go to Supercar Sunday and Mulholland tomorrow..

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Re: What did you DO to your Datsun today? (Roadsters only!)

Post by Phred58 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:57 pm

I thought about doing a number of different things; does that count??

Checked to see if my exhaust manifold's been jet-hot coating yet. Nope. After only taking 6 months for the welder to do the repairs, not expecting to get it back from the powdercoater for another couple of weeks as he's only had it about a month so far. :(

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Re: What did you DO to your Datsun today? (Roadsters only!)

Post by Linda » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:13 pm

Great thread idea Tim! If you don't DRIVE, then you might as well DO.
I got some parts ready to sell, thought about changing the tranny mount soon, and helped Peter with some garage clean-up. Too cold to do very much. It was chilly driving home and I was too lazy to pull the blanket out of the trunk.

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Re: What did you DO to your Datsun today? (Roadsters only!)

Post by Chucks66 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:36 pm

I fixed my drivers door window squeegee and then helped a fellow
Member remove an old water pump
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Re: What did you DO to your Datsun today? (Roadsters only!)

Post by jamesw » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:46 pm

Worked on #402 to get her ready to sell. Put on the bumpers and put in the carpet kit among other things.

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Re: What did you DO to your Datsun today? (Roadsters only!)

Post by garth » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:53 pm

Yes great topic idea Tim!

Just the completed the last tasks before moving my car out the body shop corner where I have doing some assembly work. I positioned the hood and doors so the gaps were nearly uniformed and adjusted the latch mechanisms. Assembled the front grille after some chrome work and polishing.

Visited Ross at his shop this morning for some assembly guidance and to generally swap stories and lies.
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Re: What did you DO to your Datsun today? (Roadsters only!)

Post by tjp » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:06 pm

Chucks66 wrote:...... remove an old water pump
oooo....fun stuff that! (NOT!) I broke a bolt too close to the block removing a water pump last summer. I plan to apply anti-seize by the quart on the stroker assembly!!
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Re: What did you DO to your Datsun today? (Roadsters only!)

Post by DanR » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:38 pm

Yesterday I fixed the poorly adjusted aftermarket fuel sender. Today I rebuilt my horn relay and replaced the wiring. I also installed a vacuum activated heater control valve and wired it up with a relay to the heater switch so I can defrost my windshield next driving season.

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Re: What did you DO to your Datsun today? (Roadsters only!)

Post by theunz » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:47 pm

Well I didn't pick up my frame from the blaster because it rained here all day. Cleaned the garage then worked on repairing the rusted front rocker.
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Post by Thomcraft » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:08 pm

Yesterday I modified my Rota RB caps to fit over front hubs using stainless steel drink holders, cutting the bottom out of them and glued a retainer ring in side for the org small cap to snap onto.
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Post by mraitch » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:26 pm

Started tidying up the garage to make it easier to put the tranny back in. With help from Linda.
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