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

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

Post by Lorna c » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:56 am

I have more powder coat ordered . I didn't have enough to get it as tick as I went it but I love the color its turning to .
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Post by MrGuts » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:33 pm

Straight up.
Car is looking great Lorna.
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Post by theunz » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:03 pm

Looks much nicer than the purple. Nice work Lorna.
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Post by guyatou » Sun May 05, 2019 12:40 pm

I did a much needed valve adjustment on my U20 (they were all way too tight). and installed a short shifter with Delrin bushings. Both changes made a HUGE difference in the way the car drives. I'm headed from OKC to Colorado next week on my annual 3000-mile roadtrip, so I'm tying up loose ends and making sure the car is in fighting shape!

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Post by Gregs672000 » Sun May 05, 2019 12:58 pm

Yes, too tight is BAD. I tend to run mine tighter than stock, 6 and 8 cold, comes out to 8 and 10 hot. Too tight and the valve can't transfer heat, can burn a valve.
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Post by Lorna c » Tue May 07, 2019 4:07 am

MrGuts wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:33 pm
Straight up.
Car is looking great Lorna.
thank you .
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Post by Lorna c » Tue May 07, 2019 4:07 am

theunz wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:03 pm
Looks much nicer than the purple. Nice work Lorna.
way better . thanks
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Post by Lorna c » Thu May 09, 2019 12:40 pm

reso on emblems
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Post by Lorna c » Sun May 12, 2019 8:53 pm

it doesn't look too much different in pictures but I'm finished for sure now . very happy with paint and.color shift
it's perfect.
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Post by mellis18 » Mon May 13, 2019 3:38 pm

It was time to de-winterize! Removed cover, took her off the jack stands, checked all the fluids, started her up and took her for a drive.
MAN DID I NEED THAT!!!!
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Post by car_cursed » Tue May 14, 2019 10:04 am

I did that a couple weeks ago, got an alignment last week, and finally washed her last night and did a rubbing compound on the whole car and will wax tomorrow.
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Post by AidanDawn2000 » Mon May 27, 2019 9:40 pm

Spent Sunday helping a friend (my former English teacher who recently inherited a ‘69 2000) with her Roadster.

She had locked her purse, wallet and phone in the trunk and then found that it would not open even though the key went in and turned fine.

I had seen Brian and Mike do the procedure once at Shasta but the the 311s write up was still very helpful!
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This beauty made short work of getting the trunk open (I found that the barrel of the lock had spun a bit and was no longer resting on the release tab)
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Post by Gregs672000 » Tue May 28, 2019 11:25 am

Well done young man!
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Post by Curtis » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:43 pm

Busy finishing up a new harness and always looking for things to do with the wiring. A while back I decided I want to be able to see under and behind the dash after crawling under it too many times with a flashlight. So I converted the map light to a dual switch so I can hook up some stick on led lights. I'll put them on the bottom and up on the top of bottom edge of the dash.

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Post by Curtis » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:57 pm

Got lucky and it only took me a few minutes to get the broken screws out of the top part of the windshield frame for the restoration car.. Now if I can get the bottoms out.

My driver car will be a pain too. Really need to put in the new windshield. Might be looking for a restorable top piece. Going to have both chromed.
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