The Side-Pipe Roadster

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Re: The Side-Pipe Roadster

Post by redroadster » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:42 am

theunz wrote:
Sat May 17, 2014 8:40 am
I like the bumpers, both front and rear.
Me too , the fender vents look cool too ....I think
Also the stock wheels , nice color scheme

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Re: The Side-Pipe Roadster

Post by theunz » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:45 am

I bet that single exhaust breathes just as good, if not better, than the dual side pipes with those sharp bends.
Cool car either way!
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Re: The Side-Pipe Roadster

Post by GeoffM » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:51 am

Alvin, you should have taken the opportunity to go full-on bosozoku
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Re: The Side-Pipe Roadster

Post by FergO2k » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:46 pm

Single red stripe on the lip of the current steelies would look cool, like the red stripe tires, kinda.

I agree it now looks better, and if it was driven less because of the exhaust, then good thing it got thrown.
When I looked at the picture of them in the scrap heap, I thought of those Japanese modders, Bosozoku-style.

https://www.motor1.com/news/70055/bosoz ... rom-japan/
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Re: The Side-Pipe Roadster

Post by Alvin » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:27 pm

pebbles wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:53 am
Much better.
Whats next?
Z wheels w/chrome lugnuts?
Work 03s?
Shakotans!
For wheels, I was going to run whitewalls/stock wheels.
There is option to run these EMPI, Libra or Panasports it's up to Raul :D
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Or the 15" Panasports:
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Next, I want to clean-up the interior. Remove diamond plate and install matching red panels. Really want to put the matching red stock 67.5 seats w/headrests(shown above)...just need time. It's probably due for a hydraulic/coolant flush.

GeoffM wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:51 am
Alvin, you should have taken the opportunity to go full-on bosozoku
Would help with the exhaust fumes :mrgreen:
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Re: The Side-Pipe Roadster

Post by datsunrides » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:27 pm

Probably due for the hydraulic flush. I did that when I put the Volvo brakes on there for Raul and I think I rebuilt the rear cylinders too, but that was what, 5 years ago? Don't remember if I did anything with the coolant. On the wheels, my vote would be the Panasports or Libres.
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Re: The Side-Pipe Roadster

Post by Gregs672000 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:21 am

The 15" panasports look great on that car... changes its attitude.
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Re: The Side-Pipe Roadster

Post by Shamus980 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:12 pm

Definitely unique.... I dig it... I like the gills that are mounted into the fenders. I wonder if that helps the solexs breathe better???
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Re: The Side-Pipe Roadster

Post by 2mAn » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:57 pm

Shamus980 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:12 pm
Definitely unique.... I dig it... I like the gills that are mounted into the fenders. I wonder if that helps the solexs breathe better???
Not likely, the inner fender of the engine bay is opened.

It might help reduce turbulent air in the fenderwells
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Re: The Side-Pipe Roadster

Post by Alvin » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:23 pm

After 5 years of taking care of the Side-Pipe roadster and storing it at my house, yesterday it left.

I drove it to Raul's storage where it will stay, and hopefully get drive often!

She fired up and ran great on the freeway, Solexes blaring.
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