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  1. 5 points
    Hello all I see alot of people advertising that they have a old school car, whether it be a Datto or an old Mazda with N/A engine conversions, be it an SR20de, CA18de, 13b or 12a NA engines. All these sellers say, "FULLY P PLATE LEGAL, P PLATERS DREAM, N/A" sometimes not so legal. This is the stuff that P PLATE drivers need to know about what they can and cant do with their dattos, to stay out of trouble with the boys in blue. The offence for driving a prohibited vehicle on your P'S will see you lose your licence for no less than 3 months, its a hefty fine over $400 and incurs 7 demerit points. Legislation cites from the Road Transport (Drivers Licencing) Act and Regulations 1. A provisional licence issued by the authority (other than a Class R (riders) licence) is subject to the condition that the holder must not drive a high performance vehicle. 2. A high performance vehicle, is a vehicle: > With an engine having 8 or more cylinders, or > The engine is turbocharged or supercharged (except for diesels) or, > That has any substantial modification to the engine to increase the performance (NOT made dring manufacture) or, > That is listed or has any modification listed in the RTA's "Novice Drivers high performance vehicle restrictions". > Vehicle standards information sheet. http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registration/downloads/vsi/vsi_06_-_guidelines_for_light_vehicle_modifications_nov_2007.pdf Further to this piece of legislation, Any vehicle with engine performance modifications requiring an engineer’s certification for registration purposes is banned under the prohibited vehicle scheme. (in short its prohibited). To any P plater thinking of buying a modified car, with drastic suspension and engine modifications even if its NA, call up some engineers and the RTA. Have the car inspected by a reputable engineer prior to buying/building it to ensure your not getting yourself into more than you expected. Any questions please ask would hate to see young datto owners come undone.
  2. 4 points
    Hi Guys, I need help... Here is my story... In October 2005 I bought my Datsun 1600, I then bought a SR20DET half cut. From then on, I have stripped the car down, had it sandblasted and have had at least 5 panel beaters over the last 4 years interested in cutting the rust for me, but when I phone them for an update, they say "sorry, we have been to busy to do anything to your datsun" At the beginning of this year the brother of my brother in law offered to finish the datsun for me, including cutting the rust and putting it together for me for an amount of money... I paid him some money to start it off, and he has completed the front end, but thats where it has stopped as he has found himself a new job and doesn't have the time to work on it... To tell you the truth, I think he has spent the money I gave him Anyway, I still have some cash, I just want someone to cut the rust for me, and then I can put the datsun back together myself (and my bro in law) as I have all of the parts for it to be finished... So if anyone wants to cut rust for me, or knows of anyone that will do it for some quick cash then let me know, I'm desperate... I don't want to give up on it after I've spent so much money on it... BTW, I can bring the car wherever needed, it is currently stored in Redbank Plains... Thanks, Jodie - (and yes, I'm a girl, so I can't cut rust myself and don't particularly want to learn :P
  3. 3 points
    Hey all, I've entered the Shitbox Rally this year with my mate Steve (Jonte). We've aquired a 180b wagon that is truely worthy of the name 'Shitbox'. http://www.shitboxrally.com.au/ Each team has a goal to raise $5000 for the Cancer Council. The target of this year is over $1 million. There is around 200 teams participating in the rally, with the budget on each car to be up to the value of $1000. Jonte & I (Karl), have entered as South African Game Park Hunters, & Rally champions Hailing from Durban. Here is a few video's of our aquisition of the 'Jungle B'.. (warning, we might be taking the piss, so, Extreme sarcasm exists in these video's) If your from South Africa, toughen up.. http://youtu.be/e0q8zgF8tzo We took the 'Jungle B' to carlovers for a clean.. http://youtu.be/AO8Zs-a1XO8 Getting it running on 'makers mark' http://youtu.be/IevfAQuYX_k So, we are organising a Nostalgic Car Cruise to Wisemans Ferry , on Sunday 24th March 2013, down to the park,(on the pub side) for a bbq and a mini show n shine ( very low key event). I know alot of people are heading to the Nationals the weekend after, so its a perfect time to get your car out & see how it runs before the big drive down south. I'll be inviting a few other marques, like the mazda's, toyota's & the like. So all cars of nostalga, are welcome to come. Entry fee is $10per car which gives the driver a S/Sanger ,from the BBQ, with all the money going to the Cancer Council, for the Shitbox rally 2013. If you would like to donate & help our support of the Cancer Council, here are our details http://fundraise.shitboxrally.com.au/teamjungleb The cruise will run from Mcgraths hill Macca's ,(MEET UP AT 10.30 FOR A 11AM LEAVE) down Wisemans Ferry road , down into the Park. I was going to do the run down via the river road, but it had 2 dirt sections in it still, so its a bit rough for some of the cars coming along. I might do some maps & make it run 2 for those who don't mind the dirt !! Look forward to seeing you all there on the day !! Karl..
  4. 3 points
    Hey all Well after many many many years of just wishing to start my project Datsun 1600 I have started! I bought a very rough shell for $500 couldnt pass it up, then I stripped it. Then it sat for 3 years. Then it got stolen! stole it back off the fcuker that stole it. I got married, I moved for work, I moved back for work then I ran out of money. (money part happened a lot to be honest) But now It is back on track! Problem is I have parts everywhere.................. Started off small few bits in the spare room under the bed, then on the floor in the spare room, then in the study, then the shed, then my parents shed, then my in-laws shed and now my work under the desk............... The plan is to put it on the car when i get it back from the panel beater/painters. Just wondering if anyone had issues with storing parts, my wife is starting to get a bit shirty as I have the steering column and pedal box in the laundry awaiting soda blasting..............hahahaha. I will post pics soon it is just that I can't get into the study atm....too many parts...........
  5. 3 points
    Hi im from Mexico my name its Alinari im 27 years old and im the owner of a Datsun 160J SSS wanna be jeje 1979 or stanza or Violet A10 called in other places here are some pictures of the car and some parts i got
  6. 3 points
    Need help.. Car is in perfect road worthy condition, original motor.. Just has a draw through turbo.. So far it's been failed for a torn seat and 2 diff colored front guards.. Silly I know! Car is a 200b wagon, new tyres, new brakes, all lights work, no rust ect ect.. Anyone know someone that isn't a complete asshole?
  7. 2 points
    How many of you are still out there? Its a shame this place has become so quiet!
  8. 2 points
    Another update for an audience of 0. Seems Datnet has died a slow death at the hands of Facebook. Anyway i entertain myself writing these very indepth updates. Another promo vid fron Nulon with a few secs of me. Has round 2 SS at Wakefield last weekend. No real changes from last year other than front swaybar at softest and rear at hardest. Rain threatened and it had been raining but i got 3 sessdons before the car broke. First session the car felt sluggish and it seems the boost controller wasnt working so 16psi. It was actually really nice to drive the car not on the brink of breaking traction. Laps were smooth and consistant. Best of 1.07.7. Second session i put the MBC back on and it was running about 22psi. I did 2 laps with traffic before the hot side IC pipe blew off. I did a best of 1.06.1 somehow on my second lap. 3rd session i had traffic and was trying too hard i think. I came off several times including a nice spin at the end of the strait. It felt so slow and easy compared to that spin at Eastern Creek. Best lap 1.06.9 When i parked and got out of the car there was a quickly growing oil slick from under the car. One of the guys in my group said i was blowing some pretty hectic smoke the last few laps. Turns out the alloy oil pressure sender adaptor block had cracked at the thread into the engine block. Boo. So long way from home and broken. I decided to attempt to patch it for the drive home. sealant in the alloy hole followed by a self tapper followed by a blob of steel chemweld stuff. Mission success. The drive home was mental though. After Bulahdelah the rear tyres were pretty beaten and the front have been pretty beaten for quite a while. So driving in the heavy rain i was all over the place. Anyway i made it ok. https://youtu.be/xD9S6Z0W9JU
  9. 2 points
    Post all funny you tube links here guys /girls
  10. 2 points
    Hi Guys Im back in the country and my car has been spray painted and is now ready to be put back together. Ill put so photos up of the paint.
  11. 2 points
    happy fathers day datneters.
  12. 2 points
    small update got some more chrome work back, door strikers,fuel cap,bonnet hinges,bonnet latch,boot latch.just waiting on some other stuff to come back(grille &lite surrounds).sorry no pics as yet but i'll get some on here eventually.lol.should be getting seats and seat belts fitted some time next week. so im hoping to get this car out to the datsun day this year.fingers crossed.
  13. 2 points
    Hi saw no one from USA checking in so I thought I would.... I'm building a 78 HL 510 wagon nothing super cool yet but I like it :-)
  14. 2 points
    Just to clarify to the greater Datsun community on the inner workings of the SDC committee, we are looking into meeting venue options. A decision won't be made without extensive member consultation. As you all can appreciate, this will take time. Whether it happens in the next month or three, it really makes little difference. Obviously, by the amount of debate, the ultimate decision may not please everyone. If anyone has an awesome solution, we are still open to other offers. Please send details to committee@sydneydatsunclub.com Also, the SDC committee are volunteers. Some with busy work and private lives also. Finding time for committee meetings to suit everyone's schedules is also a challenge. None the less, there are many events between now and the end of the year. Lets just get the Datsuns out and enjoy them in the company of like-minded people.
  15. 2 points
    I originally bought this car back in 97 or 98 from a Grandpa who had owned it since new. It had been his wife's car and had done 55000 miles worth of trips up to the shops. I drove it around for a year or two and then took it off the road so I could spend my money on motorbikes, travelling and enjoying life. After 10 years of garage life there is finally a break in the traffic of reasons why I can't get this car back on the road. I've started this thread to hopefully keep me motivated to get the car on the road by the end of the year. Considering it's only going to be an L20 upgrade with an LPG conversion it's not up there with some of the fire breathing beasts of today but it will end up being a tidy little Datto. Specs will be as follows Engine: Nissan L20b from a factory LPG 200b (rebuilt by Datsport) Standard internals Electronic Dizzy Thermo Fan Triple cored original radiator Exhaust, 2 1/2 maybe. Pacemakers Fuel System: Not 100% as yet. Impco mixer, carbie. Tank in original location Brakes: Rebuilt small can booster Unknown master cyclinder (at this point) Wilwood rear brake proportioning valve (TBC) Front: Nissan R31 slotted rotors Nissan R31 calipers Datsport ADR-OK Braided Lines Pads (to be decided) Rear: Nissan R31 Slotted rotors Nissan R31 Calipers Datsport ADR-OK Braided Lines Datsport R31 Handbrake cables Pads (to be decided) Driveline: Borg Warner Column Shift Auto R160 Subaru Clutch pack 3.7 LSD New axle bearings plus unis Suspension Front: R31 struts with adjustable spring platforms Bump steer spacers King lowered springs Z31 KYB inserts SWR Lengthened rods New Noltec bushes, tie rods/ends, ball joints and draglink (track rod) Rear: King lowered springs KYB Gas-adjust shocks Interior: Factory JDM Brown GL dash (matching red needle tacho) Nardi wheel Mazda mx5 seats Stock AM Radio Wheels & Tyres Front R31 Chasers 15 x 6.5(?), 195/50/15, Rear R31 Chasers 15 x 6.5(?), 195/50/15 Plus 280zx iron cross alloys 14inch and TRX alloys as spare sets Other bits and pieces include rear venetians, H1/H4 headlight upgrade, front metal visor, NOS tail lights, NOS fender mirrors, NOS Front side indicators, s/s gutter moulds, rear panel garnish, new rubbers throughout and heaps of other stuff I've got boxed up and have forgotten about. I'll aim to get some progress and more pics up soon. Am currently looking for a reputable place to get the engine bay and a few other bits painted whilst the conversion is being done. Any recommendations are welcomed
  16. 2 points
    We (the SDC ) are looking at accomodation for the nats. We've found a motel that we can book out. With various rooms .. Who's looking for accomodation options ??, what rooms do you all need ?
  17. 2 points
    And the cops there to speak with Anthony about his skidzzzzz?
  18. 2 points
    So, anyone here an ebay junky?? thought id start up a topic for all things ebay, bargains? rip offs? any story's?? Post a bargain? i been smashing it lately ay, getting colognes, shoes, tools, car parts, computer parts so much shit so much cheaper than retail.. loving it, havnt been ripped off yet too.. got outbid last week by $6.50 on a computer in the last 20 seconds rung my dad up while i was working to make sure i was still highbidder. %#@!en still lost it hahaha
  19. 2 points
    Thought I'd start a thread so people can show how datsun mad they are... I found a few kool datsun coloured things (blue red and white) feel free to post more stuff as you find them! Courtesy of http://www.gyrofish.com.au/wallets/ New Datsun race shoes?? Datsun Valentine/Wedding? mmmm Datsun cupcakes... I'm guessing there would be a lot of American stuff with these colours...
  20. 2 points
    The gallery has received a much needed update today, i've even uploaded some shots of some smokin' promo girls to celebrate. Enjoy. http://datnet.org/gallery/
  21. 2 points
    Whos participating and going to the movember party at Luna park, also feel free to make a donation just follow the link http://mobro.co/joelmacmo
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  23. 2 points
    Please post any questions you have about Castrol lubricants, their global brand and motorsport commitments. Thanks, Robert.
  24. 2 points
    A mate of mine wanted to practice his rig shooting and editing, so we went to seven hills train station carpark and this is what come of it
  25. 2 points
    Each year we are getting more and more datto's turning up to this event. We want to make it a big yearly turn out for the SDC, all datto's welcome. it's a good day out to check out alll the datto's and 100's of other cars also plenty for the family. Sunday 18th Sept (rain or shine) Gates open from 7:45 till 10:30am - depart from 1:45pm Entry via Boatwright Ave Where: Gannons Park, Peakhurst (cnr Isaac St and Forest Rd) SDC will have a number of modified and historic cars on display amongst a large number of other makes and models. Lots for the family to do including stalls, police and fire demonstrations and rides for the kids.
  26. 2 points
    HI all, brought this little beauty the other weekend, The bank ( misses ) said no but I said yes, couldn't pass it up, Orginal besides the front seats and the 15 inch wheels, Is rust free country car, Needs drivers side guard touched up with a bit of Paint, Might get a venetion blind, Uploaded with ImageShack.us ck.us/i/datto1000september20100.jpg/]
  27. 2 points
    This Sunday 21st August. Check out the link for details. http://www.councilofmotorclubs.org.au/shannon-eastern-creek-classic/secc-2010.html Arrival of participating cars between 8 and 9am. Should we cruise in together?
  28. 2 points
    For my 1600 used a bosch 070 ( VL turbo) pump as motor is NA. Capacity is around 1.5l. Nice tidy complact unit, pump is rubber insulated fron tank. Am considering making some more of these units if anybody is interested.
  29. 1 point
    Hi all, Brought this well know race car from Gareth , rego was know as P510, Just a rolling shell but came with all brakes / springs and shocks , Full welded cage and guages / dash and fuel system, Plans are to re build early next year, Put a heavily worked SR20 DET, standard SR 5 speed, R 180 LSD diff with strengthed half shafts, a Hydrolic handbrake, Hope to get Some quick lap times next year, Got a work out pushing it up the driveway and then onto the trailer Uploaded with ImageShack.us Its new home Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us
  30. 1 point
    Here you go, my last session on the day ,
  31. 1 point
    Just wanted to let you all know I'm back into this project after a busy year of work and family matters. The warm weather (and xmas time off work) always gets the motivation going. Recently got about 4 days into the bodywork and have pretty much completed the panel beating of the rear quarters and rear beaver. Lots of Grandpa parking dents... Pretty happy with my backyard panel beating efforts. Will try to get some pics up soon. In the meantime, thanks to the Sweet Brown youtube video:
  32. 1 point
    Team Datnet is back for the 6th year running, Movember 2012 is just around the corner. Jump on the Team or donate to show your support. http://au.movember.com/team/451469
  33. 1 point
    http://www.diyads.co...5Aw==&cook=true It is with much sadness that I offer my Cedric for sale. I want to keep it, but the wife says I have to sell a car before buying anymore. (I didn't realise there was a maximum quota of Datsuns I could have when we were married, but I obviously didn't read the fine-print) $5500 for a quick painess sale. Cheers Graeme 0414 193 775
  34. 1 point
    i dont think many are building their cars of late... Might be a good time to go thru some of the 'projects' & give them a rev up.. There was a time when peeps would post up when they pumped up their tyres & what pressure they ran..!! Here goes...
  35. 1 point
    Well this is my project 1980 Datsun 1200 Ute (Daily Driver) At the moment it's a bit of a mess, because it's my daily driver, work on her is a bit slow progressing.... I do 700km weekly.... this engine is coming up to 50000km.... and the Ute itself is close to 200000km.... It's still pretty tight! It has not let me down yet! Make: Datsun Model: 1200 Utility Year: 1980 Engine: A15, running a stronger cam, and jetted for octane mix Brakes: 180B disk front and drums rear Trans: 5 speed sunny Diff: H165 Interior: Shit fight.... massive WIP! I have about 12 months until I have my full licence, so I'm looking into a Turbo with a low boost setup.... other than that it's the interior that need a overhaul! Also getting a hard lid for the tray made up. I'll let the pics speak for themselves.... http://a7.sphotos.ak...445098517_n.jpg http://a3.sphotos.ak...808977649_n.jpg http://a4.sphotos.ak...852376991_n.jpg http://a6.sphotos.ak...116647753_n.jpg http://a2.sphotos.ak...847546362_n.jpg http://a3.sphotos.ak...747632006_n.jpg http://a7.sphotos.ak...453451502_n.jpg Open to suggestions.... the driving lights are only temporary....
  36. 1 point
    A bunch of Datto owners from the Downunder Datsuns Facebook group are racing at the Sydney Dragway SUNDAY street meets on: 24 June http://wsid.com.au/?m=events&a=event_page&id=125 and 29 July http://wsid.com.au/?m=events&a=event_page&id=103 Meeting at 'Competitor Entry' gates 9am ready for scrutineering starting 10am. See web links above for all info including clothing and helmet requirements. Hope to see you there!
  37. 1 point
    Annnnd we’re one sleep away from the greatest car show on earth! We’re all about taking things to the next level here at MotorEx. Having a worlds’ first at the show is just a taste of what you can expect at this weekend’s event. Exotic Graphix in Melbourne have stepped it up a notch by chrome wrapping one of the five Lexus LF-A’s in the country. This is going to be a sight not worth missing! We cannot reveal all the surprises however. There will be a total of TWELVE, yes TWELVE unveils over the course of the weekend! With killer names such as Gary Myers and Joe Russo pulling out the stops this year and getting their cars ready for the show, you can expect nothing bar solid gold. Here is a list of the unveils which will be occurring over the weekend: Gary Myers 2005 Ford Mustang GT “2INSANE” Steve Nogas 2010 Chevrolet Camaro “KILLA B” Gareth Davies Custom Harley Chopper & Michelle Davies 1976 Holden LX Torana Hatchback Damian Horner 2002 Holden VY Commodore Ute “FINEVY” Dave Keen 1955 Holden FJ Coupe Dave & Katrina Martin 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Joe Tanti 1965 VW Beetle “GILTEE” Karen Keves 1972 Holden HQ Monaro “Mission Impossible” Troy McInerney Custom Chopper Paul Soumo 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Joe Russo 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Mick Fabar 1967 Ford XR Falcon “ZERO’D” No car show is complete without pretty ladies, right? Don’t worry; there will be plenty of promo girls out and about representing the numerous traders dotted around the show. It’s always nice to be able to take something home with you to remember the day. Mat Egan busted out some sweet pin striping, which has found its way onto a rather limited edition House Of Kolour T shirt. What’s even cooler is that $10 from each shirt sale (they’re $35) is going to Camp Quality! This is even more of a reason to buy one. You guys have no excuse NOT to come! So who’s coming? For further information CLICK HERE to visit the MotorEx homepage!
  38. 1 point
    Unless you have swapped the rotors around, they will not clear the dust efficiently. direction of slots. Apart from that its just a few minor things. Brakes will work no matter where the calipers are mounted. My minor points, and they are minor: Front mounted calipers are in the low pressure air zone & are shrouded by the rim, cooling issue. Calipers mounted to the rear do not get tangled up in sway bars & links. Calipers to the rear are behind the centre of the wheels so balance is improved. They look better ?????
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    took some advice and put a n13 radiator into my fj 1600, the radiator fits nice and was installed by swr, but im struggling to find a thermo fan that will fit. Hoping someone can make a suggestion as im lead to beleive the n13 is a common upgrade, cheers guys any advice is appreciated and if any one is selling a suitable thermo please contact me cheers guys
  41. 1 point
    Shocks mounted up. These were the shortest I could find but have plenty of stroke from the looks of things... Mounting brackets for the crossmember... Test fit on the car... welding them on... After cleaning and painting... Diff serviced, cleaned and painted... Control arms cleaned and painted... Mock up to see where the springs land...
  42. 1 point
    Confirmed, a Nissan manufactured v8 engine will be ran.
  43. 1 point
    Nice ute there tidy, hope to see it at an sdc meeting or cruze.
  44. 1 point
    Well after my ebay camera-buying ripoff (still $1125 out of pocket... ) I went and purchased a digital SLR (Nikon D80 and 18-200VR F3.5-5.6 zoom) from a local shop. Since I haven't had much time to work on or drive the Datsun lately, I have been rediscovering my photographic hobby, something I was fairly into about 15 years ago. Really loving the freedom you get with digital compared with old skool film SLRs. So, thought I'd start up a photographic thread. Doesn't have to be car shots, anything that you have taken and are a bit chuffed about will do. Post forth! Looking forward to some good stuff from TUF-510 and autoshotz (plus some grainy low light B&Ws from SIKBRO....) Where possible, state the following data: Camera type: Lens type: Shutter speed: Aperture: Focal length: ISO: Flash used? Y/N: Cropped? Y/N:
  45. 1 point
    Nice SX mate and awesome pic.
  46. 1 point
    Went back out to the drags on 5/10 day. Nice night, got 6 runs in. 18.3@75 11.9@122 11.3@123 11.5@121 12.0@120 13.5@82 Also did some work on the roll cage mount at the rear. I ran a strip of 50x3 across the top of the rear shelf, and the same below it with 20x20 RSS attached then welded it all in with a few braces to the shock mounts. I also included anchor points for a harness. I also masacred the front guards and welded on some flares.
  47. 1 point
    Weather looks like its going to be great the two Birds will be out there, we couldn't miss this (its where Pete & I met in person for the 1st time awwww ha ha)
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    Was a good thread on the old forum And i wanted it back on here but wanted to hold out till today ..thankfully no one started it before me thought i would hold out till today for the simple reason ...... today is the 5th of the 10th
  50. 1 point
    Found this in a newsletter - Could also be handy for people wanting to get to a location to buy a Datsun. Cheap rental car one way, Datsun home again ====================================================== There are a number of car hire companies who have been faced with the same problem for many years. What to do with vehicles that are dropped off at locations other than where they were picked up. It's sometimes too expensive to have them freighted on a car loader (especially if they are camper vans) and it's normally always too expensive to have staff drive them. The solution is to promote them as cheap deals and have the public drive them back. A perfect example is Standby Cars http://www.standbycars.com.au who offer one way relocation deals for cars and camper vans from just $1/day (Just click the "Hot Deals" button on their site). Often these deals are accompanied with small enticements, such as petrol vouchers and accommodation suggestions. But there are sometimes clauses that are not so appealing such as mileage restrictions, time limits and accident clauses. These "Relocation" deals are excellent value but just be careful to take your time, understand what the complete deal is and read the fine print because it will save you making a blunder. Oh, and check the cheap flights back (just incase).