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    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.
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    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
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    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..
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    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...........
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    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
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    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?
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    How many of you are still out there? Its a shame this place has become so quiet!
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    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
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    Post all funny you tube links here guys /girls
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    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.
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    happy fathers day datneters.
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    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.
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    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 :-)
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    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.
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    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
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    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 ?
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    And the cops there to speak with Anthony about his skidzzzzz?
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    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
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    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...
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    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/
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    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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    Please post any questions you have about Castrol lubricants, their global brand and motorsport commitments. Thanks, Robert.
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    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
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    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.
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    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/]
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    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?
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    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.
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    Hey Guys, sorry for the lack of updates, but this is the first I have seen of my car since it when off to have the interior done. Take a look! Ill post up a few pics of the engine bay shortly.
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    Hi, Have just joined thank you, am I able to enter the event at Phillip Island I own a Nissan Skyline GTS-R if so are the entry forms available yet Many Thanks
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    Finaaly got round to assembling the bottom end. Ive come up with a way to flycut the pistons, without removing the pistons. It was too much to dummy assemble each piston & check all the piston to valve clearances. I made them all the same. At least 120 thou clearance.. No problem with a 'big rev kev 'here !! Can't take all the credit (thx dave). We both came up with the same idea, but he made his ..& ive got them on loan for a while.. Brazed a cutting tool on top of the valve. I mount the head, withour a gasket, only a few strips of wide duct tape. So the shavings don't dissapear down the bores. Once i remove the head, i vacuum the shavings out.. Now its time to fit the head & check all the lash pads.... (fun ...)
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    Datsun 1600 (510 votes [76.92%]) Niiice
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    What's doing all? Good to see this is cracking.
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    Hey all. The trail has gone very quiet for a while, so i though i would post something to mark the latest evolution of my 200B. Uploaded with ImageShack.us I will keep you posted!
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    See ya's at Heathcote...Great little coffee shop next to the train station car park too(bottle forest cottage),get there early , i think they also do a take away bacon and egg roll and coffee for $5
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    Just need a few pointers. How do u fit the engine in? Do u need to make up custom mounts?
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    I am in a bit of a decision problem.... Weber or Dellorto.... I have done my research but find that it's about 50/50 with pros and cons.... I'm stuck between getting a set of Twin 40 Weber DCOE/DCOM or Twin 40 DHLA Dellorto.... This is for my A15.... I am open to suggestions.... Just want to know what you guys think....
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    I spoke to an engineer today and apparently the anticipated changes to the light vehicle certification process (vsb 14) are comming into play as of 30th september. I was told that the process of getting a modified car engineered will become a whole lot more difficult and costly after the gov. adopts this new legislation. (obviously it also depends on what mods and what car) The thing is, I'll have to go flat out to finish my car by that time and the cost will be quite a lot in the short space of time as opposed to being spread out over the rest of the year or how ever long it takes.......... Does anyone know more specifically what the changes will actually mean? If I can't get it done in time, am I really going to be stuffed and will it really cost the earth to get engineered/rego'd etc I've looked at some of the doc. on the gov. website and its huge and hard to tell how its different to whats currently in place unless you were already familiar with it........but all sounded pretty reasonable really............ Anyone know anything about this stuff??? http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/index.aspx
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    Hey guys, I can't get the classified section to agree with me.. I'm after a manifold for twin su carbs to go on an a series motor.. If anyone has such manifold they would like to part with, please send it my way
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    I could help you with a short course on engine building if you need..Any given weekend Im always assem/diss L's & SR's.. Learn more in a few hours than a year @ tafe.. Where abouts is this, and how much do you charge? I am really interested in engine reconditioning and was trying to do a TAFE course, but I have to wait until the 23rd to know if they will accept people not doing an apprenticeship. Details would be great! I plan on working on my car eventually when I am confident I can do it! Not a complete numpty, and I do know basic engine mechanics, but learning hands on from someone would be key.
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    Another update... Had the day off work as its my bday. What better way to spend it than in the western suburbs of Sydney playing with the dat... back up a few weeks... So day before racing at wakefield i put a cage in i won off ebay. Turns out Mr Shoesmith was the seller... Note the new set of rubber... It is a 6 point but i didnt put the front legs in yet. Anyway track day was awesome. Car was running well. 18psi was about the limit of traction in 3rd when tuning on Sat so thats what i ran at. Car was double entered by my uncle also. Had 1 little incident that made the tyre grab the guard.. this: caused this: You get that. Ended up 7th of 80 which was pretty sweet. http://www.natsoft.c...08/2011.WAKE.SS I felt the car had a bit more in it but the times didnt come down. Stoked with 9's though. Few more vids.. Back to today.. Considered panelbeating the front guard, but obviously it wasnt flared quite enough, which means if i did it properly this time i would have to re-do the LHS guard. Fuck that. Im looking at some flared fibreglass ones from alfa. So in having a look over the car i came across this.. How the hell can that happen. That was a new boot when i put the cv's in a few years ago. There is nothing to fowl on??? The front brake pads are also almost gone. They were about 60% before Wakefield, i guess the extra little bit of speed to wipe off and 2 times the laps took their toll. So replacing brake pads seems like boring loser stuff to me, so i pulled the trusty wilwood callipers that the ebay fairy brought me out of the cupboard and grabbed the old school ruler and did a few measurements. It looks like the new setup will be floating disk so i can run a set of rotors and generic pads for the street, then undo the callipers and replace the rotors with a new set and track only pads for the track. New rotors will be 320x30 and will fit under my 15's!!! New calliipers Wilwood 4x44mm piston to replace Mazda 4x36mm piston. But wait there more, proper Demtel style..... The brakes will be put on the back burner after i break a few gearboxes with these babies..
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    We ( the sdc ) are post poning the night cruise to a later date tbc... There is a lot that can't make it to the run , from the feedback im getting , and we'll get back to you all with a new date..
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    the Austin Healey Club are off to the Mudgee Bowling club on 5th June for their annual brass monkey run. Anyone feel like going? They usually charge about $15 and you get breakfast when you get there.
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    WOW . . Just had a read . Engine bay 10/10 love the dash also. Looking forward to the rest of the build. Good luck
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    If you dont give a %#@! about engineers or getting it on the road, get chopping. Otherwise you can get power down with the right suspension Note this one probably does have a mini tub, which is easier to do in a 2 door.
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    The U67 head .Found on most 200b's(810). There was an LPG head and a round exhaust port head available, but i have no pics or info on them ATM. Top head a stock U67 (cruddy) The bottom one a ported / modified U67. The stock open chambered U67 Vs the Modified 'welded up ' U67. The Mod U67 chambers are 34 cc The mod U67 Vs FIA ( yet to get the cc's on the FIA) 'Peanut A87' vs cruddy U67 vs mod U67 vs FIA Mod U67 vs FIA vs Stock A87 (it was getting to dicey to stack all 4 ...)
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    The old JET-11Z with the LB20T in it has the same one Mark