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  1. Super

    Datsun 180b Sss 74

    Thanks Baz, Your opinion is very much appreciated Fez
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    Datsun 180b Sss 74

    Ok finally the car is back together Here's some updated pictures New Wiseco's Got the 610 running on Thursday and been trying to get as much Km's on as possible. Its booked for a Dyno in two weeks and fingers crossed I can rhit the 300+ rwkw mark on pump fuel @ 20psi.
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    Datsun 180b Sss 74

    Yeah thanks suth510, will definitely be at the creek as Id like to know what it'll run... I'm really starting to miss the Sunday cruises also but unfortunately Im still waiting on this motor :S should have it all together in month or so, just when that perfect turbo weather is in! Fez
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    Datsun 180b Sss 74

    There's too much blood and sweat in the 610 now to give up. And shit load of money too! lol
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    Fibreglass Panels... Opinions

    Hey Guys Thanks for your input... After speaking to a few people in regards to this matter, everyone seems to have the same opinion. So I have scrapped the idea as I want my car to look the part. However I have been really fortunate to score a 72 4 door 610 with the fenders that I need! Goes to show that patience is a virtue... The fenders are in great condition and it seem that they are the only part on the car that has no rust. lol This donor car will also provide a few vital parts that I need to complete my car and for $300 it was worth the wait and the drive to Canberra! And I even managed to score a SSS grill from another source for a fair price. My Car will now have the look that Ive always wanted, Just need to decide on a colour for future planning. any ideas? I had pastel yellow or gun metal grey in mind. Im leaning towards the yellow as old cars suit old colours in my opinion QIK510 Heres a couple of pics but you will find more in the build thread http://datnet.org/topic/13633-datsun-180b-sss-74/ My new JDM SSS Lights Donor Car
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    Datsun 180b Sss 74

    Ok guys I haven’t updated my build since I was able to break the 12 sec barrier last year, and after doing so I’ve decided I NEED more power! I looked into purchasing some cams for the FJ but found that it was very difficult to source a set. I know Kameari supply some but for the price I decided to go with a regrind. So the cams were pulled out of my spare engine and sent to Camtech at Chippo for a regrind. Upon receiving the cams I had my engine builder custom make me a set or adjustable cam gears and away the car went to the mechanic to install the cams and adjust tappets. Which ultimately turned out to be a big mistake.... Anyways after several weeks the car was returned and booked in for a Dyno. To my surprise the cams produced a great increase in power! with standard cams I was pushing 240rwkw, and after the cams were in I managed to push 280rwkw. a 40kw increase... I was stoked. I thought to myself that I should have done this long ago. So I went to pick up the 610 from the tuners with the biggest smile on my face, had a good discussion with Adam from JEM about the car and went on my way. The datto drove so smooth and the power increase was amazing. However! As I got to my home which is not far from JEM and entered the driveway... A mysterious rattling sound broke out and the car suddenly stalled :S. ignorantly I started the car again and the same sound was heard but this time much louder, I quickly turned the engine off as I was certain the sound was coming from inside the block . I took off the spark plugs and inserted a magnetic rod down cylinder 1 and as I pulled it out to my surprise I found some metal pieces attached to the magnet. Upon further inspection the pieces were quite large and brittle, scratching my head I could not figure out what this could be as there should be no magnetic parts down there unless maybe a ring had shattered... But the pieces were too big to be a ring. The head then came off and the hope of minimal damage quickly evaporated. the damage was enormous pistons were scuffed, the head was scuffed, cylinder 1 & 2 were scratched and all valves in cylinder 1 & 2 looked damaged. I could have killed someone at that point. But still I could not figure out what the foreign object was. After thorough inspection I recognised that one of the valve guides in cylinder 1 was a little short... upon further inspection I came to realise that half the valve guide had broke off!!! It then fell into cylinder 1, got mashed up and destroyed cylinder 1 and piston, then some of the mashed up guide got sucked back into the inlet manifold and down cylinder 2 and managed to destroy that also. The valve guides were standard but after speaking to a couple of experts they seemed to think that it was an unfortunate mishap, as it was unusual for valve guides to break, even for standard ones. I put it down to the guy who installed the cams. I have a feeling that his clearances were off, because with further inspection of the head there were a few more bent valves and another cracked guide. And at that point a BIG lesson was learned. I should have taken the car to a specialist for cam installation or I should have done it myself! That’s what happens when you try and save time and money by using a cheaper option. Which I did not btw Anyways back to the positives, the engine was pulled out and sent back to the engine builder for a rebuild. a new set of 0.060 over sized Wiseco forged pistons new bronze valve guides new valves valve job baffled sump ( for some track action) head ported and inlet matched the block was shot peened and crack tested springs and rods were fine so they were re-used This was also an opportunity to finalise some other mods whilst the engine was out like new custom ceramic clutch from penrith brake and clutch, as I was only using a heavy duty prior new box install 300zx 5 speed (same as rb25) , with modified GTR bell housing to suit FJ and custom made gearbox mount and dogleg shifter and new tail shaft to suit new brake lines all round relocate brake reservoir camber tops oil cooler The engine comes back this weekend and then the fun starts... This almost feel like when I first built the car, its enjoyable but a pain in the ass also as I am an impatient bastard. Fez
  7. Hi all, I just wanted to get what peoples opinions are in regards to fibreglass panels. I a proud owner of a Datsun 610 coupe and I was thinking of replacing the fenders to fibre glass. Why might you ask.... Well I've always wanted the early model look on a 610 where the indicators are on the side of the fender rather than next to the grill. I feel this give the car a better and more classic look. I have searched high and low for early model fenders but with no luck! I can get my hands on a LHS fender but without the RHS this would be useless. So I'm researching the fibre glass option as an alternative. Has anyone used fibreglass on their vehicles? Does fibreglass stand out like dogs balls? 1 source says that the fenders will never line up correctly no matter what! is this true? Opinions please Fez
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    Chasis Twist

    Thanks for your input FJPVAN, You have put my mind at ease, As I don't want to put a roll cage in and also it looks like I wont be going past the 300kw mark. I considered using expandable foam in the chassis rails for extra strength, as recommended by Baz from Datsport but its been painful trying to source the 2pac Foam, and knowing your running 320kw on a Sunny I guess I should be ok... Fez
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    Chasis Twist

    Hi Guys, Just wondering if anyone has an idea of how much power can be run in a datsun chasis before it starts to twist ?? Ive been running about 240kw atw in my datsun 180b with no probs, but Ill be going upto 300 - 350 kw atw soon and was wondering if this will be a problem. if so is there anything that can be done to avoid this? Cheers
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    Datsun 180b Sss 74

    Hey Baz, How are you mate? How things down in the south. Yeah my source seems to think the same. wow 30% sounds very significant... Ill make sure its a 2 pack foam when I do it. Thanks for you input! Do you think I will need to modify the tunnel to fit a 300zx box in the 180b ? Fez
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    Datsun 180b Sss 74

    Hey Guys, I havent been on here for a while... How is everyone? The SSS has been dormant for more than a year now as Ive been caught up in other matters. Recently I have helped a friend build an SR20DET Gemini and it has bought back the thrill again. So a month or so ago I tinkered with the 180b and eliminated some alternator and voltage drop issues and got it running sweet. And Im happy to say I have finally broken the 12 sec barrier and ran an 11.8 Booya http://www.youtube.com/embed/WNYBbHUNumM?rel=0 Time for more upgrades Bigger cams, adjustable cam gears, 5 psi of boost, a 300zx box and a new tune coming up!! and in the not too distant future a new EFI computer as Im only running a Microtech MTX-8 Ive also got my hand on some sext JDM SSS rear lights, an early model grill and fenders to complete the look im going for Id like to know peoples opinion on what direction to take in regards to a new computer?? whats good whats bad? Also I have a friend who filled his chassis rails with expandable foam to strengthen his chassis... has anyone heard of this? does it work? One respectable source I know says yes, but Id still like to know what people think? Fez
  12. Does anyone offer adjustable rear coilovers for a datsun 510 or 610? is it possible?
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    Wsid Datsun Drag Night 3/11/10

    I second that Brad
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    Wsid Datsun Drag Night 3/11/10

    Anyone heading out tomorrow?