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1968 Ca18Det 510

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I did my first hillclimb the last weekend.

Nulon Nationals.

Its a 4 round series for 9 car clubs + 5 Nulon cars.

5 cars from each club.

I was invited to run for HSVOC.

This was round 2 at Bulahdelah.

2 days of perfect weather.

I want sure how the car would go on street surfaces but it went well.

I finished 23/50 and 1st from HSVOC.






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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.


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I was lucky enough to have watched you at bulahdelah, everytime you did had a run i was getting goosebumps and it gave me motivation to start work on my ca 1600 again. Cheers fella

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Were you the guy in the Datsun shirt? You should have said hi. What's the plans for your CA?

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Hahaha that was my mate chris he has a 180b.

My little ca isnt to much at the moment it has been opened up yet but ive have its running a microtech with 600cc injectors ive remove the butterflys and while i was there i played around with a die grinder and some little flapper wheels on the intake i have a gt3071 thats sits up high on a manifold that myself and a mate made up. One ill sort out some cams and some pistons. I only recently just got a goal for my datto and that is now to go down the strip faster then my supervisor gtf falcon that he keeps saying that is all high and mighty but after that i wiuld mind having a go at the hill climbs and track days. My other mate was at bulahdelah with hes 4door r34 skyline and he keeps telling me to get it ready to take up the mountain.

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Back at Wakefield last weekend for the Thornleigh Car Club sprint.

As usual a flawlessly run day with heaps of track time if cars not broken.

SDC had several entrants. Great to be on the track with so many datto's again.

I stiffened the rear springs since last time hoping to eliminate slight understeer.

Dont think it worked as the car understeered way more than last time, but that may just be me trying too hard.

I was struggling with it all day.

I ended up with a quickest lap of 1.07.2 and 5th outright.

Had i run a pb i would have been 1st outright.

Went off the end of the strait in the 4th session into the kitty litter and smashed the splitter frame and cracked the guard flare.



Thanks to Tyrie











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Not a great deal to report.

Had another day at SMP North.

Great weather, but no PBs.


The tyres had seen 3 rounds and weren't much good to me.

Good fun though.


Went to SDC dyno day at Unique Autosports.

First time on a dyno in anger.

253rwkw 25psi


Car now also now for sale.

Current rough specs are:
Rego until October NSW

Forged CA18DET first rebuild ~2010
New rings and bearings 6 months ago
Forged ACL pistons
Forged Spool rods
Tomei poncams
Adjustable camgears
ID1000 injectors
044 pump
GT2871 52t 0.64
3" exhaust
250rwkw on E85
oil cooler
LS2 coils

Shortened 200b struts
300lb springs on coilovers
Z31 Koni yellow inserts
T3 adjustable camber tops
Adjustable LCAs
T3 adjustable castor rods
Custom 26mm 3 way adjustable swaybar
Evo 9 4 piston callipers
330x32 rotors
EBC yellow pads
Rebuilt SR gearbox
new bearings
Cryo frozen gears and shafts
Exceedy button clutch
Custom 3' tailshaft

R200 4.36
Kaaz 2way LSD
Axisa billet axles
Custom adjustable xmember
8 way adjustable kyb shocks
1600lb springs
Custom 20mm 3 way adjustable Flares

4 15x6 +30
5 16x9 +0 mesh
2 16x7.5 +24 BBS mesh
2 16x8.5 +27 Buddyclub
2 16x7.5 +32 Buddyclub
2 17x8 ~+30 BBS RS one damaged
2 17x7 ~+30 BBS RS

4 265/605/16 Dunlop slicks
2 265/45/16 v70a
2 225/45/16 v70a
2 225/50/15 M/T drag radials

Current track PBs
Wakefield 1.06.0
SMP GP 1.45.7
SMP North 1.11.5
SMP Long 2.11.0
SMP South 1.03.0
WSID 11.3@122 125 top mph

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Thanks mate. Just build another one. Same idea just doing it all again properly without RTA rules getting in the way.

Probably won't ever happen though. No one will buy this to find it. Stupid Lotto has come up with the goods yet either.

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Its been a few months.

I went on holiday for 2 months so missed 2 rounds.

Upon return and no sale of the car and rego ran out I needed to logbook it before the last round/nationals.

So I had 3 weekends to make and install a cage and do all the other bits for logbooking.

I managed to get it all done and the logbook arrived the Monday before.

Ally cage weighed maybe 10kgs and the steel cage weighs 50kgs.

I decided to buy some new tyres as I was sick of heatcycling killing any chance I had of running a quick time after the first session.

I ended up buying 245/45/16 Hankook Z214s in medium. They are 20mm thinner and 15mm higher so both contribute to slower times.

Im hoping they go close to the old times.

I did Targa High Country again in the Porsche. We had an issue on day 1 and missed 4 stages.

At the nationals the car was epic understeer from the new setup and I did 1.06.3 in the first session on Saturday so was super excited about what was to come. It then rained so no more edecent times on Sat. Somehow I didn't manage to beat that time on SUnday with quickest again 1.06.3. I was convinced it would do a 5 easily. Anyway I ended up 3rd in class by 0.1secs and 0.4secs back to 4th so was pretty close.

So I finished the season in 2nd and 3rd at the Nationals which is pretty sweet.










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