Now SloNLo's 1973 datsun 240c
Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:26 PM
bought this last week, got it pretty cheap, one owner from new. been sitting in a shed out whitford for around 8 years...
so i got it home, it was in a pretty bad state, gave it a good clean and came up with this:
as you can see it still needs some work. wof is booked for next week tho.
has rust in the bottom of front guards and boot lid, thats about it. my mate told me i would pass a wof coz it aint structural??? but hes probably talking out his ass. anyhoo.. what u think??
plans are to sack on its ass, find some decent rims for now. then eventually im gonna paint the roof/door pillars white, then the bottom half gloss red. ive also been thinking about engine conversions... what is easiest?
Posted 14 March 2010 - 10:08 PM
did the danger mouse run home and made it with only 2 mishaps
had to top up brake fluid as the pedal was going soft.
the exhaust decided it had had enough of gravity and had a lie down
so a bit of wire later and it was back to where it should be
plans so far = WOF, lowered and mags
probably not in that order
Posted 21 March 2010 - 02:37 PM
electrics all ready to rock. just have to buy some bulbs.
cleaned the glass for shits and giggles
things to do before WOF check
-new rubber mounts for exhaust
-weld up a hole in the muffler
should be heading for a test next weekend all going to plan
no pics cos im to lazy at the moment
Posted 28 March 2010 - 12:17 AM
removed the rear bumper to straighten it up a little
Found a dead wasp nest hiding behind one side( no wasps left on it luckily)
sorted the rear muffler mounts so its hanging properly again.
oh and removed tow bar while i was at it.
Have been polishing her up a little this week. is not super shiny but it came up alright
got the rear lights all working sweet
sorted a battery mount
fixed leaking heater hose
got the heater contol unstuck (still need to fix the fan)
fixed the head light mounts so the hi/low beams were both on the outside and hi only were on the insides, the passengers side ones were reversed? nothing a dremmel cant fix in 5 mins
Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:02 AM
failed on a few things but less than i was expecting
2 little bits of rust - all sorted now
exhaust leak - 2 zaps with the MIG and its all good
brakes not balanced - have bleed and adjust the rears
head light not secure - damn trim ring lost a leg, will hit the wreckers today
and all 4 tires are perished and need to be replaced - new this but took it down like that anyway
so find some tires and a trim ring an see should be ready to roll, might even happen today if i can get my ass in to gear
Posted 18 April 2010 - 01:05 PM
put 130 miles on her with out a hitch
apart from the blue whale like handling she runs sweet
pic of cleaned up engine bay and painted cam cover
here is the curent ride hight - went down to a 185/60r14 tire in preporation for lowering to come( looks a bit odd at the moment)
and here is a quick photoshop at about 2 inches slower, will aim for 3 but want at last 2 inches of drop
Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:34 PM
flipped the top two leafs(the second leaf over hangs the eyes so cant flip just one without trimming the ends)
chalk line is springs original arc vs new reset hight
and all bolted back in and its dropped it about 5 inches
its about an inch off the bump stops like that, will flip it back till i get the front dropped as she's too nose high at the moment.
Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:30 PM
removed the old and laid down some new
its just taped to the board at the moment. when its back out to put speakers in i will put some thin foam under the fabric and staple/glue it down
and back in the car looking so much better
Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:27 PM
all the talk of running an ipod/mp3 player got me thinking.
am radio has no static and has a built in amp
opened her up and had a quick look at my options
cut the ear plugs off an old set of head phones and bridged the channels together
Located the volume control and tapped in to the input connection an grounded the negative channel from the head phone jack
heres how its connected at the moment
set a button to a blank station. uses the factory volume control and the AM radio still works as Factory
Posted 16 June 2010 - 09:59 PM
so after much searching on the net and some measuring,
ended up swapping on an r33 skyline unit
mounts line up and with a little time on the lathe the Datsun pulley fits the new alternator
i little wirering later and its all ready to rock
oh and did some other stuff as well
will get some better pics some time soon
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