Zeubin

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About Zeubin

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  • Birthday 06/11/1991

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    Bikes, Datsuns, Ice Hockey

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  1. Ya 9th no good for me either. Hockey tournament.
  2. Limeworks loop swimming hole was full of rock snot when I went there in March last year. bloody gross.
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    Zeubin's 1972 Datsun 240z

    Maaaaaybe... sneaky snek just on Fridays though, it's like waiting for a package from the couriers haha
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    Zeubin's 1972 Datsun 240z

    Rust found has been minimal as expected. Behind rear arches, in the rear dog-leg and the bottom of the front quarter panels. Would have spread over time so good to get it chopped out anyhow. Found out she has been in a bit of a crash probably back in the 70's since the rear left panel on it was bonded with lead joins (proper OS). Doesn't bother me since the repair has stood the test of time very well.
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    Zeubin's 1972 Datsun 240z

    The good thing is it was white underneath too I guess. Feels bad man.
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    Zeubin's 1972 Datsun 240z

    So the old girl has been sent to the painters for a bare metal re-spray (not removing interior or engine+drivetrain). After doing a couple of Gumboot Rally excursions, the stickers they give you were a bit too strong for the poorly bonded paint applied by the previous owner and it peeled off :/ So after a bit of saving I've stripped her out and decided to invest in some panel and paint. Also got a full weatherstripping rubber kit and shiny new badges out of the states since most of them broke when taking them off.
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    Eastcapescapade 2018 November 9-10-11

    BMW C1 176cc's of European finesse and styling haha yeah, ugly asf but thats why I like it. It has seatbelts and an interior light! Fixed it up with my dad after saving it from the scrappy for $500.
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    Eastcapescapade 2018 November 9-10-11

    hooooly shit. Just read through all 28 pages of this trip. I'm keen to do it on the C1 now that it's legal if people are still good to sign on at this late-ish stage? @64vauxhall I'm down to tag along on your extra journey just lemme know which days I need to take off work. Looking to find/make some roofracks for it or just use tie downs.
  9. The Datto's fuel pump has shat itself. won't be making it tonight. Hope it's a banger
  10. Ooh, just seen this now. I'll be keen to bring the 240 if you still need a display car
  11. Would we be interested in doing another F&C run to rags for the February or March meet? Might as well use the extra light hours while they're here.
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    Zeubin's 1972 Datsun 240z

    ^ Yeah, I've got it as high as I'm willing to go at the moment. The pipes come underneath the rear suspension control arm so I want a bit of clearance between them. Not perfect, but a compromise I can live with.
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    Zeubin's 1972 Datsun 240z

    Fresh progress! I finally got an exhaust system for the old girl that doesn't look like it was made by a 6th former in metal tech. A while back, I ordered a stainless Fujitsubo Legalis R system from RHD Japan out of... Japan. The guys at RHD were really good to deal with, no hassles at all. I decided not to go Octopus leg headers mainly because I like my orange air box and I researched to find if you don't upgrade the engine, there can be back pressure issues with general performance. I kept the 6 into 2 stock manifold and had Sinco fabricate from the stock manifold to just behind the firewall out of stainless and they did a better job than I was expecting. Very happy with the result. The two main reasons for the upgrade are the look of the can on the back and that the crappy system was leaking all over the place. Also, it sounded wimpy. Here are some Pics Before: Also before: PITSTOP! After: Also after: I was specifically looking for the vertical stack and diagonal cut. I then found out it's like that on the 432 models which is kinda neat. She has a good rumble now and looks the part. Bonus pic for rebel points: It can be our little secret.
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    Zeubin's 1972 Datsun 240z

    Oh wow I do need to update this. Went to Nats. Got stung by a bee between me toes. Couldn't drive. Still had a blast. Shortly after that, the engine came out. There was nothing particularly wrong with the way she was running, but I wanted to be sure that gooey stuff that I could see behind the frost plug when the clutch was done wasn't too severe. Also, I'm a fussy prick and it looked scummy Opened up the go-box and found the bottom two inches of the block was full of brown silty goop from rust and coolant dropping out of solution is my guess. So the block came out, got soda blasted and re-painted. New cam chain, new rings, new head gasket, carbs cleaned out, new water pump, new fan belt, starter reconditioned, coolant overflow bottle installed, rocker cover blasted, all new frost plugs, resurfaced inlet valves & seats, replaced valve guide seals, probably some more stuff... Came out looking much better. I had a retired mechanic friend-of-a-friend do the difficult stuff. Engines have too much potential to grenade for me to risk my meagre skills. And that's it for build thread stuff. Next is still the exhaust. Apologies for the pic of my sexy feet.