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Re: Josh's 1978 Datsun Sunny, Diff in the back y0!

Postby Josh » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:08 pm

Stupid Hebrew canoe, gets my goat. Yeah both insured but its a horrid mission when you work daylight hours.
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Re: Josh's 1978 Datsun Sunny, Diff in the back y0!

Postby Josh » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:28 pm

Ok so a big thanks to Fast4motion for sorting me a bumper, And Cassie for free-ish freight: much appreciation.

Managed to tear my key trying to turn the frozen lock and wound the frozen window off the regulator (Happens from time to time) this-morning. Big thumbs up to Ross Galt locksmiths in Hornby, gave him the fragile key and my fuel flap lock, he peeled out a key in a minute, i went to try it in car & a minute later he'd finished the spare ignition key too, $21..stoked! Thumbs down to Mr.Minit.

Cars going alright, still under-powered and often pops on the over-run or at low-accel cruising speeds. Im convinced i need to pull the engine again & degree the cam, as i never knew such a procedure existed when i built the A15, just counted the chain links and pointed markers as per manual. Cam is a Mace engineering MF1 grind. Ill need to ring them and see if they can assist with degree settings.

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Re: Josh's 1978 Datsun Sunny, Diff in the back y0!

Postby classicdat » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:50 pm

Are you still running the SUs? They don't like cams with long durations, pressure in the manifold upsets the dash pots. I had to take my race cam out and fit a more suitable one, not as lumpy, but way more drivable! It even idles.
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Re: Josh's 1978 Datsun Sunny, Diff in the back y0!

Postby Josh » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:55 pm

Yes still on s.u's. I wasn't aware of that, it dosen't feel that big of a cam but if its out, then it never will feel great eh.
Idles fine with a lope, i have it at about 1000rpm, an y less and it wants to stall when coming up to the lights.
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Re: Josh's 1978 Datsun Sunny, Diff in the back y0!

Postby classicdat » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:00 pm

Cam timing could also upset carbs, so specs sounds like a good place to start.
Did you get someone to look at the carbs? I'd be able to have a look after you have cam specs if you want.
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Re: Josh's 1978 Datsun Sunny, Diff in the back y0!

Postby Josh » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:47 pm

Brendan and I pissed about with the carbs, have only set them up by ear and smell.
I would be stoked if you were to have a look, will you be at Hanmer cruise weekend?
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Re: Josh's 1978 Datsun Sunny, Diff in the back y0!

Postby classicdat » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:33 pm

Yeah plan is to have 12ie at Hanmer, hope your car is sorted by then.
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Re: Josh's 1978 Datsun Sunny, Diff in the back y0!

Postby Josh » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:20 pm

Just sending pictures to insurance mutants, so thought id throw a few up here.
This is the new bumper I scored through fast4motion Brent.
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Re: Josh's 1978 Datsun Sunny, Diff in the back y0!

Postby cheese910 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:53 pm

*wolf whistles*

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Re: Josh's 1978 Datsun Sunny, Diff in the back y0!

Postby mint16 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:41 pm

Mean, a good step in the right direction!
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