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The demise of the B310

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R-fastmotorsport
Posted: 2004/9/21 2:01  Updated: 2004/9/21 2:01
Home away from home
Joined: 2004/2/29
From: Sydney , NSW
Posts: 923
 Re: When Hillclimbs Bite Back
Sorry to see any car bent but if no one is hurt then "that's motorsport". Sucks I know but the thrill of being on the edge is why we do it !! It's moments like these you appreciate the time and money spent on safety items.
Hope you are back in the saddle soon
Cheers

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tsillay
Posted: 2004/9/21 2:05  Updated: 2004/9/21 2:05
Home away from home
Joined: 2002/11/26
From: Wellington New Zealand
Posts: 468
 Re: When Hillclimbs Bite Back
This was a while back. It all got re-shelled into the 240RS about 5 years ago..
The shell was knackered, it end overed then rolled three times...

It was a great little car in it's day...

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L18_B110
Posted: 2004/9/21 5:06  Updated: 2004/9/21 5:06
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
Joined: 2002/8/6
From: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 3792
 Re: When Hillclimbs Bite Back
at least it went down fighting, rather than rusting away due from neglect like alot of old Dattos.

And the 240RS is an awesome machine, so it definitely didn't die in vain

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D
Posted: 2004/9/27 2:05  Updated: 2004/9/27 2:05
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
Joined: 2002/10/28
From: under the Firmament LOL no twiglight effect BS
Posts: 10926
 Re: When Hillclimbs Bite Back
I didnt want to post anything up cause I can only imagine how bad you would feel after so much effort into your pride and joy.
But now that you say it was 5 years ago... it seems you can finaly talk about it as a bloody long time is needed to heal old datto wounds.

It took me 3 years to get over the love of my life but tsillay 5 years to be able to share this past tragedy.

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tsillay
Posted: 2004/9/28 0:24  Updated: 2004/9/28 0:24
Home away from home
Joined: 2002/11/26
From: Wellington New Zealand
Posts: 468
 Re: When Hillclimbs Bite Back
Must've jinxed myself.
Buried the 240 in a bank on saturday, on the untimed run, first corner, in full view of everyone!!

Wasnt even pushing, just turned the wheel and nothing happened.
I'm in a good frame of mind to post a rant about the catalog of a certain major parts supplier, which lists the same front end parts for B310's and US110's....

They ARE NOT the same taper on the ball joints....

Really fekking irritated....

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L18_B110
Posted: 2004/9/28 0:34  Updated: 2004/9/28 0:34
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
Joined: 2002/8/6
From: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 3792
 Re: When Hillclimbs Bite Back
sorry to hear that Tim. Hopefully it's nowhere near as badly damaged as the 310?

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tsillay
Posted: 2004/9/28 0:50  Updated: 2004/9/28 0:50
Home away from home
Joined: 2002/11/26
From: Wellington New Zealand
Posts: 468
 Re: When Hillclimbs Bite Back
Not too bad, just a lot harder to get bits for

[img]http://datsun1200.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=4825[/img]

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tsillay
Posted: 2004/9/20 23:22  Updated: 2004/9/20 23:22
Home away from home
Joined: 2002/11/26
From: Wellington New Zealand
Posts: 468
 Re: When Hillclimbs Bite Back
Clipped a bank whilst in 4th gear.
AAhhh, the days when you could run slicks in hillclimbs....


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L18_B110
Posted: 2004/9/20 23:50  Updated: 2004/9/20 23:50
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
Joined: 2002/8/6
From: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 3792
 Re: When Hillclimbs Bite Back
ah well, cars can be rebuilt... or reshelled. At least you're OK.

I hate seeing mates roll their cars, and its starting to happen a little too often... 3 of my mates have rolled their cars in local hillclimbs at MtCotton and Noosa in the last 18 months. And it could have easily happened to me in a recent tarmac rally where I slammed into a gutter sideways and the car was thrown into the air.

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1200coupe
Posted: 2004/9/21 0:19  Updated: 2004/9/21 0:19
Home away from home
Joined: 2003/9/17
From: Canberra
Posts: 512
 Re: When Hillclimbs Bite Back
Ahhhhh thats a real shame. I'm sorry to see the car soooooo bent. I guess the only consolation is that the driver is OK but it doesnt make it any easier especially if you have spent so much time and effort building the car and getting it sorted.

Commiserations on your bad luck