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wtb 180b seat(s) VIC
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I know it's a long shot but can't hurt to try.
I'm kinda large, and the seat I currently have in my coupe actually came out of rally car that had been rolled that I got through DatsAndy. AFAIK *(since the rear end and motor were 180b . Anyhoo - due to my size I deleted the seat rail sliders and custom welded a frame so that the seat is about 3-4 inches lower and 5-6 further back than a factory seat will go (so now my head doesn't hit the roof, and my leg doesn't hit the steering wheel when I use the clutch)

The seat itself is on its last legs and I'd like a fresh one (even if the upholstery isn't in grerat condition so I can reproduce what I did, but without doing any damage cut/recut/rewelding - now that I have the dimensions and locations etc all figured out.

Anyone have one, or a pair - let me know.

I'm in melbourne, but willing to travel to country vic if someone has one..

Thanks for taking the time to read this :)

Posted on: 1/28 10:50
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Re: Greatest budget Giant killer Datsun all out champion
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THe holley is without a doubt the 'fisher price' carb compared to the tunability of a weber, but sometimes the extra tunability leads to more things you can get wrong instead of right.

It's literally 20 years ago I played around with holleys, on blowthrough hemi 6s, and more relevant to this discussion, a 2300 holley 350 2 barrel on a toyota 3k engine (which could be seen, quite literally as a poor mans a-series - in all seriousness. I also was an active participant on the blowthruturbo list that was on yahoogroups way back when. Based on everything that was discussed on that list, and the relative ease with which the holleys can be prepped - as far as a blowthrough setup goes, I literally wouldn't give though to anything else. the carb on the 3k saw somewhere around 30psi boost at one stage (we just kept raising it then ended up wiriing the gate closed just to see what would happen. Ended up not only blowing the head gasket, but it literally took a chunk of the head with it but the carb never leaked or saw any issue. In fact it had no blowoff valve either, so I'd shudder to think how high the pressure may have spiked when the throttle was lifted after running out of either rpm or road in 4th gear

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Re: WTB 13 Inch jelly bean/kidney mags 1200 offset 2 of ( Or 4 if i have to )
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Hey Andy - there's 2 for sale on facebook in melbourne for $50

https://www.facebook.com/groups/994493963963043//

scroll down the ad is about 5-6 days ago. I don't know if the bolt pattern is right but the offset looks to be and I could always drive there and try and fit one to my coupe to see if the offset is ok have a look first to see if they'd be suitable whatsoever and I can go from there. The only hassle would be getting them to you. freight would be atrocious I'd imagine, but maybe another forum member is heading up your way from here - who knows??

Posted on: 12/13 14:57
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Re: wanted early a12 head suit reco
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got one from zigmondo - most corrosion free alloy head of that vintage ever. Pressure tested fine, skimmed the deck (though could have gotten away without it) - valves vac tested as sealing like new - guides in likewise condition so no point freshening it up.. Thanks mate possibly the first spot of good fortune I've had with the old girl in recent memory!

Posted on: 12/13 14:42
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Re: wanted early a12 head suit reco
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stuck behind the wheel of a truck most of the time and always running short of time to actually make any progress on the poor girl. if I can't find a head to fix the a12 I'm putting an a15 in there. I collected enough of the darn things.

Posted on: 12/7 10:01
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wanted early a12 head suit reco
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anyone in melbourne/outer suburbs got an early a12 head suit reco?
I'm fairly sure mines cracked and would prefer to reco another so it's ready to go without taking mine off the road whilst it's still driveable (albeit not great!)

mail4jmac@gmail.com or pm or reply here.

thanks everyone

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late ute control arms and caster bars wanted melbourne Australia
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Hey everyone haven't been on here in literally years. Finally trying to get back to working on my beloved dattos.

I'm chasing some late ute control arms - the ones that fit the bigger ball joints and castor bars (complete with nuts and bolts please for castor bars and ball joints, but don't actually nered the ball joints themselves)

I'm in melbourne Australia, and willing to pickup anywhere within 150km of melbourne (have to be on a weekend), but happy to do cod post for anywhere else...

Posted on: 2020/2/12 10:48
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Re: Upgrading a '74 Datsun 120Y (B210)
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DDGONZAL - oh heck - now I've got MY threads/posters confused! Got this mixed up with someone who had just bought a 120y 2 door! NOw I can't even find the other thread to link to to at least show I didn't imagine the 2 door 120Y!

Posted on: 2016/7/31 9:01
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Re: Upgrading a '74 Datsun 120Y (B210)
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If I'm reading it correctly, you are saying none of the outside turn signals work at all when you put the right indicator or hazards on? I'd check the globes first and foremost. When buying a car, it can sometimes be a really good move to replace all those globes and the fuses, just so you are starting with new ones (and it'll only cost about $20 or so altogether) and it's a known quantity. Headlights perhaps less so, but certainly the indicators/park lights and brake lights (number plate lights too, little things like that tend to make the police less likely to want to take a closer look at the car.

DDGonzal - I wouldn't bet my life on it, but I _think_ the guy with the cherry who was cutting a block open to show deck/bore wall thickness was in nearby Finland, not Norway, but it's a distant memory so I could be wrong!

Lars - that is ONE CLEAN LOOKING DATSUN - good find mate!

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Re: Wtb struts
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Should have 1 spare set of early ones, do you need the tops or anything or just the bare struts. I'll chuck them in the car whenever I get time to drop the leaves around/pick up the tailshaft :)

Posted on: 2016/7/26 14:52
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