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Re: kiwi orange 1971 Coupe
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Looks like some form of rubbish bag.
You missed the non standard exhaust DD!
I remember this for sale some time back. At the time it seemed they were asking drug money for it but who knows these days.
There is a 4 door on Trade Me that is showing only 27000 miles for NZD40000 (about 27200 USD) along with some nice south African imported utes and coupes from 22,000 to 35000 but non of them are selling at those levels...

Posted on: 1/20 21:44
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Re: Scuderia Pokey's / 1200 Coupe 30th & 36tb Anniversary
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Quit an achievement Tom! I'm one year behind you with the SSS.
Funny how the years just roll by and so many cars come and go but there is something very cool about these little Datsuns that gets into your blood....
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Posted on: 12/12 20:19
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Re: Datsun SSS
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Sure do, great guy and loved his RX3's.
Certainly looks as if its from Timaru after googling the 'Cullimores Radiator Specialists' sticker on the radiator.
How strange having travelled all the way to Japan to be up for way less money than it would sell for over here in NZ.

Posted on: 2021/11/25 4:00
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Re: Datsun SSS
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Apart from the wrong steering wheel and no airbox its certainly looks like the real deal.
$18000 is an absolute steal, I know of a 120Y SSS that was far from s show stopper that the owner turned down NZD 42500!
There was a 1200 SSS race car sold on the weekend for NZD25000 and that was given away and would have been in my garage if my work computer hadn't decided it was going to block access to the internet with 3 minutes to ge before the auction closed...

Posted on: 2021/11/24 21:11
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Re: Sedan Rear Shocks
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Thanks for all your help guys.
Ended up hearing nothing further from Protech Shocks so gave up on them and went the Bilstein B6 way (part no. 24004633) which is the same application as the Koni 80 1551 from Rockauto- $88 USD each plus $30 freight.
I can't even buy one Bilstein here in New Zealand for under NZD 300 plus GST.
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Posted on: 2021/10/26 3:11
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Re: Sedan Rear Shocks
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Hi Tom,
Not having much luck with the English Company Protech so have been looking at other options.
Would you by any chance have the open and closed lengths of the Koni 801551? Also the shaft diameter and length?
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Posted on: 2021/10/21 3:48
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Re: Sedan Rear Shocks
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Hi DD, no the Spax's don't look the same and too be honest I wouldn't go back down that road again.
Thanks for the info on the Alfa Koni part numbers. Re the bottom eye I will be getting my engineer to transfer the spherical bearings over that we fitted to the Spax's so that shouldn't be a problem.
I think the biggest issue with the RS2000 shock is that it is simply too long for a lowered car and only using part of its range.
I would also like to limit the rear droop to around 50mm but just need to make sure that the shocks can handle that without 'topping out' and destroying themselves.
I am in communication with a English company called Protech Shocks that look promising so will be interesting to see where that leads.
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Posted on: 2021/10/14 19:43
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Re: Sedan Rear Shocks
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Hi DD, no the Spax's don't look the same and too be honest I wouldn't go back down that road again.
Thanks for the info on the Alfa Koni part numbers. Re the bottom eye I will be getting my engineer to transfer the spherical bearings over that we fitted to the Spax's so that shouldn't be a problem.
I think the biggest issue with the RS2000 shock is that it is simply too long for a lowered car and only using part of its range.
I would also like to limit the rear droop to around 50mm but just need to make sure that the shocks can handle that without 'topping out' and destroying themselves.
I am in communication with a English company called Protech Shocks that look promising so will be interesting to see where that leads.
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Posted on: 2021/10/14 19:42
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Re: Sedan Rear Shocks
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Thanks Tom, I am pondering over using MX5 Miata Bilstein B6's - they look like they may well fit but I need to do a bit more checking. Certainly very reasonably priced from Rock Auto.
My chassis guru was talking about Nitron but they are price prohibitive and to be honest I'm not convinced a lightweight little car like the 1200 needs them.
Re the Koni Classics- is your coupe turreted in the rear or are the shocks still in the factory position?
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Posted on: 2021/10/12 3:44
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Sedan Rear Shocks
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Some time again I bought a pair of Spaxs for a RS2000 Escort rear for my SSS off a well known motorsport website in the UK and right from day 1 I wasn't happy with them as one had a totally different rebound to the other.
I did alert the seller about this but they weren't overly helpful and I won't be using them again in a hurry.
Fast forward to today and I am having issues with it giving the outer half of the rears a really hard time and I have just got the shocks back from being tested on a shock dyno and surprise, surprise they are stuffed.
What ( of decent quality) is available these days for the sedan? It is lowered as much as I can get away with so I certainly don't need anything like the travel of the standard shock.
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