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Re: Grill bage
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Where abouts in Brisbane are you located Dave?

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Re: 351 into datto
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i bought a piece of 10mm thick aluminiun plate from an ally supplier,and cut it to suit.
it was about $120 for the piece i bought.

Posted on: 2007/7/27 8:00
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Re: 351 into datto
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i think the "brace" you are refering to is the engine plate.
my engine does not run engine mounts,just a 10mm aluminium plate.
this completely eliminates engine movement and is the strongest way to mount the engine.

as far as clearances go,everything was a challenge.
all of the individual jobs required a lot of thought and trial and error.
some of the jobs that i thought were great at the time,had to be re-engineered further down the track.

Posted on: 2007/7/26 10:00
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Re: 351 into datto
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[img
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there are pics of my car in my photo album.
it has run 9.84@133mph.

Posted on: 2007/7/24 10:03
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Re: 351 into datto
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Posted on: 2007/7/23 11:49
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Re: 351 into datto
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when i put the chev in my 1200,i put a gemini steering rack in front of the crossmember.
i made brackets that i welded to the crossmember,and swapped my complete strut,brake and lower steering arm assemblies from left to right.then the steering arms face the front,and lined up with the rack.i shortened the gemini rack ends and then re-threaded them to suit.the front radius arms needed to have a bend pressed into them to clear the tie rod ends when the suspension is on the bump stops.
i then modified the standard 1200 steering colum to suit.this was quite involved and in a nutshell i cut the outside of the colum right at the steering box and made a plate out of steel,using the original rubber locator as a guide.drilled a hole in the plate the same size as the outer diameter of the colum and welded it to the colum.then with that fitted to the car and the inner steering shaft coming out i made a short steering shaft with two small uni-joints to join the colum and rack together.
as a word of warning,this was just one of many major modifications that is needed to make a V8 conversion work in a datsun.others include,relocating the brake master behind the dash,exhaust,front suspension,transmission,diff,rear suspension,body strength and about 1000 other jobs.
and i was working with a small block chev and a powerglide.i did not cut my firewall or tunnel to make it fit,but a clevo and C4,is a much bigger engine and box.
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Posted on: 2007/7/23 11:46
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Re: 1200 sedan pics.
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i like gunmetal grey. Open in new window

Posted on: 2007/7/3 14:22
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Re: 3.8 V6 1200 UTE!
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if you blokes think that a v6 holden motor makes it less of a datsun,then what about a chev?Open in new window

Posted on: 2007/6/28 9:16
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Re: seam weld or not
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yeah,my car is drag only,so i guess it could be a different story for the circuit racers.
although my comment was more towards the power figures coming out of a non turbo ca18 and the need to seam weld his car.

Posted on: 2007/6/21 13:56
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i run a 383 chev in mine and it is not seam welded.
it gets lots of twist,but no cracking or structural problems.

Posted on: 2007/6/17 9:21
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