Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:12 pm

Lol! Yep, that sounds about right! Don't tell Rose!! ;) I'm super stoked to only have a small issue. Going to make a template box out of cardboard, then have my Datsun guru replicate it in aluminum. Going to put a large filter on top and in between carbs. Should be able to get enough airflow that way and I can still have my brake booster.
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:20 pm

Here's what we have going on:


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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:18 pm

Figured out I can use a 280Z brake booster and master cylinder and the lines come out the bottom which gives me the extra clearance I need for the two and a half or three inch tall SU air filters. Going to try and find a reman tomorrow, or I may go raid Regy's field car. Don't know if that will still be good though.

Anyway, wagon runs well, getting closer!
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:54 pm

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby 510freak » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:43 pm

x2^
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby flatcat19 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:25 pm

Yawn. Drive it over here for proof.




I think the last time this thing ran was when you came over to my house.

What a test.
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:09 pm

Parts coming after Christmas. When I get this thing running, I'm going to come visit and leave 80 foot burnouts down your block, lol. ;)
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby DRIVEN » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:12 pm

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:32 pm

So I have the brake booster and master cylinder and KN air filters. Now the only problem is there's a sandwich adapter piece between the brake booster and master on the zs, and I don't have a Z with one. So it looks like since Pull and Save is bare, it's down to Regy's farm to get one off his parts Z. Which means I drive an hour to Sprague/Harrington and back, for a stupid piece of metal. Bah.
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby wayno » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:03 pm

Can you make the spacer you need out of another one, I made one from a late 720 to fit the 73/74 Datsun 620 booster.
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:02 am

Good idea Wayno, but I don't see any that are close enough. Most just bolt right to the brake booster. I could make one, but the two hours it will take me to go extract one will be as much time as it will take to make a nice one, plus I don't know the thickness, etc. Think I'm just going to make the drive. I'll take Weasel with me, he'll have fun playing in the field while I get the adapter off.
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby wayno » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:37 pm

The 73/74 620 spacers are hard to find, they only made that size a couple years, this is what I did, I took a larger type and drilled one to make it fit, and I took another spacer and cut it down to that small piece with only 2 holes, it took 2 spacers to make one that worked.

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:05 am

Dammit, no wonder I can't find a spacer, you stole the one I was going to use!! :D I'm just going down to Sprague. Not enough Datsuns in pull and saves right now, nothing to pick from. Booo.
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:16 pm





Garage is warming up now, heading out in a bit to go get the wagon sorted!
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby wayno » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:37 pm

I was thinking I was going to see a weasel(long rat) in that clip. :lol:
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby DRIVEN » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:42 pm

Done yet?
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:48 pm

Fucking stupid brake booster is offset 1/4" too high for the opening in the firewall. And because it's a luxury car, there's a double firewall unlike older Datsuns. So I'm going to go eat dinner and figure out how I want to modify the opening while making it look decent still.
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:24 pm

I lied, it's not double firewall, the brake pedal assembly has a separate hole and there's 3/4 inch of insulation in between. But getting the pedal set out is a giant pain. I remember it from installing when I swapped to 5 speed.

So right now I'm thinking either carbide burr or possibly an air nibbler. The sanding drum takes forever to cut out 1/4 inch of material.

Hole saw braced with wood is another thought but I don't think it will work unless I remove the pedal set. Anyone else have any ideas?
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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

Postby HRH » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:37 pm

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