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Re: Converted is back 74 b210

Postby Laecaon » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:20 pm

Looks sooo much better.
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Postby DRIVEN » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:33 pm

That's good stuff.
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Re: Converted is back 74 b210

Postby flatcat19 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:52 pm

Does your front bumper not have the shocks mounted to it?

The B310 does. Those you can drill/drain the fluid out and push them in to flush up against the front grill.



Thing looks great though. Really coming along on this one.
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Postby Converted_to_datsun » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:35 am

Thanks guys, I’m really happy I was able to get these for a great price. I have a few more non u.s. market upgrades in the future too.

The stock front bumper does have the shock things, but I have a Japanese front ready to go on the front. It hits the u.s. mount location that’s left after you take the shock out. I’m probably going to drill the spot welds or maybe just cut what I need to for the brackets to clear
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Postby DRIVEN » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:25 am

Space number 69 hehe.

Now lower it about 4" and get rid of those ridiculous shackles.
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Postby Converted_to_datsun » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:13 am

Haha I actually didn’t notice the number change after they painted the lot a couple months ago. People keep making jokes about 69 haha till now I was confused.

Next up will be some drilling and grinding to fit the Japanese from bumper. The u.s. housings are in the way.

But today I had a major coolant dump from a rotten line on my heater core. Soaked my shoes haha. Luckily I have been collecting parts to do the heater box. So I pulled it out and redid the heater. I started by stripping it all down and cleaning it. Then I sanded and painted all the flaps and put new foam in to seal. I also resealed the motor to the housing and replaced a bit or two. I put it all back together and installed it with a the freshened up controls and valve. The hose that failed is for sure an original, I ended up using brass pipe fittings for now. It was a pain to put back under the dash, but it works great and is actually quiet. I’m glad I only have to do att that work once per Datsun haha

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Re: Converted is back 74 b210

Postby Laecaon » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:17 pm

Rehabbing the heater box in my wagon was one of the best things I did. Went from no heat, to lots of heat.
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Postby Converted_to_datsun » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:14 pm

The heat is way better, but turns out I’m not done... there’s a leak and I think it’s the heater core.
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Re: Converted is back 74 b210

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:42 pm

Turns out the leak I have is from the heater valve I re did. The shaft is worn too much so it’s spraying out from there. Only one I can find for sale anywhere online is $100... expensive for what it is. I’m going to hit up a couple different guys I know, but I don’t expect to find a valve anywhere.

But onto progress. Yesterday I went to picknpull for parts for one of my other beaters. I ran out of time looking for a rear hatch seal that will work and grabbed one off an Aerostar. It’s too thick, but for now my hatch is finally sealed. I’ll get something better later.
Then I installed new window crank handles made for a vw bug. The other ones I was using were too cheap and kept breaking. These look decent and are really strong


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Re: Converted is back 74 b210

Postby Laecaon » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:29 pm

Are you talking about the heater valve that blocks coolant to the core? Is it rebuildable like the other Datsuns?
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Postby Laecaon » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:30 pm

Also, if it really came down to it, I could probably make you a new one...
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Postby Converted_to_datsun » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:06 am

It’s kinda rebuildable, but not in the easy way. I already pulled it apart and rebuilt the simple way. Not it needs some creative addition of a recess cut for a boring around the rod. I have a slightly more ratty way of dealing with it till I get something that’s going to work. Hose straight into the heater core and a clamp I can adjust the flow by squeezing the line haha
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Re: Converted is back 74 b210

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:09 am

This is what I built today, not bad for a day. Hopefully going to get a calm day soon so I can try it out. I have an airplane obsessed family, so we all have these haha
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Re: Converted is back 74 b210

Postby wayno » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:51 am

Have you flown RC planes before/a lot?
I learned to fly RC sailplanes, then I progressed to gas planes, I wrecked them so often I started making them from scratch, my funnest ones were very ugly from being wrecked so often but they flew great and I could fix them where I flew them.
I made this wing for my friend.
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I still have this one to this day, this one I flew upside down or was doing stunts 95 percent of the flight, I was known as the guy that flew upside down.
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I made this one to confuse people, it didn't fly as good as it weighed too much.
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I made this out of a political sign.
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And here is a few weird ones I made.
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A racer
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Re: Converted is back 74 b210

Postby DRIVEN » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:30 am

Cool stuff, guys.
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Re: Converted is back 74 b210

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:26 am

Damn, you got pretty into it. The gas powered ones look like allot of fun. That glider looks insane haha did it climb the currents pretty well?

This is only the second I’ve built. The first was when I was 15 and I’d do nothing but wreck it and fix it and try again haha
I also have another in progress from some internet plans, but it’s been that way for a year. Hopefully with this one I can get the hang of it before I build a big gas one
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Postby wayno » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:15 am

The wings actually fluttered a little if it was flown to fast, it was over a 14 foot wing span.
I found it is easier to learn with a beginner sail plane, I just went to a foot ball field and threw it by hand and flew it in a straight line till it landed, then I would walk to it turn around and throw it back the other way, I began to turn it and land it going that way, eventually I learned to turn it around and land it near me, then my friends would throw it off the mountain where we flew hanggliders, I would fly it back and forth in front of the hill, then they would land it back on top of the hill for me, but I learned how to do that also, in the end I flew so crazy all the time that I got to be better at flying RCs than they were, I built and flew my own designs after the first year of flying as I was wrecking them so much doing crazy stuff that it was faster for me to make a fuselage to fit the wing that was easy to re-build.
Every gas plane I posted a photo of was wrecked several times and rebuilt, or till it was not re-build-able anymore, I still have the yellow stunt plane, the twin, and the purple one.
My flying style was to fly near myself, less than a 100 feet away with my stunt planes, it bothered a lot of the flyers at the field at first and they just watched me and stood back, when I finished they flew, at the end they didn't even pay attention to me anymore as when I did wreck them at the field it wasn't anywhere near them although I lost control a couple times but they didn't know it.
I have taught a few guys how to fly also, you need a beginner plane learn how to fly, otherwise you will just keep wrecking them.
I actually made one plane that flew walking speed, it would do a loop in it's own wingspan(less than 5 foot round loops), but it was so big it was a hassle to haul around, I flew it once at the field and after I landed it I had everyone there come over and look at it, they could not believe something that big could fly so slow, it is a very strange looking plane, the ailerons are not connected to the trailing edge of the wing, they are a couple inches below the wing, I still have it, but have no photos of it.
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Re: Converted is back 74 b210

Postby Laecaon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:12 am

Ive flown a few. Foamies are the best though. Made from sheet foam, like 1/8th, with flat carbon inserted for rigidity. Micro servos, and a little electric engine. Things scoot, but also can be super slow. Easy to manage in a backyard, so you can fly it whenever. And if it crashes, its made of super cheap foam, rebuild and go again.
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Re: Converted is back 74 b210

Postby izzo » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:12 am

Dude those RC planes are badass.


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Re: Converted is back 74 b210

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:24 pm

Well that was fun... I thought my water pump was leaking. Turns out it was the pass through the timing cover. Got the gaskets in the mail yesterday and started on it at 12am after I got home. Everything went smoothly... but it started snowing around 2:30 and I quit by 3:30. Ended up getting up and hour early for work and finished it up so I could get to work. Working on the side of the road in the dark is hell lol
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