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Post by wayno » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:35 pm

Converted_to_datsun wrote:
wayno wrote:My question would be why would anyone want a 63 over a 60 with a normal shift pattern?
If you really want a 63 over a 60 I will trade you, I will likely feel guilty for a while, but I will survive.
For some reason your comment didn't show up before. According to banner the 63 is stronger and quieter, plus it doesn't require modifications to the trans mount. I may take you up on the trade, I'll have to check and see if the seals I ordered will fit a 63. I got a couple things to prep for install

I don't want to take advantage of you, so I want you to understand that the MG guys don't want the 63A because it is big and heavy while they want the 60 series because it is small and lighter than other transmissions, I belong to the MGE forum and there is a thread about this subject, they are using some small Ford transmission for the Moss kits now as the 60 series transmissions are hard to find and very expensive now as are the MG overdrive transmissions.
The 63 series 5 speed is a good transmission for a small car, it is a terrible transmission for a Datsun truck with an L front case on it, it worked in the 200SX car behind the L20b as it is a light car also.
What I have here is a package, I have everything from the flywheel(inc bolts) to the driveline going to the rearend, I bought it all from some guy in the Puget Sound area.
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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:25 pm

I found an mg forum discussing the 63 vs the 60 and I looks like you're right wayno. They actually claim the 63 isn't good if you plan to load the car down on the freeway too. Thanks for the info, I think I will stick with the 60a. From what I've read it seems like the best trans for my build.

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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:09 am

Well I did my 5 speed swap. Everything went pretty smoothly. I made a quick crossmember for the trans and was back on the road. It is a bit noisy through the gears, but it's been sitting. My 4 speed was noisy till it had been back on the road for a couple weeks too. So I think it's fine

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Quick crossmember for now
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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:59 am

Awesome.

When I first saw this car at Adam's place a few years ago I never would have thought it'd ever be back on the road. Nice save.
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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:37 am

Thanks dude, I kinda thought it was going to hit the road sooner but between both Adams and izzo this thing was almost a daily already. I pretty much have just been doing upgrades and small fixes. Next up will be my su's tho, I just got new floats and gaskets from z therapy in the mail

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Post by flatcat19 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:01 pm

2 Adams and an izzo.


Sounds infectious.

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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:27 am

Or the worst sitcom ever.
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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:52 am

Haha well a little before this car came around is when my datsunitus first started

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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:51 am

Just got a new set of 521 bumperettes in the mail today. I'm not sure if they'll end up on the front or the back. But I saw some on a 1200 and they looked good. Also didn't hurt they were a smoking deal.
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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:15 am

This will be interesting.
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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:15 pm

Here's a pic of a bumper from a camero on a 1200. Looks pretty good
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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:18 pm

I've seen that car in person. It's a pretty believable fit. Seems I've seen '68-'72 Corvette bumpers used as well.
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Post by Eagle_Adam » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:46 pm

I swear this thing was seats and Wiring the dizzy away from driving....

But I cant make my bro care :/ and after a while I stopped doing shit for him and so it sat -.-

Regardless, I'm gals your shown her love
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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:57 pm

Yea it was just a couple weekends away from being a driver. You guys all did good work, which is exactly why I knew this was a good build to take over. I really appreciate all the advice and parts sourced. You guys s all rock.

Last night after an oil change I decided to remove the front bumper and tuck the back one. Looks pretty good.
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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:32 pm

Picknpull got in a b210 finally! I scored big with this one. I got a 75 dash in really nice shape with a glovebox. Also found the trim pieces meant to go with a two knob stereo. Got a set of stock door mirrors, which I may use or sell. Also got steering column trim and climate controls. My original controls broke when I was checking them out. Than finally the cherry on the cake, a factory clock! Really didn't expect to find one, but I'm excited to have it.
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Post by wayno » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:40 pm

Good Score! :)
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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:25 am

Nice haul! Can't remember the last time I saw a B in the yard.
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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:16 pm

I think the last time I saw one it was a two door 6 years ago. My dash is nice but the one I pulled is almost perfect. I'm glad I was able to go check that one out

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Post by Converted_to_datsun » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:54 am

Picked up a roadster dual choke cable, this should do nicely
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Post by wayno » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:10 pm

That one should be long enough.
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