Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Post by Laecaon » Mon May 27, 2019 11:45 am

All I know, this thread needs more pics!

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon May 27, 2019 11:56 am

Or just maybe an L motor.
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Post by DRIVEN » Mon May 27, 2019 11:57 am

And SUs
















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Post by HRH » Mon May 27, 2019 6:52 pm

Fuck you guys!!! :D

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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Post by HRH » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:14 pm

Ok, so not that much progress has been made, but I can tell you, don't buy the Black Path S13 to RB20 conversion mount set. The engine brackets are decently constructed, but the adapters to the crossmember are supremely thin. Not to mention, the amount of adaption is stupid. In other words, I wasted my money and destroyed the mount set so I couldn't return it. :( Because Datsun.

Anyway, I have some very thick plate I'm going to use instead, but I also have an idea to use the 240sx mounts only and move the block mounts back on the bottom edge. Driver's side (ours) has no problem with that, but the passenger side oil filter location is in the way pretty decently. However, I'm thinking the oil filter boss between the RB and KA24E out of the pickup is the same. The D21 version is angled. Thus, change the mounting boss and gain clearance. I don't know if I have another oil filter boss kicking around. Hoping I do so I can confirm. If I can't do that easily, I'll continue replicating the mount set I got, just changing a few things.

The other issue is due to using 240sx mounts,I'll have to grind or space them up so the edge doesn't hit the crossmember horn, which isn't a big deal really. Also, since I was following the other old ratsun 910 RB thread, I'm pretty sure I didn't need to clearance the pan. It looks like it would have cleared just fine. Oh well. And it may be a combination of using the 240sx mounts, which are probably a bit taller than the RB mounts (one was ripped, why I didn't use those)

Oh, also, the turbo downpipe goes right into the steering shaft. My solution to that is to buy a new downpipe and section it longer so the flange end is below the steering shaft. Then some custom lines for the power steering pump, then some custom figuring for the AC compressor. Either way, it's getting closer!

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Post by wayno » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:49 pm

Wow, doesn't look like there is a lot of room in that engine compartment with that engine in there.
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Post by Laecaon » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:21 pm

You will find an aftermarket turbo elbow will definitely need mods. The one I bought for my CA was even worse than stock and put the exhaust right into the frame rail.


When you are done, I think you will be happy to keep it straight 6 power.

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Post by HRH » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:09 pm

Yeah, the only reason I'm going aftermarket is it should be easier to lengthen and modify the stainless one I'm getting as opposed to the cast iron. Or rather, easier for my welding guru to do that. And yes, once it runs and everything's done, I'll be pretty happy with the result I bet. There isn't a ton of room on the passenger side, but driver's side isn't too bad. Rather opposite of the L motor.

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Post by HRH » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:14 pm

Alright!!! Got the nice and thick 3/16 plate engine mount adapters done! Need to put them on the crossmember and drill the front hole for the additional tie-in, but other than that, I'm almost ready to secure the engine in the car. I'm actually tempted to put the transmission on as well and put the whole assembly in, though I don't have the crossmember even close to figured for that. Either way, I'll have some time on Friday and Saturday to figure out how I want to do that. I'm thinking I'm still going to put the engine in and the transmission in later from the bottom, but we'll see.

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Post by wayno » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:01 am

You need the transmission in there to figure out the transmission mount, at least it is easier for me to do it that way.
Normally when I change an engine/transmission I drop in the engine/transmission and connect the transmission to it's mount, then I make the engine mounts, but I am not putting a completely different drive train in, I am just going from maybe a napZ to an L block where the transmission mount is still the same.
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Post by HRH » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:36 am

Yeah, but it's a lot easier to mount the engine, put a spacer block at the firewall to keep it up, then install transmission and use a block or jack for the tailshaft, then figure out the transmission crossmember. Although, it's easier to swing the whole assembly in, for sure. The angle to get the transmission in is what gets annoying though. Really, if I had a lift, I'd remove it from the bottom with the crossmembers like it's supposed to be done. Oh well!

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Post by HRH » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:44 pm

FINALLY!!!! The motor and transmission is in. I almost did the engine first, and it was a giant pain in the ass, fought me all the way, but I finally got the mounts happy. Then I decided I would check the transmission crossmember, and it appears the Datsun Gods have been watching my progress, because I took the old custom mount off the old transmission (when I changed Wynona to stick) and took the old custom crossmember, and IT FIT RIGHT UP!! Couldn't believe the luck! Didn't have to change a damn thing for the trans mount! Very happy. So now it's wiring and peripherals. Still have a lot of work to do, but at least it's in the car. One big hurdle done! :) :) :)

And autocross tomorrow!! Woot woot!


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Re: Wynona the wagon's resurrection!

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Post by DRIVEN » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:41 am

With that many projects you're bound to be able to reuse a part or two eventually. Congrats on the major milestone.
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Post by HRH » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:37 pm

Thanks man! I really needed a win with the car. Just seems like it's been one thing or the other every time I turn around. Hoping to have it figured out and happily running well before 9-10 day. ;)

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