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1600dave last won the day on July 10 2020

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  1. No sorry, it was a "loaner" so I could have a bit of fun on the skidpan (I was Clerk of Course so technically was supposed to be running the show, so perhaps I should say I borrowed it to test my course layout for safety.........). I'm helping run another motorkhana for the same club Friday week, if the same car turns up I'll try to remember to ask.
  2. Dunno about quality - I've driven a 1600 running them and it went quite well, but it was a race car on a wet skidpan so idling and low rpm drivability weren't high priorities.....
  3. Typically, they are "FAJS" branded with this brand name cast into the top cover. They usually state that parts such as jets, etc are interchangeable with genuine webers.
  4. First one is 240K. I have a couple, including one that was fitted to a 1600 and had the pins bent the same - guy I got it from said this is so the pins reach the mechanism that cancels the indicator.
  5. Pretty much the same as the original Hitachi SU's, same design, same size. Only difference is that parts for British SU's are readily available and cost a fraction of the price compared to the Hitachi's.
  6. A cayman S ? If I had the money for that I'd have a new Hilux in the driveway..... Actually, if I had the money for that I'd get a proper driveway first so I don't need to tow the race car out when it rains.
  7. I stole their toy to use as an engine building aid ?
  8. Seems to be a deceased estate. Having been in a similar situation with my father's estate (which included a collection of vintage bikes), in most cases its not worth messing around to get a few extra bucks for something like this. Datsun nuts are freaking out about the opportunity to get a zed, but to the seller its probably just one more thing amongst a pile of other stuff, house, etc that needs to be sold up quickly with the least hassle possible. "Best offer on the day" will sort that for them.
  9. There seems to be a difference between "what its worth" and "what Hayden thinks its worth". "What its worth" is whatever a buyer and seller agree on, an auction type scenario will work out its true worth pretty quickly and accurately.
  10. So would about 147 other people.
  11. Ha, I got a compressor for my 21st. Still going strong many resprays and 35 years later - only thing I got for my 21st that I still have. Are the frame rails very complicated ? Never seen 280ZX rails, but most Datsuns I've messed around with have relatively straight forward rails that could be made pretty easily, particularly if you're not fussed with 100% originality
  12. Yep, definitely wait till after things settle down Covid-19 wise. I'm organising an MX5 Club motorkhana this Sunday and some of the changes we've had to make to get the event approved and running have been challenging to say the least. What would have been our next driver training day at Pheasant Wood in a few weeks has become an ordinary track day as no passengers / trainers are allowed at the moment. For the motorkhana this weekend we couldn't even get approval for parents to be in the car to supervise their kids so have had a couple of juniors pull out. If you've done the SDC skids nig
  13. The various Datsun clubs in Sydney tend to not run motorsport events themselves. Sydney Datsun Club puts on the odd weekday evening motorkhana on the wet skidpan at Eastern creek (although they tend to be more "random skids in the wet" than "proper motorkhana"). We don't have any planned at the moment, last one was scheduled for May but was cancelled due to Covid-19. If you're interested, my "other" club (NSW MX5 Club) runs quite a few events a year on either the South Circuit at Eastern Creek, at Wakefield Park or at Pheasant Wood (Marulan). Most events include dedicated sessions for new
  14. Glad you got there in the end. I restored a few cars back in the day for a bit of spending money and more recently paint stripped my car inside, outside, underneath, basically removed every bit of paint off it. Another possibility for the dents is to braze a washer (on its edge) right into the deepest bit of the dent and use a slide hammer or similar to hook thru the hole in the washer and "pull" it out. Then melt or grind the washer off. Bit like the dodgy brothers version of the modern spot welded dent puller system. Or smack them down with a hammer so they're not proud of the bon
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