Category: Datsun Nissan

Polish a Cube

Its was the end of July which saw the end of my road trip around the UK, and sufficient time has passed in which I can form an opinion about success of the trip, it was a total success! The car was perfect for the trip, the time of year...

Datsun in the sun day one.

First reports are in from the team in Kenya, the car is collected its been worked on and been for a drive. I understand it might of been a wee bit hot (I managed to dodge that one then, phew), so hot in fact that grabbing spanners was a painful...

Datsun gets shipped

The day has come, the Datsun has set sail for Africa. The rally doesn’t start till mid / late November but a container ship isn’t the fastest mode of transport, but it is certainly the cheapest. This the last I saw of the car before it was shipped. Good luck...

The Datsun drives

Well the deed of the day is done and the engine is in and running as expected. A few minutes of tinkering and the test drive began which seemed to go well. Only a few miles, reported to be going well, noisy gearbox in 5th otherwise slightly rich carbs but...

Datsun so called 1800 screamer

Alas not all is good in the land of the rising sun, the poor old Datsun has lost yet another engine. We are now down to the wire with the real engine for the car (The engine builder is still hard at it). So there I am pulled in, to...

Datsun(day) methanol engine

Long day today sat / stood in the back of workshop putting back together the old methanol L20B engine. It leaked a lot when it was in the car, but turned out the head wasn’t flat nor the decked block. The block is now even more decked, and the pistson...

160J in the air

Phew

Thank god for that, as of 18:30 the Datsun is officially OKAY, it restarted and this time didn’t seize its valves solid after a few minutes. That means the varnish issue has been sorted, it just tuning and a good service now….

160J in the air

It runs

Well the Datsun 160J is now running ands seems to be fine bar a tune up…. Its now been left to cool down, to see if it Varnishes up again. It needs to cool down completely as thats when the crap in the fuel (we think fuel) is varnishing up...

Datsun 160J 1800cc engine

Oil seals and Old Datsun’s

Why is it that every webpage in the world has got it all wrong when it comes to oil seals for The Daihatsu Move? I ask for a Front crank oil seal and what I keep getting is a Camshaft oil seal. All I want is the one that goes...

Matt Black P650OBA

Rear Axle Brakes

Yesterday was a long day, I ended up working on three cars… I guess it was one of those days where I wanted to get a load of jobs done and dusted, this morning I am paying for it, as it now feels like I have been run over by...