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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:37 pm 
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It's a real pity that's the way things went as rack and pinion is really the missing piece of the puzzle,I've personally replaced my steering box 3 times with worn out units in the search for a decent box that isn't work, so my project has been in mothballs because I was sick of spending good money on shitty old used parts that IMHO aren't fit for purpose, safe and I just didn't have the time or money in the last 12 months to pick up one of these kits

The current box I've got is apparently "within spec" but still nothing compared to my daily driver but I'm unfortunately not willing to invest further in the car unless I can get a steering solution that doesn't make the steering feel like it's 47 years old :rofl:

I've seen the kits on 510realm and they have done great work on that kit but not sure how challenging getting it engineered in oz would be

Looks like it's sitting in the shed gathering more dust atleast for now

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:52 pm 
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Basically he got sick of people asking thousands of questions and then not wanting to pay his asking price. I haven't seen him for a while but last time I spoke to him he had definitely had enough. One member on here apparently pushed and pushed trying to get every last cent off the price that he could.


That's sad.
People always want something for nothing. Or for as cheap as they can. Unfortunately datsuns are no different and just because there are a few left over fanatics on Ozdat doesn't mean some will also try and take that advantage of getting as much as they can for little. It's a shame because i remember him being quite honest about the parts he was using for the conversion also.

I think it was either the MR2 or Toyota AE86 steering rack and a Honda column (the rest is a mystery to me). It's all well and good to source the parts but the labour involved and the r&d is what you pay for.

I will always remember that a member on here (i still know who it is) gave me some parts and even paid for the postage. He told me that eventually it'll go around and ill help someone out etc etc. I've always carried that with me since that time and tried to help out as many datto guys, even just average blokes as best i could for nothing since that time. Kinda like a pay it forward scenario. Unfortunately not everyone lives by that.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:16 pm 
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Agee I think unfortunately with Datsuns they have always been a cheep car and most of the guys who buy them are the backyard DIY type. Unlike a more expensive car where someone would just spend the cash and save the time and buy a part that has been engineered and just bolts straight in.

I have power steering R and P in my 510 and the drive is heaps better. I would of brought one of his kits if they were available when I did mine. The price was very reasonable for what's involved. But looking at his pics I wouldn't of had enough clearance for the 13b as the exhaust is on the steering Colomn side and it is a very tight fit with minimal clearances. A mate I used to work with said I should make and sell them. I said the Datto 510 community are more the DIY type and would not pay for it lol.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:12 pm 
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Haha, that is too true, some are not like that though.
Have you got a build thread or links to pictures of the setup you used? I've seen quite a few r&p setups, not seen any power assisted ones yet unless its using the electric assisted steering?

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 8:08 pm 
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RJB510 I now have a signature link to my build. There are some pictures on there of my setup.

Perhaps some of the Ozdat forum members should email James who does the rack and pinion setup in the US and see if he is interested in building some rh drive crossmembers. Baz from Datsport gets stuff sent from the US, perhaps he might be interested in getting these engineered and selling them?

Group buy perhaps? http://www.jbcoachwerks.com/

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