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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:33 am 
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Looking good mate hopefully Ill have some fresh concrete as well soon haha

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:37 pm 
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Awesome work mate :thumbsup:


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Been doing some unplanned maintenance work on the old girl and have thrown in a few new parts for good measure, I'll have a new post up soon!

In the meantime I've been working hard on these Datsun prints and finally have them up for sale. I've started a thread in the Business section with all of the information and more images.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:07 pm 
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Looking good Anth.
Perhaps you can do a similar thing with peoples cars showing the evolution of their build? (wheel changes, 2" lower etc.)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:42 pm 
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I've actually been thinking of doing something similar to that, Nik. Anything's possible, just takes time, and time = money :lol:

Happy to do custom orders upon request.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:35 pm 
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had a great day at Datsun Day yesterday, I can see it getting bigger each year.

snagged this pic off Facebook...

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Car looks awesome man mint 1600


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:49 pm 
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Looked killer yesterday man.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:28 am 
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Any updates Anth?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:57 am 
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Nice picture. Really love the look of this car.


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cheers guys. Nothing major to report, but I have done a bit of maintenance work that I need to post about. Just changing some seals and gearbox mount, plus a new shifter and cover for the hole in the tunnel. Almost got it wrapped up, but everything takes so much longer now with having a child and the never-ending house renos.

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Finally got my act together to do a little long-overdue update. There's still more posts to come, about my never-ending gearbox leak saga, but that'll have to wait for another day. I've wanted to get this post done for a while now, because I feel bad for not sharing more of Lachy's awesome work...

In the last update, over a year ago, I made the trek over to Classic Auto Fabrications to have a custom short shifter made and fitted, which you can read about in detail here. Not long after, Lachy contacted me to let me know that he could now offer a CNC machined shifter to replace the cut-and-welded version he made for me. Well, my birthday was coming up, so who was I to say no?

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Very soon after I ordered it, I was greeted with the sight of freshly machined steel, and it felt great. On the left you’ll see the brass bushing that I had just bought recently, which was swapped over from the old shifter onto the new one.

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While I was fitting the new shifter, I wanted to address the gear boot situation. What you see above is the temporary solution that Lachy had to come up with when he made the original short shifter. Now that I’ve switched to the older style Datsun gear stick, the stick is thinner, so the gear boot that I was running (to suit the chunkier RB20 shifter), no longer worked, and had to be cut and cable-tied to get somewhat of a seal. The base of it was pop-riveted to a thin sheet of steel, which was in-turn pop riveted to my floor. Now that I was ripping it all apart, I wanted to create a neater and more serviceable solution.

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I searched long and hard for different gear boots, wanting to make sure I found the most minimal looking piece I could find. After speaking with Lachy, he suggested I look into boots made for Austin Healy’s, which is how I ended up with the one in the above photo. It is made with a lip inside the outer diameter, so you just need to have a hole cut to the right size for it to fit into, no clips or rivets or glue required.

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After drilling out the temporary tunnel cover, I made myself a cardboard template…

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…which I then copied onto some fresh aluminium…which totally wasn’t an old sign from a bus stop.

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I had a roll of heat tape in the garage, so I thought I’d put some on the underside of the cover to try and keep some heat out of the interior.

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And here it is bolted into the car with the rubber boot in place. To fasten it down, I borrowed a nutset/rivnut gun and affixed some M8 inserts into the floor of the car. I might change the bolts at a later date for some stainless cap screws.

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I picked up this Mooneyes gearknob when I visited their LA store whilst on my honeymoon in 2013. After some help from a friend who machined me an imperial-to-metric adapter, I fitted it to the new shifter. You can read about my trip to Mooneyes here.

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I really like the way the raw aluminium and mounting bolts peek through the console. Kind of a mixture of OEM and mechanical finishes. Looks like I need to restore that console, too. A job for another day!

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And here it is with my usual nylon shifter.

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I love it! Very racecar, and now the great feel of the shifter has the looks to match. Thanks again to Lachlan at Classic Auto Fabrications for offering this great product (and my wife for buying it for me!).

More interior work coming up soon!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:30 am 
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Looking good mate I agree on changing the bolts over to stainless cap heads but will look much neater.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:20 am 
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Locky does some quality $hit.
What is going on with the gearbox??

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I've got a slow leak from the back of the box. I've put three OEM seals in it and now trying an aftermarket seal. Plus I had a new yoke fitted to the tailshaft and had it re-balanced, yet none of these have fixed it permanently. Really annoying!

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