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Beetwenty's B10 2 door

I picked up an inlet manifold to suit A14/15 ports for a single DCOE Weber on Thursday.
The manifold started life as a round port type, and the owner previous to the guy that I bought it from did the mods.
They did a very tidy job.
I feel lucky to own this.
 
While it will have a slight port mismatch to my GX head, Im going to run this as an inbetween setup until I can source a new set of HS4 SU Carbs to use on my A12T inlet manifold.

 
I also made up a heat shield for under my new inlet manifold today.

 
I thought I should make the effort as the majority of my manifold sits directly over the exhaust.

 
Another step closer, yay! 
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
This afternoon I made a throttle return lever for my Weber.
 
I just cut up some 3mm mild steel plate into my lever shape and drilled/filed a keyway to suit the throttle shaft.
 
Keyway was made by drilling a 5mm hole and marking the direction that the keyway will index to.

 
I placed the throttle lever into my vice and aligned my keyway direction marks and the base of my 5mm hole against some scrap aluminium angle.
I then filed Left/Right along the flat surface of my angle scraps with a 4mm round file.

 
Once I was happy with fittment, I Nickel plated the lever and then sprayed it with some polyurethane wood varnish to try to imitate gold zinc plating.
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
I have made up a second throttle return arm/spring for the other side of my Weber.
 
I decided that a pair of weaker springs attached from each side would be better than 1 strong spring from just one side.
 
I ended up adjusting the bends on my manifold heat shield to achive a longer spring legth as well.
 
This extra distance has allowed the throttle travel to feel a little less ramped up as the spring stretches. (Achieved a more consistant feel throughout its travel)
 
I also made up a mount for my accelerator cable and a heat shield for under the fuel bowl.
 
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
The weber doesnt do your work justice Ash
 
I will be interesting to see how the torque is on your engine and response overall
I never had the chance to play with crossover manifolds and single weber always
preferring bike carbs and twin x dellorto, mikuni-solex and weber setups.
 
However atm contemplating 2 x 36mm cv bike cars for a twin su manifold.
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act, Big Brother is watching you - George Orwell 'Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer -- so I wasn't lying -- and we are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive.'"  Harold Rosenthal http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=24688
Thanks D.
 
From what I hear this should have better low end response when compared to a single weber on a regular manifold.
 
Peter (the guy I bought it from) said he had both types of manifold on the same engine.
 
He said this one was considerably better for low end torque.
 
Carb choice is a hard one.
 
Long term im planning on using twin SU.
The Weber is a temporary set up to speed up my motor swap.
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
This afternoon I made up a 2mm diff spacer to enable fittment of a H150 Center.
 
I wont fit this until I swap motors... but my process was this...
 
Draw 2 circles @ 155mm and 186mm then cut the center out with a bunch of smaller cuts on my grinder.

 
Then I filed to my 155mm line, sat the part on an old diff centre and marked my hole locations with a transfer punch while a friend helped hold the plate/diff against the edge of my bench. (Used a small clamp to keep plate from turning while marking hole locations).
 
 
Then I cut the outside down to my 186mm circle and also made a cutout for the crown wheel.
 
 
Ash.
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
Today I decided to cover up the indicator wiring on the drivers side of my engine bay.
 
I simply covered it all up with a thin aluminum plate, painted the plate black and added a JNC sticker to the new wire hiding plate.
 
Im loving the cleaner look.
 
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
Great to see you have your own elbow grease-cnc machine Ash
Diff spacer is crazy to get right congrats!
 
In my case electrics are scary to play with but Ks are so simple
I hid almost all my wiring on my last vb10 which Matt has now but
its "intermediary owner" sadly added bog to smooth all inner guards
hiding the creasing and strengthening ridges which I instead like to see.
 
Either way I wanted to even hide the master brake cylinder to an
under the dash unit and would have if I didnt move countries.
 
I loved seeing the engine like a jewel just sitting alone in its clean office
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act, Big Brother is watching you - George Orwell 'Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer -- so I wasn't lying -- and we are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive.'"  Harold Rosenthal http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=24688
My wiring brain is about to become confused.
 
My future holds quite a few wiring projects...
 
Alternator relocation. (85A RB30 Bosch to feed all my extras). (still need to convert to V-belt)
Water pump/fan controler.
AC, controls & fan.
Heaterbox fan (Further into the future)
Considering moving my VDO tachometer to be pod mount beside my pod clock.... (maybe)
 
Im not going to make my wiring invisable, ill be happy with tidy-ish and in plain sight.
I agree with you... a simple engine bay is an amazing thing to see.
 
 
 
It is a very good thing to be able to see your old car living on with a proud new owner, even if some of their changes are not 100% to your liking.
 
Modding cars is a mix of budget, skill-set and personal-goals/taste.
It is always interesting to see how those scales balance out from one car owner to the next.
For my tastes I try to think... "will I like this in the future?" when deciding if I like it now.
I like to think that this thought process has kept some of my decisions in check.
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
That intermiedary owner wasnt Matt but a previous owner so now
so he had to deal with 2 crazy previous owners.
I never fancied bending over into the engine bay of a lowered 1k
to remove the bog covering the engine bay. He also didnt use
caulking where the rear panels meet but he wasnt as Anal as me 
 
not all personal tastes though end up to be free for the next guy 
but I feel yours is never leaving you without the world ending first.
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act, Big Brother is watching you - George Orwell 'Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer -- so I wasn't lying -- and we are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive.'"  Harold Rosenthal http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=24688
crackin work as always Ash... 
I might have to get onto Aussie Post, 
all the bits you sent haven't arrived... 
Yip, I dont see myself letting go of it D
I love it too much, I would sell my 1200 and then drive the 1k as my daily before letting it go If I needed to reduce my Datsun total from 2 back back down to 1.
 
Thanks Dundee, some of the work is about to be wasted, Im already thinking of re-doing one of my spring arms to have an idle speed adjustment tab incorporated into it
I seem to have a talent for cooking up new ways to make life hard for myself. 
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
Today I made up a bracket to mount an anti-deiseling-solonoid to hopefully have a second idle adjustment for when my AC is on.
 
I chose to use a standard A-Series one as I know it is up to the job in an engine bay environment. (Plus it was free because I already had one)
 
 
 
I still need to remake my throttle return lever to incorpoorate a tab for an adjustment screw.
The tab will mount approx where the green arrow is pointing and the adjusting screw will set a bottom limit stop against the needle part of my anti-deiseling-solonoid as shown by the red arrow

 
The anti-deiseling-solonoid has a step in the needle.
The plan is to use the larger diameter as my high speed idle stop (AC on) and hopefully the smaller diametter will miss the adjusting screw and low speed idle (AC off) will be adjusted as normal on the opposite side of the carb.
 
Pics show the two diameters with the soloniod on/off.
 
 
The solonoid simply screws into my bracket. (M12x1.25 thread)
 
I'll come back to the arm another day as Im feeling like getting out of the garage and simply having a lazy afternoon.
I'll also finish my bracket  when redoing my lever instead of leaving it as mill scale.
 
 
 
I also installed a new water suction pipe (Cut in half).
Dont worry, I have plans for the second half at some time in the future.

 
Plus I drilled/tapped my alternator bracket to accept a 10mm bolt to accomodate my RB30 Alternator, and also swaped the alternator pulley over to accept a V-Belt.
and installed a new oil pressure switch.

 
I'll probably redo the spacers on my AC compressor soon as the twin pulley on this A14 has wider spacing than the twin pulley on my old A14.
 
I want to use this twin pulley as it has a smaller wheel than my other one, then I wont have to worry about over reving the engine if the AC is on, and shouldnt see as much torque loss as i might with the bigger pulley.
 
Ash.
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
you wont need to use the full capacity of any air con considering the small cabin capacity
There are some infra red 3M window tints as well to go with the polarised glass to reduce
cabin heat even further if need be. That is do you have the polarised glass from the deluxe model?
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act, Big Brother is watching you - George Orwell 'Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer -- so I wasn't lying -- and we are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive.'"  Harold Rosenthal http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=24688
All of my windows except for one are the brown tint.
 
I sorted out belt alignment and kept the small twin pulley, so yay to that.
I also sorted a belt for my alternator and made my new lever with an adjustment screw.
 
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
the deluxe model has polarised glass?
Yep all coupes do and deluxe models that Ive come across had them.
Another reason why theres no other car like them.
I used to drive to the Great Ocean Road and see past the glare
and straight down into the bottom, clear and crystal.
I never tried Polarised sunnies but its horizontal just like glasses.
Never driven a car with such clarity through the glass it always
felt so comfortable compared to every other car with less headaches,
eye strain or red eyes from glary days etc.
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act, Big Brother is watching you - George Orwell 'Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer -- so I wasn't lying -- and we are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive.'"  Harold Rosenthal http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=24688
This afternoon was spent playing about with the Distributor.
 
I had already installed an accuspark points conversion into my distributor around a month ago and added some heat shrink to the points conversion wiring where I thought there might be wear as the distributor advances.


 
I installed a new nissan rotor.

 
I also treated my distributor to a new Bosch Cap and a set of top-gun ignition-leads.
I decided to set my rotor and ignition leads approx 90 deg anticlockwise from what I understand the norm to be.

 
I decided upon this layout as I think it gives a little more clearance between cyl #1 ignition lead and the oil dipstick, plus I also think leads 2,3 and 4 have better symmetry from an antithetical point of view.
 
And finally, I swapped the two flat head screws that mount my vacuum advance diaphragm over to bolts for easier tool access if I ever need to remove/change it in the future.
 
Not a lot of progress, but thought Id post it up anyway.
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
Picked up a new clutch from ebay last week and had an A12 flywheel resurfaced today.
 
The shop did it while I waited... Legends.
 
Ill pack the flywheel up with one of those moisture absorbing packets  (like you get in new shoes etc)
hopefully  this will keep it from corroding prematurely.
I'll fit it when the engine comes off the stand and is going into the car.
 

 
I have also cleaned up my AC Idle bracket.
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
flywheel willl get slight surface rust as moisture is already on it from atmosphere
just buff with wire brush rust off later or crc it till its read for use then degrease it or
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act, Big Brother is watching you - George Orwell 'Most Jews do not like to admit it, but our god is Lucifer -- so I wasn't lying -- and we are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive.'"  Harold Rosenthal http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=24688
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