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Dundee's 68 Wags.. , Even longer long time...

perhaps an update... 
so things happen, it seems a lot of things happen for us Datto kids in the West, 
 
I got a random pic sent from a non Datto friend in Sept, 
 

 
So Dundee has a brain fart... how about getting the Red wags going... Mrs Dundee giggles.. she has never seen it going... 
 
So, I goes down the shed... move stuff... lots of stuff.. I see it in there someplace.. under the cover at the back.. 
 
put a battery innit, some guzzoline.. 
hit the button... cough, splutter, cough ..... brap brap.. away she goes.. 
 
try and move it, the brakes are stuck, meh.. more gas, more clutch.. out into the daylight.. 
 
the Girl comes out with that look.. wow.. who'd a thunk it.. 
 
I start making a list... a lot changes over time.. 
needs a radiator, needs an exhaust, needs brakes.. needs all the outside bits..
first up, lets get a Rad in it, and some water so at least I can run it for a bit.. 
 

 

 
it needs all the bling on it, and hunting for parts, this could all be too hard.. 
 
park lights, found some good housings, L/R, in the hunt some brand new genuine lenses, came with the beige 2 door I had yrs ago, then find housing aint housings, yes L/R but the mounting holes on the wags had oposite holes on the RH one, drill tap and replace mounting bolts on said park light, 
found the bumpers, very ordinary and pitted,  will have to do, 
got the wiring hooked up, 
the original grill is MIA, I painted it up eons ago, was straight as, oh well... 
I got another thats ok off a good member on here,
headlamp rings, all the ones I have are shagged, 
polish up the two best ones.. 

 

 
pulled the extractors off it, brand new set Genies I had ceramic coated, never liked them, and no way of fitting twins with them, 
on with a 3 bolt A15 cast job that I had a full exhaust for too, 
job done.. 
 
fit wipers, do badges, hard to find anything decent, break 3 in fitment.. the ally goes powdery it seems, 

 
kinda looks like a Dat.. 
 
ok, lap round the block.. 
oh thats right, no brakes.. 
 
it has a coupe master, and coupe brake lines... thats a start, 
bleed them up... w/cyls shagged... 
hmmm, Dundee brake conversion.. 
drill and mount backing plates, rebuild calipers, new hoses, disks on order, new bearings and seals, old rotors for now.. 

old man helping out too.. 
 
the steelies and 1600 caps don't fit now.. back to minilights, 

 

 
it's managable, far from well sorted though, it will get me to the Datsuns in the Park, 
 
the Dogleg 5 speed has a dodgey bearing, and hard to find gears.. 
 
the 4.4 diff needs to go, the single DHLA 40 needs setting up, 
I have new seats to go in, 
 
the Wags came off the road in 2000, so 19yrs.. 
I had the realisation, it's been off the road longer than one of the apprentices at work has been alive... 
 
ha ha... some of these little jobs take so long to sort, many times nearly pushed it back in the shed...
We're getting old, I'm getting old....  I still luv my Thou's... 
oh specs.. 
68 1 owner, Mr Baily was 93 when he stopped driving and sold it to me, I used to service and tune it for him every year when he was going for his license, I have the reciept he got for it, traded his Morris in on it.. 
 
A14, balanced, lumpy CEC cam, has a roundport and a Single DHLA40, I can't remember what the logic was on the roundport back in the day, perhaps lappo spec, 
I built the motor 20+ yrs ago for the guy that owned the yellow car in my pics, he never used it, 
I got the Dogleg box from the same place, 
 
had it painted, wish I'd done a better job, but priorities were different 20yrs ago, 
 
the BRG lappo has been sat for at least a yr, when I got it back from loan, the brakes needed loving, the carbs need some too, there's no water in it, 
the Prick that did the paintjob is a marked man, it has more rust in it now that when he got it.. did I mention I don't like him, oh and he ripped my mate off bigtime, oh did I mention he's a prick, and I don't like him... 
 
It's on the list of things to get on top of.. I gotta tune the Norton and sell that, I want to put a CB750four in it's place.. 
then more datto time...
So we made it to the park 
needs finishing off, a rear door seal, wheel cyls, some carby setting up, 
the Dogleg 5 speed needs repairs.. but happy with getting the old girl on the road, 
wasn't the on;y 1000 there, a nce B10 2 door sedan, so good to see, 
Mal was having a wander about, 
the Thou's drew plenty of attention.. 
 

 
Good work on getting the wagon out and about again.
 
Bet it feels like owning another new car again with such a long hibernation.
1967 Datsun B10 2 Door.
At least you guys have heaps of K projects going at their own pace 
 
Im struggling to secure a shell of anykind!
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