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    The poor life choices datsun 1600. My drag car saga.

    Due to being flooded with requests for a build thread (1) I figured I should probably slap something together. Just downloaded all my photos from facebook where I often get "shouldve put a LS in it" from the people that will be supplying the tears to fuel this thing.

    Ill see if i can put this together in some logical order. THere will be a period where it was running that will be skimmed over lightly. Mainly because it didnt last long and I blew the shit out of the full house SR that was in it racing at Gunnedah with 1320FT.


    I believe i got this car in 2008, pretty sure i was 21. Was a $500 rolling shell that a mate knew about that was sitting around. Now I didnt really choose the 1600, i was meant to buy a S13 silvia, with a busted motor as i had a SR laying around doing nothing. THat sale fell through, so i was left with a motor and nothing to put it in.

    I cant seem to upload the really early photos of this build, might be a size issue, they are around 1Mb each.

    This is the second time it is being rebuilt, it was destined as a street car, but laws changed, and i had to choose between racing and rego. I chose racing. It was a 5 speed, with modified rear end to pull the wheels in both side 80mm. SR20DET making 420hp @ 20 psi with a GT3076R. Best it ran was a 11.3 @ 128mph, approx run time before catastrophic failure was around 10 hours. It broke the 2 cylinder 1 rockers and went down with the timing chain, mass destruction, zero oil pressure.

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    Toyota 147 and one of the commodore blues, pretty sure its VY whatever its paint code is.

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    This kept happening too. Way more often than I wouldve liked. Porka 930 CV joints, was going through a full set every 2 meets, the car had bad axle angles under power. When it all went to shit this prompted a full rethink of what we were doing with this shitbox. We decided to trash the IRS and 4 link the car.

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    Cut the car behind the front seats, and gutted everything out of it. Including the IRS mounts.

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    We built it all around a 28x10.5 slick, anti roll, strange suspension all the good bits. Ended up with 4.57 ratio in it, aiming for 160mph.

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    Ended up turning out alright. Should get up and go from the line now.

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    New motor stuff is a P11 headed SR22VET. Precision 6766, 2 speed transbraked glide, TCE custom convertor, being built by Aaron at APM. I only want to run 8's, somewhat reliably. Radiator is gone now, running methanol only, zero street duties or anything like that. Purely a track car.

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    Damn only 20 per post, Will have to do some more.

    Feel free to ask questions of if you want pics of specific things, let me know.
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    More pics! I dont think its actually that far off. Motor is ETA 2 weeks, need this back to finish some other stuff off. Specs as follows.

    SR20DET S13 Block
    Darton Sleeves
    87mm JE custom pistons - more compression
    Nitto Stroker Crank
    Nitto Rods
    Weaver Bros dry sump pump
    ARE dry sump pan
    Grout filled

    P11 SR16VE head
    Kelford 184-T
    Kelford springs and retainers
    Xcessive plenum on cast runners
    hypertune TB
    2200cc injectors
    Magnafuel everything fuel system.
    Haltech everything
    16V battery system, no alternator, no waterpump etc.

    JW Q10000 powerglide.
    Transbrake
    Strange CrMo tailshaft
    Strange everything alloy bolt through diff
    Full floating Race products hubs.


    Hoping its more reliable than last time.

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    wow!

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    What a beast! Rebuild Mk II is outstanding. I like the colour scheme with the black wheels.
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    Thanks, id like to think ill get some testing in before jambo next year. Should be all good for re-tech CC/SM.

    Trying to find some of the other pictures i had around for it. It feels alot lighter than it did before though, was 2800lb with me in it at willowbank.

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    Would anyone know what TPS may fit this? Hypertune throttle body, but i dont remember what TPS option i ordered it with. Cheers.


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    I DEMAND YOU TELL ME EVERYTHING!!!

    Looks awesome bloke!
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    Killer!!

    But does it it dose bro?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogsballs View Post
    Killer!!

    But does it it dose bro?!
    Hope not! We really dont know whats its going to do until we start playing with it.

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    I DEMAND YOU TELL ME EVERYTHING!!!

    Looks awesome bloke!
    lol thanks Grunt! There isnt really much more to tell, there isnt any 1600 left in it apart from the panels, and front end steering/suspension.

    Has anyone done a lexcen/polycarbonate conversion in thier car? Interested to see how they got the shapes right, and non ghetto ways of attachment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshy View Post
    Would anyone know what TPS may fit this? Hypertune throttle body, but i dont remember what TPS option i ordered it with. Cheers.


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    maybe a magna one
    im a cunt
    and apparently i dont know shit...

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    Fuck. hopefully our friend roger magna doesnt come and tell me all about his cam gears and how a magna tps is going to get me 1800nm. I have no idea why i wouldve ordered it with something obscure like this. Thanks again Dale.

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    Good to see the rebuild!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marshy View Post
    Fuck. hopefully our friend roger magna doesnt come and tell me all about his cam gears and how a magna tps is going to get me 1800nm. I have no idea why i wouldve ordered it with something obscure like this. Thanks again Dale.
    Call them up and get a normal d shaft one! Much easier!!
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    best addition to PF in a long time. Quality build.
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    I’ve seen that car somewhere I just can’t think where. I must know someone you know.

    Either way outstanding work!

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    Moist. Should haul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle View Post
    I’ve seen that car somewhere I just can’t think where. I must know someone you know.

    Either way outstanding work!

    I beleive you know Jesse(TT VX berlina, VF fronted VE ute etc), hes a good mate of mine. It was out at mallabys for a while when we were sheeting the back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10sec rx7 View Post
    Call them up and get a normal d shaft one! Much easier!!
    I asked hypertune FB page last night, makes sense now, its to suit Nissan S14/15 funnily enough. Ill hunt one up today.

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    Geez that's fucking awesome!

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    such an epic build, who did your paint?
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    epic build, pf needs way more of this. I see no poor life choices.
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    datto is awesome.

    pity about the SR20

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    Still got your old IRS setup lying around?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post
    such an epic build, who did your paint?
    Shayne at All Port Smash Repairs in Port Macquarie. I lived there for 21 years and took the car back home to have it done. Was in the middle of the mining boom and no one local to me wanted to do it, too busy making a killing from repairing mining vehicles, which is fair enough.

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    Found some more pics of the new build. Sheet work will be getting painted, most likely silver, with a black floor.

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    SO i got my motor back last night from Sydney, was too late to do anything then, but i took today off work due to needing to plough into this thing.

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    Motor is grout filled to the deck, Am making up a plate to cover where the water pump was. I also wanted to investigate bringing the dry sump tank forward into the engine bay, due to no longer having a radiator. This sucked a fair bit of time and effort but we got there in the end. Should be a good thing, made a little bracket to hold it all in, and clears the standard grill.

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    You could get away with a smaller tank and cut it into the front inner guard?

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    What. The. Fuck!

    Awesome mate, that's gonna be one helluva animal!

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