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by denpal
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: General Datsun Chat
Topic: 1963 Datsun
Replies: 19
Views: 3626

Re: 1963 Datsun

I think an early serial number is not worth a lot extra for this model, and even for a 240Z I don't think it makes a huge difference unless there is some real historical connection. (I used to own 240Z No. 16 in the RHD series). These early '60's Bluebirds are quite cool though, and of course cheap ...
by denpal
Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: 1600 SSS
Replies: 13
Views: 3714

Re: 1600 SSS

Well it's all done finally, I'd forgotten how time-intensive wrenching is especially when bits get mislaid, however it fired up easily and sounds strong! Took it for a shake down run locally, keeping the revs up around 3,000 and doing plenty of light pulls to bed everything in. Glad I fully balanced...
by denpal
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Cars / Parts For Sale
Topic: Trademe/Yahoo Japan Auctions
Replies: 3071
Views: 657970

Re: Trademe/Yahoo Japan Auctions

A 1600SSS steering wheel just sold on TM for $436.....and 5 bidders.
by denpal
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: 1600 SSS
Replies: 13
Views: 3714

Re: 1600 SSS

Update, the original engine has now been fully rebuilt by Peter Kennelly and I plan to collect it this weekend and put it in the car. He basically did a full reco with overbore plus full balance, lightened flywheel, matched ports, better cam grind, flat-tops with 10.25:1 compression, and general det...
by denpal
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Popular
Topic: Spotted! - Datsuns spotted in the wild photo thread.
Replies: 643
Views: 263649

Re: Spotted! - Datsuns spotted in the wild photo thread.

Saw a nice 1600 at the weekend on QE2 Drive. It was dark blue and black and white plate was DI prefix. First one I've seen driving around for a few months. that's it black and white plates is what threw me Yes that's the car, I should have said black and silver plates or just black plates........
by denpal
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Popular
Topic: Spotted! - Datsuns spotted in the wild photo thread.
Replies: 643
Views: 263649

Re: Spotted! - Datsuns spotted in the wild photo thread.

Saw a nice 1600 at the weekend on QE2 Drive. It was dark blue and black and white plate was DI prefix. First one I've seen driving around for a few months.
by denpal
Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: 1600 SSS
Replies: 13
Views: 3714

Re: 1600 SSS

It has the factory tinted windows. The only mods are the period Cheviot 13 x 6 mags, a dogleg 5-speed and a smaller steering wheel (I have the original wheel plus the hubcaps).
by denpal
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: 1600 SSS
Replies: 13
Views: 3714

Re: 1600 SSS

my1200 wrote:Simply awesome, where did ya find this.?
It's a Christchurch car, and I've had it for about 9 years or so. I got it off the original owner. One of very few 1969 SSS models in the country.
by denpal
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: 1600 SSS
Replies: 13
Views: 3714

1600 SSS

Been off the road for about four years due to a sick engine. A rebuilt engine is on the way, staying with the original one with Peter K to do the work including a better cam grind, full balance and general optimization. The car is too original to modify with another engine, and anyway, it will go fi...
by denpal
Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: 1969 1600 Home at Last
Replies: 31
Views: 8377

Re: 1969 1600 Home at Last

What happened to this car did it get sold?