1975 H330 station wagon

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Re: 1975 H330 station wagon

Post by brocky41 » Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:26 am

Nice work man - sorry i havent had a look for those heater bits for you yet.

How good are the H190 axles to pull - no need to even remove the wheels for quick diff changes lol :lol: :lol:

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Re: 1975 H330 station wagon

Post by Tony_Whenua » Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:41 pm

Tried to reassemble the rear axle today with the reversed leaf springs. Got it all together but I had the brakes cylinder at the top of the drum rather than on the bottom.
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Did some research/phone calls and more reading of the manual. Looks like I needed to swap sides a rotate backing plate to get bleeder to the bottom. When I did this the leaf spring is in the way of the handbrake cable 🤦‍♂️
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Re: 1975 H330 station wagon

Post by Tony_Whenua » Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:22 pm

So after all that, I had to put it back to how I originally assembled it. My thoughts are, due to the axle being shortened and the reversed eye leaf springs, the assembly like the manual explains just wasn’t going to work. So flipped the axles/ backing plates and all assembled!
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But heck the new height looks good
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Also put the towball on for the bike rack
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In other news, the bearing wasn’t the issue, it was a bent axle so next mission is to source another and shorten it then reassemble.
I will make nationals :thumbsup:
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Re: 1975 H330 station wagon

Post by Tony_Whenua » Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:09 pm

Sorted a 2nd hand axle, just need to collect it :burnout:

Onto the next area, I’ve had an exhaust leak from the headers so pulled the exhaust gasket off and it was poked.
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Had a replacement gasket for where the header pipes go from 2into1 so had that out too and it was also fecked.

Glad I’ve started the journey to replace it as it looks like it had started to leak into the intake ports. Unsure what damage that would be doing but either way it couldn’t have been good.
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Re: 1975 H330 station wagon

Post by 2 doors » Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:09 am

Good to see the wagon is getting some love , your doing a great job.

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Re: 1975 H330 station wagon

Post by Tony_Whenua » Sun Sep 04, 2022 5:50 pm

Gaskets all sorted. fuel mix sorted too as it was idling a bit shit. Still seems to rev high when stationary but in gear 🫤

Got a spare axle (cheers Karl), machined up to suit by Gear Cutters Engineerong in Christchurch. Took a while to get back but they’ve done a good job. Simon Wood ended up collecting and delivered to my door 🤙 went to slap it back together on Father’s Day but realised I didn’t have my sleeve to ram on the locking collar.

In other sad news, I’m not going to make nats. No money in bank account. It was sad just constantly walking into shed and looking at a Datsun on axle stands. Shit this thing is low!! Too low for Whānau
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Re: 1975 H330 station wagon

Post by Tony_Whenua » Sat Oct 29, 2022 3:55 pm

Ok, so today was a good and bad day. Good due to getting the wagon to (what I thought) road worthy standard for a little cruise to the shop and back. I put the original leafs back in with some 1” blocks (needs 2”).

Turns out I threw an axle with the locking collar not holding. Was simply turning left at a roundabout.

Luckily Harry and Karl were in town looking at another Datsun and happen to save me from the Kmart car park.

Pulled it all apart to assess and can’t find an issue.

Any ideas???
- Poor installation and collar wasn’t on fully?
- grease under collar during installation?
- excess shims pulled collar off?
- wrong collar

I’m stuck, it literally looks like I could re-use the same collar (don’t worry I won’t).
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Re: 1975 H330 station wagon

Post by Tony_Whenua » Sun Nov 06, 2022 4:55 pm

Back home :)
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Re: 1975 H330 station wagon

Post by Tony_Whenua » Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:29 pm

Axle on Sunday, Covid on Monday ffs
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