Firstly a hello to all datto enthusiasts out there! I bought this datsun 1600 about 7 years ago, cleaned it up, by that i mean gutted the interior took most of it back to bare metal repaired rust and repainted it
( didn't touch mechanical side of things). Not long after this was finished, i was pretty much very pissed off
when someone thought the datsun was a dodgem and ruined 6 months of blood and sweat.
I couldn't even look at it anymore, so my best mate who happens to be my uncle offered to drive it around for me. Since that offer, i moved to and lived in Queensland for 5 years, the rego ran out and the datsun became a dust collector.
Anyway, I'm back and i have my car back and have 5 years of energy ( i hope) to splash out on my car. My plans are to get it resprayed, engine bay too and put a nice little CA18DET into it and drive it daily.
I've started with the brake upgrade and bought some R31 front struts from the classifieds in ozdat, rebuilt the calipers new, slotted RDA rotors, braided hoses and nice pair of kyb shocks. Doing rears as well but trying to weigh up my best and cheapest options.
Now please if anyone wants to give me advice or ideas on anything, it would be much appreciated as i'm no mechanic and am actually pretty dumb when it comes to this sort of thing but i love getting my hands dirty! I read the threads and get plenty of ideas from them so hopefully i should be sweet.
I'll get pics up as soon as i work it out.
So now it begins...... 1971 Datsun 1600