Time for a new look…

So it has a been while since I have posted here, what with life getting in the way and all that. I feel it is time to get back to posting about one of my biggest passions in life this year… πŸ˜€ So with all the new things happening I felt it was time to change the look of the site as well as my daily driver PA10 you see below. Let me know what you think?

I have been in the process of restoring my 1979 PA10 1600J since January of this year, which is almost complete now. What was meant to be a simple conversion to EFI has turned into a complete respray, completely rebuilt and modified L16 motor, new suspension bits including poly bushes, new tyres and new rubber seals all round. Crazy how these things snowball out of control so quickly… But can’t wait to get her finished and back on the road!

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I will be doing a few posts on the restoration, particularly the engine build, which in itself has been quite the project!

I also am planning on starting a store type setup for parts that I am going to be selling, so keep your eyes open for that one too!

Here’s to the future! πŸ˜€

Mellow Yellow

I recently purchased a proper DSLR camera for the first time in the form of a Nikon D5100, after wanting one for the past 7 years. This will now allow me to take some properly good photographs of the Datsuns in my world, which I can’t wait to do…

I was out a few days ago trying my hand at a few sunset shots, when I decided to turn my lens towards the daily, and these are two of the resulting photos:



If you are interested in photography, and would like to follow me on my photographic journey, follow me on my second blog VB | PHOTOGRAPHYΒ to see each new photo that I post.

Cheers for now…

Datsun in the East African Safari Rally MEGA POST…

Over the past few weeks I have been collecting various photographs of any of the Datsuns that were campaigned in this rally and had to identify the drivers in question as most sources did not know who was who, so it has been another interesting topic for me to expand my knowledge on.

I have found photos from 1963 through to 1982, and I thought it would be better to do one HUGE post of them all together for the sake of proper ordering and to minimise confusion. Continue reading

Daily is registered!

So the daily has finally been registered legally on my name! So stoked, successful two weeks of leave before the new job starts! All that needs to happen now is the fine tuning of the SU’s as they are running a bit rich at the moment, and the 5 speed needs to go in ASAP for lower revs on the highway! πŸ˜€

The daily is roadworthy!!!

So after a long battle including the accident, being sent to do police clearances unnecessarily and all the work that had to be done after the accident to get her roadworthy, the daily passed the test today!

So stoked, now all that needs to be done is swop over the dogleg 5 speed gearbox from the parts car, along with the heater unit, and get some lower and stiffer springs to enhance the handling and the looks…

The daily gets an upgrade…

So last week I decided to remove the Nikki carb for a nice clean up and rebuild so that the car would be ready to go through the roadworthy test without any hiccups. The rebuild was successful (especially since it was my first time ever servicing a carb on my own!) and after driving around for a few hours afterwards the problems came back regarding the carb.This was not going to cut it as I need the car to be reliable for the new job I have just managed to secure which is going to involve a lot of highway driving.

So I lost my temper and removed the piece of shit and tossed it one side in favour of a set of SU carbs that came off my Coupe’s motor. (As you can see, I am not a fan of a twin choke down-draught carb, having only known SU’s on Datsun motors…) Luckily for me the Coupe will be Fuel Injected when its turn comes, so it was happy to donate its carbs for a good cause… πŸ™‚

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