My Neighbour got a bloke to rebuild the carby off the E1 with parts he had in stock. Did that, had to use the who E1 inlet & exhaust manifold.
Broke the exhaust manifold while trying to remove the broken stud, got it welded (fun job on 50 year old rusted cast metal), installed new exhaust studs.
Fitted up new carby & manifolds, car still won't start. Gave up on that for the moment and have moved to brakes.
Bought R31 caliper brackets, removed spindle from parts sedan, stripped off Drum brake gear, mocked up R31 caliper bracket. Took to a R31 rear disc with a grinder to make it fit over the P410 hub for mocking.
R31 brackets required some material to be removed from the sides to sit flat, welded up holes on the brackets as they don't line up. Redrilled them to suit using the drum backing plate bolt guide.
Bought some Stanza girlock calipers in the hope they would work in place of the corolla calipers but they are a wider spacing, doh. So went for commodore rear calipers instead due to price and availability ($70 a pair vs $140+ for corolla).
Ordered a dual piston master cylinder based off information on datsun1200.com. Found out the master I received is for a car with a booster, so now need to make new push rod for the master.
The saga continues, some pics below
P410 spindle with 50 years of crud/neglect
R31 disc before grinding, just needs some clearancing in the centre (I will machine hubs to suit when I confirm this will all work).
R31 bracket mockup
Welded (complete overkill with wire but limited time and done in the dark, so no farks given)
Use Hub/steering knuckle nut holder as template for new holes in caliper bracket
Flipped existing one over to mark holes for second bracket
New Brake Master arrived (JB1196)
Old single piston brake master
Pushrods are different, this is the non boosted one
Removed the circlip and washer to fit the non boosted push rod
Fitted it, but confident it won't work, so now will remove and make a whole new one to suit (will reuse clevis)
- complete mockup of brakes, confirm it will actually work. If it does, buy new R31 rear rotors. Also will most likely require new longer wheel studs, rear R31 wheels studs are hopefully same diameter.
- Buy bundy tube and brake nuts and start making brake lines.
- Make push rod.
- Figure out what rear drums to use, or rebuild existing.
- Pull out fuel tank and see if there is more metal than rust in it.
- Attempt to repair the column shift linkage bushes that are flogged out, will see if I can buy some urethane to lathe down.
- Fix radiator & broken stud on thermostat housing.
- Then dump on my mechanics doorstep for him to work out why it doesn't run.
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