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    1978 B210ZX @ 24Hours of LeMons MSR Houston

    24 Hours of LeMons Event Coverage & Photos availalbe at:

    https://www.facebook.com/RatsunRacing

    We only turned 6 laps,... but still won an Award...

    http://blog.caranddriver.com/24-hour...a-the-winners/



    Our special race-specific trophy this time was the Most 1980s Flock of Seagulls-Grade Car In The World Award, in this case for the Datsun 210ZX of Ratsun Racing. This B210 got its 210ZX kit back in the day, was parked and forgotten in 1984, and then revived for the Gator-O-Rama. Ratsun Racing needed until Sunday morning to get the car running, and it only managed to turn six laps, but we fully expect this machine to return with all the bugs worked out.


    LeMons @ MSR Wrapup Video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ykf8...layer_embedded

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    Re: 1978 B210ZX @ 24Hours of LeMons MSR Houston

    haha
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    Re: 1978 B210ZX @ 24Hours of LeMons MSR Houston

    What DNF'd you?

    Glad to see it's at least moving under it's own power. :tu: :mrgreen:

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    Re: 1978 B210ZX @ 24Hours of LeMons MSR Houston

    Yes, I'd like to know what went wrong as well. Cool car.

    Mike

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    Re: 1978 B210ZX @ 24Hours of LeMons MSR Houston

    What went wrong is that I ran out of time... I had been working on the car by myself for many weeks leading up to the race... The car was still not running when I left for Houston on Friday 9/28... Dennis from Ratsun helped me EVERY DAY during the last week before the race by wiring the entire car himself.... Without Dennis' help,.. the car would have never made it to the track.

    We had a major timing issue (mostly my fault), and it took several tries to get it figured out... We had to re-stab the oil pump & make sure TDC was correct... (lesson learned)

    We finally got the car running correctly on Saturday afternoon, but by that time it was too late to make any laps... On Sunday morning we had to go thru Tech 4 different times before they would let us on track... Small things needed to be fixed (exhaust was too low, etc, etc, etc..)

    Finally got the car on track Sunday afternoon,.. made 3 laps,.. the car starting running rough... I took it back to the pits... Apparently, the Alternator had worked itself loose, & shredded the belt... Put on a spare belt... tightened all hoses, clamps, nuts, bolts, etc... & sent it back out...

    By that time,... there where only 3 laps left in the race,... but we took the checkered flag!!!

    Considering that this car had not been driven in nearly 20years... & we got it running & driving on track.... Well, I consider that a huge WIN,... and the LeMons judges regonized us for all our hard work & the car's utter 80's uniqueness...

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4654877451203

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    Re: 1978 B210ZX @ 24Hours of LeMons MSR Houston

    Thanks for the story. Sorry you had those problems that kept you from enjoying the race. I'm sure I speak for others as well as myself here, but I'd love to see some engine compartments shots of your KA24E transplant. That B210 will be a lot of fun to drive with that kind of torque!

    Are you still running the original H150 diff?

    Mike

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    Re: 1978 B210ZX @ 24Hours of LeMons MSR Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by blownb310
    Are you still running the original H150 diff?
    He's running an H190 diff from a 510 wagon. :tu:

    No way that H150 will last very long behind the grunty KA. 8)


    H190 versus H150:



    Pics of the engine bay before it was wired up:





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