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    Datsun Fairlady rescued from junkyard

    One month ago I got a Datsun Fairlady for a budget price.
    It was a parts car which was used for another lady. No engine, no transmission.

    I was inspired by some rotary powered 510 datsuns and read something about madsunīs, roadsters too.

    Now I found a RX7 FC TurboII accident car. Engine was rebuilt before 10k km and is running great but the chassis was involved to the accident.






    Iīm serching a brake booster for this project. Does anybody fit one to the roadster?

    Will report how the story is going on!


    Hope no one want to stone me for this project :? :lol:

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    Re: Datsun Fairlady resqued from junkyard

    Lots of information here:
    http://311s.org/

    Here is a 12A rotary powered roadster:
    http://bringatrailer.com/2011/03/14/bat ... oadster-2/

    I have only seen 1 in person at a local car show:
    http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/13 ... 4614LwpWOZ

    I have seen boosters fitted on RHD cars, but with a rotary maybe you will have room for one!

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    Re: Datsun Fairlady resqued from junkyard

    Dude you found that on a scrapyard in germany? Sweet

    i think any time period correct datsun brake booster will fit.
    but you might wnat to upgrade a bit since you are going for some more power so why dont use the rx7 booster?

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    Re: Datsun Fairlady resqued from junkyard

    Thanks for the links! I found the article about the 12A roadster at the beginning of thinking of this project 8)
    Your gallery is nice!
    ->> NOW I SEE - you are the guy with the crossed out MG-Logo!!!!!
    loving your car! (and the crossed out MG-Logo :lol: )
    Do you running a SR20 or U20?
    Was the skyline in your latest youtube clip from a friend of you?


    I will see if the RX7 booster fit or not this weekend. The Toyota MR2 (SW20) booster is too big in diameter. Here you can see my enginebay and a couple of Datsun/Nissan boosters which would fit perfect. Highest booster diameter should be 140mm. But were to get one except a new one incl master cylinder from datsport.com?











    The guy who I bought the car from used some parts from mine for his own. But ... in private .. he wasnīt a good mechanic, so I was a bid sad to see his fairlady with many dents, spraid bumpers (they have to be chromed or polished stainless steel) and non-perfect running engine.
    If I doesnīt get her, she would go to scrapyard.

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    Re: Datsun Fairlady resqued from junkyard

    Some pictures of todays work
    sorry for the non-HD quality mobilephone pictures :|

    clean interieur / body panel


    left front end of rocker panel


    right front end of rocker panel


    left side body to trunk


    right side body to trunk - What is the green thing there?? :mrgreen:



    And now the question.. What parts are these?




    Iīm going to post some pictures of the RX7 tomorrow 8)

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    Re: Datsun Fairlady resqued from junkyard

    #1 is a folding wheel lug wrench.

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    Re: Datsun Fairlady resqued from junkyard

    Well I do say there is less rust in yours the. My 65 fairlady

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    Re: Datsun Fairlady resqued from junkyard

    really less rust? Dou you have a restoration thread of yours?

    And now...
    here it is, the tech-donator for the roadster 8)




    the bad site of the car



    and next week I want to seperate the datsun body from his chassis

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    Re: Datsun Fairlady resqued from junkyard

    I think I do but not doing much on it I got an old Mazda truck and a datsun 1000 I'm fixing up. So it's a project for later. I'm going to make a racer out of it lots of bondo in her

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    Re: Datsun Fairlady resqued from junkyard

    Here is my post
    viewtopic.php?f=7&t=14900

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