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 Post subject: Aussie H510 Bluebird 1800 SSS Coupe - SR20DET
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:05 am 
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1971 Datsun Bluebird 1800 SSS Coupe
Owner/Builder - Jeff Shoesmith Sydney, Australia

The story so far......
The previous owner (Paul sr20det510) privately imported this coupe into Australia from Japan in 2002. It arrived fitted with an S13 SR20DET that had been very roughly installed by it's original owner in Japan. 'Fitting kit' included cut and re-welded steering components and engine crossmember with 1.5mm wall rectangle tube..... These bits were ripped out and sent to scrap. The engine was sold locally prior to me purchasing the car as a rolling shell in Oct 2003.

The condition of the car was pretty good on arrival. The body had been resprayed in Japan and didn't look too bad (from a distance), but the engine bay featured some fairly daggy 15+ y/o paint requiring stripping/a bit of rust repair/beating and respraying (all done in my home garage). I fitted some locally sourced seats, harnesses and carpet to give the interior a $600 lift.

The build up to what you see took place between Dec 2004 and March 2007, with engineers cert and rego acquired just 3 working days prior to driving more than 1000km from Sydney to Melbourne for the Phillip Island Nissan/Datsun Sports Nationals at Easter!

In the time it took me to build the car our family grew from 1 to 3 kids, my wife and I sold and bought a house and I had a fairly major change of jobs.... no wonder it took a while!

Engine
Nissan SR20DET engine from 1997 RPS13 180SX
Standard internals - only about 10,000km on engine as at July 07 (was from a 180SX written off in 1998!)
GT2871R BB turbo 52 trim comp, 0.64 turbine, internal wastegate
Cheap $35 Turbotech ball/spring mech boost control valve (soon to be HKS EVC)
Direct port NOS Sportsman fogger kit - not yet connected/tuned
DIY steel bundy tube turbo oil/water lines
HPC coated low mount UAS stainless turbo manifold
Factory 1992 S13 ECU with PLMS Developments realtime tuning interface
Standard S15 480cc injectors (soon to be 550cc Nismo)
Standard SR20DET fuel pressure regulator
Z32 VG30DETT air flow meter
Cheap Chinese behind grille 450x300x76mm FMIC (Hybrid-ish)
2 x cheap 10" fans from Summernats stand
DIY intercooler plumbing
Dual sequential BOV (HKS-ish)
5L finned alloy sump (Greddy-ish)
SAAB 9000CD 2.4 turbo radiator
DIY mandrel bent 3" Exhaust system with Magic CAT, 18" long resonator, muffler

Fuel System
Walbro GSS342 255 L/Hr high pressure in-tank EFI pump.
DIY modified R31 Skyline cradle and swirl pot mounted in 510 tank
510 fuel level sender still works
5/16 tinned steel bundy tube send/return lines

Brakes
Rebuilt 240K/C210 brake booster with 15% upgraded mechanical advantage
GT-R 1 inch master cylinder
Wilwood rear brake proportioning valve (under driver's seat)

Front
Nissan R33 GTS-T 296 x 30mm vented rotors
Nissan R33 GTS-T 4 spot calipers
Datsport 'dogbone' caliper adapters
Datsport ADR-OK Braided Lines
HD Bendix Pads
Z31 'Californian' turbo 5 stud hubs

Rear
Nissan R33 GTS-T 297 x 18mm floating vented rotors
Nissan R33 GTS-T 2 spot calipers with internal drum type handbrake
Datsport ADR-OK Braided Lines
HD Bendix Pads

Driveline
Rebuilt S14 5 speed with DIY short shifter
Exedy 9 puck ceramic cushioned sprung centre clutch
3" Ford V8 tailshaft with Navara unis
R33 short nose R200 with Nismo mechanical 4.11 LSD centre
Custom EN26 hi tensile heat treated CV shafts and S14CV joints

Suspension
Front
DIY 'Datsport inspired' 200B/810 front crossmember
Datsport 200B/810 lower control arms with relocated ball joints (inward 19mm)
Datsport castor rods
Datsport adjustable swaybar
DIY R31 struts with adjustable spring platforms and Cusco camber tops
Datsport steering arm spacer rings
King 250lb lowered springs
Z31 KYB Excel-G inserts
New Noltec bushes, 200B/810 tie rods/ends, ball joints and draglink (track rod)
Alignment: Castor +1.6L +1.4R, Camber -2.2L -2.2R, Toe +1 (alignment settings after BJs relocated inwards 19mm/side to accommodate 8" +26 front wheels)

Rear
King lowered springs (rate?)
KYB Gas-adjust shocks
DIY reinforced rear crossmember with camber/toe adjustment, shortnose R200 mounting, remanufactured/relocated/re-angled A-arm mounts (no pivot bush distortion at new ride height), modified A-arms with integrated R33 5 stud CV hubs, under-member exhaust path, nolathane bushes throughout.
Alignment: Camber -1.5L -2.0R, Toe +1 (no more positive camber available with this wheel offset)

Interior
Factory SSS dash (all bits work with SR conversion)
Nardi Torino wheel
SAAS Enforcer race buckets
Klippan 4 point harnesses (won in a raffle....)
4 point steel roll cage (padded)
Autometer oil pressure gauge
Autometer oil temp gauge
Autometer water temp gauge
Autometer exhaust temp pyrometer gauge
Autometer liquid filled boost gauge
Cheap CD player
Cheap speakers
QuikTrak satellite tracking system
Moulded carpet and 25kg worth of sound deadener

Wheels & Tyres
Front - Speed Star Watanabe RS Eight 16x8 +26, Yokohama S-Drive 215/40/16
Rear - Speed Star Watanabe RS Eight 16x8 +13, Yokohama S-Drive 215/40/16

Performance
1/4 mile WSID 11.58 @ 122.40 MPH 18PSI PLMS NIStune
Dyno Pulse Menai 219.7rwkw @ 17PSI


As it looks now (Dec 2010)
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As advertised in Japan before being shipped to Australia
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Engine bay/interior refresh and driveline build
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At the dyno for first time (17 PSI)
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WSID runs 2008 (old drag radial Nitto 555s and 18ish PSI)
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SR20DET 1971 Datsun Bluebird 1800SSS Coupe - 11.58 @ 122.40 MPH
Historic 1971 Datsun 1600 Wagon - L series nostalgia
Historic 1970 Datsun 1600 Sedan - Budget track racer project
Historic 1967 Datsun 1000 Wagon - A series resto


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:01 pm 
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Glad you finally started up a thread on your car here. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:54 pm 
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:lol: I hate you :lol:

We never got the coupe body in the USA.... it is soooooo sweet looking.

Good Luck and enjoy the car! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:03 pm 
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Location: Sydney, Australia
We never got 510 coupes here in Australia either! Just 4dr sedans and wagons

Don't be too upset, at least the US got 2dr sedans 8)

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SR20DET 1971 Datsun Bluebird 1800SSS Coupe - 11.58 @ 122.40 MPH
Historic 1971 Datsun 1600 Wagon - L series nostalgia
Historic 1970 Datsun 1600 Sedan - Budget track racer project
Historic 1967 Datsun 1000 Wagon - A series resto


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:36 am 
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'Bout bloody time Jeff!
:wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:27 pm 
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Here's some video:

Burnout at drags
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I20EwazNDlY

11.5 sec 1/4 mile run from 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL3lhBYhogE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gVWupOnCvs

Sequential tail light action
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChH--ndoofc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X0pVejZE0A

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SR20DET 1971 Datsun Bluebird 1800SSS Coupe - 11.58 @ 122.40 MPH
Historic 1971 Datsun 1600 Wagon - L series nostalgia
Historic 1970 Datsun 1600 Sedan - Budget track racer project
Historic 1967 Datsun 1000 Wagon - A series resto


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:22 am 
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I really wished they did your car as a poster after reading it in Zoom


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sweet looking, especially the sequential turn signals :)


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