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Hi my name is Ted in So Cal

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1800sss
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Hi my name is Ted in So Cal

#1 Post by 1800sss » 5 years ago

Hi all. I finally got access to the forums. This is my 1st post. I hope the pics come out as I have never posted before.

I'm new to the 360 world but have had a few project cars in the past. Had a 1970 Datsun Bluebird 1800sss RHD, 1959 VW bus standard, 1988 Honda Civic Wagon.

I'd like to thank Al, Roger, Garm, Bobby, Joe, Jeff and Mark for helping out with parts and advice, but I still need a couple more parts to get it running!

My plans are to just get it running and on the road and enjoy the good company of 360 enthusiasts. I'll deal with the cosmetics later.

Here are pics of the 360 van.
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Pics of my Datsun Bluebird I once built. Wrecked by subsequent owner on a race track.
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Pics of my once owned VW bus: Went to Florida.
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Civic Wagon sold to Honda friends
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#2 Post by rogerbhp » 5 years ago

Hi, Ted. To send/receive messages through this forum, click on "Private messages" above, then "Submit" below..

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#3 Post by rogerbhp » 5 years ago

Ted -- I suggest you add your location to the info on the left.

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#4 Post by Garm » 5 years ago

welcome Ted, glad to see another SoCal 360 owner on here!

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#5 Post by TONY » 5 years ago

Welcome Ted

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#6 Post by 1_2MINI » 5 years ago

Hi Ted.
Owner of a 1970 van and 1970 sedan.

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#7 Post by yachtsteve » 5 years ago

Anyone else having trouble viewing these pictures
Colorado and South Florida

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#8 Post by rogerbhp » 5 years ago

Yeah, the "image" icon shows up on Ted's post but nothing happens when I click the "image" signs. Ted?

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#9 Post by oldone » 5 years ago

Glad to finally have you aboard & posting. The Pic thing is hard to do at first, then when I got the hang of it, the next time I try I've forgotten how :shock: :lol:

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#10 Post by 1800sss » 5 years ago

Sorry, I'm still trying to figure out the pic thing. i have these hosted by Google Photos I think.

Can u see this pic?

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#11 Post by carlofsumner » 5 years ago

Welcome aboard Ted.
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#14 Post by rogerbhp » 5 years ago

I can see all the pictures now.

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#15 Post by 1800sss » 5 years ago

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Subie Family - but the Impreza is gone now.
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#16 Post by 2stroketurbo » 5 years ago

Nice van! I dig the shift lever extender
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#17 Post by 1800sss » 5 years ago

I forgot to mention that it does not run and it's missing the complete drive train.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Missing items:
Engine & trans - I'm working with Joe the mechanic on this now.
Rear cross member
Battery box
Trans access panel
Speedo cable, throttle cable and choke cable - mine were cut and are too short to use.
Voltage regulator
Gas tank - I hear this is going to be a challenge
I'm sure there is more stuff that I don't know yet that I am missing.

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#18 Post by books1 » 5 years ago

Hi Ted and welcome to the Club - that Bluebird P510 SSS was a liddle bewdy! Very pretty and it took me back some years to when I had a 1968 Bluebird P510 (not SSS, but it did have an 1800 (Datsun 180B) motor with a mild cam and a lovely sounding single Webber carb in it. Saw off many a V8 in its day.... <eyes glossing over> - and you also have what looks like an equally lovely collection of Subie vans, or was that just a meeting of like-minded owners?

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#19 Post by 1800sss » 5 years ago

Thanks for the warm welcome. The Bluebird was ahead of it's time. Those Subie trucks in the pic are owned by Roger Ward. He has 2 of them. Roger was gracious enough to let me leave it at his house while we figure out how to get a drive train in the van.

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#20 Post by kjrcace360fan » 5 years ago

Welcome to the club. Nice looking van. Power train really isn't that bigga deal. Looks like you have a lot of the hard to find stuff. Like a nice body. Those are some pretty cool previous projects. I too have done a vw bug though and a datsun two pickup restores 72 and 75. 30 years ago.
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#21 Post by 2stroketurbo » 5 years ago

I can for sure help with the Voltage Regulator ( sedan is the same ) and for sure the Van Rear Cross member. Try to inventory a more complete list of everything you need. We may be able to save on shipping and get you more parts you need. I may have a trans cover too, need to look.
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#22 Post by 2stroketurbo » 5 years ago

Ted, depending on what you have for a gas tank I may be able to help there too. If you have none, as in "NO tank", I have a couple of Van "core" gas tanks that need rust repairs.
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#23 Post by Kanzen-Henkei » 5 years ago

Welcome aboard Ted,
Looks like I missed meeting you by about 30 minutes on Sunday when I stopped by Rogers house. I did get to meet your van. I am very jello.

Maybe I will meet you at the Pomona Swap Meet?

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#24 Post by 1800sss » 5 years ago

Sorry I missed you on Sunday Jorge. I plan to be at Pomona on Dec 6th, but my van will not be ready. Hope to see some board members there.

Mark: Thanks for offering to help with parts. I have no gas tank at all. I won the gas tank on Yahoo Japan a few days ago, but my Japanese friend tells me that DHL will not allow shipping of gas tanks via air. I'll take what ever you have. We have a gas tank repair shop down here I could take it to.

I checked with Roger and Joe the mechanic and here is a list of parts needed that we know of at this point:

Rear engine cross member
Gas tank (van)
Battery Box
Trans access panel (small one)
Engine shroud (not sure which one Joe means, but it's not the main large shroud)
Ignition key cyclinder (Mine has a Nissan one in place now)
Cables - Speedo, throttle, and choke
Voltage Regulator

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#25 Post by ogiebendogie » 5 years ago

2stroketurbo wrote:Nice van! I dig the shift lever extender
Dig the seat extender! I guess that why they needed the shift extender. Looks like the cut out the bottom part of the trans access panel.
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#26 Post by Jeff_Tsui » 5 years ago

Hello Ted,

Your throttle, choke, speedo cable can be rebuilt or reproduced. My cables were broken in different places and too short to function correctly. Chief Joe has all the contact info. They did a great job on duplicating a new set.
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#27 Post by 1800sss » 5 years ago

See anything missing here?
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#28 Post by oldone » 5 years ago

Do you want to start with the cyl base gaskets??? :? I see a new oil tank from Bobby in your future, I may have a voltage Reg & a coil if you haven't found them. I think the fuel filter should mounted under the rear parcel shelf on the drives side, there should be a mounting bolt hole. CK Rogers trucks.

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#29 Post by kjrcace360fan » 5 years ago

Are you in need of the front engine mount metal? I don't have any and my truck still has the engine mounted. I'm sure you can find a member with at least pics of the engine mount metal. Other wise I'll be done with my moving and construction in a couple months I could maybe get you a pattern and pics of a truck front engine mount. Mark Hatten might have one laying around.
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#30 Post by Preciador6 » 3 years ago

Ted any progress on the van?

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#31 Post by 1800sss » 3 years ago

No progress at all. Many issues. I'm not in any rush to get it done, but thx for checking in to ask.

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#32 Post by subaru360nut » 3 years ago

Welcome to The Club!
I had a 360 van for 40+ years, drove it every day.
It never let me down.
I also had a '59 Microbus back in the '60s.
1200 CC, 36 hp.
Twelve of us, all adults, were riding in it on the
Garden State Pkwy at 60 mph.
I thought to myself - 12 people, 36 hp.
That's 3 hp apiece.
If we had 3 hp lawnmowers we would be
PUSHING them, not riding on them! :shock:

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#33 Post by 1_2MINI » 3 years ago

:lol:

3 hp per person + 1/12 the weight of the van itself not to mention the aerodynamics of a brick! 60 mph was quite the achievement!
Owner of a 1970 van and 1970 sedan.

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#34 Post by subaru360nut » 3 years ago

It was a really flat road. Couldn't do that on hills :D

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#35 Post by books1 » 3 years ago

subaru360nut wrote:It was a really flat road. Couldn't do that on hills :D

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DOWN hill? :D

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#37 Post by 1800sss » 3 years ago

Thanks Dave.

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#38 Post by jeremyrschroeder » 3 years ago

Ted shoot me an email at jeremy@jrschroeder.com so I have your email would you? I tried PMing you a few days ago and the message is just chilling in the sent box. I might be able to help you.

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#39 Post by books1 » 3 years ago

jeremyrschroeder wrote:(...) and the message is just chilling in the sent box.
Well if it's THAT horrifying, no wonder he hasn't read it! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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#40 Post by subaru360nut » 3 years ago

Chill! :lol:

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#42 Post by 1800sss » 3 years ago

Hi Dave. U find everything related to the 360! Thanks again. I bought a tank last year and paid a lot more than that price.

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