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  1. Transmission mount complete aside from welding my ‘custom’ ¾” plate mounts to the frame to bolt the flipped stock crossmember to. Using an Energy Suspension urethane universal mount that fit the trans with only minor modifications.
    3 points
  2. Scans of my photos of the UFO corral at Laguna Seca for the IMSA race in 1985. Easily the most 510s I had ever seen in one place until the Shasta gatherings a decade later.
    2 points
  3. If I win these 620 KA mounts they will go to Shawn Drawdy's wife Becka's 620 that is slowly getting started on. I may throw in a rebuildable KA & 5 speed to help the build get along.
    2 points
  4. I remember that partial build. Not a bad interview. Where's the uproar over available cars or the cost of them? Mine went up another $2000 after watching.
    2 points
  5. Gimmy gimmy gimmy! I need another set!
    2 points
  6. Thanks Mike, I was thinking that was the issue. And my front brakes on the 312 were inspired from all your work that you've been posting over the years. Thank you for all your hard work.
    2 points
  7. People keep telling me all the mountain dew I drink is going to shrink my nuts. I say, when they get to a reasonable size I'll stop drinking it.
    2 points
  8. I cut the center section out of a Datsun steering wheel that was super crusty and beyond functional anymore. Luckily it was aluminum so I was able to weld the aluminum quick disconnect to it with minor modifications to allow it to fit. I don’t recall exactly what modifications but it was just some grinding and material removal to allow it to sit evenly on the steering wheel hub I believe.
    2 points
  9. nice work. more info on this?
    2 points
  10. Engine/trans are back out. First objective; bye bye Quattro so I can use RWD power ?? Pull out Torson center diff and weld the shit out of it!! reassemble and done.
    2 points
  11. Dug into it and found the big bolt holding the lower pulley was loose as was the pulley itself. Doesn't look good - the woodruff key was sheared over and worn down, the pully ID looks messed up and its' slot. The crankshaft key slot looks bad too. Otherwise the crankshaft has some marks on it, but looks like the pulley was the softer metal. So... how bad is the news? Do I look for a replacement pulley (stock or aftermarket?) Or get this one machined if that's possible. Does anyone have info for a replacement woodruff key (dimensions, availability)?
    1 point
  12. Yes, I torqued down to ARP spesifications, which are higher than the original ones. Haven't had the original ones sized, will be checking with the new ones tho
    1 point
  13. Ah my bad. Well the cam isn't stock, nor are the retainer caps so I am willing to bet the pistons aren't either but should know soon enough.
    1 point
  14. Probably not much progress gonna happen this weekend...getting hit with the hottest temp and humid so far this summer.. Starting to miss driving the datsun... only been able to drive it a couple times in the last few weeks... I did get it out this morning to bring my Chevy tires down to get swapped, its gonna suck going to pick them up.....
    1 point
  15. Got the rear seat and wheel archers re-trimmed. Then did the rear side panels myself and re-installed the floating floor.
    1 point
  16. Buy 2 of the woodruff keys and pulleys so if it fails again you will have them when you rebuild your engine and replace the crank.
    1 point
  17. As long as you can remove it at a later date. Torque to 90-116 ft lbs. It ain't coming off.
    1 point
  18. My first question would be do you have the coolant bypass hose in your thermostat housing on your L20b or did you use your L16 thermostat housing on your L20b?
    1 point
  19. I have a 1980 Datsun 720, when it had the L20b in it I noticed that the rain ended up on the air filter housing top and engine, if it sat a long time water could sneak thru the bolt hole holding the air filter housing top on and go right down the carb into the manifold and right into the engine if a valve was open. This very thing happened when a truck I got sat a long time outside without a hood under a wood shed roof, sideways rain got into #3 cylinder and sat there so long that the piston could not get by the rust when he tried starting it and then it sat some more till I got the truck
    1 point
  20. With such a small cab, it should be an ice cube in there.
    1 point
  21. I say Pressure wash and install the distributor correct and put the carbs on and yourll rolling in 1or 2 days DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1 point
  22. Engine off look down the open carburetor and pump the throttle. What you should see is a squirt of fuel into the bore. No gas? find out why. Can you hear the pump working??? If there is gas, this isn't the problem..... for now. Did you put a new fuel filter on when you changed the carb????
    1 point
  23. This is right from speedway where I got it..... "Looking for a simple under-the-dash A/C cooling unit? This compact air conditioning control box is just 16" long 4.25" tall and 11" deep. This unit features two large 2" X 6" air vents in front with a three-speed blower motor and cooling control adjustment." This was the simplest with just ac and the most compact I found, depth and height are perfect......... any wider definately wont fit... You could do a heat/ac combo and replace the stock heater box and get rid of the vent/defrost levers ... then there would be
    1 point
  24. It is cut, but how the hell could you see that? I didn't even see it until you said something and I went back and looked. Looks like PO ran out of adjustment? So just gave himself some more?
    1 point
  25. Thanx for the pixs. I can certainly appreciate your eye for unique machinery.
    1 point
  26. If I win more of a reason to drop in a KA!
    1 point
  27. anyone know how to get rid of the photobucket overlay?
    1 point
  28. I've done that before. Good idea.
    1 point
  29. Under dash evaporator unit... Decent unit.... fits the location nice.... But there is nothing to mount to..... So far I started making a mount that will bolt in under the wiper unit.... More of that coming this weekend....
    1 point
  30. 😁😁 You are correct, sir...! How i never noticed...🙄🙄
    1 point
  31. Look on the switch, see if it says start, on accessory, lock. Pretty sure it will have a lock. My '76 710 has locking ignition, your truck will too. Maybe broken.
    1 point
  32. The ignition switch has a locking function for the steering column so 'hot wiring" it isn't enough. Likely a screwdriver was forced into the key slot and turned to break this and allow steering is my guess.
    1 point
  33. Including transmission crossmember? I didn't know you had transmission crossmembers as well! Count me in. I've already got a set of the mounts for my son's '72 SB 620, but hey, you can never have too many mounts, right?
    1 point
  34. I thought about that too. I was afraid the clips holding the strips of the zig zag springs might not last un-clamping and re-clamping them a lot. 🙂 Also, I imagine the shape of the bends in the springs are different (mirror images of each other). I could not find the same size springs for these seats, available for sale. Some similar sizes, but not really that close.
    1 point
  35. I thought I'd seen it. It was this one. I like this car a lot...
    1 point
  36. I saw the shot of the car on a trailer with the primer and guidecoat, and immediately thought of James. It's a very nice looking 510.
    1 point
  37. Came across a deal I couldn’t pass up for a Beebani Watt’s link setup so it will be headed my way here in the next week or so 😁
    1 point
  38. And we have fully functional park brakes!
    1 point
  39. 😂 They guarantee no less than 3 runs with every full respray. I’ve found if you complain just a little you get a few extras FREE! 😂
    1 point
  40. I fully understand where you are coming from. I spent close to 40 years in a cabinet shop, doing cabinet installation, and other woodwork. If you don't have space for your livelihood you are fighting a losing battle. The shop space I have is full of Dad's stuff and my stuff because I always have something else more important to do. My Dad was a packrat (grew up in the depression era) and I learned his packrat ways I guess. I just hate the thought of getting rid of his stuff since someday it will be "needed", and since it is not work related I tend to procrastinate.
    1 point
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