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    1971 510 SW; 1990 Geo Prizm; '55 Chevy pickup;''87 Mazda 323
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  1. henry

    rear main seal

    1971 Datsun 510 SW; 1.6L. - 4spd trans. ( all stock ) Transmission mating problem: Hello, What are the steps that need to be taken in order to connect the transmission to the engine ( engine is installed in vehicle ). Just finished installing clutch & because I'm working alone I'm finding it difficult to raise trans, balancing it and making sure it goes in straight through the pilot bushing. Any preferred methods? Thanks, Henry PS: the car is on ramps
  2. henry

    rear main seal

    OK, Mike- should I sand down the the burr first? Thanks Henry
  3. henry

    rear main seal

    Hi, OK- thanks guys! I just created a problem in trying to remove the rear trans seal. It was really stuck in there & I happened to scratch the inner housing where the seal goes in with the tool i was using. It actually created a little burr in the metal. Wondering what you folks would do. Henry
  4. henry

    rear main seal

    Thank you! Did you happen to see the second link that I posted in the next message? If you right click & then click 'view image'. ( ..I'm trying to learn how to post pics correctly ) What do you make of that sealant on the bottom half of the seal? Was someone trying to repair a mistake in it's installation? Also what's your method for driving it in? Thanks again, Henry
  5. henry

    rear main seal

    1971 Datsun 510 SW; 1.6L - 4sp Trans.( all stock ) Hello, I'm in the process of replacing the clutch. Got everything off to the point where I'm looking at the rear main seal. Picked one up today from Napa PN: BS 25023. It's a kit, but I plan on replacing only the seal. ( I'm trying to insert a picture of what it looks like with the old seal installed ) https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&view=btop&ver=19vfx09sqqlvu#attid%3Datt_173cc6b6f8b3f34f_0.3_71ef9d25_382b1360_2af7e9c7_222f8369_8d3d6a38%252FIMG_1354.JPG The salesperson at Napa told me that I should inset 2 tapping screws opposite each other on the old seal & some how try to lever out the seal. I'm wondering how you guys remove & install a seal of that size? Thank you for all the help that you've given me so far on this project! Henry
  6. Is there a simple way to separate the throw-out bearing from from it's sleeve & then putting it back together again. I would like not to have to bring it to a shop. Thank you, Henry
  7. Thanks for the information folks, Is there a gasket available for that front cover once it's removed? Can i use a gasket maker? Also i found the number 9H740 stamped on the transmission. Any idea what it means? Should there be more numbers somewhere else? Thanks again, Henry
  8. Thank you Draker! I did that tonight.
  9. Time Left: 11 days and 20 hours

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    1971 Datsun 510 SW Looking for a good used clutch fork. Thanks, Henry My zip code is 93023


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  10. 1971, 510 SW 1.6L - 4 speed trans. How much play is allowed on the input shaft? I'm doing a clutch replacement & thinking of replacing the front & rear seals on the transmission. But my main problem is in the clutch fork lever; the section that makes contact with the pivot ball is all pretty torn up. A couple of good cracks in there. I've been looking on line but no luck. Forget the dealership! Does anyone know of a place who still sells them? I thought of bringing it to a welder. Any opinions would be appreciated. Thank you, Henry
  11. Got it! So in my case not having that hollow base screw is of no significance? Thanks. Henry
  12. Is it possible that carburetor just does not use a power valve? Henry
  13. Hi No, there is not. It's just a hole. There is an un threaded hole under the air horn that sits directly above the hole that I thought was for the power valve. The worksheet that came with the carburetor repair kit ( Hygrade 733 - from Rockauto ) shows that a " Bowl passage plug & washer " goes into the hole that I thought was for the power valve. This hole is right next to the hole for the pump discharge nozzle. ( as a point of reference ). Thanks, Henry
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