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KlassicMotion last won the day on December 28 2013

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About KlassicMotion

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    Datsun Mechanic
  • Birthday 03/02/1981

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    From KS, to MO, to AK, now AL
  • Cars
    '71 Dime, '66 Vtec Mini, '77 Honda 400F, '95 S14
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    My family and all things mechanical.
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    Automotive Restoration
  1. KlassicMotion

    I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

    The hood embellishment is what really sets this one apart for me.
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    I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

    I think it's more the lack of rocker moulding that makes it look so naked.
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    LED bulbs for tail light housing

    That sounds similar to the style I used for the reverse lights. Those were substantially brighter. The tail and turn, I find to be marginally brighter. But here's the other thing, the 510s have plastic housings that are notorious for deteriorating from the heat of the standard bulbs. So the other benefit of the LED is to reduce the heat in the housing.
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    LED bulbs for tail light housing

    Everything is going well. I have no plans to change the setup. And from what I've seen on the forums and Facebook, Superbrightleds.com is the most recommended company for sourcing bulbs. My buddy didn't take my advice, and he bought led bulbs at NAPA, and I can barely see them in traffic.
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    Cooper - 1969 1600SSS Bluebird Coupe

    You can find David Carroll on Facebook. He has a personal profile, as well as an Experimental Engineering page.
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    Datsun Transmissions

    Yes, with a little bit of work. I'm thinking about putting a VG 71c bellhousing on a 71b. Here's the opposite, putting 71b bellhousing on a 71c:http://community.ratsun.net/topic/49396-fs5w71c-240sx-5spd-behind-the-l-series-l16-l18-l20b/page-1
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    A Kansas Z Rescue

    My wife is from Viola/Conway Springs. There are a few Zs I know of out in the Manhattan, Topeka, Lawrence area.... There is definitely a strong American car scene down south there, but not so much vintage imports.
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    A Kansas Z Rescue

    On my 510, I did away with that junk throttle rod system and swapped out to a Lokar kit. It was single handedly one of the best mods I've done to the car.
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    A Kansas Z Rescue

    What part of Kansas? I'm from Lawrence. I'm currently out of state, but I might be moving back in the summer.
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    A Kansas Z Rescue

    Wow... without calling anyone out, read this before buying your next oil filter. Also, posted in the comments, is a link to a more in depth comparison, with basically the same results. http://community.ratsun.net/topic/56482-oil-filter-comparison/
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    280zx Parts on a 510?

    You can also snag the alternator and the starter too. I've stripped out 3 280zx's, and I have three in waiting. I keep all the fasteners (there are a lot of bolts and screws that cross over. Sun visor screws for instance, are difficult to find at a retailer). And I keep all the factory hose clamps. The tachometer internal mechanism is needed for upgrading the factory tach when swapping out to a VG, or for the early Z cars to upgrade to a 3 wire tach when also upgrading to an EI distributor.
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    putting in mr2 inserts and crap

    I recently did a set of 240z struts for a buddy, where we dropped the AW-11 MR2 inserts in the housings, shimmed from the top (de-stroking the insert, but shortening overall length) and drilled out the stock gland nut. We cut 4 coils off the stock spring, so we still had almost 2" of preload on the spring. Surprisingly, it drives smooth. He was on a low buck budget, and we had many people scream not to cut the coils, but as long as you keep preload on the spring, it rides well. Dare I say, it rides better. It's a little stiffer than stock, but works smoothly. Now that said, being someone else's car, I did not drive it too its limits, but I never felt the car bouncing on the bump stops.... oh, and that's another thing, we cut some polly cone bump stops about in half, to allow for as much travel as possible, but still have something there.
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    putting in mr2 inserts and crap

    Either drill out the 280zx gland nut to allow the MR2 insert to travel through it, and shim under or above the insert, depending on the desired effect you want. Or, contact Byron Meston on the Realm and ship your housings off to him. He will cut the housings to fit the new inserts, and cut new threads to match any gland nut. I believe he charged me $150 to do my set.
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    Recaro Seat Identification Guide

    This reminds me, I just found out these guys sell the foam to re-upohlster Recaros: http://capitalseating.co.uk/productdetail.asp?pid=315&type=s&appgrpid&appid&rid=61 Any automotive trimmer should be able to make new covers. Just ask to see an example of their work before commiting.
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    Datsun Paint and Codes

    Looks pretty close to the "Dragon Green #558"....

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