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  1. spriso

    Draker's 1970 2 door 510 - "Chuck"

    Those holes are for the factory SSS badges found on the 1970 models. This was mostly a trim upgrade, but I see you have the factory tach and map light (almost always found on those models), so that would support that as well. The badge is the rectangular SSS emblem that was also shared on the 411 SSS models (on the grille and tail light panel). This is the emblem that would be located there: Michael
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    1967 Datsun 1600 Roadster swap fun

    Early 65--66 Datsun 1600 Roadster's had a 3-main R-16 engine with the cast iron head-- so it may have been original to your car (you can see if the engine block number matches you data plate on the cowl). 1600 Roadsters are a blast-- go out and drive the wheels off of that thing! Michael
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    Datsun Bluebird Nirvana-- My Visit to Tokyo-2U

    More Parts, More Cars, More Mayhem Down the road is Craig’s workshop, where he works alone, 7-days a week processing cars and orders to support his business. Some of the cars are just holding parts: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/886/41784275884_a3b592ccbd_b.jp And suspension and steering parts are stacked high: And others are awaiting further attention: And then we went inside… Some of Craig’s person collection is housed in the building—jam packed with Bluebird Coupe’s, sedans, and wagons (vans): NOS Set of 72 GL Bluebird hubcaps: 71 Heater assemblies: Early and late warning flares: Early 1300 valve cover (with no breather): There was too much to see and even concentrate on. I have been playing 510s for 35 years, and have seen a collection like this... Jaw on floor.
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    Datsun Bluebird Nirvana-- My Visit to Tokyo-2U

    Continued: But not all is lost—there are some gems in here as well--- such as this exceptionally rare 68 2-door sedan These three Coupes (in the foreground) have paperwork and will likely be exported: https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1746/42506723451_c2fcdc79c0_b.jpg Others are destined to be parted—either due to severe rust, or lack of registration papers Craig in his field of madness! To be continued....
  5. Datsun Bluebird Nirvana—My Visit to Tokyo-2U “Take the Shinkansen Hayabusa to Sendai…” said Craig— a quick 1.5 hour journey north of Tokyo, where I spent the last couple of weeks. As the train glided along at over 200mph, I pondered my long awaited visit to Bluebird Nirvana… Craig Ford is a transplanted Australian, who has lived in Japan the last 12-years with his wife Yuka and son Tarou. Craig makes his living off of buying Datsun Bluebirds and other vintage Japanese tin and selling the cars and parts to an eager worldwide customer base, anxious to get the rare unobtainium… Craig and I have been buying and selling cars and parts for nearly 20-years, but had never met in person, so I was looking forward to finally putting a face to the name. As the Shinkansen glided into Sendai station, I got a text telling me where to meet, and soon I was shaking hands with one of the world’s most renowned Datsun gurus. We hit it off immediately, and I knew that the day was going to be overload… and I was right. First we visited a couple of Craig’s Datsun 610 Bluebirds—a near mint 2-door EFI L-18 powered coupe: The 610’s were nice… but who are we kidding, I was here to see some 510s! After the 610s we drove out of town to Craig’s holding yard for cars that are either going to be parted out, or exported. Damn. Finding a 50-year old Bluebird in Japan is quite a rarity, they are very seldom seen. The corrosive environment and ridiculous licensing laws for cars over 10-years old have erased these cars from the roads—most disappearing 20-30 years ago. But finding a field of 25+ Bluebirds was really making my head swim. The environment has not been kind to most of them—crazy rust etches deep into their bones Shoddy body work rears it ugly head on some of the cars; To be continued
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    Datsun 510 2 door sedan "SHAKOTN"

    Very nice on the lights... good call. Looks like it is coming together nicely...
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    '69 4 door dime - DD project

    There is no question that your newly arrived 510 is a 1969 model. Back in the day, Datsun would stamp the data plates at the port of arrival, and models left over would get moved to the next model year. In the early 70s Nissan actually ended up getting in trouble for this and had to end the practice. I had heard (and seen examples) of this many times in the roadster world, but let me provide you a real-world example with 510s. About 10 years ago, I was at a U-Pull-It yard in Eugene, Oregon. They had two, 1969 green four-doors identical to the one you just purchased. As I was curious about how close they were in serial numbers, I compared the VIN numbers and found something strange. The one with the lower VIN number had a later "production date" (also a different style stamp on the plate as well). I actually pulled the data plates off of both cars to show this example: PL510-096254 Production date of 9/69 PL510-099628 Production date of 7/69 Different stamps, different ports-- Congrats on the new car-- looks like it will be worth the effort to bring back to life! Michael
  8. Order one like the pic above and you will be good to go with your Wiring Specialties harness. Michael
  9. I would seriously consider replacing that alternator and using a later model one with the oval plug. We have had customers use the early version and have had them complain that the plug can fall out of the alternator when driving. The later model connector (ie. Nissan style) is 100% positive and won't fall out. As for the SR-series clutch: Yes, the S14/S15 RWD SR20DE engines use a smaller diameter clutch that is not easy to find in the USA. Most times we just recommend changing to the SR20DET flywheel and clutch as they are easily found and there are no end of clutch choices to suit your budget and driving style. It bolts up the same, and the stock starter works as well. Done deal. Michael
  10. If you do decide to keep the T-plug alternator, you can wire it this way:
  11. This is the earlier T style plug:
  12. There are two versions of the Subaru Justy alternator-- the 1985 version has a T-plug, and the 1986-1995 version has the same oval plug that Nissan uses. It does not matter if you use the Carb'd or EFI version of the alternator, they both put out 55amps and have the same plug. The plug on the back should look like this: I suspect that your alternator is a 1985 version if it does not plug into the Wiring Specialities wiring harness. Michael
  13. The Subaru Justy alternator uses the same plug as the Nissan wiring harness and is a plug-and-play solution for your SR20DE wiring harness. Michael
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    Gearbox options with an SR20DE?

    A couple things-- make sure you level out the bottom of the oil pan side to side to orient the engine correctly. Many times we will see swappers installing the engine straight up and down which is not technically correct, it should sit at an angle-- you can also check to see that it is level (side to side) by putting a level across the shifter plate on the transmission. Also, if you need to relocate the alternator, we sell alternator relocation kits using a Subaru Justy alternator (which is about 2/3 the size of the SR alternator). You can read more about our products here: http://spriso.com/our-products/subaru-justy-alternator-install-kit/ Hope that helps, MIchael
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