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  1. I am not sure if it was a mud dauber, it looked like I had dropped the brake booster down in the dirt and it had jammed the inlet full of dirt. I am pretty sure its fine as I took my time and slowed vac cleaned out the cocoon and dirt. I was just curious how fragile the booster diaphragm is and if I should take additional steps. As for my radiator, I am leaning towards using the new one as I feel the same as you do. The old solder joints are most likely brittle and the 40+ year old corrosion is not conducive to better cooling or longevity. I do believe many many many original Japanese made parts will be far superior to modern reproductions, I do my best to use rational, deduction, and logic to decide which is best... With some help from friends!
  2. I just cannot make this shit up, Working on re-building a couple of 720's and I had to let them sit for a bit during the fall while I had the engines out. Recently dropped the engine back in and have been hooking everything back up and I noticed both the coils and the brake booster vacuum inlet were full of 'dirt' Turned out to BEE mud wasps nesting. I cleaned the coil outputs fine and did my best to slowly scratch away the dirt from the booster with a vacuum and a small screw driver. Most of the "material" looked to get sucked up into the vacuum, however I am curious if there is any other action I should take? I have never taken apart a booster, only replaced them. Should I rinse it with water and hope to suck it out? My gut says, leave it alone and it will BEE fine. Thoughts? Also, Just curious... one of these trucks has a PRISTINE aftermarket radiator and the other has a stock rad in decent shape. The newer radiator is aluminum with plastic housing on top and bottom. The other rad is a decent stocker but has several deflected finned areas. Which would you chose to put in your vehicle?
  3. My statement was an alteration of the original but still a quote, I did not come up with it. They both are succinct and both should be made fun of!
  4. I have worked on a few heads that have been stripped and used a heli-coil to repair them. While yes I would love a true repair such as a Tig-fill and re-tap that is not always possible. I have not had any heli-coil failures to my knowledge. Heli-Coil
  5. With respect to Jbird, he has a very thin skin and has seemed a bit unstable IMHO. Everything posted on the net and this forum outside of technical specs should be taken very lightly... Two of my favorite thoughts: 1. Everything worth taking seriously is worth making fun of. 2. Arguing on the internet is like running in the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you're still retarded.
  6. If you DRIVE a Datsun its very hard for me not to like you! Other than Dav...
  7. Links? I see Lockleaf has one in his signature...
  8. I thought about the Lada and just gutting the engine/tranny and swapping in a KA dual cam and tranny but importing and even little parts are still going to be a pain. The 510 you might not be able to get some trim pieces and good condition tail light lenses ect but you can acquire engine gaskets, bushings, bearings, and most parts to keep it running from just about any parts store.
  9. Not sure if many people have seen the old British show, Red dwarf but if you have there is a part where the curry addict Lister finds out all the Indian food stores have been destroyed and is inconsolable while the servant Chriton asks if he could learn to love pasta... Thats how I feel with PL510's!
  10. Don't use google... searched for you PDF found the one from Joel E. Cohen. Doesn't he make movies 😉 Still found more papers that keep the number around 2-3 billion and that's if we go veggie for the most part which I DOUBT will ever happen outside of 10000 years in the future. Not looking to turn this into a full research project but I have been interested in the reality of sustainability and human population over the years. I travel for work constantly, have been to some desolate places and I live out in the country on acreage with barely any neighbors... I think there is too many people there!
  11. I couldn't find ANYTHING close to those numbers. Just a quick look yielded these thoughts: Paul Ehrlich, professor of population studies at Stanford University: The optimum population of Earth – enough to guarantee the minimal physical ingredients of a decent life to everyone – was 1.5 to 2 billion people rather than the 7 billion who are alive today or the 9 billion expected in 2050, said Ehrlich. One such scientist, the eminent Harvard University sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson, bases his estimate on calculations of the Earth's available resources. Aside from the limited availability of freshwater, there are indeed constraints on the amount of food that Earth can produce, just as Malthus argued more than 200 years ago. Even in the case of maximum efficiency, in which all the grains grown are dedicated to feeding humans (instead of livestock, which is an inefficient way to convert plant energy into food energy), there's still a limit to how far the available quantities can stretch. "If everyone agreed to become vegetarian, leaving little or nothing for livestock, the present 1.4 billion hectares of arable land (3.5 billion acres) would support about 10 billion people," Wilson wrote. The 3.5 billion acres would produce approximately 2 billion tons of grains annually, he explained. That's enough to feed 10 billion vegetarians, but would only feed 2.5 billion U.S. omnivores, because so much vegetation is dedicated to livestock and poultry in the United States.
  12. Thanks for the responses! From talking with some other car friends I knew Miata was going to come up and I am thinking that is a decent option. I don't know much about them other than small and rwd, do they have a posi option? I don't need room as this will just be my weekend scooting around the town for fun or cruzing the mountains! I love Toyotas and almost considered a starlet but they are very rare. The little FX16 is cool but I just cant make FWD fun. I loath EVERYTHING VW from the engineering to the feel and the look. My brother has HLA10 wagon I built for him he doesn't want, but the wagon just isn't sporty and small enough.
  13. It is with a heavy heart I must admit I most likely wont own another PL510. It was the first car I truly married, from the look to the engineering... I learned everything possible and built my baby from the ground up, It was an experience I would never trade for anything! I had to let her go due to financial issues just before the boom. I was raised in an American 'fix it yourself' family despite the hate of Japanese cars I found myself connecting with the modular designs and methodology. I started with an abused 510 chassis and a beat up L18. I poured my soul into fixing her up and making her my own, from hand wiring the entire car to learning every subtly of the L series engines. After I had her for over 5 years I got my hands on a Subaru LSD and bolted that beast up into my 510 with the tired L18. Holy shit! I have never been a insane risk taker or show off, however that posi showed me what was possible for a lightweight RWD car even with limited power. Now that PL510s in any decent shape are selling upwards of $30k+ I am longing to find something even remotely close to that potential. I understand that everything is more expensive these days with inflation and classic car prices exploding. I am not so attached to classic as easy to repair/mod/upgrade in a small sedan package. I would like to call on this epic collection of mechanic misfits for some thoughts on an alternative vehicles that could be a close approximation. I don't have any brand specifics, as much as I enjoy commonality of parts and ease of repair. My wish list goes as follows: 1. Small size, Sedan, Coupe, Lightweight... 2. Easy to obtain parts mostly (I don't mind an engine swap to make this happen as I am a fabricator) 3. Limited slip rear end, IRS would be awesome, but I am willing to compromise. Does not have to be stock... 4. Fairly affordable/common ugly duckling. As much as it breaks my heart, looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts!
  14. Weber 32/36, get an authentic one not a knock-off. $300 easy to mount, stock throttle cable will attach perfectly, no more problems! Also much easier to tune/maintain than the crap hitachi.
  15. I lived... I had body aches and a headache for about 24 hours. I never take even an aspirin for headache but I took a couple Aleve for this. The next day, No symptoms at all. Maybe a little dry cough and a weird taste in my throat. Virus's kill uncounted people every year. So do auto collisions and people pulling vending machines over on themselves. Although it may not be PC, everyone should get it... I didn't get to my age being hoisted on palanquin in a bubble. I eat dirt, lick rust off my fingers, drink out of garden hoses, and I share straws!
  16. Well here is irony, I started feeling funky last night after posting about the media bias and so I crashed early. Woke up in the middle of the night feeling like shit, major body aches, cold sweats, headache and restlessness. The family is having a gathering over today and I so quarantined myself in my room. My brothers girlfriend is super paranoid and went out and got a test for me. Positive, now they are all fleeing the house like rats leaving a sinking ship. I took some Aleve and it has tamed the body aches. Its not that horrible still not fun, being vaccinated has that tamed my symptoms? Would I be hospitalized if not vaccinated? I highly fucking doubt it.
  17. I haven't had any broadcast/network tv or even streaming sources for over twenty years. I have a computer and a solid collection of legally obtained films...🤣 My fathers side of the family recently had some very serious losses and I am staying with them to take care of estates and generally help out. They are broadcast TV viewers ONLY, and spending time with them for the past month has blown my mind as to how biased the broadcast media is! I am actually glad that it has been forced on me as I had been acclimatized to multiple source information and forming my own opinions based on myriad reports and individual research. This is no joke: MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS MANIPULATING YOU.
  18. Stick a magnet right next to it when you push it off with the screwdriver, will suck right to the magnet and not fly away.
  19. Thanks to everyone that came out for the sale! Everything is gone cept for 2 4 spds, 3 ST wheels and a 720 hitch!

  20. Those last two, mmmmMMMmmmm I would slaughter whole nations in their name!... er I mean I would, Oh fuck it, its Ratsun! Kill em all!
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