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Cheetahking

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About Cheetahking

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Laguna Beach, Ca. 92651
  • Cars
    1972 Datsun 510, 2016 VW Golf Sportwagen, 2015 Honda Pilot
  • Interests
    Datsuns, Bodyboarding, Soccer
  • Occupation
    Architect
  1. Cheetahking

    $50 '76 B210 summer car

    This is awesome. Like Mike said - My first Datsun was a $100 car. It ran well (60K on the clock), but had been hit in the rear quarter. It prompted my grandfather to write me a poem - "you can't go far in a $100 car". He then gave me all of his metric tools - which were worth well more than the car. Keep at it - I like where its headed.
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    My 720 smokes more than I do!

    How does it run? is it missing or just smoking?
  3. Cheetahking

    My 720 smokes more than I do!

    A few questions: How do you know its oil? Did you surface the head before replacing the gasket? Is the coolant level remaining constant?
  4. Cheetahking

    Mis-Fire on CA smog test

    I would find out what they are hooking up to your car when doing the test. If the problem is only repeatable when testing - I would be looking for something the test would be changing (spark plug lead or???).
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    L18 +.030 pistons vs L28 flat top 86mm for budget rebuild

    I second Doctor 510's post of American custom cam - I run an 056 (going from memory) grind from them and it is great - super fun and didn't rob enough of the low end torque to notice.
  6. Cheetahking

    620 Land Speed Record

    Try and tap into the puppy's energy - and use it rather than letting it beat you down. Loving the project - and wishing you better luck on the next go 'round....
  7. When you say its RPM consistent - Engine or wheel? Rear wheel bearings rarely are an issue - most likely a u joint somewhere......
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    Help! Flywheel Ring Gear pull through bottom or top?

    I had a ring gear issue once. The starter would sort of engage at one point on the ring gear - and spin - this would rotate the engine far enough to have it engage a non worn part of the ring gear and work fine. The problem with the ring gear is that the engine tends to stop at the same point every time, so the gear wears in this area. Cheap fix is to flip the ring gear over and rotate. Stupid in my option given the amount of work to get to it. I agree with above - you should pull the starter and take a look at the gear on the starter - and you can turn the motor and inspect the ring gear as well. More likely it is a starter issue that it is a ring gear problem.
  9. Cheetahking

    broken water pump bolt questions

    Take a pic so we know which one it is. I am never a fan of leaving something like this - its probably one of the ones that clamps the front cover as well. When you say 2" inside the block - I'm assuming you mean inside the front cover. It may be that you could remove the front cover and the bolt would be protruding from the block - allowing you to grab it and remove with some vice grips.
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    Datsun lingo ?

    I think Hainz invents new datsun lingo every time he posts.
  11. Cool build! I was lucky enough to get invited to one of her concerts, and totally agree - Hugh Marsh was truly unbelievable.
  12. Cheetahking

    ID THESE WHEELS !!

    I realize this is different - but it has the same cut off spoke at the center. 112282466696
  13. I missed that - and the other post - my bad. I have always assumed that distributors have probably been messed with/replaced etc. until I know otherwise (which is why its always good to know what your timing is all in rather than just at idle.
  14. I would guess he is stating that timing at idle is set at 10 degrees BTDC - which is correct for stock 510 with dual points. If SSS distributor (single points) - it will have a shorter mech advance on the cam and timing at idle is 14 Degrees BTDC. It makes sense to deal with the vacuum advance as it is a repeatable, changeable item that is affecting performance. If you can suck on the hose for the diaphragm and it doesn't leak - the diaphragm is probably OK. I imagine it is leaking and creating a vacuum leak like Doctor mentioned. When you disconnect the line, are you plugging it - or leaving it open - when the engine is running well?
  15. The timing chain controls the valve timing (valves opening and closing). The distributor, and the ignition (spark) timing. Def don't worry about the piece of gasket. And just to make you feel better - the first time I did a head gasket, I dropped a washer from a head bolt down the timing chain cover. Learned a lot with that - but started me on a lifetime of fixing my own cars. Also - no limit on posts.
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