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Crashtd420

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  1. I was able to swap the turn signal switch out quick after work today.... Everthing works nice, almost too nice.... Apparently my signal switch was shortened at some point in its life.... Vs Unfortunately my abomination of a steering wheel adapter is in the way of the horn contact.... and I honestly have no idea how the auto cancellation part is supposed to work, broken on my old one.... I'll need to look at that too... The bolts are right where the contact would ride.... I unscrewed it for the time being..... I dont even want to admit to how I adapted the steering wheel to fit..... Let's just say it's the stock hub from a broken steering wheel which I ground down... then i may have bolted an aluminum clutch cover from a motorcycle engine clutch basket inbetween..... its been holding good all this time.... Maybe it's time for a proper adapter and possibly a new steering wheel.... maybe even I little bigger diameter.... mine is actually only 12 1/2 inch diameter.....
  2. Thanks we did..... After the few repairs lately I was happy to finally get the test ride in last night.... Happy to report driveline seems so much happier... unfortunately there was only one spot I could get the truck up to about 65-70 briefly... mondays drive to work will be the real test... that's a steady 60-65 mph cruise.... vibration was happening around 60 mph...
  3. About to go for a cruise in the datsun with the wife to get some togo margaritas and some dinner from Chillis... Celebrating 13 years of marriage ... Our 1st date almost 15 years ago was in the datsun ....
  4. Crashtd420

    Seat Belts

    You may have the mounting point .... I believe others have said it's high up in the b pillar.... I dont know If its covered or not..... If it's not there you can add one of these plates.... https://www.wescoperformance.com/retrofit-seat-belts-shoulder-mt-door.html
  5. Not that .5 of a degree is that much more but it was tilted about 1.5 down toward the back.... I'm gonna atleast take it for a ride and see how the vibration is.. As far as the heater boot I was able to bend the mount that the spring attaches to the little door... now things are better... fresh air door now closes with no problem....
  6. I should be able to take some shim out of both the transmission and carrier bearing and still be able to maintain the angle.... I guess I can have another look...
  7. I swear I'm my own worst enemy.. washed the truck this morning and was cleaning up a little.... I was going to take a look at the boot again and for some reason I decided to look at the passenger door latch which has been bugging me.... I've been having trouble with the passenger door shutting and latching..... needless to say i noticed the door latch was catching on the striker, turns out it has been hitting on the top edge this whole time... I adjusted it up about 1/8 and guess what it shuts like butter now....
  8. Couldn't sleep last night so I decided to tackle the heater box boot..... Fit was good but tight getting it in place, I ended up bolting it to the cover first then slid it in place.... Only thing I didn't like was the spring for the little trap door is hitting the boot inside and not closing 100%.... Gonna have a look at that today...
  9. So I just went out to my truck to check the angle of the motor and it's about 1degree down toward the back.... Is that enough? I can take a shim out if needed and lower the transmission a little more and adjust a little at the carrier bearing.... Recently I changed under the carrier bearing and I made things worse, thats why I thought maybe the transmission mount might help....
  10. I have 2 things working against me .... 1 is I have a Volvo carrier bearing with its own built in mount. Which I need to shim anyhow... and I kind of eye balled things making the bracket when I changed to the 5spd.... I always suspected I would have to shim that some also..... I'll check the angle of the motor now that the trucks on the ground.... Is there a certain angle I should see? I assume angled down towards the back.... ? The drain is at the back of the head right?
  11. So it turns out I think I was measuring my pinion angle a bit wrong... Still not sure I did it right... Long story short i bought a small digital magnetic angle finder to get a better reading and ended up shimming the transmission mount not the carrier bearing this time.... Hopefully tomorrow I can get the heater boot done and take a moment for a test drive ...
  12. I was going to if I had to but Daniel is giving me a great deal on a good one and I'm going to give him back my old one for parts to possibly help fix another one he has.... Mine has been in ruff shape and barely holding itself together for years now....
  13. Got taken care of by Daniel, can't thank him enough for helping me out.... I need to remove my old one for the time being... found myself on autopilot going to work trying to use my old blinker switch...
  14. Good to know.... I might have what I need. Waiting to here back....
  15. Well I like people to know I'm turning so I dont get hit.... I actually just swapped the buttons for switches... I was starting to think about how am I going to hold the button downshift and turn without causing an accident.... not a good combo.... The cancellation was broken on my setup before so I'm use to turning them on and off....
  16. That's right out of my own mind... It's a scary place.... Tried to put up a want ad but something went wrong there..... I'll have to try that again later... Not finding much online .... I'll probably take the switch off the column this weekend and see if I can so anything with it.... I had to rebuild the high beam plate that was made out of the same stuff that broke... but that had a nice solid brass plate .... the turn signal part has a little more going on....
  17. Well daily driving the datsun has taken it toll on my turn signal switch.... After a bunch of checking I found this ... The switch is actually in poor shape, so I guess it's time to find a new one.... For the time being I did this.... Left button left turn Right button right turn.... Might not be the ideal way but it will let me keep driving till I can find a new one ..
  18. Just reading what your saying makes me wonder if you have a switch on the throttle causing a short when you go full throttle? I dont have a 720 so I could be talking out of my ass right now.... I know earlier datsuns had some extra switches to deactivate a second set of of points under certain conditions.... I know you dont have points but a switch on the throttle is possible.... pretty sure my 93 pathfinder had something.... I thought it was a kickdown switch for the automatic but I'm not really sure....
  19. I'll let everyone know.... hopefully I'll get the boot in by the weekend.... It will be a while for the glove box... I did also mention the windshield wiper motor firewall boot... seeing if maybe he could do that .... I was going to donate my old rotten one but I think I threw it out.... Seems like hes willing to produce what people need if we can give him something to prototype off of...
  20. I hate to even ask this because it just brings up a bad experience but how long does 50lbs last with that setup? Reason I ask is I need my truck bed sandblasted.... I'd rather do it myself but my experience with a blast pot like that let's just say didnt go so well... rental not something i bought..... I was going have it done by a dustless blast company but I have a bunch of left over media that I would rather use up if I could.....
  21. If you haven't you should inspect the pickup tube.... make sure it's in good shape.... or go one step further, i had a shop weld on an npt fitting and used a replaceable marine pickup tube... Something like this... They have all different sizes so if you do go that route make sure it's the size you need...
  22. I want to put this up too.... https://ebay.com/usr/jakanderso97 For those who do not do Facebook this is a link to the ebay page of the guy from Facebook, he has a few different items for sale that he doesn't have up on ebay.... I just sent him a message through ebay to make contact and was able to text him directly for what I wanted....
  23. Ya this years seems a bit worse than last, if it's not hot as hell out its pouring rain, that too has been insane lately... .... I'm really glad I got my ac or I wouldn't be driving the datsun right now...
  24. I got my parts in today from that guy on Facebook.... Glove box seems good and solid, nothing to compare it to and currently i have stuff where the glove box would go so I cant test fit it right now... As for the heater boot .... I am very impressed... its definitely a rubber and seem to be a perfect match... Also happened to find a metal trim on the old boot so that was lucky.... Thanks Charlie.... I tried to test fit it but it's too damn hot today.... it's a tight fit between the heater box top and the fresh air inlet, so I may have to loosen the bolts to get it on easily.... not sure , didnt wanna mess it up being impatient... The oval shape seems right and the shape to the metal bracket was correct so I'm confident it will fit proper...
  25. You could also use something like this to hold the crank pulley... Use a rag to protect the pulley then place a small bar on the end of the wrench so it can rest on the frame to prevent rotation....
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