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About slim_jimmy7

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    Orange City, IA
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    '72 Datsun 510 4 Door
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    Computers, Video Games, Cars

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  1. slim_jimmy7

    Headlights High Beams Always On

    As an update, checked over everything. Turns out the relay is not working properly, going to order another one and see what happens
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    Headlights High Beams Always On

    That is really helpful actually, both of you. When I got the vehicle the parking lights were not even wired. I may have wired one of the parking lights wrong (there were extra wires in the mix), so I will check both of those.
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    Headlights High Beams Always On

    I wasn’t too worried about my headlights because they work. However, I got pulled over the other day because my high beams were always on. I cannot get them off, everything looked ok on the column switch. I cleaned up the contacts on the column. I did get a new headlight relay because the old one burnt up, it’s a 72, the replacement relay is one of those with the separate plastic connector. The dash does indicate that the brights are on. I unplug the outside lights and inside ones still work, all my indicator lights work as do my blinkers. What am I missing, or what should I check?
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    240z Seat Covers on 510 Seat?

    From what I gather the mounting hardware is different? Maybe I should just try, I can always send it back.
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    240z Seat Covers on 510 Seat?

    My drivers seat is so ratty that when I get out of the car I have little pieces of foam stuck to my clothes. My other seats are torn up as well, but at least there is vinyl on them. I have some points to use up on amazon and stumbled across some 240z seat covers that look like they would fit on my seat. Does anyone know if the seat cushions are similar enough size to hog ring those covers on?
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    Oil Pump Replacement

    Was going to replace it last night but since it is apparently monsoon season, I needed to vacuum water out of my basement instead. I will look down the oil inlet hole before I start.
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    Oil Pump Replacement

    That's me! I thought I was the only one in Iowa, it turns out I think there is someone with a 510 in Des Moines
  8. slim_jimmy7

    Oil Pump Replacement

    I got a M152 Melling pump, and thank you for the response, I was hoping that was the case!
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    Oil Pump Replacement

    Going to put in a new oil pump because the gasket on the old one leaks and thought as long as I'm in there I'll put a new pump in. So I looked at the process to put in the pump with the manual that I downloaded and they seem to make this process seem like a huge undertaking. How hard is it to do this? Can I just line it up with TDC, take off distributor, and swap it out or do I need to do something more?
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    Hood Prop

    I was putting on a fan belt the other day and thought to myself how much better it would be to not have to situate my arms around a board :thumbup:
  11. slim_jimmy7

    Hood Prop

    That's really smart, I will try that. Thank you!
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    Hood Prop

    72 Datsun 510, sorry can’t find the edit on mobile...
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    Hood Prop

    The way I understand it, the original hood prop is a small rod that takes two right angles in opposite directions on the end with a spring. I have the spring, but no rod, I am getting tired of working around a 2 by 4 holding up my hood! Does anyone have a spare one that they could give me the measurement for so I can create one? Or if you have a spare can I purchase it?
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    Datsun 510 Cooling Issue

    So last night I drove to the football game which is around 30 minutes away. I went to the autocrats store and grabbed three hose clamps and put them on the upper and lower hoses in areas I thought it would be prone to collapsing. Perfect temperature and had defrost the whole way! So guess I will need some new upper and lower hoses. Thank you for your quick responses datsunmike, draker, and racerx. Now I can start moving forward with this thing. Does that eat gaskets or are you talking about taking the radiator out and doing it outside the car?
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    Datsun 510 Cooling Issue

    Hopefully I replied to all of these: The heater core was repaired at a radiator repair shop after I took it out and cleaned it all up, also sent my valve off to a cool guy in Bend, OR who made it like new. The collapsing lower hose thought makes a lot of sense with what I am experiencing. I may try that with a new radiator or have the radiator sent off to be repaired Oil is good color, no white smoke, sometimes it'll smoke blue on startup. I did take out the thermostat, and it did still heat up.
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