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About 6spd_monte

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  • Birthday 02/25/1980

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    Male
  • Location
    Blaine, WA
  • Cars
    '79 810 Coupe, '95 Q45t, a few Chevys, a Bimmer, a Mazda & a Subaru
  • Interests
    Family, cars-mostly old ones, mountain biking.
  • Occupation
    Auto Mechanic

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  1. Normally I would agree, but it would need tires anyway before I make the trip. So they're all 2", front and rear? I could've swore I read someplace that the rears were smaller, like 1.6" or so but I can't find that info again. Anyway, that's why I'm here asking. I'm pretty sure (but not 100% sure) that the 810 shares rear struts with the 280ZX, if that helps. I understand that the spring perch vs tire will be the limiting factor and I'm ok with that, and thanks - I think it'll be pretty cool too! Maybe I'm a glutton for pu
  2. They're 15x7 with zero offset and 195/50 tires. This combo has been done successfully by others so I'm feeling pretty confident. Still open to feedback though.
  3. Greetings everyone! It's been a while since I was active here, like 2 years or so... You see, shortly after I signed up on the forum and introduced myself we ended up moving to Washington State and I wasn't able to bring the Datsun with me at the time. But fear not! I still own it, it's just temporarily living in storage in San Diego. I've been down there to visit a few times and the 810 fires right up and runs like a champ each time I'm there. It looks like I might have an opportunity to drive it home to the PNW in early July. But of course I'd like it t
  4. I know this has been discussed a few times already, but I couldn't quite find the info I'm looking for in my searches. Probably my eyes are glazed over from reading too much Internet. I'm looking to lower my '79 810 coupe. I understand that it's pretty straightforward to do the front struts using the split-collar method so that's what I'm planning to do. Here's where I need a bit of guidance: 1) Can I lower the rear using the same method as the front? 2) Am I correct that the collars I need are 2 inch ID for the front? 3) What size collar will I need for
  5. Well now that the 810 is running right I've been driving it more often and I can't help but notice there's a crazy knocking from the right front corner when driving over uneven pavement. I took a look under the car the other night to see if anything was obviously wrong. It didn't take long to find the culprit.... So I got busy researching the idler arm. As I'm sure you know, these arms are somewhat unique (at least in my experience) in that they use replaceable bushings on the pivot shaft. Good news: I found the Nissan part number (48544-H1000)! Bad news: I called my loca
  6. Is the show parking just for show quality cars? Can I park my 810 in there even if it's not a show car? If I park in the show area, am I committed to stay there till the end of the event or can I leave whenever I want? Do I need to contact Jose and register ahead of time or do I just show up and pay at the gate? Sorry for all the questions, this is my first Datsun get-together.
  7. I went through this with my van about 6 years ago. I got t-boned by someone coming out of a parking lot. It was at the time a 24 year old Chevy and of course it was totaled. The van still drove straight and all the doors opened and closed ok (it was hit on the left side behind the B-pillar where there's no sliding door), and none of the windows were broken so I decided it was worth fixing (at least to me). I don't remember the exact numbers but I think it was something like $1200 compensation for the vehicle loss, and then $400 for me to get it back. I think I netted around $800. Wha
  8. Ok guys it's all back together and I must say, it runs like a champ! @Crashtd420 I was able to send the injectors out to a place called Witch Hunter Performance (http://witchhunter.com/). They came back with a report card showing before and after testing, turns out they were in pretty good shape to begin with but there was some room for improvement. I was unsuccessful in locating a new intake duct, I guess they've been NLA for quite some time. I looked into building one out of tubing and silicone couplers but the available silicone elbows don't have a tight enough radius to work in the
  9. '78 810 wagon, still $1300 but now added "or best offer". https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/1978-datsun-810-runs-good/6336290024.html I kinda want it to take some parts off of but I've got nowhere to put it. Anyone else want to grab it and sell stuff to me?
  10. I replaced all of the 194 dash lights with leds in my Monte Carlo. I don't remember the specific part number, but I got them from http://www.superbrightleds.com and I've been pretty happy with them. They have a good assortment of colors to choose from.
  11. That's pretty cool what you did with the antenna! My 810 has one mounted in the fender but I'm thinking I'd like to remove it and I didn't know what to do about radio reception, but now I do, thanks!
  12. That is a good idea. I'm thinking of how to do it, I would need to have everything connected to it. Extending the fuel and vacuum lines would be easy but extending the wiring would be harder. I'd want have it far enough away that it doesn't spray fuel all over the engine. I don't think it'll reach and I don't want to molest the wiring harness. I think there's a place I can send them to get inspected, I'll look into that. I suppose you're right, Mike. Not too much vacuum on the front side of the throttle. I think the industry term for this would be an "un-metered air leak".
  13. So, here's the fuel rail all cleaned up. I've decided I want it to stay looking nice so I'm sending it out to get plated. Silver cadmium, nickel or zinc, I'm not sure yet. I think that the original finish was that iridescent gold cadmium, but I like silver better. Also, I've continued my mission to clean up the rest of the engine bay. No pics yet because I want it to be a surprise! While I was going over everything with a rag and wiping the dust & dirt off, I noticed that the air hose running from the intake elbow up to the cold start air valve was really loose. Further in
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