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    Port Angeles, WA
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    '72 510 Wagon
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  1. Bits and bobs being done - passenger wiper arm and new blade installed, trans fluid changed, new backup light switch installed and now I have backup lights. Washed the car and clay barred the hood. Can't do too much since two weeks ago I tripped over my own feet and fell and cracked three ribs. I'm on light duty. 🙂
  2. I have a dent just like yours - are you planning to take the fender off to fix it or what? I am not sure about my ability in doing body work. 😞
  3. I have my 510 wagon with VG33 engine up and running and using it for errands around town - my project page has pictures. https://ratsun.net/topic/74834-72-510-goon-prova-because-it-will-be-a-test/ What I am curious about is the best transmission fluid to use? The trans is a 5-speed Z31 transmission: FS5W71C and it works in all gears and shifts. It is a little bit noisy. I have no idea the origin of the trans - it came with the car and was bought a few years before I got the car. Not sure of the miles or history at all. So I am looking to put the best fluid I can into it to either help renew it or at least keep it from getting ruined. I was thinking about using Amsoil synthetic manual transmission fluid. What does everyone think? Any better suggestions? Cheers
  4. How about a whole new fender from Futofab for $399?
  5. This advert is COMPLETED!

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    Looking for a set of 280zx center caps as in the picture. These will be going on my 510 so I am planning to sand off the "Z" and modify. I need really inexpensive ones since I am going to be sanding and trying to put a Datsun logo of some type on them. Cheers.


    Port Angeles, Washington - US

  6. Hi, I am interested in this - I can come down almost any day from Port Angeles, Please let me know what days would work for you. I have a 510 wagon with a VG33 engine swap so I am thinking having a spare differential would be a good idea. Cheers, Michael
  7. I think I used all the wires out of the tach to connect the converter box per their instructions. The tach works fine, just no lights and there are two empty sockets on the back of the tach. Cheers, M
  8. Thanks Iceman - great photo of the harnesses. I have the 4 cylinder factory tach all wired up and running with the V6 engine using a TachMatch converter box. All I think I need would be the bulb harness you show on the left. I am assuming there are connectors on the stock harness in my dash somewhere - I just don't recall seeing that many extra wires when I had the dash apart. Is yours for sale? Shoot me a PM.
  9. This advert is COMPLETED!

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    UPDATE: I found my eyebrow trim and will just run with it even though bent.So it will sort of match the dented fender that will also remain unfixed for quite some time. Thanks to all who responded to this ad. I need a driver side headlight eyebrow trim piece for my '72 510 wagon project- I had one that I was going to work on repairing but it has disappeared. Looked everywhere in the garage and house and office but it's gone. ☚ī¸ Hopefully I can find one that is in better shape. 🙂 Cheers all.


    Port Angeles, Washington - US

  10. Iceman, Thanks, let me know what you have. I have the tach hooked up and working using new wiring for the TechnoVersion TachMatch box to convert the VG33 signal to the 4 cylinder tach. All I need is the lights. 🙂
  11. Nope, that is what I called socket/holder. I don't think I have a tach wiring harness which might include the holder - at least I did not see anything when I had the clock out.
  12. I installed my factory tach and it works great but it did not have any light socket/holder or bulbs. What is the best watt bulb and size of holder? This bulb? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LW7ESJE/?coliid=I34XI788YK6MM7&colid=LDUJJ7WXHAXE&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it or this bulb https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06VY1S2GQ/?coliid=I2NPWGKN2T14O7&colid=LDUJJ7WXHAXE&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it There are two holes in the tach with what appear to be contacts for the holders. Once again, thanks to all for any help.
  13. Hey JBirds, All hope is not lost - you have the Powerland III dates set, just let it rest and see how things sort out regarding covid and regulations. I really appreciate what you did for organizing Powerland and think it is a great venue and event. I will have my VG33 510 wagon done and will be bringing it - I still have some minor tweeks to deal with but I am taking it out for small errands and drives around town. By next year I will be ready for the 5+ hour drive. Keep the faith - I would be willing to spend some time sharing the duties of checking people in or whatever. Regards, Michael
  14. Thanks Mike, So the fill plug in the 510 wagon differential I can take it out to measure? Or am I safe to just find a magnetic differential drain plug for the 510... Michael
  15. I am getting the last few items on my 510 Wagon VG33 project done and want to put a magnetic drain plug in the transmission. since I have fluid in the trans I was hoping to get a new plug then do a quick switch with out losing much fluid. But I don't know the size of the plug to order. I have a 5-speed of unknown mileage Z31 transmission: FS5W71C. Anyone know the drain plug size? thank all.
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