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About metalmonkey47

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    1970 240Z

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  1. metalmonkey47

    The Mitty @ Road Atlanta

    I saw your truck, i thought i recognized it
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    510 strut top fail......oh no

    I've seen that happen before, but not on a Datsun. That's just crazy.
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    DREAM build! 1972 Nissan Skyline GTX "HKOSUKA"

    CONGRATS MAN! I don't know how this build slipped past me. I feel obligated to mention: I have two OE C10 Skyline Fender Badges (Literally the ones that just say Skyline) If you're interested. I think they're technically for a 4-door, but it's a badge.
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    DATSANITI - '80 210 Wagon VQ35 Swap

    Whoa hold on backup... you can't drop a bombshell like that without sharing pictures. Lets see this '31 Ford.
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    Oil Pump Replacement

    It's super easy. No need to mess with timing the motor (other than re-checking ignition timing and making minor adjustments when done). Probably less than an hour for the average Datsun mechanic. -Mark distributor location and remove distributor -Used needle nose vice grips or equivalent to grab the top of the oil pump drive spindle. Clip the top to keep it from falling down when you remove the oil pump. -Unbolt oil pump, drop it out of the way. -Clean gasket surfaces, be sure to fill the pump with oil and prime it before installing the new pump -Install freshly primed pump. You won't need to do anything more than rotate the pump to line the end of the drive spindle up with the slot in the pump, provided you used methods in first step to properly hold the drive spindle in place. Once it's in place, you're pretty much done. -Grab your timing light, check / set ignition timing. Viola! You're done. You may have to loosen the sway bar, IIRC I had to do so on either my 620 or my 240Z to slide it out. This may not be necessary on a 510, maybe others can chime in. Buy either a KA24E oil pump from an '89 240SX or L28ET oil pump from a ZX Turbo. Both are direct swaps and much better than the original L16 oil pump. (higher volume) I like Melling brand oil pumps and used them on all my L motors.
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    Happy 620 :)

    Alas, I miss mine. She'll come back to me soon
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    DATSANITI - '80 210 Wagon VQ35 Swap

    Consider gear ratio when you're buying a used LSD, there are a few different ratio's available in all of the R200 equipped cars with factory VLSD. 350Z / G35 (03-'06 G's) Auto: 3.357 Manual: 3.538 370Z / G37 Auto: 3.357 Manual: 3.692 There are a few unicorn 3.9 diffs available in some odd low production # (or just plain newer) models. https://www.z1motorsports.com/upload/Z1350ZG35370ZG37GearRatios.pdf Different ratio ring & pinions are plentiful if you decide to make a gear change for a different course in the future, just know that you CANNOT use any of the available gears (list HERE) if you buy an automatic LSD. The ring gear offset is different, so they aren't interchangeable with manual gears. Also, do not buy a G37 automatic differential, they have a different companion flange and ring gear than the manual counterparts and won't work with your driveshaft unless you get a 3 bolt companion flange made for the shaft. If you plan on just buying the VLSD carrier and not an entire spare diff, let me know. I have a few of those sitting around in the shop at work that came out of low mile builds.
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    Sightings 2, the not a datsun but... Thread

    Borrowed this a few times over the last month.... I wasn't a fan of C7 Z06's until I had driven one. Truly an impressive car made better with the carbon brakes, carbon seats, carbon aero....hell 120k just thrown into it from the factory. DSC_1566.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr DSC_0824.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr DSC_0853.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr
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    Sightings 2, the not a datsun but... Thread

    Saw this at Barber Motorsports Museum. 1953 MG-TD Barber Museum by Matt Yates, on Flickr
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    DATSANITI - '80 210 Wagon VQ35 Swap

    Are you planning on putting the car on scales when you're done? I'd be curious what the overall weight is when completed and running.
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    Are Torque Thrust rims good for track days?

    Sure, to a certain extent. I wouldn't track on them simply because of their weight. Also, the current Torque Thrust wheels are different in production from the original wheels the Can-Am cars used. Datsun's aren't heavy, I wouldn't expect that you're going to be side loading just about any wheel hard enough that you'll break it unless you're in a powerful car with slicks. What size wheels are you running?
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    Datsun 510 Manuals on CD - anyone have these?

    Link in the above post doesn't work
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    DATSANITI - '80 210 Wagon VQ35 Swap

    Just FYI, you're probably going to tear that compression rod bushing again, actually a pretty common failure on this chassis. Kinda surprised yours fell apart like that. Solid replacements may be in your future. https://www.z1motorsports.com/suspension/spl/spl-front-compression-rod-bushings-p-5087.html
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    Datsun desert recovery

    Great story.
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