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  1. On 2/12/2019 at 3:50 PM, datzenmike said:

    We had a member years ago (dwnshftr) who removed everything he thought was 'unnecessary' on his 620. Took him a couple of days and we all told him not to. For the next year all he posted was questions about how his wiper was supposed to be wired because it was fall and raining, how to wire the headlights because it's getting dark out earlier, how to wire the heater fan because it's getting cold out now,  why aren't my dash lights working now? why doesn't my electric choke work?, why doesn't my horn work?.....


    There's nothing to delete that isn't important. Get that harness split covering and put your harness inside out of sight. Tape up with black electrical tape. Black works with everything




    Don't fix what ain't broken. No one can see your wiring unless you drive around with the hood off.

    Do you know of any interchangeable steering column because my switches Are definitely Broken..😅😤🤑 I seen replacement for almost $300😫👎...need I say more..?

  2. 2 minutes ago, Fat510 said:


    not really, i dont know what youre expecting. top speed is around 100 even when shifted into maxuim overdrive. 



    so the entire hood is raised instead of changing the filter?

    Drifting at 70mph is fine with me??  as for the hood, now the back of the hood is lifted and now the hood closes all the way in the front and looks nice, I had to "fabricate" some from a few Jenga pieces ??? it actually has good grain to the wood so it really don't look shitty...?

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    On 2/12/2019 at 3:04 PM, bananahamuck said:

    My opinion is,, the Z20 gives you what seems to be,  a tiny bit more seat of the pants take off "feel"  than the stock L20b,, even Donovan seemed to think so.. Never drove A10 wagons enough to comment on hiway power,,,,,,,,,, and i think i used one of the coils in my Ferguson TO20 now. 


    So there's that

    My HL510 Z20s (any clue on the "s"? Have only seen " Z20e" mentioned) not a wagon but a 4 door HATCHBACKwith legal elevation/emissions delete, aftermarket flattened cone dual element intake filter (hence the tilt in the hood.. Need hood spacers..), and even with the $40 CHINESE Carb (with rookie damaged adj. needle) It for sure doesn't have all its power but still is as alive as a one legged jack rabbit after some nice fluffy tail? And as for highway speeds, even at 80 it still pulls like I was doing 25, I'm not a mechanic guru or anything like that but after just what I have learned recently I believe there is great potential to bring this engine out of the shadow of its more popular older brothers? UNLESS THERE IS A REASON I DON'T KNOW OF...???

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  4. 4 hours ago, datzenmike said:

    Also remove and install the fuses to assure good contact. Replacement is also good as looking at them does not prove for sure they are good.

     It literally looks like he must have replaced that box And the fuses before I got it, even has spares in the little spare compartment on the box. I'll check for conduct. and update, I have found an earlier diagram, I think late 70s, any way I can reference just for eng bay???

  5. On 2/9/2019 at 4:17 PM, DatSonOfAWrench209 said:

    And that is kinda what I got, the engine bay is more my concern(a lot of cut, black taped wiring and I had sprayed it all down before most of the problems started)

    I checked my fuses under dash and most of everything looks brand new, and I got to just replace switches(thanx babe?, she's paying for it) but that was good to know because I was wondering about when all that dust and dirty grease dries. So if I do find single switches are there any links I can utilize to do all that re-greasing? And I have a factory service manual and wiring diagram getting shipped tomorrow..hopefully, to help make sense of the engine bay???

  6. On 2/9/2019 at 12:35 PM, datzenmike said:

    See if I can make any sense here...


    I use imgur hosting site but any will do (well except Photobucket who are not to be trusted. EVER) I go there and click on my photo and a list of options pops up. One is 'copy image location'. I click on it come back to my post on Ratsun and press the Ctrl and the V buttons at the same time. Booom! Picture is inserted into my post. Hand held devices are likely a different method but as I said before experiment till you get it.




    On 2/9/2019 at 4:40 PM, datzenmike said:

    Do you have picture posting capability yet?


    A digital picture is worth a thousand words........................................................ Confucius 498 BC

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/nR2NgT3t4CRJkwwdA ...?

  7. 29 minutes ago, datzenmike said:

    Ripping everything out could end up permanent. Go slow, little steps. Fix things one at a time. People don't fuck the wiring on purpose, they add things like CB or stereo or gauges and take short cuts connecting the wiring that fuck things up. First of all they didn't take the dash out to do this so you should be able to reverse it.


    Be specific about what the car is or isn't doing. Like the turn signal doesn't work. It could be an easy fix like the flasher is missing.

    And that is kinda what I got, the engine bay is more my concern(a lot of cut, black taped wiring and I had sprayed it all down before most of the problems started)

  8. 3 hours ago, datzenmike said:

    In VERY general terms... to post a picture you will need a picture hosting site account. Usually free but offering other options for a fee. There are dozens probably hundreds but I will advise NOT using Photobucket, ever! I don't need all that other crap so for me, free is fine. You download your picture(s) there and save it in an album(s). When you want to post a picture of something here you go to your account album, copy the information, bring it here and paste it in your post using the "Insert other media" button in the lower right of the page. I don't know what all the terms are for this and I'm not explaining it well but I just experimented till I got it to work and trust me..... if I can do it anyone can.

    How do I make sure the pic will show up on site?

  9. First things first, THE pre-GAME PLAN.. Soon to be Project Datsun GT-R™ 'R510'~/~Silvia™ 'S510'<>'510SX'??


       [√] manage not to get car impounded or stolen... Yet?

       [   ] Phase 1 REVAMP~RE-DO WIRING HARNESS

                 •Lights work when they want?

                 •Same with gauges.

                 •After emissions delete, there are wires for which I don't know what to or was to, nor do I know the origin.

                 •Planing on definite relocation of a couple things, maybe the battery also...


                                           Yes, I will be doing this by my self or plan on it anyways, SO IF YOU THINK I SHOULD KNOW SOMETHING OR DONT KNOW EXACTLY KNOW WHAT IM DOING, PLEASE LET ME KNOW

  10.    What I got is an underdog amongst import giants, it may not be a more popular earlier round eyed Datsun staple, or a muscle-car reminiscent saloon but due to such big shoes to fill the A10 Had fell short.. But times have been changing and I feel the time has come, for the (as I like to call) "rarity by default" become the new age classic #A10sUnite!!!


        Although I may be mechanically inclined, and have the mind of a Mad scientist, I AM IN NO FORM A PROFESSIONAL BUT AM STARTING MY JOURNEY ON LEARNING ALL I CAN (for I do not know all)  SO PLEASE BARE WITH ME AND HELP SEND ME ON MY WAY TO AUTOMOTIVE REVOLUTION..?


                1981 DATSUN 510 (A10) HATCHBACK ~ Nissan  2.0L Z20s ~(more pics soon. New to all this forum stuff)

                                  •BONE STOCK - legal elevation/emissions delete(-EGRs) Smoged in 2017 and has a cheap $40 Chinese carb on it? one of the reasons I got it for 3 RC TRUCKS???

                                  •LOWERED(on chopped springs???) no susp. Travel





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  11. 20 hours ago, datzenmike said:

    Well the exhaust manifold is from a '75-'77 L20B but the intake is from much earlier and most likely from an L16. Has no EGR so before '74.


    NOT an L20B block with that sealed heater hose outlet, that's a Z20 or Z22. Not a Z24 by the looks of the timing cover bolts. It'll be hard to see but just below the two twined exhaust pipes in the middle of the block, top edge is a flat cast boss with the engine size stamped into it.

    KxAbNEe.jpg See below the two square exhaust ports? Told you it wouldn't be easy.




    The head ID? Look along the bottom edge where it meets the block between/below #2 and #1 spark plugs. MADE IN JAPAN (followed by 210 if L16, A87 is L18 or early L20B, U67 if '75-'77 L20B and W58 if '78-'80 L20B)




    A Z20 engine has an 86mm bore so going to 89mm is a stretch but do-able. The thing is the Z20 uses a long 152.5mm rod and there are not many 89mm wide pistons that have a 31.75mm pin height so the piston does not hit the head. VG30 pistons (87mm) would fit perfectly. Maybe they were '87mm.


    Hey, new to forum world so bare with me. I have an 81 510 (a10) 4dr hatchback (which I am going to need help with) and it has a Z20s motor and has its intake man on pass side instead of over exhaust, i would love to learn more (in need of sensei)

  12. On 12/19/2012 at 10:12 PM, ggzilla said:

    Base engine was A14. It would rev more than 6000 RPM.




    A10 was A14-powered

    PA10 was L16-powered

    HA10 engine was L20B for first two year, and Z20 for last two years. Only H type was sold in USA.

    I just got an 81 4dr hatchback with a Z20S motor, pros n cons???

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