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    1971 Datsun 510

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  1. Thanks l'll check out the timing this weekend. It was running as good as it had since I got it and when I started it up and it started backfiring, I really got nervous. So theres no need to upgrade the ignition from the stock set up?
  2. Coolant level is good and oil level is also good. Which is concerning about oil level because I haven't added any and it doesnt seem to be going down. Head gasket replacement isnt too bad of a job?
  3. My 510 recently started to have some odd issues. A couple of weeks ago all was well, and was running the best it had been since I've had it. For reference it has an L20, dual webers, stock ignition. On Monday I fired it up, and it was backfiring and popping alot. Made it a few blocks and drove it home it was backfiring so bad/loud. Today it started fine but was really down on power, and anything more than 15% throttle a crackling sound was coming (it only used to crackle at WOT, foot to the floor). Drove it a couple miles to cars and coffee, and then on the way home, it started to smoke a bit (white-ish) then seemed to stop when I get home. Its had a pretty decent oil leak for awhile. Not leaking any coolant however. I am thinking maybe a bad distributor/ignition? Should I upgrade it to a pertronix system, and if so what parts should I look in to? Any ideas what may be wrong with it? It will be a few weeks till I can get it to my mechanic so hoping for some insights. Thanks!
  4. I have a persistent leak in my L20b powered 510 that I cannot seem to identify. I have a small leak behind the rear passenger side of the oil pan, where towards near the bull housing bolts are. I have had the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket, and front gasket replaced so far, and it has definitely slowed the leak down but not stopped it. Also, it seems to get slightly worse when I topped off the oil for some reason. The oil pan gasket is dry all the way around so it doesn't seem to be from there Any ideas where the leak may be coming from?
  5. Time Left: 4 days and 13 hours

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    I am looking for a trunk lock and key for my 1971 Datsun 510 sedan. If anyone has one for sale please PM me.


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