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  1. Been a big day today datto wise. Got the oil send cleaned up and resealed, put an accessory fan back in ready for summer, ran all new breather lines for the fuel tank. I discovered I put the fuel gauge sender in upside down last time I got it out. Oh well. Now half a tank means there's not much left. Took my son out to collect something he'd bought and Nana got it's first go on the freeway. Cruises nicely at 60mph, although I think the speedo is reading a little fast (not a bad thing). It also wasn't darting around or too noisy which is really nice. There were however, a fuel misses at low throttle. Also, turning it off, it dieseled really bad and was running on quite a bit. Same at home afterwards. I think it's time to go to SW Motorsport and get it tuned properly. Checking the oil sender, it's weeping so I'll definitely need a new one of those. I also found out the radiator is weeping down the bottom. The car isn't getting hot per se (according to the gauge), but I can't leave it like this. I guess it's another thing in a long list of 50yo parts showing their weaknesses. Found these 3 core rads on fleabay... https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3-ROW-ALUMINUM-RADIATOR-For-Nissan-Datsun-1600-510-Petrol-1-6L-4cyl-L16-Manual/114388038008?hash=item1aa20ef178:g:fQoAAOSwzV5fTv9y Was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with them? The price is right, but I don't want to have to replace it again with something proper. Thoughts?
  2. How much oil should be in them? I can't seem to find where to measure that.
  3. Yeah I'm trying hard to moderate hard driving for fuel consumption. 😆😆 They don't really love idling either. Stewart Wilkins mentioned that issue to me too. They get hung up at 1500rpm or slowly drop right down to dying.
  4. I found my oil leak! 🙂 It's the oil pressure sender. So that should be easy to fix.
  5. Yeah, I really doubt it. It wasn't leaking with the old box in, or for that matter with the auto either. I made a point of replacing it before I went manual. It's also got sealant around the outside of it. Seriously entertaining starting on injection sooner rather than later. It would just be nice to have programmable ignition.
  6. It was the sump last time for sure. It shouldn't be the rear main. I replaced that just recently.
  7. Thanks guys. The 71b is MUCH nicer to use than the 63a. I don't think I'm going to mess around with short shifts. 2nd gear is a little crunchy, but it's more than usable. I've been dailying it again today. Running the kids to school and pottering to work. I managed to advance the timing and bring the idle down. It starts first time without touching the throttle too. However, I think the SUs make it a bit thirsty. I also think my oil pan is leaking again. I'll pay someone with a hoist to fix it next time.
  8. I'm an idiot. I ran the car out of fuel again tonight. Damn faulty gauge.
  9. Spent 13 hours on Nana today. Gearbox went in, then out, hole drilled out, then trans back in again. I always learn the hard way. It works and shifts well. I like the shorter gearstick better too. Doesn't hit my knee so much. My other job was pulling out the oil pan and resealing it. What a nightmare. Took me hours and numerous tricks to remove it. The good news was it has a good factory baffle in it. Also, the bottom end looked tidy and clean, which is great.
  10. There's a blockage in the carb or the fuel system.
  11. Managed to pull the 63a on Sunday arvo and then the clutch last night. Clutch looks ok, so I'm still guessing all the issues are with the gearbox, thank God. 71b is the same dimensions as the as the 63a but not a dogleg. Throw out bearing and.clutch lever are the same too. Gotta love the datsun parts bin. I just need a few longer bolts to put through the top of the belhousing into the motor and I'm set to go.
  12. Did some testing as suggested. I think it's the mid ratio box like you said. Which is probably a good thing with only a L18 pushing it.
  13. Look what I found at SW Motorsport... It's a second handy, but hopefully it works well. Otherwise we're in for a rebuild.
  14. It's an 810sss 5 speed, but yeah probably the same.
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