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  1. 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.
  2. There's a blockage in the carb or the fuel system.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Look what I found at SW Motorsport... It's a second handy, but hopefully it works well. Otherwise we're in for a rebuild.
  6. It's an 810sss 5 speed, but yeah probably the same.
  7. The gearbox has had three different oils in it today, and molybond treatment. No cigar. Still not shifting properly. So I think it's time to pull it out and find one that works. @nad015 And the oil pan is leaking now too. More fun. 😞
  8. Alright. So I changed the gear oil this morning and bled the hydraulic clutch system again last night. Having done so I took the car for a drive. When cold, it's not too bad. As it warms up, the issues return. I think now, the issue is the clutch not releasing properly as it gets warm. Wondering what might cause this, but I think it means pulling the trans out... 😞 Fun times.
  9. Yep, there's no grinding. Just a nice, "snick" and in it goes.
  10. Ok, so the clutch is working fine. Adjusted up, bled, etc. The car doesn't like shifting from 1st to 2nd when warm, at medium to low revs. It will shift fine at higher revs with blip in between. This is good, because it means I can do events and not fear it shifting. Double clutching also works. So I have options. I'm going to drop the oil tomorrow and change it. I'm also going to add some Molybond trans treatment to the trans and hope that works. Stew Wilkins said he doesn't really like the 63A trans, prefering the 71B and 71C. So maybe I'll keep an eye out for them in my travels.
  11. Amen! Pics or it didn't happen! 😁
  12. Speaking of the clutch, I thought I'd start back at first principles. This morning I bled the clutch slave cyl, tightened up the linkage and adjusted the pedal. I'm hoping this is the real issue, because I'd noticed the pedal had sunk a little since I started driving it.
  13. No, it comes out of 1st ok. Just engaging 2nd after 1st is the issue. Once the revs drop it will go in, but not revved up. I can't tell if it's temperature sensitive.
  14. Hi guys, looking for some more datsun wisdom. Having a slight issue getting the dogleg box from 1st into 2nd gear. Doesn't want to find 2nd. 3rd to 2nd is fine. Thoughts?
  15. Learned 2 important things yesterday arvo. 1. The fuel gauge doesn't actually work. 2. You can't drive without fuel. 😆 I'm also tracing a few oil leaks and a slipping fan belt.
  16. One other thing I discovered yesterday is the odometer is stuck. The speedo needle is also so shakey as to be next to useless. Not sure what to do about that.
  17. On Thursday this week I started on things again. One thing I was sure of was I'd had enough of the Nikki downdrafts. It ran ok when you were driving it, but the choke was hard to get right and BOTH of the carbs I had demonstrated an inability to idle at the lights. I suspect both of them are full of varnish and other gunk and I wasn't going to pull either of them down and clean them out. I cleaned all the jets and passages of the first one to no avail. So off it came... I had a few challenges getting the Hitachi (SUs) on it. Breather tubes, fuel lines, etc. I bought all
  18. Sorry, this is a dumb question... but what is with calling 510s "goons"? I've never heard it before. Where did it come from? P.s. Goon is wine that comes in a cardboard box in Australia. Goon-bag is the bag inside the box. They make a good pillow. P.s.s. My bro-inlaw was called "Goonie" coz he could drink 2 1/2 goon bags (2 1/4 gallons) of cheap wine and still walk.
  19. Man, that looks good. Nice to see the Datsun in the light too. Keep going!
  20. That's really cool. Thank God for small mercies. I know how many times I've wondered at how easily thing came apart. Make sure you put a coat of anti-seize or penetrant on those bolts when you torque them up again. 😉
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