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About opalbeetle

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    Manitoba, Canada
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    76 710 wagon, 74 710 4 door parts car, 76 FJ40, 89 LandCruiser HJ61VX, '07 Outback, '99 Impreza OBS
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    Import Cars and Trucks
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    K-12 Principal

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  1. I love reading your updates, Mike. It’s a reminder to get after mine and get it reassembled. Thanks!
  2. Hi Mike! The progress is is awesome! I’m enjoying following along. I was wondering about the vacuum pump. Why did you go this route? (If you mentioned why, I missed it or have forgotten...my memory hasn’t gotten better as I get older.) My Diesel LandCruiser has a vacuum pump mounted on the back of the alternator for the vacuum needs of the truck. Thanks!
  3. Will do! When I compare the L20B block to the Z22 block, I see that the dipstick location will be identical between the 2 blocks when its drilled and installed. I should be able to get to it this week, I'll keep it all updated.
  4. That's the plan! I think that I have it sorted out in my mind now. Just gotta drill it out!
  5. Thanks for the confirmation. That’s what I was thinking. That perspective is deceiving as the dipstick will run right into that casting. Weird. For interest sake, I compared an L20B and the casting is different at the end of those girdles. There is no triangular piece off each side. Time to take the plunge and drill it out.
  6. Do you see an issue with removing some of that casted "girdle" to make a path for the dipstick?
  7. The Z22 block I have had the dipstick to the front of the block on what will be the intake/exhaust side when I install the U67 head. There are two spots on the Z22 block that are drilled on the bloc, the one to the rear of the block was plugged and not used. If you look to the left of the oil pickup inside the cavity (just to the right of the girdle that holds the bearing - do you call it a girdle?) there is a casting spot with a round, flat bottom for a dipstick tube on the non-intake/exhaust side of the block (after the U67 is installed). I can take a couple more pictures if I'm unclear (which perhaps I am). That spot would work with the 710 pan as that is the "deep" part of the pan when it is installed (I think that's the case). I'll take more pictures if that would be helpful. Thanks for your help, Mike.
  8. I want to relocate the dipstick to the other side of the Z22 block (that's what I will be putting into the car...time changes many plans). Here is a picture of the casting that will allow for a hole to be drilled. It appears as though the dipstick will hit the casting below it. Do you think that there will be a problem if I removed some of that to make room for the dipstick? http://datsun510.com/index.php?/gallery/image/42978-z22-dipstick-boss/ I seem to have forgotten (and cannot figure it out) how to link images from datsun510.com so the link will have to do. Sorry.
  9. Hey, Mike. What wide band did you decide to use...sorry if I missed it earlier in the thread. Any chance you have a picture of this? I just painted my grill shiny black. I should post up some pictures.
  10. Well, as much as I'd love to go to a show in June, I'm an educator and cannot take the time off at that time of the year as it's kinda busy around here making decisions and planning for next year! But, I am not far from retirement and if it's still a thing when I am done...It's on my bucket list. But, I am currently planning on being in Portland next February for a conference and perhaps I could look you up while I'm there!?
  11. Good luck to you as you travel the next fork in the road! I am lucky to have been able to get the brake kit for my 710 that you figured out a while ago (though the car still isn't mobile...yet) and looking forward to knowing that I will stop easily! Thanks for your curiosity, cleverness and willingness to get stuff done for this community. All the best!
  12. That’s just plain ridiculous! https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=steez
  13. Ok, so if I keep the booster, does a bigger BMC make sense with the bigger brakes in the front? Or will the booster be enough to make the stock one be workable?
  14. Thanks! That completely makes sense to me. When I did the BMC in the 510, it was STIFF!
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