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  1. I check crankshaft end play with a dial indicator on a magnetic base. I don't use feeler gauges, as they can be misleading, but if that's what you've got, then go for it. .006" is ideal, and remember to only sand the front side of the bearing. No sense in removing material from the thrust side of the bearing. To check thrust clearance (end play), install the crank with oil on the bearing surfaces, but not on the thrust surface. Drop in the center main cap only and seat it to the block, but do not tighten the bolts. Using a dead blow hammer, knock the crank forward in th
  2. Have yours rebuilt. I have a local shop that does nothing but motors, alternators and generators. They rebuilt my Sprite alternator for less than $100, paint and all. Boyle Future Tech in Auburn, CA. Or, if you must buy a new one, buy from someone like Mini Mania who knows their parts - https://www.minimania.com/SI/SearchText/generator
  3. 510 mirrors were plastic and rectangular. Those look like they're from a '60s American car. This one on Amazon looks identical - https://www.amazon.com/Fit-System-1701-Passenger-Replacement/dp/B001A0KUMC
  4. I use Toyota cables, because I have a lot of Toyota parts laying around. They are nice because they have a lot of adjustment built into the them.
  5. It's been years since I have actually purchased a muffler for a Datsun, but "back in the day" we would run either a standard muffler shop "turbo" muffler, or a Borla "lazy S" stainless muffler. I like the sound of the Borla more, but the turbo muffler sounds right at home on a Datsun.
  6. All L series, including 4 and 6cyl engines and Z series engines use the same dowel. I think even the KA is the same.
  7. You mean the light is on until you blip the throttle? I have had that problem before. There is a related thread on ahexp about problems with Speedhut gauges, and they discuss the charge light. Someone figured out that a strategically placed resistor (or even a light bulb) fixes this problem. https://www.ahexp.com/forum/the-sprite-forum.6/speedhut-be-gauge-artwork.238342/page-3
  8. Do you have a multi-meter? You can check it with that to rule out the gauge.
  9. Did you test your fuses on your Toyota?
  10. I've had a couple of those. They were actually Diahatsu Hijet. Both had dump beds and 7.17:1 gears. The transfer cases were unmachined for the 4wd parts. Cool trucks, but were useless to me.
  11. Really? That small? I figured they would have been 8x1.25 or 5/16-24.
  12. Lots of Spridget guys here. Who knew...? Mike Klotz said he ordered a handfull to measure for himself. I guess we'll find out soon enough. FWIW - I don't even own a Datsun anymore. I just hang out and try to help where I can.
  13. Never heard of them, and would have expected anyone who has to have responded by now. Their website looks kinda sloppy, but if they are a wrecking yard, this can be expected.
  14. Time is money too. I had a chef once who told me "if someone already makes good ketchup, why go through all the trouble making ketchup?" If you can provide the cotters to Datsun guys, whether you make them or not, everybody wins.
  15. Sounds like a win all around.
  16. Someone just posted that the big Healey pins are the same - https://mossmotors.com/pin-cotter-unf
  17. Set the bed on the chassis to measure the sag. That will give you an idea of how close they are.
  18. Springs aren't that expensive. I'd go to maybe 200 or even 175 and see what happens.
  19. When I pull bodies off chassis, the ride height rises a lot and the spring stiffness increases. It's only natural to fell like everything is too stiff when there's no weight on it. Get the bed on before you make any rash decisions. What's that old adage about changing horses...?
  20. Z20E had the long rods. Did the Z20S? I didn't think so.
  21. Depends on which wheel you have. there are 5 bolt, 6 bolt in two different patterns, and then Lecarra/Motot-Lita giant pattern, or the basic three bolt pattern. If using a Momo pattern, you can still get Momo hubs.
  22. Moss Motors - https://mossmotors.com/mg-midget-austin-healey-sprite/suspension-steering/front-suspension/front-suspension-6 https://mossmotors.com/pin-2?assoc=137650 Mini Mania - https://www.spridgetmania.com/part/51K1769/Pin-Tapered-Lower-Fulcrum-Lock-Sprite--Mg-Midget Winner's Circle - https://www.spridget.com/product-page/king-pin-lower-lock-pin-spridget
  23. It's for a T series. Any parts for T series are more expensive. The Sprite/Midget pin and nut is like $5 anywhere. Someone should just order one and try it - https://www.spridgetmania.com/part/51K1769/Pin-Tapered-Lower-Fulcrum-Lock-Sprite--Mg-Midget
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