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About datsuntech

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  • Birthday 10/15/1968

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    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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    5 70-73 510's, 3 1000's, 11 D21 pickups, 90 Bluebird SSS Attesa, 2000 Stagea , a hell of a nice Kia
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    I like Datsun/Nissan vehicles and not much else...
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    Automotive Technician

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  1. True, but newer engines have a groove that the RTV seals in. They are designed for this. Not sure how a perfectly flat surface or one not designed for it will seal properly.
  2. If you have a gasket then you should replace it with a gasket. That's quite the gap to fill. I've never been able to seal a L-series pan gasket reliably since they stopped making thick paper gaskets. The cork/rubber just always seems to leak. Next time I pull a pan I'm going to try just RTV and see how that does. Can't be worse.
  3. @Duncan What engine are we talking about?
  4. 90s Nissans didn't use a gasket just RTV. If done right the pan will tend to get bent trying to remove it after it's cured it sticks that well. You need a special tool to do it without mangling it. Similar to this. Or a sharp putty knife and a hammer.
  5. If he's only lifting Datsuns then I wouldn't worry at all.
  6. Hondabond is good, but I prefer the factory approved sealant. From factory Nissan uses a grey RTV, If the engine has been touched by a Nissan dealer it will have orange RTV. This is all I use.
  7. The 1984-85 RX-7 GSL-SE is the one you want. It comes with LSD and disc brakes, along with the proper 4x114.3 bolt pattern. The GSL non SE version is slightly smaller has all of the goodies, but has a 4X110 bolt pattern. Both are unobtainium where I live. Not sure you're going to find many in the rust belt.
  8. This specific 1200 is far from pristine so we're going to flare it anyway. Flares coupled with FWD offset wheels and it shouldn't be to bad. As near as I can figure the Ford 7.5 is only 3" wider so it should work.
  9. I looked this up. This is a 32 spline yoke which IIRC is for a FS5R30A. The typical Datsun/Nissan trans FS5W71A,B,C is 24 spline. Which will fit with the Z-car depot yoke. Still good to know, but probably overkill for my application.
  10. https://zcardepot.com/collections/drive-shaft/products/transmission-driveshaft-slip-yoke-input-240z-260z-280z This seems to be correct if I'm using the typical 24 spline Nissan trans.
  11. Thanks! That's exactly the kind of info I was looking for. As soon as it warms up here I'll be scouring the junkyards in search of a diff. Do you happen to have the part# for that yoke?
  12. My time is just that. My time, I don't count that in. I used to build diffs and driveshafts for heavy duty so slapping together a bunch of junkyard parts is no big deal. In fact I kind of enjoy it when I'm not on the clock.
  13. Nice! But you must have missed the part where I'm cheap.... 😉
  14. I'm going to have to check that out. I've seen a couple in the junkyard.
  15. Way to strong for what I need, but definitely interested in pics.
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