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Duke

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About Duke

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  • Birthday 11/02/1985

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    Santa Rosa, CA
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    '72 Datsun 510, '88 Toyota Master Ace Surf 4wd
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    Cars, Rock Climbing, Bicycles, Snowboarding
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    Manufacturing Engineer/Welder

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  1. Look at MKII Ford Escort racks. Similar width to many Datsuns as well as being front steer. Also came in LHD and RHD. New racks are available in many different ratio's.
  2. There might be some news on this front. I've heard about a possible new spot for next year!?
  3. I use nyloc nuts throughout my suspension and have had no issues with them backing off.
  4. You might look into a MKII Escort steering rack. They are much narrower than Mustang II racks and available in LHD, front steer configuration. They are readily available from England in many different ratios. The bump steer should be much better than with the mustang rack.
  5. This car is the epitome of a tastefully modified 510. I really like all of the attention to detail on the car. As far as the steering box breather goes, I seem to recall that the threads were tapered pipe threads. When I had a steering box in my car, I used a NPT to AN threaded adapter with a short pigtail of stainless tubing on the end to allow the fluid to expand without spilling. With the stock breather in place I found that there was always a bit of fluid weeping out. This also won't melt like the stock plastic one when the headers get hot!
  6. You guys seem to be working pretty fast...are you possibly shooting to head back to the salt this year?
  7. Didn't realize you were looking for a later model windshield. Sorry to get you excited.
  8. Available from Summit Racing... https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pkc-400046687/overview/year/1973/make/nissan/model/510
  9. I think that they just ran. Around 130 through the 2 and slowed after that if I heard right.
  10. Sorry to hear that it didn't go totally to plan. Talking to a friend that was out there, it seems like the conditions were awesome and the lines were short! Shame that you guys weren't able to get a good run in. Next year is the year! (isn't that what everybody says?)
  11. The R&P swap was the best single modification that I have done to my car. Having steering that is quick and direct is an awesome thing!
  12. Interesting. Good to know that there is a fix for the noise. With how I use my car I will most likely live with the noise. It's not even noticeable in the middle of an autocross run!
  13. That is consistent with how mine is. I'm guessing 4th is the worst because it is basically a direct drive straight through the transmission, giving the harmonic a direct path to resonate through. On a 240sx there is a rubber coupling in the driveshaft. My guess is this is there to help dampen the harmonics and quiet the transmission (along with the heavy flywheel, stock clutch, soft transmission and motor mounts, rubber mounted shifter...etc). A few years ago I installed an ATI damper on my KA. I don't know if it was the placebo affect, but it felt like there was a noticeable difference in how smooth the engine ran. There may have been a small change in the transmission noise as well, but it didn't eliminate it all together.
  14. The clutch also plays a roll in this, as the sprung hub helps dampen harmonics coming from the engine. My thoughts are that that stock clutch springs are tuned to the harmonics much better than an aftermarket clutch. Because my engine maybe puts out 10% more HP than stock, I can get away with running the stock clutch...with the turbo though, you might be SOL.
  15. Just to clarify, 0-0 is not perfect. You want some operating angle in the U-Joints so they stay properly lubricated and do not sit in a fixed position.
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