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    '76 710. prevoius... '78 620, '71 521, '68 510, new '76 B-210 '74 710 sedan
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    Datsuns, disinterested in f/b, tweets, texting, i phones, TV, EFI and Nissan after '96
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    I help others get and keep their Datsuns on the road. If Ratsun was a Datsun I'd be the grease

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  1. The stock cast manifold is 1.5" X 2 correct? That 1.5" X 2 pipes is the same as a 2 1/8" single pipe. As the exhaust is largest in volume as it exits the combustion chamber and it shrinks in volume as it sheds heat, then the pipe could reduce in diameter (slightly) as you get farther from the head not get larger. A 2" would be sufficient. A 2.5" pipe is 56% larger than a 2" pipe. The answer is 2.5" because it's obviously... bigger. And as everyone knows, other than vaginas, bigger is always better.
  2. The old bearing is worn so it will be smaller than a new one. Do you grind new tires down because the old ones don't have tread on them????
  3. datzenmike

    My 1971 521

    Did the oil level climb higher on the dip stick? then not to worry. The plug was dirty not dripping wet. Drive it for half hour and the engine heat will 'boil' any away. Just imagine what a can of that shitty seafoam does to your engine oil. 🙄
  4. Leave the water pump alone. Never fix what isn't broken. If the water pump is leaking THEN replace it, or the gasket. Measure the total length of both hoses and the hose opening diameter and go to Lordco, NAPA, O'Rylies, Rock Auto or any auto parts store and buy hose by the foot. Get good stainless steel hose clamps for it.
  5. Someone must have cut the spring to be that low. Get a new stock replacement set or a set from a 210 in a from a wrecking yard. Or maybe rubber spacers... https://www.amazon.ca/Superior-18-1901-Donut-Spring-Spacer/dp/B00029K20W Shocks don't affect ride height. Some gas charged shocks might push up with 20-30 pounds but not enough to make much difference. Those look new.
  6. Nice. I never agree to visit any site that wants cookies or information. 960 is just silly in a 210. 300 is more than you need too. Keep the A14 and have fun with it. Get some piece of shit Volvo no one will miss and drift that. Get some other
  7. Listen at the rear of the carburetor while someone turns the ignition on off on off on off (but don't start it) What you should hear is a soft clicking sound. Does it??? NO there is no sound. Check for 12v on the red wire and to ground. YES there's clicking, then turn the idle speed screw in a couple of turns and start it does it keep running now??? Post a picture of the choke area. Can''t see why someone would remove the electric choke but you can buy universal manual chokes to replace it.
  8. Sudden loss of fuel. Filter and pump replaced and line blown out Still no fuel. Check the eccentric !
  9. That depends on how your 710 was lowered. If you used lowering blocks then you won't need shortened shocks.
  10. Maybe it was already all the way forward. Try prying in backwards first.
  11. Back in the '70 I put a car L20B into my 521. I suspect it was NISSAN OHC because I kept the finned DATSUN 1600 OHC cover on it.
  12. STOP! DON'T RUN ENGINE Take the valve cover off and check out the eccentric in front of the cam sprocket. If the head has been off and the sprocket bolt wasn't tightened enough and has come loose the eccentric will slip. Find out before you run the engine again. If that bolt backs out from running it and falls out the cam sprocket will fall off the cam and the timing chain tensioner will fall out. The damage could be bent valves and chewed up timing cover and more.
  13. Not as a job but society need them just the same, just like musicians and artists. It enriches us all. Can we afford them? Can we afford not to have them? I may be wrong but all great philosophers probably had a day job to survive on. Who hasn't paused in their labors and pondered the workings of themselves with their fellow man and their place in this world? In that, we are all philosophers of a kind. A true philosopher just puts forth any observation with more clarity and more succinctly.
  14. Guess it was 9/16". Anything that makes braking easier is a plus. Same with steering. At the end of the day when you're tired it makes a difference. Early Datsuns were light and didn't need it as much but there isn't a vehicle made today that doesn't have it. A booster increases line pressure by about 50%. Tires traction and brakes have improved in the last 50 years and you can brake harder. Increasing the master diameter increases the effort to get the same line pressure. No matter how strong you think you are you can't compete with a booster. Yes... why wouldn't yo
  15. Datsun 1600 OHC with fins over the cam sprocket bump I think were the earliest. Later ones the fins stopped behind the hump. Both had 1/4 twist on metal caps. All later after the L16 were screw on plastic caps. I don't think there were Datsun 1800 OHC so they went to Datsun OHC for the L18 engines which were '73 on the 610 and '74 on the 710 and 620. All L20Bs started with Datsun OHC and switched to Nissan OHC for the '76 model years. These include the 610, 710, 620. The part number is 13264-S3101.
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