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    Athens, Ohio
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    1965 Datsun L320, 1974 BMW 2002, 1992 Mazda Miata, etc.
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    Road racing, autocross, rallycross, etc..
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  1. It's been a couple weeks, but DB Electrical finally sent me the exterior dimensions I e-mailed about, hah.
  2. It says its 63 amp. The headlights may be better, not sure. They've never been great, and I've never bothered to figure out how to aim them properly, hah. My heater switch/blower has always been a little goofy too, no real improvement there, but again probably not due to lack of power.
  3. There she is on my J13, nice constant 14V. Driven it maybe a couple hundred miles. Just search for Datsun one wire alternator and this popped up on Amazon and looked close enough: https://www.amazon.com/Electrical-ADR0152-Self-Excited-90-01-3125S-70-01-7127SE/dp/B0081S9C16?fbclid=IwAR0OHMC6cHrNJ-FwB3f21Waqmd-za98edIext5njvoOatHYmAywhoBtjBXc Biggest concern was space between the block and the battery tray, and couldn't find dimensions online. I went ahead and gave it a shot, and it fit fine with no modification. It fit right in the bracket that was on my truck (no idea if that's stock, but it has fit other Datsun alts). I tried to make external VRs work for 10 years, and mechanical was certainly better than electronic external, but the mess of wires was a pain and the voltage was all over the place and went high too much for my taste. I ripped out all the extra wires and VR and put them in my workshop.
  4. Ansza messaged me, and I'll also update on the thread here for the record, that there is no update! Sorry, never got around to messing with it anymore. I still drive the truck regularly and choke it just a bit. I've now got two young children, and minimal time to mess around in the garage. I guess I still haven't peaked into that venturi. My 3 year old loves looking at the engines on my cars, so maybe I can manage that sometime.
  5. You mean the modern Jeep Commander, from 2010+? and not some old model? Just making mental notes myself, in case mine ever gets busted. I haven't heard anyone mention a specific model before. I have a shop that would certainly help find one as well, but it'd be nice to give them a head start. Thanks for the help.
  6. New o-rings from hardware store fit fine, but of a pain to wrestle inner one in and out, but it’s in there. I ended up just using a rubber washer between the drive and cable housing. The fit was pretty loose around the inner cable, but I figured out that seal just keeps oil from getting into the cable housing. The outer portion is the one that keeps gear oil from getting to outside, of which the flat rubber washer should do the job. I also put some ultra black rtv around the end of cable housing before tightening it down, just for good measure. I drove it around a little to make sure Speedo works, and then let it sit all day. No signs of gear oil leaking down cable anymore. If I get some gear oil inside my speedo cable housing, hey, free lubrication? Not sure how much/if it can hurt, and I’ll keep my eye out for a replacement for that top hat grommet. I almost had something that would work at the hardware store, some rubber cord protectors I could cut up. Inner diameter wasn’t quite small enough and outer flange not quite big enough, though.
  7. I picked up a whole bunch of o-rings, rubber washers, grommets, and ultra black RTV; and we'll see what works after I get done mowing the grass tonight. With any luck, I may have to drive truck a couple hours to pick up a swing set this weekend.
  8. wait, are you DaveR or did he grab pics from you? Hah. Seems like if rubber is fairly pliable, should slip on from bottom. The old one slipped right off of bottom. Center ring not damaged, only outer ring. Don’t think Teflon tape would help on threads much, it’s not leakin from threads. It’s coming right down the middle along the cable housing. It eventually drips onto my exhaust, which is the real problem. Stinks like hell, and probably a fire hazard. I might consider packing some rtv around the cable housing as well before tightening it down.
  9. So, googling other Datsun speedo cables to see if there's similar, I found this Z car thread, in which the cable end and grommet looks exactly the same as mine: https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/55640-speedometer-cable-grommet-trans/ No good source for that grommet alone, but one guy said you can just use a flat rubber washer. I'll probably do that for near future, and see if it leaks anymore. If it still leaks, order a new Zcar cable and steal the grommet out of it. I've found some for $30 to $50 incl. shipping.
  10. Finally got around to taking it out. When I first put a wrench on it, realized it wasn’t in very tight, so I tightened it up and saw if it would hold for a week or two. It did not. When I took cable off, realized a weird seal at end of cable was real busted up. Doubt I can find a generic for that. I further took the speedo drive gear out, with a 1 1/8” socket, it all slid right out. A quart or 2 of gear oil did drain out, woo. The internal and external o rings didn’t look terrible. No signs outer was leaking, all oil was coming out center. Internal ring seems ok, but some has to be getting past it. A refresh on that will help it from getting to that outer weird seal until I can find another one of those. I’ll get a pic of the assembly shortly.
  11. Hey, at least that gets me to some webpages now! I think I tried those numbers before when I looked in the 320 parts catalog, but got zero results, not sure what I did wrong. This transmission certainly looks like mine: http://www.carpartsmanual.com/datsun/bluebird-1964-1965/power-train/transmission-case/4-speed I actually think the J13 in my truck may have came from a 410 and not a 520, forget how I reached that conclusion, maybe the number on the block. So, my tranny could be original or from the donor. So, they're just simple rubber o-rings? By those figures, the speedo drive gear itself will slide right out without any further disassembly of transmission? So I can slide speedo gear out, then take it to hardware store and find some suitable o-rings, then pop it back in? That's not too bad at all, then.
  12. Hey, we talked about this very thing before! http://community.ratsun.net/topic/34539-1966-datsun-520-transmission/
  13. Sorry, its parked outside at work and a bit tough to get a good pic. I assumed all 320s had the dipstick, or is mine just a weirdo? I love it, its right by the gas pedal. https://imgur.com/a/fknSw1L The shifter sits up in a weird little housing of its own, which leaks a lot of oil too. At least its up high, and I can check my dipstick regularly.
  14. Anybody have any luck finding something that works for a seal in the speedometer drive? Is it just felt or a rubber o-ring? I've found several part numbers in the old parts catalogs for 320s and 520s, but can't find anything via google when I search for a source. I've got a lot of gear oil coming out of mine and onto the exhaust. It's in a '65, 4-speed floor shift, with the dipstick. I'm not sure if this is an original 320 transmission or something from a 520 (truck has a J13 swapped by PO, not sure if they swapped transmission too).
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