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About Tedman

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  • Birthday 05/10/1961

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    Harbor City, CA
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    '72 Datsun 510 (x2), '05 Xterra (VQ40DE Donor?), '62 Porsche 356 Coupe (project)
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    Aerospace Engineer (retired)

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  1. Tedman

    Exhaust Thread

    It looks just like mine. I've lost track of what I pulled it from, but it's one of the true 4-into-2 ones with no air injector pipes.
  2. Tedman

    L20B rebuild

    Those L18 small dish pistons are scarce. How long ago and where did you find them?
  3. Tedman

    Underhood Fuel Line Grommet

    @D52E Thanks for that Realm link! Naturally the eBay link from 2010 is dead but I searched eBay motors for "oval rubber plug" and several came up, mostly for '99-'06 Jeep Wrangler. One had dimensions, so I'm gonna go measure the hole...
  4. Tedman

    pic of your dime

    SoCal TT 2014: Death Valley 2009: When I bought her from original owner, 1984:
  5. Tedman

    pic of your dime

    Laguna Seca 1997, Alfa Club Time Trial Shasta, late '90s: 2013 SoCal TT Rally
  6. Tedman

    "Zeke"- '72 510 2Dr

    Looking forward to getting my diff back on Monday. The shop told me the ring and pinion were shot. I had some difficulty with that diagnosis at first, as the 4.38 R&P was installed new in ~1990 and only used for 10 years, but then again, the gears were definitely whining, and it has seen a lot of track use, so I guess I'm not entirely surprised. So now it has a new Subaru 4.44 R&P to go along with the new bearings and seals. I'll be getting the used parts back, so it will be interesting to see what the gears look like. On a totally different subject, I do like my steering wheel, but it's not trimmed in leather, and the rim is a little on the thin side. So I ordered a leather wheel cover from Wheelskins. Problem solved. Although it was a PITA to stitch (I think I spent about 2 1/2 hrs) it turned out real nice and the grip is nice and beefy now. Although the rim looks kinda fat in the pics, it's about the same diameter as my very first aftermarket wheel (also a Formuling France) that I had installed on my 2nd 510 back in '83. This dash pic brings back lots of memories. That's the same horn button in both wheels.
  7. Tedman

    Underhood Fuel Line Grommet

    As far as I know, these are NLA. I have rerouted my fuel lines so have no need for this hole anymore. Aside from welding it up, anyone ever found an oval rubber plug that fits?
  8. Tedman

    Mr Big Tanker's watermelon wagon.

    Yeah, I have a stock cast iron Z flywheel that fits an L20B. Takes a 225mm clutch. Weighs ~22 lbs vs. closer to 30 for a stock L20B one. PM me if interested.
  9. Tedman

    Mr Big Tanker's watermelon wagon.

    Stock NA 280ZX are flat tops, 86mm bore, same pin height as L20B. ~ 10.5:1 with peanut head, even higher with that 210 head you have there. Better to use a U67 L20B head if you want to run safely on pump gas.
  10. Tedman

    Mr Big Tanker's watermelon wagon.

    I like this approach. 🤘
  11. Tedman

    "Zeke"- '72 510 2Dr

    Preparing to have my 4.38 R160 Diff rebuilt so I can re-install it in Zeke. Ordered new bearings and seals and received them today. Had to get the side seals from Subaru but otherwise went with OEM parts. Hoping to drop everything off to my mechanic early next week...
  12. Tedman

    510 Wiper Motor Help

    Realm thread for Honda/Acura wiper motor swap: http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=29550
  13. Tedman

    Mr Big Tanker's watermelon wagon.

    I cut mine for the same reason. https://imgur.com/JIwjViy
  14. Tedman

    Mr Big Tanker's watermelon wagon.

    Plenty of clearance for a center pull linkage on than Mikuni Mani. Looks like they also shaved the towers for the mechanical linkage.
  15. Tedman

    What Diff??

    38311 21100 pn cast into top of case indicates a stock 510 R160. What Mike said about id'ing ratio.

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