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by defdes
07 Oct 2018 17:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of selling my almost original 1980 Datsun 510
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Thinking of selling my almost original 1980 Datsun 510

Try bringatrailer.com, I have never seen that vintage for sale there, but it might be worth a try.
by defdes
30 Sep 2018 17:40
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Seven year absence..
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Seven year absence..

Welcome back, looks real nice. I built mine 16 years ago and it's ready for it's second restoration. If I could only find the time....or the cash.
by defdes
19 Sep 2018 17:03
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: R160 Diff ID
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: R160 Diff ID

If highway cruising is not your want, you'll be better off with a 4:11(or lower), I have the 3:9 in my FJ20 and I am passively looking for a 4:11.
by defdes
16 Sep 2018 17:27
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: R160 Diff ID
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: R160 Diff ID

It's been a while since I have had mine opened, but looks like a 3:9 clutch pack.
by defdes
12 Sep 2018 17:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carburator Jet Box Storage ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Carburator Jet Box Storage ideas

Under "Compartmented Boxes" version "N" looks like it could be the one I have, it has the same 36 compartments.
https://www.mcmaster.com/storage-boxes
by defdes
12 Sep 2018 16:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carburator Jet Box Storage ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Carburator Jet Box Storage ideas

Here's mine, I can't remember where I got the box from, likely a small hardware store.
by defdes
31 Aug 2018 05:42
Forum: Engine Swap
Topic: de-tuning a race engine
Replies: 30
Views: 987

Re: de-tuning a race engine

Like our buddy Hienz says "A guy will post a picture of a 510 lug nut he got for free and spend a zillion dollars building the car around a free lug nut instead of waiting for a nice car to come up for sale at a fraction of what he will have into that lug nut." Hienz says it better! Hey Jeff this i...
by defdes
09 Aug 2018 18:59
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: How much does it weigh?
Replies: 24
Views: 1744

Re: How much does it weigh?

Added NA SR and FJ20ET conclusion. L motor and SR weigh about the same and I'm surprised the FJ isn't that much heavier then the SR turbo. The FJ still had the power steering pump and some plumbing. Didn't have time to pull it and re install. The factory FJ flywheel is LIGHT! When I built my FJ20 I...
by defdes
07 Aug 2018 18:42
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Fred's 73 2dr 510
Replies: 50
Views: 4492

Re: Fred's 73 2dr 510

Looks like a nice project. When I cut the tranny tunnel for my KA box, I did it nice and tight like yours, I ultimately had to open it up more due to an awful vibration it made against the tunnel at low rpms.
by defdes
05 Aug 2018 04:36
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Front fenders
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Front fenders

Itsgonscrape wrote:
05 Aug 2018 03:12
Very interested in these
Given your location, Dave at Futofab in Dunbarton, NH might be a better option.
by defdes
20 Jul 2018 07:46
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: 72' 510 Horn Wiring / Momo Corse Wheel Assy
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: 72' 510 Horn Wiring / Momo Corse Wheel Assy

Thanks, I have yet to tear into it, I have one of the Grant "no wheel no steal" hubs and steering wheel. It did work at one time so I am fairly sure that that brass contact is still under there. there is likely an issue in the contact from the Grant piece to it.
by defdes
17 Jul 2018 07:48
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: 72' 510 Horn Wiring / Momo Corse Wheel Assy
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: 72' 510 Horn Wiring / Momo Corse Wheel Assy

Thanks for the clear description above Ted. I have had intermittent horn on all the time/on when it should be/off all the time problems since I built my car 16 years ago. It is in the latter condition now and all that stands between me an state inspection, this should help a great deal.
by defdes
04 Jul 2018 11:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you do on your 510 today?
Replies: 1620
Views: 141385

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Thanks, yeah I got only 3 years out of this one....very disappointing given the cost.
by defdes
04 Jul 2018 10:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you do on your 510 today?
Replies: 1620
Views: 141385

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

Yesterday I fired the 510 up, both to check the battery and to keep the cam oiled. It lit right off so that was good, specially after last years fiasco with what turned out to be a bad battery cell. As we have a good drive planned on July 21st I am going to take the car for a bit of a small run bef...
by defdes
25 May 2018 07:27
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 5 speed hole cutting!
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: 5 speed hole cutting!

What I sent wasn't intended to be cut for an SR trans because he's not using an SR trans. It was a reference for the shifter hole location. You can clearly see where the original hole is. I understood the the OP's post, but what you linked WAS for an SR trans, I was just attempting to say (maybe no...