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by SteveEdmonton
07 Oct 2018 19:53
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: With asap front brake hose in Calgary
Replies: 20
Views: 389

Re: With asap front brake hose in Calgary

I'm jumping in late on this, and I don't have the reference handy, but I know I read someplace that it's wise to replace the stock 510 rear wheel cylinders with those from a Datsun 1200 when you do the 280 ZX front brake swap. The cylinders from the 1200 are 11/16 diameter, which-- because it's a sm...
by SteveEdmonton
12 Apr 2018 19:43
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Tail Light Protection
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Tail Light Protection

If you're fishing for interest (or since you are), yes I'll certainly be following this as closely as I can. :wink: I too have some iffy or marginal tail-light housings, same issue with crumbling plastic. Seems to me your idea of attempting to somehow "permeate" the material with some sort of epoxy ...
by SteveEdmonton
07 Apr 2018 18:53
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Muffler selection. Magic solution needed.
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: Muffler selection. Magic solution needed.

I'm running a 2" pipe with no resonator and a Magnaflow muffler on my L20B with SU's, and find this combination really nice. It probably has a little more steady-state noise than if I were running a resonator, but I think the smaller pipe offsets that somewhat. Just a bit of deeply mellow whoosh whe...
by SteveEdmonton
20 Jun 2017 11:10
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Aftermarket Engine Mounts - CRAP
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: Aftermarket Engine Mounts - CRAP

Hi Jim; I had exactly the same experience with exactly the same crappy parts, a year ago. I couldn't believe RockAuto sold these things for the 510, they're so incredibly out-of-spec. What the...? As Michael suggests, I ended up ordering the genuine ones from Nissan and of course they fit perfectly....
by SteveEdmonton
22 May 2017 20:04
Forum: Events
Topic: Knox Mountain Cruise 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 5030

Re: Knox Mountain Cruise 2017

Just in case you haven't already read enough-- and seen enough pictures-- here's a quick "PS" on top of everyone else's accounts. If you live within reasonable range of Kelowna BC and haven't been to Knox, you ought to consider putting it on your bucket list to do so. This was my first time there, a...
by SteveEdmonton
17 May 2017 20:48
Forum: Events
Topic: Knox Mountain Cruise 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 5030

Re: Knox Mountain Cruise 2017

Great plan Keith (& others). I'm also grey haired and-- according to our sons at least-- in the "old fart" category. There are certain circumstances under which I'd dispute that... but it's becoming more true all the time. Saturday it is then! I told Brenda about the offer to hike up and putter our ...
by SteveEdmonton
17 May 2017 20:03
Forum: Events
Topic: Knox Mountain Cruise 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 5030

Re: Knox Mountain Cruise 2017

Hey Keith, thanks for the detailed info. Should be easy for us to meet, since you're willing to hang around for a while in an obvious spot. I'll make sure I wear a Datsun T-shirt to make things a little easier on your end! :D Looks to me like you're planning to head up on Saturday morning then, righ...
by SteveEdmonton
16 May 2017 19:44
Forum: Events
Topic: Knox Mountain Cruise 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 5030

Re: Knox Mountain Cruise 2017

I'll be heading down this Friday from Edmonton with my wife-- but sadly not in our 510. It's not ready for a long trip yet. Even so I'm really looking forward to meeting whatever Datsun folks can make it. Knox has been on my list for a long time and lots of stuff had to be juggled to make it finally...
by SteveEdmonton
10 May 2017 06:55
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB - 2 x Rear Defrost Knob/switch
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Re: WTB - 2 x Rear Defrost Knob/switch

No problem Dave-- let me know. They're here if you want them. (PM sent)
by SteveEdmonton
08 May 2017 19:54
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Copper nickel for fuel lines.
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Copper nickel for fuel lines.

This a good thread about cunifer lines too-- mostly discussing brake lines. http://the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=26600&hilit=cunifer Honestly though since this stuff works great for hydraulics, fuel is a total non-issue. Extremely low pressure compared to brake lines, and pretty much the same...
by SteveEdmonton
06 May 2017 11:17
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB - 2 x Rear Defrost Knob/switch
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Re: WTB - 2 x Rear Defrost Knob/switch

Hi Dave; I've got 2 of these switches available but unfortunately both of them are missing part of the outermost trim-- the black ring that surrounds the blue centre section. Here's what they look like (both are the same). IMG_9534 comp.jpg I have no idea what happened to those rings; they were both...
by SteveEdmonton
26 Mar 2017 14:26
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 72 4 door left front window regulator.
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Re: WTB: 72 4 door left front window regulator.

So-- backpacksaddler, did you get one yet? I might be able to help. Shipping from Canada, unfortunately... not ideal... but if you're still looking, it's an option at least.
by SteveEdmonton
26 Mar 2017 14:23
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: defrost switch?
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Re: defrost switch?

Did you ever find one of these? I've got one if you're still looking.
by SteveEdmonton
16 Mar 2017 17:29
Forum: Non PL510 Projects
Topic: 2005 Volvo V50
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

Re: 2005 Volvo V50

I hear you. Getting our kids engaged in these fiddly, old-school projects can be a real challenge when they're used to quick results. That's what I found with our boys anyway. Eager to have their own vehicles, you bet! Not quite so eager to invest the time it takes to learn how they work and how to ...
by SteveEdmonton
16 Mar 2017 17:19
Forum: Suspension
Topic: NVH Issues
Replies: 47
Views: 4315

Re: NVH Issues

I chased vibration & noise for ages and finally found that the bolts holding the factory tranny mount to my 71B 5-speed were coming into contact with the crossmember (Experimental Engineering) when load came on and the driveline rotated ever so slightly on its axis. Bolts with a shorter head took ca...