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by demo243
11 Jan 2021 17:04
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: R180 diff? Something seemed off and the car's geared really short... best avenue to fix?
Replies: 19
Views: 372

Re: R180 diff? Something seemed off and the car's geared really short... best avenue to fix?

Previous owner was an... interesting... fellow. He fetched quite a few parts from other junkyard datsuns... L18 (from a truck?), 280zx five speed, and now the rear diff... so bizarre. This car has been fun to work on (for many reasons!). Who knows what else I haven't found yet that's different. Tha...
by demo243
11 Jan 2021 11:51
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: R180 diff? Something seemed off and the car's geared really short... best avenue to fix?
Replies: 19
Views: 372

Re: R180 diff? Something seemed off and the car's geared really short... best avenue to fix?

I skimmed through quick, so didnt see if it was confirmed that you have an r180 or not... Judging by the distance between the fill plug and the bolt to the right of it, along with the half shafts I think you might have a r180 from a z. Those halfshafts are different then all the spare 510 ones I hav...
by demo243
21 Dec 2020 08:52
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, new guy from california
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: Hello, new guy from california

Welcome! Post some photos! Where in Cali are you?
by demo243
12 Nov 2020 09:44
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Basket Case
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Basket Case

No wiring isn't terrible. I have rewired both my 510 and my 620 with American Autowire kits and been happy with the results.

We all like seeing photos even if they are in rough shape!
by demo243
12 Nov 2020 09:41
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from New Orleans
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: New member from New Orleans

Welcome! A few east coasters on this board, I'm up in the Northeast. Tons of info on here. Post up some photos! We all love to see the cars, even if they are projects.
by demo243
19 Oct 2020 17:39
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE
Replies: 73
Views: 10346

Re: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE

Not much to update... Got some time to mess around with it this afternoon and swapped the B&M short shifter to a stock KA shifter -- my god the throws are long! -- anyway it unfortunately did not fix my deceleration grind... so that rules out the shifter... need to get under the car again to see if ...
by demo243
12 Oct 2020 12:58
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Does anyone make replacement wiring harnesses?
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Does anyone make replacement wiring harnesses?

Your next option would be a full rewire if it is really that bad. I have done it on both my 510 and 620 with the American Autowire Highway 15 kit - and been very happy with the results. It does take a little bit of thinking and tweaking since most all of the kits are designed for American cars... th...
by demo243
02 Oct 2020 14:52
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE
Replies: 73
Views: 10346

Re: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE

Side note - Anyone know what the thread pitch is for the nuts that hold the grill badge on? Found out mine was just glued on... nearly lost it!
by demo243
02 Oct 2020 14:50
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE
Replies: 73
Views: 10346

Re: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE

That amount of castor would of course make the steering very, very light. If I remember, stock was 4.5. See what you think at high speed. Again, the more castor you have, it induces more negative camber on turns, which really helps with front end bite. Not to be critical of the alignment shop...but...
by demo243
02 Oct 2020 13:32
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE
Replies: 73
Views: 10346

Re: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE

I was up at Weirs Beach last weekend and saw a Red 510 cruising up by past SS Mt. Washington dock my wife shouted out the window of the van "Nice 510" It had Mass plated so I figured it was you, was it? Wasn't me... Ive got antique CT plates on mine. But now I am curious--- another red 510 in Mass?...
by demo243
30 Sep 2020 13:22
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE
Replies: 73
Views: 10346

Re: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE

Found a place locally that specializes in performance alignments and got an apt Friday morning to get the front end done.

Gonna shoot for
-1.5 camber
+5 caster
1/16 toe in.
by demo243
30 Sep 2020 08:24
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE
Replies: 73
Views: 10346

Re: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE

Definitely setting it up with some toe in up front for street use. It’s built as an AutoX/track car... but let’s be real, 99% of its miles are street miles. Rear is another ball game... the crossmember is slotted so there is some adjustment, but I need to find a shop willing to mess with it... event...
by demo243
29 Sep 2020 19:02
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE
Replies: 73
Views: 10346

Re: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE

Met a local Z guy last week and got some motivation to get working on the 510 --- probably should have left it since we are in prime driving season right now in the NE... but dove in anyway. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50382850841_112d978c2b_c.jpg Untitled by D M , on Flickr Swapped my coilo...
by demo243
09 Sep 2020 20:03
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE
Replies: 73
Views: 10346

Re: '71 4 Door - Mikuni'd KA24DE

​ Garage is about 90% there --- still some clean up to do, and Ill probably add a few more shelves... but with rain in the forecast tomorrow I stuffed the truck in there!   https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50324159012_de6cda47db_c.jpg Untitled by D M , on Flickr Enough room to get between them, a...
by demo243
08 Sep 2020 06:30
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: The blue 510
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Re: The blue 510

greenthumb wrote:
07 Sep 2020 22:54
The 510 looks great also. You’ll love that KA. Make sure you enlarge that tunnel width wise or you might find a bunch of rattling under acceleration/deceleration
Ive got a really bad noise under decel... I wonder if this plays into it at all... Ill have to put the car up soon and look.