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by McWicked
06 May 2015 20:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 510 angled brake pads question
Replies: 6
Views: 1127

Re: 510 angled brake pads question

Someone once explained to me (as a teenager - in shop class – as in a shop teacher) that this design was supposed to be a self-energizing design of brake system.... You had a good shop teacher. That's it exactly. When you apply force to a wedge shaped pad, the pad attempts to align itself parallel ...
by McWicked
19 Feb 2015 10:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get one thing straight!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3623

Re: Let's get one thing straight!!!

The debate on how to pronounce Nissan is much easier. It's clearly knee-sahn. Pronouncing it Niss Anne grates on my nerves almost as much as the clowns who insist on pronouncing the L in solder and salmon.
by McWicked
13 Feb 2015 15:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get one thing straight!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3623

Re: Lets get one thing straight!!!

So in Canada they pronounce it completely wrong, and are proud of it... is that the gist of this thread? :wink:

When I went to Japan in the 90's, I was surprised to hear that Datsun was actually a 3 syllable word. Sounded like "DOT-to-sahn".

-McWicked
by McWicked
12 Jan 2015 01:55
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: CNC L Series Rocker Arms
Replies: 18
Views: 3343

Re: CNC L Series Rocker Arms

Even Nissan was smart enough to support that suspension bridge. Yeah "I" beams tend not to work as well when you cut the "I" out of them. There's also not much in this design that would prevent torsional deflection. Nor is there anything to dampen resonance in the thinner unsupported center section...
by McWicked
15 Aug 2014 19:37
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ! RARE ! :::: Datsun 510 Parts FS
Replies: 15
Views: 3219

Re: RARE :::: Datsun 510 Parts FS

RTB wrote:Text me for price, serious inquiries only is a price?
You seem overly concerned about what's going on in other peoples' classified ads.

-McWicked
by McWicked
05 Aug 2014 16:46
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Pre-Bent Brake Lines for 510?
Replies: 21
Views: 3902

Re: Pre-Bent Brake Lines for 510?

The only thing I never liked about bending my own lines wasn't the bending part... it was getting the stupid things straight! The radius look good, but the straight sections looked all wavy-gravy. Thankfully, we have a tubing straightener at work. So when it comes time to slap new lines in my 510 th...
by McWicked
30 Jul 2014 18:54
Forum: General & Technical
Topic: Windshield Seal
Replies: 10
Views: 2972

Re: Windshield Seal

The problem with most aftermarket rubber is that it's not as ozone resistant, nor as thermally and UV stable as the OEM product. What happens is that you get a wide variance in experience based on how much the person actually drives their car and how much direct sunlight it receives. So you got one ...
by McWicked
15 Jul 2014 02:22
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: What tools req to pull a sub dif at a wrecking yard.
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: What tools req to pull a sub dif at a wrecking yard.

shivic wrote: I'm def going to smuggle in a torch ;)
The good ol' "hillbilly smoke wrench" is good at removing just about anything.

-McWicked
by McWicked
07 Jul 2014 11:27
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: AEM EMS S1 for KA24DE and engine harness
Replies: 18
Views: 1933

Re: FS: AEM EMS S1 for KA24DE and engine harness

510rob wrote:You speak the E Ploob Neesta? The Words of the Gods?
Make it stop...
by McWicked
04 Jul 2014 22:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Independence Day USA!!
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Happy Independence Day USA!!

From a prospectus buyer the smoking pot comment caught me off guard. Poor judgement. Just saying. It might have a negative vib on the business front. Beware what you say. And as I get older, I'm not affraid to let you know how I feel. Thanks, Ron Yeah... I love this country. I love well-made parts ...
by McWicked
29 Jun 2014 23:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post a pic of your Dime.
Replies: 1225
Views: 168622

Re: Post a pic of your Dime.

I actually have seen this happen on another forum. Here's the skinny... Most smart phones store the orientation the pic was taken in as an encoded EXIF extension within the image. If your browser or device supports Apple's EXIF data, then it always appears right side up. If not... lulz ensue. -McWic...
by McWicked
29 Jun 2014 21:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76
Replies: 632
Views: 48649

Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattnde

Mattndew76 wrote:Interior venting.
Gimme gimme gimme
-McWicked
by McWicked
29 Jun 2014 11:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76
Replies: 632
Views: 48649

Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattnde

IMHO, I would make the leading and trailing edge the same as the OEM , not square, basically a copy of the original. Everybody would like to see an exact replica of the original, but you're not going to get that with a CNC machine. Even coming close to the original design would drive the costs into...
by McWicked
29 Jun 2014 11:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76
Replies: 632
Views: 48649

Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattnde

If I had a Makerbot I would print these out. Yeah, the problem is that a C-pillar vent has no perfectly flat side to rest on. So the software would have to add a bunch of support guides that you'd have to cut off and sand after the print job finished. Then you'd have to run it through an acetone va...