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by datsun.dave
30 May 2018 22:05
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Parting out 1972 510
Replies: 16
Views: 2216

Re: Parting out 1972 510

Do you have a rear defroster switch? The pull out knob with the plastic base? Thx.
by datsun.dave
29 May 2018 22:58
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Re: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy

I did stand up and give myself a standing ovation after... I sorted out all the wiring yesterday and got everything buttoned back up and took her out for a spin. The tach is seriously the stablest of any I have ever had in a Datsun... I am used to a little bit of a bouncy needle in both my Z and my ...
by datsun.dave
27 May 2018 22:16
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Re: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy

Mission Accomplished! Finally got back around to the Tach install after having the car parked all winter! After re-reading all the instructions on this thread and staring forever at the wiring diagram, I decided that my effort to cut into the wiring inside the cabin under the dash must have been my ...
by datsun.dave
18 Jan 2018 22:28
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Re: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy

Hey Guys - Thanks for posting this Qwik510 as that is the article that I based all my work on - and it says negative side. But Byron's post and a couple others clearly say positive... SOOOOO, I am going to try + tomorrow and see what happens. I definitely have the 4 wire tach - with the two white wi...
by datsun.dave
17 Jan 2018 10:08
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Re: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy

Ok. I think I may have distilled this into an understanding of where I went wrong... I will try again and report back.

Thanks very much guys.

dw
by datsun.dave
16 Jan 2018 21:55
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Re: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy

Hey DatzenMike - Ya, I have it on the coil negative. Goes from ignition, through tach, to coil negative. I would really like to know if anyone has had success with the resistor concept - there is mention of that in the Dime Quarterly article... I am just throwing darts guessing now... I guess it is ...
by datsun.dave
16 Jan 2018 10:11
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Re: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy

Hey Mike - I did try the tach the other direction... I saw a couple comments about that too... in the opposite direction, it didn't respond... That is cool info about the resistor. So, does that mean that the 1k resistor at 1/4 watt would probably lead to the same result? I am assuming as much. So, ...
by datsun.dave
15 Jan 2018 22:40
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Re: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy

Thanks for the response Heinrich. I don't know enough about electrical to recognize a reasonable starting point, but the couple of posts I saw suggested 1K ohm - implying that it had been done that way and worked. So, primarily I am wondering if my wattage was just too high... Does that make any sen...
by datsun.dave
15 Jan 2018 16:47
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Factory Tachometer Install with EI - Resistorr Size for use with EI Dizzy

Hey Guys - I have just gone through the process of wiring in a stock tach to my 72 510. The car runs an EI matchbox distributor and I believe that I have it wired correctly after reading through multiple posts and a bunch of surfing - and chatting to Jim - Zkars. The tach reads close at idle, but th...
by datsun.dave
09 May 2017 22:53
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB - 2 x Rear Defrost Knob/switch
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: WTB - 2 x Rear Defrost Knob/switch

Thanks for this Steve - I replied to your PM before seeing this... I need to double check my existing to make sure it is the same... I don't remember mine saying pull...
by datsun.dave
08 May 2017 16:24
Forum: Not Datsun/Nissan related?
Topic: 2002 addiction
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: 2002 addiction

Hey zKars...
Enabler is appropriate...
Although perhaps we both need to read this article... again.

Nevermind.
by datsun.dave
08 May 2017 15:58
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: 350Z seats in a 4 door 510?
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: 350Z seats in a 4 door 510?

Thanks Gumby - pics would be great. What did you need to fabricate for mounting?
by datsun.dave
05 May 2017 22:32
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: 350Z seats in a 4 door 510?
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: 350Z seats in a 4 door 510?

Jim - your ulterior motives are showing through...

Thanks PoorMtnKid. I found some pics that look like the fit nicely. I figured there would be a little goofing around to get it to work... but has ro be better than existing!
by datsun.dave
04 May 2017 09:55
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: 350Z seats in a 4 door 510?
Replies: 5
Views: 690

350Z seats in a 4 door 510?

Has anyone seen this done before? Pictures would be great!!! I have found a pair of seats that I think might work, but they are a couple hours away...
by datsun.dave
03 May 2017 21:15
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB - 2 x Rear Defrost Knob/switch
Replies: 3
Views: 708

WTB - 2 x Rear Defrost Knob/switch

I need 2 rear defrost switches for 2 different 72 510's. Let me know if you can help...

Thanks a lot!

dw