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by bertvorgon
12 Dec 2018 07:39
Forum: Events
Topic: DatsunNW & Canby, please read!!
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: DatsunNW & Canby, please read!!

That's what I get for being a wimp about the weather, I was determined to go this year regardless! The Canby show, the two times I went, are the highlights of my 510 road trips, so I am sorry to see you go. As others said, it was an amazing event to bring so many enthusiasts together. As a past orga...
by bertvorgon
07 Dec 2018 07:30
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: PoorMtnKids 70 2DR
Replies: 944
Views: 66046

Re: PoorMtnKids 70 2DR

Thanks for updating, I was wondering what you would find. Think of it as the best of the worst, that pump was crap and if it had gotten pressure..how might it have failed you on the track and wreck the engine. I too, way back before I started dealing with Specialty, had a local well known engine pla...
by bertvorgon
01 Dec 2018 08:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: westwood and race car pics
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: westwood and race car pics

Yes, pics would help, I was still shooting a lot of film in that time period and spent a lot of time at Westwood with the Specialty Engineering group.
by bertvorgon
29 Nov 2018 14:19
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Headlight fix
Replies: 62
Views: 1524

Re: Headlight fix

I feel your pain.....I have a box of matches I can send you...... :wink:

Maybe Robyn (RMS) will chime in, he has done lots of work on Goons
by bertvorgon
29 Nov 2018 13:38
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Headlight fix
Replies: 62
Views: 1524

Re: Headlight fix

Yes, I did get the lights working, it was "just" the failed solder joint, my post above does explain what happened.

Are your other tail lights working? Any power at the brake pedal switch?
by bertvorgon
27 Nov 2018 15:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - Searching for a 510 for my father
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: New Member - Searching for a 510 for my father

Welcome to the site! Spent a LOT of time in FJ40's. Not seen that car for sale here that I am aware of. Looks very nice, that is a walloping amount of HP in a 510, specially with those small rear tires. Would be nice to see more of the build sheet, what fuel was used to get that HP, some pictures of...
by bertvorgon
27 Nov 2018 12:24
Forum: Events
Topic: Datsun Restomods CV showing at Byron's - Nov 25th 1-5 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1442

Re: Datsun Restomods CV showing at Byron's - Nov 25th 1-5 PM

Geez....that's a good look'in 510......
by bertvorgon
27 Nov 2018 11:53
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: R200 LSD options/setup
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: R200 LSD options/setup

My one comment, based on the VSLD in my G35 ( similar to the R200) is that it "lags" before full engagement. It is very noticeable to me, s I do drive hard at times, and, can compare it to my LSD in my 510 ( Nissan clutch pack). I really notice it on toss in, where you EXPECT the damn thing to hook ...
by bertvorgon
26 Nov 2018 08:52
Forum: Events
Topic: Datsun Restomods CV showing at Byron's - Nov 25th 1-5 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1442

Re: Datsun Restomods CV showing at Byron's - Nov 25th 1-5 PM

Thanks for hosting and those sandwiches were very good! Nice to see all this time of year, usually we do not get together till spring. I was maybe a bit disappointed that the shafts would not fit my car, but, at the same time my power train really has no issues. It did give me the opportunity to rem...
by bertvorgon
23 Nov 2018 09:24
Forum: Events
Topic: Datsun Restomods CV showing at Byron's - Nov 25th 1-5 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1442

Re: Datsun Restomods CV showing at Byron's - Nov 25th 1-5 PM

I would rather be in -20, than this damn damp cold we get..0 to 10C.

Just getting ready to head over to pull half shaft and then wait in my warm Honda if need be.

Have you landed?
by bertvorgon
23 Nov 2018 08:07
Forum: Events
Topic: Datsun Restomods CV showing at Byron's - Nov 25th 1-5 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1442

Re: Datsun Restomods CV showing at Byron's - Nov 25th 1-5 PM

What a grotty day out there, with no heat in that garage I am not looking forward to laying under the car. I tried the other day to fire up my small camping catalytic heater but it would have to run for days to even put a tad of warmth in there. Hearkens me back to those years we have all done, layi...
by bertvorgon
22 Nov 2018 16:14
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Headlight fix
Replies: 62
Views: 1524

Re: Headlight fix

The light's fired up right away, bright and white. I kept my finger on the wire, as Jeff has scared the hell out of me that the joint will fail again...it just got faintly warm, why would it not with that sort of current running through it. Silly design really when you think of that power going to t...
by bertvorgon
22 Nov 2018 07:55
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Headlight fix
Replies: 62
Views: 1524

Re: Headlight fix

I actually thought about putting some pig tail wires on the headlight wires and drop them down low under the dash. Should the joint fail again, I would then just be able to mount a switch to at least turn the headlights on, the running lights work just fine. Upper switch... running lights, jumpered ...
by bertvorgon
21 Nov 2018 15:27
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Headlight fix
Replies: 62
Views: 1524

Re: Headlight fix

There was no sign of overheating at all, in looking at the break, I would suggest vibration finally took it's toll on a joint that maybe was marginal right from the factory. It was exactly like the one Andy ran into and it is still going strong the he re-soldered. I will be off to the garage tomorro...
by bertvorgon
21 Nov 2018 15:22
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Half shaft bolts
Replies: 15
Views: 450

Re: Wanted: Half shaft bolts

Nice to meet you today Matt#2!

FYI everybody, I was there when Tracey phoned Nissan to see what those damn bolts are worth....$27.00 each..insane.

I'm going to go throw my bolt boxes and see if I have any spares!