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by Bike papa
26 Mar 2015 10:21
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Noob question
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Noob question

You might have to change out the speedo drive gear in the tranny to get an accurate MPH reading. If so they are available from the dealer for way less they they are selling on eBay for. Contact Chad at Chico Nissan
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by Bike papa
23 Mar 2015 09:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post a pic of your Dime.
Replies: 1229
Views: 197925

Re: Post a pic of your Dime.

Corey (PMK) the car looks good, Your body man did a nice job on the supersonic lines. It's a good thing you bought the tires and wheels now 'cause in a couple of months that's all going to end. LOL!!!
by Bike papa
18 Mar 2015 20:02
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB bracket on firewall for carb linkage
Replies: 12
Views: 1852

Re: WTB bracket on firewall for carb linkage

Steve,
I had to move the carb throttle shaft bracket 3/4" -1" further away from the pivot bracket so the connecting rod was too short

Additionally the ball ends were pretty yellowed and (possibly) brittle, and the rods were oxidized.
Who am I kidding! I just like the shiny new bits!!!
by Bike papa
17 Mar 2015 16:04
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB bracket on firewall for carb linkage
Replies: 12
Views: 1852

Re: WTB bracket on firewall for carb linkage

Steve,
I did the same bracket conversion on my car, I bought these ball ends and cut and threaded round bar stock to make the connecting rods.
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by Bike papa
16 Mar 2015 15:37
Forum: Not Datsun/Nissan related?
Topic: Any Tonka Collectors ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4007

Re: Any Tonka Collectors ?

This was given to me 42yrs ago as a gag gift when i was looking for a jeep.
One of my girls colored the top with a magic marker, at one time I thought about cleaning it off but now it has such huge sentimental value I'm glad i didn't.

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by Bike papa
12 Mar 2015 09:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post a pic of your Dime.
Replies: 1229
Views: 197925

Re: Post a pic of your Dime.

One of my favorite "Before" pics

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by Bike papa
22 Feb 2015 15:09
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Headlight polarity reversed on 1972 510
Replies: 7
Views: 1921

Re: Headlight polarity reversed on 1972 510

I have the same headlight setup however I used a dual relay setup where one of the headlight sockets plugs into a "male"socket which fires the headlight relays. I had no polarity problems with this setup. Plus I have full voltage to the headlights.
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by Bike papa
20 Feb 2015 12:30
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Eletrical Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Re: Eletrical Problems

I noticed that i was getting some unacceptable voltage fluctuation so just for good measure I replaced the 60 amp alternator and voltage regulator. Other than swapping out the pulley it was painless. It holds a steady 13.8 V now. One question / observation, while checking my electrical system I saw ...
by Bike papa
19 Feb 2015 19:14
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: Tach light bulb sockets
Replies: 0
Views: 1572

Tach light bulb sockets

I ordered a couple of these from Summit Racing to replace the illumination light sockets on my tach. They say they are for a 5/8" hole but they are a bit too big, however the holes in the tach were slightly enlarged due to the heat of the light bulb which allowed the original socket to fall out. I u...
by Bike papa
17 Feb 2015 14:54
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1971 Datsun 510 Wagon/Original Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: 1971 Datsun 510 Wagon/Original Paint

This is very tempting but my "CFO" says no more vehicle projects until after the master bathroom is remodeled.

GLWS
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by Bike papa
17 Feb 2015 10:24
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Old school 510
Replies: 592
Views: 69919

Re: Old school 510

a couple more of the 02

the order of the pics is reversed
he was passed by the 17 car which was super fast
by Bike papa
17 Feb 2015 09:29
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Old school 510
Replies: 592
Views: 69919

Re: Old school 510

here's a few more

The Ford Falcon Ranchero was ungodly quick! it was lapping cars before the end of it's race.
by Bike papa
17 Feb 2015 09:27
Forum: Featured Project Builds
Topic: Old school 510
Replies: 592
Views: 69919

Re: Old school 510

I Went to the Vintage Sports Car Racing Event in Las Vegas this past weekend.
here's a sample of some of the cars
by Bike papa
11 Feb 2015 18:52
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Transmission differences
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Transmission differences

I'm currently running a five speed transmission which I believe is a truck unit. It has the speedo drive gear hold down bolt in the six o'clock position. And also has the fifth gear indicator switch. So according to the research I did is is the second generation model FS5W71B. It shifts fine but it ...
by Bike papa
09 Feb 2015 14:22
Forum: Not Datsun/Nissan related?
Topic: Lets see some welding and fabrication pics!
Replies: 250
Views: 26918

Re: Lets see some welding and fabrication pics!

I have to agree with you when welding "Heavy Metals" Back in the day, we used to weld up alot of grease exhaust duct from 16Ga. Galvanized steel. it was not uncommon to get "Galvanized" poisoning especially when working in confined quarters. the immediate side effects could last up to 24 hours and n...