Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

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Re: Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

Postby iceD » 28 Apr 2008 11:48

When looking for any of these books be aware of high prices. I saw the How to modify.. on Amazon for 314US$. I picked up NOS copy for 15US$ form Wolf Creek. I'm a compulsive Used bookstore shopper on Saturday in Bellingham I found a How to build your L series engine for 8US$ and they had several Nissan shop manuals 210, 610, 310 and pickups for 12US$. These books sell from 35-75C$ locally.

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Re: Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

Postby Tedman » 01 May 2008 23:02

Not really a book, but a must have for tuning Mikuni PHH carbs:
http://datsun510.com/photopost/showphot ... hoto=14191
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Edit- It's a booklet, not a book, and that pic is the front cover.
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Re: Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

Postby hang_510 » 02 May 2008 09:45

^ how is that picture gonna help me tune them??? :twisted:





i bought a .PDF copy this week :D
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Re: Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

Postby Tedman » 03 May 2008 19:41

Always glad to help.

:idea: Care to post a link to that PDF vendor?

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Re: Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

Postby Tedman » 03 May 2008 21:02

If you're running SUs, here's a book worth tracking down:

http://tinyurl.com/6lo5ny

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Re: Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

Postby iceD » 13 Sep 2008 10:39

I picked up this book the other day. I traded it for a 1970 AMC Javelin shop manual.
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Re: Autobooks are well written and look good on your shelf

Postby iceD » 24 Feb 2009 22:31

I am going to remove the front struts, and change the strut inserts. I know you guys think a project involves lathes and welders and turbo chargers; but for me, on my back in the driveway, this is a project.

I got the car up on stands and removed the wheels. I started to remove the brake calipers and found the bolts to be to tight. So I decided I needed a bigger wrench. Then I drove my daughters around for what amounted to the rest of the evening.

Since it's raining, instead of using that bigger wrench, I decided to read up on the removal of front struts. I read Section FA in the Datsun Service Manual, and discovered I know nothing about the front suspension. For instance did you know that a LCA is actually a Transverse Link, that a Sway Bar is a Stabilizer, and to remove the Strut Assembly you have to undo both of these parts as well as the Ball joints and the Brake Calipers.

Since I have a small collection of Datsun Manuals I decide to read through some others, even Haynes and Chilton have some redeeming features.

I was at the used book store in Steveston a few weeks ago, and they had an Autobooks Owners Workshop Manual for the Datsun 510 Series, for 10$Cdn. It is full of the graphics from the factory manual, and I have to say it is very well written. It is easy to understand, very thorough, and it looks good on the shelf in its orange plastic cover.

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Re: Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

Postby 510rob » 24 Feb 2009 22:56

more books
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find a copy, buy it, read it, learn it, understand it
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handy book for Weber info

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Re: Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

Postby iceD » 24 Feb 2009 23:37

And another.

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Re: Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

Postby iceD » 21 Mar 2009 09:15

Wilkinson's Automobilia has Nissan Sport magazine now. Merlin has an article on restoration and there is lots of other Nissan/Infinity/Datsun related articles.

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Re: Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

Postby nickelNdime » 14 May 2009 05:30

hey guys. can anyone help me obtain a copy of "how to modify your 510 610 240z engine and chassis" for a decent price.amazon wants to take my manhood in order to buy their copy .has anyone seen a decent one at the swap meets in cali for a reasonable price? thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

Postby okayfine » 14 May 2009 07:21

nickelNdime wrote:hey guys. can anyone help me obtain a copy of "how to modify your 510 610 240z engine and chassis" for a decent price.


What is a "decent" price?
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Re: Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

Postby nickelNdime » 18 May 2009 08:08

certainly not 170$. something a little more realistic for a used book.30 or 40$

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Re: Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

Postby okayfine » 18 May 2009 09:44

nickelNdime wrote:certainly not 170$. something a little more realistic for a used book.30 or 40$


Understand that the original is somewhat more rare than your average used book. What the books actually trade for reflect their value (not what you want to pay for it), so you're unlikely to find someone willing to sell you an original "How To Modify" book for $30. You could probably find the reissue "How To Hotrod" for $30 or $40.

Or get busy at www.datsun510.com and print your own.
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Re: Good Books for Datsun Performance info.

Postby iceD » 18 May 2009 10:13

... or you could go to

http://www.wolfcreekracing.com/classified.htm

and buy a new one for 14US$ ...

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