What did you do on your 510 today?

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KiKiIchiBan
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Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

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bertvorgon wrote: 18 Sep 2022 11:34 Come to Vancouver and I will take you on a good hike into the mountains!

We can both forget our woes for a few hours.
Im desperate to get back to Vancouver,if I sell up I can afford nice things again :D
gooned wrote: 18 Sep 2022 11:34 Just breath Kiki, no point selling after all the heavy lifting is done, they are old cars and need to be persuaded...I know right now that doesn’t help.
It’s an old car with new everything :lol: lack of experts or helpful people where I live so I’m left scratching my head on my own most of the time.
KiKiIchiBan wrote: I was going to take it for a drive as I had a few hours free in-between life commitments, started up with ease, idled nicely then died and refused to start. No spark. Multimeter battery flat, no d-cells in the house, shops shut. No blown fuses, maybe the ignition module went bad. Very frustrating. Actually considering selling it, do not have any free time and when I do, I don't want to be working on the car, I want to be driving it.
510rob wrote: 18 Sep 2022 13:03On page 9 of your thread (HERE), there are some pictures of your distributor... What kind of distributor setup is that? It looks like it might be a modified 280ZX Turbo distributor - what guts are in it and what ignitor module?
Kameari one. Fixed timing, it was all set and running perfect. Now no spark :?: checked ground, re ground. Multimeter battery dead so can’t test power. I think maybe th module went bad, I’ve broken 2 already somehow. Just frustrating.
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I'd say get a stock Nissan "Matchbox" EI style distributor - they are almost bulletproof.
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Didn't really "do" anything to it yet, but towed my vintage race car acquisition home yesterday.

It's a 1970, with lots of nice parts. Dogbox trans, Rebello 1.8, Jeff Winter manifold, 45 Webers, aluminum front hubs, fiberglass hood and trunk, etc. I have logbooks back to 1990 when it started as an ITC car and was later slowly converted to B-sedan specs.

Looking forward to some fun next race season.

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Got back on getting this L20B ready to build.
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Late update. Upgraded my Drivers side recaro seat to a newer one. Feels so much better as the older one was sagging. Going to get new straps to refresh the old seat.
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I had been having lock issues on the drivers side and finally bought a new lock set from Datsun Garage but after looking at my door lock cylinder and comparing the Datsun Garage kit I noticed a few issues. The OEM lock/One on the car had a lot of free play and also missing plastic holder for the rod connecting to it to control the locking mechanism. Also noticed the New lock kit has 4 tabs on it where the OEM one and the door has 3 tabs/notches so I would either have to modify the new lock to work or cut the door which I don't feel like doing. Also the new lock is not the type that can be rekeyed so I would have an extra key on my ring or would have to look at trying to rekey the trunk/hatch.( Not a major issue but more of preference). I ended up repairing my OEM lock cylinder by first going to the parts store and buying a Dorman Assorted rod kit and initially it helped with some free play but still wasn't better or perfect so next I got a horseshoe clip and put it between the lock cylinder and used the cotter pin to hold in place and it worked! Been testing it and so far the lock has been working and feels a lot better. Crisp locking.  Now for the Datsun Garage kit I am going to return it as I just don't feel comfortable of having to modify it or the door but if you are ok then the lock kit should work. Sorry not able to load vids but here are some pics. I assume others have had this issue so if anyone has another repair option would love to hear about it. For now I am looking for another oem lock as backup or a cylinder that can be rekeyed. 
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Glad to be able to log back in to this site.

Since I had swapped out the back leaf springs on the wagon with the Technotoytuning kit a few months ago the back seemed a bit lower so lowered the front Ground Control coil overs an inch to match up or make the fender gap measurements the same. Glad years ago when I set up the car that I have enough travel in the front shocks. After a test drive felt the same and can go over speed bumps and up my driveway the same as before. Don't feel my camber and toe will be thrown off much but will see. Waiting on 2" blocks/ubolts from T3 and shocks and will play with the shackles as those have adjustments too. Going to try the shackles first and then go from there. So far so good. Here are some before and after pics. Like the way it looks and not too low or unbearable ride quality. Update: The 195-60-14 tires do rub a little when I take a turn mildly hard so going to try 185-60-14 tires to give a bit of stretch and clearance.
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