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#1 gblombach

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 11:19 PM

I read once that the steering gearbox from a Datsun B210 ( could have been a 610?) has a higher turn ratio than the stock Datsun 510 (70-73) gearbox, and that a direct swap is possible. Has anyone ever done this and how do you like the results?



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 04:45 AM

The B-210 box certainly contains some of the discontinued parts and bearing needed to rebuild a PL510 box, not sure if it will swap.... probably. The A10 ('78-'81 HL510) box will.

 

The 710 (and likely) the 610 box looks exactly like the 510 box.  


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 05:24 AM

I heard the later A10(say 78 510s ones fit )


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Posted 03 May 2016 - 09:06 AM

Awesome. Thanks for the tips. I guess I should have said I'm looking for a "closer ratio" gearbox. I found some other articles online about it and will post them back here.