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#21 Daryl

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:04 PM

New rubber finally! 155/80R13. Thunderer City r202 from Les Schwab.

 

Not bad for what they cost and road feel. Had these on a A10 and they lasted a good 40k.

 

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:14 PM

Was looking into restoring the steelies but the sun burnt rust look is just so cool on er.

 

Haven't had the chance to give er a bath yet :(.

 

33805326045_377ac7b106_z.jpgDSCN00041 by cad lab, on Flickr

 

Many things still need to be accomplished. 1200 mile trip is a foot as they say.



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Posted 08 April 2017 - 03:40 PM

I've come across the first "real" hair pulling situation.

 

As previously posted, I replaced the messed up turn signal assembly with a low millage working unit. Now it was lubed and wire contacts were cleaned prior install.

Unit functioned as intended for a few days with no issue. All was good as I got home last night. This morning as I was getting onto the road I got no turn signal. No clicking sound and no turn lights on the dash or on the exterior of Yoko either. Weird thing is the quarter lights, headlamps and break lights do work.

 

So I went to work scratching my head. A few minutes ago I got digging into the problem.

 

What I've done: Disconnected and reconnected the turn signal assembly. Checked contacts and they are good. Checked all light bulbs and connections. Went ahead and replaced the flasher relay with a new one. Replaced the flasher fuse with a new one too.

 

Nothing.... Uhhhh, Now what???  :confused:

 

Haven't replaced the hazard relay so maybe that's it?



#24 Lockleaf

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 04:23 PM

Have you tried wiggling the hazard switch? I'm assuming this thing is wired like a 720 pickup, where the hazard switch disconnects the blinkers to engage the hazard circuit. On 720s the switch contact will only connect the signals if it's in the sweet spot. Too far forward or backward and it disconnects the blinkers but doesnt turn on the hazards, leaving you with nothing working.

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#25 flatcat19

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 10:37 PM

Do hazards work? If so, suspect turn signal switch.

You can't hang if your nuts haven't dropped...it's physics


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 01:48 PM

FIXED

Here's what I did before I solved the stupid situation. You'll know what I mean in the end. 

 

Threw a whole new set of fuses, replaced the hazard relay with a new one. Cleaned and greased all light bulb sockets. That did nothing, so I went on looking at a wiring diagram and found that a good ground contact is required.

 

Then I remembered the most basic thing I never even checked.

The battery posts!!!

 

Loose ground post.......Tightened er up... F***ing signals work now!

 

FYI: I tested out this loose post theory and its weird but true. She'll still start up even with a loose post but hazards and signals won't function.

 

Anyway that's all for now.



#27 flatcat19

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 02:16 PM

Lol. Nissan with a ground problem?! Never!

Shut the front door.

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#28 racerx

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:48 PM

Great job in getting her going, i love hearing stories like this one.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:30 PM

The other 210 has quite a few dealer options installed but as far as I've seen, this 210 only has the undercoating as an option. No a/c, no door arm rests, no cig lighter, no radio, no antenna, no mile counter, no rear trash card slip-outs?. Not even the standard seat handle for reclining just a knob. Was the Og owner cheap? I will never know.

 

The Base-st dato? May just be. 

 

There were actually loads of them built this way. It was the "fuel miser" special. They deleted LOTS of stuff from the car to make it as light weight as possible. Then fit the smaller A12a engine with smaller jets in the carb. Most stick shift cars were 5 speeds, but all of these were 4 speed cars. 

 

My current project is also one of these. This is my eighth 210, and my second fuel miser model. 

 

Another unique thing I don't think you mentioned was the all rubber "carpet".  ^_^

 

Talking to a friend who worked at Bankston Datsun back at that time yielded a lot of insight into what they did with these special models. Yours is fairly unusual in having no radio though. He said all of the miser specials they got in were immediately fitted with radios and cigarette lighters, and that practice was fairly common.


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


#30 Cosmonaut

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:57 PM

I am needing a 3.7 Diff out of a 210 "fuel miser special".

Let me know if there are any floating around that can be traded for $$ or whatever.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:48 AM

Was looking into restoring the steelies but the sun burnt rust look is just so cool on er.

 

 

For what it's worth, the cars like yours had silver painted wheels from new. Those are the only ones that came with those nifty stainless center caps too. The higher line cars had black painted wheels and full wheel covers. 


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


#32 Daryl

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 05:41 PM

There were actually loads of them built this way. It was the "fuel miser" special. They deleted LOTS of stuff from the car to make it as light weight as possible. Then fit the smaller A12a engine with smaller jets in the carb. Most stick shift cars were 5 speeds, but all of these were 4 speed cars. 

 

My current project is also one of these. This is my eighth 210, and my second fuel miser model. 

 

Another unique thing I don't think you mentioned was the all rubber "carpet".  ^_^

 

Talking to a friend who worked at Bankston Datsun back at that time yielded a lot of insight into what they did with these special models. Yours is fairly unusual in having no radio though. He said all of the miser specials they got in were immediately fitted with radios and cigarette lighters, and that practice was fairly common.

 

Looks like I ain't the only base on the shelf  :rofl:

 

Correct, I missed the rubber flooring.  I dig it a lot. Cleaning is a breeze.

I'll get some interior pics here tomorrow as I get the day off.

 

Well the delete plates might just be unique then. Haven't taken it off to view it's hidden counterparts nor do I intend b/c of vintage plastic, but curiosity... You just never know what will happen.



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 05:44 PM

I am needing a 3.7 Diff out of a 210 "fuel miser special".

Let me know if there are any floating around that can be traded for $$ or whatever.

 

Can't recall but does a 1980's A15 Auto have the same diff? There's one close by that has a good one.



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 05:52 PM

Now, back to a developing story...

 

The plan was to replace the rear rubber till May but alas things just don't happen like that.

 

Coming up the hill last night, about 16 miles out in the Redwoods another blown tire!

 

Hey, I wasn't even trying. Now granted AAA is available but this is a datsun. Get some rope, tighten up and home bound we are.

Not so much... 1 mile out and that's as far it went. AAA it the rest.

 

33502218213_5d54b4d131_z.jpgDSSCN0080 by cad lab, on Flickr

 

Guess it came sooner than later... Haha. Not Too Shabby.

 

Had a chance to grease the entire old front end pieces. As well as change the trans gear oil for some better stuff. Sta-Lube 85w90, API GL4 from Napa. Wasn't too happy with the stuff that I put in. Seems to shift much easily now.

 

All for now.



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 01:15 PM

I'll get some interior pics here tomorrow as I get the day off.

 

Well the delete plates might just be unique then. 

 

It definitely is. I have a decent collection of delete plates (the 70-73 510 is the coolest one), I think at least one for every model Datsun except this car. Never even seen one...

 

 

So... Pic of that?   ^_^


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 04:46 PM

Here's some of the front interior section. These here seats are ugly and falling apart, but the most comfortable I've ever sat on. If you can even believe that.

If I can get some nice late 80's sentra seat skirts I'll re-upholsterer'em.

 

33519589143_588b36c39d_z.jpgDSCN011 by cad lab, on Flickr

 

33519614723_21e8bc36a0_z.jpgDSCN13 by cad lab, on Flickr

 

Just look at that headliner! It's nice... Side plastics, door cards & sun visors good lookin' too.

 

34199061591_60098a4243_z.jpgDSCN10 by cad lab, on Flickr



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 04:52 PM



It definitely is. I have a decent collection of delete plates (the 70-73 510 is the coolest one), I think at least one for every model Datsun except this car. Never even seen one...

 

 

So... Pic of that?   ^_^

 

Yup, Got a pic of that. I dig the styling. Not messing with it, just so cool to stare at  :w00t: .

 

33488094724_1276160e5f_z.jpgDSCN0 by cad lab, on Flickr



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Posted 29 April 2017 - 05:23 AM

Yup, Got a pic of that. I dig the styling. Not messing with it, just so cool to stare at  :w00t: ., on Flickr

 

That's cool. Also don't think I've ever seen that cigarette lighter delete plate...


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 10:51 AM

It definitely is. I have a decent collection of delete plates (the 70-73 510 is the coolest one), I think at least one for every model Datsun except this car. Never even seen one...
 
 
So... Pic of that?   ^_^



Oh?

You can't hang if your nuts haven't dropped...it's physics


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Posted 29 April 2017 - 01:31 PM

Oh?

 

Believe it or not, the one from a 1200 is the prettiest one. Odd considering it was the cheapest car they sold...

 

5304.jpg

 

 

 

But I love the 510 because of the built-in coin tray...    :rofl:

 

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It's your car, just don't ruin it.


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".