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#121 flatcat19

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:01 PM

Toyota is the car that made me know I don't want to work on cars anymore.

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


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:22 PM



Oh no. Kill it quickly.

LoL.

 

What a day it was!

On my way back from Calistoga, I got stranded on the roadside.

All was well till I noticed the fuel and temp needles not reading. I ignored it and kept driving, few miles more and she started acting-up. Misfiring, pedal to the floor and barley any power. Finally total loss and she shut off @30mph. Weird. Got off the road and tried cranking er over. Nothing.

 

So I get out, pop the hood and check out the bay. Nothing out of the ordinary and no stange smells. All looked good. I open the driver door again and notice no beeping bell. Dead Batt Maybe?

 

Now I have to mention, I drove on Thursday to Esparto dead at night. Horrid rain ya couldn't see 10 feet with high beams. So all accessories were on high, pulling quite the juice. Close to half way I did see the Batt light come on briefly. Got home and drove to town the next morning with no issue.

 

So I called a friend, got a good batt and threw it in. Started right up. Let er run for a bit, disconnected the batt and she dies. Yup, alternator is suspect. Drove the 10 miles home without issue.

 

Checked all connections and cleaned all terminals. Belt is tight. Double checked the alt by disconnecting the batt and same thing, it dies. So it must of overloaded last night, and called it quits. Then again it's got well over 200k so that could be it too.

 

I've done some reading on the below link and seems like an upgrade might be possible.

http://community.rat...h-l-alt-urgent/

 

From looking at pics it looks doable. Totally guessing but is a 50A to a 60A going to damage fuse's or melt wiring?

24128884598_3eeb53a104_b.jpg210alt by cad lab, on Flickr

24128884018_6d941f7450_b.jpg280zxalt by cad lab, on Flickr

Also does the "P" connection on the bottom ALT need to be wired? Is it used on the 280z?



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Posted 29 October 2017 - 08:35 AM

Totally guessing but is a 50A to a 60A going to damage fuse's or melt wiring?

 

No, you can run as high an amperage alternator as you want to.  :thumbup:

 

But...

 

Make sure all your connections are clean and corrosion free, and I would strongly suggest running an extra charge wire. Meaning add a second large diameter (at least 10 gauge) wire from the alternator directly to the starter main post. This provides a clean direct path for current to flow from the alternator to the battery. 

 

 

Also does the "P" connection on the bottom ALT need to be wired?

 

The T-plug and big post is all you really need. And the ground wire if it has one. 


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

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 09:55 AM

Thanks, datsunfreak.

 

Install was not plug'n play. but then again what is. New ALT is in my opinion very "cheap" but works.

 

Sizes are darn near the same. Bottom bracket bolt holes needed to be drilled out to 1/2" on zx ALT. 

That's it, all else was the same.

37964255646_e9b2a74fd5_z.jpgP1030688 by cad lab, on Flickr

26241725569_c2c4f90e7f_z.jpgP1030689 by cad lab, on Flickr

Stock ALT will be kept as a reparable backup. That's it for now.



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 05:57 PM

Been some time since I last posted. The rainy cold season has arrived and with it so has some issues :frantics: .

 

Diving into getting the heater working. So far I've gotten the shut valve opened. Changed fuses and inspected the wiring. Got high speed (#3) to finally work. Defroster has heat now.

 

Resistor will be need to be inspected, lower speeds are nonexistent. I'll be taking the motor out to grease and clean out debris if any tomorrow.



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:07 PM

P.S. Stalling Resolved.

1k miles, couple fuel'ups and I can say I've finally fixed the stalling issue. Not the carb. Not the fuel system. The only things I've done was replace ALT and clean the contacts on the distributor coil.

 

As weird as it sounds it's been running way better. Hope that helps someone.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:10 PM

I've bought myself an infamous 87 vanette. Don't think I'll post on it yet since I haven't picked it up. Saw the posting come up on CL and didn't hesitate. I've got an issue, I get it. When was the last time you've seen one? I sure as hell have never.

 

Anyway, b/c I've got another 210 and now a van I've decided to let Yoko go. I prefer someone else daily er than let er sit.

 

So we'll see how this goes.



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 09:25 AM

I think the reason you don't see them anymore is because Nissan recalled/bought back almost all of them(like I said, I think...over 20 years ago) and I am not completely sure why.  Engine fires...maybe.


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 10:46 AM

It was engine fires.

You'd be better served turning the vanette into a fish tank.

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


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:04 AM

Screw that man. If i found one i would rock it till she burned. Or learn what exactly burned up and try to re-engineer it.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:06 AM

Fuck that. Fish tank wins!

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


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:43 PM

I think the reason you don't see them anymore is because Nissan bought back almost all of them

 

And immediately crushed them.  :rofl:


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

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:08 PM

Yoko's onto new ownership and a new journey. New owner is informed of the blog, maybe he'll continue this? I hope so. Only time will tell. 

She's now in the Cameron Park area by Sacramento.

24790706647_765124b004_c.jpgP12584 by cad lab, on Flickr

24790705707_83f533a278_c.jpgP32424 by cad lab, on Flickr

 

This concludes my ownership and the end of an era, so to speak. Thank you for your support and criticism.

 

 

P.S. I'm not leaving, I'll still be around.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:11 PM

Did you sell this to work on your vanette?


SMH, if true.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:17 PM

Did you sell this to work on your vanette?
SMH, if true.

Yup. Funds are going into the future camper.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:20 PM

You'll regret selling that 210.

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


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:32 PM

You'll regret selling that 210.

The other reason I did so was b/c I've got another 210 with the deeper yellow color that I wanted. There's a pic posted earlier in this blog if memory serves...

 

I've got an L-series ready to drop once I get the correct cross-member. That's a story for another day.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:57 PM

Nice work. That's a decision full of future regret.