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racerx

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71 510 issues with brake drum and shoe fitment

17 March 2017 - 09:20 AM

Maybe you guys been through this.  I had to change one of the rear brake wheel cylinder because it's leaking.  Got the parts from Oreilly (Brake shoes and drum) and the wheel cylinder at Winchester auto.  Tried to put them back and drum will not line up or fit in the shoes.  Adjusted the hex screw and still will not fit. 

 

 

Here are my questions:

 

1).

 

I called NISSAN parts dept. thinking maybe I should get it there but the parts guy is saying that I need the build date of my 71 Datsun because there's several versions of the brake drums and shoes.  Is this true? 

 

 

2).

 

What can cause the drum and the shoes not to fit?

 

 

Thx for the help.


1971 Datsun 510, rear u joint

15 March 2017 - 08:26 AM

I think my rear, driver side u joint is going out because I hear a clanking sound when I move forward or backwards.  So how do you guys repair the u joint.  Any special tools or techniques? Thank you.


L18 bottom thermostat housing

07 March 2017 - 02:00 PM

Would an early z bottom thermostat housing fit on my L18?

L18 bottom thermostat housing

07 March 2017 - 02:00 PM

Would an early z bottom thermostat housing fit on my L18?

Rocker arm guide came of L18

26 January 2017 - 12:07 PM

Engine was making weird noise and hardly any power and sounded like it was missing,  so I took off valve cover and noticed that one (intake) of the Rocker Arm guide came off. So I put it back and now there's too much play with the valve adjust.  So here are the questions?

 

 

 

1). Is this a head job that needs to be done?

 

2). If valve is bent, where is the best place to get valves and what else should be replaced?

 

3). Has this happened to you guys before and what is the likely cause?

 

Thank you,

 

RacerX