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#1524258 Driveshaft alignment

Posted by Lockleaf on Today, 07:17 AM

If locking your hubs and turning the tires doesn't turn your diff it seems there is already something not right, unless you have the "auto" locking hubs. In theory you could need to turn both tires if the open diff is slipping when you turn only one

But you can put your trans in neutral and your tcase in 4wd and turn a back tire might do it. Again, You might a need a friend to turn the other side if the resistance is high enough you just spin on the open diff.

That should turn the tcase flange.

Also an option, bolt the shaft to the diff, jam a bar through the u joint and use that to turn the diff to align with the tcase.

#1523760 Windshield wiper motor installation

Posted by Lockleaf on 15 October 2017 - 12:49 PM

I'm not really sure what you are asking.

The wiper linkage just shoves on to the wiper motor and the motor screws in place on the passenger side of the firewall. You will likely need to remove the cowl over the wiper linkage in order to connect it to the motor.

The reservoir also goes on the passenger side.

If you need a play by play, download the factory service manual. Look at Datsun510.com/manuals.

#1523158 POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

Posted by Lockleaf on 12 October 2017 - 11:46 AM

Only bid up to $3,250 - reserve not met. No 510 love in UT?

Nope. Just me, greengoon, and that guy. Oh and one other wagon that is black and looks stupid.

#1522870 Project itch.. need advice

Posted by Lockleaf on 10 October 2017 - 09:30 PM

You want high mpg, run an L16, fuel injected, with a really good economy map. And a 5 speed. Match that with a properly selected rear end gear and a good tire size.

But running a crx motor won't work without fwd swapping the truck. By the time you spend the money to do that job, you could have driven a vehicle that only got 17 mpg for 15 years and spent the same amount of money.

Don't step over a dollar to pick up a dime.

#1522595 Geojaxon's 620 build.

Posted by Lockleaf on 09 October 2017 - 09:33 AM

Redeye sells swap mounts for the ka 620 if you're interested. Icehouse sells the can am box to simplify wiring.

The d21 has the engine harness integrated into the body harness unfortunately. So you will probably end up pulling everything from engine bay and interior out, then begin the work of dividing out what you won't be reusing. Or swapping the whole harness and retrofitting it, if your a masochist like me.

#1522527 oil pressure guage

Posted by Lockleaf on 08 October 2017 - 09:17 PM

On my 720 harnesses I've messed with, the gauge sending wiring ends at the carb plug. You have to add a foot of wire to get to the sender.

#1522495 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Lockleaf on 08 October 2017 - 07:37 PM

Pick a Toyota truck 80s or 90s. Fairly similar across those years.

Do a little research on what guys are accomplishing with those trucks, see if it matches your goals. Many Toyotas have 4 pot brakes and I'm sure there are bigger brake options.

4WD 720s had center consoles with 2 gauges in them. Replace factory clock with one gauge, put your others in the center console?

#1522483 1981 Datsun 720 SR20DET Build.

Posted by Lockleaf on 08 October 2017 - 06:59 PM

2wd Toyota for front suspension and matching rear axle. Tons of aftermarket, high availability.

And what do you need the gauges to do that they don't? Look better or is there some function they don't have and you need?

#1522482 My 73 240Z Timeline

Posted by Lockleaf on 08 October 2017 - 06:46 PM


I realize this marks me as a MASSIVE nerd, but every time i see these all i see is a fleet of Romulan warbirds. (Star Trek)


#1522430 Ignition switch / key replacement

Posted by Lockleaf on 08 October 2017 - 03:58 PM

As roadster stated, the electrical and tumbler sections are seperate.

You can take your new tumbler to a locksmith and have them key it to your old key if you want. Should not be difficult for them. If it comes with a key code listed most locksmiths could also cut keys from that, but then you would need a door key and a different ignition key. I prefer to match them.

#1521721 '71 Goon

Posted by Lockleaf on 05 October 2017 - 06:12 PM

That coil set is simply a set of overload shocks. Monroe sells them. Others likely do to. They come with the coils already on them.

#1521427 Car Porn

Posted by Lockleaf on 04 October 2017 - 06:25 PM


This is Stewified, he has a thread on here. Decently active member.
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#1521066 1980 720 2WD (AZJones' Build Thread)

Posted by Lockleaf on 03 October 2017 - 10:12 AM

Try the Emirates. That's where they were sold stock. Usually purchased on eBay etc.

#1520829 1980 720 2WD (AZJones' Build Thread)

Posted by Lockleaf on 02 October 2017 - 03:13 PM

Nicely done on that bucket retrofit

#1519954 DATSUN HOTWHEELS (and some other ones)

Posted by Lockleaf on 27 September 2017 - 10:17 PM

Scored the surf wagon 510, couple of repus, and some other good stuff tonight