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In Topic: 1980 Datsun 510(A10) Wagon Build, KA Swap (Questions,How to)

03 March 2018 - 04:51 PM

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I just wrapping up the gasket job. Cleaned everything up the best i could without getting too extreme, Clean enough to not get your hands all greasy when you work on it. 

I am ordering some new vacuum lines and coolant hoses that are attached the manifold. Its coming along pretty smooth and not rushing anything. I still need to fabricate a Clutch pedal but that will come when the engine is in the car. So i can get everything lined up correctly. 

In Topic: A10's U-nite !!!!

11 February 2018 - 04:56 PM

Okay, Update.  I see know how to make a pedal work. I can make a pedal with some fabrication! Working on a design. 

In Topic: A10's U-nite !!!!

11 February 2018 - 08:47 AM

So, Here is my Pedal Assembly. I am sure i can make my own pedal. Can someone help me out with reference pictures so i know where the spring goes? 



Auto to manual conversion. 

39296176425_621f7e4e4e_c.jpgDSCN4246 by thesegamaster, on Flickr

28414050469_f628f53bab_c.jpgDSCN4249 by thesegamaster, on Flickr



This is what the book shows me. 

28414049199_a2aa58e4aa_c.jpgDSCN4251 by thesegamaster, on Flickr

39482539114_ab4bbda550_c.jpgDSCN4255 by thesegamaster, on Flickr




In Topic: 1980 Datsun 510(A10) Wagon Build, KA Swap (Questions,How to)

03 February 2018 - 09:25 PM




Went to the Auto Salvage yard today, They had a 83 Nissan Pickup that had a z20s with a Manual Transmission. 

I picked up the KA24DE that came with a automatic transmission. Of course that would not work for me. 

Upon research online i found that you can use a good old manual stumpy trans for the swap, Since the KA block is practically the same as a z20s having the same hole pattern, so the transmission will bolt right in. I also started cleaning up the plastics with some 303 Automotive cleaner and man, do the plastics look new!

I have the wiring harness in the car, need to wire up the CAM/AM Box, I pulled the two connects i needed from a 240sx chassis harness that was at the same salvage yard. That way i do not have to cut the engine harness. I tired finding the connectors online with not much luck. I power washed the gunk of the engine with still more cleaning to do. I need to get it up on the engine stand so i can starting replacing a much over due gasket job. 



Question: I am looking at rockauto for a Flywheel and Clutch. The Clutch and Flywheel for the KA or the Clutch and flywheel for the 83 Pickup.

Stumpy Specs: I can get a Clutch either in 225mm or 240mm disc diameter. It looks like the KA Clutch disc diameter is 225mm. I assuming i go with the 225mm. 

Flywheel:  Z20s/Stumpy Flywheel says diameter is  12.09". While the KA diameter 12.03. Or does it really matter, its such a small amount it wont be noticed? 

I assure i am just over thinking it. But info is always appreciated.   


Thanks for reading! 

In Topic: A10's U-nite !!!!

03 February 2018 - 03:45 PM

Anyone with a Manual A10 that has a Z20, 


Do you think you can can get a picture of the pedal assembly for me? I got a Manual trans and need to do a conversion.