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#1517746 JCCS 23 Sept 2017

Posted by MikeRL411 on 16 September 2017 - 07:16 PM

I want. To make it . Parking lot usually is a car show in itself.
Seeing any other kb310 fastbacks are alive out there
Like seeing the old 520/ and 411


I was the only 411 last year and will have to miss this year.  I will be in Tokyo that day.

#1517275 Dash illumination Part Issue

Posted by MikeRL411 on 14 September 2017 - 05:11 PM

In my experience the plastic part is only to physically hold to the printed circuit board.  The bulb has 2 looped wire connectors that plug into the plastic socket.  Pull the bulb a go look for a replacement.  As to the cracked plastic try epoxy.  Yours just might work as is.

#1517021 1973 510 Vinyl Seat Fabric Reproduction

Posted by MikeRL411 on 13 September 2017 - 04:59 PM

Have you checked with Evans Upholstery in Gardena?  Corner of Artesia and Youkon.  They have a ton of reupholstery materials.  They even matched my 1967 RL411 pattern many many years ago.  It was "Wallaby" as in Kangaroo and was an exact match to the factory vinyl fabric,

#1516812 Cuz Merica

Posted by MikeRL411 on 12 September 2017 - 06:52 PM

Sorry jet fuel doesn't burn hot enough to melt steel. It would damn sure soften it though.


A single tower(there were two) consists of 90,000,000 kg (100,000 tons) of steel, 160,000 cubic meters (212,500 cubic yards) of concrete and 21,800 windows. One single tower has a mass of about 450,000,000 kilograms (500,000 tons). This  is about 4,800 tons per floor so the top floor or even just some of it's beams fall 1300 + feet in free fall and strike the #7 building and you find it hard to believe that it couldn't have done enough damage? I find this totally believable.


Osama bin laden was an engineer!  He had figured out the effect of jet fuel fire temps on thinly concrete clad steel structural elements and had concluded that the 2 towers were vulnerable!

Softening is the clue!

#1516158 Rotella Oil

Posted by MikeRL411 on 09 September 2017 - 08:19 PM

This only applies to the T5 and T6 heavy duty oils.



I think the 'old' Rotella T oil I used to buy is now labeled Rotella T4. This is the 15w40 I prefer.


T5* is a synthetic 'blend' one (of two) marked FA4 which is a new category of low viscosity fuel saving oils. I don't know how well they work on or protect older engines. The other is just a synthetic 'blend'.


T6* is full synthetic (5W30) and comes in two forms. With one an extreme temperature oil.(5W40)


*I'm not a fan of synthetic oils myself. If I had a newer turbo engine maybe. If you look after your stock engine and change the oil and filter you don't really need this over protection.


"Synthetic" really means that it is formulated [by unknown and proprietary means] from natural gas!  Lord knows how much Hydro Flouric acid is used to make this "improved" fluid!  Reference the recent Torrance CA refinery disasters!

#1516079 JCCS 23 Sept 2017

Posted by MikeRL411 on 09 September 2017 - 12:24 PM

Looking for a place to eat / drink before or after JCCS?  Hit the Redondo Beach Lobster Fest 22 thru 24 Sept.  Live music too.

#1515511 Best Place to Source Brake Parts?

Posted by MikeRL411 on 06 September 2017 - 10:16 PM

I think you can specify what you want by cost at NAPA. More quality = more expensive.


Unless really messed up calipers do not need changing unless damaged or leaking. Rotors can also be turned down to true them up for new pads. However the cost of milling may be such that new are worth it. It was $18 to turn my Omni rotor and $20 for new .


"Grizzly Grinders" can resurface discs still on the vehicle.  A big labor hours cost avoidance.  Just use a micrometer to be sure that disc thickness is still within spec!

#1515463 Cuz Merica

Posted by MikeRL411 on 06 September 2017 - 05:38 PM

Korean war saved nissan...?? Jeep type vehicles. #Patrol


In my opinion [not humble] the best Japanese "Jeep Type" vehicle was the Mitsubishi "war reparations" jeep type given out to SEATO nations.  It clearly resembled Jeep vehicles but was metric as befitted oriental receptor nations and had a Mitsubishi engine.  I raced one up a mountain on Cheju-do against a standard US Army "real" Jeep.  I won!   The South Korean armed forces would mount a US Duce and a Half [six by as another name] heater on the right fender and turn it up full blast!  Made for some over heated journeys into the then off-limits Yong Dong Po area of Seoul as full guests of the ROK armed forces.  But then I diverge from the "pure" automotive tenor of this most sacred site!

#1515169 Cuz Merica

Posted by MikeRL411 on 05 September 2017 - 02:34 PM

Do what Napoleon did to the rabble. He unloaded grape shot into the rebellious crowd. That put an end to it quickly. When asked how he was handling the situation he said "I gave them a whiff of grape"


White supremacists should be on that domestic terrorist list as well.


He also rebuilt Paris to have nice straight avenues so as to give the cannons better shots.

#1515067 Ali-Reza's 67 RL411

Posted by MikeRL411 on 04 September 2017 - 11:06 PM

Man that is too bad
I hardly have time for mine either just around the block and once a week if that
I'm trying to head to lon beach this year I remember someone had an old sss station wagon pristine condition.
Old toyotas etc awesome turn out think you guys with the 411 could have a good time and show off some of these gems


I am skipping my RL411 sedan this year because I will be taking my wife to visit her family in Japan this year.  I am skipping the 50th model year of my 67RL411, but next year I will debut as the original owner for 50 years since purchase of my RL411 sedan "as close to OEM as you can get after 50 years of original purchase."  Last year I was the only 411 sedan or station wagon in the entire show!  Nissan USA did not bring their gorgeous necently aquaired RL411Sedan that year!  See  you all in 2018!  No!  I can't bring back any vintage Datsun parts!  That would viiolate US Customs regulations!

#1515063 Cuz Merica

Posted by MikeRL411 on 04 September 2017 - 10:45 PM

Answer to China's yuan for gold? Asteroid mining. it would flood the market with precious metals and would be a very American answer to the problem.


So how much gold would have to mine the asteroid to recover the multi million cost of the mission?

#1515059 Cuz Merica

Posted by MikeRL411 on 04 September 2017 - 10:34 PM

 It used to be that every dollar was backed by an equal amount of gold. Gold was separated from currency in the mid '30s. Before that you could ask for your dollar's worth in gold. After, it was illegal to own gold. It changes around all the time.

 Actually there were 3 kinds of US paper currency in circulation aside from Gold and silver coins [plus minor coinage of copper, nickle and silver blends].  There were Silver Certificates designated by a Blue treasury seal, redeemable in silver on demand.  Then there were US Notes certificates with red treasury seals designated as legal for all debts public and private And by careful folding to a taxi driver the message "gal tender and private"..  Then there were Treasury notes designated by Green treasury seals.  I haven't the faintest notion that they were backed by more than a printing press.  i have old samples of all three variants including the original [horse gamblers paid off] $2 bill, not the one with the abbreviated Declaration of Independence edited painting of the signning of the Declaration of Independence which eliminated the Delaware deligation!  Most original $2 bills will be found with a corner torn off as gamblers considered these bills to be bad luck!

#1514690 Cuz Merica

Posted by MikeRL411 on 02 September 2017 - 11:50 PM

If I give my house to a poverty level family, (of any color) how will they have the means to pay the taxes, insurance, and upkeep on it?


Easy!  They'll just let it degrade into another slum property!  And will be do be assumed by another heartless intnernionlatily funded heartless bank owned fund !  Not an grump, just a realist!

#1514685 Airplane Porn (and the occasional helicopter)

Posted by MikeRL411 on 02 September 2017 - 11:29 PM





B17A obviously umber 5000!

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#1514605 Airplane Porn (and the occasional helicopter)

Posted by MikeRL411 on 02 September 2017 - 05:38 PM



The HK ![ Hughes and Kaiser, the original partners on this project] "Spruce Goose" really "Hercules" in its final [?] home.

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