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Member Since 22 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 23 2018 05:17 PM

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In Topic: 1973 Datsun 610 Station Wagon

26 January 2018 - 08:51 AM

I did not "restore it to make money" (I think that concept is an oxymoron). I am now elderly and I would like my wife to have some idea of the worth of the car (she bought it in 1983) if something happens to me.

In Topic: Hinge spring question... IS IT POSSIBLE?

30 November 2017 - 09:13 AM

I have tried the vise/clamp/press/zip ties procedure. I actually lived, unharmed, in my three (unsuccessful) attempts to get this to work.

In Topic: Hinge spring question... IS IT POSSIBLE?

28 November 2017 - 03:17 PM

OK folks, I will try again. I know of spring compressors being used on large USA cars and trucks, but what about a Datsun 610? Has anyone used the OEM#25336 or STECK#21910 door spring compressors? Are they small enough to use on a Datsun sedan? Which is the best?

In Topic: Fiber optics

20 November 2017 - 04:15 PM

OK, got it. I was unsure about removing the socket. It did not appear to be the usual push /twist socket. I took a chance and the socket was a simple plug in, plug out. I put in a 9 LED Pilot brand LED. That really helped with the knob illumination. I am a bit concerned with excessive heat. I had previously bought LEDs from Superbrights. Those LEDs got too hot for me so I switched to Pilot. I have had another nine LED plugged directly into the terminals of the battery (and inside a closed clear case) for over an hour  and the "bulb" is definitely warm but it is not at all hot.Does anyone out there have experience with using an LED as the light source for illuminated knobs?

In Topic: Headliner

14 November 2017 - 07:39 PM


Yes. The rubber piece slips off. I will be able to [wrap around and] glue the front edge of the headliner to the sheet metal part and then slide on the the rubber piece.on.

What did you mean by: ".use that strip across the back to evenly pull the headliner taught.." ?