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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:45 pm

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Can anyone tell me what the 4 larger spindle nuts are for? Lower Spindle? ... also does anyone have a nice 4th Spindle-nut, or can I just re-use the ones I have? Im hoping to piece together a full front end refresh for this upcoming winter, and not turn it into a 6 month job
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Nissanman » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:40 am

Here you go:-



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4 nuts upper and 4 nuts lower.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Curtis » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:03 am

Without running down to check I believe the larger nuts go on the bottom spindle. Had to buy a socket just for them.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Gregs672000 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:17 am

HI gang, I recently had to remove both master cylinders and am at a point where I will be refilling and bleeding get the system soon. I see that people have mentioned using silicone based brake fluid, and I would like to hear more about that as well as what needs to be done to switch over if appropriate for our cars... anyone here with Experience? Thanks as always.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Curtis » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:03 am

Gregs672000 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:17 am
HI gang, I recently had to remove both master cylinders and am at a point where I will be refilling and bleeding get the system soon. I see that people have mentioned using silicone based brake fluid, and I would like to hear more about that as well as what needs to be done to switch over if appropriate for our cars... anyone here with Experience? Thanks as always.
You have to clean ALL the lines, hoses and calipers first. Not good to have any mixing.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:25 am

Nissanman wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:40 am
3 nuts upper and 4 nuts lower.
fixed that for you ! haha anyone have a "new" 4th I could take off your hands?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:15 pm

is there a good place to source parts from Japan?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 68DSU » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:15 pm

I finally replaced that always corroded tube that supplies water under the carbs to the heater. Can someone post a photo of the hose configuration at the radiator end? It seems obvious but I have been tricked by the obvious before.

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by C.Costine » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:22 am

Early grill

I was started cleaning up the backer to the grill. Is it really needed? It has to be obstructing air flow which we know is inadequate at low speeds. Is there any downside to just eliminating it?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by mraitch » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:23 am

I have some Miata seats that need recovering.

Could anyone recommend a source for good covers??

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:01 am

mraitch wrote:
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I have some Miata seats that need recovering.

Could anyone recommend a source for good covers??

Thx.
Id ask Harlan where he bought his from. They looked quite nice from what I remember.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by spl310 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:07 am

C.Costine wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:22 am
Early grill

I was started cleaning up the backer to the grill. Is it really needed? It has to be obstructing air flow which we know is inadequate at low speeds. Is there any downside to just eliminating it?
You can eliminate it. The only downsides are locating one if you want to reinstall it and it will let bigger trash at your radiator.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by C.Costine » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:51 am

spl310 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:07 am
C.Costine wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:22 am
Early grill

I was started cleaning up the backer to the grill. Is it really needed? It has to be obstructing air flow which we know is inadequate at low speeds. Is there any downside to just eliminating it?
You can eliminate it. The only downsides are locating one if you want to reinstall it and it will let bigger trash at your radiator.
Thanks, I have plenty of wall space to hang it on, and I will inspect the radiator regularly.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Curtis » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:47 pm

Noticed yesterday the car was running a bit hot at times. Checked the coolant today and put in between 1 and 2 quarts. What is normal coolant loss over time for these? I don't drive that much. Could be I did not get it topped off last year when I put in antifreeze.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by C.Costine » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:38 pm

Curtis wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:47 pm
Noticed yesterday the car was running a bit hot at times. Checked the coolant today and put in between 1 and 2 quarts. What is normal coolant loss over time for these? I don't drive that much. Could be I did not get it topped off last year when I put in antifreeze.

Any pressurized system if operating properly will not loose any, However even a short overheat situation can cause it to push a little out.
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