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

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

Post by pebbles » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:59 am

2mAn wrote:haha Yea thats the easy question! How about the fact that the cap keeps popping off?
Resevior could be too tall. (The full line should look like the brake master res).
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by pebbles » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:02 am

2mAn wrote:My car has a wide variety of non-matching lugs. What is the correct style?
Quite the stackup you have there.
Check the wheel itself for a straight shank/bore, or an acorn/tapered bore.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by RBMann » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:07 pm

2mAn wrote:haha Yea thats the easy question! How about the fact that the cap keeps popping off?
Ours did the same thing. It was catching on the hood reinforcement rib. Changed to a new master with a shorter reservoir.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by spags1986 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:15 am

I am in the middle of a restoration and have the motor and 5 speed transmission sitting on the frame. Last night I thought I would try just go through all the gears while rocking the frame back and forth to make sure everything engages. 1st-4th was fine, however when I went to put it in 5th it took so much more effort and even then when I rolled the frame back and forth I heard a grinding noise and it would pop out of 5th, same thing happened when I went into Reverse. Is 5th and reverse connected in a way where both would go out at the same time?

My question is...and I think I know the answer...but is my transmission in need of a rebuild? When I picked up this project the motor and transmission was out of the car as well as many other items, It was a failed attempt at a restoration many years ago. Or should I run it and see if it works after its actually running and everything is lubed (transmission was stored away dry)
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by fj20spl311 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:47 pm

I would rebuild transmission. Its not that difficult a job for the DIYer. It could be the reason the car was taken off the road. If it is that's a good thing, as its not too bad a reason.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by spags1986 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:00 pm

fj20spl311 wrote:I would rebuild transmission. Its not that difficult a job for the DIYer. It could be the reason the car was taken off the road. If it is that's a good thing, as its not too bad a reason.
As far as rebuilding goes, do most get their parts from datsunparts.com? I have never rebuilt a transmission but am not against the idea.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by fj20spl311 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:34 pm

The last time I rebuilt a transmission some parts were still available from Nissan. It really depends on what parts are needed.
It sounds like the nut has backed off enough for some of the parts under the slider to get out of place.
Datsunparts.com is a good source and as are all the vendors listed in "Our" Vendor list tab.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:44 pm

Linda wrote:Simon,
Some wheels, like Appliance take special lug nuts, so depends on your wheel .Z wheels use different studs. Larger wheels need longer studs frequently too. A pic would be best.
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Here are the pics. I'm pretty sure these aren't correct, and there's 2 different styles
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What is this thing I'm pointing to for?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by theunz » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:18 pm

You're pointing to the lever for the fresh air intake, it should have a black knob on it. There is one on both sides. Mike
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:56 pm

Thanks!Sorry for all the stupid questions, but I promise to only ask them once

And the dangling thing?.. Is there a place it should be, rather than hanging like that. Is it the headlight relay?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Linda » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:46 pm

Not headlight relay. It is the turn signal relay, looks like aftermarket. There is supposed to be a housing that you can screw onto the side of the footwell. See if the housing is there and the little aftermarket can fell out.,. lol. If so stuff it back in and crimp the edges so it stays. There is a thread on doing this..
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by pebbles » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:34 am

Imho, it looks like the po got the lugs "good enough to roll". Scary.
Buy a lotto ticket :wink:
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:52 pm

pebbles wrote:Imho, it looks like the po got the lugs "good enough to roll". Scary.
Buy a lotto ticket :wink:
I think I might need to!

Safe assumption? These lugs are the correct pitch, but the wrong seat to match the wheel. I could take a lug off, make the stupid drive to southeast LA/ Orange County to the wheel shop that seems to have the right lugs to match. Is the thread/ pitch on these roadsters unique or is it a typical Japanese style
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by pebbles » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:36 pm

2mAn wrote:
pebbles wrote:Imho, it looks like the po got the lugs "good enough to roll". Scary.
Buy a lotto ticket :wink:
I think I might need to!

Safe assumption? These lugs are the correct pitch, but the wrong seat to match the wheel. I could take a lug off, make the stupid drive to southeast LA/ Orange County to the wheel shop that seems to have the right lugs to match. Is the thread/ pitch on these roadsters unique or is it a typical Japanese style
Take a wheel with you. Need to know if the wheel is straight shank or tapered bore. Hard to tell from pics, but it looks like there might be a sleeve or washer under the lugnut.
Roadster standard wheel stud is 7/16-20.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by GoldHawg » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:14 am

How long is the megaphone tip on the exhaust? I want to get one that begins at 2.25" for my custom exhaust, but don't know how long to order it. Thx!