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

Post by Linda » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:55 pm

Does anyone know the size of the stud which has the 2 nuts pictured on it?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by mattanonymous » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:17 am

Are there plans somewhere on building the door braces to keep the body straight when it's off the frame?

Also, are there plans/drawings for the sr20det motor mounts available?

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

Post by tjp » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:45 am

mattanonymous wrote:Are there plans somewhere on building the door braces to keep the body straight when it's off the frame?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:25 pm

Is there a clamp that holds the trunk lock in place? Figure I should look at putting the lock back on... I do still need to get a key though haha
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Post by Nissanman » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:10 pm

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Post by 2mAn » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:21 pm

Natural follow up, where do I get one? I dont have it. I can double check all the spare crap I have but Im 99.99% sure I dont have one
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Post by Nissanman » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:59 pm

Measure the distance across the flats of the trunk lock and you will probably find a modern Nissan door lock clip will fit.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by mattanonymous » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:02 pm

What's the easiest way to remove the exhaust manifold on the R16? I think I have it loose with the exception of the last fastener nearest the firewall. Can't seem to access it. Any tricks?

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

Post by Fetch » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:01 pm

'64 roadster with front drum brakes. Return springs for the shoes are really strong. Is there a tool to stretch the springs so I can attach to the shoes? Or a procedure for putting the shoes on?
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Post by theunz » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:33 pm

Most people think the manufacturers went to disc brakes because there better. WRONG! It's because mechanics got tired of busting their knuckles installing drum brake springs. You can buy special tools for the springs at an auto parts store, and probably inexpensively. I've had some success by hooking the springs to the shoes first, and then "prying" the shoes onto the backing plate. Also lost some knuckles that way too! Good luck!
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Post by Fetch » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:28 pm

Mike, your comment is interesting but, going to disk brakes is not an option at this time.
They put 1,000's of front drum brakes on cars. They must have had a tool, a mechanical advantage over the springs. Which just gave me an idea.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by pebbles » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:04 am

mattanonymous wrote:Are there plans somewhere on building the door braces to keep the body straight when it's off the frame?

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

Post by bobd » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:05 am

Fetch wrote:Mike, your comment is interesting but, going to disk brakes is not an option at this time.
They put 1,000's of front drum brakes on cars. They must have had a tool, a mechanical advantage over the springs. Which just gave me an idea.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Fetch » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:15 am

Bob,
I have a couple of the brake tools. It doen't work.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by mikepal » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:36 am

I replaced my clutch slave cylinder this weekend. Simple question, my clutch now releases too late, do I adjust the slave nut in or out to make it engage earlier?

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