The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by msampsel » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:44 pm

Anyone tried one of these aluminum radiators (and have comments).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-ROW-1966-1970 ... r#shpCntId
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Curtis » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:08 pm

msampsel wrote:Anyone tried one of these aluminum radiators (and have comments).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-ROW-1966-1970 ... r#shpCntId
I have the Champion 3 row. Dropped right in and seems to help with the cooling.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by devo » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:53 pm

msampsel wrote:Anyone tried one of these aluminum radiators (and have comments).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-ROW-1966-1970 ... r#shpCntId
I bought this one. Dropped right in. Keeps car very cool.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOR-NISSAN-DATS ... 65&vxp=mtr

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Linda » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:58 pm

I have the Champion radiator. Supposedly better made, better warranty. I had heard the racing radiators could have no warranty, which is why they called them racing. Might want to verify.
A OEM recore is up to 350 exchange plus shipping. But bikermike found a local shop with good info and good results:
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Mainer311 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:58 pm

I would go with the Champion as well. Wasn't the fitment between the early and late cars different? Check the champion site.
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Post by goldbug » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:16 pm

Q: is everyone aware this is page 311 of this thread? :D
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Post by notoptoy » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:34 pm

Cool, Good catch!
Happy 311 thread.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Ralph » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:11 am

Ralph wrote:There is about 1 1/4" play in the steering wheel...and I know how to tighten that up...but before I do, I only have about 3/4 turn to the right before lock up (counted from dead straight)...about 1 1/4 to the left. Is this something I can fairly easily & safely adjust myself ...or should I get the mechanic to deal with it?
If it seems I can do it myself, is there a thread to refer to?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by spags1986 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:42 pm

Can I purchase a distributor Rotor through my local parts store (oreillys / autozone) for my 67 2000? What part number can I use? Interchange?
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Post by 2mAn » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:15 pm

Im strongly considering buying one of the $25 hardtops for my roadster, but I have no idea how they attached to the car. Can someone guide me? I tried to search but only found questions about the (lack of) seals (which is another issue)
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Mainer311 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:34 am

spags1986 wrote:Can I purchase a distributor Rotor through my local parts store (oreillys / autozone) for my 67 2000? What part number can I use? Interchange?
Yes, I've gotten a cap and rotor from Autozone before. The Nissan forklift rotor works too, and that's what I'm using right now. I believe the 1600 and 2000 use the same cap. I bought P/N 15506G.

Our vendors sell them too for pretty cheap.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by spags1986 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:05 am

Thank you very much for that info.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by Linda » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:36 am

If you have a Garry Boone/ East Coast EI distributor they have a larger cap. The Wiki recommends a cap and rotor for the 82 B210.
Can be found on eBay, of course.
Always some discussion over aluminum vs brass for contacts.

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by S Allen » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:41 pm

We are going to lock this thread and start a new one. It is 311 pages long.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread.

Post by notoptoy » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:51 pm

Sweet
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