What did you do TO or FOR your Datsun today?(Roadsters only)

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cbez wrote: Fri Feb 04, 2022 9:56 pm Believe I fixed my intermittent high idle issue. I thought it might be an air leak but I think one of the dog bones was too tight and not allowing the linkage to return all the way back.
Well, that will be a good save if it is indeed the problem.
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Finally installed the sun visors ... realized the tiny screws holding them in need to be un-seized. They both stay up, though :)
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working on steering wheel refurb. paint was chipped and bubbly, spokes have some deep scratches. trying to figure out how to get a nice texture on the spokes.

I want to do a custom leather wrap eventually
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I decided to brave the cold and take the car out for a short drive, the first since I replaced the rear axle bearings and seals. It was only 41 degrees F so I didn't want to drive too far. What a difference in the amount of noise coming from the back. I knew when I got the axles out I had a bad bearing just spinning it on the axle but on the bench the noise was nothing like what I heard in the car. I could hear the exhaust so much more it was amazing. Can't wait for warmer weather, Mar 1 is supposed to be nearly 60 will be driving it then for sure. Thanks for this site and the knowledge base it contains, amazing.

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What do you have for a resonator? Without the bearing noise good quality exhaust noise will be important
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Painted the steering wheel hub...which turned into replacing one of the exhaust bushings while I was out in the garage (I bought the red ones and they pretty much all turned to mud..kinda grumpy about that). Then looking at leaks...then pulling out two oil pan bolts to put some thread seal on...then said f it and took off the oil filter housing (again) and fuel pump (first time). Both had some minor leaks against the block. I've had gaskets for them from Ron but I've just been putting it off.
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took it off the market, lol
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cleaned up the steering wheel. ended up doing ascending grits with lil abrasive wheels and ended up with a blurry mirror finish I like

also dug into the clock but couldn't figure out why it isn't working. Managed to break the lil motor for it lol.
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First piston came out easily and I was congratulating myself on an easy disassembly and then I searched it on the forum and realized there was a back piston After hours of lubing and banging master cylinder to disassemble (yes, I tried compressed air) Decided to use a grease gun and pump the back piston out. If I had done this first I could have saved at least 4 hours. Even though piston was stuck there seems to be no damage to bore. I had repeatedly lubed and depressed piston. In the picture you can see my setup I placed firewall grommets in the reservoir bore, taped in place and clamped a washer over reservoir. Then threaded a grease fitting in bleeder screw(did not over tighten just snug) A few pumps later the piston was on its way. Managed to save 2 original master cylinders.
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Been having a long term problem getting this to seal perfectly despite getting clean, flat surfaces... so I got a second one on ebay just to see if it helped. Cleaned up nice. Right stuff on the threads to the block (btw what the hell threads are they... none of my SAE taps were right even though it is an early block).

Then right stuff lightly on both sides of one of Ron's laser cut gaskets. We'll see.
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Speaking of Right stuff, what say you all as to oil pan sealing? Gasket and Right stuff or just RS alone or gasket and other permatex type sealant. And it always seems to me that factory torque value is too loose.
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the problem is if you torque them too hard you warp the flange or rip the gasket
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My son, a lamp glass artist in Yokohama Japan, made me a custom gear shift knob. Installed it today. Definately a one-of-a-kind detail for my '69 sr20 resto-mod. Pat
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Do you have a photo of the shifter knob to post ?
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Cool knob, has kind of a checkered flag vibe.
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