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

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

Post by ACote » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:03 am

pebbles wrote:
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Since I'm swapping rear ends, I figure it'll be a good time to level out the rear. Anyone have info on lowering blocks and longer U bolts?
Gonna have to make the blocks or cut down known blocks. I think jeep front ubolts work for diff dia, but are larger thread diameter, so the plate holes needs to be oversized slightly.
Problem is with buying a kit, is model....there is a Ubolt manufacturer that will make you whatever you want, but they would rather sell you 10.
My plan is 1”.
Still waiting for Eric to find his receipt from Summit lol.
Not hard to do later .).)
Thanks, anyone have any pics of what the blocks look like? centering bolts or pins? I might make a trip to the off road shop near me and should be able to find something to trim down.

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

Post by sdb8100 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:57 am

Thanks for the responses all. My thoughts were similar, but I wanted to reach out to make sure I wasn't missing something (just in case).

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

Post by Gregs672000 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:21 pm

Here's the deal on the aftermarket blocks and u bolts that I found: I could not find any aftermarket blocks that were small enough to fit within the metal clamping plates of a stock Roadster rear left spring set up. I ended up buying a set from summit racing. Since the blocks were too long, they would ride on the edges of the metal plate. They did have locating pins, which I think are important. I simply ground down the edges of the plates so the block would sit flat across the plate and it worked fine. Regarding ubolts, again I could not find anything aftermarket in a diameter that would work and had the corrct bend to go through the holes in the mounting plates. I went to a spring shop with a stock bolt and they made me a set in about 15 minutes with the correct angle, diameter and length.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Lorna c » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:17 pm

I have a quick question . these guys who sell datsun parts , I've read they want the idler box dismantled before you send it to them for core fee returned . now what if you can't open it to do this ? anyone have this problem in the past ? do they work with you on this or ?? if anyone knows . thanks
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by C.Costine » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:29 pm

What holds the directional indicator light housings tightly in the dash on the early roadster?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Curtis » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:39 pm

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What holds the directional indicator light housings tightly in the dash on the early roadster?
A nut on the back.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by spags1986 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:45 pm

Does shaving the side markers on a 1969 2L hurt the value of the vehicle later down the road when it comes time to sell? I've always loved the clean lines of my 66 and wondering if I were to shave the front and rear side markers if it would eventually hurt the resell value down the line.....
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:53 pm

The 69 has the beautiful sidemarkers. I wouldnt shave them. If they were the '70 markers like my 68 has, then absolutely

To directly answer your question, I believe it would hurt the resale value.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by C.Costine » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:00 pm

Curtis wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:39 pm
C.Costine wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:29 pm
What holds the directional indicator light housings tightly in the dash on the early roadster?
A nut on the back.
What sort of nut? Do nuts not require threads?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Curtis » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:10 pm

C.Costine wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Curtis wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:39 pm
C.Costine wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:29 pm
What holds the directional indicator light housings tightly in the dash on the early roadster?
A nut on the back.
What sort of nut? Do nuts not require threads?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by C.Costine » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:26 pm

OK, now I see. It has been too long since I took it apart. Thanks.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by C.Costine » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:34 pm

Curtis, perhaps you can help me with how my blower is wired on my '67. I labeled the wires that come from the heater box and go to the blower switch when I took it apart three years ago but I did not label the two that come off the blower housing. The wires from the heater housing are blue and blue with white IIRC, while the ones from the blower are one green and one black. It would seem that they get joined and go to the switch together but with different colors that doesn't appear to be the case.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Curtis » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:38 pm

You mean like this?

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

Post by C.Costine » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:00 pm

That is what I am asking about. Yes the wires from the heater housing match the wires in the diagram but from the blower I have one green and one black and my question is how are the two wires from the blower housing supposed to tie into the wires from the heater housing?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Curtis » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:17 pm

C.Costine wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:00 pm
That is what I am asking about. Yes the wires from the heater housing match the wires in the diagram but from the blower I have one green and one black and my question is how are the two wires from the blower housing supposed to tie into the wires from the heater housing?
This is all the wiring for the early heater.
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