Daily Datsun

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Blog Tags:datsun, auto
Country:United States
State/Province:California
Location:San Jose

Datsun restoration blog



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280zx Turbo part out

on Aug 25, 2014

Just a quick write up on Randy, a great guy I met on CL, whose parting out an 83 Datsun / Nissan 280zx Turbo. Last I saw, nearly everything but the engine / drivetrain is still available.

Since last post I’ve been scouring Craigslist like a fiend (my wife knows). And to everyone else who may not know, it’s part of my morning routine: CL > search ‘datsun’, search ‘240z’, search ‘mgb gt̵...

Ever since Don (of south san jose’s Don’s Datsun & Nissan specialists) mentioned to have my transmission checked, it’s been “grr-ing” like a mofo. Well not right away, just gradually getting worse and worse. Yep, clu...

[heat] shields up!

on Aug 16, 2014

So um why do my brakes feels squishy all of a sudden? Like… Horse and buggy-like brake performance that requires Flintstones effort.. Ever get that feeling? Quickly check out your brake fluid and notice the levels in the master and secondary cy...

Bushing inspection

on Aug 12, 2014 in: Oil, oil

Yesterday I have the Z a well-deserved, long overdue car wash. Man, I still can’t get over the classic Z, S30 body style. Early Monday morning I also did a super long overdue oil change! Ugh! I think a quart came out.. At best. Anyways –...

Let there be light!

on Aug 7, 2014

Finally, 3 weeks later, headlights! No more slogging through the night w/ hazard lights on! No more hearing it from the wife! No more.. ok ok, what did i fix? I was able to install the new[er] 280z combo switch fairly swiftly (seeing as i’ve do...

Just arrived! A bit grimy, but looks like everything is in working condition: parking / headlight switch actuates solidly, wiper switch rocks, and washer fluid button depresses. Soldering looks to be in good shape as well. I may have sometime tomorro...







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