** WELCOME, TO THE FAIRLADY TECH PAGES, ALSO PARTS INTERCHANGABILITY **


DATSUN FAIRLADY TECHNICAL *FUN*



WELL HERE IS THE MUCH ANTICIPATED "TECH & PARTS INTERCHANGABILITY" PAGES. I WILL BE ADDING TO IT AS OFTEN AS I CAN, SO PLEASE DO CHECK BACK OFTEN, AND I WOULD ALSO BE MOST APPRECIATIVE OF YOUR INPUT, CORRECTIONS OF MY ERRORS, AND PARTS NUMBERS IDEAS, AND SUCH THAT CAN HELP US FELLOW FAIRLADY FANATICS.
SO LET'S MAKE THE MOST OF THIS FORUM, AND HOPE TO SEE AS MANY OF YOU GUYS JOIN IN AS POSSIBLE.AND FORGIVE MY MISSPELLINGS HERE AND THERE, NOT INTENTIONAL I PROMISE.

FIRST ITEM THAT I DID ON THE CAR, THE BRAKES, NOW I CHECKED WITH THE SPECIALTY HOUSES, THE PRICES SCARED ME @ $ 105.99 FOR THE REAR SHOES & $ 75.99 FOR THE FRONTS.
SO THE HINT OF THE DAY: GO TO YOUR LOCAL AUTO-ZONE OR SIMILAR OUTLET, THE
FRONT BRAKES PART # D37 @ $ 13.99 Pair.
THE REAR SHOES PART # 359 @ $ 21.99 Pair (These are for the 9" rear drums)
** PLEASE MEASURE THE REAR DRUMS TO MAKE SURE YOU GET THE CORRECT ONES BEFORE ORDERING, THE LATTER # 359 IS FOR A DATSUN 510 AS WELL.** (I JUST FOUND THIS OUT, THANK'S TO A FELLOW FAIRLADY FRIEND, CHUCK, WHO LEARNED BY TRIAL & ERROR, THANK YOU SO MUCH, TEAM WORK)

HERE IS A GREAT TIP FROM 311.ORG, THAT IS THE CONVERSION TO THE VOLVO 240 1975 BRAKE CALIPERS IN THE FRONT, GIVING YOU THE BRAKING POWER WITH *NEW* CALIPERS FOR RIGHT AT $ 45.00 EACH (PRICE QUOTED BY PEP-BOYS LAST NIGHT) NEW YOU USE THE NON VENTED 4 PISTON UNITS, KEEPING IN MIND THAT YOU CURRENTLY HAVE ONLY 2 PISTONS ON THE STOCK UNITS. CHECK OUT THE LINK AND FOLLOW THEIR INSTRUCTIONS, KEEPING IN MIND THAT JUST LIKE THEY ARE HELD HARMLESS SO AM I WHEN IT COMES TO BRAKES YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN ALL THEY GIVE YOU ARE A ROAD MAP AND SUGGESTIONS, WHAT YOU DO WITH IT IS YOUR THING. BEST OF LUCK.
THE LINK TO THE VOLVO BRAKE-CALIPER CONVERTION.


""AUTOZONE, THE GREAT PARTS SUPPLIER""


""HERE IS THE TIP OF THE MONTH""
WELL HERE IS A *GREAT* TIP FOR YOU, WHEN YOU GO TO RESTORE YOUR 1969 OR 1970 SIDE SIGNALS, AND FIND THAT THE SEALS ARE ROTTEN, WELL THOSE YOU CAN BUY NEW FROM "DATSUNLAND.SOCAL" NO PROBLEM, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PROBLEM OF THE ROTTEN AND RUSTED SPRINGS AND THE CONACTER PLATE AND WIRE THAT IS ALSO ROTTEN ??? WELL I HAD THAT PROBLEM, SO AFTER MUCH SEARCHING, I FINALLY WENT TO HARBOR FREIGHT, AND PURCHASED A SET OF THEIR TOP OF CAB LIGHTS THAT THEY SELL FOR MOTOR HOMES ETC. , THEY COME IN A SET OF 5 YOU WILL ONLY NEED 4. REMOVE THE LIGHT COVER TOSS THEM OUT, TAKE OUT THE BULBS, THEM YOU WILL USE, AND THEN REMOVE THE BACK FIBER GASKETS, TOSS THEM AS WELL, THEN PUSH OUT THE WIRE AND THE CONTACT PLATE AND THE SPRINGS, AND THERE YOU GO.... THOSE ARE WHAT YOU NEED, THE BULB, THE CONTACT PLATE AND WIRE AND THE SPRING, AND ALL THE ENTIRE KIT WILL COST IS $ 13.99. MOST ALL GOES IN THE TRASH, SAD BUT YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED. AND THEY ARE 100% IDENTICAL TO THE MM... FANTASTIC FX OF THE MONTH...
HERE ARE A FEW OTHER IMPORTANT PART NUMBERS THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO HAVE, AND FIND USEFUL
.
* UPPER RADIATOR HOSE: PART # 21501 OR A3302
* LOWER RADIATOR HOSE PART # 21503 OR A3303
* ALTERNATOR BELT PART # 11720 OR 25604
* AIR FILTER PART # 16546 OR 25600
* POINTS PART # 22145 OR 89900 GAP TO BE: .OO315-.OO355 IN.
* CONDENSOR PART # 22102 OR 00801 TIMING SET TO 0 DEGREES TDC.
* THERMOSTAT PART # 15859 BY DURALAST
* SPARK PLUGS PART # 6597 NGK IRIDIUM AUTO ZONE PART # 505361 PEP BOYS PART # 9216635
* FRAM AIR FILTER PART # CA352
* FRAM FUEL FILTER PART # FF3402
* FRAM OIL FILTER PART # S2870A
* DURALAST VIPER-BLADE PART # DL-13 $ 7.99
* BOSCH IGN-WIRE SET PART # 090-60 $ 22.99
* PVC VALVE PART # PVC 1142DL $ 2.99 OR # PVC 1142 $ 2.99


""AUTO PARTS WAREHOUSE STORES, GREAT PARTS SUPPLIER""


NOW HERE IS THE VERY BEST PAINT SHOP OUT THERE, OF COURSE ONE STOP SHOPPING, COMPLETE BODY WORK. THE OWNER MARK SELKIRK IS A PEACH OF A GUY, AND KNOWS HIS CARS,HE EMPLOYS SOME OF THE VERY BEST BODY SHOP GUYS OUT THERE, AND THE WORK IS SECOND TO NONE. OF COURSE HE IS DOING MY LIL' CAR AND MARK IS LOCATED @
*THE CUSTOM SHOP*
7343 CANOGA AVE ( 1/2 BLOCK NORTH OF SHERMAN WAY)
CANOGA PARK, CALIF 91304
PHONE # 818-340-0696

HE HAS ALL THE LATEST OF PAINTING EQUIPMENT, AND CONFORMS TO ALL AQMD REQUIREMENTS. HE HAS PAINTED MANY SHOW WINNING CARS, INCLUDING SEVERAL ENTRANTS FOR THE WELL KNOWN OAKLAND ROADSTER SHOW, AND PAINTS ANYTHING FROM A HONDA TO SOME OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE FERARRI'S MADE.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU TELL HIM THAT JAN HARDE REFERRED YOU.
*EMAIL MARK SELKIRK*
HERE IS A COMPLETE LISTING OF THE FACTORY PAINT CODES OFFERED FOR 1961-1970

NOW HERE IS A LITTLE SECRET FOR YOU, AND WHERE ALL OF THE UPPHOLSTERY SHOPS GO TO,
KEYSTON BROTHERS UPPHOLSTERY SUPPLY
6865 VINELAND AVENUE
NORTH HOLLYWOOD
PHONE: 818-243-3222 OR 800-582-5286

THEY CARRY FINE HIDES OF ALL COLORS OF LEATHER (AT A FRACTION OF THE COST ANYWHERE ELSE), LEATHERETTE VINYL (LIKE IN OUR CARS) ALL KINDS OF FABRIC, ALL FASTENERS AVAILABLE, SNAPS, TOP SNAPS, THE SCREW DOWN TURN STYLE FOR THE SOFT TOP, SEAT FOAM, MANY STYLES, WILTON WOOL FOR DELUX CARPET SETS, NYLON LOOP CARPET, AND I COULD GO ON FOREVER, THEY HAVE SERICED ME FOR OVER 30 YEARS NOW. AND YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY AT THE LOW PRICES.

""KEYSTON BROTHERS UPPHOLSTERY SUPPLY""


NOW IF YOU ARE HAVING A RADIATOR PROBLEM, OVERHEATING ETC, QUITE COMMON, OR IF YOU WANT A CUSTOM RADIATOR MADE, I HAVE A FANTASTIC REFERRAL FOR YOU. BUT DO THINK TWICE BEFORE SPENDING THE MONEY ON AN ALUMINUM ONE, THE FAIRLADY 2000'S CAME WITH A LARGE 3 CORE RADIATOR ALREADY. JUST HAVE IT CLEANED AND FIXED IF NEEDED. CONTACT:
THE RADIATOR WORKS
18255 PARTHENIA STREET
NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA.
PHONE-818-701-0504
ASK FOR MARSHALL: HE IS THE OWNER AND QUITE A SUPER GUY, VERY HONEST, I HAVE KNOWN HIM OVER 20 YERARS, AND HIS WORK IS IMPECCABLE. HIS COST FOR RODDING OUT YOUR 2000 MODEL 3 CORE RADIATOR, REMOVING THE TANKS, AND CLEANING OUT THE ENTIRE SPIRAL SYSTEM, THEN CLEANING THE TANKS AND RE WELDING THEM BACK ON AND OF COURSE, PREASURE TESTING THE ENTIRE SYSTEM. BETTER THAN BUYING A NEW ONE, AND THIS IS AS GOOD AS BUYING A NEW ONE, AND HIS PRICE IS ONLY $ 55.00....UNBELIEVABLE...
""THE RADIATOR WORKS, ADDRESS AND MAPPING INSTRUCTIONS""


ALSO NOTE MARSHALL ALSO OWNS ANOTHER COMPANY CALLED "THE WELDING WORKS" LOCATED JUST NEXT DOOR, AND WILL WELD JUST ABOUT ANYTHING YOU THROW AT HIM, ALUMINUM AS WELL. MIG, ROD, WIRE ETC. HE HAS OUTSTANDING WELDING OPERATORS WORKING FOR HIM.


ALTHOUGH I HAVE NOT AS YET PAINTED MY CAR, I HAVE HOWEVER STARTED TO LOOK INTO THE PRICES FOR THE TOP AND TONNEAU COVER AS WELL AS THE BOOT COVER. I KNOW THAT THEY ARE MORE EXPENSIVE IN THE MERCEDES BENZ STAY FAST CLOTH THAN THE VINYL, BUT ALSO LOOKS SO MUCH NICER AND LASTS LONGER AS WELL.
SO HERE ARE THE PRICES THAT I HAVE FOUND OUT THERE:
THE FAVORITE PARTS HOUSES VARY BETWEEN $ 470.00 & 550.00 FOR THE TOP
AND THE BOOT COVER VARIES BETWEEN $ 405.00 AND $ 515.00
THE TONNEAU LAST BUT NOT LEAST VARIED BETWEEN $ 465.00 AND 535.00

NOW I FOUND THESE PRICES A BIT OUTRAGEOUS AND I DID QUITE A BIT OF CHECKING SO I KNOW I GOT A GOOD AND FAIR CROSS SECTION, I THEN PROCEEDED TO START CALLING SOME OF MY PAST RESOURCES FOR *GREAT* WORK I HAVE HAD DONE OVER THE YEARS, AND COME TO FIND THAT MANY OF THEM HAVE ALSO WORKED QUITE A BIT WITHIN THE FAIRLADY BUSINESS.
SO HERE ARE THE PRICES THAT I HAVE COME UP WITH AFTER CALLING OVER 35 REPUTABLE UPPHOLSTERY GUYS OUT THERE:
YOUR HANDS DOWN BEST BET IS
VIC'S UPPHOLSTERY
14624 TITUS STREET SUITE #B
VAN NUYS, CA 91402
PHONE # 818-243-3222
PLEASE SPEAK TO VIC THE OWNER. HE QUOTED ME PRICES AS FOLLOWS:
TOP # 2123 (3 LATCH TOP) $ 385.00
TONNEAU COVER @ $ 375.00
BOOT COVER # 1122 $ 350.00

SO AS YOU CAN SEE, HIS PRICES ARE QUITE A BIT LOWER THAN HIS COMPETITION OUT THERE...
TECH TIP OF THE WEEK: REGARDING YOUR WHEELS.
DO NOT *EVER* LET THE TIRE CENTER TORQUE YOUR WHEELS WITH AN AIR GUN, THEY WILL ARGUE WITH YOU BUT HAVE THEM USE A TORQUE WRENCH AND USE NO MORE THAN 60 FOOT POUNDS.
THEIR POWER WRENCH USES BETWEEN 100 AND 150 POUNDS, JUST A LITTLE TO MUCH, YA' THINK.. IT IS ENOUGH TO CRACK YOUR WHEELS AND STRIP YOUR LUG NUTS. WHEN I ATEMPTED TO REMOVE MY WHEELS FOR A BRAKE INSPECTION, THEY WERE ON SO TIGHT THAT I HAD TO USE A BREAKER-BAR AS WELL AS I ENDED UP CRACKING THE FIRST SOCKET IN 3 PLACES. I WAS LUCKY, AND I HAD A TRUSTY OLD CRAFTSMAN, AND THAT WORKED, BUT WITH ALL MY MIGHT, MUST HAVE BEEN OVER 150 LB...WOW..
HOW ABOUT AUTO INSURANCE, OR RATHER WHAT KIND AND FROM WHOM ??
SO HERE COMES THE QUESTION WHAT KIND DO I GET, A RIDER THROUGH MY REGULAR AUTO POLICY SUCH AS AAA AUTO CLUB ?? OR STATE FARM OR FARMERS ?? WELL YOU COULD BUT HERE COMES THE *BIG* QUESTION... AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE RIGHT !!!
I HAVE A 26 YEAR INSURANCE BACKGROUND, AND WILL TRY TO STEER YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, ADDING THE CAR TO A REGULAR/STANDARD EVERYDAY POLICY, CAN BE DANGEROUS. AS YOUR CARS VALUE WILL IN MOST SITUATIONS HAVE TO BE PROVEN AT THE TIME OF LOSS, AND THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND, THEY ARE THERE TO TRY AND SETTLE FOR AS LOW AS THEY CAN, THEY ARE USUALLY PAID VIA BONUSES BASED ON HOW MUCH BELOW THE CRITERIA LINE THEY SETTLE EACH CLAIM, SAD BUT TRUE. WHEREAS IF YOU PURCHASE A *STATED VALUE* POLICY FROM A COMPANY LIKE TARILY INCREASES THE VALUE OF YOUR CAR BY 5 OR 6 % PER YEAR AS TO KEEP UP WITH INFLATION. THE ONES LISTED BELOW, THEY DO NOT NEGOTIATE TO SETTLE FOR LESS, AND INSULT YOU, BUT RATHER, PAY YOU AS THEY AGREED AT THE TIME OF POLICY PURCHASE.
GRUNDY INSURANCE A 3RD GENERATION FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED XLNT 866-338-4006
AND OUT OF ALL I CHECKED HAD THE VERY BEST PREMIUM, $ 233.00 PER YEAR. THAT IS WITH $ 25,000 OF STATED VALUE COVERAGE, THAT MEANS, THAT YOU DO *NOT* HAVE TO PROVE THE VALUE OF THE CAR AT THE TIME OF LOSS IT IS A STATED VALUE POLICY. $ 500,000/500,000 LIABILITY & $ 100,000 PROPERTY DAMAGE, $ 5,000 MEDICAL PAYMENTS, $ 100,000 UNINSURED MOTORIST. *NO* DEDUCTIBLE FOR THEFT, COLISSION OR SPARE PARTS COVERAGE OR MEDICAL PAYMENTS, ALSO HAS SPARE PARTS COVERAGE OF 5,000 IF YOU ARE AT A CAR SHOW AND YOU LOOSE ALL YOUR JACK, TOOLS, AND ETC, ALL COVERED BY THE POLICY.
THERE ARE OTHERS OF COURSE, AND THEY ARE JUST AS GOOD AND OFFER THE VERY SAME COVERAGES, AMERICAN COLLECTORS INSURANCE 800-360-2277.
HEAGERTY INSURANCE COMPANY, 800-922-4050
I HAVE HAD COVERAGE WITH BOTH GRUNDY AS WELL AS AMERICAN COLLECTORS, AND THEY ARE BOTH A#1 RATED AND HANDLE CLAIMS TOP NOTCH, WITH A SMILE. THEY DO CARE ABOUT THEIR CLIENTS AND THEIR CARS.

""HERE IS THE LINK TO THE OWNERS MANUALS, WORKSHOP MANUALS, AND OTHER RELATED BOOKS, HERE IS THE LINK TO HOW YOU CAN ORDER RE-PRINTS OF THEM**


THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE *GREAT* PARTS RESOURCES PLEASE EMAIL ME YOURS.

""HERE YOU CAN ORDER THE WONDERFUL 3 BOOKS ABOUT THE FAIRLAIDY, THIS IS A **MUST** FOR EVERY DATSUN ROADSTER OWNER""

""THIS IS THE VERY NICEST PAGE I HAVE SEEN SO FAR, IT IS INCREDIBLE, PLEASE CHECK IT OUT, IT IS OUT OF THE NEATHERLANDS""


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""DEAN & DATSUN PARTS IN NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA""


""NEW DATSUN PARTS OF CANADA""


""GERARDO OF FAIRLADY PARTS IN MODESTO, CALIFORNIA""


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THE NOSTALGIC DATSUN WEB PAGES, A FANTASTIC SITE PART OF THE DATSUN CLUB, **A MUST SEE**


**A LINK TO THE 2012 SHOW IN ARIZONA 120 CARS STRONG, AND ALSO A PREVIEW TO SOLVANG 2013 AS WELL**


**A LINK TO THE 2013 SHOW IN SOLVANG HOPING FOR 100 CARS, REGISTER NOW, HOTELS ARE FILLING UP FAST**

""THE HOME-PAGE FEEDBACK AND SUGGESTION FORM""
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