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About Jboogsthethug

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  • Birthday 05/26/92

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  1. So it is sticking at any time, but it seems if I let it sit for a bit with it stuck in 3rd, turned off, then go to shift a few hours later, it will shift out easily. Not sure exactly what's going on. The clutch seems fine, I expected it to be harder to push but it is engaging the slave cylinder, and I am having no problems starting in gear with the clutch engaged. and Interesting. I did drain it when i removed the engine/tranny, then let it sit for 2 years basically with no new oil in it. That could be the case?
  2. Hi all, So I just fired up my 71 after working on the car for the past few years. The engine and tranny sat during all that time, but previous to that, the tranny had no problems at all. after taking it for a test spin, I've realized all the gears on the bottom of the shifter (2nd, 4th, and reverse) Are impossible to get into, and though I can shift into 1st, once I shift into 3rd it usually gets stuck in that gear. After some internet digging I've found a case of what sounds to be the same issue ( ) though his final update isn't a whole lot of help "Well, I eventually took it to a guy who knows a lot more about transmissions, who took it out the car and found it was some pin or something attached to an arm that broke. Ended up being really minor, thankfully. Car is back on the road " After looking at the fsm, page 8 (attached), I'm assuming one of the pins on the diagram the FSM owner circled is the pin he is referring to, though I'm not sure. My other guess is the return spring plug (#5 on the diagram) though that is a complete guess based off of what I've read online. I'm curious if anyone has experienced this and would know of the likely culprit. Like I say, it was 100% when I removed it, and isn't fine now. I've bled the clutch and the slave is working as it is supposed to as far as I can tell. Any help is appreciated, thank you! TM Transmission.pdf
  3. perfect, I'll do that. thanks for the input!
  4. That was a great quote! Thanks for the education mate, that's what I wanted to hear!
  5. well yes, I am more so curious if you're shooting to get as close to a 50/50 braking ratio as possible or is there a more preferred ratio?
  6. So I've looked into this but from what I can tell none of the values you can change actually affect the size of the Masters. It seems to be more of a tool that you would input your own master size (or a master size of what you want to test) to then find a pre-determined braking torque percent balance (at the end of step 3, after inputting the rest of the data). If I input my data in steps 1 -3 (some of the data being my best guess, I admit), then go d own to step 3 and begin testing various sizes of MC on front and back, you can achieve the desired ratio. Based off of my crazy exact calculations (that is sarcasm), my desired MCs would be 1 inch in front and .8125 in the rear for a very close to 50/50 balance (which is also just an assumption I'm making based off of limited knowledge). Am I correct in how this would work, and the guesses at the desired ratio? I will now just sit here and brace myself for some learnin!
  7. Yeah I know those are all important factors, but I'm in the same boat as you were when this thread was started where I can spend the amount to fix my system or just do the upgrades I want to do in the future, so I'm potentially opting towards this if the MC rebuild kit from ZCAR doesn't fit my 71 (it's listed as a 72 and up, and they weren't positive on the fitment either, so who knows). I figure my setup will be pretty similar to yours, not exactly the same but it will give me a basis in my head of where to start. Either way, thank you for the info! You are the man!
  8. Push button start with ACC toggle, Need edumacation!

    Thanks man! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out thanks to the help I received. I would upload a video of it actually starting but I'm having trouble. Regardless, it starts and runs great. I need to figure out the brake switch as it was originally part of my ignition switch wiring, but for now I'm happy.
  9. Genius! I didn't realize they moved to a paid accounts thing or I would've looked that up, I thought they just updated their settings and users had to click a checkbox or something. thanks for getting these posted! These are super helpful in planning things out. and also I was mistaken, the posts were from Lunar's buildout, not yours. His posts were The ones not working. Either way, thanks again! Now that you've had some time (I'm assuming you nstalled this setup and it's on now), how do you like the 3/4 and 7/8 MCs? would you prefer larger or have they been good? and how do you like the overall braking with the dual MCs?
  10. A musician's therapist (The $300 Z)

    yeah, a solid plan I think! and 1k is not bad at all, I would have loved to find a z for $300, that is seriously a steal in consideration of the current prices you find! I mean looking at the picture it looks solid! Even mine was 2700 out in the boonies of Idaho. I could've probably gotten a cheaper one, but I would've had to wait and I didn't want to ha. Watching your video makes me excited! I actually started my z yesterday for the first time since tearing it apart originally! I have so much to update on my thread!
  11. Push button start with ACC toggle, Need edumacation!

    Definitely learned a good bit, the knowledge about the relays alone is awesome! It took a bit to get this posted as I needed to get a new starter, but this system works great! Thanks for the info again Namor! Here's a video if anyone cares to see her turn over. IMG_2621.MOV
  12. A musician's therapist (The $300 Z)

    That's a bummer man, I was lucky that my car didn't have more rust. It definitely has some rough spots but nothing I wasn't ok with. I'm glad you've potentially got another shell lined up though! Are you looking for a 240 only or 280 or what? If that doesn't go through, I may have a couple of options in mind down in SLC or Lehi! But I think that's a good plan, I'm jealous yours is up driving! Mine will be tomorrow though, so I'm almost there after the long haul!
  13. A musician's therapist (The $300 Z)

    Glad to see you're still chipping away at the ole datsun!! I wish I was able to make it to the Cache valley cruise in, but glad you got to at least! Did you prime it after you sandblasted it or just tuck it away in the garage??
  14. over ten years later...
  15. I just wish that photobucket would quit changing their settings and making it impossible for me to view the DIY of this! I think it's a matter of changing your photobucket settings. Jon, if you get a chance would you mind doing that? I'd love to see how you accomplished this.
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