HeyI have a Datsun HL 510, or at least I think that it is an HL 510. It says Datsun 510 on the back and it is a 1981 station wagon. It has a straight axle (or live axle) rear suspension in the back.
It is my project and I am looking to fix it up. It has all kinds of rust-holes in the hood, sides, etc. I am going to give it a new paint job next Thanksgiving holiday when I have the time for it. Fix up all the holes, dents, etc. Black-out the windows. Touch up the rusty rims, major cleaning everywhere, fix up tires (maybe even get new ones), clean the engine (paint the engine in some place :] )
The carburettors are messed up. I need some new carbs. However, the Nissan dealers want 600$ for some carbs . Thats more than the car is worth. Does anyone know a cheap alternative to thise carbs. Maybe some Nissan carbs that I can find on eBay will fit?
Also, I would like to change the transmission from an automatic to a manual transmission. Is this easy to do? Can I find a cheap manual transmission that will fit? Is that automatic transmission that I have worth much? I am looking for a manual for it too, can I find that anywhere?
I am looking to changing the muffler on it to this muffler: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...h=005
I am not sure, but do the carburettors need re-jetting, or is there anything else involved with changing the muffler, besides sawing off the old one and welding on this one?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance...