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by DaveAhrendt
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Engine or gearbox removal - easiest way!
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Re: Engine or gearbox removal - easiest way!

8 years ago I installed my 5 speed using the vendors direction to remove the gearbox from inside. I would never do that again. Taking the engine out is a piece of cake compared to the toeboard, throttle linkage, etc. My .02.
by DaveAhrendt
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC transmission removal
Replies: 9
Views: 2387

Re: TC transmission removal

I removed the transmission from the inside without removing the engine when I installed the Datsun 5-speed. I would NEVER to that again. Pulling the engine and then dropping the transmission is easy compared than removing most of the interior and especially the toe board. IMHO.
by DaveAhrendt
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Legit or not? Mecha-Tronics voltage regulator conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Re: Legit or not? Mecha-Tronics voltage regulator conversion

Hi Duncan, Well, I'd like to think we're legit! Sorry for the delay in responding but I generally use the Yahoo groups e-mail reflector for the T-ABC group and forget to check here. I'm Dave Ahrendt, one of the two partners in Vintage Mecha-Tronics along with Dean Sprague. We are both long time T se...
by DaveAhrendt
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Permanent Ads
Topic: Solid state upgrade for Lucas Regulators
Replies: 0
Views: 2370

Solid state upgrade for Lucas Regulators

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by DaveAhrendt
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: TC charging problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1854

Re: TC charging problem

Nigel, The first thing I would do is try to find a old time analog voltmeter and see what you get. Just this week I was helping a friend with a charging problem on his TR3. He had a fancy digital meter that was going crazy with all the electrical noise in the TR. Using my 40+ year old analog meter s...
by DaveAhrendt
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Coolant Recovery System
Replies: 2
Views: 1570

Re: Coolant Recovery System

Thanks Jim, for that article. I added this to my TC a few days ago and as some folks up in the NE area would say... It works pissa. Totally invisible from above which was a problem for me for most of the other DIY versions I've seen

Thanks again,
Dave
'46 TC 0524
by DaveAhrendt
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Fuel Sending Unit Gasket
Replies: 34
Views: 12092

Re: Fuel Sending Unit Gasket

I've had good luck using Hylomar with Doug's gasket. Both times I've used it I had no leaks. Unfortunately, it doesn't stop the float from filling up with gas and sinking. :x We need to get a vendor to produce a fuel level sender using the material used in the new carb floats. If I remember correctl...
by DaveAhrendt
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Driveshaft Dilema
Replies: 8
Views: 3360

Re: Driveshaft Dilema

I can't tell from your original post if you removed the driveshaft using the flanges at each end or just at the rear end. If you didn't disconnect the driveshaft using the sliding joint then whatever phasing you had should still be intact. Do you have the sliding joint at the front of the driveshaft...
by DaveAhrendt
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: TABC Chat
Topic: Driveshaft Dilema
Replies: 8
Views: 3360

Re: Driveshaft Dilema

Check that the u-joints are in phase. Be sure that the yolks are aligned correctly.