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location Melbourne, Australia
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Another Software Dev who likes doing a little bit of mechanic-ing on the side.

  • 66 Datsun Fairlady (Roadster)
  • 99 Ford Fairmont (AU)

Jul
14
comment Open the boot (trunk) lid of a 66 Datsun Fairlady (Roadster) when the lock mechanism is broken
Thanks Michael, I will definitely hit you up via email to request those photos. I've tried through the numberplate holes on several occasions, but when I'm only taking an educated guess as to what the mechanism looks like, the whole operation feels futile (and more than a little frustrating). I've read on www.311s.org tales of the arm on the lock cylinder slipping off and under the trunk latch, I'm wondering if this is what's happened to me as the whole lock mechanism seems to spin freely.
Jul
14
accepted Open the boot (trunk) lid of a 66 Datsun Fairlady (Roadster) when the lock mechanism is broken
Jun
20
awarded  Tag Editor
Jun
16
accepted What is a suitable air compressor for a home garage?
Jun
14
awarded  Scholar
Jun
14
accepted How can I measure Rim Offset?
Jun
14
asked What is a suitable air compressor for a home garage?
Jun
6
awarded  Quorum
Jun
6
revised nissan wiki excerpt
added 180 characters in body
Jun
6
revised nissan wiki description
added 347 characters in body
Jun
6
suggested suggested edit on nissan tag wiki excerpt
Jun
6
suggested suggested edit on nissan tag wiki
Jun
6
wiki created nissan description
Jun
6
wiki created nissan excerpt
Jun
6
comment Open the boot (trunk) lid of a 66 Datsun Fairlady (Roadster) when the lock mechanism is broken
I realise this is bordering on a 'How do I break into the boot of a car?" question, but I honestly don't think there would be too many potential car thieves out there that would be interested in learning the specific techniques required to break into a 66 Fairlady - most folks would never have even seen one.
Jun
6
asked Open the boot (trunk) lid of a 66 Datsun Fairlady (Roadster) when the lock mechanism is broken
Jun
6
comment disable passenger airbag on Vauxhall Zafira
Colin - I had no idea about the transponder option. You should ad an answer your own question with that as an option, especially if you find that it works. That way future visitors will know it's a possibility. In fact the transponder sounds like the best option so I hope it works out for you.
Jun
6
comment How can I measure Rim Offset?
(I ran out of comment space) With that said, if you still want me to change the questions let me know and I will.
Jun
6
comment How can I measure Rim Offset?
Actually Bob, I was going for quite the opposite. I believe the subject matter is simple enough so I wanted the question (and subsequent answers) to be general enough to apply to any set of rims. Why have questions about measuring the offset of every different set of rims out there when the answer is going to be (pretty much) the same for all of them. The idea being that if you have a generalised question with a solid generalised answer it can be used to point people with more specific questions to for years to come, this is where the Stack Exchange software and community model really shines.
Jun
3
awarded  Revival