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#1 Mesh-71

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:35 PM

I am tired of the guys in the trucks section having all the fun, So I decided to start a thread here for the dimer's

Today I tore down a su dual choke cable and rebuilt it with all new cables and housings, installed it in my dime and it works great! :D



Now come on, I know somebody else did something to their 510, so lets here it.:lol:

Originally Posted by ggzilla
Most people would want the new car. They are called 'consumers'. We Ratsun people are instead 'recyclers'. We are the minority. The elite. The few. The chosen. We are Ratsun.

My Project Dime

#2 SIXTY-NINE-DIME

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:09 PM

haha well i took mine to franks work and washed it, put oil in it, turned the idol up a tad, put new spark plugs in... and drove that bitch! =]

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:11 PM

well mine isnt a 510 but it is a bluebird so can i post here?

the first rule of Ratsun is you don't talk about Ratsun... no wait thats fight club.....


....the first rule of Ratsun is PICS OR BAN! :fu:



http://community.rat...on-resurection/
http://www.build-thr...1/#comment-5259

http://community.rat...-bought-a-what/

 

its like pikachu cuz its always his go to, the ol relaiable, looks cute kicks ass on the reg. and the 610 is charizard.... when ya really need to lay down some shit. lol - skib

 


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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:13 PM

I did a lot "today," though some of it took place a few days ago. Here's a link to the latest update in my build thread. Let me know what you think of the paint!

http://forum.ratsun....3&postcount=154

#5 Mesh-71

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:36 PM

well mine isnt a 510 but it is a bluebird so can i post here?


Well technically I said What did you do to your "Dime" and it is a 610, so sure :D:D

Originally Posted by ggzilla
Most people would want the new car. They are called 'consumers'. We Ratsun people are instead 'recyclers'. We are the minority. The elite. The few. The chosen. We are Ratsun.

My Project Dime

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 10:41 PM

woot :D well today i hand polised my 14x8 slot mags that was a bitch but they look bad ass :D

the first rule of Ratsun is you don't talk about Ratsun... no wait thats fight club.....


....the first rule of Ratsun is PICS OR BAN! :fu:



http://community.rat...on-resurection/
http://www.build-thr...1/#comment-5259

http://community.rat...-bought-a-what/

 

its like pikachu cuz its always his go to, the ol relaiable, looks cute kicks ass on the reg. and the 610 is charizard.... when ya really need to lay down some shit. lol - skib

 


#7 Mesh-71

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:06 AM

woot :D well today i hand polised my 14x8 slot mags that was a bitch but they look bad ass :D


Yeah, hand polishing wheels really takes it out of you! I had to do that to mine as well, not my most favorite thing to do, thats for sure.:D

Originally Posted by ggzilla
Most people would want the new car. They are called 'consumers'. We Ratsun people are instead 'recyclers'. We are the minority. The elite. The few. The chosen. We are Ratsun.

My Project Dime

#8 hang_510

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:20 AM

... turned the idol up a tad, ... and drove that bitch! =]

frank is quite the idol ;)



i bought lots of oil for the sedan :lol: so i could take it out for a mounatain romp this sat!

for the goon, i now have the motor in MY garage. finishing pieces being installed and setting up the cam.
the FI system should be here next week :D



and if staring counts, i did that too :blink:

"I can spend time working on the Dattos, or wasting money at the strip club. You make the call." :D


I'll put on chain mail and a dirt bike tire jock strap and drive it!!!!!


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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:30 AM

I pulled my non working high beams off, and replaced them with some chicken wire stuffed between head light rings.
Now there is a little air circulation in there :D
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:37 AM

I am tired of the guys in the trucks section having all the fun, So I decided to start a thread here for the dimer's

Today I tore down a su dual choke cable and rebuilt it with all new cables and housings, installed it in my dime and it works great! :D



Now come on, I know somebody else did something to their 510, so lets here it.:lol:



Any pics? I want to see how nicely it turned out.

Also, I've determined, I'm not a hoarder, I'm a collector.
As I'm sure a lot of the old school datsun guys are.



Enjoy the Ride!


David



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1977 Datsun 620 King Cab (Barn Find)

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:38 AM

Today I kicked for being stupid. Yesterday I put my foglight grill on. I just need to finish polishing the foglight housings and find a sss grill badge.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:58 AM

Today I got a new hood trim in the mail and stripped the black off of my eybrow trim and bottom bar to match my new chrome grill. and polished em up a bit.

now im at work ... :mad: .....but

Tonight im either going to slap in my new b&m short shifter or start working on swapping out my rear end for the r180 lsd i got sitting here.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:58 AM

Sanded my hood, doors, and trunk lid. Will try to paint them this afternoon.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:02 AM

Well, on Sunday I finally swapped rear hatches. I only bought the "better" hatch about 18 months or so ago. Best part- no more crappy aftermarket defroster wires to look at.

Swapping hatches followed the 4th of July project of getting the thing to idle again- it still has a Hitachi, and the idle circuit plugged up. Just took the idle cut solenoid out and blasted the port with 100PSI air. It idles now.

Now I just need to get the gauges working (the temp and fuel gauges read 2X correct, peg out at halfway- only when it's over 60 degrees) and bleed the rear brakes. Then it'll be driveable again. Ugly, but driveable.

Oh, and I finally got the 4th hubcap put on.
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Well, at least he gets 24 hours notice. That's more than most of us get. All most of us get is, "Mind that bus!" "What bus?" _splat_!

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:49 AM

Bent the line for the nitrous purge and rerouted the nitrous feed line to give enough room to make it to the solenoids. Replaced part of the turbo drain line back to the pan and managed to crossthread one of the bolts, got lucky having a 8mm x1.25 tap and die to repair the threads and damaged bolt.

Drove about three blocks and had the gasoline fuel pump die while at an intersection , 45 min. and AAA tow truck later found a bad fuel pump relay and broken electrical conector.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 02:09 PM

Any pics? I want to see how nicely it turned out.


I knew that I should be taking pics, but didn't I will pop it out of the dash and snap a pic of that end, I used bike brake cables and housings, fit like a glove, and works real smooth.

Originally Posted by ggzilla
Most people would want the new car. They are called 'consumers'. We Ratsun people are instead 'recyclers'. We are the minority. The elite. The few. The chosen. We are Ratsun.

My Project Dime

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 02:41 PM

Hey man...great job robbing this thread from the truck section...after it was robbed by a Datsun guy from a VW site!:D

Haha...I will have a 510 someday and when I do...i will do something to it...and after that happens, I will post it all up in this hizzie!:cool:
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:27 PM

I put a ratsun sticker on mine. last friday I scrubbed down my z rims though and polished em up. They are not so shiny now though. just bright white. Shine to come.

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you can see somewhat how shiny they are now though. also realizing that I should have cleaned the glass. I think I just wasted this sticker.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:18 PM

I installed an electric fan,and sync'ed the su's so that is some good forward progress, but then I figured out that my lights are not working, damn.... at least I have something else to do right? (Not like I really needed to add anything else to my arm length to-do list though) :blink:

Originally Posted by ggzilla
Most people would want the new car. They are called 'consumers'. We Ratsun people are instead 'recyclers'. We are the minority. The elite. The few. The chosen. We are Ratsun.

My Project Dime

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 04:46 PM

I put a ratsun sticker on mine. last friday I scrubbed down my z rims though and polished em up. They are not so shiny now though. just bright white. Shine to come.

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you can see somewhat how shiny they are now though. also realizing that I should have cleaned the glass. I think I just wasted this sticker.




dont forget to peel that plastic off the sticker