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#1 bilzbobaggins

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:58 PM

Hello. Long over due on some sort of build thread. Anyways...

The summer of 09 I got the fever to get another Datsun. I ran across this site and 3TCgarage. My first car was a 78 B210gx. I loved it. It was a rust bucket but it was mine. Had a lot of fun in that car. It was stolen. I had a 81 rolla goon and it was nice. It got rolled. So I stared looking for another project. Was talking to a guy about his goon when magic happened. I was taking my wife to work and when I left the parking lot I saw a 521 for sale in the pepboys parking lot. After avoiding wrecking w/ rubbernecking, I got the number and called the dude. Met up with him later, and some greenbacks ltr, I was the proud owner of a 70 521!!!!

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The truck was lowered when I got it. New tires. Just louder than sin. Exhaust gasket gone on y pipe, holes all in ypipe and egr tubes open...

After messing with it and only getting it quieted down some, my hours got cut and she sat till may of this year.

Put a rebuilt carb from National(through autozone tho....was cheaper), and put tags and insurance on her and went and got some dirt for my veggies!!!

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more to come in a sec...


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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:15 AM

The good...

Mostly complete
runs
stops


The bad...

rust
noise
im on the wrong coast :lol:
I rent
hacked out dash for cd player


Ive done some crap to it....matchbox dizzy, aftermarket tach(worthless), brake hoses on front, center console out of a 77 kingcab, lash adj, battery, plugs etc etc...

the rust sucks....its in the drivers floor....the worst is under the doors....both sides...p/o put duct tape over them, then painted the truck...jfc....



cool things...my truck has factory door sensor for dome light(dont work yet) and the h/l switch was gone, replaced w/ a toggle....I bought 6 swtichs and dont have one thats totally right, but now on first click I have markers and headlight...2nd click...just h/l's....in case i gotta get :cool:

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:19 AM

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other side on dirt get day!!


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interior when I got her....p/o sprayed the interior and underhood black...jackass did everything!!!wiring my hole free roo bag with GOOD pump....

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my slider....or vibrating glass of death...

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:26 AM

what else....had big oil can mirrors at one time....put a 210 mirror in some previous mirror holes....damn thing sets so far back so the wingwindows will open that its funny

my plans????to have fun with her...shes too low tho...got her stuck the first time I went to the cabin...want another 210 to slam and mess around with...truck for truck stuff...dunno....maybe another truck for that...

I need a l/f fender, tailgate, and valance for the body.....

and a good muffler shop here....NO ONE WANTS MY MONEY to make another y pipe...they all tell me to get aftermarket headers....I waved a stack of 20's at them trons and they still wouldnt budge...oh well...getting a plan


anyone know what that seats out of??? Its shitty put in...shot to the pan...

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 11:28 AM

cool truck but i gotta ask why dont you want to run a header?

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:



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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 20 October 2010 - 11:28 AM

cool truck but i gotta ask why dont you want to run a header?

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/
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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 20 October 2010 - 10:52 PM

Heard they are quieter...I like being steathy!! At this point tho, im just about game...exhaust sucks

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:30 AM

actually i ran my car with open stock mani and open header the header was quieter the whole system would be quieter if i had gone with a conservative exhaust

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:



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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 11 September 2011 - 01:16 PM

Wow. Its been a while since I posted on this.

Bought and installed the weber. Was around the time me and the wifey pushed the truck down the driveway to the carport only to find the brakes were gone.

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So after I put the weber on, started working on the brakes. Now my fronts are new cylinders, adjusters, soft lines, one hard line(broke it) and shoes. Works well or as well as I guess drum brakes can work.

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Did some other small stuff, new radiator cap etc etc. Then I put new channel runners in the window. MAN O MAN, what a difference. No more rattles.

Still have not resolved my exhaust issue at this point. Was December and It gets cold riding around with the window down, even with a great heater. So I bought a beater Eagle to drive. Was cheap and the gd air worked.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 01:37 PM

Didnt drive the truck much this summer. It gets hot and sticky here in Gerogia so I was rocking my DD. Took one trip to the cabin in the truck and tooled around town a couple of times.

Last month, my Talon decided she was no longer much for this world and took a shit. So it was time to suck it up and drive my truck. Its close to fall and I can handle it once my body get used to it. Well, the worthless ethanol gas had gone bad in the truck. Drained the fuel and cleaned the weber. Fired off but the fuel line is a rusty pos. Ran a rubber line to the carb and is running ok, but the cell must have more crud in it.

Things ive done the last few days....

New front shocks!!!! My god, what a difference. The old ones were beyond toast. When I took the passenger side shock off and dropped it on the ground, it almost collapsed all the way on itself. Then adjusted the shoes.


Been really tired of the super sloppy shifter on that early 4 speed. Took the striker pin out and ran a nut n bolt in its place. Fucking awesome. I wont be grabbing my buddys leg when getting 3rd, 4th and reverse.

Then I went to work on the temperature gauge. When I got her, it would work at times. Then it stopped. Started by grounding the yellow wire. Nothing. So I took the combination meter out and had pulsing power to it. Cleaned the shit out of the contact points and it maxed out. Yay! So me sender is bad. Have one on order.

More to come.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:20 PM

cool. now more oics please and thank you

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Your Datsun will never get mad if you enjoy driving another car even if younger than she is.
Your Datsun never has a headache.
Your Datsun doesn't mind if you want to drive her at 3 AM.
Your Datsun won't get upset if you let a friend drive her.
Your Datsun can be driven and enjoyed all month long.
Your Datsun won't take you to court for alimony if you get rid of her.
Your Datsun doesn't mind if you want to drive her in public.
Your Datsun doesn't need flowers before letting you put the key in the ignition.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 06:15 PM

well i'll be damned. haven't been on here in forever and now i see another 521 in ga. altho you're actually driving yours. i'm so torn between dumpin some money in mine or getting rid of it, of course i want to keep it and daily it and it be awesome... but you know... i'm lazy. keep it up man, love to know there's one not too far away that's runnin around town.
geez, i need to learn how to weld.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 06:15 PM

whoops double post
geez, i need to learn how to weld.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 10:58 AM

well i'll be damned. haven't been on here in forever and now i see another 521 in ga. altho you're actually driving yours. i'm so torn between dumpin some money in mine or getting rid of it, of course i want to keep it and daily it and it be awesome... but you know... i'm lazy. keep it up man, love to know there's one not too far away that's runnin around town.



Sweet, another Georgia 521! Looked through you old threads and the pics were gone. What all does your truck need now? Mine runs well enough, its the rust on mine that you said you had too. My rockers blow, p.o. pulled duct tape down em and painted them blue to match the truck. You know of any 521's in the woods your way?

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:05 AM

Got to pull the gas tank when I get up in the morning. The reason being, I had to stop three times today to pop the fuel filter out and knock the b.s. out to get some flow. Looks to be easy enough, four bolts holding it on, the sending wire, the fuel feed, the vent that goes back to the neck and the neck(which is harder than taco farts).

I hope to find it without much rust. Will try to clean it with the nut n bolt toss around to knock the crap out, but im afraid that rust is what im going to find.

On a side note, any other 521's have a chain that runs from the inside lip of the fuel neck to the cap? Never checked to see if it was factory or some bone heads dont loose me cap fix. Its ok, but hangs and scratches the edge. Not that my truck is clean, but it was when it was new.

Plan on taking pics because everyone here is a giant whore. Ill try to wear gloves tommarow. I hate having to, but to take pics, need the clean hands. Should save time, soap, n water!

Looking forword to working and to this weekend. Hope to have a swell one!

Jeff

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 07:47 AM

dirt can go down the rubber fuel neck inside the wheels well and also water thus increase in Fuel gauge reading.

soemtime best to run 2 filtewrs till it clears up(lots of plugged idle jets)


my 521 had a bad fuel reading also/
the fuel sender the weld or solder joint(braze) broke thus causeing it to ground out inside tand. I jb weld it back together
Throw on some Weber sidedrafts, Rising Sun hood.... call it good

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 08:39 PM

Just got to mess with the gas tank on my truck tonight. Had another post in the general about the cell, but Ill put it here as well.

Pulled the tank to find that at some time, someone had gooped silicone all over the top of the sending unit. This left me thinking its where my fuel smell at over half a tank came from. Plus water coming in from the bed access door and getting in the tank!

After getting the tank out and pulling the sending unit, we were left with what sounded like a maraca when I was shaking it. Was full of black chunks and what appeared to be rust. Here is a pic after a couple of swirls and dumps.

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Then I took the tank to a car wash and sprayed the hell out of it and got most the crap out.

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Dryed the tank, and cut a temp cork gasket to go between tank and sender

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Put it all back in and the truck is running fine. Went 10 miles and not a sputter.

Just need to get a real gasket and some fuel line for the tank vent, had to use heater hose.

Need to change the oil and filter on Monday. Also need some screws for my rear view. Would be nice to use.



And the best part. I now know how I want to do my truck. The theme I guess.


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Posted 19 September 2011 - 04:59 AM

NAPA sells larger fuel line that you can use as vent line, and its sold by the foot too. :-)

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:37 PM

Wow, been busy and havent posted in a while.

Fuel issues have been taken care of for the most part. Tank is still clean and sealed off a whole lot better. Need to find a working sending unit. I belive I trashed mine when I was messing around in the tank. :o Lesson learned.

I also replaced the right front outer wheel bearing. Mine was toast!! Got the old one out and the new one in packed w/ fresh grease.


Then I went to the cabin. Its my buddys land on the river south of Augusta. Love going!! Its the only time I enjoy alcohol. The truck ran great, but in a stupor, got caught on something and tore the Y-pipe up. Bummer. Had to ride home on a Sunday morning, hungover and sour, with a nice loud pipe. I have been trying to get that fixed, but have not found someone to help me fix it. I have that solved(in muh hed) and it leads into more of the story. My wife agreed to let me get a welder, and then I got some great news.


This came up for sale. This is how she sits at my house now.


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This is my plan now. I know in my heart, that I love my fucking 521. Shit hurts me when working on her b/c I do not want to fuck it up. So know I have a 75 620 that I already do like, but she has a couple of problems similar to my 521. Mainly rust. So now I will have a welder, and a truck to fix and use, but to learn on. And there is that L20b that the 521 so needs. Also just got a a87 peanut, that would just go on it so nicely.

Just so eveyone knows, I wont be destroying the 620, but working on my skills with her.

In case someone is reading this, im a bit confused. The 220 su manifold has 1.5 inch runners. The a87 has 1.25 in intake ports. I thought this was the combo on the sss motors in japan? They were runners that came over from japan. Ive found post saying that they have run this, but is it recomended? Im a tad bit confused.

Enough rambling for the night.

No wait. I used locktite on my weber carb. Used the low strenth purple, and mother fucker, its rattle loose twice. I said fuck it and used the red. It angered me.

And the tow dolly tire straps suck balls when the tires deflate on the way home.

Going to sleep so I can hit it hard tommarow. Taking my talon to the pull a part.

Thanks

Jeff

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:31 AM

Have the head ported to match the SU type manifold, that's what I do. There are only a few head castings with the big intake passages.