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#21 highdesertdatsun

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:21 PM

Mine steering grommet is toast. I cant find one.
I was gonna fab one up with a innertube and urethane.
leather might work aswell.
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#22 wayno

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:55 PM

Mine steering grommet is toast. I cant find one.
I was gonna fab one up with a innertube and urethane.
leather might work aswell.
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Are you talking about this?

I made one out of a 1/4 inch thick piece of rubber.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:42 PM

Yes your the shizell. Thats what i need to do. Did you just overlap the bottom?
Where did you get rubber?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:45 PM

Yes your the shizell. Thats what i need to do. Did you just overlap the bottom?
Where did you get rubber?

 

That is one piece of rubber that I cut a round hole in, then mounted it, then I pushed the column threw the hole that was slightly smaller than the column shaft, BTW that is a 720 column shaft.

I got the rubber pieces at parkrose hardware, they were remnants from larger pieces, mostly round circle pieces.

The metal ring holding the rubber is a stock metal piece on the 520.

Maybe the rubber was an eighth inch thick.


 

 


#25 zed1

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 04:48 PM

This:

http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/

 

Plus this:

http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/

 

Equals this:

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51" x 34"x 1/4" foam, off-white, perforated material

Foil backed, closed cell foam as insulator material

3M 90 spray (used entire aerosol can)

 

Cardboard template for foam material

Paper template for closed cell foam material

6 months to gather materials, knowledge, and confidence

2 hours time to complete - ambient temperature 80 degrees F


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:18 AM

Four hours today on threshold plates
Upper - soda blasted

http://www.flickr.co...157625715299187

Second photo - installed

http://www.flickr.co...157625715299187

Keith

 

 

 


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:13 AM

Carburetor installed, now to install the cable, fuel and vacuum lines.

http://www.flickr.co...07/10801420375/

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:39 AM

Boy that truck looks good.  I see you have an eye for detail and like to do the work yourself.  Can't wait to see it finished.


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 08:18 AM

Dash knobs refurbished and installed.
https://www.flickr.c...157625809569365
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Posted 25 September 2014 - 01:26 PM

Flicker sucks, it won't let me copy the photo to post it on here unless I save it and download it to my Picasa account, it looks good though.

Dash knobs refurbished and installed.
https://www.flickr.c...157625809569365
Keith


 

 


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 01:43 PM

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 07:34 PM

Looks great. Just for reference there is are 2 different wiper knobs for the 521. The one thats in the pic and the same font with 3 dots on it which I think might the more rare one.



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 05:36 PM

Instrument panel
https://www.flickr.c...19461/lightbox/
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Posted 27 June 2015 - 09:03 AM

Rebuilt the clutch slave and bled the clutch hydraulic system today. Small progress, but some progress.

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 05:51 PM

Any progress is good progress. I have gaps of a year or so in my threads.



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 08:44 PM

Zed this truck is a Beauty!



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Posted 01 November 2015 - 02:09 PM

After a 22 year slumber electricity flows through the wiring:
https://www.flickr.c...tetaken-public/

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 08:32 PM

Congrats Zed.



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Posted 06 August 2016 - 07:15 PM

The photos from today don't tell the story (https://www.flickr.c...57627613948205/). Picked up the truck for the engine shop. They started the engine after a 22 year slumber, fixed an oil leak, fuel leak, and repositioned the distributor timing adjuster. I am told she idles well after setting the valve leashes and timing.
Now I have to complete the fuel one connection and add fuel to the tank.
A great stride in the project.
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:00 AM

Big congratulations, Keith. Move under it's own power yet? The floor-shift transmission in the 320 is a joy to drive, even with the non-synchro 1st gear. I've no problem with that as the 61 FIAT is also non-synchro 1st. 

 

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