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#3741 datsunfreak

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 07:08 PM

anyone know exactly what i need for a timing chain job just dont wanna order kit on rock and be missing pieces.

 

If it's an L20b, complete gasket set, timing chain and gears, chain guides. 

 

Some "while you're in there" thoughts: water pump, fan belt, radiator hoses, thermostat


It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 07:19 PM

Don't forget to get ( or make) a chain holder tool. Get ahold of me and I can loan you one if needed. Brad
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Posted 28 February 2017 - 07:20 PM

If it's an L20b, complete gasket set, timing chain and gears, chain guides. 
 
Some "while you're in there" thoughts: water pump, fan belt, radiator hoses, thermostat


I agree on the " while you're in there"
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 02:29 PM

Don't forget to get ( or make) a chain holder tool. 

 

This is why I would buy a complete gasket set. 

 

Pull radiator, pull crank pulley, pull timing chain cover. Then you don't need a chain holder.   ;)

 

And it'll be a lot easier to do the job with the chain cover off...


It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:22 PM

pulling engine out in a couple of weeks to do alt and vaccum lines might just leave timing alone for now


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:39 PM

Careful, that's where I started.look at where I ended up stopping...not one bolt untouched!😁 Good luck...Brad
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:46 PM

Careful, that's where I started.look at where I ended up stopping...not one bolt untouched!😁 Good luck...Brad
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:47 PM

pulling engine out in a couple of weeks to do alt and vaccum lines 

 

Wait... what?!?

 

https://en.wikipedia...i/Mission_creep

 

 

:rofl:


It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

It's also not my money, so i'll suggest the most expensive option. 

 

 


#3749 chevtruknut

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:50 PM

I was just giving you a bad time, since I started with doing the same, then I did the " well while I'm at it" thing until I had my car tore completely apart and am now rebuilding it from the ground up. Just kidding and hope all goes well for your project.
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 09:56 PM

pulling engine out in a couple of weeks to do alt and vaccum lines might just leave timing alone for now


Why? Just, why? Every bit of that can be done in bay.

Hell, I know a member who just rebuilt an L6 IN the car.

You can't hang if your nuts haven't dropped...it's physics


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 04:59 PM

any ideas for possibly throwing in a cam??


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 07:24 PM

It's a fairly easy swap, BUT really research what you're after especially the specs. I can help you sort them out if needed, and the internet is full of articles. I've built many engines and teach engine building so please remember the cam is basically the easiest way to change the behavior of your engine, for good or bad. You can easily go backwards as quick as forwards. The OHC Datsun is a fairly easy cam swap as far as motors go though. Hope this helps and not confuses.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:17 AM

Anyone have an a10 front left fender they would sell preferably white.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:42 PM

My 1978 2 door sedan
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20161208_131151_zpswvp3ijfi.jpgy 1978 2 door sedan just thought I'd leave these here

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:23 PM

Very cool. Clean.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:09 AM

That's the first other 1978 2 door I've seen in MANY years ( mine is hatchback) very cool. I didn't know until recently that the A10 portion existed. Am I wrong or does A10 cover all the 78-81 models? Does anyone know of a link to a good explanation of this? Nice car though.
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:54 AM

78-81 is A10

78-79 is round headlights, 80-81 is square.

78-79 is L20, later is NAPSZ.

Different dashes between the years, and a few other tweaks.

Wikipedia has a lot of info

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 05:20 AM

Thank you very much for that info. I was overseas for many years ( military) and couldn't find any information on later 510's, then somehow stumbled on the A-10 , and here I am. My project is really coming along, but boy could I use a new drivers door if anyone heard of one, just need the skin, or at least most of it. I can make one, but would really rather not. Thanks again for the info, and I'll go checkout the Wikipedia article. Brad
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