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#21 2mAn

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:48 PM

No pics after all this time?!... 



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 08:39 AM

No pics after all this time?!... 

 

I had some picts here but after pbucket went crazy I pulled them. Then, I was updating my computer and lost a lot of pictures.

 

I do have new picts of my brake rebuild, need to down load to my computer and work with flickr to get them posted.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:35 PM

Still working with flickr,

Halloween, lots of rain, I needed a place to put the spider to dry out.

 

 

 

Old shoes, I was just going to use them for temp,

 

 

 

Then I decided, papa needs a new pair of shoes.The only place in town that still relines shoes, 6 Robblees and it was the smallest material they have,

 

 

The rears installed, I had to have all the shoes shaved down to fit the drums,

 

 

 

I found the front hub has spacers for the seal, one each side. The new seal is deeper so I had to pull out the spacers to fit,

 

 

 

All the brakes are back together and the e-brake works great. Now, it is on to the fuel system.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 06:39 PM

Here are some picts of the fuel system for the 1500 I have to work with.
Got new parts in to rebuild the carbs, air filters and fuel filters. Carbs are good and tight. I have 3 air filter cans, 4 fuel pumps, only one fuel filter.
The gas tank in at a radiator shop getting cleaned.

 



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:47 PM

Got the gas tank back from the cleaners and am working on getting it set up. I was bummed about drilling out the screws for the fuel sending unit cover. I discovered that the nuts were held in by little brackets. Just bust off the screws and replace them.



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Posted 27 January 2018 - 07:57 AM

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Looks like a lot of brake wear for 2,500 miles. The odometers on the Datsuns only go to 99,999 and then roll over to 00,000 and start again. Other high wear areas are the brake pedal rubber, floor mat under the gas pedal, driver's seat upholstery,  worn/polished shift knob and scratched/chipped windshield glass. 


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:37 AM

 

Looks like a lot of brake wear for 2,500 miles. The odometers on the Datsuns only go to 99,999 and then roll over to 00,000 and start again. Other high wear areas are the brake pedal rubber, floor mat under the gas pedal, driver's seat upholstery,  worn/polished shift knob and scratched/chipped windshield glass. 

Mike, I am the fourth person to possess  the car, the second registered owner, Consuelo owned it up to '79. As I have stated, it came to Washington in '79 with paperwork stating the mileage at that time. Now, as you and I know the odo could have been disconnected and there could be 1,000,000 miles on the car. I don't believe the odo was reset or rolled over 99,999. However, there are other indications that it does have more miles that shown. My personal est. is 50,000-60,000. I will never know.

As for the carpet it was the original carpet and had no major wear where you would find it. I pulled it out because it was rotten, it stunk and was moldy from sitting since '79. Remember I did write that I found beach sand and bobby pins, I presume from Consuelo. Shift knob is not worn. The windshield is not chipped, it is broken in two. The upholstery is trashed and there is a carcus of a mouse it one seat. The biggest problem this car has had, are the two interum possessers (nether legally "owned" it).

 

I would hope people enjoy and are informed from the pictures I am posting. If you don't want me to post any more, let me know. My focus is to get it going, drive it and have fun. That is my story and I am sticking to it. And as a thought Mike, come over to my house and look at it. I will show you. Bring a couple of Ratsun stickers with you, I will pay for them.



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Posted 28 January 2018 - 02:48 PM

Small steps because it is cold outside. The fuel level sending unit works as it should. Fuel filter is back together.
 



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:37 AM

I have a 69 roadster 1600 in horrendously bad shape. That being said it runs ok. It leaks out the master brake cylinder though so brakes only work for about 2 hours after you bleed them, then you have to start over.

There aren't many roadsters getting worked on here, so I'm enjoying your posts.

Half Pint ('71 510 Goon) http://community.rat...agon/p?=1269361

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:00 AM

Just an observation not a criticism and no offense intended. My '74 had the original muffler with the part number embossed on it and no clamps from being replaced. I doubt any muffler would last 118K miles. Had a perfect Toyo spare that had never been removed from the trunk, a jack and tool kit in mint condition including the crank handle, original rad and heater hoses. 


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:02 PM

Thanks Mike, no offense taken. I am just trying to convey what I know and what I find. The car, after '79, has had a rough existence. When I had the drums turned the guy stated that they show signs of being over heated. Accounting for excessive brake wear? The left rear quarter panel  has been replaced, whoever did it did a good job, not great but good. I found a 1/4" thick slab of bondo where the datsun 1500 emblem goes. It does have the original exhaust system. The radiator was gone when I got the car.

 

Its fun posting pictures on the forum of what I have done. I have excel spreadsheets to keep track of cost and am also putting pictures, notes, receipts, etc. in binders so, if I kick the bucket before I finish, the next owner will know what I have done and cuss at me at the appropriate time.



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:43 AM

I don't keep track of the cost (or I'd cry) but I do keep a running mental tab on what been done.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:23 PM

I don't keep track of the cost (or I'd cry) but I do keep a running mental tab on what been done.

I know what you mean Mike but, like I wrote, I want to write it down so I remember.

Like this.

Here is the original license plate (first tab is '64 last tab is '74) and frame from Continental Imports out of San Diego. The other is from a Fresno pontiac dealer. My dad picked it up because it has my name on it.
 



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 08:59 PM

Well, got stuck putting the fuel system back together, I have to wait til spring and warmer weather to do what I want. So, I turned to pulling the head off of the engine to see what I have, it has the late 1500 head. The word from the po was that it was bored .040 over. It turns out that it is bored .030 over on the original block. The po never ran the engine which is a good thing. The head was not torqued properly and the "long tenth bolt" was in the wrong hole with washers under it. The valves look to be the original. I plan on doing a complete tear down and cleaning. It looks like they drug it through mud after it was rebuilt. I hope to just clean it and put it back together. I will post more pictures as I tear it down.
 



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:16 PM

Got the head to the rebuild shop. It looks like the valve seats have been replaced, it will be cleaned, pressure checked and magna fluxed. So, I started to tear down the block.
As near as I can tell it has been 40 years and has never been run after its rebuild. Ready to remove the oil pan.

Inside, compared to the rest of the engine, the oil pump looks new. Yeah.



Well, if cleanliness is next to Godliness when rebuilding an engine, the person who rebuilt this engine was an atheist.



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

Well, I have done a few things,
 
Cleaned and greased the seat rails. Latch pin for the seat was broken so I made a new one, works good, pictured is the broken one,


Gutted the drivers side seat, got rid of the petrified mouse carcass and fixed it so I can use it to bleed the brakes. Actually, quite a lot of adjustment in the seat.



Gas tank is ready to go back in, now if only I can find the two front strap bolts,
 



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 06:25 AM

Cool car. Nice to see that there are others working on roadsters. 



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 05:52 PM

The drivers seat is very adjustable,

 

 

I found the bolts for the front straps on the gas tank. I had searched all over my garage and they appeared on my bench. Tank is ready to go in. Vent tubing was installed.

 

 While looking for the bolts I came across a working temp sending unit for the 1500 in bucket of bolts.