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#21 Datsunthug

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 08:27 AM

Yup time for rings. Might as well do the bearings as well since I'll pull the rods anyway. Hopefully the cylinder walls don't need machining. It'd be nice to throw in some bearings and call it good.
What's the best source for engine parts?

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 09:01 AM

I ran it with the valve cover off and smoke was clearly puffing out of the timing chain area., from below the rings in the crank case. At least everything under the hood is rust proofed now

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 10:37 AM

Yes, the camshaft makes a good oil sprinkler!



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 12:00 PM

Here is a pic of the oil with bits metal in it66627A74-8772-49CE-92FF-51626A5992AC_zps

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 07:03 AM

Started pulling the motor last night. Then I ran out of beer so I stopped. F8CA6892-41BB-485D-B494-88AB2BB762FC_zps

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 07:06 AM

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 07:08 AM

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:32 PM

I bought all my stuff from Rockauto and it showed up within one week and seven different boxes. Rebuilt the whole thing in a weekend. Just have some good tools and a torque wrench!! Easy to do. Watch Hanzi's video on how to put an engine back together and you can't go wrong!!


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 06:34 AM

what you going to do?

 

I just pull the engine dont need the ramps unless your pulling th trans also. other wise lower it to just pull the motor and get a spare jack to hold up the trans.

drop starter and loosen up the slave cylinder pull the exhaust manifolt to the side and the motor should come out.

I remove the intake. if small hands you can get a box end of wronch in there to loosen the bolts. Dont use the open end as might round the hex.

 

putting back in is litlle harder on the pass side motor mount but ez once you know.

 

 

Buy antiseize(dont be cheap for reinstall all the bolts

 

 

I pull the water pump alternator also top help clear

 

 

most people put a blanket under hood when resting on truck cab not to scratch.!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 01 March 2016 - 01:16 PM

Thanks banzai! Yes the tranny is coming out at the same time. I have small foam pieces under the hood to keep it scratching the roof.
The plan for now is pulling the drivetrain and lots of cleaning and prepping for another motor
Going to pull the heads off the L16 to see how worn the cylinder walls are before deciding if I will rebuild it ( re-ring it) otherwise I think I will be doing a KA swap and disc brake conversion.
I quit smoking cigs so this is my new addiction

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 03:07 PM

Oh shit a KA conversion. hope you complete.

stay with EZ just fix the L motor

 

 

a KA is going to cost you even if you get motor free

 

 

last coupLe truck guys asked alot of ? THEN THEY ARE NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN. mention pulling motos and swaps then bam. Gone.


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Posted 01 March 2016 - 03:28 PM

im more stoked on getting this truck going then anything else. I'll probably get it going with the L and start sourcing parts. I don't want to start the swap until all parts are gathered. Rock auto I hear is the place to get my engine parts

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 09:34 PM

Oh shit a KA conversion. hope you complete.
stay with EZ just fix the L motor
 
 
a KA is going to cost you even if you get motor free
 
 
last coupLe truck guys asked alot of ? THEN THEY ARE NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN. mention pulling motos and swaps then bam. Gone.



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 06:24 AM

there was a place Busta Nut gets his parts but he has a bussiness lincense or soemthing all Jap sourced parts.

Yeah bu Rock auto is good.

 

best to ask us first what to buy as alot can be junk also. bad timming chain kits etc........

 

 

I would have sourced parts for this motor first while still driving this around


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Posted 02 March 2016 - 06:30 AM

It smoked so bad. Don't want to piss off my neighbors.

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 06:36 AM

I ride a 75 2 stroke RD350. neihboors are alwasy pisssed

 

this is a ool truck

last couple guys wanted to swap to KA motors cause their carbs were most likely bad.

So swappign a carb is about a hour job and 225$ for a new one.

A KA is about 2K on the cheap and most likely never gets completed as what I seen on here. there are a few that surpass my expentations and my ability. but far and few between. Just buy the incomplete projects on craigslist. and there is one always to be found.

 

grandma/ drove it for 40years. ratsun kids kills it in 6months and towed away


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Posted 02 March 2016 - 10:08 AM

This truck will be on the road by May. Even if I just rebuild the L16. Trying to find time with two jobs and 5 kids under 12 has its demands but my 10 year old son is interested in helping me. It motivates me faster than anything to be able to teach my son the basics of mechanics and get grease under my nails with him.

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 10:11 AM

I have all the time in the world to get a KA and swap it out later. Gathering parts is fun. Like Easter egg hunting. I'm more concerned with the brakes and suspension being safe and reliable.
It will eventually get some go fast goodies but for now I just want to drive it. Badly

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 10:15 AM

I have all the time in the world to get a KA and swap it out later. Gathering parts is fun. Like Easter egg hunting. I'm more concerned with the brakes and suspension being safe and reliable.
It will eventually get some go fast goodies but for now I just want to drive it. Badly

 

That's a good way to go about it!


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Posted 02 March 2016 - 10:27 AM

you contratict your self all time in world

then 1st line was 2 jobs and 5 kids.

 

Keep the L motor. L20 would be better. But L motor are so simple


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