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#41 Lockleaf

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 10:46 AM

No contradiction.  You can parts shop on your phone while watching tv with the kids, or while sitting on a train or bus commuting from work.  Taking the time out to spend multiple evenings in the garage is a different story. 


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Posted 02 March 2016 - 10:50 AM

you've obviously missed my point of all the time in the world. No one is rushing me to do a swap. If it happens in 20 years when I'm getting my senior discount at IHOP then so be it

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 10:53 AM

The beauty of online shopping

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 07:25 PM

You're good no matter what you decided to do. L, KA, SR. Either way, I think what these guys are saying is just have fun and don't give up after starting, yeah! I rebuilt my L16 and drive it everyday. Not super fast or even fast, but fun as hell. People look all day long and smile. Best feeling in the world. This is why I drive her everyday and not the BMW!

Oh, do mikes disc upgrade. You'll love yourself all day for doing it. Not even kidding!!!!!!!

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 06:03 AM

The thing that we see a lot of here on Ratsun is people will get a Datsun car or truck and start cutting it up with good and full intentions of finishing it then life changes for them and you will see that they ended up scrapping it.

 

The part that we do not like is the scrapping of the Datsuns.  I have to drive hundreds of miles to find Datsuns in a junk yard in order to get some parts I need.  The people that scrap the Datsuns at a metal recycle place do not let the Datsun parts have a chance at being used on another car.

 

I am not saying this is what will happen with yours.  I hope you enjoy your Datsun for many years and then pass it on for some one else to enjoy.


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Posted 05 March 2016 - 12:14 PM

at this point driving it consumes me. Going to order the parts to rebuild the engine as soon as I pull the motor apart to see if I can use stock rings, or if machine work is necessary along with new pistons. I'm hoping it will be within specs so i can get it going by my birthday in May. I'm not the kind of person to ruin a piece of history by scrapping it. I love this truck almost as much as my 70 Dodge Challenger. I had to get rid of the dodge cause my ex wife was a pile of poo that didn't appreciate the car. The amazing woman in my life now can't wait to drive the Datsun around with me. She used to have a 69 521 and she loved it
Working in the garage to get away from your woman vs. working in the garage with your woman. I'll take the second option 😜

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 12:16 PM

Where can I find a parts list for the disc brake conversion. Brakes are number one priority. Even if it's slow, I want to stop on a dime

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 12:59 PM

http://www.bluehands...-brake-kit.html

Lol you really think he would tell anyone, ahh yes Mr. Peterson I was taken a piss and everything got dark like there was an eclipse, when I look back to see what was making the shade when WHAM!! Cock hit me right in the face. I don't know whose it was but we could match up the bruise.

 

 

 

you assume i have any fucks

 

 

 

 

 


#49 banzai510(hainz)

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 01:02 PM

I think we need to get the motor back together first before this does go to the scapper. thinking of ordering disk brakes.?????

Loose a 70 Challenger cause the wife? I think you need more IkeTurner in you to handle this better.

 

most time the main and rod bearing journals are fine.  I always take my block in to get done and all say they need a rebore. Then new pistons rings. and cost of machining. This added to about 800$ for the block. I had 2 blocks done and bearing were std size used.  If you can get away with stock rering that would be cheaper.

 

 

 

 

 

Brakes are number one priority. Even if it's slow, I want to stop on a dime?????? if you give 2 car lengths and brakes are tight its fine and don't cost nothing.


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Posted 05 March 2016 - 01:15 PM

Stock 521 brakes work fine if adjusted.  Welll enough to throw your passenger into the dash/windshield with only the lap belts...


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Posted 05 March 2016 - 01:43 PM

Get off my case with the bullshit scrapper talk. I'm here to get pointers on getting this on the road, share in the forums my new ride and excitement for Datsuns. I appreciate the tips guys.
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Posted 05 March 2016 - 03:31 PM

DT, you need a thick skin to thrive here. 

Here is the deal.  So far, you have had a Datsun about a half of a month.  I know you have good intentions, most everybody that has come on here does.  But we have seen way too many projects with big plans get scrapped, or disappear.  There are some really nice show quality trucks from the 80's, that have been scrapped, for no good reason, someone just got tired of them?

 

There was a time when you could find 1970 and 1980 Datsuns by driving around neighborhoods in the Northwest.  Then you occasionally would see them in junk yards, almost any time you needed parts.   You really do not see then in junk yards anymore. 

 

We will bend over backwards to help you get this on the road.  Get it running stock, then start to modify.  Stock Datsuns are reliable. 

 

The stock brakes are not self adjusting.  You need to keep them adjusted.  The wheel cylinders on Datsun 521 trucks only have one port.  You cannot pressure bleed the wheel cylinders.  You have to let the brake shoes collapse, after the brake fluid pressure is gone, to get any air in the wheel cylinders out.   If the brakes shoes are adjusted properly, and the brake lines are bled correctly, the brake pedal is above the gas pedal, with the brakes applied hard.



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Posted 05 March 2016 - 08:02 PM

Welcome to Ratsun.

Almost everyone who first comes to Ratsun gets the old shit where people treat you like you don't know shit.

Just spend more time reading other threads to get information before you post so you know what your talking about so you can back up your shit

have fun building. Then have fun driving

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 08:16 PM

Enough talk. Do work. Prove these codgy, old-folk wrong.

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


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Posted 05 March 2016 - 09:26 PM

Thanks for the support guys.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 08:59 AM

Well put Flatcat! Like I said before, keep the faith, do research and then strong work. There are manuals online at datsun510.com. You can see everything that you'll have to do to get her right. Or, just cruise through the posts to see how everyone else did it. That's what I did and my truck started with the xmaission in the bed, holes in both floors and an engine that needed rebuilding. Now, she's a champ and runs great. Completely stock 4 speed and L16 engine. As previously stated......Love this girl. There was a time that I thought about selling her, but guys on here (thanks Skyblue) talked me out of it. never looked back and burnt the for sale sign that I never bought! The brake job is straight forward from Bluehands (Mike) and you won't regret it....EVER! Like Hanz said, get her running stock and then modify as you go. Can't go wrong with this....EVER! Too much fun to be had. 2 pennies rolling out my doors!!


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 10:04 AM

General Datsun 521 info.

 

Download this.

http://www.davidcmur...is_and_Body.pdf

 

And this.

http://www.davidcmur...ies_Engines.pdf

 

Both of those came from here.

http://www.olddatsuns.com/



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 09:37 PM

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So far I've found two snapped bolts in the block (time for the easy out) a janky ass chain tensioner. A replacement felpro head gasket. Liberally applied orange RTV up inside the water pump cavity.
I think someone tried to rebuild this before without asking you guys for pointers
Edit: This was supposed to be a video

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 10:04 PM

Was this owned by a Chebby guy?


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Posted 08 March 2016 - 10:06 PM

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Custom Pistons ?!?