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Hi from Alaska and resurrection of a 66 520

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#1 garryk6


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Posted 03 April 2016 - 09:37 PM

Hey Ratsun! Long time since I've visited. Moved from WA state in 2007 to Kodiak AK. In 2010 I brought my 66 520 up. Taught my oldest to drive stick in it but the clutch was on its way out in 2012. Life got busy and now trying to get it back on the road to teach my next kid to drive stick. Things to do: replace clutch and pressure plate. Have parts already. Rebuild or replace starter. Need to figure this one out. Repair or replace heater core. Need to figure this one out. Once running and moving, check out brakes get tags and insurance and drive.
Any thoughts for sourcing parts?
For those who don't remeber me, specs are 1966 Datsun j-13. Rear gears 3.89 from a roadster. J13 rebuilt with forklift J15 parts including larger J15 valves. Cam reground to RV specs by Crower Racing. Rods R&R'd by Crower Racing. Replaced Datsun rocker assy with MGB 1800 rocker assy. Brake master replaced with dual resevoir from a 240Z. Was my daily driver in San Diego from 1999 to 2003 and daily driver in WA from 2003 to 2007.
Anyway glad to stop back in to the Ratsun community! Hey Mike! You going to the Portland meet this year?

Garry in Kodiak, AK

#2 Lockleaf


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Posted 03 April 2016 - 09:46 PM

Welcome back. I spent 3 summers living on Kodiak island. Gorgeous place. I worked inside the International Seafoods factory down on cannery row making salmon caviar. Even lived one summer in the bunk house with all the Philippinoes. Great people, good times. Rough getting parts out there though.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 04:22 AM

How bout some photos; especially of those NL320's?

Better to have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy !!

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 10:02 PM

Did you disappear again? Ever get that monster nl finished?

#5 spdcrazy


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 01:43 PM

interesting! I lived in homer. twice. and planning to move back. my 521 will come with me, but very limited use as its low and the frost heaves are high there.


come back and show us some photos!!