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#21 Charlie69

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:03 PM

Sweet truck Angela.  I happen to have a set of light blue doors that are much better shape than yours.  I will get some pictures probably next week as the doors are at Gene's house.  If you like the doors we might be able to work a trade your doors for my doors with a little cash.  We will see.


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Posted 03 September 2017 - 06:16 AM

I probably have a hood prop, and possibly nicer eyebrow trim. Don't think I have another battery tie down but you should get that asap.

 

Matt! Thank you so much. I'm interested. PM me.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:12 PM

Today I spent the whole day getting familiar with my new 521. I confirmed that it's a matching numbers L16, original carb & that it has an engine light assembly/switch...just needs a bulb & perhaps a lens cover of some type? Anybody else seen one of these before?

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I pressure washed it to get rid of tons of spider webs, hay, leaves etc from door jambs & underneath, then removed surface oxidation on the outside (hope to clay it tomorrow). Then lubricated the door jambs,  inspected bushings & hoses in need of replacement to add my future TO DO list, installed a missing pcv hose, scrubbed & degreased the plastic floor mat...wow, it's actually blue...not grey! I then scrubbed the nicotine & filth from the sun visors & headliner...my rinse water looked like the blackest oil you ever saw. I then took a wire brush to the rusty floorboards so 

i can get that treated with inhibitor (any favorite brands that are budget-friendly???). Vacuumed & cleaned the whole interior, then I took the hood prop that had been popped off its rivets & bent to hell & pounded it back into shape (mostly)...I think I can drill through the old mounting rivets & re-rivet to put it to work again.

 

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Gonna be a fun little truck I think. Lot's of little things on the TO DO list but taking it easy. I need to find some side mirrors & a rear view mirror. My one driver side mirror is there but the "mirror" finish has disintegrated & settled to the bottom of the glass...looks weird. I have the original mount for the rear view mirror but no mirror/glass assembly to pop on to it. I'll put up a WTB ad here I guess & see what folks got to offer :thumbup:


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:51 PM

That's the stock engine room lamp.  Just has a bare bulb.  It looks like something happened to the hood prop mount...it would have been spot welded on from the factory, not riveted. 

 

Here is what I'm running for a mirror.  Stock ones go for good money in nice shape or NOS.  Too much, IMO, for something that is just going to disintegrate again...

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:42 PM

That's the stock engine room lamp.  Just has a bare bulb.  It looks like something happened to the hood prop mount...it would have been spot welded on from the factory, not riveted. 

 

Here is what I'm running for a mirror.  Stock ones go for good money in nice shape or NOS.  Too much, IMO, for something that is just going to disintegrate again...

http://community.rat...iew-mirror-mod/

 

Thanks Matt! That's a great option. Looks like that seller is "out of stock" at the moment but I'll keep my eye out for similar items. Thanks for the info! 


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:17 PM

Thanks Matt! That's a great option. Looks like that seller is "out of stock" at the moment but I'll keep my eye out for similar items. Thanks for the info! 

 

There are plenty of them on ebay if you decide you want one:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...3FUng6H&vxp=mtr

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3ac620e34c

 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:35 PM

I use the same mirror as a replacement, I have found it slightly magnifies things though, takes getting used to, at first it's just weird.

I like it because one uses the stock 521 mount arm.


 

 

 


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:11 AM

Resize your pictures, way too big.  And I have that same engine lamp but it don't work and not even sure if it did how much it would help because its so minuscule.  Good luck with a rear view mirror, I bought a NOS one off ebay for $100 a little while ago but thats the only one I have ever seen.  Side mirror just go to glass/mirror shop and have them break/cut/glue a new piece...I think it cost me $13.  

 

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I used por-15 for my floor boards which I then covered with fat mat and carpet.  

 

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:59 AM

Thanks Guys! I will look into all those suggestions. Sorry about the pics. I just moved from photobucket to imgur & am not too familiar with it yet. I'll see what I can do to resize.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:50 AM

nice find. im jealous



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:32 PM

So, today I submitted my DMV application to transfer a lovely set of Blue/Yellow California plates to my truck...can't WAIT to see them on my 521 (aka Turk 521). I picked up my side mirror from the glass shop after having replacement mirror glass cut & installed. Looks great! I then replaced the nasty spark plugs & wires & borrowed a compression test kit from the local auto parts store & did my 1st ever compression test on a car. My #'s came up 90, 100, 100, 95. Not sure what that means yet but if anybody would like to give an opinion...feel free. Valve adjustment is next. Damn, this is FUN 😝

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:34 PM

well compression numbers are better the higher they are 

BUT they are very close to the same which is good 

what you want is even numbers or whithin 10% which they are 

they might get better the more you drive it too 

 

and by the way you are getting alot of stuff accomplished in a short time 

kudos to you 



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:45 PM

Good job. Truck looks great all east fixes. Like I said that truck was nicer then mine when I first got it. Congratulations. Angela is one of the girls I mean boys. What ever. Keep the pics coming and let's dump some cash in this bad boy. Lol

 

Hey there Ray, I forgot to tell ya...

 

YES! Let's DO "dump some cash into this bad boy"...as long as it's YOUR cash...no problemo! :poke:


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:46 PM

well compression numbers are better the higher they are 
BUT they are very close to the same which is good 
what you want is even numbers or whithin 10% which they are 
they might get better the more you drive it too 
 
and by the way you are getting alot of stuff accomplished in a short time 
kudos to you


True but is should be higher correct. I thought the L blocks were at 160-170ish. Or am I wrong.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:47 PM

Hey there Ray, I forgot to tell ya...
 
YES! Let's DO "dump some cash into this bad boy"...as long as it's YOUR cash...no problemo! :poke:



Looks like your doing well already.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:47 PM

well compression numbers are better the higher they are 

BUT they are very close to the same which is good 

what you want is even numbers or whithin 10% which they are 

they might get better the more you drive it too 

 

and by the way you are getting alot of stuff accomplished in a short time 

kudos to you 

 

 

Thanks Randy! It drives so much differently than my wagon so it takes some getting used to. Enjoying doing some little something to it every chance I get :thumbup:


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:05 PM

True but is should be higher correct. I thought the L blocks were at 160-170ish. Or am I wrong.

yes higher 

i think 160 to 180 is more normal

 
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:17 PM

yes higher 

i think 160 to 180 is more normal 

 

 

I just poked around other posts on this topic & found this info:

 

Q: What kind of compression should I be getting on my stock L16? I checked Tom Monroe's "How to rebuild your Datsun engine" it said around 180 is good? Father Haynes said somewhere between 150ish(min) to 171(max)? I checked mine today and got about 130 on one cylinder and 150-155 on the other three.

 

I also found this comment as well:

 

Just make sure when performing the test too..

*have a fully charged battery
*take out all spark plugs before cranking.
*hold open throttle all the way why cranking.
*use anti seize on threads.
*if dry test performs well no need for a wet test.

^^^ also valves should really be checked/adjusted before ( in a perfect world) 

170-180 psi is very very good on a used engine. Very healthy.

 

Mike commented: You are allowed about 10% difference between any two cylinders. 150 -15 = 135 so your 130 cylinder is a little lower than is best. Check that the valve lash is within specs on that cylinder. If it is, warm the motor and retest. If still low...squirt a tablespoon full of engine oil into that cylinder and crank over for 10 seconds and re-test. If it rises up closer to normal then the rings are loosing the compression. If not much change a valve is leaking.

A leak down test feeds compressed air into the cylinder. If you listen at the carb you can hear air escaping from a leaky intake valve. If you listen from the exhaust manifold you can hear air escaping past a leaky exhaust valve.

 

Such good information here on Ratsun  :thumbup:  So far, my engine is far from putting out those "healthy" numbers but I plan on doing it again after valve adjustment & see what happens.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:47 PM

Engine should be operating temp. And throttle wide open when doing compression test.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 10:12 PM

Engine should be operating temp. And throttle wide open when doing compression test.

 

Thanks racerx, I did warm it up pretty good but am not confident I had the throttle wide open. I'm gonna give it another try & head all the advice given.

 

I just noticed you have a '65 Mustang Fastback. Any pics? My crazy 68 yr old mother has one & loves it.


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