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#41 datzenmike

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:39 AM

Simple..... Datsun owner. If we could afford proper tools we probable wouldn't be driving one.


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:07 AM

lol...I can afford all the right tools but I won't buy them unless I absolutely need them.  And I choose to drive this fucker and find myself wondering why I suffer through all of it.  I love the truck but it is without a doubt a royal pain in the ass to own and maintain.    

 

Anyways, I can hit this with an impact gun and not have to block the crank or put the head back on?  If so I will just take the block to the shop and have them hit it.  



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:19 AM

Yeh, I hear you but hang in there. You have to realize our vehicles are over 40 years old and things will fall apart. So don't take it personally.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:59 AM

There is a direct correlation between the right tools and the quality of the work. I'm not saying you need to run out and get it all, but the bare minimum tool set includes an impact gun.

 

Yes, the impact should take the bolt out.

 

These older vehicles are so simple, if you go through the truck one system at a time (ie- brakes, fuel, wiring, suspension, etc) it will make more sense, you'll be more confident in its abilities, and before you know it, the whole truck will be 100% (or close to it). You are working on the engine right now, so make sure it's as close to 100% as possible so you can check that off the list and move on to the next system without worrying about the engine.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 02:45 PM

The thing I like about my 521s is that they are so uncomplicated that I can figure out what broke and fix it on the road with screw drivers, pliers, and a 10mm wrench, a test light would help a lot if I actually carried one. 

I have done some extreme stuff to get home, like removing the valve cover to pump the fuel lever just to get 2 miles before having to do it again, and I had to do it over 10 times.

I also had a cop telling me he was going to call a tow truck and I said don't do that, I will get it off the road, and I used to starter to move it 70 feet, he shook his head and drove off, I had in running a couple minutes later, it was a bad connection to the Matchbox distributor.


 

 


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 04:28 PM

wayno my 521 crank bolts sheared of, stalled engine, not that it mattered much. I used the starter to pull me two blocks in order to park it legally. First fully electric 521 in Canada.

 

Distributor wiring got caught in the fan belt while doing stupid shit. It quit instantly. (hold my beer) I hand backed the engine up and freed the (well chewed) wires. Plugged it in fired up and kept going.

 

Melted the throttle cable at 2 AM  because no bungee cable. Set fast idle and crept 15 miles home. Cop stopped me going 25 down the highway, by then 3 AM and very quiet. I showed him what was wrong and how I was coping with it. He shook his head and offered to escort me the last 3 miles. Great dude, I smelled of beer.


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 05:14 PM

You could have stuck a stick in the fast idle to move a little faster, or stuck a screw driver down the throat of the carb as long as it didn't open the throttle up to much.

Justin had a piece of plastic crap come off the air filter I believe and get stuck in the secondaries, and it would rev to 3000rpms, but in gear it would not have been to bad.

There are lots of things that can be done with a couple screw drivers and a pair of pliers, and extra screws, nuts, and bolts you have laying around in the trunk or under the seat, like I have said before, the only time I have ever been towed home in a Datsun was when that piece of shit dogleg 5 speed locked up, that left a lasting impression on me.

 

Fully electric :lol: :lol:


 

 


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 05:31 PM

Lol the things I got to look forward to with this fucker.

As far as impact guns pancake suffice? Oil vs non-oil? My dad has the 26 gallon craftsmen and it’s loud as shit when it fills.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 05:56 PM

The electric impacts I have seen are wannabees, I have a Dewalt impact, when I want to take flywheel bolts or crank bolts off, or even lug nuts off I grab my air impact, I have 2 of them, a light duty tool, and a slow the earths rotation tool that has broken impact sockets.


 

 


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 07:03 AM

Lol the things I got to look forward to with this fucker.

As far as impact guns pancake suffice? Oil vs non-oil? My dad has the 26 gallon craftsmen and it’s loud as shit when it fills.

Are you asking if a small compressor will work?

 

It's all about the PSI. If you can get over 120 PSI, then it shouldn't be a problem. Tank volume is only a factor if you are doing constant work with tools like a D/A sander.

 

Yes, the oilless compressors are loud, but they work. If you can afford it, buy something similar to the compressors on this page - https://www.northern...air-compressors. They will last a long time and you won't go deaf, and really, they are only twice the cost of a cheap oilless piece of crap.



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 07:55 PM

I hunted around and found a 60 gallon tank/compressor with a working pressure of 150psi, I have to use a regulator on certain tools.

I paid $500.00 for it, the only thing I was not happy about is that it doesn't recover like I hoped it would when using orbital sanders and other such tools that use a lot of air.


 

 


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:14 AM

My 1/2" pneumatic impact won't take the crank bolt out of my Toyota 7M (torqued to 195 ft/lbs).

I can hammer on it all day, and all it does is make the socket get hot, and mess up the plating on the bolt.

 

The only way to get it loose is with a 4' cheater bar.



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 06:38 AM

I have a cheap electric and snap bolts loose with a wrench and just use it for the laborious turning of the tight nut. Most of the bolts I need to turn are below 15mm so not needed much.


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:30 AM

For bolts that are super tight, I hook the impact gun up to my CO2 tank and crank the pressure up to 250. That usually works.



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 12:17 PM

Well JB weld didn't hold and it started leaking a tiny bit of oil out of the dizzy mount.    I re-jb welded it and then went to work on getting the TC off my spare motor.  

 

I put the head on and tried to get it off which didn't work.  Tried laying it on its side and bracing the cam bolt w/a socket and that didn't work.  In the end I just took the pan off and shoved a piece of wood in the crank and used my jack handle as leverage to break it loose.  What a son of a bitch.  Now time to clean it up and swap it on my truck when I get the motivation.

 

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:41 PM

Yep, the old block of wood. How did you keep the block from flopping around with all that torque from the jack handle?

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:59 AM

Nothing in the end, just kicked the shit out of the jack handle which broke the bolt loose and wedged the wood nice and tight in the crank.  



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:02 AM

Like I've said. I've done this to blocks without heads on just laying on the junk yard ground. The inertia of the rotating assembly is enough resistance.


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