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#21 head trauma johnny

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 04:54 AM

What is a dizzy?

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:18 AM

What is a dizzy?


Really? Distributor...

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 07:03 AM

Sorry never heard anyone call it that. First Datsun, usually work on and hangout with Chevy squarebody guys.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 07:13 AM

All good.... I never abbreviated it to dizzy until I posted here....
Ive had to look up a few comments here just to figure out what they were talking about..... this sight seems to be full of abbreviations I've never heard used before....

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 12:36 AM

What?, the distributor has been commonly known as the "dizzy" by all car guys....Chebbbby included. Maybe my gray is showing..I don't know...BUTT

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 04:42 AM

Hell I never had a dizzy or carb till I got my datsun ....

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 05:27 PM

Was thinking of just putting the quad carbs on and not messing with the stock setup. What do you guys think?

 

Get a 1200 carb, swap your jets and throttle cable wheel into it, enjoy.  


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 02:10 PM

Just order a intake/exhaust manifold gasket and a valve cover gasket. Once they get in in swapping in the new setup. Looked at it and it has a vacuum port so should be quick and easy. Just have to figure out what air filter set up I'm going with.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:36 PM

Think I'm going with these.
https://m.ebay.com/i...9320?nav=SEARCH

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 10:30 AM

A14 no carb https://imgur.com/gallery/1jUHP

Well it took me about 1 1/2 hours to pull the carb and manifolds off this morning. I went to see if the headers would fit and no luck. First the intake and exhaust ports are slightly smaller than the head and the the tubes are 2" too long and would hit the crossmember. If I shorten them to fit in between the motormount and cross member I would still need to angle the collector out to miss the trans. So now I don't know if I should do the mods to the headers or get a new carb (with electric choke) to replace the worn out stock one. Or option 3 which I was going to do down the road after I got the car sorted is to fab up a draw through turbo setup. Leaning towards modding the headers to fit since I have them and air pod filters on the way. What are your opinions?

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 06:25 PM

That's because they belong on a Datsun roadster 1600/2000

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 01:35 PM

A14 exhaust manifold https://imgur.com/gallery/NGuQ0

I'm going to use the stock exhaust manifold and the quad carb intake. Do I need to make a special plate to bolt to the gasket in the picture or just bolt it down? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:47 AM

I'm going to use the stock exhaust manifold and the quad carb intake. Do I need to make a special plate to bolt to the gasket in the picture or just bolt it down? 

 

That doesn't really do anything but make the carb hot. You don't really need to do anything with it. 

 

Except throw it in the trash.   ^_^


It's your car, just don't ruin it.


This seems like an elaborate ploy to get me to say "I like the D".


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:13 PM

https://i.imgur.com/pHYBtfC.jpg

So everything is finally installed. Just when I started it fuel was pouring out the front of the carbs. Do I need a fuel pressure regulator? Or do I need to run its own return line instead of using stock setup(pictured). Or are the floats not working properly? Thanks.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 03:53 PM

Was this a working setup? Do you know?

First I don't think they need a return line.... when i was working with motorcycles I never saw a return line....
( they may exist but I never saw them)

2nd what type of fuel pump... if a stock mechanical I would say no to the regulator but it may help.
Do you know what your fuel pressure Is and what those carbs want?

You could try gravity feeding the carbs.. if that works better then you have to much fuel pressure..
If it does the same thing I would say have a look at your float level and operation..

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 02:57 PM

So the 2 that were leaking, I took them apart and cleaned them. I discovered that there was the wrong o-rings installed on the float needle housing and replaced them with better fitting and fuel rated ones. Re-installed the carbs and it ran good. Took it for my first test run. Now I need to start on the electrical issues. No turn signals,horn, heater lever won't budge. A lot more work ahead.

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 03:49 PM

Nice job fixing it.... always good when its something simple....

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:36 PM

definitely following this...would u be able to make videos of it?


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