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#21 Madbmx

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:21 AM

being a 68 and a wagon the harness is different thaN THE COMMON sedan 70-72 series
 
brittle doesnt mean is cant work to get started.
I seen alot of cars go bad cause people think they can get a wiring kit and the thing just goes in. It dont!!!!!!!!!!!!


Alright kinda inspiring, I'll get on it.

#22 banzai510(hainz)

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:59 AM

Like I said ck for power from the batter to key switchout to the coil.

Most times its just corrossion issue. bad fuses that look good.reseat clean ect....

once you get power to the coil

ck for power at starter

after that its Motor


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:09 AM

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:26 AM

Like I said ck for power from the batter to key switchout to the coil.
Most times its just corrossion issue. bad fuses that look good.reseat clean ect....
once you get power to the coil
ck for power at starter
after that its Motor

What he said.

Make sure you go through things like ground connections, I found out most of my Goons head light issues where part related to a relay for the headlights. It can be carefully took apart and the aera whear it makes ground can be cleaned up and reassembled and wala my lights where unreal.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:56 AM

I've done the whole harness thing in 510 goon. My harness was 2/3 yellow wire and 1/3 red wire it seemed when i got my car. So I rewired it with a 720 harness. I have possibly 100 hours just in the wiring.

If you have a mostly intact harness, just repair the sections that need it. You can depin connectors and install whole new sections of wiring if necessary.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:17 PM

His harness dont look that bad


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:06 PM

What a score!   Nice goon!


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#28 The Taterhead

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:52 AM

You got lucky with that price down here. Looks pretty good from where I'm standing, a good starting point.

Decatur, GA or Decatur, AL?
Roads? Where we're goin' we don't need roads!

#29 Madbmx

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:15 PM

You got lucky with that price down here. Looks pretty good from where I'm standing, a good starting point.
Decatur, GA or Decatur, AL?


Yea I know, and Decatur, GA

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:15 PM

Thx for all the tips guys

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:50 PM

Nice find.


Underneath the cowl is a drain, directly behind firewall, that plugs easily with pine needles, etc and rots.

Yea me too because it's different,

The F & R cross bars are missing.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:11 PM

Aye! 

 

Youre the one who scooped up that 510 Goon on craigs!

 

Im in Atlanta and I have a 510 wagon myself.

 

You should come by our Classic Japanese meet we hold every month!.. The Vintage Class Meet.. its in Dunwoody.

 

https://m.facebook.c...931&ref=m_notif

 

 

It just happens to be this Sunday btw.. come through even if you dont have a classic on the road yet.. There is quite a bunch of us 510 guys as we have an all Datsun crew called The Datsinners..



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:00 PM

Aye! 
 
Youre the one who scooped up that 510 Goon on craigs!
 
Im in Atlanta and I have a 510 wagon myself.
 
You should come by our Classic Japanese meet we hold every month!.. The Vintage Class Meet.. its in Dunwoody.
 
https://m.facebook.c...931&ref=m_notif
 
 
It just happens to be this Sunday btw.. come through even if you dont have a classic on the road yet.. There is quite a bunch of us 510 guys as we have an all Datsun crew called The Datsinners..


Ohhh s***** bro, that sounds awesome! I'll try to make it this Sunday

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:56 PM

Aye! 
 
Youre the one who scooped up that 510 Goon on craigs!
 
Im in Atlanta and I have a 510 wagon myself.
 
You should come by our Classic Japanese meet we hold every month!.. The Vintage Class Meet.. its in Dunwoody.
 
https://m.facebook.c...931&ref=m_notif
 
 
It just happens to be this Sunday btw.. come through even if you dont have a classic on the road yet.. There is quite a bunch of us 510 guys as we have an all Datsun crew called The Datsinners..


I'll be there in my red 720

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 07:13 PM

sick!.. see you then!



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Posted Today, 04:30 PM

Wow, really great score, even tho it looks like it's been sitting many years!!  Yes, try to save the wiring cuz it is 1968 WAGON only...........even the 1968 Sedan harness is on its own!! I have a 1968 dash harness, but it is for a Sedan!! You can use "donor wire" sections from any 68-80'ish Datsun parts car wiring cuz basically used the same color codes. Vintageconnections.com will have some of the white plastic plugs, but some of the 1968 might be different..........all you can do is search that website for pics & match up, don't think they can tell you what to buy!  You can buy a 1968 WAGON wiring diagram from a guy named Paolo at paolo@cedarcomm.com .........do this.......it's the only way to figure out electrical messes, unless you have LOTS of patience!! 

 

This is the place to be to find answers!!

 

PS please PM me if you have other questions or comments, cuz I don't get email notifications from Ratsun, and I don't get to this forum section very often!