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#41 hacked521

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:45 PM

hey Charlie, the trucks coming along great! that shifter box deal looks real nice, brand new almost. keep on with that wiring harness, im sure youll be pleased with it once youre done.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:54 PM

Been too long since I've been to your thread Charlie! Man I can't wat to see this all buttoned up. Mmm 520 goodness!

#43 Charlie69

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:46 PM

Hey fisch Thanks for the encouragement.

Hi Hacked, thanks for the boost. Did you get my email about the Desert Datsun Swap Meet in January. I hope to see you there.

Here is my build link:
http://community.rat...s-66-520-build/

 

Here is my 86 720 2WD King Cab Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-dd/

 

Here is my 85 720 2WD King Cab ST Build Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-st/

 

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:56 PM

yeah i did get your email...should be up there for that swapmeet. i was just up in phoenix the other weekend for the goodguys car show, it was awesome to say the least. hopefully ill have that five speed in there by then...knowing me i probably wont haha. well keep on with the good work, its nice to see the progress.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:08 PM

hey charlie whats new with the 520?

#46 Charlie69

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:25 AM

Hi Hacked,

Not much progress with the truck through the Holidays. Been having some medical issues have a doctors apointment on Jan 11, which might limit any and all work on my truck for a while. We will see. I will keep every one posted.

Sudo PM me your address and I will mail you the cover plate you need for your L20B Head.

Here is my build link:
http://community.rat...s-66-520-build/

 

Here is my 86 720 2WD King Cab Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-dd/

 

Here is my 85 720 2WD King Cab ST Build Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-st/

 

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 02:19 PM

PM sent. Get to feeling better man.

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#48 Charlie69

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:46 PM

Hey Greg remember the Weber I bought from you? LOL

 

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Well this is a good reason NOT to store your carburator with the float bowl full of water.

I am going to rebuild it. And guessing from the "high water marks" (a term usually used when talking about a lake, river, or ocean) inside the bowl the float is beyond floating. LOL

Any way I am hoping to revive the made in Spain Weber.

I will post after rebuild pictures and pictures of it installed and running or not.

I honestly think I can make it work like new with a little TLC and a big F'''ing Hammer! LOL

Stay tuned I will be posting pictures of the engine bay paint and the interior paint in the next couple of weeks.


Here is my build link:
http://community.rat...s-66-520-build/

 

Here is my 86 720 2WD King Cab Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-dd/

 

Here is my 85 720 2WD King Cab ST Build Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-st/

 

Here is my Photo Bucket Album Link:
http://http://s477.p...arlie69_Datsun/


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Posted 23 February 2010 - 12:03 PM

man i cant wait to see those interior and engine bay shots. Im sure youll be able to get that webber back to new condition seeing as how you got most of your other items back to looking like new and i know youre going to take the time to rebuild that carb right like you do with anything else.

#50 Charlie69

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 06:16 PM

Charlie69 1966 Datsun 520 Custom Build

Well, 2 friends, Gene & Jorge, came over yesterday morning and at 4:30 PM we had successfully shoe horned the motor & trans into my truck. Now I know that I am going to do a custom firewall and mod a 1980 720 steering gear box, idler arm, center link, tie rod ends & emergency brake cable into my truck.

Problem #1: Not enough clearance between modded water pump & radiator for electric fan.
Solution: Mod firewall & move engine 1" to 2" back. Mod radiator support frame to gain 1" for electric fan & modify for AC condensor.

Problem #2: Idler arm in the way of mounting alternator.
Solution: Mod in a 1980 720 idler arm.

Problem #3: AC compressor hits steering gear box.
Solution: Mod in a 1980 720 steering gear box.

Problem #4: Brake booster & brake master cylinder hit intake & carb.
Solution: Mod firewall & move brake booster to mount where clutch master cylinder was mounted.

Problem #5: Emergency brake bell crank is in the way of the exhaust.
Solution: Mod in 1980 720 emergency brake cable.

So I have a lot of work to do before I am on the road with my truck. I will post pictures as I do the work.

Here is my build link:
http://community.rat...s-66-520-build/

 

Here is my 86 720 2WD King Cab Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-dd/

 

Here is my 85 720 2WD King Cab ST Build Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-st/

 

Here is my Photo Bucket Album Link:
http://http://s477.p...arlie69_Datsun/


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Posted 13 March 2010 - 06:21 PM

nice work with your truck !!! good to see some new posts :)

sjeff64 - I wonder if it is a Datsun thing to always flip the "bird " in a picture of your rig LOL


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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:21 PM

Holy Cow, do you have some mods ahead of you!! I'm looking forward to watching the progress :)
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#53 Charlie69

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:30 AM

OK so no paint until I do the firewall. Right now I am waiting on my brother to help me with the firewall so I am working on a custom 1 off gauge setup for my 520.

Here is the beginning of what I am working with.

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Here is my build link:
http://community.rat...s-66-520-build/

 

Here is my 86 720 2WD King Cab Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-dd/

 

Here is my 85 720 2WD King Cab ST Build Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-st/

 

Here is my Photo Bucket Album Link:
http://http://s477.p...arlie69_Datsun/


#54 Charlie69

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 05:08 PM

Well I know all of you like pictures.

These pictures show the different problems I ran in to after setting motor & trans in the engine bay.

 

Emergency Brake Bel-crank is in the way of installing exhaust

 

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Booster hits PCV hose & Intake Manifold
 

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Booster does not sit flat on firewall
 

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Alternator hits Idler arm
 

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Water Pump Shaft & Radiator Clearance 1.5 inches
 

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Valve Cover hits firewall ridge
 

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1 Possible configuration.

 

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Well there you go hope this helps the guys wanting to do this swap.


Here is my build link:
http://community.rat...s-66-520-build/

 

Here is my 86 720 2WD King Cab Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-dd/

 

Here is my 85 720 2WD King Cab ST Build Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-st/

 

Here is my Photo Bucket Album Link:
http://http://s477.p...arlie69_Datsun/


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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:20 PM

Will the booster squeeze in if you take off the aluminum spacer?
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#56 Charlie69

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:45 PM

No the Brake master will still hit the carb/air cleaner. I am going to try to do a Mike Klotz's weber stock air cleaner mod.

Since I am running automatic I will just move it to the clutch side and mod my brake pedal similar to yours.

I sure do wish you could put all your info on a DVD. I would be willing to buy it. That way I would not have to waste as much time looking up all you stuff. Hint Hint Hint :rolleyes:

Here is my build link:
http://community.rat...s-66-520-build/

 

Here is my 86 720 2WD King Cab Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-dd/

 

Here is my 85 720 2WD King Cab ST Build Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-st/

 

Here is my Photo Bucket Album Link:
http://http://s477.p...arlie69_Datsun/


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Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:11 AM

I didn't try this, but you might try putting the brake pedal where the clutch goes and use the clutch piece to space it over. I straightened my pedal, but you may not need to if you move it over. I was using a bigger booster than the B210 one, so I wanted to keep it in the stock brake location.

One of these days...the plan is to put all of my stuff on my website. Heck....if I couldn't go to my profile and look up threads I've started, I'd have a really hard time adding to some of my older threads. There are times I remember putting up key information....but I can't find it in one of my threads.....I have to search for it. It ends up being in someone else's thread. One of these days.....hopefully. :)
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Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:18 AM

have you considered a remote mount pedal setup? im not sure on what vehicles they come with over there however some of our lighter model trucks such as the homer and cabstar had a setup with a remote mount resivour and just enough room to fit the master possibly between the firewall and mani...

other option might be something from wilwood or tilton but thats an expensive option...

good work so far !!

sjeff64 - I wonder if it is a Datsun thing to always flip the "bird " in a picture of your rig LOL


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#59 Charlie69

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 07:43 AM

Mike and Greiggy thank you for the input and ideas, the solution for me, easiest & cheapest, is to move the brake to the clutch side. I am running auto trans so all the clutch parts are gone. I hope to post up a picture showing the mods that I am going to do to the firewall & the Radiator support frame.

I just realized how much time it takes to document all this.

I have also decided and have started doing it, putting all of my build information into a MS word file with the Photo Bucket links. By doing this I can copy & paste my updates for posting to the web. This will save me a bunch of time when I am posting this build on Ratsun, NICO, DND, & Desert Datsun sites. It will also allow me to easily go back and edit any changes into the appropriate build sections to help keep it more organized & easier to follow. Once I complete the build & get the all the documentation completed I would like to take the completed build and submit it to you Mike for possible posting on your site.

The forums are great for exchanging ideas and friendships, but I like the idea that Mikes' site http://www.olddatsuns.com/620tech.htm is a warehouse for information that is clean and unpolluted. Great resource site guys lets all make a donation to help preserve this information.


Here is my build link:
http://community.rat...s-66-520-build/

 

Here is my 86 720 2WD King Cab Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-dd/

 

Here is my 85 720 2WD King Cab ST Build Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-st/

 

Here is my Photo Bucket Album Link:
http://http://s477.p...arlie69_Datsun/


#60 Charlie69

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 04:02 AM

Here is a simple drawing of an instrument cluster for my truck.

The little Datsun Insignias are idiot lights LOP (Low Oil Pressure), BRT (Brights), LFP (Low Brake Fluid), & CHG (Charge)

The speedo & 2 dual gauges are from 1976 Datsun 280z & the tach is from a 1985 720 4x4. This is staying with my original goal of keeping it all Datsun OEM Parts.

Please all feedback is welcome.
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Here is my build link:
http://community.rat...s-66-520-build/

 

Here is my 86 720 2WD King Cab Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-dd/

 

Here is my 85 720 2WD King Cab ST Build Thread

http://community.rat...20-king-cab-st/

 

Here is my Photo Bucket Album Link:
http://http://s477.p...arlie69_Datsun/