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#1473344 Wrecking Yard Report

Posted by Bleach on Yesterday, 07:47 AM

After 4 weeks in the yard, I was surprised to find most of a 260Z up near Lake Stevens. (that car has now been crushed) ya it does happen but also the good parts often go within 24 hours. If a car has a sought after engine or head, most likely someone will show up the first day and take the entire engine.

#1473019 POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

Posted by Bleach on 21 March 2017 - 12:00 PM

Nobody pays attention to what they type in a Craigslist ad.


I'm sure its actually an L28 turbo

#1471905 New to ratsun!

Posted by Bleach on 17 March 2017 - 01:37 PM

You're on the right track. I think a KA24DE would be great. If they are difficult to find or a bit too expensive, then the SOHC version would also work very well in my opinion.

The CA18de is a smooth running and high revving engine, but not much torque.

#1471515 Wrecking Yard Report

Posted by Bleach on 16 March 2017 - 11:13 AM

I don't see any 620s listed online for the self-pull yards. Datsuns are in low supply right now in the NW yards.

#1470537 Chocolate covered circus peanut

Posted by Bleach on 13 March 2017 - 01:42 PM

Nice engine

#1466179 Game over...

Posted by Bleach on 26 February 2017 - 11:28 PM

Well why don't ya put her in charge!



#1465672 Post your Garage/Shop space!

Posted by Bleach on 25 February 2017 - 11:43 AM

Willz and Hobo, I like the garage space!

#1464427 Cuz Merica???

Posted by Bleach on 22 February 2017 - 09:41 AM

"Rhapakatui made some jokes about media outlets. I didn't read the thread on Ratsun myself, but let me tell you why he is morally wrong and how you should be reacting to it."



#1464137 Cuz Straya!!!

Posted by Bleach on 21 February 2017 - 09:56 AM

My favorite!

#1463823 POST Craigslist ads here...

Posted by Bleach on 20 February 2017 - 12:03 PM

Don't we have a different thread for posting ads? This one was brought back from 2013 ... I think we only need one ebay/craigslist thread going on.

#1463544 Shelton get together

Posted by Bleach on 19 February 2017 - 07:41 PM

Unrelated to this recent event, but I found this cool pic in Phixius' photobucket account:



#1463374 Shelton get together

Posted by Bleach on 19 February 2017 - 02:37 AM

Video of the meet this weekend


#1463340 How To Get Best Gas Mileage?

Posted by Bleach on 18 February 2017 - 11:07 PM

Take off the radiator cap, roll the truck away, drive a Honda Insight into your garage, put the radiator cap back on. Done! 80mpg



#1463336 How To Get Best Gas Mileage?

Posted by Bleach on 18 February 2017 - 10:59 PM

You want as much torque as possible at low to mid range rpm with as little fuel and air used.

Make sure your intake/exhaust gasket is good and sealed. Also your carb gasket should be checked. Air leaks mess up the mixture.


Some general rules for accomplishing this are short duration cam. (stock cam) Advance the cam timing to #3 position. (more power early, high rpm power suffers)

Headers but with small diameter exhaust pipe. No CAT. Small exhaust pipe will have the smooth flow happen at lower rpm.


Put in a 1981-83 280ZX transmission for a higher 5th gear. You don't want to up the gearing too much or you'll be struggling to accelerate with an underpowered engine. Probably leave the stock rear end in there (4.375) or if you are running small diameter tires then it would be appropriate to swap to a slightly taller rear gear. (4.11)


If you're doing highway miles then aerodynamics really come in to play. A flat tonneau cover would help but a tapered back end, like a 280ZX, would be even better. Lower the truck a lot. Air dam to keep wind out from under the truck. Maybe a splitter under the front.


Light weight wheels. Narrow and small diameter. Narrow tires too and you can get certain tires that have low rolling resistance for better economy. I think some Toyota Prius' come with such tires from the factory.





#1462935 Shelton get together

Posted by Bleach on 17 February 2017 - 10:35 AM

This event is tomorrow... just a reminder.