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Road Kill 68 Datsun 520

08 May 2017 - 12:12 PM

I thought some of the Rats would enjoy this.




SWDP 10th Annual Barbecue

15 April 2017 - 11:51 PM

The SWDP 10th Annual Barbecue will be held on Aug 12 2017 at the

Martin Tudor Jurupa Hills Regional Park

11925 Sierra Ave.
Fontana, CA 92337


Everyone is invited bring your classic Mini Truck or what ever you have. 


More information to come in the near future.



65 66 & 67 68 520 Wiring Diagrams

28 October 2016 - 08:29 PM

I finally came across a manual that shows the 65 66 single headlight trucks.  This is for the Right Hand Drive truck but I looked at the wiring diagram and compared it to my 66 wiring harness and it looks the same to me except being reversed sides of the truck.


My PhotoBucket it set to share and there is a link in my signature.  The files are in the 520 folder.  I have them in pdf also if you want the pdf PM me with your email addres and I will email them to you.







Pierce Manifolds Shop Tour & Weber Information

04 September 2016 - 08:25 AM




Here are more Piece Manifolds videos.










Copper wire cleaning

22 July 2016 - 10:36 AM

Copper Cleaning

This was barrowed and edited (shortened) from “aprillia forum” post by “westee” in a post titled “How to clean copper wires that have corroded black” on 08-12-2013.




I found this, tried it and it works.  How to perfectly clean wires in minutes!!!
Here is an old ham radio operators trick for cleaning wires for soldering that are old and corroded. It is hard to find this technique printed anywhere! I am a ham, NH7ZE, and learned it from my elmer (mentor). I am passing it on. I hope it helps people who need to clean wires.


Step 1:

This process uses two solutions, one is regular table salt and vinegar. Any kind of vinegar will work, from balsamic, to rice, to white vinegars. Its the acidity and corrosiveness of the salt and vinegar together that you want. The other solution is Sodium Bicarbonate, or baking soda, and water. This is used to neutralize the corrosive properties of the other solution, and to further clean the wires.



Step 2:

Get 2 containers, one for each solution. They can be paper cups, plastic, glass, bowls, whatever you can find. I have vials, because I am a professional electronics installer and I use these solutions out in the field.


Step 3:

Get 1 tablespoon of raw salt, and put it in one of the containers. Fill up the rest of the container with vinegar, and stir the both together. As a general rule of thumb, put as much salt in the vinegar as will dissolve.

Step 4:

Get 1 tablespoon of Sodium Bicarbonate, (baking soda) and add it to the other container. Fill up the rest with water, and stir well. Add more baking soda to make it cloudy. The amount is not important, as long as it is alkaline to cancel the acid of the vinegar solution.


Step 5:

Put the stripped end of the wire in the vinegar solution, and stir the solution with the wire. any wire you want cleaned needs to be under the solution. Movement of the wire in the liquid speeds up the process.


Step 6:

After 2 minutes or so, the wire will look very shiny and new in the vinegar solution. The acid and salt in the solution is etching away the oxides, exposing the bare metal. Make sure the metal is uniformly shiny. Leave it in longer if it is not perfectly clean throughout.


Step 7:

Once the wire is satisfactorily clean, remove the wire from the vinegar, and plunge it into the baking soda solution to neutralize the acid's corrosive properties. If the wire was exposed to the air, without neutralizing the acid first, it would quickly corrode again. The baking soda keeps it clean and shiny. Swish the wire around in the baking soda water for about 10 seconds, and then you are done!! Shiny new wire ready for soldering, and conducting once again!!