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#1552309 '66 520 - Mile High

Posted by zed1 on 19 March 2018 - 06:14 AM

Looking good.

#1544044 battery hold downs for 521

Posted by zed1 on 04 February 2018 - 03:46 PM


Is Item #6 the one you are making?



Here is another style I have seen on the 520/521:




#1537335 Key blanks

Posted by zed1 on 29 December 2017 - 04:39 PM

I have acquired the following extra uncut key blanks (some are Taylor, Ilco, Dominion or Curtis brands)
If you need a spare key, I have the following blanks available:

To welcome 2018, no charge for a fellow Ratsun member with 10 or more posts! Just email me your mailing address and key blank code.

#1537121 Sir we have a 520 in progress!

Posted by zed1 on 28 December 2017 - 04:58 PM

Also, the oil filter is the later model, not the cartridge style.

#1537067 Sir we have a 520 in progress!

Posted by zed1 on 28 December 2017 - 11:40 AM

Please keep posting photos.

#1536276 Mile High 520

Posted by zed1 on 24 December 2017 - 12:57 PM


#1536207 Mile High 520

Posted by zed1 on 24 December 2017 - 08:08 AM

My March 1965 production 520 has the same turn signal and turn signal switch.

#1535527 Mile High 520

Posted by zed1 on 19 December 2017 - 07:19 PM

Welcome to the 66 club. Have any photos of the engine compartment?

#1526747 New 320 owner, 62?

Posted by zed1 on 01 November 2017 - 06:53 PM

Do you have the correct insulator?

If you need an air cleaner let me know

#1523378 Fire truck

Posted by zed1 on 13 October 2017 - 12:24 PM

Quick use of a phone!
The rear bumper may have survived. Those step bumpers are indestructible.

#1519539 Datsun parts give away

Posted by zed1 on 25 September 2017 - 04:56 PM

Please keep me in mind if you have any 520 parts.



#1519120 Original downpipe diameter

Posted by zed1 on 23 September 2017 - 03:07 PM

I want to confirm that I have a original downpipe sizing, my 1966 520 (J13 engine) measures 1.75 inches in diameter.  Can anyone confirm that the diameter on their 520 is also 1.75"




#1519096 Shift rift

Posted by zed1 on 23 September 2017 - 11:31 AM

Good update, I am glad its the clutch not the transmission.  That rebuild would be costly and time consuming to find gears and seals.


#1511492 What do you use to clean your old, rusty, gunky gas tank?

Posted by zed1 on 20 August 2017 - 07:59 AM

A point in coating the interior of the tank:


If the tank is not completely clean and free of impurities and rust, the coating will not affix to the metal and will detach.  It will then be pulled into the fuel line, blocking the fuel filter.  In some instances, the coating material will clog the fuel pump and/or carburetor.



#1503636 Air cleaner bracket

Posted by zed1 on 16 July 2017 - 11:41 AM

I purchased from a Japanese seller the rear air cleaner bracket




One side of the bracket has both light blue and dark blue paint.  Is it probable that as the engine went down the production line the bracket was installed and partially painted to match the dark blue engine block, which masking the lighter blue of the air cleaner?


It would be great if someone on the forum could check their bracket for a similar paint scheme.