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#1514326 510 Goon finally on the road

Posted by Humboldt on 01 September 2017 - 04:40 PM

We don't live in a perfect world. But it's pretty damn close when you're driving a Datsun! The Weber 32/36 DGV helps. Manual choke.  Crazy loud glasspack exhaust.

Thank you to all Ratsun peeps who have given me valuable advice on the path of getting this bucket from field find to ugly (but running) duckling.

#1511866 Braided Steel Clutch Line

Posted by Humboldt on 21 August 2017 - 10:00 PM

Yep, ordered a beck arnley Master Cylinder from Rock Auto today

#1511633 Clutch Hose Line unfreeze hack

Posted by Humboldt on 20 August 2017 - 07:21 PM

Here's the hint from Hell, Louise: Those stubborn clutch line fittings to slave and master cylinder. Somebody recommended heat. I tried my mini propane tank nozzle firuing it up but it flamed out either when it fired up the saturation of liquid wrench or because, as the canister said " use upright". So I still needed to heat it. Here's the hack: I took a six way electric strip and plugged in two soldering irons and held them on the joint for what seemed a long enough time. Voila! 45 years of seized junction cracked open like Madonna on a Saturday night! 

I'm a genius!

#1487883 Hitachi Fail in 720

Posted by Humboldt on 11 May 2017 - 06:31 PM

That's pretty cool looking. Weber side draft (which one? mm. jets?, manual choke?) Cannon Intake manifold? hard to find? Any issues? 

#1450157 Carb Adaptor

Posted by Humboldt on 09 January 2017 - 06:24 PM

Please disregard my last post. I sacrificed a Harbor Freigh Wood chisel (vise grips on the handle) on the stubborn sob and finally got iy loose!

#1409779 510 clutch slave cylinder hose mm.?

Posted by Humboldt on 13 August 2016 - 11:39 PM

switched it out. 10mm on the metal hose side, 17 on the flex. Had to use a vise grips on the 10-hate doing it- only 2 barked arthritic knuckles out of the deal. That helped my memory. fluid=black. boring stuff compared to a KA swap so I will shut TF up. Hope to fire up this sleeping beauty soon.

#1405824 Hooking things back up after rebuild

Posted by Humboldt on 29 July 2016 - 04:31 PM

Good thought about not having a hot wire dangling around ready to ground out. I have disconnected that relay and it doesn't seem to affect anything. Yeah, I read somewhere about it being an emissions relay related to the two point dizzy. I'm ditching that and the weird third gear wiring to the tranny. I have a Weber ready to try. PS surpise, the PO "got creative" with a lot of the wiring, especially headlights. Rear lights don't work period. Hopefully I will get this project rolling and take pictures before it (inevitably) rusts out like everything in Humboldt.

#1405796 Hooking things back up after rebuild

Posted by Humboldt on 29 July 2016 - 03:19 PM

I am slowly putting back together my 72 goon with a hopefully functional L16 to replace the orig, which is toast. I think I have the two wires that go to the + on the coil. before the wire heads off to the matchbox (again, hopefully functional, scabbed from a '80 720) B terminal. What confuses meis, why is a wire that only goes hot in the start position of the ignition even needed if the other (hot all the time the ignition is "On") is providing the 12 volts?  Thanks,

Tim ps can I take out the relay above the driver's side horn and chuck it, or do I have to jumper anything?

#1318626 1980 L20B Newbie

Posted by Humboldt on 16 November 2015 - 07:44 PM

Hey Gradyfest,


Yeah, I'm still driving it. The idle has returned to being high and I haven't had time to check if it is sticky cable, carbs, or what. It runs fine but runs on when I shut it off. I see that you have a 1980 long bed.  Cool--better ergonomics for legroom and five speed, right? Let me know if you need any parts I salvaged from a 1980 king. Not too many--my son gets the 5 speed--but dashboard stuff and miscellaneous. I have a weber I am waiting to throw into my goon dormant project. I am tempted to throw it into the 720. Here in Humboldt once smogged is good. So if I hold onto it I can do mods. Humboldt is the wild west. Where are you in Cali? cheers

#1311848 Gearbox Cross Member Bolts

Posted by Humboldt on 28 October 2015 - 09:36 PM

I'm getting it that 1.25 is Fine thread for 10 mm, which this is. I'm not under the car right now but the smaller 8mms go from cross member to tranny, vs. chassis. I just wanted to confirm the fine thread. I am novice and it's cold and low under that Goon. Especially after substitute teaching 5th grade today. Your kids beat this 65 yr old down!

#1311769 Gearbox Cross Member Bolts

Posted by Humboldt on 28 October 2015 - 05:15 PM

I'm thinking of naming it the Gearbox Cross Thread Member. Can someone please definitively tell me what size and thread these are? That is, providing the previous owner didn't bugger them up worse than I have.  '72 Goon.  I have searched forums to no avail. Thanks!


#1247710 Extracting studs out of exhaust manifold.

Posted by Humboldt on 06 May 2015 - 08:47 PM

Success! Heat + vicegrips, and screw in the drilled out ez out fail hole so that the (hollowed out) stud wouldnt collapse and dissintegrate. Now to get stuff ready for a weber.

Thanks for the help.