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BestyBlue77

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#1570812 Best battery for a B210???

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 20 June 2018 - 09:18 AM

Napa batteries are OK. All the rest you mentioned are junk. I replace almost every AutoZone, O'REILLY, Walmart battery I see.


Interstate brand batteries are decent. Costco's are not Interstate, no matter what you here from them. If it's not green, it's not an Interstate.


For the price of all you listed above- I like DEKA.

When I need a battery...one with a full charge and good state of health is all I actually care about.



You sound like you're a long way from needing a battery.


Good info, thanks! Hopefully not too far off as all other projects I had going are now complete, and I will be focusing on this car full-time everyday til she zooms. Wish me luck! ;)


#1570761 Best battery for a B210???

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 19 June 2018 - 09:12 PM

Hey guys! I'm finally going to start my B210 '77 coupe resurrection project. Been working on cars non-stop for the past 6 months, but just not mine. Doh! Okay, this ride has no battery at all in it, so I'm starting from scratch. I've checked several places for BCI/group sizes to get a general idea of prices and warranties. But I'd like to get some real Datsun folk knowledge about what the best battery for my ride is and why? I'm curious about these things:
- What is the ideal (if there is one) group size/BCI # for mine?
- Do higher cold cranking amps and cranking amps really matter in an old car with stock engine/features?
- How important is reserve capacity?
- What brands do you guys really like and depend on?

I've looked at Oreilly's "SuperStart",
Walmart's "Everstart Maxx", Autozone's "Duralast Gold", Napa's "Legend Premium" & "Napa Power" & "Legand Pro", Costco's "Interstate 22" and that's it for now.

Any other brands I should check out too?
TIA!


#1560937 What's best clutch set for my B210?

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 27 April 2018 - 01:49 PM

I don't have that sleeve, so it looks like the Brute Power is the way to go on this car. I'm going to replace my cheapo Duralast with an Exedy on my other car, because I have all the parts to swap out on that one, and I'm just not happy with the Duralast clutch.


#1560919 What's best clutch set for my B210?

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 27 April 2018 - 11:50 AM

Oh, wow! Finally finally checked out RockAuto.com. Way better prices! Okay, anything from this page too.

https://www.rockauto...clutch kit,1993


#1558864 How do I get to those motherf*cking nuts to get the g*d-d*mned motherf*cking...

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 18 April 2018 - 11:04 AM

Thanks everybody, especially the great Datzenmike. You answered one thing I specifically forgot to ask: what size are those motherf*cking nuts? since I can't even fit a caliper down there to size them, and the burrs on the edges would throw off the measurement anyway. I think next week after payday I'll try my luck with a 1/12 box-end ratchet wrench with a flex handle.

I know it's been several months since the last post on this, but did you ever figure out a good solution to removing the motherf**king nuts?

I have 3 B210's and ALL of mine have 10mm nuts on them. A 12mm would never fit on my carbs. The 10mm barely fits. I've had a ton of issues with my carbs over the years, so I could probably take those carbs off in my sleep. There is no need to remove the valve cover, overkill.

Once your air cleaner is off and ALL hoses are out of the way remove the top carb screw closest to firewall that holds the side bracket down. Remove the choke. Then remove the 2 back side screws holding the bracket on. Then remove the f**king screw and slip clip (pic below) at the end of that bracket that holds the throttle cable in place. That fucking screw is the bain of my existence! Grrr! Because, it's so hard to get back on.

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Then remove the throttle cable by cranking the throttle lever around and wiggling the cable out and away from the carb body.
Next remove the big flathead screw, 2 tiny washers, and the spring that holds the accelerator pump lever on. Then remove that accelerator pump lever bar.
At this point the goddamned nuts should be as accessible as they are going to get. A bent wrench or flexible head wrench would make things easier, but not at all necessary. If the nut is really rounded needle-nose vice-grip pliers might be your best friend here to get it loosened enough to then unscrew by hand. After you get those off, put on new nuts (obviously) with nylon threading because tightening the new nuts enough without striping them can be a pain in the arse too. The nylon helps keep them from vibrating loose.

Hope this helps anyone having this same problem.


#1558861 How do I get to those motherf*cking nuts to get the g*d-d*mned motherf*cking...

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 18 April 2018 - 10:44 AM

[quote name="emanistan" post="1526083" timestamp="1509303766"]Thanks everybody, especially the great Datzenmike.  You answered one thing I specifically forgot to ask: what size are those motherf*cking nuts?  since I can't even fit a caliper down there to size them, and the burrs on the edges would throw off the measurement anyway.  I think next week after payday I'll try my luck with a 1/12 box-end ratchet wrench with a flex handle.[/quote
] I know it's been several months since the last post on this, but did you ever figure out a good solution to removing the motherf**king nuts?

I have 3 B210's and ALL of mine have 10mm nuts on them. A 12mm would never fit on those carbs. The 10mm barely fits. I've had a ton of issues with my carbs over the years, so I could take those carbs off in my sleep. There is no need to remove the valve cover, overkill. Rep hoses


#1557478 Bringing a sitting car back to life!

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 11 April 2018 - 07:57 PM

Just taking it all in. I feel comfortable adding some Marvel's as I've had great results with that, and I'll use a good oil filter first, then I'll keep throwing cheap oil filters at for a while after that til the oil stays clean looking. Maybe I'll get lucky, and it won't be too nasty in there. Only one way to find out.


#1556336 Time to scrap! Best way to cut this Coupe?

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 06 April 2018 - 12:48 PM

I cut a 210 up with a fresh 6-pack of Sawzall blades. My employer at the time had a dumpster, and I would bring a few pieces every day and deposit them there. It didn't take long to dispose of the entire vehicle..

I used the entire drive train for another vehicle, but cut everything else up.

Prior to the disposal, I put an ad on Craigslist that said to bring your own tools and take anything that you want off the carcass. I only got two takers. One guy took a mirror, and one got got the back seat bottom. I was expecting more interest, but that was it.

Ya, I've had different variations of ads up for this car & not as much interest as I expected for California. Well, since I'm cutting him up, I might as well grab some of those non-rusty wheel area sections for myself and the floor pans. Sweet!


#1556325 Time to scrap! Best way to cut this Coupe?

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 06 April 2018 - 11:50 AM

I cut up a bluebird for the keeper in a few hours with two Milwaukee torch blades, they were awesome...like a hot knife through butter. One would’ve done it, but I accidentally ruined one making a plunge cut.


I love the idea of the torch blades. I know a guy in WA that could use the floor area under the backseat. Plus I think this might be kind of a fun project. Although, still not sure about the rims with tires. Are there places that recycle tires? Might just have to pay a tire shop $8 per tire to take them for me.


#1556320 Time to scrap! Best way to cut this Coupe?

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 06 April 2018 - 11:45 AM

She’s in the Sacramento area, the only wreckers in that area would charge her. They offered me $27 for a decent, running and driving 2002 montero limited. Only thing wrong was it wouldn’t smog. We said fuck that garbage and just paid the grand to get it fixed.


Yep, he's right. I already called around and they'll just give me free towing, but don't think they'll take it after I cut it up some already. They want to make money from it.


#1556276 Time to scrap! Best way to cut this Coupe?

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 06 April 2018 - 08:20 AM

The '74 B210 coupe is ready for the scrap heap. What is the best (cheapest, easiest) way to cut this bad boy up, and what do I do with all the pieces once it's cut up? It also has 6 crusty tires with it. Help!


#1556260 Bringing a sitting car back to life!

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 06 April 2018 - 07:13 AM

Vehicles that sit for long periods love heat. Once you get it running, let it sit running for hours while you do something else. Keep an eye on it in case it starts to run hot or wires start smoking, but let it run and soak up all that heat. It helps flexible things like crank seals and valve stem seals come back to life gently.
 
Also, in your area, I would also be on the lookout for mud bees. They get into all sorts of small areas and plug things up. Fuel tanks, EVAP systems, inside the distributor cap. They can cause a lot of problems that aren't easily tracked down unless you're aware of their presence.
 
Good luck.

Oooh,very good info! Thank you!! The'74 I parted out had possums, rats, bees, mud wasps, and who knows what else living in it for ages when I got it. We even found a couple of petrified possums underneath it when we first moved it from old man's backyard. Then later I found a really cool rat skeleton in the windshield-wiper box area. Of course I kept it in a plastic baggie. I'm a weirdo that loves skeletons, especially pristine ones that are well preserved. And even cooler cuz it's our official mascot. It's a good omen. ;)


#1556255 Bringing a sitting car back to life!

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 06 April 2018 - 06:59 AM

Nice. We all park by the ihop, it’s easier to all park together.


Cool. Thanks! See you guys there.


#1555602 Bringing a sitting car back to life!

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 04 April 2018 - 11:37 AM

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#1555352 Bringing a sitting car back to life!

Posted by BestyBlue77 on 03 April 2018 - 09:11 AM

Hey guys! So I'm ready to start trying to bring my 1977 B210 back to life. I bought it a few months ago. It has been sitting on a clean title non-op since 1986. The only thing missing from it is a battery. Got that, check!

Now what are all the things I should do to it before trying to fire it up?

Oil change?
Auto tranny fluid change?
Flush gas tank and lines? How do I go about flushing these out?
Clean out fuel pump? Is this possible to salvage the original? How?
Brake lines? How? I have a new master cylinder I can put in.
Anything else?

Thanks in advance! Mucho appreciate any help!!

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