Great! Thanks for the thorough reply! I forgot to mention I just had the head off about a year ago & haven't put many miles at all on it since. The cylinders are in excellent condition & still have the original cross hatching marks with no marks, scratching, or scraps of any kind visable on any of the cylinders. I have a buddy that's a mechanic & he came over to take a look at them & said they were good to go. I should have replaced the rings at that time, but I had a bunch of other projects going on & needed to just get it back together, so I could drive it a while. I did resurface the engine block, so that's good to go as well. Ya, I'm pretty much kicking myself in the butt for not doing it then, but we live & learn, right?! (Hopefully!)
That being said, I bought original sized rings to replace the old ones. I'll post a few pics here in a minute to show ya what I've got.
Doctor510, THANK YOU!!! That's what I needed to know. I was afraid of doing all that work again and not solving the problem. Now, I feel better about tearing into it. I will get this worked out, and let you guys know. Thanks again!
P.S. I ALWAYS take my time!!! I can't do it any other way. I'm just made that way. Slow and steady wins the race in my opinion!
So I know this thread is 5 years old but it seems fitting to ask here. What wears out on a hitichi? I've been having the same problem with mine for the past year that it won't send any fuel through the idel circuit. I hear the anti dieseling solenoid open and close, rebiult the thing 2 times, cleaned every hole, messed with the mixture screw, and the b.c.d.d. (I think) valve setting and it still won't idle lower then 1600. It's on an l20b that sat for years. I've replaced all the vacuum lines and I know there are no leaks. I can't switch to a weber because I live in California and my 510 is a 78 so it gets smoged. Any ideas on what it could be? And where I can get a new old stock?
I had the same problem with mine & after literally fixing every possible problem including buying a like new rebuilt carbie from National Carburetors out of Florida it still had the same problem. Finally realized I had a large vacuum leak because my manifold gaskets were leaking due to the bolts vibrating loose & 2 of the damn bolts that attach the carb to the intake go in upside-down were completely missing. New gaskets, new bolts, lock-washers & some threadlocker & now she runs like new. Get her done!
Hey fellow Bee owners! I have a 1977 Datsun B210. 2-door Sedan. 1.4L, carbie, 4-speed. All Stock and original!! Her name is Betsy. I've owned it for 14 years now. It's had a few other owners, and was gifted to me my a good friend who is an awesome mechanic and gearhead. I had a old Audi I was driving, and I let my ex borrow it to drive down the road to say goodbye to a friend that was leaving town. The car got hit, and I was instantly without wheels. My buddy had this B210 that he had bought for his wife to drive around, and she didn't need it anymore, so he said, "here, take this car, buy yourself a mechanics tool set and learn how to work on this car." I did just that and the rest is history. Best gift I've ever received, and I love this car more than anything I've ever owned. She has left me stranded on the side of the road a few times over the years, but she's a champ, and I have always been able to get her fixed up, and back on the road in no time. I do all the work on her myself. She's never been in the shop, except once many years ago for new brakes, but now I do all of those too. Unfortunately, I've never had any extra money to put into really making her cherry, but I vow to one day, make her crispy, and clean again. Love seeing all the other Bees on here!! Keeps me smiling!!!