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B210 Coupe Score of the Decade!

01 February 2018 - 08:58 AM

Hey gang! I randomly called about a 1977 B210 Coupe I saw for cheap on Craigslist. It's been sitting on a clean title Non-Op since at least 2014 from the scarce few reg records I have on it. However, it's only been owned by 2 older women. It's an automatic, it's turquoise, it's super clean, especially the interior. Even the the seats & carpets are perfect. Of course I bought it! But here's the even sweeter deal they had another one, damn near the exact same car down to to color, but it's a 1974! I have the few receipts on it. It has a salvage title, but it was less than a year old when it got rolled in an accident. It was the husband's of the old lady that I got it from. He was a body guy he was trying to fix it up. He had started doing some work on it but probably got distracted, and it was in their yard since damn-near 1976. He stripped it mostly all of the interior out to do the body work, but most of it was there in the car, just no seats, headliner, or carpets. The entire engine and transmission are there. Everything's pretty rusty on the outside because it had possums,rats, hornets, and wasps living in it over the years, but miraculously nothing of import was ruined or chewed. All of the wiring harnesses are complete with no sign of damage. Get this: They threw that one in for FREE just to get it out of their yard. Woo Hoo!!! I've spent the better part of this week stripping every single thing that's usable out of this vehicle and the last thing I'm going to do is pull the engine and transmission. This thing only has 8,256 miles on it!!! So the '77 has an automatic transmission, but the '74 has a manual transmission. Can I take that manual transmission out of the '74 and swap it into the '77? The '74 has an A-13 engine in the 77 has an A-14 engine. Not sure they are compatible, but I know you guys will know.

Chrome Interior Trim Refresher

17 January 2018 - 07:00 PM

Hey gang! I just wanted to throw up a quick post about this awesome product that I found to freshen up the Chrome trim details on the dash and interior of my Datsun B210. It's called Molotow Liquid Chrome Pen. It was 12 bucks at Hobby Lobby and I know they sell them on the interweb as well, so if you can find it cheaper, do it! This product works like a charm! It truly is a liquid chrome pen. It goes on really smooth, it's super easy to use, and they have several different sizes available. Here's a little video I made for YouTube. Check it out, and see what you think.

Need advice on replacing piston rings B210 A-14

11 January 2018 - 10:47 AM

Hey gang! I'm ready to put in these new piston rings & I just wanted to get some advice or tips before I start on anything I should know from experienced Datsun folks. This will be my first time doing rings, and I run into any snafoos I'm blaming you all! Haha. Just kiddin'.

I'm pretty confident I can do a nice job on this project. I've done a few head gasket jobs, and also a few new timing chains, and they've all been successful. Plus a whole slew of other restoration type adventures involving the engine, complete cylinder head rebuild, carburetor & the entire fuel system, brake system, electrical, etc.

I'd like to start with how to remove the Pistons. So once I have the cylinder head and oil pan removed, what do I do next?

Stock Hitachi carb specs for a '77 B210??

02 March 2017 - 03:34 PM

Bought car this last June. It came with a re-maned 4 year old carb on it. It's the stock carb forsure. It has never run right since I got it. It usually runs pretty good once it gets really warmed up & going, but then it will die after trying to accelerate from a stop. Pulled the carb out and noticed the primary venturi was upside down. When I corrected the problem & tried to start it,it proceeded to DUMP a ton of gas into the intake chamber to point of it leaking outside of the carb because it was so full. I removed the whole thing, so I could clean it & try to figure out what might be wrong. Only thing that looked out of whack (not sure though) is the primary & secondary main air bleeds might be switched. Luckily all the brass jets have numbers stamped into them to tell them apart. All the numbers are consistently larger on the secondary side EXCEPT for the main air bleed. That doesn't seem right. Am I right in my thinking here? Does anyone know the specs or where I can find them, please?