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Dennisbeechie

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#1484411 1970 Datsun 521 L20b running rough.

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 30 April 2017 - 06:00 PM

Just an update... Found out what the ticking was, 20170430_131114_zpsquxrt1jv.jpg valve seat came out. Huge Thanks to Craig for hooking me up with a head and helping me install it!


#1480493 Project DIY: 1971 Datsun 521

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 16 April 2017 - 03:36 PM

Any updates?! The suspense is killing me... Beautiful ride and excellent work! I hope my truck is half as nice as yours one day!!


#1476980 Eugene auto wreckers

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 03 April 2017 - 08:02 AM

Hey all, just thought I'd throw this out there, called around a couple junk yards in Eugene looking for misc. Stuff and b$r off prairie rd. has a l16 complete motor they said they'd take 150 for, also pick a part off hwy 99 has a ka24 they said they'd get rid of for 600 and they said they had a few 5 speeds that bolt up to it they would sell both for 850, I'm assuming you could talk them down. Beautiful day, enjoy it!


#1474594 Sightings

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 26 March 2017 - 04:38 PM

20170326_172937_HDR_zpsf9zn6c9o.jpg spotted a 320 today at bimart on river rd Eugene


#1472605 Underhood lighting

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 19 March 2017 - 10:59 PM

Bro...Less "pew pew", more battery tie down

hahaha! Hell yea... Definitely need to figure something out


#1472562 Underhood lighting

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 19 March 2017 - 07:46 PM

I dont know if this is the right place for this... But anyways, I thought I'd put some leds under the hood in my 521 to replace the tiny halogen bulb in there, I think its a little too bright lol but I like it. I like it a lot.20170319_190238_zpsh1lwmsv0.jpg20170319_190257_zps3cwwoxxz.jpg20170319_203149_zpsk5it3x6j.jpg20170319_203202_zpsjqs66jzm.jpg
In doing so I looked up and found some notes in the dust on the hood, kinda random but I thought it was funny, pretty genius really...20170319_191759_zps826twi9x.jpg


#1465383 1970 Datsun 521 L20b running rough.

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 24 February 2017 - 05:35 PM

And yes the fat side was towards the front of the motor


#1465382 1970 Datsun 521 L20b running rough.

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 24 February 2017 - 05:34 PM

20170224_173303_zpsqctedibm.jpg just re adjusted the spindle to this, is this correct?


#1463987 1970 Datsun 521 L20b running rough.

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 20 February 2017 - 07:05 PM

Also in the process of watching your videos, and I will probably watch a million times, very well made๐Ÿ‘


#1453524 1970 Datsun 521

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 19 January 2017 - 10:50 PM

Just a lot of research for the time being thanks to weather and finances ๐Ÿ˜”


#1453452 Refinished instrument cluster

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 19 January 2017 - 08:05 PM

Hey ratsun folks, I just thought I would throw this out there for you to look at maybe come up with some ideas or whatever. Only 1 or 2 of my gauge bulbs were working in my 521 so I pulled the gauges out to see if it was maybe something else and ordered new led bulbs. All of the pins for the wiring plug were a little loose so I fixed those with some solder. The chrome bezel was rusted and pitted so I sanded primed and painted it blue. The needles for the gauges were faded, used my wife's bright red nail polish and put 3 coats on the needles. Since it was all taken apart I decided I might as well paint the grey as it also was a little faded. The bulbs came in so I popped out the little green dome light covers and installed the lights. Also the blinker indicators were originally a thick material I took that out and glue in some thin blue plastic. I'm thinking my voltage regulator is no good? Neither the temp or fuel gauges are working at the moment ๐Ÿ˜– anyways Here's a couple pics!
IMG_19891_zpscvjscvxv.jpg here's a before shot
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And an after pic...
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And with the lights on


#1452390 1970 Datsun 521

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 16 January 2017 - 08:44 PM

To bad about that windshield.

Yea I know, Ive called around a few places and can't find anything ๐Ÿ˜”


#1452336 1970 Datsun 521

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 16 January 2017 - 05:53 PM

Welcome aboard. How about some interior pics?


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I put the seats in 2 weeks ago and I also cleaned up the gauges a bit with some new paint.20161231_191607_HDR_zps7bj0yyld.jpg


#1452334 1970 Datsun 521

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 16 January 2017 - 05:48 PM

Wow you guys really know your stuff! Awesome๐Ÿ˜€


#1452333 1970 Datsun 521

Posted by Dennisbeechie on 16 January 2017 - 05:48 PM

[quote name="HOGIE" post="1452065" timestamp="1484546473"]
Welcome the Ratsun Dennis.

What's the build date on your truck? You have the reflector markers which means built 69 but you title says 70. Is it built 69, titled 70? That's what mine is

The blue 521 was probably Pablo. I have a weber air filter box lower tray and lid if you need one, real cheap.

Craig get on making those steering column boots for the fire wall, dudes using duct tape.[/qquote
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The title says 1970