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#1533371 Anyone want to buy new 320 vent window rubbers?

Posted by vindats1 on 06 December 2017 - 04:02 PM

I am also interested in a few sets.  Very essential thing to have during restoration...and we all hate that darn window noise.  

#1495461 Another One! RIP Vic Edelbrock

Posted by vindats1 on 10 June 2017 - 01:33 PM

My daughter has a framed poster ( that I have now) with each one of the family's race cars and each of of their personal notes to my daughter.  My daugher was a patient at Children's Hospital many times and the NW Historics was to raise money for the hospital.  My daughter still loves classic cars to this day!  

#1495460 Another One! RIP Vic Edelbrock

Posted by vindats1 on 10 June 2017 - 01:31 PM

Oh sad, I got to know him and his family by being one of the folks who set up the NW Historics.  He was always ready with a kind word. 

#1482954 datsun 521 king pins

Posted by vindats1 on 25 April 2017 - 09:21 PM

A fellow was asking me if his (new to him) 320 truck has king pins and if they are interchangeable with the 520/521 models?  I don't think they are or not sure if the 320 even has king pins?  Anyone know?  thanks. 

#1463872 Tana busy for a bit, drug addict burned house down next door

Posted by vindats1 on 20 February 2017 - 01:51 PM

hi folks, thanks for all of the concern.  I am staying inside as much as possible and have to wear a good face mask when I go outside to feed the animals and my poultry.  thank goodness my pets and my car parts are ok!  I am packing up to get out of here as soon as I can find a house that I can buy in my price range that is not in a neighborhood as bad as this one now is. 

I have three dogs, one who is large and very protective and seems to have great hearing so I know they keep me safe. I cannot handle a shot gun due to my issues with my hands now. 

So if anyone has an hour to come over and help transplant my small garden plants into pots or help pack car parts, etc. into boxes, I would appreciate the help.  

My land line, no texts on this phone:  360 469 4187.  My email:  vindats@yahoo.com

I will leave all the mess about the burnt up house to the relatives who now get to deal with the mess.  Hate to be them.  


Thanks for being patient about parts orders and I will try to get back to those today.  Lots to do: real estate class I am required to take, loads to goodwill, lots of sorting/selling/giving away/packing!  And my fatigue from my illness does not allow me to just stay busy all day.  Thanks Tana

#1462982 Tana busy for a bit, drug addict burned house down next door

Posted by vindats1 on 17 February 2017 - 02:10 PM

hi folks, so if I don't get back to you immediately it is because I am busy trying to help rehome the animals that belonged to the drug addict.  Police hinted that it was a meth cooking accident.

I saw a huge fireball shoot out the back of the house and blow out all of the windows and then when I was rushing around to get my dogs and me out to my car another huge fireball blew out the front and blew out all of the windows.  

Now I have issues with my lungs due to the smoke I inhaled, so on my way to an urgent care office to get treatment. 

Plus so many people have been coming over and trying to talk to me, that I am just getting worn out.  I really do not care that the druggies burnt down their house.  Police said to watch out for the druggies coming back and looters and I don't care either if that place gets looted.  Busy enough trying to care for the poor animals that were left behind and animal control will not do anything...usual for them.  

Talk to you all soon. Tana

#1451028 old guy in Seattle needs possible heater help on his Datsun( from Tana)

Posted by vindats1 on 12 January 2017 - 06:07 PM

hi folks,  this old guy is not mechanical at all, so he won't be able to figure these possible solutions out.  

#1448878 old guy in Seattle needs possible heater help on his Datsun( from Tana)

Posted by vindats1 on 05 January 2017 - 09:25 PM

hi folks, many years ago I drove to Wallingford, just north of downtown Seattle and repaired (by myself) this older guy's split fuel filler hose on his Datsun, either a 710 or 810 wagon.  He was the nicest guy, retired, not much money at all however.  Now he says his heater is not working and the mechanic wants loads of money to fix it, not actually knowing the situation.  Possibly stuck valve?   Or heater core needs taken out and rebuilt?  He can pay a bit but not alot.  I can give his name and number if anyone might be willing to put on Datsun angel wings and go and give him a call and a visit.  His mechanic told him to give up the Datsun but he "really loves" his Datsun wagon and I would hope he could keep it at least a few more years to bring him some happiness. 

Please write me at:  vindats@yahoo.com   if you might be able to help him out.  I would, but my health as most of you have heard is not so good these days.  I still love to play with car parts and sell some parts and take care of my pets, but can't do what I used to be able to do.  Feel free to send me an email and just say hello too!  Thanks, Tana Bryan    home phone:  360 469 4187, living south of Auburn, Wa. 

#1404297 Rock Auto Discount Codes go here

Posted by vindats1 on 24 July 2016 - 12:25 PM

thanks, that will help with the cutting the costs down

#1397953 521 heater hose ?

Posted by vindats1 on 01 July 2016 - 02:04 PM

no hoses showing up at most sites, have not seen any listed yet at a Nissan site

#1395302 67 411 restoration

Posted by vindats1 on 21 June 2016 - 01:54 PM

Contact me please....I have some parts left for your car.  email:  vindats@yahoo.com   

I have been selling early Datsun parts for over 30 years.  Tana

#1387192 My latest engine swap

Posted by vindats1 on 26 May 2016 - 08:51 PM

I have a set of good condition used E1 motor mounts for what it's worth... Sorry for the threadjack jfbrink!

I think the E 1 motor mounts are different than the R 16 motors mounts for the 411's.  

#1387188 At a loss for 411 brakes

Posted by vindats1 on 26 May 2016 - 08:47 PM

hi, this is Tana and I do still have some 411 brake parts, best to email me:  vindats@yahoo.com  


Hope we can all help this fellow and get that car going for him.  

#1376694 My new wagon! 1973 Datsun 610

Posted by vindats1 on 24 April 2016 - 07:17 PM

very nice car....I would sure be happy with that one.

#1373560 Tana's poor health

Posted by vindats1 on 15 April 2016 - 03:07 PM

Seems to be some discussion about this, so here is it.  I became very ill about 4 years ago and no longer have the big shop in Renton.  I had to sell ALL (very sad) of my Datsuns.  I still sell small early Datsun parts when I am able to do so.  I do not have any engines or parts cars anymore.  I am still very active with NWDE and DROPS.  Somedays it is difficult for me to walk but I still love to do things with friends and family.   

Take it easy on Green Valley road south of Hwy 18.  There was a another fatality recently and several more recent accidents.  Road crews have been working on the sides of the roads, so there is more loose dirt and rocks on the road and the shoulders are now very soft dirt.  So if a tire goes off the road, not a good chance of recovery.  Be safe and happy driving.