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Old 06-15-2012, 07:41 PM   #11
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SCORE!!!!

Let me know when you're ready to do some upgrades on that mutha!
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:10 PM   #12
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If it were original paint I'd try to clean it up and leave it, but it was spray bombed and apparently sanded with a cinder block beforehand so I can't leave it like that.

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:27 PM   #13
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:45 AM   #14
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Do whatever you can to save that patina.
I agree that would be a sweet patina ride!
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:14 AM   #15
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If it were original paint I'd try to clean it up and leave it, but it was spray bombed and apparently sanded with a cinder block beforehand so I can't leave it like that.
People pay money for that. I still say keep it.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:51 PM   #16
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Ok, I've been spending most of my free time working on this thing. Trying to get it running.

I have changed the oil and filter after letting some marvel mystery oil work on it overnight.

I did a compression test on it and the #1 cylinder was a little low, but I checked the valve clearances after the compression test and the #1 was at .000 on the exhaust and .004 on the intake. Should have been .010 and .008 respectively. Hopefully that was the cause of the low compression, but I haven't rechecked it yet.

Threw in some new plugs and cleaned a bunch of connections on the ignition system. Also adjusted some points for the first time, kinda like a magneto on an aircraft.

Rebuilt the carb friday night, mainly due to a leak in the bowl sight glass. The kit doesn't come with a gasket for that, so I used some fuel safe sealant....I hope that works lol.

I've gotten it to crank and run briefly several times over the last couple of days. I've been working today on replacing fuel lines and cleaning out the gas tank. The tank was a lot cleaner than I expected. Somebody must have drained it, there was only a couple ounces of what used to be gas in the bottom. It's clean and dry now. I had to work on the fuel sender to get it to work as it was kinda gummed up. Once I finish the fuel system resto I'll put some fuel in the tank and see if I can get it to crank and run without just dumping it right in the carb.

I also cleaned up my bad ass vintage datsun floor mats!
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:26 PM   #17
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I finished replacing all the lines and put a couple gallons of gas in the tank and it will now crank and run. Next step it to make sure the cooling system is up to snuff.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:31 PM   #18
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Ok, I've been spending most of my free time working on this thing. Trying to get it running.

I have changed the oil and filter after letting some marvel mystery oil work on it overnight.

I did a compression test on it and the #1 cylinder was a little low, but I checked the valve clearances after the compression test and the #1 was at .000 on the exhaust and .004 on the intake. Should have been .010 and .008 respectively. Hopefully that was the cause of the low compression, but I haven't rechecked it yet.

Threw in some new plugs and cleaned a bunch of connections on the ignition system. Also adjusted some points for the first time, kinda like a magneto on an aircraft.

Rebuilt the carb friday night, mainly due to a leak in the bowl sight glass. The kit doesn't come with a gasket for that, so I used some fuel safe sealant....I hope that works lol.

I've gotten it to crank and run briefly several times over the last couple of days. I've been working today on replacing fuel lines and cleaning out the gas tank. The tank was a lot cleaner than I expected. Somebody must have drained it, there was only a couple ounces of what used to be gas in the bottom. It's clean and dry now. I had to work on the fuel sender to get it to work as it was kinda gummed up. Once I finish the fuel system resto I'll put some fuel in the tank and see if I can get it to crank and run without just dumping it right in the carb.

I also cleaned up my bad ass vintage datsun floor mats!
Luv the ol-school mats!
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:34 PM   #19
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I want those mats!
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more pics pronto !!
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