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  1. 16 points
    Drove it to my friend's house the other day, had to stop by the ATM on the way, forgot I had driven the wrong car for that... ?
  2. 12 points
    Here’s the short. I’ll pick this event up. dates: June 8-9 at https://g.co/kgs/gBsGmi cost is $8.00 for 1 day or $16.00 for both days entrance fee. $10 tent camping $20 rv spot (20 amp power and water). Cost to enter a vehicle into the show: FREE Cost for a swapmeet spot: FREE Vender spots: FREE. What you get for your $8/16, 1 full day or 2 full days of access to the show and also if you’d like to walk around the venue there are also 14 various museums on the grounds that you’ll have access to. These Musuems typically ask for a small donation and that’s voluntary. Anyone who would like to come a little early (Friday) are welcome to pitch a tent On my property just up the road from the event location. We’ll be doing outdoor movies, bbq, camping. If people need to do any basic repairs or adjustments I have a 4000ft facility on the property for that also. I can host up to about 20 cars. I’d like to get with any local or non local club for club pick trophies. Ill be making a several trophies also to include. farthest traveled under its own power, best of show, best daily driver, &“the mouse trap”, which is the most how did this car/truck even make it here?? Award. More trophy classes may open up as we get closer to the date. Who’s interested?!
  3. 12 points
    Put another 20 miles on it this weekend and everything seems to be doing alright. Stopped for a photo op...
  4. 12 points
    the date I reserved was chosen for a couple reasons, the first reason being 13 years the date has worked for Canby and oddly enough when god was dropping stones on us up there my wife told me it was sunny in Brooks. Second reason and the bigger reason was this venue only had this weekend available in June which at the time seem simply kismet. If there is any misunderstanding about the intent of this gathering let me clear it up by expressing my intentions. Last year I read and heard the grumblings of the venue charging more and offering less space and the struggles to get volunteers and at the time I spoke with the previous gentleman doing Canby via email and mentioned this venue as an option and for whatever reason it didn’t go anywhere. Flash forward 6 months and I hear what everyone else heard..it’s over goodbye no more Canby. Well guys and gals.. I’m not trying to make a NEW show here, I’m simply offering my best attempt at keeping the SAME show going without killing myself with debilitating hinderances that I can only assume killed the show at the old venue. Here’s where things have changed from years prior, I’m one guy not a club, I’m taking on ALL responsibility for every aspect of this event aside from the help I’ll be getting from the venue itself, I’m ok with this, it’s not my first car show. If people want to come out and have a great time they’ll put a few bucks in their pocket and come out. I hope that a little potential weather doesn’t keep anyone from coming but if that happens then it happens. As far as conflicting with other events to me that’s like saying I’ve got too many tools or too many toys or too many Datsun’s haha in my mind there is NEVER enough.
  5. 11 points
    Slowly moving.. got this car over to the new place.
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  7. 10 points
    I thought back and fourth between running a modern engine ( SR, Beams ), and I kind of still want to, but I ended up using the L20 and open chamber u67. A local shop in Calgary did the machine work on the engine. We cleaned everything up, resurfaced the head and block, bored the block to 86mm.. ran 86mm flat top ZX pistons, resized the rods for ARP fastners. Rotating assembly was balanced, new valve grind, installed ISKY springs and retainers... I will be running a Steve Bonk .535 cam I haven't reassembled yet, I am just waiting to finish up paint, so I can have a nice clean work space moving forward. I've recently picked up a set of Weber DCOE45s from a person on FB marketplace.. Came with a new Cannon manifold. I also have a older swan neck Cannon manifold, unsure what I will need to run to clear my brake setup.. read on.. Valve cover, done by Mike Kohloff, wrinkle black. Oil cap from Number 7 which I got from Lonely Driver. My friend Jim Karst recently visited Ermish Racing and picked up a Nissan Comp style header for me, I don't know how well it will fit, but I am not running torsions, and I can just modify it at home. I am running a 280ZX transmission, with a Fidanza flywheel, Exedy clutch, etc etc.. no pictures doe.. For my suspension, I will be doing a 3 or 4 link in the rear, but not this year... So I won't talk about that.. But for the front, I will be running the Mike Klotz suspension members, with Beebani upper shock mounts and Qa1 coil overs.. No progress on that.. Will address soon. Brakes... Z32 26mm calipers, Beebani rotors with adapters.. Izusu rear disc conversion.. Also Beebani.. Yet to come.. Mike Kohloff did the powder coating on the calipers.. Came out awesome.. I rebuilt them. Interior, nothing fancy... Undecided whether to use my OEM bench seat, or run my 914 seats. I raptor lined the floor and firewall, looks sweet. I think that's it for now.. I will update as I move forward.
  8. 10 points
    I met Dave at the first Canby I went to I think, in '09, maybe it was '11. Can't remember exactly. I wrote something about him I posted on facebook this morning while processing the news, since have posted it on NWDatsuns as well. I can't think of anyone who left more of an impact on me while knowing him so briefly. Pumpkin was the kind of guy who was always accepting. I hadn't talked to him in probably 2 years or so, but I know if I had called him up randomly, we'd bullshit and if we were close we'd swing by and see each other and kick it. I remember when he drove the grey Maxima wagon by my place after he had gotten it. Just random, happened to be in Spokane for something or other. I wasn't his close friend, but he made you feel like you had known each other for ages. So many good times at Canby, always wondering what the next nutty thing he would drag out, like the fishing line attached to the wheel hub on the birdshit goon, lol. And I know if he saw me in tears on the couch, he'd stop by with clown shoes on or something and make my ass laugh.For someone I rarely see, I'm really going to miss him. Also, Johnny is making memorial stickers for $10 proceeds less cost of manufacturing go to Dave's family.
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  10. 9 points
    Ready for some spring road farming and cone dodging. It’s been a long winter.
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  13. 9 points
    She's new to me, my wife named her Jolene. Naturally as soon as I got her it's been rainy basically every day so she's just taunting me from the garage. I took her out for a quick trip to the DMV to transfer the title and had a bit of fun getting the rear end loose in second gear ?
  14. 9 points
    Daves passing has upset me real bad to the point that it's really hard to even say anything. I wasn't that close to him but he made a special impression on me that only a unique person like him can do. He texted me last month and said he was trying to stay positive about things and I said we should hang out sometime. He said "promise" and I said yup. Well that never happened and I have felt terribly guilty for it. I met him about 7 years ago or so. He drove down and picked up a engine from Bill down in elma for my daughters 75 b210 which I still have. He threw it in the back of his goon drove it to my house and helped me install it. Dave was always willing to help someone in need. R.I.P Brother.
  15. 9 points
    I found a few pictures from the years that I was taking photos of Datsun shows in NW. I have here some of the first photos of his orange 210 and also the Birthshitwagon. Dave was given the Ratsun award at Canby 2010
  16. 9 points
    Canby 2012 Dave wearing my daughter's chair.
  17. 9 points
    My 17 yr old son works at an in n out and making $14.75 an hr. Really well run organization and they take great care of their employees. The managers are making upwards of $160K. Pay people well, treat them with respect and they take their job seriously. It shows in the product.
  18. 9 points
    Here are some pictures of the cars and trucks. There are more pictures to come.
  19. 8 points
    Hello Ratsuners... It's been quite some time since I've posted or been active here. Still been in the datsun game. Anyways. Am blessed with the honor of getting Dave's infamous 210. The drive train has been swapped out to 200sx. Including the engine/transmission. Rocking the 2.2 motor from the 200sx. The fuel injection stuff is gone. But it will be running a weber 32/36 for now. Later down the road some side drafts would be sweet. For now the goal is to go over the brakes, hoses, bearings. Drop the fuel tank and clean it. Replace any hoses while it's out. Get the it running and driving. Going to leave it mostly as is like Dave had it. And just drive and enjoy it. I will be taking it to car shows like Canby and such so other people can see it and remember him also. Paint scheme will remain the same. Only thing I'm planning on changing, is putting a dashboard back in it. Maybe swapping out the wiring harness, and then seats. The intake and carbs he had on it were stolen. The hood is gone, too. Also the rear seat is missing, along with the slotted mags. If anyone has the following to donate to the cause, that would be cool! Slotted mags for it Rear seat Door panels Weber carb Front seats
  20. 8 points
    I'm building a 620, have had her for 3 years now. She's a 1976 long bed, 4 speed, L20. When I bought the truck, it needed everything, said 19,000 miles, was pretty clean, til I got into it. Here's where I found it, in the state it was in.. Picked it up for $5000 I think, had a friend drive it home, because I had a broken arm at the time.. I didn't really know much about it, other than it was sweet, but ugly, worked okay. Few weeks went by, felt more comfortable driving it, so I took it out. Brakes didn't work, needed two rear wheel cylinders. At this point, I had only dealt with BMWs ( E30,36,46) so I was unaware of Rockauto having most parts. Anyways, few more weeks went by, still unable to really work on my cars, so I had some friends do the brakes for me, went well. Then I ordered some 3" blocks for the rear, gathered some info, and a friend and I installed the blocks, and reindexed the torsions. Stock shitty shocks still. I also took off the heinous bed cover, camper hooks, rear crash bumper, front bumperettes.. pretty much everything I hated. So, tires sucked, they were original. So I picked up some Chev Rally wheels, my friend Mike Kohloff powder coated them black, picked up some of the cheapest tires available and sent it. Looked shitty at this point.. I left it, installed some gas adjust shocks, rode better, and I think I lowered the front more. Then winter happened... I was doing an engine build/restomod on my E30 at the time, so I spent all my time on the E30 for a while. Come spring, I moved the truck to my parents garage, to make room for my other cars at my place At some point I came across Mike Klotz (Bluehandsfab).. Great guy, great ideas.. I purchased a Nissan hard body ball joint conversion from him, which included upper and lower control arm, as well as inner and outer tie rods, with coupling. Very nice product. I had it all powder coated, again by Mike Kohloff. Purchased Belltech drop spindles, some new calipers, rotors, pads, lines etc.. installed everything, along with a 15/16 zx master. Worked well, had it aligned etc.. I cut off the droop bump stops, and tig welded on some plates, which I dimpled with my dimple die set from TMR customs. The truck had an oil cooler installed when I got it, the original owner had a factory drop in camper which he drove to Vancouver occasionally. It was installed poorly, probably in the dark at midnight with a blindfold on... no pictures tho. So I bought a new cooler, some -an lines, fittings, bent up a bracket, dimpled it. So, I drove it for a bit, and it sucked, leaked oil, back fired, but I loved it. I pulled the carpet when I got it, and there was some rust scale on the pass side floor panel. Removed it all, but I didn't coat it back, made some mats from rubber. No pics of that. Everything in there is original and mint. I installed this Nardi wheel, I got from someone from Vancouver, came from a Stagea. So some time went on, I guess a year ish.. wrapped up my E30. Here's some pictures. So fast forward to now..ish.. summer 2018, I picked up some new wheels from Love20bee on instagram. and I left it be for a while, til fall. I decide I am done with the leaking of oil, back firing, horrible ride, etc.. I guess I was also sick of the rust I kept finding, so I gutted the interior.. Big rust spot on the firewall... Sweet. Oh and I was sick of the sunroof... and the rusted out battery tray. A friend of a friend replaced the roof skin for me, replaced the battery tray metal, and fixed up the firewall. Did an OK job, kind of a d bag. I removed all the rust scale from my rain cowl... disaster, then POR15'd it, then seam sealed it.. Kinda see it here.. Now it's all primed up, ready to paint and looks nice. That last picture is now. I have a bunch of other details to post.. engine, new suspension, brakes, stuff I've restored. Next post, kinda out of order.
  21. 8 points
    SoCal TT 2014: Death Valley 2009: When I bought her from original owner, 1984:
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  23. 8 points
    The Red headed Hottie and i are driving something Datsun up. May throw some parts in the trunk, but last year at Canby selling was a waste of time. Totally cool with parts delivery on request. Just really wondering what the hell i will have available to drive, seems I'm back to selling everything cool I build. would be cool to see the normal crew of Datsun heads Keeper out
  24. 8 points
  25. 8 points
    been doing a bunch of work on my '70 Goon. It has been sitting for a year or so, due to it needing a bunch of front suspension work,among other things. my 521 had taken all my time and money. I will update my thread on the wagon soon, but here's a picture for now. reassembly is still underway.
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    Those holes are for the factory SSS badges found on the 1970 models. This was mostly a trim upgrade, but I see you have the factory tach and map light (almost always found on those models), so that would support that as well. The badge is the rectangular SSS emblem that was also shared on the 411 SSS models (on the grille and tail light panel). This is the emblem that would be located there: Michael
  28. 8 points
  29. 8 points
    Here's to the fallen ? May we see you again on distant shores some day. Today was Cervantes's Birthday. He would have been 38...
  30. 8 points
    Hope this works...bring the comments! I said "acquired" but its actually on the transport on its way to me in Florida from Washington - 3200 miles!. take screen shot upload pictures img host
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  32. 7 points
    Best cheap beer ever. I used to drink tons of it. Funny thing is I stopped drinking a long time ago. Haha.
  33. 7 points
    light back on looks good from here before: after: Absolutely. They need a good soak + wire brushing + some slight tweaking and need to be hit with some paint before I will call them 100%. Thanks much! All you need is some superglue + patience + whiskey + the weather finally on your side and you too can get it done!
  34. 7 points
    Well, I’ve been sick with something, it’s been cold, and work has gotten in the way. Life happens. I’ve been using the “inside time” to finish my Datsun truck model while I wait for parts to show up. Notched and linked rearend. Side exit exhaust. Lowered front end. Rear axle was lost by the cat, so I had to scratch build that. Had some silver stripe decals left over from a Shelby GT350, so I put them on the sides. Didn’t have any low-pro tires so used what it came with. Made a little filler panel between the taillights. Hand painting the letters was fun. Front lip was designed and 3D printed. Made the fender mirrors from scratch. Hood and roof were polished all the way to 12000 grit. Didn’t have the patience to do the rest of it.
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  36. 7 points
    While VFR is gone let's move ratsun to another https web address. ?
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    What the fuck G ,,,,,,,,,,,,, do we have to fucking pay for pictures or some shit??? /
  39. 7 points
    One of my favorite pastimes at Canby was looking at your junk, James.
  40. 7 points
    This is my first attempt to post a photo. A few members asked me to post photos. This is my 71 at the Mitty. http://
  41. 7 points
    Two for the price of one and a 1200.
  42. 7 points
    The latest photo of my 1971 Datsun 510 Cosmo 13B Rotary turbo. Engine rebuild by Abel Ibarra. Did most of the work for over 25 years, except the engine rebuild, interior upholstery and a 15 years old candy apple metallic red paint.
  43. 7 points
    1954 Datsun 6147 pickup https://barnfinds.com/the-only-one-left-1950s-datsun-double-cab-pickup/
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  45. 7 points
    UN-FLIPPING-BELIEVABLE!!! I am literally speechless right now. http://www.speedhunters.com/2018/10/san-francisco-shakotan/
  46. 7 points
    One thing is still true. All I did to mess up was unlplug and re-plug in the entire harness. Automotive harnesses are nice in that sense, because every connector is unique and keyed to its plug. You can't mix and match connectors. What I found out tonight is that is mostly true for Nissan. I managed to find the only two identically-shaped plugs in the entire harness and mix them up. To Nissan's fault, they managed to put the only two identically-shaped plugs RIGHT FRIGGIN NEXT TO EACH OTHER. I mean, come on. Proof of the runnin's My first good clue was found by checking fuses on the block inside the car. I noticed a few were blown. One for A/C, okay whatever. One for the cig lighter, that's fine. The interesting one came from the ignition switch according to a wire diagram. I don't know what it powered, but I knew it had to be important, mainly because I was getting desperate and I needed it to be important. So I found a pinout diagram of the plug it comes out of and inspected that plug. I noticed it did not have a sky blue wire coming out of pin number 2C. In fact, the plug didn't have ANY wire coming out of that pin. That's when I noticed all the sky blue wires coming out of a similarly-shaped plug next to it, in the BCM. I pulled them both out, stared at them side-by-side for a bit, as my complexion and outlook on life changed suddenly for the better. I swapped them, replaced the fuse, and now the cluster was fully illuminated again! Just like it was on Saturday when it ran! Plugged in the fuel pump, keyed on, and all of the vrooms tore into the silence of my neighborhood. Still throwing all the codes and won't rev past 2400 RPM. Oh that's right, MAF still unplugged After that last little issue, I let it fully warm up while topping off the coolant, and gave it a good rev to confirm the MAF issue fixed it. Now it's only throwing a few codes related to some crap I don't need. Game on, GRM Challenge. Also, here's a fuel tank. It's in the car now, and the filler hose is a little different, but no leaks so far!
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    I thought I had only sr20 truck others where KA swaps .,Nice turnout left at noon to go back to shop , I know I am throwing camera away soon !
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