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  1. 16 points
    Like many elderly, you just want everything to stay the same. I totally get it. I was pissed when 'new formula' Coke came out. (boo) Then they had to go back to the old formula (yea!) But they couldn't call it Coke anymore and renamed it Coke Classic. (boo) Sorry, you were whining about whiny ass liberals removing a symbol of red neck-dome and a lost cause civil war from a 155 years ago??? If whiny ass liberals really cared they'd outlaw NASCAR first for not having had a real race since the early '70s when they drove real cars.
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    Just wanted everyone to know that I've volunteered for the COVID-19 vaccine trials in the Santa Barbara area which apparently were made by a Russian Pharmaceutical company. I received my first shot and wanted to let everyone know that it’s completely safe with иo side effects whatsoeveя, and that I feelshκι χoρoshό я чувствую себя немного странно и я думаю, что вытащил ослиные уши.
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    Hi I joined the forum a couple of months ago and you guys have very kindly already imparted so much advice and guidance already which I very much appreciate. My 1971 Datsun 1600 SSS Coupe is almost here in the UK all the way from the Datsun Heritage centre in South Africa. She is due into the UK on 6th January so should be with me shortly afterwards. Once I have her I will post some photos of her arrival and progress. I have posted this to announce her impending arrival but also to test I can now host photos on here. Have a great Christmas everyone.
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    He's not elderly ya damn know it all!! He is 50 and a Veteran that fought for this country!! The confederate flag is not the flag of the confederacy, it is the battle flag of the northern army of Virginia. I do not hate anyone and have plenty of black friends. I was born and raised and still live in Tennessee, the greatest place to live. The people here are like no other, we wave, we yield, we care for our communities. Ask any Northerner or anyone else that has chose this place to live the past 30 years. In 1997 my hometown of Maryville, TN was voted #1 place to live in America on a A&E cable special and this place BOOMED. As a Southerner the battle flag is a symbol of Southern pride, nothing less and nothing more....proud of being from the South and blessed we weren't born anywhere else. Now you and anyone else can say it represents slavery and that is your perogative. I can understand that, but as a born and bred Southerner, that is not what it means to me and never has. As far as the Civil War and slavery goes, that war was not won and slavery still exists...just turn on your damn TV and look. It is cliche I know, but we are all slaves....slaves to society, slaves to our bills, our jobs, taxes,government, censorship, the powers that be. I'm sorry Mike, I like you and you know a hell of a lot about Datsuns and have gave me good advice, but damn man I have to stand up for what I believe in.....and that is no left wing, liberal, cancel culture, PC bullsH#t. Peace brother.....
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    here is just a few pix of what is going on with grimace, it still needs the snugtop canopy finished and painted and installed and cut n buff. it looks better in the sun, i tried to upload pix while it was in sun but i have to figure out my new phone and be able to free up some space on it to save pix to one drive and then upload like i just did with these pix
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    O yeah! The on the ground picture!!!
  7. 11 points
    That psychological shit don't work on me dude, when I was having my heart attack I was not upset at possibly dying, I actually told them twice(calmly the first time) as I had to repeat myself since I got no reaction from them the first time when I said "if my heart quits beating for 5 minutes DNR", I got no response, so I said again quite loudly, "IF MY HEART QUITS BEATING FOR 5 MINUTES DNR, DO NOT RESUSCITATE", I got a hesitant "ok" the second time, later I was told basically that is against their religion in hospitals, but I was not coming out of that hospital with brain damage. I am not afraid of dying, I am afraid of falling off a roof and being crippled, but I am not going to go downtown Portland and get myself killed either, I am not suicidal, I don't want to fly a Trump flag on my vehicles because I am afraid that the Democrat dominated area I live in will retaliate against me by pulling my license to do business or have people start destroying my property(Datsuns in the driveway), my neighbor is a Democrat fanatic, all my neighbors are Democrats and I do not have a party, I vote for who I think will do the job and lately I have been voting with term limits in mind, he has shot his pellet gun from across the street into my house aiming at my water wheel that turns 24/7 in the pond in my front yard, I have a bunch of pellet holes in my ceder siding behind the water wheel you see in the attached photo of the way it was back then, the second photo is of the way it is now, he tried burning his house down last October and we don't get along anymore, it is an abandoned house now, the driveway is still full of the insulation from his attic from when the firemen put the fire out, he just put a tarp over it and called it good, it is likely an asbestos insulation based material, nothing has changed over there since the fire except for people going onto the property and stealing stuff and he has decided it is my fault people are stealing from him, I sorta hope he does nothing and sells the property to someone else. The last photo is of my garden taken a couple days ago from the highest place on my roof, I am proud of my garden, it has automatic watering, and it is set up in such a way to keep weeds from growing, the dirt between the rows does not get wet/watered.
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    Seattle is ruined from Liberal ideas. I hope they DEFUND the POLICE. I hope they OCCUPY the whole city then they can starve ,cut the power off(Oh I gotta PAY for electricity) Capitolism is EVIL I hope business move out. The Homeless run the city if you ever drive thru and see the offramps are full of garbage. But they vote for it and see be it. I think Trump should help defund the police anyways in those cities give them what they want and let them vandalize it If Visiting Angel Biden is going to Win everybody move their 401 k and IRA saving to CASH before election day cause its going crash. Be honest the market is back to where it almost was and we are in a Pandemic. But Biden and the Pandemic will be back to 18k in stock market and everybody printing money BUT I will accept the outcome of the vote. Seattle had voted and they got what they deserve. The Detroit in the West is coming Bussiness will move. I hope Amazon would move first, boeing and others are starting to leave. Biden was in office 8 years ALL this should have been fixed!!!!!!!!!!!! Trump has best jobs and Black ememplyment in histy , Giving to balck schools and the first step act. WTF? If they vote don't go my way I will accept it. 2nd Amendment??? Guns sales are thru the roof 1.9 miliion just in May alone June will be MORE and if only 20% are new voters Trump will win again So get out the vote Socialism at its finest Being older I seen East Germany at its finest, they made junk and the people were lazy and the west Germans said they just wanted hand outs and should have made the east Berlin Wall Higher!!!!!!! But now the Germans are just freeloading off American military protecting them and don't don't even spend 1 % on defense , we getting played. They have been laughing for years. Get out the vote
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    Since the old site hosting service manuals, wiring diagrams etc is gone and I figured I'm one of the few with most of the docs, I decided to start a new one. Will be adding more info over time. Always open to guest contribution too if you have something to add. The site is datsuntrucks.com or see below for direct links to documents/pdfs. Wiring Diagrams · 1973 620 AUTO · 1973 620 MANUAL · 1974 620 AUTO · 1974 620 MANUAL · 1975 620 · 1976 620 · 1977 620 · 1978 620 · 1979 620 Manuals 1974 620 SERVICE MANUAL 1977 620 SERVICE MANUAL 1978 620 SERVICE MANUAL Other 620 PART NUMBERS EMISSIONS CONTROL L16 / L18 / L20B SPECS J13 / J15 / J16 PAINT CODES
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  18. 9 points
    I would not call it a bitch of epic proportions, I would call it a childish whine of epic proportions, and the whining and dividing has been going on for over 3.5 years now, it's got to the point when I start hearing the whining I change channels, I don't even watch late night TV anymore like channels ABC, CBS, NBC as all they do is whine about Trump, bunch of rich democrat whiners, and I didn't even vote for the guy, but I have a brain and can see what has been going on since Trump won, if them democrat politicians had been doing the job they were elected to do which is not trying to get rid of Trump, maybe we would not be where we are today.
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    As promised, I'm reporting back. Granted I am quite a ways away from the PNW but....I'll also be vague AF in order to protect the innocent (as well as the gUiLty). So this show was not advertised as it has been in the past, we are a small rural community so it was done by word of mouth. I talked with the organizer of the show and that person told me it would be a stripped down version of previous shows. No vendors, no food trucks, etc. We full on expected to roll into the parking lot and be told by some local authority to leave. We pulled in and boom, full on car show....tents, vendors, food trucks, DJ. Just about everyone I talked to prior to show day (organizer included) said this would be a Car Cruise not a Car Show because car shows are currently not allowed here. On the news the next day there was a story about a town south of here the held a car racing event on the same weekend and the organizers are now being investigated......WTF, really? Well, what good is this post without pics. This dude showed up all random. We got to meet a new Datsun guy....with a 1200 even.
  21. 9 points
    Well if somebody still wants to do something on that weekend, I have room for about 20-25 cars at my house. I’ll even let you camp in my yard. And of course there will be rules, respect my property and neighbors. My business shop has a decent parking lot for a meet and plenty of places for a fun run. You’ll just have to drive a little further to Southern Oregon
  22. 9 points
    Back on the road after 4 months.
  23. 9 points
    Just a thought, if you catch this shit, make sure your family knows that all your old Datsuns & parts have some value, and to not throw them away after you pass away....
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    I stopped watching TV about 5 1/2 years ago. I do often watch about the first 5 min of the news. Know your enemy.
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    This issue of GRM came in the mail the other day. Life goal achieved: feature article in a car magazine!
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    I can't get it anyway, since I'm already dead inside. So, not too worried
  28. 9 points
    Greetings everyone! it is absolutely still on!! I intend to do this until they dont let us drive cars anymore haha. As requested, this year also includes friday night camping!
  29. 9 points
    2019 $2000 Challenge Recap For me, the Challenge started Wednesday night when I hosted a couple other Challengers on their drive down. Always good to see old friends! Thursday I borrowed Dad's truck, picked up a trailer, and hit the road with my teammate in time to catch the tail end of the parking lot builds. Friday morning, we applied the sticker package and made it through tech inspection, which was a bit lax to be honest. I think the sticker package really suited my livery well! Autocross - 43.380 - 4th place Even though I have been autocrossing this car all year to find and address issues, I never ran it on a full set of Hoosier A7's. I made the decision to go full Purple Crack after realizing how poorly this car autocrosses on a mix of drag radials and A7's. I simply didn't have the budget for an extra set of tires, nor the time/skills/effort to scrounge a cheap enough set of drag tires. I did 3 runs to warm up the tires, getting times in the 45's and 46's. I left the trans in "manual mode - 2" which holds 2nd gear no matter what, which meant banging the rev-limiter on three different sections of the course. It was awesome. Then I handed the duck-taped key to pro driver Robert Lewis, who is an awesome autocrosser and person. He immediately clicked off some 45 and 44 sec runs. On one of the runs, the car just shut off after coming to a stop. This sent me into panic troubleshooting mode, but the car fired back up after a hard start. I think somehow the torque converter was sticking or locking up, allowing the brakes to stall the engine in gear as it came to a stop. Never happened again and thankful for that. After figuring out the best strategy to use the tiptronic shifting, which I don't recall the exact details of, Robert nailed a 44.380 sec on the final run, good enough for 4th place in autocross. FTD was 43.738 from a gutted and beautiful Cadillac CTS-V. I was about 2 tenths behind a crazy turbo rotary-powered Porsche 944. Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the performance and happy the car did exactly what I've been training it to do all year without breaking. Feedback from Robert was pretty positive. He said it felt pretty well sorted, though a bit of instability under braking, which helped it rotate or something (I don't really speak autocross fluently yet), and it needed more front camber and possibly more rear sway bar because it was pushing through turns. But otherwise he seemed pretty impressed by it, not only from his verbal feedback but also the giant grin I could see through the windshield after his first run! Drag - 13.109 @ 109 MPH - 9th place Since I committed to running A7's the whole Challenge, drag prep consisted of installing the bottle and airing down the rear tires. I started at 24 psi and worked my way down to 19 psi. I also started with the 75hp jets, which I knew worked for a 13.1xx. And that's exactly what it did, 13.132 at 107.58 MPH on the 75 shot. Definitely traction limited. The tires would spin and the engine rev straight to redline when spraying in 1st or 2nd gear. It was totally fine spraying through the 3-4 shift. After 2 runs, I swapped the jets out for the "trailer spec" shot, 150hp worth of nitrous. The first run was actually slower, because the spinning problem simply got worse. Then I figured out how to modulate the throttle a bit while spraying, then gradually getting back into WOT. 2nd run on the 150 shot was 13.109 at 109.81 MPH, my personal best. It was still spinning tires all over the place though. As I crossed the finish line, the check engine light (normally on at all times) started flashing. Something I've never seen it do before. I pulled into pits and checked it out - in addition to the normal 7 codes it throws, it also had a Cyl #1 misfire. Huh, that's odd. I was pretty satisfied with those times already, so I let it cool off and watched the drags with good company. I told them about my issue, and it was recommended to gap the plugs down for nitrous. With 1 hour of drag racing left, we went back to the car and pulled #1 plug to check its gap. That looks a bit out of spec. Nick and I decided to rush over to the local O'Reillys to pick up a replacement, because it ain't called the $2000 Walk In The Park. They had it in stock, so I bought it, and threw it in the car just in time for one last run on the 150 shot. But only managed a 13.3 with the same traction issues. Oh well, at least we tried! Good enough for I think 9th in the drags, which put me at 3rd in the Dynamic Score, behind the Hong Norr CTS-V and Ed Malle's amazing Mustang GT, both LS powered cars. Concours - 21.66 / 25 - 2nd place This turned out to be my strongest event. I didn't have much of a presentation prepared, I just told the story of the kickoff build party weekend and which parts were from what on the car. I pulled a fender off and mounted it on my custom fender concours display stand, made from a minivan brake rotor and scrap tubing. This showed off the boundaries between Datsun, Infiniti, and Insanity (stuff fabbed by me). That winter of widebody welding, the weeks of bondo sanding, the fiddling with paint and sprayer settings, and the weeks of wetsanding and buffing really paid off and showed for themselves. Concours score was 21.66, 2nd place behind Wreck Racing's 22.5, which was very well-earned. There were some amazing looking cars this year. Overall - 1st place! My most prized possession and now living room focal point. Stampie builds one helluva trophy. Thanks for reading along! I have no idea what the future holds for this car, but in the short term, I at least want a 12 sec quarter mile on proper drag tires 🙂
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    here is picture
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    Bonus post: A while back, Dave Carroll was reaching out on facebook trying to find a little of the history of our car (before we took ownership). He found a couple of the individuals connected with the car but didn't come up with any photos or anything from its circle track days. Fast forward to a few days ago: Jeff has a parallel Swamp Thing thread on The 510 Realm and posted a pic of our car with the new whale tale. Byron reads it and is reminded of a car he took a picture of back in the 80's. Then proceeds to post a picture of that car! I will never complain about how high off the ground our racecar is. : )
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    Why the fuck are you guys going back and forth on what is and what is not peaceful ? Its not, plain and simple its not a Riot or protest its out of control CHAOS. Its bullshit, plain and simple.
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    And the wise will not register their firearms !
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    All I know is this..... Stoffgren, Trader, John510, Chopper Jim, Datzunmike, AD510nOK, Datsunguy, I don't know how old you guys are but I am 47. Seems to me, more and more lately, that most everything I was raised and taught that was right and good is increasingly seen as wrong and everything I was raised and taught that was bad and wrong is now seen as good.
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    Oh, and 10 venders, 10 campers, and roughly 50 Datsun Heads 12 cases of Corona
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    We would be called "white supremacists" if you march for anyone white.
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    Yeah he is most likey in his mum's basement, probably having a hate wank in between trolling forums and youtube.
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    A married Irishman went into the confessional and said to his priest, "I almost had an affair with another woman."The priest asked, "What do you mean almost?"The Irishman said, "Well, we got undressed and rubbed together, but then I stopped."The priest said, "Rubbing together is the same as putting it in. You're not to see that woman again. For your penance, say five Hail Mary's and put 50 Euro in the poor box."The Irishman left the confessional, said his prayers, and then walked over to the poor box. He paused for a moment and then started to leave.The priest, who was watching, quickly ran over to him saying, "I saw that you didn't put any money in the poor box!"The Irishman replied, "Yeah, but I rubbed the 50 Euro on the box, and according to you, that's the same as putting it in."
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    How about some topically relevant car related shitposting to lighten the mood?
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    I still fly mine on the front of my F350. Not sorry. Chopper Jim
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    nascar was about moonshine runners and i'm not whining. I'm am just mad about the way my america that i served is being destroyed leftist/liberals
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    I have been working on some heater boxes for my 521 trucks. I am just starting this post, I have around 50 pictures, and probably need to take some more. I cleaned and painted two heater boxes, and a plate that goes over the hole in the cab above the transmission in January 2020. You will need to clean paint and primer out of the threaded holes to reassemble the heater. A good way to do this is the chase the threaded holes with a tap. I found this tap and drill set at a hobby shop. I have used all five of the tap sizes in the set, and as a bonus, you get the drills that are the right size for the taps. It is hard to get the proper size drills for the taps. The drills are not a normal fractional size. I cleaned the squirrel wheel fan, using a mixture of a few drops of Dawn dishwashing detergent in a spray bottle of water. I used these brushes and tools to clean the fan. The squirrel wheel fan is 50 year old plastic. be gentle with the fan. I scraped dirt off the motor with the knife. Do not scrape on the fan. I sprayed the Dawn and water on the fan, gently used the tooth brush and the paint brush to remove grime. I wrapped a paper towel around the wood stick to wipe each blade of the fan, both sides. Before cleaning. I also gently used the rounded point of an old test light to remove crud from the root of the fan blades. This is after cleaning. The fan motor has three thick rubber grommets to hold it in the heater box. Most of the rubber grommets are deteriorated, hard, or just fall apart when you touch them. I found new rubber grommets, and 1/2 inch rubber washers with a 1/4 hole at Ace Hardware store. In this picture, a new grommet is put in the mounting hole of the fan motor. The new grommet is not as thick as the old rubber grommet was, so I put a rubber flat washer on each side of the grommet. in the picture, from right to left is the #10-32 screw, a thin metal washer, a rubber flat washer, a brass bushing, and on the left side of the fan mounting hole with a grommet, another flat rubber washer. I put all three new grommets in the fan motor mounting holes, then I put the brass bushing in the grommets. I pushed the bushing toward this side of the fan motor, so they stick out on this side. See upper right corner in this picture. Then I put one rubber flat washer on each brass bushing. To seal the back side of the fan motor, put some foam weather strip tape in the heater box. The fan and motor can now go in the heater box. Put the motor wires through the hole in the top of the heater box, Then you can carefully put the screws in. This is actually the third screw I put in, it is the most difficult because it goes in the narrowest place. By putting the other two screws in loosly, it alighns the hole in the fan motor with the heater box hole. Now I am tightening the fan screws. This is what the fan screws look like when tightened. with the fan and motor in the box, I tested the fan motor with a 12 volt battery. Another picture test, with flash off the camera. The fan was spinning in both pictures, but with the flash off, the exposure of the picture was longer, so the fan is blurred. There is a more coming on this post, but I now I am tired.
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    Yeah, no. It doesn't work that way at all. The spread is really only a problem while the virus is novel. Once a decent percentage of the population has had it and developed immunity it becomes much less of an issue, you can think of each resistant person as a roadblock to spread (herd immunity). While novel anyone can be infected and spread it, once a certain percentage of the population has resistance to it the spread is severely hampered. And I won't even it get into the extensive evidence that the mortality rates and models originally used are horribly flawed bullshit. The very short form is the best evidence (from now multiple sources and methodologies) shows the mortality rate across all ages as an average is about 0.1- 0.5% (this likely varies for a bunch of reasons I won't get into), but lets say overall average is about 0.5% and with (simplifying this a bit) infectivity about 1.5 times greater than the flu, mostly as it is novel. For some comparison the flu averages a mortality rate of 0.1% and a bad flu year like 2017-2018 is about 0.3%. In reality aside from the repercussions to the response to it (shutdowns etc...) the actual disease consequences will become less and less of an issue with time. Now for credentials: I've mentioned I'm a PhD biologist before, but I actually work as a virologist. There is actually a whole long ass story about what my areas of specialization are and why they vary so much- short form is some stuff pays better. In fact we've been pulled off other projects to work on this happy bullshit which I'm less than thrilled with to be honest. What's funnier is I'm actually married to one of the original SARS researchers so the work I'm doing now is extremely similar to what she was doing many years ago.
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    Almost ready to fire it up.
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    He can time his turbo lag with an hour glass! 🤣
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    Got my motor back in finally. Just waiting on the valve cover. Sr by v p, on Flickr
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