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About ZombieSheep

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  • Birthday 05/30/1982

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Toledo, OR
  • Cars
    1970 510 SW, and a dead 78' 280Z
  • Occupation
    Art Student
  1. ZombieSheep

    78' 620 Kingcab PU Good Engine, Bad Body- SOLD

    Bumpy Trucks gotta go soon :/ Moving and no time to part it out. Anybody want it @ $500? Its a good price for the engine, tires, weber and whatever else you could pull off it. It would be tragic if it ended up in wrecking yard. :(
  2. ZombieSheep

    78' 620 Kingcab PU Good Engine, Bad Body- SOLD

    Anybody interested for a lower price?
  3. ZombieSheep

    In over my head. aka Rats nest of wires.

    Thanks Izzo, I may just do that!
  4. ZombieSheep

    In over my head. aka Rats nest of wires.

    Well my main focus is the gauges, break lights and turn signals. The rest, like you said, can wait. As for skill level...Is there something newer than noob? Cause that would be me. I know nothing about mechanics or what the various parts of the car are. Totally winging it here.
  5. ZombieSheep

    In over my head. aka Rats nest of wires.

    Well $400 and getting it to work is better than $90 and pulling my hair out. Time is a little more iffy. I'm right in the middle of moving to a place with limited parking which makes time a major factor in me keeping the car. I get 2 parking spots (and we need two running vehicles on a daily basis) and there is no street parking anywhere near me..and no garage at the new place either. If I had more time before I had to move I could fight through the learning curve and try to get it going. So another reason it might be safer to have someone else look at it. The turn signals weren't hooked up so I'm not sure if they actually work or not. Is there a way to test them? I have the switches for lights and the heater...there were various knobs and little red switch lights all over the place that didn't work so one of those knobs could be for the wipers. The ignition was changed out into a weird 3 part sequence. 1) Turn a lever to turn on the battery. 2) Flip a metal switch under a red plastic cover 3) Push a big black button. I guess when it's broken down into parts like that it doesn't sound quite so scary. I suppose if I had a kit and some instructions I could give it a go. ...Thanks for being so helpful. ^__^
  6. ZombieSheep

    In over my head. aka Rats nest of wires.

    Sorry, didn't realize that Painless was a brand. I thought you just meant that it was easy to put in. :P
  7. ZombieSheep

    In over my head. aka Rats nest of wires.

    Any particular kits out there that you would recommend?
  8. ZombieSheep

    In over my head. aka Rats nest of wires.

    Well we pulled it all out and tried to use the dash assembly out of a Z (I saw somewhere on here that it was more a matter of making the dash fit, but we just took the gauges and wires). I guess my biggest issue is I don't know what I'm looking at. I can trace things that were already hooked up, but I'm really just winging it here. It was a real mess in there with groups of wires to nowhere and who knows if anything on the fuse box is correct. I've browsed through various threads regarding the gauges and lights, but after a couple minutes it's all greek. .....I don't suppose someone knows anyone in my area who really knows their Datsun wiring that I could pay to do it?
  9. Apparently logical actions like labeling wires doesn't apply to Datsuns...or at least the one I have. We got a "running" 510 sedan, put a grand into it to make it go vroom and then tried to tackle the lack of anything in the dash. Underneath the race car metal sheet was a rats nest of random wires some way too long and others spliced into new sections with different colored coating. So we labeled all the ones that had been hooked up to something and traced it back to the fuse box. Then I got a dash out of a Z that had gauges and all the wires properly organized and grouped together. Next we swapped out the messy wires for the neat wires.....And nothing worked. It didn't have gauges before so that was a toss up and it could be hooked up wrong. The original fuse box had been replaced with a newer one so the manual doesn't do me any good. The lights had originally been wired so that when the battery was on so were the lights. Now they don't work at all. And I haven't a clue where the turn signals might be. So opinions on options? Clearly I'm in over my head, but I'd hate to get rid of it if there is a chance it's an easy fix for someone more knowledgeable. The extra fun part is now that we've been mucking about with the wiring there is something smoking out of engine compartment with a rather rubbery odor...so it's stranded in BFE on top of it all. Is wiring generally an issue on these? I've never had a wiring issue in a car before, but I suspect that this little black hole will turn into a big black hole if I tow it into a shop. Suggestions? What would you? It's a 70' 510 Sedan btw . After some labeling and removing the metal plate. The new fuse box.
  10. ZombieSheep

    78' 620 Kingcab PU Good Engine, Bad Body- SOLD

    Gonna post on craigslist so lets do a Ratsun discount: $600 $500 Ratsun price.
  11. ZombieSheep

    78' 620 Kingcab PU Good Engine, Bad Body- SOLD

    Here is a pic of the extra tach, the back window and a good view of the roof where it crunched in on the front right corner. Like I said, bad body..
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