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  1. Always welcome to stop by- Yea should be negative as it drops... and its '78 with discs so I believe it is ball joints up front. I think I am going to try and drop the truck tonight. Got the engine an trans in yesterday, but still need to bolt up the trans cross member, so since I am going to be putting it up on stands to do that I might as well adjust the torsion bars while I am there... and the rear should be pretty quick. There is a shop about 500 yards down the road that I think can do alignments so I am hoping they can take care of that for me. its definitely all out of wack right now. Going to need an exhaust shop too...
  2. Some camber I can deal with, hopefully the toe isnt to bad and can be corrected. Not looking to completely slam it, but definitely want to drop it. Shooting for 3" right now, but we'll see how it comes out.
  3. 👍cool I'll just loosen em up first then and see if its low enough. Shouldn't take too long.... depending on rust.....
  4. Ok...time for questions... only a couple for now What are people running for KA headers? I had to run the Megan Racing 2 piece for simplicity in the 510... and it looks like it will be tight in the 620 too... I think I am going to stick with the stock upper s13 exhaust manifold, and just have the exhaust shop fab the rest. I am a bit confused on the on lowering the front of the truck. I picked up a set of 3" blocks for the rear but have read a few different things for the front - mainly do I need to actually reindex the torsion bars or can I just loosen the bolts back at the cross member in the middle of the truck--- ie like this https://gordonfrench.com/lowering-datsun-620/#more-462 How and where can I find a set of the mirrors as mentioned above??? I believe they were a dealer option... but can't find anything close online I think i got the mirrors figured out I had more questions but now I forgot them..... Also potentially looking for--- -a decent dash with glove box --- mine is pretty beat up and I am definitely missing some of it--- or inspiration for custom fab'ed ones. -seat cover for a stock bench seat --- was planning on swapping buckets in but this one is in pretty good shape and I think I like the idea of keeping the bench .... more to come
  5. Not wasting any time ---- Got the engine and trans back together and in the truck.... rolling the dice on this one and hoping its running and in as good of shape as I was told... wish me luck! 20190813_193542 by devon M, on Flickr 20190813_195709 by devon M, on Flickr It is definitely a tight fit dropping them in as one piece... if I have to do it again ill probably do them separately... will take longer but be easier as one person... One of the cleanest tags Ive seen on a Datsun 20190813_180128 by devon M, on Flickr Love taking shots of the two of them together 20190812_190110 by devon M, on Flickr Inspiration--- same truck! down too the wheels! --- mine will never be that clean... and I need these Mirrors!!!!!!! 1978-datsun-620-regular-cab-shortbed-texas-truck-rebuilt-motor-new-clutch-1 by devon M, on Flickr Questions to follow... in another post.
  6. So I did a thing today... and joined the 620 club. Many of you may know my 510 build -- Red '71 4dr Carbed KA -- and as much as I love the car, its not so much fun to drive around all the time... so I was looking for something to be able to cruise around in... drive to work on a fairly regular basis... throw a bike in the back and take it to the trails... so a 620 was the ticket. Watched a number of them... missed out on a few really good ones... then this one popped up. Its rough... but the price was right. More photos to come once I fully go through it all... but the plan is to get the engine and trans back in it, get it running, drop it, and cruiiisee. Eventually I will need to patch a pretty decent hole in the passenger floorboard... but thats just an excuse to buy a welder and learn to weld... something I should really learn how to do anyway. Now for the photos! Orange whip 620 by devon M, on Flickr Orange whip 620 by devon M, on Flickr Orange whip 620 by devon M, on Flickr Orange whip 620 by devon M, on Flickr I think I'm going to need a bigger garage.... Orange whip 620 by devon M, on Flickr Two Dattos! Orange whip 620 by devon M, on Flickr Anyway... I think we'll call her Orange Whip orange_whip_large by devon M, on Flickr
  7. So.... I did a thing today.... No I didn't sell the 510... Never! But I did add another vehicle to the collection. Today I joined the 620 club. I think I'll call her Orange Whip Orange whip 620 by devon M, on Flickr Orange whip 620 by devon M, on Flickr The 510 is still very much in the picture... but its less fun to drive all the time now as its essentially a race car, so I was looking for something to be able to cruise around in. Link to Orange Whips builde Orange Whip '78 620
  8. Get her done! If you need a hand let me know. Happy to cruise out that way. As for cars and coffee... we'll see when I get up... ill probably be lazy tomorrow and miss it.
  9. Still driving the truck during the AC install process? Was thinking about maybe running out the the cars and coffee at Alphacar in Boxbourough tomorrow. Not fully decided yet... but looking to get out and stretch the 510's legs this weekend.
  10. Gotta hop in on this one... searching for a 620 now to drop a carb'ed ka into.
  11. Hahah yea... ratsun at its best! I've been running the copper crush washers from nissan on my KA. Won't run the nissan filters though.... the rubber seal is too small and had one blow out on me... so I run the Bosch filters. I've run all manner of cheap plastic and fiber washers before with success. Although the plastic ones always seem to deform to much for my liking and not uniformly leaving the potential for leaks. I like the fiber looking ones I use on my Tacoma from Toyota.
  12. Late to the oil convo.... but if you consider switching think about the valvoline vr-1 racing oil. Has a hi zddp content. Bad for cats... but good for old motors. Can be tough to find locally but I order it from summit. I think they do both conventional and synthetic Also we need to get the dattos together soon
  13. Definitely will be some driveway wrenching this summer... gotta get down and help b^2 get his 510 running. We got half way through a side draft swap and then the weather got to cold. Always down for a good weekend cruise or event. We should definitely try and put together a gathering. I think there are a couple guys up in NH too. I think threebsracing is pretty close.
  14. Our new place is in Topsfield
  15. Damn... I made it all the way to the 4th page even with Ratsun being pretty dead these days.... damn instagram and facebook killing the car forums... anyway I haven't given up yet! Haven't had much to update since the move back east. With the car being stored in CT and living in an apartment in MA... there weren't many updates... until a few weeks ago. We bought a house which means the car gets to come back up. The garage is small... but big enough to fit the 510 and a nice work bench. ultimate plan is to tear it down and build a nice 2 car garage... we'll see how long that takes.... anyway... Yesterday was the day to bring her to the new home. Picked up a Uhaul trailer and did the round trip MA->CT->MA in today to bring her home! 20190424_113941 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr 20190424_113949 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr 20190424_114003 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr 20190424_171809 by Devon Mitchell, on Flickr We'll see... future updates may be slow as well cause the house needs love too, but at least Ill have the 510 to cruise around in.
  16. They T together under the intake manifold and then are run to a catch can on the fire wall. Ran the same set up on my L20b.
  17. Make it happen!!!! Its soo sad to see these race cars rot away... I saw a four door here in the northeast last year, that would have been totally savable... but someone stripped it and let it sit too long... it was too big of a project for me, but I so wanted to make it happen. It amazes me how someone could put that much work into a car and then just discard it.... Good luck! look forward to watching this car get revived!
  18. Here is a link to the lokar one I used but in a 620. just stumbled on it
  19. Not sure about the 620s, but I used the Lokar handle and their universal cable kit on my 510. Worked with the stock drums and the maxima calipers I upgraded to when I went rear disc
  20. Center units can be swapped very easily though, so if you want to use the gear ratio on a newer unit and have an old unit, you can pull the center from the old 510 diff (suitable for 510 half shafts) and swap into the newer subaru housing with its the corresponding gears. I have done this on a number of R160 units to make a 3.9 LSD, 4.11 LSD and 4.44 LSD that are all compatible with 510 half shafts. OP what are you trying to get out of upgrading? Are you looking for a different ratio or LSD or strength? The short answer is you can use any R160, R180, or R200 in a 510... its just a matter of what other parts you need to swap and how much money you want to throw at it. More info on your car would help too...
  21. If you havent been there yet- check out the510realm.com there is a ton of good race info over there. Ive had some good luck scoring odd parts there too.
  22. Long story short. Photobucket screwed the car forums.... I like flickr but they just changed their rules too an only allow 1000 photos got free acounts.... time for me to do some cleaning... I think others use imgur. Most of those photo hosting sites will allow you to copy a direct link from them that you can just paste directly into the forum.
  23. San Fran But yes he does great work
  24. You! Rebuilding isn't actually that bad, or require that many specific tools... just need a machine shop to do the block and head if they need work. Most good machine shops will do an engine assembly for you... but the costs skyrocket. Tearing the engine down is pretty messy.... but building it up is a pretty clean process --- should be a clean process to make sure everything is good. Just need space for an engine stand and a clean "work bench" You'll save yourself alot of cash building it yourself
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