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  1. That's a very Bond style center panel.....touche! I will be rooting for Jenna. Go for the gold!!!
  2. There are lines running from the top of each float that allow for any over flow. I guess you could return them to the tank if you like. Mine are just hanging down. Just make sure they don't end up any where near the exhaust manifold :D
  3. Your attention to detail is stellar. This thread is gonna be on my watch list for sure.
  4. Today I had a sit down with the new general manager at the shop the restoration work was done at. The previous manager was fired for his conduct. It all makes sense now and the shop is willing to make all the issues with my car right. Once I'm ready, in the coming spring, they'll get the car in the garage and get it fixed up.
  5. Wow...looks like another one saved. Well done. Oh...and a pink 510 would be awesome!
  6. Okay it's been a while but I'm not slacking off.....it's just f'ing cold out. Today it was -9 with a wind chill that made it feel like -15. But here's some pics of my 510 sleeping in the garage............ I still have a few smaller projects in mind to keep me working on it so I don't get lazy. Hopefully I'll have pics of that in the new year. Merry Christmas.
  7. This sucks! I hope you get it back in one piece. What a-hole steals a guys car a week and a half from Christmas? Seriously!!!
  8. Sounds as if you're have wiring issues. I'm by no means an expert, but I would look over your wiring loom for any melted and/or burnt wiring. Something you might want to try first is to by-pass the ignition switch and see if you can turn the truck over at least. If the wires were smoking there's a good chance there is a short some where or even bigger issues. Just my 2 cents but I could be wrong. I have a 510 not a 620 truck. Good luck and don't give up yet. There must be a bunch of guys who can help you sort out this issue on Ratsun. Stay focused and all will fall into place.
  9. Nicely done!!!! Good save. When you're done this thing will be a show stopper. All the hard work has paid off. :thumbup:
  10. I just want to thank you Ben for following up on the 5 3/4 lighting systems. If I had the extra money right now, I would have already had my order in. As it is I'll have to wait until February. Doesn't really matter though, the snow has already started to fly up here in The Great White North. My Datsun is tucked in to my garage for the winter under it's blanky. I have plenty of time to work on installing these when I order them in early 2014. Cheers.
  11. This is a super, insane long shot but here it goes...Just today I was driving west bound on Bovaird Dr. W in Brampton Ontario Canada and spotted something I could not believe. I was stunned, I just couldn't believe what I was seeing. Coming the other way was what looked like a red Datsun 2 door 510 sedan. Once it went by I knew it was for sure. I was so shocked I had to look back a few times. It was lowered on what looked to be 15" rims. Black centers with machined aluminum lips. Red paint job that looked newish. Looked to be the 70's grill and lights. It was almost the twin of my car. I thoug
  12. ^^^^ :rofl: Apparently in Kyburz, you can never be too sure whether you're coming or going.
  13. How the hell do you open a build thread with no build in it? IBTL.
  14. You aint seen nothin yet!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQL7ZD-vsfI
  15. Wow!!! That is a masterpiece. :thumbup:
  16. I managed to fill the pistons inside the vacuum chamber with 20 wt oil. Started the car up and attempted to adjust the carb idle setting. It was idling a little higher than I wanted but it was running much better. I did all this about a week and a half ago. Today I put the air breather back on. I also put some STA-BIL in the tank to get ready for storage in the garage. I strip the paint of the battery hold down and I will be repairing some acid damage with JB Weld metal epoxy putty. More on that later. Oh yeah...I took off the light surround trim pieces and sanded the crap off them. They clean
  17. Finally got around to cleaning up the SU carbs. I did a hand polish on the pots as well. Not a mirror finish exactly but it's good enough for me. I'll probably get them rebuilt in a few years any way. They were both fairly dirty inside. I'll see if this helps how it runs. This is the rear pot after 800 grit paper, used wet. I went to 2000 grit and then used a metal polish paste. This is the finished front pot waiting to be put back on the carbs. This is the finished SU set up polished and cleaned inside and out. I started with the valve cover but it turne
  18. Wow.... too bad this car was let go. Looks like it's been sitting a while in that garage too. James, get this car! That way we'll know it's gonna get fixed.
  19. " God is in the details." I'm not a perfectionist by any means but It really has affected my enjoyment of the car.
  20. So, Finally got around to draining the oil. I had initially thought the shop had changed the oil but I'm not sure now. They most certainly put on a new oil filter from CarQuest. I just assumed they put fresh oil in it. When I looked at the oil after draining it out, it was dirty. Especially the last bit! The oil that came out was almost black. Very strange! Any one know if I have a problem that would cause that? I thought I would just put the oil back in that came out, minus a liter or so. Instead I said screw it and went and bought new oil that was on sale. I'll end up dumping it in the sprin
  21. I went to Youtube to see if there were any videos on installing weather stripping on cars and of course there were lots of them. I found 2 that were extremely useful. The first one is how to apply the sealant properly . The second was how to properly remove and install a new trunk seal. The car used is a Ford I believe but the technique can be applied to any car. So I have my answer to the installation of my trunk seal. It needs to be sealed with a small bead of adhesive. Unfortunately I won't be able to do that until the channel is completely cleaned out.
  22. Thanks Adam. I just need to see a correctly installed door seal so I can be sure. Something else I will discuss with the shop.
  23. After inspecting the door seals I went into the trunk to see what's up. I've been noticing that water has been sitting in there after it rains or I wash it. Either the rear seal for the window didn't seat properly or something else is going on. Well while I was wiping water out of the channel around the trunk where the rubber seal is, I found that the seal didn't seem to be sitting right. I tugged on it with very little strength and it just came up and out leaving a puddle of dirty water in the channel. That didn't seem right to me. I looked closer and the seal was obviously installed backward
  24. Okay, so I went out to the car and just before I installed the vacuum advance I checked the door seals because they just don't look like what I've been seeing on-line. These are the Vintage Rubber seals and I think they may have been installed wrong? On top of that they trimmed the rubber seal around the bottom of the door for some reason I can't yet understand. Here's what I'm taking about............ If you guys could post some pics of your door seals, after market or original, that would be awesome. If some one out there has the Vintage Rubber ones, that would be even bet
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