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Datsun Dude

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About Datsun Dude

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  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Cars
    '67 Datsun RL411 - '67 Datsun PL411 - '71 Datsun 240Z - '93 Nissan 300ZX Slicktop
  • Interests
    Datsuns, track day, video editing, music
  1. Datsun Dude

    Blown RL411 engine

    I can keep up with traffic, even in the fast lane. However, I have to have the choke out all the way in order to prevent backfiring when the pedal is to the metal. That can't be normal is it?
  2. Datsun Dude

    Blown RL411 engine

    Took the 'Bird to Manteca, CA for the "Datslocos" annual show. Some nice comments, mainly from women. They loved it. The young dudes? They have no idea what it was and most of the attention, for them, was focused on dimes and 240zs. Ah well. Car ran well over the Altamont Pass. Windows rattling like crazy!
  3. Datsun Dude

    Blown RL411 engine

    New exhaust leak was where there was no bracing for the weld connecting the downpipe and exhaust (as I understand it). The weld was fine, but simply snapped with no support. A new support was added and additional tweaking to the hanger for the muffler. It's back together now. I made some videos recently in vlog style. I hope to share those with the group very soon.
  4. This came across my Google alerts today: http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/b299631066 Looks way cool!
  5. duplicate post. Mod please remove. Apologies.
  6. Datsun Dude

    Blown RL411 engine

    I have a new exhaust leak now after driving it up to Sonoma (about an hour drive). Sounds like it's coming from underneath not in the place the former leak was detected. Man, is it LOUD. More info to come.
  7. Datsun Dude

    Blown RL411 engine

    I have some up on my Instagram now. Check it out.
  8. Datsun Dude

    Blown RL411 engine

    Thanks, Mike. Does anyone know what the part number might be or where I can find the gaskets? Cheers!
  9. Datsun Dude

    Blown RL411 engine

    Exhaust leak was located in exactly this position. Taking care of that this or next week. Hopefully it solves fumes and backfire. Thanks, Mike! Kevin
  10. Datsun Dude

    vent window rubber compatibility

    You have access to creating molds for rubber parts. Cool! I was thinking of getting a 3D printer for remanufacturing other hard to find parts.
  11. Datsun Dude

    Blown RL411 engine

    Thanks so much for your input, Mike & Brian Window rattle: Currently using thin strips of cardboard cut from Corona 12 packs. Very natty—ratty! Quieting the windows improves the experience a lot! Suspension: Does anyone know the part number for a ball joint? Is it: 40110-16501 (ebay has one). Edit: I see this discussion that the part number is different. Suspension: Would these Sears shocks affect the stance of my slightly lowered vehicle? Fumes: Heater was repaired, so more evidence that the drain lines might not be intact Fumes: I'll check manifold condition (supposedly it was repaired) Fumes: I'll check the seal between the header/exhaust/pre-muffler. I have a custom setup, so there may be issues when it was reattached. Fumes & Backfire: exhaust leak pulling in air causing backfire may also point to manifold repair. Backfire: RaceNeely also says to check the cleanliness of the fuel tank and lines Mike Young, Roadster master mechanic lives in my neighborhood, he's going to look at the backfire issue tomorrow. Could also be a source for gears Brian suggested. He definitely has a 5 speed (nice!). Brian, thanks for the offer of looking at my 'Bird. Let's set something up. Mike, hope to be at JCCS this year. Hope you had fun on your recent trip to Japan!
  12. Datsun Dude

    vent window rubber compatibility

    Please do. Mine are on their last legs.
  13. Datsun Dude

    Blown RL411 engine

    Been running the 'Bird almost a month now. Great fun! Biggest issues: Window rattle on all four windows Fumes in cabin Ride is still pretty rough Engine occasionally backfires through exhaust at highway speeds I can see that I'll eventually need a 5 speed for highway cruising speed, but that can wait.
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    Window Rattle

    Any links to the Roadster felt?
  15. Datsun Dude

    Window Rattle

    The cardboard is a nice temp fix. I'll research a longer-term fix, as well. Need to preserve this glass. Thank you! Great to have it back on the road.
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