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Crashtd420

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  1. Of course I didnt get to look at the clutch pedal today.... I only have so much time to work on things after work lately..... First thing i had to drill a tiny drain hole in my tail lights..... apparently they are not quite water tight .... after all that rain I found water in my tail lights (not oem) it was not enough to blow the bulbs but enough to be annoying..... Then when I went to pick up my son I was parked on a little more of a hill then normal and the ebrake was slipping a little.... I haven't adjusted the rear brakes since I put them on so I guess it was over due..... got that done and as I'm typing I'm thinking I should have checked the cable tension too..... So I guess tomorrow clutch pushrod and check ebrake cables.....
  2. There is definitely play at the pedal... I'm sure of that.. It almost feel like there is to much play.. I'm gonna measure it later then remove the pushrod to see what I can see and go from there....
  3. I get what your saying.... I would keep it around 18 then.... you still get mechanical advance at higher rpm so that's something to keep in mind.... Atleast we can leave you alone about the timing now.. . Back to jetting......
  4. Stroffgren I just asked that too....
  5. Well there is no problem with a 14 air/ fuel... that's not to lean..... I only mention the timing because I bumped mine up to 15 and had wierd issues.... I'm back to 12..... I did source better quality parts , wires coil, etc.... so It wasn't a waste of money but wasn't my issue.... I understand what your saying and actually I just looked this up... I'm honestly surprised...it said 18 to 20 btdc for a 2.4 kade..... .. I kind of jumped on board about the timing thinking about my L motor....
  6. Clutch master was new last year but that doesnt always mean to much....
  7. I still kind of agree with this .... I recently dropped my timing about 3 degrees, and it made little difference to my air/fuel but made big improvements about how it runs.... I was getting random misfires and an occasional carb fart.... and now it's even easier to restart.... I am a little different because my L is sitting at 10.7 to 1 cr.... The point is I caused myself problems by increasing my timing..... Maybe you wanna revisit that a bit more And then go back to the jetting... Do you have a smaller pump jet? I noticed when I installed my zero drain back it richened things up so I went from a 60 to a 50.... Might be a good idea to get the o2 moved to read all 4 cylinders also....
  8. I thought so.... I had an over rich condition that was cause by to much fuel pressure..... had about 6.5psi... way to much.....
  9. That was my problem too... if I had a Holley carburetor everyone would help me..... Also watch out i thought I read somewhere that some air fuel gauges may not display below 9..... Quick question, I'm sure it was brought up before but I can't remember.... What's your fuel pressure?
  10. Well you described much better exactly the same thing I'm wondering about and my concerns.... right now I have it set where I don't believe I have an issue but it does still seem a little off.... When I take the rubber boot off there is a clip keeping the pushrod there.... I'll try removing that and the pushrod later and see what I see.... I'm not sure if my clutch master has any adjustment? I'll check that out later too... Thanks
  11. So here is an interesting issue.... I got the slave cylinder reinstalled.... bled the system, even rebled the master.... Everthing worked good, good pedal and release point.... Problem is when I tried to add the spring from the slave to the clutch fork i loose the pedal feel and I dont seem to have enough throw to disengage the clutch.. it seems to pull the clutch fork back a bit more over its static position..... As I'm typing I'm wondering about the master cylinder.... the pedal seems to have some play between where the pedal rests, (being pulled back by the spring ) and before the pushrod contacts the piston inside.... I know it should have a little.... But I'm wondering now if the master isnt returning completely.... I see a clip that keeps the pushrod installed, but Is there an internal stop for the piston?
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    Timing chain ?

    Thanks for the torque correction I was thinking 10 because the oil pan bolts are the same size,but yes into aluminum would be less.... I don't think I've ever actually used a torque wrench on the valve cover always by feel for that...
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    Timing chain ?

    I see no problem using locktite on the those screws.... I cleaned up mine but never removed it... And there is nothing special needed to do on the valve cover.... I just tighten by hand.... I think torque specs would be about 10ftlbs....
  14. You are definitely right... yes you can slap them on and run.... but to get them right takes a minute..... I dont know how these guys use to do it all by ear, even with setting timing.... no gun and they would be dead on ..... if I didn't have an air/fuel gauge this would be a real struggle ...
  15. Crashtd420

    Timing chain ?

    I do like sharing what I've learned..... I've owned my 521 for 16 years now and love doing my own work on it.. I just wish I new about ratsun sooner... it would have made things easier in the beginning..... I've learned of things here I would never have thought about asking or thought about doing......
  16. Had another fun morning of driving my datsun without a miss.... Had to do a few things around town and drove about 20 minute on the highway .. Everything seems to be running real good..... And I'm so glad these datsuns have the drip rail around the roof, almost thought about shaving it off and I'm glad I didnt.... Didnt pay attention to the weather and a huge thunderstorm rolled through.... Even without the weather stripping on the doors no water came in.... I guess that answers any question about it running in the rain....
  17. So went for a ride this morning to get breakfast supplies..... Last night I ended up going back up on the idle jet and put the smaller pump jet in.... Getting closer to being happy with it..... And a big thanks to Mike for the timing info.... I haven't had a missfire since I lowered it.... also starting seems easier.... and I use to get a random fart out the carb and that hasn't happened lately either..... so I think I'm on the right track finally.....
  18. I have seen many say you can open it up.... usually when they fit a weber ... I say open it to match the new throttle body .... atleast bevel the edge to transition between them... What your thinking is definitely no problem....
  19. Clutch slave installed and all is good..... went for a nice test ride, then took the wife and kid out for lunch and ice cream... Of course changing the drain back for the pump jet to a zero made things a little richer but not bad.... Went one size leaner on the idle jet which helped, next I will try one size smaller pump jet...
  20. Crashtd420

    Timing chain ?

    Depends on if you have a stand and a way to pull it and your comfort level.. Everything can be done with the engine in place, radiator definately needs to come out either way you do it.....
  21. Crashtd420

    Timing chain ?

    I thought this too.... might be an optical allusion but definitely worth taking a quick look to make sure your good....
  22. Well I agree you wanna have the air filters on while tuning.... Have you had them on since you added the wideband o2? Maybe get it warmed up and then put the filters on and see what you get for readings then.... I figure If you had problems with the filters on a warm engine might give you a better chance to put the filters back on to be able to test.
  23. Well your problem is definitely related to part throttle operation.... Maybe take the air filters off and shine some light in that way... and see if you can see through those holes....
  24. Ok.... When and how is the lean issue happening? Rpm, or certain throttle positions? If you give a little more throttle does it go away? Maybe try increasing the idle speed.... And looking for the throttle blade through the first progression hole....
  25. I know what you mean.... so far the datsun hasn't left me stranded.... Luckily the couple issues I have had were at home as i was trying to leave... My poor Silverado has left me stranded a few times.... last time was for over 2 weeks and the datsun stepped up and became my daily....
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