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    seattle, wa
  • Cars
    '78 810 and b210GX, '77 b210
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    70's datsuns

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  1. Thanks a ton, really helpful. Led me to this. This says it all I think http://datsun1200.com/modules/mediawiki/index.php?title=B-210_Electronic_Distributor_Swap And I was able to find the GM part easy, also linked from this. If things don't work out your CA matchbox should work.
  2. Ok. I think my no spark from the new EI distributor is because the new distributor I purchased for my 77 b210 is the EI distributor that needs the ignition transistor box setup (see image). I have a 78 b210 with this same EI setup with the transistor box. I can't find an ignition transistor box separately so far, and I'm not finding many matchbox distributors. Questions are...1. Will a 79 310 matchbox distributor fit the b210 (all I can find so far)? 2. Would just the matchbox box itself work with my EI distributor in place of the ignition transistor box? This image is what I have, but missing the ignition transistor
  3. Thanks. I'd asked if the pertronix would work based on the rec to get an EI 12v coil instead of my stock points coil, and I hadn't yet purchased one so was curious of the flame thrower. The reason for no power has made no sense to me, thus the reason for this post. Getting 10 at black/white ballast resistor. I had replaced the points distributor with EI distributor, but hadn't replaced the original coil and no wiring configuration had given me power. As originally said I wired according to the ballast configuration and tried other stuff.
  4. Seems like the EI lower ohm and skipping ballast is way to go.
  5. Thanks. I don't have a new coil yet. Still the points coil and I was wiring to the ballast and coil and getting no power, thus your initial response. Thanks again
  6. Thanks again Datzenmike. Is there an issue using a pertronix flame thrower coil and if so, I don't really understand the ohms and how it affects things. Which would you recommend?
  7. Replacing distributor with an electronic ignition distributor. I'm getting no spark. I have the red wire from the distributor connected to the resistor black/white wire side (the side not connected directly to the coil), then the green wire connected to the negative side of the coil. No power to distributor. The new distributor works with my other b210. Not sure what could be the issue. The wiring between my two B210's are a little different, so not sure the issue.
  8. Perfect @datzenmike. Thanks a ton. As usual, a wealth of Dat education
  9. Thanks @datzenmike, the pipe to the EGR busted at the entrance to the EGR, and EGR was of course completely clogged and was in the way while getting the intake off. So just getting rid of it. From what you're saying, seems I plug the pipe and all the mount holes and the vacuum lines it went to. The car has been unable to stay running for some time and I've rebuilt carb and there were exhaust leaks at the carb to intake and exhaust manifold, so replacing gaskets. Would a completely clogged EGR cause very hard starts and difficulty to stay running when does start? spark and fuel pressure good, rebuilt carb/float good, though air pressure was inconclusive. I have cleaned out the anti-dieseling solenoid multiple times (spray wd-40 thru it's mount hole). Timing was good last time it ran for around a half hour.
  10. Will removing the EGR at connection to intake manifold and from exhaust tube (line from back of exhaust to EGR), then plugging all holes, tube from exhaust, and all the vacuum lines from EGR do the job? Or is there something else needed.
  11. Anyone have rec for best Nationwide salvage search website for old Datsuns? Most all I've found return no results. I have a 78 200sx, 78 810, and two b210s. Really hard to find interior and body parts for the 200sx and 810 especially. Any substitute headliner moulding recs?
  12. Thanks all. Datzenmike I checked the choke and sure enough I had to manually close it when it was cold. Started right up. Whrn cold and gas pressed it moved but not all the way closed. Doesn't seem stuck, just maybe not set right. To your other questions, points set correct and fuel seems right in the window but hard to see in.
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