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About Rat-a-tat-Dat

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    Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
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    '80 720 KC truck, '73 Super Beetle, '68 Firebird 4.1L
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    Spending more time on my hobbies instead of the full time job.
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    Looking for a lifestyle that can get me 3 months off, four times a year.

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  1. When you say, 'heater break and my neighbor bypassed it for me', I'm thinking the heater core inside the cabin, right? Where did your neighbour bypass the hoses? Cause if they did it correctly, you shouldn't be getting any heat at all in the cabin.
  2. Have you any recent work done to your engine? Is the fan put on the correct way? Are your belts tight and the water pump turning? What colour was the old coolant when drained? Are the radiator fins plugged? Has the thermostat been installed properly? Use the infrared not on the manifold but on the upper and lower radiator tanks. There should be a noticeable difference of about 10~15 degrees, if all's working well between the two. Compare your reading of the radiators hottest temperature and see if the gauge is the same. If not, then we can determine if your problem exists else where.
  3. Any future project could always use a good set of motor mounts. Thanks for doing this Redeye!
  4. Genius, is that exhaust tubing?
  5. Nice to have new members, welcome. Please attach photos, we like viewing your projects and dd's!
  6. Created a mock up tool. I used the old exhaust heat exchanger accordion type tube ( from the exhaust manifold up to the air intake housing ) because it maintains the right curvature as required. Then I can modify the exhaust into an exact duplicate. The angles are very complicated, despite what you are seeing in pics Remember, I'll need to create two of these. Top over bottom and seam them into one A radical bend initially before making a sideways S curve and then twisting up past the torsion bar before joining both of them together into one. I will be making a new plate and weld it all together, like the original for proper fitment. Still searching for the downpipes exhaust gasket. Last leg of the down pipe runners before they are attached to existing exhaust
  7. Question regarding advertisements for items being sold with no specified amount and an obo in place. The question is: If I’ve bid within the time frame indicated, roughly 14 days?, and I’m the sole contender at the end of that advertisements due date, how is it that I’m not notified? Being the only respondent and therefore the only interested body for said item, yet no response from the seller and the advertisement miraculously is reset for another 14 days. If the seller wasn’t satisfied with the offer they should at least put a price on the advertised item and exclude the obo. To me, my obo was indeed the only and best offer they had received in the first time period. Can Ratsun clear this up for all sellers please?!
  8. If you're set on keeping it or looking for a reasonable repair, there's a 'stitch method' that some welders can preform. Because there is no major damage and it's only an inch and a bit in length it will be a relatively simple fix.
  9. Nice car and very good work. Can't wait for the finished product!
  10. Center punch and then drill out?
  11. That's your tension side chain guide, some wear, so check for timing chain wear. Look further down inside, visually check the slack side chain guide and even further still, the chain tensioner slipper for wear. If it's grooved from the chain running over it, then everything may need to be replaced. Also examine the teeth on both the crankshaft sprocket and the camshaft sprocket for wear, the teeth will look pointier. Removal of the timing cover will be necessary to check the crankshaft sprocket but first find out if the timing chain is stretched.
  12. Cams condition is looking quite good. Sorry, failed to visually grasp the dust factor you're referring to in an earlier photo of the cam timing chain area.
  13. Welcome to Ratsun 78c2.Please help us enjoy your ride as much as you do, post pics!
  14. It looks like your fuel line at the inlet to the carb is starting to crack, replace hose or just cut back some, depends on how hard the hose is becoming. Also, the terminal connector for the coolant temperature sender isn't attached, unless you removed earlier.
  15. Welcome 510-52, sweet deal and great looking truck. Happy motoring to both you and your son! It's wonderful to see others embrace their Datsun treasures. But it's sad that in my neck of the woods any diamond in the rough would be almost obsolete.
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