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Rat-a-tat-Dat last won the day on August 14 2020

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    Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
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    '80 720 KC truck, '73 Super Beetle, '68 Firebird 4.1L, '85 Nissan 200SX
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    Your money, but I'm stuck with mine.
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    Looking for a lifestyle that can get me 3 months off, four times a year.

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  1. Rat-a-tat-Dat

    My 1971 521

    Here's an easy fix to attach the cable to the brace. Whoa! Very fuzzy but the implied is there. Drill a hole suitable to fit a 1/8" bolt with the head chopped off, curve bolt to arch desired and tighten with nut, clamped cable.
  2. Rat-a-tat-Dat

    My 1971 521

    Apologies d.p., my set up is actually on a 720 KC but my cable isn't much longer then yours. It's bolted to the f/w btw. On the centre pull cantilever, there's a pivot ball end, this can be modified or replaced with something that came be drilled out and pass the cable through which can then be anchored off. Liking the Kameari heat shield.
  3. Rat-a-tat-Dat

    My 1971 521

    Here I used the cantilever linkage off a Hitachi (original) 720 L20B carburetor. Attached to Redline's dual throttle linkage, centre pull set up. The support bracket is simple enough, just drill the holes to accommodate the U-bolt that will hold the cable.
  4. All good advise, so no worries. Sent me in the right direction so I'm actively engaged now. But seasonal changes are upon us and thus a cessation in carburetion refinement. Helios is stabled and at rest! Cheers!
  5. Oh my, oh my, what a subtle difference. Hadn't taken too long to install and the throttle response was immediate. Better idling, smoother transition through the rpm's and the overall carb characteristics have improved. A few minor tweaks with the synchrometer and they'll be all set up with these new tubes. I imagine this step is one of many, but for now, a noticeable improvement for sure. Next is figuring out the main jet and air corrector jet numbers. Q: I did notice on a couple of the jetting tube arrangements (after installing the new emulsion tubes), that two are sitting hi
  6. One hell of a wait but they finally arrived, the new emulsion tubes for my Webers are here! The time for patience is over and before the days light rests in the west, Ol’ Helios’ gallop will quicken.
  7. Sorry, didn't answer your question. Aluminum heads need to be heated up first, usually a propane torch will do, but just heat the area slightly. With the right size hammer, guides generally come out in 15~25 strong, steady blows. Make note of any guides that come out looser than others and if you find a stubborn one, not much movement, try using an air hammer. Take measurements of the guides bore I.D. by using a snap gauge, dial bore gauge or a micrometer. Not sure of the actual tolerance here but I think you can buy oversized guides if required.
  8. Other options, instead of replacing valve guides, are knurling or valve guide liners.
  9. Still waiting for the emulsion tubes to arrive from the UK. Been over three weeks, Covid-19 delays, I'm sure. But look what I found in the mean time.... Waking by a truck in town, these 6 bolt rims just happened to catch my eye. 15x7's! They were not in the best presentable state, with exposure to the elements the surfaces were degraded. The owner was in good spirits though and parting with them was well, what he said, "It was meant to be". After hours of clean up, elbow grease and more elbow grease, they started to shine, literally. Un
  10. Alas, time verses the dime paradigm Credits to your insight Mike
  11. Thanks Mike, most helpful as usual From the collegiate church of Ratsun, is there any value with the turbo, other than its original L28 purpose? Meaning, did others find any use for it on other applications? Cheers
  12. I'm by far no expert on Datsun's, however, there are a lot of knowledgeable people and enthusiasts that have profound experience in dealing with any questions put are forward to them here. So, with no further ado I'd like to propose an open ended question on this matter... One 1980 Datsun, type HS130, L28et engine, T-roof, has been sitting for quite a while, doesn't run, rust in usual places and for sale. Q: Any idea of the worth? Pics:
  13. Well, my mini vaca from Helios was not on account of neglect but of frustration and disappointment, all because of a Weber specialist from Redline. We were exchanging carburation information between us and I thought our progress was going well... I'll edit this novel and turn it into a short story. After several weeks of on again off again tag, I wasn't sure if he had gone on vacation or what but a lack of responding on his part was irritating and so unprofessional, it left me haggard and it exhausted my enthusiasm to calibrate the carbs. I had hope and anticipation in completing this ta
  14. Nudity vs Porn: The distinction is made in terms of the context in which the subject is presented. If the material is created with the sole specific intention to sexually excite, then one could argue that it is pornographic. If it has other aims beyond that singular goal, one could argue that it is not. Take, for example, a nude image of a person displayed in a medical textbook designed to give instruction - definitely nudity, definitely not pornographic. Take works of erotic fiction, which although designed to excite, also hold literary and artistic value beyond that sole purpose. T
  15. Just a wonderful and delightful thread to observe and follow. Truly great body work! I've noticed you use the 'Patch' word a lot. Seems only fair to suggest it becoming the vehicles new name? Just a thought, no disrespect, just saying.
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