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  1. Awesome, thanks for the pics. Ha, I noticed you had changed the left rear flat tire, good job!
  2. Stereos are subjective items, they're only as good as the music that's played on them! As for Datsun's, you can play on them infinitely and everyone wants to enjoy your choices!
  3. Another encounter is the exhaust down pipe, after the manifold, to clear the transmission and torsion bar. I'm using the two-to-one down pipe configuration and the closeness of proximity is challenging. The best optimal and most acceptable route through this maze has a few too many bends for my liking, but hopefully in the near future I will be converting the front suspension and eliminating the torsion bar set up. Sorry for the picture quality, it was too dark and the auto focus was too slow. If you can make out where the down pipe touches the transmission, you'll notice the wear marks on the paint. Just focus hard! This is the area that I need to route my exhaust pipe through. Time to be creative. If only I had a MIG welder...
  4. Sounds like a great team right off the start! Yes, enlighten us with some visual stimuli!
  5. Hello newbie, welcome to Ratsun. I respect your enthusiasm with the swap, an undertaking that will require the most discerning adventurer. We're here to guide you and expel any creative experience at your bidding, plus give you an open minded opinion, of course. Cheers!
  6. The gauges are sic. I've changed my dash once and the replacement is now showing major stress too. Friggin UV's. Wiring takes patience and time, but well worth the effort. Well done! Does the Subaru alternator have a higher amperage output for your upgraded lighting? Wow, looks like you may have brought home some castaways in that heater box. That's disgusting, who crapped in your rad? A systems flush for sure. Keep'er going...
  7. Salutations! A good looking truck you got there. Front bumper could use some TLC, but over all has straight lines. Those coilers are shinny 😎
  8. Pardon me for highjacking this thread, just a quick question... anyone know what this rim is called or where it came from? Protrusions in bold type include '15x8J', '54692', 'DOT-T', 'MAX. LOAD' '2200 lbs', 'MC VIA', 'PCD' and some other compressionary stamped numbers. Possibly a manufacturing date 13 12 79 located on the rims outer lip surface. Any help greatly appreciated, thanks.
  9. Welcome! We'd like to see some pics of your baby!
  10. Rat-a-tat-Dat

    My 521

    Greetings EJ! Trucks a beaut. Liking the rims, you have two sets I see. What's under the hood?, just noticed the exhaust tail pipe...
  11. Time Left: 24 days and 10 hours

    • WANTED
    • USED

    If in your minds eye, you can remember when or where you have seen these rims for sale, I'm interested in the opportunity to acquire at least two more, to which I would complete a full set and then install them on my build. Thank you Ratsun for perusing this ad. Center cap is negligible.


  12. Welcome aboard! I'll be sidelining while you complete your repairs. Enjoy the ride.
  13. Picked up my rebuilt booster today, brought it home and will now forge ahead with primer paint and choose the right colour to either accent or blend in with what I have already. Some more thoughts about this truck were to 'christen' it with an authentic name, perhaps a subtle and strong name but with a background of meaningful insightfulness...."Helios" sounds about right. He's the Sun God, driving a golden chariot pulled by four steeds across the sky. Ok, so maybe the chariot is the truck and perhaps the four steeds are the cylinders in the engine but he was the representation of the sun. Right there, it implies reference to the insignia for the Rising Sun. I'm sold, so now I'll refer to this newly acclaimed truck as "Helios". Thank you very much! HELIOS
  14. lol, when I was younger, I liked to decorate Easter eggs!
  15. An easier option for sure because I've recently located one. Unfortunately this 45 year old booster will have internal deterioration of its diaphragm and seals, so a rebuild is in order. I'll also have to modify the original pedestal for alignment and perfect fitment. Noticeable difference where it mounts to the firewall and bolt pattern on the back of the booster. . The extra air space I gained between both items is approximately two inches, more than enough room.
  16. Air filter sizing is limited to the year of production and design, so they're obsolete ( the rectangular air filter configuration ), unless obtainiumite is a thing? Another option is to down size the brake booster diameter, and create a larger gap between the carburetor and the booster assembly.
  17. Starting to prep the rad, top and bottom tanks will be stripped of paint and the natural brass is gonna shine through... Alas, the heartbeat has been transplanted! Multiple issues has surfaced, will address them simultaneously. 1st; zero space on the rearward carb, between air filter and brake booster.
  18. You're a star, sir. Thank you very much! May I also ask about the lower rubber grommet things that support the front grill spikes and the fasteners that hold the grill to the frame? It appears I have a case of 'polyurethane deterioration sydrome'.
  19. Engine bay work. Pressure washed, degreased and sanded. Multiple ideas at this point but the main plan is the paint contrast aspect. Will sort out some wiring - cleaner lines and more trivial detailing. Contemplating how much OEM stuff I should carry forward. On a torpid stance... not 100% sold on this shade of Orange but will risk a gamble.
  20. Any idea what the p/n is for a plastic 'rest' that the engine hood prop rod goes on, its for a '80 720?
  21. Mega tailoring to remove road rash grime prior to painting, plus additional replacement of all seals in the back end. Backup switch wiring was disconnected at terminal base, repaired. Pilot bushing (engine) and throw out bearing replaced, too. Mating season has begun! Added more refashioned peripheral components. Clutch lever dust boot on order.
  22. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.

    1. wayno


      “The difference between genius and stupidly is that genius has its limits” Albert Einstein

  23. Rat-a-tat-Dat


    She's definitely a Dimond in the rough, congrats!
  24. After engine striping, cleaning, prepping and taping, it was time for painting the block. Oh, that colour is Grabber Green! Installed backing plate, ground and resurfaced flywheel, replaced and attached new clutch assembly. Started accenting and attaching different components. Overhead valve cover shot. Driver's side snap shot. Wondering what to do with that vent tube, it seems unnecessary? Frontal detail Next item up, the transmission seals replacement and additional repairs to it.
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