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skyblue

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skyblue last won the day on May 7 2017

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About skyblue

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    Datsun Mechanic
  • Birthday 09/22/1978

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    Male
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    CA
  • Cars
    1971 510 4dr, 1972 521, 1966 Impala, 1966 Yamaha Campus 60(YJ2), 1973 240z, 2003 SV650
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  1. skyblue

    Canby 2018 presented by DNW

    That’s awesome! ^^ With new carb, fuel pump and tires I got an astounding 28mpg at one point!
  2. skyblue

    Canby 2018 presented by DNW

    Anytime. And it’s Piña.
  3. skyblue

    Valentine

    Crossed a few more things off the list and some that weren't. lol like new fuel pump, carb return spring and advanced timing a smidge. slightly bigger tires. Only thing i think i have time for is a valve adjustment, but we'll see. Getting pumped!!
  4. skyblue

    Valentine

    hahaha. ok. message received. got any requests for food? or are you easy?
  5. skyblue

    Valentine

    hahah seriously. gonna have to make a bit of a lifestyle change, but worth it I think. truck is almost ready. just need to mount the new tires, adjust valves, change engine oil, diff oil and tranny oil. i think that will be enough to make the trip.
  6. skyblue

    Draker's 1972 1200 Sedan - "The Pickle"

    major bummer about the hood. but wow coming along nicely!
  7. skyblue

    Valentine

    It's actually not that tiny. pretty big gauge compared to the rest of the wiring. And just for others reading this for reference, the wire is actually white but over time it's turned into more of an off white/yellow. lol yes this is the 60 amp alt.
  8. skyblue

    Valentine

    What could happen? I did the exact same swap in my 510 and have been driving it for like 2 years without issue. Not being a smart ass, I really want to know. And tanker yes!
  9. skyblue

    Valentine

    ok so I finally finished the swap. It's been a crazy busy couple of weeks. But anyways here's what I did. Alt upgrade is from a 1991 Nissan D21 Hardbody. First thing I did was grab the ground bolt from the stock 521. And put it on the hardbody Alt because it doesn't come with one. Next, as you can see from pic, you have to get a longer bolt for one side because it's significantly thicker. I used an M8x40. I'm using bolts on both sides, but if you have a through bolt alt bracket I imagine you still have to get a longer bolt. Just something to keep in mind. One more thing you have to modify is you have to make the stock 521 power lead connector hole bigger because the hardbody terminal uses a larger stud. A step bit works perfect, just go slow cause it will want jerk as it steps up to the next size and could rip the connector off. Lastly, I had to get a bigger belt because the hardbody pulley is slightly bigger. I found this one works perfect particularly because it's a tight fit and the alt comes close to the idler arm. oh and of course you disconnect the sock regulator and make a couple of jumpers in place of the regulator on the harness connector to complete the install. this pic is from my 510, but it's the same for the 521. all in all it's a pretty easy upgrade with minimal work. bustanut turned me on to this particular alt swap.
  10. skyblue

    Valentine

    Stockers. Small update. New alternator came in. New tires came in too. But, I just bought a house with my dad so that's been taking up a lot of my time moving and shit. But, today i started on the alt. and by started i mean i got the truck to the new house and got the old alt out. lol. It's been an exhausting weekend. Comparison pic Pic of the girls in their new home. Hopefully I'll get the alt swap done this week and get the new tires mounted and balanced shortly thereafter. Then it will be small things like oil change, valve adsjustment, etc...
  11. skyblue

    Valentine

    yea, i took it apart and the diaphragm has small cracks all around. i think they can but i couldn't find a rebuild kit. But i didn't spend too much time looking for one cause Canby is coming up.
  12. skyblue

    Valentine

    Ok so another surprise. I was driving home from SF last Sunday and my ignition light came on. Lol. Wtf. So I figured this is a good a time as any to upgrade to IR alternator. I ordered that shit today as well as a set of new tires. Cutting it kind of close for Canby. Stay tuned.
  13. skyblue

    Valentine

    That’s what I’m shooting for. Lol. Hopefully she doesn’t give me anymore surprises.
  14. skyblue

    Valentine

    Fuel pump took a shit on me at the Safeway parking lot down the street from busta nut's shop. First time that's ever happened to me with a mechanical pump. Luckily busta nut's shop had a spare. I walked to the shop to get it and swapped it in the parking lot in like 5 minutes. man I love these cars. Busted pump Temp pump This also happened. Datsun logo came off. So I pulled this guy out of retirement and kept going with the engine bay cleanup
  15. skyblue

    Valentine

    Crossed a few things off the list today.
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