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  1. '71 is manual choke so not a lot of work to run a manual choke Weber, I agree though electric is the way to go. Just wire it to the hot side of your ballast resistor.
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    You can slip the timing cover off and change it without removing the head. The front part of the head gasket only seals in vapors and oil splash. RTV on both side of the old head gasket will take care of that. Remove the front oil pan bolts into the timing cover and loosen 3 or 4 down each side and the timing cover can be pulled out forward. Clean block and timing cover and istal new gasket with a dab of RTV on the two bottom corners where oil pan, block and timing cover meet and the two top corners where head, block and timing cover meet.
  3. Always carry spare oil. Check it every day till you know that you can check it every week. Keep an L series full of oil and water, don't over heat them and you can't hurt them
  4. Does it run? Leave it alone. Drive and enjoy it.
  5. If there is one maybe here?... https://ratsun.net/classifieds/category/8-datsun-vehicles/
  6. Can you also include a picture of the upper rod bearing shell? Probably hone and ring that one, slip it in to your truck and properly rebuild the other. Make sure that piston rocks easily from side to side on the rod and the oil hole is unobstructed on the bottom.
  7. Probably the L and H side. Next time you change the oil pour in the correct amount and take a reading. Then start and fill up the new filter (always a new filter) check and top up the oil. 44W00 is the correct stick. Must be on a bad angle to read high and low on different sides like that. Again refill with correct amount of oil and see.
  8. Well that's the thrust side of the piston. Can't see the bore at all. Can you get closer? And a picture showing a bit of the top of piston 3 from the intake side?? Well if you're going to bore one it's cheaper to do all four. Course you'll need all new over size pistons and rings. The good news is you will have a new engine with hundreds of thousands of miles ahead of it. You could hone it and slap that piston back in with new rings but not worth it to put in your truck unless just something to keep it on the road while actually re-building the one in the truck. Yes you could run one over size piston.
  9. If positives are take as true, false positives would inflate the number and give the appearance of an epidemic where there isn't one. Measures to counteract this perceived threat would ramp up more than needed. If the positive numbers are artificially high the number of deaths would look lower and more survivable than they really are. More positives would indicate a higher transmission rate, even a mysterious transmission rate that couldn't be explained. Why so many positives when they were no where near anyone with co-vid???? Never understood miles and miles of people being tested, then wait 10+ days for results that are 10 + days out of date. You were positive or negative 10 days ago WTF good is that???? Those with no symptoms testing positive maybe had no symptoms because they were negative all along.
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    Doesn't the Nissan solenoid also push a lever that pushes the star wheel out to engage the ring gear???
  11. Will zx calipers bolt to an 810 strut? Do you have the zx vented rotor? probably need the hub as well to position the rotor in the caliper. They might, I don't know. I can measure the caliper mounting bolt width for a 280zx caliper if needed.
  12. There were no '79 B-210s and only coupes and sedans. If you have a '79 wagon then it must be a 210 also known as a B-310. Look on the sheet metal cowl above and behind the engine on the firewall. You'll find something like WHL B310 SFU stamped into the sheet metal. There will also be an engine tag with B310 on it nearby with A14 or A15 engines. One or both will have a 'car number'. It will be handy to know it's a 210 when ordering parts. The first 210 wagon produced was in July '78 making it a '79 model year. The first wagon was car number 001001 for A14 and A15 engines. and ended 51,980 is A14 and 22,603 is A15. So yours should be in there somewhere. There may even be a tag on the driver's door jam with the build date. If so use this date if needed ordering parts. Does it run? If not, then only bother with the things needed to get it running. Changing the transmission and differential oil, coolant anti freeze, brake fluid is expensive and premature. Once running and deemed worth fixing up then go at it. If not running... I would top up the oil and get running. Then after running when all the crud is loosened up change it out. A filter with every change is an excellent idea. It was running when parked so nothing has changed, so wires and ignition should be good enough just to see how well it runs. If running and you like what you hear.... Now definitely change the oil and filter, fuel filter, new NGK plugs, cap and rotor. Wires only if needed. Set/check the ignition timing. Flush the coolant out of the rad and block and replace with distilled water and name brand antifreeze/coolant. With the engine HOT set the valve lash. With engine running can you drive it safely? Tires ok? Check brake fluid in master cylinder and does the e brake work?? If low/empty check for leaking brake cylinders on the rear or calipers on the front. If ok... take for short spin and assess the brakes. Pull to one side? mushy pedal? generally poor stopping? These need to be looked into Steering.... excessive steering wheel play? pulls to one side? These need to be looked into Transmission or differential noise? These need to be looked into Clutch.... does it slip at all when accelerating? Make noise pedal in or out? These need to be looked into
  13. datzenmike

    1971 Datsun 521

    It can..... but that's not normal.
  14. datzenmike


    Spins your motor faster at start up. Less Taxing on your Battery - Requires ½ the cranking amps of your old starter. I call bullshit on these claims. First of all you can't get something for nothing... 1/2 the cranking amps and faster cranking???? Gear reduction is the same as replacing your 3.90 with a 4.11 differential. Your wheels don't turn faster they turn slower but with more torque. (less effort) I have a gear reduction starter on my Datsun and it turns no faster and probably slower than a regular one. In fact it's from an L24 Maxima. You would think on a much smaller L20B it would spin faster, but it doesn't. Gears allow the starter to effectively twist the engine harder, not faster, which is an advantage if higher compression or larger displacement. It also helps if cold and the battery is low on charge.
  15. I don't know why chicks think a guy will find her wearing underwear with a guy's name on it sexy??? I really don't. I's baffled me for years. Anyone explain this to me?
  16. Gentlemen.... we are in harm's way, I shit you not.
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