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freaky510 last won the day on November 15 2010

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  • Birthday 06/25/1973

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    72 4dr 65 411 air bagged 78 Dixie Belle
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  1. So after all this time sitting under the tree..( Only been 3 years).I was going to fire it up and let it run for awhile and take it around the block. But one of the hood hinges has rusted closed on me.... And.... I can't get the hood up... ... So any suggestions on how I could open it without causing any real damage?
  2. Sad when one reaps the benefits of another...  Sometimes I wonder how they sleep.... 


  3. I'm tryin too...Probably forgot more than I knew over the years. Right now I am reinventing a linkage for the DCOE. The ones I found are a little more than I thought they would be and wanna spend right now. Plus the 3-4 week shipping... I need to get it goin so I can Sell me G and maybe a Datsun. Or my Sailboat.
  4. So I'm putting a DCOE carb on the 78. I'm working on mounting the throttle cable and I noticed a relay on the pedal side. What is it for?
  5. So anyone know whatever happened with this car??
  6. The 411 is on air bags no springs in front and a few leafs removed in the rear. I can drag a pack of smokes down the road. It needs a little love still, but I need a better daily than my G.....The wheels were givin to me from Pumpkin. Amazingly it turns pretty good. Those wheels will be going on the 78, once I have the the swap done and all the bolts double checked. Yeah there is a few things need to do to the 411 still. But it's gong to wait until I have the 78 going then my Squareback.
  7. So I was asked to make a post. Some of you might known me from over the years... I grew up in Spokane Wa. I ran into Creepy Cruiser while I was in High School. He had a 2dr 510. I feel in Love instantly with his car!!! I had to have one!! I then got in the Datsun seen about 5 years later. I have had a few over the years. My first Datsun. I found it in a field outside of Spokane Wa. While building a custom home. It was a 70 2d. The previous owner told me he just had the motor rebuild and it was making a funny noise and he was done with it. So I picked it up a hauled it back to the jobsite up in Priest River I was working at. My boss a Ol'Skool Datsun guy figured out that it was a nut off the air cleaner. Amazingly we got the head off and removed the nut with the random tools we had on the jobsite. I then started playing around with learning how modify these motor, to get some power... some. It got some BAD cancer that was beyond my ability in repairing it. I then sold it.😢 I then found out the guy who bought it. Wanted it for only the interior, after I sold it to him. It was in pretty mint condition.. Then he crushed it and got the $$$ for recycling it... Yeah I was pretty pissed!!! I would have turned it into a something car... Drag, autocross, shit anything... My second Datsun is my 4dr a buddy found it in Spokane. I found out that the previous owner used to autocross it with a group in Spokane. It came with some vintage suspension components. So I decided to keep racing it. Over the years. Until about 7 years ago when I left me wife and became a single dad with 2 kids that had zero interest in cars... Fail...So I started messing with the 4dr again after years of sitting trying getting to run again. I put pretty much put all the cool guy stuff I had for the motor on it. Weber 45, Big ass Norris cam,header, exhaust, custom clutch made, I got it running again. Then it sucked a pair of pantyhose through and bent some valves..I was trying to make some sort of air filter.. I fixed it and had it running again for a while then it died... I have had a few people look at it and we were/are all lost... Then I found my 411 down in Eugene Or. After a few weeks of cleaning it up and having some keys made. It fired right up. I then got it running pretty good. I want to do something unique with it. I spent some time thinking. Should I turn it into a 4x4, make a drag car or just leave it stock.. Nope I decided to put it on air baggs and asked/had to have a disc brake mod made.. And....Then life kicked me in the balls .. I became Epileptic... Lame excuse I know, but I guess you could say fear of having seizures, loss of memory and heartbreak.. Killed it for me. I then bought one of the UGLIEST 78 510 I have ever seen. It was meant as a incentive for the boy to get his license... Kids... Anyways It had a broken rod or something(Been to long since I bought it) broke... Soonen day I decided to put the modded motor out of the 70 into the 78. I have been working at for the last week now and man I have forgot a lot of the basic shit. So my plan is to TDC cam on the motor out of the 70. It has been WAY!! WAY!! advanced..( I have had a few people tell me it won't work this way.. But it has..) I have ran into a few small issues with this swap. Sad part is. It the basic crap😄😢 But I am curious on how it will run behind a auto vs stick before I TDC the cam. I hope to have it going here soon. But with work, weather and lack of a garage is has put a hamper on some of the motivation... I need to get the trans and motor to mate up right.. a few vacuum lines and invent a linkage for the carb.
  8. Time Left: 5 days and 15 hours

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    Looking for a oil Dipstick tube for a 78 L20b. The front sump style


  9. Would someone give me the link for swapping dipsticks tubes from the rear hole to the front hole? I just wanna make sure I think I know what I am doing....

    1. datzenmike


      What's wrong with the hole you have? Some JDM import engines have a front hole and a pinched off tube that is not used. There are no holes at the front but there may be a casting boss for one. The alternator or the distributor would be in the way.


      And why ask here when there are forums that will get your question read more often by more people? Like the 510 forum... https://ratsun.net/forum/9-5101600/  ... or engine forum... https://ratsun.net/forum/16-engine/  ... or start your own build thread in Project Datto...  https://ratsun.net/forum/6-project-datto/  ...

    2. freaky510


      I am changing from a rear to front sump. Just wanna make sure my memory serves me well. Well kinda sucks.... The blown motor has the "JDM" tubes on it.... But who knows who pinched it. I have searched those pages and haven't found what I am looking for... Hence why I am asking,..


  10. And the Dumb Guy Question of the day.... I am swapping motors from my 72 into my 79. I have a stage 2 Norris cam(Don't remember the specs) and a Weber DCOE 45. The timing has been advanced like 24 degrees and  jetting for it has been done.I had it dialed in by the local machine shops son. I have ran this motor HARD!!   So.... Can I just TDC it and not have to re-jet or ???

    1. datzenmike


      What engine is in the '72? L16??


      What '79????? Truck, car???? what????



      Static timing on an L series is 12 degrees. It won't run at 24. Total static and centrifugal timing should be limited to about 32 degrees when revved up.


       You say you 'had it dialed in' but are you talking about the '72???? If just swapping the '72 engine into a '79 you don't need to re-jet or set to TDC.

    2. freaky510


      It's a L20b out of a 79 620 we put in my 72 510. We spent a few days and some coin on all the jets and emulsion tubes, cam tower shims and what not to make it work. As I stated his Dad owns the local machine shop and he is well versed in the Datsun world. I am waiting to hear back from him to confirm the settings we did on it. But from memory it was pretty advanced to bring the power in at lower RPM's. I can honestly say I have Never had it out of second gear but once. Just to say I made it.  It has been about 6-7 years or so since I had it dialed in. It worked Great, until my divorce and it had got pushed to the side while I did the single Dad thing.. 

  11. Would someone tell Izzo to check his message's!!!!

    1. 420n620


      He was on FB this morning. Message him. Tim's moving so you know. 

  12. Any members in the Ellensburg area ?? Needing to have some battery cables changed on my daughters 510. Willing to pay.

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    2. freaky510


      She got it and thanks for all the negative input !! When it comes to your kids needing help I hope they get the same. This is the shit that keeps from asking for help in this group!!


    3. Rick-rat


      I would have gladly helped, but I am 2 1/2 to 3 hours away from there.

    4. freaky510


      Ahhh the infamous Deleting your negative comments.......

      Thanks Rick she got it


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