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On 4/6/2020 at 8:54 AM, 68Datsun510 said:

 

 

NIIIIIICE! VG33S! Where in the heck did you find a saudi distributor!?

Thanks, it is coming along nicely.

The distributor has been with the car for many years awaiting the VG33 transplant and none of the previous owners can remember where it came from or who got it.

 

In trying to find out what it came from (searching by part number) i did find several for sale on ebay.

 

I have a project page here, title is: '72 510 Goon - Prova - because it will be a test

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Well..After todays presidential covid update, Im gonna say we are gonna have our event!! June12-14! Get your last minute stuff done now so it doesnt keep you from rollin out!

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If everything goes to plan I may have 3 vehicles there with 1 not being a Datsun or Nissan. Almost there on one.... almost there. 

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i am hoping to have grimace ready but will be on trailer for the 22 hour trip from phoenix, az

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That would be so cool if you could make it to the Pacific Northwest for Powerland 2020.

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11 hours ago, gene knight said:

i am hoping to have grimace ready but will be on trailer for the 22 hour trip from phoenix, az

Keep me updated, maybe we can go together. 

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i will be driving the 68 510 solo with three puppies 

my wife will fly in fry eve 

i hope this sticks because im having car show withdrawals 

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14 minutes ago, Ranman72 said:

i will be driving the 68 510 solo with three puppies 

my wife will fly in fry eve 

i hope this sticks because im having car show withdrawals 

Shit your half way there.lol

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8 hours ago, mrbigtanker said:

Shit your half way there.lol

yep halfway closer then you 😀😀

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I am considering driving my 86 720 king cab up there with the new rebuilt Z20 and a low mileage 5 speed.  And since Wayno did not need the 3.33 MPH gear set, so I will most likely be running that.  Also have a new Weber 32/36 to put on it.  Hopefully this old truck will make it up there and back without any problems.

 

I drove it home from Battle Mountain Nevada to Tolleson AZ without a problem.  I towed a tandem axle U haul enclosed trailer full of Datsun and Nissan parts I had hoarded while I was up there for 2 years.  Before leaving I dropped off an 84 Nissan 720 regular cab at the only junk yard that I bought an lot of parts from.

 

It was fun driving my 86 720 back from Battle Mountain.  It was 10 mile an hour up hill and 85 on the flats.  That little engine purred all the way.

 

Looking forward to this meet.  Good times for all.

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That engine is a rev it high type engine, it's not going to have a lot of torque, especially with 3.3 gears in the rear, your going to have to keep your rpms up to take advantage of that engine, I wonder where the sweet spot is on the Z20?

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making plans to leave on thursday the 11th from phoenix

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3 hours ago, wayno said:

That engine is a rev it high type engine, it's not going to have a lot of torque, especially with 3.3 gears in the rear, your going to have to keep your rpms up to take advantage of that engine, I wonder where the sweet spot is on the Z20?

Years ago my brother Garret and I put a Z20 5 speed in my 1970 521.  Also dropped in a 3.7 rear end gears and that with the Weber 32/36 DGEV brought that little truck alive.  The sweet spot on that one was about 4800 RPMs after about 5200 RPMs it started loosing power but sounded good.

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anyone staying at hotels instead of the campsite?

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8 hours ago, gene knight said:

anyone staying at hotels instead of the campsite?

Im staying in someones tent that's all alone, this bear is is going to crash your tent. 

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18 hours ago, gene knight said:

anyone staying at hotels instead of the campsite?

I'm staying in Salem at the same place as last year. Very close and easy to get to. Relatively affordable (reservation made last year) and has free small breakfast.

 

Best Western Pacific Highway Inn
4646 Portland Road NE, Salem, OR, 97305
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Anyone need a blue 521?  I could bring her down for a sale if there is interest?!!  Then I can say, I brought a Datsun, ha ha!!!!

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12 hours ago, gene knight said:

anyone staying at hotels instead of the campsite?


Seems to me about 70% or more have always left and stay elsewhere at night since I started going in 2011 . Even when it was at fairgrounds.. over the last few  years at fairgrounds , less people stay as Datsuns Canby/powerland owners seemed to have grown older , as Datsun have become a little more expensive a buy in for the early 20 somethings now.  Which is weird ,, lol 

 

a huge number do stay and become family in late night,, very early morning coffee arguments . 
 

the camping area at powerland is gigantic . 

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Maybe 50% 

 

I don’t know

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I slept in my goon and loved every minute at Canby camping. Course, I'm old so by 10 or 11 I would sneak away from where ever an crawl into my sleeping bag. 

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30 minutes ago, 4perrev said:

Anyone need a blue 521?  I could bring her down for a sale if there is interest?!!  Then I can say, I brought a Datsun, ha ha!!!!

bring it anyway! Might be surprised to find there will me lots o interest if the price is right!

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12 hours ago, gene knight said:

anyone staying at hotels instead of the campsite?

Im too old to lay on the ground so Im gonna have my air mattress. camping was too enjoyable last year to miss this year. There are showers, water and electricity  at the venue so For me being a pretty budget minded guy Ill be putting hotel money toward the swap instead.

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I slept in my truck the last 2 years of Cantby. No problems.

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Extra firm bed.

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5 hours ago, jbirds510 said:

Im too old to lay on the ground so Im gonna have my air mattress. camping was too enjoyable last year to miss this year. There are showers, water and electricity  at the venue so For me being a pretty budget minded guy Ill be putting hotel money toward the swap instead.

If an air mattress and tent is still good for you - you are not old. Even the back of wagons or trucks is too much for the two of us anymore. The trip to the bathroom in the middle of the night is much easier in a motel. ☺️

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