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Disassembled the bottom end of my new engine, and put on my ratsun.net sticker. I have some money to invest in this project that's for sure.

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rubbed on her just a little bit, you know, that sexy little body line on the door....oh yeah!

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Replaced my front pass. side brake adjuster, old one broke in half and the pads locked to the drum :D!

 

Thanks to Yello620 again, she's back together and re-bled, stops a lot better now. Drum fixes are just temp so I can move it across town where the rest of the project will resume!

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fuel lines run, carb installed minus choke and throttle cables, alt and bracket installed, working on the radiator now (gotta mark the holes to drill so i can bolt it in), made the intake/adapter gasket, and am looking for the bolts to put my exhaust back on. kid rolled em up in a carpet after i told him not to. now they are missing as well as my starter bolts.

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picked up some tires for it (gonna try to get the wheels painted next weekend) got the front clip (wheelwells and ratiator support) removed...going with a 1 piece tilt front end, so it all had to go. gonna start my own thread soon. Oh yeah, bought a shop manual for it a cheap book store this afternoon. Best $3.00 investment yet!

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i took the seats out and set them out in the sun to dry and half assed cleaned all the glass shards out

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Got it towed. :(

 

I got my WOT problem again today, I think it may be the same culprit. This time it happened in the middle of a busy 6 lane highway. Good news: My carb rebuild came in the mail so I have two reasons to take the carb off.

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It wasn't really today, more like yesterday....

 

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That thing was twisted. Gonna reuse part of it as a drill jig for the new crossmember. I want to keep that e-brake functional. :)

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There was a break in the rain, so I took the opportunity to change the taillights.... course the rain took the opportunity of me being outside changing the taillights to start coming down extra heavy.

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Paid $335 to have my Datsun 620 EV conversion sent to its creator 310 miles away only to find out I overlooked a blown fuse worth less than $1

 

 

DOH!!!

 

Glad that's all it was, tho'!

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installed the radiator, installed the alt belt, and found i need to cut up the fan shroud to use it. still need to install the starter and wire the iggy.

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There's a Texaco service station in La Grande that has been redone to look like a 1959 era classic Texaco station that has recently turned on the vintage gas pumps. In a month or so, they will open up the service bays. I thought about trying to be their first customer for this grand opening, by freshening up the '78 longbed 620 with authentic Marfak lubrication and a thorough tune up & topping it off with Fire Chief petrol.

 

"You can trust your car to the man who wears the star!"

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came home from work to see my wife(DATSme), w/ the help of a friend, had almost completely stripped her 520 to the frame to get ready for the body drop. now the cab's off and ready to go to oldsklminitrk to help us w/ the build. pics and build thread soon to come. :thumbsup:

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Finally finished my brake job today, nice to have it so it stops in a straight line now.

 

The rear drums were a pain in the ass to adjust, after some frustrating moments I found that pulling out my lowering blocks you can easily access the adjusters with a narrowed brake spoon

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i replaced the o2 sensor, all 8 plugs and wires, dizzy cap and rotor, all vacuum lines....... still idles like shit

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Cleaned my 520 washed it and cruised to a local meet in elk grove park. Few 510's,240sx and two trucks. My little truck was the nicest.

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Fixed the bench seat hold down clamps, and installed my vinyl cargo pouch that I found in the junkyard for $2. Now I can put some necessary tools back there and have more room in my glove box. Also ordered the pre-heater hose that connects the exhaust mani to the air intake for faster warm up in the winter.

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Took the cab and bed off of my 73 620. now I can start work on the bottom of the floor pans.

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Well, it's winter..its cold in my truck and my heater switch never worked...so i got creative and made a heater lever from a "Ratsun" dipstick handle given to me by Datrod awhile back:D!! It turned out pretty good and it actualy works:)!! I connected a closehanger to the lever and hose clamped it to the heater valve switch by the firewall..and there you go..Heat:lol:!!!!

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