1966 Datsun Project

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DatsoonRandy
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1966 Datsun Project

Postby DatsoonRandy » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:20 pm

Hello all.
New to interaction with other Datsun fans. Keep it short, now anyways. I have a 66 520 truck that is in the garage. Looks like a big job but I want a retirement project. So hello again.
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waynosworld
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby waynosworld » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:42 pm

Welcome :)

DatsoonRandy
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby DatsoonRandy » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:18 pm

Thank you for the welcome. Very happy to see there is interest in 520s. Had mine on the road back in the 80s, got a free truck from work and my 66 sat. Now its 4 years till retirement and its gonna be my baby! Stripped her to the frame. Its been sandblasted and painted. There was was some heavy rust between the rear springs, so that had to be repaired. Its in the garage again and im happier than a pig in poo! I will try soon to figure out how to start sending some pictures.
Best to you
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Charlie69
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby Charlie69 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:14 am

Welcome Randy.

I have a 67 520 parts truck that I am parting out. I have not looked it over very well but it was headed to the crusher so I saved it.

The shipping will be expensive but let me know what you need if you can not find it closer.

DatsoonRandy
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby DatsoonRandy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:43 pm

My hearts pounding! Do you have steering box? J13 engine and transmission? I lost mine some time ago. Theres other parts as well. Is your 67 two or for head lights?
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waynosworld
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby waynosworld » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:34 pm

This is my custom 1966 Datsun 520 ute, Charlie calls it my NL520. :)
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You have any photos of yours?
To post photos you have to have them hosted somewhere, you then right click on the photo, copy the IMG image code, then click on the "Img" box above the reply field, and paste the code between the IMGs and you are good, at least that is what works for me.

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Car: 72 240Z RB25, 63 Bluebird RHD, 63 NL320, 67 WRL411, 67 SPL311, 68 510 SR, 77 620 SR20, 89 Pao, 97 D21, 98 S14, 11 LS460L, 12 Titan 4x4.
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby AZhitman » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:08 pm

Welcome home, Randy! Eager to see your project.

Charlie and Wayno are good friends, and great Dat truckers.

I've got a 63 NL320 (drivable, but awaiting resto) and a 77 620 (restomodding right now).

Let me know if I can help at all with your project.

DatsoonRandy
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby DatsoonRandy » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:01 pm

Wow
Super impressed by the welcome of all you guys. Your trucks a beauty! My daughter is going to help me set up some pictures. I dont have any pictures of my truck from back 25 years ago when i did the first restoration that i can find, but I get some up soon of the start of my retirement restoration.
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DatsoonRandy
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby DatsoonRandy » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:36 pm

The beginning.

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AZhitman
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby AZhitman » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:15 am

Fixed your pic codes so they'd show up - THAT'S starting from scratch!

DatsoonRandy
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby DatsoonRandy » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:30 pm

Ya. The first time I fixed her up it was all cosmetic. The floor and frame were always going to be something I had to fix down the road. This time its from the ground up! Big Big job! Baby steps. I want her near completed before retirement so I dont have any big costs when my income takes a dive. I actually have two but one mostly for parts. I lost the power trains when I left them stored with family who ran into troubles. Lost all my pictures to a fire. Thats the past. To the future! Thanks for fixing the pictures. My hopes are really up with all the responses I have received!
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby DatsoonRandy » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:19 pm

Hey guys. Back on my 1966 520 Datsun PU. Any chance a 1299cc 1966 carb. out there?
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Charlie69
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby Charlie69 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:52 am

Are you asking for a carb for a J13?

If so contact Pierce Manifolds.
https://www.piercemanifolds.com/

They can most likey set you up with a Weber DGV and a custom manifold. There are many parts that inter change with the MG. There engine is close to the J13 as the J13 was designed from the MG engine. some of the parts need a little tweeking to make fit but they doe work.

DatsoonRandy
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby DatsoonRandy » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:37 pm

Thanks for the help Charlie. Appreciate it! Did you say earlier that you had a Weber and adaptor plate for a J13?
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Charlie69
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby Charlie69 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:13 pm

Yes but I sold it last week. I am downsizing as I am concerned about the posibility of back surgery. I have been putting it off for yes and my attitude is as long as I can still walk I am not going to do it. The problem is that the pain is getting much worse.

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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby DatsoonRandy » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:55 pm

I know about back pain. I had surgery on my back about 25 years ago. I couldn't walk either, sometimes stuck on the floor crying like a baby. I had L3 and 4 herniated disc. Scar is over 4 inches long. Now the surgery is a little cut and your out in a day. I don't know whats wrong with your back but if it's similar, get it done. Too bad you already sold the weber and plate. But thanks for the source on an alternative option. Wishing you well.
Datsoon Randy

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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby Rustytruckman » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:52 pm

Here is the down draft manifold/carb kit that will likely fit your J13, but before ordering you should call their tech about the carb, as you need one jetted for a 1300cc engine.
https://www.piercemanifolds.com/product_p/P17-002.html

They also have side drafts, here is that page.
https://www.piercemanifolds.com/category_s/85.htm

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Charlie69
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Re: 1966 Datsun Project

Postby Charlie69 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:16 am

Same problem with my back as yours. I am going to have the nerves burnt first as this is an insurance first procedure.

Look here for information on the J13 cross over parts. Greg I apologize for the Ratsun link but I do not have time write now to rewrite all the information here.

https://ratsun.net/topic/61446-j13-engi ... h-mg-also/

With most of the MG and Austin parts there is some fitting required to fit the Datsun J13 correctly.


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