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Datsunrides last won the day on September 24 2016

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About Datsunrides

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    USMB is life!
  • Birthday 05/15/1969

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    Roseburg, OR
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    73' Coupe

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  1. Datsunrides

    My 73' Coupe Restoration

    Well, I still work down in the bay area for 6 months out of the year so not yet a "full time" resident, but hopefully in 2 more years. I do really like the pace of life up here. Totally different from the rat race down south.
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    My 73' Coupe Restoration

    2 1/2 years later LOL
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    Just purchased my ticket. Can’t wait!
  4. Maybe by the time you are back in the game, I may be ready to part with my coupe. Doubtful, but maybe................... as I would probably only let it go to someone who has a passion for this model.
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    Marking the calendar now. I've been trying to find time to show my coupe the last couple years and now that I'm in Oregon, I'm that much closer, assuming it's still going to be in WA.
  6. Datsunrides

    $46,000 BRAT!!!!!!

    Maybe I need to put my coupe on there with a crazy high reserve and see what happens...................... I mean I really like the car and all, and spend a LOT of time and money on her, but if someone were to offer anywhere close to what the Brat got, I wouldn't pass it up. My car has got to be way more rare than a Brat. More desirable? I guess that depends completely on the buyer. Probably a moot point as BAT does not just let you set your own reserve, you have to agree to what they think the reserve is. I tried earlier in the year to list my fully restored 66' Datsun 520 pickup there, but they would only agree to a 5k reserve. Ended up putting it on eBay with a 8k reserve and got 9k for it. I'm pretty sure I could have gotten more on BAT, but was not willing to gamble that it would only meet the 5k reserve. if they would have agreed to the 8k reserve, it would have been a no brainer.
  7. Couldn't hurt to change the oil and I'd check inside the car where the cable hooks to the pedal. It is known to crack in that location and can cause the issue you describe.
  8. Have a recently recored radiator from my 73' coupe for sale. Excellent shape. This should fit the EA62/3 and maybe the 1st of the EA71's? Lower outlet goes out to the left side, not toward the engine. Paid $270, sell for $220 + shipping.
  9. I am contemplating building a 1st gen Brat, but I have a very specific way I'd like to do it. I would want it to be RWD only, no 4WD. I don't think the RWD in and of itself is a problem, but what about the front drive axles? Can I assume I can just leave the front CV's out and figure a way to hold the front hubs together? Also, being involved in Datsuns, I know those guys like to swap R160 LSD's into the 510's. Is that the type that is in Brats? (probably not LSD though). Is there a bolt in upgrade (if it is needed) as I plan to put a fairly powerful (250ish) motor in it. Also, would a EA trans be able to survive the power, or would I be looking for a EJ trans? Kinda looking to see if this could be a relatively simple deal, or if major upgrades (read $$$$) are required. By the way, my GL coupe is running strong and turning heads.
  10. Datsunrides

    Mechanical fan

    If you go electric, be sure to get a good one like a Spal. Avoid the cheap eBay fans. You can either mount them with the zip tie like things they supply with the install kits, or fab something yourself. Most subaru's have a spot in the radiator for a fan switch so if you don't have one, get one and wire it through a relay. Plenty of info out there on how to wire the relay. If your radiator does not have the boss, you can get a fan controller from Derale that has a sensor that gets mounted in the radiator,
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    Really the only sizes you need for a A/C system are #6, #8, and a couple #10. Usually the #10 go from the evap to compressor, #8 from compressor to cond, and the rest are #6. These are usually green or blue colored for 134A compatibility. I have got them from NAPA and also from auto A/C shops.
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    My 73' Coupe Restoration

    Small update. I was pulling parts down from my attic to start boxing stuff up for a planned relocation hopefully later this year and found a set of 13" trim rings. Cleaned them up, put them on the buffer wheel and installed on the car. I like it!
  13. They actually put the brake line inside the rocker? I thought the were routed inside the car along the rocker. If inside, you should be able to bend/install a new one pretty easily with a couple lengths of preflared sections and a union.
  14. From sitting, no. I would question the salvage yard you got it from because it is pretty much SOP to compression test a used motor, or the yard just does not give a damn and lets the customer find out if it's good or not. No real loss on their end as they will either swap it out or refund, if within 30 days or so. I would not mess with it and return it as long as you got some form of warranty.