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About Datsunrides

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    USMB is life!
  • Birthday 05/15/1969

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    Hollister-Nor Cal
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    Pipefitter
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    73' Coupe

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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,
  6. Datsunrides

    O-rings

    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.
  7. Datsunrides

    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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Datsunrides

    My 73' Coupe Restoration

    The custom aluminum radiator
  11. Datsunrides

    My 73' Coupe Restoration

    That was the plan, but unfortunately due to a schedule error on my part I did not make it. Technically I could have, but I was in no position to pull an all night drive to make it. There is always next year and maybe by then I will have made a move to central Oregon so I will be a lot closer.
  12. Datsunrides

    West Coast Subaru Show 18!

    Well due to a last minute schedule change, i will not be able to attend this year. We'll try again next year.
  13. Datsunrides

    My 73' Coupe Restoration

    I have not been comfortable with the engine temps since I put her back on the road. It has never overheated, but it was running near the top of the normal range more than I would like. Since I plan to eventually get the A/C operational, that would not make things any better so I bit the bullet a few weeks ago and had a custom aluminum radiator fabricated. Got it back a few days ago and installed it today. Didn't do a long drive, but the temp while driving was just a little past the low part of normal. Hopefully this holds true when going over hills and with the A/C running.
  14. That looks like a NSU, but the motor looks to be a 2 cyl 2 stroke. I thought NSU's were 4 cyl. 4 strokes?
  15. Datsunrides

    New to me 73 GL coupe

    Looks like a real nice survivor. A good upholstery guy should be able to stretch some vinyl over the old pad and make it like new. That's what I did with mine. Just Dashes or a like place can also do them, but IMO the price was ridiculous for the size of the pad. Let me know if you find a source for window seals, I need them also. Mark
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