68 CDN going to be all like JDM yo!

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Re: 68 CDN going to be all like JDM yo!

Post by Byron510 » 09 Mar 2018 09:28

I saw that you've listed the car on CL locally.

After all that work, you won't want to keep it?

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Re: 68 CDN going to be all like JDM yo!

Post by RMS » 09 Mar 2018 10:05

I would love to keep it but I dont have a safe place to keep it. I would hate to see all my hard work go to shat
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Re: 68 CDN going to be all like JDM yo!

Post by gooned » 09 Mar 2018 17:46

Yeah, this is why I sent the Goon to a new home way back when...if I’d kept it where it was it wouldn’t have been worth keeping.

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Re: 68 CDN going to be all like JDM yo!

Post by RMS » 14 Mar 2018 16:58

thought I should tell the story of my 68 510 as it has some history.

one summer back in the early 90s Ricky Ready was 4x4ing somewhere up the Cowichan valley. they stopped on the side of a forest service road to enjoy the view. bellow glinting in the trees was chrome. they climbed down the steep cliff to find dozens of cars suspended in an alder grove. most of the cars were destroyed by the trees growing up through them. but right on the edge surrounded by trees was a green 68 510. with the camping trip over Ricky tracked down the owner of the property( an old lady who's husband had recently passed) and gotten permission to salvage the car. with acres of trees blocking access to the car they hired a small wrecker to traverse the fsr and retrieve the car from the top of the cliff. things didn't go as planed.....

with the 510 on the hook they started winching and drug the tow truck off the side of the cliff. the cheep car was looking pretty expensive at this point.
but they needed to retrieve the tow truck. so they hired a bigger truck that pulled the fist wrecker and datsun up through the trees and onto the logging road.

the car was cleaned and brought to the mainland were it was promptly sold to Jason.

for years I would drive past this ever greening Datsun and new that one day it would be mine. my boss at the time would never stop. so one day I took a former 510 club of BC president (Lewis) down river road and we stopped in to get a feel of the ownerand a better look at the car.. well the Datsun community is small and Lewis new the guy. we had a beer and talked datsuns for hours.

within a few weeks I was working for jason and paying off my first 510.
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these other ones.... they also came from Jason
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Re: 68 CDN going to be all like JDM yo!

Post by gooned » 14 Mar 2018 17:42

That’s quite the backstory, definetly shows the unique story a lot of old iron has.

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Re: 68 CDN going to be all like JDM yo!

Post by RMS » 13 May 2018 21:15

new bumpers from futofab. big thanks to norm and mike for the assist

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Post by gooned » 14 May 2018 18:58

Nice!

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Re: 68 CDN going to be all like JDM yo!

Post by RMS » 24 May 2018 15:37

thanks man!

managed to sort out the improperly installed diff to xmember bolts
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cant wait to try 2wd

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Re: 68 CDN going to be all like JDM yo!

Post by funwithmonkeys » 24 May 2018 15:40

Nice 2wd with 4.11's should be a bit of a change.
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Re: 68 CDN going to be all like JDM yo!

Post by RMS » 06 Aug 2018 16:32

On Saturday I swapped out the dual webers for a single dgv on a dual plain offenhauser. installed a new gasket, made a new fuel line and re routed the vacuum lines. turned they key and the autometer AF gauge failed to start.... all I got was a little wiggle out of the needle. checked the feed and the ground all came up good, but yet no joy. skipped passed the gauge and turned the key. once the bowl was full she fired right up, then I looked at the dash and found the charge light was on. checked the battery with the meter..12...11.5....11... doh....

how can I have a dead alt and gauge with zero miles ? it all worked when parked ?
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Re: 68 CDN going to be all like JDM yo!

Post by RMS » 06 Aug 2018 18:03

well its not the wires its the alt. took her to 4500 and the light went out.... guess its fuzzed up.
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Re: 68 CDN going to be all like JDM yo!

Post by RMS » 08 Aug 2018 08:27

packaged up the autometer AF gauge and sent it in for repair. hit up lordco for a new 90s pathfinder alt.
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