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 Post subject: Re: 411 Wagon you say
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:57 pm 
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The coppers not usually fluent in nihongo to read the jp plates :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:11 pm 
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That faded cherry color hit with some good wax will come up swell
its a fine shade which I also had in my old vb10 always changes
colour depending on the uv and time of day! very temperamental colour!

http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/wordpre ... -wagon.jpg
http://www.datsun1000.com/UserImages/Ma ... its-34.jpg

ebay catalogue pinched while still available just print it!
https://www.autolit.net/Graphics/0705/mw3050.jpg
https://www.autolit.net/Graphics/0705/mw3050a.jpg


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:37 am 
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That faded cherry color hit with some good wax will come up swell
its a fine shade which I also had in my old vb10 always changes
colour depending on the uv and time of day! very temperamental colour!

http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/wordpre ... -wagon.jpg
http://www.datsun1000.com/UserImages/Ma ... its-34.jpg

ebay catalogue pinched while still available just print it!
https://www.autolit.net/Graphics/0705/mw3050.jpg
https://www.autolit.net/Graphics/0705/mw3050a.jpg


Thanks for the link to the pics. I'll just be wiping this car down with Penetrol from Bunnings to preserve and hopefully prevent any further rust :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:03 pm 
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Question - What are the tricks for getting fuel up the fuel line in the car from the petrol tank? Am I going to have to use the compressor again when the time comes? (need to clean up fuel tank before re-installing).



I think your fuel pump is out of order....maybe, once you've cleaned up your fuel tank, lines, replaced any (potentially blocked) filters, etc you may need to check the fuel pump is working OK by running the engine from your jerry can and watching if the mechanical pump on the left side of the engine block is discharging correctly? You could also add a little electric fuel pump, something like this to either help it along or bypass altogether.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/18253111009 ... Track=true


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:06 am 
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Bozo510 wrote:
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Question - What are the tricks for getting fuel up the fuel line in the car from the petrol tank? Am I going to have to use the compressor again when the time comes? (need to clean up fuel tank before re-installing).



I think your fuel pump is out of order....maybe, once you've cleaned up your fuel tank, lines, replaced any (potentially blocked) filters, etc you may need to check the fuel pump is working OK by running the engine from your jerry can and watching if the mechanical pump on the left side of the engine block is discharging correctly? You could also add a little electric fuel pump, something like this to either help it along or bypass altogether.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/18253111009 ... Track=true


I sussed it out on the weekend, pulled the pump off, tested it manually, appears to be doing what it needs to do. It is a new item as well (which doesn't guarantee success), but I'm confident it's good after checking against the old one.

After mulling it over I think I have a feeling on why it can't get the fuel to the bowl, there is currently no hose clamps on the fuel line going into the carby OR the connections on the fuel pump. This means air is getting in, which in turn prevents the fuel from making the rise up from the fuel pump under vacuum to the carby. Before everyone starts slapping me, I was the one handling the cranking piece while my neighbour was doing the fuel component.

Also worth noting we aren't currently using the fuel tank, just a trusty 600ml plastic bottle full of fuel cable tied to the radiator hose ala "the best way". ;) I do have a low pressure electric pump if it all fails, but I want to avoid electronics and keep the mechanical elegance of this fine vintage motor vehicle as must as possible.

Will update soon hopefully.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:56 am 
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Quick update. I got this thing running and up the the driveway for it's maiden voyage.

Tightened the hose clamps on the fuel pump, blew the fuel in the line through manually to get the fuel bowl filled in the carby which gave it enough fuel to get up my steep driveway and onto the road.

The brakes work! Which was good news, otherwise I would have been in someones front yard.

This is the list i need to basically be able to drive this thing (rego excluded);

- Fuel tank back in the car. Pulled it out, painted it, inspected it (surprisingly not that bad for a circa 53 yo car).
- Get a fuel filter element for the glass filter. After doing some research, a nice bloke named Paul gave me the nissan part code for the element & supporting spring -> 16404-68225

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- Get my radiator re-cored or at least checked out. The overflow fitting is missing so it just sends water out the side when the car warms up. That and/or my cap is wrong. It's in a pretty sad state so hopefully can be repaired.

- Couple of rust repairs, There is a decent sized hole in the floor under the drivers pedal, so I'll get some sheet metal and mig it in.

- Get some wheels sorted for the front of the car, currently have temporary 14 inch R31 skyline wheels on there. Want to sort out a 13inch steel solution.

Have a video of it but photobucket wasn't playing ball.


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