Redemption? flatcat's 521

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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:12 pm

I was told Ted's was not in great shape. I thought about grabbing it.

I don't know if I could dig the camper.
I like them on other 521s though.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:01 pm

Thinking out loud here...someone convince me to not do a KA-E swap.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby Laecaon » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:02 pm

Um, its not for the faint of heart. Pre buy everything you can.

At least you are not doing turbo.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:20 pm

Kevin and I were going to start on the L18/5speed swap here soon.

Neighbor is doing an SR swap into his 89 S13.
That, and Redeye just announced that he is now making 521 KA mounts.

Also collecting 4 wheel disc brake parts now.



I drove Kevin's KA'd 521. Holy hell!
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby Laecaon » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:26 pm

I say do it. i dont like carbs, and like motors that cold start. Ill take EFI any day. And a KA swap is easier efi than adding efi to a L series.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby DRIVEN » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:27 am

I don't hate carbs but I do like cars that start and run good in any weather. KA is pretty well documented (cough everyone has one cough) so there shouldn't be much mystery in the swap. They seem to work just fine.
If I owned your particular truck, I'd stay L. But I don't. You do.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby Taterhead » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:59 am

I love KA truck engines so you won't hear a no from me. I'd rather have the KA-E over the KA-DE in my sons 510. I think either way you'd be satisfied.

I've often wondered how hard it would be to make a vehicle easily accept the KA & L with minimal work (quick swap kinda thing), i.e., 2 separate wiring harness plugs on the firewall with each engines harness able to plug into, custom mounts that would fit either engine, and a driveshaft for each. I'm probably missing something else too.

Be kind of a sleeper and cruiser in the same car.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:25 pm

Big help, guys. Thanks. Lol.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:18 am

Wahgina.



Anyways...I have come to a decision about direction.

Scrapping the KA idea for now. L18/etc is the goal.


I have all the L parts. Very little to purchase. This route will have me on the road next year.
Goal is drive a Datsun to Canby and where ever else I want to go.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby wayno » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:41 pm

I suppose if you have the L18 then that would be the way to go without spending money, but if your going to spend money, then LZ23.
You drove it to Blue Lake and back, seems like what you have will get you where you want to go.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:15 pm

Who knows something about webers?

I have a 32/36. Electric choke. Choke hooked up to (+) lead of coil.
Carb was new when I bought truck.

I have never had a problem with drivability. When warmed up, if I come to a stop, idle is high.

I've also been going through gas pretty quickly.

I have done nothing to carb or anything else. This is a new thing. Happened out of the blue.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby Laecaon » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:30 pm

Fuel injection. I hate carb.

Sorry, no help.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby DRIVEN » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:15 am

I have very little experience with Webers. I'd check the obvious basics -- which you probably already have. Might just be a failing choke coil. On a side note, it's not ideal to wire an electric choke to your ignition circuit. If that choke shorts out you lose your ignition too.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:34 am

I will find somewhere else to wire it to.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:24 pm

Fucking Sergio!!!

I think I might have found what's wrong with my carb.
Every mounting bolt/nut/stud was loose on my Weber.


Running errands now so I can't test.
One of those errands includes getting smaller wrenches from work and some lock washers from Homer D. Poe.

Report back soon.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby Taterhead » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:50 pm

That Sergio has done a good job of poking you in the shit chute.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:06 pm

He sure has. But it's also nice that I have a built-in scapegoat.

During a talk I had with Wayno at Blue Lake he wondered if I was running lean in relation to my overheating.
Well, turns out I may have been lean the whole time.

I'll warm it up and toss it around the block later on. Not a lot of time to at tonight.
Kevin will be but later. I'm working on his Subaru this evening.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:48 pm

Carb and base plate installed. Loctite and lock washers, FTW.

Had to adjust cable. It was too tight/throttle partially open. Idle smoothed out, runs great. Awesome response see.

Tossed it around the neighborhood. Seems to be running pretty normal.





I bet my neighbors hate me. This thing is so damned loud.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby DRIVEN » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:50 pm

Loose mount vacuum leak would explain a lot of things.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.

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