The rusty panda

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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:36 am

Yes it does!! And a ported polished closed chamber head. I have plans for this one
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:37 am

Found some of the last pics I took before I sold my truck. That thing was beautiful, I miss it
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Taterhead » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:20 am

It is a beaut.

I miss seeing it myself
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby draker » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:10 pm

It doesn't look that good anymore.. had a hard life with the current owner. You did a lot of good work on this truck.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:57 am

Yea I've heard a thing or two about its current state, I had a chance to get it back after he traded it for something briefly. But after hearing the condition... i had to pass.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby DRIVEN » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:02 am

It's tough to see an ex. Once they're sold I prefer to never see them again. I ran into my '64 Rambler and my '36 Chevy years later and both had been ruined.
I'm not really a big 620 fan but always really liked yours. It had a lot of cool touches.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:26 am

Yea I agree, that's why I prefer not to have any way to hear about a car after it's sold. But with Datsuns... they're always popping up again to regret the sale. But I'm just going to drop some more pics that never made it on here lol keeping the memories alive and happy
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Taterhead » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:28 am

Funny seeing the piston gear shift. I have one from an air compressor sitting on top of my toolbox awaiting the time for installation into my 510.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:33 am

Lol mine was actually never a real piston, I machined it. I was the manual machinist for the shop at my old job so I made it from scratch
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Ni10 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:06 am

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what year is your EX 620, my guess it's a 78 by the door panels.
DRIVEN » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:01 am wrote:Datsuns don't break down. They just get unscheduled upgrades.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Converted_to_datsun » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:03 am

It was a 79 with a 74 cab, but maintained the 79 title. The 79 had a rusty cab and the 74 had a wrecked bed. It originally had an L20b that I put a w58 peanut head and 1800 sus on. Then it got 5 speed swapped and lowered with torsion bars up front and 720 4x4 springs in the rear. Then it got jacobs L19 and 1600 sus from his 510.

I saw it at blue lake and Tom showed me some of the stuff he’s done. It’s more ratty than I had it and running an L16. But he did find nd a new rust free long bed for it. He also appreciated and kept allot of my custom work intact. It’s not how Put the truck together, but it makes him happy and at least it’s still driving.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby DRIVEN » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:58 am

Always a little sad to see them after they've been sold.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby Laecaon » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:21 am

He blew up the L19. Didnt run Chevron Premium only (76 worked too), nor dialed back the timing.

Seriously, that motor would only run on Chevron or 76 premium. Everything else it would ping on (fuck Shell).

Its a shame, because those pistons were rare. I bought 4 of the last 5 ITM had in their inventory. Couldnt find from any other vendor.
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Re: The rusty panda

Postby DRIVEN » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:30 am

Some people just can't have nice things.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.

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