My 1969 Datsun 521 kingcab diesel

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Re: My 1969 Datsun 521 kingcab diesel

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Post by wayno » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:08 pm

I forgot to put the block breather box/tube/assembly on the block and I took it for a test drive, it is vented to air but the way it is made oil gets blown into the box and then drains back into the block, well it just blew everywhere in that area, it soaked the exhaust pipe so I am kinda wondering why it was not smoking badly, when I pulled it into the driveway it did not soak the ground, so it likely was not that bad of a leak.
I was lucky to get it in there as it is tucked up on the block behind the stock exhaust manifold outlet that doesn't exist on this engine anymore, there really isn't a lot of room in this engine compartment to work on things.

This is the block breather/assembly on a spare engine in the garage.
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Here it is in my engine compartment, this is looking down between the exhaust manifold and the firewall.
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I put the part and my arm into that black hole in the front of the engine compartment to get it in there and mounted, it took a while and I had to play with that engine in my garage to understand what angle the bolt went in to find the threads to mount it.
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It was half a quart down, might have been half a quart down when I started the test drive, it ran just fine, I did notice at 70mph the EGTs are 200 degrees hotter now, and the EGTs rise faster also, being it normally ran at 600 degrees before and it rarely went over a 1000 degrees I am not worried, and when it did get up to 1400 degrees(3 years ago?) a long time ago when I first put the turbocharger on it likely didn't hurt it then either as I would think I would have had issues by now if any damage had occurred.
I am not going to like the EGTs being at 800 degrees, but I will get used to it, I was only on the freeway for around 3 miles, I need a longer drive to really determine anything conclusive.
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Re: My 1969 Datsun 521 kingcab diesel

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Post by wayno » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:01 pm

I did a little floor board covering, I put matting on the floor, then I cut that vinyl cover I had in half and installed it in this truck, it's a really dirty blue but it looks alright for now, I put my wore out Datsun mats on top of the vinyl covering.
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Here is the Air Heater Element installed under the throttle body, the red wire is ground, the black wire is 12V, it just turned out that way wire length wise, I didn't have a red wire the right length/gauge.
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Re: My 1969 Datsun 521 kingcab diesel

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Post by wayno » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:21 pm

Today I decided I wanted some kind of light in the truck at night, when I made the kingcab the dome light wiring got cut, so I re-wired it with an in-switched power source(always hot) which was kinda a pain, and then I wired it to the old headlight switch in the dash, I seriously doubt I will be able to see much unless I replace the bulb with a bright LED, but at least I have that option now, the dome light works.
My doors do not have a button/switch to turn on the dome light, and the holes that would appear to be for the button/switch are being used for my speaker wires in the doors, I will not be changing that, the old headlight switch in the dash is good enough for me.

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This morning I also re-adjusted the box on the frame, it has always been slightly crooked, so I removed the custom mount bar/bracket and ovalled the holes so I could slide the front of the box towards the passenger side a 1/4", it better than it was before, but nothing is perfect.
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