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Old 11-25-2018, 03:18 AM   #43
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Nice looking octopus.....!
Yeah! Hahahaha
His name is Randy
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Old 11-25-2018, 03:24 AM   #44
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Is that a Datsun pickup? Whatever it is - itís GORGEOUS!!!
Thank you! Yes, it's a Datsun 1200 ute aka SUNNY TRUCK.
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Old 11-25-2018, 03:26 AM   #45
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Thatís a cool way to think of it! Summit Racing and Jegs have some cool stuff.
Yeah! I use Summit Racing and Rock Auto often! They're nice!!
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:02 AM   #46
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I removed a cooling fan then belts next.

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I'm going to replace an A/C compressor and water pump.
I deciding whether to replace a power steering pump or not. I've rebuilt a steering gearbox and replaced hoses already.
It's easy to do when the radiator is out, if I need to replace the pump.
But I didn't find out suitable pump. I found similar one, but it's O-ring connect type. Mine is flare type on the pressure side.
I need to get an interchange fitting (O-ring to flare), fittings and hose...

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Anyway, I removed the A/C compressor. It has definitely leaked. It's oily and dirty!

Next is heater section. The first thing to do, heater hoses out from a pump. Of course I'm going to change it! I prefer black ones than red.
In the picture right side below, that's brand new Tuff Stuff water pump.

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The previous owner sprayed urethane form a lot...

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I'm going to replace the heater control valve too.

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This is today's accomplishment.
Cooling fan, belts, A/C compressor, heater core, hoses and steering damper.

I need to buy lots of parts from the USA again!!
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:17 AM   #47
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Nice work! Looks like you are making headway.
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:18 AM   #48
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Nice work! Looks like you are making headway.
Thanks! I still have a long way to go. I'm going to do the continuation next weekend
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Old 11-25-2018, 03:51 PM   #49
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Nice work! I need to get moving on my unit, you make it look easy.
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Old 11-25-2018, 04:34 PM   #50
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Nice work! I need to get moving on my unit, you make it look easy.
Thank you! Did you talk about a heater unit?
If so, that's easy to remove. Unbolt the heater unit and duct bolt and nuts, then four of a blower motor bolt off. Good luck!
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:18 AM   #51
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I removed an A/C compressor bracket, power steering pulley and pump, and water pump today.

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Many cool stuffs have been waiting for long time in my garage!
I must do lots of repairs in hurry!

However, today's main event is removing a fuel tank.

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The first, I should pull off fuel from in the tank. I connected an electric fuel pump to the fuel feed line.
That is "mitsuba pump", it's famous fuel pump in Japan. I stock it for my Datsun pickup.
The pump works very well, it left about 1 litter fuel in the tank.

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The fuel filler hose is bad connecting...

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Next, I supported the fuel tank with a motorcycle jack underneath.

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Then unbolt the bracket bolts.

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But the tank strap's bolt through the bracket hole, so it couldn't go down... (The left one)
Eventually, I removed the bracket and frame bolts. (the right ones)

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It worked!

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Pulled off all of hoses and wires from the tank.
Very dusty....

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It's landing!
I needed jack up a little bit when I drag out the tank from under car.

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I did it! I'm going to cleaning and painting it, and make a hole on the top of tank. It's for an in-tank fuel pump!
I'm going to use an EFI kit on the Argosy.

The work has been going well
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Are you going to use the factory fuel sending unit to attach your new pump to? Just curious.
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Old 12-02-2018, 06:00 AM   #53
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Are you going to use the factory fuel sending unit to attach your new pump to? Just curious.
Hi chevy2man,
I'm going to keep the factory fuel sending unit, and add an in-tank pump unit.
I bought a TANKS Inc fuel pump kit already.
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Cool. What EFI kit are you going with?
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Old 12-02-2018, 07:35 AM   #55
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Cool. What EFI kit are you going with?
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I'm going to use an MSD atomic EFI.
I'm going with an MSD distributor, plug wires, ignition box too.
Probably I am an MSD geek!


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This is an in-tank fuel pump kit that I bought.
It seems like easy installation.
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It looks to be an easy install. Does the ecu come with a wide band O2 sensor? Or does it use one for fuel metering? Is the Atomic EFI fully programmable? Just curious. Looks to be good quality.
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