Category Archives: Air & Fuel System

New Air Cleaner

The original air cleaner that came on my truck had been modified at some point. The “horn” inlet had been cut off. See below: These modifications were pretty common, but I wanted to get an intact stock air cleaner to … Continue reading

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Fuel Pump Options

Since I got the truck I’ve been trying to figure out a replacement mechanical fuel pump. Previously I mentioned one of the possibilities, which was to get a newer fuel pump for a more common L-series Datsun engine and modify … Continue reading

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Manifold & Oil Filter Housing Painting

This afternoon I painted the intake and exhaust manifolds, their mounting hardware, and the oil filter housing to make them all look new and original. I had at least a half a can of Eastwood’s high temperature Factory Gray spray … Continue reading

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Manifold Clean-Up

This afternoon I spent some time cleaning up the intake and exhaust manifolds to prepare them for paint. I started with the washers and engine-lifting bracket, which I sprayed with Simple Green and scrubbed with a Scotch-Brite pad. After a … Continue reading

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Intake/Exhaust Manifold Removal

I spent most of today removing the intake and exhaust manifolds from the engine. Here is a shot of the intake manifold as it sits on top of the exhaust manifold. The light blue shop towels are still in place … Continue reading

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New Filters!

Last week I ordered some replacement air, fuel, and oil filters from Rockauto. I was pretty pleased to find the filters still available. These are from Fram, which aren’t known as the best filters in the world, but frankly are … Continue reading

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Drained the Gas Tank

I drained the old fuel out of the gas tank this afternoon. The fuel tank is located at the rear of the truck, under the bed. You put gas in the truck through the rear fender on the driver’s side … Continue reading

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Fuel Pump Removal

This morning I spent some time removing the old fuel pump from the engine. This is not the original fuel pump that came with the E-1 engine, but instead looks like a J13 fuel pump that came on the later … Continue reading

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Carburetor returns!

Happy New Year! Today I came home to find my rebuilt carburetor had been delivered to the house.  It took longer than expected, but when I called Chicago Carburetor to chase it down they said it had been finished for … Continue reading

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Datsun blue air cleaner color sample

I’d like to repaint my new air cleaner in the original Datsun blue. I’ve looked around, and while Datsun blue/green engine block paint is available, I couldn’t locate a vendor that sells the baby blue air cleaner color on these … Continue reading

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