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My Datsun 510 is a work in progress. I was into Datsun's the day after I was born and this was the car literally rode in. So my interest in cars recently came about when I saw our family's old 510 rusting in a field for the past 25 years, until 2009 when I decided to take it on as my restoration project. Thought I'd start this blog about just different stuff that interests me (not just cars but hobbies too). This car is not for sale nor will it ever be for sale. *If your car is featured here against your wishes or you see incorrect information, please contact me at classicdatsuns@gmail.com , and I will make any necessary changes. Have fun viewing. I am not affiliated with any sponsors, company, or body shop. I'm just a dude that likes Datsuns.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Engine Deconstruction Pt 4 (engine bay cleanup)

Got into the garage last night and decided to try to clean up the engine bay a little bit.  Here's what it looked like as I left it last time.
So this is where I left off when I stopped a few nights ago.  I was basically labeling all the electrical wires.  Wish I had white masking tape instead of blue but blue worked, just the same.  

Here's a 2 min break I took to set up a youtube playlist on my computer for music.  Good motivation when you're working solo.



Just another one of those moments where I got that feeling where I asked myself  "What did I get myself into?" moments.

Front side signals out.



This thing was a pain to take off and it still is.  It's the wiper motor.  It's held together with 3 screws connected to the top of the firewall.  The bottom screw was the one giving me the most trouble.

Well I ended up stripping it with my phillips screwdriver.  It was out far enough that I took a pair of bolt cutters and was able to cut it off. Now I need to get the motor out and drill the rest of the screw.  

I'll try to clean up more today.  More pictures to come. 

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