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I GOT HER! First thing I noticed was the smoke in the cabin as I drove home which i later found out was a leak from the PCV pipe. So I got everything to fix that tomorrow when I wake up. First thing. It has BAD Cancer under each floorboard. So I will most likely cut it out and weld in replacement panels. I want a tach as there is just a D symbol there. OH IT IS THE 620. NOT the 520. My bad. 1976 datsun 620. Also After doing a compression check cylinder 1-3 were al around 150+ and cylinder 4 was 42 or 50. Around there. So my options?? engine rebuild or swap? hmmm The options.. Which I do not know because I still do not know about Datsuns. I AM doing my research however. The ride was very smooth. Drove it about an hour cruising at 65mph on I5. The smoke wasn't bad unless going up a hill or when I finally got in town at stop lights  starting up. etc. and for your viewing pleasure...

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That's a really nice long bed 620!!! Might be a bad valve seat or a blown head gasket before you assume rings. You could do a leak down test, would tell you for sure. Did you notice oin in water, water in oil, running hot, missing coolant, stumbling, sputtering?

Great job on getting it home!! Thanks for posting pictures!!!
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Lets see. no oil in water no water in oil... ran perfect stayed slightly below mid temp. the whole trip...The idle was low but great. no stumbling or sputtering. I squirted oil in the spark plug hole and it went up to 150psi. That is why I jumped to the conclusion it was the rings.

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I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for this. You have no idea. Also been looking at ebay for a manual. I would like a bentley manual. Do they make one? All I can find is chilton and haynes of course. 
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Yeah, you said bentley, I'm assuming the vanagon in the background is yours? There are factory service manuals on ebay and such. You can find plenty of information here in the technical aspect and maybe even some printable information!

http://olddatsuns.com/

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That would be my dads Vanagon. Been sitting in the driveway for 15 years or loonger.  'When he gets time" he has a brand new engine for it in the basement. haha. Someday it will be done. We have had lots of projects! Gotta love automobiles! 
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Originally posted by ZacharyProhodsky ZacharyProhodsky wrote:

Lets see. no oil in water no water in oil... ran perfect stayed slightly below mid temp. the whole trip...The idle was low but great. no stumbling or sputtering. I squirted oil in the spark plug hole and it went up to 150psi. That is why I jumped to the conclusion it was the rings.



Yup, looks to be rings. I was hoping for an easier fix like a sticky valve. But hey that is a nice, solid 620! I would scrub the engine bay clean, buff out the paint and roll it as is.
So, what's up with the early-620 radiator support? A little accident I presume.
Better to learn from other peoples mistakes than to make them yourself.-Anonymous

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I really have no history of the vehicle at all. My grandma didn't really know and my grandfather passed years ago. I assume it got in some sort of accident as it is red. :p I don't really want to just drive it on 3 cylinders. I was interested in engine swaps as I have done them in the past but all I can find i the ka24de. I know a little about the engine as some years back I was going to buy a 240 but I dont really think I would like it in a truck. Any suggestions?? Or could just rebuild this engine. Honestly looking for something that I can daily drive and hopefully go to the mountains in. hopefully.. haha lots to learn about my new baby. :p
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