nissan forums   nissan forums

Go Back   Nissan Forum > Nissan Forums (Nissan Cars) > Datsun Forums

Nissan Forum: 1971 datsun 1600 gets hot then dies
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-11-2013, 04:14 AM
datsunguy datsunguy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: oregon
Posts: 5
Default 1971 datsun 1600 gets hot then dies

The truck will start up and idle but once I start driving. I only get a few hundred yards before its acts like its not getting gas and dies. Once I wait a few minutes it will start and then die shortly after. Any ideas? I've done a lot to the motor. New plugs/wires,cap/rotor,thermostat,radiator,water pump fresh oil and anitfreeze. Thank you
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 03-11-2013, 11:54 AM
jp2code jp2code is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Longview, TX [USA]
Posts: 1,566
Default

Fuel filter?
__________________
~Joe (not a mechanic!)
1994 Heavy Duty D21, Long Bed, 2WD, V6, 5-speed
Free Hardbody Service Manuals: -
Trouble Codes for Nissan 1988-1995: http://nissanforum.org/nissan-forum/showthread.php?t=23202
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-11-2013, 07:52 PM
datsunguy datsunguy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: oregon
Posts: 5
Default

I forgot to mention that it also has a new fuel pump and fuel filter. I cleaned out the carb just in case the Jets were getting blocked.but it still has the problem.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-11-2013, 08:01 PM
jp2code jp2code is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Longview, TX [USA]
Posts: 1,566
Default

It definitely sounds like you are running out of fuel, and this should be before Nissan started putting lots of emissions on there to make troubleshooting difficult.

See if there is anyplace where you can find a pinch in the fuel line. This would let small amounts of fuel in, but the line would not be able to supply fuel fast enough once the engine has been running and starts demanding more.

If not there, you could have something blocking the passage inside your carburetor. Similar to the fuel line problem, but this time you would have a small pocket of fuel inside the float of your carburetor that would only last a little while.

You could always mount a fuel pressure gauge somewhere and verify that the fuel pressure is dropping, but this would not work if your problem were inside the carburetor.

Post a pic of this old timer!
__________________
~Joe (not a mechanic!)
1994 Heavy Duty D21, Long Bed, 2WD, V6, 5-speed
Free Hardbody Service Manuals: -
Trouble Codes for Nissan 1988-1995: http://nissanforum.org/nissan-forum/showthread.php?t=23202
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-11-2013, 11:25 PM
maximaj30 maximaj30 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 519
Default

with it starting a few minutes after it dies, im almost tempted to say the distributor is bad. had a Honda that did that, after you parked it, it wouldnt start and after sitting for 5 minutes it would start. few months later changing the dizzy fixed it
__________________
1992 Maxima GXE VG30E auto- retired at 429k
1988 D21 KingCab Z24i 5spd- retired at 248k

1979 Supra 4ME 5spd- weekend daily
1991 Toyota Crown Royal Saloon- daily
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-12-2013, 03:26 AM
datsunguy datsunguy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: oregon
Posts: 5
Default

Thank you for the replies. It is appreciated. I spent a couple hours today going over all the wiring and making adjustments to the Carb and distributor. I did actually fix some things I never noticed. But the I took a good look at the fuel filter. Its new and clean but I noticed it was having trouble filling completely and flowing out. I looked the rubber line over and sure enough on the bottom side was a small cut. Through the rubber layer but not all the way through the braiding underneath. No fuel was leaking but air sure could. So I turned the filter upside down and instantly it stayed running. I let it idle for a half hour and drove it a couple miles and it never died. Seems like that was it. Blows me away that it could be something so simple. I put so much work into the wrong areas. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-12-2013, 11:48 AM
jp2code jp2code is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Longview, TX [USA]
Posts: 1,566
Default

That's cool. I'm glad it was something simple.

I'd still like to see a pic of that old 1971 Datsun, though.
__________________
~Joe (not a mechanic!)
1994 Heavy Duty D21, Long Bed, 2WD, V6, 5-speed
Free Hardbody Service Manuals: -
Trouble Codes for Nissan 1988-1995: http://nissanforum.org/nissan-forum/showthread.php?t=23202
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-12-2013, 07:37 PM
datsunguy datsunguy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: oregon
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jp2code View Post
That's cool. I'm glad it was something simple.

I'd still like to see a pic of that old 1971 Datsun, though.
Its not the prettiest but I'll post a picture of it and the fuel line I was talking about with the small cut.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-13-2013, 05:39 AM
datsunguy datsunguy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: oregon
Posts: 5
Default 1971 datsun 1600

[QUOTE=jp2code;43541]That's cool. I'm glad it was something simple.

I'd still like to see a pic of that old 1971 Datsun, though. [/QUO


Here she is. And the cut line
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20130312_201823_20130312221928813.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	86.8 KB
ID:	219   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20130312_202802_20130312221458273.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	95.2 KB
ID:	220  
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-13-2013, 12:02 PM
jp2code jp2code is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Longview, TX [USA]
Posts: 1,566
Default

I like it! Neat truck.
__________________
~Joe (not a mechanic!)
1994 Heavy Duty D21, Long Bed, 2WD, V6, 5-speed
Free Hardbody Service Manuals: -
Trouble Codes for Nissan 1988-1995: http://nissanforum.org/nissan-forum/showthread.php?t=23202
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1600, 1971, datsun, hot, puckup

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 10:21 PM.


Advertisements
cars connected social network




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
nissanforum.org recognizes that "Infiniti", "Nissan", it's logos and various model names and numbers are registered trademarks of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.. These terms are used for identification purposes only. nissanforum.org is not affiliated in any way with Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. or any other company listed herein. All information on this site is the opinion of its members and not the opinion of the site itself. ©2019 Madison Ross Media Group. All rights reserved. Content published on NissanForum.org requires permission for reprint. Interested in an affordable, reliable luxury SUV? Check out the Kia Telluride.
MADISON ROSS MEDIA GROUP MARKETPLACE
Need products for your Nissan? Check out your options at the links below: