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#1 73super

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 11:34 AM

Can you give me a good source for an engine rebuild kit? Say for an L20?

Thx.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 11:42 AM

"kit"?

You can get the full gasket set at any parts store. The rings and bearings will be separate, you can get timing "kits" (chain, guides, tensioner, sprockets), valves and rockers are separate (and not easy to find good ones- do NOT buy american made L-series rockers).
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 12:47 PM

yeah, you used to be able to get a complete "kit" for the engine rebuild. Included most everything. I'll see if I can hunt it down.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 02:32 PM

I'm pretty sure those haven't been around for 10-20 years. I never found one in '92 when I rebuilt my first L16.

The main reason is that you need to know the oversize for the main bearings, rod bearings, and pistons/rings which will all be different. Unless everything is standard. This isn't a Chevy, they don't make ready-to go kits for these.
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 02:33 PM

tooth brush it from top to bottom, should be ok.. unless blown.. haha ;)

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:11 AM

Here ya be: http://www.rpmrons.com/Nissankits.html

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:15 AM

Make sure its all Japanese parts.
I seen a place sell mostly Taiwan stuff

i got to Mr-auto-parts.com/importedcarparts.com/Rockauto.com/Napa and pc the stuff together.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:47 AM

Heads up.. Rock Auto has a closeout on brake shoes (for those of you who haven't converted to disc).

I just ordered 2 sets (8 shoes) for my 620 @ $7.70 a set.

Just thought I'd pass it along. Not many left. :D

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:48 AM

oops.. meant to put that in the brake rebuild post.. sorry.:mad:

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:09 AM

Heads up.. Rock Auto has a closeout on brake shoes (for those of you who haven't converted to disc).

...only for the 620. Shoes for other cars are not that cheap.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:21 AM

...only for the 620. Shoes for other cars are not that cheap.


Correct.. sorry I didn't specifiy.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:45 AM

Your 620 has a L20 in it?
I thought 73 was a L18 or maybe still a L16.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 10:22 AM

The '73 originally had a L16.. yes, that's what mine had.. but the next one will be a L20.. and I've got a good lead on a motor that I may pickup.. we'll see. Right now I'm just collecting some parts for a future project. :D

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 09:27 PM

seriously, sell me the tow bar off your truck. Anyone know where I can get one of those?
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 07:05 PM

seriously, sell me the tow bar off your truck. Anyone know where I can get one of those?


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Posted 14 October 2007 - 08:23 PM

YES LIKE THAT ONE!!!!

is it really heavy?
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 08:26 PM

i assume you mean the L20b? 4 cylinder. i'm sure the L20 is a 6 cylinder although i never hear about anyone having one or talking about them. must have been an early z thing or something.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:04 PM

the L20A came in the S30 fairlady from japan and also the old school skylines.
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:32 PM

the L20A came in the S30 fairlady from japan and also the old school skylines.


YEP the l20B is a 4 cylinder

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