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#21 whitesihatch

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 06:25 PM

Interested to see how this goes. Looks promising. Truck is stupid clean.

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 07:10 PM

I dont often question your advice / info . but in this case you are wrong. The kit in the lil Hooker truck is a v8 kit made by hooker headers ,that included , Headers, firewall, core support section , motor mounts , drive live , trans mount , 

 

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Good info. I've only seen the V6 mod. I assume the heater is no longer usable.


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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:52 PM

my truck has a perfect heater , but it does need to be modified . 

 

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:59 PM

Hey denmarkboy,  Im looking right now for motor mounts, tranny mounts, and maybe headers...   I found this site that looks like they have everything in need... 

 

http://www.powerbyac... components.htm

 

Im just wondering if i need their headers... Or if I can buy some other 'block hugger' headers to fit.  Trimming the fender wells isnt a problem... 

 

Just wondering if a set of headers works better than others... there is always the option to make my own, but i dont really want to do that at this point... Maybe next year... haha

 

 

that looks like a great source for most of the parts 



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Posted 30 April 2015 - 07:03 PM

the headers and the torsion bars are one of the biggest challenges . it will take some fitment to pick the thing . there are alot of shorty header options out there fr a v-8 . 



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Posted 01 May 2015 - 04:50 PM

Look up    powerbyace.com  he has EVERYTHING you willneed



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Posted 02 May 2015 - 08:58 AM

Look up powerbyace.com he has EVERYTHING you willneed


Umm, that's who he linked to. It's in the quote like 3 comments up.

Half Pint ('71 510 Goon) http://community.rat...agon/p?=1269361

 

Audrey ('69 Roadster 1600) http://community.rat...rey-the-ratster

 

Tiny Havok ('85 720 DIY built Crewcab 4x4) http://community.rat...ache/?p=1395455

 

720 Shenanigans http://community.rat...20-shenanigans/


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 05:39 AM

sweet.  I will have to give them a call in the next few days...   I think i will pick up what i need to get the engine and tranny mounted... 

 

In the mean time ill have to start pulling apart the datsun... updates soon... 



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Posted 12 August 2015 - 06:31 AM

Well its taken me longer than expected to start this project.  Am getting ready to pull the motor in the next couple of days... 

 

Anyone interested in a L18 long block with a 4 speed?  



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Posted 12 August 2015 - 07:31 AM

Post it in the classifieds, someone will want it. Post up some pictures when you pull it and prep for the v8!

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 09:10 AM

I'm interested but I have no means

Lol you really think he would tell anyone, ahh yes Mr. Peterson I was taken a piss and everything got dark like there was an eclipse, when I look back to see what was making the shade when WHAM!! Cock hit me right in the face. I don't know whose it was but we could match up the bruise.

 

 

 

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 04:42 PM

The powerbyace stuff is nice, directions are clear also. I got the v6 stuff Im working on installing right now. I talked to the guy since his shop is like 1 1/2 from me. really knowledgeable and has been doing this stuff for a loooooonnnng time lol. 



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Posted 13 August 2015 - 05:28 AM

Cool... Thats good to hear... I need to call someone and chew their ear for about a half hour... haha... 

 

This weekend im gonna start wrenching... pics soon.



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 04:33 AM

Since you have a tubing bender, buy the dies and make your own headers.  Flanges are readily available.  Then get them ceramic coated to keep the heat out of the engine bay.  In fact, ceramic coat them even if you buy ready-made headers.  Then run heavy wall pipe at least past the cab to prevent it from shedding major heat where you'll feel it.  

 

You can also ditch the coil-in-cap distributor and remote mount the coil to save firewall space.  The smaller distributor with a remote coil used in the mid to late 80's will work if you get the one that still uses a vacuum advance and isn't computer controlled (7-11 wires in the harness for it).  



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Posted 18 August 2015 - 05:51 AM

Ive thought about making my own headers... I have a local guy that laser cuts steel, so i could get the manifold flanges pretty easily.  I already have a 1.5" die but i dont know if the CL radius is tight enough to fit.  I guess i could always pie cut them a little.  It would be nice if i could bend up some stainless... I dont know if my manual bender could handle it though.  But I could always just buy some SS bends and cut them up to fit... 

 

Thats good advice about the distributor.. The one i have is coil in the distributor.  I did some measuring and its gonna be tight!  I should be able to get by though... Im actually thinking about mounting the radiator in the bed possibly.  Not sure what kind of room ill have up front.  But i could make a crude air scoop and get some hardcore fans if needed... 

 

Got started this weekend just removing a few hoses and lines to get the motor and tranny out.  Planning a weekend BBQ sometime soon to con my friends into giving me a hand... 

 

Few more photos of the damage done by the Joy Ride when the truck was stolen... 

 

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 09:16 AM

That'll buff out... 

Seriously, the lower pans are soft and will straighten up easily, or new on Rockauto are $20.  The hood is a 1-2 hour repair, and the passenger door bottom is 1 hour.  Superficial, considering what could have happened.  Have you ever seen the results of shopping cart bowling at Kmart?  How about bridge pinball?  You got it easy!



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 01:32 PM

What kind of wheels do you have? They look great!


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Posted 22 August 2015 - 05:07 AM

I got the same type, they are just D window steel wheels. Tons of companies make em. He's got a higher offset then mine, look better I think.



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Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:24 PM

Yeah, the damage on the front isnt too bad.... The hardest part is figuring out what the paint is gonna be!



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Posted 09 September 2015 - 08:17 AM

There is a member on here with a ford v8 in a 620. He bed mounted his radiator and had to work through a few issues because of that. Project is called Datstang, IIRC. Might have some cooling ideas that will help you.

Half Pint ('71 510 Goon) http://community.rat...agon/p?=1269361

 

Audrey ('69 Roadster 1600) http://community.rat...rey-the-ratster

 

Tiny Havok ('85 720 DIY built Crewcab 4x4) http://community.rat...ache/?p=1395455

 

720 Shenanigans http://community.rat...20-shenanigans/