My 1974 620 Blue Pill Build
Posted 23 September 2016 - 08:52 AM
Just bought my first Datsun. Always been a fan of these trucks and finally decided to pick one up. Traded my AR-15 and some cash. My buddies already named it "The Blue Pill". Lol
Previous owner replaced the frame with a 79 frame, painted the frame black, bored out the motor to a 2.1, Weber carb, and added a 78 280z 5 speed transmission with a 240mm clutch.
As you can see, the interior is just flawless. Lol Lovely dust and carpet that's falling apart.
I stripped the interior, scrubbed the floors, laid down sound proof. I trimmed out a piece of masonite, wrapped it in truck liner and glued it up against the back wall.
I couldn't stand the top of the dash so I pulled the dash, sanded the metal part that meets up against the window and painted it black (will post pictures when I get home). Ended up added some leds I had laying around and wow, what a night and day difference. I can finally see everything on the dash. Haha
Posted 24 September 2016 - 04:27 PM
First, the transmission making a whining noise. It happens in neutral and when I press the clutch in, the noise goes away. 1st 2nd and 5th this noise comes back at all speeds. 3rd and 4th there is no noise at all.
Second, I lowered my truck with the torsion bars and ended up blowing a shock. Lowered it to where I wanted it to be and when I took it out for a spin, it ended up lowering more and was rubbing the tire. Checked the shock and oil was running down it.
Should I purchase a KYB lowering shock or keep the stock shocks?
Posted 24 September 2016 - 08:22 PM
Posted 25 September 2016 - 04:10 AM
you said it yourself:you blew your shocks. So why would you keep them? Unless you meant replacing with same model again. No you need new ones and shorter too. Dunno about KYBs performance. Dont think the brand/quality matters with the trucks weight.
My apologies, I should have elaborated more. Yes I meant stock new shocks.
Ford pinto shocks is what I should be purchasing right?
Posted 25 September 2016 - 01:51 PM
Nice truck, welcome aboard
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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.
You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"
Posted 25 September 2016 - 07:58 PM
What's the best way to go about raising the shock tower?
620s already run about the shortest shock you can get, pinto shocks arent really any shorter. Raising the shock towers is the best way to keep from blowing out the next set.
Nice truck, welcome aboard
Posted 27 September 2016 - 09:43 AM
easy enough. There is a harbor freight just a mile away from my place. What should the angle be at? I'll check the rubber piece soon. I just broke my hand so I won't be working on the truck for a little.
You need one of these:
Also check the rubber in the center driveshaft support to make sure its not loose or torn or just plain worn out.
Posted 27 September 2016 - 10:19 AM
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.
you assume i have any fucks