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#21 HOGIE

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 10:04 PM

These are awesome trucks, I'll be following this, I'm wishing i hadn't sold mine. Someday I'll have another. I almost jumped on this one but wayno sai you were trying hard to get. So i didn't step on any toes. You got a hell of a deal. These trucks are rare and hold a spot in my heart.

I do appreciate the non-toe-stepping, and I'll understand if that was mostly out of respect for wayno. I had to give Ed nearly twice the originally mentioned cost but I still think it was an amazing deal for how complete it is. I'm going to be appreciating this truck for a long time.

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 10:33 PM

Nice!!!! Looking forward to updates.


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Posted 30 October 2016 - 06:16 AM

Nice job.  Great deal at the price you referenced.  Really, really great deal.  I saw the original post on NICOclub.  Sounds like you are going to treat the truck right, so I'm glad you got it.  

 

Question:  so the NLs have a one-piece full-width rear bumper?  Mine (64 L320) has the two piece rear bumper.  I thought that was original to both, but I learn something new about these trucks every day.  

 

Post more pics of the engine bay and interior when you get a chance.  Both because we'd like to see but also it seems the truck is very original so it would be good reference for people.  Thanks.  



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 06:23 AM

Also, if you are doing brakes you can get a lot of parts from Rockauto.  You should order the adjusters soon, because they are on closeout.  

Beck Arnley 0850024 (left side)

Beck Arnley 0850032 (right side)

 

They are on closeout for around $10 each from Rockauto right now, don't buy them on ebay where somebody is selling the exact same ones for $40 apiece.  

Drums and shoes are also available from Rockauto.  

Good luck.  



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 07:06 AM

Nice job.  Great deal at the price you referenced.  Really, really great deal.  I saw the original post on NICOclub.  Sounds like you are going to treat the truck right, so I'm glad you got it.  
 
Question:  so the NLs have a one-piece full-width rear bumper?  Mine (64 L320) has the two piece rear bumper.  I thought that was original to both, but I learn something new about these trucks every day.  
 
Post more pics of the engine bay and interior when you get a chance.  Both because we'd like to see but also it seems the truck is very original so it would be good reference for people.  Thanks.

 

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To my knowledge NL only had the full bumper. Someone else can confirm this.

More pics to come, for sure

 

Also, if you are doing brakes you can get a lot of parts from Rockauto.  You should order the adjusters soon, because they are on closeout.  
Beck Arnley 0850024 (left side)
Beck Arnley 0850032 (right side)
 
They are on closeout for around $10 each from Rockauto right now, don't buy them on ebay where somebody is selling the exact same ones for $40 apiece.  
Drums and shoes are also available from Rockauto.  
Good luck.


I love rock auto. I'll check it out soon for the close outs

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:13 AM

Awesome. I saw that post and was trying to figure out the logistics. :lol: 

 

Glad you got it and brought it here :D


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Posted 30 October 2016 - 09:29 AM

Awesome. I saw that post and was trying to figure out the logistics. :lol:

Glad you got it and brought it here :D

Agreed, awesome indeed!

Very happy to get this truck as share it with the Ratsun community. I have to sell my 620. So plans to have a lowered KA 620 and stock 521 have changed to lowered KA swapped 521 and a stock NL320. I can handle this scenario though

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 09:48 AM

One piece rear bumpers on the NL320, U320, and the V320.

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 11:14 AM

Let me know if you need any help with this thing. I'll trade you wrenching for sanding.


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Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:05 PM

Let me know if you need any help with this thing. I'll trade you wrenching for sanding.


Deal. What are you doing? I'll be doing brakes

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 10:28 AM

Deal. What are you doing? I'll be doing brakes

 

Just banging out dents and preping for paint. Let me know when you get the parts for brakes


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 10:37 AM

So your keeping the stock front drum brakes on the NL320?


 

 


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 06:55 PM

So your keeping the stock front drum brakes on the NL320?


Perfect time to send some money to MKlotz.

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 07:17 PM

Perfect time to send some money to MKlotz.

 

If he doesn't have much money, and isn't going to drive it much, drum brakes will stop it, they stop the 521s.

Right now I would put all the effort towards getting it running without over heating, but make sure it has gear lube in the transmission first, as long as what is in it is oil and not water and it is at the proper level it will do for getting the engine running, oh and make sure it is in neutral.

I was just asking about his plans for front brakes.


 

 


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 07:38 PM

Ah. I still have 4 wheel drums on my 521.

After getting everything properly adjusted, I must say, they actually work very well.

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 08:58 PM

Ah. I still have 4 wheel drums on my 521.

After getting everything properly adjusted, I must say, they actually work very well.

 

I never liked the drum brakes because I could never get them adjusted properly, when hard braking the truck always went counter clockwise(pulled left), I finally got sick of it and seen a 521 truck in the wrecking yard with front 620 disc brakes, well it was in there for a reason, it was a failed attempt and that is why it was there, well I took it to the next step and figured out why it didn't work and the rest is history, that was just about 12/13/14 years ago, its been so long I can't remember how long ago anymore.

This truck needs to be running first, after it is running I would just blow air thru all the brake lines, take apart all the brake cylinders and clean them, put brake fluid in it and bleed the brakes and see what happens.


 

 


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 10:51 PM

Mine dips right when the brakes are applied.


I'm used to it so I know to bob the wheel a touch left when braking.
I'd rather go to the shoulder than oncoming traffic.

I have up given up getting it perfectly even.
Slowly collection bits for the disc swap.



Any updates on the NL?

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 01:16 PM

So your keeping the stock front drum brakes on the NL320?

  

Stock brake for the foreseeable future but plans change

Ah. I still have 4 wheel drums on my 521.
After getting everything properly adjusted, I must say, they actually work very well.


I'm fine with stock brakes in my 521 too. Although it's powered by an L16 and when I upgrade to more power I'm going to go to disc front and maybe disc rear because lower


My plan for the NL is a stock summer cruiser so no need for disc brakes. This only weighs 945kg = 2083lbs
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Posted 06 November 2016 - 01:20 PM

Any updates on the NL?

Haven't had any free time to dig in the the truck but I do today. I'm going to jack it up to ID which wheels are dragging then pull the wheels to try freeing up brake. Once the wheels are free in can move it around easy and dig in/ take more pics.


Time to get off Ratsun and go play with my Datsun

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 06:49 PM

Passenger front brake was dragging. Was able to back off adjuster and now the wheel turns freely Drive front was already free

Driver rear turns freely but passenger rear is almost completely locked. It took three people to push it into the garage and we wenched it into the trailer. The adjuster is near seized, was able to move it half a tooth. Removed cap and wheel. Tapped around the outside of the drum trying to break it free. Barely and movement. A lot of rusty dust feel out. Pulled the bleeder out and it's bone dry. Stopped there with the brakes


In the engine bay. I pushed on the fan blade to get an eye on the end of the crank pulley. It turned the belt which turned over the crank pulley. Score! First time since I've had it. Ckecked the engine oil. Pretty clean. The spark plugs are brand new, never fired. Coolant is clean bright green. There was a packrats cherry out hoard in the air filter box.

While under the truck I found a small patch of rust on the floor board. Under the passenger side of bench.



Plan is still free up the brakes. Service all brake components. Then flush fuel and brake lines. Take the fuel tank to work and dip it. Change fluids. Lube shift linkage. Clean interior and reupholster bench.

As soon as the fuel system has been cleaned up I'll try starting my barNLove