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#421 Charlie69

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:47 AM

That drive was a good stretch for the old girl.  Nice work Hogie and helpers.



#422 Crashtd420

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:58 AM

Ha.... I was post #420....

#423 Draker

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:06 AM


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#424 Draker

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:07 AM


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#425 ]2eDeYe

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:06 AM

Congrats on the plaque :cool: 


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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!"


#426 Conner

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:08 PM

That's awesome.  Nice work and congratulations. 



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:35 PM

I think Draker's pic explain your first question.

It was about 115-120 miles. Took the long way on back roads because 55mph was just enough for the old girl.

 

Don't think I'd wanna go much over 55MPH in a stock suspension 320 for much of a distance. Mighty Mouse's suspension is pretty tight and has new shocks all round and 55 is plenty enough for me. I've found the short wheelbase, narrow track and hard sprung ride at speed can get a bit freaky on some roads and wind conditions. The reaction these little pickups induce in other drivers and bystanders makes it all worthwhile.

 

That's a beautiful little survivor truk and a time travel capsule, Hoagie. You're a very lucky man.


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#428 HOGIE

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 06:04 PM

Love the videos Craig. Thanks

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 06:52 AM

Don't think I'd wanna go much over 55MPH in a stock suspension 320 for much of a distance. Mighty Mouse's suspension is pretty tight and has new shocks all round and 55 is plenty enough for me. I've found the short wheelbase, narrow track and hard sprung ride at speed can get a bit freaky on some roads and wind conditions. The reaction these little pickups induce in other drivers and bystanders makes it all worthwhile.

 

That's a beautiful little survivor truk and a time travel capsule, Hoagie. You're a very lucky man.

 

Once you get over the unstable jolts and learn to expect them, its do-able.    Its easier and far more comfortable if you put a heavy load in bed, but if you go with too much weight the steering can get scary light.  I've driven ~3 hours with a couch in the bed at ~65, and used to commute an hour on the highway each way to one job.  



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:30 AM

I plan to change the rear ratio to 4:11 which should net me 50-60 MPH cruising without excessively winding the E1 which is plenty fine for my driving conditions and should still have pretty good low speed acceleration. 

 

I don't want to go to the 3:8? ratio as i won't be doing a lot of highway driving; mostly around town and I feel that I'd give up more low end than I'd like.

 

This is a future project as I haven't acquired a 4:11 third member yet. Will start looking for a good one soon. 


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 06:12 PM

All the normal ratios used to be easy to find when there was several 620/720s in the wrecking yards every day, but now it is hard to find more than one or two of either of them in the 3 yards around here, there are no 620s right now, there's an 81 and 83, and there are six 84-86 Nissan trucks, an 84 and 85 are certain to be 720s, but the four 86s could be 720s or D21s, there appears to be quite a few here right now, last time I checked there was only one 720.

The 411 ratio is hard to find in 720s, but the 620s had them, unfortunately there are no 620s in any of our local Portland area yards.


 

 


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 06:59 AM

I just found four on car-part.com. One of them is in OK, which is pretty close to you.

 

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