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Drummerboy4as

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#1551722 Looking for clarification on flipping the center link for a KA24DE from a Fro...

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 15 March 2018 - 01:36 PM

No. Like I said, its only car KA. Regardless of DE or E. It's because of the car engines being front sump. They interfere with steering.

All truck ka, regardless of DE or E are rear sump and fit perfect.


Coolio, thanks for the info


#1551648 Looking for clarification on flipping the center link for a KA24DE from a Fro...

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 15 March 2018 - 07:24 AM

Not necessary if using any truck KA due to being rear sump. Front sump KA from cars require flipping of the center link.


Oh is only for the car KA’s? I thought there was something about the DE’s that they all needed the center link flipped.


#1551504 Looking for clarification on flipping the center link for a KA24DE from a Fro...

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 14 March 2018 - 02:55 PM

I’m slowly doing prep work for an eventual KA swap, part of which is rebuilding my 40 year old suspension. I figured while I had everything out I’d flip the center link to prepare for a KA swap.
My question is that I swore I read that if you used a KA from a Frontier that flipping the center link wasn’t necessary but of course now I can’t find the comment/thread that I read that in. Would it be best to just go ahead and flip the center link since I have everything out and have already purchased the new inserts? I don’t have an engine yet so there’s a possibility that I won’t go with the Frontier (tho it’s my plan to use that motor /trans)
There’s really no downside to having the center link flipped right? If I don’t need to and I did, no big. If I DO need to and I didn’t, that would suck lol


#1549936 Airdam indecisiveness

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 06 March 2018 - 10:08 PM

All done! :frantics: 

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#1548545 Airdam indecisiveness

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 27 February 2018 - 01:29 PM

Got the duckbill mounted today and started playing with patching options.

 

Drivers side done and holes drilled for passenger

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Both sides done. Really happy with how it turned out, no gaps (except for that big David Letterman one in the center there :rofl:) and it follows the contour of the body nicely.

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I'm using Kydex to make the patch for the center. It's nice and sturdy and can be formed with a heat gun. I'm just messing with a scrap piece to see if I can form it the way I want it.

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I'll need to blend it into the sides so its not so obvious, but overall it looks promising.

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#1547627 Airdam indecisiveness

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 22 February 2018 - 06:32 PM

Decided on the MK1 duckbill. Got an email from MK1 Autohaus and unfortunately they didn’t have any info or scraps for me. So I bought some kydex and I’m going to try to mold up a section for the middle. If it looks good I’ll put the license plate in the normal spot, if it doesn’t I’ll cover it up with the license lol


#1547284 Airdam indecisiveness

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 21 February 2018 - 10:51 AM

I emailed MK1 autohaus to see if they have any scraps laying around I could purchase. Be nice to get the same material to make a patch


#1547151 Airdam indecisiveness

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 20 February 2018 - 05:27 PM

You know, I don’t hate it!

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#1547140 Airdam indecisiveness

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 20 February 2018 - 04:36 PM

Mount the license plate over the gap.


Put a bend in the license plate so it's half on the spoiler, half on the valence? That way it's level at the bottom.


Hey now we’re thinkin! I might just try that. It’s a perfectly Ratsun thing to do as well


#1546930 Airdam indecisiveness

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 19 February 2018 - 03:09 PM

I bought this airdam from Steroid several years ago and wasn't able to get it to fit right, so it sat on a shelf for a long time. Recently I dug it out to give it another try along with a Camaro chin spoiler and a MK1 duckbill.

 

Steroid airdam, I still really like it but I cant quite get it to fit and I don't especially want to bondo the crap out of the front end.

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Camaro lip. I really like it but it's too wide. If I use it I'll likely cut about 4" from the center and bond it back together.

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MK1 duckbill. I really like the way this one fits, the contours match pretty well and I like the styling of it. It's just a little too short. I'm not sure if its ABS or what, but there's a local plastics place nearby that can likely tell me and supply me with options for making a patch.

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Opinions? Anyone have experience with any of them?




#1545820 Fulcrum pin

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 14 February 2018 - 09:51 AM

It would appear that it did not, all 4 nuts have zerk fittings
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I’ve watched your video on fitting the fulcrum pin so I’ll def mix and match and test fit till the dogbones move freely.


#1545675 Fulcrum pin

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 13 February 2018 - 12:06 PM

After fighting and fighting the lower cotter pin I finally beat it. 

 

Whats the worst that that could happen??

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After drilling a hole through the pin, some gentle persuasion convinced it to break its bond

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Carnage

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Somehow by the grace of the gods of Datsun I managed to not damage the kingpin at all




#1544284 Fulcrum pin

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 05 February 2018 - 04:25 PM

Reviving an old thread here, but I’m in the process of doing disc brakes on the front of my 620 and while I was in there I figured I’d replace whatever bushings and grease I could. The inner control arm bushings look pretty good, the upper dog bone bushing are shot so i ordered a set from mike. I wanted to take the dogbones completely off to clean them and whatnot but for the life of me I can’t get the cotter pins out of the lower fulcrum pins. They’re soaking in PB blaster right now but I’ve already damaged one of them *eyeroll.
I’ve been searching for a while now and haven’t come up with a source for these pins. I’ve found some for a Z but there’s no specs on size or anything. Does anyone have a good source or know if mike is still making them?


#744268 Pro tip for chain tensioner on L series head gasket replacement

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 22 August 2012 - 01:53 PM

Doing a head gasket repair? Need something to keep the chain tensioner in place? Grab a 1" x 8 1/2" piece of PVC pipe to drive in between the 2 sides of the chain under the timing cover. It fits perfectly to keep the tensioner in place and slides out relatively easy with a pair of pliers. Make sure you set the crank to TDC on #1 first though, because you wont be able to move it once the pipe is in :thumbup:

Now I know there are diagrams for wedges and things online and its what the manual tells you to use, but, next time give the piece of PVC a try. You won't be disappointed. :D


#710226 11 months, 3,000 pictures, and a lot of coffee [video]

Posted by Drummerboy4as on 29 June 2012 - 07:27 AM

Not a Datsun, but still pretty cool