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captain720

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#1539880 Parts truck build/One wasn't enough

Posted by captain720 on 12 January 2018 - 08:16 AM

If you plan to bend everything yourself, then just buy a few extra feet of pipe to allow for incorrect bends, and buy some flanges and some hanger rod.

Or buy a bunch of bends of you can figure up approx what you will need.

But if you've no place to do it the question is academic. If you need exhaust now, then you need to have it done for you.

The question was fairly academic, it's not a priority. If I could do it easily then I would do it now, I think I will wait a couple weeks until I have some more $$$$$ then pay somebody else.


#1539750 Parts truck build/One wasn't enough

Posted by captain720 on 11 January 2018 - 03:32 PM

Can you weld or bend pipe?


I have the ability and tools yes, but I don't have a spot so I can't do it right now.


#1539712 Parts truck build/One wasn't enough

Posted by captain720 on 11 January 2018 - 01:09 PM

How difficult is it to put new 2.25 inch pipe and a glass pack on myself?


#1539004 Canby 2018 presented by DNW

Posted by captain720 on 07 January 2018 - 08:35 PM

I plan on making it again this year, looking forward to maybe driving a Datsun this year. B)




#1538793 Parts truck build/One wasn't enough

Posted by captain720 on 06 January 2018 - 10:26 PM

Man this thing is fast! Need to get on some summer tires and track it! It handles like a boss too and I haven't even lowered it, yet. :), but then again, I am coming from full size trucks and really heavy slow stuff. Sure is hard to beat the rear wheel drive in the snow and ice though.............................




#1538717 1980 720 radiator

Posted by captain720 on 06 January 2018 - 11:51 AM

I believe the one on rock auto works fine, I got mine from a local parts store. Mine was all smashed up and too far gone, be warned though most of the aftermarket ones are thicker so they have more cooling surface area, but the stock fan shrouds don't fit.


#1538644 Safe to assume 1983 Nissan Sunrader 18' has 720 chassis?

Posted by captain720 on 05 January 2018 - 07:53 PM

Since it is a Z24 you will want to do all the basic stuff (NGK plugs, cap, rotor, replace engine coolant, oil with good zinc content, NAPA Gold/wix filter, manifold gaskets won't hurt, check for a clogged cat, and an air filter) and make sure your Hitachi runs good. You will want to retorque your head bolts and adjust the valve lash (0.012 in on feeler gauge). If you adjust the first half of the valves, then put the cover back on and warm it up again you can get a slightly more accurate reading, although most of the time just warming it up once is sufficient.

 

Head bolts video;

 

Valve lash video;




#1538449 A layman's guide to a beater (85' 4x4)

Posted by captain720 on 04 January 2018 - 07:09 PM

It is very sad. Putting in a D21 rear axle is literally cheaper and easier than getting a H190 LSD. The air locker is $900, which I have wanted a few times, but not enough to warrant buying one.




#1538441 A layman's guide to a beater (85' 4x4)

Posted by captain720 on 04 January 2018 - 06:38 PM

LSD?? Did Nissan make H190 LSDs? 

I think they used to be available way back when, but now they aren't. I have also head of people putting in D21 rear axles with LSDs.




#1538239 A layman's guide to a beater (85' 4x4)

Posted by captain720 on 03 January 2018 - 02:17 PM

Your getting a lot of parts. The question is do you have the room to store them? If so a whole parts truck is a good deal. There are lots of little bits and already having some in a stash you can access at night on a Sunday comes in handy. Since that is always when you will need something like an alternator or idler pull wiper motor ect, to make it somewhere for monday morning. Old vehicles like to have issues at the most inconvenient time.


I second this.


#1538226 A layman's guide to a beater (85' 4x4)

Posted by captain720 on 03 January 2018 - 11:46 AM

The 2wd has some front end damage, isn't a 4x4 obviously, and does have as cool as a grill. You can't imagine how difficult a swap would be for the 4x4


What swap is unimaginably difficult? Transmission swaps in 4wds are not enjoyable at all if that is what you are talking about? Converting a 2wd to 4wd would also be really hard.


#1538214 A layman's guide to a beater (85' 4x4)

Posted by captain720 on 03 January 2018 - 10:11 AM

The first gear is higher in the 2wd, you won't notice too much unless you drive like a banshee, run bigger tires, and off road. I do all of the above so I looked extra hard to find a 4wd, bought one from Ted at Canby and I have been extremely pleased with it.

 

85xxx miles? Dude might want to replace your little car with it, these little things don't die easy and a lot of times the engines can be brought back from the depths of well real nastiness.




#1538146 Parts truck build/One wasn't enough

Posted by captain720 on 02 January 2018 - 08:45 PM

I don't want to jinx it but....... I have been daily driving this for about a week with pretty much no issues (roughly 85 miles, used the 4wd a bit for the really snowy days). valves are pretty quit, I have to turn off the heater to even hear if it is running at all. The exhaust rattles and it has a bit of a grandad setup, medium sized cat with way too much muffler. Also every once in awhile the seat decides to fall backward rapidly and scare me good.  :thumbup: (when I get new seats installed I will try and make a nice video for y'all) But I got a block heater cord from the parts store and that seems to be functioning well. I would say for roughly under $1400 this includes a new set of studs, rims, a new motor (turns out the old one will live to see another day so this doesn't really count), battery, hoses, a ton of missing bolts, some other junk, and a weeks worth of wrenching it is pretty good. 




#1538142 A layman's guide to a beater (85' 4x4)

Posted by captain720 on 02 January 2018 - 08:30 PM

It's heavier than the 620 and it's about 2,750. A 4x4 would be a lot more.

 

My 620 had a KC '82 2wd frame with transfer case and a Toyota solid front axle and big tires. The torsion bar and front suspension I cut away. It weighed 3,400 without me in it.

I need to weigh mine, but I always have stuff with me that needs to be delivered here or there or something so I can't get an accurate weight lol. But I think 3,300-3,500 sounds right for a 4wd. Lockleaf have you weighed any of yours?




#1538105 help! replacing the timing chain on my 82 720 4x4.

Posted by captain720 on 02 January 2018 - 04:56 PM

One screw extractor broke, the other didn't work, and the third one removed the broken bolt! So now I have all the new timing parts in and it looks amazing!