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In Topic: How much do drive your vintage Datsun???

14 March 2018 - 08:04 AM

I got 12k miles on my 720 ive had for about 9 months now i was doing about 800 miles a week but now I am trying to not drive my 720 as much because I don't want it to blow up on me ( drive to work is 40 miles along hwy 1 at 80 mph) and I feel like it is meant to be a Sunday driver or a weekend vehicle.

In Topic: Chasing down fuel issue 85' z24 weber 32/36

07 March 2018 - 02:38 PM

So im looking at the beltech spindle drop kit with 3" drop blocks and the notes say spindles wont work with 14" rims? Will they work if i have 2" spacers on it and will it fix my full lock rubbing issue against the cab or make it worse?
Running 205 70 14 right now looking to go to 195 55 or similar in the future

Also wondering if my parts truck with the z22 motor, will the fs5w71B transmission bolt up to my z24 that currently has the L3N71B trans right now? is there any extra things i should get? if it is compatible I might consider the swap in the future or at least save the trans for something else.

the parts truck is a KC with 4x4 and my 85 is single cab RWD im not sure if that will make a difference?

Success! Finally located a used alternator and volts are steady 14.00 at idle and 2k rpms. Now to get a new muffler because the stock one rusted out.

In Topic: Parts truck build/One wasn't enough

03 March 2018 - 12:55 PM

If they had an adapter plate for z22 with 4x4 5spd trans to a 85 rwd z24 I would have 5 spd swapped my truck 6 months ago. Oh well hopefully ill find one before the motor blows (140K)and im thinkin of Ka swap.

In Topic: Getting a 1980 4x4 back on the road

28 February 2018 - 02:49 PM

Smog, man.... SMOG!!!  It's a battle every 2 years... and they get more creative in failing you.  They WANT the old cars and trucks GONE.


I have to do mine again and question if fixing the engine is even worth the battle, (Head gasket at 164K) or store the truck until I can move out of this damn state and take it with me.

I feel you i got until aug of 2019 to figure something out so I got time.

California is a a cruel place to the automotive industry.


About my friend getting the truck for free no surprise its got smog issues... 90s f150. Good thing cops apparently don't check that where I live (seems like every car i go by still have 2017 tags) 


I would replace that HG and try to get an address in madera (no smog there idk why California is broken....) which is what im looking to do as I have family up there. or double cat /stock air filter mod and pray that i pass visual. if that fails I would store it and high tail tf outta here the second I see an opportunity.

In Topic: '85 720 2WD blown headgasket :/

28 February 2018 - 10:41 AM

captain, I believe they are the same as the intake bolts.


I thing the problem is I bought a set of studs that were the correct thread pattern, M8 x 1.25, but some idiot use a bolt with a similar but different thread pattern and that kept the studs from threading properly.  I just wanted to check before i get an M8 x 1.25 tap and try and clean up the problem.  




I can get you a correct thread and pitch but it wont be until Saturday because ill take a bolt off friday and match it up at my work. Im sure you will have an answer by then though. that sucks that the PO had not done it properly. Part of the reason im afraid of buying used trucks because of the hack jobs people come up with including myself. Hope that your tapping process doesn't have any problems :)