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Melkor

Member Since 13 Apr 2018
Offline Last Active Jun 10 2018 09:57 PM
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Topics I've Started

Exhaust Manifold Heat Shield.

01 June 2018 - 09:55 AM

^Title.

 

Anyone know where I can find one for an 86 720 pickup?  It feels like I've looked everywhere at this point, and I'd rather not have to buy a (non-CARB compliant) manifold just for the heat shield it comes with.


Brake Shoe Troubles.

15 May 2018 - 05:03 PM

Right, so I've had a devil of a time trying to find new brake shoes for my truck.

 

Must've ordered at least three sets and sent 'em back because despite the claims of various websites, they did not in fact fit.

 

Though at least I found good Drums on the second try.

 

Anyone know where I can find ones that will?  I measure the brakes out at 1 3/4 inches wide, but a lot of the ones I can find that actually seem like they might work are for RWD while mine is 4wd, and the 4wd ones listed are too wide.

 

Does it really even matter as long as they fit?


Pick n Pull

20 April 2018 - 10:39 PM

So I'm likely heading down to a few Pick n Pulls next week, and wondered if I should be on the lookout for any parts in particular when it comes to an '86 720, or compatible 720 parts in general.

 

Other than the air conditioner, and manual locking hubs that is.


Z24i Engine Oil/Filter/Etc...

13 April 2018 - 09:13 PM

Greeting, and salutations Ratsun.

 

So I (somewhat) recently came into possession of a (quite poorly treated) '86 720 4x4, and have just been using Castoral 10w-30 Synthtic High Mileage oil, save for the last change(which was actually a few days before I found this forum) where I used the Mobile 1 10w-30 Synthetic High Mileage oil since it was on sale.

 

Oh, and some High Mileage Lucas Oil Stabilizer.

 

However, from what I've been reading on here these oils lack the necessary amounts ZDDP required for older engines.

 

I've also read (thankfully before I bought one) that Fram filters are absolutely horrible/basically made of tissues or cheap cardboard these days, and that Wix/Napa/Etc filters...are several orders of magnitude better.

 

So, my first questions (but definitely not the last) on the forum are thus, what is the best oil, and filter for my engine?

 

Keep in mind that this thing does have over 250k miles on it, and that I live in California with all it's emission related fuckery, which I'm going to have to pass soon*.

 

Which means the diesel oil that many recommend both for the ZDDP and cleaning effects likely won't fly since that will unfortunately wreck the catalytic converter.

 

 

 

*The truck is currently in Nevada, since I was having a monstrous time finding an OEM exhaust manifold or a California legal header, since the original exhaust manifold was stolen right out of the back of the truck when my uncle (who owned it before me) was working on it.