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wayno

Member Since 16 Jun 2010
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#1511674 Valentine

Posted by wayno on Yesterday, 09:18 PM

Is this a bromance, is tanker asking if you will be his valentine?




#1511664 DO WORK SON! Let's see pics of your Datsun/Nissans being used AS TRUC...

Posted by wayno on Yesterday, 08:16 PM

I picked up some firewood.

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#1511588 L20b u67 head

Posted by wayno on Yesterday, 04:18 PM

Where in Washington are you?

Are 210 head lash pads the same as U67 head lash pads?




#1511208 Who can identify this front suspension??

Posted by wayno on 18 August 2017 - 08:09 PM

1973 Datsun 620 trucks had kingpins and drum brakes all around, if the numbers match and nothing has been modified, some magic has occurred.




#1511109 Who can identify this front suspension??

Posted by wayno on 18 August 2017 - 02:45 PM

It can be done, but not with stock parts, one needs to modify either the upper or lower 620/720 disc brake/ball joint control arms, there are no bolt on front disc brakes unless they are aftermarket or made/fabricated like the way I did it to my 521 work truck.




#1511104 620 Land Speed Record

Posted by wayno on 18 August 2017 - 02:29 PM

If you use a 3/4 inch wrench to tighten the bolts holding the upper control arms on then you do not have the weenie bolts holding the upper control arms on I have been talking about, the ones I have been talking about use the 5/8ths  inch wrench/socket to tighten them.

I guess I don't know a lot about the 620, I thought when they changed over to ball joints they also used a collapsible column, but DMike says they used a solid column thru 1979, it appears the 620 had a lot of changes made to it over the 7 years it was made, but the column was not one of them.




#1511040 Who can identify this front suspension??

Posted by wayno on 18 August 2017 - 12:06 PM

What years did the 620 have a solid column like the 521?




#1510874 Who can identify this front suspension??

Posted by wayno on 17 August 2017 - 11:01 PM

It appears to be a early 620 frame/chassis with 1985+ Nissan 720 disc brakes, I cannot tell if early or late type.

Does it steer strangely and bite into turns?

Does it have some negative camber also?




#1510785 Valentine

Posted by wayno on 17 August 2017 - 04:05 PM

His truck sits so low that you would have to jack it up to see the welding, and the truck looks cooler sitting on the ground anyway, so it doesn't matter what it loos like as long as it works.




#1510752 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by wayno on 17 August 2017 - 02:33 PM

I can see all your photos, I used the Chrome extension that loads itself so I can see others photos, not the one that the member on here made as I am not smart enough to to manually load his version.

If folks want to see my early photos, they will just have to use the extensions, as I have thousands of Photolame hosted photos published here(Ratsun), and I am not even going to try and fix them.

It's kinda sad what things have come to in this country, Photolame wanting big bucks, Hertz car rentals being cancelled so they can charge 10 times the amount for the same car, and motels/hotels charging a $1000.00 for a room they normally charge $80.00 for just because of the eclipse, they are all price gouging and it appears to be legal. 




#1510750 620 Land Speed Record

Posted by wayno on 17 August 2017 - 02:14 PM

Are they 5/8" thread or 5/8" hex?

 

A Gr 8 5/8 fine thread bolt can take about 180# of torque, while the 7/16 fine thread bolt can take only about 60#.

You need a 5/8ths socket to tighten them bolts, the threaded part really isn't that big, when Nissan went to disc brakes they went to a 3/4 inch head/socket, the threaded part is a lot larger.

I believe he has aftermarket BEEBANI upper control arms, I don't know what size holes the upper control arm mount bolt shaft has, but they likely are small to keep the upper control arms from moving around a lot.




#1510532 Datsun water outlet - can anyone identify?

Posted by wayno on 16 August 2017 - 05:39 PM

If I were to guess I would say it was part of one of the machines in the shop.




#1510476 620 Land Speed Record

Posted by wayno on 16 August 2017 - 12:42 PM

I hate those 5/8ths upper control arm bolts, they were always working loose in my work truck and then breaking, it sucked when they broke as the front of the truck dropped into the pavement.

In the end the threads got stripped out in them holes(driver side), and I had to buy longer bolts that threaded all the way thru the back and stuck out by the shock, I then put big washers on the bolts and then threaded a lock nut on them and tightened them up till I could not tighten them anymore, it collapses that piece of metal on the shock side of the shock tower, never had them break or work loose since, I also used a much harder rated bolt.

I had them 5/8ths bolts break several times(5-6 times?), sometimes only one of them, sometimes both of them, they always broke when I touched the brakes.

I always tell everyone that is switching over to disc brakes on the early trucks to drill them holes out and tap them for the bolts used in the disc brake 620/720 trucks.




#1510345 Can't find parking brake cables...ideas?

Posted by wayno on 15 August 2017 - 07:44 PM

What would be an example of a cable place?

I have never had to do it, but I have heard of and seen parts made.

I do not recall where they had the parts made, but I know there are places out there that do it just like places that make hoses(power steering/brake/ect.)

I searched "parking brake cable manufacturer" and "custom made park brake cables" and came up with a few, there has to be a place that does that kind of stuff near you.




#1510317 Can't find parking brake cables...ideas?

Posted by wayno on 15 August 2017 - 05:28 PM

Take your old cable to a cable place and have them make one for you.