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In Topic: POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

Today, 04:35 AM



$1,500 in Oakland, CA


Lot's of extra parts...




Or...if your budget allows...


Clean 1972 datsun 521 pickup - $7000 (Oroville)










Ad says:


"Let's start by I'm forced to sell my truck due to money issues I love this truck. I drive it daily and that is what I built it for

L20b built about year and a half ago
port and polished w53 peanut head arp stud kit 
L18 4cc dish pistons 
l16 intake and exhaust manifold.
Weber 38/38 carb
electronic ignition 
hybrid 5 speed trans 
with better gearing for freeway use 70mph at 3000rpm
and straight driveline

3core aluminium rad

upgraded 65 amp alternator 

like I said truck was built to drive
lowered in 4x4 springs with blocks on rear and air shocks. front reindexed the front 
all custom interior. rest off the truck is stockish and very well built searched a lot of junk yard for the stock parts I have on this thing. really fun truck to drive I well miss this truck dearly when it is gone

Now will do trade and cash no straight trades tho like I Said I need some cash to get out of a hole I'm in. So I will trade for a car our truck plus cash"

In Topic: POST Craigslist eBay ads here...

18 September 2017 - 10:27 PM




In Topic: Advice for evaluating L20b...or any used engine?

18 September 2017 - 10:11 PM

Yeah I just bought a used L16 and took the sellers word for it mostly.  I did pop the valve cover (looked good) and looked at everything on the outside.  The seller seemed trust worthy (yet to deliver the tranny so who knows if he is or not) so I just bought it for $200.  


Like others said just have to take a leap of faith and even if it is junk you can least learn from it and not have to learn it from an engine in the car.  That alone has helped me a lot.  



Well d.p, I'm kinda thinking "leaps of faith" might be akin to cats supposedly having 9 lives. I just took a big leap of faith buying my 521 & driving it 4 long hours in the dark after doing a minimal inspection/test drive. That trip alone had to be worth at least 8 of those 9  :angel:


We'll see. Afterall, the leap of faith I took buying a stored L16 with A87 peanut head & attached 5speed from a guy several years ago paid off very sweetly. Put that in my wagon & she's still purring. Best $200 I've spent in a long time.

In Topic: Advice for evaluating L20b...or any used engine?

18 September 2017 - 10:02 PM

Pop the valve cover off and look at condition, turn engine by hand, see if it turns and watch valve train. There's also ways you can hook up a starter and battery but you need somekind of stand or support, check out YouTube, seen this before and its a good way to hear engine run. Yeh, if its free may,be worth to keep it.


That is a great suggestion.


I thought I'd share one of the better ones.



In Topic: Advice for evaluating L20b...or any used engine?

18 September 2017 - 03:17 PM

You have space? And truck?


Yes, I have just a little space & I have my Toyota Tacoma to haul it off...just don't have the brawn or help to get it loaded/unloaded easily. Gotta figure that out still if this deal ends up happening.