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  2. Check and check. Hopefully I can get those other parts easy, too
  3. Today I've learned what it would have been like to build the railroads.. But no, seriously, I've been beating on the two shafts, but have only opened up another few millimetres worth of gap.
  4. "It's the same thing,only completely different".
  5. Believed to be.... either it is or it isn't.
  6. datzenmike

    L16 to L20 swap

    All L16 had 'number heads'. The 210 head is rumored to have been designed for the L14 originally. On a 2.2 is has to move over 37% more air.
  7. Actual Definition by Webster. Not by a lefty activist edited online hub (Wiki) deep state noun a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy. "the deep state and its policy of allowing extremist ideologies to flourish may be the actual issues of concern" This is not a theory. Or conspiracy. Anything that flies in the face of your bias is generally tossed to the side with a smattering of marginalizing language "conspiricy theory". Here is some reality. There are power clubs called political parties that put into place candidates that espouse party agenda or near party agenda for control of three branches of government. Multiple terms of office (deep state). The political parties also place non elected people into bureaucratic government positions (deep state) that further party agenda through policy or enforcement. This is neither theory or false conspiricy. It is as factual as you having a nose on your face mike. The best way to cast doubt on the truth is through marginalizing anything that might expose fault or nefarious behavior. Lets call it a name that is to de-legitimatize its efforts of exposure. (Lindsey Graham) has been in the federal system (House and Senate) since 1994 and sat on some very powerful committees since... I would say that qualifies as a deep state member by Webster definition.
  8. wayno

    L16 to L20 swap

    You could buy that 720 as long as it has the Z22, take everything off the Z22 block and put all your L16 stuff on it except for the timing chain cover, you will need an L20b front timing chain cover, you would end up with a L22b You will need to drill 7 holes in the Z22 block for head cooling passages, but if your head is a 210 head I would not waste my time, that head has too small of valves and intake ports, too much work to make it flow/breath decently. What head casting do you have?
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  10. datzenmike

    L16 to L20 swap

    The '82 720 will be a Z22 or may have a transplanted Z24 but either way a Z series engine. Clean smooth reliable but not barn burners. Faster and more powerful than an L16 but you will need a Z series transmission. There were 26" long 5 speeds for a Z series, if you can find one. It will match your 26" 4 speed so the drive shaft doesn't need to be shortened. Easiest fit is a complete L20B with flywheel and clutch and put your engine brackets and oil pan on it. As close to 'drop in' as there is and fits your 4 speed.. Your exhaust manifold will also fit. Depending on the L20B year you may have to use your intake. Good so 'see' you Cleary.
  11. Just been tidying up things everywhere. Took its first trip to Home Depot (like 8 blocks away 🤣) to pick up a couple things. Performed as expected with no drama llama. front plate installed for maximum street cred 🧐
  12. So the FBI and CIA was not trying to oust a presidential candidate and then a duly elected president?
  13. Figbuck

    L16 to L20 swap

    I'm finally losing the rings in my #3 cylinder. Original L16 got a new head recently and new Webber... not happy with real compression... hahaha. I'm looking for some way to end up with an L20. I found a guy who has an '82 720 that runs and drives, 110K miles. But it is an automatic. Should I grab it for $1000, take the engine and look for a 5 speed transmission? Should I pass on this and find an engine and trans together... I have spotted a couple of 620s that were project trucks that are sitting and don't run... less money, potential spares for my truck and part them out when I'm done. Right now it's a hassle to think about towing a roller. Any suggestions or ideas
  14. I'll take another look to confirm. I thought it was odd too, maybe my eyes deceived me. I also have a spare, maybe that one has an adjustable push rod I could switch over.
  15. Chrysler had those wells in the manifolds that housed the bimetal spring. There was a rod that went to the choke shaft arm. Simple system. Studebaker had various tubing layouts that were inserted into the exhaust port that ran under the intake manifold. (Carters and Strombergs were used in the 50's and 60's) One end of the tube went to the top of the air horn to obtain air after the air cleaner, the other went to a fitting on the choke cap. The choke chamber had an internet port to manifold vacuum to draw in the hot air. The more I think about this, the more I think there may be a long forgotten consensus among mechanic friends that those electric chokes never worked right. But it is all a dense fog nowadays. I'm going to have to "break open" one of those 340 sealed chokes... ... you know, the issue isn't with the choke since it always starts the engine, it could be there is "too much" fast idle cam. I wonder what would happen if I adjusted the FI cam so that the next to the highest step was the starting step thereby reducing the range of the FI???
  16. Still waiting on argon to finish the welds, but I decided to make one more brace for the lolz....
  17. hello Mr. Davis , have you received my request about the rear window ? butter fingers
  18. Generally as the years go by brakes tend to get better and larger. I have a set of '74 and '76 710 front brakes and they interchange but the '76s are larger pads and calipers. I'm guessing the B210 brakes will not be an improvement over the 210s.
  19. I'm in the process of doing a couple upgrades on the suspension of the 510 and I'm looking for some guidance regarding brakes. So far I've ordered the rear coilovers and the front weld on kit for the 280zx struts. Right now for an engine I'm running an L20b with dual Mikuni 40's but at some point in the future I may upgrade to a Ka. I've heard some people say the 300mm rotors that could with the big brake kit won't fit the watanbe's I have which are 15x6.5 while some people say it's very tight. You can see my wheels here: watanbe wheels My questions are: 1) Will I notice a big difference in performance between the two rotor sizes if I'm just casually driving the car with some canyon cruising? Eventually, I'd like to try autox and swap in a more powerful engine but not if 300 vs 276mm for rotor size is splitting hairs for my application. 2) Should I be looking somewhere else besides t3 for a front brake kit on 280zx struts? 3) Should I just get new 280zx pads, rotors, and calipers and call it a day? I figured the cost for all that stuff isn't too far off from buying new/more modern stuff. Please let me know if there is something else I should be thinking about.
  20. Try... https://ratsun.net/classifieds/category/9-datsun-parts/ I had one probably from a Roadster. I used it on my 710 so they are out there and will probably work on the SSS
  21. I don't recall any manifold vacuum used on the old chokes. Exhaust is under pressure and will find it's own way to the choke. Chrysler has the coil mounted in a well in the exhaust manifold with a linkage up to the choke flap. Datsun cars after the Fairlady were semi-monocoque or unibody construction. Trucks had frames.
  22. carterb

    Seat Belts

    They offer many types, here are their retractable 3 point: https://www.seatbeltplanet.com/c-1389192-seat-belts-shop-by-seat-belt-type-3-point-retractable-lap-shoulder.html
  23. Your 'deep state" is a conspiracy theory.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_state_in_the_United_States Conspiracy theory..... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspiracy_theory Conspiracy theories resist falsification and are reinforced by circular reasoning: both evidence against the conspiracy and an absence of evidence for it are re-interpreted as evidence of its truth,[5][6] whereby the conspiracy becomes a matter of faith rather than something that can be proved or disproved (i.e. the conspiracy is pseudo-scientific - it fails to comply with the scientific method).[7][8] Research suggests that conspiracist ideation—belief in conspiracy theories—can be psychologically harmful or pathological[9][10] and that it is correlated with psychological projection, paranoia and Machiavellianism.[11] Psychologists attribute finding a conspiracy where there is none to a mental illness called illusory pattern perception.[12][13] Conspiracy theories once limited to fringe audiences have become commonplace in mass media, emerging as a cultural phenomenon of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.[14][15][16][17]
  24. Stroke determines red line. Well piston speed actually. Pistons move faster on a longer stroke engine at the same RPMs. They have to travel father in the same time. You want a piston speed of no more than 4,000 feet per minute on stock rods and pistons. Imagine an L20B crankshaft rolling on the pavement while you are driving along at 89.8 MPH. That's how fast it would be spinning. More than 4,000 FPM and the rods and rod bolts risk stretching from the tremendous g forces decelerating and compression on accelerations. Piston rings can flutter up and down in the ring lands. L20B and Z20 86mm stroke 7,000 Z22 92mm stroke 6,650 Z24 96mm stroke 6,350
  25. Next order of business - seats. Seats seats seats. I have been through 1,2,3,4? Sets of seats trying to get the right fit in my 1200 ute/sunny truck. Nothing seems to work as well as stock seats and I cannot find stock seats in the USA unless people are junking them from their imported car which usually happens on the other side of the country and shipping is cost prohibitive. I could have brought seats back with me from Aus, but they wouldn't have fit in my carry-on LOL. 1st seats were stock USDM coupe seats which were way too thick 2nd seats were ebay cheapies which were too skinny 3rd seats were Sparco sprints. Didnt like the fit 4th seats were Porsche 914. Sit way too low and weren't that comfortable. 5th set of seats and what I am sticking with are a new product from Sickspeed. I really like them. They are obviously a copy of Bride seats but in a funny way I kind of like it because of that fact. The are Sickspeed Suzuka seats reclinable. They also come in a fixed back - which I was considering but in the good ole General Ree I had reclining seats and it was handy for storing stuff under and behind the seat such as jumper leads, etc... So with the 5th set of seats come the 5th set of seat rails, custom made. I am getting good at it by the 5th time. Measure, cut, weld, prime, paint, assemble, curse when they dont fit. Resize, repeat.
  26. usually they can't comprehend RHD at the gas station. In my state they are full service. But for my own sake I'm gonna always fill up across the state border so I can pump the gas myself and not have it spill all over my interior by some other idiot.
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