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    The manufacture should have an "exact" percentage of shrinkage based on the material used and the mass of the material. The mass may not matter. The shrinkage should be pretty linear for a given material. I don't know how to do it, but mold makers have to account for it when making molds.
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    Hi Guys, New to the forum and to owning a 720. I just got this truck for free from a friend and want to fix it up. (not for everyday driving lol) I would like to swap out the engine since this one has a blown head gasket. What engine could I put in this truck with it bolting up to the current mounts and transmission? I would like to make this fuel injected. Would i need anything besides the engine and ecm? The engine that is in the truck now was rebuilt however they did not do it right so water is in the oil. when we got it back from the shop it was out of time. I fixed the timing issue and then it blew the head gasket. Anyway, what would be my best options? Thanks in advance for any help.
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    Hey all! I have a 69 521 in need of lug nut bolts. I had bought some off of eBay and they were not the right ones(they were too big) any suggestions on where I might find some? I have 1 bolt snapped on each wheel and want to replace ASAP. Thanks!
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    I remember riding on steam locomotives. Oh right, locomotive. This thing...
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    Been working on my 1/24th Shakotan 620 a little bit too. Finally got the frame (c-notched) and front drop spindles, interior, and engine done. Need to paint the body to make any good progress. I’ll be using dragon green enamel from a can of touch up paint that I have.
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    i also think that is the one that he said he didn't have a title for. i still haven't had a chance to go back and look at them thoroughly, but they aren't going anywhere in the mean time. this guy lives deep in the woods. stumbled across them while hunting.
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    Good questions. The conversation with the manufacturer has stalled out over the Holidays. Phil Muffet from Australia has a good set and has generously offered to 3D scan them and send me the digital files, which I will send to the manufacturer for a better quote. With the shrinkage issue, could a manufacturer just bump them up by 5% or something conservative that'd pretty much guarantee a fit? I could be wrong but I feel like people pull out old ones for paint and reuse them so even with the shrinkage they fit back in there.
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    250.00. Belltech. There looking into making me a set with what I need. Again this is just temporary until I get a better idea what direction I want to go in. This rear end and tranny will not hold the power I’m making.
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    unfortunately that is the one with the seized engine. kid ran it out of oil.
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    The first stands for fascism, the second for a republic based on inalienable God-given rights for all?
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    black 1972 Bluebird wagon 800,000 Yen https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w285146529 1812-0013 VN510 modified Nissan Datsun There Bluebird wagon restoration base recommended vehicle documents (temporarily deleted) Including the above image, the number of images that can not be put on you can confirm at the following URL. Please check all means. Https://Yahoo.Jp/box/pSA9Hm VN510 modified Nissan Datsun There Bluebird wagon restoration base recommended vehicle documents (temporarily deleted) is commissioned exhibition. <Vehicle information> Model: VN510 breaks the prime mover of the type: L14 chassis number: VN51005 ★★★★ total exhaust volume: 1.42L transmission: column MT (perhaps 3-speed MT) first-time registration date: 1973 April one o'clock deleted : March 30, 2006 mileage: 71,972km (car verification described distance: 70,100km / 2004 03 may 05, 2009) There are documents (temporarily deleted) modify the contents: a prime mover (dual type carburetor) model-classification : 02507 - 0022 <for specifications and state> ● not one o'clock deleted after went the development of for traveling. ● Many of scratches and paint aging of the exterior, there is rust, the rear gate there are a number of holes due to rust. ● I understand that there is a defect on the right side of the door hinge. ● front lip spoiler has been missing half. ● headlights and various lenses, cracks in various window There is no. ● window plating mall of the luggage room window (passenger side) will be deficient. ● deterioration due to aging is also the interior, scratches, dirt, there are cracks in the dashboard. ● had air cleaner cover is removed at the time of shooting, but the thing itself is stored in the vehicle. ● can not enter into the vehicle at the time of shooting, we are not take a lot of image for the interior.  Come, I think that you confirm the check the current car. ● Because there is the temporary cancellation of the document, How will be as restore base vehicle? ● attached to the exhibition of a round car, please understand that I do not do sales of the products as individual components. <To those who wish to check the current car> your name and contact information (e-mail address or phone number), on top of the described the desired date and time, I think you can ask questions? Even if it questions, answers to questions from the side of I will not be published because it does not do. (Not visible from a third party) to the exhibitor commissioned bidder after having sounded the current vehicle check hope date and time, we will be directly contact the gotten contacts. It will be necessary to witness the exhibition commissioned bidder to check the current car, please note that there is a possibility that you hope does not pass. (Because it is the right and left to the convenience of the exhibition commissioned bidder of business) In addition, you get a little of your time to schedule the adjustment of an exhibition commissioned bidder also, together, please understand. I view of the above, thank you like you can ask questions with a time margin. <About delivery> it will be the status quo delivery. By borne the land transportation fee to the highest bidder, you can also land transportation arrangements of an exhibition commissioned bidder side. Land transportation arrangements by the highest bidder, it corresponds also to the direct taking over by the loader and the like. If attached to your delivery date and time, it will be adjusted in consultation with the successful bidder. In addition, it will be us W worker, please understand that your connection after a reply and a successful bid to a question you might be delayed until after the next day. On the above your understanding of the capped, We will wait for the tender of the person who can acknowledge NC, the NR. <Note> If attached to the period of 12 / 29-01 / 06, shop-like, which is located deposit the car will be the year-end and New Year holidays. Please note that you can not check the current car in this period.
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    Well I imagine that there is the wing window and it's fitment without the rubber. Could IT be scanned to make a mold with a 3d printer?? What about using a substance that is malleable but hardens like rubber? Mold by hand onto the wing window that's prepared with a non stick agent like lecithin or commercial mold release agent, let set and remove?
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    Does the buy in include "adjustments"? If you send them a 55 year old window rubber, which has undoubtedly shrunk over the years, and they make a mold to that exact spec, and then you try it out and find it does in fact not fit, will they make adjustments? Or will they charge you for another mold? My manufacturing shop lets me test fit parts before we settle on a final design. That's part of the initial cost, and it's agreed upon up front. I've said it before, if someone finally is able to get these rubbers made, I will buy a set, if not two. I don't even own a Datsun anymore, but with rubbers available, I would go buy another 320.
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    How much are those springs? Deaver will make springs for about $600-$800/pair. Totally custom with whatever options/measurements you want. I've had them make me main leaves before and re-used the other leaves to make up the spring pack.
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    1/2" may be noticeable, visually speaking. You could slot the perch and spring plate by 1/2" and then weld up the un-used portion of the slot (making a round hole). Doubtful you could simply re-drill it without hassle. The two holes would be so close together you'd probably break a drill bit or two.
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    Being in the bay area, you should not have a hard time finding a Datsun guy to help you figure this out. Or you could simply remove one and take it to your local NAPA to have it cross referenced into a Dorman part number. Where in thje bay area are you? If you're anywhere near Concord, Monument Auto Parts is the best, or at least they used to be. I don't live in the bay area anymore, but when I did, they were the best.
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    A few years ago an article turned up on line about the estate sale of a Nash/Rambler parts hoarder. The pictures were full of nothing but very elderly men on scooters and walkers. The author suggested the fellas were tripping one another to get to the parts they wanted. Men on the verge of death still fighting over parts for an orphan make whose minty hardtops and convertibles don't even bring major cash struck me as especially sad for some reason.
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    I think he’s talking about the studs. I have a whole set sitting on my work bench, since I replaced all mine to fit aluminum wheels. How many do you want and where are you located?
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    That pic is probably showing you the orientation of those wires in the plug.... Ground = ground Oil pressure = ground , but when it activates it shuts the ground off to turn the idiot light off.... This could be different on the 720, I'm not sure.. so verify polarity and function of your oil sender..... Acc= 12v switched from key.... Fuel pump= where your sending the power...... Fuse #6 = this is the power for the pump..... Altenator =positive, I think it's the lamp system so its 12v while truck is running... So the goal is to connect fuel pump to fuel #6..... if you connect ground to the ground and power to the acc you should hear a click, if not add power to the alternator then, then add in the oil pressure switch, I'm not sure what the relay is looking for from the oil pressure switch, maybe if it sees ground it wont activate.... so maybe that stays off... check continuity between the fuel pump and fuse wire.... that's how I would go after it.... Feel free to comment and correct this if I'm off track....
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    The thread on a stock 521 lug nut is 7/16-20. I am not sure of the length.
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    Using that schematic of wiring plug, for bench test, oil switch power should power pump. accessory power should power pump. power from fuse 5 should power pump. power from alternator should power pump. This should diagnose all circuits in relay. Is that right?
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    Guess not an issue with me because mine doesn't work but maybe a good idea to check that circuit while I have the passenger seat out to remove fuel pump relay.
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    Yup already did that and the wing window gaskets..... I have the felt piece that goes in front and in back of the window too.... gotta get that in also......
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    It's funny you mentioned the weather stripping and the air coming in.... During the rebuild I filled and plugged a bunch of firewalls hole.... every grommet was either missing or deteriorated..... After Sealing all the up I was actually able to feel my heater, even without door seals, wasnt the case before..... New door seals are on my list of things to do, but that means I might have to do some panel adjustments too.....
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    Richie RIch. If you are rich, then go engine swap. Even the basic EFI motor swap, done by yourself, will cost $3500 in parts. $7500 to have it done in a shop. That's just a guess, but time adds up. No engine other than the Z series will "bolt in", but the KA24E truck motor is the easiest EFI motor to swap in. And with about 50 more HP, stock, not a bad way to go.
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    It's always the little things. I don't care how much HP you've got, or how long a burnout you can do, if your truck lets air in like a blow drier, rattles like a pig and bottoms out on every bump, it's just another POS. Now that same truck with zero squeaks, good weatherstripping and cushy bumpstops... much more fun to drive.
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    The brown one looks ready to go ! wish mine looked that good
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    Sometimes it's the little things..... Since I got the locks working I want to keep the knobs from bouncing around.... Less rattles the better....
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    Cheapest, easiest, is to replace the head gasket, after all, the engine was rebuilt and should have lots of good miles left in it. The water in the oil is from the blown gasket, which may have been from incorrectly putting it on or torquing the head or not checked for warp. The Z24 is commonly known for blowing the head gasket which is unfortunate because it's easy enough to prevent. If you are not doing this yourself, don't go back to the place that did the work for your 'friend'. If you do it yourself and have a socket set you can do for the price of a NAPA gasket, about $25. The head can be checked for flatness with a straight edge and you easily can hand sand it level in under an hour yourself with a sheet of glass and a couple of sheets of sand paper. There is no other engine that will fit your engine mounts. But the KA24E or KA24DE from a D21 Hardbody is the closest and will bolt to your transmission. A member here sells pre-made engine mount brackets for the KA that should bolt to your 720 rubber mounts. A rebuilt KA is not going to be cheap (used is no better than the Z24 you have) and you will need a high pressure fuel pump, match to your exhaust down pipe. Probably your rad will work. The D21 Hardbody EFI wiring is part of the Hardbody truck's wire harness and very difficult to separate, and then you have to graft it into the 720 harness. There's another member who makes a Can Am box that makes the connecting easier. Replace the head gasket.
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    Same here I'll have when you go passed Medford.
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    I got some advice on this, and remember we have been doing blue lake a long time. DO NOT take the same weekend as canby, do it later in june. Canby was having issues with rain due to the season pushed back. Not only that, you will have HUGE competition with Kicking It Old School, which is already set in on that date, and i know alot of datsun people that are going there. Dont start a new show, on the same weekend as other established shows. It never works out good. Space the shows out from other shows.
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    Well this is great news. I’m sad Canby finally ended after over a decade, but i was happy to be able to doucment it and help out for the last 2 years it was around. I actually had just moved up from Sacramento myself, and was really happy to find such a vibrant Datsun enthusiast community up here. It would be a shame to lose a tent-pole annual event now. That said, @jbirds510, let’s sync up about video coverage for this event. I don’t require much, other than access. Thanks for doing this!
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    TBA................................
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    Will this work on the one drum system or only disk brakes
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    Wish I could of met you at Jccs I was hanging at the VTO wheels booth with white 2dr , we are about to embark on a CA18det automatic 67 411 in about a month or so for a customer ,other option sr20de na auto , we will post up when get it opened up. Have seen some L18 conversions . Keep pics coming .
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    Sorry I didn't make it this time - I should be able to get there in the F10 for the next meetup!!
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    Thank you everyone that made it out!! Great times with old peeps and sweet to see a few new ones show up.... ....smaller turnout but that's probably my bad....didn't realize how many events were going on that day.... Another one soon...
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    Took the 'Bird to Manteca, CA for the "Datslocos" annual show. Some nice comments, mainly from women. They loved it. The young dudes? They have no idea what it was and most of the attention, for them, was focused on dimes and 240zs. Ah well. Car ran well over the Altamont Pass. Windows rattling like crazy!
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    I got a ride today. Pretty dang sweet. Happy camper! Some tweaks coming next week.
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    Solid. With so many 521 stud threads, it's good to see actual pics and spec. Answers a lot of questions. :thumbup: Glad you got these figured out for you. Are those studs you used longer than OE?
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