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  1. 3 points
    Seeing crosshatch was certainly better than what I saw inside my other z24 that's currently torn down! Right? The rust in the bore is on the top quarter inch or so of the cylinder walls. The area that the rings contact is clean as you can see. That's gotta be a good thing. Cylinders 2,3,4 all look like this. Cylinder 1 doesn't have the defined line at the top of the cylinder wall between rust and clean. Overall, I think this engine is worth putting in and cranking up to see what happens. Not expecting it to smoke like crazy. Am I wrong on that, tho?
  2. 2 points
    This z24 motor was sitting in the bed of the truck when I purchased it, and I'm told it was running when pulled out. Truck has been sitting for an unknown number of years...the sticker in the windshield says last oil change in 2003 with next service 150k mi... current odometer 151k mi. Here's what I found under the valve cover.
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    I mentioned that my hood was pushed up also in my 63 L320 thread. but I wasn't sure if it was that way to start with or if the gasket was causing the issue. My gasket also rides high across the front, I believe 2 reasons could be causing this, either the metal piece I straightened out was too tall or the gasket is hitting the screen and not allowing the gasket to settle all the way to the bottom on the metal piece, take the screen out and see if the gasket goes all the way home/to the bottom, if it doesn't then the metal piece is too tall, if it goes all the way down it is the screen holding it up. Mine is also a little high, but my build is not nearly as nice as yours, I have lower standards, mine is just an old neat up truck that I did my best to make it as smooth on the outside as possible, I failed on that front, it has dents everywhere but it looks good in the photos.
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    I got that great piece of rubber today and thought I had it figured out but it rides to high across the front of the vent and it pushes up the sides of the hood when it's closed. I have fresh paint so I don't want to bend that sheetmetal piece up. I just rode it across the top of the channel. I'm going to think on it and see if there's a way I can modify the rubber to let it ride maybe a 1/4" lower.
  7. 2 points
    Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Now I got another thing to mount now in my truck. Fuckin great.
  8. 2 points
    For the choke heater relay to turn on and heat the choke and turn it off, you must have a charging alternator. You could just use a regular wire for a fusible link and change it out later.
  9. 2 points
    Not too much to update... waiting on a bunch of parts... hoping to put some solid time in on the truck this Saturday... But did a few things so far this week. Got my ebay short shifter and that solves the elbow to bench seat issue... sorry no photos... but initially I might like it more then the B&M one in the 510. Also started working on the dash--- painted the rusty metal black and it looks much nicer... got my Jegs gauges in - speedhuts are definitely nicer... but also double the price... these will do the job just fine. Started mapping out my plans for the layout too. Photo below. Oh yea got my glove box door as well... just going to need to build a box for it. Still a rough draft.... need to figure out if I want to keep the heater core... and if so I need to figure out where to mount the vent and control levers... I know I should keep it... I do live in Massachusetts... but it's so much easier to pull it... might see about mounting them below the dash to make it easier... Also got my mirrors in - not totally my style but the doors already have inserts for em so gonna run em. I guess these were a official datsun accessory. Only have one bracket to mount them horizontally... so they will be vertical. That's ok though More parts coming! Megan racing shorty header... single belt conversion stuff... if I'm really lucky it might be running this weekend... that might be pushing it though... gotta sort out this wiring too... and fill that back window up with stickers!
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    New plates... Back bumper binned... OD switch installed in shifter housing... New shift "knob"... And together...
  12. 2 points
    Snapped a pic real quick of the oil on the dipstick (does not indicate accurate level, just condition).
  13. 2 points
    Was the carb covered??? Cause rain will fuck that engine up faster than anything. The sticking valve is a warning sign.
  14. 2 points
    I put my watch on upside down once and lived an entire day in an alternate now. Pretty much the same as the usual now, but with longer coffee breaks.
  15. 2 points
    Boy do I LOVE getting picture updates on the hako. Trunk is almost finished. As you can see Eric is doing it properly in keeping all factory spot welds, rust proofing behind panels. He is being meticulous to not only make it look good but last another 50+ years. SO HAPPY!!!! Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr Untitled by five1oh2010, on Flickr
  16. 2 points
    FYI - seeing crosshatch in the bore doesn't really mean anything. Motors with 100K miles on them can still have visible crosshatch. I do see rust in the bore in one pic. That could be scary. Probably nothing though.
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    Here's a few more pics. Exhaust valve #3 was stuck open when I rotated the motor by hand a few times. Poured some fresh oil onto it and freed it up. Didn't seem to be much oil left in the head from sitting so long.
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    Carter made me do it!!!!! I think I need another set of LED headlights.
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    Yeah I could actually see what was possibly crosshatch marks in one of the cylinders with the exhaust valve open... I will put her on the engine stand later and take the oil pan off to get a better a look inside the bottom.
  20. 2 points
    Wasn't expecting it to be this good! Especially with it only being driven maybe 4,000 miles in the last 16 years assuming the odometer is still working (cable is still hooked up). I think someone rebuilt the engine in the last 3 years. There was an affidavit in the dash dated 2016. After that, the guy I bought it from said it sat on his property about 1 year. He had bought the truck for parts and then realized most parts on the 84 model didn't fit his 82.
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    My name was on there just to keep track of post numbers. There are a few duplicates as well, but only the first post in the thread counted. Our new winner has not turned them down yet lol.
  23. 1 point
    Needed a truck with 4 wheel drive after me and my bro bought 10 acres. I had to get a Nissan of coarse, and I wanted a small truck. So the obvious choice was the D21 IMO the best Nissan truck ever made. So durable! If Frank couldn't kill his that's saying something!! After a few different beater trucks I realized that the smart thing to do was sell the junkers and wait for one worth fixing if it broke showed up on CL. I went back and forth between wanted a V6 or a 4 banger. In the end I didn't want to deal with timing belts and the VG truck I had wasn't any faster then the NapZ truck I ended up buying. Finally after looking of months I found and bought this truck. 1986.5 vin 5k with 61k on it when I bought it. Its got some wear but nice for such an old truck. It's also cool it's the same color as my bro's truck! He got his stuck!! Got mine stuck in the same spot!!! Need some mud tires. Not sure If I'm going to get the BFG KM2's or the Good year MTS with Kevlar. Don't want this happening again!! Maybe even get a Pathfinder LSD. Our property came with an owl! Ditched the dumb brush bumper and picked up a later rack. It was going to bea temporary rack, but it's to damn handy. So I decide this 100 dollar rack need some love. So I shortened it and added some tie down points. also made it adjusable to hold tires. It did have one issue I still haven't figured out. It sometimes doesn't want to start. I seems like a bad TPS but haven't put a new one on it yet. I need to get to the wrecking yard and get one. I used AAA to get it home due to cutting out. Turned out the be more then just the TPS. The exhaust plugs were in the wrong firing order. This was the first drive I took it on after I bought it. I think I didn't notice it because the way home from oregon it was all over 3k which I've heard the exhaust plugs turn off? I did notice a miss when test driving it. anyways its sorted.
  24. 1 point
    I'll give you a 4 speed (or two if you want) if you pay shipping.
  25. 1 point
    Someone else suggested this to me (one of my neighbors).
  26. 1 point
    So what's the best way to clean out the gunk from an oil pan without removing it? Maybe pour a gallon of acetone or lacquer thinner into the motor and let it sit for a while before draining it.
  27. 1 point
    Funny you say this now because I just drained the oil and some chunky sludge came out first before the rest of the oil drained freely. I'm gonna take the oil pan off later and have a look. Bolted the engine to my stand last night. Thanks!
  28. 1 point
    Im thinking the same thing but might get rid of 3 of the gauges and make nice bracket for center dash.
  29. 1 point
    We're likely not running the same tire diameter and rear gear ratios. Frontal area is still huge. For some reason we're still struggling to get over 200 hp however. Still in negotiations about the FIA head, but I don't have enough info about it to make a legitimate offer. I'm pretty sure this next engine build, done on a legitimate schedule, will result in better power numbers. This time I get to design the pistons, which should be a small improvement over the old design we used in the past. I think I'll try to get a different cam ground as well. I'm bleeding off way too much cylinder pressure with the one form Schneider, despite the fact that the wear pattern is beautiful and the numbers it provides are theoretically ok despite that they are radically different from what I asked for.
  30. 1 point
    Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Switching out to LED's. Looks better in my opinion, back tails are all LED's as well And a shot of the dash with lights on as well.
  31. 1 point
    If the mounts on the bed look right, and I think they do .... and the cab is level with the bed then the cab mounts must be right.
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    The previous owner had already purchased some stuff, as I mentioned, including this... All the bits to make the front disc brakes, and also all the bits to rebuild the rear brakes. Going to do that first... it is originally a 289 car, and still has it's original engine, but that is DOA. We have a spare good '70s 302 at the shop, so that will be going in as well. I have a new aftermarket wiring harness for it, as well as a few other cool bits, so here we go...
  34. 1 point
    Plenty of air-flow I think. Needs some matching lights to go in the headlight buckets though.
  35. 1 point
    Drove '65 or '66 Galaxy 500 XL. 352 boat anchor. Reliable, smooth running, 4 dr and totally boring. This one looks sportier for some reason. Maybe the forward leaning front end, way nicer gill and the thin C pillar.
  36. 1 point
    It does not matter L or Z as the 2wd and the 4 wd pans for both series engines are different because of the front diff.
  37. 1 point
    Stopped wearing a watch when found I didn't really need one.
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  39. 1 point
    This next level detail is going to set yours apart. You may have just changed the game!
  40. 1 point
    I remember the GT4 510s had a top speed of about 130. Some of that was likely the road course gearing, but a huge limiting factor was the box for a body. Luckily, the 620 has a slightly more aerodynamic front. And your motor should make more than the 230hp we were getting out of the L16s at the time. 125 mph seems doable to me.
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    I grabbed the spare water pump off my '74 1800. Easy.
  43. 1 point
    Thanks. That makes sense. I bought the truck with the engine sitting in the bed, so never seen it in the engine bay yet.
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  45. 1 point
    Post 30, Roguefrag step right up and claim your prize..... or not, whatever... lmao
  46. 1 point
    Once mine are replaced with one piece I fully intend to offer mine up for pretty much the price of the postage. I've actually got two trucks worth of bits. You can get new repro rubbers for them. and i guess they'd be a point of difference. (like how people here love JDM, or USDM specific parts on their dattos.)
  47. 1 point
    ...and the winner is Duncan, post #29. PM sent. Thanks to everyone else for posting up. :)
  48. 1 point
    Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Untitled by raymond medeiros, on Flickr Then I took my baby on a longer drive same night to the IE meet. She did well, however I need to make a new Turbo oil feed line as this one is too close to turbo. Also she is running real hot, bottom radiator hose is leaking simple fix, and need to make a custom one off overflow catch can.
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    Here are the tires mounted, 195/60R15
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