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About silroc

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    pittsburgh
  • Cars
    '78 620, '04 STI, '18 Mazda CX-5
  • Occupation
    electrical engineer

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  1. Excellent! Thank you, Crash
  2. Yeah the bolt was loose. Do you know if the pulley and keys are available anywhere? I poked around on the internet some without luck so far. woodruff key = Nissan #00926-51600 Pulley = Nissan #12304-B9800 or 12303-U6000 Btw, I'm now retired so have started on my 620 project. I wanted to get this problem fixed first so I can run the engine some. I'll be posting progress pic's as I go. Not sure how much people want to see. Seems with this website everyone has been there, done that. Thanks for the help as always.
  3. Dug into it and found the big bolt holding the lower pulley was loose as was the pulley itself. Doesn't look good - the woodruff key was sheared over and worn down, the pully ID looks messed up and its' slot. The crankshaft key slot looks bad too. Otherwise the crankshaft has some marks on it, but looks like the pulley was the softer metal. So... how bad is the news? Do I look for a replacement pulley (stock or aftermarket?) Or get this one machined if that's possible. Does anyone have info for a replacement woodruff key (dimensions, availability)? While I'm at it, was considering new radiator with electric fans, in which case I'd want to remove the upper fan and "TEM-COUPLING" unit. Is there anyway to remove that TEM-COUPLING part or do I have to install a new water pump that doesn't have one? Thanks much
  4. I was looking to replace the front felt, so found this thread to follow. I purchased the AS1198 rubber from Restoration Specialties. To me it seemed much smaller than the original felt - being loose in the metal channel and not holding the glass as tight or deep. So thought I'd try the AS1395 instead. It's only slightly bigger dimensionally, but that makes a big difference. The only thing is I'm going to take a razor and trim off the little ridge sticking our on both sides. That made it conform to the square channel better. Also, this one fits so tight I can't imagine it needing any glue - but we'll see! https://imgur.com/a/ZeqmpBb
  5. silroc

    dash cover

    OK, thanks for all the great info! I'll steer clear of that dash cover.
  6. silroc

    dash cover

    Has anyone bought one of the "Dashtop" dash covers from Palco Industries? I think it is more of a hard shell instead of the cushioned type. Also, for some reason the search function for this site stopped working for me - any suggestions? If I get that fixed it might save me from asking the same old questions! Thanks much
  7. silroc

    old newbie with 78 KC

    Hi All Figured I'd join the club here and share my project. I know I'll be asking questions and getting a lot of valuable information from the website. After perusing ebay for years looking at the myriad of collectable cars, I came across the tricked out blue King Cab being sold by Datsun LLC in California. I thought this was about the coolest vehicle I’d seen and it planted the seed to do one of my own. So I’m the one that went for this ’78 King Cab on ebay in May that got no bids after several auctions. It’s a California truck so it’s practically rust free, however, the rubber and plastic are pretty well shot from the sun. Odometer says 66K but I’m doubtful even though the seller claimed it’s true (3rd owner in NC). It came with some old paperwork, but nothing to verify the mileage. Overall it’s a little rougher than I hoped (paid) for but it’s about perfect for what I wanted. I’ll be getting creative with it so didn’t want something I felt compelled to restore to stock. Thought I’d pull the bed and do the back of the truck first – brakes, suspension, painting, whatever else I find that needs done. Buying parts in the meantime. I’ll be in no big hurry to get it on the road, just wanted something to tinker with. I’ve never done a restoration before but have owned a few classic cars over the years. I’m an engineer and like things done right. I suspect it will come out nicely. Will keep you posted. Thanks in advance for all the helpful tips! Silroc Pittsburgh
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