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About ShutterMeShort

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  • Birthday 03/12/1984

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    Bishop, CA
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    1983 Nissan 720
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    Cars, trucks, photography, and snowboarding!
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    Owner: Shorty's Speed Shop

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  1. Well, you've taken on a big project! There's a lot to do but don't let that stop you from dreaming. Remember how much work you've already put into it and all you have learned from it. And good on you for deciding to keep an older car on the road - as previously stated, there's no feeling like it. Lot's of good advice so far. -Definitely get the ROW52 app for searching junkyards -Rockauto.com is amazing -The Olympia WA Nissan dealer is specializing in older Datsun parts and are very helpful. https://www.nissanparts.cc/ -Factory service manual will save your
  2. this... should be interesting. Both Rusty and Mike make good points. There will be a LOT of fab work to make this not just fit but functional. Adding much weight to the front end of these small trucks entails a lot of suspension redesign - along with the modifications you will be making to fit the engine makes for a difficult project! I'm excited to see how you tackle it. There is a lot of information and mostly KNOWLEDGE here so do pay attention. Having recently come from the Daimler diesel world professionally, his numbers seem attainable. That's the beauty of diesels - Give th
  3. Can't wait to see this thing all buttoned up! Iv'e always had a great appreciation for rods and how much thought and work goes into them!
  4. No reason to stick with the Z24 or Z24i CA emissions makes it the easiest to keep the Z24, not the Z24i - stupid, I know... So i'm going to pass emissions with the factory Z24 and then source a KA24. Much better parts and aftermarket support. More power and more reliability as well. Just a waiting game for the right KA to come around
  5. Oh this looks fun! Watching closely!
  6. Thanks bud! It's been a long time coming. (almost 7 years) Just got the seat back yesterday and set it in. Pretty happy with it! Man I wish I had the skills and patience to do upholstery - it's definitely an art form! I think I'll stick to engine and suspension. lol
  7. Negative. I live in a change of ownership area only. Only when a vehicle enters the state or registration changes ownership or area. I'm not planning on selling so I'm good to go. If I do sell it will have to be out of state or I revert everything back... Or sell it as non-op trailer baby. I'm currently finishing up everything I need for me and my shop to be Smog check and repair certified. Got about another month to go.
  8. OUCH. Yeah, thats a mistake you only make once! lol! The kicker on this one for me is that I'm only rebuilding it to pass CA emissions then I'm looking for something else to put in it. The regulations here are pretty hard when you swap motors to something else. It can be done but its a PITA... I'll be keeping my eye out for a KA24 out of a newer truck - no more carbs!!
  9. I realized that about a month ago. Truck came with it that way and I was a bit confused! lol Thanks!
  10. Work continues... My Weber flooded the engine so bad that it washed the cylinder walls of oil. Waiting to see if a hone can take care of it or if it needs to be bored out and new pistons. I'm still convinced that carbs are the devil... Engine is back out and at the machine shop. Seat is at the upholstery shop. I'll post interior photos once I get the seat back. Going black vinyl and fabric to match the floor. Here's a few others. Pretty happy with the suspension and wheel/tire set-up so far! Sorry if you've seen a couple of these in another threa
  11. Well that should be fun! Are you keeping it Ratsuned out or painting it?
  12. 13207-21002 and 13207-81W00 for sure www.rockauto.com has a surprising amount of engine parts for the 720 also. The Olympia WA Nissan dealer has been specializing in older Nissan and Datsun parts. They have some crazy OEM and aftermarket stuff available! https://www.nissanparts.cc/ One benefit to them is since they are a dealer, even if they dont have it you can at least swipe the part number
  13. NICE! Camshafts and head work is the key to power. Increasing lift will increase time at peak head flow which is an obvious huge benefit. Duration will change the power band more than anything. High duration will benefit the top end at the sacrifice of the low end and vice versa. The 252/422 is a solid choice in my opinion. Should wake it up a bit and not be crazy!
  14. Check Rockauto.com as well. They have 8 selections including LUK, EXEDY, and the Pioneer you're looking at (for $179) Do the clutch and rear main while you're in there too - unless you like pulling your transmission.
  15. VERY clean start! Can't wait to see where your alignment ends up and the finished build! Inspiration!
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