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  1. NGK for sure. OEM whenever possible if you want reliability
  2. I'm looking for a KA24DE for my truck. I'm assuming the crank is toast?
  3. This is pretty awesome! I love a good sleeper. If your new pistons are raising the compression ratio I'd be very careful of your AFR and timing. Do you have a good way to monitor for knock? That's what will break ring lands every time. If oil pooling is consistent and oil pressure is low at idle I'd check that $300 turbo. Pull off a boost pipe and see if there's anything in there
  4. I just had a customer with a 720 who went through some water crossings and afterwards was experiencing a dead battery after a day or two. It was the alternator.
  5. 😍 HOLY COW! This will be amazing! Keep us posted on progress PLEASE!
  6. Oil pump phasing and distributor timing. Check it 100 times. Really easy to get the pump 180 degrees off making the distributor 180 degrees off. TDC compression or you will be 180 off. Valves on #1 should be closed.
  7. Thats a start! I just went through this with my friends truck I'm getting ready to pass CA emissions - carb had several issues (float level and idle cut no ground to start). As Mike stated - make sure that solenoid is working. Should have 12v on red wire with key on AND a solid ground. You can pop it out and remove the needle and spring and put it back in as a test - with the guts removed it will allow fuel to bypass and get into the idle circuit but it will probably diesel when you go to shut it off. Good way to check if it's operating - 12v, ground and clicking don't always mean it's working. Once you know you have fuel in your idle circuit, try lowering your idle speed. Your underhood VECI sticker will tell you your proper idle speed. Once you get it close, check your timing to make sure its not off too much as it can also effect idle speed. One trick I use for telling if it is rich or lean is bring it to the point of bogging and not running right and spray some brake or carb cleaner in. if it runs better then you are lacking fuel. If it stumbles worse then you have too much fuel or not enough air. It's not the best test but it can give you an idea of what direction to start looking in.
  8. I have family in McMinnville. My truck lived there for years before I took it over. My grandfather is a WW2 vet and was a docent at Evergreen for several years. It's a pretty incredible place!
  9. Well this escalated quickly! LOVE the front end set-up. Super clean work. Inspiration to get my project back on track...
  10. Nice find! Should be a fun one! Love a good diesel!
  11. 15x8 ProComp 69 wheels 205/50 R15 Nitto NeoGens Sorry I dont have a better side shot!
  12. With what you have there I'd take as much of the system apart as possible and really clean the lines. Spray with brake clean and use air to blow everything out. Put it back together and fill the system and bleed at least a full 32oz bottle of fluid through it. Dirt obviously can be really bad. Water compresses, can boil, lead to mold growth, and lots of other fun stuff. Seems excessive maybe but we are dealing with brakes... Let's stay safe. Let's also not have to tear it all apart again because you missed something! Let us know how it all goes! I see sooooo much bad brake fluid... it's the one fluid everyone seems to forget about
  13. Holy cow man.... The amount of work put into this project!!!! I bow to you! I really can't wait to see it finished! Soooo much metal work....
  14. definitely sounds like a carb adjustment issue. Compression is always worth checking before you pull you hair out!
  15. I applaud you on your efforts an results, Michelle! This is coming along so nicely!
  16. Update: - Got the block back from the machine shop. Painted and rotating assembly in. Waiting on new rings since I somehow managed to order ones for the 2.2L. 😒 - Just acquired a share parts truck with a broken timing chain guide - will be using some of the emission parts to pass CA emissions then most everything will be up for grabs if anyone is interested. I may fix this engine and put it all back together and sell it whole as well - Time will tell. - Located a Japanese KA24DE out of a Frontier with only 50K miles on it. Pulling trigger on that asap! Things are coming together!
  17. Oh WOW!!!! JEALOUS!!!!! Congrats on such a great find and acquisition!
  18. Video of it running, or it's not! 😂
  19. Just added the wheel and tire set-up. Been meaning to do this! 15x8 ProComp 69 wheels 205/50 R15 Nitto NeoGens
  20. Belltech drop spindles for the front is the best way to go for sure. Re-indexing the torsion bars is a decent second option but does mess with your geometry. I did blocks in the rear but the 4x4 springs are a bit better way to go but as mentioned, not super low.
  21. 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 ass. Live by it.
  22. 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 them air and too much fuel and they go insane. The science is not nearly what needs to be for gas. Adding that turbo and changing to the modified older mechanical fuel pump should make for some huge increases.
  23. 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!
  24. 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
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