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About DrvnDrvr

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  • Birthday 05/18/1965

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    Bend Or.
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    83 4x4 KC 720, 93 Aerostar, 86 Moto4
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    Truck Driver Central OR. and adjacent communities

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  1. DrvnDrvr

    New member to the Ratsun club

    https://parts.nissanusa.com/nissanparts/?selyear=1984&selmodel=720&searchText=&action=replacement&makeid=25&siteid=14&catalogID=0 Has parts schematics Best thing to do is get a factory service manual. they are available on EBAY and with sufficient digging online.
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    How many posts until I am not a newbie?

    No it's not. People that drive Subarus generally love their Subies and have a camaraderie with other Subaru owners. Subes are unique vehicles, especially the older ones. Being a newbie on Ratsun.net only means that you haven't contributed to this Datsun owning forum YET. Post pics of your Datto. 83 720 A/C compressor Post about something that you've done with/to it. Ask a NEW question. The search function works just fine on the new Ratsun.net site. Try it. What comes around goes around. Please participate.
  3. DrvnDrvr

    stock radiator rust check

    Like datsunmike said, neglect. Wise to flush your cooling system now. If an engine overheats that has dissimilar head and engine metals, aluminum head and steel block, the head gasket will most likely develop a leak and then your really boned. Might want to replace the thermostat while you have the coolant drained. Buy a quality one you won't regret it.
  4. DrvnDrvr

    stock radiator rust check

    30+ years of salty air. What's it look like on the inside? Recoring is probably not a price wise option. Available on EBAY and Amazon @<> $100, but be careful to get one for a 720 and not a D21. Many parts are listed as fitting both and they don't. https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/nissan,1986,720+pickup,2.4l+l4,1210385,cooling+system,radiator,2172
  5. DrvnDrvr

    '85 4x4

    There is a mounting bracket that goes between the engine and compressor. It has a tensioner pulley on it. Accumalators, expansion valves, evaporators and compressors are available on ebay. there is a idle stepup solenoid on factory hitachi carbs that could be useful as well as the a/c switch on the climate control. there is that cool underhood light by the brake booster.
  6. DrvnDrvr

    '85 4x4

    It has a/c, rear slider window and a nice rear bumper as well.
  7. DrvnDrvr

    Red Neck AC

    Currently the cold air delivery system is pointed directly below my bellybutton. I'm working on a better diffusement system.
  8. DrvnDrvr

    Red Neck AC

    Thanks Mike. Couldn't have done it without RATSUN.net.
  9. DrvnDrvr

    Red Neck AC

    It works. Cost me $130 for the a/c unit, $80 for the inverter, and 40 or so in for power lines and cool air diffusement setup. I put the camper shell on so it doesn't look so redneck-ghettofabulous. I had my alternator rebuilt by a local auto electric shop before I set it up, $65. It puts out 60 amps. The 1000w inverter easily powers the 400w a/c unit. $300 for a/c. ⛄ ⛄⛄⛄⛄ ⛄⛄
  10. DrvnDrvr

    Cab Swap

    ^^^^^^^^^^ There it is. I like the sides, tailgate and headache rack. $150 whatta deal!!!!
  11. DrvnDrvr

    Restomodair A/C?

    The problem I'm having with an aftermarket a/c system is finding someone to make the the custom hoses to connect the nissan compressor to the aftermarket system. One local shop makes them but doesn't do custom work during June July or August as they are too busy. I went with coldmaster.com. Not as pricy as restomodair but you tend to get what you pay for.
  12. DrvnDrvr

    Red Neck AC

    Or go the inverter route.
  13. DrvnDrvr

    Yojimbo's '86 build

    Why not just not use the kit's fitting? The intake manifold has to be leakfree for your engine to run good. All the emission stuff has been removed on my engine
  14. DrvnDrvr

    Speedometer pinion assembly

    I agree with you mostly Mike. As someone who drives for a living I use as many tools as I can to do it as safely as possible. Tools are things that assist me in getting my job done. I can never blame a tool for failure to get my job done. I am responsible for all my actions. Driving aides are are just that, aides. An aid or tool can easily become a crutch.I do my best not to let a tool become a crutch. I use GPS, smartish phones, Thomas maps, a well placed phone call, all five senses, sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste, in the course of my driving. Hypothetical case in point: Driver to Judge:"My GPS said the speed limit was 45mph." Judge to Driver: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:. Imposes MAXIMUM FINE. PM me on the taste thing, this IS a family friendly website. I do agree with you wholeheartedly that smarter cars make for dumber drivers.
  15. DrvnDrvr

    Yojimbo's '86 build

    That is exactly how my Weber is set up. Runs great. I upgraded the throttle plate bushings to sealed bearings. Wire colors vary on my 720. Light return spring is to insure baseline idle. Spring pic

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