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    1979 Chopped Datsun king cab, 1979 Datsun King Cab
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  1. knoriega

    (Air) Shocks Question

    Actually, I changed the 3" block to a 2" block to give over 3" travel for axle. The top of rear tire sits in wheel well about 1/4". Rear driveline lined up better too...no humming
  2. knoriega

    (Air) Shocks Question

    Yes MA709 is what I am currently have on my truck, they are for a ford capri, but datsun 620 is basically a small car...lol. They are a little cheaper than Gabriel, but still offer lifetime warranty. Check with your parts house an see if they have lifetime warranty in Canada. Sorry for confusion on which model number form Monroes. The correct model is MA709
  3. knoriega

    (Air) Shocks Question

    It will bottom out, depend on how much travel is used. I I say I have about 2" before hitting frame. I might c-notch in future, but for know it is ok for me. I will try and post pictures later. Or can see at Eagle Rock swap meet in So Calif this coming weekend.
  4. knoriega

    (Air) Shocks Question

    I went with 4X4 leafs, 3" lowering blocks, and order Monroe MA709 from Orieley's Auto Parts (comes with Llfe-time warranty) and about half price compared to Gabriel highjackers. I think I paid about $53. I also removed bump stop off axle. Rear rim size is 17" with 245/40/17 tire. I adjust air to ride with tire level with fender height. The air shocks mad a Day and night difference in ridability and comfort for my ol' Ass. The Monroe MA709 were shoert enough to allow enough travel for shock to do it's thing. I think I am running air pressure around 40 # psi
  5. Are you still doing suspension mods on 620 (air or coil overs) I live in Van Nuys

  6. Thank you for the kudos my dear friend. Everything in your article is correct except for a few small details. As long as you use all factory installed a/c component for 1979 620, you only have to purchase a York to Sanden adapter to mount directly in place of the York compressor original mount location. You can re drill holes on adapter plate to line up Sanden compressor with pulley with original pulley tensioner that covers the timing belt cover. As long as you have complete system intact, all someone has to do is update York compressor to a Sanden compressor. I completely dissembled my entire system and flushed with a/c flush (remove expansion valve prior) (Spray system available from Autozone free loaner tool program). Replaced the expansion valve and receiver drier with new units which are dirt cheap. I used original flare fittings a/c hoses because I felt condition of hoses were decent. Before assembling everything back together, I lubricated all flare joints with a product called (Refrigeration Technologies RT201B Nylog Gasket/Thread Sealant) this helps seal all joints to keep refrigerant in system. I then used a vacuum pump to remove the air and moisture from the refrigerant system (vacuum pump available for free from Autozone free loaner tool program). All sanden pumps are r12 or r134 compatable, just depends which type of oil you use. I used AC Delco 15-117 air conditioning system mineral oil because I wanted to keep r12 system. System recommends 8 oz. mineral oil capacity for Datsun factory installed system. I then filled system to recommended r12 capacity of 2# of r12. My system had the 8 blade fan, my mistake is I did not replace the water pump with a new clutch. As you stated it is crucial. As far as being ugly, I disagree, the ugliness probably from my clustered engine bay..LOL. It is all original placement from factory with only addition of upgraded Sanden compressor mounted in original pasenger side location. The bracket is supported with the two mount bolts that pivots the compressor adapter plate in towards the engine keeping it tight from movement as the tensioner pulley tighten the belt. As for coldness of air coming from vents, my system blows average 29 degrees at the vents. Seeker, when you felt it I had just started my truck before leaving Eagle Rock (Reason why I chose to stay with R12). I must also give you kudos on a well informed wealth of info on a/c. As far as I am concerned, I like the the system, it is old but works for our trucks. Seeker great info Parts used ordered on Amazon: Four seasons expansion valve part # 38608 Refrigeration Technologies RT201B Nylog Gasket/Thread Sealant Johnsen's 6545-6 A/C Flush- 32 oz. York to Sanden adaptor mount purchased on Ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/YORK-TECUMSEH-TO-SANDEN-COMPRESSOR-BRACKET-KIT-SD709-SD5H14-SD7H15/282598743519?epid=1717932436&hash=item41cc329ddf:g:Rr8AAOSwJS5ZhMyo:rk:4:pf:0 If I can assist anyone in the Los Angeles area, PM me.
  7. I don't get it. Who cares what association to one has with a group or name. Is it wrong for some to organize a meet with people who share a same interest and love for Datsun's, or am I missing something?
  8. knoriega

    1971 PL521

    Birdman Can you tell me what shop name and address you used? Thank you
  9. Gene, I live in Van Nuys, hope we can meet today Keith
  10. It probably was not fun spraying each other in the face unless it had some kind of bug spray, right. I remember the glass bottle ones
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