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About busguy61

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    bush alaska
  • Cars
    4 720's. 1 240z. 2 520 pickup
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    Everything fun that I can afford.
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    self employed
  1. It runs. Same old issues. Still needs vent/can mod. Oil drain to pan mod, new carb, and lots of other stuff. No time to do anything. It was a stressful year, and now I have to leave. I plan to improve on what is there next year. Sorry no pics. It will have to sit outside this winter, but I will wrap it up. Thanks to all for the help. Will update when I have something new. Hey Fo0manchu, Could you explain more how the vent with vacuum line would be configured. Thanks.
  2. junkyard turbo 720 project

  3. Are there any other engines that will bolt up to the 5 speed transaxle in my 1982 Datsun 720 4x4 xtra cab?
  4. Just want to remind you that the timing was backed way, I mean way off, for that run. With that said, I now bring us to point two. Average 0-60 times in that truck were approx. 24 seconds before any engine mods were done. I own 4 of these trucks in various models, and even with a weber, after 150,000 hard miles, they just don't have the stock power anymore. Point three. I did crank the timing up an do several runs that were much more impressive. On these runs there was no way to hold my cell phone so you could see the gauges and drive at the same time. You guys are lucky I was able to f
  5. http://youtube.com/watch?=pkaWXeRLFy4 video of turbo Datsun 720 pickup running Just go to youtube and search "video00671"
  6. Truck doesn't really like it with the jet removed. Loads up bad. I have a job that starts tomorrow, so no time for messing around. Be a week or two before I get back to it. I'll try and post a video of it running.
  7. Dude, the dashboard pics are from a different truck. The turbo is on my 720. Read the whole thread before you post b.s.
  8. ended up just removing the main jet for the secondaries. Ran tits for a couple test runs. Was going to do more tuning, but carb's throttle shaft is worn beyond help and so basically this stock hitachi carb is fucked. On a related note. Fuel consumption is out of control. I burned 5 gallons in a 6 hot laps around the block. I think I'm rich enough. Engine never gets hot. Carb plenum body ices up quick. Now I believe I have some sort of ignition issue as it doesn't want to rev above 4000rpm. Starts cutting out. Work more on that tomorrow. Guess I'll have to make a new plenum and t
  9. http://s574.photobucket.com/user/busguy61/slideshow/521 a few photo's of my 521 pickup
  10. Took a drive last night. Still leaking a bit of oil from the turbo oil return. Going to have to make a way to seal it for real. Sealed up the dipstick so no more quart of oil all over every time I drive it. So it seems my carbon seal has gone bad. I now get oil smoke out the exhaust when I let off the throttle. Backfire through the carb might have done it? Still messing with carb jets, ect. Going to do some more tinkering and test drive again today.
  11. Finally got my shop freed up, so I might have a chance to pull it in and do some tinkering. I've been so busy all week, haven't even started it. I'm brewing tonight, so no chance of working on dirty Datsun's. Maybe tomorrow.
  12. I should have built my header out of smaller tubing. Be nice to get the turbo to boost a bit sooner. Live and learn. Maybe for the next one eh?
  13. pics of my latest Datsun buy http://s754.photobucket.com/user/busguy61/slideshow/720 pics of 521 pickup http://s754.photobucket.com/user/busguy61/slideshow/521
  14. Today my neighbor came over and sold me a 1983 Datsun 720 4x4 5 speed xtra cab for $500. That makes 4 720 pickup's in my stables. Needs maintenance and a battery. Brand new tires worth what I paid for the whole truck. Having a hot rod Datsun parked out front has it's perks. http://s754.photobucket.com/user/busguy61/slideshow/720
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