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About MaxChlan

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  • Birthday 02/01/1997

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    1986 Nissan 720 Deluxe King Cab 4x4; 2005 Infiniti G35 Sedan 6MT
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    Lacrosse, accounting, and general automotive shenanigans
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  1. You can buy a $10 bluetooth mod on amazon. It will plug right into the cigarette lighter. The quality really doesn't matter because the sound system is shit. Worked for me when I dailied mine for 3 years.
  2. Yeah, unfortunately VINs don't tell you much on these trucks. My understanding is that sunroofs were optional equipment on ST trucks only on the late model trucks (85/86), which means in order to have a sunroof you'd at least have bucket seats, a center console, and all the gauges in a 2WD truck. In your case, it seems like a really odd set of options, which seems to be more common in the earlier trucks. Why would someone go through the trouble of ordering a truck with a sunroof, but not elect to have the tach, clock, and bucket seats? Alternatively, why would someone order an ST or XE, and take out the buckets, clock, and tach? Seems weird to me, but at least you have the sunroof! Side note: drop some pictures. Here's a post I made on how to do it.
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    Who is this?

    I thought about this, but I didn't have a pen on me. I might try and go back around the same time and see if it's there again; I have a feeling it might be someone that works at the school, as it was there for longer than I was there officiating lacrosse games (a little over two hours) and the lot was mostly empty.
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    Who is this?

    Hoping this is someone on here. I see 720s up here in MN about once in a blue moon, and this one really caught my eye from afar. For the Twin Cities people here, I was at Edina High School officiating some lacrosse games. From what I saw, it looked like a late model ST 4x4. It had all the fixings: Tach, Clock, Sunroof, ect. Forgot to check if it had power locks and windows though. The paint had some bubble-rust on it, but the frame was clean! It even had what seems to be the dealer option brush guard, and some cool aftermarket lightbar, and of course a topper, which looked a bit too wide for the box but otherwise fit perfectly. Anyway, if anyone knows who this is I'd love to get the 720's together! Here are some pictures:
  5. They cover the bolts up near the windshield that hold the dash on to the frame, as I recall.
  6. More pictures! This is really cool.
  7. From what I have seen, single cab 2WD trucks with a bench got the shorty, 2WD King Cab trucks got the long one, and all 4x4s got the shorty. There may be 2wd single cab trucks that got a long one because they were STs or deluxes with bucket seats, in which case they would have had the center console already in them. I could be wrong on that exact fact pattern but that's just been what I've seen. My guess is that you have a shorty. Post a picture of the interior and we'd be able to tell you 😂
  8. What are you attempting to do? If you're attempting to color match paint, 30+ year old paint is gonna be faded so you have that to contend with. I have a can of butter yellow that I use to touch up the truck.
  9. MaxChlan

    720 4x4 KA24DE swap

    It seems like those who start this project never complete it, or finish it and do not say anything. Whatever you chose, document and post your results on here. From what I've heard, engine mounts are available from someone on this forum. The big issue is getting the oil pan of the KA to clear the front diff. From what I've read, it involves some mixing and matching of the KA and Z's oil pan. There is a thread on it here that you should read.
  10. Bags will help the best with load leveling. My old man used to put bags on all of his cars in the late 80's/early 90's, for when he had four of his buddies in the back of the Caprice 😂 Seconded. I think my 720 rides better when I have a couple hundred pounds in the back.
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    85 720 4x4

    This! Instead of an automatic service interval like on modern cars, my truck tells me every time it needs an oil change with small changes in engine sound.
  12. Head gasket. Had similar symptoms on my truck last year. Don't fret though! Head gaskets on these trucks are pretty easy. Heck, I did it with no experience other than doing brake jobs. In fact, I think I did the head gasket on my truck before I ever touched the brakes 😂 On a serious note, as I recall there are no coolant channels in the exhaust manifold so you definitely have a fairly sizable head gasket failure. Either way, you'll end up replacing that gasket when you do the head gasket. Intake, exhaust, and head gaskets are all still available from Nissan. While you're there I highly recommend doing the water pump because its so easy, and if you plan on having this truck for the long term it wouldn't hurt to do the timing components. Lastly, taking the head to a machine shop to get it leveled is a wise investment. Shouldn't be too expensive either because it's a simple inline four. I wish you were in Minnesota because I'd be johnny-on-the-spot to help you tear this thing up. Once you do it once, getting all of the components off takes like an hour with 10 minutes spent enjoying a cold one.
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    Valve cover gasket.

    I second the use of Shell Rotella. My cousin and friends run Shell Rotella 10w30 in their RB-swapped 240sxs, and I used Triple-T 10w30 before it got hard to find. I now run T5 10w30 all year round without issues. I change the oil every 3k miles because the build is original, and it burns a varying amount depending on how cold it gets.
  14. That's what I've ran into as of late. My truck is a little louder than it needs to be, and it's been too cold to do any major work.
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