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MaxChlan

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About MaxChlan

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  • Birthday 02/01/1997

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Minneapolis
  • Cars
    1986 Nissan 720 Deluxe King Cab 4x4
  • Interests
    Accounting, Finance, and Datsuns!
  • Occupation
    Student

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  1. MaxChlan

    Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4: "Big Bird"

    I wish I could just go to a yard and get OEM parts like that... Yards around here have hardbodies and WD21s once in a blue moon, let alone anything earlier. Lots on BMWs/Mercs though because money doesn't buy you the ability to drive in snow. 😂
  2. MaxChlan

    Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4: "Big Bird"

    Does anyone have experience with the exhaust headers from Pacesetter on Rock Auto? My headers are rusty, and have a leak somewhere around the flange. I don't even want to attempt to fuck with it because everything is probably rust-welded together at this point.
  3. MaxChlan

    Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4: "Big Bird"

    Good find! I had the issue where I had the perpendicular lead plug and the alternator had the parallel style. I saved the plug that I cut off, but I'm not sure rewiring it and using an adaptor would be better than just wiring the hardbody plug in. Anyone have an amazon link for the hardbody plug?
  4. MaxChlan

    1984 720 MH tire question

    I was thinking the same thing. IMO tires are something you don't cheap out on. General Tire makes good ones. A "good" tire to me is one where the siping goes the full length of the tread, not just halfway like some models or manufacturers.
  5. MaxChlan

    Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4: "Big Bird"

    Also, I threw in some NGK wires last night and I am amazed at how much better the truck runs. I bought them on Cyber Monday just for fun, and when I went to take the old wires out I noticed that two of the exhaust wires were basically inoperable, meaning I was running on 6 plugs this entire time. 😂
  6. MaxChlan

    Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4: "Big Bird"

    Yeah, this was at 10:00 PM and I just wanted to go home at that point. I will probably buy the hardbody connector and rewire it properly.
  7. MaxChlan

    Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4: "Big Bird"

    The output amperage is listed at 50 amps, so I should be good!
  8. MaxChlan

    Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4: "Big Bird"

    That's what I figured... I always tell the parts guy that I have an '85 so that I don't have that issue, but the computer listed the part numbers as the same for the hardbody and the 720. If I put in an '84 it gives me the alternator with the correct plug. This mistake shouldn't have a noticeable effect, right? I already cut the old plug off so... 😶
  9. MaxChlan

    Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4: "Big Bird"

    Fellas, I quick little update on the happenings of the fall with Big Bird: After the aforementioned head gasket story, I've had mild success with keeping this truck road-worthy. My passenger side caliper failed, causing some weird wear on the rotors and uneven pad wear. After driving without front brakes for a week, I decided to try my hand at replacing the rotors. It wasn't too bad; I had an experienced mechanic take one hub assembly off, and I did the other one and reassembled. I had to trim a few tabs on the pads and of course make a few trips to the parts store, but overall it was successful. Then my brake master failed; after ordering the wrong part and then getting the correct one (as well as a leaky heater core hose that almost blew my engine up), I was back on the road... for two days. Then the alternator regulator crapped, causing the alternator to supply 18+ volts. Obviously not driveable, so I ordered the reman replacement. Last night I installed it, but instead of a 10 minute job it turned into 1.5 hours as the new alternator had a different style plug on it. It's only been 24 hours, but so far no issues have arisen. What's next on the docket? Most likely a Weber swap. Once my cash flow is right, I will order the kit from Pierce Manifolds. The reason? My gas mileage is terrible, and getting the truck to run right when it's cold is somewhat of a battle. The fast idle screw was removed before I got the truck, and I'm sure there is something not right with the carburetor or many of the vacuum lines and diaphragms that haven't been touched in 30 years. I'm thinking it just seems like the right thing to do at this point, because the ease of operation of the Weber pales in comparison to the Hitachi. If anyone is in the market for a California-spec carburetor with all the fixings, send me a PM. That will certainly change my timeline if I can mitigate some of the cost of the Weber swap. That's all for now!
  10. MaxChlan

    Where to Buy a Weber Carburetor Conversion?

    Looked on the Pierce Manifold website, and their choke heater housing is black? Which color is the genuine? I've seen both white and black.
  11. MaxChlan

    Wylder's 1985 720 KC 4x4 ST

    Yeah I just tried to edit the links and nothing.
  12. MaxChlan

    Wylder's 1985 720 KC 4x4 ST

    Still can't see them; make sure it's a forum link that you're posting!
  13. MaxChlan

    Wylder's 1985 720 KC 4x4 ST

    You should repost so we can see it; when I click the link it doesn't work!
  14. MaxChlan

    Where to Buy a Weber Carburetor Conversion?

    Okay, it seems like this is a reputable source then. I am thinking about doing this swap because I've been getting shitty gas mileage (like 12-15), and I am simply tired of looking at the giant mess of bullshit vacuum lines in the engine bay. There is probably a leak somewhere, maybe some switch/valve is frozen, who knows. It seems like a lot of fussing around for what seems to be an inferior carburetor to the Weber. Seems easy enough: remove the old carb, plug all the holes and leave the hose vacuum advance, brake booster, and charcoal canister, Clean engine bay so I can, you know, actually grab the oil filter when I'm doing an oil change. 😂
  15. MaxChlan

    Where to Buy a Weber Carburetor Conversion?

    Fair enough! Is there a decent write up on this swap? I remember reading it but I can not find it now, and the search features on Ratsun are kinda buns.
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