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  1. sondat

    L16 to L20b parts compatible?

    Heres our stab at the block off plate to do away with the EGR system. Managed to source an intermediate plate and an extra fly wheel bolt since these were required going from the L16 to the L20b. This will allow us to mate the dogleg 5 speed and mount onto the frame tomorrow after work.
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    L16 to L20b parts compatible?

    We have prepped the intake, took out the 2 long studs that the egr apparatus bolted to and cleaned out the 2 ports which were plugged with carbon. Think we are going to go with the block off plate (not JB weld). Want to make sure that the placement of the PCV and an additional vacuum port can line up with any of the 3 holes that the block off plate would cover. I see your example Mike then another option with block off plate.
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    L16 to L20b parts compatible?

    Pictures havn’t shown but our intake already has the water jacket holes so good to go there. We went to dual reservoir but not power on the breaks so I guess we could cap tall tube off incase we ever upgrade to booster. Thanks for all the info Mike, so just the block off plate for EGR and drill/tap for PCV
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    L16 to L20b parts compatible?

    So comparing this manifold to your example Mike, I could drill the location for the PCV but the vacuum port you added I see there is already a hole on mine I could utilize instead of the block off plate where the EGR manifold was. What is the purpose of the tall tube off the right side of my manifold? Also any comments on the head we are using being a U60? herd of them? what would the differences be to a U67?
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    L16 to L20b parts compatible?

    Thanks mike, think I’m picking up on the waterline routing your talking about. There will still only be one passage of water into the intake manifold, no exit of water, is this the reason for drilling the intake if I had a U67 head? The stamp on the head is U60, will I need to do the drilling mentioned.
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    L16 to L20b parts compatible?

    I did get the original L20 rocker arms re surfaced at a local cam shaft machine shop so they should be good to go. I have also sourced a couple missing pieces to complete this engine build, the additional flywheel bolt which i posted under the 620 section and also an intermediate plate. So onto the next set of issues. As mentioned at the beginning of this thread my son and I bought this L20b apart, no reference pictures before disassembly. We do have his L16 which is older and some slight differences when it comes to cooling lines and emissions. Heres a picture of where we are at with the build We have done some reading on ratsun about eliminating EGR system which we are doing. Also researched the routing of water lines, example is the water to the intake manifold. Still left with questions do to the mention of different configurations depending on what generation of L20b. I'm not sure what generation of L20 we have but here are some reference pictures with our questions following. To start, I believe the vertical facing water outlet (on rad hose outlet above alternator) routes around the front of the engine and ties into the intake manifold? The tube on the left. we did read the question of there not being an exit for this water path from the intake. good question! FYI we will be adding the block off plate for the EGR system. Next is the extra port from the thermostat housing (L shaped metal spigot). is it for turbo cooling? which we don't have. should i plug it off? Also what i believe is the water sensor for the EGR system (2 little black water or vacuum lines). We read that this can be plugged off if not going with EGR. The little double spigot piece could be used as a plug because it doesn't have any passage to the thermostat housing, right? Just to confirm, we believe the PCV valve is piped between the metal pipe out of the drivers side of the block and it goes to the longer metal tube from the intake manifold (pictured on the right side of it). This is a non EGR exhaust manifold not requiring any plugs, correct? Thanks for any help with all these questions. Here are some pics of 2, 620's slowly decaying into the earth. stumbled across these and have already offered up a couple of key missing pieces for our build. Gotta like the old "sport truck" sticker, weren't those factory stickers?
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    Wanted, flywheel bolt

    Looking at ARP’s web site, the closest match to a L20b is kit# 102-2803. The kit looks like 8 bolts, not 6 and don’t see the built in washer/flange like my original bolts. Kit is for Nissan 2.0L (SR20DE/DET). I will check local auto wrecker today. Thanks
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    Wanted, flywheel bolt

    First off, I apologize for posting this here but couldn’t seem to get it posted in classifieds. I will check some junk yards. If I changed all 6, are the thread patterns and sizes the same in newer Nissan’s?
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    Wanted, flywheel bolt

    Require 1 flywheel bolt. Converted 521 from L16 to L20b, L20 has 6 bolt pattern, not 5 like the L16.
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    521 Transmission Swap

    Nice versatile design on the tranny bracket ]2eDeYe. Looks like a good option especially since the dog leg may not stand the test of time.
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    521 Transmission Swap

    plan on using the original 2 piece drive line so the slip yoke should find its own original position.Are you saying that the slip yoke has movability on the original four speed even though its bolted on? Because it is bolted in place on the 4 speed I assumed it was in a fixed position and the driveline give was all in the slip joint between the 2 drive shafts. Since I haven't disassembled the slip yokes yet maybe it will be more clear once I do this. Thanks, DanielC.
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    521 Transmission Swap

    getting close to mating our rebuilt L20 to our donated dogleg, have a pretty clear picture of the mods required to instal it into our 521. With the transfer of the 4 speed slip yoke to the dog leg tail shaft it is said that it is not secured with the nut but instead it is sealed via frost plug. how then is the slip yoke secured? will it have travel with the rear suspension like the travel between the 2 drive lines? Also, any suggestions on removal of this attachment that came on the dogleg.
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    new member, first post.

    Absolutely, purchased Klotz’s kit with aluminum brackets. He has thought of everything required, great kit.
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    new member, first post.

    Rocking the rusty rims was a little sarcasm, my son wants to put something more updated on
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    new member, first post.

    Front discs from Mike Koltz and dual reservoir. Talking with greenthumb about rims.
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