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Crashtd420

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  1. I was able to lower the rear of the truck a little more over the weekend.... approximately 3 inches now in the back with about a 2" gap .....  I'll go another inch when I upgrade the rear suspension.... for now I just wanted it a little lower with no complications...

    Completely forgot to take before photos,  but I should have one, and the after photo came out bad.... I'll try to get one later....

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  2. 24 minutes ago, DanielC said:

    Modern cars self diagnose all their different systems to control emissions.   Many of the systems can only be checked by the cars computer under very specific driving conditions, and the car rechecks the systems a few times to verify results. 

    Disconnecting the battery wipes the cars computer memory clean, and the computer has to relearn how every system is working, and in this process sometimes readjusts how the cars engine is controlled.

     

    When the cars computer sees a full driving cycle, then it can say everything is OK.

     

    That sounds about right... as long as this is all it is I'll be happy....

     

    On a different note I decided to check the gas usage on the datsun....

    Best estimate says I'm getting around 19mpg with a single weber 40dcoe ...

    I though I was getting a little more before but with the new job my commute is only about 10 minutes or so and the highway has about 3 long inclines going there so I'm on the throttle a little more going to work that coming home.... 

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  3. 1 hour ago, Stoffregen Motorsports said:

    It's called "setting the monitors". 50 miles should do it.

     

    Do you have a handheld scan tool? You can check the monitor status on most handheld scanners.

     

    It sucks that he failed it instead of telling you to take it for a drive and come back.

     

    No scan tool... never really needed one.... we were driving a 1999 Chevy and 2001 Subaru before..... now with the newer Subaru and nissan it might be worth the investment....

     

    Last time with the no horn I got to leave,  there were no dash lights on so I assume this time they got to far into the inspection to let me just go..

    I'm ok with the rejection sticker for now, at least it's better than the March sticker it had and we now we can drive it around....

     

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  4. Well didnt see this coming.... stupid Subaru failed emissions but I dont think it was for actual bad readings.... I replaced the battery and left it disconnected to do the repair and apparently have only traveled 4 miles since.... the tech mentioned that and said the car needs to be driven for a while, something about the computer has no history stored, and I should be able to pass the retest.... have I mentioned I hate these newer cars... 

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  5. 14 hours ago, Easygoingjc said:

    Thanks! The ebay listing doesn't sell to Canada. I guess we try the other link. Thanks for the help.

    Much appreciated.

     

    How many do you need?

    I have 2 extra ... I'll ship to Canada...

    Whats the issue with shipping to Canada?

    Hell If you need 4 I'll buy them for you and reship if you really want.....

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  6. 7 hours ago, Jstocks said:

    No one makes an adjustable upper control arm?

    There must be a lot to out there to allow a more modern set up. 

     

    I'm thinking of making the shock tower a little taller so I can run an air shock in the front as well and a heavy duty bump stop of course, I'm not worried about power steering at all.

     

    The upper control arm outer bushings are hammered out so I have some new ones, the bolts are also toast I think. 

     

    The front drums are in rough shape, I'm going to pull them tomorrow and sand blast them in hopes of reuse. The front wheel bearings are also messed up, I hope I can find some new ones. 

     

     

     

    Watch out with the front inner wheel bearing.. unless something changed the inner sold on sights like rock auto, autozone, among others are actually wrong ....

     

    Best to check the numbers on the bearing.... I believe it's a 32kb02....

    They also have the 32kb02-11b which is for the 620.... it can be used but you have to remove a spacer from the spindle then you need a thin spacer ....

    Mikeklotz was making them, not sure if he still is .... I snagged a set for the furture....

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  7. So I've been daily driving my datsun for the last few weeks which has been great.... i have one last issue on the Subaru to fix, biggest problem is waiting for the parts and appointments.... After I fixed the horn and replace the battery i went and had 2 recalls performed at the dealer and it didnt fix my problem... I'm told the steering wheel angle sensor died..... enough about that ....

     

    One problem did happen today with the datsun. . Tried the a/c today and all I got was warm air circulating.... 

    The other day I messed with that one hose but after i fixed i verified I had the proper pressure, air was cold and compressor was cycling.... well today it wasn't....

    I checked and found no power going to the compressor because of the pressure switch, so I checked the pressure and sure enough it was zero.... started checking the fittings and found the one on the compressor came loose to the point I was re tightening it by hand at first.... i tightened that one up and checked the rest... hopefully that's all that needs, made an appointment for Tuesday to have it recharged....

     

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  8. 16 hours ago, BullDoozer said:

    Hey all I got me a ‘81 720 with the z22 and a manual fuel pump, running a Weber with the transdapt one piece spacer. I’m having intermittent idle issues and, after plugging up every vacuum leak I could find, she’s still a little off. Been reading the Weber likes a high flow pump with low pressure so I opted for the Carter 4070 (I think that’s the part number). Was just curious if any of you have done away with the mechanical pump and if you’ve any tips for the safest and most reliable way to get the carter wired to the ignition and whatnot. Should I try to find a 720 fuel pump relay at the junk yard and make that work?? Any and all input is appreciated! 

    I have that same pump on my side draft weber .... it actually put out the higher end of its psi... about 6.5.... you'll probably need to add a regulator too,  but you may have a return line to help with that, at bare minimum I would verify psi at the carburetor...

     

    For wiring if you can do the oem fuel pump relay that would work, no idea if the wiring would be in the truck but it might be tucked away.. with my 521 I opted to use a oil pressure switch and relay...

    It Sends power while cranking and then as long as there is oil pressure the pump will run..... 

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  9. I had good luck with the 3row I bought for my 521, but definitely watch out for the ebay radiators....

    Seems you already found the in/out in the wrong spot but also check the diameters of inlet and outlet... make sure they match what you have...

    They really like to lump the 520/521 together but the early had the J and the later the L series....

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  10. Looking good...

     

    What did you end up choosing for coilovers and spring rates? 

     

    I just did my fronts on my 521 with the single adjustable qa1 and 400lb 7" springs.... very happy with the ride...

    I am waiting to do the rear till next winter ... need more money for parts... 


  11. 1 hour ago, Duncan said:

     

    I was hoping to find one and just buy one with "normal" online buying.  The Lynchburg Nissan page says that part can only be bought through email.  I'm going to check my caps today and make sure it's what they describe on their website. 

     

     

     

    It is a bit weird but the guy that does the sales is cool and straight up.... I had no issue and I know hainz and few others have ordered from him also....

    I can send you a couple pics of my cap and the seal if that helps at all...


  12. I think I got lucky with the a/c line.... 

    I took the grill off and was able use a couple tools i had to crimp the connector just a little more .... I only recrimped where the original crimp mark's were... at first I was getting a couple hisses as I was doing this and  then I wasn't .... after that I started the truck, turned the a/c on and made sure the compressor was running.... no leak..

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  13. 10 minutes ago, Stoffregen Motorsports said:

    Man, I am glad we don't have those pesky inspections out here.

     

    Of course we do have to pass emissions testing, but that why I am in business, so I shouldn't complain.

    It's not to bad, on the datsun it's just safety... honestly if you keep your vehicles up, which I'm sure you do, either test shouldn't really be an issue.... 

     

    Its motivation to me and sometimes it points out things I over looked, like the wifes horn.... also i probably would not have bought tires for the datsun if I didnt need to pass inspection right now, but I am very glad I did.... even getting rid of my chevy, who knows how long I would have tried to keep that going.... 

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  14. Well I'm currently sitting in a nissan dealer waiting on a sticker for my datsun.... probably been a real long time since the truck has back to a nissan/datsun dealership....

     

    Of course testing to make sure everything worked I found one of my a/c lines to be leaking ....

    I'll have to get that discharged this week and have a new line made.... I have a local hose shop, as long as they use their parts the can make a new line for me.... 

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  15. 14 hours ago, Duncan said:

    My pretty painted valve cover is leaking just a little bit from the cap.  I have two stock oil filler caps, and they both seep a little bit.

     

    Is there supposed to be some sort of gasket or possibly a urethane-type of ring (like an oil pan drain plug) for the cap?

     

    Neither of my two stock oil filler caps have anything like that, so I have no idea if they were never there, or possibly missing on both.  Can anyone clue me in?  Thanks!

     

     

     

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    Does the valve cover have a groove in it?

    If so you can use a standard oring there... if not 

    Does the cap have a groove in it?

    If so I believe this is what your looking for....

    http://datnissparts.com/oil-cap-gasket-seal-datsun-nissan-l4-l6-l16-l18-l20b-l24-l26-l28-ld28-naps-z-z20-z22-15270-78500/

     

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  16. Really guys.....

    I dont need comments like this....

    I try my best to pass on information I know or have learned.. 

    Feel free to take these comments to your own threads and leave mine alone..

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