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About DIY 1985

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    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Cars
    '75 Toyota FJ40, '85 Nissan 720 rwd
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    Woodworking, machining, welding, architecture, horticulture
  • Occupation
    Nurseryman

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  1. There is a 140w GL-4 at O'Reilley?
  2. Two greens, two reds, and a black. One green is rigged. I'd rather not deal with crimping in the OEM connectors.
  3. Can someone point me to a vendor who is selling amperage-rated fusible links for 12V systems that I can use to refresh my '85 wiring harness with? Thanks in advance.
  4. On my Weber, I couldn't get it jetted small enough for the proper tune at idle. I had to open the throttle too much and wasn't running on just the idle circuit, but rather the first progression hole (it was also too low an rpm to be running vac to the canister purge and spark advance). I drilled a 1mm (ish) hole, opposite the progression holes, on the primary throttle plate, and am basically using the jets in the Weber kit for Z24. It makes sense, because I'm not trying to deliver less fuel, just more air. Drove to Colorado last summer, got 30+ mpg on US 285. Plugs, and digital O2 sensor readout, show no lean condition. Frequently drive to 10,300' and get good economy there too.
  5. DIY 1985

    Winter time blues

    I got a couple of OEM Nissan filters the other day, haven't installed them. Gonna change oil soon, getting seriously cold. They look like a bit less stretch on the power steering pump hose, appearing a bit stubbier.
  6. Hello, I'm looking for a bearing that supposedly is used on a '74 to '82 Datsun B210 axle, but I need it for a transfer case swap for a Land Cruiser, so I'm unable to measure an old one. It is supposed to be a BCA PN RW1148. Its dimensions are 32mm x 72mm x 20mm. Rockauto describes a Centric with a 19mm width, so I wonder if my somewhat dated lead is kind of innacurate? Could anyone confirm the accuracy of my lead, and could anyone find a source for the BCA, or a 20mm thick, bearing?
  7. I'm not running vacuum advance. But, I kinda wish I was for cold starts. My Z24 performs great, I measured 32 mpg on the highway this last weekend. I've consistently got about 29 mpg in the past, but that was mountain driving.
  8. If your Air/Fuel Mix screw is 1.5 turns out, how many turns is your Idle Speed Screw in? Are your plugs kinda black? Are you running vacuum advance to the distributor? If so, where is it plumbed into on the Weber?
  9. A battery won't ruin gas mileage. I had to tune my Weber to altitude. I did it with an O2 sensor and readout.
  10. There was a screw on the side. I think that it was a different style of part then what you might be thinking of. It was replaced this morning by the same shop, with a new owner and staff, and it is in the trash.
  11. My master gave out soon after I bought the truck. I had a pro mechanic install one; it turned out to be garbage, leaking from where the reservoir meets the cylinder, like two years later. I was once told that hydraulic fluid in the booster would spell imminent failure. Is this true? They said that they can vacuum out the hydraulic fluid? Sounds unrealistic to me. Also, what brand of master cylinder are you running? I've found OEM rebuilt units, but you have to actually have the reservoirs to go with them, which I don't have.
  12. Where did you get your Weber? Was it part of a Z24 Kit?
  13. Staking would typically be done with a 'center punch,' I'm not speaking from direct experience. I don't know if it will fit in the throttle bores at the proper angle?
  14. I just learned of an old Land Cruiser FJ55 wagon receiving Lizard Skin with awesome results. It was applied in the engine bay and bottom of the body during an engine swap. Both heat from the engine/exhaust and sound were helped significantly on a vehicle from an era of Cruisers with just painted steel bodies.
  15. Anyone have experience replacing the stock headlights in your 720 for LEDs? I'd prefer to significantly increase the stock range of lumens, achieve an even distribution of headlight beam, and not go too blue or green in hue.
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