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About jacobbell69

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  • Birthday 07/04/1996

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    Bowling Green, Kentucky
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    01 Xterra, 04 Titan, 72 620, 64 320
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    Everything Nissan/Datsun
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    Small Business Owner

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  1. It's been a while since I updated, the 320 is now home! My GF's daughter named her Cow Cow lol. I admit, leaving it in my dad's swampy field was not a good idea. I can see the metal is more compromised than before. I have been researching and researching engine swaps. I am planning on selling the 2 520s I have, this will fund the build and I was never truly excited about the idea of using the J series anyways. As far as the idea for the dually, I decided to dually my 620 instead. if anyone is interested. I have a spare L20B, not much info on swapping L series into these trucks but a buddy on FB put one in his 66' 520 so it seems doable. I am going to make sure the engine is good and start test fitting and locating someone who can chop the engine mounts off a 620 for me so I can weld them onto my frame. I'm on the lookout for a 5 speed trans as well. I'm aware I likely won't have heat, but this swap seems the best bang for my buck. Without investing several years into the truck. I hear the 320 h190 is not the same spline as later trucks, is that correct? Was thinking of getting a center chunk out of a d21, as my buddy says his l20b in his 520 doesn't do much more than 50mph. I believe his 66' has same gear ratio as my 320 IIRC. I also scored a used grille in far better condition than mine, as well as a blue tailgate that isn't rotted away like mine(no pics at the moment). Just need to paint it. Now to get my d21 finished and out of my garage I will pull the 320 in the garage and finally get started on it. I also now have a full set of Xterra SC rims that I am going to use, I love em! I'll be using much smaller tires of course.
  2. Just a little photo dump from Import Alliance 2019 Fall Meet, truck is running well. had oil leak from oil pressure sensor. replaced and has been driving fine for months, upcoming is a tilt bed!
  3. Found a 76 4 speed short bed in a junkyard a couple hours away, scored some inner window trim. mine had rotted away and the rubber was completely gone. they're almost $100 for aftermarkets on ebay. I stripped the truck, someone got to it before me though and took the mirrors, grille(had all trim rings) :( and the tailgate. This truck should have been saved and it's terrible it ended up here. Battery tray was solid and floorboards were too besides one small hole in passenger side. Gonna post some pics, if you see anything you want lmk! Truck is in Lebanon, TN at Express Pull n Save if anyone wants to check it out themselves. Also yes that's an original undamaged floor mat and what looks to be an AMCO center console!
  4. I havent kept up much with every little detail of change like I used to. But I went to IA in Nashville this past weekend. Truck's running really good this summer after a carb adjustment. Seems happier with Valvoline over the Pennzoil I had in it previously. Put spacers on the front so they are flush with the fenders and they look a lot better. Going to have to cut a hole in the bed to fill up fuel. No way to make the one on the dually fender work. I found some center caps for the front and hub caps for the rear, really digging them. Thinking this winter about a dump bed, just throwing out ideas. Still on look out for diesel 720 to use the drive train. I still have the KA I could use, but the L16 is going strong right now.
  5. Been a while since I updated. Didn't do much this winter, it was very harsh this year so I didn't have much motivation to wrench in 20 degree weather. I have mounted the other set of dually fenders. I had to mount them a bit higher so it doesn't lay flush on the body lines. However that was my only option as I would have had to cut the fenders up a few inches so the tire didn't hit. Or I could have raised the truck, which wasn't ideal for me. Still very happy with the results and I like the look of these fenders a lot more. I painted them yesterday. I didn't bother fixing the damage to the fenders or bondo where some repairs have previously been made. It would have just looked to nice for the truck. It matches the patina better that way, imo. You can't see the damage from a few feet away in the photos. I will get some more pics but here are some. Sanded with 320 and shot a few coats of primer and then the paint. it's the same jeep paint(PW1) that i used for the roof repair, it matched the roof pretty well. it doesn't match as well on the fenders since it's a larger area, but it's not that bad. Also forgot to mention I scored some NOS Datsun1600 fender emblems over the winter from Mexico for $75. Still was in the Nissan box. They're way to nice for my truck but they look way better than the "Datsun" emblems I had before.
  6. think so? it may not look as funky to me once i put the smaller dually fenders on.
  7. Well I made it to the show! Truck drove great, really digging this 5 speed. I think I may put 2" spacers on the front rims so they're flush with the fenders. Looks a bit odd looking from the front not being able to see the rims at all. Considering my winter project to be the KA swap, however considering getting my 320 running. Just don't know yet. I actually bought another set of dually fenders that are actually curved to fit the bed and are a bit smaller, also no tail light holes along with having a gas cap cover. I had to fill the tank before putting these fenders on lol. I plan to paint the new fenders, and have a buddy airbrush rust on so it looks the same as the truck. I also made it in the IA Fall meet video, I'm the last 20 seconds! https://youtu.be/CFzHpRJl2QA At IA I met another guy with a 620, he is on the FB group. I took some pics from this weekend here they are.
  8. i think i maybe able to get the old speedo cable out without removing the dash bezel. anywho, found out i needed the adapter that attaches the crossmember to the trans, luckily had one on a spare 4 speed out of a 79. Then i went to change the carrier bearing and beating on the shaft with the nut on cause the threads to mess up, got the nut off and then grinded the bad threads off. i need a new nut if anyone has one off a later front portion of the driveshaft. early driveshaft nuts are different, i checked. almost done buttoning up my engine and trans! it's really coming together, started putting on my dually fenders as well. still need some work, this is only temporary. i will have my body guy make them contour to the bed and look a lot better. i just need to make this show on the 20th this month.
  9. yeah, would be hard to steer without it haha! i have a late model cross member already. after i was cleaning up last night i saw the speedo is on the opposite side. only remedy is to get a late model speedo cable? that would suck, not risking my dash bezel for the speedo lol.
  10. engine and trans are in, buttoning them up Thursday. hopefully will install the dually fenders then, ran out of time yesterday. ended up calling my older brother for some assistance mating the trans and dropping it in. i was having a hell of a time doing it solo. because the new trans was longer i had to disconnect my center link to be able to drop the engine in, which is something i never read anyone else had to do. luckily i replaced it last year so it was easy to disconnect. hopefully i'll be ready for IA by Oct 20th.
  11. well I installed new rear main, clutch, pilot bearing. went to install new throughout bearing and saw it needed to be pressed on. the bearing that came with my clutch kit matched the bearing on my early 4 speed but did not match the one on the 5 speed. i ended up ordering a new throughout bearing that included the collar so i didn't need to get it pressed on. also noticed i did not have the clutch fork for the 5 speed, according to part numbers they are different between the 5 speeds and the early 4 speeds. i could rob the fork out of a spare 4 speed out of a 79 I have, but oreillys has them in stock for $31 so i will go with new. sucks i didn't think to get a fork boot.
  12. was my first go at drum brakes, ever lol. i matched them up to what came out. so i guess the previous guy to change them done them wrong. good eye tho! i asked in the FB group and everyone also suggested the sta-lube. any other suggestion? i havent put it in the trans yet. it's funny, for years i saw 0 datsuns on craigslist. and within a year i've accumulated 7, and found the one in a junkyard. check your FB marketplace!
  13. got the engine out, went with that Sta-Lube stuff for the new trans. gonna mate them up hopefully sunday.
  14. I meet a guy on the facebook group that happened to be a couple towns away, he had one and I scored it for I believe it was $40! guy has been messing with these trucks since he was a kid, he had TONS of old Datsun dealership paperwork and memorabilia.
  15. Well I got the transmission out, was a huge pain to fit between the exhaust and passenger side torsion bar. So to reinstall, I am going to pull the engine as I think this new long tail is going to be even more difficult to fit from underneath. Wish me luck! Any suggestions for what kind of trans fluid I should run in my new 5 speed?
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