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  1. those before pictures look rough! good job sticking with it! cant wait to see it all done good luck
  2. yeah i am, i weld for the shipyard. I think i get too much in my own head. That and the wife think its going to cost way too much to get it road worthy
  3. unfortunately Virginia and the east coast make it hard to find parts trucks like on the western part of the state, I thought i had fenders and bedsides lined up, but i got screwed over by datsun recyclers, luckily i got my money back but that was a 3 month ordeal in itself. I think ill just part it out and save up and find a better starting point
  4. so when i went to buy it, it had some rust ill admit i was like no problem. but once i started to remove parts i realized i was way over my head, previous owner had hidden rust holes with good old bondo so most if not all body panels have a baseball size hole in them. yeah i was blindsided most rust was patched with bondo, didn't see it until i started stripping it, since it hadn't started to bubble up
  5. questions in the title, when did you realize that the truck you bought would make a better parts truck then a actual project? I have been battling internally if i should cut my losses ( and part it out) or keep it as a project. Any insight?
  6. funny fact, the reason we didn't use pencils in space is because we did not want the pencil tip to break off and potentially get caught in the electronics or become a dust in zero g. Back to the point however I agree just use gloves, but if you REALLY REALLY want heated hands for some reason in a car just use hand warmers?
  7. so in theory, if you already have a factory 5 speed L20B, that trans will work with a 240sx ka24de engine? and you wouldn't have to modify the drive shaft. what clutch/ pressure plate would you use?
  8. Ya should have grabbed those tow mirrors on the Golden one in the last pic and that grill. Some people love those mirrors for some reason
  9. Did they ever claim the mounts? Lol
  10. Pretty cool of you to be doing a giveaway like this!
  11. yeah you are right fixing is always cheaper, but i am at a loss, i will check the secondary to see if it is open slightly, another symptom is when running at the high rev range, hitting throttle does nothing so it makes sense maybe secondary is stuck open.
  12. hey everyone so I am looking for some advice, awhile ago i took apart my stock hitachi carb to rebuild it and clean it out in hopes of making my truck run better. Well fast forward to about a month ago I have hooked everything back up, new fuel lines everything it doesn't want to start unless some starting fluid is used as well as it refuses to idle at anything less than 2400 rpm. ( usually starts at 3400 rpm until choke is open) So i am thinking i messed something up on reassembly, most likely fast idle cam? or it could be something even worse, i have a book but no idea how to adjust th
  13. You can sometimes find floor pans on eBay. They fit as well as you could imagine.
  14. I feel like I am just over complicating everything to be honest
  15. Very true. Only reason I asked was because since I have A/c the number 1 spark plug hole is blocked making the whole checking for tdc harder than it should be.
  16. So just wondering. If I take off the old distributor and set the new one like old and drop it in, I should in theory, not have to mess with timing at all. Right?
  17. I appreciate it datzenmike. I think I have all the info to make the leap onto EI. You have been a big help
  18. Okay cool. I think I’m going to spend the little more and get a remanufactured 79 distributor with the matchbox. As long as I line the new one up on the engine like the old one was I shouldn’t have to mess with timing at all right? That’s what I’m thinking.
  19. So so now your saying the timing plates might not be the same if I was to swap to that EI distributor? Also so I already picked up a new denso starter online. As well as replacing the positive terminal to starter. @datzenmike so that’s the style to go with? I did see oriely/ autozone do carry the 79 year with the matchbox style on the side. Would that be smarter to go with?
  20. so the second link i showed is indeed the correct one? Don't mean to frustrate you, just making sure I am getting the right one before I throw $100 and get the wrong one
  21. Thanks for the reply mike, it makes a lot of sense. I already have the 12v coil, so i will bypass the ballast completely. This is the type I would need then correct? If so this is the one where the GM HEI comes into play correct? https://www.jcwhitney.com/details/A1_Cardone/Distributor/A131620.html?TID=gglpla&origin=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQiAp7DiBRDdARIsABIMfoCONF_U_g0FvfEvdmGixHfZeEPmOGWkD--VeoBYaZcwlW8VYZvbJboaAl72EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  22. Ever since i bought my 77 620 I have been going over it slowly, replacing vacuum hoses and fuel hoses that were tired and long due for replacement. I have since started on the electrical side, new wires, a new starter( mine wasn't turning over until the third or fourth key cycle) This inevitably brought me to the distributor and what would be the best course of action to make it reliable for a daily and I have came to the oh so important debate of weather i keep the stock point style distributor that is known for wearing out and having to be replaced/ adjusted or swap to a fancy EI distributor
  23. Ah I thought all had them! Learn something new everyday
  24. Did you bleed the NLSV? Located under the passenger frame?
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