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About DatNoss

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  • Birthday 03/14/1982

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    Brush Prairie, WA
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    1978 Datsun 620 Pickup, 1994 Nissan Hardbody 4x4, 1997 Nissan Hardbody 4x4, 1986 Volkswagen Jetta
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    Engine, suspension, fabrication, welding, driving

    Hiking, camping, wheeling, driving
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  1. And, to reiterate on mike’s post, the PCV port I made is a goodly distance away from the exhaust manifold, about 36” from the collector. I’m hoping this is far enough away from extreme temps, but something more for me to think about. Good convo. It’s not a race engine hehe
  2. You’re an immense resource of info, mike. Thanks. Perhaps I was just overthinking the whole situation, and I think most of us do. Since I have this in place, I’ll let it run and keep an eye on it. I drive this truck 40 miles a day, 5 days a week, and more on the weekend for recreation. If it isn’t optimal, I’ll change it. I just love tinkering on vehicles, and I had a chance to do this when I rebuilt my L20B. If I get a chance to modify something for posterity, I’ll do it for fun. 🙂
  3. And laugh if you wish, I’m cool with it. I try to do everything in my driveway and it isn’t always pretty.
  4. I haven’t signed on in awhile, sorry for the late reply. It was just a simple mod that I chose to do, because I had eliminated the whole EGR block which contains the PCV valve. After some head scratching, I did some internet research. This is a pretty common practice, more so in high performance applications. I was just looking for an outlet for the PCV, because I feel it’s an important part of the engine and didn’t want to cut it out of the picture. I basically made a small sleeve that I welded into the exhaust down pipe with a fitting for the PCV. The idea is to creat
  5. Thanks. I’m still learning the tricks for posting images.
  6. https://photos.app.goo.gl/MxNdD7d1Rya3kCqq6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/64xLgdAtiW4hUg4P6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/P1pvZAgT4eNfstKw8 https://photos.app.goo.gl/f5aVQPAuh183gsCEA Hey everyone. New guy here, and wanted to say hi and share my project, a ‘78 620 KC. I’ve been on vacation all week, and in customary style I spent every day so far working on my truck. Today I finished my 4x4 leaf spring swap in the rear and wanted to share it. A lot of the info for this swap I gleaned from ratsun. The reason I’m sharing is because I used a lea
  7. https://photos.app.goo.gl/WHYDQxpAdXhxiEon6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/2xFGSCZ3npcApRcP6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/a6EVdPyxbtjiFzVU8 I hope these photos show up. Thanks all for the warm greetings. I got my 620 completely refreshed, all new gaskets on the engine, and she purrs. Ive had her since January. Since then, I’ve done the following: 2” drop spindles, discs, calipers, hubs, from a Hardbody. The engine work, of course, with emissions delete and routed the PCV to the exhaust I’m loving how smooth she runs
  8. For now I’ll just tease y’all by changing up my profile pics until the weekend, when I can sit down and sort out my project pics. And I totally agree Mike, about the cam tower bolts. They are sketchy. I meticulously cleaned all the bolts and holes before reassembly. The head bolts still looked great, I reconditioned them and reused them, no issues. My Lady got me a Chilton’s, FSM, and owners manual for the ‘78 King Cab for my birthday this year. She knows me so well.
  9. I will, and thanks guys. I sourced a cylinder head last weekend from a local Datsun guru named Rick living nearby in Washougal. We met for a simple transaction and ended up talking about our rigs for a good half an hour. He has a slick 510 he is working on and has been in the Datsun world for years, his place is like a salvage yard for parts. And he has front grille emblems, score! Needless to say he saved me. I got a complete head for a hundy, and was able to reassemble mine with his drivetrain parts (his valves didn’t look so great, and my head looked beautiful in comparison, onl
  10. The cam was my fault. I was reassembling the head this weekend, after a full gasket and engine bay refresh. The head looked beautiful, and I was reassembling it after some cleaning. I neglected to notice that one of the cam towers wasn’t seated on its metal sleeve as I was torquing down the retaining bolts. Everything looked good, and I was being gentle, until I heard a small POP. I figured the towers popped into place, I’ve experienced that before on other engines. Nope. The cam literally broke in half. The #3 cam tower was wonkeyed on top of the bolt sleeve that fits into the hea
  11. Hello all, I wanted to introduce myself. I’m a recent member to this awesome forum, although I’ve been ghosting information frobm it for months concerning my most recent acquisition, a ‘78 620 extended cab. I’ve been wanting a Datsun for the past 10 years, and by chance and luck I was able to find this one. Perhaps it found me. My first truck was a red ‘94 Nissan Hardbody. I still own it now, after 15 years. It was a stock 4x4 at the time. Now, it sits on 35” tires with a Dana44 front end, built axles, an exo cage, and a KA24E engine from a 240SX that I hand built mysel
  12. Time Left: 10 days and 2 hours

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    • USED

    Looking for a used stock camshaft for the L20B in my 1978 Datsun 620. Having quite a time trying to locate parts in my area. Will drive, or pay for shipping. The truck is my DD. Looking to have it back on the road.


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