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    '73 Datsun 620, '79 kz650
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    If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you ain't like it FTW and go big.

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  1. So them clamps lowered it by a inch, one pair in front leaf and one pair in rear of leaf. Doing that I installed the 3inch blocks back on and used the extra set of nuts from the 4inch blocks as locks. Rides stiff but nicely imo, fronts just turned down. I gotta say I like it, being on a budget a hitting well below the budget. Next is, let's attempt to 4x4 it till it breaks.
  2. No, that taps into 4x4 build money. 4x4 > lownslow
  3. Ok, so I bought leaf spring clamps. Up to 2.5 inch leafs. Installed and yeah, it fixed the overload spring hanging and axle wrap. But the car runs stiff. Now on the the rear shock mount. Oh and it was not the drive shaft scraping..lol it was the exhaust. It is lowest point on the car being ran lower than the cross. Ill come update after I relocate the mount. If no reply then I probably just left it because it didn't bother me no more. Since it only scrapes on sidewalks going up a bit.
  4. Very useful, especially the 510 wagon mount with shock to match, sounds to fix one issue. Thanks ill look into it, if not then welding it is. Or who knows, drive it till it breaks then find new problems. Thanks.
  5. True that! Funny shit tho, few days ago I forgot n ran over a speed bump, the split ones... and got stuck pretty good. The shock threads got caught up in street meat..lol shit was hilarious. Im having fun with it. But yes, going 4inch blocks get harder for you guys if you guys are wondering if its a good idea. 4inch blocks are only good if u drive 10mph everywhere. 4inch blocks are ony good if you dont drive it.lol 4inch blocks are only good if you can actually fix it when parts get broken. Importantly 4inch blocks are good if you have 195/50/15 at the least.
  6. My old original one went bad, got one from oriellys, didn't put the spacer in and made the weep hole leak. So since its lifetime warranty, I got another one. There are two that the 620 ask for. The older looking style one works better because of that arm that goes in is less of a bend. The newer style always makes that weep hole leak. I've tried 4 total. Remember the spacer, running without it guarantee that the pumps weep hole will "weep". JUST my experience.
  7. So my rig is on 4inch blocks now. The overload spring is about 1.5 inches from the ground, the shock mount is even closer to earth. Im about to cut too inches off the front of overload and reweld the shock mount to be higher. The shock mount does gang lower than the bracket and thats where that issue stands. Anyone tried flipping the mount? Or left to right? Anyone with a better idea, please let me know. When I say ideas I mean people that have owned one OR and had this issue and resolved it. The drive shaft does scrape over speed bumps at 20+ mph and the front torsion support
  8. All I see is "insert image from URL" And well, if I have to resize the picture ( which is a YES) then itd too much work for me. Ill save that energy to press a impact gun.
  9. I dont know how to upload images instead of links
  10. As it sits atm. Riding in California, Sacramento https://ibb.co/mtKgHDd https://ibb.co/25RG8CH https://ibb.co/k5nsxTj https://ibb.co/3RR1tdh https://ibb.co/DtdVhZr
  11. I run cool white led in mines, they look decent if the cone covers ever clean...
  12. Since date of joining I had troubles finding tutorials, and write up for datsun shit. But now my pos purrs down the road with a l20bx4speed manual. I was telling a relative, "my pos runs like your old Honda eg" which is sadly the truth. Its a putter, but a faithful putter. Thanks to ratsun.net and all the informative crap. I'd post pictures but, im on Dale gribbles team about spy things. But I'm at ig: @fatlue
  13. Turns out in my situation, my front driver shoe was tight to drum, along with other misc bushing worn out. But that lead me to readjusting all shoes and bleeding. It solved it. Still need new bushings. And got wore out shackle bushing <tf are those. But that FD tire brakes made it feel to me like hyroplane. Scary as shit @ only 35+ mph.
  14. Get like 20, which is over kill if nothing goes wrong. But it takes about 6 in one and 3 or 4 in the other, then backlighting too, so 20 just to be safe in case some break on you with the turn of bad luck. Fuel guage, misc 2 backlight 1 oil 1 ebrake 1 battery 1 temp Speedo 2 backlight This is for a 620, no specific car was on op. So sorry if its for a diff car and if my memory is off for the cluster. Its been awhile since my dash tear down. Edit: Sorry I just saw 521
  15. Anyone encounter the death sway? I did a search but seems the search words, death and sway brings up alot of random things on the ratsun. But a link to it or specific target zone would be helped alot. I'm really one lazy bastard, I just want someone knowledgeable telling me, "hey, it's the lower and upper control arm bushing" but seriously! is there more to it than that? Who's done it? Chime in please. I want to do it once only. So IF there is a write up. LMK.
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