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  1. hi , send me a length measurement of the shaft , measure center to center on the shaft u-joint please . butter fingers
  2. i know Madkaw knows his way around a 4x4 . what ball joints do i buy for my 86 4x4 ? i see some cheap ones out there but i want quality . thanks , butter fingers
  3. that's cool guys , i snagged an antennae last week . its the pillar mounted kind . funny thing was it came off a 4x4 and was on the passenger side . mine is on the drivers side ! keep the picking stories coming please . its fun to hear of the treasures we find and the prices we pay sometimes . lol /butter fingers
  4. hello fellow junk yard dogs , i have been very lucky the last 2 years finding and picking parts off 720's . even though recently a very clean 6 wire carb was misplaced at a yard and missing (bum luck) . i want to hear of your guys best picks and the prices you paid . all parts large and small are welcome ! keep on picking , butter fingers
  5. in 1983 i started working in the warehouse of a janitorial company . Gary the owner joined dick barber and purchased performance datsun in san diego . we had a fleet of ragged 620's for our floor crews . we were buying the first 720's for our managers to drive . Gary was a co- sponsor with the infamous JDavid and together with John Fitzpatrick racing team raced a Porsche 935 and 956 then 962 cars to many wins and championships . i was in the right place at the right time and got to pick up the new 720's and drive them brand new !! i went to my fair share of endurance races too . i even went
  6. Boy , you are killing it Mike . did the california 84 truck have the 6 wire carb or just 85 and 86 ?
  7. good point Mike . i was wondering about the placement of rear shocks . my 80 4x4 which was stolen had the rear shocks mounted on the back side of the rear axle . my '86 has one in front and one in back . what can someone teach me about that .
  8. hey , there is an '84 here in san diego . i will look for you . butter fingers
  9. you guys are clearing the air , thanks . can i remove the dash pot thinga ma jig from the carb ? i keep crude notes but i have documented the 4x4 runs a #111 primary jet and a #170 secondary jet , i also have in my notes that the 2 wheel drive runs a smaller jet. any knowledge on that ? appreciate your help !
  10. my real question is ..... can i run the carb on my manual trans from the auto trans ? silly to think there is much difference other than the dash pot . can that be removed or disconnected ? another thing is my truck is a 4x4 and the carb is off a 2 wheel drive . i remember reading of a jet size difference between the two . thanks
  11. okay , i need to be better in the future . my build date is august of '85 . sorry for the confusion . this dash pot thing is new to me . can you elaborate on it and can i run the carb on my truck without any problems ? thanks again !
  12. butter fingers

    more carbs

    i had a long story and some how erased it . the important question is : on a 85 or 86 california truck with the 6 wire carb is there any difference in the carb between a manual and auto trans ? silly question i thought , but i had to run it by you guys first . the man in the wrecking yard said the the buyer of the motor/carb package could not use the carb because it came out of an auto and he had a manual . i giggled and said ... okay . carb is clean and oem for $100, Butter Fingers
  13. i personally love those ST aluminum rims .Too bad nissan did not make them in a 15 inch variety for my 4x4 . i scored some old american racing rims from the 80's with unique holes (12)i cant show them off in pics yet . maybe some day ! lol
  14. i am now looking for an exedy clutch kit , the voice of reason . thanks L motor god ! Butter Fingers
  15. i am looking at buying a clutch kit from NAPA , any advice ? thanks !
  16. very good info guys , i will probably be buying the clutch locally . i was looking for advice on good clutch parts and what clutch kits to avoid . keep on truckin , butter fingers
  17. does nissan still offer a clutch that will fit my truck ? like from a d21 or pathfinder ? butter fingers
  18. hey guys , my '86 4x4 needs a clutch . what is the best way to go ? should i buy a kit with a flywheel or machine mine ? thanks, butter fingers
  19. Wayno , you do great work ! my problem got resolved for now . i could find nothing wrong except a bare wire was exposed to the 6 wire plug (feed back carb ) could that wire grounding out been my problem ? after 2 times having the reving issue i am hoping it does not return . PS , yesterday i had to check out a full-on ST that is for sale 2 miles from my home . a 4x4 like my truck . the guy gave me the key and i surveyed the truck . i handed him back the key after 10 minutes and thanked him for letting me look at it . He was dumb founded that i never even bothered to start it ! in short , a r
  20. hello guys , last week it reared its head then it went away . last night the problem came back ! the engine is pegged and i got it home somehow . this morning i started it and had to turn it off right away because off the revs . it doesn't seem like the cable is stuck , what can i do ? butter fingers
  21. I appreciate you looking , keep on truckin ! butter fingers
  22. it looks like the kind of plastic clip that breaks when you try and remove it after 35 years . butter fingers
  23. hello fellas , i am looking again for a needle in a hay stack . the plastic clip that holds the gas door closed . i found one but the yard says it goes with the entire bed ! any ideas from this group of know -it- alls ? the guy on ebay is asking $65 bucks , nuts ! butter fingers .
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