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Thomas Perkins

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  • Birthday 12/18/1960

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    1985 Nissan 720 4x4
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    Painting,restoring my truck
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    Printing plate tech.

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  1. When I got my 720 in 94,the speedometer dial would go to 35 mph then drop down.Don't remember if it made a noise like yours.Then on the way to work one day,I hit a deer and I noticed the speedometer dial fail off the part it was attached to.After I got it back from the repair shop,I took the bezel off and picked the speedometer dial up and it was cracked at the round part that it attaches to the part that makes it turn.So that means it was cracked before I bought it and it was not tight and that's what made it keep dropping down,Check your's and see if it's cracked.I watched a video back then where a 720 owner found a dial in a junk yard and put in on and it work.My speedo has never worked.I bought another one from a guy on 720 world and he sent me two but I didn't put it on cause I want to keep my original miles.I tried the new dial but mine won't work,also the trip odometer is bad on mine.The thing spins where the dial goes on but won't work,that dial is good,check out the trip odometer.I can't turn the switch either.The oil from it leaked onto the floor board.I thought it was from my clutch,it was a thick oil.It don't leak anymore,guess it all came out.What ever you do,never use a air compressor to clean around the speed o,look what it did to my speedo.
  2. I was at the Atlanta,Ga, show in 94,watch David Gilmour and Tim Renwick play them guitars..Who else seen the tour.They played 2 nights in Atlanta,They were building the 96 Olympic stadium then,that became Turner field,They played where GA,tech plays there football games...
  3. The Rossington -Collins band,seen them in Columbus,Ga.. in 81...https://rateyourmusic.com/concert/municipal_auditorium_f3/rossington_collins_band/
  4. Who all went to see this band in the 70's.I seen them in 77 and seen the Rossington-Collins Band,The survivors of the plane crash.https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/lynyrd-skynyrd/1977/columbus-municipal-auditorium-columbus-ga-7bdc6200.html
  5. Check this out...http://www.nissanreference.com/truck/1980-1986 Don't enter your VIN number cause they want to sell you the way to find out information about your truck.Long time ago.I bought the touch up paint from the dealer.Platinum Metallic (006.it came in a little container with a brush cause it had been keyed before I bought it and the touch up didn't fix it.You could see the key marks.Now,the body shop fixed all the bad spots and painted it.Check this out...https://www.paintscratch.com/touch_up_paint/Nissan/1980-Nissan-720-Rallye-Red-807.html
  6. Like my new shirt.Also a pin to go on the shirt or hat or wherever...Do you think that pin would look good on the front grill.Or a chrome front vanity plate in the center.I have a Pink Floyd vanity plate,took it off before my truck got painted,just haven't put it back on.My wife has a chrome vanity plate with the Lincoln emblem on her Ls model.That's my Dark Side Of The Moon Dog I painted.The Front side has what the inside of the Album cover look's like.Don't reach for the secret too soon...
  7. Same as the Nissan manual to me,I don't need diesel info,or dual tire axles or Canada info.Alot of the stuff in my Nissan manual don't pertain to my truck,take it all out and it will be a half inch.Makes me have to look thru more pages and real bulky.
  8. I am going to buy it,mine is falling apart,there are a bunch on their..
  9. Here is the Haynes manual I have.https://www.ebay.com/itm/165254654832?chn=ps&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&amdata=enc%3A1i56ZdFO-QFWdvlI3kr6CdA61&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=165254654832&targetid=1262375642056&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=9011446&poi=&campaignid=15275224983&mkgroupid=131097072938&rlsatarget=pla-1262375642056&abcId=9300697&merchantid=6296724&gclid=CjwKCAiA_omPBhBBEiwAcg7smWnIyu-5VZvVznG0z0OH39oB3HyBWtOHv1it6qdCAUXE3xcY826e4BoCs5UQAvD_BwE
  10. That is the owners manual.I have one,what comes with the truck,their are different kinds of Nissan Manuals.Also their are different kinds of Haynes manuals for our trucks,The one I have,has a Nissan 4x4 truck on the front cover.It is real good and detailed.The Nissan manual I have has the diesel and Canada section in it.Some stuff in it is not very detailed.
  11. Bought mine years ago from the dealer here,it was 75 bucks...I also have the Haynes Nissan Manual. It's the Datsun/Nissan pickups and path finder.The Nissan Service manual does not go into details very good.The Haynes is more detailed on some things.Check this out. My Nissan book says oil capacity for my 2.4 4x4 with filter change is 4 1/4 quarts.My Haynes says 4 1/2 quarts. My owners manual says 4 1/2 quarts.So why is the Nissan book different.The Haynes manual will show you pictures of parts on a vehicle,which is better to see.I have looked up parts in my Nissan Manual and at times ended up seeing it better in my Haynes manual.Pictures are better than just explaining.Also when I change my transmission fluid.It will barely hold 2 quarts,both manuals say 4 1/4 pints.I change it every year..Ebay has a Nissan 85 service manual for 159 bucks.
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