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datzenmike

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  1. Me?????? Only own one Datsun and never been convicted of being a philatelist. Not shitting on a system, just the players in it. Bed time nite.
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    Frame Swap

    '85 SD25 bell. Roadster bell. So close they are almost the same. This will allow 71B or with some more work a 71C 5 speed to fit.
  3. Is it 10 days to election??? Didn't Rudy say he was dropping a bome today?
  4. VFR800 Oh I get it!!!!! D-21 Hardbody!!!!!!!!
  5. I can follow because I had my 620 wiper apart and with a diagram I worked it out.
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    Exciting 720

    I would expect it to run about half way in the 'run range'. Be sure you have the 180F thermostat. This is a Z series? (you should put this in your profile 'cause I can't seem to remember) It's designed to run 180-190F for longest life, best performance and economy. There's no advantage to running too cold (or hot)
  7. Same with some gun and knife collectors. It's as close to death, killing and war as these limp wrists will ever be, but without risk to their own skin. Sort of like being a groupie to greatness, a wannabee badass. Owning a Katana does not make you a Samurai. Sam Colt did not make all men equal. Given a choice a coward will still shoot you in the back.
  8. Works better than it looks. Really like the slide carbs. There is a procedure for starting unlike traditional carburetors but warm restart is fantastic. Idles very strong and noticeably smooth seamless take offs with the clutch, no hesitation or feathering of the throttle, when floored at any speed in any gear it's very smooth. They are very loud starting at 3K even at part throttle unlike the stock downdraft which are quiet.
  9. I can explain this!!!!!!! Social distancing and masks. This is all we really needed to do for the regular flu.
  10. (shakes head) fucking genius!!!!
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    Brakes

    Drums are a lot of bother to work on and on top of that, like said, they need attention. At least every 3-4 months, if in constant use, the adjustment should be checked. The self adjusting rear brakes were introduced about half way through the '82 model year 720.
  12. I would have backed up and pushed it out of the way and leave it dead and bleeding. Or like Matt, but would have used the clutch and pushed it a few blocks away. Then call the cops from work to report it. Then, when I got home make plans to leave California.
  13. Trev... if you would, don't use BOLD print. We're all equal here. Font Arial and size 14 in black, thanks. While synthetic oil is usable, it's overly expensive and gives protection you will never ever need. It's for use in newer engines that have tighter clearances, run close to boiling temperatures and even normally aspirated make twice the HP your L20B does. I found out the hard way that it will leak past older seals and gaskets. That said don't use today's regular oils either as they have reduced ZDDP in them compared to the oils that were around over 50 years ago when your engine was first designed. You can safely run light diesel oils that are exempt from the decreasing ZDDP levels, such as Shell Rotella T4 10w30 or 14w40, Chevron Delo 400 is also good and there are others. All can be found universally and cheaply. ZDDP is an anti scuff zinc additive used on flat tappet engines like diesels and offers proper protection on our rocker on cam engines. Today's designed engines don't need it and the zinc is harmful to the catalytic converters so oil makers are slowly phasing it out. Oil manufacturers say it's reverse compatible but it's up to you if you use it, but I wouldn't take the chance. Once your cam and/or rocker arms are damaged they are ruined.
  14. Does your new JDM engine have a dip stick hole and tube in the back beside the starter??? If so use it and your old dip stick for the front sump pan you plan to use. There are front and rear oil pans, but the dip stick reaches either. Maybe start a post on what you are trying to do and some pictures of what you have????
  15. Phenolic resin????? I could see them made from ceramic or metal because of the pressures and extreme heat they encounter.
  16. The '83 and up 2wd and 4x4 mounts are different.
  17. It's not much. Wish I could TIG I would rather have used aluminum but hjad to use steel so I could MIG it. When I had exhausted other ways that were beyond my ability it went a lot faster. $10 for some 1/2" steel and $40 for 1 1/2" muffler pipe although you get 8 feet for that and used it all mostly trying ideas that didn't work.
  18. What's wrong with being dressed as Hitler for Halloween??? Or any historical of fictional person. Put a black face on and go as MLK. Or a sheet. Who really cares? Hell dress as Jeffry Epstein. Or Sleepy Joe.
  19. The square end lowers the tire. The opposite end works the jack using the handle on the sqare end
  20. Um, there is no journalism any more. It started dying off in the 90s along with newspapers and the growth of the internet. Much like when music died when you could make your own CD recordings. The world was awash with crappy badly produced performances of music and reporting. ...and another award for most outstanding alternate facts. An award for the most tedious, self serving, already asked and answered question. I nominate that we call it the Jim Acosta Award. An award for continuing with the interview even though the guest expert has boot fucked your narrative and is laughing in your face. Maybe the Don Lemon Award.
  21. The 510, 610 and 710 wagons (probably others) have a tire let down system with a funnel to guide the square let down rods in as they can't easily be seen to poke at. Good idea to let the spare down once a year to check the pressure and to lube the mechanism.
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