rover215 Posted May 13, 2009 Report Share Posted May 13, 2009 Hello everyone- I just bought a 1977 King Cab 5 speed yesterday! Naturally, I have big plans that may never come to fruition but lack of time and money won't stop me from trying to reach them. First things first, though. I'm looking for parts- specifically for shifter linkage, front suspension, clutch centering tool, bench seat, and other stuff I can't think of right now. The truck's got an L20 with a stock carb(?) and a header. The body is decent with some dings and rust spots here and there but nothing major at all. The brakes were upgraded to disc (so I guess it was an early '77?) but still has the drum brake master cylinder so the pedal's a bit mushy. I'm getting the disc/drum MC from the PO soon. The trans seems just fine but the shifter is super sloppy and needs a new boot. My front suspension needs a little love; the steering box seems worn out (lots of play as well), front springs may have been boogered with (I want stock height), and the front end just seems to wander a bit. Also, the engine sounds great but when I give it some throttle under load it bogs and is slow to respond. I'm thinking carb is possibly too big or I might have the wrong jets or whatever. I'm not a mechanic, but i'm okay with tools (what little is at my disposal). I'm hoping to meet some other Datsun folks at the upcoming Datsun/Ratsun Canby event. Thanks for any help or advice, everyone! -Matt Quote Link to comment
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