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Yet another KA24DE 620 Build! Oics heavy!!

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Well... After quietly stalking this forum for the past year or so I've finally picked up my KA24DE and am ready to start piecing this thing together!! and yes I've heavily used the "SEARCH" button throughout!! I'm sure im going to run into some issues but i can always really on Ratsun to help me out!! Here's a little background on my build:

 

1978 Datsun 620

Currently L20B w/ 3-Speed Automatic Transmission (LOUD AS HELL on the freeway)

Mileage Who Knows?

3" Belltech Lowering Blocks Rear

Cranked the Torsion Bars (Will replace Bump Stops soon and replace with Summit Bump Stops)

 

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Butt Shot

 

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Brake and Pedal Box from one of our very own Ratsun Members (5-Speed Swap)

 

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KA24DE (Out of a 91 s13 got it from a guy doing a SR swap for a great deal!! $300 w/ Ecu, Harness, KA 5-speed, manifolds basically everything)

 

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Cut Harness (Previous owner got a little lazy, but its ok I am actually excited to solder this back together, and make sure everything Ohms out ok)

 

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I have plently of pics to come, this is day 1, so I am sure there will be many posts to come!!!

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i wish you weren't so far away. i would love to have the complete auto swap. but alas, you are. nice truck though adn good luck with the swap.

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@xxmass thanks for the comments!! I'm really excited to get going!! I've done other swaps before, but this is by far the most excited i've been for one!!

 

@mopar if someone is in the area and is traveling up there i'll be happy to throw the auto stuff in a truck and give it to a fellow Ratsun member!

 

@]2eDeYe giving you full credit for this swap! your build thread is the reason I'm doing this!

 

Hope this thread helps as much as many of the threads have helped me out while compiling the parts and putting this together, I will try to be as thorough throughout the process as the other member have been!!

 

Well... Off to more Oics!! Picked up something today and forgot to post another so here we go!!

 

Fidanza Flywheel ( I haven't pulled the transmission yet to look at the condition of the clutch and flywheel, but i couldn't pass this deal up found on craigslist $100!! Now I'm searching to find a good price on a clutch.. Any recommendations? I love Nissan parts)

 

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]2eDeYe's KA24DE/E Motor Mounts ( A must if your doing this swap!! Hit him up I'm sure this is going to give me alot less headache along the way!! Thanks ]2eD!!!!)

 

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Did a little work yesterday to the KA.

 

Transmission, Clutch plate, Throwout bearing & Clutch (Things look good, newish plate and clutch, so I'm pretty sure I'm not gonna replace these parts, more money for other things!)

 

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Flywheel (Newish, but I did get the Fidanza Flywheel to put in more Oics to come for that!)

 

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Stock ( 20sih lbs )

 

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Fidanza ( 10ish lbs )

 

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Motor Stand

 

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Transmission (Out of a 1980 Datsun 720 Pickup BOTTOM in the picture Craigslist Special $100, KA24DE Transmission TOP )

 

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Thats it for now.. Slowly but surely with the progress, still waiting on Icehouse to get less busy, to get one of his CanAm boxes....

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I was actually gonna do this with that exact engine but you were faster...but i'm glad it went into this. good build

 

We'll if you're still planning on doing this build thread I hope this will help you along the way and get motivated! Thanks for the comments!

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Hey, y'all. New to this forum but not new to Datsuns by any stretch of the imagination. More on that later. The main reason I'm here is to keep an eye on Ace. I'm his next door neighbor, my garage door is open often, and if any of my missing tools show up here this thread may terminate soon thereafter....................just sayin'

 

Peace, Dave

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Ace nice start looking forward to see more oics, and for pregrid dont put anyone on blast if you dont know for sure. :no:

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Ace nice start looking forward to see more oics, and for pregrid dont put anyone on blast if you dont know for sure. :no:

Thanks for the comments @yankeedatsundoo! @pregrid is a great guy, he's helped me on different builds!! I actually helped him put his rear wheel on his bike yesterday! hahaha... Ill post Oics very soon!

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Did a little work on the motor slowly but surely, I'm kinda running outta things to do on it until i get more parts in!

 

I found a few snapshots of when i bought the 620 a year ago!

 

Sorry for the resolution, if you squint a little you can see her!

 

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Thermostat ( Took the water neck off and found a nice rusted thermostat in there! Ordered my SOHC power steering delete from my good friends at Zilvia, so that should be coming in very shortly!)

 

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Engine Mounts ( Driver's Side so far, @]2eDeYe's Mounts fit PERFECTLY!!! )

 

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More Oics to come!

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A few goodies came in yesterrday! Pieces are coming together, but still far from getting everything in! Stay tuned!

 

Power Steering delete (SOHC 240sx stuff)

 

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New Truck Slave Cylinder (for the 720 transmission)

 

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Thats it for now! Ill try to update soon!

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Well here we go again!! Got alot of Oics coming up! Swap is going in this weekend so stay tuned!!

 

Power Steering Delete Going on the Motor

 

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Other Motor Mount (Passenger Side)

 

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Throttle Cable ( out of a 94 Pathfinder, fit perfectly )

 

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Centerlink ( Taking out the Tie rod, inda messed it up so I had to buy a new Centerlink, $55 well spent, old Centerlink was really beat up! Using Goferit product to correct the taper http://www.goferitof...om/products.htm , fits the tie rod see below )

 

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Using a Step drill to drill the 3/4" hole to set the Goferit product in place and weld it in (Stay tuned for this)

 

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Wiring the KA w/ Bosch Style Relays and Fuse Boxes

 

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Thats it for now! Be back tomorrow!

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Haole were you from.you from Hawaii cuz.your hands no look Haole.

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Haole were you from.you from Hawaii cuz.your hands no look Haole.

 

@mrbigtanker hahaha! Only a local would know something like that... Hahaha! My name is Ace White But im pacific islander, i have a bunch of Hawaiian friends so the nickname they gave me was : acehaole .... Get it? So not necessarily Haole but mos def from the mainland.

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Update:

 

Got the L20b out and the KA in place (needed some massaging) , flipped my centerlink and had a few beers throughout heres the Oics:

 

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Cleaned out my Steering Box (YUCK!!) Way better feeling now that there is new oil in there!

 

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Idler arm and Pitman arm in place w/ Goferit Tapered inserts in place! ( I drill pressed a 3/4 hole in both arms step up drill doesnt work very well, I then pressed the insert on and welded with a few tacs)

 

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L20 w/ 3 speed Auto Pulled (For sale FYI!)

 

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KA24DE being set and massaged

 

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Drivers Side ]2eDeYe Mount

 

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Passenger Side ]2eDeye Mount

 

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Centerlink Installed ( 1/4" Clearance at Full Lock!!)

 

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Motor in Place (so happy)

 

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Ok so here's the rundown, the KA and 720 transmission bolted together pretty easily, I had a tough time getting the motor in place, since i really didn't have another body to help me manuever the motor around. ]2eDeye recommended motor mounts, centerlink and crossmember removal for ease of placing the motor in, so i took his advice and just removed the motor mounts and centerlink and lowered the motor and tranny as low as i could, thankfully it worked out, driveshaft yolk needed a little turn to fit the tranny and thankfully again I didnt need to modify my driveshaft..I bolted in my transmission before I did the motor mounts, after the transmission was in place i used a jack to raise the motor high enough to get the motor mounts in place and voila the motor fit like a freakin glove!!

 

On to wiring so I will update as soon as i take more Oics!!

 

FYI: Move the rubber tube that holds the speedometer cable above the motor before you

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Nice work!

 

Why did you have to change the taper on the center link? Was the hole damaged?

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Looks great. :thumbup:

 

 

ggzilla,

 

You have to flip the center link to gain clearance for the pan. The inserts were used to revese the taper in the steering arms.

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Looking very good! Are you using a frontier or 240 motor? If i were you i would have AT LEAST refinished the engine bay before-hand and masked off,

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Looks great. :thumbup:

 

 

ggzilla,

 

You have to flip the center link to gain clearance for the pan. The inserts were used to revese the taper in the steering arms.

Thanks for the response red... The inserts worked great! They actually lowered the centerlink a little lower since it had about a 1/8" lip...

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Looking very good! Are you using a frontier or 240 motor? If i were you i would have AT LEAST refinished the engine bay before-hand and masked off,

 

Motor is out of a S13 chassis....I actually cleaned everything off real nice, but working underneath a 30+ year old truck and working the motor back and forth to sit right in the engine bay it got a little dirty... Hahahaah! I'll clean it up soon enough... Want it to run first...

looking god cuz.

thanks bruddah!

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