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Hi there, first time posting on the forum.


I've just purchased a 1984 Datsun/Nissan 720 4x4 KC, only a couple weeks ago, from a guy south of Portland.


The truck has had some work done on it, but I'd like to have a mechanic or someone who really knows these trucks to give it a thorough evaluation. I'd like to know what needs to be done in the near and distant future. Anyone know of a good mechanic in the Vancouver, WA area?


While I knew that when I bought the truck I would start learning how to fix it, I'd like to get a baseline assessment first. Thanks for your time, and I look forward to being an active member of this community!



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  • 3 weeks later...

Hey guys, thanks for all the enthusiasm.  I still haven't found a reliable mechanic in the area, although I did find one to give the truck a 50 point inspection...


And they found a whole bunch of crap, mostly front end issues (cv, bushings, etc), but also that I have a problem with my timing chain and a cracked timing chian case.  They want $1300 to replace them.  I nearly shit a brick.


So I figured this would be a great time to learn about my truck, and with a little help so I don't totally screw it up.  Anyone in the area still interested in mead/beer/etc?


Anyone replaced a timing chain kit? Cover? On a 720/Z24 engine?


I'm going to put this up as a separate post but I thought I'd ask yall first!

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