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What are the Chances? way up here in Quebec Canada?

Started this discussion. Last reply by datzenmike Oct 2, 2016. 7 Replies

What are the chances? Here I am with this almost 33 year old Nissan/Datsun 720 truck and I am in need of some parts. When I got my Texas truck back in 1999 it came with an extra engine and I was fool…Continue

Parking Brake Cable, new, Rear Right; 4WD; Standard Cab Pickup

Started Jul 19, 2015 0 Replies

Parking brake cable for sale or trade, for 84 720 Pickup...WAGNER Part # BC130978 {#F130978}Rear Right; 4WD; Standard Cab PickupRear Right Brake Cable 4 WHEEL/ALL WHEEL DRIVE,REG CABI have a new…Continue

Needed... one Side window Weatherstrip for the Passenger side small window... 84 720

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dattsun Al Jul 21, 2015. 2 Replies

Hello, I am still looking for one Weatherstrip, for the side window...King Cab...1984...If anyone can help me, I sure would appreciate it very much. Thanks, Dattsunal, Continue

Weatherstrip for the Side windows of the 720 KingKab,

Started Jun 5, 2015 0 Replies

Hello, I'm looking for the Weatherstrip on the Passenger side, for the Small side window of the King Kab, the part number for this is actually 76832-11W00 and (76832-11W05), do you have one in good…Continue

 

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datzenmike replied to Dattsun Al's discussion Lubrication for Transmission Rebuild....GL5 or ATF...
"ATF has a viscosity of between 6 and 12 w I think. Automatics have basically the same gears and bearings to lube but they do have an oil cooler. I have 'rinsed out' a 5 speed with ATF before installing it. If you just drive it I guess you…"
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Chris replied to Dattsun Al's discussion Lubrication for Transmission Rebuild....GL5 or ATF...
"Scott. How has the ATF switch gone after all these years?  Would love to get an update, as you mentioned!"
Aug 2
datzenmike replied to Dattsun Al's discussion What are the Chances? way up here in Quebec Canada?
"D-21 Hardbody 2wd would be the closest for length. They are around 30"?? Definitely a good 5 speed. Used in the non turbo 300zx. The KA and the Z series used the exact same bolt pattern."
Oct 2, 2016
channing replied to Dattsun Al's discussion What are the Chances? way up here in Quebec Canada?
"Al Mike is correct. Engine will bolt up fine. The primary shaft needs to be shortened, the shift hole moved and a simple plate made for the trans. I also made two spacers to drop the cross member to keep the driveshaft at the original hight. I wrote…"
Sep 20, 2016
datzenmike replied to Dattsun Al's discussion What are the Chances? way up here in Quebec Canada?
"Royal will work the other is at Lordco and caller GM Delco Synchromsch Transmission oil. About $17 a liter. It's also called friction modified. There may be a US and Canadian part number difference. I tried at a GM dealer but the parts guy…"
Sep 20, 2016
Dattsun Al replied to Dattsun Al's discussion What are the Chances? way up here in Quebec Canada?
"Datzenmike, Thank you for your reply. I've looked a bit today online but can't seem to locate any GM Synchromesh but I'm sure it's for sale somewhere around here. What do you think about Royal Purple Synchromax? They have it in…"
Sep 19, 2016
Dattsun Al replied to Dattsun Al's discussion What are the Chances? way up here in Quebec Canada?
"Channing, thanks for your reply. Its the kind of reply I was hoping to hear about. I'm definitely up for putting in a better transmission. Can you give me more details about the 571C ? Im very interested to hear about it.  Datsun Al, "
Sep 19, 2016
channing replied to Dattsun Al's discussion What are the Chances? way up here in Quebec Canada?
"Datsun Al. You will keep swapping transmissions as long as you keep putting B series back in. I killed 4 before swapping to a 571 C and no more issues for over 10 years. B are garbage for trucks, undersized countershaft bearings fail routinely as…"
Sep 19, 2016
datzenmike replied to Dattsun Al's discussion What are the Chances? way up here in Quebec Canada?
"Great 720 story! GL-4 is the correct oil but thick for below  -20C.... But only for cold starting. Once the truck warms up the transmission oil will too and thin out.  Check level and for leaks (wetness) yearly or when ever the truck is up…"
Sep 19, 2016
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What are the Chances? way up here in Quebec Canada?

What are the chances? Here I am with this almost 33 year old Nissan/Datsun 720 truck and I am in need of some parts. When I got my Texas truck back in 1999 it came with an extra engine and I was fool back then I scrapped it. It had the old transmission in the back, apparently it was worn out so I scrapped that one too. So the truck was on its second transmission, a donor from another truck. That one went for a good long time as it had been rebuilt with new bearings. When I moved back to Quebec…See More
Sep 18, 2016
Dattsun Al replied to purefunk54's discussion Front "CV" Axle lessons learned
"Hello Josh,  The only 2 piece boots I have found to be effective are the ones with the little bolts that hold them together on one side. Those I've used and they last a good while. The ones you glue together are junk. They never stay…"
Sep 18, 2016
Dattsun Al replied to Todd Butler's discussion Bad head gasket??
"There are two places you can get coolant into the engine. The intake manifold has coolant runners under each intake port. So there is a wall between them, and if the gasket is failing, coolant can seep in, especially after you shut off the engine…"
Feb 21, 2016
Jeff Drew and Dattsun Al are now friends
Aug 20, 2015
Jeff Stein left a comment for Dattsun Al
"Yes, I have King Cab Windows and hardware, levers weather strip etc.. Anything else you need. Jstein3@msn.com Put Nissan 720 Parts in the subject line."
Jul 22, 2015
Dattsun Al replied to Dattsun Al's discussion Needed... one Side window Weatherstrip for the Passenger side small window... 84 720
"Hey Jeff,  Thanks very much. I've sent him a friend request, and a short note on what I need. Hopefully I'll hear from him soon. Appreciate your help.  DattsunAl, "
Jul 21, 2015
Stingraylx1 replied to Dattsun Al's discussion Needed... one Side window Weatherstrip for the Passenger side small window... 84 720
"Dattsun Al, Jeff Stein could have a KC side window seal, you may want to ping him to verify."
Jul 21, 2015

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What is your profession? (not required, just if you want to share your knowledge)
Tradesman, Electrical, Hydraulic, Mechanical, Computers, ect
About Me:
I'm a brought up plumber, schooled machinist, aircraft electrician, controls electrical, self taught auto mechanic, restoration freak, old car freak, welder, fabricator, metal carving or forming, love physics kinda person. My passion is applying all I know to a problem, give me a tough one, and I will find a solution. Love a challenge, now if i could just get more power out of my Z24...would love any updates on how to do that..!
How many 720's or other Nissan trucks do you own? What years and types?
I've owned 5 720 pickups, still driving my 84 4WD King Cab Deluxe... Z24 and an 82 720 4WD King Cab Deluxe...Z22, California Model...had an 80, 83, 85 as well, will miss them too.
What modifications have you done to your truck(s)
The 82 has lost the Altitude compensator, and a few other gadgets. It has an oversize exhaust system, very free flow. 3" body lift, and 31" tires. My 84 is mostly stock on the outside, but under the hood, the EGR is off line, had a new radiator, with an Electric cooling fan, thermostat controlled, and adjustable. A pre-heater on the coolant, and a 190 degree thermostat, need it in Quebec winters. I run stock 215 tires "winter tires" in the winter, requires up here, they are very soft compound, and in the summer run 225s , just one size up from stock. The removal of the engine driven cooling fan was a big plus, then engine really winds out, much more so, and it has a bit more power. The electric fan setup gives you much more room to work on the front of the engine if needed. I also have removed all items related to Air Conditioning, that were under the hood, even the big heavy mount plate that was bolted to the block.
What modifications do you still plan to do to your truck(s)
I have a special Electric Heater coming in soon, it is a High Power 2050 BTU 12 Volt Heater, with a 50 amp rating and 2250 BTU output. To add some techno, I may add another smaller 12 V battery in parallel, to buffer the draw on the system. The added heat will be nice when getting going in the morning, or anytime I need to go, it gets down to -40 around here, without the wind.
How many miles would you travel to attend an all 720 truck meet?
as far as needed

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Nissan Oil Filters, made for the Z24,

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 8:51am 12 Comments

This is a good read from someone else on this subject of engine rattle and Nissan Oil Filters:

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On my 84 Z24, I recently retarted my timing to 2 degrees, to compensate for low octane fuel. I had pinging because in my "I think I know better" way of thinking, I had my base timing set to 5 degrees. Granted the spec for my truck is 3 degrees, +- 2. At 2 degrees, the engine idles great, runs strong, does not ping, except…

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At 12:29am on July 22, 2015, Jeff Stein said…

Yes, I have King Cab Windows and hardware, levers weather strip etc.. Anything else you need. Jstein3@msn.com Put Nissan 720 Parts in the subject line.

At 8:45am on February 6, 2012, TigerRacing said…

Hello Al, thanks for you recent donation to 720World, it was very generous and greatly appreciated!

 
 
 

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