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Dean Bailey
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Tan/Brown plastic door sill plates for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Haigler Oct 16, 2013. 2 Replies

I have a good solid (but dirty) Tan/Brown door sill plates from a 720 for sale. I know they will fit from 79 through 83 and probably other years as well but I'm not positive. There's a guy on ebay…Continue

L20 Distributors for sale

Started Sep 2, 2013 0 Replies

I have 3 distributors from what I believe is the L20 engines. The one with the wires still on it has what looks to be a electronic ignition box of some kind on the side of it. I have no idea what…Continue

L20 Valve Covers

Started Sep 2, 2013 0 Replies

I have 3 L20 valve covers that are extras that I can't use on my Z22 for sale. The one on the top says Datsun, the other two on the bottom say Nissan. Asking 40.00 each OBO plus shipping.Continue

L20B head for sale

Started Sep 2, 2013 0 Replies

This is an extra head I got in some parts I ended up with. My truck has a Z22 engine so I have no use for the L20B stuff I have. The guy I got it from said it had the big combustion chamber so turbo…Continue

 

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Frank Haigler replied to Dean Bailey's discussion Tan/Brown plastic door sill plates for sale
"Still have them or any other parts, please email me at frankhaigler@hotmail.com"
Oct 16, 2013
Tagdot replied to Dean Bailey's discussion Door rubber parts
"80832-01W00 GLASS RUN DOORFront"
Sep 12, 2013
Steve g replied to Dean Bailey's discussion Door rubber parts
"Belt mouldings? take a pic of what you need... I probably have a good used set"
Sep 12, 2013
julian solano replied to Dean Bailey's discussion Door rubber parts
"about  door bumpers   see  your  Nissan  dealer   l  got  some  time  ago  those  still   available   and  cheap  l don,t  get …"
Sep 11, 2013
Dean Bailey replied to david cottrell's discussion alternator
"I learned my lesson on that back when I was a teenager trying to help my dad get a good rebuilt starter for my moms 79 Thunderbird. We went through so many of them we got to where we would pull out jumper cables in front of the parts store and try…"
Sep 8, 2013
Dean Bailey replied to Tagdot's discussion Paint and body work
"I'm having to address some of the same issues with my 81. Floor boards have spots all in them - probably gonna take 10 or so small patches and I had to completely replace the bottom of both doors - not the outside but underneath where they meet…"
Sep 8, 2013
Dean Bailey replied to JARRODIUS's discussion WTB Z24 M/T shifter and rubber shift boot/heat shield
"Mine is the chrome one. Still has a knob on it but is kinda weathered."
Sep 5, 2013
Dean Bailey replied to Dean Bailey's discussion Tan/Brown plastic door sill plates for sale
"Drop price to 20.00 plus shipping."
Sep 5, 2013
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Sep 4, 2013
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"This is about where I'm at on old blue. It looks kinda dumb with the long antenna still on it. I cut it down and re installed it so now it looks almost stock. I've got the pass side door and fender off of it right now starting to fix rust…"
Sep 2, 2013
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"Here's an updated pic of the engine I went through a couple of years ago. I wish I had taken a before pic - the engine looked about as bad as the interior still does....lol! Oil all over the place, thrown rod and cracked cylinder just to…"
Sep 2, 2013
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Sep 2, 2013
Dean Bailey replied to Alan Coward's discussion Z22 fires then wont run.
"Right! They can be a hand full but at least they can still be worked on with a screwdriver and a wrench! I had an 84 Mazda B2000 that gave me the same problem. Kinda idled like crap and had no power when you gave it gas - all it was was the fuel…"
Sep 2, 2013
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"A Storm trouper shifter knob - dude that's cool!"
Sep 2, 2013
Dean Bailey replied to Alan Coward's discussion Z22 fires then wont run.
"Sounds to simple to be true but it could be the fuel filter."
Sep 2, 2013

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What is the main reason you'd like to join 720World? (dont just say "because I own a 720", if you do this you will not be approved)
To share knowledge and to gain knowledge of these little trucks.
What is your profession? (not required, just if you want to share your knowledge)
30 years + automotive and diesel machinest
About Me:
Got a deal on a 1981 720 4WD - not so fast - it's costing me more than a good used truck to put this thing back together for my son the right way!!!
How many 720's or other Nissan trucks do you own? What years and types?
1. 1981 4WD
What modifications have you done to your truck(s)
Rebuilt Z22 engine. Upgrading interior.
What modifications do you still plan to do to your truck(s)
lift and bigger tires. Power steering maybe?
How many miles would you travel to attend an all 720 truck meet?
250

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Extra L20B parts

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 10:47pm 0 Comments

Just thought I'd post to tell everyone I've just aquired quite a few good extra L20B parts from a fellow Ebayer and my son and I have a Z22 based 720 so these parts are not giong to be used by us. We've got some heads, valve covers, a block (but no main caps), crank, intake manifold, carb, NOS Hondo header ( it's on ebay right now ), A close to new radaitor & used fan shroud and other misc. stuff , most of which I belive came from an 80 model but I know he had more than one truck. I dont… Continue

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At 9:16pm on August 11, 2013, Steve g said…

I know what you mean....

 my friend has a 14 year old son and he was looking forward to building him a 69 GTX ..... he would rather play with his cell phone..... when I was 14 I would have sold my soul for a car like that

At 8:44pm on August 11, 2013, Steve g said…

not into trucks.... that sucks.

 either keep it for yourself or find it a good home?

 

At 8:24pm on August 11, 2013, Steve g said…

glad you are back.... hope everything is going ok.... if you are in search of parts let me know how I can help.

At 1:32am on July 5, 2013, Steve g said…

where have ya been?

At 1:51am on April 21, 2011, Chris Hernandez said…

Ya black interior is a way better looking than tan or blue that some of these trucks come with, its funny that you say that your going to turn the interior black becuase some of my panels in the rear of the cab that i picked up are either scratched up a little or a little discolored so i was going to spray them black so they looked brand spankin new and repaint the rear seats cuz there scratched and a little rusted to. what I would do if i was you,for the doors since the panels are just a piece of particle board and a strip of vinyl leather just measure and cut your pieces then bam new nice doors. have you tried looking on ebay or craigslist for parts i always seem to find something of use when i look.

At 8:42pm on April 19, 2011, Chris Hernandez said…
the knob is the original, the circle that shows the gear set up was missing so i put a skull that is actually a t-shirt pin I found and it fit perfectly, and the boot I found at a parts store. the interior on yours could use a little tlc mine wasnt as bad as yours but it was i think is safeto say disgusting i dont have any pics of when I picked up the truck but it nasty. what I did was went to junk yards and yanked the interior out cleaned it and now it all looks new, its awsome. your truck looks pretty sweet though the grill and your front skid plate I would kill for, plus the body isnt half bad either except the front bumper which is an easy fix to  
At 12:57pm on September 12, 2010, Sealik said…
Got it .......thanks
At 7:27pm on September 10, 2010, Sealik said…
Dean

Good to hear.....rain must suck without operable WW....lol
Probably could use some type of lube on the ball/socket, prior to install?
Anywho.....I think I said 12-13 bucks.....?
12 it is....:)
My paypal account is
sealick@mercuryspeed.com
Thanks
Doug
At 10:21pm on July 3, 2010, datzenmike said…
Although they are good for emissions that isn't the reason I would run both plugs. The motor will run more efficiently and better with them.
At 8:04pm on July 3, 2010, datzenmike said…
Ah, don't get me started. Too late.

There are a lot of misconceptions about the dual spark plug heads used on the NAPS motors. First, although it does reduce emissions there are no emissions side plugs. Here's a few facts about the dual plugs:

Both plugs fire at the same time. Two ignition points allows the designers to be able to use more EGR to lower cylinder temperatures which reduces NOx without bad running at low steeds. Dual plugs means that there are two points of ignition which will shorten the burn time. Think of lighting a candle at both ends. This shorter burn also shortens the peak cylinder pressure time when NOx is produced. Less ignition advance reduces the chance of pinging and increases efficiency too. It's no surprise that 6,000 hp fuel cars run dual plugs.
 
 
 

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