What is your profession? (not required, just if you want to share your knowledge)
There is lots to know about me, but since this is a 720 forum, i'll stick to stuff about me that pertains to 720's.
I was born in ontario and moved out to british columbia to mountain bike. I love it. I needed a 4x4 that wouldn't cost me a fortune in gas to get me up the loging roads to the trail heads. I also do a lot of trail building and need a tight, nimble truck to haul wood into atv style roads.
I was set on a SA toyota until one day a friend of mine was attempting to convince me to buy his 720 off him. I looked at it and laughed. So he took me for a rip in it that night and I transfered the ownership the next morning.
I was in love.
In the year that i've owned her, i've replaced the floor in the cab, cab mounts, fixed a frame crack, welded a hole shut in the gas tank (theres a story about me walking 15km home at 4am when tank ruptured.), swapped out a blown motor....just to name a few.
I won't part with this truck unless it burns to the ground.
How many 720's or other Nissan trucks do you own? What years and types?
81' datsun 4x4 kc
82' datsun 2wd kc
What modifications have you done to your truck(s)
2.5" suspension lift
3" Body lift
Blew the z22, now running an 84' z24
Custom Bush bar
Bed mounted roll bar w/bush lights
Custom routed exhaust stack with a tractor flapper
Soon to be ka swap, once thats working....supercharger
Pathfinder H233b lsd rear end swap with 4 wheel disc
Possible 4-link suspension mod in the works too.
How many miles would you travel to attend an all 720 truck meet?
Thanks man, sorry for any inconvenience. The guy seemed in over his head and maybe just not Nissan oriented. We all started somewhere. Suggest he get a good manual and a few tools specific for working on his car. Some times all it takes is someone to tell you it can be done.... now do it. Anyway don't do it for him... just some tutoring maybe. Thanks again Andrew.
there's a fellow in Kelowna that is having trouble with his '79 510 (L20B) and needs a little help. Maybe some trouble shooting or carb tuning help. I don't usually do this but here's his E-mail. email@example.com Up to you, maybe he mountain bikes, for sure he has a Datsun/Nissan so who knows. No big deal, if you're busy, I just said I would ask.
Webers are bad for flooding as they work best with 3 lb or less fuel pressure. Hitachis should work fine. The fuel return line won't make that much difference. It has a small orifice in it that allows bubbles and a small amount of fuel to circulate back to the tank. The orifice is only a pin hole size so there will be lots of pressure with the return and not much difference without.
If flooding at idle, the fuel bowl will be full looking at the sight glass. Hi or low may be the float set wrong. Backfiring through the carb can bend them out of adjustment.
Check the idle cut solinoid. If it isn't working there will be no gas to the idle circuit. Listen near the carb while someone turns the key on/off/on/off (not start) ... you should hear a clicking sound at the back of the carb.
The idle cut is the hex shaped thing with the white wire: