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by wayno
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: LZ20 engine build
Replies: 51
Views: 3974

Re: LZ20 engine build

Well that is the same thing I have, that would put the compression ratio at around 10.8 to 1, you will likely have to have the distributor modified to burn pump gas, but the W53 head on the Z20 block should rev high/smooth from what I have read. I had a Nova with a high compression engine when I was...
by wayno
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: LZ20 engine build
Replies: 51
Views: 3974

Re: LZ20 engine build

I guess I asked the wrong question, does it have flat top pistons or do they have some dish in them?
I seriously doubt it will get less than a normal mileage for a Datsun.
by wayno
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: 720
Topic: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually
Replies: 175
Views: 44647

Re: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually

It's a test truck, I should just re-connect it up and see what happens, I have thought about getting a cover for the 520 and just driving this 720 for a while, but the 520 starts so much easier when it is cold, if I do focus on the 720 I may be able to figure everything out without blowing it up. It...
by wayno
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: 720
Topic: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually
Replies: 175
Views: 44647

Re: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually

I bought this Volvo with this diesel engine from Larry, it had this propane injection setup on it. I took the propane setup off so I would not have to deal with it while trying to get the engine to run properly, well it took a while but I finally figured it out and now all my diesel engines have tur...
by wayno
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: 720
Topic: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually
Replies: 175
Views: 44647

Re: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually

I decided I wanted a radio/tunes, so I pulled the Super Tuner radio/CD out of the dash after I tested another radio/cassette deck, I removed my radio and pulled the antenna wire and the moment that antenna hit ground sparks flew, I quick isolated the antenna and then looked at the plug real close, I...
by wayno
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: LZ20 engine build
Replies: 51
Views: 3974

Re: LZ20 engine build

I would agree with Jacob. I look at it this way, how many people do you know that drive their car/truck around at a steady 5000rpms plus, a circle track guy is the only one I know and them engines are lucky to last a season if they are a winner or better example would be if they do well, if a cop he...
by wayno
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: LZ20 engine build
Replies: 51
Views: 3974

Re: LZ20 engine build

Is it a Z20 from a truck or a car?
by wayno
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: LZ20 engine build
Replies: 51
Views: 3974

Re: LZ20 engine build

I had it running in the 720 chassis, but getting the work truck put on that chassis took priority, so it is sitting mounted in that cart I made, it never made it to a vehicle. At one point I thought about putting it in 520, but I put that 219 head on that block and I am happy with it the way it is r...
by wayno
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: 720
Topic: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually
Replies: 175
Views: 44647

Re: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually

I also worked on the old turbo setup as it will likely be used by someone else, or me with a blow off valve. I bought some pre-made elbows, two 90 degree elbows and two 45 degree elbows, I made the turbo head pipe this afternoon, I weld better when I can see and the metal is clean. https://i.postimg...
by wayno
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: 720
Topic: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually
Replies: 175
Views: 44647

Re: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually

Well I drove this today on the freeway, it's different than the 521 kingcab and the 720 with the other turbo on it, the other turbo has a little more power but always has the max boost, also after 65mph you have to start putting your foot into the pedal, the 521 kingcab also has more power, but afte...
by wayno
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: 720
Topic: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually
Replies: 175
Views: 44647

Re: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually

I didn't do much today to this truck, I took the Optima battery out of the U320 and put it in this truck, it's a smaller battery and doesn't hit the power steering pressure hose like the bigger battery did. I also was able to put one of the 10mm bolts in the bracket holding the power steering lines ...
by wayno
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: 720
Topic: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually
Replies: 175
Views: 44647

Re: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually

I did a few things today before my Aunts birthday dinner(93), we thought 2 years ago might be her last one, but she is still around and she knows who everyone is even though after recognition she doesn't make a lot of sense. I first made a temporary exhaust all the way to the driver side rear, it ev...
by wayno
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: 720
Topic: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually
Replies: 175
Views: 44647

Re: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually

I forgot to mention, you can see in the last side photo where the exhaust exits just under the drivers door, it's pretty loud exiting right there, I really could not hear much of anything at all but the exhaust while driving down the freeway even with the window rolled up, I do not have enough flex ...
by wayno
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: 720
Topic: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually
Replies: 175
Views: 44647

Re: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually

This truck is small compared to a full sized truck, but it can haul weight with these aftermarket dually wheels on it, but when I put the adapters on it and use real Nissan dually wheels/rims, I don't really haul weight as they are 2 1/8th inch adapters and had to be that thick for the dually wheels...
by wayno
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: 720
Topic: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually
Replies: 175
Views: 44647

Re: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually

So today I adjusted the box first, it is all in alignment now. https://i.postimg.cc/DyXsPB02/002.jpg Then I decided to take it for a drive, I started it up and it was making noise, so I checked and it was the steering pump, I drove the 520 to the auto parts store and bought some and filled it up, th...
by wayno
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Escape From the Prison Planet
Replies: 565
Views: 52566

Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

Wow, that is a new one(too me it is new), mine is from a different era.

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by wayno
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: 720
Topic: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually
Replies: 175
Views: 44647

Re: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually

Why, cause it is so long?
by wayno
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: 720
Topic: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually
Replies: 175
Views: 44647

Re: My 1980 Datsun 720 diesel dually

I took the helper springs/leafs off, it looks much better. I fixed the box so it aligns with the cab, it looks much better. I put the good hood back on, it looks much better. All that is left to do is put the adapters on the rear axle and then put the dually rims back on, but I have so much money in...
by wayno
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Escape From the Prison Planet
Replies: 565
Views: 52566

Re: Escape From the Prison Planet

Spin balance, what it the machine number?
How much you pay?
I have a coats 1001(old but good).
by wayno
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Jacob's other Wagon
Replies: 316
Views: 51343

Re: Jacob's other Wagon

It's always something.