Back in my old 720

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Back in my old 720

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Post by Justinberni » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:10 pm

Well the other day I got my first nissan/Datsun back! I traded my hardbody for it.
It's exactly how I left it except the last owner did a HG, and installed an electric fan.
Tonight my throttle got stuck and whenever I started the truck it would rev all the way up, Wayno just came and helped me, turns out there was just a piece of foam from my ghetto air cleaner holding the secondary butterfly open..
Already changed the oil, and besides that I haven't done much to it yet.
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Re: Back in my old 720

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Post by 510freak » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:47 am

Sweet you got your truck back

Wayno to the rescue,Right on wayno
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Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.

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Re: Back in my old 720

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Post by Justinberni » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:39 pm

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Here's an old picture with the old wheels on, I always liked this picture..

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Re: Back in my old 720

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Post by K_trip » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:17 pm

I have heard many folks say that they wish they could get their old car/truck back.

It's very rare to hear of anyone actually doing it. That's so cool - I dig your truck!

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Post by Justinberni » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:22 pm

K_trip » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:17 pm wrote:I have heard many folks say that they wish they could get their old car/truck back.

It's very rare to hear of anyone actually doing it. That's so cool - I dig your truck!

Thanks man! I didn't think I'd get it back, even though I only sold it like 9 months ago.. But since it's my second time owning this one I feel like I have to make it ten times cooler then I ever wanted, it just makes sense to go balls out on it now that I got it back haha

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Re: Back in my old 720

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Post by Taterhead » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:38 am

Seeing pics like that make it difficult to keep looking for a 620 when I know where a 720 is just sitting.

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Post by Justinberni » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:57 pm

Taterhead » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:38 am wrote:Seeing pics like that make it difficult to keep looking for a 620 when I know where a 720 is just sitting.
Get a 620 and trade me :D

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Post by izzo » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:14 pm

I'd daily that thing!

In fact, I need something better than my 4x4 for a daily. Reliable as tits, but I don't wanna drive it every day. And no, not for sale or trade lol.
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Re: Back in my old 720

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Post by flatcat19 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:48 pm

Grats on getting your first truck back.

I know the feeing...

K_trip » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:17 pm wrote:I have heard many folks say that they wish they could get their old car/truck back.

It's very rare to hear of anyone actually doing it. That's so cool - I dig your truck!

I just got my first Datsun back too. Picked it up Monday night. 1971 521.
Thread coming to NWD soon.

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Post by Justinberni » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:54 pm

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This reminded me a little bit of a Datsun wagon, and since I can't afford one of those and this thing was dirt cheap, don't ask how cheap, I picked it up for a second project to flip, then I'll be able to fix the problems with my 720 with the profit I make on this Subaru wagon!
If anyone remembers, when I firSt owned this 720 I took it into a curb and one wheel sits further back in the wheel well, I have a bent LCA, so after I flip this wagon I'm gonna buy a control arm for the 720.

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Post by wayno » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:09 pm

Your control arm is not the issue Justin, it is likely just fine, it's how far back the front tension rod mount is bent/pushed back, and that is not easily fixed.
To actually fix it you will have to cut off the mount that is on there and weld a new one on, or maybe, just maybe one might be able to bend the mount back forward, not sure if it is possible really, but maybe if you had some heat, a big bar, and sledge hammer, one might be able to get it close enough.
If you could find another tension rod that was a couple inches shorter, that might work also.
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Post by Justinberni » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:19 pm

wayno » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:09 pm wrote:Your control arm is not the issue Justin, it is likely just fine, it's how far back the front tension rod mount is bent/pushed back, and that is not easily fixed.
To actually fix it you will have to cut off the mount that is on there and weld a new one on, or maybe, just maybe one might be able to bend the mount back forward, not sure if it is possible really, but maybe if you had some heat, a big bar, and sledge hammer, one might be able to get it close enough.
If you could find another tension rod that was a couple inches shorter, that might work also.
My control arm looks bent though, surely that's adding to it, right?
But there's a kid at my school who's really good at doing anything involved with metal, he's got a welder, torch, and pretty much anything you could think of at his dad's shop, he does work for cheap, he offered to help me c notch my frame for $50 and he would supply the welding wire and gas. Anyways, I'm sure he wouldn't charge me much to heat that mount up and help me pound it forward, I'm hopefully doing that this weekend, but I want to replace the LCA too because that has to be contributing to the problem too.
Either way, this truck is really clean and I really wanna fix it haha

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Post by wayno » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:37 pm

I don't believe that the control arm is bent, but I could be wrong.
You have to keep in mind that your front frame tension rod mount hit the ground really hard and was bent back a couple inches, that will move the lower control arm back exactly the same amount, I suspect that if you were to remove the tension rod, the control arm would move back to the stock position, and you likely would never be able to get the tension rod connected back up without fixing the front mount.
Have you ever looked at them control arms, they are built strong.
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Post by Justinberni » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:47 pm

wayno » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:37 pm wrote:I don't believe that the control arm is bent, but I could be wrong.
You have to keep in mind that your front frame tension rod mount hit the ground really hard and was bent back a couple inches, that will move the lower control arm back exactly the same amount, I suspect that if you were to remove the tension rod, the control arm would move back to the stock position, and you likely would never be able to get the tension rod connected back up without fixing the front mount.
Have you ever looked at them control arms, they are built strong.
I'll take it to school and put it on a lift and inspect it all more.
I'm gonna start with trying to get that mount bent back to where it should be though, I hope I can get it back, because like you said if the rod doesn't go back in I'm fucked haha.

Oh and another truck update, I got a free weber today, it came off some kid in my classes old 720, so I don't need to re-jet it, but I need to buy the adapter plate, and while it's off I might just buy the rebuild kit and do that before I install it.

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Post by Justinberni » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:33 pm

Well I sold my subaru today.
I made a deal with a kid from school, $550 and a toolbox full of tools, some snap on, lots of craftsman, and some cheap shit.. But I took the cash and was supposed to get the tools tomorrow. Well, the Subaru broke down on his drive home, and the money he gave me is gone, so he's pissed that I won't give the money back and now I don't get the tools.
I guess this is why someone on here told me they don't like selling cars to people they know, cuz shit like this happens, I look like the bad guy when I had no idea the car was gonna take a shit..
On the bright side, I have money to buy my weber adapter today!

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Post by Justinberni » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:04 am

Can someone tell me if there is two adapters or just one when mounting a weber on a z24? I can't remember.. But I got my kit and it has one plate, but three gaskets, where the fuck do all three of these go? Seems like there should only be 2 gaskets in the kit..

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Post by Justinberni » Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:24 pm

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Got a weber on, gave me some trouble at first but after some fixing, and some sea foam she's running perfect


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Got a weber on, gave me some trouble at first but after some fixing, and some sea foam she's running perfect.

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And can someone tell me what these are? They use to have vacuum lines to them, they are ugly as shit can I cut them out?

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Post by Justinberni » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:07 pm

So before the weber I was getting around 9 mpg, and now I just got 21mpg on my last tank, and I've been enjoying the extra power from the weber, plus used a lot of gas idling and revving up while tuning my carb, so I'm pretty excited to see how great my mileage is now!
I'm gonna see if I can get 30mpg, just once..

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Post by izzo » Thu May 14, 2015 7:29 pm

amazing what the difference is.

I need to get an adapter for my truck badly. Your bay would clean up nicely with a pressure washer and a small wire tuck :D
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Post by jayden71 » Sat May 16, 2015 4:50 pm

Nice to see I am not the only one that uses Delo 15-40w in my rigs. Its plentiful for me at work, couple of 50 gallon drums of it in the shop. Gets a little thick in the North Dakota winters but, never had any problems!


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