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About FirstGenFreak

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    1987
  • Place of Residence
    Australia
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Standalone Tool Chest Mechanic
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    36-40
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    Weekend Warrior
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    SE
  • Year
    1987

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    Australia
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  1. Nothing wrong with that! I just bought back my '86 2 door that I sold 4 years ago, and paid twice what I sold it for, and probably twice what I would have paid if it wasn't my old car.
  2. Welcome Willaay I'm not usually a fan of 4 doors but that is a thing of beauty and I think it was worth every cent!
  3. Check your grounding is good to the pump too, and make sure your fuel tank is clean and the sock at the bottom isn't blocked.
  4. I have found a set thanks, just to close this thread.
  5. If you've ever had your headliner out and had a look inside the roof, you wouldn't put much on there! There is no reinforcement except 2 thin pressed steel braces that bolt in. If you make your own rack, keep the mounting points as far out as you can, closer to the fold above the rear windows.
  6. Make sure your jets are ordered form the same place you buy you carb- genuine Italian Webers and the Spanish, or the Chinese FAJS webers all use different jetting sizes, can be hard to match up.
  7. Checking the oil about a week ago I noticed all of these cracks in the engine fan: Probably not too far off letting go! Found a new OEM blade, not an easy part to find these days, although I am sure there are other 80s nissans that could donate a 2nd hand one. Another job ticked off the list. Next is to build a battery tray and get the 2nd battery back in (another thing the PO removed) and fit my fridge/freezer in the back. Going out to chase the yella tomorrow, looking forward to it. Stay safe all.
  8. Clutch Slave issues all sorted and I'm really loving having the car back. Went exploring (we have a book of 250 Victorian Waterfalls, we are trying to see them all) and done a bit of metal detecting last weekend. Car ran great and a lovely time was had! Stay Safe FGF
  9. Welcome GWB! Look fwd to seeing your beast come together Post up some pics!
  10. It was very common for marques to do badge swaps here in Australia through the late 80s - Nissan swapped that with Ford Australia for the ford ute: How a Ford Falcon ute became a Nissan The Ute | CarAdvice
  11. They're not hard, you'll need a G clamp or some large multigrips to push the pistons back in the calipers. Definitely repack your bearings and do your hub seals while you're in there. A good mechanic with a shop and hoist could do the whole shebang in a couple of hours. Download a FSM and find a mate that will give you the use of their driveway for an afternoon. Also, if your mechanic finds this task "very difficult", I'd be looking for another mechanic that knows what on earth they are doing.
  12. Haha, yeah or you need to remove the spare to unhitch the trailer.....
  13. Man that looks like a clean unit! Love the vintage Kwaka!
  14. I'm running a 32/36 weber on a Z24, it's been reliable, easy to tune, easy to start and good for power and remarkable economy. You can't go wrong, just make sure you buy a genuine Italian weber, not a Spanish or Chinese FAJS replica. One tip I will give you is if you are using an adaptor plate to mount the carb, put plenty of loctite thread locker on the bolts holding your plate to the manifold. They have a habit of vibrating loose and causing vacuum leaks. Next time around I'm getting mine fully welded to the intake... haha.

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