1984 Datsun Dually swap ideas.

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Truman
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1984 Datsun Dually swap ideas.

Postby Truman » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:01 pm

My dad owns this 1984 Datsun dually with the 224 and a five speed, the thing is a gem, AMAZING condition, always drove great, and you could load it down with out much strain. unfortunately the headgasket went bad and the truck overheated. now it smokes all the time and sputters when running. we want to do a swap, and get something with a bit more power. The truck its self is strong but it doesnt always have enough power to pull whats behind it. so ive been looking into the KA engines, they look like a pretty good alternative to the z24 but i though id get some more opinions on it. anybody know what kind of fuel economy i could expect out of one of these, or how much work the swap might be?

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waynosworld
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Re: 1984 Datsun Dually swap ideas.

Postby waynosworld » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:12 pm

That is a nice looking truck.

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Re: 1984 Datsun Dually swap ideas.

Postby Truman » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:37 am

Thank you! and thanks for posting those, it wasn't working for some reason when i did!

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Re: 1984 Datsun Dually swap ideas.

Postby waynosworld » Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:39 pm

Truman wrote:Thank you! and thanks for posting those, it wasn't working for some reason when i did!
Your Welcome, you have to copy the URL code, then click on the IMG box above the reply, then paste the code in between, IMG (code here) IMG

Truman
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Re: 1984 Datsun Dually swap ideas.

Postby Truman » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:54 pm

Your Welcome, you have to copy the URL code, then click on the IMG box above the reply, then paste the code in between, IMG (code here) IMG
i was using the wrong link! :rotflmao lol figured it out now! thanks again!

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Re: 1984 Datsun Dually swap ideas.

Postby Truman » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:03 pm

still got this thing in storage and i hate that its going to waste, any suggetions?

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Re: 1984 Datsun Dually swap ideas.

Postby waynosworld » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:41 pm

Did you change the headgasket?
Did you have the head checked for flatness before installing a new headgasket?
How hot did it get?


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