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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) Today, 02:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 411
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Good luck. I'm going with VOTS on this one....

Good luck. I'm going with VOTS on this one. Anytime you have a shop that specializes in just ONE part, and they are doing good, and still in business...that is one hell of a good sign. Sounds like...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) Today, 02:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 447
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
The 'You Can Tell HE'S Pretty Old Dept:' The...

The 'You Can Tell HE'S Pretty Old Dept:'

The closest I ever came to buying a new car was when I picked up a 1976 Fiat Sedan, the two door, little boxy job. Had less than ten thousand miles on it....
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) Today, 02:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 164
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Any chance a dented exhaust pipe could be causing...

Any chance a dented exhaust pipe could be causing this? Do you hear it under the truck, or near the rear of the truck?
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-17-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 164
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I have not heard of this problem, but I have...

I have not heard of this problem, but I have never owned anything in Nissan that didn't have a timing chain. (Wife has 98 Pathy, though)

You might want to try to post a video of it making the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-15-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18,241
Views: 1,320,065
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Finished dealing with scratches and a couple of...

Finished dealing with scratches and a couple of tiny rust spots with the usual stuff. Applying clear coat, even on the matching canopy. Should have the Teal Terror looking better by tomorrow night...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-13-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
One of things that's good to check on old...

One of things that's good to check on old canopies is:

1) Clean window tracks and put lube in the tracks.

2) If they have screening, and the screening is going bad...just rip it out and then...
Forum: Exterior & Paint and Body 10-13-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 79
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Hey Old Grey...unfortunately this question is...

Hey Old Grey...unfortunately this question is beyond my pay grade. I will bump it though, to see if you get an answer.

Tell you a cool thing I saw mounted for a back bumper one time though...
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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-11-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 158
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
If you can't get the oil filter off, get a really...

If you can't get the oil filter off, get a really long screwdriver, put it into that sucker, and use a small hammer to punch it in gently and free it. As soon as it breaks, do the rest of the removal...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-11-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 82
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Yes. That's because you removed some components...

Yes. That's because you removed some components needed for this truck to run properly.

No kidding. When you start pulling stuff going to the gas tank, this means you will have vacuum problems...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-11-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Take it OFF the truck first, clean it up REALLY...

Take it OFF the truck first, clean it up REALLY good, put it on Craigslist as fitting the type of truck you have now. Ask $200/OBO.

It will sell. After you clean it, make sure to take plenty of...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-08-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
There is no center hole access to your...

There is no center hole access to your tire-lowering screw. It should be center.

Crawl under the truck. Hit the slotted screw that lowers your spare with spray lube. Not PB, just WD 40 or...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-08-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 411
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Yes. Buy a cheap code reader from Amazon. Welcome...

Yes. Buy a cheap code reader from Amazon. Welcome to the 1996-97 club. Fuel injection by fuel rail, a computer you can plug into to down by your fuse box. Change the oil by putting in a quart of...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-07-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18,241
Views: 1,320,065
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Changed oil using Hyperlube and Castrol. New...

Changed oil using Hyperlube and Castrol. New plugs as well. Sanded and painted the battery support plate, or whatever you call that. I bought some paint from the pro shop down the street that deals...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-05-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18,241
Views: 1,320,065
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Hellas. Hell, yeah. The LED systems throw a...

Hellas. Hell, yeah.

The LED systems throw a lot of light but little of a beam.

You can do the conversion for the high def lights you see on folks' rigs that will blind you.

Or you can go...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-04-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 700
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
What SBJ said... I want to give my standard...

What SBJ said...

I want to give my standard advice to anyone who pulls a front cover from a Nissan four banger: Put a blanket or a towel below it on the ground. Or be VERY careful not to drop it....
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-04-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 700
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
It's not really that hard to tell if you get it...

It's not really that hard to tell if you get it wrong on the spindle. One way that helps is to bring the engine up to absolute TDC using the feel-the-piston-in-the-spark-plug-hole method using a long...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-04-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 18,241
Views: 1,320,065
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Does your state use a different octane rating for...

Does your state use a different octane rating for fuel? Here in Washington state, it's 87 (Regular), 89 (Mid-grade), and either 91 or 92 (Supreme). Anything higher than that you have to go to one of...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-03-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18,241
Views: 1,320,065
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
When the truck is cold, stick your finger into...

When the truck is cold, stick your finger into the exhaust pipe and swirl it around. Are you coming up with dry black carbon powder, or wet oil? If it's carbon, it isn't oil leaking past the rings,...
Forum: Introductions 10-03-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 259
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
No, of course not. It looks nothing like mine....

No, of course not. It looks nothing like mine. Just a trick of the light. (*laughs*)

Nice truck. Some thoughts on it after seeing the small picture of it:

1) I see you ditched the canopy and...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-02-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 18,241
Views: 1,320,065
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
That is a nice red truck. You don't see too many...

That is a nice red truck. You don't see too many of those these days. (V-6/Longbed/HD) Not even in the Northwest, where these D21's are still everywhere even though the last one rolled off the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-02-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 700
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Pictures below show correct oil pump spindle...

Pictures below show correct oil pump spindle position, and final distributor (with rotor connected) position for your truck. At top dead center.

Oil spindle position, correct, at TDC: Notice if...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 10-01-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 700
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
aha...this sounds like an incorrectly installed...

aha...this sounds like an incorrectly installed oil pump spindle. Pull distributor. Use big bad wrench to turn crank bolt and bring motor to TDC. Pull the number one spark plug first. Use your finger...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 09-30-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 782
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Where to get a good MAF? Okay...first... Go...

Where to get a good MAF? Okay...first...

Go to Advance Auto Parts website. Search them out, and sign up for their Speed Perks and Rewards program coming to your email. Become a member and list...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 09-30-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I'm an old-school guy who doesn't believe in...

I'm an old-school guy who doesn't believe in lowering a perfectly good truck anyway. :) You do that...and you can no longer go over RR tracks very fast, heavy loads might be tricky, speed bumps can...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 09-30-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 374
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I will bow to the experts. I need to do a mileage...

I will bow to the experts. I need to do a mileage test on that truck. Seems like it does a lot better than the old 87 I had. I'm curious to see how it does on premium Chevron, which is like 90% of my...
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