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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) Yesterday, 07:24 AM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
All those factory wire-and-a-stupid-screw clamps...

All those factory wire-and-a-stupid-screw clamps are to be removed and tossed into the trash. Or you can keep them for spares in your Off Road Emergency Repair kit. Even the ones on air hoses should...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-16-2020, 09:58 AM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
It happens. Going center, try to avoid any rocks...

It happens. Going center, try to avoid any rocks on your centerline more than 13 cm high. Put them between the tire and the engine, or go around them. Don't hit them with your tires. If you want to...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-16-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 544
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
You can check that by driving the truck past a...

You can check that by driving the truck past a few of those radar signs, the ones that tell you to slow down. But that is a lot. One cause is tires different size than stock. Not width, but whether...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-16-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 544
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Well, it's a king cab anyway. Could mean it's...

Well, it's a king cab anyway. Could mean it's worth fixing. High rpm misses are often related to a fuel delivery problem, not so much a spark problem. Fuel filter, etc might be really old. Spark...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-16-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Oh, good. I'm glad you figured it out. When you...

Oh, good. I'm glad you figured it out. When you get done with all that, you might want to paint the letters on your valve cover to the same color as the truck. It looks cool, especially if you polish...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-16-2020, 01:00 AM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Yeah. When you have a newer vehicle and it...

Yeah.
When you have a newer vehicle and it gets stolen, you swear a few times and then call the cops and your insurance company.

When your classic Nissan truck that you tossed a ton of money...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-15-2020, 09:52 PM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I probably wouldn't shoot somebody if I saw them...

I probably wouldn't shoot somebody if I saw them trying to get into the truck. All those annoying questions from the cops later...I can do without them. But I might pop them with the bear spray. That...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-15-2020, 08:27 PM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Another hardbody owner gets his truck stolen....

Another hardbody owner gets his truck stolen. This time it was a teal King Cab out of Portland, Oregon...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-15-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,859
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Going to 15 inch tires and wheels couldn't hurt....

Going to 15 inch tires and wheels couldn't hurt. I have done this. Only thing is after that, your speedo will read 2-3mph faster than you are actually going. No big deal though. Keeps you out of...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-15-2020, 08:20 AM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
djs says in part: You mean for your...

djs says in part:


You mean for your headlights? Those e-code headlights? Yeah, I looked at those housings at Amazon. I just couldn't afford them at the time, so I went with the cheaper deal....
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-15-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,859
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Ha. Currently the Teal Terror is getting exactly...

Ha. Currently the Teal Terror is getting exactly 27.5 miles per gallon city/highway combined, and a bit more on the freeway when I keep my foot light on the gas pedal. Measured results a few times by...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-15-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Yes...that seems off. EDIT: I foolishly...

Yes...that seems off.

EDIT: I foolishly forgot that your valve cover is made of aluminum. It would crack before warping, and a steel cover would not. :bang:

My mistake.

I'm not sure why...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-15-2020, 12:16 AM
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
That is one straight Nissan for sure, djs. And...

That is one straight Nissan for sure, djs. And once you go king cab, it is hard to go back to a regular cab.

What I did on the Teal Terror today: Tightened all the belts, cleaned battery...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-15-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 166
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
You should run a thin layer of the Permatex on...

You should run a thin layer of the Permatex on both the valve cover side, as well as the head side. Make sure all old gasket is completely removed and try not to scratch up the mating surfaces. Lay...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-15-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,859
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Anyone think to check the bulb itself? Might be...

Anyone think to check the bulb itself? Might be burned out. The one in the instrument cluster. It will be a 74 bulb. But if you are going to pull your panel, might as well buy some of those 194 and...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-14-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20,825
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
What is P1447 code say about your truck on your...

What is P1447 code say about your truck on your code reader? What is the problem it gives to you?

And yes, that upcoming test is important for sure.

As far as general advice on passing that...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-14-2020, 02:41 AM
Replies: 20,825
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Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Ha..you two are funny. That was a good joke. I...

Ha..you two are funny. That was a good joke. I call it Mission Impossible.

UPDATE ON THE LED CONVERSIONS for the Teal Terror: (did a few today)

No pictures yet of the dashboard because I...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-14-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 20,825
Views: 1,541,117
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
If the vinyl is messed up, or you don't like the...

If the vinyl is messed up, or you don't like the color, you can switch it out. It is mainly screwed down from the inside anyway. I did this just over a year ago on an 82 ZX. Worked great. Have to...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-14-2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 166
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Indian Head is basically the same as Permatex...

Indian Head is basically the same as Permatex Brown. I like the brush stuff too. Harder to get off if you have to later, but used correctly, that stuff never leaks.

Alabama is right about the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-14-2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 72
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Ignition noise is more common on the AM...

Ignition noise is more common on the AM band...but it can happen on the FM as well. Resistor plugs help. So do high-quality spark plug wires. There are also noise filters out there. I think they get...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-13-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 166
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Hi Ron. Yes...I have a couple of suggestions, but...

Hi Ron. Yes...I have a couple of suggestions, but first...yes it is VERY straightforward. Let me do a list of how-to's and gotchas...

1) I recommend the brown Permatex as sealer, not silicone,...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-13-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20,825
Views: 1,541,117
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Okay. I will use a relay.

Okay. I will use a relay.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-13-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 454
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Yeah, those kind of repairs are a bummer. Two...

Yeah, those kind of repairs are a bummer. Two winters ago I spent a few days pulling the tranny and doing a complete clutch job on my old 1989. It rained the whole time, and hovered around 35 degrees...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-13-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 20,825
Views: 1,541,117
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
If they move the limit to 200, that's what you...

If they move the limit to 200, that's what you call Higher Education. ;)
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 01-13-2020, 04:19 AM
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Views: 1,541,117
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Could be easier way: Ground both negative...

Could be easier way:

Ground both negative wires at the lights to the chassis.
Run positive wires from lights to the ON side of the switch.
Run power lead from battery (with 20 amp inline fuse)...
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