What have you done to your 60 Series Patrol this week....

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Postby RiverPatrol » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:55 am

You might not need a new master cylinder, probably just need to bleed the brakes real well. Even if you only replaced one wheel cylinder, you need to bleed the entire system at every wheel. Also, have you verifies that your old alternator isn't putting out? That isn't necessarily why a battery goes dead, you might have a draw in the electrical system that replacing the alternator won't help.
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Postby PetrolPatrol » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:55 am

RiverPatrol wrote:You might not need a new master cylinder, probably just need to bleed the brakes real well. Even if you only replaced one wheel cylinder, you need to bleed the entire system at every wheel. Also, have you verifies that your old alternator isn't putting out? That isn't necessarily why a battery goes dead, you might have a draw in the electrical system that replacing the alternator won't help.



I bled the brakes multiple times and paid someone else to do it for me just in case. Even after all that and checking to make sure the pads are adjusted it takes a pump or two to firm up. Also tested the alternator, used a voltmeter and took it to an alternator shop. It's as dead as a doorknob.
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Postby Peter60 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:54 pm

[quote=I bled the brakes multiple times and paid someone else to do it for me just in case. Even after all that and checking to make sure the pads are adjusted it takes a pump or two to firm up. [/quote]

Its all in the adjustment! Just tighten them ALL up till there is just minor rubbing on the pads/drum. But then sometimes that doesn't work!
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Postby G60michael » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:06 am

Some rare as hen's teeth goodies added to my Patrol Parts Stash, probably never end up using them but worth having.

The ever Illusive C216 Carrier bearings!! Having spoken to Esteban a while ago and having read several forum posts with people trying to get the right bearings to replace, most people just think would be a standards bearing number HR32209, and that's what we all order :lol:

As folks have Learnt over time, the Bearing is a Standard Number, but the tricky part of it is that the Outer Cone/Race is a special one Designated Strictly to the old G60 Patrol's, its 3mm Wider in the Cone then a Standard 32209 Bearing Cone! This is a Significate difference and involves making a spacer to space the narrower standard 32209 cone out to make up the difference of the original wider cone.

Having read a post on Facebook a bloke was after bearings and had no Luck, I also could use some to freshen a diff up that had been low on oil and surface rust had got to the bearings, not a result that will end good, I ended up doing a diff swap :lol:

having researched here, even years back now folks had trouble trying to source the correct HR32209JX, needs the JX Prefix which is the OEM Number for the Original bearing with the unique Wide cone. No results on the internet, decided to try a local bearing shop, they hunted a week and found one in there chain of suppliers, I then tried Nissan, no stock, discontinued number.

Tried another shop and they had No Listing, they offered to call NSK (the Only Manufacturer/OEM Manufacturer of these C216 Bearings) only one left in there NSK Network, Took a week and its now here as well :lol:

Decided to email NSK International as well personally and see if possible one off Re-Production would be considered, its a No Go and was Informed that its Been Discontinued for several years now, and in there NSK Global Network there is no Stock Left anywhere Globally :shock: :o

So unless someone's brought a bunch years ago and has them sitting in a box in the shed, there no loner available anywhere, all suppliers here system is linked nation wide aswell :cry:

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Postby Esteban » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:15 am

G60michael wrote:Some rare as hen's teeth goodies added to my Patrol Parts Stash, probably never end up using them but worth having...


Excellent Michael! You certainly give a new meaning to the word unobtanium !

Congratulations on your effort to find these bearings. Probably we should add a note in the compatible parts section, so people don't get frustrated trying to find these bearings, and proceed with the spacer route.
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Postby G60michael » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:59 am

Hi Guys, Hope you all had a good week, I certainly did having got a 3rd G60 currently registered. Back in 2017 a mate passed away and I inherited 3 g60s from him, this is 1 of 2 from him that I have since got registered, he would be proud of the achievement.

She is a 1/1977 G60 Patrol Factory Tub Ute with the rare as Tub Style Tub, also known as a G60-62Z (62Z Representing Tub Ute, 94Z is Cab Chassis/Table Top tray)

When I brought her home in 2017, I got her running, the fuel pump was shot so only heard it run for a few minuets at most :lol: since then I parked her in the shed and that's where she sat until a few months ago I Dragged her out to get her ready for the 2020 G60 Trip with my mates to the Vic High country again, having took the shorty last time, I decided a ute would be much less cramped and ideal for a trip.

Plenty of skinned knuckles, cursing and swearing, but once again hard work payed off and I got in there and got the job done, the key to getting a g60 roadworthy is to not sit on your hands waiting for it to fix itself, its to get in there and get it done 8-)

Yesterday she passes a Pink slip for NSW Historic Rego, Give you 60 Days of Personal driving unlimited Km's, Plus other car shows and club events are bonus days you get to drive it. Happy Day's, time to iron out any gremlins before the trip.

This is one of only 2 Known Original Tubs utes that are Registered for legal road use still 8-) The other one is a 1974 Pale Green one in Victoria owned by and old Fella, which i think may now be De-registered

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Postby PetrolPatrol » Sat May 09, 2020 5:13 pm

Finally did some work on the Patrol's brakes so I only have to press once. Went with the Wilwood 1" MC for 70-83 Datsun Zs, also fits some 510s and 620s.
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This is not the correct size but was extremely close. Close enough that with a dremel I was able to extend the holes in the body to mount it and it only took a few minutes. Sorry, I didn't get exact measurements.
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Once in the size discrepancy did bother me a bit, but I discovered that the SU Carb gasket for A-Series engines fits perfectly over it. Cleaned it up nicely and took care of any gaps or what have you.

I had also purchased some NiCop brake lines that included more than enough fittings for this project and a universal GM pushrod kit. The pushrod kit was purchased because the original rod for the MC had no way of connecting to the brake pedal and I couldn't find a Clevis end that would work locally. This kit took care of all of that as the clevis end fits perfectly and the pushrod just needed some minor modifications to work.

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This picture is before it was finalized, so the brake lines are backwards. Ignore that :doh: Moore_rb did an excellent writeup on how the brake lines should go and I just followed his lead. Rear to the stock T, fronts to the stock soft line. Once installed and everything was tightened down I used the time honored tradition of trial and error to get it just right. Brakes are firm, stops on the first go, and I feel MUCH better about driving it. I still think I'm going to make some further adjustments in the future but this is good enough for a vehicle with a top speed of 60 MPH.

Not the most in depth write up, but using basic tools and with no adapters or anything like that I was able to get functioning brakes again, so I'm pleased with the results. Just took some time & elbow grease which is no different than any other job on these things (or at least on mine).
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Postby Esteban » Sat May 09, 2020 6:55 pm

Great! :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm sure other members will find this post really helpful. You've done the right thing. I think functionality beats originality when talking about brakes.
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