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

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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Mon May 21, 2018 5:18 pm

Two 60 Patrols breaking down in 24 hours ?!? I'd wager that hasn't happened since the 70's !

Sorry to hear it Peter and Harry - please let us know how you get on...

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Postby Toads Patrol » Mon May 21, 2018 11:00 pm

Technically not a breakdown as it made it halfway back in the driveway after the 30 mi or so trip through the monsoon. But certainly out of character.

RP - can you say a bit more about why the flame thrower coil is a marginal idea and what problems might develop. It’s the coil that Petronics recommends with the sensor unit, but I’m thinking it’s total overkill for the P engine. I was an automotive engineer out of college and hotter spark does not equate to better combustion. Once ignited, which does not take much energy - but the timing must be perfect - the combustion process proceeds on its own.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Tue May 22, 2018 10:20 am

I went back through some recent posts about cold issues to refresh my memory, and it seems you would be okay with the Pertronics coil. I think what I was remembering as an issue was someone had an MSD box that was causing the coil to burn out. Others have had good luck with the Pertronics coil, so have at it.
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Tue May 22, 2018 5:44 pm

Just gotta match the coil to the ignition system...I'm not familiar with the Pertronix add-on but if it's a fixed dwell angle type like the original points ( and my Piranha electronic ignition ) then an old style coil is the go, whether it's the oil filled cylinder or transformer format...if it's a fixed dwell time type then the coil will need to be one of the newer ones for more modern distributor electronic ignitions with a faster charge rate...an MSD system will need a fast charging, more robust coil to deal with the heat generated from the extra sparks, usually with a heatsink around it.

If you use an old type coil in a fixed dwell time system you'll get a weak spark and using a modern electronic ignition coil in a fixed dwell angle system will burn it out.

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Postby chester3 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:05 pm

Well I just finished the last upgrade to my 69 patrol that I restored last summer. please don't be mad stock patrollers. But I moved back up to Michigan and we have some great dunes and mud so I wanted to make it HWY and trail worthy. I added a SBC 350 with 700R4 Auto transmission in her and she fit like a glove then took the front 12" off of a Jeep YJ and cut 12" off the patrol front frame and fab them together in order to use the disc brakes, power steering and steering linkages worked awesome. Plus, Jeep parts are much cheaper and easier to find. I then added a 4.5 YJ lift on it (leaf's, shocks) with 33" tires. That's all stuff that sits under the body. I really wanted to keep everything on the outside stock looking and I think I accomplished that. Gotter done in 6 weeks and drive it everyday it's amazing how many people stop and take picture and say (I never heard of a Nissan Patrol)
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Postby chester3 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:28 pm

just more pics. centered the gas tank for dual exhaust. Tranny mount. and the 1 minor cut to the engine compartment to be able to get to the last header bolt in. that's the only cut I had to make for the fitting of this motor.
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Postby Esteban » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:32 pm

chester3 wrote:Well I just finished the last upgrade to my 69 patrol that I restored last summer. please don't be mad stock patrollers...
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Congratulations. It looks great and really well done. The time frame for all the work is unbelievable. :clap: :clap: :clap:

It deserves its own thread!
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Postby chester3 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:27 pm

Thank you. I thought about that in case someone is looking to do the same thing.
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Postby chester3 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:15 pm

I gave it it's own post, I also attached the first frame off restoration to see grave to street transformation
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Postby dustin3n » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:03 pm

Adjusted the brakes. Then I went to my friend's garage to pick up a set of kumho tires.
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Postby Volkmann77 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:23 am

Looked at the cancerous holes in my beloved Patrol and debated setting up a Go Fund me account for the preservation of classic Nissan's. :cry:
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Postby L60Boerne » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:01 am

Chester,

Any Santa would want that sleigh!

More pictures as it finishes up.

well done!

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Postby G60michael » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:01 am

Hi all, been very busy fixing up the G60s with several on the go currently, however another couple came home on Saturday, a 3rd Complete Original Well back ute, these are pretty bloody rare and lucky to have 3 of them all matching numbers. Scored them for next to nothing. The Blue middy is a total Wreck, but mechanically runs perfect, these old g60 just want to keep going.


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Parked up in the original owners barn in 1988 with an apparent head gasket issue, he began to dismantle it and got side track and like all farmers do and never finished the job he started. Decided to sell it this year, and not its residing in my collection. The head has been removed and the bores have been exposed so a 10tho bore out should be plenty enough, but the original engine I've been serviceable. it came from a Farm near Barrington NSW, its sticks inside and the rats and spiders have called it home, its covered in dust and rat shit inside, plenty of junk in the cab but its in pretty good condition. The Roof and windscreen are great rust wise, is a small bit in the driver side top of the door and a spot in the pass floor pan on the big below the heater, anyway enjoy some photos.

its a project for down the track, all its original parts are there to put it all back together so its a good start. the tub is very good structurally.

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Postby Esteban » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:26 am

Michael, you're definitely a Patrol Whisperer! Well done!

Great pictures as always, that probably have all of us drooling! The white ute looks to be in very good shape. Even the decals in the engine bay are perfect. Congratulations! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Can you give us the Paint Color Code that shows on the white ute?
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Postby RiverPatrol » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:14 am

Another nice score.
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