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

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Postby ratpatrol66 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:54 am

Boy that thing lived a hard life. Battle scares everywhere on that Patrol. I wouldn't have hesitated to buy it myself. Lots of good parts to save other Patrols or it could be fixed used as a skidder again?
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Postby curlrider11 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:03 pm

I got incredibly lucky today after a pretty cool story.

A random new forum user pmd me on Monday evening and asked me if I was still interested in a patrol engine after having seen randomly a message I left on another thread about one that was available on the east coast and lamenting that I am always on the wrong coast when good parts come up.... That was posted about six or seven months ago ..

He's a collector of Nissan 240Z and skyline race cars and bought a property that had a previous owner who was a patrol enthusiast. The old owner left a running motor, transmission, and driveshafts along with a few other parts and he was looking to get rid of to make shop space and asked me if I was interested. I typically live about 6-7 hours or so away from him but happened to be in the Seattle area staying 30 miles from his house. What are the odds?!

The guy was looking to just simply get rid of the stuff since the market is pretty small for patrol guys. I picked it up for ultra cheap and am stoked to get back to Eastern Washington and rebuild or refurbish my first patrol spare motor :-) Probably a project that i'll tackle in the next year if i'm lucky.
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Postby Esteban » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:29 am

curlrider11 wrote:I got incredibly lucky today after a pretty cool story. ...
The guy was looking to just simply get rid of the stuff since the market is pretty small for patrol guys. I picked it up for cheap and am ultra stoked to get back to Eastern Washington and rebuild or refurbish my first patrol spare motor :-)


Wow! Congratulations! :clap: :clap: :clap: These stories are so rare! Thanks for sharing it. So glad.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:23 am

Very nice. 8-) The forum does deliver its special little gifts from time to time.
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Postby mad4hws » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:14 am

that is a really cool story.
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Postby curlrider11 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:49 am

Perhaps even cooler was him showing me a 1977 Nissan skyline GTR that was 99% restored which he imported from Japan in the 2000's. It is probably one of the top coolest cars I've ever seen in person. An absolute beast and pure Nissan. I had to wipe the drool off his hood when I was looking at it.... can't believe the things people have hidden away in barns and outbuildings...probably easily a 90-110K vehicle... wish I had a better photo....
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Postby curlrider11 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:14 pm

Crustiest oiliest bell housing. Amazing the clutch even worked on this. Globs of grease. Came apart fairly easy in the truck bed at least.
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Postby Esteban » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:47 am

curlrider11 wrote:Crustiest oiliest bell housing. Amazing the clutch even worked on this. Globs of grease. Came apart fairly easy in the truck bed at least.


They probably over did it with the grease points that are there. At least it was like that and not bone dry!
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Postby curlrider11 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:07 pm

Rented the engine hoist today and actually got it in its final resting place for the next 2 years (give or take). What a beast of a block.
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Postby PetrolPatrol » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:15 pm

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Finally got sick of messing with the old carburetor and just tossed in a new Carter unit. It's shocking how cheap they are and how plug & play it is. Also changed the battery cables and added a disconnect switch since apparently they decided it wasn't worthwhile differentiating positive/negative terminals back in the day? The PO had the negative cable labeled with foil...
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Postby dustin3n » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:21 pm

Installed a new water pump and cleaned the brakes. I also ordered hankook tires dynapro at's in 235/85/16 size.
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Postby limited slip » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:46 pm

I dragged my two remaining g60s that can roll up to my mechanic uncle's place. Hoping at least one will be resurected by about February
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Postby Peter60 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:36 pm

Hi Limited Slip

Great work. I thought you had given away G60s. Fantastic you still have an interest.
Not sure if I will get there.
Not sure if I will get back.
But I usually do!!!
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Postby limited slip » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:18 am

Peter60 wrote:Hi Limited Slip

Great work. I thought you had given away G60s. Fantastic you still have an interest.


Hi Peter. I gave away/sold all my spares and parts patrols, I kept my two utes which I loved so much but until recently didn't have the means to get fixed. About 6 months ago I was also offered a swb wagon which I couldn't stand the thought of being scrapped. So I gave it a home too. The interest is still there. :)
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Postby PetrolPatrol » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:44 am

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Technically this was a couple weeks ago, but swapped out a few brake parts as my pads were all but disintegrated in some places and one of my slave cylinders was shot. Apparently I need a new master cylinder though as I'm having to pump the brakes now to get it to stop. My research is leading me to believe this will not be fun :doh:

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But first is a one wire alternator install so I can stop having Advance Auto charge my battery for me and some hood latches to keep the thing secure and hopefully reduce rattles.
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