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Postby RiverPatrol » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:38 pm

:o

I'd love to really.
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Postby L60Boerne » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:48 pm

Ok Ms RiverPatrol....this is your ticket. I'll pick you up in the nearest Airport that fits your schedule. You will be our guest until you are safely returned by the survivors.

Tip ....LAX to Montrose is about $150 on Allegiant....

Please consider coming out, I'd really appreciate the opportunity to repay you in some small way. Plateaucal and I have already made some great memories and I think done some other things we can't remember.

You only get so many trips around the sun.....better not waste them.

August would be best as Plateaucal slows down then and I'll be caught up from a lost July.

You call...we will haul.
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Postby plateaucal » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:07 pm

The best part is we will have someone that actually knows how to drive and how to fix these old beasts.
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Postby L60Boerne » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:09 am

Labor Day Weekend....how does that work for those interested?
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Postby RiverPatrol » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:39 am

I will certainly give this strong consideration, it sounds like a great trip. 8-)
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Postby plateaucal » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:48 am

I'm in. Should we post it in "Out and About"? My schedule is flexible after mid July or so. Labor day would be ideal.
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Postby plateaucal » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:53 am

Also, for the scaredy cats out there; From Lake City to Engineers pass is actually pretty easy. We did the this route in a two-wheel drive Ford Explorer all the way into Ouray.
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Postby L60Boerne » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:23 am

I can report BKippen has committed to Labor Day were Jamberee in Lake City. The convoy is forming....
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Postby L60Boerne » Thu May 02, 2019 7:50 am

Greetings Nuance Savvy Nissan Ninjas Worldwide,

Eddy the Eagle toils on. Just three issues remain until the Labor Day ascent of Engineer's Pass outside Lake City where this Patrol will top out at 13,000 ft along with Plateucal's pristine 67, Bkippen driving, peddling/pushing Presidio Patrol, the doorless 65.Though still un-committed, RiverPatrol is thinking about it too. I just wish I could get Santa's Sleigh up there, but so far no good plan yet.

a). Fluid Leak from Steering Box
b). Very Loose Steering
c). Hand Throttle Installation

With drag link springs and parts from mad4hws and a hand throttle from Plateaucal Eddy the Eagle is working overtime.

First, if my drag link assembly is stock, and I think it is, Nissan must have changed it sometime between 63 and 67. The springs received were much too large to fit into spring cavity....the fully compressed springs were about 1/2" long and the hole it goes into is 1/2" deep. However, because Don sent me the surrounding parts Eddy was about to machine some of the parts which permitted the driver side spring to be inserted. The passenger side spring cavity was just too small to work with. Additionally he polished and sanded the steering box receiver ball back to almost round. Then he re-aligned the wheels.

Second, the steering box seal isn't quite figured out but the drip in minimal now.

Lastly, Plateucal's hand throttle will arrive today. Eddy will fabricate the missing part needed for the assembly I bought from RMP & O's inventory when he was closing down years ago. Once he eyeballs the missing piece he can make two more so we don't have that problem again with the other Patrols. My use of the hand throttle is actually very important, but my use of the Patrol is not typical and I can see how for most everyone else they would not be so important.

Eddy is excited for his progress and looks forward to getting it out of his shop.

Thank you all for your parts, support and advice,

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Postby L60Boerne » Mon May 06, 2019 6:32 pm

Greetings to all those who know what I don't,

My steering box on this Patrol (63) is leaking fluid on my driveway. I hate that. I would gladly replace the steering box if there is a known drop in replacement. On the other hand... I would have Eddy replace the seals if there is a known seal package available.

Any thoughts or advice?

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Postby Esteban » Tue May 07, 2019 12:28 am

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I partially dismantled the steering box 3 years ago. The seal is 32 x 45 x 8 mm. The one I found on eBay at that time was 32x45x7mm and has being working very good. No leaks. Due to ageing it's natural that this seal has failed in yours.

Metric Oil Shaft Seal 32 x 45 x 7mm Double Lip Price for 1 pc

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Metric-Oil-Sha ... 0147!US!-1


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Postby Esteban » Tue May 07, 2019 12:29 am

Esteban wrote:
I partially dismantled the steering box 3 years ago. The seal is 32 x 45 x 8 mm. The one I found on eBay at that time was 32x45x7mm and has being working very good. No leaks. Due to ageing it's natural that this seal has failed in yours.

Metric Oil Shaft Seal 32 x 45 x 7mm Double Lip Price for 1 pc

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Postby L60Boerne » Tue May 07, 2019 6:43 am

Thank you Esteban.
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Postby L60Boerne » Tue May 07, 2019 4:54 pm

Esteban,
Do you recall if you had to take the steering box off for the lower seal? If not, I think I might could do it myself.

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Postby Esteban » Tue May 07, 2019 9:22 pm

David, no need to take the steering box out. The pitman does have to come out though. It might be difficult to free it from the splines, and you need to use a puller set to get it out. Please refer to the link at the end of this.

Once the pitman is out, you can take the top cover out, and then drive the "sector shaft" out. This will make changing the seal a lot easier than if you leave the sector shaft in the box. There are going to be some shims inside, and they need to be placed again. At this time you can polish a little bit the surface of the sector shaft where it makes contact with the seal.

Please take a look at this thread: Steering Box

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