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Postby Esteban » Mon May 15, 2017 8:25 am

Peter60 wrote:Thanks for the wiper switch answer River Patrol. I have now found a switch that turns!

Another question. My fuel tank has a vapor outlet. Currently it is just open. I assume it should have a pipe on it to take the vapor somewhere. My 1968 G60 doesn't seem to have any emission controls on it. So where should the vapor pipe go? Also surely in hot weather the petrol will just vaporize! Can I close of the vapor outlet or will it cause problems?


The vapor outlet (also ventilation) will connect back to the filler neck. See any of the parts catalogs and you'll see it very clearly. The following is from an online parts manual:

http://www.carpartsmanual.com/nissan/pa ... (from-1968)#PhotoSwipe1494854232190

If you block this outlet, it will be very difficult to fill the tank, since the air displaced doesn't have a good way to go. Please note also that the pipe connection at the filler neck is probably clogged with debris sent by the wheel if the hose was not attached there.
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Postby nizmut » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:12 pm

Right jack and water pump?
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Postby mattmctree@gmail.com » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:25 pm

That just looks like a standard bottle jack but I could be wrong. As far as the water pump I don't believe it is for the p series engine but again I also could be wrong .
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Postby Esteban » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:38 pm

I'm sorry to say that neither is for a Patrol. Any year.
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Postby nizmut » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:37 pm

ehh, they were just in a box. pump might fit the chevy, some other chevy parts were in the box.
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Postby nizmut » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:47 pm

So I looked up tabuko jacks and came up with this.

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I am on a quest for a very specific hydraulic bottle jack that originally came in imported Nissan/Datsun vehicles in the 1960's. Nissan imported about 5000 vehicles into the US that would have come with this style of jack, so I have to imagine that some number of these jacks are still out there in garages, or in vintage tool collections, etc. I need it for a restoration project I am working on...

The jack is a fairly standard size, 1.5 ton bottle jack, about 8 inches tall, that has the manufacturer's name "TAKUBO" cast into the base.

I am willing to pay handsomely (much more than a rusty old bottle jack is worth ) to anyone who helps me find this jack... I have scoured all the antique and junk shops in my area, and figured that getting my search out on some Internet forums might help me in my search.

Here is a reference photo of the exact jack I'm looking for:




Please contact me via PM or email if you happen to have, or locate, one of these jacks.Hello everyone-

I am on a quest for a very specific hydraulic bottle jack that originally came in imported Nissan/Datsun vehicles in the 1960's. Nissan imported about 5000 vehicles into the US that would have come with this style of jack, so I have to imagine that some number of these jacks are still out there in garages, or in vintage tool collections, etc. I need it for a restoration project I am working on...

The jack is a fairly standard size, 1.5 ton bottle jack, about 8 inches tall, that has the manufacturer's name "TAKUBO" cast into the base.

I am willing to pay handsomely (much more than a rusty old bottle jack is worth ) to anyone who helps me find this jack... I have scoured all the antique and junk shops in my area, and figured that getting my search out on some Internet forums might help me in my search.

Here is a reference photo of the exact jack I'm looking for:




Please contact me via PM or email if you happen to have, or locate, one of these jacks.
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Postby Peter60 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:20 am

Radiator cap pressure (PSI)

I've read in the forum that the radiator cap should be 7 PSI.

I'm after a new radiator cap and all the ones I have found are rated at 13 psi. I guess they will work but will they cause water leaks etc?
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Postby Esteban » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:50 am

I have saved this info:

USE THIS VEHICLE: 1964 FORD F-100 GATES Part # 31526 - 7 psi Pressure Rating STANT Part # 10228
STANT Part # 11228 Card Packaged
STANT Part # 10328 Safety Release Cap
STANT Part # 11328 Safety Release Cap - Card Packaged GATES Part # 31508 Safety Release Cap
NAPA PART NUMBERS
BK 7031444 This is 7 lbs

I will not go to a 13 psi radiator cap, but if that's the only choice you face, make sure to put a 50/50 coolant like Prestone. It will increase the boiling point so inside pressure in the system will seldom reach 13 psi.
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:08 pm

Fwiw...when I had the radiator for my '74 refurbished the older bloke running the radiator shop said the tanks were likely leaking because of the 13PSI cap - he insisted I should use a 7PSI cap since that's what the radiator was designed for...his argument seemed reasonable - "you wouldn't feel comfortable putting 60PSI in your car tires so why would you double the pressure in your cooling system ?" I have dealt with him several times since and it has become apparent that he does know his stuff - pity he'll be retiring soon !

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Postby Peter60 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:28 am

I found a radiator cap on-line. A Tridon CN0750. 7psi. About $9. Its a non-returning one ie no reservoir.
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Postby Kdiv_n_tx » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:56 am

I am trying to think through all the implications of going totally topless on my Patrol - as in windshield down, softtop frame and door window tops removed. I know I can fully remove the entire door but for some reason I kinda like having that bit of protection there to keep me in the vehicle (you know, in hard cornering!!! :lol: :shock: ).

Question: if I undo the 7 screws that hold the door window frame/channel and then remove it, is the glass inside the door still held securely or do I need to remove it too? If the latter, I likely will abandon this line of thinking all together but I have seen pics like the one below where this has been done. Thoughts?

Here is OffRoadKid's from 2015 with the look I am thinking about:

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Postby Flaggoni » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:29 pm

The glass will come out very easily as the frame is removed.
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Postby Peter60 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:55 am

I've been working on my second G60. I could get it to run but it was a bit sick. Not a lot of power.

So I investigated the carby. I pulled the air filter off and peered down the throat.

This is what I saw AND THE CHOKE WAS OFF!

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The choke was bent and restricting the air intake.

How could this happen?
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Postby Peter60 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:58 am

What color are original wheels?

Did they vary between years/models or G60 colors?
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Postby RiverPatrol » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:21 am

I think that up until '68 they were painted body color, then starting in '68 they were silver.
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