I got one a few months ago. I had a mechanic look at it and he told me that the choke was stuck open by the last owner and the carburetor needs to be replaced. Every one I have talked to has said that buying a rebuilt one is a nightmare. I think I'm going to break down spend the money and buy a new holly. Hopefully I can find a adaptor kit and the right kind of carb. If any one can give me some advice it would be much appreciated.
I have owned this 1985 Nissan 2 x 4 pickup since purchased new. It has a wonderful character and it is the only vehicle that I have owned that I will never part with. It has crossed the the United states over five times on interstates for long drive periods at 80 + mph and never a fault on the vehicles performance. Stay up on the maintenance and the vehicle will treat you right. I have over 140,000 miles on it, but this truck never sees the snow of the Midwest, but is garaged next to the 1991 Nissan 4 x 4 that comes out in the winter. The motor has a little noise above legal limits, but run it at road speed and its nearly silent. I am having some trouble with the idle, its dies from time to time, have replaced the vacuum lines, plugs, wires and to no avail, but have read a entry in this that says something about the computer under the drivers seat and will soon check that out and see if its the culprit.
Heck, going to drive mine to the scrap yard this weekend as everything on it is broke, but it still runs... go figure!
(1985 KingCab SE)
I have a 1985 720 King Cab that my father-in-law bought new. If I remember, he paid $5800. I live in San Diego county in the Cuyamaca Mt. We are at 4800 feet. It snows 5 or 6 times a year, rains 14 to 19 inches. It can be 105 in July & 10 to 18 degrees in January. It has 266,500 miles.
It's had 52 oil & filter changes, 12 air filters 4 brake jobs. My son overheated it at 180,000. I had to buy a rebuilt head on eBay for $250.00. It took a week to change it because of the timing chain (we had to rent a tool from the dealer to hold it). 4 months ago it would not start it wasn't getting fuel.
After 2 months of messing with it I ruined the battery & starter it turned out to be a fuel pump relay switch.
I just graduated high school with an 85 720 King Cab 4x4. When I got it, it had a blown engine. But I had another engine in a parts truck for my 86 D22 that I traded for this one.
I absolutely love this truck. If I get it stuck in the mud, it winches right out.
I'm doing some restoration work to it now. It has a flatbed that I hate; getting an original from the junkyard and putting a fuel injected intake on, since carbs are far too expensive. I'm doing a camo interior and black paint with camo accents.
Nobody else around has a 720, but a lot of my friends have Frontiers and D21s. This is gonna be my kid's first truck one day.
Ah yes the infamous relay switch. It took my mechanic 2 months to figure that one out. After that, it was a new truck again!
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