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BenJammin

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About BenJammin

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  • Birthday 07/10/1964

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Oceanside, CA
  • Cars
    1972 240Z & 1973 620
  • Interests
    Messing around w/old Japanese cars apparently... and sipping a cold one while I'm at it.
  • Occupation
    Redneck Engineer
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    blackbird 620 ka24de

    Of course I dig a KC, just not in CA where you can't smog exempt those years. Always thinking... "man if I could just get a kc titled as a '75... that would be nice ". Anyway, the main reason I replied to this thread was the photo in the collage above that has the dog, the cup, (the truck of course), and the grinnin' dude with a cig, spewing out a cloud of smoke... all perfectly aligned to the shot.... awesome !
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    Rust Patch or Replace?(Pictures)

    It depends. -Why did you buy the truck? -What is your goal for the truck ? -Do you just want it functional or show-worthy ?
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    Benjammin's 1973 620 KA24DE & Restomod build thread

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    Benjammin's 1973 620 KA24DE & Restomod build thread

    <deleted due to rational discussion about classified being totally hushed, my participation here is over >
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    New here, anyone in cali ever bar'd a ka swap?

    I know you probably don't want to hear this, but if you had the plans of doing a KA swap you should have just bought a '75 or older. I don't have experience with BAR, but knowing California it will be probably be a hassle. If you brought over all the smog stuff from the KA motor (to include the cat and o2 sensors) and not tripping codes on the computer, then you might be good. The delta here is how they will view the old style evap system to the newer style (with tank purge and vacuum control, vented or non vented gas cap, fuel temp sensor, etc.). Not sure if the E motors had all that, but my DE threw codes on some of that stuff.
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    Benjammin's 1973 620 KA24DE & Restomod build thread

    <deleted due to rational discussion about classified being totally hushed, my participation here is over >
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    Heater not working aftre replacing heater control valve

    Are you actually seeing the valve lever move when you go from hot to cold on the control panel, and does it move freely or with moderate resistance ? (i.e. the control cable may not be anchored properly or broken inside ). Pics of your install would be a big plus here.
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    1976 620 airbags

    Looks pretty decent as is. Mine was pretty cool as it was when I bought it (I just didn't realize it.... kind of like you saying the po "didn't realize what he had"). I ran around in it for about a year before I started making changes. Looking back, it had some issues but I went nuclear on it with the mods. If anything, just for peace of mind and safety, convert to front disc brakes and go thru the rest of the system before anything else if that hasn't already been done. Along with that, check the steering links for anything janky. After those two major things, the most important is to come up with (WRITE DOWN!) a list of goals for the truck and stick to them. Please re-read that last sentence at least 10 times. Believe me !
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    Benjammin's 1973 620 KA24DE & Restomod build thread

    <deleted due to rational discussion about classified being totally hushed, my participation here is over >
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    Heater not working aftre replacing heater control valve

    Are you sure you don't have the A/C on ? I kid....I kid. Had to take my chances with the only crowd that would even bother to possibly grin at that statement.
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    Possibilities of swapping/replacing loading bin of a 620???

    AMALGAM, technically it is the metal alloy they use to fill cavities in your teeth, used as a slang term it means " a bunch of different stuff thrown together to make one single thing " .... but as I said before no personal offense intended, good luck with your search and/ or fabrication, but from I can see in the pics that's not a basket case (i.e. not "beyond repair"). At least post a pic of the worst area of rust that you spoke of.
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    Benjammin's 1973 620 KA24DE & Restomod build thread

    <deleted due to rational discussion about classified being totally hushed, my participation here is over >
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    Benjammin's 1973 620 KA24DE & Restomod build thread

    <deleted due to rational discussion about classified being totally hushed, my participation here is over >
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    Possibilities of swapping/replacing loading bin of a 620???

    Can't see it very well, but that bed looks to be an amalgam of whatever was available locally to the original entry port there. Generic tail lights, some funky 'whatever will fit' style tail gate and the lower beads/countours are totally out of sync with the doors. No offense intended on a personal level, but "that's an ugly baby you have there ". For what it's worth, there was a seller awhile back on eBay in Australia that was offering whole new fabbed 620 beds (bins) in the proper stock style. Of course a bit pricey especially with shipping added. EDIT: Found the Australian seller *'rotary_products_new_old_car_company' , currently doesn't list the repro bed, but pretty interesting the stuff they carry and/or reproduce for the 620 (or 'ute' as apparently the trucks are called in Oz). http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/m.html?_odkw=datsun&_uhb=1&item=141041754192&pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&_osacat=0&_from=R40&hash=item20d6be6050&_ssn=rotary_products_new_old_car_company&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC1.A0.Xdatsun+620&_nkw=datsun+620&_sacat=0 And yeah like that's just around the corner for you too, eh? But it looks like such a straight shot across the Indian Ocean on Google maps, lol ! Good luck.
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    Benjammin's 1973 620 KA24DE & Restomod build thread

    <deleted due to rational discussion about classified being totally hushed, my participation here is over >
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