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  1. As recently as the 1980s (old to youngsters) I remember a new Forest Service truck came in the radio shop with an oil bath air filter. Apparently they were specd from the factory for those filters. Im assuming it was due to the amount of dirt roads they travel. I dont know if the new trucks have the same specs for the Forest Service.....
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    Leaking DCH340....

    It reminded me of my dads stories of fixing a Model A truck with parts a pieces of things they had around the farm...
  3. abbylind

    Leaking DCH340....

    Oh forgot to add after I got it running I noticed fuel leaking from the fuel input banjo connector to the carb. There was a small stream of fuel coming from the base of the connector where it meets the carb. I pulled off the small screen and found a aluminum crush washer. The washer had a small groove in it that was allowing fuel to seep out. I couldnt find a replacement so a used some sandpaper and smoothed out the washer. After reconnecting everything to leak was gone!
  4. abbylind

    Leaking DCH340....

    My 620 has been sitting for a year or so. Hooked up the battery and after a little coaxing it fired up. Check under the hood I noticed fuel leaking out of the front of the carb onto the exhaust manifold. Figured out the front float bowl plate was leaking. Took off the pollution crap so I could access the screws that hold the plate. Popped the plate cover and plate off and saw the gasket was dried and cracked. Everywhere I went they had a rebuild kit for the carb but no gasket for the float cover . I pieced together the old gasket and off to ACE Hardware. The gasket circumference is approximately 10.5". A buddy who worked there found an o ring {safe for gasoline} in the general hardware drawers. Holding them together it looked like a match. Lo and behold it fit perfectly in the groove in the carb! The plate was a little tight getting in place because the new O ring.was a little thicker. I picked up 3 new cap screws to replace the old ones.that retain the plate cover. Fired up the truck and it ran fine for a sec...then gas was flooding the carb! After sitting for a bit the fuel would return to the correct level with the float. I did a little reading here and sure enough I found there is a small spacer that holds the float in place. I remember seeing it when i removed the plate but as usual it fell out and disappeared....The spacer holds the float in place so it can act against the needle seat. The cover plate holds the spacer in place. OK where do I find another spacer? I went to my electrical crimp connectors. A 16 ga spade connector almost fits the shaft. I used an ice pick and opened up the lug a little wider. Cut off the spades and pushed the new spacer on the shaft. Buttoned up the plate and fired it up....Success! Runs like a scalded dog! Hope this helps someone else.
  5. Ive had 2 4X4 620s in NM. The 79 was metallic blue... Looked at your profile pic...has some potential
  6. Is it a KC metallic light blue?
  7. Looking for ideas for bucket seats for a 77 620 Std cab. I put in some from a BMW Z6. They look cool, but I need folding lessons to sit inside... Ideas? TIA
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    Lifting Datsun 620.

    Oh and I had to extend the lower brackets for the front brush guard.....
  9. abbylind

    Lifting Datsun 620.

    I had a 2" body lift kit on my 74 620 4X4. It had spacers for the cab and bed, Straps to lower the radiator, and spacers for the steering column IIRC. I think it had longer hoses for the heater core too.
  10. IIRC the points are a voltage regulator to make sure the fuel and temp gauge receive a constant steady voltage. I thought mine was bad as both gauges (temp and fuel) didnt work. Cleaned the contacts where the wire connector meets the temp gauge sender and the same on the gas tank. Both had corrosion...both started working....
  11. Honda made a front wheel drive truck.......well you know how that went...
  12. abbylind

    door weatherstrip

    Use the old clips with your new weatherstrip. The new ones dont hold has well
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