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About Conner

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  • Birthday 06/27/1977

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    Baltimore
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    2009 G37s 1968 2000 Roadster (project) 1964 L320 (project)

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  1. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    So is it your plan to get someone to fabricate a rod in the same length as the 320 link but with threads to accept the 520 ends?
  2. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    I ordered a set of four of those 620 bump stops on ebay. They just arrived today from Thailand. Total was around $25 including shipping. They are a bit smaller than the original ones but I think they will work. In the picture below the original one is on the right and the aftermarket 620 bump stop is on the left.
  3. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Good, I'll be interested to hear how well they match. Here's a shot of my 320 bump stop I just took after I washed it up. You can see how it rebounded in shape.
  4. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Good to hear. How do your upper bump stops look? I pulled one of mine out some time ago. Here's what it looked like when it came out: Compared to the last pic above it has elongated by almost 50% I'd say since coming out of the car. Looks pretty different now--thinner and longer. It looks almost just like these listed for a 620: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-pcs-CONTROL-ARM-UPPER-BUMP-STOP-BUMPER-FIT-DATSUN-620-720-520-521-PICKUP-TRUCK/150896507593?hash=item232221fac9:g:bB4AAOSwSdZWd~SV:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true .
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    New 320 owner, 62?

    More information: the stabilizer links on each side require four bushings each (8 total). These I think are still available from Nissan. Original Nissan part #56112-09400 replaced by 56112-W5000. You may be able to find something cheaper in the aftermarket.
  6. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    54541-04100 are still available from Nissan (dust boots for upper spindle). 54519-08700 (upper control arm bushings) cross to Moog K9207 on Rockauto which is a part for a 521 and 620 truck. Definitely try those. For shocks I would get KYBs listed for the 520, which is either 343208 (GR-2) or KG4605A (Gas-A-Just). King pin sets I think are NLA but pop up on ebay from time to time. That's where I bought mine.
  7. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Your image looks good. There is some aliasing around the white boxes but it's hard to tell if that's because of the resolution of your jpg or just artifacts on your actual scan. Here's what I've got. It was drawn on a CAD program using my measurements from the VIN tag from my truck. Then I filled in the black in Photoshop. What I was suggesting was in Photoshop merge your scan of the cleaned up text onto this, which is a clean start on the bare badge.
  8. Conner

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Great idea, I will definitely buy one if they turn out. I have actually worked on this a bit and have drawn the tag on a CAD program, with dimensionally accurate and crisp black areas/clear voids for the text and stampings. If you'd like I'd be happy to share that with you and you can layer on the white text from your file. That may eliminate having to clean up the blocks for the stampings perfectly on Photoshop since you'd be starting with a clean edge. Also, the "L" should be stamped on the tag, not part of the blank. Finally, I have a vendor I used to manufacture the the Datsun 1200 valve cover badges I had made. If you're interested I can give you my contact there. They do really good work with space-age technology. Send me an email or PM for details if that's of interest.
  9. I would definitely buy a set at that price. I would make sure they know that these are not a simple extrusion that is uniform, it changes shape significantly along the length. What do they need to provide a formal quote/contract for the work? Assuming they need one, do you (or someone else on here) have a good set to provide to them?
  10. Conner

    Datsun 1965 L320

    I think I saw that old Datsun truck (I think it was from the 1940s or 50s) for sale on CL in the Northern Virginia area several months ago. And yes the original asking price was around $25k. There was a walk-around youtube video but I can't find it right now.
  11. Conner

    Snap, Crackle, Pop

    This is the British starter, seems to fit a lot of models from MGAs to Sprites from a range of years. I'm not saying I know this will fit, but it may. It definitely looks different than the one that came with my truck. https://mossmotors.com/starter-new-replacement-1?assoc=33716
  12. Conner

    Snap, Crackle, Pop

    Oh boy. I'm not wedded to keeping this truck positive ground. Just thought it would be easier to get it running as-is without changing too much, and I would like to keep the generator if possible. Can I just reverse the wires and switch to negative ground? There's no radio in the truck. Will the generator work with a negative ground set-up? Alternatively some of the British vendors (like Moss) sell starters that I have heard will work and I assume they are positive ground, and they also sell the external solenoid that looks similar to the stock on on the 320. That's another possibility. Steve--it is a 64 L320 and is a column shift. And yes, I'm the one who pulled together the engine bay grommets. Thanks for your help.
  13. Conner

    Snap, Crackle, Pop

    I'm thinking my starter may have been replaced with a later, perhaps J13, starter with the integrated solenoid before I got the truck. The starter is a Mitsubishi MCA03-0 starter and has part 23300-B5010 cast into it near the nose. Also, when I removed and replaced the battery cable the nut required a 13 mm socket--another clue that this is from a later truck.
  14. Conner

    Snap, Crackle, Pop

    I don't have anything that looks like that in my engine bay. I guess it's missing. When I got the truck the negative battery cable went directly to the starter and the positive to the engine block. The only other wire from the battery splits off the negative and runs over to the voltage regulator--it is the yellow wire connecting to the top left of the voltage regulator in the first picture in Post #21 above. Progress! I pulled the starter and removed all the connections and re-connected the wires and re-installed it. I also cleaned up the ground cable going from the underside of the starter to the frame. Now I have no trouble connecting the battery. No more sparks. However, I still don't have any power to anything in the truck with the battery installed. When I turn the key I get nothing, and no lights in the cab or headlights work.
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