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About difrangia

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    78 620 Longbed, '63/64 NL320, '64 Beetle Type 117 Ragtop, 61 FIAT 500D, 3 Vespa Scooters
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    Unique cars, microcars, military sidearms, violin refurbishment
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    C/NC Programmer; Retired

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  1. Yup. I recall the 49-State car era. I have a friend who was a lifelong CA resident who relocated from Bakersfield area to north-central Arkansas about six months ago. He'd been bitching, agonizing ,and planning the move for several years. Finally bit the bullet. Still has half a dozen aircraft hangers to sell off out there (also aircraft mechanic and businessman). He likes guns and old machinery. He's a much happier camper in the Heartland.
  2. Datzenmike, good advice. I have Rotella-T in all my daily drivers. My late-model DD is 1989 Ford Festiva. Use a coat of Rislone ZDDP addative on moving parts on rebuilds and a little in break-in oil on the old-timers. And, the closest that ethanol gas ever gets to my toys is when wifey's new Ford Edge is parked next to one of the toys.
  3. Above my pay grade, Mike. 32/36's flunk in Canuk or CA ?? Educate me. My life's too simple, or not ?? Just Kiddin' !!
  4. No. Original mechanical pump will work. You need the proper adapter to mount the carb. Be sure that you get a European manufactured carb. Both of mine have 'Made in Spain' cast into the carb body. Redline or Pierce Manifolds are good sources. There are Oriental knock-offs out there.
  5. difrangia

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Check out this informative little article on spark plug/coil/distributor theory, polarity, and diagnostics that a quick net search turned up. https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/ignition/ig104.htm
  6. I realize that this is an older thread and 'the water may be under the bridge', but this might help someone else needing to update the mid-late 1960's starter with integral solenoid for the pushrod engine. I've rebuilt a couple of these over past five years or so and parts are available out there if one is persistent. Some of these parts ( the solenoid and drive unit ) are common to some American starters. Here is a pic with some boxes including part numbers that might be cross-referenced. I picked up the two sets of British brushes out of Kuwait on US Ebay a couple years ago for pocket-change.
  7. difrangia

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Victoria British in Kansas is another Limey car stuff supplier; their catalog is a beast. And Moss Motors that Stoffregen MS mentioned. I acquired several items from VB for my 320's E1 'Powerhouse'. http://www.victoriabritish.com/
  8. difrangia

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Insure that the vacumn advance is working sorta like it is supposed to. Take the cap off and hook a foot or two of hose to the advance. Suck on the hose and see if the advance is pulling the point plate around. If it pulls around solid and smooth, while it is pulled to full advance block the end of the hose with your tongue. It should hold in full advance till you let the vacumn off the hose. If not, you have a leak, maybe the advance diaphram. I believe that 320's originally had a metal tubing for advance. Check the tube between distributor and advance for leaks. Check distributor cap for cracks. One of your local auto parts stores might have equipment to check your coil. That's some of the first things that I'd take a look at.
  9. Lava, Mister !! Lava soap commercial from 1960's. Just about have to be a 'Baby Boomer' to remember this.
  10. If you haven't bought the carby yet, do like Mike suggested, make sure it's European. Made in Spain should be cast into the main body.
  11. difrangia

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Covers pop right off, Moses. Just pop it up opposite the terminal and swing it off of the electrical terminal. Probably some crud build-up or the solidified rubber seal material that was originally abound the terminal that you hear rattling around. As I remember, that slotted head screw is the tone adjustment. You might check with Ted and Tana for a low-tone horn or a pair of horns. Also run a classified ad here and ask on Facebook 320 Owners forum.
  12. There may be some usable information in this interchange database that someone put a lot of time into. I believe that it mostly contains data pertinent to E-Series & J-Series engines. http://www.farm.net/~mason/datsun/datsun-parts.html
  13. Just ran a classified advertisement looking for a source for a replacement ready-to-install black cover for 620 pickup bench seat. Thanks for any help in locating a source. One-owner Longbed 78 'Lil Hustler' is finally giving up the ghost. Dash-pad, door panels, rubber mats, and head liner are in nice weathered usable condition.
  14. Time Left: 7 days and 11 hours

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    Anyone have a source for a ready made pull-on black vinyl cover for 1978 regular cab 620 Datsun pickup bench seat ?? Thanks


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