Jump to content

difrangia

Senior Member
  • Content Count

    1,179
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1,343 Excellent

About difrangia

  • Rank
    Senior Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    SE Oklahoma
  • Cars
    78 620 Longbed, '63/64 NL320, '64 Beetle Type 117 Ragtop, 61 FIAT 500D, 3 Vespa Scooters
  • Interests
    Unique cars, microcars, military sidearms, violin refurbishment
  • Occupation
    C/NC Programmer; Retired

Recent Profile Visitors

11,880 profile views
  1. difrangia

    New 320 owner, 62?

    620 American market pickups didn't have wing windows. Some 620's sold in tropical climates (Central/South America, Carribean, etc.) did have wing windows. I have considered finding a set of Tropical doors and the rebuild stuff and putting away for our 78 'Longbed' 620. I really like the wing windows and wouldn't trade for air conditioning. BMW Isetta bubble cars in late 50's - early 60's also had what was referred to as 'Tropical Doors'. The Isetta had one door which was the whole front of the car to include the windshield. The tropical doors had a vent in the center to allow the intake of air when in motion to cool the interior. Trivia !!
  2. difrangia

    Engine Porn (beyond ... saturation)

    I know, maybe belongs in 'Scooter Porn', I had to put it here for the audio. 1957 Moto Guzzi V-8.
  3. difrangia

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Serial # right behind clutch hose bracket at center left.
  4. Time Left: 2 days and 14 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    A fuel pump is NOT included in this listing; Pump shown is for reference and kit-application identification. Late last Fall I had several issues with the fuel system on the 320 pickup and decided to bite the bullet and put in a little work bringing the system up to a reliable standard. Fuel tank was removed, cleaned, painted, and reinstalled. I located a handful of NOS fuel pump diaphram assemblies and valves and decided to make up a set of dies to blank out the filter screen and gaskets from new materials. After rebuilding my pump and running it for three months or so, I'm ready to make half a dozen or so kits available to other caretakers of these old vintage Datsuns. The assembled pump in this listing is shown for reference to identify the pump that these kits suit and is NOT for sale. Included in the rebuild kit is the yellow highlighted items in the pic of the exploded pump from the parts manual and what is laid out in the photo with the yardstick. The pump-to-block gaskets are from old stock (Rockauto) and will be either Victor Reinz or Carquest brand. The gaskets that I fabricated are from Victor Reinz material. The upper screen is from 304 stainless material with a mesh comparable to the original bronze mesh. The screen is bonded between two gaskets into a simple to install assembly. I will not guarantee the diaphram to be compatible for use with with ethanol gas as I didn't source the diaphram material but have no concerns with their use with non-ethanol fuel. Ethanol gas is a NO-NO for any machinery of ours except the wife's new Ford Edge. I'm almost certain that these are Nissan replacement diaphrams. These kit will not work with the six-screw pumps that were used on later J-Series engines, only the five-screw pumps with a top cover with a diameter just under 2". Some of the five-screw pumps will have the priming loop and some will not. I believe this pump was used on the 320 pickup, some 410/411 sedans, and maybe early 520 pickups. I have no idea about roadsters. I am offering the complete kit with diaphram assembly, gaskets, and valves for $57. + $8. USD postage shipped to addresses in continental United States. For any other locations, the shipping will be at actual cost. I can offer the kit without the diaphram assembly and valves (gaskets and screen assembly only) for $12. + $3. USD postage in continental USA. The pics of the dies for the upper cover gasket, valve gaskets, and bonding fixture are included for gearhead entertainment. Steve in OK

    $65.00

  5. difrangia

    Car Porn

    Yup. 411 and 412 Liftbacks and Squarebacks were Type IV. Same basic engines as bay-window Transporters and 912 Porsche. None have ever been on my bucket list. I've lived with several Fastback and Squareback Type III VW's and a Knotchback Variant with sunroof is close to the top of my 'If I live long enuf' list though; as is 410/411 Goon. And I have no problem believing that most parts counter look-em-up-on-the-counter-top-monitor come up with VW when you throw 411 at them.
  6. difrangia

    Car Porn

    ^ ^ ^ First generation Type 3 Squareback. The other 411 was a Type IV.
  7. difrangia

    Mighty Mouse Engine Rebuild & Upgrades

    Late last Fall I had several issues with the fuel system on the 320 and decided to bite the bullet and put in a little work bringing the system up to a reliable standard. I posted the fuel tank refurbishment a couple months ago. I located a handful of NOS fuel pump diaphram assemblies and valves and decided to make up a set of dies to blank out the filter screen and gaskets. Mighty Mouse hasn't missed a beat since I've rebuilt the tank and pump. The filter screen in the original pump was of bronze material. I located 304 stainless mesh and decided to use that in the rebuild. After rebuilding my pump and running it for three months or so, I'm ready to make half a dozen or so kits available to other caretakers of these old vintage Datsuns. I'll be running an ad in the classifieds later this weekend. Posting a few pics of some of the mechanics of making this happen.
  8. difrangia

    What are you listening to???

    Something different from PF 'Relics' album. Cleaner version on album, but video & early concert scenes are priceless.
  9. difrangia

    Datsun 320 Pickup Fuel Sender

    Time Left: 8 days and 19 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    For Sale - An original fuel sender unit for Datsun 320 pickup. I had this in my pickup till I upgraded to a new fuel cell sender when I cleaned-painted the tank. In cleaning it, when wire-brushing the float, I discovered/created a small hole in the float about 1/16" diameter that I've soldered up. Resistance checks 1.5 Ohms at empty and 87 Ohms at full. Gage system on the 320 is 0 - 90 Ohms, so it's pretty close. I made a new electrical pig-tail lead for mine when I installed the new unit, so the original pig-tail will come with this sender. I've made a new neoprene gasket for the tank/sender joint that goes with the unit. Price is $65 USD + $10 postage in Continental US. Other locations will be postage at actual cost. I have another new unit in original Nissan box that checks 1.5 - 76 Ohms so it should read about 7/8 tank when tank is full. Same price as the used unit. I can post or send pics if anyone is interested. Also combine postage if anyone is interested in both units.

    $65.00

  10. difrangia

    What are you listening to???

  11. difrangia

    Anyone want to buy new 320 vent window rubbers?

    I haven't personally seen/handled one of the vent window seals out of the door, but I'd be massively surprised that an extruded shape would work for 85-90% of the seal (minus the formed corner). Consider the wind-wing engagement with the seal as it seats on the inside of the cab on the front side of the hinge and the outside on the rear side of the hinge. Also the mating channel is most likely different on the vertical division bar and the front/bottom of the door. If the extrusion would work it sounds like it might be a do-it-yourself cut-glue-trim project for each owner. Without handling one that is out of the door, I'd estimate the mold for the window seal would be comprised of 3-5 separate pieces (for each side) that would be assembled for injection of the seal material.
  12. difrangia

    What are you listening to???

  13. difrangia

    What are you listening to???

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.