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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. 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/
  2. 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.
  3. Lava, Mister !! Lava soap commercial from 1960's. Just about have to be a 'Baby Boomer' to remember this.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. Time Left: 18 days and 20 hours

    • WANTED
    • NEW

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


  9. difrangia

    New 320 owner, 62?

    I'd probably run a classified for a pair of horns. You've done a very nice re-do on your little pickup and it'd be so much more righteous with a pair of original horns. They're originally pretty much all black but I just couldn't resist blingin' em up a bit. High-temp ceramic/aluminum coating on covers and engine compartment color on the horn bodies.
  10. difrangia

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Do you just have one horn ? Supposed to be two; a hi and a low tone horn. The original horns on our 320 are pretty loud.
  11. difrangia

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Mine looks like black on top, blue or green with white stripe in middle, & green on bottom. Have you supplied 12V directly to each horn to see if they are functioning ?? the body of the horn is the ground. Run a hot wire from coil or battery and just bump the terminal on each horn. They are also adjustable if you take the cover off.
  12. difrangia

    New 320 owner, 62?

    Clicking is probably the little three-terminal relay on upper middle of right inner fender panel; between regulator and starter solenoid.
  13. difrangia

    1968 520

    Dug up a pic of the drive end of the starter. I believe that this is how it should be assembled. The counterbore-ID groove side of the washer goes away from the gear and snaps over the spring-clip. Kinda baffles me why the spring-ring groove is so far from the starter nose on starter in your pic. It would seem to me that the pinion gear wouldn't be able to extend enough to mesh properly with the ring gear. Also attached an exploded drawing from the parts manual. If you don't have a parts manual, here's a link to an online manual. https://www.carpartsmanual.com/datsun/pickup-1965-1972
  14. difrangia

    1968 520

    That washer on the armature shaft should have a counterbore and ID groove to snap over the spring clip in the shaft groove. What you have there may work but won't let the starter drive gear advance enough for a full mesh with the ring gear on the flywheel. The brushes, solenoid, and drive unit are all available for that starter. I went through a couple of them bout four years ago.
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