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Cardinal Grammeter

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    East of Pittsburgh PA
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    1974 620

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  1. I'm a bit irritated by another shop I went to. On the phone, I say use whatever black material you have on hand, etc. to keep costs down since work truck - quotes roughly $200-220, maybe $250 if it needs spring work. Then I get there and it's $350, can get any material I want, frame and springs will be painted, etc. and "I have to do a fine job because of my reputation." Although this guy will probably do the best job, I really don't want to do business with him - if he would have said $350, I'd have never drove the truck to him to look at and stuck with the 1st outfit that quoted $375 looking at the truck. So now I'm thinking this Trex duct tape has better adhesive than Gorilla Tape.... @#(*&*#($
  2. Thanks Frank! I suspect the bottom has been replaced: *) The back has 3 groups of ribs which do not line up with the 2 groups on the bottom *) The bottom is usually more worn than the back. But even if the back suffering from sun damage, it's hard to imagine the bottom not having any rips. Given the awful condition of the back, I suspect the bottom was so much worse it had to be redone. *) There is a color difference. But the back coincides with the nice Indo black pic I came up with and NOT the pattern in the parts manual. I'm getting pumped at the thought of a "new" seat! Tom
  3. Need today for tomorrow (Saturday) appointment. I want to get the layout and ribbing correct. Thanks Tom EDIT: After almost 2 hours found a 1980 620 that was sold or 115,000 Baht https://www.one2car.com/en/for-sale/datsun-620-single-bangkok-metropolitan-pinklao-borommaratchachonnani-road/2169393 This looks like the late model rib and wire layout but w/o the cutaway. The parts manual actually shows ribs and wire configuration - the early had almost a bucket seat rib layout: 2 pair of rib groups and 4 wires (2 per "bucket") including on the seat cushion. I really want to find a pic of that layout. (But it's probably not a good idea to put a wire in the seat cushion from a durability perspective. The Thai version in tweed w/vinyl ends I suppose.
  4. I really need to get a seat cover - my seat is tearing up my clothes. There was an old upholstery guy that thought this one company might have OEM patterns. In particular, I want a cover that has provision for the wire rod near the top of the back (top) cushion.
  5. It's a Japanese style (anime) sci-fi cartoon on the Netflix streaming service. I went back and got all the good ones: The truck appears and is RPG'd in epi 7. https://imgur.com/a/38MPfUw https://imgur.com/a/Y438LjC https://imgur.com/a/UoPWQ7g https://imgur.com/a/UoPWQ7g https://imgur.com/PNFWAiK https://imgur.com/RklnjwT https://imgur.com/YsQvJew https://imgur.com/xVmaqSf
  6. It's a 620 King Cab. Early grille. Even some of the instrument cluster. However, NO "DATSUN" on the tailgate - it was left blank. Tried to find images or clips but no luck.
  7. Factory Service Manual (which I have !!!!)
  8. SOLVED: It turns out the hole locations are in the FSM - both for Fender and Door mounts! DUH! (Homer Simpson) Didn't anyone know this?
  9. Unfortunately, there are no part numbers for the main body nor are there pics of the vacuum hose routing/connections. I checked the parts manual and there are 7 configurations: L16 to Aug 1972 L16 from Sep 1972 - hose fitting on base of snorkel L18 - all: angled heat duct pipe since the straight one hits the EGR L20B - all: hose fitting near base of snorkel A) to Jul 76 B) Aug 76 to Jun 78 had Altitude Compensation C & D) from Jul 78 two variants: FED: #18 is a hose, CA Camp: #18 became a T
  10. I know mine does not have the retractors. Has anyone done this?
  11. I was offered it when I contacted my account rep to complain about my rates. I'm pretty sure you have to call them and ask to setup an account.
  12. You DEFINITELY want to look at this promotion. I got eBay UPS discount years ago, then got sighed up with a Volume (more you do, less you pay) account with sucked balls. So I called in a couple days ago, got a new account rep, and she totally hooked me up with these rates - just look at how big those "percents" are in the unformatted table - who cares which ones apply, the smallest are huge compared to retail.
  13. Long story short: Ground Residential is 30% discount, Ground Commercial is 38% for 1-20#, more discount for heavier weights. International is 61%. Have to signup by Monday. Rates stay in effect to 2044 Below is table data copied - if you work at it, you can navigate it with the above references. Tier Incentive UPS will apply the following incentives to each eligible package tendered to UPS. These incentives apply to all zones unless otherwise specified. Incentives apply to Outbound, Freight Collect, Third Party, Returns® and Undeliverable (where applicable). Weight (lb) Domestic International Next Day Deferred Air Ground Comm Ground Resi Export Import Canada Standard 1 - 20 60% 55% 38% 30% 66% 46% 25% 21 – 50 65% 60% 42% 35% 71% 51% 30% 51 and up 70% 65% 46% 40% 71% 51% 30% Letters, Documents & Paks will apply the 1-20lb Incentive from their respective service level. Domestic Air CWT Domestic Ground CWT International Express Freight 40% 35% 40% Additional Incentives UPS will also apply additional incentives to the following services: Accessorial Domestic Domestic Cubic Inches Dim Divisor Delivery Area Surcharge 25% All 166 Delivery Area Surcharge Extended Residential Surcharge Additional Handling Charge Large Package Surcharge Address Corrections UPS Smart Pickup ® UPS On Call Pickup ® Delivery Confirmation – No Signature Saturday Delivery – Air Saturday Pickup Initials
  14. The issue with adjuster is "which end is up" The FSM clearly has the screws facing forward. So with a RH thread on the RHS of the axle, at the backing plate adjusting hole, wheel UP will spread the shoes. That is opposite from the FSM adjustment instructions. I think it is possible to put the adjuster screw facing either forward or rearward which causes the "wheel up" or "wheel down" to flip which might be a simple solution if faced with having to use the wrong type thread. WHY REPLACE: The T-slot broke off from corrosion. So the adjuster assembly would not be sliding in the backing plate slot. NOTE: I did a repair where I drilled and tapped a 1/4" hole for a carriage bolt. I filed the head square and the square portion under it's head was very close to the right size for the slot. The clips seemed to engage sufficiently with the resulting fore-aft slop from a bolt instead of the full section. EDIT NOTE: Since I've broken the housing, and that the housing is probably the weak point, it's a moot point if I don't have the LH screw in these cheap replacements.
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