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About Vividfragment

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    Oregon
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    73 620, 84 Nissan 720, '91 Jeep Cherokee
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    Backpacking, camping, gaming, books and movies
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    Manufacturing
  1. Vividfragment

    Oil and oil filter suggestions for '73 620?

    Hey all, I have a 1973 620 and I want to change the oil. What kind of oil and filters do you guys usually use? Datzenmike suggested Shell Rotella but I'm not sure what filter to use. Any suggestions for both oil and filters are much appreciated.
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    Help! 73 620 Accelerator cable replacement

    I don't even know where to find one. Looking online and there is nothing. Starting to think maybe this truck is better off with someone who actually knows how to do this stuff
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    Help! 73 620 Accelerator cable replacement

    What bolt are you talking about? So are you saying it's better to find another throttle shaft?
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    Help! 73 620 Accelerator cable replacement

    So, like I said above, I stripped the threads on the throttle shaft when I was tying to put the linkage back on yesterday. What are my options? Is it possible to rethread it? Or will I need a new one
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    Help! 73 620 Accelerator cable replacement

    What exactly would I need to take off from the carb on the 720? I really am not experienced with this kind of stuff
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    Help! 73 620 Accelerator cable replacement

    I saw your post too late. I ended up cutting the cable, and I accidentally cut it too short. the throttle will be permanently open if I leave it like thi. On top of that, when I was trying to screw back on the little plate that connects the cable to the throttle mechanism, I must have messed up the threads because now I can't get the bolt on there. I have a 720 but I don't have the first clue about taking part of it off and putting it on the Weber.. I guess I can give it a shot. It's either that or find out how to fix the threads on this thing :
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    Help! 73 620 Accelerator cable replacement

    No I haven't done anything to it yet. I don't have a way to grind or solder anything so I guess I'm kinda screwed for now
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    Help! 73 620 Accelerator cable replacement

    I don't have any soldering tools otherwise I would
  9. Vividfragment

    Help! 73 620 Accelerator cable replacement

    I could try that. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't anything I'm missing here before I went and started cutting the cable
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    Help! 73 620 Accelerator cable replacement

    The top pic is the end of the new cable. That threaded cylinder in the bottom pic is where the old cable ended. That screw there just screwed down the end of the cable itself. I had to take that piece it attached to out in order to get that screw off
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    Help! 73 620 Accelerator cable replacement

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    Help! 73 620 Accelerator cable replacement

    You mean just try to reinstall the old cable?
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    Help! 73 620 Accelerator cable replacement

    I recently purchased a 73 620. The other day I went to drive it to work and the accelerator cable snapped. I ordered a replacement from Autozone based on my make and model. The end that fits into the pedal is the same, but the other end is not!! I have no idea what to do in order to make it fit. Does it make a difference that I have a Weber carb on it? I really want to add pictures but I don't know how.. but basically the cable I bought has a little cylinder on the end of it. But the end the old cable was just screwed into a little housing. Do I need to cut the little cylinder off and then screw the ends down into the little housing? I'm really new with this stuff so if anyone has any advice and could tell me how to put pictures on here I would greatly appreciate it!!
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    Should I buy this '73 620?

    So, I went to start it today and the throttle cable snapped.. I'm picking up a new one tomorrow, but I have no idea how to install it. Is there a way to know what model of carburetor I have? That way I can try to look up how to clean and rebuild it .I have a chiltons manual but I can't find anything on replacing the cable. I'm extremely new at this kind of thing and I'm already feeling a bit overwhelmed..
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    Should I buy this '73 620?

    Hi, everyone! Thanks for the advice. I've been busy and haven't been online for a while. SO here is an update.I went ahead and bought the truck. I sure missed driving one of these. The guy said that he replaced the alternator at one point, but it sounds like it was doing that light thing before that. The guy who had it before him wired it in a little funky and put an extra ground wire in or something? So this last guy took it off. I'm not sure but the light comes on when you start it up, and you just have to rev it up to about 2500 rpm for a sec and then it kicks off.The body is in good shape for its age, a little rust and some dings here and there but I've seen much worse. Could use a exhaust system... the tailpipe ends pretty much right after the muffler,and the muffler itself is starting to crack where the pipe goes into it so it rattles around a little bit. I plan on replacing the whole exhaust at some point.. This is going to be a huge learning process for me; I did not grow up working on cars. I know basic stuff and I've done little jobs here and there, replacing alternators, radiators, etc. But I need to learn how to do this stuff and I know these Datsuns are pretty simple to learn on. With that being said, what are the first things I should do? I plan on doing a compression check. Obviously I should give it an oil change but can someone recommend the best oil and filter to use? One thing I have noticed while driving it: sometimes, when taking off from a stop, it seems like you have to give it a little more gas than normal before the clutch will really bite. I found myself pumping the gas pedal a few times before releasing the clutch all the way because it just didn't seem like it was even getting the gas. It would take a few pumps to get the rpm up and then I would release the clutch. It was pretty bad when i first drove it home, but now it doesn't seem quite as bad. I don't know if its because I'm just getting used to it, or if driving it around after it sitting for a while is helping. Anyway I just wanted to see if anyone knows what could cause this. Something in the carb needing adjustment? All in all its a great little rig, the 80,000 miles is believable.
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