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Gery

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About Gery

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    Santa Monica, CA
  • Cars
    1978 king cab, 1972 Karmann Ghia vert, 1968 Triumph Bonneville, 1971 Norton Commando
  • Interests
    Fixing broken things

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  1. Gery

    Cabin vents

    On trucks with factory air, 2 of the 3 front vents (the ones just in front of the doors) are sealed. I ripped out my ac and the underdash conduits, removed the sheetmetal plates over the vent ports, and installed the appropriate pull-rod controlled flap inlets. . Result is MUCH better airflow. In anticipation of the question “Why’d you take out the AC?”, it was a heavy and fairly useless embellishment that always seemed to have some part of itself in my way.
  2. Time Left: 13 days and 8 hours

    • WANTED
    • USED

    Looking for a donut /mini spare emergency wheel with Datsun six lug configuration.

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    Los Angeles, California - US

  3. Gery

    Glovebox inset

    https://imgur.com/gallery/lx3cxAp photos
  4. Gery

    Glovebox inset

    My glovebox insert was pretty rotten, and I got tired of stuff falling out from under the dash. My solution won’t apply to purists, but for those looking for function at low cost, this might help. I took a plastic ammo box from Harbor Freight (less than $5), cit the top and upper lid off, and it has a pretty good vertical fit in my 620. It is not as wide as the original insert but I used the extra space behind the glovebox door to mount a couple of charger outlets. It is much sturdier than the cardboard originals and fairly easy to pop in and out. Because it is abs plastic, I could even mount a light very easily. If anyone is interested I will take a photo.
  5. Mine hasn’t needed to be refelted....but, I have used the fuzzy side of Velcro in a similar situation. Industrial, self sticking is best (fine online). Also, have on hand a set of picks, a couple of chop sticks, forceps/tweezers (to remove backing cover as you move along ) and a putty knife. Getting the sticky backed Velcro down in the slots, though challenging, can be done with patience. BTW, I also use a couple of rods in my windows when not open. The sliders are an easy way to break into your truck. You can even dip the ends of the rods in Dip-It to keep them from adding yet another rattle to your collection of driving sounds.
  6. Gery

    What is this switch?

    To: thisismatt- Sorry, but your comments seem a bit snarky. Also they don’t add anything valuable to the discussion. You are welcome to drive your car anyway you want and use or not use your parking brake, but you needn’t jump into a topic just to criticize. You’re listed a senior member and should set a better example. Datsun owners come here to get and give information, not to be belittled. I’m sure you have a lot of really useful knowledge that would be appreciated if you were to share it.
  7. Yes, I do. Sorry, I didn’t get notified of your question and been exceedingly bust due to Covid-19. I will get on the shipping When I have a chance and let you know.
  8. Gery

    What is this switch?

    To Datzenmike- I was pretty sure you’d clear up this minor mystery of the switch. It was the switch that forced a downshift. Thank you! To: thisismatt- i understand the confusion....but it isn’t for when the car is actually underway. Automatics have a forward creep that keeps the car from free rolling backward when you stop on a hill and remove your foot from the brakes. Manual transmissions obviously can’t have this feature. Usually a quick, well coordinated foot change from brake to gas with a smooth release of clutch is fine. But, on a really steep hill, with another car stopped close behind, it is helpful to engage the parking brake and thus free your right foot to be all set for the gas. Then, as the clutch is released and the gas is applied, the parking brake is simultaneously released; all of which allows for a smooth takeoff up the hill. Unless you live where there are steep hills upon which you have to stop, the situation rarely arises. But, if it does, this technique can save dents, humiliation, and tears. One other reason for the use is if you have just passed a cop and you do not want him/her to see that you just applied your brakes in an attempt to avoid a speeding ticket. Brake lights do not go on when using the parking brake. The under-the-dash parking brake handle just does not (in my opinion) respond as well as a floor mounted levered parking brake. That’s the reason just about all manually equipped (factory) cars for decades use the between-the-seats lever. Probably/almost certainly more than anyone wanted on this particular topic but.... Gery
  9. Gery

    What is this switch?

    BACKGROUND (‘78 620 kc) I replaced my automatic trans. with a 5 speed manual. Without the forward creep of the auto, the under-dash parking brake handle was not adequate or convenient on hills, etc. So, I installed a.between the seats floor mount parking brake, which turned out fine. I even moved the handbrake switching over to the new set-up. Finally, with some spare time (shelter at home), I decide to pull the handbrake assembly from under the dash.There, mounted on the assembly, I found an additional momentary switch that is triggered when the accelerator is pushed way down. QUESTION(s): What is the purpose of this switch? Do I need it? Thanks
  10. Can the ratio be changed? can the steering box be rebuilt at home?
  11. Jumping in here. My ‘78 620 kc has similar problems. The master cylinder is shot so I will be replacing that. Although the booster may be fine, I want to catch that before the inevitable failure. Problem is that I am finding it difficult to locate (without unspecified delays). The part number is 53-5240. Are there others that can be substituted? my rubber brake lines are also looking worse for wear, especially the fronts (disc). Best bets on good quality replacements.?
  12. Got it out without any problem. Excellent condition. I will see what the shipping would be.
  13. I tried a couple custom motorcycle shops....they just kept getting hung up on the idea that it wasn’t for a motorcycle. the cable shop (above) looks promising. If not, I am getting a better and better picture of how to make a workable cable myself. Mainly need the swaged end pieces ....and a sewage press($). Thanks!
  14. Hello and thanks for looking. i need a new or even good used hand brake cable for my 620 kc. Not the twin cables that go to the brake, but the cable running from the brake handle to the equalizer. The equalizer fitting on the cable end is the critical feature I need to match up. Are there any other cable brands that will work with the equalizer? Or cable ends that I could have staged on another ebrake cable? Thanks
  15. I’m taking mine out and replacing with a floor mount ebrake. Excellent condition. How much would you offer? ( and cover shipping unless you are local to Los Angeles.
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