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    1974 620
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  1. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    Thanks for the responses guys, it helped out some. I did run the second wire just getting 12v on start, still no starting from the truck. When I was using my test lamp am I suppose to get power on the negitive side of the coil? I found that to be werid. I'm not very education on older electronic set ups. It could be possible that I have the wiring to the tumbler not correct.
  2. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    Hi all, i am having trouble with wiring up my coil/coil resistor on the truck. Looking at the wiring diagram i am wondering and missing something that is going to the positive side of the coil. I am also not 100% sure about the configuration of the ignition tumbler and wires going to it. The original wiring harness was hacked up and sliced so many times i dont know what color is what in there. Same with the ignition tumble. I had everything wired up and went to start it and it cranks over which is good, but i have no spark when i pulled the spark plug and grounded it. in the picture below i have the new wiring routed the white wire is going to the negative of the coil and is for the tach that im putting in the purple wire from the negative side of the coil is going to the distributor the purple from the buttom of the resistor is a jumper from the resistor to the positive side of the coil (im getting 12v here when i have the key switched to the on position) the pink wire is from the ignition that runs back to the tumbler and i have switched 12v power going to that. the light blue wire on top of the resistor is going straight back to the tumbler and is on one of the pins there (not sure about this one) on the original diagram is shows 2 wires going to the positive side of the coil, what are those 2? when i follow them back they just go to the ignition switch but i haven't figured out what the are specifically for. thanks for the help!
  3. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    Thanks rasco! Future plans are to do disc brake upgrades front and back, wheels when I do that. Tidy up the interior with some different seats. Then a crap ton of body work. Plan on painting it cool khaki grey, but that could change.
  4. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    I don't have pictures when installing them, but I can take some of the back. It's a pretty easy install for the dash bezel. I haven't gotten to complete the wiring part of them set. The gauge has a big lock ring type nut on the back and you just take that off slide it in the dash and out the lock ring back on again.
  5. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    Thanks! Wiring is a pain but as long as I get a couple of things done each weekend it'll go by fast. The alternator is 60 amp. There were plenty of options for more but I went with this because it has the same connector as stock and it's a direct swap, I didn't have to grind or modify anything. The core was really gross, and when I changed hoses those were not great either so I'd like to do a full flush whenever I get more together.
  6. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    Thanks, gauges are from speedhut like you have in your ride!
  7. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    I have been working little by little with doing the wiring on the truck. Bought some new taillights and turn signals, trying to figure out some wiring. Swapped the alternator with a subaru loyale alternator, it was nice being a direct swap. Got the e30 lights in on both the headlight buckets. Today cleaned out the hvac, the heater core was was completely filled full of crap. got new hoses for it and grommets for the firewall that fit. Made some connectors for the cab to engine wiring harness. still a ways to go with the harness running and connecting. Got some speed hut gauges in looking good. I took some time to try and put a big band aid over my dash, it has a lot of filler and so many cracks, i looked up some how to's and got a bunch of polyvance stuff to fill in the cracks and some dash filler. Painted it but done have done pictures of it yet. Is it better than was it was? yes, it is perfect? hell no. some pics... <a href="http://s817.photobucket.com/user/chonypros/media/IMG_20190325_142129_zpszipshzqv.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://oi817.photobucket.com/albums/zz91/chonypros/IMG_20190325_142129_zpszipshzqv.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_20190325_142129_zpszipshzqv.jpg"/></a>
  8. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    thats weird, i just noticed that. yup these were around 40 bucks and took awhile to get here but it worked well and they fit nice.
  9. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    the headlights are for a bmw e30. these are depo headlights not original, i use to own an e30 for my first car, messed around with the lights/projectors. I found these on ebay. they sell them in non-smoked too. shifter bushing was a set on ebay too. link
  10. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    I got to some things this weekend. I changed the shifter bushing (it was completely missing one) and it feels %1000 better. I replaced some vaccum hoses that were cracked thanks to datzenmike's catch on a previous post. Took the truck out of a little drive and it runs a lot smoother, In fact the idle now is a little higher from no more vaccum leaks. I finally got most of my electrical upgrades hoarded so i started to pull the engine and interior harness. I uncovered some more hacks and added things to my list to replace in the future. Pics.. some handy work... custom backing plate this looks real safe euro smiley ellipsoids
  11. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    It does say L18 on it.
  12. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    did some work on the doors the other day, Turns out the driver side door didn't open from the inside but locked from the outside, and the passenger side was the opposite. I saw that the nylon for the door rod was broken for the driver side, got that fixed and just an e clip was missing from the back of the lock on the passenger side. is there a picture or part someone can link to of what holds the door rod in the middle of the door? both of mine are broken.
  13. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    doesn't look like there is anything for the hose to go to on this side unless im missing something. I looked at pictures of stock air filters and i can see the hose going to somewhere on the driver side area.
  14. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    thanks man! ive been over your build thread a few times and got a lot of ideas and info from it, thanks for doing all of that. when im doing the re-wiring am also going to do the speedhut gauges too! im excited for that.
  15. marines2060

    my 1974 dats

    I have started the cleaning out process a little bit and getting out all the crazy shit that previous owners have done to this thing. its getting fun already, Im not sure when it was last running consistently, but every time i get in it hot or cold, it fires right up. I haven't driven it longer than 10 mins no over 45mph just because the brakes need some attention some point soon. I hear you on the seals drying out ect. It seems like the rear main seal? is leaking when i was under it looking it over. but it could be coming from a different place, the trans is completely covered in grime. thanks for the info!
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