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Gluteus Maximus

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    Portland, Oregon
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    1974 620
  • Interests
    Old BMW motorcycles, Honda 90's

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  1. Yes, I didn't realize at first these were both synthetics. I put 10-40 Delo dino oil in my truck and was curious if the Shell was any better. Truck seems to take too long to warm up with the 10-40 (2.5 miles to work) so I'm planning on switching to a lighter weight at the next oil change. From this guys analysis, it looked like the Shell might have more zinc than the Delo though.
  2. I know oil threads are odious, but I saw this on another forum and thought it was interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-yt5a1cWd4
  3. Truck looks good...keep the photos coming.
  4. Obviously the "Club" is a joke to a serious car thief, they just ended up mangling my steering wheel. The glass, door locks and ignition seem intact, so they must have had a ground down key or something to start it. I thought I was safe in my employee parking lot, but not so. Never thought of a kill switch....I suppose I could pop the rotor out of the distributor each time I park, but what a hassle and they'll still steal the goodies off the outside of the truck. Brett
  5. So I got my truck back, minus the wheels, grille, badges, battery, steering wheel damaged. It's been sitting in an insurance lot for a week now. I'm trying to put stuff back together, but wheels will be the first thing. It is a 74 with the fronts converted to discs. I tried some stock 620 wheels with a 1/4 spacers on the fronts and they still hit the caliper. Will 720 wheels work? I need to find 4 boring truck tires to drive around with till the insurance comes through and I can buy something better. What generic model truck wheels might fit? Brett
  6. It's a really nice 74....burnt orange. I haven't fully figured out how to post pics, but here's a couple of shots. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GMTmDvyB-7gDeDoaLMWaghbf5boGJC1U/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GXvc9AwUIz9uZN1AdaG6IoCdgo-AaoR4/view?usp=sharing
  7. Just got off work and my 620 was stolen right out of the parking lot! If you see a nice orange 620 around Portland, please call 911. Brett
  8. This is what I bought.... https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Bolt-Seat-Belt-Lengthener/dp/B07PPRBN49/ref=sr_1_17?keywords=seat+belt+extension&qid=1574559804&sr=8-17 Yes...I unbolted the flat solid piece that's attached to the frame of the truck and then attached the extender in its place.
  9. I had the same problem in my 620....just bought a foot long extender and bolted it in place on the floor of the cab....it was fun getting the tension right on the spindle...have a couple of small vice grips or old hemostats handy to clamp the belt while you're working on it so it won't retract all the way in. Cost about $10 and got to keep the old belts.
  10. This looks interesting? https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/gold-bar-1980-datsun-boxer/7012763204.html
  11. Thanks for the advice...Guess I'll just keep it as is for now...it kinda jazzes up the dash. I need to put some miles on this truck and work out the bugs before I get into modding an A/C unit. I know shocks and muffler are in my near future, not to mention the mummified rubber bits in the suspension.
  12. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_qEIUoSOsOVdkpsTHhzRzEtRzA/view?usp=sharing
  13. Thanks Mr Rizzo....I'll consider removing it eventually. I'm not sure what's going through the hoses from the receiver to the radiator now? I suppose I could just remove the whole receiver dryer unit and cap off all the holes. Getting rid of the evaporator panel would give me a little more room in the cab and maybe let me mount a little under dash shelf that I got in a wrecking yard from a 77 KC that mounts below the glove box.
  14. I don't see anything infront of the radiator....I was wrong, the hose from the black can (receiver dryer) goes under the radiator and into it on the front left side bottom. I have no idea where a compressor went or if there even was one?
  15. I took a few more pics with better light. I followed the hose from the receiver dryer...it goes under the radiator and looks like the end is just tucked there open ended and not connected to anything. I'm assuming there's no condenser or compressor? Maybe someone replaced the radiator in the past and just took those parts out. I imagine replacement parts are hard to impossible to find? I don't really need A/C here in Portland, but it would be nice to someday get it going! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Sx5fw2DMTPL8m-BICJNzOCyohoyUDw4S/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SzCW-SvRman2EZ-Q00U8oKqfJN5KM7u4/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T0faNspLwQ6zAtjcDWQBZuHyUmr0YSJ4/view?usp=sharing
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