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  1. Jeeze! Smog stuff needed to sell a 1978 truck in California. Just another example of legislators making rules about stuff they know nothing about. Your tax dollars at work. Fortunately, I'm in Oregon. Yay!
  2. I appreciate this forum so much! Three replies in less than an hour. A few details: Yes, original family ownership. Was my Dad's, passed, through the trust, down to me. When I took it over in 2010, it had 28K original miles. Dad liked power steering, being he was in his 80s, and this little truck didn't have it. He mostly used it to drive junk to the dump, three or four times a year. I've put on the rest of the miles. Has a new carb as the old one rotted out from ethanol tainted gas. New muffler as the old one exploded from a backfire, because of gas leaking through
  3. Hello fellow Ratsuns, I have a '78 King Cab 620 with around 80k miles, it's in fair shape and is part of a Family Trust Estate. Eventually, we will need to find the value of the truck such that it can be included in the value of the estate. I have been checking, as best I can, to find the value. It ranges from $500 to that being just the down payment or deposit. I know there is a market for this little truck because soooo many guys have asked me if I want to sell it. How do I go about getting an accurate idea of it's value? Greatly appreciate your insight, Daddio.
  4. King Rat, appreciate the checklist. There are several things on that list I have not tried. Wasn't looking for a short then. I'll print it off and run though them next time it acts up and report back on what I find. At this time it starts right up. 😒 Can't trust it. I bench tested the ignition switch last time it wouldn't run. It seemed fine at the time. However, it is a stock switch so I couldn't blame it if it did have issues. Much appreciated.
  5. Bought a new pick up coil for the distributor. Thought that might the problem. Nope. Installed a new ignition unit (under the glove box), both less than six months old. Old one worked when I tested it after it came home from the shop. Yep, been there, done that.
  6. King Rat and L motor God, Thank you both for your input. Obviously, my question needs to be re-framed. First, just a tad bit of history. This truck has been in the family since new off the lot. I have had it personally for the last 10 years. There isn't much about this rig that I haven't had apart, replaced, repaired or my hands on. New radiator, new carb, new muffler, new this, new that.I think the only original part of the engine is the block. I do most of the service myself, except when I DON'T have the tools or diagnostic equipment to work on it. I don't replace tires on whee
  7. Hello Datsun fans. I have a total mystery on my hands. My '78 620 King Cab has an electrical glitch that causes it to instantly quit when sitting at idle or in park. Ongoing problem. Worked on it for two weeks the first time and a month the second time without coming to a solution. Had it towed to the shop both times. Last time it was $800 with a fist full of new parts. Two months later, it's doing it again. Only this time, I'm able to restart it after 15 minutes. Runs perfectly, maybe for 10 minutes or maybe for several hours, then does it again. Very frustrating. Every component of th
  8. RedStar620, did you ever determine exactly what the problem was?
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