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Rusty Dawg

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  1. Time Left: 23 days and 10 hours

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    Looking for one of these. I have another one, but it's missing the plastic knob on it. Thanks!

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  2. Hey there,

     

    I might be interested in the air cleaner housing for the J13.  How far north of the Central Valley are you?

     

    Thanks,

    Roman

    1. bananahamuck

      bananahamuck

      I’m thinking , your thinking of another members ad ..

       
        I haven’t figured out how to hotlink on my phone yet..  

    2. Rusty Dawg

      Rusty Dawg

      Technology is passing up this old bird.🤣

    3. bananahamuck

      bananahamuck

      My brother used to say .  

         
      it’s getting harder to be a Time Machine person, in this Back to the future world.. haha 

  3. Time Left: 22 days and 6 hours

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    Not sure what these came off of. They were in a box of crap that was in the truck I bought. Interested?

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    Hanford, California - US

  4. Time Left: 22 days and 6 hours

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    Not sure what it goes to, but it came in a box of crap in the truck I bought. If interested, let me know what it's worth to you.

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    Hanford, California - US

  5. Time Left: 22 days and 6 hours

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    Howdy, I am looking for 3 to 4 more hub caps for my 14" wheels on my truck. Anyone have any of these they want to sell? Thanks, Roman

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    - US

  6. datzenmike, I decided to try and take a little longer in turning the engine over while pumping the carb and I was actually able to start her without using carb cleaner. It took a few times to keep her going, but I was eventually able to get her running. I was told that there are some carburetors that take more priming than others and that this may be the case with mine. As for the temp gauge, the temp reads just above the 212 mark with the ignition off and after 10 seconds it's still in the same spot. After 4 minutes or so it works its way down to under the 140 marke
  7. Having checked the glass on the bowl this AM, it was just under half full. I cleaned the tank and ran new fuel lines along with a filter all the way to the carb and see no leaks. I am looking at trying to find a rebuild kit for the fuel pump since that seems to be the only thing that it could be.
  8. No snow here fortunately😀 When I ran my truck tonight it was around 58 degrees. As for your question regarding negative ground versus positive ground, I am still trying to wrap my brain around it. Logic tells me that something is backwards.
  9. I will take a look at the bowl tomorrow. I think there is a leak in the fuel pump as well and might look to rebuild it if I can find the parts. As for the the thermostat opening, I can't image that the engine temp will rise that quickly in just 4 minutes with outside temps in the high 50's, but who knows. I am curious why I can't seem to get the engine above 140 though per the temp gauge.
  10. the gauge takes 4 minutes or so to get down below 140 and then it goes up to 140. It does not go to 140 when started.
  11. Difrangia...who is Andy in Kansas?
  12. Howdy, I decided to run my engine longer that just a few minutes and noticed the temp gauge starts above 212 and after 4 minutes or so it dropped below the 140 degree mark. I kept checking the temp at the block to make sure it didn't go too high. The temp gauge rose a bit, but never seemed to get above 140 after 15 minutes. The temp at the block read anywhere between 119 and 143. I installed a 180 degree thermostat. Fuel gauge still reads "E" regardless if in the off or on key position. I wanted to start a new thread regarding initial starting issues, but I will ju
  13. Seems backwards, but ok. I'll go with the temp starting higher and dropping down if it wasn't for the fact that the fuel gauge shows empty. Why is this? The truck has a generator in it and an antenna, but no radio although I believe one was mounted under the dash. The truck initially smoked due to adding oil thru the spark plugs, but it has mostly gone away. I only ran it for 3-4 minutes since I wasn't sure how to deal with the temp gauge. I like the shift pattern written on the dash. It would come in handy for me for sure.
  14. Electrical stuff is not my strong suit, so I am not certain. Other than changing bulbs, I did not do any type of wiring on this truck since acquiring it last March. How do I confirm whether it's positive ground?
  15. Hopefully this short video posts. Wife told me "Happy Valentine's". Might be sleeping with my Datsun tonight😄 48079857-CE0E-461C-A571-C5ABEE20954C.mov
  16. She's alive!!! After finally getting fuel to the carburetor thru the new fuel lines she seems to run pretty nice. Seems as though I have some wires crossed since the tank is almost full but shows empty and the temp gauge started above 212 and moved downwards. Interesting that I was able to find "neutral" per datzenmike's suggestion, but when I got her started the drive line spun. Oil gauge, if working properly, showed 60psi at idle. I will try to insert a short video of her running on another posting.
  17. Good evening, I am right on the cusp of starting this engine, but I need to know how to get it in neutral. It wants to crank over, but it's in gear. I have the rear brakes off right now with the back end on jack stands, so I can't just roll it to see if in neutral. I have my slave cylinder off since I am in the process of replacing it.....the clutch pedal went to the floor. Anyhow, can someone please direct me on the transmission sequence to find neutral? My wife asked me today what I wanted for Valentine's and I told her that I just wanted for my truck to run. Any
  18. The throttle was not wide open when I ran the test. I disconnected the coil wire and turned it over 4 revolutions per cylinder. I have spark at the spark plug, so once I place some engine oil in each cylinder I will try to get her going. A local import mechanic told me to do the same thing and pour a little oil in each cylinder and try to start it. Also, he told me that I should've have done closer to 10 revolutions per cylinder for my test. Since it's been over 8 years since it ran, he said that I might be just fine once I run it a while🤞
  19. Howdy all, I am in the process of getting my engine running again, but before I do so I did a compression test on my cold engine and my readings after only 4 turns were the following: Cylinder 1 - 110 Cylinder 2 - 110 Cylinder 3 - 108 Cylinder 4 - 127 Is it worth continuing to get her started or should I look to fix what seems to be low readings? (rebuild?) The information I have is that compressions should be a minimum of 128psi with a deviation of 10-15% from the lowest reading to the highest. Warm regards
  20. Update....well my off season has allowed me to get back to my project and I finally removed the 2 back drums last week with everyone's help. Brakes have been re-padded and drums turned, so it's now time to put them back together, bleed the brakes and test once I get her running which I hope to do by this weekend. I do have a question though before I move much further in trying to get her going which I will post on a separate posting regarding my compression test. Thanks to all for the support.
  21. This advert is COMPLETED!

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    Howdy, I am in search of the air filter housing for my J13 engine in my 1961 Datsun truck. It has a Hitachi carb and the mouth's OD is 1 7/8". Anyone out there have one sitting in the corner of their shop collecting dust they want to sell me? Thanks, Roman

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    - US

  22. Well you nailed it Stoffregen. I went to see the truck in person and when I asked the owner how he came up with a $5K price tag, the owner told me that only 200 of these are in existence out of the 1,000 imported. So I showed him the placard with the model number and mentioned that he should look up information about an L320 vs. an NL320. He seemed puzzled.
  23. Well, at this time most of my needs are cosmetic. I will finally be disassembling the rear brakes to replace the pads along with any other worn parts. Hopefully the rear end is in working order. I will then move to get the engine running and then on to the trans. If all goes well, I will not need much at all. Just thought if I could pick it up at reasonable price, it would be nice to have some back up parts, but I am obviously not well versed on interchangeable parts between different models/years. I'm probably just putting the cart ahead of the horse, but given how tough it i
  24. He's asking $5K for this beaut. I was thinking $800 - $1,000, but since most parts will not work on my truck, I think I'll just pass. No need to piss off my wife even more by picking up another rusty project😀 Thanks for your insight.
  25. Howdy, I found this truck for sale nearby and I was thinking about picking this up if it had parts that I might be able to use in my 1961 PLG222. He seems to be asking crazy money for its condition, but maybe he'll find someone that can't live without it. One part that I thought I might be able to use would be the rear end, but once again I am not sure that some parts are interchangeable between these 2 trucks. Any idea whether I could use some of the parts from this L320 and if so, what is this truck worth in today's market? Now that we have cooler weather and my wo
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