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  1. BOZO

    Carburetor troubles

    IF my local auto parts stores could have gotten me a replacement Hitachi for my truck, it would have cost from $244 to $267 dollars. The Weber kit that I ordered this evening was $250 shipped to my door, which makes ordering the Weber a no brainer. After seeing a picture of the Weber, I realized this is the same carburetor I had on a VW cage buggy years ago. Easy starting and easy tuning is what I remember. JCR... Concerning your headlight upgrade, I agree completely, my next money spent on the Datsun will be a higher amperage alternator, sealed beam halogens and headlight relays. 4 Silverstar halogen headlights can really burn a hole down the road at night. Pictures will be forthcoming a soon as I get a chance(warmer weather) to CLR the truck and reveal some underlying patina.
  2. BOZO

    Carburetor troubles

    Thanks Eagle_Adam, I went to your supplied website and ordered the electric choke Weber kit. This should solve my problems. And also thanks to JCR for your offer. After reading some posts of people whining about their Hitachis and replacing them with Webers, I think I'll jump on the band wagon also.
  3. BOZO

    Carburetor troubles

    Will the Weber 32/36 bolt directly to my stock manifold or does it use an adapter? The engine is bone stock. I am fairly uninformed when it comes to oriental automobiles, so forgive me for asking questiions which are probably common knowledge to Datsun enthusiasts. I can work on Chevys with my eyes closed but not so much on Japanese vehicles. I love how simple my Datsun is and its a blast to drive.
  4. BOZO

    Carburetor troubles

    My stock Hitachi carburetor in my 1974 Datsun truck has seen it's final days. It has never run properly even after being rebuilt by a reputable carb shop. Upon trying to order a new (rebuilt) carb from major parts suppliers, (Autozone, Advance Auto, O'Riellys, and NAPA) I have found this part unobtainable. Does anybody know where I can get a good stock replacement carburetor? If not, what is a good aftermarket replacement? Weber, Holley, Dellorto, or other. I would like to find something to bolt to the stock intake manifold, but I am not opposed to using an aftermarket intake and carb. This problem has got my Datsun daily driver sidelined and I am having to drive my big block gas guzzling (9mpg) Chevy truck until I can get my Datsun fixed. Any help would be much appreciated.
  5. Looking for the just the speedometer unit, but will buy complete cluster. To fit 1974 Datsun 620 pickup / standard trans.
  6. I would be interested in your gauge cluster (particularly the speedo unit).
  7. I am interested in the speedo unit.
  8. Interested in your speedo if you still have it.
  9. I am interested in the gauge cluster (particularly the speedo) if you still have it.
  10. BOZO

    brakes sticking

    I am at this moment working on replacing all my shoes just because of this grabbing problem and after looking over my old shoes still mounted on my truck and comparing it to the repair manual, it seems the previous owner had gotten the front left side on backwards. It is easily done. When the shoes are on properly, the edge of the brake material should be approx. 2 5/8" not 3/4' from the edge of the piston. This is if the repair manual got it right, of course.
  11. I recently had to deal with this problem on my truck. It had set for about 6 years and was rusty inside. I took out the tank, filled it with water and welded up a pinhole. Then I put in a bunch of nuts and bolts and POR15 tank stripper, sealed it up and shook the hell out of it for a while. After I got it clean inside, I primed it and sealed it up inside with POR15 tank sealer. POR15 makes a great kit for repairing and sealing gas tanks. The gas pickup tube was clogged up and no regular stiff wire will make the bend to reach inside, but I used a bass guitar string (flexible) and pushed and twisted until I got the line cleaned out. Looking inside the tank, I could see the end of the metal line was within 1/8" of the bottom of the tank. I bent it up to get about 3/8" clearance off the bottom of the tank. I did this to keep from sucking up any debris laying in the bottom of the tank. Datsuns do not have a filter sock at the end of the pickup tube(at least mine doesn't). DO NOT run rubber fuel hose the full length from the tank to the front. This is asking for trouble. If your steel fuel lines are clogged, replace them and keep the rubber to a minimum, just like the factory.
  12. I have been around this truck since it was bought new in northern California and driven immediately back to Arkansas. It belonged to my uncle who worked with my dad on carpenter jobs. I remember as a teenager riding in the back of it on the way to jobs. My uncle was an old man who never drove over 45mph and was a stickler for maintenance. When he passed on his son inherited the truck and he parked it in his backwoods yard (with 130k miles on it) until I bought it 6 months ago. I've been looking at newer small trucks but everything reliable is just too expensive, so I,ve decided to throw some money at this Datsun and make it a decent daily driver. At least this truck can be fixed on the roadside with pliers and a nail file. My other 4 wheel alternative for transportation is a 454 Chevy truck that gets 9mpg, so in the interest of getting this Datsun on the road you people are probably gonna be hearing me ask some questions that are common knowledge to old Datsun fans. PLEASE have patience. I will try to get some more pictures up (now that I know I have to resize) as soon as the tornados and lightning storms let up. Right now its in the one space garage up on jacks with no front end under it waiting for bushings to come in the mail from O'Rielly's online while our new Sonata sits outside in the hailstorms.
  13. Well, It looks like Murphy's law is prevailing. Does the image have to be resized to something smaller?
  14. OK...Signed up with photobucket and put a couple of pictures in the album. Now I'm gonna see if this works. Murphy's law usually goes into overdrive when I touch a computer keyboard.[/img][/img]
  15. I recently bought a 1974 Datsun 620 pickup to use as a daily driver being as my daughter is inheriting my daily driver 96 Camry upon her graduation this year. I got the engine running well, but upon disassembling the front suspension, I have found some parts unobtainable through my local autoparts stores. Namely the upper inner and outer lower threaded bushings and their associated pins and crosshaft. If these parts are obsolete, is there anything they can be converted to? The only modifications I will be doing to this truck is a reliable (or upgraded) front suspension and a 5 speed to bring down the rpm's. From what I have read so far, the FS5W71B 5 speed is a direct (almost) bolt in replacement for the original long tail F4W71B 4 speed tranny. I would appreciate some feed back if this is not true. If I ever figure out how to post pictures from my files, I will show off some views of my 99.9% original (with original camper shell) little antique truck.
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