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Regarding why I’d like to rewire my 620.

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A number of the connections are far too tight from previous repairs

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I have unplugged wires that were wrapped around the heater hose. 
 

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Im absolutely certain that this loose rats nest isn’t from the factory.

 

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This is not how you should connect this resistor. 
 

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and... who does this?

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I've seen duct tape and even masking tape wrapped around wires twisted together. A door bell switch tied to the column for a horn button. A water faucet for the heater control. A wall light switch for the headlights... classic!

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17 hours ago, banzai510(hainz) said:

Fuck alot of Datsun owners!!!!!!!!!!!! Believe it or not!!!!!!!


I couldn’t sort out how to send pics in the messages so I figured I’d just show everyone what I was talking about.  Most of my finds we’re done with no pictures, but this gives you a reasonable understanding.

 

16 hours ago, datzenmike said:

I've seen duct tape and even masking tape wrapped around wires twisted together. A door bell switch tied to the column for a horn button. A water faucet for the heater control. A wall light switch for the headlights... classic!


I like the light switch idea.  Honestly the best “mod” I’ve seen was on a 79’ Corvette.  Dude had cut out part of the frame and put in fiberglass sandwiched between aluminum to make the car lighter.  He took it to the strip and ripped it in half.  So things could be worse. 
 

Besides, I like wiring and I get a nice little discount through Painless, so I’ll be removing all of this. 

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I have "rebuilt" numerous factory wiring harnesses!  I save ALL junk harnesses, so I have plenty of excess wiring with the proper color codes, to repair what I need.  Check out www.vintageconnections.com for new repop plugs & correct terminals.............you can NOT look up a vehicle, they do NOT know what fits your vehicle, so all you can do is go online & choose what you want!  It is tedious, but you should be able to buy most of the plugs........and they are pristine white, not yellow!! 😎 I spent over $200++ & just bought multiples of all the plugs I recognized as early Datsun!  My having NEW plugs & terminals has saved our asses at the shop, when we were in dire need of something!

 

Your pic of "the rats nest", looks like a normal abused Datsun, worked on by numbnutz mechanics and/or owners!  The original tape wrap always unravels like that, so I can't point fingers to hard on that! 🥴

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be honest I dont think that harness is that bad. most times its spliceing in new items for soemthing they want to power or by passing soemthing cause they think its bad.

 

Most times it just a bad or loose connection somewhere . there wire harness are pushing 50yrs old mot most are at the ends or under the fuse box proplems

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23 hours ago, banzai510(hainz) said:

be honest I dont think that harness is that bad. most times its spliceing in new items for soemthing they want to power or by passing soemthing cause they think its bad.

 

Most times it just a bad or loose connection somewhere . there wire harness are pushing 50yrs old mot most are at the ends or under the fuse box proplems

 

Yup!  "Rebuilding" a harness takes time & patience, but finding a really clean ENGINE COMPARTMENT harness (dash harness is often clean, tail harness also NOT clean!) might be a real challenge, cuz almost always out in the elements!  😆

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