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1965 L320 - Local since new, extensive history. IT'S ALIVE!


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#41 mhub91

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 07:19 PM

I GOT IT.

 

I FREAKIN' GOT IT!!! 

 

Will be hauling it home this coming weekend, pics to follow!!!



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Posted 15 May 2016 - 05:09 AM

Congrats man!  Can not wait to see more pictures.



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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:38 PM

Well, here it is. Long awaited photo dump.....

 

 

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More probably more pics tomorrow!



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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:42 PM

So......

 

It's gets even better.

 

There are DEALERSHIP maintenance records from "Gowin Datsun of Tacoma" and also "Topping Volvo and Datsun of Tacoma" .....

 

I will scan the massive stack of documents I have tonight and post them. 

 

 

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 08:32 PM

Wow that front end buffed out great!

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 10:37 PM

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 10:38 PM

Link below for service records on my photobucket. spent hours scanning all of these....

http://s1269.photobu...w/320 documents



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 06:32 AM

Very nice job cleaning up the interior and front half exterior. It's a night and day difference. Looks great.

Something I noticed is that the VIN tag looks to me like it is stamped 1963 and your truck has a very low VIN. However your grille is definitely the 1964 style. And the engine is a later syle E1 with the six screw valve cover. And the floor located geear shift only came from the factory in the late 1965 320s. Perhaps your service records can illuminate the history that explains some of this.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 07:35 AM

The vin plate does look like 1963... And the VIN is SUPER low... But the title says it's a 65, and Vin plate stamp, is in fact a "5"... Who ever stamped it back in the day did a sloppy job.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 09:34 AM

One trick I use on older paint, if I want to bring the color back (sometimes I want to leave it alone), I use Castrol Super Clean or Purple Power degreaser. Spray or sponge it on, scrub with a light brush and pressure wash it off. It brings back the color but leaves a dull shine which has to be buffed to shiny.

 

Word of caution: Those two degreasers can permanently etch glass and will take anodizing, cad or zinc plating off if left on too long. Keep it off the glass. If used on cad or zinc, clean it off in under 5 minutes and you're usually safe. Anodized aluminum...never.



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 09:56 AM

I once left an aluminum valve cover in purple power for like 3 days. When I pulled it out it was covered in about 1/8 inch deep layer of corrosion built up on it. Pitted the crap out of my valve cover. :) whoops.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 10:19 AM

If Aluminum is greasy, it works fine, but yes, raw aluminum should be treated quickly. Some aluminum it will turn grey, but I've only seen that a couple times.



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:31 PM

Thank you for the tips!

I appreciate the help.

My plan right night now is to clean it and see exactly what it needs to make it move.

On the bright side... The brakes are not seized and it rolls and steers easily. That's a relief. . .

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:32 PM

Anyone have any tips before I attempt to start it up?

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:48 PM

Change oil. Pop valve cover and douse valve train with fresh oil. Make sure trans is on neutral.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:52 PM

It's been sitting since around 1988, from what I gathered...

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:52 PM

Sitting indoors since 1988, but outdoors for about 4-6 years

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:00 PM

Change the oil. Take off the valve cover and pour some oil over the top, then put the cover back on.
Then pull all four spark plugs and spray some WD40 into all four spark plug holes. Then insert the crank starter through the grille and see if you can turn the engine. If so, turn it over by hand a few times. If it won't turn add more WD and let it soak over night and then try again to turn the engine. Finding out if the engine is seized is the first step.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:52 PM

Fresh oil and it cranks over and has oil pressure.

No spark, though. I have voltage on the - side and the + side with key on, checking with test light. No spark out of coil, though. Pesky screws holding in coil are TIGHT! Going to parts store for a coil soon.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 06:39 PM

Check this out... If this ain't cool, I don't know what is....

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