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#21 Stoffregen Motorsports

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 02:42 PM

Hey DP, I hope you don't take this the wrong way. You have very high standards for someone with a limited mechanical knowledge.

 

Get in there and get your knuckles dirty and find out. Maybe the knob is removable...maybe not. If not, buy a cable with a knob that looks as close to stock as you can get.



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:20 PM

It’s cool. Got to learn someway/how and honestly I just hope someone else done this shit already and can point me in the right direction.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:40 PM

The interesting thing about cars/trucks of this age, they're just now getting old enough for things like a choke cable to fail, so you're on the leading edge here. You're going to find out for the rest of us what it takes to install your Datsun knob on a new choke cable.

 

Guaranteed, a car like a 1940 Ford pickup has had ALL of it's parts replaced at some point, which is why there's so much info on really old cars/trucks. Newer cars from the 70's and 80's still have a lot of their original parts, which means not a lot of info in those areas.



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:03 PM

It’s cool. Got to learn someway/how and honestly I just hope someone else done this shit already and can point me in the right direction.

...so can the knob be separated from the cable?

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:09 PM

Stock knob is definitely removable...
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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:40 PM

There is a small screw on the underside of the choke knob, and all the other knobs, also.

Remove the screw, and the knob comes off the shaft connected to the cable.

The cable housing is held to the dashboard with a chrome nut, that has two flats in it.  A 9/16 or a 14 MM open end wrench will unscrew the nut.  The entire cable can be removed then.



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 05:08 AM

There is a small screw on the underside of the choke knob, and all the other knobs, also.

Remove the screw, and the knob comes off the shaft connected to the cable.

The cable housing is held to the dashboard with a chrome nut, that has two flats in it.  A 9/16 or a 14 MM open end wrench will unscrew the nut.  The entire cable can be removed then.

 

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 05:59 AM

I dont get the keeping the stock choke cable?   buy a Generic.  You already took the stock wheels with hubcaps off to put chevy wheels on. whats the difference.


Throw on some Weber sidedrafts, Rising Sun hood.... call it good

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 07:44 AM

I just want to keep it.

 

And I found a NOS one for $39 but says its for a J13 but I imagine it will work an L16 as well.

 

http://www.new-datsu...kup-parts.html



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 07:55 AM

There is a small screw on the underside of the choke knob, and all the other knobs, also.

Remove the screw, and the knob comes off the shaft connected to the cable.

The cable housing is held to the dashboard with a chrome nut, that has two flats in it.  A 9/16 or a 14 MM open end wrench will unscrew the nut.  The entire cable can be removed then.

Daniel to the rescue.



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:50 AM

On that car parts manual sight.... the cable part number is similar but not 100% the same... while the knob other parts have the same number... cable length might be wrong.....

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:53 AM

L16
http://www.carpartsm...16)/accelerator

J13

http://www.carpartsm...13)/accelerator

Couldn't post a pic.... but the link might help....

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:01 AM

The J13 one is 32" long which should be plenty long enough.  Trying to find out if its single/stranded wire before I buy it. 

 

Thanks though crash!



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:22 AM

Either way it may be your only option if you want an original part.....
Even if you have to shorten the cable do as others said with the solder....

I actually soldered mine where I wanted the end to be and then cut through the end of the solder to keep it from unravelling... ( this was on my throttle cable.. universal and about a foot to long)

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 03:05 PM

Part number difference may also be due to the fact there is an early and late knob (engraving/icon is different).
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Posted 02 November 2017 - 05:45 PM

Part number difference may also be due to the fact there is an early and late knob (engraving/icon is different).


I would think I could just swap my knob on it.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 06:38 PM

Sounds kinky
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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:48 PM

I dont get the keeping the stock choke cable?   buy a Generic.  You already took the stock wheels with hubcaps off to put chevy wheels on. whats the difference.

Because it wouldn't match the other four knobs. Who wants to swap out one stock wheel and roll down the road with a single chevy wheel.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:52 AM

Cable is cable, use whatever, no one can see it inside the sheath, but the knob set screw tightens onto a solid shaft. The shaft just pulls straight out from the dash. Might even be triangle shape so the knob choke image doesn't rotate and turn upside down when pulled out.The shaft has the cable secured to it.

 

Can't believe almost 3 pages on this.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:03 AM

Cable is cable, use whatever, no one can see it inside the sheath, but the knob set screw tightens onto a solid shaft. The shaft just pulls straight out from the dash. Might even be triangle shape so the knob choke image doesn't rotate and turn upside down when pulled out.The shaft has the cable secured to it.

 

Can't believe almost 3 pages on this.

I was thinking the same thing. Even if the handle is removable, it might be harder than expected to find a replacement with the same shaft shape and size.

 

And yes, three pages is absurd for something so basic. A trip out to the garage with a camera, a screwdriver and a couple wrenches could have confirmed what took three pages to discover.