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#21 Landlockt

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 10:32 PM

Yes steering wheel cover and I don’t know about the gauges above the radio slot. I should have paid more attention.

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 10:38 PM

I am not sure they are gauges, I was just asking what they were, they look like turn signal lenses.

Save everything you can, these little trucks are hard to find parts for.


 

 


#23 Charlie69

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 07:17 AM

With these older Datsuns it always helps to have at least 1 parts truck.  I put an L20B and an automatic transmission in my 66 520.  It is all documented in my build thread.  The link to my build thread is down below in my signature.

 

These old Datsuns are a lot of fun and definitely educational!



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 07:37 AM

The J13 with transmission is also, year by year, getting harder to find also.

 

You might consider a later A series engine from a mid '70s B-210 or the late '70s early 80s 210 with an A14 or A15. They actually had 5 speeds (rare but...) Another option is a 4 cylinder L16/18 or L20B. These will easily pull you down the road with 3.90 gears and there are 5 speeds from the 620 trucks and 6 cylinder cars that fit. Tons of parts practically laying about to collect for spares.


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 08:59 AM

Holy cow, that's a clean truck.



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Posted 26 November 2017 - 05:12 PM

Holy cow, that's a clean truck.

 

My thoughts, too. What an excellent find.



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Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:58 PM

Thanks guys.

Good news, bad news.

The same guy had another ‘65 320 with a floor shifter. This one is complete.

I got that one too.

Now I am out off funds to do anything to either one for a while. Lol.

Pics to follow.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:14 PM

320s with get you through times of no money better than no money will get you through times off no 320s.


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:39 PM

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 08:00 PM

Wow, man. Most excellent scores. These are growing in value exponentially every day. In Australia they're worth some series $$$. In USA it seems the going price for a real nice drivable one is about $6K-$12K. You can find them in fair, rebuildable condition for $600-$3k though.



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Posted 27 November 2017 - 05:37 AM

Steering wheel horn button/arms/missing ring on that blue one ??


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:06 AM

Thanks guys.

Good news, bad news.

The same guy had another ‘65 320 with a floor shifter. This one is complete.

I got that one too.

Now I am out off funds to do anything to either one for a while. Lol.

Pics to follow.

That is a challenge.

 

I have about $40K tied up in three projects right now that I won't get back until I finish them and start selling them. Anyone want to buy a 4x4?



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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:55 PM

I am not sure they are gauges, I was just asking what they were, they look like turn signal lenses.
Save everything you can, these little trucks are hard to find parts for.


They are gauges. Unfortunateley aftermarket, oil pressure and amp meter drilled through the dash.




Steering wheel horn button/arms/missing ring on that blue one ??


The horn button is there but, the ring is busted off the two arms.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:35 PM

They are gauges. Unfortunateley aftermarket, oil pressure and amp meter drilled through the dash.





 

 

That is too bad, you will likely need to find another 320 dash if you plan on restoring that.


 

 


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:06 AM

The horn button is there but, the ring is busted off the two arms.

 

 

 

Was a deluxe horn button with the arms and ring available option on late 320's ??

 

Seems that I've seen Deluxe horn buttons for the 520's, but didn't know if they were available for 320's.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:19 PM

My L320 has a J13 but with the original column shift transmission.
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 11:03 PM

If I put the J13 and tranny in, what would be a realistic highway cruising speed?

I put a 3.90 roadster pumpkin in my 1966 520 to lower the highway engine rpms.  It would go 70ish no problem without sounding like the engine was going to explode, just slow acceleration.



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 05:07 AM

Uhm.........more oics. I believe you said you had two trucks?
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:51 AM

If I put the J13 and tranny in, what would be a realistic highway cruising speed?

 

I imagine the 320 and the 520 have similar 4.875 differential gear ratios so the J13 won't even notice the change. If not used much for hauling you have a choice of lower ratios. The H-190 did come in 4.625, 4.375, 4.11, 3.889, 3.70, 3.545, 3.364 but I wouldn't go below 4.11 or 3.90. The 4.375 is very common in the 620. Keep in mind the highway revs have to be high enough to make enough power to push through the wind resistance and climb slight grades without down shifting all the time.

 

Assuming 600 x 14 tires as on the 520 a J13 with 4.875 will rev

 

50... 3,450 but 3,107 with 4.375

 

60... 4,140 but 3,729 "

 

70... 4,830 but 4,350 "

 

If the 320 is smaller (not lighter) the J13 may push it through the air easier?


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:22 AM

I put 4.37 gears in my 1965 Datsun 320 and it was great, but that one had an A15 engine/5spd out of a B210 in it.

I have 3.89 gears in my NL320 right now, it has the E1 and factory 4spd on the column in it, it is slow starting out but gets right up to 60/65mph, but 70mph is not as easy, the engine just doesn't have the power on hills or in a head wind to hold freeway speed(70mph) and it is a solid engine, it also has a Weber copy and is a good one.

I personally would never use anything other than 4.37 or 4.11 gears behind an E1, I don't know about the J13 as I have never driven anything with a J13 in it.