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#1 zenndog

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:58 PM

My L320 has been parked in LA for 5 years not running. Time has come to rectify that

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 01:03 PM

Off loading in Santa Cruz

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I brought a bunch of stuff along with the truck, here is an old low rider bike

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#3 zenndog

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 01:55 PM

On Jack stands

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 01:58 PM

Driver side rear brakes

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Look very good
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#5 zenndog

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:03 PM

Passenger side rear brakes

The Passenger side rear brakes were sticking when I tried to push the truck onto the trailer forward.

I ended up dragging the truck up onto the car transporter with a come along.

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Looks like this side was not working correctly even before the truck was parked. I fiddled around with the e-brake mechanism and if it is stuck it must be in the cable, which is entirely possible. Never assume anything right? Maybe the brake shoes are wrong. I will need to take time and compare the parts to the working side.
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:09 PM

Oics

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Interior

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Engine Compartment

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So glad to have the truck here in Santa Cruz with me now and a place to work on it.
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:51 PM

Great looking ride!



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 03:14 PM

I can copy these photos and paste them here in 4 steps, open the link, right click on photo and copy photo, paste in the post/reply field, you seem to only be able to post links, if it doesn't give you the option to post the photo you should use a different hosting site, most  do well with Postimage.

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#9 zenndog

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 04:02 PM

I was posting from my phone😬

I will log on with my computer and try to edit. I just wanted to get started so sorry to all for the links. I expected to catch a small bit of flak🤓
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 04:39 PM

I'm glad you didn't forget to bring the CNC Mill along.

 

Might come in handy for some custom 320 parts. 

 

Pretty much unmolested 64 320; A real time machine.

 

Welcome 320 project here.



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:15 PM

I was posting from my phone😬

I will log on with my computer and try to edit. I just wanted to get started so sorry to all for the links. I expected to catch a small bit of flak🤓
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:17 PM

This is a return project. I posted the brake redo here way back in 2007........time flies
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:14 AM

Very clean little truck for sure!! Any engine plans?


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:56 AM

engine plans are to try to get it running again with the motor in it.

I have an old E1 and extra 320 transmission or a pullout J13 that I bought from a ratsun guy way back when he was swapping his 520 to one of those turbo death motors☠️. I wish I could remember his name, he lived near Sacramento.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:03 PM

I am going to take off the (4spd??) transmission from the J13 if anyone is interested
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:32 PM

Did anyone see this?

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/202143663335
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:31 PM

Seems like the e brake cable is shot. I am not sure if that is why the passenger side rear brakes are acting funny but it is a little side pleasure to deal with now. The cable housing has rusted on both sides and cracked through.
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 02:08 PM

 

The owner of this engine on Ebay is dismantling a complete floor-shift pickup and selling parts. He has a chunk of the parts on the 'Datsun 320 Owners' FaceBook page.

 

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 02:55 PM

Planning to see how this place charges. The undercarriage of the Datsun is coated in slime from the motor leaking oil

http://www.sanjoseau...contact-us.aspx
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 03:02 PM

I bought these off that guy's eBay store:

https://www.ebay.com...PMAAOSwg8taRUqE

 

Are they stock 320? The contour of the chrome mounts fit the contour of where they attach on my 320 above the windshield but the existing hole pattern above my windshield is different .