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#21 zenndog

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 03:13 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.

Heads Up !!


I just messaged him and asked if he has the e-brake cable😎
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:02 PM

There are so many cables, which one do you need?

The rear cables are the same as the 520/521 cables except they don't have zerk/grease fittings where the cable goes into the sleeve at the frame mount.


 

 


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:33 PM

I will take a picture later on, it is the cable that runs from on brake baking plate through a bracket that looks like a Y where the adjustment is and the cable heads toward the e-break handle, and then heads to the opposite side backing plate
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 04:48 PM

So you need the long cable that goes from the drum to the center pull and a little ways back towards the other cable coming from the other drum.

A 521 cable will work, but they don't have zerk/grease fittings, but since neither are available anymore either you need to have one made and then you can use your zerk/grease fittings, or you can buy a used 521 cable assembly from someone.

What is wrong with yours?


 

 


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 06:05 PM

The cable housing has rusted through in two spots near each wheel. I will need to take it off because I am assuming it is one piece. I think my grease fittings are gone so maybe it was already swapped
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 06:14 PM

Then you need both rear cables, but if they still work use them till they break.


 

 


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:52 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 .

YES, Stock 320 sun visors, Pictures show a plain plastic visor that mounts differently on the early 320 trucks.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:22 AM

That makes sense. I've got a low vin number '62.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:49 PM

I snagged a really nice pair of sunvisors on Ebay about three years ago and plugged them into 'Mighty Mouse'. Here's a pic of the right one. Note the two extra holes with a screw in them. My guess is that this is where a previous visor was mounted. MM is cowl-tagged and titled 1964 but has 1963 build characteristics.

 

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:57 PM

Someone put the visors down and I am having trouble seeing my thread🧐
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:15 AM

Roll the window down and stick your head out the side.

 

320's are so small you can do either side from the drivers seat.



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:02 AM

Pulled off the e-brake cables. The passenger side is stuck, so the brake was never releasing and that is why the passenger side brakes work like shit. It was probably stiff before and then really stuck when the truck sat

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Both cables

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Stuck cable(passenger side

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Truck bit me, but it didn’t break skin so it was just a love bite

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I am thinking that I may just cut off the ends and replace the cable cover, then get some new cable stops and crimp them on like these ones are done.

For now, off to work
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 11:07 AM

Put the stuck cable in a vise and see if you can work the cable loose, I have done this several times, don't crush it in the vise.

I generally put the end of the cable in the vise and pull on the cable outer sleeve, then put the other end in the vise and pull the other way.