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#1564569 More popular truck 521 or 620

Posted by difrangia on 16 May 2018 - 10:49 AM


Makes large men look tiny in them.


320's kinda strike me the opposite way.


Looks to me like they make a little bitty banty rooster look like a great big cock !!

#1564500 More popular truck 521 or 620

Posted by difrangia on 16 May 2018 - 05:59 AM

My brain gets mushy trying to pick one over another as all the Datsun pickups have their own special appeal.


Kinda like the ladies.




Or most of them, anyway. 

#1563974 Engine Porn (beyond ... saturation)

Posted by difrangia on 13 May 2018 - 07:11 PM




Each one must only be putting out like 8 pounds boost. If you can not do it right with one, 3 is not going to make it better.



Say it aint so !!

#1563717 Mattndew76 - 1200

Posted by difrangia on 12 May 2018 - 03:17 AM

Bought this to trailer the 1200



Damn nice short Unibody Ford. Only made three years, 61-63 and my favorite grill of the three. All it needs is a 'Big Window' top grafted on. I've had a big window top-clip stashed for decades. I'll find the truck it goes on sooner or later. Those tailgates are hard to come by; Prone to rust badly.


Big window Short WB Fords are about as rare as NL320 'Sport Pickup' Unibody Datsuns.

#1563079 Scooter Porn - Why Not?

Posted by difrangia on 08 May 2018 - 07:01 PM

Seems that I've read more than a couple of articles/opinions that claim that Millenials are not attracted to motorcycles in general and bigger bikes more specifically than previous generational groups were.


A bit harder to 'txt & ride' than 'txt & drive'  ??


I sound like an old codger, no ??

#1562403 Car Porn

Posted by difrangia on 05 May 2018 - 06:59 AM

1963 Nissan Prince Sprint. Like an affair with an elegant older lady. In a nice fitting 'Corso Rosso' dress. Racing red.


Contemporary Italian styling influence. Magnifico !!



#1562382 Car Porn

Posted by difrangia on 05 May 2018 - 04:52 AM

My favorite mid 60's Nissan.  Only about 500 built.






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#1561053 Photobucket & Ratsun

Posted by difrangia on 28 April 2018 - 03:44 AM

Has PostImage gone the way of PhotoBucket ??

#1560184 Engine Porn (beyond ... saturation)

Posted by difrangia on 24 April 2018 - 12:47 PM

#1558465 Car Porn

Posted by difrangia on 16 April 2018 - 01:21 PM

Yes they are




Amazing how when you thought you knew almost everything about cars, something new comes at you. I saw the American Motors heritage in the top design. Did some looking about and ran into this:



#1557796 620 power steering?

Posted by difrangia on 13 April 2018 - 02:46 PM

Did any of the 620 camper versions have PS ??

#1556568 Mighty Mouse Engine Rebuild & Upgrades

Posted by difrangia on 08 April 2018 - 08:31 AM

Yeah !! 'Grapes of Wrath' or 'Beverly Hillbillies'.


Old black GMC with a canvas camper. Probably a canvas waterbag on the front bumper if I remember correctly. 


Headed to Hayward CA sixty-odd years ago.


Just call me Tom Joad ('Grapes of Wrath'). 


Damn Okies.

#1556540 Mighty Mouse Engine Rebuild & Upgrades

Posted by difrangia on 08 April 2018 - 04:54 AM

Yeah, if mine wasn't a unibody, I do a tube-frame & OD canvas camper with roll-up sides. I remember my dad building one up for his early 50's GMC in the mid 50's. We moved to California and back in the GMC. Had a six-cylinder Model-T engine & trany and all our household stuff crammed in that camper. Mama bear, papa bear, and two little cubs in the cab. Three cubs in the cab on the way back. The GMC got an Olds 'Rocket' V8 transplanted in when we moved back to Oklahoma. Pops was a Chevy dealer mechanic from about 1952 to 1962. He was there on the front line when the Vette, the small-block and the 348, and the Rochester fuel injection were introduced. My first car was a 55 four-door 210 sedan with a Duntoved out 283 with a 58 Vette Rochester FI unit on it. A real sleeper except it hissed like a snake. Made it hard to sneak up on anybody. Wish like hell I had that engine now.


If you're using Google Chrome and you've downloaded the fix, you can see the pics.





Polaroid of the engine in the 55. Second photo is the wifey sitting on the air plenum at a family lake outing when she was 15 years old.


Crazy kids !!

#1554606 Mighty Mouse Engine Rebuild & Upgrades

Posted by difrangia on 30 March 2018 - 12:17 PM

Right, Wayno, but they built so few N, U, or V's that I bet they lost a ton of money on every one that they built.


Just wrote it off to the price of getting into the world market.

#1554459 Mighty Mouse Engine Rebuild & Upgrades

Posted by difrangia on 29 March 2018 - 06:45 PM

Got my butt in gear and decided to mix in a little improvement on Mighty Mouse with the other projects using up my time. It's been near a year since the last effort which was the coolant overflow system. Took the U-Channel rails off the top of the bed, the little trim pieces off the base of the cab B-Pillars, and the caps below the tail light units off. One of the bed rails had about a dozen holes drilled over the length and the rail off the top of the tailgate had two holes. Kinda looked like a previous owner had started to work up some sort of bed cove; maybe vinyl with snaps around the bed top and decided to not carry through with it. 


Called my chrome guy to see what he wanted in the way of plugging up the holes and he told me to just dimple them down a little and fill em up with brass. Did that and blasted the backs of all the parts. Also decided to do the trim for the front edge of the hood. Took them to the chrome shop today and it's gonna run me about $300. Seems like a pretty good price for the quality of work that he does. Supposed to get them back in about a month. Hood trim is not in the pic.