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#1483975 "Lola" the 620 (now with moar oics!)

Posted by FrankRizzo on Yesterday, 05:23 AM

You should cut your grass and get rid of that boat in your front yard.  :w00t:


That is looking good !! Digging the exhaust!  How are you going to finish the tip, is there going to be a flange?



#1481756 Let's try this again; flatcat's 521

Posted by FrankRizzo on 20 April 2017 - 09:41 PM

I just wanted to say that today is 4/20.



#1479838 Mine now ('74 Cactus Green)

Posted by FrankRizzo on 13 April 2017 - 05:51 PM

New tires & wheels today.  :w00t:


Raceline 15x6 zero offset wheels with Goodyear Eagle RS-A 195/60 - 15 tires.


The ride is soooo much better now. The Blazer wheels were 27 (twenty-seven) pounds EACH!!!  :crying: . The new wheels are 17 pounds. With such a large decrease in unsprung weight the truck is so much more responsive now...and it's almost like I have power steering. I can "one hand" the steering wheel. I wanted to get 205/60's but there were no good tires (IMHO) in that size.







#1479683 First Datsun 620 pickup

Posted by FrankRizzo on 13 April 2017 - 06:43 AM

More Datsuns in So Cal  :thumbup:


Full box of what looks to be 1 1/2" pipe insulation in the background. I think Im gonna call you "Zeston"  :w00t:


Welcome aboard!

#1477506 1974 Datsun 620

Posted by FrankRizzo on 04 April 2017 - 07:37 PM



it will be fun...trust me!


#1477168 Mine now ('74 Cactus Green)

Posted by FrankRizzo on 03 April 2017 - 08:12 PM

Sills primed, painted and installed.

Hard to take a good pic in the garage with the black on black on black, but I like it a lot more than the dinged up factory sills..





#1474603 "Lola" the 620 (now with moar oics!)

Posted by FrankRizzo on 26 March 2017 - 05:08 PM

I like the rerouted vacuum line for the booster! Make sure that hose wont collapse, vacuum line is actually 11/32" - http://www.mpbrakes....ur-brake-system.


Mine is [currently] the most irritating part of my bay, partially because the PO got overspray on it. I just ordered some absurdly expensive Ring Brothers hose that I can form because my port is still on the other side of the engine.



#1470708 Mine now ('74 Cactus Green)

Posted by FrankRizzo on 13 March 2017 - 08:40 PM

Hey Will

Mine looks like this guys grille:



#1469346 Mine now ('74 Cactus Green)

Posted by FrankRizzo on 08 March 2017 - 08:28 PM

Those nascar wheels that I showed you are super light.. n look pretty cool at least to me... ... just throwing it out der.. n they fit just perfect..


super ghey...



#1469099 Mine now ('74 Cactus Green)

Posted by FrankRizzo on 08 March 2017 - 06:25 AM

While I was fixing/upgrading the wiring, I cleaned up the ECU wiring and added a 10 position fuse block. Im going to finish wrapping the rest of the wires this weekend. The mess still kinda bugs me and I want a can am box.


This is tucked up behind the dash looking up (you can see the wiper motors). 



#1468675 Mine now ('74 Cactus Green)

Posted by FrankRizzo on 06 March 2017 - 09:43 PM

Un-lowered also.


Pulled the 3" blocks and installed 2" ones and cranked the torsion bars in the opposite direction every one else does.


The ride is noticeably better!!




New grille emblem on its way thanks to Willz !!



#1468669 toolbox and ducky-chan chronicles

Posted by FrankRizzo on 06 March 2017 - 09:39 PM

I throw my magnets away. Should I save them and try to sell here?


It did not work when I tried that for POGs a few years ago... :blush:



#1468379 Mine now ('74 Cactus Green)

Posted by FrankRizzo on 05 March 2017 - 05:35 PM

I got the GTS 3 push button start kit from Gallo Technologies. I added the power door locks and started to run the wires during the install, the idea is to have remote lock/unlock. I had to call and order another control module, but they were way cool about it and sold me just the module instead of the whole kit. I have to say that their customer service is pretty outstanding.


It works pretty well now. It comes with two RFID keyfobs and also the stuff to turn it into an alarm system if you want (shock sensor, siren), but I did not use them.


The pushbutton fits almost perfectly in the Datsun opening. I added a couple of wraps of electrical tape around the body to snug it up, then ran a couple of beads of silicone on the back to lock it down. I ended up ordering the wiring plugs from Vintage Wiring so I could plug the stock harness into the Gallo Tech starter feed (see pics) and that was a good idea because when I smoked my first control module, it was easy to plug the old key switch back in !!! 


The starter button glows green when you are in proximity range and red when you are out of range.


6 pin, non latching connector:



New Harness:




Keyfobs (the LED on the Fob also blinks when you are in range):




Button "armed" - the pic is a little washed out.




Button "green":





I still have to clean up some wiring and get going on the door locks, but that is later.



#1468377 Mine now ('74 Cactus Green)

Posted by FrankRizzo on 05 March 2017 - 05:20 PM

I got the pushbutton start installed last weekend.


It worked great  about twice or three times. I noticed since I swapped the stock gauges out for the Speedhuts the volts were stuck at about 12, but when I revved the engine they went to about 16v. I did not think much about it, assumed the battery is kinda low because it sits all week. Well... when I installed the pushbutton kit, when it went to 16v it was not happy. I head a loud "click" under the dash and just like that...I let all the smoke out of the control module. It was dead.


It turns out (thanks to copious research here) that not having the stock "charge" lamp feeding the voltage to the alternator makes it crazy. So I traced out the wiring and ended up ordering the S13 alternator plug from Wiring Specialties. I added some extra grounds and a fusible link as well as hooked up both sense and lamp circuits. I added a bulb under the dash in the lamp circuit because it needs a little resistance to tickle the alternator exciter. I'll figure out a permanent solution to the lamp later.


Now everything works well.









#1466754 Speedhut gauges

Posted by FrankRizzo on 28 February 2017 - 08:54 PM

Do you show how you wired them?


Speedo is GPS, If you run a dedicated 12V and well as a switched 12V to the speedo, it boots up and finds the satellite in about 3 seconds. Tach is a tach - find  + coil wire, water and oil are kind of a pita because you have to use the speedhut senders. On a KA24DE the fuggin water temp sender is 1.25 thread pitch and was a bitch to find an adaptor, but I did...I did not want to put it in the radiator hose. Oil is 1/8" BFST thread but those are fairly easy to find.


One thing I learned the hard way this weekend...by removing the stock gauge cluster I removed the factory "charge" light which is one of the things that the internal voltage regulator on the KA Alternator needs to regulate the voltage. Sooooo..I sent ~16 volts to my brand new keyless start module and pretty much let the smoke out. Project next weekend: install lamp in the "L" wire circuit and install new keyless start module.


Stupid tax bill: $100.