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Speedymaru

Member Since 11 Jul 2017
Offline Last Active Apr 16 2018 08:34 PM
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#1558289 Headlights won’t turn on

Posted by Speedymaru on 15 April 2018 - 05:45 PM

Replaced the switch and put it all back together and they’re working again! Thanks again


#1558252 Headlights won’t turn on

Posted by Speedymaru on 15 April 2018 - 04:21 PM

Put a new fuse in as a old one may look good in the galss but the ends are broke inside

If it worked before then its just a connection issue most likely. Even if a hack wire job.


I just took the switch out and This is the problem. The fuse that’s on the switch itself looks good, but is actually broken. I’m heading in to grab a new one and will check back when done! Thank you all


#1549570 Is there any alternative to new shifter bushings?

Posted by Speedymaru on 04 March 2018 - 12:32 PM

Great info, thank you very much! Now I have to find a good shift boot!


#1549563 Is there any alternative to new shifter bushings?

Posted by Speedymaru on 04 March 2018 - 11:11 AM

I have a 78 620 that is in need of shifter bushings. I know that they aren’t very expensive, but I was wondering if there’s anything else I could use as a substitute. I was thinking washers for the side to side movement and maybe some kind of plastic on the shaft part? Any ideas would be appreciated!


#1526406 New guy, '73 620

Posted by Speedymaru on 30 October 2017 - 08:01 PM

Sweet little truck! I'd leave it just how it is. Love the patina on it. Great find!


#1523548 Which do you prefer? Door vs fender mirror

Posted by Speedymaru on 14 October 2017 - 09:43 AM

I believe you're only required to have 1 mirror where I live, so I could just use the rear view inside the cab, but I've already mounted the new mirrors and like the way they look. Also helps watch traffic


#1518880 Which do you prefer? Door vs fender mirror

Posted by Speedymaru on 22 September 2017 - 10:44 AM

Good point by morisabel that I didn't think of.

And yes, I was thinking they were a lot smaller when I ordered them. My mistake. If they were smaller and didn't stick up so much then I'd probably put them on the fenders.

I'm going to mount them on the doors. This way I also don't have to drill holes in the body


#1518736 Which do you prefer? Door vs fender mirror

Posted by Speedymaru on 21 September 2017 - 06:45 PM

I'm kinda leaning towards putting them on the door


#1517047 Finally picked up my truck!

Posted by Speedymaru on 13 September 2017 - 06:51 PM

I was planning on just doing a 2 inch drop in the rear, because I don't want to be bottoming out on everything. I was going to just lower the front until it looks right. At the moment, the front looks to be a little bit higher than the rear so it would most likely end up being slightly more than 2 inches.

And thank you!


#1516578 Finally picked up my truck!

Posted by Speedymaru on 11 September 2017 - 06:10 PM

I have the stock wheels, and will keep them. I got the new wheels because they are wider and I like how they fill in the wheelbay better. I may eventually switch back to the stock wheels. I will be lowering it 2 inches soon.

I believe the choke is working. Thanks to the help of a member on this site, I've determined that there is a vacuum leak. I will be fixing that soon. I updated my profile.


#1516283 Finally picked up my truck!

Posted by Speedymaru on 10 September 2017 - 01:00 PM

Here's the pictures of the truck with the new wheels

http://imgur.com/UM9kHAg
http://imgur.com/YQV78Hs
http://imgur.com/sjM3KeS


Next thing to come is a 2 inch drop and install the stereo system


#1515622 Finally picked up my truck!

Posted by Speedymaru on 07 September 2017 - 03:37 PM

I'll be using it as my daily driver. And yes, I'm definitely going to buff the paint.

I'm not totally sure it was backfiring from the carb. It sounded like it. It would lose power when it did it. I'm sure I'll have to adjust the timing too. It very easily could be that.

I'll look into all that. I noticed there was a pinned thread that went over Weber carb adjusting, and I was planning on going through that procedure.

It's in decent condition. It has a few blemishes here and there, but nothing too bad. The grill has a small chunk taken out of it, its missing the door lock cylinder on the drivers side, the paint has a few issues, but other than that it's a solid little truck. I have a new set of wheels and tires to put on it and will be posting pictures once I get them on


#1515498 1978 620 kc red paint code?

Posted by Speedymaru on 06 September 2017 - 07:53 PM

I have a 1978 620 kingcab that is red. I need to find the paint code so I can make a few touch ups to the paint. I looked under and the paint code tab is worn to the point where it's in readable. Here's a few pictures of the truck

http://imgur.com/gWLDp4x
http://imgur.com/CtgqUl6
http://imgur.com/Sjyzcj7
http://imgur.com/vBkpEEJ


#1515462 Finally picked up my truck!

Posted by Speedymaru on 06 September 2017 - 05:36 PM

http://imgur.com/gWLDp4x
http://imgur.com/CtgqUl6
http://imgur.com/Sjyzcj7
http://imgur.com/vBkpEEJ


#1515445 Finally picked up my truck!

Posted by Speedymaru on 06 September 2017 - 04:47 PM

Hello everyone, just thought I'd introduce myself/my new Datsun. I just picked up my 1978 620 king cab. It has the 4 speed tranny in it. I saw the ad on Craigslist about a month ago, went and looked at it, and made a down payment on it. I didn't have the full amount of money at the time. A week or so later I had the rest of the money and went to pick it up. I gave the guy the money, and it fired right up. I went to drive it away and it had no power. It would not accelerate at all. I had my foot all the way to the floor and it just wouldn't do anything. It would rev up fine in neutral or with the clutch in, just wouldn't accelerate. I left the truck at the guys shop, and he said he knew it was the carb and would try to fix it.

He was not able to fix the carb and said he'd have to buy a Weber carb for it. He did that, as well as install a new clutch, clutch slave cylinder, flush the brakes, clean out the gas tank, and steam clean the bottom side of the truck.

I just got to pick it up today. I drove it home and it ran great. I got it up to 55 or so and it just putted right along. The only issue I had was the carb would backfire a little bit if I shifted too early.

And the brakes weren't the best, but that's to be expected. Not sure if there's anything I can do to make them a little better or not.

I have new wheels and tires for it. I plan on leaving it mostly stock, besides a 2 inch drop, and a sound system. I'm not planning on doing much to the motor.

I would add pictures, but I'm not sure how to. If anyone could tell me how to that would be great