Continuing the tradition '79 KC

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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby DRIVEN » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:53 am

The gauges in my 510 were similar when I got it. Chased senders and wiring for awhile with no luck. Finally found this...
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The connector was melted too. I actually repaired and bypassed (See the wire under the bulb sockets?) some pins for a while and got everything to work. Eventually went with a full set of aftermarket gauges. Could have spliced in a new connector and replaced the cluster and been fine though. Sorry, I don't know enough about 620s to tell you if a '74 and '79 are interchangeable.
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby Ni10 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:12 pm

from what I've read, you should be able to take the power wire for the oil ( at the sending unit) and gas gauge ( wire at the gas tank ) and ground them. When you ground them it will peg the fuel gauge to full and the oil to the high pressure side of the gauge. If that doesn't happen, then the gauge is not working proper. But before you try replacing any of the gauges, clean all the terminals to make sure there getting a good contact.


as for the 74 620 dash cluster to the late 620's. There is some differant's to the faces of the gauges but I would think the fuel and oil gauge will be the same.
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby jayden71 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:19 pm

Yeah I know the gauges are slightly different. Wasn't sure about the connections on the back and what not.
The oil sender could be bad as well. The one on the 521 was and I just went with manual psi gauge on it.
Just mainly interested in the temp and fuel getting to work.
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby DRIVEN » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:32 pm

Yup, he's right. The sender is just a variable resistor on the ground side. Just ground the wire at the sender and it should peg the gauge if it's working.
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby jayden71 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:41 pm

mmmk
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby Taterhead » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:58 am

Also, if the float is stuck you can take a piece of hose pipe (I think y'all call them garden hoses up north) and run it down the filler neck and jostle it around a bit. Maybe it'll dislodge the float.
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby jayden71 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:38 pm

Stereo install time!

Got a decent Pioneer deck plus 4 speakers. 2 6s and couple 6x9s. Nothing fancy, if he wants something more then he will have to buy it himself. :thumbs:

Didn't want to hack up the dash cuz its a pain in the ass and I didn't want to hack up the dash. Soooooo.....

Started with this

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Popped out the delete plate. I learned something new today.

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Did some cutting.

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Test fit the cage

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BAM!! Perfect fit.

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Oh and I haz delete plate for the hole in dash from old stereo.

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Final install in truck will be tomorrow. Fingers getting cold and my beer and recliner are looking mighty comfy.
I need to go up to stereo shop and get some spacers for the kick panel speakers. Also will get some boxes for the 6x9s in the back.
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby DRIVEN » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:54 pm

You haven't repo'd that yet? Word on the street is that the paint isn't good enough for his school's parking lot. :|
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby Taterhead » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:09 am

Getting it ready for when he does repo it.
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby jayden71 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:28 pm

DRIVEN » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:54 pm wrote:You haven't repo'd that yet? Word on the street is that the paint isn't good enough for his school's parking lot. :|


:rofl:

Fuck the paint!!

If he don't appreciate it I'm driving this fucker to work!

Bakken Datsun!!

:fyea:
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby 510freak » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:53 pm

:fyea:
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby jayden71 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:42 am

Ok, so I made it home and I am on the mend.

I have a real strong urge to take truck to work when I leave In a few days......

Good idea?
Bad idea?
I'm out of my fucking mind???

List of things I would need to do to get it ready.
Toss in temp and oil psi gauge.
Fix or replace cig lighter
Oil change
spare tire
Take the box off of 521 and throw on 620...it has all my tools and shit
Extra alt, fuel pump. water pump
Put new wipers on it
I may go to junkyard and see about a couple new bucket seats cuz moar comfy.

Think that's about it
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby jayden71 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:57 pm

Got oil psi gauge hooked up!

If the gauge can be trusted, about 17 psi hot and at cruising speed it is 38-40 psi hot. If its all original on the bottom end that's not too bad in my book. Actually I stomped the fuck out of it pulling into traffic and it jumped to 45 at higher rpms.

:fyea:

Tomorrow I will do temp and volt gauges and get all the lights working. Need to go get the correct size adapter for the temp sender.
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Postby DRIVEN » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:28 pm

Pressure numbers look fine to me.
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby jayden71 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:36 pm

May change this thread title to "EPIC 620 Journey"

Preparations are almost complete. Toolbox on and secured down. Check. Gas cans. Check

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Stereo sounds awesome with 6x9s in the back!! Just need to throw in the satellite radio now.

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Oil psi. C heck. Volts. A shade over 14 at cruising speed. Check

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Cant find a fucking adapter fitting for the temp gauge sensor. Went to 3 different places. I guess I will have to fix the electrical bug in the system. Guess I just got lucky with the one on Viagra.
Going to fix cig lighter next and start packing her up.
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby jayden71 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:53 pm

Truck is running perfect. Missoula is behind us.

:fyea:
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby jayden71 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:36 am

Have an issue now. Kinda minor. She likes to cough and sputter about 2500 to 3000 rpm under load. Climbing hill accelerating etc. Anything over that she runs like a raped ape.
Changed filter. It was full of black flakey shit. Still doing it. No backfire or anything. Just sputter. 70+ and we perfect just humming along.

:fry:
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby jayden71 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:14 am

Problem solved!

Shitty Fuckin gas. Last tank must have been half water. We running great now and no sputter. Ran the tank dry and it's only the 11 gallon. I thought it was the 17 cuz i put 12 in it in Lewiston. Oh well now I know. Fuel mpg on that last tank was 20. I been getting 25. In billings 5 hrs or so to go
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby draker » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:15 am

jayden71 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:36 am wrote:Have an issue now. Kinda minor. She likes to cough and sputter about 2500 to 3000 rpm under load. Climbing hill accelerating etc. Anything over that she runs like a raped ape.
Changed filter. It was full of black flakey shit. Still doing it. No backfire or anything. Just sputter. 70+ and we perfect just humming along.

:fry:


Shit in the carb?
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Re: Continuing the tradition '79 KC

Postby 510freak » Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:51 pm

jayden71 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:14 am wrote:Problem solved!

Shitty Fuckin gas. Last tank must have been half water. We running great now and no sputter. Ran the tank dry and it's only the 11 gallon. I thought it was the 17 cuz i put 12 in it in Lewiston. Oh well now I know. Fuel mpg on that last tank was 20. I been getting 25. In billings 5 hrs or so to go



:fyea:
Sweet!!
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.

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