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63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:44 pm

Here are some pics from my latest pick. Pics of the car and stuff in the trunk.
So far, I am this car’s 3rd human caretaker.
A shout out to Nismou20 for helping in the adoption!
Enjoy!
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by Gregs672000 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:50 pm

Wow, what a great find! I've always liked the handles n stuff on the 1500. I do note how far intakes have come... talk about making airflow take a 45 degree turn!
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by theunz » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:27 pm

Gregs672000 wrote:Wow, what a great find! I've always liked the handles n stuff on the 1500. I do note how far intakes have come... talk about making airflow take a 45 degree turn!
A 45 would be streamlined, that's not just 1 but 2 90 degree turns the air has to take :shock: a
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by Bob2 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:06 pm

Don't toss that Frantz oil filter, it's worth some pretty good change

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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by spriso » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:22 pm

Serial number SPL310-000071B, that is really cool! Those single carb 1500s are very rare-- nice find!
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by Toptech360 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:45 pm

Wow! That's somthing special right there. Take good care with that one, as my kid would say if it were a pokeman card, "thats ULTRA rare!"

Congrats on the find
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by Linda » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:55 am

Nice find.
They have barns in Pasadena? .....:roll:
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by GeoffM » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:44 pm

Linda wrote:Nice find.
They have barns in Pasadena? .....:roll:
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Where do you think they store all those props??

Great find! Can’t wait to see how this gem polishes-up.
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by Gregs672000 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:09 pm

theunz wrote:
Gregs672000 wrote:Wow, what a great find! I've always liked the handles n stuff on the 1500. I do note how far intakes have come... talk about making airflow take a 45 degree turn!
A 45 would be streamlined, that's not just 1 but 2 90 degree turns the air has to take :shock: a
Ya, that's what I meant! There's a reason why I went Social Sciences instead of Engineering... math is a 4 letter word for me! :D
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by jamesw » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:03 pm

I was wondering who got her. Good find!

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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by SDkvrd » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:39 am

Those early cars are so unique and interesting. Looks like a cool time-capsule. It's akin to finding a '67 2-litre car (almost!) ;-)
Does the motor turn freely? Is there a third sideways seat in that car?
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:17 pm

This is one of the early ones. Single carb that the intake manifold butts up against the exhaust manifold. Also the air cleaner has this long protrusion that I’ve ever seen! And the nice thing is all three seats are still in great shape... truly a time capsule. The only thing that is missing to bring it back to full stock are the hubcaps. It may need to be fabricated.
And, I spun the motor freely yesterday by the fan blade.. the crankshaft has this weird sprag-like shaft that my deep socket couldn’t reach.
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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by datsun1500 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:54 pm

Hubcaps pop up, but they can be pricey. Ford Falcon ones are really close though.
The front nut on the crank looks odd because it has a notch for the hand crank
I remember when no one wanted the 1500s......

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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by ted heaton » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:58 pm

raylim wrote:This is one of the early ones. Single carb that the intake manifold butts up against the exhaust manifold. Also the air cleaner has this long protrusion that I’ve ever seen! And the nice thing is all three seats are still in great shape... truly a time capsule. The only thing that is missing to bring it back to full stock are the hubcaps. It may need to be fabricated.
And, I spun the motor freely yesterday by the fan blade.. the crankshaft has this weird sprag-like shaft that my deep socket couldn’t reach.
Stock hub caps are still available infrequently on Ebay. Expect to pay $100-200 each depending on condition. Used on all 63-65 1500's.
The crank nut has the early 60's "eared" front so you could hand crank the engine. It Works!
My 63 320 truck starts up with the hand crank.
Send me your address and I will send you a reproduction of the 1963 1500 Japanese Owners Manual.

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Re: 63 1500 barn find

Post by raylim » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:00 pm

Thanks for the info. I will definitely look into the ford falcon hubcaps. Until then... I'll be flushing the fuel and brake lines and getting it to start and stop.
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2005 Toyota Tacoma -weekend
1970 1600 -restored
1967 1600 -resto-mod -in progress
1963 Fairlady -running to be restored
1969 2000 -Extra Crispy - parting out