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    Orange, CA
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    69' 521
  1. BenFoOw

    Crazy cool JDM truck wheels

    WORK CRAG I just got the same ones off ebay a few weeks ago. Mine are 15x7
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    15 Year Old Weber Carbs

    Thanks Guys!
  3. BenFoOw

    Noob 521 Owner

    Thanks Mike! The webcamshaft is for a Naps Z motor, but if you're saying the cam is fine, I'm going to leave it. just replace the gaskets. I have the chain blocked with a pice of wood. I have to exchange my gaskets that I got from RockAuto. Weird thing on their website. I order 1980 720 2.0L 4cyl gasket set. (not the right one). Then I checked the other years, 1981 & 1982 doesn't show a 720 4.0L 4cyl option. I have to go with 1983. NOt sure if anyone else has experienced this. Thanks again for the help Mike!
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    Noob 521 Owner

    Took the head off. There was a major oil leak coming from the gasket. Wanted to check the cam. There is some odd wear on a section of the shaft that doesn't come in contact with anything. Can someone tell me if this is ok? There is some uneven edges, it's not on the lobe. Is this something to be worried about? [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// Here's a pic of one of the cylinders. [/url]">http:// [/url]">http://http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/BenFoOw/media/Datsun%20521/P3200261_zpsapzxa4qw.jpg.html'>
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    Noob 521 Owner

    Started ordering some parts & tools this week. Gaskets, carb rebuild kit, intake manifold, looking and getting headers and a mild cam. I KNOW, I KNOW.... the NAPS Z20 isn't made for performance, I know that the valves are so close that they may touch if the cam is too aggressive, but as long as I'm doing a valve job, I figured now is my chance to do any internal upgrades. I was looking at the following. webcamshafts Grind #158i [/url]">http:// Comp CamsGrind# 260S [/url]">http://http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/BenFoOw/media/Datsun%20521/COMP%20CAM_zpsumsurde3.png.html'>
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    Rebuild Nissan Engine Z20s

    Hey morfeas. Great topic. I also have a Z20 motor I'm working on. I'm hoping that I don't have to mess with the block at all. I will probably be doing a valve job. Are you going to put all of the stock components back in? I was thinking about putting in a mild cam, Weber carb, headers exhaust. I'll be following this topic as a reference for my build.
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    Noob 521 Owner

    Took off the cover. [/url]">http:// Took off the oil pan. There is some rubbing from the tie rod & crossmember [/url]">http:// I can't tell if that's paint or oil residue. Either way, I'll clean it out. if I can still use this oil pan. [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// Wanted to check out the bearings on the crankshaft. Only took off 1. I am going to wait until I get a torque wrench. to check all of the bearings. I'll make sure to mark the configuration of off of the bearing locations. The one that I did take off, looked good. It's still shiny. There doesn't seem any deep scratches. Everything was still lubricated. [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// [/url]">http://http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/BenFoOw/media/Datsun%20521/P3110246_zpsusqof9zs.jpg.html'>
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    Noob 521 Owner

    Had to split up my post. Check out the mounts. (Are the mounts supposed to be facing opposite directions? [/url]">http:// This one was on the driver's side. [/url]">http:// This was the mount on the passengers side. Check out the bubble gum welds. [/url]">http:// This oil caked everywhere on the engine. [/url]">http:// [/url]">http:// [/url]">http://http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/BenFoOw/media/Datsun%20521/P3110238_zpspzadgcml.jpg.html'>
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    Noob 521 Owner

    Here's an update. Pulled the engine on Saturday. [/url]">http:// [/url]">http://http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/BenFoOw/media/Datsun%20521/IMG_3251_zps51kuv5dj.jpg.html'> So I'll leave the block for now until I can get a chance to check all the bearings for the crankshaft. I think I'll leave the block alone. I will remove the head and check the valves, rods, etc... Clean what I can and do a little work on the head. (hopefully, I can do all this myself and avoid a machine shop.) I KNOW, I KNOW..... Naps Z isn't a performance head etc.... But I'm looking to polish (not really ported, just cleaned & polished), headers, SU carbs (Weber 40 DCOE that i got from a buddy at work. I know those are too big... but that's what I got), exhaust. Possibly a mild cam. (I've been looking at the Web CAM .440 cam or the Comp .460 cam) Comp does have a .452 so I need to do some more research. I will probably need stiffer springs with those... That's where I'm at now. I won't have a lot of time for the next few weeks, but I'll post an update as soon as I make some progress. I welcome all of your input on this build. Thanks! Ben
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    15 Year Old Weber Carbs

    Hi Ratsuners! I recently acquired 2 used 40 DCOE carbs. They are about 15 years old and have been sitting on a shelf. I also got rebuild kits & adapters. They are also about 15 years old. I've started rebuilding 1 to clean it up. I have a few questions. 1 - How do you know if the rebuild kits are still good? Do they have a shelf life? The rubber still feels soft. 2 - How do you know if any of the brass parts needs to be replaced? Thanks! Ben
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    Noob 521 Owner

    Thanks Charlie! I think I'm going try and stick as close to my original plan and use what I have. I will have a buddy of mine weld up the mounts. But now with the motor out, I'm thinking about building an LZ motor. I've started doing my research on that. At this point, I just want to get the motor out, clean out the bay and go from there. Ben
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    Noob 521 Owner

    Thanks Daniel- But I have a Naps Z20 with questionable motor mounts. If you're using stock L motor mounts, would it be safe to safe that I should be able to use stock Z motor mounts? Thanks!
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    Noob 521 Owner

    So I think I have identified my transmissions. Both are 31.5". 3N71B is what came out. (of course DatzenMike was right) FS5W71B is the replacement that I have.
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    Noob 521 Owner

    Hey Wayno- The trans hits in the front. At the very top of the bell housing. The motor is definitely mounted too high. At least it's too high for this new tranny. It's all because of the hack job motor mounts. I'll post pics of the mounts when I get a chance, that's why I'm pulling the motor. But with the motor out, that just opened up the door to a lot more possibilities. I didn't get a chance to even bolt up the new tranny to see if the shifter titled one direction or the other.
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    Noob 521 Owner

    The cleaner one (the lighter colored one)is actually the automatic that I pulled out of it. I'll post a pic of the motor mount that made the engine tilt to the left.
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