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  1. greenthumb

    NM 521

    Nice job on the heater fix. 👍
  2. Was that 5th gear synchro giving you trouble before? Like Mainer says, that’s an odd one to have go. Not many slammed shifts into 5th. I’d be inclined to run it if it worked before
  3. Nice! Did the same thing. Opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for fabricating. Mild steel, Stainless, Aluminum… great investment
  4. So now the Frankenjob to support the top of the strut? What’s your plan for that? love this idea!
  5. greenthumb

    1971 Datsun 521

    It’s been a while. I need to have a look. I do remember macgyvering the connection from the 510 cable to the 521 linkage.
  6. greenthumb

    1971 Datsun 521

    I didn’t know that was a thing. I had the exact problem with the down pipe and the bellcrank also. I used a cable from a 510. Works great. I also had to shrink my battery mount to clear the intake. I really want to keep a battery in the stock location, but it will have to be a smaller frame size. Looking good!
  7. greenthumb

    1971 Datsun 521

    Put the trans on you say? If that’s the s chassis 5 speed, I don’t think you can swing that up and in because of the fixed trans crossmember in the 521. I had to install mine separately. Trans in tunnel first and then dropped KA in and reattached trans in place. I hate doing it this way, but short of cutting the rad support, which I was not going to do, I couldn’t get enough swing to get the trans tail up enough to get it over the trans crossmember without the crank pulley fouling on the rad support. YMMV
  8. Sounds exciting! No more kingpin bs for you
  9. greenthumb

    My 1971 521

    White Teflon tape is more a sealer than a thread locker
  10. greenthumb

    My 1971 521

    Concur. id be changing that oil to protect that peppy new power plant of yours
  11. Just be extra careful, especially on wet roads, as that back end will easily slide or step out on you
  12. Looking good! Interested to hear how the ride and handling are compared to the old system
  13. Jakesmakes on FB
  14. Props to you for trying to get the OE filler location to work. Whenever I see fillers in the cargo bed of a modified truck, I throw up in my mouth a little 😀
  15. What diameter are the speedo and tach?
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