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About Motopilot

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    Calgary
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    1971 521
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    Motocross motorcycles
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    My 521 project- new to Ratsun

    That is the shim on the bolt. My issue is now the calipers with pads installed have a gap of 24mm. The rotors are 26mm. I looked up the specs and the rotors on the isuzu and the d21 are 26mm. So it looks like the centric calipers/pads are the issue. Going to a parts store today to check the brake pads they have against mine. Update....f ing knob I was. I thought the brand new calipers were opened right up. I got them on now.
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    My 521 project- new to Ratsun

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    My 521 project- new to Ratsun

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    My 521 project- new to Ratsun

    Working on the disc brakes today. Got the brackets from Beebani. Centric d21 4wd calipers and brake hose 2002 isuzu rodeo sport rotors 75 280zx mc Fitted the brackets up. Holes for mounting are larger. I talked to beebani and that is to allow for casting differences which I understand. I made some shims from a piece I picked up at Lowe's
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    My 521 project- new to Ratsun

    Thank you Charlie
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    My 521 project- new to Ratsun

    Trying the new oic posting..... Here is one shot of the new third member and painted diff
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    My 521 project- new to Ratsun

    Got the engine mounts from Blackmarket Innovations last night. Very nice! Great finish on them. I will post up some pics shortly
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    My 521 project- new to Ratsun

    Thanks for the comments. If Redeyes is Blackmarket innovations I just "won" a set yesterday for $200...They are shipping out today. I am researching radiator options now..... CHARLIE 69... Do you recall how well that rad fit the 520? I don't know if the 520 and 521 had the same mounts. I only have 28" roughly between the headlight buckets and that rad is 28.75" so I don't think it will work. The ebay aluminium ones say that that fit 510 and 521.....did the 510 and 521 have interchangable rads? They all say the bolt right up of course. I see some had to use spacers which is no big deal. Since no pics can be seen on the other KA swaps here I was wondering if anyone has any experience they can share. Koyo seems to be the preffered, but I need to have both outlets on the Passenger side.....the top could be modified I think but that ads to the cost. I did call a local shop and they will look at the stock one and possibly re core it with a 3 row setup. I need to move the top outlet to the passenger side for the KA as well which he said could be done. I am leaning towards that route right now. No blingy Aluminium, but local and it would fit. http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOR-68-73-NISSAN-DATSUN-510-1600-521-PICKUP-TRUCK-2-ROW-CORE-ALUMINUM-RADIATOR/162683574899?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D47507%26meid%3Da4b9f4f267104097a522324e7ae99288%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D151290723527&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
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    My 521 project- new to Ratsun

    Beebani has a set of brackets on the way. We have most of the parts ready to go to put front and rear disc brakes. I will look into getting oics back Yolo again and record the install since Fbucket screwed the forum users. This winter is the KA24 swap. We got and engine and tranny and pout in an order with Icehouse for a Canam box. The plan is to tear down the engine in the next while and prep everything we can before pulling the l16
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    My 521 project- new to Ratsun

    Sry we haven't updated for awhile. Busy summer and family life keeping me busy. The 521 had been going strong so far. Did a 400 mile trip one way in July the day he got his liscence. Truck did great... loud rear end though. I did attach a Gopro underneath and narrowed the noise down to the rear diff. There is a great guy just north of us that has a big collection of parts... changed out the 3rd member and now you can talk instead of yelling!! To be honest it has been great to teach my lad how to figure out what is wrong and then fix it. He found some rims and is painting those today. Tuner style... stretch... he is 16 so what the hell. He is happy. He thinks it's faster than his mom's Acura.... lol the noises and rattles do give an illusion of speed. That's why we like these old crates.
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    521 Radiator install

    Thanks for the info Hainz I am looking for a new one to put in our 521 to go with the KA24 swap. I am a bit nervous about the Chinese aluminum ones for the 510 ka24 swap.... they never show the mounting bracket to make it fit the oe mounts.
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    Steering wheel question 620 to a 521

    Thank you. I was hoping it would swap across. Cheers
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    Steering wheel question 620 to a 521

    I was wondering if anyone cam comment on swapoing a 620 wheel onto a 521. I am confident the spline is the same. Any issuers with fitment for the column in regards to keeping the stock 521 turn signals. I am not concerned about turn signal auto cancelling at all. I assume that the horn will work... just need to connect the wire..but I don't know that for sure. Thank you for any replies
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    Remove dust cap Front wheel bearing

    It's a 5 hr return trip to pick up parts across the border for me. I just ordered the ones from eBay. Free economy shipping. Thanks for the info
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    Remove dust cap Front wheel bearing

    can u show a pic of the caps you got. i havent found any locally. The closest I have sourced for 52mm are from http://www.easternmarine.com/venture-52mm-metric-dust-cap-with-insert 52mm or 2.04" are the dimensions that mine are on the 72' Being from Canada the cost to ship is almost $40.....for the $6 order
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