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Crashtd420

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About Crashtd420

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  • Gender
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  • Location
    Massachusetts
  • Cars
    1972 Datsun 521
  • Interests
    Datsuns Atv /Family
  • Occupation
    Machinist

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  1. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    I was seeing that.... I thought I saw one that had the 12" tailhousing..... but I cant find it now.... I think the 83to85 has the short one but I think you would still have to get the correct bellhousing...... But they also call it a 71f? So I'm not sure what that's about....
  2. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    I did find this place while looking for info and parts for the 71 series transmission.... https://www.midwesttrans.com/FS5W71_Manual_Transmission.html While they had standard rebuild kits with bearings and syncros, they also had alot of the other parts too, like gears and shift forks and more.... I looked under diagrams and found alot more parts and info than if you tried searching for a vehicle....
  3. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    I'm glad I went through the extra effort.... I could really examine the gears and bearings.... Front ... Rear... I did notice some damage to one gear.... luckily just the edge..... Doesnt seem like anything I need to worry about, all the syncros seem new, and all the bearings are great..... the way this was glued together I almost think it was rebuilt before I ever got it..... Now to wash the cases.... they are nasty...
  4. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Success..... So these are I believe the gates stroffgren was talking about..... This is the rod connected to the shifter.... There is a small bar that engages the gates..... To separate I did remove this... There was a spring, and something else .. I just pulled the spring out because things were a little stuck inside and I didnt wanna loose it.... But I was able to loosen the end a little.... this allowed me to rotate the shifter end and the rod on the inside further right which disengages the gates.... then you can pull the housing further off but you get hung up on a bearing, rotate rod slightly left and housing will slide right off.....
  5. Crashtd420

    who do you all insure threw?

    Depends on when you wanna drive it.. Are you trying to register as a classic/antique? Some companies put restrictions on when and how much you can drive it if it's an antique..... I just put my 521 on the road last year, just added it to my existing car policy, I drive it when ever I want.....
  6. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Ok i will give it a try..... thanks....
  7. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    So I left the transmission alone for now.... I was able to put my new cap and rotor on..... 123 ignition sells the only correct rotor.... and instead of the beru they sell I was able to cross reference the number to a oem bmw part right from Germany..... Hopefully next year I dont have that miss fire come back.....
  8. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Well I'm glad I started removing the tail housing.... it did break the bond, so it definitely would have leaked..... and it really needs a cleaning..... On to my problem.... its loose, I can get about a 1" gap but that's it..... The only thing i see hanging on is the rod that is connected to the shifter.... I see the pocket where the shifter goes is sliding into the tailhousing..... So does the rod stay in the tailhousing or with all the internals?
  9. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Not quite that good.....
  10. Crashtd420

    Project 5Teeezy.........A Pharaoh's 510.....

    I bet they dont give a reason either....
  11. Crashtd420

    Disc Brake Conversion on 71 521

    Well since he only made 1 post, and was saying the brake kits were expensive I assumed he had a budget issue..... I'd love to do the rear disc upgrade but I have other places to spend my money first.... the biggest reason would be I wouldn't have to adjust them....
  12. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    I'm pretty lucky, they allow me to do what I need to do.... im glad I started the project when I did, it would be a little more difficult if I was starting it now... Having the datsun driveable definately gets me a little more credit, I believe my wife is still shocked it's on the road again.. it was the go to vehicle all summer any time we could its winter now and I'm really not supposed to be doing things with my recent surgery so I dont mind being forced to relax ..... I never real get the chance..... I believe I can finish the transmission swap in an afternoon with my friends help, minus the fact I'll have to mod the bracket.... Most of the other things on my list of things to do would only take an hour or so to accomplish, other things will be real quick like a new fuel filter..... I do miss driving it.... but I'm gonna luv it even more with that 5spd in there..... I do about 50% highway driving so its gonna help alot.... Just realized I'm rambling I think the meds are kicking in.....
  13. Crashtd420

    Project 5Teeezy.........A Pharaoh's 510.....

    Wasnt it just 5teezy or something? What the hell is wrong with that? Is there anything anymore that doesnt offend someone.. Pretty soon we wont be able to say anything more than "happy day" for a damn holiday....
  14. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Sounds like a plan..... Unfortunately I just got home from having the second of 2 hernia surgery's, 1st was 3 weeks ago..... So it will be a couple weeks before I can even try to put it back together now... I'm so bored, I can wander around but really cant do any work for a couple weeks..... Maybe I can sucker someone to come over and help....
  15. Crashtd420

    Disc Brake Conversion on 71 521

    I cant even blame auto correct on that.... ya I ment hub but wrote spindle....
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