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    1972 Datsun 521
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  1. Crashtd420

    Making L320 rear bumperettes

    I bought a set for my 521 for around $80, not original but actually pretty nice... I had to make my own brackets because I had nothing to start with but it might be the way to go..... These are what I bought, just search datsun bumperettes..... These were the brackets I made.... I used tape to hold the bumperettes in place made a cardboard piece that I turned into metal.... I also welded the carriage bolts to them and ground the outside flush... End result....
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    Any tips for starting 620 after sitting for 7 years?

    Get a second person to turn the key while you work the carb under the hood... Try keeping it running off the starter fluid or even try to fill the float bowl first manually..... might just need to keep it running long enough to get things moving.... Is it the manual pump on the side of the head ?
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    A 521 in Massachusetts

    I got a couple other air correctors in the other day along with a leaner idle jet.... Now that I have a good range to play with between the different emulsion tubes, mains and air correctors I think I got a handle on the main circuit, so the transition off idle has become my focus... I tried the new idle jets and they are too lean .. so i pickup this to see if i can find tune it... It has the .5mm drill i need to turn my 45f9 into a 50f9 ... I currently am using a 55f9, which is just a little rich just off idle... I also have a 55f6 which has a smaller airbleed and runs richer than the f9.. i can use some of the other drill sizes to open up the airbleed on these idle jets and experiment.... As for the miss fire I ordered a pair of new rotors from 123 ignition, because eventually I'll need them and they wanted $13 to ship 1 so why not get 2 for the same shipping..... As for the cap I have 2 import direct caps that have a lifetime warranty so I can always have a new one on standby... But quality is in question, I was able to cross reference the cap to a 1978 bmw 320i, so I am gonna stop by the bmw dealer and see how their oem quality is. All in time to put it away for the winter....
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    Just another(LOOK AT ME!!!) 69 DIME build thread.

    Arp has flywheel bolts, and washers, I bought them for my l16 flywheel.... They should be the same threads as the L20B, just need one more than me.... I can try and find the part number after work if no one posts it first.... I wanna say they were just m12 flywheel bolts, not something specifically sold for nissan or datsun.... but I'm not 100% sure of that .... Trying looking under nissan not datsun on the arp sight that's where I found the l20b parts listed ...
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    A 521 in Massachusetts

    It was great to meet another ratsun member.... Thanks for the pics, since I didn't even take one pic of my own truck....
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    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Couple non nissan/datsun.. Mazda rotary truck.... nice and clean.. This busa had some wierd drill dimples done everywhere.. and a plexy clutch cover.....
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    A 521 in Massachusetts

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    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Photos from "Japanese car days "
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    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Ya this cap issue is annoying.... I actually had a damn miss fire driving to the show today... swapped the cap at a rest stop and everything ran fine the rest of the way and all the way home....I have 2 of the same ones so I'll just keep swapping one under warranty till I have a good one on the truck and a back up... I'm still gonna look for an oem one, looks like the one I need is used on some mid 70s audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, Volvo, Mercedes or BMW .... not sure which would be the best choice.. Any opinion on which one to try? And when i went to put the truck in the garage I realized I had a burned out bulb... I guess I got water in the tail light when I washed it.... guess I'll get some spare bulbs when I go to the parts store..
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    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Yup... china is not my friend..... so far the oriellys one has worked .... I'm gonna see what the audi/ Volkswagen dealer has to offer....
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    A 521 in Massachusetts

    I cant use a nissan cap.... doesn't fit the distributor.... I've been crossreferencing the beru vk106 It came with for a better quality .. it list some audi and Porsche....
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    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Wtf is up with distributor caps.... now I have a beru, a bosch, that stupid clear one... and a duralast .... all causing miss fires.. I put the import direct brand from oriellys back on and I can rev past 5000... this was tested getting on the highway not just reving the motor in my driveway... they will all work up to the point where I try to make a pull over 5000 rpm... I'm wondering if it has to do with the center rotatating pin or something.... nothing looked messed up with the caps.... not sure... Just to be safe I put a fresh set of plugs in and bought a spare cap from oriellys.. While making sure everything was good for the ride tomorrow I found my carb bolts , and intake and exhaust studs needed tightening... didnt seem to be causing an issue but they definitely were not tight... Got everything washed and vacuumed and ready for tomorrow.... Lucky for me after I bought the cap I want to put it in the datsun so i didn't forget it... got to the garage to find the interior light on.... probably would have had a dead battery in the morning if I didnt catch that.... so i left it on a charger for the night... Hoping all goes well tomorrow...
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    A 521 in Massachusetts

    He must have left early or something.... I definitely missed that last year.....
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    Just bought a 521

    You would think the junkyards might care about older or rare vehicles but they dont.... just scrap metal to them.... it's sad to see some of the ones that end up at the junkyard.... I dont even want to imagine what has been crushed and lost over the years....
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    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Im hoping to be there right around 10.... this will probably be the most ratsun members I'll meet at any event up our way so it should be a good time... To bad the 510 wont be there, i was hoping to see one in person again, but I get the parking concern.... I'm lucky to have a garage at home to keep mine in... once I was finally on the road it took me about 2 weeks before I was comfortable taking it places and leaving it out of my sight... might have something to so with the fact the i still haven't hooked up my door locks and only about a month or so ago I finally put glass in the doors.....

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