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About Crashtd420

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    Datsun Mechanic
  • Birthday 02/04/1975

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    Massachusetts
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    1972 Datsun 521
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    Datsuns Atv /Family
  • Occupation
    Machinist

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  1. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Basically yes, plus a few more items ... The only question I have is why it's called a 71f? Newer version maybe? I did measure my tailhousing and its 11 inch vs the 12 or 16.5 inches they say ... but the center plate is 1 inch so maybe they are including that in the measurement... You'll definitely need the correct bearing for the L case and you will probably have to drill the shifter rod hole as Mike described ... there maybe are other mods neccessary due to a newer design.. but still it should be possible.. I would call them and ask some questions if you were serious....
  2. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    The only good thing is it uses the same speedometer pinion.... so you can reuse that from your 4spd....
  3. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    No you need a bellhousing for the 71b series with the L bolt pattern.... The 4 spd you have is the 63 series....
  4. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    I was just trying to see if they sold anything with an L case.... doesnt look like it..... only seems like 80s on up for full transmissions, nothing with an L series bell....
  5. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Ya while its appart I'll make sure, easy insurance..... I'm glad the whole gear isn't bad....
  6. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Ya I found it again under the 83 720.... and it does have the wrong bellhousing.... Even the 1980, which I believe is an L20b, is showing the same longer transmission the same bellhousing... ( not for the L series)
  7. 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....
  8. 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....
  9. 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...
  10. 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.....
  11. 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.....
  12. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Ok i will give it a try..... thanks....
  13. 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.....
  14. 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?
  15. Crashtd420

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Not quite that good.....
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