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Crashtd420

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  1. Ok I had myself alittle backwards... my radiator measured 35mm or 1.375.... Some of The radiators I saw were smaller, i ment to say I saw 32mm or 1.25... I don't know where i got the 1 1/2...
  2. Sounds like your in a ruff spot... not on the right coast to come help you, sorry. So you say your selling all you rides, are you trying to keep the 620? Is there no motor in the truck, does it need the swap completed to drive? What's your time line like? maybe alittle more info might help, current condition of the truck a pic or 2... Ca should have a bunch of resources to help you...
  3. If you have a 2 piece drive shaft mark or note how the 2 halfs are installed... Mine was balance with all grease fittings inline.. It most like has been balanced before in its current orientation so after you do the u joints you want it to go back in the same way....
  4. I have looked in the past with little result... nothing directly for the 521, although I know people have fit different lips.... hell i dont even have anything to mount one too.. i need a lower valance first.
  5. I always thought it was the voices in my head.... glad to know it been my datsun talking all a long....
  6. Here is a wierd thing I figured out.... I believe the high/low bulb can only go in one of the headlight buckets.... I can check again... But I have mine completely disassembled and was showing my son how it was all going together... there seemed to be different locking tabs on the back of the glass bulb the coincided with the metal bucket and they were different.... But who's to say you can't cut things up to make it work..
  7. Actually about 5 posts down on this page... says control arm bushings in the title.... i dont know how to link it from my phone....
  8. I think the bolt is 1/2... I think there is a post about it... I'll try to see where it is... And yes you can wire the lights any way you like.... fuses and relays... I tried it once the wrong way.... the minute I turn the high beams on everything went out.... including low beam, on a back road with no street lights... oops....
  9. Probably.... I'll say this.. with the money I put into my L16 I could have done a motor swap and bought a spare motor.... and I still wanna spend more and have the head ported and what ever they do with the flow bench... But I'm that fool that likes the matching chassis and motor #.... Was it worth it probably not, do I love the motor i built and what I've accomplished.... hell ya... The biggest thing I learned was proper planning before I bought things, what intended to build was not what I ended up with..
  10. Well since 87/89/93 are my choices.... I'll stick with 93.... I can hunt for stations and maybe get 91/92, but I'll just be wasting gas to do it....
  11. When you say pump gas what octane? I'm at 10.7:1... mild cam, initial timing at 14.... running 93 in the tank? Was definately fun on the street...
  12. I know people like the front lip spoiler.... found this on eBay for the 521.... seems pricey to me....
  13. Knowledge is key.... Got lucky when I assembled my L16 with the w53 head.. I wasn't paying attention just buying parts not understanding how everything interacted.... In the end it all worked out, barely.. Higher compression than what I wanted, but was able to utilize the head to its fullest.... Proper planning definately helps....
  14. Watch which head gasket you use.... make sure it fits the 86mm bore.... The one you get at the part store cover the l16/18/20... but seem to be only up to 85mm... I think there are some that fit the larger bore, the oem nismo would probably be your best bet... fits up to 88.5mm I believe.... Or was the copper shim your head gasket?
  15. Has anyone used the royal purple? I currently have there break in fluid in my engine.... I plan to follow it up with the hp oil.. there regular synthetic is not the same as this..... Both the break in and hp oil have high zinc and phosphorus, and claim to be excellent for flat tappet cams...
  16. Thats what i thought but that doesn't explain why they would manufacturer a radiator for the L with 1-1/2 in and out if the j motors had it in different locations.... Long story short just make sure you check your old parts out before you order the new. I've seen things listed incorrectly like front wheel bearings and motor mounts and the manufacturer says it fits....
  17. Well if that's the case they were definitely selling the wrong stuff a year or so ago for the 521... I'm certain it was listed as 1 1/2 in and out because I almost bought it. I changed my order at the last second...
  18. Well just because I wanted to post the size of the Inlet and outlet i look up the radiators ... all seem to be correct now at 35mm or 1 3/8... I swear when I bought mine 2 years ago they were selling them with 1 1/2 outlet size.... must have been a bunch of complaints... oh well
  19. Also watch the inlet size, when I bought mine I noticed places listing for the 521.. but they had a smaller diameter inlet.... not sure if those were for j motors or not.... best to measure what you have before you order to be certain...
  20. Welcome to the party.... 521's are coming out of the wood work lately.... looks pretty clean and straight....
  21. That whole smog thing is a pain in the ass... I just read through those two links.... are they kidding? Are those seriously the rules to follow? So glad I got the hell out with my datsun... I guess I get it, if you gotta smog it regaurdless, you may as well smog something with more power that they except.... good luck ...
  22. I know your saying you wanna do a swap but why not build the l20 you have? L series motors are definately reliable and can make some good horsepower... Will probably be quicker to do than a swap, less hoops to just through.. Plus it already fits.... Bore it with some flat top pistons, get a cam and some head work done, and a carb and have fun... But that's just me...
  23. Alot of solid advise there... It should be very easy to give it a health check and get it started as it sits.... Mine sat unstarted in my garage for about 8 yrs ... I used a remote gas tank and it started like it had been running all along... Try to start with what's not working right.. Disc upgrade is nice.... I did just the front on mine with a dual master.... Electronic dizzy or petronix is also good if you don't like dealing with points... Have fun and enjoy it.... fix as needed...
  24. Welcome... So is it currently running and driving? Are you looking to mod first then drive? Before i start moding things I find it better to get the current setup working and go from there.... Pic and a little more info will help get people responding....
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