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Crashtd420

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  1. So these distributor shafts if everything is correct should smoothly slide in right.... I really hope i am right because I am about to drain the engine and pull my timing cover.... if I am wrong this will really suck...
  2. Hey hainz I just put two and two together haha... I've seen your videos before searching other stuff...
  3. Hey hainz.. I am not talking about the gears on the cam chain.. this is the brass worm gear that drives the dizzy shaft for the distributor and oil pump...
  4. No that's mine from a few months ago when I was assembling the motor.. not sure about the coloring but at this point I am about 99 percent sure the pitch was cut slightly wrong on the gear i have on the crank... it shouldn't be drawing that shaft up ... even just inserting only the shaft I am met with weird resistance.
  5. Well just confirmed my suspicion at the Nissan dealer... found a racing guy who new about the L series motors.. had an old 280z race car in the show room... his belief is the pitch on the gear was cut slightly wrong.... well I ordered an oem gear and am about take the motor apart to find out if I am right....
  6. So this doesnt seem like the way those two gears are suppose to work... and this sucks can't find the old gear for a trial Looks like it's still available through the dealer....
  7. So everything seems correct got working on it the morning.started off good but not sure... I installed the shaft and when I rotated the crank it drew itself up on the other gear... but apparently it does stop drawing it up because all of a sudden I can't move the crank easily... if I rotate the crank back it moves it back down.... seems to me the tolerance on the gear is off.... slightly to big..... trying to find my old gear .
  8. Oh actually I know what your saying.. ya I can try that too...
  9. Never even picked up a bolt... things didn't seem right so I stopped...
  10. Ya wayno I am gonna try installing just the shaft tomorrow and go from there... the pics tell me that I am good on the inside... I am really hoping I was misalignment things.. we shall see...
  11. Close up of the oil slinger and gear...
  12. So I found this pic... And this is from the how to rebuild your datsun engine book... Looks the same to me....
  13. Need to verify the oil slinger ... before yesterday I was certain it was all installed correctly... looking at my build pics to see if they tell me anything...
  14. Some food for thought thanks... and no distributor is not in yet.... the only thing new is that damn crank gear. Bolts not an issue .... the pump and spindle were in once before... the timing cover was fine .... the gear looked the same as the old too but who knows. Gonna try one more time tomorrow and see what happens. Hoping to not have to take the timing cover off...
  15. What I did see was the shaft didn't seem centered when I looked at its orientation where the dizzy goes....
  16. All from the old motor... timing kit was new which had a new worm gear for the crank which drives the distributor gear... distributor is new but that hasn't even come in to play yet....
  17. Hey wayno yes pump fits fine... And flatcat yes it's one piece.. this dizzy shaft, pump and timing cover were in there and working before I did the rebuild. I thibk it might be reversable but either way there is a large chamfer that faces one way or the other, i remeber stopping and making sure i put it on the right way.. I know the worm gear is on the crank correctly and I can feel it engage but there is an obvious clearance issue. Is there something in the cover I could be hitting? Is it a possible alignment issue with something?
  18. Flatcat... I mean more specific the gear on the crank that drives the dizzy and pump... And Wayne i did that because there was a gap between when I build the motor and now... I would run the oil pump and turn the motor over buy had to keep areas lubed up. May not have been necessary it that's what I was doing... and yes it's an L16 oil pump and dizzy shaft were on the motor before the rebuild and no the dizzy is not in, that's what I was trying to accomplish bUT I couldn't seat the oil pump...
  19. I am not really concerned about the light it was more what that other terminal was.. but I am gonna totally jump subject... I'll come back to that problem after I figure this out. And flatcat I am trying to verify if it will charge properly. Not running yet.... As I said I am prepping to start the motor for the first time in 12 years and after I just rebuild it and everything else around it. Still a shell but all the necessary systems are done... I left the distributor oil pump gear out so I could oil prime the motor till this day... I don't know WTF is going on.... I can't get the oil pump to sit back where it needs to... I lined everything up but it just doesn't go. I have about a .200 gap. It the pump and shaft that was always in the motor but gear on the crank is new. Do they have different sizes? Like L16 vs l20? I remember I did compare them nothing jumped out at me as being wrong.. And wouldn't you know the only old part I can't find is that damn gear. Gave up going to sleep hoping for some wisdom from the datsun gods...
  20. So gonna start with a quick question. When I turn the ignition on the charge light should come on right? but it doesnt... on the back of the altenator is the t plug.. the ground, output for power. And one more I tracked it to be the white white that goes to the regulator... if I unplug at the altenator the light comes on.. if I plug it in I hear the regulator click and the light goes out.... this is with out the truck running... a had the altenator check even thought it was new all good... regulator seems good... cleaned all the connections and inside is a full circuit board.... I am trying to break the motor in next weekend but am unsure if the charging system is proper. And with everything wired and altenator in hand, and grounded can I spin it with a drill should I get reading or is it just to slow.....
  21. Ya I thought the same... especially up here in new england.... even harder . And I wanted to cry when he said the kid wants to put a VW motor in it...
  22. Well technically the 71a would have the correct bell housing to mate to an L series motor if they were used in the 240z cars. Weren't those a 2.4 L series ... either way I'll do a lot more comparing once I am ready... that's on my wish list. If the bell housing happens to become available sweet if not so be it for now. But thanks for all the input I poke around with the info in my spare time...
  23. Definitely not selling at this time... its the short transmission so i hoping to find a blown 71b with an L series bell housing to try to do a bell housing swap to use it in my 521.
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