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Crashtd420

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  1. I'm running 195/60/15....
  2. Wow so much more tread.. Cant wait to go for a ride....
  3. Dont know much about the brake kit but i have never heard bad things about zcardepot .... I would expect it should do what they say.... Also I saw a 4 piston kit at the bottom of the ebay ad from zcardepot also for only a few bucks more.....
  4. Of course the datsun is due this month too and I wasn't overly impressed with how much tire I had left ..... These were used tires before I got them and just need to be replaced.... I was able to get a set of 4 Yokohama for $400 all mounted and balanced.... I'll pick them up this afternoon...
  5. Well they must have done something better with the VQ motors... Mine has the vq40... I went full throttle getting on the highway and it cranked up the rpm and got moving pretty quickly..... I got no complaints yet on performance... I was able to get an inspection sticker yesterday so that was good... had to go to the dealer, all the small local shops are closed.... Luckily theres a 2 month forgiveness, because of the Corona virus, because the wifes Subaru has been due since the end of march.... I'm just gonna bring it down to nissan and have them do her sticker too....
  6. Crashtd420

    My 1971 521

    After reading all that, I would say wait for an L series 5 spd that will correctly bolt up..... Sorry Dp but all your questions makes things confusing.... It's not hard to swap the bellhousing housing but it's not the easiest thing either... If you buy a bellhousing make sure you get the front cover and shims that go with it.... then you know you have the right cover.... then you need the correct bearing... depending on what the transmission has.... Again all this isnt to hard but it's a little more than just slapping a different bellhousing on...
  7. Crashtd420

    My 1971 521

    I tend to stop looking and just buy it once I find what i want at a good price.... I hate it when I buy something and see a better deal a week later... you just never know... 750 stil isn't to bad of a price, just sucks you'll have to swap the bellhousing ... so there is still some more money to be spent to re seal it...
  8. Crashtd420

    My 1971 521

    Is that just for the bellhousing? And it seems like the 5spds are not out there right now.... I swear just last year they were all over for cheap.... all I see know are supposed rebuilt ones for almost 2000..... cheapest was almost 900, unknown condition..... You would still only be into it for 750.... Either wait and hope for a better deal or go with it.... at least you know the condition of this one....
  9. Crashtd420

    My 1971 521

    The classifieds here.... I had a couple people offer it up... I surprised you cant find a 5spd already with the l series case....
  10. Crashtd420

    My 1971 521

    You can find the front cases for cheap.... I paid $60 shipped... 4 or 5 spd front will work....
  11. Do you know how many ratsun guys have a similar setup.... I have had a Gatorade bottle catching my coolant for almost 2 years... I keep saying I'll buy a proper over flow and never do..... Looks good to me...
  12. Even though I just bought a new truck I still had the datsun out instead, going to run a few errands..... just rolled 6000 miles on the odometer... Thought of something interesting, atleast to me, this is almost like a father son picture.... frontier is the same age as my son and my 521 is almost the same age as me... ( I'm only a couple years younger)
  13. On a completely different note, I finally parted ways with my 99 Chevy Silverado... 288,500 miles... and even more rust than I realized... so many things were beginning to fail, it was just time..... served me well over 13 years... So I decided to go back to a nissan... i had a 93 pathfinder for years and I loved it not to mention my 521, so I looked at some nissan frontiers and found this..... Just got it home today.... 2012 Nissan Frontier pro-4x... Very happy with the decision, it was an hour ride home and my ass didnt fall asleep, I was happy about that. My wifes old car I would be dieing after 20 minutes, seats were awful.. all in all the ride was nice, nothing felt weird on the highway and I was getting 20mpg with the 4.0 v6......
  14. Thanks wayno, I dont plan to go that low.... i think I have about a 1/2 gap between the tires and fender up front, but in the rear I have a 3" gap between my fender and tire..... I have about 6 inches before it would hit the inside fender and about 5 inches between the frame and axle..... I have no intention of notching the frame ( atleast above the axle) or body dropping this.... I do have the exhaust above the frame in the back... there is one spot that is hanging low near the transmission.. I was thinking I'll have to deal with that at some point.... I have not looked at the clearance created by removing the torsion bars, or if I can get the exhaust tucked up better now.... And I dont think my carrier bearing would be an issue, I dont think it hangs low, but I'll definitely have a look..... with the 5 link I can adjust the pinion angle.... I'm sure there is stuff I'm not thinking about..... Maybe going back to my original idea of just dropping the rear 3/4" would be better suited for this summer....
  15. Definitely nothing with any weight.... And wayno I do have 15 inch rims and no bump stops in the rear..... I'll take some clearance measurements before i order the 4 inch....
  16. Well since I have to return the single block and order a new pair anyhow I'm now debating on doing 4 inch blocks and new ubolts for the summer.... I was trying not to buy new ubolts but I think 4 inch block would put the rear about where I want to set the ride height when I do the 5 link, so maybe I'll use that as a test to see if i scrape the ground anywhere....
  17. Now I am officially jealous.... I would love to be doing some of what your doing on the side too.... Maybe a future retirement plan .... Good luck, cant wait to see what else you can come up with....
  18. Here is a good thing if the pickup tube has issues.... Just cut the old pick up tube out and have a threaded npt bung welded on... trim this to length and install.... There are different sizes and lengths so you need the appropriate one....
  19. I'd try the want ads here.... I bet there are a few in peoples back yards..... I bet Charlie has one.... Mr bigtanker just upgraded his 521 with a 4 link and aluminum fuel cell.... I doubt his original gas tank will ever go back into his truck... Only other choice is take some measurements and see what you can fit or have it made to fit the location.... Stock would be the cheapest....
  20. Crashtd420

    My 1971 521

    Makes sense.....
  21. Not all my ideas are..... I dont drive all crazy, I dont try to slide the truck or anything.... what's the issue?
  22. So apparently I should pay more attention buying stuff online..... I wanted to lower the rear of the truck a little more but didn't wanna waste my money because I'll just be tossing the blocks away next winter when I do the 5 link and coilovers in the rear ... I can go down another 3/4" before I need to replace the u-bolts( the extra money i dont wanna spend ) so I bought a 3/4 block to go under my 2".... Well I got 1 block.... Why would you even sell them like that... The worse part is they sell a pair for the same money, i clicked the wrong link....
  23. Crashtd420

    My 1971 521

    Yes it will seal, if you did pipe plugs they are easily removed... Mostly it's the intake that matters not the carb... What single weber are you thinking about? I thought you were gonna run those dual mikuni carbs?
  24. Crashtd420

    My 1971 521

    On the oil pump you should be able to actually see the longer , um. ... rotor... I forget the actual name..... I know you can physically see the difference when you look down in the pump... I know there are pics out there showing the difference....
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