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  1. d.p

    Just bought a 521

    Yeah I am going 2.25” with a vibrant resonator and magnaflow muffler. Not sure where I am to exit it though yet. Behind the a rear wheel? Straight out the back? Have an appointment on the 19th to get it done.
  2. d.p

    Just bought a 521

    Man I still think you need rubber (or thicker?) isolators? I thought I mentioned it before and you said it was just a thick gasket? For what miles I have on mine since building it bolts all along the carbs and heat shield have worked themselves loose (among other places) but most of them have been centered around the carbs. Lots of vibrations I guess.
  3. d.p

    Just bought a 521

    I get this from the local Nissan dealer as well, just a sign of the times. A computer will tell most people (mechanics included) what they need to know and anything outside of that requires some critical thinking. Which isn't always present with a lot of those jobs these days.
  4. d.p

    Just bought a 521

    Can you take a picture without the horn button so I can see what it looks like? My adapter combo is too big for the horn button to seat which pisses me off.
  5. d.p

    Just bought a 521

    Yeah he can be slow Sometimes but his prices can’t be beat and being in the DMV it’s usually only a day to me.
  6. d.p

    1971 Datsun 521

    Yeah he wasted no time swapping it. Post some pics man.
  7. d.p

    My 1971 521

    Do people actually use these? If so where is a good place to put it?
  8. d.p

    My 1971 521

    That is what I am using, but I have 4 grounds to those 2 bolts holding the VR in place. Would like to clean it up if I could.
  9. d.p

    Just bought a 521

    @Stoffregen Motorsports We have Riley in VA who is probably by far and away the best and most well stocked NOS/OEM Nissan parts guy still doing it. Also that new-datsun-parts guys is fucking ahole so I would never buy anything from him. And I have been buying/selling off ebay since 2001 and only once had a problem with a buyer who was being a complete tool but other than that no problems whatsoever.
  10. d.p

    1971 Datsun 521

    Find an independent windshield shop and I am sure they’d help you. They did me and charged me $60 to install and seal using the rope trick.
  11. d.p

    My 1971 521

    Well got the REMY alternator, had to drill out the bottom mounting ears and grind down in between them to clear the L20b alt bracket. Reinstalled the voltage regulator and got it installed and it’s charging nice and quietly. I did have an issue with grounds because I was using the spot where the VR was and now that it’s back it’s a right fit with 4 grounds there. Can I just use a sheet metal screw or something like that to give myself more grounds on the body ? Or is there a better way to do it?
  12. d.p

    Just bought a 521

    Get with the times old man not everything is a brick and mortar anymore. Do you buy off Amazon?
  13. d.p

    Just bought a 521

    Should be could be anything with these fucking trucks. Mainer I got mine from ebay along with my thermostat housings and it works just fine and this is the listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/174313162554?hash=item2895dfc73a:g:AjQAAOSwaKxeo3ZG You could maybe email the seller and ask them what they are using for temp senders.
  14. d.p

    Just bought a 521

    My google fu brought up this: https://ttypes.org/where-have-all-the-brown-plugs-gone-long-time-passing/ says it related to the gas you are running but what the fuck do I know. I am just reciting it from that article.
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