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    1971 521, 2018 M3

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  1. d.p

    My 1971 521

    POs shroud, is metal or plastic preferable?
  2. d.p

    My 1971 521

    Hitting the bottom of the shroud. And now that I think about it the PO had glued washers to the inside of the fan and am now assuming the reason why is it hit the shroud. Wish I could zip tie the shroud closer to the radiator but nothing to zip tie it to.
  3. d.p

    My 1971 521

    Leaky t stat housing.
  4. d.p

    My 1971 521

    It’s running and running pretty damn well if I do say so myself. Two issues, 1 the fan hits the bottom of the shroud and 2, leaking coolant out the top of the thermostat housing. Not sure what to do about either of those. video of it running here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FLGVOWhEibdhg32V9b75P_qv-TY6fNYh/view?usp=drivesdk
  5. d.p

    My 1971 521

    Already got it out back together and it wants to turn but when it almost does it backfires out the last horn towards the FW. I HAVE no idea how to tune these mikunis and also wondering using this pedestal which is advance and which is retard??
  6. d.p

    My 1971 521

    Ok I got it primed with oil until it came out the cam. Got the spindle clocked and dizzy installed. But I only have BR5ES plugs well I have BR6ES but only two of them. Can I use the 5s and if so what should I gap them to?
  7. Is your garage heated? Too cold for me to do anything down here.
  8. d.p

    My 1971 521

    Word. Haven't installed the plugs yet so no issue there.
  9. d.p

    My 1971 521

    Mental note.."make sure truck is not in gear."
  10. d.p

    My 1971 521

    Just some shit I read on here or some other Datsun forum about using a remote starter. Anecdotal at best I guess.
  11. d.p

    My 1971 521

    I read and Crash mentioned that I can fill it up with oil (I use conventional Shell Rotella ), fill the oil pump and spin the oil pumpcounter-clockwise until oil comes out of the cam. But you are saying just fill it up with oil, fill the pump and just turn it over without the plugs installed until I see oil come out the cam? I have a remote starter that I got from Amazon but I also read somewhere those are a bad idea but why I don't know.
  12. d.p

    My 1971 521

    I was talking to crash about starting this engine up the first time and whether I need to break it in. Reason being is the cam, pistons, valves, crank, etc.. are not new. The only new things inside the engine are the rings and bearings so what if anything do I need to do?
  13. d.p

    My 1971 521

    Yeah Finnegan is good. You ever watch Roadkill Garage with Dulcitch? HotRod Garage and Faster with Finnegan are good ones too although it seems new content is far and few in-between due to Covid.
  14. d.p

    My 1971 521

    Hell I could do that, get one of those 4" dryer pipe and go to town. My intital cost would increase though from $9 to double digits I would imagine. Anyone ever watch roadkill? I love that show and I felt like one of those dudes when I was doing it.
  15. d.p

    My 1971 521

    Odd question to ask for obvious reasons but no I would never do it to either of our other cars. Mainly because I would never swap the drivetrains out of them as they are plenty fast and capable unlike a stock L16 and 4 speed out of a 521. 🙄 Temp until I can get it to the exhaust shop and get a 2" exhaust done. Crash has $10 saying it will be months before I get it fixed so we will see.
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