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mainer311

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About mainer311

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Massachusetts
  • Cars
    1968 SPL311 Roadster, 1971 PL521 Pickup
  • Occupation
    Mechanical Engineer

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  1. mainer311

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Man I had a ROUGH ride home. I forgot how bad the roads are around there. They seem to have gotten a lot worse since I moved from that area 2 years ago.
  2. mainer311

    Just bought a 521

    Damn, didn’t know you made it. Thanks for the pics. It was good to see Neil made the pilgrimage. I got there and discovered I never hooked my coolant overflow tube back up last night and blew coolant all over my engine bay. Oh well. I need to stop last minute tinkering.
  3. mainer311

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    You can still get Nissan distributor caps, usually used on forklift trucks. Only works for the smaller diameter points dizzys though. Doesn’t help Crash though, since he’s running aftermarket dizzy.
  4. mainer311

    Just bought a 521

    It definitely is a lot more tame. An old timer told me to drink diet Moxie with a few hits of angostura bitters to make it more like the original.
  5. mainer311

    Just bought a 521

    Yup, dremeled the top off, and cut a 1.25” slot out from the bottom to clear the coil bracket. It “snaps” over the top and keeps itself on.
  6. mainer311

    Just bought a 521

    One final touch before Japanese Car Day:
  7. mainer311

    Just bought a 521

    There’s a guy out west that sells NOS Datsun parts. He gets phone calls to come check warehouses, and he said a lot of the time, stuff is being thrown into dumpsters already by the time he arrives.
  8. mainer311

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    There was an SR20 turbo swapped 510 there last year. In fact, it’s for sale on Craigslist right now.
  9. mainer311

    A 521 in Massachusetts

    Yup. It’s an hour and 40 minutes for me. 40 miles. It’s a good last hurrah before winter hits and the truck goes away until spring.
  10. mainer311

    Just bought a 521

    Yeah, I know. What little salvage yards we have to begin with, nobody even has Datsun stuff.
  11. mainer311

    Just bought a 521

    The listing says it's from a 1974 260Z, so I'm afraid it won't get me anywhere.
  12. mainer311

    Just bought a 521

    Is there any advantage of a 4 speed 240Z transmission vs. the stock 521 4 speed? One just came up for sale near me for $100. I believe it's an F4W71B.
  13. mainer311

    Just bought a 521

    Thanks. In hindsight I probably would have went slightly bigger on the diameter.
  14. mainer311

    Just bought a 521

    Nice!
  15. mainer311

    New owner/engine confusion

    VG sucked. Timing belts suck.
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