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mainer311

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  1. I hear you. We picked up the Xmas tree on Saturday, and that usually marks the end. Time to pull the bench and take it to the upholstery place. Then I'm pulling the upper control arms and making shims to the correct thickness to get my alignment all in check.
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    NM 521

    Yes, it was. It is also an “S” shape made to exit the heater core to the passenger side, and then turn again to travel along the block to the nipple in the front.
  3. I’m almost certain that the guy just wanted to see the truck and knew I didn’t have a front plate. It protects his ass from me filing a harassment complaint.
  4. So, I got pulled over by the hot fuzz today in Salem, NH because the guy wanted to see my truck. Cruising up the main drag, not speeding or anything. I even saw him up ahead sitting and watching people. Next thing I know he's behind me with his lights on. Guy tells me to put my front plate back on, but the weird part is I'm in NH with MA plates, so technically they can't do anything about it. Proceeds to ask me all kinds of questions about the truck and then tells me to be on my way.
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    My 1971 521

    Oops, wrong forum, nevermind.
  6. Yeah man! I'm obviously kidding, but it would be fun!
  7. mainer311

    My 1971 521

    I’ve found that you actually need to burp the air from the boot because they fit so tight. Once the air gets burped out, they suction themselves on.
  8. mainer311

    My 1971 521

    Knowing you, this doesn't surprise me at all. The hood on my 521 always smacks my droopy dick. There's no clearance with the hood prop rod. I guess you could say my rod and my dick don't get along.
  9. I gave my wife a glass breaker keychain. Another useful tool is a pocket knife with a gut hook. You can use it to slice through seatbelts. I also keep a Dillon Aero M134D with minimum 3000 rounds behind the seat.
  10. mainer311

    My 1971 521

    Shit, I forgot about your plug wires. Do you want them crimped, or sent in parts so that you can figure out the length?
  11. Yeah, and it's 2 pieces so I can take the top off and close the ashtray lid.
  12. I thought you didn’t like it? That’s like a Canadian who doesn’t eat ketchup.
  13. I wasn’t answering his question. Mike ate too much poutine and listened to the tune of his farts all the way to his keyboard.
  14. Grant makes a spline adapter for these trucks. The splines are the same between most Datsuns, as mentioned. And there are a lot of Grant styles to choose from. Cheap to expensive. I run one of their suede wheels and love it.
  15. The answers from the "old timers" are always completely useless.
  16. mainer311

    NM 521

    Vacuum hose isn't usually reinforced, so you can dip the end in boiling water for a minute and then jam it onto the 1/4" fitting.
  17. There’s a protrusion on one side and a recess on the other that fit into each other. Apparently the theory is that heat expansion seals them off once the exhaust gets hot.
  18. Those v-band clamps have worked really well for me so far, and are fun to weld on.
  19. Jesus man. This reminds me that I need a small extinguisher for the truck. I keep one on the roll bar in the roadster.
  20. mainer311

    My 1971 521

    It’s possible that they tied your springs. They do that so it’s not so bouncy, but it doesn’t allow the springs to sag as much. I always just trim urethane with a razor blade. It doesn’t saw very well.
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    My 1971 521

    Urethane leaf bushings are noisy AF. You're technically supposed to use silicone grease on them. White lithium will wash out in no time. I just pulled my Xterra all apart to remove the urethane bushings and go back to Nissan OEM rubber ones. All the squeaks and creaks went away immediately.
  22. mainer311

    My 1971 521

    Whoa, weird. I just had mine quoted at an upholstery place. They're going to do Mercedes perforated vinyl "softex" and spring green houndstooth on mine. They're going to make matching door cards as well. Did they use coconut hair, or something else?
  23. mainer311

    NM 521

    They used a plastic/rubber plug so that the brake pedal won’t destroy the switch every time you let the pedal fly. The aluminum Champion radiators work just fine.
  24. It's a full mechanical gauge, correct?
  25. Voltage. Whatever little amps the pump pulls is provided at any speed. Off idle and you get more volts, so the pump spins faster.
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