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Hi everyone, I'm new to ratsun. Found it researching my first 521. I've always loved Datsun and mainly rolled 510's, but I've always wanted a 521. Finally found one and it's not only my first 521 but my first truck ever as well. So here as some images for your pleasure.

 

enjoy

 

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What r those seats out of? Almost look like a mustang.

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What r those seats out of? Almost look like a mustang.

 

they guy i bought it from said they are 1600 roadster.

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thanks. good to be here.

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Nice, Looks like you got some actual room in that thing with those lol.

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totes. pretty roomy for a compact truck

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nice! did you find it in fresno?

 

I did actually. Quite a drive for me. But totally worth it.

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I did actually. Quite a drive for me. But totally worth it.

 

 

ha ha i had my eye on it for a while but found my truck in delano (just outside bakersfield)iam live in fremont but i agree totally worth it

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Quick photoshop of how low I would like to have it. Probably can't go this low with just torsions bars and blocks right?

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And here's the stock height for reference.

 

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3/4 view

 

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would have to be airbags i think. no?

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Nice example of a 521 man! Congrats and welcome! Dig the package tray and mirrors. Not use to seeing a B&M shifter what's it got under the hood?

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Nice example of a 521 man! Congrats and welcome! Dig the package tray and mirrors. Not use to seeing a B&M shifter what's it got under the hood?

 

yea the shifter was on their when i bought it. don't like it too much. I have an old Datsun one that i had on there but the knob came unglued from the base so i put the B&M back on till I get some epoxy to stick back on.

It has an L16 with a peanut head and a weber 32/36. I wanna throw a single sidedraft 40 on there, but that will come much later. For know i gotta figure out why i keep losing spark intermittently when i'm driving.

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Have you replaced the points? They could be worn out. Check the wires to the ballast resister and the coil for looseness. Wiggle them while it's running to see if it cuts out.

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Damm i miss my 521 now :D

You have a clean & straight truck!

I had my 521 dropped 5-6 inches. I re-keyed the torsions & ran 3 inch blocks & ran 2 leafs. You'll want to "C" notch the frame unless you dont mind the frame hitting the axle :rolleyes:

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thanks banzai,

 

that tr3 polish looks legit. i love bluemagic stuff. their metal polish is amazing.

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Have you replaced the points? They could be worn out. Check the wires to the ballast resister and the coil for looseness. Wiggle them while it's running to see if it cuts out.

previous owner replaced the points with some E.I. never seen before. I usually use pertronix, and it works great.

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is the ballast resister the white thing under the coil?

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Damm i miss my 521 now :D

You have a clean & straight truck!

I had my 521 dropped 5-6 inches. I re-keyed the torsions & ran 3 inch blocks & ran 2 leafs. You'll want to "C" notch the frame unless you dont mind the frame hitting the axle :rolleyes:

 

you got any old pics? would love to see it.

 

When you say "re-keyed" is that the same as re-indexing? how was the ride?

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Sweet truck, nice to see another light blue 521

 

thanks. yours is one of my faves.

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