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Just say no to vampire connectors...

20 September 2017 - 04:47 AM

I've wanted to post this for a little while..... I keep seeing these vampire connectors in people's wiring....
When I use to install alarms and remotestarts and every time i had to repair someone else work i would find these.. the vampire connectors were the biggest cause of the systems malfunctioning....
This is a reference sheet to what that I think is a better way to make the connections....


Single sidedraft info only

01 March 2017 - 04:23 PM

So hopefully this doesn't spawn into something more than intended... I am hoping this can be a thread just for jetting and tuning info of a single sidedraft carb only... I see the debates about single vs dual and downdraft but none of that matters here. This is for someone who is running or trying to run a single sidedraft only...
Whats your Engine setup
Intake choice
And internals of the carb your running...
And whatever else can be thought of to help....

Exhaust wrap?

20 December 2016 - 03:55 AM

Has anyone used exhaust wrap on there headers? Are there any problems using it?

521 motor mounts

30 November 2016 - 05:01 AM

So after a long discussion with wayno I decided to make this post..
I want to find out what everyone is doing about motor mounts.
I am mostly questioning the 521 with an L series motor..
This is purely about the stock setup not motor swaps.
I know earlier 521 have the j motors and i believe you can get the mounts they need but I am not certain. Feel free to post that info if needed.
I am hoping to find an accurate part numbers. I know the 521 mounts are no longer available but wayno say he uses ones from the 620. I will post a few pics of the differences soon.

A 521 in Massachusetts

10 November 2016 - 11:42 AM

So here we go. This is my 1972 Datsun 521 with an l16 .pictures will follow as soon as I figure out how. For now I just wanted to get my post started. I revived this truck about 15 years ago in San Diego CA from some guys back yard..... fast forward and I ended up back home in Massachusetts with my 521... yes it was my only mode of transportation at the time.. sad note I bought a 62 320 at the same time had to leave her behind.... gave to a friend... 521 ran and drove... 320 had a bad engine suspension etc and no title....
so i came home in august of 2005 and I will say my 521 didn't like the next winter... so my girlfriend now wife let me park it in her garage where it sat for 8 years, now the datsun got moved into what i call my work shop i was able to convert 2 garages into one giving me a 20 x 20 foot work area. at this point my almost 2 year old son would follow me into the garage while I worked on other stuff, he'd pretend to drive the datsun while i worked.. every day I'd look at the 521 and would say some day.... that's day came when my son started to speak. His first words were Mama, Dada and then dats... Around December of 2013 this happened and I couldn't wait anymore.... wife gave me the go ahead and it got started.... well the entire truck was disassembled much more than i ever wanted to do but that's what happened so every system was replaced or overhauled.. I am a back yard mechanic and never attempted this before... so now 3 years later i have a completely rebuild driveline and I am ready to put the 4 wheels back on the ground and put the cab back on.. and thanks to the ratsun community this has been a great sight for info.. I have some things I've done which I can't wait to share. Some problems I had and how I solved them. Next post I will get some of the before pics up and her current state. ... thanks to all