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d.p

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#1523225 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by d.p on 12 October 2017 - 05:51 PM

Also There is a spot for a 3rd breaklight....
Just need to find a light to fit there. I've seen some that even do turn signals and brake... so the taller cars can see.

 

Not sure we can be friends anymore  :(.  

 

I had a 96 pathfinder SE and my brother had a 91 SE when they first came out.  They were the shit back then except for the tendency to break manifold bolts off in the head.  




#1523203 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by d.p on 12 October 2017 - 04:23 PM

Is that a wing on the roof? Say it ain’t so.


#1522945 Datsun 521 L20B

Posted by d.p on 11 October 2017 - 09:59 AM

Had a coupled days at home, took advantage by pulling an L20 out of a farmers Datsun collection. 

Anyone need 620 wagon parts?

 

 

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Here are some photos I snapped during this years tour, building relationships :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great picture right there. 




#1522742 mrbigtankers 521

Posted by d.p on 10 October 2017 - 05:31 AM

Almost every pic of your truck is on a trailer or in a garage, IE some place parked.  Do you ever drive it? 

 

love the body work on the lower part of the bed. 




#1522741 Replacement shocks for a lowered 521

Posted by d.p on 10 October 2017 - 05:29 AM

Ss300 pro shocks 7.26 collapsed, but pricey. 75.00 each. Toxics r discontinued. Pro have cross bar and smaller bolt size collar. Swap them out, fit good. Just have to jack up wheel/spindle to get top nut on.

 

Got pics?  And how much better/worse than the KYBs everyone runs?  




#1522561 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by d.p on 09 October 2017 - 05:56 AM

You can use the 3M interior spray adhesive and it will be light enough that you can still pull the carpet up if need be. 




#1521399 A 521 in Massachusetts

Posted by d.p on 04 October 2017 - 05:09 PM

Gap from the top looks ok?? Looks like mine.


#1521057 Just bought a 521

Posted by d.p on 03 October 2017 - 08:40 AM

Thats whats great about these trucks, uncovering all the weird shit POs did or didn't do over the past 45+ years of existence.

 

Anyways the 521 temp gauge always a mystery to me.  Like there is the break in the line but where should the needle be pointing most of the time?  Is there a given range that is consider OK?  




#1521050 Just bought a 521

Posted by d.p on 03 October 2017 - 08:07 AM

What is the best 60A alternator retrofit for the 521? And by that I mean, closest to a direct drop-in? I'll be honest, every time I search, it seems like only 510 and 620 swaps are documented. 

 

Saturn internally regulated one?? IDK I just went with a re-pop'd one and called it a day.   Also 510/620 (some years) both had L16s same as your truck so what works for them should work for you as well. 




#1521016 mrbigtankers 521

Posted by d.p on 03 October 2017 - 05:15 AM

They should have come that way. 

 

Agreed.  




#1519230 Just bought a 521

Posted by d.p on 24 September 2017 - 07:35 AM

Smaller is better with these trucks.  I wouldn't do anything bigger than 15".




#1518801 mrbigtankers 521

Posted by d.p on 22 September 2017 - 04:50 AM

I didn't read all of this but did you do all the work (within reason) yourself on this truck?  




#1518800 Where to get 521 windshield in SoCal

Posted by d.p on 22 September 2017 - 04:48 AM

Lol just got off the phone with roadsterwerx before checking back here. They can order glass and seals for the 521

 

Yeah you can order them too from pilkington or arizona classics or any other glass vendor.  




#1518678 Re-core or replace RAD?

Posted by d.p on 21 September 2017 - 01:18 PM

Got it back..not sure how people repair these things but it looks like the bent the fins in the corners to solder the leaks.  They spray painted the entire thing (well most of it), drain hose, pet cock and all.

 

Probably shouldn't asked them to paint it but won't even be able to tell once its installed...or I just go over it again myself.  

 

At this point as long as it doesn't leak I am cool with it. 




#1518582 Re-core or replace RAD?

Posted by d.p on 21 September 2017 - 04:26 AM

i had a 3 core stock style copper radiator with a healthy built L20b and couldnt keep it under 195

I replaced with an aluminum koyo and duel electric fans  WISH I DID IT YEARS AGO 

now it stays just under 180 on the freeway and fans never turn on till in traffic and it might get to 185 on a hot day 

i wanted the stock look but it wasn't enough radiator just my 2 cents 

 

Cool that helps.

 

But all I got is the stock temperature gauge so no idea what temperature mine gets to.  I do know that on a warm day it usually settles to the right of the break in the temp gauge.  

 

I can always buy a koyo down the road if need be to.  But for now I just wanted to stop the leak.