My 1969 Datsun 521 kingcab diesel

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Re: My 1969 Datsun 521 kingcab diesel

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Post by wayno » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:23 pm

It has a 3.5 LSD in it right now, I don't really like the LSD in the winter(wet season) as if I give it too much pedal making a left turn it breaks loose and the back end trys coming around, I have been putting off putting my normal 3.5 gearset in hoping to find a 3.3, but I have been looking/hoping for a while now, I have found a couple of them but the owners do not want to sell, I offered $200.00 to a guy in the Sea/Tac area and I would pull it, but that guy didn't take the offer, he said later that he understood why I wanted it after driving the truck.
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Re: My 1969 Datsun 521 kingcab diesel

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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:34 am

Not sure how rare they are but I could use one in that range too.
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Re: My 1969 Datsun 521 kingcab diesel

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Post by wayno » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:53 am

As far as I know the 3.3 only came on the 720 with the mileage package which had the Z20S and 3.3 gears in the rear, I have only found 1 of them in a wrecking yard all the years I have been looking.
If you are looking for 3.5 gears they are everywhere, I see them in the early hardbodies with H190s all the time, just look on the door tag near the bottom, I seen a couple 3.5 gears and one 4.3(4wd) the other day, first time I have been there in a long time.
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Re: My 1969 Datsun 521 kingcab diesel

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Post by wayno » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:55 pm

I found this at the wrecking yard today, I was thinking about trying to use this as a reservoir for this truck, my thinking is to put it on the shelf above the brake master/clutch master, but I will have to plug the hole on the bottom and get a fitting for the side.
The draw back is that the side fitting hole is half way up the container, it really needs to pull off the bottom of the container but there is not that much room on the shelf, I am thinking about it and trying to make it work.
All the over flow containers I have looked at so far are too big to fit on the shelf except this home made one.

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